Everest Base Camp insights for trek Enthusiasts

  • Mandipa Itani
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" Opening your eyes every early morning you have two the choice whether to continue to sleep with your dream or wake up and pursue them" well if you choose the first option then you will reach nowhere but if you choose the last one then you will definitely reach your aim, experience every step of your life.

Everest Base Camp Trek is the same as well, it is much more than trekking, teach you about your life, and lot more to offers to the visitors. If you chase your dream to reach to Everest Base Camp then you will definitely reach the step where the famous mountaineering reached and earned the name. 16 days Everest Base Camp is definitely for those who are tired and bored of having the daily busy life, living in the hustling and the bustling life of the city and wants to explore in a peaceful environment.

 Don't rush here I have the many more things to share with you including the major attraction and the reason to go to the Everest Base Camp Trek.

 

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Major the attraction of the Everest Base Camp Trek

•         Everest Base Camp itself.

•         Mt. Everest- Iconic world highest mountains.

•         Adventurous mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla.

•         Sagarmatha National Park: a UNESCO world heritage site.

•         Namche Bazar: the dense settlements of the Sherpa people.

•         Tengboche Monastery, the oldest and the largest monasteries of the Khumbu region.

•         A teahouse trek- you will rest and overnight in the tea house.

•         Magnificent views from Kalapather.

•         Views of over 7,000 snow-capped mountains

•         Sherpa culture museum view.

•         Adventure peak climbing

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Reasons to go for the Everest Base Camp Trek

Himalayan views

Everest region is the home of the many numerous snow-capped mountains, home of the tours of the six highest mountains of the world including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho you. The main reason to trek the Everest Base Camp Trek is to view the inspiring outlook of the snow-capped mountains, enjoying the glimpse of the mountains through the landscapes of the Everest region of Nepal. Playing the hike and seek, with the highest mountains crossing through the forest covered with the blooms rhododendrons. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is amazing and to enjoy the great spectacles of the Himalayas.

 

Friendly people with a unique culture

Everest region is also known as Sherpa region, here all you see is the Sherpa people, they are very kind, friendly and full with the warm hospitality, they have their own languages, religion, culture. Sherpa is very popular as the mountain climber in the world. it good to say NAMASTE to the people by joining both palm and blowing your head, as it’s the formal greeting and sound goods to the locals, you will get to experience the warm hospitality, satisfying meals, if you are lucky then you may get to see their cultural program which is age-old during the Everest Base Camp Trek. Meeting them, interacting with them and exchanging the culture with them add the glory in your trek, reviewing the park where Birch, juniper, blues pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendrons covered is the major high lights here.

 

Wild flora and fauna

Best part while trekking is walking through the dense evergreen forest, covered with the blooms rhododendrons, crossing the suspicious bridge joining the two hills, collecting the thrilling experience, walking through the scattered villages of Sherpa, walking through the Sagarmatha National park exploring the park. You will see the wide area of forest covered by Birch, juniper, blues pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendrons. At least 118 species of the birds, including some rare one like Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, and yellow-billed chough. If you are lucky during the hike you will also see the rare mammal species including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, and red panda. Himalayan Thar, langur monkey, Himalayan wolves also see here. You get to see many more from this short trek so Everest base camp trek is worth going.

 

Designed for all

Well listing for the first time, trekking to the world highest mountains, you might have the question like it's not for the first time trekker? not a family trek? not for aged people? Then you are wrong, Everest base camp is family trek, solo trek and friends trip as well. It is good to have the quite experienced in adventure hike, but if you are first-time trekkers then no problem, you can have the amazing trek with Nepal Hiking Trek and their guide.

Everest Base Camp trek is designed for all just you have to be physically and mentally fits trek here, leave other problems for us.

 

Reasonable price

Trekking to the world highest mountains, the offered price by your agency is quite reasonable and for you, it's quite affordable too. Sometimes you might question to yourself that the trek packages you choose and the itinerary worth that amount? well let me tell you, trekking to the Everest region means you will be trekking to the remote area of Nepal, where is lack of communication, transportation, fancy things, foods and many things, to get these you might have to pay little more in everything you buy there, so calculating these all the price is set to you at a very reasonable price.

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Trip facts

o    Trekking destination: Nepal

o    Trekking Region: Everest/Khumbu region of Nepal's North East Himalayan Region

o    Trekking days: 16 days

o    Trekking distance: 135 kilometres

o    Trek difficulty: moderate to adventurous with tough of high altitude

o    People and culture: Majority of Sherpa people with high influence of Tibetan and Buddhist culture.

o    Accommodation: Hotels and lodge during the trek

o    Maximum elevation: 5545 meters (Kalapather) and 5,364 meters (Everest Base Camp).

o    Average walking per day: 4 to 6 hours or as per itinerary days.

o    Best season: March to May and September to November, however, can go throughout the year, due to the climate and temperature it's quite difficult to trek in monsoon months of July to mid-September and December to February.

Other FAQ'S related to the Everest Base Camp Trek

Planning to trek to the base of the world highest mountains, then you might belong for some helpful suggestion during the Everest Base Camp trek. Well, here I have listed some frequently asked question by the people that may help you a lot for your Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Where is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is at the Everest Region, at the bottoms of the world's highest mountain Mt Everest, located in northeastern Nepal. Trekking through Namche bazaar crossing the Sagarmatha National Park, you can reach here.

 

What is the highest of Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is about 5,364 meters. You will trek to Base Camp from Lukla after enjoying the short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

 

Total days it takes to reach base camp?

After entering Nepal, you will have a day to explore around the Kathmandu valley, It takes around 8 days to reach the base camp from Kathmandu with the adventure flight to Lukla, you will have 2 days rest and accommodation days which means altitude practice days. it takes 3 days  to trek back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

 

How difficult is Everest Base Camp trekking?

Everest base camp is not difficult but their altitude will make it very difficult to trek, like altitude sickness, frostbite but if you have the previous experienced and trek above the 3000 meters, then it may not be problems.

 

 What are the total hours I need to walk per day?

 Normally you have to walk around 54-6 hours a day but It also depends upon the packages you choose and the length of the itinerary. If you choose to complete the trek within very short periods of time then you have to walk more hours than average to complete the trek in time and vice versa.

 

When is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp Trek?

You can trek throughout the years, but sometimes the climate and temperature can make you walk very difficult so to face the less problem with pleasant weather trekking in Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp.  Being slippery throughout the months and freezing cold trekking is monsoon and winter can put you in difficult but it's not bad to trek for those who want to experience more adventure.

Can the old and children do Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yeah, both the old and the children can do Everest base camp trek just they need to have some extra days to acclimatization and rest. The children are better at a high altitude and have less chance of altitude sickness than older people.

What is the shortest itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

If you are busy people and have very short itinerary 9 days trek is best for you where you will have 8 days to reach to the Everest Base Camp and next day fly back with a helicopter is the shortest trekking itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trek. if you want to skip the trek and just reach in a very short time then you can choose helicopter flight tours just need a couple of hours.

Can I use normal drinking water or need to buy bottled water?

Sometimes drinking the same water as local used to, then you might have to face some diarrhea due to your health, so to avoid this it's better to carry your own water bottle with water purification tablets. Buying the water bottled everywhere can be costly so it better to carry your own water bottle and purification tablets.

Do I need to bring my own tent for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

If you are planning to enjoy the fire camp to make your trek more adventurous then you can bring one, if not you don't need to bring a tent with you because you can get a lodge and teahouse to spend overnight.

 

Can I get hot shower bath during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

You can get the host shower bath but you have to pay them accordingly, which may cost you more.

 

How are the toilet facilities during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The toilets are quite remote but very clean and clean but in the higher altitude due to the extreme cold, it may freeze sometimes. They are indoor so you don't need to go out at the night.

 

 What kinds of foods are available during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

During the trek to the remote area don't expect to have more things on the menu. You can some option like having the local food items, momo, chaw-min, french fries, pan-cake and few other. Trekking means you need high energy throughout the day and the junk foods lack to provide you with this, so it's better to intake the local foods, to get enough energy. The food here is cooked by the basic trained cooks so the taste can quite differ.

 

Does an altitude sickness bring serious problems?

Altitude sickness itself is serious problems while walking in the high altitude. But it is not a big issue for everyone. It's better to share everything with your guide like if you discover some symptoms of altitude sickness, it's better to share so that they can give you its treatments as required. Some times its cause serious to death due to your negligence. Remember prevention is always better than cure. So don't rush to reach in your final destination, take a rest as per your body need and follow some safety measures to be safe and enjoy your trip.

 

What should I bring for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

It is one of the most tricky questions what should I bring for the Everest Base Camp Trek? But you should make the best choice for what to carry and what not to carry? You should know that sometimes carry too much or too less can spoil your trek. First of all, you should be sure which season is best for you to trek? Then you should be up to date about those months or season, known about its temperature, weather and many more things. After being up to date with the weather, choosing the season you can pack the gear accordingly.

you can purchase The below-listed gears and equipment in the Kathmandu or can be rented in Namche bazaar but understand that buying the sold gears and equipment can run you trek of being the sold cheaper, local equipment many not be too standard to trek in the altitude.

So try to buy the high quality and gears for the Everest Base Camp Trek as you may have to face the very cold condition on the trek.

 

Clothing

Upper Body

•          Base Layer

•          Insulation layers

•          Outer Layer

 

For the lower body

•          Trekking trousers and shorts

•          Trekking T-shirt

•          Waterproof jackets and Trouser

•          Underwear

 

Headwear

•          Hat

•          Scarf

•          Beanie

•          Neck gaiter

 

Gloves

•          Inner gloves

•          Outer insulated Gloves

 

Footwear

•          Hiking Boats

•          Trekking shoes and Sandals

•          Hiking socks

•          Warm Thermal Sock

•          Gaiter

 Besides these you also need to pack the below-listed things :

•          Bay pack

•          Buffer Bag

•          Duffel Bag

•          Rain cover

•          Sleeping bags

•          Liner

•          Earplugs

•          Trekking poles

•          Sunglasses

•          Headlight

•          Water bottles

•          Towel

•          Lock

•          Waterproof bags

•          Camera

•          Portable charger

•          Books

•          Cards

•          Passport and money

 

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More tips for the Everest Base Camp.

•                    Always respect the culture and tradition of the local people. People in the Himalayan region are warm-hearted and hospitality. So never abuse their trust.

•                    You must be updated with the weather condition as the weather condition of Nepal can be changed unpredictable and change frequently in the high altitude so you might have to change your itinerary if necessary. So while trekking in Nepal update yourself about weather all the time.

•                    Everest base camp is in high altitude and the risky trek so you must need to hire the professional guide to success and beautiful completion of the trek.

•                    Never tries to take Everest Base Camp Trek lightly while preparing for it carries only the necessary equipment before trekking to this region.

More things to know more about the Everest Base Camp trek

Safety and security

Nepal Hiking Trek conduct its operations following the safety protocols and give the authority to the guide whether to conduct or cancel the trip due to the weather condition of the trekking region or due to safety concern. However, we will always try you not to face loss (Physically and mentally), any other injuries due to the landslides, flooding and other natural disasters while trekking

So we remind you to carry insurance that covers this un-known disaster. Always follow the safety measure while trekking in the remote area, first of all, try to be safe yourself. Follow the day itinerary given by the guide; follow the steps of your guide during the trek to completely it peacefully.

 

Travel insurance

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp Treks means you will trek to and from the hike up and down also spend around one and half weeks in the remote area, here trekking is not dangerous but risky, so you should get travel insurance for Everest Base Camp trek to include these all.

As you should know, insurance is compulsory for the trekkers trekking in Everest Base Camp. You may be stuck in some problems, there are high chances of getting serious problems like altitude sickness, which is enough to drag in the mouth of death, so to claim is the small injuries such as sprained ankles forget or lost the equipment. You can claim the money easily from the insurance you get. To find the correct insurance policy that covers all your losses in all the events during the Everest Base Camp Trek.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek is really worthy trek so what are you waiting for? Go and pack your bag and start the adventure journey.

 If you want to know more about the trekking in Nepal then you can contact us: nepalhikingtrek@gmail.com.

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