Everest Base Camp Trek is a well-known fact that Nepal has a lifetime's worth of natural and cultural wonders that offer the ultimate in adventure and cultural travel. Home to the world's highest mountains, Nepal resorts its pride in flawless mountain beauty and allows travelers to explore the alluring gift of nature. Mount Everest, locally known as Sagarmatha, stands in its glory at 8848.86meters in Solukhumbu district, Province no.1, Nepal, and draws climbers from all over the world to get an unrivaled experience of standing on the top of the world.
Trek to Everest is a dream come true for those adventurers who want to get the glorious close-up view of Mount Everest-the highest point on Earth. It is a moderate-level trek that involves multi-day walking to the Khumbu landscape infused with indigenous religiosity. Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is an extraordinary challenge blended with the thrill and adrenaline of coming face to face with mighty mountains and novelty resulting from learning the Himalayan way of life. Everest Base Camp is the gateway to the tallest point on the planet where mountaineers prepare themselves before conquering Everest. EBC Trek is an adventurous and spiritual journey to the hidden paradise of the Himalayas that brings an unforgettable experience to cherish for a lifetime.
Why Base Camp Trek?
Everest Base Camp is the rudimentary campsite for mountain climbers seeking to conquer the mother of challenges. Everest Base Camp trek is the walk to the base camp on the roof of the world offering you the firsthand experience of high-altitude walking and the culture of the indigenous group living in the Himalayan mountain region-the Sherpas.
- Everest Base Camp trek offers the overwhelming opulence of tall peaks over 8000 meters including Pumori, Nuptse, Mt. Lobuche, and the iconic Everest itself.
- Incredible sight of the majestic snow-capped mountains and instant connection to the magical panoramas of the Himalayas
- Sense of accomplishment on reaching the final line on the base of the world's highest peak-Mount Everest
- Encounter and friendly relation with the most hospitable and welcoming people in the world and learn their fundamental values, beliefs, subsistence practices, and aspects of their lifestyle
- Everest Base Camp trek is the best way to soak in the incredible Himalayan views and admire the grandeur and magnificence of the Everest region.
Best time for Mt. Everest Trek
Everest Base Camp isn't always welcoming in terms of temperature and winds and has one of the harshest weather making it difficult for you to cope with the surrounding environment. Temperatures below freezing point and the biting wind blow across the Himalayas aren't something you wish to be looking forward to. However, there is also the best time for you to undertake the Everest Base Camp trek to create an unforgettable journey of a lifetime. The best time of the year for the Everest Region trek is September-December and March-May as the weather is mild and favorable, and there's less chance of problematic snowfalls.
The monsoon season (June-September) is not the recommended time due to rainfall and cloudy skies. On the other hand, the winter season (January and February) brings extreme cold as the temperatures drop below freezing point, even during the day. Attractions to see on the Everest Trekking
The journey to the base camp of the world's highest mountain is full of adventure and novelty. The major attractions in the EBC trek include:
Lukla-Lukla is a small Himalayan settlement at the elevation of 2860 meters where the epic adventurous journey toward the Everest Base Camp starts. You'll take the mountain flight from the capital city Kathmandu to Lukla Airport-the world-famous airport with the shortest runway and harsh surrounding landscape
Namche Bazaar-It is the acclimatization point before hopping off for the trekking. It stands at the elevation of 3440 meters and offers you the first glimpse of Everest. People may decide on the Everest three-pass trek once they are here.
Tengboche monastery-Tengboche Monastery is a peaceful and spiritual stop on your trekking journey that is situated at the ridge-top elevation of 3867 meters. It is the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community and the largest gumba in the Everest region that bridges the religious life of Sherpas with the rest of the world and gives blessings and compassion for a successful journey.
Sherpas and their culture- Sherpa is an indigenous community in the Himalayan region and a helping hand for the journey as you embark on your adventure. Although Mount Everest grabs the highlight of this trek, it is their compassion and persistence, and way of life that will mark an unforgettable stamp in your memory.
Kalapattar-The 5545-meter landmark on the South ridge of Pumori is a not-to-be-missed spot during the EBC trek to take in a close view of Everest and other 20 giant peaks and get the best sunset and sunrise views on high mountains.
It's obvious that the walking journey to the base camp of Mount Everest is not an easy endeavor. The altitude and weather of the Everest region pose the most difficult challenges to the trekkers. Besides in this trek, it is essential to walk rigorously through forests, steep hills, and rugged mountain terrains requiring you to push yourselves to the next level.
Trek to the Everest Base Camp takes you to the elevation of 5380m or 5,545m (Kalapathar) where most people often experience altitude sickness. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is very common and curable but lack of attention to AMS symptoms can lead to severe altitude problems like High Altitude Pulmonary Edema and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
You must acclimatize well and be accompanied by well-qualified guides who will provide you with adequate information about the weather and altitude. If you are physically fit and mentally prepared with enough courage and determination to face challenges, then the Everest Base Camp trek is the right choice for you.
Global Adventure Trekking offers you the perfect EBC trek itinerary that takes well into account the time required for your body to acclimatize to Everest surroundings. You can undertake the EBC trek according to your pace and our standard itinerary is a 12 days trek round trip from Kathmandu to EBC and back. You can expect to walk around 6 to 7 hours every day covering an average of 15km. Our guides and porters are extremely well-trained and experienced and have your back and are with you in every thin and thick phase of this trek. They will provide adequate information and guide you to overcome obstacles while also bringing you close to local cultures.
Cost of Everest BC
As costly as it sounds, the Everest Base Camp trek is way too low below the Everest expedition cost and ranges within your budget limit. We offer you the best price without compromising the quality of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our 12-day EBC trek from Kathmandu to EBC to back costs around USD 1100-1400. It covers flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) with departure taxes, ground transportation, 11 nights' standard accommodation with a Sherpa guide and porter, daily meals three times throughout the journey, national park, and heritage site entry fees, two trekking permits, and first aid kit.
If you expect to spend quality time in a luxury hotel along the trek route, we will take care of your arrangements with a little additional fee. Please feel free to contact us. Please visit here for what our client said about the trek.
The openness of the Everest region has given the privilege to Global Adventurers to make their way all the way to its base camp. Everest Base Camp trek will expose you to high altitudes and push you to the limit but this is definitely worth it as it offers you the opportunity to purify and renew yourself physically and spiritually. Have an extraordinary unforgettable vacation with the world-famous Everest Region through the EBC trek. Please feel free to contact us for a customized trek itinerary and cost for 2022 / 2023 / 2024.