everest base camp trek


The amazing journey of the Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world which is 8,848.86m above sea level. For nature lovers and enthusiasts, this is the trek you shouldn’t miss out on because it will offer you the sight of the biggest mountain ranges amidst nature. 

Climbing up this highest mountain peak is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you must give a try. 


  • About the Everest Base Camp Trek: 


  • The trek starts at the southern part of Lukla and moves further towards the north of Namche Bazaar.
  • Then the trek diverges towards Pheriche and Dingboche in the northeastern region. 
  • After spending a day at Dingboche, you will have to head towards Lobuche. 


Other variations of the trek – 


  • The trek bifurcates towards Gokyo Ri at Namche Bazaar. You can then take the left side to arrive at the Everest Base Camp.
  • Instead of Lukla, people also prefer to take the route from Jiri village through a short bus ride, which is away from Kathmandu. 


  • Health tips to keep in mind before going to the Everest Base Camp Trek: 


  1. Pulse rate:  60 to 90 beats per minute (at rest).


  1. Blood pressure: 75 – 85 (diastolic), 100 – 130 mm Hg (systolic)


  1. Shouldn’t have any liver and kidney problems.


  1. Other health complications like Diabetes Mellitus, Epilepsy, Heart problems, very high blood pressure, Bronchial Asthma, etc shouldn’t be found.


  1. Shouldn’t be a pacemaker implant patient.


  • Everest Base Camp Trek: why is it famous?


As the famous saying implies, ‘the journey counts more than the destination’, it implies the Everest Base Camp Trek as well. Following are the reasons why the Everest Base Camp Trek is famous – 


  1. You can spot some rare wildlife species like Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Snow Leopard, etc at the Sagarmatha National Park. 


  1. While moving upwards, you get to experience some of the world’s tallest peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), and Mt. Makalub(8,485m). 


  1. You can explore the beautiful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.


  1. Visit the Khumjung Monastery and some more monasteries in Tengboche.


  1. Experience the World’s highest glacier, the magnificent Khumbu Glacier.


  1. At Kala Patthar, enjoy the incredible view of the panoramic sunrise.


  1. Explore the rich local Sherpa culture and lifestyle. 


  1. Most importantly, experience the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest by hiking to the Everest Base Camp (5,364m). 


  • How to reach Everest Base Camp


Day 1


  • To reach Kathmandu from Delhi, you need to take a train to reach Gorakhpur from Delhi. 
  • Train – Vaishali Express  (7:45 PM – 09:10 AM) 
  • Train Fare – Rs. 2440 (AC1), Rs. 1240 (AC2), Rs. 785 (AC3), and Rs. 315 (Sleeper class). 


Day 2


  • You need to take a jeep or bus from Gorakhpur to Sunauli (Indian side) and  Bhairawa (Nepalese side). 
  • After that, travel to Kathmandu by bus or jeep. 
  • You can also take an overnight train and travel via Varanasi links with Delhi, or buses that connect with the Nepalese border.


  • Everest Base Camp Trek: Difficulty level


  • Though the difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Trek is much, a person with having medium to good fitness level can escape through it. 


  • You need to walk for 4 to 6 hours continuously for 14 days to reach the Everest Base Camp. If you’re fit enough, you can do this while carrying your backpack.


  • You don’t need any climbing skills or training to complete the hike even though the difficulty level of the trek is high.


  • If you climb too fast, it might result in altitude sickness, it doesn’t matter even if you’re fit enough. 


  • Don’t expect the trek route to be a flat surface. There will be routes going upwards and downwards, and even potholes. 


  • The difficulty level might increase if your backpack is heavy. This will strain your body while climbing as you climb upwards. Therefore, it is suggested to take the help of a porter. 


  • Where to stay in n Kathmandu if you’re planning to go for EBCT 


  • The most preferred location for staying in Kathmandu is Keshar Mahal Marang Street, Thamel. 


  • Thamel is a small and silent dead-end street a 5-minute walk from the main touristy area consisting of hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, agencies, and much more. 


  • A few hotels where you opt for staying are – 


  1. Shanga-la Boutique Hotel (Budget-friendly)


  1. Oasis Kathmandu Hotel, Hotel Blue Horizon (middle priced).


  1. Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu (luxurious). 


  • Everest Base Camp, when to visit?


  • Pre-monsoon season – March, April, and May.
  • Post-monsoon season – Best to visit in  Late September, October, and early-November.


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