Everest base camp trek facts are some interesting things which you will discover on your Everest base camp trek. It is one of the most visited trek trails of Nepal which attracts 300 thousand more, adventure lovers, in a single year. Mt Everest is a place where adventure lovers want to reach at least once in a lifetime there. Located in the Mahalangur mountain range of Nepal in the border between Tibet mt Everest is the world’s tallest peak. The peak was firstly climbed by the new Zealand mountaineer’s Sir Edmund Hilary since then it has been the most attractive peak for the climbers who love to climb and prefer Adventure. There are many people who wish to climb Mt Everest but only a few of them can fulfil their wish because of the ability and finance to do so.
Why do a lot of people do Everest base camp trek
For those who can not accomplish their wish to climb Mt Everest or just want to be around the world’s tallest peak and enjoy the magnificent nature, those can do the Everest base camp trek which is absolutely rewarding and stunning. The Everest base camp trek holiday is your lifetime unforgettable experience. Trekkers will enjoy the tallest peaks along with Everest, the biggest glaciers of the Khumbu Regions, Amazing, friendly local sherpa people, cultures and religions of the Sherpa people. Here on this post we are trying to elaborate some Everets base camp trek facts in a pointwise way.
Everest base camp trek facts figures
Name of the Trek
Everest base camp with shortened name EBC Trek
Trek starting point
Trek Ending point
Trek conduct inside
Sagarmatha National Park
Trek total distance
The entire trek is 130 km (80 miles) round trip from Lukla to kala pathar and back to Lukla
The trek is quite difficult as it goes to the height till 56,45 Meters to the Kala Patthar. As trekkers approach the Everest base camp by landing at the 2800 meters which later on grows till the Altitude of 5,640 Meters. Due to the high elevations of the land trekkers may suffer from the Altitude mountain sickness problem which is the most difficult aspect of the trek. 6-7 hours of walking through the rocky Himalayan terrains mostly accent while you are doing the Everest base camp trek.
The spring season is from mid-February to the end of May. This is the hottest time of year with temperatures reaching up to 30°C or even more. Due to the sunny days, the mountains are clearly visible at this time and there are fewer chances of rainfall so it is good to trek in the spring season.
The autumn season of the best season for trekking in Nepal, known as the dry season, is from mid-September to the end of November. This is the best time of the year where there are very clear skies and strong visibility. This is the best time to do the Everest base camp trek. That is the reason why there are many tourists during this season. You should know that there will be a lot of tourists during this time.
Trekking to the Everest base camp requires 2 types of permits one is Sagarmatha National Park permits and another one is the Local government permits which will be issued on the trekking trails.
Mountains that you can see
Mt. Everest 29,377 feet, 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, Lobouche, Twache and many other uncountable peaks which are above 6000 meters.
Rivers you will see is
Dudh koshi River, Imja Khola
Point of interest
Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Gorak Shep and Kalaphattar
Community who live in the route
Mostly sherpa people lives in this area, there are few numbers of Rai, Magar and other people
Trek Trails routes
Phakding 2,610 Meter, Namche 3440 Meter, Everest view hotel 4050 Meter, Tengboche 3250 Meter, Dingboche 4,360 Meters, Lobuche 4940 Meter, Gorak Shep 5,170 Meter, Kala Pattar 5,645 Meter
Lukla airport which is also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport. The airport was built in 1964 under the supervision of Sir Edmund Hillary. Known as the gateway to Adventure hiking and climbing to Mt Everest Lukla is one of Nepal’s busiest domestic airports. There are many magazines which have published the Lukla Airport one of the Dangerous airports in the earth. The Lukla Airport is located on the altitude of the 9,383 feet above the sea level and has 1729 feet long runways surrounding the massive mountains around the airport.
Flights on Lukla Airport
The 25-30 minutes flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla which is the most common way for trekkers and climbers to get to Mt Everest. The alternative way is to trek from Jiri to all the way up to Lukla which is more time talking. The small aircraft 18 seat capacity carry the passengers to the Lukla airport. If the weather is good then there are airlines like Tara Air, Yeti Air, Sita Air, Submit Air, Nepal Airlines that fly to Lukla. There is a maximum chance of the flight cancellations and delay in this airport due to the extreme geographic locations of the Airports. You can even go here by Helicopter as well. The flight would be very amazing because you can see the stunning views of the Himalayas from the Flight. This is the reason Lukla airport is also one fact of the Everest base camp trek.
Sagarmatha National park is another Everest base camp trek facts
Sagarmatha National park is Nepal’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Sagarmatha is Everest in the Nepali Language that is how the National park is named. The National park is expanded at the area of 1,148 km2 (443 sq mi) in the Solukhumbu District. The national park is where Mt Everest and other high mountains are situated. The national park has the biggest range of the Elevations from 2845 meters to 8,848 meters(9,334 to 29,029 ft). The Sagarmatha National park is also on the international borders of Nepal and Tibet. The National park is big and joint with the other national park of Nepal which is Known as a Makalu Barun National Park. Established in 1976 AD which becomes the world heritage site after 3 years of the establishments. There are several trek trails inside this beautiful national park. Everest base camp trek, Gokyo Valley trekking, Everest High pass trek are the most popular trekking routes inside the Sagarmatha National park.
What to see in Sagarmatha National Park?
The national park is an attraction for the tourist because of the diversity of the National park. With a wide range of the flora and fauna and the most spectacular landscape, this national park requires the national park permits for the trekkers. There are several mountains inside this national park and the high Himalayan terrains. There are some very deep and big glacier lakes inside the Sagarmatha National Park. birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendron, silver fir, are the common flora which is found in this National Park. This National Park is also home to a number of rare mammal species, including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan thars, langur monkeys, martens and Himalayan wolves and red panda.
Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest villages of the Everest base camp trekking trails. Most of the trekkers who do the Everest base camp trek stay one day’s rest in Namche Bazaar. It is the main trading point for the local villagers around the Khumbu regions to do the trade. The local people come here to buy their daily necessary things. The village is mostly covered with the local guesthouse for the tourist, some coffee shops, bakery, local shops and tourist gear shop. Trekkers can buy the insufficient stuff on the Namche Bazar. While tourists stay here for a night they go hiking the Everest view hotels from where they can see the Mt. Everest very clearly including other tall peaks around the valley. The hillocks are full of prayer flags and some small chortens and mani walls which represent Buddhism.
Tengboche Monastery is a relegious landmarks is a great facts of Everest base camp trek
Tengboche Monastery (or Thyangboche Monastery), also known as Dawa Choling Gompa is one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is one of the major attractions of the Everest base camp trek. Most of the trekkers go to Tengboche monastery during their trek to Everest base camp. The monastery is located at the height of 3,867 metres (12,687 ft) and is the highest elevated monastery of Nepal. It was firstly built in 1916 A.D after that some often it was crashed by the earthquake and fire and the shape of the present monastery was built in 1989 A.D. From the Tengboche monastery trekkers can see the stunning view of the well-known peaks Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Trekkers can get to know the traditions of the Buddhist culture here. There are some festivals such as a mani rimdu which will be performed very uniquely in this monastery.