Journey to the thin Air- Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest is the crown of mountain climbers, and getting to its base camp is the ultimate goal for adventurers and thrill seekers. The scenic forests, Sherpa settlements, glacier moraines, and panoramas are all accessible for photography along the trek, which some have dubbed “the stairs to paradise.”
Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover the mountain and the wonders of this Himalayan environment for those who dare to go above their comfort zones and soar their dreams above the clouds.
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, an ancient city covered in mythology and mystique, your journey will officially begin. A thrilling 30-minute flight takes you to Tenzing Hilary Airstrip Lukla, one of the most remote airports on earth. Our trek journey actually starts here! And we travel the path that skirts the Dudh Koshi River’s roaring banks. On the second day of our trip, we will arrive in Namche after crossing a number of suspension bridges, rivers, and Sherpa villages. Namche, a former center of trade and the entrance to Everest, is home to a number of lodging options, dining establishments, and gift shops where you may prepare for your trip by acclimating and sightseeing.
Come past Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche, three Sherpa towns, before making your way to Gorakshep, a sleepy town right on the edge of the Khumbu Glacier. We will eventually arrive at the Everest Base Camp in the Khumbu Valley on the ninth day of our expedition. We then trek to Kalapatthar (5548 m) to take pictures and create lifelong memories of Everest and the surrounding peaks. Then, before taking another mountain flight to return Kathmandu, we will make our way back to Pheriche, Namche, and Lukla.
General itinerary for the Everest base camp trek
Day 01: Take a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.
Day 02: Hike from Phakding to Namche bazaar
Day 03: Do a rest for better acclimatization
Day 04: Hike from Namche baaar to Tengboche (3,870m)
Day 05: Hike from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,400m)
Day 06: Do another rest for better acclimatization at Dingboche
Day 07: Hike from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,900m)
Day 08: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5463m) and back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
Day 09: Early morning hike up to Kalapather and trek down to Pheriche (4,320m)
Day 10: Return back to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 11: Hike down back to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 12: Early morning take a short mountain flight back to Kathmandu
The Best time to trek to Everest Base Camp
The best periods for to hike to Everest Base Camp are generally to be in the two seasons of spring and fall, from March to May and late August to September, respectively. In contrast, October is regarded as the best month for trekking in Nepal and also the EBC Trek.
The weather and temperature are stable over these months and tend to be very comfortable, with days that are frequently clear and provide fantastic opportunities to capture the stunning image of the mighty Himalayas.
However, the Everest Region experiences heavy downpours throughout the summer monsoon months of June and July, along with the rest of Nepal. This creates obstructing views, muddy and dangerous pathways, making monsoon trekking less enjoyable.
Did You Know?
Nepal honors Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal, the first climbers to reach the peak of Mount Everest in 1953, on May 29 every year. The occasion is commemorated by monuments, Everest Marathon, and special events in Kathmandu and the Everest region.
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