Things to Know Before Trekking To Everest Base Camp

by Protrek Adventure Trekking Adventure in Nepal

Are you thinking of hiking to the Everest base camp? Then there are some things you should know before heading out there! Here are some of the common questions answered.

Everest Base Camp trek is the most mesmerizing high-altitude trek in Nepal. This base camp trek lets you explore the glorious paths of the Everest region; that was set by the legendary mountaineers’ Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on their journey to climb the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest (8848 m) back in 1953. This adventurous trek starts after the thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla (also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport), is one of the most extreme airports in the world and is also a gateway to the Everest region. The EBC trek follows an interesting route that will take you through the beautiful settlements of Khumbu like Phakding, Monjo, Namche, etc. where you get to witness the lifestyle, local culture and tradition of Nepal. Also, the old-age culture and customs of the Buddhist religion are remarkably admirable.On arriving at your destination, the trek rewards you with not only the World’s highest peak but also an uncountable view of astounding snowy peaks such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Kangtenga (6,782m). All these features of this trek make it more interesting and popular amongst mountaineers, and this has also become a dream destination for the millions of trekkers from all around the world. 

When Is The Best Time To Do The Everest Base Camp Trek In Nepal?

If you are thinking of hiking to Everest base camp soon you need to look into the pros and cons of each season. The best time to visit Everest Base Camp is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). These are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, good visibility, and temperatures at Base Camp getting up to about -6°C. you're definitely going to get good weather, clear skies and great views. At Base Camp, you might also encounter groups of climbers in late April or early May preparing for their attempts on Everest’s summit. Although late Nov-Feb are extremely cold, around -15°C by day and much colder at night, clear skies are usually the norm with quieter trails and teahouses adding to the exhilarating feeling of wild and unadulterated isolation. But it's going to be extremely cold, so therefore you're going to need to pack more clothes and you're going to have a heavier backpack.

How Difficult Is The Everest Base Camp Trek?

The entire trip duration is 14 days and you will be spending 11 days on the trail. The average walking time is around 4 - 8 hours per day in the mountains, with shorter days when you are above 4,000m. The trail is well-travelled, easily navigable and requires no technical mountaineering skills. For this reason, we could say that the Everest base camp trek is moderate in terms of difficulty. The altitude is another factor to consider as this trail will take you higher than you have ever been (the highest point is Kalapatthar at 5,645m) and it's hard to predict how your body will react until you are actually there. The golden rule is once you have reached the elevation of 4000m, do not climb up and sleep at an elevation higher than 600m each day. Our Itinerary is perfectly designed allowing you two days for acclimatization, one in Namche and another in Dingboche. Just work on your basic fitness a month or two before the trek and you should be good to go for the challenge.

Are you ready to hike the iconic Everest base camp trail? The Everest region trek will leave you fascinated and wanting more! Our 14-day itinerary lets you experience the region, it’s unique cultures and the dramatic Himalayan landscapes. Check this out, to learn more about the Everest Base Camp Trek

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