Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Sometimes in life, you would want to unwind and reflect on your life. You want to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and be in a situation where you can focus on yourself. Well, being on the lap of Mount Everest will give you that opportunity to connect with yourself. 

Look, many people don’t like to have an adventure as a part of their life. But, a little bit of adventure with the culmination of the breathtaking views of Mount Everest and its surroundings will surely capture your imagination and help you to stay in the present moment. 

The adventure of trekking Mount Everest dates back long ago when Edmund Hillary, a mountaineer from New Zealand, along with Tenzing Norgay, a Nepalese mountaineer, scaled this mountain for the very first time in 1953. It was just the beginning for mountaineers. 

After that, so many enthusiastic and adventurous mountaineers have come to the land of the Himalayas to get a glimpse of this magnificent natural beauty. Yes, trekking Mount Everest is an experience of a lifetime and you will require the best people to assist you. 

In this regard, having your Everest base camp trek with us will be a smart move. We have experienced people handling your journey to Everest base camp so that you can safely reach there and gaze at the magnificent beauty of Mount Everest. 

We have created a holistic itinerary for you so that your Everest Camp journey is smooth and you can experience the beauty of Mount Everest without any hurry. That is why people who are on a Mount Everest Trek with us return with an incredible experience that they can savour for their entire life. 

Why You Have to Go On a Mount Everest Base Camp Trek 

A Challenge Worth Taking

In life, we often stay away from challenging situations. The reason for that is we are scared to lose things. And by taking the challenges, we go one step closer to losing anything that we cherish. This fear of losing stops us from growing in our lives.

This Mount Everest base camp trek is the perfect opportunity for you to break your shackles. It is time to push yourself to go out of your comfort zone. The ultimate prize that you will get for doing this will be the magnificent view of Mount Everest. Thus, the challenge will be worth taking. 

Amazing Sightseeing Opportunities

The journey you will embark upon to witness the amazing sight of Mount Everest will not only be restricted to that. Nepal is a beautiful country and its capital, Kathmandu has some amazing UNESCO world heritage sites. 

So, on this Mount Everest trek, spare some time to witness the amazing beauty of Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, and the oldest Asian Bouddhanath Stupa. With the knowledge of our guides, you will have an enlightening experience here. 

An Adventure of a Lifetime

You must be wondering, visiting those temples isn’t an adventure. So, where is the adventure that everyone talks about when it comes to visiting Mount Everest? Hold on a second, your adventure will start as soon as you land at the Lukla Airport. 

Your heart may skip a beat when you land there because the airport will be standing on a cliff. It will be an exhilarating experience for sure. After that, you can also enjoy beautiful sights of nature as well as hiking some of the toughest mountains and trails on rivers and travel by challenging roads.

Views from Various Mountains

Watching the mesmerising view of Mount Everest from other mountains will be an experience you would want to savour in your heart. Look, not many people will have this experience of watching such views in their entire lifetime. You are the only few people in the world to experience them. 

Kala Patthar is a beautiful mountain that is 5600m high. Once you reach there, the view of Mount Everest will be different from the mountains like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumori, and many others. It will be a scintillating experience for sure. 

Visit Beautiful Towns

One of the more underrated experiences of people going to Everest Camp is visiting some of the most beautiful towns. You would expect the things that high from the ground that you will get in a town like Namche. You will be getting all the amenities you want. 

Visiting Namche will be a refreshing experience to recharge yourself to unwind in the wilderness of the Himalayas. You will get most of the things you would want here. And, also having a drink at the highest Irish Pub in the world will be an experience to brag about to your friends of course. 

Meet Some of the Most Welcoming People

When you are travelling to a foreign land, you will be concerned about the people living there. You would want those people to be welcoming and receive you with warm hearts and give you a pleasant experience that you will never forget. 

When you come here to go to Everest base camp, you will meet the Sherpas. You need to know that these people are some of the most welcoming people you will ever see. The hospitality experience of the Sherpas will be etched in your heart forever.  

Behold the Himalayan Wildlife

You wouldn’t expect to find wildlife at such a height. But, the most amazing experience for you on your Everest camp trek will be seeing the wildlife if you get a chance. Look, not everyone can say that they have seen the Himalayan wildlife during their trek.

So, if the luck favours, then you will be able to witness the amazing Himalayan wildlife such as Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahrs, Blood Pheasants, and Monal. The sight of the Himalayan wildlife will surely give you goosebumps. 

Feel the Excitement of Being at 5000m+ High

You will not spend many nights of your life at 5000m+ height. So, as you will be doing that on your Everest trek, why not celebrate that? Yes, it is an achievement in your life, an achievement that very few human beings can have in their lifetime. 

So, celebrate with your entire team as your watch the starry night from the mountain feeling closer to the sky. It is an experience that is hard to describe with words. Unless you have been a part of this experience, you just cannot imagine what it feels like.  

Why Should Have Your Everest Camp Trek from Us?

Experienced People Handling the Journey

Look, the journey to Everest base camp is a challenging one. You need experienced people to guide you through this journey. This is where our porters and guides will take you through some of the most challenging roads in the world to safely help you reach your destination. 

A Thorough Training for Everest Base Camp

Before you start your trekking to the Everest base camp, Our guide briefly you about the trip how to success the trek without trouble. We suggest you have good walking habits before arriving in Nepal for this trip.  

The Best Accommodations in the Himalayas

When you are visiting the Himalayas, you are looking to unwind and have a refreshing experience in your life. You won’t be thinking too much about the accommodation. But, you can rest assured with us, you will be staying at some of the best hotels with the best facilities. 

Transportation and Flights

We will arrange your flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and once again back to Kathmandu in a round way flight. Also, you will have the best private transport available for your sightseeing including pick up and drop off. Thus, you don’t need to worry about transportation. 

All Your Trekking Needs

When you are trekking with us, we will take care of your needs completely. From the first aid to the trekking permits from the Government, everything will be our responsibility. You just come here and leave everything on us. You just enjoy the amazing experience of the Himalayas. 

A Comprehensive Itinerary

As you are looking to have a trek to Everest base camp and experience the life around the world’s heights peak, you will be concerned about the itinerary. You would want your trip to cover all the important aspects of the Himalayas as it can be a once in a lifetime experience. 

You can go through the itinerary section and you will find out how comprehensively we have created it to make sure that your journey to the Everest base camp is as exciting and meaningful as it can be. So, you will surely have the best experience with us. 

Adventure Doesn’t Wait for Anyone: Come On Board Now!

Most people think about the Everest base camp trek cost before they embark on the journey. Look, it will be a once in a lifetime experience that you cannot measure with money. So, what are you waiting for? Get onto this adventure trek to Everest Camp and feel alive again. 

Start At Kathmandu Airport
End At Kathmandu Airport
Transportation Plane and Private Car
Trip Grade Medium

Max Altitude 5556 M
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel and Tea house

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Great opportunity to introduce with Sherpa cultural during a trekking
  • Walk in the wilderness of the Himalayas
  • Witness the close view of world highest mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse
  • Behold the 360 degree breathtaking view from Kalapatthar (5556m)
  • Revel in the natural wonders of the Khumbu region
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

A warm welcome, to the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After the international flight lands at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our officials will be present there to meet and greet you warmly outside the airport. They will help you to reach the hotel and complete all the check-in formalities as you rest in the hotel to get rid of any jet lag that you might be having for the rest of the day. 

Around the evening, you will be meeting with our guides to discuss the trek to Everest base camp. You will get all the necessary information you need for the trek from them and if you have any great to buy or rent for your Everest base camp trek, you can talk to the guides. They will take you to the best shop where you can get your gear at Thamel. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Meet and greet at the airport and reach the hotel

  • Relaxing in the hotel 

Accommodation
Three star
Meals
No meal

Taking you to the Everest base camp will require many Government formalities that we will have to fulfil and we can do that once you arrive at Kathmandu. So, on this day, we will complete the last-minute nitty-gritty Nepal Government procedures to get the clearance for your trek and also give important trekking information.

Meanwhile, you can go and have a look around the city of Kathmandu which is renowned for Buddhist and Hindu temples and also, a place for shopping lovers. Head to Durbar Square and shop your heart out. Also, don’t forget to visit the famous Pashupatinath temple of Lord Shiva which is renowned in Asia. Apart from that, you can pay a visit to the Monkey temple as well which is a Buddhist temple. It will be a nice experience. After that, spend the rest of the day at your hotel and relax. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Shopping at Durbar Square

  • Visiting the renowned Pashupatinath temple

  • Going to the Monkey temple

  • Relaxing in the hotel 

  • A brief about the trekking and the activities that will happen on the trek


Keep in Mind:

You have to make sure that you are attending the meeting with our guides in the evening because before you embark on the journey, you should know such small pieces of information that will help you throughout the trek. Also, you should keep everything ready for the next day’s trek and you need to keep all your trekking necessities in a separate bag. It will help you to manage your trekking needs wonderfully.

The second day of your journey will commence with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport). This is one of the most extreme airports in the world and the 40-minute flight that you will take will be an experience that you will never forget. You can take a sneak peek from the window of the plane and get marvelled by the beauty of the surroundings. 

After reaching Lukla, your trekking will begin once you meet and greet our porters and local staff members. You will be trekking to Cheplung village from where you will be able to get the first glimpse of Mount Khumbila. By the banks of the river Dudh Koshi, you will continue walking till you get to Phakding village. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Experience of taking a flight to the most extreme airport in Lukla

  • Getting mesmerised by the magnificent views of the mountains and landscapes

  • Trek to Phakding by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River

Keep in Mind:

The unpredictability of the weather in Lukla is immense and therefore, as the airstrip is located on a hilltop, you should know that flights may get cancelled or delayed in worst weather conditions. Yes, the weather plays a huge role in the flight scheduled to Lukla.

The day begins as you start trekking through the rustic villages, some yak pastures, and pine forest. After leaving Phakding, you will still be trekking along the Dudh Koshi River and go past many Sherpa Villages like Chumoa and Benkar. After crossing a few suspension bridges, you will be at the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. 

After passing the national park, you will go up to the village, Jorsalle. You will move up further and find the first view of Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Nuptse, and, of course, Everest in the background. The train will move further from Jorsalle to reach the beautiful Namche Bazaar Village. You will be amazed by the colourful outlook of the village because of the markets, shops, restaurants, and cafes. This place is also known as the Sherpa Capital and you will have an up-close view of Thamserku and Kongde-Ri.

Things to Look Out For:

  • The thrill of crossing suspension bridges

  • Going to Sagarmatha National Park

  • Amazing views of Themserku, Kusum Kanguru, Nuptse, and Everest

  • Experience the colourful Namche Bazaar

Keep in Mind:

Look, the Namche Bazaar is a popular commercial region in Khumbu. Therefore, if you have forgotten anything to bring during your trekking, you can expect to find it here. You will find many types of shops to fulfil your requirement which is amazing. 

You are right now in an area over 3,440m/11,286ft high. So, you might feel a bit of altitude sickness that can happen because of the rise in height. But, you should not worry because, on this day, you will get a chance to acclimatize yourself to the surroundings by spending a leisure day which is very important to avoid altitude sickness. 

Now, on your first acclimatization day, you will move to Khumjung village and see an ancient monastery and also a beautiful local school that Sir Edmund Hillary built. You will also visit the Everest View Hotel which is among the highest luxurious hotels in the world. From there, you will enjoy the amazing views of Ama Dablam. Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Kangtega, and Everest. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • A leisure day for acclimatization

  • Khumjung village hike (very short)

  • Visit the ancient monastery and Khumjung school

  • Going to Everest View Hotel

  • Get amazed by the magnificent scenic beauty of the Himalayas

Keep in Mind:

You should never think about skipping the acclimatization day because it is necessary for your body to cope with the soreness and higher altitude. Apart from that, if you feel any kind of sickness, you should inform your guide as soon as possible. 

On the sixth day, you will start trekking from Namche Bazaar on a very nice trail through a dense forest. While trekking you will see the amazing views as you go along the Dudh Koshi River to Phungithanga. After that, the trail will get a bit more challenging as you pass the prayer wheel (water-powered) and go along the rhododendron forest, which is dense, to Tengboche. 

Tengboche is a very small village spreading the grassy saddle of a crescent ridge’s shades. You will also find the largest Buddhist monastery of Khumbu here. From the monastery, you will find some amazing views of the mountains and the surroundings which will be something you will never forget. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Visiting the largest monastery in Khumbu

  • Seeing the amazing views of the surroundings

On the seventh day, once you have your breakfast, you will start trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche by crossing a small Suspension Bridge on the Dudh Koshi River. The walk will continue till you go to Orsho and go on a lower route to Imja Khola (Western Bank). The trail will be surrounded by dense forest conifer trees and rhododendron. 

You will also be crossing many amazing villages, Chortens, and Mana walls to reach Dingboche. In the region of Khumbu, this is the highest Sherpa settlement with a height of around 4,410m/14,468ft. You will witness a stone wall there which is there to protect the crop in the fields. You will have the closest view of Ama Dablam from here. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • The suspension bridge crossing on the Dudh Koshi River is a thrilling experience

  • Trekking past amazingly decorated Chortens and mani walls

  • The closest view of Ama Dablam

The start of the trek will be by climbing to Pheriche Valley. You will be going on walking along the yak pastures and alpine scrub. You will find your way to the Trekkers Aid Post and see the amazing sight of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, and Taboche. 

As you keep on trekking, the trail starts to become steep and strenuous as it goes over to the Khumbu Glacier. When you reach the Thukla by clubbing the ridge, you will see prayer flags in the name of people who lost their lives while climbing the mountain. After that, you will go across the rocky terrains and grassy valleys to reach Lobuche which will also be your overnight destination. 

The small village is located between Khumbu Glacier and Lobuche Peak. Watching the amazing sight of Taboche and Nuptse from here will be an amazing experience. Towards the evening, you can watch the amazing view of the Khumbu Glacier. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Walking past the village Pheriche and also going to the Trekkers Aid Post

  • Trek along Thukla Pass

  • Amazing views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, and Taboche

  • Up close view of Taboche and Nuptse

  • Marvellous view of Khumbu Glacier

This will be one of the most remarkable days in your life as you will go to the Everest Base Camp. You will be going away from Lobuche through rocky and rough terrain and reaching Gorak Shep. You will come here while enjoying the amazing sights of some of the most beautiful mountains. 

Once you are at the Gorak Shep, you will drop your luggage at your accommodation place and go through the rocky trail to reach the base camp. As you reach the base camp, you will now get a chance to stand on the foothills of the highest mountain in the world. 

From the Everest base camp, you will have the most mesmerising views of nature that you will ever witness. After that, you will come back to Gorak Shep where a sandy lake will be ready to welcome you. Now, you deserve a rest for travelling so long. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • The glacial path traverse

  • The Everest base camp excursion

  • Amazing views of nature from Mount Everest

  • Enjoy the sandy lake at Gorak Shep

The tenth day will be remarkable once again as you trek to start the day early and go to Kala Patthar hiking. You will be going to one of the most amazing viewpoints of Everest. You will be covering rocky and steep trails to reach Kala Patthar. Once you reach there, you will be witnessing the most breath-taking 360-degree view of the Himalayas which will be a moment to remember for the rest of your life. 

After you spend a few times at the top, you descend to Gorak Shep from where you will go down towards Lobuche. You will once again go past rough trails to reach Thukla Pass. After crossing a bridge, you will reach Pheriche and this entire journey will be around four hours. Here you will see the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic (HRA) which is a non-profit establishment that helps in reducing the casualties during Himalayan treks. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Excursion to Kala Patthar

  • See the amazing 360-degree view of the Himalayas

  • Reach Pheriche through the rocky and rough trails

  • Stopover to the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic (HRA)

Keep in Mind:

As you will go to Kala Patthar around the Sunrise, you should keep a torch or headlamp with you along with your gloves, jackets, and a beanie hat to keep you warm in such cold weather. 

From the eleventh day, you will start your return journey from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. After having breakfast, you will start trekking on a much easier route. You might find some steep uphill on your way. Along with your trail, you will also be able to check out the wildlife of the Himalayas. After five hours of trekking, you will be reaching Tengboche.

It will be a long day and you will be travelling back to Namche Bazaar as you keep on descending. While you trek back, you will reach the amazing Phunki Tenga village from where you will find an uphill trail. You will go by the trail for an hour which will descend to Dudh Koshi River. As you cross the suspension bridge on Dudh Koshi River, you will come to Kyangjuma village. After following the route, you will reach Namche Bazaar.


Things to Look Out For:

  • Juniper and rhododendron trees will give you shades as you trek

  • Check out the Himalayan wildlife which will be a completely different experience

  • Get amazed once again by the amazing views of the mountains

  • A very comfortable trekking day

  • Cross a high suspension bridge

  • Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar

You will be starting the penultimate day of your adventure after descending steeply through the rocky and rough terrain of Namche Bazaar. After crossing the high suspension bridge, you will have a pleasant path along the banks of the river Dudh Koshi. You will be descending along the path of many pine and rhododendron trees and reach Phakding. 

From there, you will cross a suspension bridge over the river Dudh Koshi and go towards Lukla. You will also see many monasteries Mana walls, and Chortens. Finally, in the evening, you will be celebrating your successful Everest base camp trekking before going back to Kathmandu. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Crossing many suspension bridges

  • Walking past the pine and rhododendron forest

  • Celebration of the success of your Everest base camp trek

This will be the final day in your adventure trek to Everest base camp. You will bid goodbye to the mountains to board the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will also bid farewell to the porters and local staff members of ours in Lukla and catch the flight to reach Kathmandu. 

After arriving in Kathmandu, our representatives will receive you warmly and take you to the hotel. You can either rest in your hotel or go sightseeing there. You will also find a market there to buy souvenirs if you want. In the evening, we will organize a farewell dinner for you. 

Things to Look Out For:

  • Journey to Kathmandu from Lukla in the flight

  • Reaching the hotel for some rest

  • Farewell dinner in the evening

Finally, your journey will end here as our representatives will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport as you will board your flight. Our representatives will help you to reach the airport according to your flight schedule and help you with your check-in at the terminal.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Includes / Excludes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers

  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation

  • 3 standard meals a day for 11 days (11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 11 Dinners) during the trek

  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. We provide private bathrooms with hot showers in Lukla, Phakding and Namche.

  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)

  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Everest trip.

  • Porter services for 11 days (1 porter = 2 trekkers).

  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.

  • Duffel bag use while trekking

  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee

  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring two passport size photos for permit)

  • First aid medicine kit

  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.

  • Government taxes & office service charge

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary

  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.

  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses

  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages.

  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)

  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Before You Go

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp

It is essential to choose the right time and weather according to the destination for your trekking to avoid any kind of mishaps and troubles. Knowing about the weather condition of the place you're visiting beforehand is crucial and plays an important role in how your trip will unfold. Among all the seasons, spring and autumn are the two seasons considered best to trek in Nepal. 

As for the Everest Base Camp Trek, it is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world, and similar to other Himalayan parts of Nepal, there are two distinct seasons best to trek here. Spring from March to May and autumn from September to November is the most suited time to enjoy the diverse nature of the Everest region. During these two months, the weather is fairly stable with good visibility and moderate temperature. The clear skies in the spring along with the trail full of plants & flowers make it one of the best times to trek the Everest Base Camp. Similar to the spring season, autumn is another perfect season to trek. As the weather is very transparent with moderate temperatures making it possible for trekkers to relish the Himalayan scenery without much hassle. You can also try trekking to the Everest Base Camp in the monsoon and winter if you prefer a less-crowded trail as it is possible to make the journey in January and early September. But, you must make sure to be well prepared for any kind of trouble as it can get risky at times to trek in the off-season time.

 

Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek

You will be staying in a 3-star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses lodge during the trek. The accommodation facility during the Everest Base Camp trek is much better, and more advanced compared to other parts of Nepal. In the beginning few days of the trek up to Namche Bazaar, you can enjoy the hotel rooms with in-room showers with hot water, western-style flush toilets, a Free WIFI connection, and in-room plugs to charge your stuff. As you ascend to the higher elevation, the facilities get limited and you might not be able to enjoy services like; WIFI connections and western-style flush toilets. You might have to pay extra for the hot showers and WIFI connections in the higher elevation where the room comes with simple facilities like; a warm bed and blankets depending on the destination and lodge. 



Food during Everest Base Camp Trek

Similar to the accommodation facility, the food choices you get during the Everest Base Camp trek are diverse and refined. You can expect a wide range of food during the trek ranging from traditional village foods to western foods. In the first few days of the trek, you can enjoy food from western and other international cuisines to traditional Nepali food. As you move to the higher elevation, the menu gets limited where the breakfast usually includes traditional bread, eggs, potatoes, and soup while lunch and dinner items include Dal Bhat (lentil soup, rice, and veggies), fried rice, noodles, etc according to the lodges. You can also carry your favourite snacks to enjoy during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Also, it is advised not to consume alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and other unhealthy food items while you are on the high elevation. 

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Permits

There are two different permits you need to acquire for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The detailed information about the necessary permits is mentioned below:

  • Khumbu PasangLhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

Khumbu PasangLhamu Rural Municipality entrance permit is a new permit imposed from the 1st of October 2018 replacing an existing TIMS Card. The permit costs NPR 2000, which cannot be obtained in Kathmandu. If you are flying through Lukla, you can obtain a permit in Lukla. And if you are trekking from Jiri or Salleri, this permit can be obtained in Monjo.

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

The second permit you need to obtain for the Everest Base camp trek is the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit. The cost for the permit is NPR 3000 Per Person, which can be obtained either in the Nepal Tourism Board office or in an office at Monjo. 

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Guide or Sherpa

For your Everest Base Camp trek, you'll be guided by our experienced and skilled guides or Sherpa. All our guides are professionally trained with years of experience who have been to the Everest base camp and back many times. Not just the guidance during the trek, but you'll get a chance to learn new things and get knowledge from our guides. As they are highly skilled with a wide range of knowledge from mountaineering and trekking to the culture and traditions of Nepal. 

 

Lukla flight Delay and Cancellation

One of the major highlights of trekking in the Everest Region is the thrilling flight to Lukla. The Everest Base Camp trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, which is a small single landing strip airport surrounded by high Himalayans. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is rather short, only 30 to 45 minutes. 

During the flight to Lukla, flight delay and cancellation is one of the common problems that can occur during your travel. Given the position and elevation of Lukla, weather conditions and visibility are hard to predict and can change rapidly. Consequently, flight schedules to Lukla can be affected. When the weather conditions aren't good and there is the risk of an unsafe landing, the airline doesn't take any risk and returns the flight immediately to Kathmandu. Such flight delays are likely to happen at any time of year, especially during the monsoon season (late May to early September). In case your flight gets delayed, you will have to wait until the flight gets rescheduled. There is also a chance of your flight getting cancelled after you've waited a few hours at the airport. In case of flight cancellation, you can either wait for a few days to take the next scheduled flight or take a helicopter flight on the same day. 

Therefore, it is highly recommended to add at least a day or two extra days on your trip for flexibility in case of any Lukla flight delays and cancellations

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Everest Base Camp trek falls under the Difficult or Grade C level of trekking. Also known as adventure trekking, this grade of trekking is comparatively harder than the moderate level and involves trekking on elevation above 5000 m. Trekkers are required to be fitted with high stamina and without any pre-existing health conditions. The Everest base camp trek involves walking on rough terrain for 5-6 hours every day on average with the altitude gain per day ranging between 500m-800m. There is also a chance of getting altitude sickness as the highest elevation one will reach during the Everest Base camp trek is above 5500m. Generally, this grade of trek requires previous trekking or hiking experience. If not, it is highly recommended to get physical training like walking, hiking, cycling, etc, before the trek. 

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Training

Training is essential for any journey in the Himalayas, especially if you're a first-time trekker. It is important to keep having your physical health check-up to make sure you're healthy with no concerns. For the Everest Base Camp trek, as it is a journey at a high altitude for more than 2 weeks, physical training is a must. You should focus on training to improve cardio endurance, strength endurance, and being comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for 5-6 hours a day. You can try hiking or taking long walks at least a day per week, being able to walk for 5-6 hours continuously. You can also try doing full-body strength workouts twice per week to improve your overall body stability. With the proper training and preparation, your journey in the Himalayas will be even more memorable and fun. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Equipments

Here we have prepared the list of all necessary trekking gears & equipment for Everest Base Camp Trek, Most of the equipment can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment & gear.  Also, don’t forget that it is very important to purchase good quality and reliable clothes and footwear as you will be facing very cold conditions on the trek. Below Here is the packing list for Everest Base camp Trek.

Clothing -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer 

General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers & shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket & trousers -Underwear 

• Headwear -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter 

Handwear & Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters 

Bag & backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag 

Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs 

Poles & Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight 

Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag 

Extra accessories -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money 

Medications & Toiletries: Water purification tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand sanitiser. 

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Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs
Look, trekking to Everest base camp will not be that hard. Yes, you will be trekking at a very high altitude. Therefore, you must acclimatize yourself to that altitude. However, if you think that you need any special mountaineering skills to reach Everest base camp, then, don’t need any such skill. We will provide you with guides who are experts in trekking on these challenging altitudes. Thus, you will have no problem.
You need to understand that the best time to travel to Nepal is either autumn or spring. Therefore, if you are looking to visit the Everest base camp and trek, then that would be the perfect time for you to visit. You will see the glorious views of the mountains and also, the weather will be ideal for the time you need to trek in the day.

The guides we will provide you for your Everest Base Camp Trek are all certified. From Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal, they have gone under 45-day training and passed from there. Apart from that, they also got training on first aid at high altitudes from the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. So, you can rest assured you will have no problem with the guides we will appoint you. 

You will be accommodated in a standard facility such as a 3-star hotel that will also include breakfasts in Kathmandu, tea houses lodges and meals during the Everest Base Camp trek. If you are not planning for a camping trek, you can also get accommodated in a guest house or lodge. But, you might have to sleep in a tent if there is no other accommodation available.

The food that you will get during your Everest base camp trek will be excellent. The places where you will be easting are hotels and lodges. Also, the ingredients used in cooking those foods will be very much organic and fresh. Apart from that, if you are a vegetarian, the places where you will be eating will serve you vegetarian food. So, the food will be delicious and amazing.

When you are looking for an incredible experience like trekking to Everest base camp, you shouldn’t be thinking about the cost too much. Look, you can join us as we will take you to Everest base camp at an affordable cost. If you are looking for the amount of money, you can check out the website for a detailed explanation of the journey and the cost it may incur.

In many cases, people who go on a trek fail to complete the schedule because of impromptu health problems. In such circumstances, we would request you to understand our situation because we cannot refund you the money for the rest of the trek. We will have to pay the porters and guides for their work and time. Thus, we cannot refund you if you have to cancel the trip. But you if cancel the EBC trip 60 days prior to travel to Nepal we are committed to refund except the Lukla flight and 20 % extra cost, the rest will be refundable.

Look, the group size is not a static number. It can change depending on the number of bookings we have. You have to understand that age is not a major barrier for people coming for the Everest base camp trek. Thus, we have people from different age groups. But, you have to understand that we will make sure that you get into the group with people of your same age group. The group size generally has between 1 to 10 people.

Trekking to the Everest base camp will be the most incredible experience of your life. Being present at such an altitude is in itself a phenomenal feeling. Also, visiting newer places and meeting some of the most welcoming people will be something you will never forget. All in all, the entire experience will be amazing and when you have our porters and guides to help you out, you will be delighted once you get back from the trek and look back at the memories with fondness.

Seeing Mount Everest from the base camp will be difficult because you will find lots of tall mountains obstructing your view. But, you don’t need to worry about it. You will be able to see Mount Everest several times as you trek along to reach the base camp. Thus, you will have ample scopes to capture Mount Everest inside your camera. And the trek to the base camp will be a phenomenal experience.

Look, there have been incidences when people died while trekking to the Everest base camp. That is why you should always go on a trek under the supervision of experienced guides and porters who are certified. That is why if you choose our company for trekking to the Everest base camp, you should know that you will have the best people helping you by maintaining stringent security measures. That is why no such fatal incidences happened during the treks under our supervision.

Look, the Everest base camp trek is an experience of a lifetime. You will enjoy it thoroughly. You will rarely get a chance in your lifetime to be at an altitude so high from sea level. Therefore, it will be an experience that you will savour for the rest of your life. Apart from that, gazing at Everest from such proximity and getting mesmerised by the beauty of the Himalayas will be something that you will never forget in your entire life. 

If you intend to summit Kilimanjaro, then it will be harder than trekking to the Everest base camp. Otherwise, trekking to the Everest base camp will be much harder than trekking in most places at Kilimanjaro. The distance you will be walking is longer and also, as you go along, the altitudes will be higher. Therefore, the trek to Everest base camp will be more challenging.

When you are planning to trek to Everest base camp, you must choose the right company. Otherwise, your trekking experience could become a nightmare. That is why you should look at the arrangements that the company is making for you. Don’t emphasize too much on the cost. You have to make sure that the company that you are choosing has experienced guides and also has a good review from the people who have chosen them for trekking in the past. In this way, you can rest assured you will be choosing the best company for your Everest base camp trekking. And, if you follow our website, you will know that we are the best company that can give you a comprehensive trekking experience to Everest base camp. 

It happens very rarely that the flight from Lukla gets cancelled. But, in case of bad weather or unforeseen events, the flight may get cancelled. However, you don’t need to worry about that. We have your back. We will book you for the flight the next day. Or, if you are willing to spend some extra money, then we can book you for a chattered helicopter ride that will take you to your destination. Also, if you want to wait for the flight the next day, then we will also arrange your accommodation in Kathmandu. But, you will have to pay the extra amount.

Look, for first-timers, Everest base camp trekking can be a bit challenging. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t go for it. We have the best porters and guides to help you during the trek and thus, you will be safe. Apart from that, you should know that the trek will be physically challenging as well as mentally. So, you should be fit in both of these aspects of life.

Look, it is very common among trekkers to lose weight after the Everest base camp trek. The amount of loss is generally around 7% to 10% of their body weight. So, if you are coming to the Everest base camp trekking to lose weight, then you might succeed. Look, the trek will be physically challenging and therefore, you will burn more calories and hence, lose some extra weight.

When you reach Lukla, you will start feeling the temperature difference. Look, if you go to Everest base camp during January, the weather will be cold. That is why it is not a good time to go there for trekking. If you want to know about the average temperature at the Everest base camp, then it would be around -4F/-20C to -22F/30C. So, you should keep this in mind.

No, oxygen is not necessary during your Everest base camp trek. Look, you will be trekking to a higher altitude. Therefore, as you go higher, you might feel the lack of oxygen and you might feel breathing problems. It doesn’t happen to everyone. But, we will make sure that you are safe from everything bad situations that can arise during your trek. 

If you think about the health hazards, then the only thing that you can face during the Everest base camp trek is altitude sickness. Now, many people are worried about landslides and earthquakes. But, those things rarely happen and you shouldn’t feel anxious about them. Instead, enjoy the experience you will have during the Everest base camp trek. 

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Everest Base Camp Trek Experience with HR!

I just returned from the trek to Everest Base Camp organized by Himalayan Recreation and I cannot express how thankful I am to my guide and the entire team of Himalayan recreation for these wonderful two weeks. I had a time of my life and it was a trip I will reminisce about for a very long time. Since the very first day of landing in Kathmandu, I was taken care of and everything was well-prepared including the accommodations and trek-related stuff. After a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, we left for the trek with a flight to Lukla. The entire trek was incredible. Words ca...

Nicki Cole

USA

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Excellent

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