Everest Base Camp Highlights
Everest Base Camp Trek Fact Sheet
Everest Base Camp Trek- Introduction:
Everest Base Camp Trek has been popular trekking trail in Nepal ever since it was first telescoped by Sir George Everest and portrayed on the world map in 1856 citing to be the world highest mountains, whereas the Everest base camp trek has been popular especially after 1953, after the successful summit on it made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, now has been the ultimate destination for millions of travelers from across the world for sneaking stunning mountain vistas including of the worlds highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and hosts of other Himalayas, located in the Everest Region.
The Everest region is densely populated by Sherpa ethnic groups, who have earned name and fame in summiting of the highest mountains in the world. Besides, the region is also home to majestic mountains, ancient Buddhist monasteries, amazing mountain vistas including that of the worlds highest mountains, the Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and several other Himalayas above 8,000 m. to name a few are--Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) and the region equally boasts other majestic mountains like Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,856 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m) , Mt. Thamserku (7,723 m) , Mt. Kantega (6,685 m), Mt. Lingterin (6,679 m). Besides there are several other prominent mountains above 6,000 meters. During the Everest base camp trek, you will be overwhelmed with dazzling mountain sceneries of these aforementioned Himalayas from the lap of the worlds highest peaks, and therefore, why the Everest base camp trek has been one of the most demanded and wonderful trekking destinations in Nepal.
If you are adventure loving person, you will equally be able to pass through several mountain passes to name a few are--Kala Pathar, (5,545 m), Gokyo Ri pass also known as Gokyo Peak (5,357 m), Cho La Pass (5,420 m) and sneak the worlds highest mountains--the Mt. Everest, pass alongside of glacier or glaciated lakes, incredible landscapes and so forth.
Everest base camp trekking involves a tremendous amount of up and down walking, but goes through well-developed trekking trail, where there are available ample of facilities for accommodation and for having meal. This is therefore, this trek can be organized both the tea house trekking or camping trekking, and suits to all sorts of travelers either that be novice traveler or high experienced trekkers.
Nepal social Hand organization has been organizing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the propose to collect/raise some fund to support our social work project, we know that there are thousands of people do the Everest Base Camp Trek every year and the Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular adventure trek in Nepal and we are hoping to organize many of your dream adventure for the pure and sacred objects of social work and all the profit of the trek will go to our social work project.
We have 16 Days itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek however we can customize the trek as per your request if the given itinerary is not suitable for the time that you have for Nepal.
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK NOTES:-
TRIP GRADE - Moderate to fairly challenging – Everest Base Camp Trekking is quite long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite tiring which involves approx 5-8 hours walking along rocky ridges. No previous experience is required but you should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.
CLIMATE AND BEST TIME FOR THE TREK- The best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek are autumn (from mid-September till December end) and spring (from the beginning of March until May end). Temperatures will drop considerably as you trek higher every day. The nights are chilly & cold (between -20 C to 5C) but the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 30C). The mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible; please contact us for weather condition on those months.
ACCOMMODATION ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK – we provide you 2-3 star Hotel Accommodation in KTM and Lodge/Teahouse during the Everest Base Camp Trek and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. And there is 4-5 star luxury accommodation available in Kathmandu as well so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu then please write us for the cost and the detail.
TRANSPORTATION ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour and flight from KTM-LUK-KTM.
ELECTRICITY & BATTREY RE-CHARGE ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - There are electricity in some of the villages where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have pay some for recharging batteries.
FOOD ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - Meals are included in our price and are taken in lodges; you will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge you stay and lunch at the lodge available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) - the drinks are not included in the cost above-
WATER ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - We recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free and you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water as well-
LUGGAGE WHILE ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - During the Everest Base Camp Trek- your main luggage will be carried by porters. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors.
GROUP LEADER AND CREW FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - We provide Trained Trekking Guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek) and a Sherpa when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your main luggage and there will be 1 porter for each 2 members.
PERSONAL EXPENSES ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK- Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as all the meals are included. So, You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks.
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips. You can do this if you feel the services have been good.
COMMUNICATION ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK- While trekking in the remote parts of the Himalayas you may not have an access to telephone facility for some days. However, en route there may be few places where telephone facilities are available and there are internet facilities in some villages as well-
GEARS AVAILABLE IN KATHMANDU- Its not necessary to spend a lot of money buying extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.
A TYPICAL DAY ON A TREK - Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.
OUR MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU - You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a “meeting and greeting” service at the airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see someone standing with your name written. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and transfer you to the hotel.
ITINERARY CHANGES ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK- The itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK DURATION - We ensure liability as per indicated in the itinerary and list of services. If the Everest Base Camp Trek is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.
HEALTH ISSUES (important for you)- As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you to consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the beginning of your Everest Base Camp Trek. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio. The main health consideration in high altitude is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as a headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these should lessen within a few days. To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), people take pills called ‘Diamox’. You can also use these pills after consulting with your doctor and purchase them in Kathmandu. Our itinerary will allow your body to acclimatize properly and to handle the low oxygen rate. For your service, out guide will have ‘Diamox’ and basic medicine as well- We do not take any medical liability since our staffs are not qualified to prescribe medicines. If you have ever suffered from altitude sickness, or have a heart or breathing complaint, we highly recommend you consult your doctor about your suitability for traveling to this area before booking. We suggest that you take some pain-killing pills with you and enough medicine for cold, diarrhea, nausea and fever. Some nasal ointment and throat-moistening pills will greatly be of help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions. Please visit Acute Mountain sickness page for more info about the sickness.
INSURANCE/RESCUE / EVACUATIONS - In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip. Common sense dictates this. It’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL- The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of trekkers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. We are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face, we do not encourage camp fires and use kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now provide solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.
TRIP EXTENSIONS - In addition to Everest Base Camp Trek, we can organize extensions both within Nepal and other neighboring countries. You may want to try water rafting or a jungle safari or Lumbini Tour or do a Nepal Cultural Tour. You may as well want take a trip to Tibet or Bhutan, whichever appeals more to you.
BOOKING & PAYMENTS FOR THE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - you are required to make 20% payment in advance in order to book the Everest Base Camp Trek along with your passport copy and the flight Detail (Arrival Detail) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal- and you have options of paying by bank transfer or credit card or western union, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail-
EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK:-
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:Pre trip Meeting and Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, overnight at Hotel.
Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) - 3.5 hours-:
Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) - 6 Hours:
Day 05:Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization:
Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) - 5 Hours:
Day 07:Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.)- 5 Hours:
Day 08:Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization:
Day 09:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.)- 5 Hours:
Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (m.) 6-7 Hours:
Day 12:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours.
Day 13:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)- 6 Hours:
Day 14:Lukla- Kathmandu
Day 15:Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Day 16:Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Day11:Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4243m.)- 7 Hours: