Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Nepal. It is famous for its high mountain peaks Mount Everest, Lhotse, Gokyo Ri and beautiful hills. The Everest Base Camp Trek of Nepal is extremely popular among the trekkers. This trek gives the most exotic views of Mount Everest. It also allows you to experience the friendly culture of Khumbu Valley when you visit the Sherpa villages, the Sherpa people, and also the Buddhist monasteries. In the year 2013 over 35,000 people had trekked to this region.
The amalgamation of the breathtaking beauty, amazing culture, warmth of the hospitality of the Nepalese people, along with a personal sense of achievement makes the trek to the Everest Base Camp an unforgettable one.
The Most Appropriate Time to Make the Trek
The most suitable time to make the trek to the Everest Base Camp is from March to May or from September to December. The temperature becomes hot during the month of May, just prior to the monsoon season. This means that you have to be prepared for rain. In the month of December the temperature falls below zero. However, the days are beautiful and there are fewer trekkers during this time.
In this trek you will find yourself lost in the mountain terrain that alters from lush farmlands, dense forests, to clear blue rivers. After finishing off the trek you might feel exhausted, but you also feel an immense sense of pride.
Things you Need for the Trek
When you undertake this trek, make it a point to pack pretty lightly. Make sure that you do not carry more than fifteen kilograms of weight. You also need to consider the load of the porter accompanying you. Include a fleece jacket, thermal underwear, and also a down jacket. This is because Himalaya turns cold above 3000 meter height, during any time of the year. Take a pair of long pants, another light fleece and warm jumper.
Footwear should comprise of trekking socks, broken-in boots, and sneakers or sandals to wear in the evening. Make sure you take raincoat, woolen hat, gloves, polarized sunglasses, and also sunhat. Carry a sleeping bag if necessary. When you have a thermal liner it becomes more comfortable.
You should ensure that you are opting for travel size toiletries. Make room for some good sunscreen, tissues, lip balm, and travel towel. Baby wipes are helpful during those days when you are unable to shower. Pack first aid kit and make sure that it has medicines of diarrhea, sinus and chest infection, antibiotics, and some adhesive bandages for applying on blisters.
Things to Keep in Mind
There are certain things that you need to keep in mind when you are trekking to the Everest Base Camp. Use water purification tablets for drinking water. It is much safer than buying bottled water for drinking from the lodges and the hotels.
The altitude can have an effect on anybody and make them sick. Watch out for the signs of altitude sickness which includes symptoms like dizziness, sleeplessness, breathlessness, loss of appetite and headache. Keep some medicines for this. Food becomes scanty with the increase in height, so take ample snacks along with you. Also carry enough cash, for it might come handy at any time. Last but not the least; you should stay positive during your trek.
Our representative picks you up at airport and transfer to Hotel.
Kathmandu city tour will be arranged or your trekking gear preparation for trekking
Morning fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. After Landing at Lukla starts walking to Phakding, this trekking trail goes up to Puiyan about an hour walking which is about 2800 meters from sea level. After Puiyan Phakding will be reached and night stop there.
Morning after breakfast, the trekking trail continues go up the Dudh Kosi valley to Jorsale, where the trail enters the Sagarmatha National Park. In Jorsale, trekking permit will be checked and National park entrance fee also collected there directly from trekkers. The trekking route continue along the trail, cross the Bhote Kosi River and climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. On this trekking trail trekker will see glimpse of Mt Everest. Stay at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar is main marketing place and more facilitate city in Everest region trek.
This day is rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize for trekker. It protects the trekker from high altitude sickness if take a rest on higher place. If the keep continue walking, it can effect for health. Also Namche Bazaar is the hub of Sherpa society and community where we will have an opportunity to familiar with Sherpa culture, tradition and its society. Here is available all touristic equipments, police check post, health post, Banks etc. This day trekker is able to explore this Sherpa town with hiking around there. Night stay at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Tenboche trekking starts with steep up to Syangboche about an hour walking which is 3750 meters high. On the way to Tengboche this trekking trail provides excellent views of EVEREST and Ama Dablam. Sometimes the trail descend to Punki Thanka via Khumjung, then the trail steep ups through forests where sometimes one can see spot musk deer too. Tengboche is located in the altitude of 3870m which is surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons. There is a largest monastery in Khumbu region. From Tengboche trekker can see a nice view of Mountains which called Kwangde (6187m,) Tawachhe (6542m)EVEREST (8848 m) Nuptse (7855m,) Lhotse (8618m,) Ama Dablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m).
Tengboche to Dingboche trekking trail goes through Deboche which route is steep down. This trekking route is along with forests and big trees like as birches, conifers and rhododendrons. After crossing the bridge, trekking route ascends through forest and route is paved with stones. Also this route touch Pangboche before reached to Dingboche. After crossing Pangboche, the route enters alpine meadows above the tree line and get to Dingboche which is locate at the height of 4240m.
Trekking trail from Dingboche to Lobuche is steep up with broad and gently sloping valley and climbs up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. After crossing the bridge and goes up higher on the moraine to a row of stone monuments erected in memory of many Sherpas and foreign mountaineers who have died on the way of climbing Everest before reaching Lobuche (4930m.)
Trekking trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep, it follows the grassy land valley with great views of Mt. Pumori. Then this trekking trail crosses a tributary glacier to reach the dry lake bed of Gorak Shep. After reaching Gorkshep, ascend to Everest Base Camp and back to goes up Kala Pathar which is highest point of Everest region which has altitude of 5545m. From Kala Pattar, trekker can see incredible views of Mt. Everest and Everest Base Camp. After hike up to Kala pathar, back to Gorakshep and overnight stay.
After complete the Everest Base camp and kala Pathar Trek, trekking trail is mostly descending. So trekking route from Gorakshep to Pheriche is steep down and walking is easy.
Trekking trail from Pheriche to Tengboche also steep down and route is along with some Sherpa villages and some nice view of mountains with forest on they way back to Tengboche.
Trekking trail from Tenboche to Namche is same trekking route as before steep up from Namche Bazaar. Trekker feels no different.
Trekking trail from Namche Bazaar to Phakding is easier than climbing up to Namche Bazaar. This route is mostly steep down and it doesn’t feel tiring the trekker.
This day, trekking from Phakding to Lukla is same way as before trekker walks up to Phakding. There is no difference of route. Trekking route is shorter too. This day one has to stay at Lukla even they arrive earlier, because client has to wait their flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is possible only in the morning.
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is operated in the morning time. Airlines Company does not operate their flight in afternoon because of high windy. After fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, you will be free for your shopping or rest at Hotel.
After long day trekking, trekker will be tired, so we provide free day or shopping in Kathmandu.
We see you off this day for your onward destination.
Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu
Lodge, Meals 3 times breakfaste, lunch and dinner during the trekking.