Mount Everest – perhaps the only mountain known by everyone, sporty or nerdy, adventurous or prudent. Being the highest mountain above sea level on Earth, many mountaineers mark conquering the 8,848m on their bucket list. The risk involved, however, is a setback for most people who wish to enjoy the picturesque Everest scenery. But now, there is a moderate alternative for common folks – The Everest Base Camp Trek.
EBC trekking is a once in a lifetime experience. With an elevation of 5,634m and approximately 65km long from Lukla to EBC (130km around), you can fully experience the sublimation of nature with the promise of breathtaking icefalls, panoramic mountain views and massive glaciers. Besides the scenery, during the stay in villages and exploration in different monasteries, you will have the chance to have an in-depth understanding on the Sherpa’s unique way of living and deep linkage of their lives to the mountains.
Preparations for EBC trek
- You should be both mentally and physically prepared.
- You should pack your essential gears and personal items.
- You should be known about altitude sickness and its symptoms.
- You should prepare a routine for your balanced diet.
Standard Short itinerary of Everest Base Camp trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome dinner, overnight at hotel / trek preparation
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2650)
Day 03: Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization rest day
Day 05: Trek to Thyangboche (3800m)
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4360m)
Day 07: Rest Day at Dingboche (4360m)
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5288m) Excursion to Everest base camp (5545m)
Day 10: Climb Kalapathar – Gorakh Shep and Kathmandu by helicopter
Day 11: Trip ends / Departure.
The above provided information is the standard template of what we provide to our customer in this trip. As per the request of our customer the trip can also be customized.
Choosing best Trekking Company and Guides
As of now in 2022 there are numerous options for the travelers to choose among different adventure companies and finding guides for them but the most challenging thing in front of them is to find the best adventure company and guide at reasonable price along with the best in quality. Usually, travelers hire a guide from a trekking company at low cost and later on they regret for the services they provide. Sometimes, after paying a good sum of cost too travelers are not satisfied for the services they are being provided.
Moreover, in the market there are also many third-party commission taking companies who only operate business on online platform. These companies aren’t legally registered accordingly to the law of Nepal, later on after handing guest to another party they don’t take any responsibility of the guests which leads to the decline of the quality service provided to them.
So, one of the most important things to keep in mind while trekking to Mt Everest at 2023 is to choose the trekking companies and trekking guides wisely. We recommend you to choose Adventure Vision Treks for the best trekking experiences with best guides.
Condition of coronavirus and EBC trek at 2023
Despite its ultra-remote location and bounty of fresh aircraft, the Everest region was still impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In March 2020, both China and Nepal closed their borders and canceled the 2020 Everest climbing season.
Nepal officially reopened to tourism on Sept 24, 2021 and is issuing visas on arrival to all travelers including those that are not vaccinated too.
If you’re eager to get trekking in the Everest Region you will need a vaccination card. As of March 13th, 2022 vaccinated travelers no longer need a Covid test to enter the country.