Everest base camp trekking difficulty

Everest base camp trekking difficulty

Everest base camp trekking difficulty level is Moderate to Strenuous. How difficult is the Everest base camp trek is frequently asking question as it is world's 2nd most popular hiking destination.  Everest base camp trek difficulty doesn't make any sense because of trek to Everest base camp is top bucket list for the travelers. In terms of physical challenge, the EBC trek itself is not especially tough.The Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream for scores of  the adventure enthusiast from all over the  world as  to explore the tallest mountain base camp 5363m, visible 4 above 8000 meters mountains  ( Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m) with 23 snowy capped mountains of Everest trekking , the longest Himalayan Glaciers , Khumbu Icefall , The nearest view point center Kala patthar 5545m, spectacular Tibetan Sherpa monasteries. Nepal Everest base camp trekking  can be a life changing experience for the travelers but you will have unforgetable journeys of beyond the imagination. Good physical stamina, mental flexibility, and the dream of desire are main success trekking in Everest base camp so let's look into  the  essential question – How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Physical Fitness and willing power

Good physical fitness is major key point for success the trek to Everest base camp. You can hike own pace slowly but continuation make your trip to Everest base camp easily reach. Doesn’t necessary any previous experience for trekking in Nepal Himalayas to do the Mount Everest base camp treks but strong willing power is necessary.

Altitude and Acclimatization

Trekking to the Everest base camp start from Lukla Hilary airport lies on 2830 meters then trail gradually ascend to the destination . At least one day acclimatization day at Namche bazaar as stand point of to avoid the altitude sickness.  You may hike to Everest view Hotel for beautiful Himalayan views of Everest trekking destination including the top of the world that make your mind and soul treks to Everest base camp simply easy.

Weather Conditions

The weather in Nepal Himalayas may change speedily with in hours, uneven from glowing day to cloudy  and snowy day therefore might be difficult hike to Everest base camp but the professional Nepal trekking guide will lead your adventure trip without obstacle. Sometime unpredictable weather conditions in the Everest region trekking  add another layer of complication to the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Proper Everest base camp Packing List

For successful trip to Everest base camp required proper Everest base camp packing list. If you don’t have  appropriate Everest base camp trek equipment make difficult for your exciting treks to Mt. Everest base camp . Following are packing list for Everest base camp trekking:

  • Trekking bag pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (i.e., CamelBak)
  • Sleeping bag rated to -18°C/ 0°F (available for rental if you’re trekking Everest Base Camp through Himalaya Journey Trekking )
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking boots
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Lightweight water filter or iodine water tablets (personal preference)
  • Hand warmers
  • Travel pillow or pillowcase
  • Sleeping bag
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional) Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (1)
  • Heavy fleece or down jacket
  •  Gortex or waterproof jacket with hood
  •  Windbreaker
  •  Rain poncho
  •  Fleece pants
  • Trekking pants (2)
  •  Hiking shorts (1)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Long underwear (2)
  • Underwear (10)
  • Light inner gloves/glove liners
  • Insulated wool or down mittens/gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Wool hat or balaclava (should cover ears)

 Trekking solo vs trekking with Nepal trekking  agency?

Solo travelers may join for Everest base camp trip but sometime might be risk in such trekking trails due  to the heavy snowy on the way to Everest base camp.  Might be difficult to find out the way  . On the other hand , if incase of suffer by altitude sickness or accident during your Everest base camp journey then who will responsible for individual travelers so suggested trekkers do Everest base camp trekking with local Nepal trekking agency for secured and memorable trip. Having bitter experience of many individual trekkers missing in Himalaya particularly Everest 3 passes trek route , EBC trekking route , Annapurna circuit trek route , Manaslu trekking route and Kanchenjunga trekking route – Do trekking in Nepal with local guide  with government registered Nepal trekking companies.

Everest base camp tour doable with in 12 days trekking holidays in Nepal . Everest base camp treks distance 130 km /80 miles for round trip begins from Lukla Hilary airport. Trekking to Everest base camp is lifetime journeys fit for all age group travelers. Everest base cam hiking explore the Khumbu Sherpa settlements of Nepal, beautiful monasteries of Everest trekking trails , Mani, stupa & nomad lands. The best time for  Everest base camp hike is during the months of  September, October, November, March, April, and May but doable around the year as  it has no Himalayan high passes.  Highest elevation of EBC trekking is Kala patthar 5545 m / 18225 feet – the nearest view point center of this trekking. Everest base camp  Kala patthar trek cost is depend on group size as well as doable individual too. Mt. Everest base camp trekking itinerary depend on travelers holidays. For more details just log on:Everest base camp trekking

Nepal Everest base camp trekking begins at Lukla Hilary airport after 35 minutes scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu. Trail continue hike through the Sherpa village of  Chauri Kharka, Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche , Pheriche, Lobuche , Gorakshep and finally reach the top of the world base camp. You may leave your foot print highest mountain base camp with journeys of lifetime trip.  Next morning hike to Kala pattar for best panoramic views of Mt. Everest , Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lingterin, Khumbutse,  Ama dablam and other Himalayan views of Everest trekking trails.  Shortest option for hiking in Everest base camp 7 days – one way hike to Everest base camp and return by Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla or Kathmandu. suggested all the travelers  do the treks to Everest base camp through government registered local Nepal trekking agency recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured journeys in Himalaya. 

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