Everest Base Camp Trek route
We will kick-off the Everest Base Camp Trek with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you descend along Dudh Koshi River and continue trekking through small villages. Further, the trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, where you will cross many streams and suspension bridges. You will spend a couple of nights in the Namche Bazar and walk through lush forests of rhododendron to reach Tengboche. Further, the trail gradually ascends to Everest Base Camp via Dingboche and Lobuche. From EBC, you climb to Kala Patthar and drop down to Lukla, retracing the same path.
Everest Base Camp Trek map
Everest Base Camp Trekking map is designed following our 17 Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. The map presents the trail you will be following during the trek. You can see all the villages marked, where you will be spending the night along with all major views nearby.
Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness
Everest Base Camp Trek 17 Days is a moderate trek. The trail offers a perfect balance of challenges and adventure. If you have previous trekking experience, then Everest Base Camp Trek will be a piece of cake for you, however if you are a beginner trekker, the trail might get little difficult. You have to overcome several ascends and descends with a few rugged, steep, and glacial paths. Likewise, the trail demands 6 to 7 hours of a walk each day. Overall, a healthy individual with good physical fitness and stamina can go on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
To keep you away from altitude sickness, we have added ample rest days in our Everest Base Camp trek itinerary. Make sure to drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic drinks & smoking. Headache, problems in breathing, sleeping, and nausea are the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek
The best time to go on Everest Base Camp Trek is in spring and autumn. These two seasons include months from March to April and October to November. You will find stable weather and a moderate climate in these months, which makes the journey pleasant and smooth. Likewise, several floras and vegetations bloom throughout the trail in the springtime, making it extremely beautiful. Similarly, autumn is the season of festivals in Nepal, and you might get to be part of some of them.
Accommodation & Meals
During Everest Base Camp Trek, you stay overnight in the lodge. You can get a lodge from basic to luxury as per your budget. Most of the lodge offers basic facilities with twin-sharing rooms and a common washroom. Hot showers and charging facilities may or may not be available in the lodge and can cost a few extra bucks. We highly suggest you, carry a nice sleeping bag with you to keep yourself warm at night as it can get very cold.
Communication & Electricity
Fortunately, you will get a cellular network and WiFi connection in almost all villages. However, the network and the internet can fluctuate from time to time. You have to pay extra bucks to use the WiFi. Some lodges provide it for free as well. It completely depends on the owner of the lodge. Even though you will find the internet, don't keep your hope high because there are chances of a slow connection. Similarly, both hydropower and solar electricity are available. You can charge your electric appliances paying a small buck. Extra batteries are recommended to carry along the trip.
Travel insurance is needed to go on Everest Base Camp Trek. Travel insurance is like a safety backup for you in the Himalayas. Make sure to check that your travel insurance includes things like airlift, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancelation, and property loss or theft. You are not allowed to take out travel insurance in Nepal, so make sure to get one from your home country.
Guide & Porter
During Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be guided by a professional and licensed Sherpa Guide. All our guides are well-trained and have numerous years of experience in the Himalayas. You will be trekking with a team of experts who are well known with the Himalayan trails and help you complete the journey smoothly.
All of our packages are designed eco-friendly. We believe in sustainable tourism and have adopted many measures to protect the environment. While trekking with us, you will be only leaving your footprint behind. We also run our small organization that provides education to children from underprivileged families.