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Everest The ultimate peak, the ultimate trek is not for the faint of heart. The trek to Everest Base Camp, the most iconic base camp at the foot of the tallest mountain in the world was made famous by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, when they first reached its rocky base, and its siren call has been heard by trekkers and climbers ever since. Everest’s famous summit soars so high in the Himalayan sky that trekking to its base is still a hearty adventure and not for weekend walkers.
From Khatmandu, the capital of Nepal you will take a short and spectacular flight to Lukla from where your trek to everest base camp begins!
For the next 14 days, you’ll weave through some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery, discovering Nepalese tea-houses, learning about the traditions and cultures of the Sherpa, following the river Dudh Khosi, passing boulders carved with Tibetan Buddhist prayer inscriptions, and after five days will enter Sagarmatha (or, Everest) National Park and get a first glimpse of the world’s highest point.
You’ll stay in villages set against breathtaking, jagged pinnacles which speak of India’s continental collision with Asia and discover remote mountain monasteries, learning about the Sherpas’ spiritual perspective on their mountain home. This trek is part-challenge, part-quest, part-tribute. There’s nothing else like it.
So who is this trek for and what can you realistically expect? You’ll likely be sharing the trails with fellow hikers: In the past years over 40,000 people have been doing the trek to Everest base camp annually. And although the region has become an achievable goal for more people, it still demands a good level of fitness and preparation.
The best times to go are from March to May and from September to December though you will find people trekking here throughout the year. In the winters though, weather could get very rough some times resulting in shut down of the lodges in higher altitudes. So you will have to be prepared and carry your own tents and some extra clothes to stay warm. During monsoons (July to September), it could be pouring on most days with the peaks disappearing in clouds and a chance of landslides occurring on some routes. So pre-monsoon and post-monsoon is the best time to do the Everest base camp trek.
Trekking comprises between 4 to 10 hours of each day, with elevations ranging from 2,740m (9,300 ft) to 5,500m (18,100 ft). Rest days and opportunities to acclimatize are included in guided treks and advised for solo hikers, and trekking grades range from moderate to steep - so you’ll need good shoes and socks.
Pack light, keeping in mind your porter's load, and ensure your first aid kit includes medication for diarrhea, antibiotics for a chest or sinus infection, and adhesive bandages for blisters. You’ll also want water purification tablets and couple of 1L bottles. In terms of clothing, don’t forget warm fleeces for the cooler days, sandals for the evenings and a raincoat, gloves, woolen hat, sunhat and polarized sunglasses. The sun can get quite bites up there, so sunscreen and lip balm will stave off blisters.
By the end of base camp trek, you’ll be overwhelmed by Nepal, a country of warm, gentle people, beautiful scenery, and a rich variety of cultural traditions. This blend of adventure and cultural exploration under the shadow of the tallest peak in the world is a great way to experience the Himalayan Mountains - the planet’s most impressive mountains.