Mt. Everest, the world highest peak on the earth with 8848 meters is one of the most fascinating mountains in Nepal, which offers great adventure with speculating great Himalayas views. Standing in the top of the mountain is a great privilege that Everest Base camp trek offers to its trekkers. With the accompany of striking mountain views, trekkers have to trek by following the stunning valley, meadows rivers, beautiful suspension bridge, diverse ancient monasteries, stupas, Gumba along with the local Sherpa guide. The great visibility of mountains will welcome your every step. If you are desiring to take a closer look at Buddhist Monasteries, ethnic Sherpa’s interesting cultures and traditions, and striking Himalayan vista on an epic trail to the Everest Base Camp, then do come with Bharaladventure Pvt. Ltd. which will make your dream come true. Following the footsteps of our ancestor Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, trekkers will get chances to experience explore Sagarmatha National Park with getting glimpses of the world-famous mountain climbers Sherpas life on the way along with the astonishing mountain views on the backdrop. Accompany with the Sherpa guide, trekkers will reach 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, century world Buddhist monasteries, magnificent glaciers, green farmlands, and awesome Sherpa villages. Wonderful Sagarmatha National Park also may allow you to encounter the rare and endanger flora and fauna. That is why the complete package of Everest Base Camp trek will provide you with experience thrill and adventure as you are seeking in Nepal.
Trekking route and short Itinerary Of Everest Base camp
- Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 2: Short flight to Lukla –Trek to Phakding
- Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar
- Day 4: Acclimatization day trip to Namche Bazaar.
- Day 5: Trek to Tengboche
- Day 6: Trek to Dingboche
- Day 7: Acclimatization day trip to Dingboche.
- Day 8: Lobuche
- Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp – back to Gorak Shep
- Day 10: Hike up to Kala Pattar then trek to Pheriche
- Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
- Day 12: Namche to Lukla
- Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
- Day 14: Departure, or extend your tour for other activities in Nepal.
- Experience scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Explore the Sherpa’s culture, tradition, and lifestyle
- Enjoy the trial to the famous trek route in the world
- Get close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and its vicinity
- Visit ancient and the biggest Tengboche Monastery
Essential trekking gears for Everest Base Camp Trek
Without trekking gears, you can’t make your trek accomplished. Before heading you should pack your gears properly. The most vital gears list we will mention below.
Essential things and some facial cream include Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker and poncho, Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection), Thermos (optional for hot beverages), Toilet Paper, Sunscreen, Lip Balm with Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Duct tape or moleskin for blister
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference), Water Bottles or Camel Back, Trekking Poles (optional), Headlamp with extra batteries, Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Favorite Snacks (chocolates), and Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork, Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
- The Base Layer clothes include moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2), Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1), Long underwear pants (2), and Underwear (5 to 7)
- Middle Layers include Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket, Long sleeve shirts (2), Sweatshirt (optional), Fleece Pants, Trekking Pants (2), and Shorts (optional)
- Shell or Outer Layer include Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood, Rain Poncho that covers your day pack, and Waterproof Pants, Hats, Gloves, and Gaiters, Wide-brimmed hat, Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava, Lightweight Gloves, Footwear: Shoes and Socks, Hiking socks (10), Sock Liners (optional), Insulated Wool or Down Mittens, Gaiters (optional), Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes, and Hiking boots with ankle support, Plastic bag to carry spare shoes, Sleeping Bag, a sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f, sleeping bag liner (optional), Sleeping bag stuff sack, and Travel Pillow or Pillow Case, Duffel Bags and Day Packs, Duffel Bag
- Day Pack includes Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack, Waterproof cover for the daypack, Drybags in several sizes, and Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit and Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen, Diamox, Personal Prescriptions, Re-hydration Gels or Powder, Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters), Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea), Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing), Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…), Wet wipes, Panty Liners, and Tampons, Face lotion, Hairbrush, Hair ties, Hand warmers, Earplugs for sleeping, and many more.
Paperwork and Money
- Passport (needed at the entry gate for registration) and Nepali Rupees
- Portable Solar Charger, Journal, Pen and paper
Season wise weather conditions in Everest Region of Nepal
The weather and temperature in the Everest region of Nepal are always unpredictable, even though we can take a close look into it.
Spring and Autumn season
Spring and Autumn seasons are ideal seasons for trekking every corner of Nepal. Here spring season consists of March, April, and May, Autumn season consists of September, October, and November months of Nepal. In these months the weather and temperature are stable and moderate which will allow you to witness striking views of splendid Himalayans. Due to clear sky, trekkers can visualize great views of the Himalayas even from the distance. In these seasons, the forest also seems green which also adds extra charm for the trekkers.
The summer season in Nepal is also called monsoon season which consists of June, July, and August months of Nepal. In this season, the temperature is 18 degrees Celsius during day time and about 2 degrees Celsius at night. In this season the weather is unpredictable, the whole day may cover by cloud and may have heavy rain. The heavy rain may cause trekking difficult and can’t have clear views of the stunning Mountains.
In the winter seasons, Everest base camp trek is a least-visited destination in Nepal. Winter season consists of December, January, and February months in Nepal. Due to freezing cold, it is almost impossible to make Everest base camp trek. The temperature goes down to – 18 degrees Celsius and the highest goes up to 4 degrees Celsius. In this season trekking trail will be covered with the heavy snow, which will make it very difficult to trek on.
The highest altitude on the Earth (EBC) and EBC trek difficulties
During trekking in the Everest region of Nepal, there are several factors that make Everest Base Camp trek difficult. Altitude, length, and training are major factors that make EBC trek difficult. Everest Base Camp, the highest altitude on the earth is situated at the elevation of 8848meters. The highest point we will trek during Everest Base Camp is Kalapthar which is situated at the summit of 5365 meters. Every day trekkers have to trek around 6 to 7 hours to accomplish this trek within 12 to 14 days. Lukla, the gateway of the Everest region, from there around 65 km distance is Everest Base Camp. But you may have to 130km round trip. Normally, trekkers will face altitude sickness when they cross a 3000 meters summit during their trek to EBC. Most of the trekkers consider Everest Base Camp trek doesn’t need any kind of training only requires a good level of physical fitness. But it requires some trekking skills and techniques.
If you are going to trek in the high altitude, then travel insurance is compulsory. Everest Base Camp trekkers need to make sure that insurance policy covers you adequately. Trekkers have to trek in the highest altitude of Kalapathar at 5,500 meters. Trekker may feel the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness when they cross 3000 meters altitude. In case of emergency (illness and off-mountain accidents, stolen, lost or delayed baggage, trekking accident, altitude sickness, and many more) you may have to charter air rescue, in such condition, travel insurance will help you to covered medical evacuation and assistance on top of standard hospital cover. That is why travel insurance is very significant while trekking in the Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
Is it mandatory to hire Porter and Guide?
Some people desire to trek as a solo and desire to explore the place by themselves, but if it is not the case then it is mandatory to hire a trekking guide or porter. Hiring a trekking guide and porter will allow you to be stress-free while trekking. Your trekking will be properly managed and you don’t have to worry about accommodation and food. There will be the least chances to missed significant places to explore. Porter will be there to carry your baggage and show the direction. That is why hiring a guide or porter will provide you uncountable benefits that you don’t have any risk during your trek and can gain enough knowledge about the place and interesting cultures and traditions of local as well. You can enjoy as much as you can without worrying about anything.
Finding a Professional travel agency for Everest Base Camp Trek
Recently, there are thousands of travel agencies opening in Nepal but finding an authentic, reliable and professional agency is the question. Even with the growth of the online searching site of travel agencies, it has become more difficult to find a professional agency in Nepal. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is one of the best travel agencies in Nepal which handles multiple destinations, event planning services, group travel arrangements and many more as it required. Going through the Bharaladventure agent can help take the stress out of the travel.
Is a fitness training program is necessary for EBC trek?
Mt. Everest Bas Camp trek is one of the best and adventurous treks in Nepal, which is accessible to most of the trekkers with a good fitness level and a decent drive to last two weeks hiking at altitude. Although Mt. Everest base camp trek is non-technical and don’t require mountaineering experience, it is a great challenging trek for all ages, shapes, sizes, and genders people. Hiking 130km and climbing 5500meters altitude require a few months training which will build your fitness level and take comfort with the lengths and distances. It will also help you to know some basic technical knowledge and skills about the Everest Base Camp trek and its difficulty.
Available trekking options beside EBC in the Everest Region
There are so many trekking options available in the Everest region of Nepal. Except for Everest Base Camp trek, you can go for Gokyo Trek, Three Passes Trek, Sagarmatha National Park Trek and many more.
Food and accommodation on EBC trek
Normally, trekkers will provide three times a meal that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast includes, varied bread items, eggs, tea and coffee, and each lunch and dinner include Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari (meat). You reach Namche, then it will be impossible to find meat. Regarding the accommodation, you can find all the facilities of accommodation in the lodge and hotel, but as you reach a higher altitude, you will have to live in the tea house where you have to share the toilet. If you are trekking in the peak seasons, then you may have to share your room with your friends as well. Otherwise, everything will be okay.
What are the necessary documents that I need to bring along with me while I am trekking or visiting Nepal?
Before heading towards Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, travelers need some essential trekking documents such as at least a 6-month valid visa passport, Trekking permits card, and TIMs, International License, Travel insurance, Nepali currency, and many more.
What permits do I need for the Everest Base Camp trek?
Before going for Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, trekkers need three kinds of trekking permits that include Sagarmatha National Park entry card, Trekking information Management System (TIMs), a conservation Area Permits.
Is water easily available during the EBC trek?
All the way to Everest Base Camp, the bottled water is available but as you reach the highest altitude, the price of the bottle will mount up from 100 to 400 Nepali rupees. It will be better to bring chlorine/ iodine tablets to purify the available water during your trek to Everest Base Camp.