Guide to Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Based on completely our experience, we are here to provide you the complete guide to Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Travelling Nepal has been on many travelers’ bucket lists. Home to Mt. Everest, Nepal is so much richness in the Himalayas, beautiful landscape, sceneries, waterfalls, lakes, cultural diversity, and tradition. One can enjoy the beauty of Nepal and try to lose oneself in peace and serenity.

Everest Base Camp trekking is more like a lifetime journey. It takes you to the land of Mt. Everest and other jaw-dropping Himalayas. This Everest best camp trek is best for those who can’t go to the Mt. Everest expedition. To reach the summit is daring and adventurous and really needs huge sacrifices. So, from EBC (5,600) offers you can see Everest, the world’s highest peak.

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About Everest Base Camp Trekking (EBC Trek)

Major Highlights of EBC

  1. Takes you to the land of the Everest Region
  2. Panoramic view of Everest and surrounding Himalayas like Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam
  3. Tea houses of the Khumbu region
  4. Tengboche Monastery
  5. Observing the Sherpa Culture and tradition
  6. Walking on the bank of Dudhkoshi river
  7. Remote Trail to EBC
  8. Beautiful forest, wildlife, flora, and fauna of upper Himalayan region of Nepal

Mount Everest Base Camp trek lies in the Sagarmatha National Park. From the Everest region, you can enjoy the iconic and one of the most scenic vistas in the world; the pristine view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, to name a few. Home to the Sherpa people, you will also witness the Sherpa village Namche Bazaar, Khumjung village, Pangbouche, and Dingboche. You will be trekking by the band of Dudhkosi River (because of milky white water; in English “Dudh” means “Milk”) crossing beautiful landscapes, monasteries, steep trails, prayer flags, and suspension bridge. Every corner of the Everest region blesses you with the magnificent view of Mt. Everest and the other Himalayas. One of the other best parts of the Everest Base Camp trek is, see the “world’s highest farmland” just lap of the alluring Mt. Amadablam. 

Similarly, from Kala Patthar, you can see the up-close and classic view of Mt. Everest and the other Himalayas. Likewise, you will be walking through the different Sherpa settlement village-like Tengboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. Since they follow Buddhism, you will get to witness the deep connection and faith towards their religion and culture.

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You can see Mount Everest from kathmandu. Check here to see how it looks. 

Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp Trekking

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The best time to visit the EBC trek is February, March, April and May, late September, October, November, and December.

If you want to avoid the crowd, then you can visit EBC in January and February or monsoon season here in Nepal. 

Accommodation in the Everest Base Camp Trek

From local to luxurious, the Everest Base Camp trek offers accommodation as per your preference. All lodges have dine-in facilities and a hot water shower. Some of the luxurious pavement cafes, sunrooms, private rooms, indoor Western-style toilets, and electric lights abound.

Food on your Everest Base Camp Trek

As there are numerous tea houses and lodges, you can easily get the meals. They offer Nepali cuisine to international cuisine. You don’t have to pack extra food for your trekking. Since you are trekking and need a lot of physical strength, it is better to carry protein bars and chocolates. Do not put additional weight in your backpack. Likewise, it is necessary to carry water bottles. Even though there are lodges just a few distances apart, they will charge you for the refill. So, it is better to use water purifying tablets to save your cost.

*We happened to carry additional junk food which made our backpack very heavy. It made us hard to trek.

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Acclimatization is a must during EBC Trek

Acclimatization is very necessary during EBC trekking. Since you are ascending up to 5,600m in height, your body needs to adapt to the altitude. Altitude sickness is very common while you are trekking to this altitude. So, try to stay healthy as much as you can during EBC trek. Take your time, do not rush, you do not have to win the marathon. Always watch for the altitude sickness symptoms like pounding headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, breathlessness, and low oxygen saturation. If you encounter any of these symptoms, make sure to inform your travel guide. Or, you can consult your doctor, and carry prescribed medicine.

How to stay safe during mount Everest Base Camp Trek?

You need to watch your food. Stay vegetarian as much as you can. Since there is a no-killing policy in Sagamartha National Park. All the meats are carried from the lower Everest region. Just imagine how old, the meat will be. So, eat Dal (lentils), Bhat (Rice), and green vegetables. We say this a lot ” ‘Dal Bhat power, 24 hour!’. Yes, it indeed keeps you energized through the journey as it contains high proteins and nutrients.  If you can carry a little extra weight, then carry canned fish too.

Similarly, there are sheer cliffs and narrows trails. To make the matter worst, herds of yaks and donkeys keep on passing by. So, you have to be careful.

How hard is EBC Trek?

EBC trek is moderate to difficult trekking. If you trek and hike a lot, you do not need to pull off much. They are enough to this trek. It is good to start with physical training like cardiovascular, endurance, hiking, running, stair climbing and strength work a month prior to Everest Base Camp Trek.

Necessary Travel Documents

  1. Airline tickets (confirmation along with itinerary)
  2. Nepal Visa form
  3. Travel insurance policy documents
  4. Valid passport
  5. Copy of passport (2 copies)
  6. Passport photos (4)

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EBC Trekking Permits

A permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card to enter Sagarmatha National Park and trek to EBC. You can get this from the Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu, or at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

Things you need while trekking to Everest Base Camp

  1. Down Jackets, windcheater
  2. Lightweight thermal tops
  3. Fleece pants
  4. Wool or synthetic socks
  5. Sun cap and woolen hat
  6. Gloves
  7. Quick-dry boxers or briefs and sports bra
  8. Hiking tracks
  9. Waterproof hiking boots
  10. Sleeping bags (Depends on which weather and season)
  11. Trekking poles
  12. Running shoes
  13. Headlamp
  14. Glacier Sunglasses
  15. Powerbank
  16. Water Bottle and Water Purifier
  17. Garbage Bag
  18. Sunscreen, Shampoo
  19. Toiletries
  20. Medicine
  21. First-aid kit

Trekking Route to Everest Base Camp

Traditional Trekking Route

If you want to skip Lulka (the most dangerous airport in the world), then you can reach EBC via Jiri. It normally takes a maximum of 8 days. Since it is a long and technically challenged, many people skip that trail. So, it will be less crowded and enjoy the lower Everest region.

Flight from Lukla

You can take a flight to Lukla and then start walking.

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