Everest base camp trek 12 days is the most thrilling experience which follows the Mt. Everest submitter footsteps. The tallest peak of the world lies in The World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park, trek to its base camp is an unforgettable memory of a lifetime. A challenging hike welcomes you to explore its marvelous natural beauty, amazing landscape, and the high Himalayas.
The Classical Everest base camp trek used to from Jiri ( headquarter of Dolakha) but this is Everest base camp trekking 12 Days begins from Lukla. This 12 days hike goes through high altitudes, rocky tracks, and some pretty steep inclines by that time you will reach the base camp of the highest peak in the world. As trekkers concern about the altitude there are two highest elevation place, they are Everest base camp elevation is 5320 Meter but generally, trekkers go to Kalapattar and it’s elevation is 5,545 M Approx that is 18,192 ft to see the view of Mt. Everest perfectly.
Why should I do Everest base camp trek ?
Everest base camp trek is a way to get a glance at the World highest mountain scenery. Everest Itself and other mountain peaks around the area are the main attractions of the Everest base camp trek. With Everest you can also see Lhotse 27,940 feet, Nuptse 25,791 feet, Amadablam 22,349 Feet, Makalu 27,825 feet, Choyou 26,906, cholatse 21,129 feet, Thamserku 21,729 feet and many clothes countless peaks. Mountain lovers and hikers must go to Everest base camp to see what it looks like to see Everest and other highest peaks in the Khumbu regions of Nepal. The Trek goes inside to the UNESCO world heritage Sagarmatha National park, so you can see different wildfires as well as flora around the trails. Massive glaciers, high falling waterfalls, suspension bridges attract the tourists to explore the beauty of the EBC.
Everest base camp trek trip process
After a splendid flight of Lukla, the journey to Everest trekking starts. Lukla (2840 meters), is the present days starting point of the Everest base camp trek route. It goes via, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Labouche then to base camp. As the level of altitude increases, the pine forest becomes smaller and the land becomes emptier. Sherpa people’s lives here in this region, Namche, Lukla, Khumjung are major settlement area, where you would see amazing Sherpa culture. They celebrate different festivals such as a Mani Rimdu, Lhosar as per their cultures which has taken the journey to milestone ahead with a view of Kwangde, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega, Ama Dablam, Everest, and many other peaks.
Nepal Trek hub Pvt. Ltd. offers you a well-organized, magnificent Everest base camp trekking which might be your unforgettable journey of a lifetime. A sky-touching peak of 29,029 feet stands in front of you when you are in Kalapattar. Our expert staff led you here. They give you, every detail of the trek; providing insider perspectives and supportive tips throughout the journey.
11 Trek days, 1 day in Kathmandu after returing from trek 2 days Arrival and Departure total 14 days
5645 M/18,514 Feets Kala Patthar
Lukla 2860 Meters via flight or Jiri or Phaplu but this starts from Lukla
Everest base camp trek Best Time:
Spring and Autumn Season
Sagarmatha National park permits and Local municipality permits
Tea House totally
Everest base camp trek highlights
Everest base camp trek highlights are here, you can quickly see what Everest base camp trek looks to do
Sightseeing opportunities in Kathmandu valley including World heritage sites of Kathmandu, Pasupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu durbar square where you can see the cultures.
Splendid and scenic flight to Lukla, from this flight you can see the panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges including Langtang, Rolwaling, and Mahalangur Himalayas.
Pleasureable hike through the Dudh Koshi river, which allows you to enjoy the Himalayan lie style of the local and encounter the vibrant nature of the Sagarmatha National Park.
Flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National park and the local settlement around the trekking area.
The busy and biggest village of the Khumbu Namche bazaar where you do the acclimatization for the rest of your hike. During the acclimatization day, you will go to the Everest view hotels from where you can see an enchanting view of the Everest, Lhotse Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, and many more mountains.
Getting the blessing from the oldest and the highest elevated monastery of the Khumbu Region that is Tengboche monastery. You will able to explore the lifestyle of the Sherpa people, their culture, tradition, belief, language, religions, and hospitality.
Himalayan yaks all the way to Everest base camp and the beautiful walk to the base camp with the view of all the mountain peaks of the Khumbu Regions.
The glaciers walk and the observations and photo collections in the base camp of Mt Everest from where climber set up their Everest climbing adventure journey.
An outstanding view of the Khumbu Himalayan range from Kalapathar Mt. Everest 29,377 feet from the Kala Patthar. Lhotse 27,940 feet, Nuptse 25,791 feet, Amadablam 22,349 Feet, Makalu 27,825 feet, Choyou 26,906, cholatse 21,129 feet, Thamserku 21,729 feet and many other peaks around the Khumbu Himalayan ranges is also visible from very near.
View of Nepal’s biggest glaciers which extends from Everest to Gokyo. And this is the main source of the Nepal Largest river Koshi.
Enjoy the Sagarmatha National Park diversified landscape, the sky touching peaks, mystic hills, waterfalls, and many other things of the Khumbu regions.
How Difficult is Everest base camp trek?
Everest Base Camp Trekking is suitable for most people. The trek requires some level of physical strength because it is quite a challenging trek. Challenging means it requires some hard work to do. If you have an average fitness level then you can do it. The entire Everest base camp trek lasts for 12 days and reaches up to the elevations of 5645 at the Kala Patthar. You would sleep at Gorakshep at the altitude of 5170 Meter. The trekkers are required to walk every day for around 6-7 hours on the mountainous terrain landscape. The mountainous terrain is the uneven trail that is covered with uneven stones and more often goes up and down. It would be very beneficial for your trek if you do cardiovascular exercise like walking, jogging, running to make your body better and get used to it. You can simply do these things in the morning when you are in your country. This allows you to adjust to thin air and high elevations.
Hikers do not need the previous hiking/trekking experience to do the Everest base camp trek. If you are able to walk for 6-7 hours on the mountainous trekking trails then it is fine for you. You will be monitored by Nepal Trek Hub. Our guides will be doing communicating with you and us. Our Experience trekking guide takes you to the Everest base camp slowly and steadily. We do not do any rush that is the reason we have put 2 days for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. Nepal Trek hub’s main concern is to make your trek successful at any cost. Safety is our main concern so we act as per your safety. We also suggest to you what to do and what not to do during your Everest base camp trek so that it will be easier for you.
Everest base camp trek Time/Seasons
Best time to Everest base camp This depends on which month you want to trek here. Most of the trekkers can not effort time and time again so you must make the right decision to do it at the right time. It is always good to know in which moth the weather becomes what. Here is the short information of Everest base camp trek best time
September 15 to November 30
This is the best trekking season in Nepal High Himalayas. People also call it post-monsoon time, weather is very pleasant, sunny not too hot, not too cold. The mountain is very visible, with long-range you can see very far because that time visibility is very good. This is the main tourist season in Nepal, Adventure tourism such as trek and mountaineering main season. This time the landscape is very colorful, Because you can see green everywhere, the trails are very good and will not be muddy and flood.
March 1st to May 30
This is the second-best time of year to trek here in Everest. Generally this time the weather is very good. But due to summer days, the weather down in the valley is really hot. In the mountain region, the Flowers like rhododendron, magnolia, and other kinds of small flowers blossom. If you wish to go Everest base camp trek, this is a very good time
June, July, August and September 15
This is a monsoon season in Nepal. Monsoon basically starts from mid of the June till September. We recommend you to not to do trek this time, you can not see the good view and also there will be a problem of leeches and floods
January and December
This is a winter season in Nepal. The winter season is also considered as a snowy season of Nepal. High Himalaya gets snow so the weather might be cloudy so you need to bear all the risk of snowfall and bad weather. We advise you to do your plan for not this season
Everest base camp Trek Information
Here are some Everest base camp trek information regarding the trek different characters and features, please find it out below
Everest base camp trek duration:This is 11 Nights/12 Days trek, upon your arrival and to departure to your country, 2 more nights hotel in Kathmandu. So this is 13 Nights / 14 Days trek
Everest base camp trek 14 days is for the trekkers who want to explore the highest Himalayan range of the earth. This is a Challenging trek of Nepal, where you have to walk 6-7 hours accent, and the walk until 5545 Meter. This allows you to explore all the things around the Everest base camp trek area. You can see the local sherpa people and their culture and vivid range of Nature beauty as well as a very diversified landscape. Below we have kept the Everest base camp trek 14 days itinerary, this can be modified as per your time and interest if you have more days we can extend the trek, Reducing the trek maximize the chance of Altitude Mountain Sickness. If you have a short time you can do the Everest panorama trek as well. This will allow you to see the Everest Himalayan range.
Everest base camp trek Max. Altitude: Kalapatthar 5545 Meter
Trek Grade: Challenging
Trek characters: 14 days time frame is needed for this trek. You will spend 2 nights in Kathmandu and 11 Nights on Trek. All in together you will do 14 Days Everest base camp trek. 1 Day to come and 1 Day to go is also included herein 14 Days.
everest base camp trek fixed departureNepal Trek Hub can offer you This trek any time of the year you want. You need to see which time is better for you. We can easily make your own plan on your dates and wish. we can specially tailor your holiday to make it a lifetime memory. We are waiting for you to offer the best holiday in Himalayas
everest base camp trek gear list/ Equipment: Nepal Trek Hub Pvt.Ltd offers you an Everest base camp trek gear list after you book the trek, If you have not complete gear/equipment or could not manage due to time we are here to help you. You can get gear in Kathmandu, buy or rent both are possible
Rucksack/Duffel bag: To put and carry your daily stuff while you are on a trek, you should bring a rucksack or duffel bag with you. This is carried by our porter. if you have rain cover this would be very awesome to protect it from rain and dust.
Transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu there will be a domestic flight for you. Sometimes the flight also flies from Ramechap because of airport problems. if the airlines bring you there on Ramechap. Airport transfer we will do for you.
Everest base camp trek preparation
Everest base camp trek preparation need to be done before you start this is a adventure trek, you need to some planning before you come to Nepal. There are many things which can be very vital for the successful of trip. In this phase you may need to brainstorm what do i need to prepare? What information should i need to obtain? what should precaution do i need to keep on my mine. You can get all answer reading this stuff. if not please give us a
Step-1: Determine how many days will you do trek?
At the first stage of your trek preparation, you need to calculate your time, how many days trek you can do as per your holiday? how many days in Kathmandu. This makes it easier of planning of itinerary, an extension of the trek in the mountain, do more day acclimatization or more time spent in Mountain.
Step-2: Know more about Everest Trekking
It is always very good to get the pre-information as much as you can before your trek, Nepal Trek Hub has some information which might be very important for you.
This is challenging type of trek, you need to know more about your trek grade that you are going to do in Nepal, get some information regarding
In Mountain Altitude Mountain Sickness is always a concern of many trekkers. It can even kill people if people don’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impact very badly on the human body. Before it gets worst you should be cautious. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness, This Trek has a lot of chances of Altitude mountain sickness. Read about the for more information and be prepare for your trip
Most of us have a question to get a Nepal visa. It is very simple to get a visa. If your city does have a Nepal embassy would be very easier for you. if not you can get here in Nepal as well. If you need more information regarding Nepal Visa Please go through Nepal Immigration official website Nepal Immigration or you can also go through our website
Everest base camp trek requires a good gear list, You need to bring gear to do the trek with very happily. The gears play a very vital role in the success of your trek. Please try to get all gear from your country which makes it easier. insufficient gear you may also find in Kathmandu as well. If you are willing to hire a sleeping bag or other stuff, you can hire in Kathmandu, We will help you to hire the stuff without a deposit in the shop. Get some information to prepare yourself
Everest base camp trek map
There is so many types of Everest base camp trek map. These maps are published by different publishers in Nepal. The map is may different as per publisher, Some Everest base camp trek map has much information while others may have less. You can get a map of online shopping. If you want to buy the map in Kathmandu there are mostly Nepal Map, Himalayan Map. If you want to get the big scale with details map which cost is more than the normal map. You can choose as per your wish but make sure that the proper information you seek is on the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in a pocket. You can get Everest base camp trek map free from us if you book the trip with us. When you arrive in Kathmandu, we give you this map on your trek preparation day. if you like to see the dynamic google Everest base camp trek map go through the link.
Everest base camp trek 12 days itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu where your adventure starts
We welcome you in the airport, then take you to the hotel and give you a briefing about the trek program. We also help you to hire the equipment rental without any deposit
Day 02: Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding 2,610 M, 5-6 Hours
An amazing 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you can enjoy one of the most beautiful Himalayan scenery. When you reach Lukla your trek begins. You will meet your other trip members’ helpers who will carry your trekking luggage. From Lukla, you start your walk. At first, the trails go gradually descent to Cheplung village and further 2-3 hours you will reach to Phakding
Day 03: Trek to Namche 3440 M, 5-6 Hours
At the beginning of the day you will walk through a beautiful pine forest, you will follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar then cross Dudh Koshi River and reach Monjo, the entrance place to Everest National Park. From there you will cross the long suspension bridge to reach Jorsale, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar 3440 M
You will explore Namche Bazaar today. This lets you adapt to the altitude. As you are here, you can explore with your guide. The guide will bring you to the area where tourist does day hike for the acclimatization. Generally, most of the people hike to Everest view hotel, which was launched by the Japanese. This is the very best and delightful viewpoint from where you can see the view of Everest and Ama Dablam is a perfect place for a tea break. This is very enjoyable for the scenery. back to the Namche Bazar, you can explore.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche 3250 M, 5-6 Hours
Our trekking path to Tengboche is quite long today. You’ll walk uphill and downhill frequently in flat land. On the way to Syangboche, the trekking trail is straight and wider, from here you can see the amazing view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest and so many other peaks. After some moments of the walk, you will reach to Sanasa where you’ll find souvenir shops from the locals. The trail then goes steeply to Dudh Koshi River Valley where we can see the small village of Pungki Thanka. Then following the upstream of Dudh Kosi river you go to Tengboche. Sherpa settlement Tengboche is considered one of the beautiful villages of Khumbu. Near here Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola Rivers linked. From Tengboche, you will see the vista of Ama Dablam. You can see the monastery of Tengboche. This is one of the largest monasteries in the Khumbu area.
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,360 M, 6-7 Hours
After morning breakfast you will start your trek which passes through the wooded forests of Imja Khola valley. The more you go up the views become more impressive. Following the long trail from there, you’ll reach Pangboche village. This is a small village where there are some Mani walls. from here we can reach Dingboche after walking for some moments.
Day 07: Dingboche: Acclimatization
It is our acclimatization day today. As we are here it is certainly a day to hike to a viewpoint and also known as Nagarjuna peak with an elevation of 16,000 feet for better acclimatization. Trekkers can see an outstanding view of almost the complete Khumbu mountains range and Mt Makalu from Nagarjuna peak. This is not tough hiking but due to high altitude and trail is the accent, it takes a long time to the summit. You can also trek to Chhukung village, which is an optional side trip, this also offers the view of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Island peak.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche 4940 M, 6-7 Hours
You will reach Lobuche today, First of all, you’ll across Thukla after you walk from Dingboche. Thukla is a small settlement, from here the trail slowly climbs to Pheriche (4210m). From here the trek route gets a bit harder. The trekking trails from here go down to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. This is one of the big glaciers of Khumbu. crossing the moraine of the glaciers, the view of some isolated peaks like Khumbutse, Pumori is visible perfectly. After some walk, you’ll reach Lobuche. This is a small settlement where the hotels are there for tourists.
Day 09:Trek to Gorakshep then to Everest base camp and back to Gorakshep 5,170 M, 6-7 Hours
Everest Base Camp is our destination today, we need to start early today. It might take a long time as the trail climbs through the ice, crevasses of the Glacier. Due to altitude, You might even count your steps. The AMS chance is very high here. Accent and slow walk from Lobuche alongside the right side of the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. This is elevated at 5181m/16994ft. upon onward from here there is no tea house/lodges. There is a big trail to reaches Everest Base Camp. You can see Khumbu Icefall from here. Depending on whether you need to spend the time on Everest base camp, After base camp, you need to go back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.
Day 10:Trek to Kala Patthar then down to pheriche 8-9 Hours
The group should make an early start to avoid the early morning clouds and fogs to trek Kala Pattar (5545 m). Kala Pattar is the best viewpoint of Everest as well as Nuptse. Some people get emotional when they are here and might get tear on eyes because of a long and tough hike. To go to Kala Pattar from here, the trail is ascent and quite steep. Pumori can see from here. It might take 2 hours to reach Kala Pattar. From here you can see Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse, Taweche, Ama Dablam, and Mt Everest. From Kala Pattar, Everest base camp is visible at bowl shape. When you back to Gorakshep you will do breakfast then start trek to Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek down Namche Bazaar 3,440 Meter
Now your trail always goes decently down through rocky terrain. During the trek route, you would see the rhododendron forest. During the trek, you would pass Tengboche where there is the famous and oldest monastery of this region. You go still descend from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) on this time you would pass several tiny villages.
Day 12:Trek to Lukla 2800 Meter
First of all we go steep down. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast-flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 13:Fly to Kathmandu
Everest base camp trek cost includes
Airport Pick up and drop service
2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
Everest national park permits
First Aid Box
Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
Any meal in Kathmandu
Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
Everest base camp trek cost
If you are keen to do Mt. Everest base camp trek, you will be also wondering about how much cost do I need Everest base camp trek cost? Well, Generally there are the following cost which needs for the Everest base camp trek The cost of the Everest trek includes the price of flights ticket to Lukla-Kathmandu-Lukla, Accommodation in trek and Kathmandu, food, gear, travel permits, insurance, cost of hiring a guide and porter as well as drinks expenses.
360$ is the flight cost to Lukla – Kathmandu – Lukla. If you start from Jiri to Everest Base Camp, you will save 1-way flight cost but it takes 7 more days to complete your Everest trek.
50$ is food and accommodation cost per person per day. Which includes your food and accommodation for the single day.
Likewise, you need to get the two permits while you go to Everest trekking. EBC trek requires Sagarmatha National Park permit costs 33$. Besides that, you also need to get a Rural municipality ticket which cost is.
To go to Everest base camp it needs a guide as well as a porter. The basic salary of guides is 26$ per day which includes his salary as well as other expenses. The same as for the porter is 23$ per day.
Kathmandu to Lukla Flight
Everset base camp trek begins from Lukla. To go Lukla you need to take the Kathmandu to Lukla flight which is always quite challenging due to the limited flight from Kathmandu and fast-changing weather. The flight schedule can be changed quickly as per the weather of the Lukla. The Kathmandu to Lukla flight starts early in the morning from 6:30 AM to till 10 AM, 11 AM by 3 to 4 airlines. The Lukla airstrip is quite small which is the reason the small planes which carry around 18-19 people can go to Lukla. Since Kathmandu airport is one of the busy airports that the flights to the different places of Nepal go to, the Kathmandu Lukla flight may be disturbed. Sometimes the airlines or aviation might also tell you that you need to Fly from Ramechap as well. Ramechap is another domestic airport which is near Kathmandu. The 3-4 hours driving from Kathmandu takes you to the Ramechap. The airline company comes to pick you up on Thamel to go Ramechap before the flights. There is a big chance that the flights from Ramechap to Lukla.
Everest base camp trek FAQ
Below we have presence some frequently asked questions of Everest base camp trek FAQ, This faq might be helpful to answer your some question, If you still have question regarding Everest base camp trek, let’s us know by email
Which is the best time to trek to Everest base camp
Without any doubts, September mid, October, November are the first best season to trek. The second best season is March – April to trek in Everest. This time you can see the rhododendron flowers in lower land of Himalaya. In this both season the view is spectacular. However you can do also in other time but depends on your luck to see the Himalayas.
How many miles is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The total distance between Lukla to the Everest Base Camp then back to Lukla is an approx. 80 – mile round trip. The total trek days is 10 and 2 days is for acclimatization which means you just walk 8 days. Going Everest base camp treks takes more days rather than coming down.
What sleeping bags are used on Everest base camp trek?
Everest base camp trek is relatively cold all the year. During the night the temperature goes very low until -20 in Gorakshep. Trekkers are required to get good sleeping bags that are light and comfortable. Sleeping bags: -20C/-30F Down 800 fill (Western Mountaineering, Mountain Hardwear or any brands) is suited for your sleep in high elevations hotels.
Do I get the blankets for sleep in the Everest base camp trek?
Most of the hotels give you single blankets for sleep which is not sufficient in such cold temperatures. That is the reason you must bring the good sleeping bags -20C/-30F Down 800 fill which will prevent you from the night cold. Bring the sleeping bags which can be compressed in very small size and light to carry.
It is necessary to train for Everest base camp trek?
It is not necessary to train for the everest base camp trek, if you are physically average good and can walk around 6-7 hours then you can do the everest base camp trek because there are 2 days for rest and acclimatize on your everest base camp trek. However if you can do training before everest base camp trek it is good for you.
How do I train for Everest base camp trek?
Before you go to Nepal prior one months or two you can start a light morning walk, running, jogging exercise plus small hiking around your area if possible. Swimming is also very good for the training. If you are doing the jeam exercise then it is very good for your upcoming EBC Trek.
Is Everest base camp trek worth it?
Everest base camp trek is very worthy. The 12 days trek takes you to the place from where you can see the 4 high peaks above the 8000 Meters and many high mountains. The sherpa cultures, Sagarmatha National Park, Busddhist cultures are things to see on Everest base camp trek (EBC Trek) which is very worth to see once in a lifetime.
Where can I get the best view of Everest from Base camp or Kala patthar?
Everest base camp 5,380 m (17,600 ft) is the place from where you can not see Mt Everest clearly. You can see only a few parts of Everest because of the two giant mountains in front of Everest. You should go to Kala patthar 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft) from where you can see the best view of Mt Everest 8,848 Meter, Nuptse, lhotse, Amadablam and other peaks very clearly.
How hard is the trek to Everest Base Camp trek (EBC Trek)?
Everest base camp trek is quite a challenging trek due to the elevations. The elevation is quite high so people may get Mountain altitude sickness often. The trek requires 6-7 hours continuous walk through the mountain terrain landscapes. The trail often goes up and downs until the Gorakshep. As the oxygen is less in the high altitude the walk is quite tough to most of the trekkers so the reason trekkers get AMS. If they are unable to detect what happened to them they may die as well.
How hard is it to go kala patthar?
Kala patthar 5645 meter while Gorakshep is 5170 meters. The difference is 475 meters which is quite a tough hike that trekkers do early in the morning. The trails slowly climb to the Kala Patthar through the rocky trails. The trail is not that accent but gradually climbs. Due to lack of the oxygen it is the toughest part of your trek.
How dangerous is Everest Base Camp trek?
Everest base camp trek is not that dangerous but if you get the Altitude mountain sickness problem then it is very dangerous. Due to the high elevations Everest base camp trek is quite dangerous to get altitude mountain sickness. If you do not do anything against the Altitude mountain sickness then the problem may get worse and you even may die if you don’t come down.
What kind of accommodation available, Everest base camp trek?
There are basic tea houses around the trek route, they provide a various dishes of food and comfortable bed. Sometimes you will be able to find the room with toilet/ bathroom too
Is there WIFI on Everest base camp trek
Most of the tea house in the Everest route has a WIFI Nowadays. You need to purchase the cards to use WIFI. Speed of WIFI are quite slow, but you can still connect with your friends and family
Can I do shower on Everest base camp trek?
Yes, you can do hot shower while you are doing Everest base camp trek. Some of the guest house even have a room with a bath but there might be cold shower. The hotels will offer you shower on the common sharing bathroom by gas shower. You need to pay extra amount to get the hot shower on the Everest base camp trek
Is there enough hotels on the Everest base camp trek?
places before Namche and Even up to Namche bazzar there are enough guest houses. Some of the guest houses even have a very comfortable room with baths and toilet inside. This hotels are enogh but once you go above the Namche Bazzar the you need to be very careful on the matters of the room. we have seen a lot of times that tourist are sleeping on dormitory on dinning hall.
What is the drinking water condition on EBC Trek
Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler
How much distance we crosses on EBC Trek?
According to various source, and distance measured by mobile apps, it is around 130 KM – 140 KM. If you do more sight trip the distance increases. The distance is measured from lukla
Is there regular flight to Lukla
Yes there are regular flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Flight company likes yeti air, tara air, sita air do regular flight. The flight start from 6.30 am to 12:00 pm. Sometimes they can even fly from ramechap if there is some traffic jam or any causes they fly from ramechap. On that time airlines transfer you there.
What is the maximum elevation of EBC Trek?
Kalapathar 5,643 meter is the maximum elevation that you need to reach. This is a viewpoint where you hike early in the morning
What permit are required EBC Trek
Sagarmatha National park permit (which you get in the jorsale) and TIMS Card is necessary to go Everest base camp trek
Can i trek with child
If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days
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