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- Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination in the world. More than 35,000 trekkers hike there every year.
- The trekking trail falls on the Khumbu region of East Nepal. The trail is the vibrant combination of lush jungles, steep uphill, downhill, rough and rocky paths.
- The max elevation of Everest Base Camp is 5,364m but the max elevation you will gain during the trek is 5,545m (Kala Patthar).
- Normally, you can complete the trek in just 10 to 14 days. Check out different packages for Everest Base Camp Trek.
- Flying to the world’s dangerous airport: Hillary airport, Lukla, also featured in National Geographic.
- World’s highest located star category Everest View Hotel 3,880 meters (12,730 ft.).
- Peek into the daily lifestyle of the Sherpa community.
- Explore the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region; Tengboche Monastery.
- Hiking through the Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Run across the rare wildlife such as musk dear, blue sheep, daphne (national bird of Nepal) and many others.
–Currency: Only Nepali Rupees (NRS)
–ATMs: They are available only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar.
–Spoken Languages: Nepali. English is also widely spoken.
–Arriving via airport: Land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to the hotel.
–Flying to trek starting point, Lukla: Take a domestic flight from the domestic terminal of TIA to Hilary airport, Lukla. [ 30-35 mins flight ]
Or, take a flight from the Ramechhap airport. [ 25-30 mins flight ]
–Permits: Local government entrance fee [get in Lukla]
–National Park Permit [get in Monjo]
–TIMS Card [get in Kathamndu]
Outline Itinerary for 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathamndu
Day 2: Fly to Lukla 2,800m & trek to Phakding 2,660m – 04hrs
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440m – 06hrs
Day 4: Acclimatization day, visit Syangboche 3,800m and Everest View Hotel
Day 5: Trek to Tyangboche 3,810m or Deboche – 06hrs
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 4,450m – 06hrs
Day 8: Acclimatization at Dingboche.
Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,910m – 06hrs
Day 10: Trek to base camp 5,364m via Gorakshep & back to Gorakshep 5,180m
Day 11: Trek down to Pheriche 4,210m or Pangboche 4000m
Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazar – 07hrs
Day 13: Trek back to Lukla -7hrs
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
You can check out various Everest Base Camp trekking packages here.
Best Time to do Everest Base Camp Trek:
–Autumn and the Spring are the best time to do Everest Base Camp trek.
-Different season offers you different vibe and experience on this trek.
|Season (Best to Least)||Month||Average Temperature||Weather|
|Autumn Season||September 23 – December 21||20°C at day and -10°C at night||Warm and crystal clear skies, no dust and humidity, breath taking mountain views|
|Spring Season||March 19 – June 20||15°C at day and -10°C at night||Warm and moderate temperature, lush green vegetation especially rhododendron forest, excellent mountain views|
|Winter Season||December 22 – March 20||15°C at day and -17°C at night||Extreme cold nights, snowfalls, avalanches and blocked trails|
|Monsoon Season||June 21 – September 22||17°C at day and 5°C at night||Heavy rainfall, hot and humid, slippery trails|
Accommodation during Everest Base Trek?
|Location||Numbers Of Hotels/Lodges/Teahouses||Accommodation Type|
|Lukla||Abundance Numbers||Basic to Luxury|
|Phakding||Abundance Numbers||Basic to Luxury|
|Namche Bazaar||Abundance Numbers||Basic to Luxury|
|Tengboche||5 Hotels||Basic to Good|
|Deboche||Few||Basic to Good|
|Pangboche||Few||Basic to Good|
|Dingboche||Few||Basic to Good|
|Gorak Shep||5 Teahouses||Very Basic|
|Phriche||Abundance Numbers||Basic to Good|
Food during Everest Base Camp Trek?
–Everest Base Camp trek does not provide a wide variety of dishes. However, during the whole trek, you can enjoy the hot local food especially the very popular “Dal and Bhaat”.
-Usually, three meals a day is a plan for every trekker; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The foods here are altitude-friendly, like noodle soup, garlic soup, hot lemon tea, etc.
-Due to the remote region trek, the freshness of meats is not guaranteed. Also, do not expect any kind of fish or seafood.
-Tap water is available during the trek but we do not recommend drinking tap waters as they are not hygienic. Buy bottled water, filtered water or hot water.
Things to pack for Everest Base Camp Trek as Solo traveler?
-Everest Base Camp is a high altitude trek. The weather is very cold during night and morning time on each and every four seasons. Hence, you must include warm clothes and essential accessories on your backpack.
-If you are planning the Everest base camp trek in winter then you must have extra warm jackets and clothes.
-Try to make your bag as light as possible. Please exclude unnecessary items such as laptops, make-up boxes, hairdryers, etc.
-If possible carry trekking poles with you. It will help you to walk easily on the trekking trails.
|Wicking long-sleeve T-shirts / 2 pairs||Quick-dry T-shirts / 2 pairs||Bra / 3 Pairs (sports bra recommended)||Thermal underwear / 2 pairs|
|Underwear / 4 pairs||Fleece Jackets / 2 pairs||Insulated Jacket or Down Jacket / 1 pair ( Can be rented )||Insulated trekking pants / 2 pairs|
|1 pair of waterproof jackets & pants on your bag.||Shorts (optional)||Gaiters (optional)||Hiking boots / 1 pair|
|Spare shoe / 1 pair||Camp shoe or sandal / 1 pair||Woolen hiking socks / 4 pairs||Cotton socks / 2 pairs|
|Sleeping Bags ( can be rented )||Water bottles or water bladder||Trekking pole||Portable charger|
Some Useful Tips to do solo Everest Base Camp Trek
-Come prepared. It means you have to be physically and mentally healthy.
-Buy the essentials clothing, gears, and equipment in Kathmandu. You can get all the necessary trekking items at very affordable prices. You can even get down-jackets and blankets on rent.
-Plan extra days just in case of any problems, delays or change on the itinerary.
-Make sure you are eating enough and staying hydrated.
-Hire one experienced porter to carry your bags.
-Don’t forget to bring the basic first aid kit.