Trekking through the vicinity of the Mount Everest is every trekker’s dream, isn’t it? While climbing along the actual Everest base camp tour is something that not everyone can master, the Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking spots around Nepal. The majestic beauty of all the ridges and trails across the place is what makes it one of the most adorned trekking spot around India. Majority of the trekkers who have traveled along this trail have time and time explained how amazing the spot is, not just for its scenic beauty but also for the amazing hospitality and humbleness the local’s showcase. Majority of the shepherds that you will come across during the trek are fluent in English and can help guide you in case you don’t know your way out.
Best Time To Visit
Visiting the Everest base camp for trekking should always be avoided during the rainy season because it imposes risks. The best time to visit is either from March to May or September to November. When it comes to the packing essentials, apart from the trekking gear, one needs to pack according to the season they are visiting in.
Detailed Itinerary Of Everest Base Camp Tour
The entire Everest base camp trek route tends to cover a total of around 10-14 days depending on the rate at which you traverse and the weather conditions around the Himalayan range as well. The main trekking is of around 10 days and the rest take up for the common grounds of when you arrive and fly back to your homes.
In this section, we are going to be discussing the entire trek route around the Nepal everest base camp tour and everything one needs to know about their possible itinerary.
The first day is when you arrive in Kathmandu via the Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon reaching there, the very first thing that one needs to indulge in is to either check into a pre-booked hotel or book a hotel after reaching the place, whatever is more feasible. The hospitality around the place is amazing and if you want to explore around the place and get to know about the ins and outs of the Everest base camp trek map, hire a Sherpa to guide you through the entire process.
The second day is when the trekkers catch a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. If you have any kind of unnecessary items that could get stuck through security, keep them in the check-in luggage, rather than the hand luggage. The entire journey from Kathmandu to Lukla is nothing short of panoramic. Upon your arrival, you will be met with your trekking guide if you have booked someone already. With their guidance, it does become a lot easier for you to lurk around the place and explore. From there, the trek from Lukla to Phakding begins. The entire journey is mixed with a few ups and downs but the overall experience is amazing nonetheless. The Kusum-Kanguru is something that mesmerizes you along the way. The distance from the Ghat village to the Phakding village takes around 1-2 hours.
The third day is when you set off to your next destination of Namche Bazaar from Phakding. Following crossing the Dudh-Koshi suspension bridge, the trek from there is quite easy with little ups and downs along. Thermasarkhu is one of the most beautiful sights along the way that you just can’t afford missing out on. Walking along, you need to cross the Bhote-Koshi river bridge and climb along to reach the river of Monjo. At the Sagarmatha National Park, you will undergo a security check for the permits following which the trekkers are allowed to move forward. A few more minutes of walking finally gets you to Namche Bazaar.
The fourth day is more of a rest and break from the consistent trek to get to you acclimatize better to the surroundings. The entire place around Namche Bazaar is known for its scenic beauty because of the peaks and mountains. You can indulge in some shopping as well. If you wish, there is a local museum that can get you details about the place and such. The fifth day is when you set sail to visit Tengboche. Following a 2 hours walk from Namche Bazaar, you reach Shanasa. This is the place you get to witness the national bird of Nepal, the Danphe Peasant. From there, you need to descent and the road is not the best but you reach the Imja Tse River and following that another one hour walk gets you to your destination of Tengboche.
After reaching Tengboche, many people like to either explore the entire place around or even indulge in getting a day off. If that is not something you want to do, you can simply descent down towards Dingboche. This trekking path crosses through the wilderness and does include a number of trees, shrubs, and bushes. During the trek, you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Upon reaching Dingboche, one can easily indulge in exploring around the agricultural fields or even book a guest house for an overnight stay.
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The eighth day is spent around in Dingboche exploring the local life and the beautiful sightseeing spots that the place is known around for. If you wish, you can even go for a 3-5 hours trek to Chukung from Dingboche. The ninth day is quite pivotal because the trail is not that easy to visit around. The trek down starts with you walking down to the Pheriche village. You will even cross the beautiful and majestic views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and Pokalde. Walk around the trail to finally reach Lobuche.
This is more like a day when you reach your penultimate destination of the trek. The first 1-2 hours of trek includes a mixed experience of not just the grasslands but rocky dunes as well. Keep walking ahead in the same direction and you will eventually reach the Khumbu glacier. Following that few more minutes of descent, you finally reach Gorakshep. From there, you need to set off to visit the EBC.
This is the last day of the actual Everest Base Camp trek. Following from EBC, you need to retreat back to Gorak Shep from where you need to make your climb up to Kala Patthar. The walk starts off easy and normal at the beginning with grasslands and sandy fields following which there is a 45-minute uphill trek one needs to make. After that, the trail is again back to normal. After you finally reach Kala Patthar, you again make your way back to the Pheriche and then back to Namche Bazaar.
The entire route through then is more or less like what you did in the initial day to eventually fly back to Kathmandu from where you can fly out to your final destination.
Cost Of The Everest Base Camp Trek
When it comes to discussing the Everest base camp trek cost from India, the packages are believed to start from INR 40,000 for the entire trip. This amount will most definitely vary depending on where you are making the bookings from.
The Everest base camp trek difficulty is quite a lot which is why it is best suggested to stick to the normal terms of visiting only if you are an advanced trekker. This two weeks trek is one of the best you can indulge in while being close to India and vacationing around Nepal!
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