Overview of the Everest Base Camp Trek
With the help of our team experts, we can bring you to the top of the world. Regardless of who you are and how old you are, we will be there to help check this off your bucket list.The Everest region is one of the world’s most popular and spectacular trekking destinations and is famous for its spectacular mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest (8,848m) and several other giants and it has lured many people to experience it. Prepare for the most significant adventure yet – the Everest Base Camp trek. This famed trek may sound daunting, but it’s sure to take your breath away.
Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp trek begins at Kathmandu, where you can visit some of the stunning Unesco Heritage sites or head on to the valley for its scenic views. From Kathmandu, we will fly on to Lukla and will go through the bustling market village of Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu. The rich Sherpa culture and their friendly nature are an added extra bonus on this awe-inspiring trip. We will them go through Tengboche, the home of Nepal’s most famous monastery, situated beneath the impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam (6,856m), to name but a few. The most challenging part of this trip will be the hike across Khumbu Glacier to reach our final goal to Everest Base Camp, and the hike up to Kala Patthar – the highest point – for its breath-taking view.
The popular Base Camp trek isn’t just culturally awe-inspiring; it also boasts of its beautiful trails. Experience being on top of the world and indulge in one of the most stunning views you’ll ever come across.
There are no limits to the beauty that you will witness on this Base Camp trek. Our team’s goal is to make sure that you experience the best sights and sounds Nepal has to offer. It’s our priority to guide you on the best trek you’ll ever be a part of. We look forward to being part of your next adventure.
Is the Everest Base Camp Trek right for you?
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a strenuous trek with a duration of 12 days. You will be trekking between 5-7 hours a day on most days and at altitudes over 5000m at times.
The weather can be unpredictable in the Himalayas. It can be harsh particularly in December and January, with a combination of snow and frost. A significant number flights to or from Lukla are delayed or cancelled every year due to the bad weather conditions. See Day 1 of the itinerary for alternative plans in case your flight was cancelled.
A good level of fitness and health is mandatory. It is advisable that you train for your trip in order to be best prepared.
The accommodation in the mountains is in teahouses – mountain lodges – and is very basic and has basic facilities too. Access to electricity points for charging your devices will be at an extra cost. Wi-fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.
What you need to pack for your Everest Base Camp Trek will vary depending on the season you are trekking in. It is important to be prepared.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a very popular route. You will encounter many trekkers en route as well as at the teahouses. If you’d rather go for a less travelled trail and spend more time trekking through communities, see our Langtang Valley trek or Tamang Heritage Trail.
What can you do before or after your Everest Base Camp Trek
We at Himalayan Treks allow full customisation for our customers, which is why we also have add-ons and trip extensions which can be perused by interested trekkers. Some popular trip extensions availed by our clients include a day or more exploring the historic sites of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or why not pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Chitwan National Park. Likewise, it’s also possible to extend your trek to link it with other treks in the same Everest area, for instance the Gokyo Valley trek. However, if you are looking for a different experience altogether, we can recommend the Annapurna Circuit trek or the Manaslu Circuit trek.