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7 tips you should know before Everest Base Camp Trek 2022

Everest Base Camp 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.

Making the trek easy and convenient is always the top priority of any adventure enthusiasts. Visiting new place is itself a great challenge for adventurers. The new geography, the new environment, the new place offers the thrilling challenge to adventure seekers which is an important part of any adventure trip. But a great traveler always has a pre planned plans and tricks to tackle the challenges incurred during the traveling. The EBC itself is a challenging trek so before trying on this trek you should know different helpful trekking tips and tricks.Everest base camp trekking

Trips you should know before EBC trek

Train Physically and Prepare Mentally for the Trek/Get Insurance

Physical fitness is the most essential thing for Everest Base Camp trek. Although Everest Base Camp is a moderate level trail, fitness can play a vital role in increasing self-esteem, energy, and stamina too. Also, it makes it easier to hike uphill and downhill in the Khumbu region. Moreover, the strong mentality is the key to any traveling. As we go to a high attitude the problems like altitude sickness can be felt so we can be prepared by exercising different fitness related activities for development of oxygen consumption in body. if you have less time and do not want to trek back to Lukla Everest base camp trek with heli fly-out is good option. In such option you will trek to Everest base camp then return to Kathmandu helicopter, which will save you time as well you can view Everest region from sky.

Trekking in Everest

Note: (Travel Insurance is a great choice for travelers. Insurance is a simple term but can make a huge difference. Traveling 5000 meters above sea level can be risky sometimes. It also covers all the rescue expenses in case of an emergency.)

Pack Essential Gears and Bring Your Own Personal Item

One thing to keep in mind while traveling to Everest Base Camp trek is the essential gears. There is not compulsion of any technical gears although some of the gears are most for it. Let’s talk about some gears that you are recommended to carry during the trek. A good pair of shoes can make your trip comfortable and can also help you to prevent some minor injuries. It can also be warmer than other regular shoes. Always remember to pack warmer clothes for the low temperature like a down jacket, heavy fabric suits and so on. For unsure weathers always bring raincoats and windcheater jackets.

Bringing a portable charger or power bank can be a bravo move. A solar portable charger is the best option for charging your mobile phone. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture every moment during the trek. Sunglasses, caps, trekking sticks, Oximeters, crampons, and other gears should be equipped according to the trekking difficulty level and condition.

Be known about Altitude Sickness and also the Symptoms of AMS

Altitude sickness can be very dangerous at higher altitudes. It’s an avoidable medical situation so try to avoid it through proper acclimatization and medical care. It happens mainly due to low level of oxygen in body.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the effect of the body being at a higher altitude. In the AMS period, victim has symptoms of dizziness, headaches, fatigue, heavy breath, loss of appetite, and nausea.

If such symptoms are seen in trekkers, they must be taken to the lower altitude as soon as possible.

Stay Hydrated – Drink Safe Water

 Staying hydrated can help trekkers a lot during trekking. As we have to walk 4-7 hours daily there is slight chance of dehydration in body. Normally a person should drink 4-5 liters water on daily basis.

While drinking water always remember to drink safe drinking water only. On the way in trail, you may witness many water streams, taps and so on but those sources may not be applicable for drinking.

So, we suggest our travelers to use bottles with filters or water purification tablets.

Balance Your Diet – Eat Healthy Meals and Bring Your Favorite Treats

As like the drinking water also remember to balance your diet with healthy food stuffs. EBC trekking region has the widely diversified food consumption varieties in different tea houses and hotels. So always become a wise chooser while choosing your food.

As much as you can try to avoid the non veg items as they are carried by donkeys and porters which can be stale and unhealthy. Apart these things don’t forget to carry energy giving Choco bars.

Get Enough Rest and Sleep Well

Trekking to Everest needs a great physical strength. So, take and rest well for building confidence for walk of another day. Going to bed early can be helpful.If you stayed late at night, you can get enough rest for your body which can result to tiredness and fatigue.

Hire an Experienced Guide and Porter/ Book Your Trip from an Authorized Adventure Company

If you are thinking to making the trek to Everest memorable, we suggest you to hire a good guide and porter for your convenience. The guide can make the advance hotel booking and provide you with all the necessary information relating to trekking and in another hand, porter will carry your goods to the destination making your trek easy.

We also recommend you to book your trip from an authorized adventure company. Preparing permits, TIMS, booking tickets might be a problem for many travelers remarkably travel companies can be cure for it. If you need a trust-able adventure company Adventure Vision Treks and Travels is always with you

Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport
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Everest Base Camp Trekking Autumn

What is Everest Base Camp trekking  Autumn?

Everest base camp trekking in Autumn means trekking to Everest base camp in September, October , November and December . You can choose any dates from September to December for Everest trek in Autumn. We suggest you to choose from last week of September or first week of October this year because the greatest festival of Nepali people Dashin starts on 5th October. You can enjoy Dashain festival with your Everest base camp trek.

Mt Everest base camp trek is always a dream project of every adventure lovers. This route is a world popular trekking route as listed by a lonely planet. Everest base camp trekking is popular because of the various region which I will discuss on our next blog. This blog will provide you a complete guide about EBC trekking in Autumn.

Trekkers in Everest region during Autumn

Why trek EBC in Autumn, not at other times?

Everest base camp trekking in Autumn is considered as best time for clear crystal view of Himalaya. As the weather is clear on Autumn. The temperature is very good for walking . Due to clear weather its easy for hiking at that time.  Autumn is September, October and November  if you look on weather calendar. But if you look on Nepal trekking period (calendar) Autumn season will start from first week of September and will ends on second week of December. The best season for trekking in Everest region Nepal are Autumn and Spring. On only on Everest , these two season are best for trekking every region on the Himalayas of Nepal.

I already mentioned above the greatest festival of Nepali people falls on autumn.  So, you can combine your adventure trip with cultural festival tour during autumn. Not only that festival several others festival  like Tihar, Chad, Udauli Parba also falls on Autumn.

The weather is clear in most days so the problem of Kathmandu Lukla flight cancellation due to weather is very few in Autumn.

How to Plan Everest Base camp Trekking for Autumn?

If you are planning for holiday in Autumn, I suggest to choose Everest base camp this year. You will get a chance to create a history by reaching on the top of the world Mt Everest base camp (5,364m). For make your trekking fun and secure try to consider  following points.

  • Book EBC Trek in Autumn package through trekking agency, so they will manage all thing on the Himalaya, you just relax and have fun
  • Choose trekking which is government registered so no chance of fraud
  • Try to choose a trusted trekking agency which has previous experience on managing trekking on the Himalayas, so they can customize your trip with the cost
  • Focus on quality the cost, you are planning Mt Everest base camp trek (Top o the world), this is your life experience. So, spend some more hundreds which will make your trip quality and secure.
  • Check TAAN certificate of the trekking company
  • You must take trekking guide with you, to make your trek secure from various emergencies which can occur on the Himalayas.
  • start walking or some small physical exercise at least before a month so you can walk at least 5 hours a day in Himalaya.
  • Download google map offline of Everest region so you will know more about that place during the trek, you can see routes, hotels, peaks nearby you during the trek.
  • Make proper trekking gear list for Everest trekking, read travel hacks
  • Consult your trekking agency for Kathmandu Lukla flight
Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport During Everest Base camp trek in Autumn

Cost and duration for Everest base camp trek

The normal  trekking route for Everest can be completed in 14 days with 1 day arrival and 1 day departure and there will be 2 days acclimatization in Everest region for minimizing the risk of high altitude sickness. That means you will walk for 9 days which is actual trekking days. If you have previous experience of walking in Himalaya and you feel that you will not need rest you can remove those 2 acclimatization days. But if you are new on the Himalaya walking we suggest you to take acclimatization during trek.

Cost depends on where you are going to stay in Kathmandu and which class of hotel/tea house your trekking company is going to provide during trek. The cost also depends on what you are going to eat during your trek. Some trekking agencies excludes the cost for your meals so you can choose by yourself  what you want to eat. But if you are choosing deluxe package they will include the cost of meals also and they will provide the meals as per health concern and previous experience of travelers what they can eat in Himalaya.

The normal cost for Everest base camp trek in September or October or November or December 2019 will be 1150 USD. Which includes trekking guide , porter, tims cost, Kathmandu Lukla both way flight, private transportation for airport pick up and drop and 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast and tourist standard tea house in Everest region. Additional 150 to 200 USD for meals.

So the cost for 14 days Everest Base camp trek with normal package: 1350 USD

Deluxe Everest base camp trek in Autumn: 1900 USD this includes all the facilities above with meals and porter for every traveler as well as seasonal fruits every day. American breakfast all day, 5-star accommodation in Kathmandu.

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Kathmandu Lukla Flight Rerouted

Kathmandu Lukla flight are rerouted to Manthali (headquarter of Ramechhap district)  Lukla from April 1st 2019, to 30th July 2019 for repairing the runway of Tribhuwan International airport.

Tribhuwan International airport is only one airport in Kathmandu with only one runway. The runway of Tribhuwan international is going repair from 1 April 2019 to 30th July 2019 from 10 PM in night to 8 am in morning. So all the flights to Everest region ie. Lukla is scheduled to fly from Manthali. Airport authority already made announcement saying the airport will  be closed from 10pm to 8am every day on this period.

Lukla airport is located in the Everest region and the climates changes frequently at the day time. All travelers traveling to Everest base camp trek and Everest region use Lukla airport. So all flight to Lukla are preferred at morning so all airlines performing Kathmandu Lukla flight schedule their flight from Manthali till 30th july 2019.

How to get Manthali Lukla Flight?

No, worry if you are travelling to Everest region on this period. Your travel agency will arrange all the process for Manthali Lukla flight. You should take 4.5 hours to 5 hours drive from Kathmandu to reach Manthali which is lacated on the bank of Tamakoshi river. Then you will take flight to lukla on same day. Or you can drive on previous day to Manthali and overnight there and take early flight.

What if your Flight delayed or cancelled at Manthali?

Lukla Airport
Lukla Airport

Although Manthali is headquarter city, it is small city with less travelers. So there are few hotels and lodges. With the large numbers of travelers who are traveling Everest region mainly in spring 2019 come here to take flight. Due to weather problems, if all flights for certain day are canceled, it has high probability that you are not going to get any hotels if you are independent traveler or you have directly booked your flight ticket from airlines online. But if you booked your package with travel agency they will arrange your accommodation. They will transfer you to the nearest Hotels where possible or can arrange camping overnight stay.

Is it better to drive previous day to take flight?

As already mentioned above, you can take drive before one day of a flight. But we also mentioned above there are not standard hotels around there, as well its hard to get the room on available hotels there. So what to do then? You can stay overnight at Dhulikhel next day you will drive 3 hours from there. Or you can overnight at Khurkot next day one hour drive from there.

Manthali Airport
Manthali
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