Hello, Adventure lovers are you planning to hike to the Base Camp of Everest? If are going to do the Everest Base Camp Trek get more information and helpful tips before hiking to Nepal. Our travel blog provides the best tips for the Everest base camp trek for all interested adventure lovers. To make a good plan and it helps your adventure be safer and more enjoyable with our suggestions and knowledge to share among all fellow travelers. Who needs wise advice and useful information regarding the trek to Everest base camp and related treks around the Everest region?
Before starting the trek, get the best tips for the Everest base camp trek, overall is not a hard trail but it’s definitely high altitude adventure. You should adjust to high altitude and keep fit your body at the high altitude. The only tough part of the trek is climbing uphill at high altitudes where the air is thin. Than average normal height is below 4, 000 meters, which is for all Himalayas destinations including the Everest base camp.
Proper preparation with some exercise and a short hike will be the best tips before or after signing up for the adventure. On booking, we can provide all needful details and information according to your respective queries.
Get packed with essential items and clothing as provided on the list by your agents, if it’s too much to carry from home. Where one can buy or rent some of the trekking gear in Kathmandu Thamel, like good sleeping bags, and down feather jackets. As well can purchase trekking trousers T-shirts, flash/torch lights, and other useful items of good quality and brand.
After getting ready for the final departure for Nepal, on arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport. Please don’t be dismayed, as there will be many people to receive their clients from other trekking and travel companies also. Look for the small cardboard or banner with the name of local agents or with your name, and then proceed from the air terminal. Where our guide and staff to receive you with a traditional welcome of garland for a short transfer to your hotels. Located in the heart of Kathmandu
In Kathmandu during free days as per the itinerary provided, where one can do last-hour shopping for the trek. As well as taking care of drinking only safe water and choice of foods.
According to your flight departure, you must prepare on the time. If your flight is in the early morning you must pack breakfast and if you have a late flight you can have breakfast at the hotel. Normally, daily flights begin in the early morning by 6:30 am onwards till 4:00 pm in good weather. Unnecessary goods are stored at the hotel before a hike to Everest base camp.
A smaller aircraft of a maximum of 15 to 17 seats, in Twin Otter, Dornier, or similar, baggage allowance of 15 kg per passenger. Including your handbags and day packs. Do not carry sharp items like pens knives, scissors matches, and lighters in your handbags should be in bigger baggage.
A flight of 25 to 35 minutes heading North East, with stunning views of snow-capped peaks with Mt. Everest, the massive Himalayas, and scenery of beautiful landscapes. Landing at Lukla airport named Tenzing Hillary in tribute to the first Mt. Everest summiteers on May 29th, 1953. Collect your baggage showing the tags, and then have breakfast at the hotel and a short brief with the guide and porters. Lukla is one of the authentic Sherpa villages and it’s the major tourist hub of the Everest region.
From Lukla, treks begin which is at the height of 2,860 m high, a popular and active Sherpa town as well as the gateway to various adventures and treks around the high Khumbu region of Everest.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking trail starts with pleasant walks past Lukla village and entering a memorial gate of the late Sherpa lady (Pasang Lhamu Sherpa). She was the first Neplases lady climber of Everest. The trail goes through the Choplung, Tade Koshi, and Ghat villages encountering many Buddhist prayer walls and Buddhist stupa. A sign of respect to walk clockwise facing views of Kongde, Thamserku, and Kusum Kanguru peaks.
The next day’s walk is gradual up and pleasant for the first half till lunch, to reach at Monjo village. Where you have to obtain Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees. Where you can buy the necessary national park permit and each permit cost Rs, 3500.
Cross a bridge and stop in the last village before Namche Bazaar at Jorsalle for lunch. The Jorsalle is the last lunch place before getting to Namche Bazaar. So where you can have a lunch break and most of the trekkers will have lunch at Jorsalle village.
After Jorsalle the trail is up to Namche Bazaar and you must climb 600 m from Jorsalle. You will cross the popular Hillary suspension bridge. Along the trail, you can see magnificent views of mountains with beautiful pine trees.
Namche Bazaar is one of the fascinating and beautiful Himalayan cities on the Everest base camp trail. It’s located at 3440 m above sea level and where you can spend a beautiful time. The place is best for rest and acclimating day before hiking to Everest base camp. On a rest day, people go hiking around the hotel Everest view, Khumjung Village, Khunde village, and around the valleys. Acclimatization is very crucial to adjusting to high altitude. Where you can explore the Sherpa museum, a local monastery with beautiful peaks of Thamserku, Amadablam, Khangtenga, and the marvelous Himalayas ranges.
From Namche Bazaar walk slowly with short rest to catch your breath and enjoy the surrounding views of the peaks of Everest, first, half walks are pleasant and scenic to reach at beautiful Tengboche Monastery. The Tengboche monastery is the largest and most historical monastery in the Khumbu region. It’s the most attractive of the Everest region and it’s located at 3880m above sea level. In the evening interested trekkers join the worship inside the monastery and where you can spend a beautiful time too.
The walks lead you through the Dibuce, Pangboche with scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche a settlement with many good lodges and few shops for trekkers. Great views of Amadablam North Face and Island Peak / Imjatse Himal with a spectacular view of Amadablam.
Dingboche village is the best place to spend a beautiful time and acclimatize the day. Dingboche village is situated at 4420m above sea level and it’s the largest village on the Everest Base Camp trail On the rest day you can climb up to Nagarjuna hill and where you can see mount Amadablam too close. From Dingboche, the trail goes on gradual uphill to Thugla where you can have a lunch break. It’s also the ending point of the Khumbu glacier that melts into a torrential stream.
The adventure continues, taking extremely slow with the last steep climb to reach at Thukla Pass and then to get to Lobuche village. Next early morning head for Everest base camp, starts with pleasant cool morning walks, with a short steep climb to reach above Khumbu glacier and fascinating valleys.
Gorakshep is the last tea house settlement and it’s situated at 5180 m above sea level. After a lunch break at Gorakshep, you will head to the base camp of Everest. 4 hours were required up and down to Everest Base Camp. Spent a night at Gorakshep then next early morning climbed up to Kalapathar for sunrise with a grand view of Mount Everest.
Reaching Everest base camp completes your dreams of standing beneath towering Mt. Everest and close to Khumbu Ice-fall and glaciers at 5,364 m and 17, 598 feet high. The easy return journey back to Lukla, with options for a steep climb to Kalapathar hilltop at 5,643 m / 18,514 feet (The height of Kalapathar has been changed from 5, 545 m, after much research by expert geologists). Top of Kalapathar offers a grand breathtaking panorama of peaks with Mt. Everest at a very close distance.
The high Khumbu area of Everest is populated by the famous Sherpa and fascinating Sherpa culture. Follows the ancient religion of Tibetan Buddhism with impressive Sherpa culture and customs. Where you can witness the treks. Long rows of prayer wheels, Mani, or prayer walls along the trails with famous old monasteries. Celebrates many religious and traditional events with Sherpa people festivals.
The Gyalbo Losar is the prime festival of the Sherpa people and they will celebrate the Losar in February. The festival is like a New Year with the cycle of animals and birds, this year from February onward is the year of OX. The other popular great festival is Mani Rimdu takes place in Tengboche Monastery in October or November as per the Buddhist Lunar calendar. Mani Rimdu is also held in the old Thame Monastery west of Namche Bazaar at the end of May or the beginning of June.
Climate and Weather in the Everest Region
The best time to visit Everest base camp including other treks and adventures in the spring season from March to May, and autumn/fall from September to November. Spring and autumn is the best season to trek in the Everest region. The winter and monsoon season would be the worst time to trek around the Himalayas in Nepal.
Comparing both seasons autumn and spring, it has different scenarios with climate. The Autumn season would be more greenery and more fresh air, less dust with breathtaking views. However, the autumn season does not favor climbing the peaks and expeditions. Normally, the spring season would be more favorable for climbing and expeditions. From March to May the weather would be more warm and good weather too. During the spring you can see the various flowers blooming around the mountains and but quite dust along the trail. The Spring season is the best time to climb the mountains in Nepal. If you are looking to hike to Everest base camp we highly recommend the spring and autumn seasons.