What to expect during Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Everest Base Camp Trek presents the irresistible beauty of the Khumbu region. You get to witness Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Lobuche (6,119 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m), etc. Furthermore, you will be treated to the kind hospitality of the locals like you have never seen before! The Everest Base Camp Trek is an ultimate package that you will cherish forever.
Why trek to Everest Base Camp with us?
We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who have mapped almost every trail of Nepal. We have lead countless numbers of groups to their destination successfully. We provide the best service and affordable prices. Moreover, we are also a big believer and follower of eco-friendly treks and tours. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in depth about the region, and help to promote the economy of that place, as we work closely with the locals.
Everest Base Camp Trek map
Our Everest Base Camp Trek map presents a pictorial image of the route that you are going to follow during the Everest Base Camp Trek with us. This map will assist you to understand the itinerary properly.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness is an illness that may happen during a high elevation journey. There are high chances of getting AMS on the EBC Trek because of a sudden change of altitude. Also, know that altitude sickness can occur to anyone regardless of age and physical fitness. With this in mind we take a very careful ascent profile with ample rest days and take all necessary measures to aim to prevent AMS - see more information below.
Symptoms of altitude sickness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages
- Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
- Try to spend the night in lower altitude
- Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
- Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
- Do not push yourself
Best time to go to Everest Base Camp
Besides Monsoon, you can do the Everest Base Camp Trek throughout the year. However, Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is the best time to go. The weather is more stable during this time of the year, and a moderate climate makes the journey a little bit easier.
Talking about winter, it is a more preferred time for photographers. Winter offers the best shots of the Himalayas, valleys, and villages. It is possible to go on Everest Base Camp Trek in winter, however, the climate will be extremely cold, which might not be suitable for everyone.
Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek
Your overnight stay will be in either lodges or guesthouses on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The lodge/guesthouse offers basic rooms that are generally on a twin-sharing basis. You might find a single room in some villages, but it is not guaranteed. In the city, you will stay overnight in a 3-star hotel or as per your budget.
Food & Water on Everest Base Camp Trek
Meals are served as per the menu of the lodge/guesthouse. You will be shocked to see the menu as there are a variety of options available from Nepali dishes to Continental and Indian. The taste will not be like any fancy restaurants but the dishes will be fulfilling. You can also find bakeries items, snacks, bars, coffee, tea, etc.
You can find boiled water in every lodge/guesthouse and refill your reusable water bottle. For extra safety carry water purification tablets with you. We strongly request you not to buy plastic water bottles on the way as it will help to preserve the region.
We are flexible with our itinerary. We are always open to creating a tailor-made Everest Base Camp Trek for any of our guests. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.
We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning back from the journey, these small steps that we are taking really do make a difference. Moreover, we try our best to reduce our wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.