Trekking in Nepal is a dream adventure for the travel lovers, and Everest Base Camp Trekking is a dream to conquer. The route to the foothills of the highest mountain in the world is a great challenge and a wonderful achievement. The Everest Base Camp Trek always fascinates the adventurer and is the trip to give a try at least once in your lifetime.
The year 2020 is approaching and yes it might be the year to go and challenge your adventure spirit. The Everest Base Camp Trekking trip is a 13 days trekking from Kathmandu. The trek needed couple more days for the bad weather (The flight to Lukla get cancelled due to the bad weather). Means total 16 or 17 days’ trip would be good for the Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Visit Heaven Treks Pvt Ltd is giving you a brief idea of making a trip to Everest Base Camp in 2020. Read the full details of Everest Base Camp Trek.
What is the maximum elevation of Everest Base Camp Trekking?
- The maximum altitude the trekker will gain during the trekking is 5,545 meters above the sea level at Kalapathhar.
Which are the best months to trek to Everest Base Camp?
- Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best months to trek Everest Base Camp.
Are there good hotels/lodges/teahouses available in Everest Base Camp Trekking routes?
- Yes, the lodges facilities in Everest trekking route are good with great food, WIFI, electricity, warm blankets.
- Can get the visa done on arrival in Kathmandu airport which takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Visa Fee: Tourist visas (15/30/90 days) are available on arrival for US$25/40/100
- Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight-training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than desirable. But the best physical preparation is activity which simulates, as far as possible, the demands on your body which will be happening during your ascent and descent to the base camp. Hiking up and down hills with weighted back pack is key to success.
- The Everest Base Camp is not to taken lightly. Get ready to hike with 5+kg for 4-6 hours a day and most in the higher elevation of (2500 meters to 5500 meters above the sea level).
- The best months to trek to Everest Base are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September-November) and among them April and October are considered as the finest months.
- It is suggested to have a travel insurance before going for Everest Base Camp Trek. Also make sure that the insurance covers the emergency evacuation upto 5500 meters as helicopters/Yaks/Horses are the only means of transportation.
- Tipping culture is also applicable in Nepal. And during the trekking it is recommended to tip the guide (s) and porter (s). In the case of Everest Base Camp Trek, it is US$ 150- US$ 250 for the guide and US$ 100-US$ 150 to the porter is the normal trend.
Flight cancelation/delays and buffer days
- The flight delays (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu) is almost certain. Due to bad weather the flight to Lukla may get canceled for more than 1 day so, it is always better to have 2-3 extra days just in case.
- In the emergency cases, the helicopter (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu) is available and it may cost from US$ 350-US$ 500 depending upon the availability.
Extra money for the trip
- It is recommended to carry at least US$ 400 to US$ 600 for the trekking, for the water, hot shower, WIFI, electricity and as the emergency cash as well.
- ATMs: There are several ATMs booths, at airport and inside Thamel where you can withdraw the cash. The maximum you can withdraw at once is NPR. 35,000 (US$ 350 approx.) and will get charged NPR.500 per transaction. And in the trekking, there is ATMs point upto Namche Bazar.
- Money Changers: Money changers are easily available inside the airport and Thamel. During the trekking, if you have US dollars then you can exchange it.
- Banks: Also, there are several banks in Kathmandu. And you can find bank up to Namche Bazar.