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Things to know before you trek to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp trek itself is a challenging adventure trip to all trekkers who dream for Mount Everest and its foothills. Among the top treks in Nepal, trekking to Everest base camp is popular and most visited destination. The legend sherpa people, culture, villages, monasteries, mountains and the beautiful lakes are the highlights of Everest base camp trekking. Moreover flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the scariest experience.

Well, if you are planning for Everest base camp trekking and looking for the right information, we are writing here some tips so that you get ease on planning your trip. Before departing for the Everest Base camp trek to Nepal, have a glance on our tips and things to know.

Frequently asked questions about Everest Base Camp Trek
Where is Everest Base Camp?
Everest base camp lies in Khumbu region (northern-eastern part of Nepal)

How long does it take to complete the trip?
Generally it takes 14-16 days to complete the Everest Base Camp trek. Mountain Sherpa Treks and Expedition has 17 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu package for Everest Base Camp Trekking. This itinerary can be customized as per your interest. Feel free to contact our trip organizer for your customized itinerary.

How high is Everest Base Camp? What is the maximum elevation or altitude do I reach?
Everest base camp elevation is 5364m from sea level. But you will be hiking to at an altitude of 5545m at Kalapatthar which is the viewpoint for Mount Everest and other eight thousander Himalayan peaks.

What documents do I need for trekking to Everest Base Camp?
You need to have TIMS (trekker information management system) card and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit for trekking. TIMS card costs US$10 per person if you are trekking via Mountain Sherpa Treks and Expedition and Sagarmatha National park entry fee costs US$33 per person.


What types of accommodation are available during the trekking?
There are numerous teahouses available for sleeping, eating with the good facilities of internet access, hot shower, battery chargers (somewhere it may cost extra for these services).

What is the best time for trekking to Everest Base camp? How about trekking in winter and monsoon season?
Like other treks, autumn from September to November and Spring from March to May are the best months for trekking to Everest Base camp but you can still trek during the winter and monsoon also with the special trekking gears and good guide.

How to get in Lukla?
You may have two options for getting in to Lukla; either by plane or by walking. If you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, it takes about 40 minutes to reach or if you walk from jiri, it may take extra 4-5 days. Decision is yours how to trek to Everest Base camp. There are regular flights from Kathmandu to Lukla during the peak seasons and in off-season, fight may cancel or delay depending upon the weather of that region.


How much doest it cost to trek Everest Base Camp?
Depending upon the group size, cost may differ. You can contact our travel expert for the cost.

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