Everest base camp trek
Mount Everest is the world highest mountain located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal which is 8848 meters (29029 feet) above sea level. It is located between Nepal and Tibet, an autonomous region of china. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the "standard route") and the other from the north in Tibet. In the nineteenth century, the mountain was named after George Everest, a former Surveyor General of India. The Tibetan name is Chomolungma, which means "Mother Goddess of the World." The Nepali sanskrit name is Sagarmatha, which means literally "Peak of Heaven"
Mount Everest attracts many climbers, including highly experienced mountaineers. It requires a lot of experience mountaineering elese where, as well as certificated of good health, equipment, and a trained Nepalese Guide. Most climbers are not accustomed to the high altitude and low oxygen levels and rely / on bottled oxygen they bring along. This is why the area above 8000 meters (2600ft) elevation on Everest is called the "death zone". Climbers who spend long periods in this region can develop altitude sickness and even brain swelling.
Earth scientists estimate that Everest is 50 to 60 million years old, a youngster by geological standards. The first ever recorded people to climb Everest were sir Edmund Hillary (a mountaineer from New Zealand) and his Tibetan guide Tenzing Norgay. They climbed the mountain in 1953 and hold the record together. The weather conditions are extreme on Mount Everest. It was always hard to predict the weather of Mount Everest. The temperature never rises above freezing. So, there is very little native flora and fauna on Everest. The species that animals found are very rare and they are limited. Such as snow leopard, Himalayan bear, Himalayan goral, red panda, Himalayan Tahr etc. Similarly, major plants are birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, wild rose, rhododendron, and hemlock etc.
The himalayan mountain have long been home to indigenous groups living in the valleys. The most of these are the Sherpa people. Traditionally, their lifestyle has consisted of farming,herding, and trade. overall, Everest trekking is more than climbing and trekking, it is a life changing experience and many see it as a journey close to achieving Nirvana.
1) Climate and weather
The climate of the mountains is ever-changing and unpredictable. The average temperature is 17°C, which is considered the coldest during the year. Every season is suitable for Everest Base Camp. But, the different season enhance your trekking experience differently. So spring and autumn is mainly considered as best season for Everest. It the same time monsoon and winter is also good to trek
Spring and Autumn
Spring (March, April, May) at EBC is one of the best times of the year to visit. The temperature warms up rapidly but the night remains still cold and chilly, dropping to below freezing. The weather is generally bright with clear skies, days are longer with enough sunlight hours and few clouds, and view of the summit is awesome. Autumn (September, October, and November) is another best season for Everest with the skies being clear once more after the monsoon rains and the landscape still and verdant as ever. Bright sunshine is warming, with highs of up to 17°C, though the winds can still be strong and cold, making it feel cooler. The heavier clouds are gone now, and the summit of the mountain is once more clearly visible from the base camp.
Monsoon and winter
Monsoon (June, July, and August) season sees a much higher rainfall at EBC than throughout the rest of the year. Temperature is high, reaching up to around 22°C, but the higher rainfall can make the area muddy and hard to traverse. Trekking during this month is for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Winter (December, January and February) is the months for snowfall, ice-cold season of the year, but the trek is entirely enjoyable at this time.
2) Local culture and religion
Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, these days ethnic people like Tamang, Rai, and Sherpa people are living in the Everest region. The language is distinct as it is primarily spoken. However, it is occasionally written in Tibetan or Devanagari script. Most Sherpas live in Nepal and speak Nepali along with their native language. They can also communicate in one or more of the languages used by climbers and tourists.
They construct Gompas to practice their religious practices. Tengboche was the first celibate monastery in the region. As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of stupas (domens), with rows os spinning prayer wheels. The majority of people are Buddhists. They mostly celebrate Lhosar as well as celebrate a festival called mani rimdu. It is celebrated massively in the Tengboche monastery.
Trekking all day at altitude makes you hungry! luckly you can order a variety of hot cooked dishes at your teahouses with a choice of both Nepali and western meals every meal. The meals include energy giving food and liquid food like rice, cereals, lentils soup, noodles soup, hot tea potato etc.
In Everest region, most accommodations are managed by sherpas. The Sherpa community populates the Namche village. You get great Hospitality from them when you visit Namche. You can find friendly tea houses and luxurious hotels. There are still possible to tented camp but not so popular since easily find the tea house or hotels. Rooms are available on a twin-sharing basis. Each room comes with two beds and does not have a bathroom attached. There are more luxurious options during the trek in some logdes with better room facilities. The beds have mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, and some blankets. Almost all have hot showers available which are mostly gas heated somewhere they offer buckets filled with hot water for bathing purpose. Wifi is available everywhere in the khumbu (Everest) region. A good and reliable speed is not guaranteed.
5) Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend you to get travel insurance before going on a trek. Make sure that, your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. We do our best to take care of you, but sometimes we have to face unavoidable accident that is out of our control. So in case of a medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.
6) Guide and Porters
According to Nepal tourism board all the trekking activities should be conducted along with a government-licensed guide and porter. Your safety is our first priority. So our guide and porter are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one without compromising your safety. Along with your safety we also focus on our guide and porter safety too. Notably, our guide and porter are provided with insurance facility.
7) Altitude Sickness
Normally altitude sickness occurs when you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Headache, nausea, tiredness etc are the symptoms occur when your body tries to adjust to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. Here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness.
Stop and rest where you are
Do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours
Make sure you are drinking enough water
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise
Eating foods and drinking fluids that contain carbs such as bread, pasta, fruits, milk, rice, and so on.
Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you and mountains are calling you.
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Our office representative will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International airport to warmly welcome you with a garland of flowers in their hands and your names in their placard. You will be transferred for recreation and overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
We will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes approximately 40 minutes. We will begin our trekking from Lukla at 2865 meters situated in Khumbu region to Phakding (2650 meters) walking for 3 to 4 hours. We will be observing the lifestyle of the people as well as the terraced landscapes and the valley. Our overnight stay will be at a teahouse in Phakding.
We will lead our way through the unbelievable forest of rhododendron, blue pine forests, firs and junipers. We reach Namche Bazaar after 7 hours of walk. We will stay overnight for this day at Namche Bazaar.
We will be spending this whole day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar wandering through the village and be close to its natives. We will also be visiting the local museum to know and be more familiar with the place this following day and stay overnight at the Namche Bazaar.
We will trek all the way to Tengboche through Phunki walking for about 3 hours. Mesmerizing views of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku will inspire you all along the way. We will have our overnight stay at Tengboche.
We will begin our journey through the rhododendron forest to make our way to Dingboche. We will be passing our way to reach Dingboche where we will be staying at a guest house there.
On the seventh day of our adventurous trek; we will be staying for one more day at Dingboche to acclimatize ourselves and be ready to move further.
Continuing our journey; we will be climbing to the terminal rubble of Khumbu Glacier where we can see six monuments of Sherpa who passed away in Lobuche inundation. We will be staying overnight at an altitude of 4940 meters in Lobuche at a guest house.
The early morning we will start trekking to Gorakshep and within some hours of walk we will be reaching to the closest and most beautiful view of Mount Everest from its top to bottom at once sight. We will be returning back to Gorak Shep for overnight stay.
On this particular day of trekking; we will be at Kalapatthar at the mid of our trekking where every traveller dreams to be. Then after we will be at Pangboche to stay overnight.
We will gradually descent from Pangboche to Namche enjoying most striking natural scenarios. Overnight stay will be at Namche Bazaar.
We will again descend to Lukla enjoying the splendid and incomparable scenarios on the way from Namche Bazaar. The pine, oak and rhododendron tree bids farewell to you as you reach Lukla for your overnight stay on this day.
We will take you back to Kathmandu and let you refresh in the day. After a long trek, we will try our body to acclimatize as soon as possible after reaching the hotel of Kathmandu. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Kathmandu.
We will accompany you to the airport for your departure to your homeland.
Waterproof day pack
Small waterproof bags
Warm down jacket
Trekking shirts and trousers
Trekking socks and shoes
Antibacterial hand wash
Sun protection and lipscreen
Camera and batteries
Flash or torch light
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