Let’s go trekking to the Everest Base Camp

Let’s go trekking to the Everest Base Camp

20th May, 2018


The world’s highest peak is Mt.Everest. During Everest base camp trek the climber will climb the Mt.Everest and reach the world’s highest point. Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal and North Base Camp is in Tibet. Since we hike from Nepal so we take South Base Camp root for travel. Everest Base Camp trek is the perfect trek to Everest journey begins with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to the Mountain airstrip at Lukla in the heart of the Khumbu Region.

We will take 14 days for trek which include traveling from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-versa and 11 days trek. In trekking, we will provide you with the best food to have during trekking; best health kit and fitness tips for those who are going to travel and need to be fit for hiking. During the hiking time in Everest Base Camp; you can view many mountains, see the lifestyle of the people who are living there; and if you are lucky enough then you can participate in their festivals. During trekking time, we will take you checking the weather and if good weather to trek then we will take you there otherwise you have to wait for some time to trek and have to wait for the time when the weather will be appropriate.

Routes for Everest Base Camp Trek

A trek into Mt. Everest Base Camp is one of the most spectacular journey treks within the world. Mount Everest Base Camp isn’t the only real preserve of high altitude mountaineers. Mt. Everest Base Camp trek is that the example trek to Everest journey begins with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to the Mountain airstrip at Lukla within the heart of the Khumbu Region. There follows a reasonably straightforward day of around 3 hours to our 1st stop Phakding. We have a tendency to continue North up the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar, quite an onerous day, wherever we have a tendency to pay daily acclimatizing, smart food and accommodation. From Namche we have a tendency to trek to Khumjung Tengboche monastery, the seat of Sherpa Culture.

It’s in the main a gradual push up to Kala Pattar and Mount Everest Base Camp resting at some point in Dingboche or Pheriche for a few aspect visits and additional acclimation. Once some spectacular clean up views of Mount Everest in conjunction with Nuptse Lohtse and Mount Pumori we have a tendency to retrace to Lukla for our flight to Kathmandu.

Geography of Nepal

Equipment for Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, ” walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
  • Warm jacket. Fiberfill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
  •  A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters – can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  •  A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
  • Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft. Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
  •  A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
  •  pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
  •  lightweight long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.

Other additional equipment:

  •  A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  •  A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
  •  1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  •  2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
  •  “Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
  •  Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking – Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
  •  Water bottle.
  •  Snow glasses and sunglasses
  •  2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
  •  Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
  •  Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  •  Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
  •  Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.

Best time for Everest Base Camp trek

The trekking to Everest Base camp is feasible around year except for monsoon months that is the month of July, August. However, the best time to trek EBC is throughout dry and heat months of Sept through the time period and March through late early June. Thus, trekking route in Everest is just too wet and therefore the months of winter are cold. It should have snowfall. But the trek remains attainable to Everest Base camp if one will bear cold and may walk on snow.

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