Everest base camp short Trek
is one of the most destined and desired treks among trekkers all across the world. You shall make through dense forest, gushing rivers, streams, glaciers, crossing them via suspension bridges, passing several villages inhabited by ethnic groups. This trek is a complete blend of adventure, rich culture, spiritual touch, and natural beauty, and no matter how many times you do this trek, you shall always find something new to be amazed by. Nothing is more awarding than making to the base of the world’s highest peak, the Mt. Everest. Since the summit of the Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, it has been everybody’s dream to be at the Everest, either to enjoy the trek, or to climb, or to witness from sky. The short trek is just a shorter version of the Everest base camp trek
which usually takes somewhere around 15 days.
Kathmandu (1300m)-Lukla (2642m)-Phakding (2562m)-Namche Bazar (3440m)-Tengboche (3870m)-Dingboche (4360m)-Lobuche (4940m)-Gorakshep (5160m)-Everest Base Camp (5364m)-Kalapatthar (5545m)-Pheriche (4280m)-Namche Bazar (3440m)-Lukla (2642m)-Kathmandu (1300m)
The Everest trekking
starts after your arrival in Lukla. Next day after your arrival in Kathmandu, you shall fly all the way to Lukla via a 35 minute flight. You shall meet with your porter and guide there and start trekking towards Phakding via several villages. Then, you shall make to the Namche Bazar, which is also called the Gateway to the Everest. Namche Bazar is one of the largest settlement of Sherpa communities. You shall also find the Sherpa Museum there, where you can pay your visit, if you happen to be curious about the Sherpa communities, and their relation with the Everest. From the Namche Bazar, you shall march off to Tengboche. Via Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, you shall reach all the way to the Everest base camp, the only destiny you had in your mind throughout the trek. Once you reach there, you shall be engulfed by a sheer desire to stay there. Take you camera out, and shoot some of the most splendid pictures of your lifetime.
After the base camp, you shall return back to Gorakshep. Next day, early in the morning, you shall climb to Kalapatthar. The view of sunrise from the Kalapathhar is another most momentous phenomena you might not want to forget in this trek. After the Kalapatthar, you shall descend down to Gorakshep, and trek towards Pheriche. Next day, leaving Pheriche, you shall reach to Namche Bazar. From there, you shall make to Lukla. At Lukla, you shall part away with your guide and proters and catch a flight to Kathmandu. This completes your EBC trek.
Is it difficult to do the Everest base camp trekking?
Making to the base camp of Everest doesn’t involve any kind of technical climbing. You shall trek through dense forest, pass several villages, cross rivers, walk through moraines, etc. This sure require quite moderate level of body fitness. You aren’t required to have any extra ordinary body fitness to complete this trek successfully. However, do ensure that you don’t have any kind of problems with your body that might can directly hamper your trekking, especially, in knee and ankle areas. Everest trekking
requires you to have a body endurance capacity that can endure long duration of walking over the rugged landscape in the hilly and Himalaya region for some days continuously.
The major difficulty while making to the base camp are altitude sickness, strong wind, and unstable weather. No matter how many times you have been to the Everest base camp, everybody is prone to altitude sickness. Your body needs to adapt with the high altitude that contains less amount of oxygen in the air. For which you need to have sufficient time for rest and acclimatization during your trek. Throughout the Everest trekking
, ensure that you trek slow, rest frequently, and adhere to personal and food hygiene. Drink plenty of clean water. Staying hydrated is very much important during your trekking.
Best time for Everest base camp trek
March to May and September to November are considered the best time for doing any trek in Nepal, including hiking to the Everest base camp. During March to May, the lower region is quite warm, and the high altitude areas are just amazing to trek during. On the flip side, the lower region is amazing to trek during September to November, and the high altitude areas aren’t too cold during day; the night and morning can be really cold.
The Trek to Everest base camp
isn’t impossible during the winter, however, trekking can be full of miseries. There can be heavy snowfall, and hurricane force wind that really might check your capacity. Despite these challenges during the winter time, the weather is so bright and clear during the day time that you shall not get to enjoy such views during any other month of the year.
How to trek?
Lots of people love trekking solo, or hiring the porters and guides personally. The best way to do this trek is trekking via a domestic trekking agency. Avoid international trekking agency, as they only increase your cost. The best part of choosing a domestic trekking agency is that you shall not have to be worried about how to manage your food and accommodation. The trekking agency shall manage your permits, the guide and required number of porters, your food and accommodation throughout the trek.
Mountain Hiking & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. is a leading trekking agency in Nepal that has been taking trekkers from across the world to Everest base camp trekking
since its establishment. We are a group of dedicated, organized, proactive, and dynamic professionals working to ensure that our valued customer can make most out of the trek. For any kind of trek, or query about our service, feel free to contact us