Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking, world’s popular trekking trail, is walking up to base camp of world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Although there is no official statistics, yearly thousands of people trek this route. Most trekkers fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start trekking from there. The attractions of Everest Base Camp Trekking are:
- Trek to foot of World’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m)
- A challenging hikes to Kalapattar and enjoy 360 view of Himalayas – Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse
- Exploration of Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museum along the way.
When to trek Everest Base Camp
Spring & Autumn – It is consider safe to trek around the year, however suggested best time are Spring (March to mid May) and Autumn (September to mid November). In the winter, snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche. It is very cold and lodges may close above Tengoche. Summer is wet, there is rare chance to view Himalayas peak due to clouds.
Throughout the trail, there are lodges. You have option to stay in camp as well (prearrangement required). Sagarmatha National Park has no-kiiling policy, people think there will be not be meat in the region. Contrary to that, you can have choices of meat from juicy yak steak to buff to chicken. Meat are stored for multi days. If you think you have weaker digestive system, we suggest to eat dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) – it’s made fresh daily and is a great source of protein and energy.
It is suggested to always to take guide and porter (as per need). If you are strong porter is not needed. But make sure will be strong in the altitude to walk everyday for two weeks. Having guide is not just about taking you right path and explanation of local sight, but also assure your safety in case of ill or altitude sickness.
You need TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) permit and National Park Entry fee.
The arrangement for Everest Base Camp Trekking is not easy, we suggest you to consult professional company lik us. They will arrange you guides, porters, flight ticket to Lukla, TIMS, National Park permit, book lodges.
What do you need?
Everest Base Camp Trekking definitely not easy. You need to pack necessary gears in Kathmandu. We suggest to pack lightly, for example instead of bottle of shampoo, pack sachets.
- A fleece jacket, down jacket and thermal underwear – the Himalaya gets cold above 3000m
- Two pairs of long pants, two or three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics)
- Warm jumper or light fleece.
- A good pair of hiking boots (well broken in), trekking socks, and sneakers or sandals for evenings.
- Raincoat, gloves, woollen hat, sunhat and polarised sunglasses.
- A good sleeping bag (rated to -20°C/0°F) is essential
- Opt for travel-size toiletries, including a good sunscreen, lip balm, travel towel, tissues and binoculars
- Your first aid kit
The route comprises 8-10 days walk, usually 2 weeks trip. As we are a trekking company, we offer logistic arrangement. For route and itinerary, check out our Everest Base Camp Trekking Package. It is 15 days package starting and ending at Kathmandu.
There are plenty of alternative routes for Everest Base Camp Trekking.
- A classic ruote from Jiri – additional 5/6 days walking. Trekking start from Jiri, after a day drive Kathmandu-Jiri.
- Fly to Phaplu – Phaplu is located south of Lukla and requires 2/3 additional days.
- Charter helicopter flight – If you are sort of time and still willing to be in Everest Base Camp, you can take 2-3 hrs flight to Everest. Checkout our Everest Helicopter Package.