The journey of the Everest Base Camp trek will take you to the Lap,5364m of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. This is one of the adventurous and most visited trekking trails in Nepal. After the successful ascent to Mt. Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, the Everest route was famous and followed by many other adventure enthusiasts. This famous classic trek route is in the heart of Khumbu valley and Sagarmatha National Park. In between this adventurous journey you will be rewarded by the vistas of popular mountains of Nepal. If you’re dreaming to feel the Mt Everest from very near, Sabbatical Explore Nepal Pvt.Ltd will organize this adventurous Everest base camp trek at a very affordable cost.
Could you Imagine how Thrilling and adventurous is this Everest Base camp Trek?
This 11 days trek to the Everest Base Camp is outstandingly thrilling and adventurous, ascending through the steep trail and rugged trail will lead you towards the most rewarding destination Everest Base Camp.
The Everest Base Camp trek starts after the thrilling and scenic flight to the Hillary airport Lukla,2480m. The cool breeze from the mountain and the dramatic vistas of Sagarmatha National Park and the glimpse of the Khumbu valley will welcome you and you will start plotting the Map of Everest Base Camp route. As per our itinerary, we will proceed further by exploring the diverse landscape and wide variation of elevation. As our destination is Everest Base Camp but our Final destination is further up to Kala Patthar (5545m) viewpoint, where you can capture the closeup view of Everest and can enjoy the sunrise and sunset view from the Himalayas.
The views from the Kala Patthar: Mt. Everest, Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kangtega and many others.
As you ascend to the high altitude, the topography becomes more remote, the views will be more rewarding and you will also experience the remote life, culture, and tradition of the Himalayan settlements. And the stylish market Namche Bazaar the gateway to Everest will surprise you by the internet cafe, Souvenir shops, and star buck coffee cafe, the decorated houses, and teahouses are well maintained on the hillside are the impressive sights that you will not miss to explore. Tengboche Monastery is another interesting part of this trek, where you will explore the beautiful backdrop of Panoramic mountain and centuries-old monastery located on the foothills of Tengboche Peak.
This high altitude adventurous trek to the Everest Base Camp is strenuous so, before starting this trek you need to be fit physically and mentally. We have designed the itinerary by adding extra acclimatization day which will help you to get familiar with the high altitude thick air.
The best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek is Late September to November and March to May, these months you will enjoy the trek through perfect and stable weather and you will not miss the stunning views of the Great Mountains.
Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is considered as the moderate trek which means neither easy nor difficult. The entire trek is spread out into 11 days of trekking the distance of 123 km long from Lukla To Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep. Per day the average walk will be 5-8 hours.
The trail is well managed and it doesn’t require any technical mountaineering skills.
The elevation is the next factor to consider as this route will probably lead you higher than you have been before (highest altitude is 5545m) and it is unpredictable how your physical will react until you try the Everest Base Camp Trek. Last year the 7-year-old kid broke the world record by being the youngest trekker to the high altitude.
To do This trek you don’t need to be super fit, just maintain a certain level of Physical Fitness as well as prepare your mind before doing this high altitude trek in Nepal.
Best time to Trek Everest Base Camp
The best time to do the Everest Base Camp trek or any trekking routes in Nepal like Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu, is March to May the pre-monsoon season and late September to November the post-monsoon season. There is less chance of downpours and the charming nature in this season is in full swing at this time.
The month of late November to February is the winter season in Nepal, this time the temperature will drop to freezing which means extreme cold at high altitude.
The month of late June to early September is Summer and Monsoon season in Nepal, this time the potential flight delays out of Lukla due to the frequent rainfall. Trekking along the high humid and wet trail is not a good idea though.
During this offseason, the trail will be off the beaten path and a great opportunity to feel the unique experience of the Adventurous Everest Base Camp Trek. but wisely prepare yourself with an extra layer of rain covers in Monsoon and for winter uplift some extra pairs of warm clothes and some climbing equipment.
The best of the best time to explore the glimpse of the Everest base camp trek is Spring and Autumn season
Accommodation and Meal During EBC Trek
The Everest Base Camp trail is marked with a local Teahouse and Lodge, where every trekker spends the night. There are varieties of Lodges like Budget to Luxury, we would like to recommend you to experience both luxury and local lodge and teahouse during this adventurous journey. The normal Teahouse offers a room with 2 single beds and blankets, it’s better if you have your own sleeping bag to keep you extra warm.
The food during the trek is very good but most of the time you will have carbs in your lunch and dinner (Dal Bhat TarCurry- Lentil Rice Curry) which is also very good during the trek. In every tea house, they have an extensive menu of Food and you can order as per your choice. The most amazing thing is don’t forget to try the bakery items of the Everest region. You will love it and the taste is different according to the place.
Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1345m)
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 3: Ktm-Lukla 25 min flight and trek to Phakding (2610m-4 hours)
Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440m-6 hours)
Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar (4 hours hike)
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche (3860m-5 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4360m-5 hours)
Day 8: Acclimatization day
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche (4940-5 hours)
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp and ends at Gorak Shep (5346m-5180m-8 hours)
Day 11: Hike Kala Patthar and descend to Pheriche (5545m-4210m-7 hours)
Day 12: Trek to Namche (3440m-7 hours)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla(2800m-7 hours)
Day 14: Lukla To Kathmandu Flight
Everest Base Camp Trek Packing Lists
The following are some of the essential types of equipment you might want to uplift if you want to turn Everest Base Camp Trek more of an easy Trek. In Spite of this, they are more or less combined by the following gear list.
1. Fine grip Trekking boots
2. Few pairs of Undergarments and socks
3. Toiletries (Toilet roll, toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitizer, moisturizer,, sunscreen, soap, shampoo, towel, etc)
4. Head Lamp
5. Sun hat or cap
7. Trekking Pole
8. Warm globes
9. UV ray protect Sunglass
10. Waterproof layers
11. Thermal set
13. Sleeping Bag
14. First aid kit (mineral tablets, Diamox, Bangade, Blister tape,anti-allergy tablet, anti-vomiting pills and many)
15. Water purifier
16. Water Bottle
17. Day pack (to carry wallet, camera, and other personal items)