Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

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 an altitude of 5364m from the sea level. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed Mt. Everest in 1953 AD. For most trekking lovers and climbers, it is a dream achievement to reach the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar in Nepal.

The best season to trek to Everest is spring and autumn. During this high season, more than 10000 trekkers trek Everest Base Camp. You can reach the base camp either by helicopter or by trekking because there is no available road from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.

Normally Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions operate a week EBC Trek. Depending on your interests, fitness level, and acclimatization day, you can choose Mission Himalaya Treks 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.

Kala Patthar is a 360-degree panoramic Himalayan viewpoint -also a sunrise and sunset viewpoint of Mt. Everest and other Gauri Shankar Himalayan ranges. The world’s 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 travel there. So, travelers can choose EBC treks and Everest Helicopter tours.

Please do not panic, the journey is affordable because the trek does not need climbing techniques. It is a moderate trekking expedition. A person with basic trekking skills and a young person a thin person or a fat person also can complete this trek. Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires some mandatory permits as well.

Trekking trail in Everest Region
Trekking trail in the Everest Region

Difficulties faced by Everest Base Camp Trekkers:

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.

1. Flight ticket Difficulty and delay and cancel the flight difficulty of Everest Treks:

Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu- only one international airport in Nepal itself is very small 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 during the takeoff and landing period so flight delay is normal in Nepal. Because of the weather also the flight can be canceled and delayed.

For the Everest base camp classic trek of 14 days, you must take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.  So the weather in Lukla can change suddenly and flight delays and cancel easily. For the next day’s flight, the priority is for the trekkers who bought the ticket for the 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 flights 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 the food is quite different than the city restaurants. For 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 their feedback.

Normally the Meat at a high altitude is not fresh because they bring the meat from Kathmandu by flight and are carried from Lukla by porters in the daytime when 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 between when you are 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 makes it difficult to get a room. Like Lobuche and Gorakshep sometimes difficult to have your room.

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

Do not expect too much clean accommodation and bedsheets. At high altitudes, it’s difficult to wash and dry bed sheets and blankets. Low altitudes 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 is easy to go without a guide and porter. But in between, they feel sick and very tired, and 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 starting their trek from Kathmandu or Lukla.

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

The guide not only guides you in difficulties 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 a 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 find it 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 the high elevation Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions 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 time on leisure and stay in a hotel only. We suggest you hike at high altitudes and sleep at lower altitudes. In Namche, you can hike to Everest View Hotel, Khumjung Monastery, Hillary School, Khumde village and hospital, and back to Namche. In Dingboche hiking to Nangsarkang Peak and back to the hotel or hiking to Chukung and back to the hotel makes you better sleep.

Before going on 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 savior and companion in trekking. They will even take care of you if you feel sick on a trip. So treat the guide as a friend, not as a servant.

6. Length Difficulty:

Normally the flight to Lukla (the trekking starting point to Everest Base Camp) is around 65 kilometers 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 like not a long-distance trek in 12 days with 24 kilometers to go and back in total but because of the high altitude, it will be longer some days. Going uphill trek slowly and coming back rapidly more kilometers 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 hours before the trek. At least a month will be better.

The trekkers who can trek 6 to 8 hours a day can trek Everest Base Camp. Aerobic exercises like Jogging, Rowing, and Swimming a good suggestions. However, we do not suggest trying a high-level gym to make your legs heavier.

8. Equipment Difficulty:

People think that a hike in Everest base camp is also similar hike to other places so they pack 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 altitudes so Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you bring a very good quality sleeping bag(-10 to -20 degrees) and a Down jacket same cold adaptation, Good waterproof hiking boots gloves, a trekking pole, Socks pants, and a Hat.

Please bring a good sun cream SPF 50+ and sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunburn and snow reflection of light. Other trekking gear and raincoats are normal and also fine to trek Everest base camp. For winter season trekking you can bring some hand-warm packs and foot-warm packs for your safe and secure trek.

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