Starting the Everest Base Camp trek journey – the most popular and challenging trekking in Nepal
Mount Everest (8,848m) lies in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal. The high altitude mountain flight to Lukla airport provides abundant scenery of mountains and the hills throughout the journey. But before all that, spend a day in Kathmandu and tour the World Heritage Sites. Trekking in Nepal requires obtaining Everest Region Permit and TIMS Card. We will also need to do a final check on trekking equipments and do a briefing before we depart.
Mountains flights are organized early morning to take advantage of a good weather and an eye-catching flight experience. From Lukla, we trek for several days to reach the base camp and back, before flying back to Kathmandu.
Your group will consist of a trekking leader and co-leader (depending on group size), and porters. Most of our trekking guides and staff in the region are the local Sherpas. They are the native inhabitants of the Himalayan Region, and work as tea-house hosts, porters, trekking guides and trekking staff to cater the tourism industry. Due to their proximity with the trekking trails, trekkers and the mountains, they are regarded as super humans of the mountains and very useful in the trekking industry, specially in the Everest Region.
Trekking route, difficulty and itinerary in the Everest Base Camp Trek.
EBC trek, or Everest base camp trek, is the most wanted trekking route in the world. Trek to EBC offers not only the thrill and experience of the most adventurous trekking, but also the chance to meet the local Sherpa people and become immersed in their rich cultural heritage. The route follows the local trails used by the Sherpas living in various regions such as Lukla, Pheriche, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and so on.
Trekking will get challenging as you stand at 2880 meters in Lukla. The terrain keeps ascending towards the base camp at a soaring height of 5830 meters. Hence, its a strenuous trip, and requires a lot of physical fitness and willingness to push yourself higher.
High Altitude Sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness) is a risk to be considered while trekking in the Everest as well as other high regions.
To prevent this, your should regularly exercise and involve in physical activities before the trek starts. While trekking, walking pace along with acclimatization are necessary in order to further reduce the chance of getting it. However, a proper insurance (emergency evacuation and health cover) is recommended as well as mandatory.
The highest point that we travel is the top of Kala Patthar (5,545m). In fact, the view of Mount Everest is most significant from Kala Patthar than the base Camp. So, in order to achieve that, we do need to focus on the preparations and risks as mentioned above.
Read an extensive article on what Acute Mountain Sickness is and How you can counter it by following the link in the description.
Preparations, safety and Insurance during Everest Base Camp Trek
We spend a considerable amount of time to best prepare ourselves and our clients each time we leave for the mountain treks. For this particular trek, we provide experienced guides, porters to share loads, first aid kit, duffel bags and coordination in case of emergency. Trekkers are asked to cover themselves with reliable insurance (that includes medical evacuation during emergency). We stay at two different towns for avoiding the risks of altitude sickness. Further, the trekking leader is skilled and trained to act swifty to help you overcome such obstacles.
With the first visible symptom of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), trekkers should immediately descend to lower region and take rest. In extreme cases, a helicopter evacuation is also organized.
While trekking, it is wise to follow the footsteps of the trekking leader and follow instructions on safety and trekking protocols. Proper preparation helps us provide enjoyable experience to our clients in a safe environment.
More about Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal!
Surrounded by 4 out of 6 highest peaks of the world including Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Makalu (8,470m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m), Everest Base Camp Trek is an excellent choice for those looking to enjoy the serenity of nature at its fullest, along with the unique and amazing local Sherpa culture. March, April, May, late September, October, and November are the best trekking months for this region.
This 15 days journey can be a life-changing experience and memory. Walking those peaceful rocky trails enclosed by the super giant rocky peaks is dreamlike. Whole expedition starting from Kathmandu (1,350m) to all the way till Kala Patthar (5,545m) spending overnight in villages like Tengboche (3,870m) and Dingboche (4,360m) is a journey worth traveling if you are prepared.
Hiking Adventure ensures you guidance from professional guides throughout the whole trip. With our years of expertise organizing trekking in the Everest Region, we have been able to maintain client’s safety and provide assistance when they need it.
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