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To make you clear, Everest base camp trek must not necessarily be a camping trek. But there are many people who are looking forward to do Everest base camp camping trek. Thus this trekking trip is drafted.
Also, the current situation of pandemic has increased the demand of social distancing. As camping trek are isolated from the rest of the trekking group in busy trekking trail like Everest base camp The demand of camping trek to EBC has been more.
Looking back to the 80s’ trekking to Everest base camp was just camping trek but now there are plenty of options. Interestingly you can trek to Everest in luxury travel mode. This has made Everest base camp a crowded trekking destination – comparing to all over the world.
Concerning the safety of trekkers, in order to mitigate the risk of pandemic the best idea is to come in contact with less number of people. Camping trek avoids a lot of contacts.
But to be honest with you – we do sleep in the tents but eat in the local restaurants. However, our guides are trained and have learnt our SOP for utmost safety. The tea house and camping sire we choose will avoid the regular crowds.
How does it work?
In Everest base camp camping trek, we sleep in the tents (hence use our camping areas toilets), but we eat in the local restaurants. As most of the camping sites are off of the regular destinations, we skip the crowd.
Trekking to Everest base camp follows the same trekking trail but time we start and stop matters the crowds.
The most amazing experience of Everest base camp camping trek is to spend a night at Everest base camp. The temperature at EBC is negative, when sun goes down. Thus we have warm gears for the night. Nearly none of the Everest base camp trekkers get this experience.
Our trekking guide and the entire team will not come in contact with unnecessary persons to avoid the risk of traveling during COVID. Guides and porters will be provided with tents.
Our trekking guide will take care of your safety under our safety rules as stated under SOP.
Recommendation for Everest base camp camping trek
Everest base camp has been a tea house trekking destination in Nepal for long period. So our package for camping trek to Everest is for different type of adventure and safety in this situation of pandemic only.
For camping trek – there are no any specific measure you need to consider. But unlike to the tea house trekking trekkers will have to prepare for the cold temperature. As trekking in national park restricts us to use fire wood – the chance of staying by the side of the fire is very little – thus take warmer chemical packs or warm clothes.
However, we will eat in the tea houses – thus staying in the dinning is never a problem. Dinning is the only place where there is heating system in the lodges of Everest trekking route.
But the dinning are crowded places, thus in this pandemic era of Everest trekking – we recommend you to use face masks; wash hands often and sanitize yourself. Trying to avoid contact with other people and contactless conversation are recommended.
However, the tea house we use will be choosing carefully to avoid these busy dining halls. Here will work our expertise of being local trekking agency in Nepal.
Do I miss anything from regular Everest base camp trek?
No, nothing will be missed.
The chance of looking at starts from the tent is better than inside the rooms.
The rooms in the tea house might be unsafe in this pandemic Everest trekking period. But the camping trek is like a private room for you for the entire trekking adventure in Nepal, Everest base camp.
One thing you might miss like of tea house trek is the noise of people walking in the tea houses – which is not available in the camping, sleep, kidding.
Can I sleep in the tea houses if like to change my mind?
Surely, you are always free to decide what to do. It is your trip to Everest base camp.
But while doing so – we will recommend you the safe and suitable option, please follow them for your safety and comfort.
Outline Itinerary for Everest base camp camping trek
- Day 1 – Flight to Lukla (2880m/9446ft).(Lukla is an airstrip village in Tenjing Hillary airport) & trek to Jorsalle(a small town). 4 hours trekking in flat trail.
- Day 2 – Jorsalle to Namche (3440m/11283ft). 6-7 hours trekking in uphill trail.
- Day 3 – Trek to Kyangjuma with side trip to Khumjung and Everest view hotel
- Day 4 – Trek to Phortse
- Day 5 – Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14225ft) 5-6 hours
- Day 6 – Hike to Thukla [4650m/15206ft] 5-6 hours
- Day 7 – Trek to Lobuche (4930m/16170ft) 5 hours
- Day 8 – Everest Base Camp [5364m/17594ft], 9-10 hours of trekking in total, mostly flat trail.
- Day 9 – Climb Up to Kalapatthar for Sunrise and trek down to Pangboche. 7-8 hours
- Day 10 – Trek back to Phunki tanga river side; 8 hours
- Day 11 – Trek to Lukla (2880m/9446ft)
- Day 12 – Fly to Kathmandu
Cost of Everest base camp camping trek– Nepalgram Adventure
|1||Cost (in USD $) Details||1780||1160||905|
|3||Accommodation during trek||Standard||Private||Shared|
|4||Transportation to trek start point||Private||Shared||Shared|
|6||Airport/bus terminal Shuttle service||Private||Private||×|
|7||Hotel at KTM/Pokhara||5 Star||Standard||×|
|8||Food on trek(BLD)||Unlimited Meal||3 Meal||×|
|9||Desert||From Menu||Fresh Fruit||×|
|12||Company Cap & T-shirt||√||√||×|
|13||Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned||√||√||×|
|14||Hard drink||Local Brand||×||×|
|15||Warm up hike||√||×||×|
|17||Buffer day for trek||√||×||×|
|18||Food in the city||×||×||×|
Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.
Everest base camp camping trek overview
Camping trek to Everest base camp follows the same trekking route of regular Everest base camp trek. But we stop in different locations where the camping spots are nice and Mountain View is stunning.
Looking at the present condition of our planet with existing pandemic – camping trekking to Everest base camp can be an ideal choice. This helps you keep distance in between trekkers and make a safe travels in the Himalaya.
Apart from the safety, Everest base camp camping trek is surely a different method of trekking to Everest base camp. Fun, adventure and different insights of camping nights worth camping trek to Everest basecamp.
Nature is our common dwelling place – so to spend night by the nature with avoiding the concrete or mansion structure will surely entertain our mind and soul. This joy of being near to nature can be experience more in camping trek to Everest basecamp.
Last but not the least – best side of Everest basecamp camping trek is to seep in your tent at the base camp of Everest. Honestly, very few except Everest climbers get to spend night at Everest basecamp. But yeah, in this trekking you surely can.
Who can do?
Camping trekking can be done by people in any age group who are physically fit and mentally sound. If you are enthusiastic to get to the base camp – our trekking guides will motivates you along the trekking trail and make sure you will get to the base camp in good shape.
Those assigning for Everest base camp camping trek must be adjustable to cold temperature or need to be prepared for it.
Everyone who is thinking of tea house trekking to Everest base camp surely can do Everest base camp camping trek as well. Camping trek to EBC is just the matter of less contact in this pandemic and get different experience of trekking to Everest base camp. The highest mountain of the world
EBC camping trek can be a best option for those who are looking for spending a night at Everest base camp. Unlike to regular Everest base camp tea house trekking – this camping trek will give a authentic experience of spending a night at base camp of the tallest mountain in the world.
Only those who do Everest base camp camping trek or Everest expedition members do stay at the base camp of Everest.
Things to see in Everest Basecamp camping Trekking
- Spend one night at the Everest Base Camp
- Beauty of the villages like Namche Bazzar, pangboche, Tengboche, Dingboche, lukla etc with great beauty
- Sagarmatha National Park Museum with pictorial story of the region and for live view of Everest herself and the surrounding mountains
- Scenic/Short Mountain Flight to Lukla
- Sacred destinations like Tengboche monastery and attending puja ceremony at the monastery
- Sleep opposite to Khumbu Ice fall
- Bird Eye view of EBC, Khumbu glacier & Mt Everest range from Kalapatthar with thousands of towering mountains