About Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking is an all-time Himalayan Classic. This trek fulfills the dream of trekkers who want to experience the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest (8848m). Mount Everest is claimed to be one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and to witness its captivating charm, Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect journey.
One of the major highlight of this trek is reaching Everest Base Camp itself as while reaching this point, you will have already accomplished something great and then you will look with awe at the mountaineers who are setting out on the Everest Expedition to the summit far above. Another fascinating highlight is the nearby peak of Kala Patthar, 5545m, from where you can see the summit of Mount Everest. Due to the structure of Everest, you cannot actually see the summit from its Base Camp. Besides the unequalled view of the summit of Mount Everest, you will see Lhotse, 8516 m, Nuptse, 7855m, the south face of Pumori, 7161 m, as well as the cascading Khumbu Glacier below. You'll see these mighty peaks from many vantage points throughout this trek.
The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek begins from Lukla, only a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu. The trail winds along the Dudh Koshi River, Nepali for ‘Milk River’. Bright prayer flags are strung from high places all along the trail which climbs gradually upwards through beautiful rhododendron and magnolia forests. Besides the awesome natural scenery, we take time to acquaint ourselves with the local culture: Buddhist monasteries, trails lined with Mani stones and quaint Sherpa villages give us an insight into Himalayan life. As we climb higher the temperature drops; by the time we reach the pastures of Lobuche, you’ll be walking in an icy wilderness and on frozen rivers.
Our itinerary is carefully designed to allow rest days for acclimatization. This is the best way to avoid altitude complications as well as a chance to explore the local surroundings and enjoy the magnificent views. From the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar, and Dingbuche village, you can look up at the spectacular peak of Ama Dablam. The dramatic views of the giant peaks in the Khumbu region change every day as you trek along the Classic Everest Base Camp trail. When you complete the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will feel proud of what you have accomplished and marvel at all the incredible things you have witnessed!!
Ready to challenge yourself with an interesting climb of a 6000m peak? We organize exciting adventure climbs of Island Peak 6189m and Lobuche East Peak 6119m as an add on climb to any of the Everest region treks. We recommend our guests to do the Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek or Khumbu Three High Passes Trek before attempting for either Island Peak or Lobuche East Peak.
The best seasons for doing Everest Base Camp Trekking are from September to November (Autumn) and from March to May (Spring). These months are known for sunny and warm weather and stable and outstanding mountain views. The summer months from June to August are also beautiful, but the trek can be affected by the monsoon rains. Winter season : December to February, can be a great period for trekking to Everest Base Camp with good preparations for cold and weather.