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One of the most sought out adventures to the mountains is the Everest Base Camp Trek, in Nepal. It is one of the most daunting experiences that one can hope to go through on a trip. The trail is filled with beautiful sceneries and forests of Rhododendron trees, scattered along the region. It is definitely one of the most complete packages which are filled with new and exciting things to witness. You go across many rustic paths leading traditional villages. You will meet many commoners of the Himalayas, all friendly folks. You also have a chance to run into some animals found in the Himalayas.

Introduction

There are thousands of parties coming and visiting the highest peak in the world every year. And every year, the peak remains adamant as to its structure and posture. Due to the popularity of the Himalayas amongst trekkers, the government of Nepal has taken initiatives for its conservation. Every nationality visiting the region needs to register themselves before they enter the region. This helps the government to preserve the sanctity of the Himalayan region. This way, they see to it that the region is well maintained and preserved for the benefit of the visitors. You will be clearly briefed about the many rules and regulations before you take this trip. There will also be a session on the importance of Acclimatization held before the trip.Nevertheless, it is a worthwhile adventure if you are looking to take some time off from your hectic schedules. Reaching Everest Base Camp has become the goal for hundreds of trekkers in the world. In this context, we will learn about what we need to keep in mind when visiting the highest peak. 

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through the Khumbu region. Allowing you to experience the immense beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park. At the same time, you witness the breath-taking views of 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world. That is Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu. To complement these magnificent mountains, the views of the surrounding hills are not to be outcasted. Every corner or bend or a climb in the trail has a viewpoint of its own. The view of the valleys with scattered settlements and rich green fields are a feast for your eyes. This trek takes you right at the base of the highest peak in the world.

One of the most sought out adventures to the mountains is the Everest Base Camp Trek, in Nepal. It is one of the most daunting experiences that one can hope to go through on a trip. The trail is filled with beautiful sceneries and forests of Rhododendron trees, scattered along the region. It is definitely one of the most complete packages which are filled with new and exciting things to witness. You go across many rustic paths leading traditional villages. You will meet many commoners of the Himalayas, all friendly folks. You also have a chance to run into some animals found in the Himalayas.

Introduction

There are thousands of parties coming and visiting the highest peak in the world every year. And every year, the peak remains adamant as to its structure and posture. Due to the popularity of the Himalayas amongst trekkers, the government of Nepal have taken initiatives for its conservation. Every nationality visiting the region needs to register themselves before they enter the region. This helps the government to preserve the sanctity of the Himalayan region. This way, they see to it that the region is well maintained and preserved for the benefit of the visitors. You will be clearly briefed about the many rules and regulations before you take this trip. There will also be a session on the importance of Acclimatization held before the trip.Nevertheless, it is a worthwhile adventure if you are looking to take some time off from your hectic schedules. Reaching Everest Base Camp has become the goal for hundreds of trekkers in the world. In this content, we will learn about what we need to keep in mind when visiting the highest peak. 

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through the Khumbu region. Allowing you to experience the immense beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park. At the same time, you witness the breath-taking views of 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world. That is Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu. To complement these magnificent mountains, the views of the surrounding hills are not to be outcasted. Every corner or bend or a climb in the trail has a viewpoint of its own. The view of the valleys with scattered settlements and rich green fields are a feast for your eyes. This trek takes you right at the base of the highest peak in the world.

Since it is a trek to the Himalayas, your accommodation will be held at tea houses or small lodges. Tea houses are cozy structures built especially for trekkers. You will stay in some of the highest villages in the world, and you can learn about the traditions there. Most of the people you meet on this trip are the Sherpas and Gurungs. You can also explore many Buddhist monasteries dotted along the trail and learn a lot about their history and tradition. Most of the monasteries are amidst a grand view of the Himalayas standing majestically and complimenting the holy places. You will also get to ascend the Kala Patthar which gives the most splendid frontal view of Mt. Everest. Especially during sunrise when the rays of the sun falls upon the snowy peaks. 

Places you come across on Everest Base Camp Trek

The nearest city from where your note-worthy trip begins in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Then we make our way to the scenic airport of Lukla via a flight. The airport is tucked between the hill and gives a wonderful view of Mt. Everest from an exceeded height. Then the first chapter of your trek begins with a trek to Phakding village. After your stay at Phakding, you make your way towards Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa village. This day, you enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site. An acclimatization session will be held at Namche Bazaar too. Acclimatization is an essential part of your journey to the Himalayas to ensure your safety. It makes sure that you get good rest and adapt to the altitude and climate before proceeding further up the trail. 

After acclimatization day, we trek towards the village of Tengboche next. The biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region can be found in this village. You can also attend a prayer ceremony conducted by the monks to bless you in the expedition. We also make our way through the small village of Phunki Tenga. Leaving Tengboche, we make our way towards Dingboche village. You will have another acclimatization session here at Dingboche where you can take small hikes around the village. There are a few viewpoints here where you get magnificent views of a few of the world’s tallest peaks. The view of the Imja Khola Valley and Dingboche Village from another viewpoint here is also worth mentioning.

Leaving Dingboche we head towards the village of Lobuche. As you make your way across the Khumbu glacier, you can also see Mt. Nuptse in the distance. Next, the trail takes us towards Gorak Shep and also make your way to Everest Base Camp. The trail leading towards Gorak Shep might be a nice steep climb. But the trek to the base camp is relatively easier. You can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori mountains from the Base Camp. accommodation will be held at Gorak Shep. Next, we take an early morning hike to Kala Patthar to witness a stunning phenomenon. Kala Patthar, a rocky hilltop below Pumori, gives a magnificent view of the sunrise falling on the Himalayan range. Then we head back to Gorak Shep after witnessing the magic then trek towards Pheriche again. 

From Pheriche, it is all descent and relatively easy trek towards Namche Bazaar. No acclimatization session at Namche again, but you can enjoy the free time mingling with the locals there. Then from Namche Bazaar, we descent further continuously reaching Phakding. Here we have our lunch, then make our way towards Lukla airport. We halt for the night after a long trek at Lukla. The next day, we take the flight out of Lukla towards Kathmandu. So those were the places you will visit during your trek towards Everest Base Camp. 

Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek

Below the itinerary for Everest Base Camp is mentioned with the approximate estimated altitude of the location. This is a 14days itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek. there are other itineraries or rather packages with more days of adventure as well. Please note, the itinerary is subjective and may be changed with or without the knowledge of the visiting party. There might be many reasons and it will be clearly communicated to you if it comes to that. Nevertheless, we will make sure that you are safe, and it is our first and topmost priority. The brief itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)

Then, Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Then trek to Phakding (2600m).

On Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m).

Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

On Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m).

Then Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m).

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

On Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m).

Then Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5150m) and Everest Base Camp (5350m).

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5550m) then retreat to Periche (4300m)

On Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

Then Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding, then Lukla.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and final proceedings.

On Day 14: Departure After a wonderful journey to the Himalayas.

The fitness criteria for anyone willing to take the trip can be explained in the following manner. An individual needs to have at least some experience with trekking to understand the basics. You need not have strenuous training beforehand, but make sure you are fit to walk 4-5 hours each day. You can train yourself by taking long walks over a distance of 5km every day for a month before the trip. The basic requirement is the individual should be able to carry approximately 10-15 kg on his/her back while walking. Individuals with heart problems, high BP, asthma, and epilepsy are advised not to take the trip. High altitudes can have a major impact on such an individual’s health and well being. 

Best season for a visit to Everest Base Camp

There are two seasons best suited to take a trip to any of the Base Camps in the Himalayan range. Namely, Spring and Autumn seasons. During Monsoon, the path can be very slippery and some areas damaged by landslides. The cloudy weather also plays a vital role in besmirching the surrounding views of the mountains. Rain can be another factor to make your trek a difficult one. Most of the tea houses also remain closed due to low trekking expeditions. 

Even winters pose a great threat to the well being of the trekkers in the Himalayas. There are possibilities of snow storms hitting the place. Avalanches can be a part of the trail being blocked or inaccessible. Due to the mist in winters, the views are also blurry or absent. Of course, the trail will be one slippery adventure if you venture during the winters. Consequently, most of the lodges and tea houses are closed during winters due to the extreme cold and snow. Also due to less trekkers visiting the place. Therefore it might be very difficult to get accommodation facility during winters. 

But Spring and Autumn seasons give us a wonderful experience of the Himalayas. Doesn’t matter which peak you are travelling to in Nepal. The weather is clear with blue sky and the terrain filled with greenery. The path is cleared and the breeze will help you relax after a strenuous walk. Most of the animals and birds also come out during the Spring and Autumn seasons. Importantly, the views of the surrounding mountains and valleys are immaculate during these times. Possibility of running into trekkers from other parties on your trek to the realms of the Himalayas is also imminent. 

If you have any other queries not found here, you can definitely get in touch with us. Our customer service agents will guide you throughout the booking process and your journey to such a magnificent location. Prepare to get enticed.

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through the Khumbu region. Allowing you to experience the immense beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park. At the same time, you witness the breath-taking views of 4 of the 6 highest peaks in the world. That is Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu. To complement these magnificent mountains, the views of the surrounding hills are not to be outcasted. Every corner or bend or a climb in the trail has a viewpoint of its own. The view of the valleys with scattered settlements and rich green fields are a feast for your eyes. This trek takes you right at the base of the highest peak in the world.

Since it is a trek to the Himalayas, your accommodation will be held at tea houses or small lodges. Tea houses are cozy structures built especially for trekkers. You will stay in some of the highest villages in the world, and you can learn about the traditions there. Most of the people you meet on this trip are the Sherpas and Gurungs. You can also explore many Buddhist monasteries dotted along the trail and learn a lot about their history and tradition. Most of the monasteries are amidst a grand view of the Himalayas standing majestically and complimenting the holy places. You will also get to ascend the Kala Patthar which gives the most splendid frontal view of Mt. Everest. Especially during sunrise when the rays of the sun fall upon the snowy peaks. 

Places you come across on Everest Base Camp Trek

The nearest city from where your note-worthy trip begins in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Then we make our way to the scenic airport of Lukla via a flight. The airport is tucked between the hill and gives a wonderful view of Mt. Everest from an exceeded height. Then the first chapter of your trek begins with a trek to Phakding village. After your stay at Phakding, you make your way towards Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa village. This day, you enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site. An acclimatization session will be held at Namche Bazaar too. Acclimatization is an essential part of your journey to the Himalayas to ensure your safety. It makes sure that you get good rest and adapt to the altitude and climate before proceeding further up the trail. 

After acclimatization day, we trek towards the village of Tengboche next. The biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu region can be found in this village. You can also attend a prayer ceremony conducted by the monks to bless you in the expedition. We also make our way through the small village of Phunki Tenga. Leaving Tengboche, we make our way towards Dingboche village. You will have another acclimatization session here at Dingboche where you can take small hikes around the village. There are a few viewpoints here where you get magnificent views of a few of the world’s tallest peaks. The view of the Imja Khola Valley and Dingboche Village from another viewpoint here is also worth mentioning.

Leaving Dingboche we head towards the village of Lobuche. As you make your way across the Khumbu glacier, you can also see Mt. Nuptse in the distance. Next, the trail takes us towards Gorak Shep and also make your way to Everest Base Camp. The trail leading towards Gorak Shep might be a nice steep climb. But the trek to the base camp is relatively easier. You can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbutse and Pumori mountains from the Base Camp. accommodation will be held at Gorak Shep. Next, we take an early morning hike to Kala Patthar to witness a stunning phenomenon. Kala Patthar, a rocky hilltop below Pumori, gives a magnificent view of the sunrise falling on the Himalayan range. Then we head back to Gorak Shep after witnessing the magic then trek towards Pheriche again. 

From Pheriche, it is all descent and relatively easy trek towards Namche Bazaar. No acclimatization session at Namche again, but you can enjoy the free time mingling with the locals there. Then from Namche Bazaar, we descent further continuously reaching Phakding. Here we have our lunch, then make our way towards Lukla airport. We halt for the night after a long trek at Lukla. The next day, we take the flight out of Lukla towards Kathmandu. So those were the places you will visit during your trek towards Everest Base Camp. 

Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek

Below the itinerary for Everest Base Camp is mentioned with the approximate estimated altitude of the location. This is a 14days itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek. there are other itineraries or rather packages with more days of adventure as well. Please note, the itinerary is subjective and may be changed with or without the knowledge of the visiting party. There might be many reasons and it will be clearly communicated to you if it comes to that. Nevertheless, we will make sure that you are safe, and it is our first and topmost priority. The brief itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)

Then, Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m). Then trek to Phakding (2600m).

On Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m).

Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

On Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m).

Then Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m).

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

On Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m).

Then Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5150m) and Everest Base Camp (5350m).

Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar (5550m) then retreat to Periche (4300m)

On Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar.

Then Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding, then Lukla.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and final proceedings.

On Day 14: Departure After a wonderful journey to the Himalayas.

The fitness criteria for anyone willing to take the trip can be explained in the following manner. An individual needs to have at least some experience with trekking to understand the basics. You need not have strenuous training beforehand, but make sure you are fit to walk 4-5 hours each day. You can train yourself by taking long walks over a distance of 5km every day for a month before the trip. The basic requirement is the individual should be able to carry approximately 10-15 kg on his/her back while walking. Individuals with heart problems, high BP, asthma, and epilepsy are advised not to take the trip. High altitudes can have a major impact on such an individual’s health and well being. 

Best season for a visit to Everest Base Camp

There are two seasons best suited to take a trip to any of the Base Camps in the Himalayan range. Namely, Spring and Autumn seasons. During Monsoon, the path can be very slippery and some areas damaged by landslides. The cloudy weather also plays a vital role in besmirching the surrounding views of the mountains. Rain can be another factor to make your trek a difficult one. Most of the tea houses also remain closed due to low trekking expeditions. 

Even winters pose a great threat to the well being of the trekkers in the Himalayas. There are possibilities of snowstorms hitting the place. Avalanches can be a part of the trail being blocked or inaccessible. Due to the mist in winters, the views are also blurry or absent. Of course, the trail will be one slippery adventure if you venture during the winters. Consequently, most of the lodges and tea houses are closed during winters due to the extreme cold and snow. Also due to fewer trekkers visiting the place. Therefore it might be very difficult to get accommodation facilities during winter. 

But Spring and Autumn seasons give us a wonderful experience of the Himalayas. It doesn’t matter which peak you are traveling to Nepal. The weather is clear with blue sky and the terrain filled with greenery. The path is cleared and the breeze will help you relax after a strenuous walk. Most of the animals and birds also come out during the Spring and Autumn seasons. Importantly, the views of the surrounding mountains and valleys are immaculate during these times. The possibility of running into trekkers from other parties on your trek to the realms of the Himalayas is also imminent. 

If you have any other queries not found here, you can definitely get in touch with us. Our customer service agents will guide you throughout the booking process and your journey to such a magnificent location. Prepare to get enticed.

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