Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is one of the most extraordinary places on earth. To be at the foothills of tallest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8,848m above sea level) is a privilege for most trekkers, but the journey is what makes this trekking in Nepal even more memorable. The Everest Base Camp elevation lies at an altitude of 5,310 meters above the sea level. The Everest Base Camp treks offers a mesmerizing experience of natural wonders. It has a unique geographical phenomena and landscapes.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most adventurous treks in the world regarded by many fellow trekkers and adventurers. Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek allows you to get up close with the tallest peak in the world. The whole journey to Everest Base Camp is filled with beautiful valleys, Rhododendron forests, exquisite natural phenomena, old monasteries, ancient Sherpa settlements, and their unique heritage.
The trail to the base camp lies within the Sagarmatha National Park which is also one of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The Everest Base Camp adventure begins with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is one of the most thrilling air travels experience you'll find in the world. After landing, a short trek will commence towards Phakding village and you can explore and end the first day of the trek to Everest Base Camp. The next day is when the real trekking begins! You will be gradually going up towards higher altitude and couple days are even set apart as acclimatization days – so that you can adjust with the altitude. This prevents from fatigue and altitude sickness – which is a common phenomenon around this region.
The trek to Everest Base Camp would take you through the Namche Bazzar which is one of the most important trading posts for Sherpas living in the higher altitude of Everest region. This town is a prime tourist junction point and is filled with quality hotels, restaurants, lodges, shops, and internet cafes & bakeries. You can also discover the Sherpas on the trek to Everest Base Camp. Sherpas are famously recognized to be the guardians of the Himalayas. The trek to Everest Base Camp will pass through various Sherpa settlements and villages allowing you to explore and experience their culture as well. Sherpa villages that lie on the Khumbu region of Nepal. The unique lifestyle, culture, foods and heritage are something you will truly cherish.
Another thing to experience on the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is the Himalayan Yaks. The Himalayan Yaks can be seen along the trails and if you're lucky you might encounter the Himalayan Monal also known as Danfe in this splendor and beauty. It is also the national bird of Nepal and they're truly an exquisite species of bird. The whole expedition is unique which brings out even more profound beauty to this wonderful trekking journey.
TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP WITH CORETREKS
Trek to Everest base camp with CoreTreks and take the advantage of having everything arranged for you as we offer one-stop assistance for your trekking expeditions and vacation plans in Nepal. When Everest is mentioned many people think about the physical endurance of climbing Mount Everest and the cost to climb Everest. At CoreTreks we ascertain that your trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal is physically and economically reasonable.
Trek to Everest Base Camp with CoreTreks as we provide some of the best offers and packages to explore the `Everest region treks that including airport transfers, accommodation and porters, guides as well as travel insurance! CoreTreks provides you local assistance and have ground staff for trekking in Everest base camp. This do not only safeguards and supports you throughout your trek to Everest base camp, but also offer significantly affordable trekking packages in Nepal – compared to western trekking companies.
Everest Base Camp Trek Cost:
The cost of Everest Base Camp Trek with CoreTreks is USD 1399 per person on a twin sharing basis. This is just to give you an idea since the cost might differ according to your preferences.
CoreTreks has minimal trip charges with high-quality services. Along with that, our travel experts with well over a decade of experience in traveling and tourism will guide you throughout the trip. Now, of course, agencies are charging less or more than us, so be mindful of which one you pick because you do not want to be over-charged.
Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp:
Pick somewhere between Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The surrounding is vivid and the Himalayas are glowing during the time. It is possible to pick dates beside Autumn and Spring but is not recommended.
For trekking in Nepal, one must be equipped with necessary mountaineering essentials, which we will provide, and take time for acclimatization. So, winter days and rainy days are best avoided.
Important: Please note that there are chances of flight delay/cancellation to Lukla from Kathmandu. However, the alternative route will be through Ramechhap Airport which is roughly 6 hours drive from Kathmandu.
Lukla Flight Diversion:
To avoid congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla is likely to take-off from Ramechhap Airport. The Ramechhap Airport is approximately 6 hours by drive from Kathmandu. On top of that, flights are likely to be canceled or postponed if the weather is not favorable. So, be prepared for the delays.
Accommodation and Food:
Everest Base Camp Trek is a widely popular trekking route in Nepal. The region is well-managed for accommodation and food. However, the prices are quite expensive because of limited transportation means at a high altitude.
The hotels/lodges are decent. Most rooms are on a twin sharing basis with attached bathrooms. While some lodges need to be pre-booked, the professionals from CoreTreks will accompany you through the process.
Culture and Religious Beliefs:
Sherpas are the native residents of the Everest region. They are brave, hardworking and dedicated people. Tourism and traveling is their major occupation. However, Sherpas practice Buddhism and they take their religion very seriously. It is important to follow their rules and regulations, if you do not know, take some time to learn or simply ask them. Some things to keep in mind:
- Always walk clockwise around a temple
- Do not take photographs without permission
- Only throw away unused items to bins
- Ask for permission before you enter a monastery
- Never disrespect the prayer flags
Connection and Internet:
Most people may assume that the Everest Region has no internet connection but that is not true. There is a cell phone signal everywhere around the region. You could take phone calls and use the internet without a problem. Mainly, there are two different service providers i.e. NCELL and NTC. You can buy a SIM card easily from the nearest store.