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Get set to submerge yourself in the lap of the“Mt. Everest. The Everest Base Camp Trekking is most famous journeys to the Mahalangur Himalaya chain in the Khumbu Region. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is becoming most popular destination, after successful set of epic journey to the top of the World on 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
As Mt. Everest (8,848m) is a roof of the world, every adventures lover has dreaming to see Everest at list once in their life. Everest Base Camp Trek is not only key point for the adventures lover; it is cultural heritage of Sherpa people and their live hood, as well as perfect chance to touch the Mother Nature. The most part of the Everest Base Camp Trail goes along the world Higest National Park “Sagarmatha National Park”, which is registered on UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The national park is home of 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, Nutse many more. Ovbove the 8000 meters three mountains peaks can be seen during this trek, Mt. Everest and Lhoste, Makalu. Khumbu is home land of “YETI” the mysterious creature in the world, is heart of mountains, birth place of Kamirita Sherpa, who have 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 trip from Lukla after short scenic flight from capital city Kathmandu. Then the trail goes through the Sherpa settlement; Ghat, Phakding, Manjo, Namche Bazaar and onward to the Everest Base Camp. Visiting luxury hotel at world highest elevation at 3780 meters “Everest View Hotel”, Syangboche airport, Yak Farm, Khumjung Village are landmarks of 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 you journey more pleasant. If you can manage your schedule to get in Namche on Saturday and Thursday at Lukla, you can see interesting traditional market held on every week. The most famous monastery in the Khumbu at Tengboche, possibly world 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 incredible view of Everest during sunset time and sun rise time.
Collecting lifetime experience on the Hiking to Mt. Everest will end at Lukla. We at Nepal Mother House Treks is glad to organize your EBC Trek by porfesional local Guide and porter according to your time schedule and requirements. Everest Base Camp Trek Cost will effect by number of participants and services. Why not is part of Nepal Mother Member then!!
Best Time to Go Everest Base Camp Trek:
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.
Everest Base Camp Trek Fitness Level:
Everest Base Camp trek difficulty level is marked moderate. The trail will include many steep, rugged, rocky, and snowy paths. Therefore, a 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.
Everest Base Camp Trek Guide and Porter:
While trekking with Nepal Mother House Treks, we will provide you the most experience and professional trek guide 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:
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 yourself during your trip to Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List:
- Long-sleeve tee-shirts
- Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
- Long sleeve shirts
- Sweatshirt (optional)
- Fleece Pants
- Trekking Pants
- Shorts (optional)
- Gore Tex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
- Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
- Waterproof Pants
- Wide-brimmed hat
- Wool hat (should cover ears) or Balaclava
- Lightweight Gloves
- Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
- Gaiters (optional)
- Micro Spikes or crampons
- Hiking boots with ankle support
- Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
- Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
- Hiking socks
- Sock Liners (optional)
- Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
- Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Sleeping bag stuff sack
- Travel Pillow or Pillow Case
- Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
- Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
- Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
- Waterproof cover for a daypack
- Drybags in several sizes
- Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
- Trekking Pole
First Aid Kit:
- Advil or Ibuprofen
- Diamox (for AMS)
- Personal Prescriptions
- Re-hydration Gels or Powder
- Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
- Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
- Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
- Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant)
- Wet wipes
- Panty Liners and Tampons
- Face lotion
- Lip Balm
- Hair ties
- Hand warmers
- Earplugs for sleeping
- Passport (needed at the entry gate for registration)
- Camera/video camera
- Extra Batteries
- Portable Solar Charger
- Journal, pen, book
- Water Bottle or hydration bladder
- Water purification tablets
- Snacks & bars
You can find more deatils about Everest Base Camp Trek Packing List.
Communications, Internet (Wi-Fi services), Phone and Electricity for Battery Charge:
Nepal is fast becoming as wired and turned in as the rest of the world, although services are fewer noticeable outside of main urban centers. However, it is possible to connect your friends, family and beloved from some of the highest place of the planet. Now a day, telephone service and mobile-phone communication are available all over the Nepal. While calling to home you need to know time difference of Nepal and your home. The Nepali time is five and three quarter’s hours (GMT+5:45) ahead from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is batter you know country code of the Nepal (977), main cities code like Kathmandu (01) and Pokhara (061). The internet Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) and phone services available most of the places in the Everest Base Camp Trek. Between two different largest mobile-phone provider in Nepal (NTC and NCELL), NCELL has batter coverage even Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card can buy on arrival at Kathmandu Airport and shop nearby your hotel, for this you need to copy of passport and visa and a picture. Regarding the Electricity; most of the tea houses have electricity, if not they have at the list solar panel where you can charge camera battery. It would be best to buy extra battery and power backup/solar recharger.
Trekking Permits and Paper Work:
For the Everest Base camp Trek you require three different permits.
- Local Government fee of Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.
- TIMS Cards (Trekkers Information Management System) – It is not mandatory but batter to have while taking a Guide and porters, as they are benefited with insurance from small amount.
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry permits
Those permits can obtain before your arrival, for this need to provide all members name details according to your passport or copy of Passport and photo by email and actual trip starting date.
Safety and Security on the Trek:
The Everest Base Camp trail goes in the Sagarmaatha national park through the jungle, crest of mountains, cross the suspension bridge above raging river, beautiful settlement up and down with lose rocks, tranquil lake and glacier marine. Meanwhile you will cross crowed of the trekkers, Porters and yaks and mule caravan some narrow trail in the rock and cliff, on this situation you must careful with them. They might be pushing you down, if you are staying edge of the trail. So you are recommending staying safe place while passing them. Likewise, don’t bring with you most valuable things and ornaments on the trek, keep safely your money, passport, camera and other belongs with you.
Store the Things That You Don’t Use on EBC trek:
A light travel is the best way to explore. So, you can keep things at Kathmandu that is not necessary for the trek on Everest. You can store either in our office at Nepal Mother House or in your hotel. To while store, the lockage in the hotel, don’t forget to take bag tag while store. Keep tag safely until return back your lockage after the trek.
Transport for the Everest Base Camp Trek:
Aero plane 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 cloud or blowing strong wind anytime after mid day. As result Lukla flight often delay or cancelled for a day, so it would be batter to add some extra day get back in Kathmandu, if in 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 be regrets fly by helicopter for your lifetime expiring in the Himalayan. Nowdays, the road has access nearby Lukla at Kharikhola and Bupsa, which is a day camp below from Lukla. The jeep leaves early morning from Chehabil, Kathmandu to the Salleri and drive to Kharikhola taking about a whole day. After completing the road to the Lukla, and it is possible to drive Kathmandu to Lukla by bus in one day with chipper cost.
Day Trip and Walking Hours:
Normally, the day trip 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 the breakfast at the same tea house where you stayed. The trail goes through the Sherpa settlements and passes Buddhist Mane walls and monasteries enjoying with nature beauties and mountains vista. After two and half to three hours walk, you will stop for the lunch, where you have various foods choices in the menu cards. Again, you will walk another 2 to 3 hours for the day destination.
Accommodation on the trek:
On the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will stay at the basic hotel known as Tea House/Guest House/lodge; the accommodation in the hotel is comfort with net and clean bed, warm blanket, pillow and share bath room and shower. Mostly, the bed rooms in 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 gears 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 few months before. Lukla, Phakding, Namche and other some places provide the services different category hotels, if you would like to stay much more comfortable hotel, you may stay in attached bath room and luxury hotel room with the heater with some extra amount.