Everest base camp trekking is the one of the most popular treks in the world. Each year thousands of tourist visit Nepal for Everest base camp trekking. Everest Base Camp trekking is trekking to the base camp of world’s highest summit Mt.Everest.
Trekking is on foot journey to the higher elevations for several days. It is a combination of walking and hiking to the mountainous areas for about more than 4 hours a day. Trekking gives you an experience to explore
1. Short & Easy Trek
2. Moderate and classic trek
3. High passes and adventure trek
4. Luxurious trekking
5. Trekking Peak
Everest Base Camp trek has been the most popular trekking destination among the world. The trek takes you to the heart of Khumbu region and the base camp of the world’s highest summit mt.Everest. Along with the mesmerizing view of the world’s highest summit, this trek has much more to offer which makes this trek popular among the trekkers around the world. Here are some of the highlights of the trek.
Everest Base Camp is the most popular trekking destinations with so many wonderful views and unfamiliar trekking trials. Most of the people frequently asked questions is, what you exactly need to bring trekking to Everest Base Camp? As it is itself one of the daunting tasks ever, here are some of the lists which you will need to have while trekking to the Everest Base Camp.
The maximum altitude you will gain during your Everest Base Camp Trek is more than 5000meters and during the trek you will be staying at several places of different altitude. There is chance of having altitude sickness if you do not acclimatize properly. So, at some stops you will have to stay at least one day to prevent from altitude sickness and help the body to adopt the oxygen content in the air.
Everest Base Camp is regarded as the most strenuous trekking destinations in Nepal. Although, no prior trekking experience is required for this trek but one needs to be physically fit. The difficulty of this trek is also determined by the several factors such as the season of trekking, type of trekker, availability of tea houses, and days for acclimatization in the itinerary.
You must have a copy of your travel insurance to be brought with you. Your travel insurance should cover trekking activity up to 6000m and should bear the cost of evacuation which can cost up to $5000.The company shall have no responsibility for your personal loss such as accidents, flight cancelation, theft, loss of baggage and other personal effects.
It is not compulsory to have a guide but it may not be safe at the higher elevations to travel alone. So, we recommend you to hire a guide and a porter. If you do so, there are less chances of getting lost and you will get to know more about the places as well. The guide will help to rescue you if you fall sick or injured during the trek. If you’ve already trekked to EBC several times before then you may not need a guide but, if it is your first time then it is better and safer to hire a guide.
Finding the best trekking agency is a tough job if it is your first visit to Nepal. When you decide to go for a trekking it is very important to choose a good trekking agency.
Everest Base Camp can be trekked from various routes. Although there is no direct route to Lukla from Kathmandu the only way to be connected is via short flight to Lukla. Another way for Everest Base Camp trek can be done by jeep to Jiri which is longest route to EBC. The classic route to Everest Base Camp is shown below.
The deaths in Everest Base Camp are relatively rare. The death rate of trekkers trekking to Everest Base Camp is 0.003 which is very less. As it is the base camp of the world’s tallest summit trekkers may have risk of getting altitude sickness. Most of the deaths are caused by severe altitude sickness and trekking during bad weather conditions.