15th October 2019

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Introduction to Everest Base Camp Trekking

What are Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty? It’s the big question everybody asks before they talk about Everest Base Camp Trek. World highest peak in the world is Everest Base Camp in Nepal which is fused with the speculating world highest peak and Its great views. Most of the enthusiastic trekkers desire to make their vacation trip in Nepal and take a closer look at Buddhist Monasteries, ethnic Sherpa settlements with their unique cultures and traditions, and stunning Himalayan vista on an epic trail to the Everest Base Camp. Bharal Adventure Nepal Tours and Treks will carefully organize your customizable itinerary which will allow you to follow the footsteps of ancestor Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Everest region also offers astounding mountain views during the trek. Sagarmatha National Park is another major attraction of Everest Base Camp trek where trekkers will get chances to explore the rare and unique flora and fauna. Getting involved with the world-famous mountain climbers Sherpas people and encounter with their life is awe-inspiring.  With the proper guidance of Sherpa people, you will get chances to explore renowned viewpoint called Kalapathar and admire breathtaking views of the Mount Everest, Ama Dablam (6812m), Thamserku (6623m),  Nuptse (7861m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8516m), Imja Tse/Island Peak (6160m), and its vicinity. The trekking trail of Everest Base Camp is overloaded with the picturesque views of Himalayan peaks, white rivers, magnificent glaciers, green farmlands, century world Buddhist monasteries, and awesome Sherpa communities. The Everest Base Camp trek is the only option for you to experience needed thrill and adventure in the Everest region of Nepal

Trek Difficulties of EBC

Every year around 3000 people make Everest Base Camp trek as their trekking destination for a splendid glimpse of the highest foothill in the world. Despite being non-technical, there are still some considerations that need to be taken into account before heading toward Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. Usually, Everest Base Camp trek is well-thought-out as a long trekking route with the highest altitude even though, it doesn’t require technical expertise or mountaineering skills. People of all ages, sizes, shapes, and gender can easily complete the EBC trek. One of the most off-putting aspects of the Everest Base Camp trek is its duration, either you make it short trek or long around 12 to 14 days package. If you could manage proper days for acclimatization and trekking pace, then it will be easier to accomplish its summit with some basic fitness. Many trekkers find out major difficult for EBC trek is its length where trekkers have to trek around 130km round trip which seems quite long. Next one is its altitude, which is one of the most challenging aspects of the Everest Base Camp trek for trekkers. The trekking trail begins from Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp with its 3,000-meter height and continue up and reach at 5,400 meters at the highest point called Kala Pathar.  Due to its highest altitude, many trekkers face altitude sickness and other related illness. If trekkers are a novice and they may need some training to get familiar with the technical skills and trekking equipment. Proper guidance and customizable trekking package may erase your difficulties during trekking EBC in Nepal.    

The best time to go EBC and explore!

Although all around the year is the best time to explore any corner of Nepal, most of the trekkers prefer to make holiday trip and explore Everest Base Camp Trek in the Spring and Autumn seasons. These two seasons are considered as an ideal season to make the trek around 6 to 7 hours per day and have a close and clear view of the alluring Mountains and its surrounding. In these seasons both the weather and temperature are fine to make the journey to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Temperature is moderate and the weather is also clear. The surrounding will be encumbered with the multi-colour blooming flowers with green plants, which will add more excitement to accomplish the summit.

The trekking trails of EBC!

With the exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu, Everest Base Camp trek begins. After exploration of the cultural epicentre of Nepal including Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, trekkers will be stunned to expose rugged Nepal’s cultural and architectural dexterity and visit revered Hindu and Buddhist temples along with old regal palaces. Thrilling flight to and from Lukla and Kathmandu, allow trekkers to witness and enjoy the changing terrains and towering green mountains. As you reach Lukla, the trekking point, you will be introducing with the other crew members. Later on, you will begin official trekking from Lukla onwards to Everest through following several settlements. By following several ups and down the trail with amazing views you will reach to summit of Mount Everest Base Camp and admire its beauty. You will follow this itinerary as mention below.

Short Itinerary of EBC

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)

Day2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing

Day3: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding – (2,652m) 3/4 hrs walk

Day4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar – (3,440m) 6 hrs walk

Day5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar – (3440m)

Day6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche – (3,860m) 5 hrs walk

Day7: Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche – (4,410m) 5 hrs walk

Day8: A day to rest and chill out – (4,410m)

Day9: Trek to Lobuche – (4,910m) 5 hrs walk

Day10: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep for the night – (5400m) 8 hrs walk

Day11: Trek to Pheriche. via Kala Patthar – (4210m) 7 hrs walk

Day12: Trek back to Namche – (3440m) 6 hrs walk

Day13: Trek to Lukla – (2800m) 7 hrs walk

Day14: Flight back to Kathmandu

Day15: Departure to your destination

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Lifetime adventurous hiking experiences towards Mount Everest.
  • Superb views of world highest peak {Mt. Everest} Amadablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Khumbu icefall.
  • Explore Sherpa settlement region
  • Walk around the Mount Everest Base camp.
  • Incredible Himalayas flight experience to the Everest region.
  • Tengboche monastery which is 17th century oldest monastery.
  • Sightseeing tour in historical UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Gears

Before heading onwards to Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers have to pack proper gears into their baggage. We will recommend some essential gears for Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.

Clothing includes 2 quick drying long base layer shirts, Sandals, 2 trekking shirts short sleeve, 2 liner socks, 2 Thermal underwear – base layer, 3 pair woollen blend trekking socks, 2 pair trekking pants with zip-off bottoms, 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier, and many more.

Outer layers include 1 wind/rainproof overlayer- jacket and pants, 1 down vest, 1 down jacket. ( -20 D.C), 1 warm winter hat, 1 lightweight thermal layer hat, 1 peak hat, 1 pair of gloves, 1, Headlamp with extra batteries,1 sleeping bag heavy ( -20 D.C), 1 watch with alarm, 1 Sunglasses ( UV protection ), 1 camera with, extra batteries, 2-3 portable chargers, and many more.

First Aid includes Diamox – for altitude, Advil, Sunscreen, Aleve, Vicks vapour rub, chapstick, anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseous a lot at altitude, Immodium – diarrhoea is common at altitude, bandaids, blister band-aids or moleskin, eye drops, Advil cold and dinus, nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful, Q-tips, tweezers, tiger balm, and many more.

Toiletries include Foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet), Toilet paper, shampoo, microfibre towel, Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time and many more.

Travel Insurance

Every travel needs travel insurance during their trek in Nepal. Travel insurance always covers the cost of hospitals treatments and emergency evacuations.  Everest Base Camp trek is the highest point on the earth, where trekkers have to trek the highest point Kalapathar at 5,500 meters. During their trekking, trekkers may face trekking accidents, altitude sickness, illness, and off-mountain accidents, stolen, lost or delayed baggage and many more. All of these problems will cover by travel insurance. Beside unpredict accidents, travel insurance also covers flight cancellations and delays. 

Hire a guide or porter

Most of the trekkers consider Everest Base Camp trek as a physically and mentally challenging trek in Nepal which will require well-experienced, professional, qualified, trained, licensed trekking guide or porter. Trekking with guide and porter will provide you with extra comfort and less stress while trekking in the Everest Base Camp.  Trekking guide or porter will carry your baggage’s and they will help you to find out the significant places and discovers its importance in the Everest region. Besides this, they will also take care of your safety and security. It will be easier to booked proper food and accommodation during the trekking. They also help to find out exact trekking route to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. So, due to these so many reasons, we recommend trekkers to hire guide or porter for Everest Base Camp in Nepal.  

The training program is mandatory

Mt. Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most famous long hikes at highest altitude throughout the worlds, which is considered that it is an accessible trek with good physical fitness level. Everest, a non-technical trek, which doesn’t require mountaineering experience even though it is a great challenge for all ages, sizes, and shapes of trekkers. Every trekker required a few weeks to few months prior training which will help them to boost their confidence and make physically fit for the trek. It will also provide some trekking skills and knowledge for the trekker. Everest Base Camp trek can conquer and tick it off their bucket list with a few preparations and determination of trekkers.

Type of food, pure drinking water, and accommodation available in EBC

Generally, the food per day will provide three times that includes breakfast (hot breakfast usually consists of French toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee), lunch and dinner. Served food will depend on the hotel that you dine in, luxurious hotels like Everest View will serve a wide range of food from Continental to American. But if you order in the normal lodges then you will find normal and basic food options. Most of the remote lodges and hotel serve traditional Nepali food in lunch and dinner that include Dal, Bhat (rice), and tracker (vegetable).  Every teahouse of Everest region served bottled water but it will be better to carry water purifying tablets with you. As regarding accommodation, trekkers will find luxurious accommodations facilities in the Everest View hotel but in most of the tea house will offer basic accommodation facilities. The facilities of wifi, heater, and many facilities are available in the lower altitude and it will be difficult as trekkers go to a higher altitude.

Are Snacks need to carry during EBC Trek?

Most of the trekkers have the habit of eating chocolate during their trekking. If so, you can carry this type of handy snack which has high carbohydrate and energy. It will also help to maintain your energy level. 

What kind of beverage is available in the Everest region of Nepal?

Normally, every Nepali welcome their guest with tea and coffee. During trekking in the Everest region of Nepal, people usually serve a wide variety of tea and coffee. As you are in the lower altitude, you can find other kinds of beverage available but it will be very difficult to find all kind of beverage as you reach the higher altitude of Everest Base Camp. We also recommend you to avoid consumptions of alcohol because it may cause dehydration and many other health-related problems.

Conclusion

Mt. Everest Base Camp trek is the best trekking adventure in the globe. Trekking in the tallest peak on the earth will offer unforgettable journey experiences fused with the beautiful features of Khumbu and its mesmerizing river valley. To experience an adventure filled with the myriad of Himalayan facets, do please come with us (Bharaladventure.com).

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