It is a lifetime trek. The world's highest peaks, magnificent views, fascinating culture of Buddhism and Hinduism, super friendly locals and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Move into history as we pursue the iconic route to understand why Mount Everest is still drawing thrill seekers from around the world.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most well-known trekking adventures in Nepal. It takes location in the Khumbu region of the country, home of the outstanding Everest Himalayas. The trip is a stunning adventure filled with Khumbu’s pleasant natural, cultural and Himalayan facets. It is one of the great opportunities to revel in the mighty Everest peaks up close. The sight of the majestic Himalayas of the Everest massif is something that is indescribable in words. They are truly breath-taking and awe-inspiring. Paired with the cultural presence of the region, the ride is an unforgettable trip that will simply stick to one’s minds for many years.
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts with a quick flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Upon touchdown at the Lukla airport, which is one of the highest-located airports in the world, you can without delay sense the trade in the environment. The Himalayan breeze coruscates down the peaks and brushes the hills with a refreshingly chilly patina. The trekking trail then branches off closer to a number of ethnic Sherpa settlements and villages earlier than ultimately concluding at the base camp of the world’s tallest Himalayan peak.
At each step of the journey, the superb views of the mountain peaks enhance the skyline. The natural tapestry of the location is additionally equally ornamental, woven collectively into a canvas of beauty. The course goes via alpine woodlands and rhododendron groves, winding alongside steep ridgelines and river gorges. Moreover, the well-trodden route goes through well-known overnight stops along the way, like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche and Tengboche to identify a few. Each of the villages in the area provide outstanding views of the mountain peaks, and additionally current cultural contours in many forms, like Stupas, chortens, Gumbas and colourful prayer flags that define the region’s ethnic semblance.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking
- Destination: Nepal
- Trekking destination: Everest Base Camp
- Activities: Trekking, sight seeing
- Trekking duration: 12 Days
- Highest elevation: 5545m
- Walking hour: 6-7 hours each day
- Transportation: local bus/private jeep
- Season: September to December and February to June
- Food: healthy and nutritious meals provided on the trails with Seasonal fruit
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.
Challenges of Hiking to Everest Base Camp
Every year, as many as 30,000 people trek to Everest Base Camp from all walks of life. From ultra-fit seasoned trekkers to novice travelers, group expeditions and individual walkers, retirees and even children, we shared the trail with everyone. The trek is statistically very healthy and it's an amazing adventure to take on if you have a good will and a positive attitude.
Don't expect a pleasant walk in the mountains, however, the journey is much harder than you would have expected. I looked forward to the road almost every day and thought:' I can't do this.' But I did it somehow and not because I'm strong or quick, but because I'm painfully stubborn and Andrew had to feed me along the way with Snickers bars!Here are some of the main challenges we faced while hiking to Everest Base Camp.
- Altitude Sickness :- The biggest danger on the trek is being at high altitude where your body gets less oxygen, which can cause Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This can be fatal if it develops into High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). We went to a great lecture at the Himalayan Rescue Association in Pheriche about dealing with AMS, and if you’re thinking of trekking at high altitude, their guide is a must-read. In short, there’s no cure for AMS but to descend and you should do so while you still can. Everyday on our trek we saw people being evacuated by helicopter or carried down by horse because they got so sick.
- Extreme Weather :- Although April, May, October and November are the best times for hiking to Everest Base Camp, the weather up in the mountains can be unpredictable all year-round, so pack accordingly. We experienced scorching sun, rain, hail, snow and high winds; sometimes we had four seasons in a single day. Our rain gear was essential, as was a warm sleeping bag and down jacket, decent sunglasses and factor 50 sunscreen. The sun is incredibly strong and burnt our hands and faces horribly on the first day.
Trekking challenges and ailments :- Aside from all this, you have the physical challenge of the trek to deal with. Although the trail from Lukla to Base Camp is just 62 km long, it’s rarely flat and there are some killer hills to contend with as well as sheer drops and boulder-strewn paths. You have to concentrate on your footing and deal with the breathlessness of hiking at altitude; it’s definitely the toughest physical challenge I’ve ever faced. Oh, don’t forget to watch out for yaks too, keep on the upper side of the track as they can barge you off the trail while passing. We suffered from the usual trekking aches and pains and I got a few blisters, but the hardest thing by far was carrying my backpack.
After facing all of these challenges, We count making it to Base Camp as one of the biggest achievements of ourlife.
Itinerary and and Package Detail
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