Mt Everest is the world tallest mountain and Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most visited treks of Nepal is located in the Himalayan country Nepal,
What I can Expect ?
Of course breathtaking scenery of hill and white Himalaya along the hundred peaks, trekkers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Colorful prayer flags and wheels and across swing bridges, while evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-minded people around the dining-room fire.
Mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the khumbu region, the Everest Base Camp trek is one of the world’s most unforgettable.
Most of trekkers they fly to Place Lukla from Kathmandu to start their trek, the flight is for 30 Minutes with the view of many Himalayan ranges. The alternatives routes is the Jiri which is 8 Hours long drive by bus after the trek just to be in Lukla minimum 4 days required.
How many days?
If the trekkers flying to Lukla it will take 12 to 14 days from Kathmandu –Lukla – Everest base camp – Lukla -Kathmandu. However it is always recommended to the trekkers for slow and easy walk with get acclimatized. If the trekkers which to drive jiri to Jiri need another extra more than a week.
When should I make this trek?
From March to May and from September to December. It gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season; be prepared for possible rain. December reaches below-zero temperatures but the days are still beautiful and there are fewer trekkers.
Do I need a Trekking Guide and Porters ?
Nepal government is considering making the hiring of a guide compulsory this season, after the disappearances of some lone trekkers and the death of a Belgian trekker in the Langtang region in June 2012.
Still trekking in Everest base camp is possible to trek alone but hiring a guide or porter has many advantages: for US$15 to $20 a day trekkers can giving someone a valuable job and in turn you will learn plenty about the local culture and natural environment. Even talking about porter many of the trekkers would like to have a porter instead of carrying their bag packs and equipment by themselves in this high altitude and it is safe for the trekkers, makes success to accent the Everest base camp with hiring A porters who can carry 20 KGS more or less from the trekkers,
Do I need to join A trekking company for this trek ?
Of course, It is always recommended to join a good and reputed trekking company among 1000 of them, Most of the company they just are run with our affiliated TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal ) which is the umbrella organization of Trekking companies, even many of them are not registered from the different section of government rules. A reputed trekking company has always insured their guide and porters which is very important, TAAN Covers the helicopters rescue service if incase illness of them, Trekking company is responsible for the rescue for the customer as well as their staff from the mountain if incase of the illness,
A trekking company offers the advantage of having everything arranged for you, including airport transfers, accommodation and porters and/or guides and their insurance. You can book before you go with western tour companies, though you’ll pay significantly less by booking in Kathmandu – ensure they’re registered with the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN). For a list of registered companies visit www.taan.org.np.
What to I need to Bring for this trek:
Your travel insurance is must important get one which can cover the necessary things during your trek.
A light bag 10 to 15kg. Consider your porter’s load before you include that big bottle of shampoo or pair of jeans.
A fleece jacket, down jacket and thermal underwear are a must.Two pairs of long pants, two or three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton – that wick away sweat), and another warm jumper or light fleece.
Footwear requires lightly broken-in boots, trekking socks, and sneakers or sandals for evenings. You will also need a raincoat, gloves, woolen hat, sunhat and polarised sunglasses. A good sleeping bag (rated to -20°C/0°F) is essential; if it’s winter, a thermal liner makes it extra toasty.
Opt for travel-size toiletries, including a good sunscreen, lip balm, travel towel and tissues. Baby wipes are handy for days when you can’t shower.
Your first aid kit should include medication for diarrhoea, antibiotics for a chest or sinus infection, and adhesive bandages for blisters. Visit your doctor for Nepal-specific immunisations. Using two 1L water bottles with water purification tablets is a reliable and safe way to drink water – and more environmentally friendly than buying bottled water from lodges.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then trek to Monzo
Day 02: Trek from Monzo to Namche Bazaar
Day 03: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m)
Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m)
Day 06: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m)
Day 07: Trek from Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5160m). Trek to Everest Base camp (5545m)
Day 08: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5545m). Trek down to Phireche
Day 09: Trek from Phireche to Khumjung Village (3753 m)
Day 10: Trek from Khumjung Village to Manjoo (2840m)
Day 11: Trek from Manjoo to Lukla.
Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.