Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure of a lifetime to the foothills of Everest, the highest peak in the world. The dream of countless trekkers and adventure lovers across the world, the Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for mainly two things; the highest peak in the world – Mt. Everest (8,848m) and the amazing Sherpa People. Undoubtedly, it is the most popular trek in Nepal as well as one of the most popular activities in general among tourists. The ancient culture, traditions and lifestyle of the Sherpas, along with their expert guidance is a refreshing experience altogether.
Most treks in the Khumbu region start with a flight to Lukla and the Everest Base Camp Trek begins in similar fashion as well. Following the Dudhkoshi River trail until Jorsale, the trail climbs up paths towards Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Namche Bazaar is a beautiful Sherpa village known for being the administrative headquarter of Khumbu region as well as the central Hub for necessary trekking items and other miscellaneous things. A total of two days are spent in Namche, as one day is set aside for acclimatization. Khumbu region is the place where climbers get an opportunity to adapt to Dingboche’s climate, then take trek for two days to Dingboche where another acclimatization day is set up before trekkers proceed to Everest Base Camp.
With two more days trek, you will pass through Lobuche and Gorak Shep and arrive at the two main destinations of the trek, the Everest Base Camp (5365m) and Kala Patter (5,545m). We’ll visit Everest Base Camp during the afternoon and spend some time there, followed by the hike to Kala Patthar the next morning. Kala Patthar is one of the prime viewpoints throughout the region, sporting breathtaking panorama of peaks across the Khumbu region like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse peak (7,855m), Pumori (7,161m), Lho La (6006m) and more along with the Khumbu Glacier. Once we’ve savored the glory of this arena, we will make our return journey via Pheriche to Namche and finally Lukla. Another scenic flight takes us back to the capital, with which our 14 Days Classic Everest Base Camp Trek comes to a closure. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organize Everest base Camp Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trek is a renowned trek to the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Everest (8,848m.) This generally moderate difficulty trek is the dream for adventure lovers and trekkers across the world, and thousands upon thousands visit Nepal for it every year. The infrastructure is quite well developed thanks to the popularity of trekking and tourism in the region; making it at least a bit easier.
Special conditions, like trekking during mid-winter or monsoon may make the trek tougher than usual but apart from that, it is a trek that is accessible to the general public. The trek takes place at fairly high altitudes, so proper acclimatization is a necessity on this trek. The max elevation is typically reached at the Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and Kala Patthar (5,545m). With 6-7 hours of trekking per day on average, the classic Everest Base Camp Route covers a distance of around 130km.
Best Season for Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek can be performed throughout the year; however the best times are generally regarded as the spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) seasons. Spring season as well as autumn season are the peak seasons for trekking and tours in Nepal as they generally have the best views with pleasant weather and provide a good experience overall.
Winter trekking is possible and a good option if you enjoy the extra snowfall. However, be prepared to tackle the subzero temperatures and a slightly tougher trek if you choose this period. Similarly, monsoon is an excellent time for nature enthusiasts but it is generally not recommended to visit during this period as the weather tends to be unpredictable and parts of the region becomes prone to landslides.