Everest Base Camp Trek will lead you to the land of the great Himalayas where you will be part of a completely distinctive community and nature. Within a few days of trekking through picturesque villages, fine valleys, beautiful forests of rhododendron, oak, juniper & fir as well as crossing untamed and cold rivers, you will reach the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m). Everest Base Camp Trekking will present you with spectacular Himalayan landscape view and numerous snow-capped mountains like Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), extra.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a classic journey in the Himalayas of Nepal. The trail is traversed by thousands of people around the globe every year. Moreover, EBC Trek is one of the most famous trekking trails in Nepal. The journey is adventurous and thrilling. Every day will present you with new unique scenery and every village will welcome you with friendly and kind locals. During Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, you will get to experience the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the locals. You will come across numerous Gompas, Mani walls, and Chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags that will showcase the religious richness of the Khumbu region.
Trek to Everest Base Camp is not only about gorgeous sceneries and the highest mountains, but this journey will also allow you to reflect on your inner self as well as your life goals. The calm environment and fresh air miles away from your hectic life in the middle of nowhere will allow you to spend the best moments of your life here. We, Nepal Mother House Treks have professionally designed our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary to present you with all the joy and adventure of the Everest region. We also organize tailor-made Everest Base Camp Treks to fulfill your requirements. Feel free to contact us for Everest Base Camp Trek costs or any other queries. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
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 mountain views, similarly during this time of fall 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.
Guided Everest Base Camp Trek Preparation:
Are you wondering how difficult is Everest base camp trek is? 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. The complete guide to Everest Base camp Trek provides you with more ideas about the Trip.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Guide and Porter:
While trekking with Nepal Mother House Treks, we will provide you with the most experienced and professional trek guides and porters. 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 covered if in case needed emergency rescue up to 5,500 meters, lost lockage, miss the flight and medication during the 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 conducted every day during trekking peak season. The flights are operated 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 mountain weather is unpredictable; it could be covered by clouds or blowing strong wind anytime after midday. As result, Lukla flights are often delayed or canceled for a day, so it would be better to add some extra days to get back to Kathmandu if case weather is 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 flying 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, 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's total distance is 130 Km long starting from Lukla to EBC and back to Lukla, the single way is 65 km. The Everest Base Camp Trek Duration is 14 days commencing from the capital city at Kathmandu and returning back and 11 days trekking from Lukla. Normally, the daily distance in the Everest Base Camp Trek is approximately 4 to 5 hours, except on the day of Gorak Shep to EBC and Kalapatthar. Mostly the day trip commences from 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 of walk, you will stop for the lunch, where you have various food choices on the menu cards. Again, you will walk another 2 to 3 hours to the day's 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 beds or twins and a triple bedroom with a good mountain view from the window, so you will stay with your friends sharing a bedroom. 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 the group trek will be pre-booked 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 (8,848.86 m) 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 included in a dish and can get more than one time until your stomach is 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 is prepared by a 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, and self-treated purified water (using Iodine/Chlorine/ Filter machine/UV Steripen) at every tea house on the Trek. The bottle of mineral water has been 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 an Iodine/Chlorine/ Filter machine /UV Steripen to purify raw tap water.
How Difficult Is Everest Base Camp Trek:
Everest Base Camp Trek is measured as Moderate to Strenuous for its difficulty level. Most of the trail goes gradually up making zigzag through the alpine jungle, rugged cliffs on the mountain paths, from where amazing views are awarded while taking a rest and a chat with fellow. However, there is some steep ascent in some parts of the trip. The day third from Phakding to Namche is not an easy path, the trail ascent rapidly at the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi to the naturally blessed Namche Bazaar, and on the next day, the part of Punge Thagna to Tengboche is also quite difficult due to its ascent. Likewise, the day eighth from Dingboche to Lobuche at Thukla Tea house to the top of the Thukla Pass needs more effort as the hardest part of the trek. And while climbing to the most popular viewpoint at Kalapathar is also another difficult part of the Trek. Everest base camp trek difficulty depends on every trekker’s physical fitness, following a day’s weather circumstance. Here is some fact about Everest base camp trek difficulty:
Distance: 130 km/80.7 mi
Full Trekking: 12 days
Total Ascent: 6015 m/19 734 ft
Total Descent: 5821 m/19 097 ft
Highest Point: 5550 m/18208.66 ft at Kala Patthar and 5,360 meters at Mount Everest Base camp.
Sometimes the trekking gears also play a vital role to make the trip more comfortable. So, you need well prepare quality trekking gear and trekking accessorize before beginning the trek; trekking poles area good support for your knees while descending and make stable while walking on the slippery trail, likewise, microspikes, good trekking boots, warm clothes also determent to make the trip enjoyable.