Everest Base Camp Trek -15 Days

Trip Duration

15 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5,545m

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Transportation

Bus/Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Everest Base Camp Trek -15 Days Overview

For trekkers new to the Everest region and Nepal, the trek in and around the Everest Base Camp is often a celebration of mountaineering adventure. But, adding an Everest Base Camp Trek to your Nepal itinerary also makes it a dream holiday destination. The venture introduces you to the breathtaking natural beauty and cultural diversity.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth above sea level. It lies in the Mahalangur section of Nepal’s Himalaya range standing at a height of 8848 m. The name “Everest” came after Sir George Everest. He was an English surveyor who was responsible for measuring the height of Everest. Likewise, the peak was first summitted by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest under the leadership of John Hunt.

It is a goal to stand beneath the tallest peak in the world. This trek provides gorgeous vistas of Mounts Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and numerous others in addition to Mount Everest. The Everest region’s pure beauty encompasses distinctive topography, lush woods, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and other natural features. In addition to this, you get to learn the Sherpa community’s culture and traditions.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek -15 Days

  • Discover the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley.
  • Enjoy the panoramic beauty of the mountain region on a flight to Lukla.
  • Visit Namche Bazaar, a doorway to the Khumbu region.
  • Trek along the amazing trails of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Explore the beautiful Tengboche Monastery.
  • Discover the unique culture and tradition of Everest’s Sherpa Community.
  • Witness the exceptional mountain vistas such as Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu,
  • Makalu, Lhotse, and many more.
  • Behold the world’s highest peak up close.

Trip Map

Safety and fitness

Everest Base Camp Trek is really a demanding trek. However, it does come with a few challenges. The road from Lukla is steep and rugged. The level of difficulty entirely depends on your physical and mental fitness. But you can build your muscle strength, and make your body flexible by practicing some light exercise, running, and jogging. The trek to the base camp is all about walking 5-6 hours per day for at least 1 week which can make this trek slightly challenging. The trails are rugged, steep, and maybe snowy on off-seasons. The maximum height in this trek is Kalapatthar 5,545m. There is a high risk of mountain sickness. The primary cause of altitude sickness is a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. It’s important to carry handheld oximetry. Oxygen saturation below 75% may be a risk.

Symptoms of Mountain sickness

-Headache
-Dizziness
-Loss of appetite
-Shortness of breath
-Fast heartbeats

Preventing mountain sickness

-Walk slow
-Stay hydrated
-Have nutritional food
-Have enough rest
-Avoid smoking and alcohol

Medicines for mountain sickness

-Acetazolamide
-Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
-Promethazine (for nausea)

Packing List

Clothing and equipment

Travel wallet Climbing shocks
Backpack Thermals tops/bottoms
Duffel bag Synthetic underwear
Trekking boots Synthetic climbing/trekking pants
Trekking shocks Insulated pants
Light weight sneakers Shell pants(water proof)
Medium weight Gaiters(water proof) Medium weight long john tops
Foot powder Synthetic pile jacket
Down booties Down jacket
Double insulated climbing boots Shell jacket (light weight waterproof)
Heavy gaiters Down parka
Buff neck gaiters Face mask
Fleece gloves Winter/summer hat
Climbing gloves Glacier glasses
Chemical hand warmers and foot warmers Dark goggles
Climbing pack Double lenth and single length sling
Lightweight harness Climbing ascender
Locking/non-locking carabiners Prusik cord
Helmet Alpine ice axe
Point crampons Figure 8 and Rappel device
Trekking poles Backpack cover
Down sleeping bag Sleeping pads
Batteries Headlamps
Water bottles Camera
Thermos Charger/adapter
Water purification tablets Power banks
Travel towel Safety kit
Hand sanitizer Suns cream and lip balm
Altitude sickness medicine Wash kit
Cup, bowl, spoon Trash bags and tissue papers

Travel insurance

Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you.

Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month.

Visas/passports

If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
Everest Base Camp Trek is possible throughout the year, besides Monsoon. However, not without its own challenges. During the spring season (March-May), the average temperature over 4000m ranges from 17 ⁰C- 25⁰C in the daytime and the minimum temperature it can have especially in the morning and night is around -15⁰C. During the autumn season (September-November), the average temperature above 4000m is around 15-20⁰C, and the minimum temperature is around -10⁰C especially in the morning and night. During the winter season (December- February), the average temperature above 4000m is around 8⁰C in the daytime and the minimum temperature is around -15⁰C. Below 4000m is quite warmer with an average temperature of 12⁰C maximum and the minimum is -5⁰C. During the monsoon season (June-August), the average temperature over 4000m is 10⁰C in the daytime and -2⁰C in the nighttime. However, below 4000m is warmer with an average temperature of 18⁰C in the daytime and 2⁰C in the nighttime. Considering all the temperature, weather, and warmth the best peak season to trek Everest Base Camp is in spring and autumn. The bearable temperature, the clear skies, and atmosphere, stunning views of Rhododendrons and mountains, and the best condition of the trails, are all features that make these seasons best for climbing.
Food and Accommodation
This trek is entirely a teahouse trek. No camping is necessary unless you want to experience it. There are enough teahouses throughout the way to the base camp. The teahouses are basically run by local people. They have basic facilities like a warm room, blankets, and pillows. But they have to be shared with other trekkers as well. Also, the washroom and toilets have to be shared. Sometimes, you can get a single room with attached bathrooms. They also provide home-cooked meals like Dal, Bhat, vegetables, noodles, pasta, soup, and western food. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, hot chocolates, etc are also available in the teahouses. Staying in teahouses or lodges may cost up to 5- 10$ (500 -1000 NRS) per night. Teahouses have proper facilities of bathroom, hot shower, and internet access.
Electronics and communication
When you are in the teahouses, all kinds of facilities like electricity, internet, and mobile coverage, are available. There will be no problem with charging your electronics or talking to your family. There are solar panels that provide enough electricity to charge your electronics. There are satellite phones available for communication. However, to use all these facilities you have to pay extra money to the owner. Once you arrive at the base camp, all these facilities are not available. Power banks and extra batteries are highly recommended.
Permits and fees
1) Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit · NON-SAARC countries- 3000 (excluding VAT) · SAARC countries- 1500 (excluding VAT) 2) TIMS- 1000 NRS (10$) You can easily get these permits from any travel agency or Nepal Tourism Board.
Guides and porters
Guides and porters are not really mandatory since it is a high-altitude trek but they can make your journey informative and interesting. They have more than enough knowledge about the directions, villages, places, accommodations, etc. Guides usually charge 25-30 $ per day. If you can carry your belonging then there is no need for a porter.
Transportation
The gateway for EBC is Lukla and the easiest and fastest way to reach Lukla is to take a flight from Kathmandu which only takes 35 minutes. You can also travel by bus but it is certainly a tiring route. There is no direct connection between Kathmandu and Lukla and you need to travel via Jiri.

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