Eveerst Base Camp Trekking Solo

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Welcome to Nepal, the land of wonders, and incredible beauty. The glorious Himalayas, charming hills, remote villages, ancient heritages, and boundless culture are all set to offer you the bundle of surprises along with the life-changing experience of trekking to the Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Introduction

Travelling in the Everest region is not just about trekking and climbing. The incredible beauty of the Everest region can make you roll down your happy tears or jump as high as the mountains in sheer excitement. The dramatic view of mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and many other peaks will take your breath away.

The trail threads through the lush green forests of Sagarmatha National Park, making you cross the highest suspension bridges over the roaring Dudhkoshi River. Reaching Kalapatthar at the height of 5545m presents the unparalleled view of Mount Everest and Khumbu Glacier. The warmth and hospitality of the local people, the delightfulness of rituals and festivals, and the peculiarity of the local lifestyle bestow you the experience of a lifetime.

The Everest Base camp Solo trek is an opportunity for the trekking enthusiasts to delve into this mystical land of immense beauty. The detailed description can help to prepare your schedule and explore the wonders of the Himalaya.

 

The Trek Begins

The dramatic trek begins from Lukla after half an hour of scenic flight from Kathmandu. The first part of the trail threads through the forested hills of Sagarmatha National Park via Phakding and Monjo to Namche Bazaar. You will spend a day acclimatizing at Namche and explore the beautiful areas around Namche. The next day, the trek follows the most scenic section of EBC. Enjoy the excellent views of Mt. Everest and other peaks.

After an overnight stay at Tengboche, the trek continues to Dingboche, where you acclimatize for the second time. In a couple of days, the trek takes you to the Everest Base Camp through Lobuche and Gorakshep. You experience the vibrant environment of the base camp and enjoy the dramatic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks from Kalapatthar, the highest point of the trek before returning to Pheriche. The trail descends from Pheriche to Khumjung, and you retrace your steps along the familiar path of Namche and Phakding to Lukla to end your trek.

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The difficulty of the Everest Base Camp Trek

Each year, thousands of people follow the steps of Tenzing-Hillary and traverse through the Khumbu region and stand at the base of the highest mountain in the world. While only the brave of the bravest can make it to the top of this mighty peak, many people have trekked to the base camp of this mighty peak over the years. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp Trek does not require one to have technical mountaineering skills. However, you need a certain level of physical fitness and strong determination to take on this trek.

You will trek through the forested hills and rocky trails of the Khumbu region. You need to walk 10 km on an average each day for thirteen days. The high altitude and low level of oxygen can be a deadly combination to cause altitude sickness. Wisely designed itinerary with proper acclimatization days makes this trek easy to complete. The golden rule is not to ascend more than 500 m each day and allow enough time to adjust to the environment. With enough preparation, proper guidance, strong mental determination, and effective itinerary, you can enjoy this trek to the fullest.

Everest Base Camp Trek Brief Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrived in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850 m) then trek to Phakding-3/4 hours
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche (3443m)-5/6 hours
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche-3/4 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche-5/6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche-5/6 hours
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche and Hike to Nagarsan Hill (5100m)-4/5 hours
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 5/6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep-3/4 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to EBC (5364m) then back to Gorakshep-4/5 hours
  • Day 12: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) for the sunrise view then trek to Pheriche-7/8 hours
  • Day 13: Trek to Khumjung-6/7 hours
  • Day 14: Trek to Phakding-6/7 hours
  • Day 15: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Farewell Dinner/ Leisure Day
  • Day 18: Departure

Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will receive a warm welcome from our representatives. They will help you with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel. After check-in, you will have leisure time as there are no planned activities for the day. You may simply want to take rest or stroll around the neighbouring streets. In the evening, we will host a welcome dinner party for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Today, you will keep yourself busy with sightseeing activities around the fascinating city of Kathmandu. Amid the hustle-bustle and busy streets, you will find it alluring to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites include the revered Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and the medieval courtyards in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. Explore the religious, cultural, and historical importance of these sites. Furthermore, if you happen to visit Nepal during festive periods of Newar people, you will have a unique cultural experience of those crowd filled street festivals known as “Jatra.”

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850m) then trek to Phakding -3/4 hours

Today, you will board an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During this mountain flight, you will see the spectacular view of snow-clad mountain peaks rising to touch the sky. After landing at the tiny airstrip in Lukla, the exciting trek begins on a descending trail to Phakding. On the way to Phakding through Chauri Kharka village and Dudhkoshi Ghat, you can enjoy the excellent view of Kusum Kangaru. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3443m) – 5/6 hours

After breakfast, you will walk on a trail that leads through the forested hills of Sagarmatha National Park. At Monjo, you will need to verify your permits to enter the protected area. Leaving the forest, you will walk past the settlements of Tok Tok and Jorsalle and Dudhkoshi River several times before you climb uphill to enter Namche Bazaar, the commercial hub of the Khumbu region. Overnight in Namche.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche – 3/4 hours

Today, you will acclimatize in Namche Bazaar to allow enough time to adapt to the escalating altitude. Namche is a beautiful town in the Khumbu region, and there are many attractive places to explore around. After breakfast, you will climb up to Syanboche and continue to the heights of Hotel Everest View, one of the highest hotels in the world. Sipping a warm cup of coffee, enjoy the astounding view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other mountain peaks. While retracing your steps back to Namche, you will visit the Sherpa Culture Museum to learn about the life and struggles of the Sherpa people in the Himalayan region.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m) 5/6 hours

Today, you will have a pleasant trek along the most beautiful section of the Everest region. Your trek begins with an uphill hike through the beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. Then, you walk past some attractive Sherpa villages. The glorious mountain peak rising high to touch the zenith will keep you enthralled throughout your way. You cross the Imja Khola and continue hiking up to Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the biggest settlements in this area and known for the famous Tengboche monastery.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) 5/6 hours

The first stretch of the trek today passes through the Himalayan woodlands before descending to Debuche, where you cross Imja Khola. Then, you climb up to reach Pangboche Monastery. The dashing view of Mt. Amadablam from this place will captivate your heart and mind. The trek continues through the Imja valley along the bank of Lobuche until you reach Dingboche, a traditional farming village in the region.

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche and Hike to Nagarsan Hill (5100m) – 4/5 hours

The second acclimatization day of the trek will be at Dingboche. Now, you are above 4000 meters. Your body demands enough rest time to cope with the thin air. Hike to Nagarsan Hill can be a good option to spend your day. The hill affords you the magnetic view of beautiful mountains like Amadablam, Lhotse, Lobuche, and Taboche. Furthermore, the hill is famous for a panoramic view of the whole Imja valley. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) 5/6 hours

As you trek, pastures and meadows will appear in your sight instead of pine, birch, and rhododendron forest. Walking amid the yak pastures, you will also notice a change in the topography of the area. Some more mountain peaks besides the familiar Amadablam and Lhotse will appear on the northern horizon. After trekking for five to six hours, you will arrive at Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180 m) -3/4 hours

Today, you will have a short hike of three to four hours along the fairly steep trails to Gorakshep. Admiring the excellent views of Everest, Lingtren, and Khumbutse, you will climb up the hill to reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a tiny Himalayan settlement at the edge of a frozen lake and once was the Everest Base Campsite. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 11: Trek to EBC (5364m) then back to Gorakshep (5180 m) - 4/5 hours

Get ready for the most exciting section of the trek. Today, you will trek for about 5 hours to reach Everest Base Camp. The trek begins early in the morning along the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier. After an adventurous trek, you will arrive at the base of the highest mountain in the world. Enjoy the lofty mountains looming in front of you and feel the exquisite environment around. After this momentous achievement of standing before the Everest, you will retrace your steps back to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 12: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) for sunrise then trek to Pheriche (4210 m) – 7-8 hours

already stood at the base of the highest peak in the world yet there is another feat to achieve. Today, you will hike up to Kalapatthar (5545 m), the highest point of this trek. You will begin your trek early in the morning so that you won’t miss the mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas. The sight of the glorious red ball emerging from the back of the Himalayas and scattering it rays to make the mountain peaks shine like a plate of gold is breathtaking. After enjoying the splendour of this incredible interplay of lights, you will retrace your steps back to Gorakshep and walk towards Pheriche, a small village and popular stop for trekkers. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 13: Trek to Khumjung (3790 m) – 6/7 hours

Today, you will head for a rapid descend of 420 m from an elevation of 4210 m at Pheriche to 3790 m at Khumjung. The trail threads through the alpine forest and the tiny Himalayan settlements to reach Khumjung. Khumjung is an attractive village inside the Sagarmatha National park. Located in an hour walking distance from Namche, there is a sacred cave near the village believed to be used by revered Guru Rimpoche for meditation. Overnight in Khumjung.

Day 14: Trek to Phakding (2610 m) – 6/7 hours

After breakfast, you will trek down to Namche and continue to trek towards Phakding. You will trek on a familiar path along the side of the Dudhkoshi River. You will cross high suspension bridges through the forests of Sagarmatha National Park that is rich in flora and fauna. The forest is painted in white, red, and pink in spring due to the varieties of rhododendron and other beautiful flowers. After six to seven hours of trekking, you reach Phakding via Jorsalle and Monjo.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2850 m)

The trek today continues through the forested hills of rhododendron and pine. You will walk past the villages of Dudhkoshi Ghat and Chauri Kharka. The Dudhkoshi gurgling down in the hills, the prayer flags snapping in the winds, and the birds chirping in the woods will make the trek pleasant. After trekking for six to seven hours, you will reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will take half an hour scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Bid farewell to the beautiful hills and mountains of the Khumbu region before boarding your plane. From the plane, you can enjoy the last views of the stunning mountain peaks. Now, you will be able to recognize most of them. After a while, you will land at Tribhuvan International Airport. The staff will drive you back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Farewell Dinner/Leisure Day

Today, you will have a leisure day in Kathmandu. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites if you have missed any of them before. You might also want to buy gifts for your friends and family and souvenirs for yourself. In the evening, we will host a lavish farewell party for the successful completion of this great adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure

Time to say goodbye to Nepal. After breakfast, our staff will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport. It is good to be at the airport at least two hours before the flight. We wish you a happy and safe journey. We hope you have a lot of memories to cherish from this adventurous trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the highest trekking trails in the world. The wonderful trek begins from Lukla at an altitude of 2810 m and takes you to the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5365 m. The highest point of the trek 5545 m, at Kalapatthar near the base camp. Detailed information about the altitude can help to design your itinerary wisely and make a proper plan. Here is the detailed description of altitude and elevation gain per day during the Everest Base Camp Trek.

      *Kalapatthar (5545 m) is the highest point of this trek

Best Season to travel in the Everest

Like many other treks in Nepal, spring (March to May) and autumn (October- November) are the best seasons to trek in the Everest region. This pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons have a clear sky, less chance of rainfall, and rewards you with the best view of mountains. However, you may have to face the crowd during these times of the year. You can adjust your schedule a little early or little late than the main season if you seek solitude in the Himalayas. The detailed description of each trekking season can give you some idea about the perfect time to trek.

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring has stable weather and a clear sky. In the lower stretch of trail, the forests are painted in red and pink with rhododendron flowers. The clear sky affords you the most exotic view of the glorious mountain vistas in the north. However, spring is the main climbing season. Thus, this season invites a lot of tourists. Expedition generally happens during April and May. If you want to see the base camp full of colourful tents, then it can be the best time for you.

The month of May has a warmer temperature than any other trekking months. If you are someone who worries about the chilling temperature of the Himalayan region, the month of May can be the right choice for you. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the main season without missing the benefits of spring, then you can pack your bag to visit Everest from late February to early March. During this time, you might be caught by the occasional shower of the snow, but the sky will be clear, the trail won’t be noisy.

Autumn (October- November)

Autumn is another perfect time for the trek as the season has less cloud cover, consistent weather, and better views of the mountains. As this is not a climbing period, the base camp will be quite calm and peaceful. However, the trail will still be flooded with trekkers from all around the world. Generally, the region is busy during October because the temperature is not too cold, and the sky looks pleasant with little cloud cover.

This season is also famous for the traditional Rimdu festival that is celebrated at the Tengboche monastery. This dancing celebration can bring you some insight into the traditions of Buddhist people and the lifestyle of local Sherpa people. If you are a culture-loving person, trekking during autumn is the best option.

November, the number of trekkers starts to dissipate as the temperature drops. Therefore, it can offer you some solitude, or you can schedule your visit in Late September. Sometimes, monsoon lingers in September, but you can expect the clear sky in late September. The hills and forest after the recent monsoon are still fresh and green. The atmosphere is lively and vibrant to leave you mesmerized. Also, autumn is the best time to explore alternative routes such as Gokyo Valley Trek and Three Pass Trek. The side trail and alternative treks in the Everest region are good options to escape the hubbub of the traditional Everest Base Camp route.

Monsoon (June-August)

The months of June, July, and August are the months when Nepal receives a significant amount of rainfall. The trek in the Himalayas is challenging not only due to the mud-caked trail but due to flight delays for days. Also, the black clouds hovering in the sky impedes the view of the mountains. Therefore, it is better to avoid this season for trekking in the Everest region.

Winter (December-January)

It is the time when the sky feeds the Everest region with snow. The temperature might drop to -20 to -40 degrees Celsius (-4 F to -22 F), posing challenges to trekkers. You may have to spare more time for weather delays. However, the sky is clear, and the view is exceptional during this time. If you want to trek in winter, planning a little early or little late i.e., during late November or February, might help you.

Altitude Sickness

Causes of Altitude sickness

While trekking at a high altitude, there is a potential threat of altitude sickness. The trek begins from Lukla at an altitude of 2610 meters and takes you the height of 5545 meters at Kalapatthar. Therefore, one needs to take enough precautions while climbing up the trail.

Altitude sickness is a group of symptoms that occur when you climb up to higher elevation too quickly. It is the adverse effect of high altitude caused by the rapid exposure to poor oxygen levels at high elevation. As you ascend higher, less oxygen is available to breathe. If enough time is available, the body adjusts to the less oxygen. However, if the ascent is quick, the body starts to show symptoms of altitude sickness due to its inability to adjust to the environment.

Altitude sickness can occur anywhere above 2400 meters in case of rapid ascent. The Everest Base Camp Trek has two altitude zones i.e., high-altitude zone, between 2500 m and 3500 m, and very high-altitude zone, between 3500 m and 5500 m. The extreme altitude zone is beyond this trek as the trail threads up to Everest Base Camp with Kalapatthar (5545 m).


Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is more based on your genetic makeup and exposure to a higher altitude rather than your age and physical fitness. Everyone’s body responds differently to the high altitude. Mostly, symptoms start to appear beyond 3000 m. However, some are susceptible even at the altitude of 2400 m. Those people who have lived for a long time in the high altitude regions, for example, Sherpa people are less vulnerable to altitude sickness. The symptoms depend on how worse the sickness strikes you. Based on the severity, symptoms can be classified into mild, moderate, and severe.

Mild Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of sleep
  • Loss of appetite

Moderate symptoms

  • Headaches that are not relieved by medication
  • Strong nausea and vomiting
  • Intense fatigue and muscle weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lack of coordination and difficulty in walking

Severe Symptoms

  • Inability to walk
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Fluid build-up in the lungs (HAPE)
  • Hallucination and poor cognitive abilities (HACE)

Precautions and remedies of altitude sickness

Altitude sickness occurs mainly due to the inability of the body to adapt to the rarefied atmosphere of the high altitude. Our body has the mechanism to cope up with the thin air if we allow enough time to do so. Therefore, acclimatization and slow ascend are the two main preventive measures against altitude sickness. However, multiple factors can play a role in causing this sickness. We need to take good care of our health while traversing through the treacherous mountains. Based on the experience of our guides, previous trekkers, and advice medical personnel, we have mentioned some precaution measures. They include:

  • Ascend slowly

While climbing up, the body needs to adjust to the existing oxygen level of the place. A slow ascent can allow trekkers to provide enough time for their bodies to collaborate with the environment. A hurried walk can demand more oxygen and can invite problems.

  • Proper acclimatization

Acclimatization is a process by which the body adapts to the lower oxygen level of high altitudes. The body could not adjust to the escalating altitude and decreasing oxygen level and air pressure if the ascent is too quick. Therefore, the golden rule is not to climb more than 500 meters a day.

Similarly, proper acclimatization days are necessary to allow the body to adapt to the chilling environment and thin air. The Everest itinerary is designed wisely to ensure proper acclimatization and a slow climb. The first acclimatization is at Namche at an elevation of 3433 m. The second acclimatization is at Dingboche at an elevation of 4410 m. Similarly, elevation gain for each day is less than 500 m except for the trek from Phakding to Namche, which goes through lush green forests of Sagarmatha National Park, ensuring enough oxygen.

  • Avoid Alcohol, cigarettes, and tobacco.

Trekking through the strenuous trail of the Khumbu region requires good physical fitness. The consumption of alcohol and cigarettes may create an imbalance in homeostasis in the body due to decreased water levels. Therefore, it is advised to avoid such things while trekking.

  • Drink lots and lots of fluid

As dehydration can be the cause of the onset of altitude sickness, it is advised to drink plenty of water and other fluids such as fruit juices and vegetable soups. It is better to drink warm water.

  • Eat well and be mentally prepared.

Nutritious food increases your physical fitness and keeps you mentally prepared to complete this challenge. Strong determination and positive thinking can help you avoid sickness.

  • Use of preventive medication

Diamox is the most commonly used preventive medicine for altitude sickness. It is not a cure for sickness rather the drug to speed up the natural acclimatization process. It helps trekkers to adjust to the altitude quickly. A dose of 125 mg twice daily starting one day before the ascent has been suggested by Everest Base Camp Medical centre.

  • Remedies

Despite enough precautions, you might show some symptoms of altitude sickness. Share it with your fellow trekkers or the guide about your unusual feelings and stop ascending further. Proper rest at the same altitude can help you relieve the minor symptoms. You can ascend once you recover. In case of serious symptoms, rapid descend is necessary to improve the condition. If the symptoms persist, ask your guide to arrange medical services. Even a quick helicopter rescue might be necessary in case of severe cases.

Best Treks in the Everest Region

The Everest region is not only the home to the highest mountain peaks in the world but also an incredible place with bundles of other surprises for trekkers and climbers. The beauty of the Everest region is intensified by a unique amalgamation of the dramatic landscapes, mighty glaciers, icefalls, frozen lakes, and lofty mountains with the boundless culture, lifestyle, and traditions of the Sherpa people.

The vibrant environment created by the colours of beautiful flowers of Sagarmatha National Park blended with the colourful prayer flags of ancient monasteries reflects the charm and fragrance of the Himalayan nation. Besides the usual trekking route to Everest Base Camp, there are many other trekking routes and sites to explore in this region. Here are the top five related treks in the Everest region.

1)Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek is a perfect trek for those who yearn to see the magnetic mountain vistas in the Khumbu region but don’t want to go through the strenuous trail of the high Himalayan altitude. It is designed for beginners, people with less physical fitness and for those who have less time to spare for the trek.

This scenic trek affords you the stunning view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and many other mountain peaks from different villages of the Khumbu region. You will cross high suspension bridges, visit ancient monasteries, and walk past the attractive villages like Khumjung, Khunde, Tengboche, etc. Thus, the trek combines natural beauty with the cultural integrity of the area.

The ethnic villages of the Khumbu region provide you with an excellent opportunity to peek into the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people. The Tengboche monastery at the village of Tengboche (3860 m) is the ultimate destination of this trek.

2)Gokyo Valley Trek

Gokyo valley is one of the finest gifts of Mother Nature in the Everest region for the lovers of adventure. The valley lies west to the Khumbu region beside Mt. Cho Oyu (8188 m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. This valley is known for its extensive yak pastures and the highest freshwater lakes in the world.

There are nineteen small and big freshwater lakes in the valley that reflect the lofty mountains in their heart. Gokyo valley is a five days trek from Lukla Airport that takes you through the forested hills of Sagarmatha National Park to the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier. The ultimate destination of this trek is the Gokyo peak, from where you can enjoy the most scintillating view of Everest, Cho Oyu, and other peaks. Besides, the turquoise lakes in the valley, the ethnic settlements untouched with modernity including beautiful village of Gokyo, the ancient Buddhist Gompas (monasteries), and an extreme view of huge ice ridge locate between Cho Oyu and Gyachung are other attractions of this trek.

3)Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek is a challenging but rewarding trek in the Everest region. This trek traverses through the three high passes -Renjo La Pass (5370 m), Cho La Pass (5420 m), and Kongma La pass (5545 m), each over 5000 m. Also, you will climb some small peaks – Gokyo RI (5483 m), Kalapatthar (5545 m), and Chukung (5540 m). This trek is more strenuous than the classical Everest Base Camp Trek and suitable for experienced trekkers who want to explore the extreme wilderness of the Himalayan high passes.

The trail splits at Namche from the classic EBC trek and heads up to the Dudhkoshi valley, where you cross the first pass i.e., Renjo La pass. Then, you descend to Gokyo valley before heading east towards Everest Base Camp through the second Pass i.e., Cho La Pass. After exploring the EBC area, you cross the third pass i.e., Kongma La Pass, to join the EBC route back to Lukla. This incredible trek introduces you to the pristine villages of Nagla valley and surprises you with the delightful scenery and a stunning view of mountains.

4)Mani Rimdu Festival Trek

Mani Rimdu Festival is a nineteen-day long festival celebrated at the Buddhist Gompa (monasteries) of Tengboche, Thame, and Chiwong in Solukhumbu district. The festival concludes with a public celebration for three days during the full moon period. At the time of this public gathering, the Lamas dance wearing maroon robes and painted masks chanting sacred mantras to celebrate the triumph of virtue over the demon.

Besides the local worshippers, hundreds of tourists gather to enjoy this exciting festival and to understand the rituals, culture, and traditions of Buddhist people of the Everest region. Festivals are an important part of the culture in the Himalayan region, and they are somehow related to the mountains and Mother Nature. Such an intricacy between Mother Nature and the culture of people provides an enticing prospect to the trek in this region. Mani Rimdu Festival Trek can be the best trek for those who want to enjoy the rich colours of the festival along with the magnificent view of Everest and other snow-clad mountain peaks.

5)Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a special package for those trekkers who cannot complete the classically designed Everest Base Camp Trek due to time constraints. In this trek, you will walk on foot to the base camp, they have a fantastic helicopter ride around the base camp region and then return to Kathmandu directly.

As the trek includes a charted ride, it can be expensive, but you don't need to worry about the flight delays due to weather change or about your return trek to Lukla once you have booked this incredible package. After all, what can be more worthwhile than grabbing the opportunity to see the most magnificent view of Everest and without sparing much of your busy time? The trek follows the traditional route from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. After you explore around the base camp area, the helicopter picks you up and fly you back to Kathmandu.

Packaging list while doing Everest Base Camp Trek

Packing is an important task for any trek. The common rule for packing is “Make it light, but don't miss any essential thing.” Everest Base Camp Trek is a trek in the high altitude of Himalayas. You need to include things wisely considering the altitude and climate of the Everest region. Here, we have prepared a list of all the essential things you need to pack for the trek.

1. Clothing

What clothing you pack depends on the season in which you trek to Everest Base Camp. As there is a wide variation in altitude from Lukla (2610 m) to the base camp (5364 m), the layering of clothes is a good concept. Here is a detailed list of clothing you need during the trek.

Body Clothing

  • Waterproof and Windproof Jacket
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Hiking Tops
  • Hiking trousers or pants
  • Hiking shorts
  • Rain gears
  • Breathable Inner-wears (underwear/Bra)

Head and Hand Wear

  • Beanie/Wool hat
  • Broad Brimmed Hat
  • Headscarf
  • Neck gaiter/Neck Band
  • Inner gloves
  • Outer insulated gloves
  • Foot Wears
  • Hiking boots
  • Camping Shoes/Trekking Sandals
  • Hiking socks
  • Warm thermal socks
  • Gaiters

Gear/Equipment

  • Sunglasses
  • Headlights
  • Trekking Poles
  • Trekking Map
  • Rain Cover
  • 50-65L Backpack (if you are carrying yourself)
  • A Duffel Bag (if going with porter) and a Day pack (for you)
  • Light First Aid Kit
  • Water bottles
  • Camera
  • Portable Charger

2. Personal Supplies

  • Basic Hygiene Products
  • Soap and Soap Case
  • Hand wash
  • Sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Drying Towel
  • Wet Wipes
  • Nail Cutter
  • Hair Brush
  • Deodorants
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Face and Body Moisturizer
  • Portable Mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Female Hygiene products
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Foot Powder

3.Food and Snacks

  • Snacks (Protein and Carb combined)

4.Additional supplies

  • Books (for reading free time, E-book recommended)
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Playing Cards

5.Important Documents

  • Passport and Visa
  • Two Passport sized photographs
  • Permits and Passes

6.Important Medications

  • Anti-diarrhoea Pills
  • Headache Pills
  • Cough and Cold Medicine
  • Anti-altitude Sickness Pills (Diamox)
  • Stomach Antibiotics
  • Pain Killers
  • Water Purification Tablets

Tips for including appropriate equipment

  • Make you Pack light and easy to carry
  • Don’t miss the necessary equipment
  • Choose sweat-wicking clothes instead of cotton clothes that absorb sweat
  • Layering is an excellent concept for clothing while trekking in the Everest (Baselayer, Middle layer, and Outer layer)
  • Make sure your shoes are waterproof, breathing, good fit and have a good grip

Conclusion

Trekking in the Everest region is a life-time experience and the greatest achievement to add in your travel diary. Our team at Nepal Hiking Trek is ready to provide the best services of accommodation and transportation for your hassle-free travel. We hope you create lots of beautiful memories and inexplicable experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life.

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