Nepal is famous worldwide for adventure sports and hiking. Many adventure enthusiasts come every year to try these adventure activities. But trekking in the Everest base camp has a separate fan base, as most of the tourists are for trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Nestling amidst the peak of the highest mountain, the Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. It is especially famous among foreign tourists; the sight of several peaks that you will encounter in this journey will leave you awestruck. Apart from the highest peak Mt. Everest, you will also see Mt. Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Pumori, and so on. This trek lies in the Everest region, which is the second-best trekking in Nepal. And Mount Everest Base Camp Tours is the best way to explore this expedition; moreover, this trekking region is rich with flora and fauna.
The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the longest trekking trail spread around 12km. Seeing Mount Everest with your own eyes is a once in a lifetime experience. Here is the guide on how to trek the Everest base camp and talk about other essential things.
When to go for a trekking
The best time to trek the Everest Base Camp trail in the Himalayas for that matter is either in late April or early May to late October or early November, which is pre-monsoon and post-monsoon season respectively. There is less chance of rain, and the color of the season is in full swing at this period. However, this base camp trekking trail is too popular that it is almost impossible for you to avoid crowds in this season unless you trek in winter or go off on a side trail to be prepared for an influx of tour group when you trek during this time.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
The entire trekking duration spread out into 12 to 15 days of walking the total distance of 123 km from Lukla the Everest Base Camp to Gokyo and back. The average walking time is around 4 to 8 hours per day with sorter days when you are above 4,000m. The trail is well-traveled and easily navigable and requires no special training or mountaineering skills. Thus the difficulty level can be considered moderate.
High Attitude Sickness
The altitude is another factor to consider as this trail will probably take you higher than you ever have been as the highest point is at 5,643m and it is hard to predict how your body react until you are there The golden rule is once you have reached the elevation of 4000m, do not climb up and sleep at an elevation higher than 600m each day. But still, many people become victims of high altitude sickness. Therefore if there is even a little sign of altitude sickness symptoms, you have to tell someone about it, because it is quite dangerous to continue.
A well planned Everest Base Camp Tour is what you need to explore this trail truly. This trail will bring out your true stamina and adventurous spirit as well as give you the most thrilling experience.