Everest is a formidable mountain monster that has defeated many of most skilled climbers. The rugged and challenging trails make it a popular destination for skilled climbers across the globe. Everest’s intimidating peak is so impressive that trekkers from all over the globe still make the trek to Everest Base Camp at 17600 feet. Every experience in Nepal’s majestic mountains will make you a storyteller, whether it is staying in villages against the backdrop of towering peaks or learning about the Sherpa culture.
Here are some important facts about Everest Base Camp Trek.
This amazing trek allows you to immerse yourself into the Sherpa culture. Sherpas are an ancient Tibetan community living in remote parts of Nepal. You will be able to experience a new way of life in the Himalayas thanks to their unique culture and cuisine.
Lukla: Starts at Lukla
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Trek Type: Teahouse Grade
Elevation: 5,380m or 17,600ft
Difficulty Level: Medium to Hard
Culture: Sherpa culture
Tour: Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse etc
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Costs:
The cost of a 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu to Lukla can range between INR 65,000 and 80,000. This includes permits, accommodation, food, and return flights.
The ideal time to hike to Everest Base Camp is:
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is possible all year. It is cheaper to trek in Nepal during the off-season, as the accommodation and food prices in Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar drop.
Amazing weather is the best time to go trekking: April-May and October-November (peak season), are the best months.
Good weather is ideal for trekking: March, June and September are great months to go on a trek.
Walking in the rough: July to August (monsoon season), and January to February (coldest month).
Simple Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary:-
This is a summary for your Everest Base Camp itinerary.
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu (highest airport at 2700m), and then trek to Phakding (2600m).
Phakding is the base camp for the Everest Trek. It can be reached by trekking from Lukla. Fly from Kathmandu or Luka.
Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
The second day is spent trekking to Namche Bazaar basecamp fron Phakding. This place has a total elevation of 3440m.
Day 3: Namche Bazaar Rest
Namche Bazaar is a great place to relax. Take a look around the area and get ready for the next day.
Day 4: Trekking to Tyangboche (386m) from Namche Bazaar
Next day, you’ll start your journey at Namche Bazaar. You will then trek to Tyangboche at 3860m.
Day 5: Trekking up to Dingboche (4300m) from Tyangboche
From (3860), you will reach Dingboche at 4300m.
Day 6: Trek to Labuche (4925m) from Tyangboche
Next, you will trek from Dingboche (4300m) to Labuche (4390m).
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Labuche
You will take some time to rest and adjust once you reach Labuche. This is crucial because you might feel unfamiliar with the climate at this altitude.
Day 8: Trek to Gorapshep (5157m) starting from Labuche
After a day of rest to acclimatize you will begin the ascent from Labuche up to Gorashep at 5170m. This is your last stop before Everest Base Camp.
Day 9: Trek towards Everest Base Camp (5400m), fron Gorashep
Your climb will continue the next day and you will eventually reach your destination, i.e. Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp’s total elevation is 5400m. You will spend the night here to enjoy the magnificent mountains before you.
Day 10: Trek to Pheriche (4280m), to Gorapshep
It’s time for the descent. At 4280m, you descend from Gorashep to Periche.
Day 11: Trek to Tyangboche (386m) from Pheriche
The next day will see you descend from Periche towards Tyangboche, reaching an elevation of 3860m.
Day 12: Trek to Namchee Bazaar (3440m), from Tyangboche
The descent to Namchee Bazaar begins once you have reached Tyangboche. This is the final big trek before reaching the starting point.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2840m), Namchee Bazar
This marks the end to a wonderful journey. This will bring you back home.
Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. This is the end of the trek.
Things you should have when you travel to Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is a teahouse trekking, so there will be plenty to eat, drink, and snack along the way. For a safe and easy trek, you’ll need a few things. It is possible for the weather to be very unpredictable in the Upper Himalayan region. For a comfortable experience, you will need some things.
You will need the following gear for trekking: Extra memory card, camera with heavy gloves, fleece and woolen pants or jackets, trekking shoes or sandals for walking around the camp, insulated tops and tops, waterproof jackets, fleece or woolen trousers and jackets, hiking shoes, warm woolen socks and running shoes.
Basic first aid kit: Ibuprofen and Diamox (for altitude illness), your personal prescriptions, medical taps (for treating blisters, migraine tablets, and antibiotics), and your personal prescriptions.