Everest Base Camp Trek is a notable journey to the base of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), at Mahalangur Himalaya chain in the Khumbu Region. Trek to Everest Base Camp is becoming the most popular destination, after a successful set of epic journeys to the top of the World in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. As Mt. Everest is a roof of the world, every adventure lover has to dream to see Everest at least once in their life. Everest Base Camp Trek is not the only key point for the adventure lover; it is the cultural heritage of Sherpa people and their live hood, as well as the perfect chance to touch Mother Nature.
Most part of the Everest Base Camp Trail goes along the world's Highest National Park “Sagarmatha National Park”, which is registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park is home to endangers species such as; Snow Leopard, Musk deer and Himalayan Goat (Jharal), Yaks and birds, especially Daphne/ Lophophorus “national birds of Nepal”. Entire EBC Trek you have breathtaking mountains view like; Amadablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kongde peak, Taboche peak, Nuptse many more. Above 8000 meters three mountain peaks can be seen during this trek, Mt. Everest and Lhoste, Makalu. Khumbu is the homeland of “YETI” the mysterious creature in the world, is the heart of mountains, the birthplace of Kamirita Sherpa, who has climbed 22 times on the Everest and Polyandry Marriage System unspoiled culture.
There are several points to start Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek, but during this 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek, you will start the trip from Lukla after a short scenic flight from the capital city of Kathmandu. Then the trail goes through the Sherpa settlement; Ghat, Phakding, Manjo, Namche Bazaar, and onward to the Everest Base Camp. Visiting luxury hotels at the world's highest elevation at 3780 meters “Everest View Hotel”, Syangboche airport, Yak Farm, Khumjung Village are landmarks of the trip during acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. The unique culture of Sherpa’s, festival, faith, Buddhist Monastery, Mane wall, suspension bridge, vegetation temperate coniferous to alpine vegetation makes your journey more pleasant. If you can manage your schedule to get in Namche on Saturday and Thursday at Lukla, you can see an interesting traditional market held on every week. The most famous monastery in the Khumbu at Tengboche, possibly the world the highest farmland at Dingboche and best view point of Makalu from Nangkar Tshang Peak (5,615m), Khumbu Glacier, Icefall and Everest Base Camp are remarkable of the trekking. From the Kalapatthar (5,555m) can see an incredible view of Everest during sunset time and sunrise time.
Collecting lifetime experience on the Hiking to Mt. Everest will end at Lukla. We at Nepal Mother House Treks are glad to organize your EBC Trek by professional local Guide and porter according to your time schedule and requirements. Everest Base Camp Trek Cost will effect by the number of participants and services. Why not is part of Nepal Mother Member then!!
Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time:
Spring aka pre-monsoon (late-February to May) and autumn aka post-monsoon (late-September to December) are considered the best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trekking. You can also go on EBC Trekking in January and early-February, but do remember the climate will be extremely cold (-20C/-4F to – 30C/-22F). You can face heavy snowfalls anytime and need to have some extra days for any kind of weather delays. Likewise, during the monsoon, the views are unclear and the trail also gets slippery. Autumn begins just after the monsoon season, and the forest is full of lush vegetation and perfect weather with amazing mountains view, similarly during this time falls many festivals including Dashain and Tihar/Dipawali, so Everest Base Camp Trek Best Time of Year is autumn (September, October, and November). The temperature is neither hot nor cold during the autumn and spring season, during the spring you have the chance to meet many expedition groups and see colorful Rhododendron blooming.
Everest Base Camp Trek Preparation:
Are you wondering how difficult is Everest base camp trek? Everest Base Camp trek difficulty level is marked moderate. Well preparing for the Everest base camp trek helps to make your trip successful, so you should do some exercise in the last three months before the departure date. Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for beginners who don’t have trekking experience. The trail will include many steep, rugged, rocky, and snowy paths. Therefore, good physical fitness is needed to go on EBC Trek. You don't need any prior trekking experience to go on Everest Base Camp Trek, however, if you have one it will definitely help you a lot. You are advised to do some physical exercise such as doing Yoga every day, heart cardiology exercise, morning walk with a small day bag, hiking each weekend, and participating in Gym Club as Everest Base Camp Trek Training a few months before Trek starting date.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Guide and Porter:
While trekking with Nepal Mother House Treks, we will provide you the most experienced and professional trek guides and porters for you. The guides are licensed to lead trekking groups in the Himalayas. They also have gone through extensive training to tackle any emergency situations or health problems. Your guides are like your doctors during the trek. Where porters are well trained for cooking if you are camping during the trek.
Travel Insurance for EBC Trek:
Travel insurance is very important while traveling especially in high terrain and isolated region. Your travel insurance for EBC will help you in case of emergency evacuation and property loss. You can take out travel insurance from any trustworthy company in your hometown and bring documents with you during your trip to Nepal. The insurance must be cover if in case needed emergency rescue up to 5,500 meters, lost the lockage, miss the flight and medication during Everest base camp trek.
Transport for the Everest Base Camp Trek:
The airplane is the major means of transportation for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Lukla is the getaway of the Khumbu region, where more than 40 flights are conducting every day during trekking peak season. The flights are operating every day from Kathmandu to Lukla by different airlines, such as; Tara Air, Sita Air, and Summit Air. Normally, the early flight is most reliable due to good weather. The high mountains weather is unpredictable; it could be cover by clouds or blowing strong wind anytime after midday. As result, Lukla flights often delay or canceled for a day, so it would be better to add some extra day to get back to Kathmandu if case weather not permitted to fly. There are helicopter services available for Lukla and back to Kathmandu as another option. Even it is more costly, you won’t regret to fly by helicopter for your lifetime expiring in the Himalayan. Nowadays, the road has access to nearby Lukla at Kharikhola and Bupsa, which is a day camp below Lukla. The jeep leaves early morning from Chehabil, Kathmandu to the Salleri, and drives to Kharikhola talking about a whole day. After completing the road to Lukla, and it is possible to drive Kathmandu to Lukla by bus in one day with a chipper cost.
Everest Base Camp Trek Distance and Daily Walking Hours:
The Everest Base Camp trek total distance is 130 Km long start from Lukla to EBC and back to Lukla, the single way is 65 km. The Everest Base Camp Trek Duration is 14 days commence from the capital city at Kathmandu and return back and 11 days trekking from Lukla. Normally, the daily distance in the Everest Base Camp Trek is approximately 4 to 5 hours, except the day of Gorak Shep to EBC and Kalapatthar. Mostly the day trip commences seven to 7:30 am after having breakfast at the same tea house where you stayed. The trail goes through the Sherpa settlements and passes Buddhist Mane walls and monasteries enjoying natural beauties and mountains vista. After two and a half to three hours walk, you will stop for the lunch, where you have various foods choices on the menu cards. Again, you will walk another 2 to 3 hours for the day destination.
Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation:
Everest Base Camp is the most popular Tea Houses Trek in the Khumbu region. On the trek, you will stay at the basic hotel known as Tea House/Guest House/lodge; the accommodation in the hotel is comfortable with a net and clean bed, a warm blanket, pillow, and a shared bathroom and shower. Mostly, the bedrooms in the tea house are double bed or twin and triple bed room with good mountains view from the window, so you will stay with your friends sharing bed room. Make sure that you don’t need to carry camping gear for the Everest Base Camp Trek. We at Nepal Mother House will book all the accommodation before few days and for the group trek will pre-book a few months before. Lukla, Phakding, Namche, and other places provide the services of different category hotels, if you would like to stay much more comfortable hotel, you may stay in an attached bathroom and luxury hotel room with a heater with some extra amount.
Food on the Everest Base Camp Trek:
To visit the base of the top of the world at Mt. Everest (8,848m) is the dream of every trekker. Most of the trekkers are wondering about food during the Everest Base camp Trek. And raises the question; do we need to bring food for the Trek? If not, what kind of food can we expect on the EBC Trek? As this is the most popular tea house trek, all the meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available in the tea house. During the Everest Base, Camp Trek food can choose from the Menu Cards as your choice. In the menu cards, there are many options for food items like Pizza, Macaroni, Noodles item, rice, soup, bread, MOMO (dumpling), Sizzler, Stake, etc. Likewise, some places (Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Dingboche) have various food options like in Kathmandu or other cities, where you can get different continual foods; Nepali (Dal Bhat), Indian, Chinese, continual, American, France, etc. But most of the places on the Everest Base Camp Trek you have just a few options to choose foods; where Dalbhat (rice + lentils soup + vegetable curry + pickles + Papad), Noodle Item, Potatoes items, Rice items, Bread, Egg, etc. Nepalese dish Dal Bhat is the most popular meal on the trek due to the various item include in a dish and can get more than one time until your stomach full. Dhal Bhat is easy to prepare for many people at the same time; this will help to save some amount of fuel and time, especially using less firewood. While having Dalbhat, you have great to contribute to saving our planet indirectly. The food prepared by the professional cook with a good test and maintains hygiene and well-trained waiters serve the food with warm hospitality.
Drinking-Water on Everest Base Camp Trek:
There are many ways to get safe drinking water during Everest Base Camp Trek, it depends on individual interest and availability. You can easily get boiling and filter water, a bottle of mineral water, self-treated purified water (using Iodine/Chlorine/ Filter machine/UV Steripen) at every tea house on the Trek. The bottle of mineral water has banned by the local government of Kumbu since 2020 January to minimize pollution. So, you have the option to buy boiling water and treat the water yourself. The cost of boiled drinking water soars as you travel higher along the elevation. The average range of cost is NPR 50 to NPR 150 Lukla to Namche Bazaar and then increases afterward. To minimize the Everest Base Camp Trek cost also is better to use Iodine/Chlorine/ Filter machine /UV Steripen to purified raw tap water.