Ascending your shanks on the foothills below the mighty Everest is the most legendary thing you can do. The trail to Everest Base Camp has captivated many tourists with its breathtaking views. Its trailblazing routes and the landscapes offer a lifetime adventurous hiking experience you can chant in your 80s. As Everest has been added to the map, hundreds of climbers have sacrificed their lives in their attempts to the summit. In such jeopardy plight, trek to foothills- Everest Base Camp is an achievable still equally portentous goal. Here are the things you should know for Everest Base Camp
What’s so beautiful about Everest Base Camp?
“What makes Everest Base Camp trek so amazing? Is it only the beauty of Everest that’s so captivating?” was the question striking my mind earlier. But it’s not just about the spellbinding landscape, it’s about the sheer pleasure of walking on the trail covered with red and pink Rhododendron. You get to walk past colorful prayer wheels of museums and monasteries appearing fortuitously in the way. And the suspension bridges out of an Indiana Jones movie add to the craze. Besides Everest, you can also encounter Kangtega and Ama Dablam mountains.
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Best season for Everest base camp trek?
The time before monsoon- March to May, when it’s still hot and warm is the best time for Everest Base Camp trek. September to December when the hill temperature is below zero and snow are divulge and thick the trek is amazing.
How many days does takes for Everest base camp trek?
Typically, the trek to Everest Base Camp takes no longer than 12 days- 8 days of descending and 4 days of ascending. You might need to add a few days for the assimilation in higher temperature.
Who are fit for a hike to Everest base camp trek?
People with sound health and average fitness can do this trek. “Slow and steady” is the key. For better trekking experience, you can spend a few months working out and swimming before heading for EBC.
Is trek to Everest base camp hard?
Definitely is hard, but not impossibly hard. The real challenge is to face the altitude. Until you suffer from altitude sickness, you can make it possible.
Packing the bags for Everest:
The key is to pack lightly- aim for less than 15kg.
• A fleece jacket,
• two pairs of long pants,
• three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton),
• a jumper or light fleece goes best.
• Lightly broken-in boots,
• Trekking socks,
• sneakers or sandals
• gloves, woolen hat,
• sunhat, polarized sunglasses
• good sleeping bag.
Further, don’t miss out- Toiletries, lip balm, good sunscreen, travel towel, and tissues are compulsory. 1L water bottles with water purification tablets and a first aid kit make the trip safe and healthy.
Cost for Everest Base Camp Trek:
Package tour with most Nepali trekking company is from USD$1,400 up to $1,700 for 12 – 15-day trek. Prices should includes round trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, all permits, accommodation, and meals.
Permits needed for Everest Base Camp Trek:
There are three permits you need to Everest Base Camp.
• TIMS card;
• Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
• Additional Permit for Jiri to EBC Trek.
The route to Everest Base Camp:
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