Everest Base Camp Trek : A Travel Guide

By | April 26, 2022

On this trek one gets to experience jaw-dropping scenery and a unique cultural experience while exploring the challenging trekking routes around the highest mountain in the world. Hilly terrain unlike anything we’ve ever seen before – lush green fields, dense forests, and dazzling blue rushing rivers to climb as high as barren land and glacial pools makes one realize that trekking here was a good decision . Everest Base Camp trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park. Every step taken leads one closer to the almighty Mount Everest, which is called Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan. Find out more about those names when meeting the friendly locals who live in the towns and villages scattered throughout the Everest Base Camp trek.

The very first step to go to any place is to gather good information about that place. Often people say that they like to travel without any kind of planning, but when it comes to climbing Everest Base Camp, then this step becomes even more important. This trek is no ordinary trek like other treks. To complete this trek, some 130 kilometers have to be walked, but after walking this much, when Mount Everest is seen standing in front with its arms open, then all the fatigue is forgotten.

BEST TIME TO VISIT EVEREST BASE CAMP

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp is from late May to mid-September. September-November and February-May are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, good visibility and temperatures down to around -6°C at the base camp. At the base camp, in late April or early May, you can also meet groups of climbers preparing for their attempts at the summit of Everest. Although it is extremely cold in late November-February, around -15 °C during the day and much cooler, clear skies at night, usually with quiet trails and teahouses adding to a long sense of wild and unadulterated isolation. And the fall is great for visiting Everest Base Camp, but don’t overlook the winter, when there’s a snag in the air but almost no one on the trails.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GO ON THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK?

The average journey to Everest Base Camp trek is 10–14 days, and “Everest Base Camp treks typically cost between $1200 to $1600 including domestic flights, trekking permits, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, etc.) Meals and dinner), professional trekking. This budget also includes guide, and porter, accommodation, and certificate of completion of the trip. The cost of Everest Base Camp Trek highly depends on whether the private tour is done or in groups. Traveling in groups can be cheaper as treks share leaders and porters while private treks are tailored to the requirements. Heavy discounts are given if traveling in groups.

ENTRY AND PERMIT FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

To enter the Everest region, the relevant permit has to be obtained. If traveling through a local travel agency, they have all the necessary permits and access to the Everest area but for solo travelers, once arriving in Lukla one must first find the rural municipality’s office for a permit, and The next day, a permit has to be obtained from the Sagarmatha National Park office.

NEPAL EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING ROUTE

Everest Base Camp offers a laid-back trekking route that leads to incredibly isolated locations with various villages, campgrounds, and panoramic mountain views.

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Buff that acts like a mask and is essential for sun protection
  • Sun hat and cream
  • Head lamp, Camelbak bottle in which you will store water
  • A bottle with a filtering system would be better
  • Protein Chocolate
  • rain jacket
  • In Rucksack:­-
  • sleeping bag. Keep in mind that your sleeping bag can withstand temperatures up to -8 degrees.
  • Trekking shoes as well as any normal footwear
  • Fleece Jacket. If you feel too cold you can also keep two
  • down jacket, 3 to 4 pairs of thermals
  • Trekking pants, warm hat, gloves (waterproof and normal), and socks
  • The weight of the rucksack should not exceed 12-13 kg or else it will also have to be paid separately.

SOME IMPORTANT THINGS

  • One should always keep one’s body hydrated while trekking and drink at least 4-5 liters of water every day when it is above 3,000 square meters.
  • After finishing your daily hike, you should take plenty of rest.
  • Adequate food and calories should be consumed during trekking.
  • Wear enough and keep your body warm.
  • When you feel most of the symptoms of AMS, get down to a low altitude as quickly as possible.
  • Climb slowly while trekking and adapt properly to the needs of your body.
  • Travel with a local guide and travel agency to help them explore all possible outcomes.

 

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