Mt Everest base camp trek in Nepal? If you are looking for trekking in the Himalayas, there is no better place to go than the Mt Everest Base Camp which is the best trekking and hiking tours in the Mount Everest Region of Khumbu Valley and Sagarmatha National Park. The majesty of the mountains of this region and the thrill of trekking here brings a lot of passionate travelers to this place.
Everest Base Camp trek gives you majestic views of mountains like Mount Everest massif, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu amongst others. These mountains are amongst the 4 out of 14 peaks in the world that are more than 8,000 meters high. Of course, you can
You can also interact with many travelers and residents of the Mt Everest region while trekking to Everest Base Camp. You can experience the culture of Tibetan Buddhism of this region by traveling to various monasteries like Tengboche Monastery and Pangboche Monastery.
Most of the trekking takes place within the boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park. While trekking, you are also likely to encounter different species of plants like juniper, fir, birch, rhododendron, etc. This national park also provides habitat for 118 species of birds. Besides, animals like snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, Himalayan wolves, etc. are also there in this national park.
This trek has a wonderful mixture of scenic views, rich cultural heritage, and picture-perfect villages. These attractions make the EBC trek one of the most sought-after destinations for travel enthusiasts, And you will be proud when you see the highest mountain of the world along with your walk where Mount Everest height is measured 8,848 meters in almost into all the Mt. Everest trekking map.
With appropriate preparation and trekking equipment, you can trek to Everest Base Camp any time of the year. But it is important for you to note that there are various seasons in the Everest Base Camp. The number of trekkers in the Everest Base Camp depends upon these seasons.
Autumn (September/ October/ November) is the most popular season for trekking to the Everest Base Camp. This season experiences a low amount of rainfall and moderate sunshine making it a popular choice amongst trekkers. Spring (March/ April/ May) has weather that is similar to Autumn and is the second most popular season for trekking to EBC.
Winter (December/ January/ February) can be quite cold. The temperature in places like Gorak Shep can get as low as -15 degrees C. But the low number of trekkers makes these months quite peaceful and popular amongst solitude-loving trekkers. Summer (June/ July/ August) is also a season where the trekking traffic is low as the monsoon rain makes trekking problematic for some.
Trekking and hiking to the Mt Everest Base Camp is a moderately difficult trek. Moderate trekking destinations in Nepal take about 2 weeks to complete. A majority of moderate treks take place at altitudes of lower than 5000 meters.
During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will reach a maximum altitude of 5545 meters in Kala-Patthar Khumbu icefall 5,486 meters on top the Khumbu glacier and slop of Mount Everest in Khumbu. During most days, your trekking will take place at altitudes that range between 2800 - 5000 meters. This makes you susceptible to Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude Sickness.
So to complete this trek, you have to ensure that you build your strength and stamina. For this, you need to start various forms of exercises like running, cycling, and strength training for around 3-4 months prior to departure.
If you work on your fitness well and are mindful of your dietary habits, you will be able to complete the Mt Everest Base Camp trek quite easily. While trekking, don’t forget to hire a porter who will carry your load and reduce the physical stress on your body.
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Doing Mt Everest base camp trek has many routes. Jiri to Mount Everest base camp has developed from many years ago and still some trekkers prefer to star trek from that routes to observe the culture, nature and people inhabitants below the Lukla airport/Chaurikharka municipality. This trek is also meant to perfect to acclimatize to trek to the Everest base camp. Nepal visitors who have a long time and have the willingness to trek to Everest base camp they start the trek from Jiri with their trekking crews; guide porters and others necessary Nepali members. They have an everyday bus to Jiri and further up Shivalaya or Bhandara from Kathmandu. Another option is to hire a private jeep or microbus to Jiri.
As we said we have an optional route to Mt Everest base camp trek, flying to Phaplu is an optional way to trek to Everest base camp in case of Lukla weather is bad or you have the interest to see more about Solu, their inhabitants, culture, and natures. This trek also helpful to acclimatize and making a fitness to walk in the high altitude and fulfill your desire to explore Solukhukhumbu district headquarter.
The Option 3 Trekking to Mt Everest base camp trek is developed in 2019 after renovating the Airport of Ramechap in Solukhumbu district. This trek is quite closer than the trek that you star from Phaplu and Distance from Kathmandu to Ramechhap by jeep or by daily local bus and take a flight to Lukla cost you 149 USD. Sharing jeep from Kathmandu to Ramechhap takes 4 to 5 hours which cost you 30 USD by picking up you at the hotel.
The Daily flight to Lukla has diverted to Ramechhap due to renovation stars of Kathmandu airport. Doing Everest base camp trek in 10 to 14 days trek or Gokyo valley trek from Lukla being organizing by Jeep to Ramechhap early in the morning and flights to Lukla back to Kathmandu by airplanes too. Our guide Porter team Lukla for Everest base camp trek, Gokyo valley trek or for all the Everest region trekking will be as it is. Our guide porter or porter will pick you at Lukla airport.