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Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular trekking adventure experience in the Everest region of Nepal. During our Everest Base camp trek, we will get amazing views of the world’s highest peak Everest along with Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Along with views, Everest base camp trek is an opportunity to explore the culture and traditions of local Sherpas, the unsung heroes of Everest. From visiting local Buddhist monasteries and Chortens to spotting Himalayan flora and fauna, we get the chance to follow the steps of the great Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.
The South base camp trek is the most popular trekking route. This base camp is located in Nepal, which is a landlocked country in South Asia that shares a bored with India and China. Most mountaineering expeditions start at Kathmandu airport. From here, trekkers can fly to Lukla airport where they begin their expedition to the South base camp. The route takes around eight days, including rest days to help get used to the change in altitude.
Even if you have no plans to climb Mount Everest, there are still plenty of reasons to make the trip to Everest base camp. You can still fulfil your desire for adventure and a challenge as the trek from Lukla to base camp is no mean feat. It’s a truly unique destination that not many people can say they have visited. Since base camp is located so high above sea level in the Himalayas, there is an incredible opportunity to see how animals and plants can survive in some of the harshest conditions in the world.
In addition to the stunning scenery and a view of one of the most iconic mountainscapes in the world, there are plenty of things to see and do at Everest base camp. The Sherpa Museum located east of Namche is worth a visit. There are also many monasteries in the area where you can learn about the local culture and the religious significance of the region.
Before embarking on any mountaineering adventure, it’s important that you have a reasonable level of physical fitness. The region is very remote, which means that getting help in the result of an injury can be problematic. It’s also important to give your body time to acclimatize to the change in altitude, as altitude sickness can be deadly. Making the trek with a reputable tour company is one of the best ways to ensure your health and safety.
The weather in Nepal is defined by the main seasons. The dry season runs from October to May and this is the best time to visit. Within the dry season, many people choose to visit during the post-monsoon season, which runs from October to December when they can enjoy clear skies and incredible views of the snow-topped mountains. The pre-monsoon season runs from March to April is the most popular time for climbing Everest, so base camp will be buzzing with activity.
The Everest base camp trek, or EBC as it is known in climbing circles, is a hugely significant trek which can be very personally rewarding. The region has huge significance around the world, not only for elite athletes who wish to reach the top of the world but also for those looking for spiritual enlightenment.
Around 40,000 people make the trip to Everest base camp every year. Exploring the camp is a great way to get to know people from around the world. The local Sherpas are incredibly experienced climbers and many people who visit Everest base camp report that seeing the Sherpas or porters in action is one of the most rewarding aspects of the expeditions.
Few places on earth are as revered and respected as Everest base camp. For those hoping to make the climb to the top of the world, a stop at base camp is essential. Spending a few days at base camp allows for the body to acclimatize to the altitude and can help to lessen the impact of altitude sickness on the body.
What many people don’t know is that there are actually two different Everest base camps. One on the North side of the mountain in Tibet at 5,150 meters above sea level, and one is on the South side of the mountain in Nepal at 5,364 meters. Around 40,000 people make the trip to the South base camp every year.
The bathrooms are not so well furnished but still, you can get a good experience on Everest Base Camp Trek.
Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Everest Base Camp Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.
The trekking trails of Everest Base Camp Trek is mostly less crowded during the off-season but during the trekking seasons, the trails get flooded with the number of tourists which result in making the trails busy. But since they are all trekkers, it would be fun joining along your trek and it won’t affect your trekking experience at all because of the pace of each trekker/groups.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
You can bring any of the currencies authorized by the Government of Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers provide you with the facility of exchanging foreign currency at the market rate without any commissions and extra charge.
ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Everest Base Camp Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are on Kathmandu or Pokhara.
There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.
Everest Base Camp trek is considered as a fairly strenuous trek in the Everest region of Nepal, it offers you to try adventurous and challenging activities to do. But it can be available in less strenuous versions as well and we do provide helicopter shuttle service for those who want to skip the trek and reach the base camp without difficulty.
After receiving permission from the concerned authority, you can take Drone at Sagarmatha National Park but there are certain rules and regulations to be followed. For more information regarding Drone Permission, please Click Here to follow the link. In most of the cases, the cost is about 1000 USD but it varies according to the weight and other verification of the Drone as well as the number of days.
The herbs and vegetations preserved at Sagarmatha National Park are silver firs, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees whereas the wildlife inhabitant at Sagarmatha National Park are Musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, Wolf, and even the Himalayan Black Bear and if you are very lucky you can also spot Snow Leopard, Red Panda, two varieties of Dazzling Pheasants – the Crimson-horned and the Impeyan Pheasant(national bird of Nepal), marmots, pikas, and marten as well.
The Everest Region lies at the border of Nepal and Tibet and is highly influenced with the lifestyle and culture of Tibetan people. There are mostly Sherpa people, who are often considered as “the born Mountaineers” and almost everyone in this region practices Buddhism which is the reason you can see Monasteries, Chortens, Prayer flags, Prayer wheels, Mani walls and Mani Stones abundantly along the trails.
Since you should be entering Sagarmatha National Park, and because the region comes under a protected area, you would be requiring TIMS card, Local Rural Metropolitan City Tax and Sagarmatha National Park fees for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Of course, since Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because, the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Everest Base Camp Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated towards their job, so our company will be fully responsible on that note.
Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.
You might already know that the weather of Lukla is unpredictable, it’s really uncertain. So before we proceed towards Lukla from Kathmandu, if we came to know the weather is unfavourable, you will be provided with the buffer time of 1 day to wait for the improvement in the weather.
In case, if we already flew towards Lukla and complete the trek but due to weather if you cannot fly back to Kathmandu in the scheduled day then you must have 1 or 2 more days to be spent in there. However, you can fly back via helicopter in case of urgency or emergency which is a bit expensive than regular flight (around USD 400 / 500 according to the situation per person in the group).
Yes, it is possible to get hot showers during Everest Base Camp Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
a. Down or fiber filled waterproof/ wax jacket and trousers
b. Fleece jacket or pullover
c. Warm cotton tracksuit-pants
d. Shirts and T-shirts
e. Lightweight cotton long pants (3 pairs)
f. Long underwear
g. Short underwear
h. Lightweight gloves
i. Rain gear (coat, rain cover for the bag)
j. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof
k. Sleeping bag
l. Down jacket
n. Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, gaiters
o. Sun hat or scarf
p. Warm fleece hat
q. Sunglasses with UV protection
r. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor (100+)
s. Lip balm
t. Trekking boot: (Sturdy, ankle –support, water-resistant, well broken in)
u. Gaiters (for high pass above 3500 meters)
v. Thick socks
w. Light socks
x. Camp shoes/ Crocs
y. Sandals (1 pair)
z. Water Bottle, Purification equipment or purification tablets
aa. Cameras, Torch Light, Binoculars, Reading book, Travel games
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
Though it is not compulsory to take a guide with you but if you are trekking for the first time with a purpose of exploring the best of Everest Base Camp Trek and each aspect of this trek, then a highly experienced and licensed guide is the most to instruct you, help you explore as well as to take care of you.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than 2 decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with Nepal Mountain Trekkers only.
During Everest Base Camp Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.
In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.
Everest BaseTrek is suitable to go for any time around the year but to escape the risk of blockades from snowfall and extreme cold, it is not recommended to go for Everest Base Trek during winter. Instead, autumn and spring would be the best seasons to go for this trek since with the clear weather and perfect sceneries; you can also enjoy the blossoms of Rhododendron flowers of various species along with other vegetations.
Of course, it is safe to go for Everest Base Camp Trek because the impacts of Earthquake don’t exist anymore in the trails of this trek after the recovery and reconstructions. Well, the locals are still having some trouble to rise again after the devastation but for the trek, it is safe and fine now.
In comparison to other trek packages at Everest Region, the Everest Base Camp Trek is rated moderate in difficulty level and often claimed to be fairly strenuous trek under Everest Region. You just need to be physically fit and possess good health; apart from that, you don’t even need any previous trekking experience for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek is special due to its easiness and short duration to expose the best of Everest Region. Without spending much time and cost one can experience being at the very best of nature and insight the sceneries without actually climbing the top of the world. It allows trekkers to observe lush greenery, astonishing sceneries of mountains all around, rivers, forests, and even some rare species of wildlife and vegetations apart from the exposure of mighty Everest and the people and lifestyle in there. It will take you to the actual base of the world's highest mountain.
I made my booking through Ramesh who had been more then extraordinary throughout the process. I had sooooo many questions and worries and he patiently answered to all of them, gave me good advices. I found this agency very professional and more interested to satisfy my trekking experience all in safety. They are also very flexible for itineraries. Prices were fair. Ramesh even helped me complete my last minute errands the day before departure and contacted my family every once and then to inform then I was doing fine while trekking! These are little plus that are very well appreciated!
My porter guide wasn't as good in English as I expected but I had friends who went with the same company and had very good English speaker guides. So if it's a concern for you just mention it before booking and I'm totally sure it will be fine. They really want you to have a good experience. And for the record, I loved the porter guide I was with in the end. I found him very professional, carrying but not too much, he was patient and never complained when I asked him for a rest day. He was smiling and plaisant to trek with, very polite. We still manage to communicate well enough.
So yeah I would definitely go with the same company again and would recommend it without hesitation!
Thanks for that amazing time!
EBC was an absolutely wonderful adventure. The views of the highest mountains are simply wonderful. Ramesh (owner of Nepal Mountain Trekkers) arranged a guide for me who was very careful, helpful and nice person. During the trek, Ramesh also called me several times and asked about the trek and any difficulties if I faced or not. I must say that Ramesh is a very careful, responsible and trustworthy person. This was my first visit in Nepal and I met Ramesh hardly for 2 days. He is now a very good friend of mine. I look forward to the next Nepal trek with the Nepal Mountain Trekkers!
Namaste, My wife and I went recently to Nepal for 22 days. We completed the EBC, visited the Chitwan Park, Pokhara and of course the capital Kathmandu. When one is planning a long, grueling, high altitude trekking trip such as EBC, they have many questions like: all gears, lodges, guide, porter or both, permits, altitude sickness and more... But when we just arrived to Horizon Hotel and we have had the pleasure to meet Mr Ramesh owner of the Nepal Mountain Trekkers agency, all the questions and doubts get its response. Indeed, Mr. Ramesh shows extreme flexibility and speed arrangement for your EBC trekking from getting permits for hiking and porter/guide at the same arrival day to Kathmandu. Moreover, on the same night of my return to Kathmandu from the EBC, Mr. Ramesh arrange for us the next tour trip to Chitwan Park and Pokhara with paragliding and also the bungee jump near the Tibetan border. All this in just within an hour of his making calls, he managed to arrange A-Z tour with all the arrangements needed. I would like really to thank Mr. Ramesh Dhakal from Nepal Mountain Trekkers organized the tour for us. I would highly recommend Mr. Ramesh for his very efficient and professional service. Owner Ramesh is a warmhearted person that listens to your wishes and provides alternatives you probably would not have come up with. In addition, the porter/guide for EBC Mr. Lapa was really professional, respectful and friendly providing even cultural overview of Himalayan Habitant. I was able to capture the spirit of Nepal, creating the most memorable experience that I will never forget. Dhanyabad
Our spectacular 7 weeks of trekking was planned, managed and led by Shiva Lal Bhatta who is an exceptional leader and guide. Shiva has boundless energy and a wealth of local knowledge that will ensure that you miss nothing on a trek, stay safe and have a truly wonderful and enjoyable experience. Shiva arranged all food and accommodation for our trek and we wanted for nothing. He made us very aware of altitude sickness and made sure we avoided that. We walked over glaciers, across avalanche areas, across rivers, through historic sites and numerous beautiful villages and temples. It was truly the trip of a lifetime and I can highly recommend Shiva as your guide in Nepal and I cannot believe that he could be bettered. The people we met through Shiva and the spectacular scenery experiences he afforded us will never be forgotten. I must also thank Ramesh for his part in helping us enjoy such an exceptional experience.
On returning home from my trip to Everest base camp, people ask me "how was it?". I always pause and think: "where do I start? The beautiful forests, the wonderful sounds of yak bells, and the things I learnt from my guide Min Nepali. There was so much awesomeness; it's very difficult to convey what happened in the two and bit weeks I had with Nepal Mountain Trekkers. A good start is Nepal Mountain Trekkers organization and friendliness. From the very first contact I made with Ramesh Dhakal there was a good tailoring of the trek to our needs. All matters were well explained and no stone left unturned in Nepal Mountain Trekkers organisation. The adjustment of the holiday to our needs was constant throughout, with our guide Min Nepali was able to change our programmer throughout the trek to adapt to all our wishes. Min acted in a caring and friendly manner throughout the trip. The accommodation was excellent the whole way up the mountain, the food and drinks options were good (and very filling - I now have a new found love for Dal Baht and yak meat!) and there was plenty of opportunity to meet others travelers and have interesting convivial conversation. Our guide, Min became both a friend as well as our guide :) He was extremely knowledgeable about the environment, enlightening us on our trek on mountain eights, Tibetan culture, and plants. Truly a Renaissance man of the Manaslu Himalayas areas I heartily recommend anyone considering a trip the Himalayas find these Nepal Mountain Trekkers team to get the most memorable experiences out of your time!
My first trip to Nepal was in 2010, I contacted with Mr Ramesh Dhakal in Thamel and had a great impression; I asked about the activities I wanted to do (Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna trek, cultural visits to the cities in Kathmandu Valley, sports...). Ramesh explained to me very kindly about all these activities, very deeply, with all the recomendations about the gear, the food, the guide, and made feel very safe, so I felt convinced about doing the activities with the company and no soloing. He told me a very important thing to me: "Here in Nepal we are happy if you are happy, because if you are happy you´ll come back. We are not interested in cheating people in any means". We discussed the prices and never felt cheated. After that I met my guide Min Nepali, who was with me almost the entire tiem I spent in Nepal, and we became best friends. Ramesh and Min are really wonderful people, taught me a lot and more about Nepal, the nature, the people, the cities, and moreover with their attitude I learned the beatiful people that are Nepali peoples. Also Mr Devaraj Dhakal, the manager of the hotel the company runs, and all the staff made my journey an experience to remember. From temples to jungle to mountain passes (Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Region, Chitwan, Helambu route, Kathmandu, Bakthapur, Patan, bungee jumping, elefant riding...). And after that... From that trip I fell in love with Nepal, so in March 2015 I came back to Nepal with my wife, and of course we contacted Ramesh again. We did the Everest Base Camp route with Min Nepali again, this time more than a guide, he was a brother to us. Never felt treated so well. This time my wife also fell in love with Nepal. From my experience, if you go to Nepal don´t doubt to contact Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Ramesh Dhakal and his staff will make the very best to make your trip a wonderful experience.
We met Mr. Ramesh Dhakal during our Everest basecamp Trek. He was very helpful and very kind. He gave us a lot of helpful advices. We stayed his hotel which name is hotel horizon. Although the hotel is in the centre of Thamel, it is very quiet and very nice and clean. We highly recommend Nepal Mountain Trekkers and hotel Horizon. Our guide Ngima Tamang was very helpful and very kind. We highly recommend him.
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