Everest Base camp Trek is the most classical form of adventure in the Khumbu region in Nepal. Thousands of adventure enthusiasts lure to this region
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Everest Base camp Trek is the most classical form of adventure in Khumbu region in Nepal. Thousands of adventure enthusiasts lure to this region to experience Sherpa Kingdom and witness Mt. Everest, the top of the world. Sagarmatha National Park, Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp are popular places in Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost differs according to the itinerary you choose. Normally, Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary differs from 12 -16 days. 16 days Everest Base Camp is a full board trekking and other itineraries are customized trips. The number of days you pay for the guide and porter, accommodation and food determine the Everest Base Camp Cost. However, the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost begins from 1150 U.S Dollars.
Everest Base Camp Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trekking is adventurous or rather we call it strenuous trekking. So, prior trekking or hiking experience is recommended. It doesn’t mean that it is compulsory. Even for the first time, trekkers can accomplish this job very successfully. The highest point of this trekking is Kalapatthar which is 5,644.5 m ( 18,519 ft). Trekking above five thousand meters is considered as strenuous trekking.
Everest Base Camp Best Time
The best time to trek in Nepal and Everest Base Camp is between Sept-mid of Nov. During this time, the temperature is mild and the weather is pleasant. It is favourable weather to witness the breathtaking views and this is the peak season to trek all around Nepal. However, some trekkers love to trek during April and March which is the season of flowering rhododendron.
Everest Trek Nepal
Everest Trekking Nepal is popular worldwide. It is the most rewarding adventure into the heart of the top of the world, Mt. Everest. It offers us memorable thrills of adventure for the lifetime. The Himalayan flora and faunas in Sagarmatha National Park, friendly Sherpa people and their culture and spectacular mountain views are major highlights of Everest Trekking Nepal.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Reviews
The reviews about Everest Base Camp can be found on Google, Tripadvisor and different company sites who operate trek and tour in Nepal and abroad. These reviews really help one to make a decision on whether making a trip to Everest Base Camp or not. When you read a genuine review of Everest Base Camp, then, of course, you will make a decision to make an adventurous trip to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Short Trek 10 Days Itinerary
Everest Short Trek 10 days Itinerary is also very popular among the trekkers. It means, if trekkers want a customized trip to Everest Base Camp, they even can do it in 10 days. You might be surprised to see Everest Base Camp in 10 Days? But it is possible to Customize.
Everest Short Trek 11 Days Itinerary
Everest Short Trek 11 Days Itinerary is to the trekkers who have very limited time schedule but still want to see Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar and other vantage points in Everest region. This itinerary is specially designed with proper acclimatization and pace of walking each day. But it is possible Customize.
Everest Short Trek 12 Days Itinerary
People also love to do this Everest adventure trekking in 12 days. Some of the trekkers ask the trekking companies to design Everest Base Camp Trek in 12 days and they do accordingly. After going through this itinerary they still find this trekking memorable and spectacular for the lifetime. But it is possible to Customize.
Everest Short Trek 14 Days Itinerary
Everest Short Trek 14 days is another form of the customized itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trekking. The core itinerary 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular one and the trekkers of different interest are satisfied with this customized itinerary. And eventually, they are happy to be a part of Everest Short Trek 14 Days Itinerary.
Everest Base Camp Trekking 15 days
Everest Base Camp Trekking 15 days is a customized trek itinerary. This is designed to suit the interest, time schedule and budget of the trekkers who really want to witness Mt. Everest just close up. This trek itinerary is very popular among the trekkers who choose to go to Everest Base Camp. This itinerary is one day less than full package itinerary of 16 days.
Everest Side Trip
While doing Everest Base Camp, we can do several side trips. Among them, the most popular side trips are Khumjung Village Trip, Thame Village and Monastery and Chukkung Valley.
Khumjung Village beautiful traditional Sherpa settlements. This village is also popular as a vantage point for the breathtaking mountain in Khumbu region. These people are very hospitable and friendly. The trekkers will astonish to experience the different uniqueness of this village. When we acclimatize at Namche, we normally trek to Khumjung village via Hotel Everest View.
Thame and its neighbouring Thameteng (upper Thame) are small Sherpa villages in Namche The Thame monastery is one of the oldest in the Khumbu region. This trek is also can be done while we are acclimatizing at Namche.
Another acclimatization we have on this trek is in Dingboche. From Dingboche, we can do a side trip that is a trek to Chukkung Valley which offers us astonishing views of Chukkung Ri and Island Peak.
Everest Base Camp Trek Gateways
There are three different gateways to Everest Region in Nepal. These gateways are Lukla, Jiri and Phaplu. Lukla and Phaplu are connected by domestic flights and Jiri is connected by the drive.
Driving to Jiri and trekking to Everest Base Camp is the most classical form of trekking in Everest Base Camp. And these two airports are very popular these days among the tourists for domestic flight to the Everest Region.
Everest Base Camp Trek Permit And Regulation
We require a TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park entry. You’d better collect TIMS in Kathmandu through trekking company and you will be collecting Sagarmatha National Park entry at Monjo while we are entering Sagarmatha National Park after Phakding. We do not get the entry if we fail to collect these both entries. Again, we may have to display these entries on the way to and on our return, so please keep it safe or your trekking leader will handle it.
Food and Accommodation
Everest Base Camp Accommodation
Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trekking will be very normal. We will be spending the nights at guest house or teahouse. The beddings and bathrooms will be normal. The bathrooms normally will be outside. But the beds and rooms will be very clean.
We will be provided with the menu at the guesthouse or teahouse and we have to find out the item what we like. One item of the good normally will cost form 3-8 $. The popular food items in the Everest region are Tibetan bread, rice and curry, Thukpa and Tendu.
Everest Base Camp Trek route has good coverage of network and the trekkers even can make the call from Everest Base Camp. And in the guest house, we have Wifi access in major places like Lukla, Namche and Tengboche. After that, we do not have good access to Wifi.
For making the call, trekker access network with local SIM card either NTC or NCELL. They can get it in Kathmandu and buy data to run Wifi or make the call on the way. And for one Wifi password, the guest may ask you 200-500 Nepali rupees.
We get money exchange service at three places while making the trek to Everest Base Camp. These two places are Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche. Most of the trekkers exchange their money in Kathmandu and prepare Nepali currency for the trip. Sometimes, the preplanned Nepali currency may not be sufficient and they need to exchange currency on the way. If you need to exchange currency, please do either in Lukla or in Namche.