The Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) in Nepal often stirs the souls of trekkers from all over the world. Thousands of would-be hikers have received vital experience on this Himalayan trail. Some consider this journey to be a rite of passage for all real hikers. Others go on this journey because it is a ticket to the world's towering roof, where an up-close encounter with the highest mountain of all awaits. The Everest Base Camp in Nepal itself stands at an amazing 17,598 feet (5,364m), but more on that later.
The Khumbu area of Nepal is one of the most well-known trekking destinations in the world. This is the home of the Sherpa people, as well as the world's highest 8000-meter peaks. Many hikers walk in from Jiri, passing through the beautiful undulating hills of the Solu area. Others fly in to Lukla, where they begin their trip. The entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and the village of Namche Bazaar are a few days above Lukla, where most trekkers spend a day acclimatizing to the high altitude. From here, one can take a detour to Thame or continue on to one of the two main Khumbu routes, to Gokyo Lake, or to the Everest base camp. Beyond Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa settlement of Khumjung and the famed Thyangboche monastery.
On the first day, you'll fly into Tribhuvan International Airport. Here, you will meet our representatives. You can then get a ride to your accommodation. You have the remainder of the day free to unwind and stroll about Kathmandu.
In the morning, you will formally introduce yourself to your coordinators and other group members. During orientation, you will learn more about your program and Everest Base Camp. Preparations for the trek will take up the majority of the day in Kathmandu.
You can enjoy the beautiful panoramic Himalayan scenery with Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse throughout your 30/40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with many lodges, hotels, and grocery stores where you may rest and see the mountain culture of various ethnic groups, including Sherpas. Then, after approximately 3/4 hour of walking along the banks of the Dudh and Koshi rivers, with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, you will arrive in Phakding, where you will spend the night.
After more than 5/6 hours of uphill walking through villages, hotels, lodges, suspension bridges, and forests with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, we will arrive at Namche (3440m), where you must stay one day for acclimatization and to see a seldom-visited monastery.
This is where the Khunde and Khumjung Loop come in handy since it takes you to mysterious Buddhist stupas in long-forgotten Sherpa villages. You might go hiking nearby, see historical monasteries, museums, and markets, and discover Sherpa culture. Hiking at a high level during the day and descending to a lower elevation at night is the simplest method for acclimatizing to the altitude.
You will ultimately reach a quiet part of the path after walking for 5–6 hours. It starts out with a steep ascent into a forest. You will also learn about Syangboche, the highest airfield in the world. After climbing briefly over a hill, we shall go along a hillside. We then proceed to go toward Phortse. You'll be spending the night at Phortse. The actual Everest Base Camp Trek will start with a steep climb that virtually completely removes you from the treeline. Before emerging onto a lunar-like landscape of enormous brown boulders, where the Himalayas are drawing closer by the second, the route levels off.
Apart from a few places in high-altitude pine woods, assume outdoor walking. Later in the day, the trail wiggles around the flanks of Ama Dablam, affording a stunning view of the Everest range looming overhead. Your adventure will take you well above the main Everest path. When you go over 13000 feet, you can see Thamserku and Kantega peaks across the valley. In Pangboche, lunch is offered. Ama Dablam, Everest, and other peaks may be visible along the way. After walking for 5 1/2 hours from Phortse, you will arrive at Dingboche.
An additional day of acclimation is recommended at this point in the voyage. Consider spending time at Chukhung, which was once used for yak farming. Lodges rise up among the peaks, making them an ideal spot for relaxation, observation, and soaking in the beauty and local culture.
You'll have gotten halfway up our trek to Everest Base Camp by then. From the majestic Himalayas, you will have a great time there. Trees are no longer to be found in this world of jagged cliffs and rushing glaciers. The Everest Mountain range is visible throughout the day, especially the near face of Nuptse. The mountains get grander and more spectacular as you go further away from Dingboche thanks to the small settlements that are dwarfed in their shadows. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to hike up to Khongma-la pass, 5200 m, in the early morning after breakfast, from where you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of Kanchanjanga and Makalu.
You can travel along sometimes-scarcely wider-than-a-foot routes that soar to elevations of several hundred meters as you leave Lobuche. Sometimes you may cross wide valleys. You may gradually climb the Khumbu Glacier for breathtaking views of the dome of Pumo Ri. Be in awe at Nuptse's beautiful peaks. Behind it is Everest. Spend the night in a teahouse in Gorakshep after returning there. Before entering the community of Gorakshep, where a small trekking lodge clings to the brink of the Khumbu Icefall, the trail's last leg meanders across rocky highland terrain at first.
You may trek to a spectacular Everest area viewpoint in the early morning hours for expansive views of Pumo-Ri and Mount Everest. Trek back down to Pheriche, where the Japanese-built hospital and the Himalayan Rescue Association are located. Stay in a tea house all night. You'll hike to Kala Patthar before making your way back to Pheriche. Since this section is largely downhill and the oxygen levels are still rising, it's an easier hike to take in the expansive views.
You can proceed to Tengboche as you were. The renowned Tengboche Monastery may be found at Tengboche. Following a tour of the monastery, you'll descend to Namche Bazaar. You'll pass by the Old Nunnery on your way back through Debouche. Return to Debouche, camping next to Tengboche Monastery, beside the river.
You carry on with your adventure to the little settlement of Monjo in the Dudh Koshi river valley, just outside the Sagarmatha National Park, a crucial bird sanctuary and protected area. In Lukla, where it all started, your trip comes to an end. You spend the night at a little tea house as a celebration of our journey's end.
You will leave for Kathmandu from Lukla the next morning. It takes 25 to 30 minutes to go to Kathmandu. You will look in breathtaking mountain views as you fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning hours. You have free time to relax or explore Kathmandu's shops. After relaxing and renewing at your hotel, you'll have time and space to explore when you return to Kathmandu. There is a lot to see and do in Kathmandu on your last day there. As your trip comes to an end, you will make the most of everything the city has to offer.
Last day as an adventurous visitor touring Nepal. You could have time to enjoy some live music in Lazimpat or visit Patan. Make the most of your time in Kathmandu before you happily return home from this amazing adventure tour!
Begin your journey from Kathmandu. Today you'll return home as one of the lucky people to have witnessed Everest up close.
2 weeks Package: US$1020
- Accommodation (room and food)
Weather of Everest Base Camp
You must carefully consider which season is best for climbing Everest since each season offers a unique experience. Because of its location on the world's highest plateau, the region experiences a wide range of weather conditions all year, including freezing temperatures and severe winds. Because of the typically bright, clear, and cloudless weather, the peak is considerably more visible. At night, the weather will most certainly be cold. The coldest months of the year are December through February, when it is sometimes far below freezing, even during the day. The wettest months are July and August, when it is usually rather warm. For most people traveling to EBC, the best time of the year is from April to May and September to October.
Altitude of Everest Base Camp
You'll have to ascend 17,500 feet above sea level. At the Everest Base Camp trailhead, you will have finished the first half of the journey. Your legs will sort out the rest. The average altitude needed to reach Namche Bazaar is about 1800 feet. In the days that follow (days not spent acclimatizing excluded), you travel at an altitude of around 1500 feet on less-steep tracks as you get closer to Tengboche. The pathway finally flattens out as it skirts a wide, flat valley that is surrounded by the massive Himalayas on all sides. Since the forest cover ends here, be sure to bring sunblock.
Packing advice for Everest
In the highlands of Nepal, clothing is essential; you'll need to be able to add and remove fleeces and thermals on your upper body to accommodate changing temperatures. In the high Himalayas, rain and snowfall can occur suddenly, keeping waterproof clothing is essential. You should take sturdy sweat-resistant sunscreen, headlamps, good boots, a set of trekking poles you are comfortable using, a wool hat and a sun hat, as well as a water bottle with a sufficient capacity. It's important to keep in mind that there are strict weight restrictions for each passenger on the initial aircraft from Kathmandu to Lukla when deciding what to bring for your journey.
Cultural Advice for Everest
The diversity of the Himalayan people is reflected in their architecture, languages, dialects, customs, and even clothes. The materials and shapes chosen to construct their dwellings serve as a good example of this. The design and color used in their handmade textiles is another illustration. Some people also place a lot of value on jewelry, as evidenced by the Rai and Limbu women who display their wealth by donning nose rings and gold earrings. They eat food that is produced nearby. The EBC trip is made more entertaining by cultural attire and custom.
Communication in Everest (phone, internet)
There are various ways to stay connected along the journey. The fact that none of them will perform the same way they do at home should serve as sufficient notice. Having said that, internet is available in practically all lodges up to a certain height. They range in price from Rs. 100 to Rs. 500 per hour, depending on where you are. Ncell and other Nepali telecommunication providers provide 3G service in the neighborhood of Everest Base Camp. Wi-Fi connections are accessible practically everywhere else along the climb, including Kala Patthar, due to a local ISP named Everest Link. For further information, go to http://everestlink.com.np. According to their website, some hostels and shops along the way offer usernames and passwords.
Money and Currency in Everest
When arranging holidays or excursions, it is common to overlook the money spent in the host nation. The Nepalese Rupee, abbreviated NPR, is the country's official currency. It is preferable to spend local cash while trekking in Nepal. In order to get it, there are various banks and money exchanges in major towns like as Kathmandu and Pokhara. For the duration of the travel, convert enough money into rupees. Lukla and Namche Bazaar both have ATMs, however they are unreliable. Cash is accepted at both sites; however, the exchange rate is much less favorable than on KTM
Health tips for travelers in Everest
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is definitely a possibility here. Anyone above 8000 feet be affected by it, while higher elevations often have more severe effects. Since the EBC Trek ascends to heights that are more than twice as high as those at which AMS may occur. Expect your Everest Base Camp Trek guide to suggest drinking lots of water as an additional strategy to combat AMS. You can often rely on your guide to have a supply of oxygen on hand in case you need it after you reach the trek's higher altitudes. You might also want to carry Diamox or another AMS medication to EBC.