Everest Base camp trek is the trek that Every adventure lover retains this on their bucket list which is one of the most well-known adventure trek in the world. As everyone knows that Mt. Everest is world’s highest peak 8848 Meters. The route of Everest base camp is not only lead to the Everest base camp but it also gives you a great opportunity to hike up to Kalapattahr which is a closest view point to touch the Mt. Everest by their eyes.
From every corner the trekking route of Mount Everest has full of adventure, learning a unique Sherpa culture, warm hospitality of Sherpa people, visiting extra ordinary Himalayan villages of Everest region, ancient Gompa and Monasteries, uncountable snow caped mountain across the route is also the specialty of Everest base camp trek.
Where Mt. Everest is Located?
- Where Mt. Everest is Located?
- How many days do I Need to trek to be in Everest Base camp ?
- How difficult is the Everest Base camp trek ?
- Do I need a guide for Everest base camp trek?
- Rough cost for Everest base camp trek.
- Normal Trekking route of Everest Base camp.
- Food and drinks during the Everest Base camp trek.
- Clothing for Everest Base camp trek.
- Other important information for Everest Base camp trek.
- Trip fact of Everest Base camp trek.
Mt. Everest, the world tallest mountain which is 8848 Meters high is in North East part of Nepal in Mahalangur range of the Himalayas. Mt. Everest is 27°59’ North latitude, 86°55’ East longitudes of The geographical location near about, From the Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal ) 160.51 km far which is equal to 99.74 miles, and 86.61 nautical miles.
How many days do I Need to trek to be in Everest Base camp ?
To be in Everest base camp the if trekkers follow the normal regular route 7 to 8 days after 30 minutes flight to Lukla. Total round Kathmandu-Everest Base camp –Kathmandu is about 12 to 13 days which is fly in to Lukla and fly out from Lukla, Some really fit trekkers can also finish it with in 10 to 11 days but recommended is to take 12 days minimum via normal route due to this high altitude trek.
The other way to be in Everest base camp via Cho-la pass but it takes more 2 to 3 additional, which route is more adventurous and loop trek route of Everest base camp including adventure high pass Cho-la as well as beautiful Himalayan lakes Gokyo and amazing view of Nogzumba glacier form Gokyo peak.
Some trekkers they also trek via Jiri which is drive to Jiri more or less 8 hours, from Jiri , drive to Shivalaya and trek to Everest base camp. In this case we need more 5 days additional for the Everest base camp trek via Jiri. From Jiri we still can drive until Bhandra but the condition of road is not that good, it is a hilly route with rough road.
How difficult is the Everest Base camp trek ?
Every adventure lovers has dream to trek into Everest base camp in a life time. We need moderate kinds of fitness level for the Everest base camp trek. We do not say that Everest base camp is the difficult trek, however bellow few things makes Everest base camp trek make easy or difficult.
–Choose a right itinerary:
Choose the right itinerary for your body which is a most important part for doing Everest Base camp trek , if you are really fit or first time trekkers fast or slow itinerary depend on your experience level.
Train yourself for Everest base camp trek:
We do not need special train for the Everest base camp trek but while you decide for the Everest Base camp trek it is recommended for the few exercise daily, walking, running as well as prepare yourself mentally. Please visit this link how to train for the Everest Base camp trek;
Bring and collect right gear:
For the Everest base camp trek we do not need special kinds of gear and not not need any ropes and ice axe as well as crampons but we need to have some right clothes to make warm your body as well as flexible during the hiking, please click here for more information for Everest base camp trekking gear.
Choose right season or month:
Everest base camp can be done all around the year but there some month is best month for the Everest base camp trek such as March , April, May, October, November till middle of December. More information please click here
Make sure that you will have professional guide:
Hiring a professional guide is a most important part for make the Everest base camp easy. Guide is not only showing way but they are always helpful for makes this trek easy like food, accordion, helping with sickness if you got, check your oxygen and pulse ETC.
Do I need a guide for Everest base camp trek?
It is always recommended to the trekkers to hire a professional local guide to this achievement. Guide is not only for showing the route, but helping you with every corner during the trek such as altitude sickness problem, choosing best food and accommodations and man more,
Rough cost for Everest base camp trek.
Everest base camp trek cost depend how you would like to do, many of the places luxurious hotels and resort has been built, basic tea houses are also available, 5 USD to 200 USD per night. So as foods you can choose from 2 USD to 20 USD per meals. Year – 2018
Only the cost to flight is 175 USD ( Year – 2018 ) for one way per person from Kathmandu to Luikla, Hiring a profession guide , English speaking is 20 USD to 30 USD (Year – 2018) porter carrier from Lukla is 15 to 18 USD from the reputed agency including all their full insurance covered. which is very important, Pease check this link for cost for Everest base camp trek.
The cost is 2000 rupees (about $20 USD) for a Free Individual Trekkers (FIT) card and 1000 rupees (about $10 USD) for a Group Trekkers card. Foreigners also have to pay a Sagarmatha National Park fee of 3000 rupees +13 % VAT, (about $30 USD VAT ). Extra 2000 NRS is applicable since October -01- 2017 as local government tax. TIMS cards are not not strictly necessary since the local government tax is applicable.
Normal Trekking route of Everest Base camp.
The normal trekking route of Everest Base trek takes about the 11 to 14 Days fly to Lukla and same way back to Lukla after the Everest Base camp and fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Here we have few information of Normal route itinerary depend on your time frame and fitness level of your body.
Everest Base camp –12 Days, the best and recommended one
Everest Base camp – 14 Days. Easy one
There are few trekking route to be in Everest base camp which depend on your time frame as well as how much adventure would you like?
Please check this link for the different route and explanation of these routes.
Food and drinks during the Everest Base camp trek.
Food and drinks are easily available for purchase during the Everest base camp trek route, Depend what do you like eat for the breakfast lunch and diner, for the normal breakfast they serve Toast, Eggs, tea, coffee, potatoes as well, can also order noodles soups. For the lunch diner, most of the lodges has Food Menu and can choose the food to order yourself.
It is strongly recommended to drink safe drinking water, boiled water or use water purification tablets or use ultra violet water bottle to make your water safe, safe drinking water is also available to buy but costing high.
Clothing for Everest Base camp trek.
Everest base camp is on the level of more than 5300 Meters and after the Namche, weather is cold, ,make sure that you will have perfect clothing for Everest Base camp trek, Warm clothes are necessary as well as good sleeping bags and down Jacket. please click the link for More information of clothing for Everest Base camp trek
Other important information for Everest Base camp trek.
-It is recommended you to get at least one day acclimatize on the way during the Everest Base camp trek.
-Drink 4 to 5 Liters of Water per day and walk slowly.
-Tell you guide if any problem. Do not hide with your guide if incase symptoms of Altitude sickens,
-Make sure that either your guide or your will have normal medicine box for the normal treatment.
-Make sure that you guide has done this trek few times before and license holder one,
-Do not forget you buy a good and reliable travel insurance for you, If incase any problem,
-Try to get the earlier flight to Lukla and back which is important, late flight can be cancel most probably.
Trip fact of Everest Base camp trek.
Total Length: 14–18 days.
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.
Starting altitude: 2,800 meters (9,200 feet) at Lukla.
Peak elevation: 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) at Everest Base Camp.
Accommodations: Teahouses /Lodges
When to Go: From October to early December; spring trekking season is in March April and May.
Main access: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu 35 Minutes flight,
Best Viewpoints: Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar.
Paperwork cost: Entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and the TIMS card, The cost is 2000 rupees (about $20 USD) for a Free Individual Trekkers (FIT) card and 1000 rupees (about $10 USD) for a Group Trekkers card. Foreigners also have to pay a Sagarmatha National Park fee of 3000 rupees +13 % VAT, (about $30 USD VAT ). Extra 2000 NRS is applicable since October -01- 2017 as local government tax. TIMS cards are not not strictly necessary since the local government tax is applicable.
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