Before and After Booking the 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek
Book Your Trek In Advance
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular and difficult trip, and it is necessary to schedule your excursion ahead of time so that we can book an experienced guide for this trek. If you are traveling during the peak season (March to May or September to November), it is best to book your Lukla airplane tickets and hotel reservations in advance.
Pack The Necessary Equipment
Trekking boots, trekking poles, warm clothing, sun protection, rain gear, a first aid kit, toiletries, a water bottle, snacks, a sleeping bag, and a backpack are all required for the trek. However, you can get a basic notion from the Nepal Trek Gear list.
Be Prepared For Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is a real risk on the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The symptoms of altitude sickness include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fatigue. Yoga, breathing, swimming, cycling, and running will help, and you should start preparing before 3 to 6 months, depending on your personal physical activities.
Get A Medical Checkup
Before you go on this kind of trek, it is important to get a medical checkup to make sure you are in good health. You should also be aware of the risks of altitude sickness and take steps to prevent it. Consult with your personal doctors about how and when to take Diamox if needed.
Because the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, it is critical to be flexible with your plan. Be ready to alter your plans if required.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy the landscape, meet new people, and put yourself through physical and mental challenges.
The Cost Of The Everest Base Camp Trek
The trek cost is per person and does not include single accommodations for a group departure trip. The group departure dates are listed below. Please remember that these are only a few examples and that there may be other departure dates available. The easiest method to learn about specific departure dates is to contact us.
Major Festivals and celebrations in Nepal
We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events.
Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche Monastery
The Tibetan lunar calendar is used to determine the Mani Rimdu festival's date. The Mani Rimdu is performed in Tengboche during the ninth Tibetan month, which usually coincides with the full moon in October or November.The 15th, 16th, and 17th of November 2024 have been set aside as the Mani Rimdu Festival dates.
Dashian Festival (Inside Nepal)
The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time. Festival Dates: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024
Indra Jatra in Kathmandu
Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain.
What is the weather like at the Everest Base Camp Trek in 2024?
December, January, and February are the coldest months, but it's also when the sky will be at its clearest. During this time, there will be snow, so you need to be well-prepared with proper trekking gear. February, March, and April are the months that mark the end of the dry season. It is also the best time of year for trekking.
May to June mark the summer season in Nepal, and it can get really hot and humid trekking in the mountains. The mountain view will also be average at best because of the haze.
Expect wet weather between June and mid-September as the monsoon season announces its arrival in Nepal with continuous rains and storms. It's also the off-peak season for trekkers heading out to Everest Base Camp. During this wet season, you can expect Kathmandu-Lulkla-Kathmandu flight cancellations or delays. The ideal months to hike in Nepal are October and November, since they are neither hot nor chilly.
Food During the Everest Base Camp Trek
On the menus of the tea houses during the classic Everest trip, we have a sizable variety of foods that are created and cooked by the local population; the names of the most popular dishes in the area are provided below.
Classics Breakfast Includes: Tibetan Breads, commonly known as Gurung Bread in the Annapurna region; Chapati with Cheese (dry bread, a local wheat bread), oatmeal, peanut butter, and honey French toast, Hashbrown, fried corn flakes, boiling eggs and scrambled eggs, pancakes, milk porridge, Muesli, Other than espresso, vegetables and all types of hot beverages are also available.
Lunch choices: Because we have to wait a long time for the meal during peak season, the lunchtime guide will recommend and order food more quickly. Include a variety of tulpas (ramen soups), dal and bhat (a traditional Nepalese dish), momos (dumplings), Tibetan bread (chapati), macaroni, spaghetti, a variety of soups, steaks, and potato dishes, as well as sandwiches, pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers, pizza, and yak steak. Because we have to wait a long time for the meal during peak season, the lunchtime guide will recommend and order food more quickly.
Dinner Menu Choice: Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Thenduk, Dahl Bhat (Nepalese local meal), chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, and hot and cold drinks are available on the menus
Hot beverage selections include black, milk coffees, black, mint, ginger, green, lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot orange juice, hot pineapple juice, and so on. The greatest honey for hikers is ginger-lemon honey.
The menu at the EBC tea rooms includes a variety of non-vegetarian dishes; however, any meat is not officially recommended since meat in mountainous places, such as high elevations, is unsanitary and unhealthy. However, we would want to encourage you to refrain from consuming meat, alcoholic beverages, and smoking. Our guides are well-versed in vegan cuisine and will select the meals for you; nevertheless, if you are vegan, we ask that you pack some additional snacks.
Rice pudding, apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, and more dessert and snack alternatives are available.
Drinking Water During the Mount Everest Trek
On the route, it is accessible everywhere. A typical bottle of mineral water, however, can cost anywhere from one to three dollars. You have a second choice: you can receive free refills of water from the faucets. Although the water won't be as clean as brand-new water, you may still drink it by using purification tablets or other techniques of purification. Keep in mind that water is essential at altitude; drink often to stay hydrated. A minimum of 4 liters of water are required each day.
Accommodations are provided as part of the Everest Base Camp Trek Package.
In the city (Kathmandu), we will provide a three-star hotel with free WIFI, a hot shower, and an air-conditioned room with the best breakfast. On the walk, we stay in a standard tea house or trek. In this arrangement, the room normally offers two single beds for two trekkers of the same gender in a group, although a single room can be supplied if necessary.
Warm and clean blankets, pillows, comfy mattresses, connected restrooms (not everywhere), and pleasant views are provided. However, at a hotel, the room can be upgraded to luxury upon request. We'll make sure to put you up in the finest tea houses with the nicest views while you're on the walk.
Altitude Sickness during the Mount Everest Trek
The most frequent challenge encountered while trekking to Everest Base Camp is unquestionably altitude sickness. It is more difficult than a regular trip since you journey over 3500 m altitude, where the likelihood of getting AMS is significant. As you hike higher in height, the oxygen level keeps dropping. Therefore, due to the low air pressure in the highlands, human health may suffer. At the altitude you will be trekking, altitude sickness is a possibility. The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek starts at 2800 meters above sea level and ascends to 5500 meters. Altitude sickness risk rises in the absence of appropriate care and a schedule. In light of this, if you experience any symptoms, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, difficulty breathing, vomiting, or trouble sleeping, inform your guide.
Essential Trekking Gear and Equipment For Everest Base Camp Trek
You will need essential gear, equipment, and clothing for the Everest Base Camp Trek. One porter will carry luggage for two people, so the luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekker. We recommend you partner with another trekker and pack your and your partner's luggage in a duffle bag. You can store your extra luggage at your hotel, which is safe, or you can store it in our office.
- Sun hat
- Winter hat or insulating hat
- UV protection Sunglasses
- Gloves depending on the season.
- Hiking shirts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Fleece jacket: 1
- Lightweight cotton pants
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks and thick, light socks
- Daypack 20/30 Liter
- Water bottle and camel water bag: helpful
- Water purification pills
- Trekking pole
- Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high-altitude trekking)
- Medium-size drying towel
- Deodorant floss
- First aid kit
- Notebook and pen
- Camera: lenses