- On Jun 18, 2019
- In Hiking
EVEREST BASE CAMP
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world with a peak that soars 29,028ft (8847m) above sea level, which is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas of Nepal. Everest Base Camp trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya.
Best month to trek?
The best favorable months to trek to Everest base camp are pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December).
How to reach there?
The quickest and easiest way is to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport; high in the Himalayas is only 30 minutes flight but is the most scenic and adventurous. The flights often get rescheduled if the weather conditions are not favorable.
From here, it's a couple of days' walk to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital of the Everest area. You'll need at least a couple of days here to acclimatize to the altitude, and then about five to seven days to walk to the Base Camp.
How difficulty is the trip?
Trekking to Everest Base Camp could never be described as easy. One needs to be fit to travel to Everest as it is a difficult journey. Due to high altitude and dryness, there is high probability of suffering from cough. But if you adopt precautions this can be easily avoided. Hundreds of people go on this trek every year. Some can make it to the camp and some have to return back from the half way.
How is the accommodation?
There is plenty of choice for those looking for accommodation in the Everest Region. Traveler fears that accommodation will not be good, which is not true. Most of the travelers are surprised when they see how neat and clean the lodges that they stay in are. Several facilities like camping, hotels or even tea houses provide such accommodation facilities. Depending upon the amount of money you wish to spend, you can choose your desired accommodations. Also, the season you wish to trek also influences the place you choose. At places like Pheriche, Dingboche and Gorakshep, the accommodation is limited than the rest of the trekking destinations.
The world highest peak is waiting for you and who wouldn’t want to see the top of the world?