ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

  • May 19, 2020
  • Dil Gurung

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Looking for a trip to Everest Base Camp and curious about the journey what does it look like? Trek to Everest base camp is always adorable and seemed like one of the bucket lists for all of the adventure enthusiasts who like to discover the diversity of ethnic culture and nature.

When we get ready to travel, perhaps everyone would like to know common things about the journey like what is the best season of the year, when to go, what to bring, how to prepare, what food and accommodation do we expect during the trek? along with the details day to day itinerary of the journey.

We hope the following pieces of information will help you to know about the trip and give you more excited to get ready for the rumble to Everest base camp venture.

Everest base camp trek is one of the most daring adventure trekking destinations on earth where you will be experienced the overwhelming Himalayan sceneries including the Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Pumori, Khangtega as well as ancients Buddhist monasteries, Unique Sherpa culture, and their lifestyle, and the best of wilderness. This trek is sure to be a trip of a lifetime!

How to Get There

Exciting trekking to Everest base camp impressed the thousands of traveler from all over the world since its permitted for the recreation, However, the journey starts from Kathmandu with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla, Lukla is a gateway to Everest treks which is situated at an altitude of 2860 meters high above the sea level, upon your arrival at Lukla you will be warmly welcomed by glorious sunrise view on the top of the Himalaya range and Friendly Sherpa people.

Basically, there are two ways to reach the Everest treks, one is by aircraft and the other is by road. However, getting there by road takes more days to complete the journey and it will be driven through the hills. Traveling by road, it might take 16-18 days to complete the whole journey and by airplane, from Kathmandu to Lukla it takes only 35 minutes then you will be walking all the way up to Everest base and retrace to Lukla, the trip can be done 12 days.

The best time to travel Everest base camp

Everest base camp trek is a relatively moderate trek in the Everest region, However, to do the trek in the Everest region the weather is one of the most important factors that you should have to check and decide to do the trip on right time.

The best time of the year for Everest base camp trek is in autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). During these months you will have an excellent opportunity to capture the crystal clear mountains view of whole Everest with preferable temperatures throughout the journey.

Training and Preparation

A lot of people ask us how to prepare for the Everest base camp trek and what kind of train we should have to take before we go head for trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Well, the simple answer is training hard and stay fit, it is not a technical trek, We do not have to have any special training skills for this 12 days trek in Everest region, for EBC trek, we don’t even need crampons, walking poles, oxygen cylinders, ropes as well as any technical equipment, it is just a normal trek but need a lot of stamina that you have to walk slow and steady as you ascent. And of course, you need to have both physical and mental fitness as well as the sound of capability which are required.

And one thing that,  if you could convenience yourself to take some normal pre-training courses like daily physical exercises, jogging, running, climb the staircase and walking down, cycling, swimming and hitting the gym, etc that would be more helpful for you to trek to Everest base camp very easily. 

Accommodation and food

Accommodation in the Mountain is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, a warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the Everest base camp trek, if you are single you get a single bedroom with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation are fixed by local management community.

During the Everest base camp trek, you will have the food as per menu, where you will be selected the meals from the menu at everywhere during the trek, every teahouse offers and serve the foods with the verities of being fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious food. meanwhile, the menu has such a combination of fixed typical local meals and western gastronomy.

Highlights of Everest base camp trek

  • Trek to the Everest Base Camp
  • Hike to Kala Patthar peak (5,555m) for a stunning sunrise view over the Everest.
  • Scenic flight from and to Lukla
  • Breathtaking Himalaya mountains view of Mount Everest & Khumbu Icefall

What to Bring With You

Recommended pieces of equipment lists for trekking

Head

  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Headlight

Face

  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass
  • Face wipes and towels
  • List for Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • And warm Globes

Body clothing

  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks, preferably a cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • The proper Trekking Boots
  • socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
  • Water peals
  • Umbrella
  • Walking  pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Personal accessories
  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Watch
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies
  • First-aid Kit
  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Have you ever had any trekking and hiking experienced in the high altitudes before? If not then this trek could be one of the challenging treks for you, if you do not know, know better! here are the symptoms of High Altitude Sickness when you go to high areas may travelers will sometimes suffer acute mountain sickness..., that's why all of the travelers have to have had known some of the general knowledge about the AMS when you travel to high altitudes, and also the way of preventing..

Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

When you are over the 2500 meter high above the sea level, if you have a mild case,

  • dizziness
  • muscle aches
  • a headache
  • sleeplessness
  • vomiting and nausea
  • bad temper
  • loss of appetite
  • Hard breathing

How to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness

Following basic interventions may be able to indulgence the conditions

  • Return to a lower altitude as much as you can
  • Hydrating with drinking plenty of water
  • Taking Diamox Altitude peals and reducing your activity point
  • Rest / acclimatize more to move on to the higher land

Electricity, Shower, Laundry, and Wi-Fi

Most of the places in Everest region have facilities of electricity, Shower, and Laundry services except 2- nights at Lobuche and Gorkashepp, but you will get Wi-Fi services everywhere entire the Khumbu region once you pay, internet access in Everest region is one of the highest access Wi-Fi connections in the world, it costs between $3-$8 dollars and the cost is more likely even for recharging the batteries stuffs as well.

Conclusion

The hustle and bustle Everest Base Camp treks will let you have a great experience of a variety of culture, lush forest of rhododendron and pines, Alpine slopes, many prayer walls, ancients Buddhist monasteries and best of the wilderness on the footprint of Everest, during the autumn and spring seasons the trail will be bustling with many of adventurous trekkers for trekking and climbing to Everest. If you are thinking of trekking by the time then your accommodations and air tickets to and from Lukla should be booked in advance with 2/3 months prior, in order to get the first flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Remember that, sometimes, flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to unpredictable weather in the mountain.

Do you still have any questions in your mind? Please feel free to write to us about your trip to Nepal for the astounding and life-changing journey in the Himalayas. Our expert will be pleased to assist you anytime to meet your expectations and needs, Have a wonderful time ahead and keep your adventure spirit alive!

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