Everest base camp trek difficulty

Mission Himalaya Sep 20, 2021

Everest Base Camp trek from the South is a popular trekking destination in the world which is situated in the Khumbu region of Buddha country Nepal at the altitude of 5364mfrom the sea level. After Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Climbed Mt. Everest In 1953 AD then Most of the trekking lovers and climbers it is dream achievement to reach Everest base camp and Kalapatthar during their trek to Nepal.

Everest Month in spring and autumn high season more than 10000 trekkers trekking Everest base camp because it is the world tallest mountain. Only helicopter and trekking can reach base camp, Everest because there is no availability of road from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.

Normally Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions operate two weeks trekking packages which are traditional EBC Trek. Depends on your fitness level and acclimatization day and helicopter you can choose mission Himalaya different packages of Everest Base camp trek Like Rapid EBC Trek, Short EBC trek, normal EBC trek return by helicopter, Jiri to EBC trekking, EBC Trek via Chola pass, Everest three pass trek, Everest base camp helicopter tour no trek.

Please do not fear and panic, the journey is affordable because of the trek no need for climbing technique. It is moderate trekking without climbing expertise can do. Basic trekking level and young person to thin person fatter person also can complete this trek or child to old people can do this trek.

Everest base camp - the world's highest mountain base camp. The travelers who love hiking and trekking is the best choice destination for traveling because of the very clean atmosphere, traditional Buddhist culture, sherpa culture and tradition, a dramatic tiny airstrip flight to Lukla- the most exiting airport in the world.

Kala Patthar a 360-degree panoramic Himalayan viewpoint -also a sunrise and sunset viewpoint of Mt. Everest and other Gauri Shankar Himalayan ranges, the world highest  3- star hotel- Everest View hotel, the biggest Tyangboche monastery, Khumbu icefall, the head of the yeti in Khumjung mOnastery, Khumbu icefall and glacier, makes every year thousands of trekkers traveling there. so the travelers most chosen destination in the world is EBC treks and Everest Helicopter tour.

Before traveling you must know how difficult to trek to Everest Base Camp. There is a list of difficulties when trekkers trek to EBC. Below is the difficulty of the EBC trekking Everest base camp - the world's highest mountain base camp. The travelers who love hiking and trekking is the best choice destination for traveling.

very clean atmosphere, traditional Buddhist culture, Sherpa culture and tradition, a dramatic tiny airstrip flight to Lukla- the most exiting airport in the world.

Also, Kalapatthar a 360degree panoramic Himalayan viewpoint -also a sunrise and sunset viewpoint of Mt. Everest and other Gauri Shankar Himalayan ranges, the world highest  3- star hotel- Everest View hotel, the biggest Tyangboche monastery, Khumbu icefall, the head of the yeti in Khumjung monastery, Khumbu icefall, and glacier, makes every year thousands of trekkers traveling there.

So the travelers most chosen destination in the world Everest BC trekking and Everest Helicopter tour. Before traveling you must know how difficult to trek to Everest Base Camp. There is a list of difficulties when trekkers trek to Everest base camp. Below is the difficulty of the trek.

1, Flight ticket Difficult and delay and cancel the flight difficulty of Everest Treks:

Tribhuvan international airport Kathmandu- only one international airport in Nepal itself a very small airport and surrounded by numerous hills. Many domestic and international flight happens every day from here.

But the runway is only one so much air traffic can happen in the takeoff and landing period so flight delay is normal in Nepal. Because of the weather also the flight can be canceled and delay.

For Everest base camp classic trek 14 days you must take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.  So the weather of Lukla can change suddenly and flight delays and cancel easily. For the next day flight, first priority for the trekkers who bought the ticket for same-day and later on the other trekkers can get a flight.

Numerous flights can be canceled if one day flight will be canceled. it's very difficult to get a morning flight for solo trekkers because many travel agencies hold the ticket for morning flight so Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you book the trek through a reputed agency and take at least 1 or 2 extra days than the scheduled itinerary for your contingency.

2, Food Difficulty:

This trekking is a well-organized trekking destination in Nepal. There are choices of food in lodges and tea houses. But the taste of food quite different than the city restaurants. Some people the food will be best but some people do not like the food according to mission Himalaya treks and expeditions past experiences of trekkers and from their feedback.

Normally the Meat at a high altitude not fresh because they bring the meat from Kathmandu by flight and carried from Lukla by porters in the daytime where the temperature is very hot. Please you can order food like mushroom egg, vegetable, cheese soup is much better than meat.

And it's moderately difficult trekking. Sometimes your lunch and dinner place is far in between you hungry. Please we suggest you put some dry food and bars for the day trekking. 

3, Accommodation Difficulty:

Everest Region Trek is a well-organized trek but because of numerous travelers in the High season of trekking like March April May, September October, and November high altitude is difficult to get a room. Like Lobuche and Gorakshep sometimes difficult to have your own room.

So Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you book an organized trek with a reputed trekking agency from Nepal. In that case, experienced guide book your accommodation earlier by phone.

Do not expect too much clean accommodation and bedsheets. At high altitude, it's difficult to wash and dry bed sheets and blankets. Low altitude can find luxury hotels too. You can book our Luxury Everest trek if you like to travel luxury in Everest Base camp. And we suggest bringing your own sleeping bag and liner.

4, Guide and porter difficulty:

Some traveler thinks this trek easy to go without guide and porter. But in between they feel sick and very tired, they cannot carry their backpack. In that case, it's very difficult to get a guide and porter from between the trek so we suggest the trekkers hire a guide and porter before start your trek from Kathmandu or Lukla.

Before starting your trek you can take with your guide about your question. That makes your guide excellent enough to organize your trek or not. Then your trek will secure and safer.

The guide not only guides in difficult he helps you to take your insurance agent and your day backpack carrying help too. Porter just strong is enough he just carries your backpack and carries this until, your tea houses.

Be careful the porter and guide must be with travel agency sometimes they can cheat you and you may be losing your backpack. Please book the guide and porter from the trekking agency.  We suggest you hire a guide and porter to walk freely with your day backpack only without tiredness and stress.

5, Altitude Difficulty:

The major difficulty is altitude. Even professional trekkers and athletes also difficult to trek in high altitudes. The first-day trek after a flight from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2805m) itself a high altitude for many trekkers.

They may feel acute mountain Sickness or High altitude sickness on Everest. Because of high elevation Mission Himalaya treks and expedition suggest the trekkers at least 2 days acclimatization or rest in Namche Bazaar (3440m) and Dingboche(4410m) they give you add on oil to suggest your trek.

On acclimatization day do not waste the time for leisure and stay in a hotel only. We suggest you hike at high altitudes and sleep at lower altitudes. Like in Namche, you can hike Everest view hotel, Khumjung Monastery, and Hillary School, Khumde village and hospital, and back to Namche. In Dingboche Hike to Nangsarkang peak and back to the hotel or hike to Chukung and back to hotel make you better sleep.

Before going to high altitude Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions suggest you take a doctor's advice and consult with us and our guide. We give you acute mountain sickness symptoms, treatment, and precautions. Tell your guide every day about your condition friendly.

The guide will be your guide and friend in trekking and after sick like a godfather in trip and after the trip forever. So treat as a guide as a friend, not as a servant. Is your helper all the time on your trip 24 hours?

6, Length Difficulty:

Normally after the flight to Lukla (trekking starting point to Everest Base Camp) is around 65 kilometer in length. But it will differ according to your acclimatization day hike and sunset and sunrise hike of Kalapatthar. According to the itinerary, it looks not long-distance trek in 12 days 24 kilometers to go and back in total but because of high altitude, it will be longer some days. Going uphill trek slowly and come back rapidly more kilometer in the trek.

7, Trekkers think that only a high level of physical fitness people can finish this trek.

It is not true. The normal level of fitness trekkers who have good health conditions can trek to EBC. So no necessary athletes and marathons to succeed in this EBC trek. But Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Suggest you train and walk some hour prior to the trek at least a month will be better.

The trekkers who can trek 6 to 8 hours a day are able to trek Everest Base Camp. Aerobic exercise like Jogging, Rowing, and Swimming is a good suggestion but we do not suggest trying a high level of gyms to make your legs heavier.

8, Difficult of Equipment:

People think that a hike in Everest base camp also similar hike to other places so they packing some normal hiking gear. This cannot be enough for the Everest region. It makes your trekking difficult.

you cannot buy and rent hiking gear at high altitude so Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you bring a very good quality sleeping bag(-10 to -20 degree) and Down jacket same cold adaptation, Good waterproof hiking boats gloves, trekking pole, Socks pants, and a Hat.

Please bring a good sun cream SPF 50+ and Sunglass for protecting your eye from sunburn and snow reflection of light. Other trekking gear and raincoat normal also fine to trek Everest base camp. For winter season trekking you can bring some hand warm pack and foot warm pack for your safety and secure trek.

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