Trekking in Nepal features on many a traveler’s bucket list, and a visit to Everest Base Camp often takes the number one spot.
The thrill of trekking through the wild and dramatic landscapes of the Khumbu, the pleasure of meeting friendly Sherpa people, and the reward of reaching the base of the world’s tallest mountain—this is the stuff of high adventure, and it’s no wonder that the Everest Base Camp Trek remains our most popular tour.
But you don’t have to be a seasoned mountaineer to embark upon the Everest Base Camp Trek; here are just a few of the ways that we’ve made this incredible adventure easy to approach, even for beginners.
Benefit from expert guides and porters on your Everest trek
Many treks in Nepal can be completed without a guide, but partnering with Alpine Ramble Treks will ensure that you enjoy the countless benefits of traveling with a seasoned guide and porter.
Your guide will be able to show many points of interest across the length and breadth of the Khumbu, acting both as a trail guide and as an interpreter of the natural and cultural history that makes this part of Nepal so unforgettable.
And thanks to the efforts of your hard-working porter or team of porters, you can enjoy trekking without the heavy burden of carrying all of your own gear and equipment. This is just one way that Alpine Ramble Treks guarantees a beginner-friendly Everest Base Camp Trek.
Travel at your own pace on the Everest Base Camp Trek
One thing that beginners sometimes get wrong about trekking in the Himalayas comes down to a question of pace: all too often, new trekkers want to hike too fast—and too far. It’s a much better idea to travel at your own pace, only going as quickly as you feel comfortable.
Our Everest Base Camp trekking itinerary has also built in plenty of time to acclimatize properly as you ascend through the heights of the Khumbu to reach Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and—ultimately—the base camp itself.
Setting a comfortable pace and paying attention to how your body feels is one way to ensure that even beginners can have a successful Everest trek.
Make sure to pack the essentials in your bag for the Everest Base Camp Trek
Before your trek begins, a representative from Alpine Ramble Treks will help you determine what you need to pack—and what can safely be left at home.
There are always certain essentials that you’re likely to need for any trek in the Himalayas: layered clothing, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, appropriate socks, and outerwear.
But you don’t need to overpack; we’ll provide sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, and any necessary emergency equipment. This is a great way for beginners to avoid getting stuck in the mountains with a bag that quickly becomes uncomfortably heavy.
Packing intelligently is important for beginners on the Everest Base Camp Trek, and Alpine Ramble Treks is prepared to help you make sure that you have everything you’ll need.