If you are looking for an amazing adventure mountain trip where you never feel bored then choose a trek to the Everest base camp. Everest base camp trek is an outstanding Himalayan journey in Nepal and all over the world. You will have every day different sceneries and experience from the trek so you will never feel bored and will enjoy it for sure.
Everest base camp trek bangs through the Sagarmatha national park so there are amazing wild animals inside the park and amazing landscapes. Waterfalls, rivers and suspension bridges over the river make the journey more exciting.
This outfit classic Everest base camp trekking trip begins with a short adventurous scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and sometimes from Ramechhap. Right after landing at the Lukla airport, the trek drives towards Phakding on the first-day hike passing some beautiful traditional Sherpa villages. The first day walks to Phakding is a short day descending elevation from Lukla.
Then, the trek keeps continuing to Namche Bazaar for the next and spend one more extra night for altitude practice. You will have another rest day at Dingboche after Namche Bazaar on the 6th day and trek ahead to Lobuche and Gorakshep and the final step to the base camp.
After visiting the base camp, you will have one more adventure which is climbing Kala Patthar. You will see magnificent 360 degrees Everest Himalayan view and a big Khumbu glacier from the top of Kala Patthar and you will start trek backward following the same trail until Lukla with 3 long day treks.
Things That Make Worth The Everest Base Camp Trek
Mt. Everest of course, is the main attraction of the trek because it is the highest mountain in the world. The main goal of the travelers is visiting the base camp of this highest mountain and see it from a closer distance. Besides the Everest, there are lots to see which keep your mind fresh during the trek and you won’t feel bored.
You will pass lots of traditional Sherpa settlements along the way with their classic architectural buildings. They are lovely that you might not see anywhere else before. Green hill and forest with different vegetation and flowers make trail amazing with what you feel that you are choosing the right place on your holiday. Wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, and colorful Nepalese national bird Danfe (Himalayan Monal) will be surrounding along the trail.
Buddhist monasteries, Mani rocks, Mani walls, Mani wheels, prayer flags, and other monuments are superb on the way of the Everest base camp trek. Stunning viewpoints such as Everest view hotel, Tengboche hill, Nangkar-Tsang hill, and Kala Patthar and panoramic views from these places are unreal. Also, rivers, waterfalls, valleys, glaciers and much more natural attractions make your quality time on Everest base camp trek.
Besides these natural beauties, there are some cultural things that you will defiantly like. Offerings in the monastery, festivals and living way of the Sherpa people and their daily activities also other attractions of the trek.
Best Time To Visit Everest Base Camp
Surely, the seasons affect the trek so choosing the right season is a smart idea. You are visiting to see beautiful views and enjoy your holiday. If you choose the wrong timing, you may not be happy with your trip. First of all, you need to be sure of what kind of trip you would like to do. If you are ok with crowed and would like to see the best view, do the trek in autumn and spring. September to November and March to May are the main season for the Everest base camp trek. Though, early September and Late May still will be some rainy days so these timings might not suitable all the time.
If you would like to do the trek with fewer people and doesn’t matter of cold temperature, you can choose winter trek. January and February will be freezing but December still not bad for the trek. December offers one of the best Mountain View during the trek and a lot fewer trekkers you will see on the trail.
But, summer is not a good time for the trek. Most of the days in summer will rain a lot and visibility will be really poor. Because of a lot of rain, the trail will be slippery so it is not good even as a safety factor. The main problem is getting a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu with cloudy weather days in this season.
Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Everest base camp trek is normally 12 days starting with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and back to Kathmandu. It is a regular itinerary following by most of the trekkers. It takes 8 days to reach the base camp with 2 altitude practice rest days on the way up. And takes 3 more long days to trek back from base camp to Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.
This trek can be done with a longer holiday too. Starting from Jiri after driving on a bus. It is a classic route of the Everest base camp trek when there was not an airport in Lukla. Another long trek is from Salleri starting from Kathmandu driving in a jeep.
You can do Everest base camp trek if you have 9 days for the mountain. You can trek all the way to the base camp and fly out with a helicopter from Gorakshep after visiting the base camp and Kala Patthar. If you have limited time and don’t want to walk all the way to the base camp, you can visit the base camp with a helicopter flight from Kathmandu. This helicopter flight tour takes you to the base camp within a couple of hours. The outline itinerary of the Everest base camp trek is like this starting from Lukla and ends in Kathmandu.
Day 01- Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) 30-35 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610m).
Day 02 – Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 03 – Acclimatization rest day at Namche and hike up to Everest view hotel (3860m) 3-4 hrs.
Day 04 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche hill (3860m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 05 – Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche village (4410m) 5 hrs.
Day 06 – Second acclimatization rest day.
Day 07 – Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hrs.
Day 08 – Trek from Lobuche to EBC (5364m) via Gorakshep (5180m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 09 – Hike to Kala Patthar (550m) 2 hrs. And trek to Pheriche (4210m) 5 hrs.
Day 10 – Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 7 hrs.
Day 11 – Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) 7 hrs.
Day 12 – Fly out to Kathmandu early morning.
Everest base camp trekking journey is a popular 12 days mountain journey that offers an amazing adventure experience. You need to have some physical training before doing this trek and need to have some information about the altitude sickness up in the mountain. If you are planning a trek to the Everest base camp, be sure if you have well travel insurance that covers any emergency evacuation service from above 6000m of elevation above sea level.
So, plan your Everest base camp trekking tour with your friends, family and beloved now. I hope this helps a lot to plan your Himalayan holiday to the Everest. Also, read Taking Affiliate marketing to the next level