Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

Posted On:Monday, July 8, 2019

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

Setting off on an amazing and thrilling journey to be able to stand alongside the tall and majestic Mount Everest is a dream of many travelers. With Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, this dream can turn into reality for many. The breathtaking view of the World’s Highest Mountain is possible, not just for climbers but also for average travelers, all because of the base camp trek.

The 16-days trek opens an opportunity for you to enter a realm of adventure and serenity. To set foot on the snowy land where great climbers and achievers like Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa once started off their incredible journey is a big deal in itself.

Would not it be wonderful to witness the glorious beauty of Everest first-hand and hear amazing stories from the Sherpas? It is something you can be proud of. The Sherpa culture, their villages and Buddhist monasteries that you can see up-close are icing on the cake.

We have a number of packages for your convenience. If you are an adventurous person, then the 15-days Everest Base Camp Trek Tour is the best choice for you. If you are not up for a foot-journey then we also have other options of reaching the base camp. Feel free to check out the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour that gives you an aerial view of the majestic Mount Everest.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

Words are not enough to describe the level of adventure and thrill of the journey. The major highlights of the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek are:

  • A close encounter and a 360-degree view of the Majestic Mount Everest
  • Scenic Kathmandu to Lukla flight with a top-class view of the mountain ranges and hilly regions of Nepal
  • Stunning view of the snow-covered mountain ranges
  • Opportunity to explore the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witness the lifestyle of the Sherpas and learn about their culture
  • Close observation of the Buddhist culture and their monasteries
  • Achieving peace and serenity in this journey of exploring yourself

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Spring (March-May)

Spring is a peak season for the trek as it is the best time to visit Nepal. This season is favorable for treks to other destinations like ABC, Mardi Himal, etc. as well. Spring brings color in the region with slope filled with Rhododendron flowers.

We recommend pursuing Everest base camp trek in the spring season as expeditions to Everest also begin at spring. However, be prepared for the extreme changes in temperature that can fall as low as -15 degrees in Mornings and Nights.

Autumn (Late September – December)

Another peak season for the trek is the autumn season. The weather is favorable and the skies are clear. These are the reasons for the high traffic this season. With the two main Nepalese festivals (Dashain and Tihar) taking place in this season, our recommendation is to wait until October or mid-December to plan the trek. The weather is neither warm nor too cold in autumn.

Winter (Late December – February)

The weather can get pretty cold and chilly, specifically -20 to -30 degrees Celsius at the Everest base camp. It is not that trekking is impossible but winter is not favorable for the ones who are uncomfortable traveling under such extreme cold conditions.

Now obviously, the less favorable season for trekking is the monsoon. The cloudy skies and slippery route don’t exactly approve your trekking plans during monsoon.

Accommodations & Meals on the Everest Base Camp Trek

The trail to the Everest Base Camp serves you well with several places to stay that mostly include teahouses. The facilities are good considering the climatic and geographic conditions. Basically, the higher you go on this trek, there’s a lesser chance of getting well-off facilities like a hot shower and western-style toilets. Although there are luxurious lodges at Lukla and Namche, the teahouses are recommended as you can get access to the basic facilities easily there.

With meals consisting of items like bread, pancakes, fries, soups, eggs, rice, lentils, porridge, etc. there are not many varieties to choose from. We will make sure you get your meals 3 times a day during the trek. Although bottled drinking water is not included in the package, they will be available at all times. You will be served with breakfast in Kathmandu before you leave for the trek. We will also arrange dinner for your welcome and farewell in Kathmandu.

You will be staying at a 3 start hotel at Kathmandu and we will arrange considerably good accommodation for you as we move ahead in our journey. We will make sure you of it throughout the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Flight Delay & Cancellation

Due to extreme weather conditions and geography, there’s no predicting what shape the wind could take within a few minutes. Delays and cancellation of flights to and from Lukla are not rare. The monsoon season (January to end of February) is not so favorable for domestic flights in Nepal. The heavy rainfall, foggy view and strong wind are accountable for the most flight delays and cancellations.

We recommend the travelers to plan the trip schedule considering the unpredictable climatic conditions and isolate one to two days of the trip accounting for such delays and flight cancellations.

This issue is strictly for domestic flights, specifically Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights. The package for the Everest Base Camp Trek is exclusive of the international flights.

Challenges of Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

The trek itself is a moderate one but requires to be well prepared. The high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions are the major challenges of this trek. The trail is rocky and with lots of ups and downs. A 130km trek such as the EBC Trek can be difficult for some. So, the trek may require some level of fitness. Any past hiking or trekking experience, or even past involvement in any activities requiring physical activeness are plus points for the Everest Base Camp trek. However, it is recommended to be sure yourself if you have a history of medical conditions related to the heart, lungs or blood diseases. Also, please make sure to inform Zambuling Expedition Pvt. Ltd. about it before booking the trip.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your Hotel where you will be served welcome dinner

Day 2 – You will fly to Lukla from where you will trek all the way to Phakding

Day 3 – The trek starts from Phakding to Namche

Day 4 – You will rest at Namche Bazaar and will have time to explore the area

Day 5 – You will continue the trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Day 6 – After spending the night at Tengboche, you will continue the trek to Dingboche

Day 7 – You will rest at Dingboche on the 7th day of your trek

Day 8 – You will continue the trek from Dingboche all the way up to Dulha

Day 9 – From Dulha, you will trek up to Lobuche on the 9th day

Day 10 – You will trek from Lobuche on the 10th day up to Gorak Shep and continue hiking to the EBC

Day 11 – You will hike to the amazing Kala Patthar on this day and then trek down to Pheriche

Day 12 – You will return to Namche Bazaar from Pheriche

Day 13 – Your trek will conclude when you trek from Namche to Lukla on the 13th day

Day 14 – You will fly To Kathmandu from Lukla Airport

Day 15 – You will stay at your Hotel in Kathmandu where you will be served farewell dinner

Day 16 – Finally you will be dropped off to the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight

We always hope to see the visitors again as they also take a piece of our friendship and service as a part of their memory. The Everest Base Camp Trek is worth it and you will be able to enjoy many things on this trek with our company included.