Everest Base Camp Trek is at an altitude of 18,513 feet. It has stunning peaks and ridges and provides the ideal setting for trekkers against a backdrop of a huge blue sky. The best vantage point from Kalla Patthar to see the Everest peak up close is through Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking. Furthermore, no other route will get you any closer to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world and arguably the most inspiring sight in the Himalayas.
Beginning of the trek
The tour starts in Kathmandu, the nation’s capital, from which you will take a memorable 30-minute flight to the tiny airfield in Lukla. On the EBC adventure, you will pass by attractive and amazing villages, green fields, jagged cliffs, and other attractions.
In the footsteps of illustrious mountaineers and explorers like Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, you will be walking. You’ll meet a variety of locals as you make your way through this tiny mountainside village. Moving with your party, and getting ready for the adventure ahead, including guides, mountaineers, and porters.
You will next move by foot into the Himalayan environment, crossing suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags and climbing to commanding vantage spots.
Length of the Trek
Normally, it takes 12 days to complete the 130 km roundtrip hike to Everest Base Camp, however, this might change based on the hiker’s degree of fitness, the weather, rest days, etc. For a total of nine days of arduous hiking and three days of acclimatization, it takes eight days to reach Base Camp and four days to return.
Nepal’s trekking path to Everest Base Camp. There is a set route for EBC trekking that travels through various villages, campgrounds, and quite remote areas with breathtaking mountain vistas.
Difficulty of the Trek
The 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek is both challenging and rewarding. Planning is required for this physically demanding expedition to succeed. To build up our endurance, it’s a good idea to exercise and jog frequently for a few weeks before the trip’s departure. Inexperienced hikers with average fitness levels can complete the trip.
But the more fit we are, the more enjoyable the trek will be. Although it would be helpful to have prior hiking experience, technical skills and expertise are not necessary. Hikers who can travel 4 to 6 hours per day at a reasonable pace while simply toting a small day pack are eligible for this excursion.
The hiking route consists of easy walking up a rocky mountain with occasional challenging ascents and descents. It is essential to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the walk. Participants with pre-existing conditions like heart, lung, or blood diseases should let us know or consult their doctor before registering for the walk.
Best season for trekking
Because the weather in the Himalayas is erratic, the onset of the summer monsoon often defines the best trekking seasons. To avoid the wettest weather, many hikers travel in the spring, which lasts from February to March. At this time of year, wildflowers are in bloom and the weather is at its most beautiful.
For those who prefer hiking, the Everest Base Camp Trek is also available in the fall, from September to November. Currently is arguably the best time of year for clear mountain views and crisp days. The Everest Base Camp Trek can be experienced without a guide, but the weather can become chilly and the pathways can be covered in snow.
A Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Phakding village trek
Day 2: Namche Bazaar to Phakding
Day 3: Acclimatisation day for Namche Bazaar (trek to Thame and Khumjung, the green village)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Day 5: Dingboche to Tengboche
Day 6: Today is acclimatization day in Dingboche (hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak)
Day 7: Dingboche to Lobuche Village
Day 8: Today you will be crossing the Changri Glacier fro reach Everest Base camp and then trek down back to Gorak Shep.
Day 9: Pheriche to Gorak Shep
Day 10: Pheriche to Tengboche
Day 11: Monjo village to Tengboche
Day 12: Monjo to Lukla, where they spend the night. Flight the following day from Kathmandu
You must have the right permit to enter the Everest Region. If you reserve your trip through the local travel agency, they will secure the necessary permits and grant you access to the Everest zone. To get a single permit, however, a solo traveler must first find the Rural Municipality office in Lukla. The following day, they must get authorization from the adjacent Sagarmatha National Park office (Manjo).