Everest Base Camp Trek

12 Days

Trip Facts

  • Car-Plane
  • 5545 meters / 17487 ft
  • 1 to 8
  • Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • March to May & September to November
  • In person
  • National Park Trekking
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • $920 to $1715 - USD
  • 13
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Everest base camp trek is not as hard as you imagine. Nepalgram offers a proper acclimatized itinerary for Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal.

Everest summit can not be climbed with this 12 days Everest Base camp trekking package but we will look Everest from less than 10 kilometer distance.

How close will the mountains & Everest look in EBC trek?

Very close, when you sleep at your hotel at Namche village, mt Kangtega will be right in front of you. When you start walking from Namche to Tengboche the view of the mountains will be closer and closer. On day 5 the trek from Tengboche to Dingboche will walk around Mount Amadablam.

Once you get to Lobuche you will be too close to Mt Nuptse. When you are at the Everest base camp all the mountains will draw you in them. All in all, journey from Kathmandu to Everest Base camp trek will provide far & closer view of thousands of mountains.

Among them, Mt Thamsherku, Mt Amadablam, Mt Kangtega, Mt Cholatse, Mt Pumori are remarkable. These are peaks near Everest below 8000 meters. Where trekkers to Everest base camp trail will also be able to see 4 mountains above 8000 meters; Mt Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Choyu, Mt Lotse.

What is the best time for trekking to Everest base camp?

If you are looking for good time to trek to Everest base camp; trek in between late September to November & March to May.

If you want to avoid the crowd and also get the good view, both at once; trek to Everest basecamp on these months: September, November, December, March, and early June.

Everest base camp trail is drier than Annapurna trekking trail. As Everest trek starts from Lukla, at 2880 meters the chance of rain is very less; however snow and clouds will not be strange in winter and monsoon respectively.

Winter in Nepal starts from November and ends in February where monsoon is in the month of June & July.

Winter trek in Everest base camp route – not that thick snow at all

Everest Base Camp trek Altitude

Everest base camp itself lies at an altitude of 5364 meters or 17487 feet above the sea level. But the maximum height you can attain while doing Everest base camp trek is 5545 meter or 18077 feet above the sea level. In normal itinerary for Everest base camp trek, there are 2 acclimatization hike, one at 3500 meter and another at 4400 meter. Acclimatization hike also help trekkers to rest after multi day hiking, tired body and helps to revive the energy.

View of acclimatization hike from Dingboche as second acclimatization hike on 12 days Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek starts from an altitude of 2880 meters or 9389 feet above the sea level, at Lukla. On the first day trek goes downhill to phakding, descending 300 meters, this makes trekking easy at the beginning.

Second day of EBC trek is considered hard, it is all because of longer hour of walking and around 1000 meter altitude change, in a day. But we take acclimatization break at Namche so it is not hard, the next day.

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

When trek goes above 4000 meters, at crossing Pangboche village, then the everest base camp trek goes different than normal. No tree line, less oxygen and being near to the mountain, all of them at once start affecting the trekker. But if you follow the instruction of guide, take it easy, walk slow and steady, drink enough, eat & sleep plenty; following these rules will help you to achieve the goal to Ebc trek in an ease. Video Gallery

How much is good cost for EBC trek?

Everest base camp trekking cost starts from US$920, as a basic service plan with inclusion of 2 way flight, guide, porter, permit and accommodation. But this price can increase according to the service and facility you want to use during the trek. If you want best available accommodated trek, best service; which is called luxury Everest base camp trek in general, in that case the price will be more than double than Guide & service plan.

But one thing is for sure, the cost of local trekking company, based in Kathmandu has way cheap price than the international companies.

If you consider above information are helpful and you are ready for the Everest base camp, please write us. Our Itinerary are just a reference, we can customize as per you need and fitness level.

Outline itinerary for Everest base camp trek

  • Day 1 – Flight to Lukla (2880m/9446ft).(Lukla is an airstrip village in Tenzing Hillary airport) & trek to Jorsalle(a small town). 4 hours trekking in a flat trail.
  • Day 2 – Trek from Jorsalle to Namche (3440m/11283ft). 6-7 hours trekking uphill trail.
  • Day 3 – Rest day in Namche (3440m/11283ft). On this rest day we will hike up to Everest view hotel as the acclimatization hike.
  • Day 4 – Trek to tengboche (3870m/12694ft) (Here you will see the region’s old monastery). 5-6 hours trekking in flat, downhill and uphill terrain at the end.
  • Day 5 – Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche [4350m/14268ft], 5-6 hours downhill and uphill terrain will take in the moon-like landscape.
  • Day 6 – Rest day in Dingboche [4350m/14268ft] and acclimatization hike up to Nangkartshang peak
  • Day 7 – Trek to Lobuche (4930m/16170ft) making Everest more near but we don’t see Everest. (Still View of Mt. Nuptse is Nice), 5 hours of flat terrain and uphill and again flat trekking.
  • Day 8 – Trek to Everest Base Camp [5364m/17594ft], and stay for a few hours, 9-10 hours of trekking in total, mostly flat trail.
  • Day 9 – Hike up to Kalapatthar for Sunrise view and trek down to Pangboche. 7-8 hours of walk all downhill – except 2 hours trek up to Kalapatthar top.
  • Day 10 – Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) and relax your half civilized life here. 8 hours trekking on downhill and flat terrain except 2 hours uphill in total.
  • Day 11 – Trek to Lukla (2880m/9446ft) to connect your flight the next day. 8 hours of downhill trekking.
  • Day 12 – Fly to Kathmandu

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Everest base camp trekking is one of the famous base camp trek to do in Nepal, a trekking that takes you to Mount Everest base camp on foot. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain of earth, saying that, you will be standing at 5364 meters / 17487 ft above the seas level. Nepal is home of 10 of the 14 8thousander mountains of this earth, so this Everest base camp hike packages with detail info on Everest base camp trek cost will help you to get to the famous Himalaya base camp, a tallest standing architecture of nature.

Sagarmatha national park conserves endangered animals & herbal plants in its total area of. Everest trek area is inhabited by legendary Sherpa’s, who are famous all around the world as mountaineers. Apart from Sherpa villages in the upper Everest region, like Khumjung, Khunde and Thame village; Rai, Tamang and Chhetri lives in the lower altitude villages (below 3000meters altitude). Culture and traditional festivals of Sherpa (like mani Rimdu, Lhosar etc) and monasteries on route of Everest trekking trail (like Khumjung monastery, Tengboche monastery, Thame Monastery, Dingboche Nun’s monastery, Pangboche Monastery etc.) are rich in art and architecture.

Mount Everest base camp trek is not hard as you would imagine, but beats many other Everest base camp tours. It might sounds tough as we have to trek all the way to the height of 5364 meters and kalapatthar (a famous view point near Gorakshep) is at 5545 meters above the sea level – but proper acclimatization, good guidance, regular monitoring of your health & managed trekking trail to basecamp of mount everest has made ebc trek easily doable by both kids and senior citizens. If you heard about cho la pass, Gokyo or three passes trek; none of these are part of mt everest base camp trek alone.

Everest Base Camp trek difficulty

Everest base camp trek is not hard as you would imagine. The trekking itinerary is designed for normal fitness level people, so if you go in 12 days trek, in that case it should not be a problem at all. Walking hours are allocated, with plenty of breaks; breaks includes – picture break, tea break, pee break, on route briefing break, let other go break, catch your breath break, lunch break & more. As the hour of walking is arranged in this way; Everest base camp trek is not difficult. Video Gallery

For the pro trekkers, trail of Everest base camp trek is a highway to the mountain. The wide & properly managed trail, guide taking care of the unforeseen situation and taking care of you during the trek; all of these will make trekking easy. However, cold temperature in the morning and night, high altitude symptoms are always dark side. The best way to tackle with cold is putting on enough cloth, drinking enough, drinking hot tea and moving around when possible. Stay in the dinning, if they have turned on the heating chamber.

To mitigate the altitude related disaster, follow your guide and take medicine like Diamox, if needed. Acclimatization is also the best option for deceiving the altitude related trouble.

What is in Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek?

Everest Base Camp is given its name because it’s the starting point for mountaineers who want to summit Mount Everest. So, specifically, Everest Base Camp is a glacier top surface, where you will be able to see lots of tents of Everest climbers in the spring season from March to May, when weather conditions are favorable.

Apart from the base camp of Everest, trekking trail to Kathmandu Everest base camp and short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla has more to see.

Starting your trek after the short flight to Lukla, village walk, jungle trek and wilderness of downstream rivers will amaze your expectation. From the second day of Everest basecamp trekking, you will feel like, you are too close to the mountains; however one can see mountains after landing at the airport of Lukla itself.

Walk after Namche village has more to explore – flora, fauna, Ghoral, Himalayan goats, footprint of snow leopard and yaks along the trekking trail of Kathmandu Everest base camp is both interesting and annoying. In the peak season of October and April trekkers walking on the trail will be passes by herd of yak, yak are transporter of the Everest.

Who can do Everest Base Camp trek?

Normal fitness level is okay for trekking to Everest base camp. No rope, no ice climbing, no technical walks are necessary for Everest trek. But positive mind, happy with nature, okay to walk for 11 days is most important.

thing you need to consider trekking to the base camp of Everest. A person in their early 80 years or kids of 5 years has done Everest base camp trekking with smiling face. So you can do it. For your information there are many people around the world who come to trek Everest base camp to burn the fat. If you love nature and the mountains, Kathmandu Everest base camp trek could be a great idea for good exercise and a best holiday in Nepal.

Solo Everest Base Camp trek

As Everest base camp trek is, one of the famous places to visit in Nepal and a common bucket list of millions of people, all around the world. With that being said, trek cannot be done in complete privacy or in 100% peace; but if you choose to go in a solo trip to Everest base camp; you can avoid the crowd in the trail or at the tea house, to most extent. Solo trekking to Everest base camp helps you to modify the trekking activity, easily.

For example, if you want to climb kalapatthar for sunset, instead of sunrise – you can go for it without more discussion. Saying that you have full feasibility for any of the change you want to make, of the scheduled itinerary to EBC. Solo trek to EBC will be a private trek to Everest base camp.

In return, the cost for the trek will be little bit expensive than group join trek to EBC. But all the cost you pay extra, worth it.

Everest Base Camp trek itinerary

Itinerary for Everest base camp trek can be designed as accordance to your choice and interest, but still common itinerary for Everest base camp trek is 12 days trek from Lukla to lukla. There are many options to change the itinerary, like; you can include the side trip to Thame valley (birth place of first Everest climber – Tenzing norgey Sherpa) or you can add more days in between Lukla to Everest base camp, so as to make sure you want to go slow.

Everest base camp trek for Indians has always been hard to finish in 12 days. If you love your comfort and want to stop when you feel tired, best way is to go for 14 days trek, from Lukla to Lukla. 2 extra days as spare days of Everest base camp trek will help to stay where or when you feel tough.

In regard to solo trekking trip, change of itinerary is easy but for group join, trekking guide must look at the interest of group rather than a single person, so you must stick with the plan.

Everest Base Camp trek in December

Everest base camp trek
Snow covered view of Everest base camp while trekking ebc in winter

Trek in December is regarded as winter trek to Everest base camp. Winter are cold in the mountain, there is no internal hating, except in the dinning, till the oven is turned on. Apart from being December’s morning and night’s cold, other part of December trekking is normally fine. However, if there is snow fall during the trek, which is most probable; it is going to be colder than normal and temperature goes below zero, immediately.

Many people do trekking in December, but you need to be sure that, you are used to with the subzero temperature and resist the snowy trail of Everest base camp. Most importantly, it is highly recommended, to take a trekking guide for winter trekking. Snowfall, cold nights and less people are both good and bad side of trekking in December. If you think you can tackle all of it, Everest base camp trek in December will give the clear sky and amount of snow on the mountain will look fantastic.

Major things to see in Everest Base camp trekking in Nepal

  • Everest Base Camp on your foot
  • Elliptical shape of Namche Bazzar and Sagarmatha National Park Museum for awesome view of Everest herself and the surrounding mountains
  • Scenic mountain Flight to Lukla
  • Sacred Tengboche monastery and attending regular ceremony
  • Close look of Khumbu Ice fall & on foot above Khumbu Glacier
  • Thukla Pass & the 100s’ of Memorials including Rob hall and Scott Fischer
  • Acclimatization hikes at Namche to Everest view hotel (a star hotel in Everest) & Dingboche
  • Bird Eye view of EBC from Kalapatthar with thousands of towering mountains

Detailed itinerary for Everest base camp trek

• Altitude - 2880 meters • Special – scenery view from plane • Time – 23 minutes flight and 4 hours hike • Activity – fly in plane and trek to Jorsalle village In the early morning we will go to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport, (or Ramechhap airport in high season) and fly for 23 minutes to Lukla. On arrival at lukla we will have our breakfast and start trekking to Jorsalle village. Jorsalle is near to Namche, so we will cut the longer second day of Everest base camp trekking. Lukla to Jorsalle is a 4 hours trek.
• Altitude - 3440 meters • Special – High bridge • Time – 6/7 hours hike • Activity – Trekking through jungle After walking 15 minutes we will get to larche dovan, this is a place where the high Altitude Bridge exists. 2 bridge high above the river bed is awesome engineering in that corner of the Nepal Himalaya. From the high bridge we will get into the jungle and get out at Namche village. Today is jungle walking and there are few rest places for trekkers. Be aware of altitude here.
• Altitude - 3440 meters • Special – Everest view hotel • Time – 20/30 minutes hike • Activity – Short hike to Everest view hotel The Main idea of this day is trekking high and sleeping low. For this idea, we will trek to Everest view hotel and Khumjung village at 3880 meters above the sea level and come back to Namche village to sleep at 3440 meter. The wide range of Everest Himalaya and surrounding mountain is unreal. Everest view hotel has a similar view as Sagarmatha national park view point, but we will hike to Everest view hotel or at least to Syangboche airport for proper acclimatization.
• Altitude - 3870 meters • Special – Tengboche village and puja ceremony on monastery • Time – 5/6 hours hike • Activity – Walking at flat terrain, downhill and uphill to reach to Tengboche village From Namche the trail gets to flat terrain and walks all around the Everest view hotel hill, from approx 300 meter below the hotel’s altitude. After 2 hours of walking in the flat terrain we will get to kyanjuma and start descending to the riverside, Phunkitanga. From phunkitanga we will start walking uphill and will get to Tengboche village. Tengboche is at the hilltop and has the region's old and biggest monastery. We will attend a puja ceremony in this monastery on the lap of Mt Everest.
• Altitude - 4350 meters • Special – Mt. Amadablam • Time – 5/6 hours hike • Activity – Walking with the view of Mt. Ama dablam to reach Dingboche Today the trek starts right in front of Mt Amadablam; but once you get to Dingboche village we will get to the base of Mt amadablam, today’s hike is interesting around the 180 degree view of Mt Amadablam. Everest disappears today and we will cross the 4000meter altitude so the landscape changes to no tree zone.
• Altitude - 4350 meters • Special – Nangkartshang peak • Time – 45 minutes hike • Activity – small acclimatization hike to Nangkartshang As in Namche village acclimatization day we will hike up to Nangkartshang peak and then sleep at Dingboche village. Nangkartshang peak is 5081 meters above the sea level but ascending for 500 meters from Dingboche altitude is enough for acclimatization. The walk to Nangkartshang peak is straight uphill, be gentle while walking downhill after summit.
• Altitude - 4930 meters • Special – Mountains, Thukla pass and chola pass trekking trail • Time – 5 hours hike • Activity – Walking at flat terrain, uphill and downhill to reach Lobuche From today we will be really close to the mountains, the trekking is nice and beautiful on the side of the towering mountains of Everest trekking trail. We will also see Gokyo chola pass trekking trail from Thukla pass. Thukla pass is not like chola pass, but it is one of the remarkable walks on the way to Everest base camp. Trek gently on Thukla pass uphill. You will get near to 5000 meters above sea level from this altitude. Once you get to Lobuche village, if you are still strong go on the glacier view point 30 minutes away from your lodge. If you want to rest, this can be a good idea, tomorrow is the main day, the Everest base camp trekking day.
• Altitude - 5364 meters • Special – Everest Base Camp • Time – 9/10 hours hike • Activity – Walk in flat trail to reach to Everest Base Camp Today is the awaited day of Everest base camp trekking. Trekking for 10 hours sounds hard but it has multiple breaks. Also we will have lunch break in between Lobuche village and Everest base camp, in the middle at Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village of Everest base camp trekking. After lunch at Gorak Shep we will check in our hotel rooms and trek to Everest base camp on the same day with necessary gears, which will be briefed by your guide. After visiting Everest base camp, we will come back and sleep at Gorakshep village. Lobuche to Goraksep is a rocky trail on glacier walk. From Goraksep to Everest base camp the trekking trail is on the glacier and big boulders.
• Altitude - 3985 meters • Special – Mount Everest • Time – 10 hours hike • Activity – Walk downhill to Namche from EBC Early morning we will hike up to kala patthar with glittering stars on the sky. From the top of kalaptthar we will catch the sun rising above the thousand of mountains and trek down to Goraksep for breakfast. After breakfast, we trek back to Pangboche on the same trail of Everest base camp trail. We will walk downhill on the way back to Namche from Goraksep after successful completion of Everest base camp trek.
• Altitude - 3440 meters • Special – Tengboche monastery, suspension bridges and kyangjuma • Time – 8 hours hike • Activity – Passing through the Tengboche monastery Today we will pass by the famous Tengboche monastery, walk by the lunch places we stayed on our way up to Everest base camp trekking. We will cross the suspension bridge back again. After walking on the properly maintained trail from kyangjuma to Namche, we will get to the destination and can have chilled beer. Grab your drink to the limit; which you have skipped last time, even if you wanted to, but do not override the limit as tomorrow is still a long walk from Namche to Lukla.
• Altitude - 2880 meters • Special – Flasback of the first and second day of trekking • Time – 8 hours hike • Activity – Celebrate on success We will trek back to Lukla, by the same trail from the 1st and second day of Everest base camp trekking on our way up. We will trek out of sagarmatha national park, cross the suspension bridge more than 5 times and walk by the riverside on the river valley before we get to the hill top of Lukla. Coming back to lukla concludes our trekking. Have a refreshing evening with your trekking team, celebrate it and get ready to fly back to Kathmandu, back to the capital of Nepal and the city life once again.
• Altitude - 1400 meters • Special – scenic view from plane • Time – 30 minutes flight • Activity – Flying in Plane Before noon, we will fly back to Kathmandu or Ramechhap as per your flight schedule. On arrival at Kathmandu airport our vehicle will drop you at your respective hotel. NOTE - All our itineraries are Customize-able. Please feel free to write about your preference for custom itinerary.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu to Lukla 2 way flight
  • Airport pick up and drop for domestic flight
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking – any food from Menu
  • All accommodations during the trek – best available.
  • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Sagarmatha national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular oxygen saturation check up with oxymeter, we will keep the record.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost Exclude:

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 USD dollar.
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by Nepalgram
  • Gratitude (except for lead guide ).
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks. (except tea in the morning)

Frequently asked Questions for Everest base camp Trek

Where is Everest base camp?

Everest is in the boarder of Nepal and china. So the base camp of Everest is on the either side of the mountain. It is obvious that Everest has two major base camps because of the political boundary of the world.
However, Everest base camp situated at Nepal is famous as pristine beautiful base camp of the tallest mountain “Everest”. Everest base camp of Nepal is located on the height above 5364 meters above the sea level

Which one is better – Everest base camp of Nepal or Everest base camp of China?

China has road very near to the base camp of Everest. So Chinese Everest base camp is modern whereas Nepali Everest base camp is still a week walk from the last airstrip at lukla. Nepali Everest base camp is still wild, natural and untouched or unspoiled with modernization of 21st century
Precisely, Everest base camp on Nepal side is way nicer than the Chinese Everest base camp. Even though, from Nepali EBC you can just see beautiful top of Everest and from Chinese Everest base camp you can see Everest from top to bottom – to some extent. Still v shaped Everest seen from Nepal side is outstanding.
The beauty of Everest is outstanding from workable peaks of Nepal like Kalapatthar peak (5545 meters above the sea level), Gokyo ri peak, Machermo hill top and Pikey peak.

What height is Everest Base Camp?

Height of Everest base camp is 5364 meters in SI unit and 17594 foot in FPS unit. You will be sleeping at 5180 meters/16990 feet while doing Everest base camp trek. The last village you sleep in Everest base camp trek is Gorakshep village.

How is Nepali EBC different than Tibet EBC?

Motorable road and natural landscape are completely different aspects of trekking to Everest base camp from two countries.
Nepal – Khumbu glacier, Khumbu ice fall, Hillary step and wanderlust white mountain landscape is a jaw dropping attraction of Everest base camp in Nepal. But still you need walk through the rough trail into the nature.
China- You can take train or dive by jeep to near the base camp of Everest.

How do I get to Everest base camp?

Everest base camp in Nepal has different options of getting access. However it is way easy for chinease Everest base camp – you can drive and walk a little bit. But for Nepali Everest base camp you need to trek or fly by helicopter. There are Everest base camp landing helicopter tour to Everest base camp which can be done in one day.
Among many options to get to everest base camp. Some option of getting to Everest base camp are listed below:

By trekking:
• Fly to Lukla and trek for 10-15 days to get to everest base camp and back.
• Drive to Salleri and trek to everest base camp, this will be 15-20 days of trekking.
• Fly to Phaplu and trek to everest base camp.
• Drive to Jiri and trek to everest base camp will take 20-28 days of trekking. This option is famous as a historic trekking done by Eudmund hillary and tenjing norgey sherpa.

By Helicopter:
If you take helicopter to fly to the base camp of everest base camp, it will take 3 hours to fly in and fly out of everet base camp. By helicopter, you can get to everest base camp in 1 day, back and forth.

By trekking up helicopter down:
This is a trending option of trekking to everest base camp, mixed up of luxury trip to everest base camp and trekking to the top of the world. You can do trekking up helicopter down in 8 to 10 days of trekking and flying.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places along the route. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in the mountain is not as reliable as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

How much does it cost to do Everest Base Camp?

In general trekking to Everest base camp is 10 to 15 days trekking activity, and the cost for Everest base camp trek range from US$1000 to US$ 1700 per person. The price includes your guide, entrance fees, airfare, and accommodation. Food during Everest base camp trek might be included in the price above US$1500.

How long does it take to climb Everest base camp?

Precisely, 120 km distance of Everest base camp trekking trail takes 12 days for a normal round up trekking trip. But some trekkers make it 16 days trekking to Everest base camp. 16 Days is with multiple acclimatization and side exploration. Trekking towards Everest base camp is 8 days in general; whereas, just in 4 days you can trek back down to lukla airport. 8 uphill + 4 downhill trekking to Everest base camp trek includes 2 days of acclimatization. Acclimatization is at 3400 meters and 4400 meters altitude.

How cold is it at Everest Base Camp?

5 degree Celsius to -20 degree Celsius in range of temperature of Everest base camp, but the temperature of Everest base camp is different in different seasons. Winter temperature of Everest base camp can go down to -20 degree Celsius; whereas summer temperature of Everest is around 5 degree Celsius. Everest base camp is literally in the middle of the mountain range; so the temperature during the night drops down more than half to the sunny day temperature. Saying that; in Everest base camp, days (sunny) are warmer and nights and morning (before sunrise) are colder.

Has anyone died trekking to Everest Base Camp?

More than 15000 trekkers trek to the base camp of Everest, the number of death is minimal. But it does not mean people do not die at all, people die in the trekking because of negligence; this can be guides, porters or clients. In the year 2019 November – a trekker from Germany died at Lobuche village at 5000 meters and a porter died at Gorakshep village.

What is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Summer or months before monsoon are considered as the best time of trekking to Everest base camp. The month of March, April and May in the spring season are considered the best month to trek to Everest base camp. Also, the month of September, October and November are considered good season for trekking to Everest base camp. Comparatively, spring is better than autumn; it is because of the temperature. In pre monsoon the temperature of Everest base camp is warmer than in post monsoon and the sky visibility is almost similar. However, luxury trekking to Everest base camp has made this trek possible throughout the year.

Is Everest base camp harder than Kilimanjaro?

Everest base camp has more than 90 percent success rate. The proper trail of Everest base camp trekking trail has made itself easier than Mt kilimanjaro. The scenery and ups and downs of Everest base camp trek is very frequent and hence helps to acclimatize more. So comparatively Everest base camp trek is considered easier than climbing kilimanjaro. While trekking with people who have done Mount Kilimanjaro, they say Everest base camp is easier because of its frequent uphill and downhill landscape. They also believe, the scenery of Everest base camp trekking has made this trek easy to forget the pain during the trek.

Do you need a permit to go to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you need trekking permit for trekking to Everest base camp. You can get the permit for Everest base camp trekking trail either at Nepal tourism board (NTB) at kathmandu (nearby thamel) or you can buy it on the way. There is a national park permit counter at Monjo village. A permit counter at Lukla gives you a trekking permit to Everest base camp on arrival, this is a different permit. There are major 2 tickets or permit you need to buy during your Everest base camp trek. One you get at lukla is local permit and another you get at Monjo is national park permit. You must have both of these permits to trek in route of Everest base camp. There are multiple check points for the permit to Everest base camp trek.

Do you need to train for Everest Base Camp?

It is better to prepare for trekking to Everest base camp. As multi day hiking is not easy by character, train yourself to be able to walk in lower oxygen level & in hilly trails. I recommend you to walk in the stairs with mask on. Mask helps you to walk in low oxygen atmosphere whereas stairs walk will help your legs to walk in the uphill and downhill of Everest base camp trekking trail.

Can you see Everest from base camp?

Yes, you can see Everest from the Everest base camp. There are many online articles claiming that you cannot see Everest from the base camp of Everest, which is completely wrong. You do not see the top of Everest but the northern part of Everest can be seen from the Everest base camp. Hillary step and the Everest ridge near to Mt Lotse can be seen from Everest base camp. From half way on the trekking trail from Gorakshep village (the last village in Everest base camp trail) to Everest base camp you can see a perfect v shaped view of Everest.

Is trekking to Everest Base Camp dangerous?

Trekking to Everest base camp is not dangerous at all. The wide trail to Everest base camp is properly marked and signed with informative hording boards. Unless you get bad weather (like foggy day or snow storm) trekking by yourself to Everest base camp is doable. Trekking solo to the base camp of tallest mountain should be fine without guide and with wider research.

Is Everest base camp closed?

No, Everest base camp of Nepali side does not close at all. Chinese base camp close Everest base camp sometimes for different reasons but Nepali Everest base camp never closes and most of the local guest houses in the trial of Everest base camp are open all around the year.

How cold is Everest Base Camp in October?

October is considered as one of the best season to trek to Everest base camp, so the temperature is in between 5 degree Celsius in the night/morning and 14-20 degree Celsius in the sunny day. Temperature of Everest base camp trekking trail decreases on reaching above 4000 meters.

How cold is Everest Base Camp in December?

December to February is considered as winter in Nepal, so temperature of Everest base camp in December goes down to -20 degree Celsius. Even during the day, winter temperature of Everest base camp do not rise more than 10 degree Celsius.

Is it hard to climb to Everest base camp?

Everest base camp trek is not hard as you imagine. If you do proper training prior to Everest base camp trek then it is easy trekking to high altitude. Everest base camp is at 5364 meters above the sea level. Hence hard part of Everest base camp trek is associated with altitude. If your body reacts better with altitude you will be fine trekking to Everest base camp.

How far is it from base camp to the summit of Everest?

From the summit of Everest its base camp is less than 8 km in aerial distance. However, khumbu ice fall is falling right at the bottom of the Everest base camp, so you can say Everest base camp is super close to the summit of Everest.

Can you hike to Everest base camp alone?

Trekking to Everest base camp on your own is not recommended as trekking in high altitude is risky with your health. It is better to go with someone who can take care of you and can lead you in the trail during any snow storm of cloudy day. If you want to do solo trek to Everest base camp, carry all the necessary gears for communication to keep yourself in touch with someone in emergency. For the permit you can buy them on the way.

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