The demanding two weeks of Everest Base Camp Trek has left its brand as the best trekking in the world. This magnificent excursion leads you to the iconic Himalayan destination of Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) and Kalapatthar (5545 meters) which involves the pleasant Himalayas of Everest and its surroundings with incredible glaciers and alpine landscape. The trek is more significantly a journey of self-exploration and saving a unique and outstanding life experience.
About half an hour's flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla, which is a gateway to the adventurous EBC Trekking. You walk above the Dudh Koshi River through the gentle route and cross a few steel bridges before you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. It is prosperous in preserving rare found Himalayan animals and floral species. Everest Base Camp Trek entirely offers a legendary smile following the footsteps of the Everest summiteers- Tenzing Norgay and Hillary. It is an iconic trip through the colorful and spiritual Sherpa highlands that ensure eternal happiness. Monasteries in Tengboche and Pangbuche are the representatives of such stunning spiritual sites. The Khumbu glaciers and the last settlement at Gorakshep offer the base to quench your thirst to explore the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar to arrest the breathtaking view of the Everest Himalayan chain. Catch the best seasons to enjoy the Everest Base Camp Trek extremely.
A fruitful way of making EBC Trekking in Nepal is acclimatization. It is the best way to adapt to the thin air region with a couple of rest and walking around for days. Easy arrangement of transportation including flights back and forth is available with Nepal Kameleon Holidays, a local agency in Kathmandu that assures your trek with a professional guide and team at a competitive cost and customized itinerary.
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The best season/time for the Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek welcomes you mainly in two seasons which are known as the best trekking seasons in Nepal. Spring season is the first trekking season, starting March to April and it ends in May. After May, there comes the first touch of monsoon and June July August are the rainy months. The flower blossoms throughout the region, where Sagarmatha National Park becomes fully diverse and outstanding.
From September, the rainfall time goes on concluding direction and the new tourist season welcomes trekkers in the Khumbu region. September-October-November is regarded as the best trekking season in the Everest region- EBC.
Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek
Hotels/Tea Houses/Lodges are available for accommodation, from standard, deluxe to super deluxe accommodations. Based on your budget, we can manage accommodations. Usually, the rooms are clean, and cozy, and offers hot shower and toilets separately. However, you can use a hot shower by paying extra.
You will also have the option to take a room with an attached bathroom. It costs more and you need to add a budget to the trip.
Super luxurious accommodations are also available in some places like Debuche, Namche Bazaar, Phakding, and Lukla. They are expensive but include all the amenities of a room.
Food availability in Everest Base Camp Trekking
All types of food items are included in menus in most of the places of Everest base camp trekking. They include typical Nepali, Indian Dishes, Chinese, and continental plans.
Our recommendation is food that could fit your hunger. Please, take what you can eat and don't waste the food as it is costly in the mountains. Pizza, Macaroni, Nepali Dishes: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil, curry), and Fry noodles are some of the food items that are on menus.
Note: the food may not taste as you will have in your country. Among them, Dal Bhat keeps your belly good.
High altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp Trek
High altitude sickness, aka Acute Mountain Sickness, is not unusual in the Everest base camp trekking. However, we don't want our guests will face this situation, so we manage to rest and acclimatize. The trek directly begins at 2800 meters altitude, which is already quite high for the trekkers. Namche Bazaar, where you reach the second day of the trek, is located at 3440 meters. It is the best place to hold and adjust to the increasing alpine altitude. To adapt to further altitude and thin air region, Dingboche is a great place.
Everest Base Camp: 5364 meters
Kalapatthar: 5545 Meters
However, there are some preplan for high altitude sickness in case it might happen. Here are some tips:
- Drink plenty of water
- Drink tea/coffee frequently
- Ginger and garlic are good for your health in high-altitude
- If you feel any symptoms like insomnia, dizziness, vomiting, lack of hunger, and others, you need to take a rest
- If you need any medicine, you must bring it on your own as it needs to be advised by the doctor
What can you see and explore in the Everest Base Camp Trekking Package?
- Breathtaking Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku peak
- Scenic view of Everest Sherpa settlements
- Heroic tales of the Mt. Everest Expedition from the legends
- Ancient monasteries in Pangboche, Khumjung, and Tengboche
- Iconic Khubu icefall and glacier
- High-altitude terrain, which is different from the lower-altitude landscape
Guides and Porters in Everest Base Camp Trek
Guides for Everest base camp trekking are highly professional and trained for the high-altitude route. Our EBC guides have more than a decade of experience in the Himalayas. They are government-authorized and have licenses.
Likewise, our porters are decent and carry your belongings to the place you reach. They are locals of the Everest region and know the EBC route very well. Guides and porters are inseparable parts of our trips because they will be the ones who will take you to the high Himalayas.
What is the Everest Base Camp Route known for?
The Everest Base Camp Trekking route is known for the alpine settlements of the Himalayan leaders. In all the tiny hamlets and towns, you will find multiple Mt. Everest summiteers, which have also climbed other various 8000-meter peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Makalu, and others.
EBC trekking route, on the other hand, is the home of Tibetan Buddhists. Various colorful monasteries, chhortens, and Mani walls dominate the entire region. EBC route has:
Natural diversity: woods, landscape, lake, glacier, river, wild animals
Cultural Uniqueness: typical Tibetan Buddhist culture, spiritual lifestyles, hospitality
Alpine settlements of Himalayan leaders