Complete Guide Trek to Everest Base Camp | Tips | Difficulty

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure

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Adventure Everest Base Camp – EBC Trek is a remarkable high-altitude trek in the mountain kingdom - Khumbu of Nepal. You can test real Nepali-friendly Sherpa’s Buddhist spiritual family and fully joyful exploration scenery, a unique cultural experience with challenging Nepal Trekking routes around the highest mountain in the world. Our experience complete Sherpa guide trek you to Mount Everest Base Camp at 5,364m.

While you have done a lot of Trekking in Nepal Himalaya, trek to Everest base camp is not simple such as hiking around rim city civilization, this trek is high altitude trip that required full trek equipment, exercise, healthy and positive philosophy before starting the Everest Base Camp Trek. Of course, you can apply this trek solo but there will be vast differences while you have a complete guide trek to Everest base camp.

Today in this post we discuss more brief a complete guide trek to Everest base camp’s cost, itinerary, guides, porters, package trip altitude sickness and give packing and money-saving trip with Nepal local trekking company that what you receive advantage while you are along the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Complete Guide Trek to Everest Base Camp

Trip Fact:

Distance – 120 km
Highest point – 5,545m | 18,193ft
Trip difficulty – Moderate
Requirement permit- Local Government fee (NPR 2,000/USD 17 per trekkers) Sagarmatha national park permit (NPR 3,000/ USD 27 per travel).
Accommodation – Lodge | Teahouse
Meals per day cost - $23 approximately could be expenses more depending on your appetite.
Lodge cost - $5 per person, if you wish to have a more comfortable lodge could be charged $20-40-180 dollars at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
Trek guide cost per day- $30 including his daily wages.

Everest Base Camp

How to hike to Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most world popular trips and known fully cultural heritage trails with high altitude foothill journey. Before start the Everest Base Camp Trek, you have at least main three options on how to do the trek to Everest Base Camp. For comfortable and personal safeties better do a package tour through Nepal base local trek agency, do it yourself can make yourself quite challenging due to new climate geography with message high altitude zone. Either- no group! just hire a porter or guide can be also done this trip. Doing an organized trek through an agency is a good option if you are alone or not confident to do the trek unassisted, it is easier with a full informative tour to EBC.

Organized Everest Base Camp Trek

While you have many options, some great treks with reputable Nepal base local companies will be best and go directly to local people. Guides have an incredible experience, porters are kind and friendly. 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure starting and ending in Kathmandu. You believe reviews are a very important resource deciding on an activity, more than happy customer gate great score reviews including local flights, trekking guides, porters and accommodation.

For a more deluxe tour to Everest Base Camp, Everest luxury lodge trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure is also a 17 days itinerary, starts and ends in Kathmandu including flights, accommodation, and hiking in small groups with an English speaking guide inclusive 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and cultural heritage city sightseeing tour.

If you are trekking season escape the crowds by hiking the more quiet way and experience unreal views of famous mountains such as K43, Taboche, Cholatse, Nuptse, and Everest. Climb the tough Gokyo Ri peak for spectacular panoramic views, check out this awesome 19-day trek itinerary, hiking to EBC Cho La Pass high trip with Nepal Spirit Adventure!

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Complete guide EBC Trek Cost

For a complete cent by cent cost breakdown of our trek to Everest Base Camp. Cost of trekking to EBC 2021 | 2022 different ways in a nutshell.

Package trek for 14 days with all-inclusive $1490
# 19 days Everest luxury lodge trek $2690
# 12days Everest base camp helicopter $2,890 lifetime an experienced helicopter flight back to Kathmandu from Gorakhsep high altitude with super mountain sightseeing.
# 10 days package trek to Everest Heli trek $1990
# 20 days package Everest 3 high passes trek $1650
# 19 days package climbing to Island peak, trek to Everest base camp $2490
# 10 days package trek to Everest base camp $1090
# 13 days package gap trip to Everest base camp$790
# 14 days package trek to Gokyo panorama $1290
# 11 days package Everest panorama trek $1190

Food on Everest base camp trek

On the trek, we spent $24 a day approximately and it should be enough for 3 good meals per day, about $8 per meal. Food in the tea houses was good and not too expensive considering how cheap accommodation is and that the porters and yaks have to carry all the food up the mountain. Overall food prices on EBC are quite similar to those on the other popular trekking routes such as the Annapurna Base Camp trek of Poon Hill trek.

Better you stayed clear meat not really trusting the quality of meat up here and it gots very expensive higher up. Vegetarian meals are much better while you on the high altitude trek in the Nepal Himalaya, especially for Mount Everest base camp trekking in Khumbu Nepal.

Drinking water during Everest base camp trek

Drinking water is a top important list along the EBC trek, everything becomes more expensive as the altitude increases. Your drinking water cost starts at 100NPR-$1 for 1.5L and is 400NPR-$4 when you reach Gorakshep. We saved a ton by drinking water in our life straw bottles. There are plenty of water sources along the way but the water is not potable, with a life straw, we could just refill and drink on the way. This is also great for the environment since you do not use plenty of plastic bottles that are just rubbish on the mountain.

A Steri Pen UV water sterilizing device is another option so are chlorine pills, we just do not like the swimming pool water taste from chlorine tablets. If you use a life straw bottle be care full not to let your bottle freeze full of water at Gorakshep, this can damage the filter.

Miscellaneous items

Shower on EBC Trek – Everything gets more expensive as you ascend. From Namche Bazaar on we had to pay for hot showers. The average cost of a hot shower was NPR 500 and after a long day walking it is definitely worth it! If you trek early in the season the water is often frozen in the pipes and you can only have a bucket shower, a bucket filled with hot water, which is fine, but in February at Gorakshep, it is just too cold. We packed Wet Wipes and did a ‘dry shower’. Pack hand sanitizer for washing hands when water or soap is not available.

Charging – there are lights in the rooms, but no plugs at most tea houses and you have to pay for charging in the communal area, usually 300 NPR per item or per hour. There are only 2 places where you will find ATMs on the Everest Base Camp hike that is Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Our EBC trek was 120 km/75mi, so you walk more or less 15km per day for about two weeks. It is not a flat walking surface and typical of treks in Nepal there is a lot going up and down. The distance you cover does not require super fitness, the altitude does however make it quite tough, you start at 3000m and climb 2400m further to reach base camp at 5365m. The difficulty of the Everest Base Camp Trek is influenced by; your pack weight, a porter can make it much easier here and season, if you are cold and miserable it is definitely harder.

In a nutshell; you walk 4 to 6 hours a day for 12 days, with a resting day or two for acclimatization. If you are reasonably fit you should be able to do this carrying your own backpack. Having porters make it even easier.

Best time to trek Everest Base Camp

There are two distinct seasons for trekking to EBC. The best months to trek to Everest base camp are in the pre-monsoon season through March, April, and Mayor in the post-monsoon season from late September, October, November.

Pre-monsoon (Feb-May) the weather should be largely stable and dry, great for trekking. We have done a lot of trekking in Nepal between February and April. We loved the landscapes on the EBC trek in March and really preferred the spectacular snow-covered mountains in late February and early March to the landscapes in middle April. This time of the year was however freezing cold. If you want to hike to Gokyo Lakes just be aware that in years with a lot of snow Cho La Pass at 5420m on the way to Gokyo Ri is often closed in February and you might not be able to cross.

Post monsoon (late Sept-Nov) with less haze and clouds in this period it will normally provide better views of these spectacular mountains. This time is colder but a great time to hike to Gokyo Lakes. This is a good season for trekking, but from October it can be crazy busy with packed teahouses, combine this with frozen water pipes can make for some frustrations.

Dec-Feb Hiking is still possible but very cold, up to -30C at night! Sometimes a lot of snow falls on the trail, passes might be closed. Avoid the crowds but bring proper equipment!

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