Everest Base Camp (EBC), approximately at the elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 ft) is the initiation of the giant and beautiful Mount Everest. Among the two standardized base camps on either side of the Everest, South base camp in Nepal is the all-time favorite of the Mountaineers and trekkers. A bit of fun, adventure, thrill, challenges and the glimpse of the Mount Everest, EBC has it all. This popular tourists’ destination is covered by all most every social media. Articles, blogs are scattered on Google and numerous videos on YouTube. But why to explore it through camera lenses. Get inspired and witness the mesmerizing beauty.
The route to succeed EBC
First of all, you need to land in Kathmandu, Nepal. Then a short flight to Lukla. Up to this was a cool part, now the crazy one. From Lukla climb upwards to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. It will take around 2 days to reach the village which is the central hub of the area. It is better to allow a day of rest for acclimatization. Then after trekking for another 2 days, you will be at Dingboche, 4410 meters (14,470 ft) . A day rest for further acclimatization. Now a final 2 days trek will take you to EBC via Gorakshep, 5140m meters (16,863 ft).
Some major concerns
Transportation is the subject of major concern in every visit and flights are on the top of it. Lukla airport in Nepal is considered to be the most difficult in the world and probably, yes. But don’t be so anxious about it. Your safety is our top priority. The years of experience of the airlines and the pilots are really trustworthy. The thousands of safe landing has proven their ability. The modern communication technology has made it safer.
Important buying and network
When it comes to trekking in remote areas something that immediately clicks in your mind is shops. You need to buy some important trekking stuff. Don’t worry, shops to buy trekking gears are available at Namche Bazar. Not only that the mobile and telephone networks are also accessible there.
You might be curious that what kind of food you will be eating during the EBC trek. Well, your curiosity ends with satisfying and tasty foods. You will get to taste authentic Nepali and Sherpa cuisines. Some shots of western and Chinese food are also available. You will be served with fresh and hygienic food. All in all, you don’t have to compromise on quality.
We don’t promise you a luxury hotel. But yes, the hotels are comfortable, relaxing and good for a stay. It will be surprising to you that some hotels even offer free wifi.
Acute mountain sickness is common in high altitude and health issues are unknown. Don’t worry. We will be all set for the necessary prevention and immediate care. (To better prevent in such a situation for you, we have extra acclimatization days in trekking above from Namche to EBC ). In case of emergency conditions air transfer facility by Helicopter transfer service to urban areas is also available in Everest region in a short time call for the immediate rescue.
Specialties of the trekking
- The bird’s eyes view during the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- A relaxing time with a sip of tea in one of the stopovers from among the abundance of tea houses in the route from Lukla to Namche Bazaar
- The glimpse of Sagarmatha National Park
- Dudh Koshi, the river at the highest elevation of Nepal and thrilling point of the suspension bridge
- Observe the legendary Sherpa culture as the best part of acclimatization, visit Thame, Khumjung, and Khunde, the Sherpa’s villages
- Spectacular views of Thamserku Kangtega and Ama Dablam mountains along with the giant Lhoste and Mount Everest dominating the skyline ahead
- Famous Tengboche Monastery with an unrivaled backdrop of Mt Ama Dablam
- Witness Nepal’s largest Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall, the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to Everest summit
- Enjoy the vantage point of Kala Patthar
Eventually, trek to EBC is visiting the base of Mount Everest. The one who stands out all the demands of the EBC trekking could plan to summit this amazing peak. And for rest of us, who lacks the readiness and perhaps the bravado, trek to EBC is the best option. EBC is the promising destination and serves you with the tranquil environment. Lastly, your decision to go on an EBC trek will discover a beauteous journey of your lifetime.