Everest Base Camp Everything you need  to know

Everest Base Camp: Everything you need  to know

Ascending your tread on the legendary foothills below the mighty Everest has captivated many tourists with its breathtaking views of the master peaks.  Its trailblazing routes & the landscapes would be a lifetime adventurous hiking experience that you would love to chant even in your 80s. As Everest has been added to the map, thousands have sacrificed their lives in their own attempts to kiss the summit. In such jeopardy plight, hike to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal, still equally portentous.

What’s so beautiful about EBC?

“What makes it so amazing? Is it only its landscape that makes millions to ascend up”, was what stroke my mind earlier. But no, spellbind landscape is the only faction while the sheer pleasure of walking past colorful prayer wheels of monasteries and museums appearing fortuitously in the way and swing bridges straight out of an Indiana Jones movie makes the journey improbably amazing.

When to trek?

From mid-September to November, autumn in Nepal is said to be appropriate for the trek. But no time could be better than March to May, the blooming spring when lush of red and pink Rhododendron enhances the beauty of your trek. During September to December when the temperature is below zero and snow is divulging and thick the trek is amazing and challenging.

Though June to August when the path is difficult due to the monsoon, fits for a keen botanist, it’s not suggested for the travelers.

Not fit for a hike?

No real problem-people with average fitness can do this trek. “Slow and steady” makes the trip triumphant and mirthful. But take a month or so for some practice before you actually depart for the trek- hour of walk in a nearby hill or couple of an hour walk in the nearby garden each day.

Packing the bags for Everest:

Pack lightly- aim for less than 15kg.  A fleece jacket, down jacket and thermal underwear; two pairs of long pants, three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton), and another warm jumper or light fleece go best. Lightly broken-in boots, trekking socks, and also sneakers or sandals make the hike possible. Don’t forget- raincoat, gloves, woolen hat, sunhat, polarized sunglasses, and a good sleeping bag.

Toiletries, good sunscreen, lip balm, travel towel, and tissues are compulsory. Your first aid kit and 1L water bottles with water purification tablets make the trip safe and healthy.

Cost for EBC trek:

The travel package for EBC is available between $1000 (even slightly cheaper) to $1500.

If you choose to go on a trek up yourself, per night accommodation cost you $5 to $15 while breakfast and dinner cost between $7 to $10. This might be quite cheaper than the packages offered, but might cause you a number of dilemmas to arrange everything by yourself. But for Nepalese, its as cheaper as $20 per day for breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and accommodation as the tea house has a special package designed for Nepalese travelers.

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