Everest Base Camp Trekking Overview
- An epic journey through the homes of brave Sherpa people
- Enticing indigenous lifestyle and cultural affluence with colorful monasteries
- Mind blowing views of Himalayan peaks- Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse
- Ideal route of trekking with impressive steel bridges
- Diversity of Sagarmatha National Park
- Everest base camp and the best viewpoint- Kalapatthar
Heading through the homeland of the world-renowned Himalayan leaders- Sherpas, Everest base camp trekking offers a delightful Himalayan experience and exploration. EBC Trekking itinerary bestows you ample attractions including the Himalayas, green hill territories, and cultural prosperity. The southern base camp of Mt. Everest is located at 5364 meters altitude, has become an alluring destination to write an adventure tale. This is also an endeavor that every adventure lover can be proud of upon reaching this destination. The trek embarks from Lukla (2800 meters), goes through the picturesque Khumbu region, marching and exploring some of the fabulous places like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Pangboche, Tengboche, and Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, you will explore Mt. Everest base camp on the same day and the magnificent view Point – Kalapatthar (5545 meters) on the following day. The 360 degrees of Everest Himalayan range can be explored from Kalapatthar. Shiva Excursion operates the EBC Trekking package with customized itinerary.
Marvels of Everest Base Camp Trekking 15 days
EBC Trekking trail is full of Himalayan delights, natural wonders, and cultural fascinations. During the Everest Base Camp Trekking, the marvelous Himalayan peaks offer an outstanding scenario. They include Mt. Everest (8848.86 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8485 meters), Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and neighboring peaks. These peaks are globally renowned among climbers. The thrill of the Everest base camp trekking begins right after the trek begins. The trail with steel bridges, the isolated route through the Sagarmatha National Park, alpine meadows, and rocky terrain offers the entire setting exclusively. Even the EBC Trekking can be done straightly, via high passes like Renjo La, Chola, or from Khongma La, based on your adventure preference.
Everest Base Camp Trek Route-Iconic Features
Not only does the Himalayan scenery exist on the Everest base camp trekking route, it also offers a serene cultural touch of Tibetan Buddhism. Once you land at the Lukla airstrip, you will feel the cultural vibes spread around the region. Throughout the EBC trail, there are colorful monasteries, chhortens, and mani walls. Khumjung monastery is one among the globally renowned monasteries, where you can see the Yeti-Skull (Yeti is a mysterious creature which is believed to be half man and half animal and is believed to have found in the Everest Himalayas. The surrounding is populated by Everest climbers. Hotel Everest View is an enticing attraction, which was built for luxury seekers even in the mountain region. The Everest Himalayan attractions can be explored from this point. Pangboche monastery in Pangboche is the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, which was rebuilt after it was destroyed in the fire. Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region at this altitude. Dingboche is a windswept village at 4300 meters altitude, which is also a gateway to Island Peak. The greenery of the Sagarmatha National Park gradually turns out to be a treeless region, where only the rocky terrain dominates the surrounding landscape.
If you follow the EBC trekking map route, it guides you through the dense woods, which is a shelter for abundant wild species like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Wild Yak, Musk deer, and more wild animal species. Some of the popular trekking routes that connect Everest base camp are EBC Trek via Renjo La and Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp Trekking via Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp historical route, and Everest base camp trekking via Khongma La Pass. All the high passes exceed over 5000 meters.
Everest Base Camp Trekking in Khumbu
The trail to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar is remarkable, which is all the way gradually uphill. At the same time, the increasing altitude makes your trek a bit challenging with breathing. On the way, you will cross several steel bridges over the Dudh Koshi River that is decorated with Buddhist prayer flags. The altitude adaptation becomes great once you stop for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. It is highly advantageous as you will be hiking above 3440 meters on the following days. Some of the remarkable alpine settlements are on the way till Gorakshep, which is the last human settlement on this route. Local people are warm welcoming and offer wonderful hospitality. Hiking above Gorakshep is above 5000 meters, which can be more adventurous.
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Walking gradually from Lukla (2800 meters) every day for about 6-7 hours, you will get used to the technicality of the trail. In fact, the trail is not so challenging, but the altitude makes it tough once you reach Namche Bazaar. We can name the route moderately challenging. However, the walking pace becomes slower heading from Dingboche (4410 meters), which is another rest stop above Namche Bazaar for many of the trekkers for the altitude adaptation. The treeless region, slippery route, and alpine zone above Dingboche continue till you reach Everest base camp. It is tough in the alpine region, however, in the lower parts, it's an easy hike. Even if you are trekking for the first time in Nepal, Shiva Excursion eases your trip with a couple of acclimatization rest and designs the trip which suits your expectation.
Best Everest Base Camp Trekking Season
There are mainly two peak trekking seasons to Everest base camp. They include spring (March, April and May) and autumn (September, October and November). These two seasons offer warm walking weather, which is amazing for EBC trekking. The stunning views of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the surrounding peaks look incredible. EBC trekking in December will be a bit colder, but packing warm stuff, you can do it without any hesitation. It is a great relief from the crowd as well. Mid-winter and the monsoon are not a favorable time for Everest base camp trekking, where a heavy snowfall blocks the route in mid-winter. However, you can enjoy an EBC helicopter tour in mid-winter.
Why Shiva Excursion for Everest Base Camp Trekking
Shiva Excursion is teamwork of trekking enthusiasts, so if you are trekking with our team, you are having a secured trip led by a guide who has decades of experience in the Himalayas. We respond to our clients quickly and our staffs are always there to make your trip a lifetime experience. All our staffs are well insured, well trained and speak fluent English language. They have sound knowledge about high altitude sickness and natural ways to avoid it, which is significant in this trek. Some of our staffs also speak German and Spanish. Our Everest Base Camp Trekking package is cost-friendly that you can accommodate. Trek with Shiva Excursion if you would love to hike with fun and memory.