Everest Base Camp Trekking: Best Time, Trip Cost, Routes and Itinerary, Equipment

Everest Base Camp Trekking has managed its first position in the first choice destination for the trekking lovers around the world. The incredible views of 8000 meter peaks, adventurous journey, Sherpa cultural attraction and the hospitality have marked the trek to Everest Base Camp one of the best trekking in the world. The 2 week foothill excursion has been popular in many forms: just for trekking experience, Sherpa cultural exploration during the Everest base camp trek, Everest base camp wedding trek, Everest base camp yoga trek and many more.

Best Time/Seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trekking

Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the trek to Everest Base Camp. March to May and September to November are regarded as the best time to trek. This is because, those mentioned seasons are suitable for the clear views with clear weather, neither too cold, neither too hot and most importantly, spring and autumn are the best recommended time for the successful trekking in Everest.

 

Lukla, the gateway of Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Trip Cost for the Everest Base Camp Trekking

Base on your group size, the trip cost differs. Big group gets cheaper cost. Generally, Everest base camp trek costs around 1200 USD per person. It includes a guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers), their salary, insurance, Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, TIMS, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along with Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Routes and Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trekking can be accomplished from various routes. It depends on your interest and budget. You can begin the trek from Lukla, which is the most in practice. Other options in the beginning are through Jiri or from Salleri. Up to Namche Bazaar, it goes straightly. Again the routes differ from here. One route directly leads you to the Everest base camp, other routes include: Gokyo Valley Cho La Pass to Everest base camp, Renjola Gokyo Cho La Pass to Everest base camp trek and Khongma La Pass to Everest base camp trek.

 

Namche Bazaar, the central market of Khumbu

 

Mt. Everest and its neighboring peaks

 

Equipments for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Equipments are really necessary for the trekking in Nepal. Nepal Kameleon Holidays has traced out the required equipment list for this trekking. You can buy it in Kathmandu (Thamel) elsewhere at reasonable cost.

 General, head, body and Leg

Down sleeping bag

Duffel or Rucksack bag

Rain and windproof cheater and trousers.

Trekking boots, light shoes and sandal.

Thin and thick socks.

Trekking Gaiters

Cap and ears covering hat.

Down Jacket

Hand gloves

Flish liner

T-shirts.

Light and weight thermal tops.

Light jacket.

Wind and rain jacket.

Long and short hiking pants.

Rain and windproof trousers.

Walking poles

Water bottle with purification tablets

Lip guard

Sun block cream

Head torch

Glacier glasses

Toiletry kits: hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

The Nepal Kameleon Holidays' guide will carry the first aid kit, but medicines for your personal use that need a special recommendation of a doctor should be carried by yourselves.

Headache and fever medicine.

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Burnt cream.

Immodium or Peptobismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.

Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.

Antibiotics.

Blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plastsband-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous

Passport and extra passport photos.

Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.

Pocket knife.

Chocolates and energy bars

Binoculars

Camera

 

Use waterproof plastics or rucksack to keep the stuffs

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