Posted On:Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Everest base camp trek is popular trekking route in the world. The Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal takes trekkers to the foot of the highest mountain in the world. Today, the Everest base camp trek has become an achievable goal for most. Every year, over 30,000 people trek to catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest. Soaring peaks, Sherpa villages, picturesque forests and glacial moraines are major Highlights of the trek. Concluding at the foot of the world’s highest mountain, I can safely say this will be your life time experience.

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Over the past 22 years, I have done 100+ times Everest Base Camp trek, and over those years I have made many amazing journeys into the Everest region as guide with many great people. Even though the Everest Base Camp trail is a trekking route, many risks are presented that people need to be aware of and prepare for, luckily there were not any serious issue all the trips which were leading by myself.

How Long Is Everest base Camp Trek?

We recommend you allow 12 days for this trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. If you have enough time you may extend few days extra for sight trips along the trek.

How Difficult Is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek doesn’t require Ice picks and ropes. There is no vertical ascension concerned. The ground is rough, rocky and dusty. Most of the trek involves long ways that go up so down. Trekkers with weak ankles ought to take caution. Betting on the time of year you go there also can be snow and ice within the trails. The Khumbu ice mass may be tough to run on attributable to potholes, rocks and unsettled ground. Use caution or look for the experience of a guide.
This trek is moderate to strenuous and one of the challenging trek among the other popular big trekking in Nepal. As higher you go altitude makes difficult. So, take it easy and slow follow your pace and keep moving, you can make it.

What about the fitness level for Everest base camp Trek?

Because of steep ascents and descents, rocky ways, rock steps and a few earth walking, the Everest Base Camp trek isn’t appropriate for anyone with knee issues or weak ankles, whereas folks carrying vital additional weight square measure possible to struggle with this at altitude. Anyone with heart bother or respiratory organ issues ought to see their doctor.

An inexpensive level of fitness is needed. If you’re moderately match and have an experience of multi days walking you’re match enough to induce to Mount Everest Base Camp and luxuriate in it.

Everest view trek

When Is the Best Time To Do Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best time to do this trek is mid-September to early December but this is also Nepal’s peak season.
Mid-February till the end of April is the second-best time of year for trekking, this is at the end of the dry season.
December, January and February bring clear skies but it’s a lot colder. And snowfall can make it difficult.
June to Mid-September is the least popular time because of the rain, and cloud.

Everest high Pass trek

Where to Start the Everest base camp trek

Like most treks into the Everest region you will start with breath-taking flight to Lukla, which is listed on world most dangerous airport with less than 500m runway. And Everest base camp Trek lies in Sagarmatha National park listed on World UNESCO Heritage Sites.

Everest Base camp Trek Itinerary

Everest base camp Map
Everest base camp Map

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) then trek to Phakding (2804m), 10 KM Approx.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 4 KM Approx.

Day 03: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m), 9.5 KM Approx.

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m) 11 KM Approx.

Day 06: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m)

Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m). Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and Down to Gorakshep.

Day 09: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5554m). Trek down to Pheriche (4371m)

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Some popular Mountains that can be seen from Everest Base Camp Trek

• Mt Everest 8,848 metres
• Mt Lohtse 8516 meters
• Makalu 8,485 meters
• Island Peak 6,160 meters
• Ama Dablam 6,812 meters
• Nuptse 7,861 meters
• Thamserku – 6,623 metres
• Kusum kangaru – 6,367 metres
• Kongde – 6,187 metres
• Labuche – 6,119 metres

Tips For Completing Everest base camp trek Trek

1). Pacing heart rates and breathing are super important.
If you are trekking to Everest Base Camp make sure you have 2 nights in Namche Bazaar and 2 nights at Dingboche or Pheriche above 4000m. on the way up the trail which will give you a safer and more enjoyable experience going to altitude.. You need to maintain a slow pace that our guides set. You need to focus on deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Your goal should be to keep your heart rate as low as possible at all times.

2). Keep a close on your surroundings and always stay on the mountain side of the trail.
There is objective danger on many parts of the trek, including other people, porters, yaks, donkeys, rock fall and landslides. You need to make sure you are aware of your surroundings at all times and watch each step you take. Your personal safety has to be your main concern at all times on the trail.

3). Make sure you are getting safe drinking water and drinking 4-5 ltr water everyday.
When you get cold water in your bottle on the trail, you MUST treat the water with water purification tablets before you drink it. Drinking dirty water will ruin your trip. You can buy bottled water, we advise against this as there is currently no way to recycle the plastic bottles in the region.

When you are training at sea level, you should be drinking a liter of water per hour of exercise so when on the trail, you need to be drinking at least 4/5 liters each day. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. The International Society for mountain medicine defines high altitude as between 1,524m / 5,000 feet and 3,500m / 11,500 feet, very high altitude as between 3,500m / 11,500 feet and 5,486m / 18,000 feet, and extreme altitude as any height above that. The higher you go, the greater the effects are on your body and the more important it is to stay hydrated. We dehydrate much faster at high altitude, and when you fail to stay hydrated, you run the risk of altitude sickness and ultimately ruining your trek. You may not realize how much water you are losing through exertion, but the lower oxygen levels make you breathe in and out faster and more deeply, so that you lose more water through respiration. According to the wilderness medical society, you lose water through respiration at high altitude twice as quickly as you do at sea level. High altitude can also make you need to urinate more often and can blunt your thirst response, putting you at even greater risk of dehydration.

4). Exercise is an important part of the acclimatization process, but you do not want to fatigue your muscles.
In order words COME PREPARED!! On the trail, you will be walking for 11+ days straight, with 30% to 50% less oxygen than your body would be used to having at sea level, which puts your muscles, heart and body under a lot of pressure. Having trained before you go will make easy your trip. however you do not want to be moving fast up the trail each day. Our pace will be slow and steady, with plenty of breaks especially on the longer hills, which can last for 2 hours. You need to regulate your heart rate as you slowly move higher each day.

5). Do not ignore the signs of Altitude Mountain Sickness.
Our treks to Everest base have 4 quality days of acclimatization on the trail, with 2 days in Namche Bazaar 3,440m and 2 days at Dingbouche or Phireche 4,400m. You need to be able to manage your ascent safely and never be afraid to let your guide know how you feel. Altitude sickness can kill, so respect the mountains, respect the decisions our guides make. You need to make sure you pick our trek with adequate acclimatization built in. Our guides are trained to deal with altitude sickness so let us help.

6). You are trekking as a team, not individuals.
You need to look out for yourself and other people around you on your trek. Team work is essential for safe group travel, look out for each other and you will enjoy the journey a lot more. If people can not keep our minimum pace they should be turned around before they become a risk to themselves and others.

7). Have the right clothing, gear and equipment.
I see too many people on the trail with cotton clothing, a poor-quality hiking or trekking boots, small insufficient day packs and the wrong clothing with minimal water. Mt. Everest and the Everest base camp trek demands respect. The conditions can be harsh even in the main trekking seasons of April, May, September, October and November. You need to make sure you have a proper light weight day pack that is at least 35 litters, that can hold 3 litters of water, water proof rain gear, down jacket, poles, sun cream, personal medication, liner gloves, your personal first aid kit and other personal kit you may need. On any given day it could be hot, cold, rainy, hailing, snowing or windy so make sure you have the right gear each day as you walk up the trail to Everest.


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