FAQ Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 2021-07-05
  • by Amrit Chhetri

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The Everest Base Camp Trek FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section gives the trekkers/hikers detailed information about Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. In addition, we have designed this Everest Base Camp Trek FAQ Blog to answer all kinds of questions about the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Let's start the Frequently Asked Question and answer about Everest Base Camp Trek:

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Trekking in the mountain is challenging rather than a city tour. While trekking to Everest Base Camp, trekkers hike nine days walking in the mountain and per day 15 KM-20 KM. Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate-level trekking in Nepal. With proper training and an experienced guide, it would be safest, comfortable, and joyful for your Everest Base Camp Trek. We suggest to all trekkers to book Everest Base Camp Trek through a local experienced trekking company because they know the exact situation of the Himalayas.

We suggest drinking plenty of water while trekking in the Himalayas like Everest Base Camp Trek.

How many hours a day do you walk/hike in Everest Base Camp Trek?

In Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers /hikers have to hike /trek 4-6 hours per day 10 KM- 20 KM per day.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Route

Day01: Arrival.

Day02: Kathmandu to Lukla flight. Trek to Phakding.

Day03: Trek to Namche Bazaar.

Day04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

Day05: Trek to Tengboche.

Day06: Trek to Dingboche.

Day07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche.

Day08: Trek to Lobuche.

Day09: Hike to Everest Base Camp and trek back to Gorak Shep.

Day10: Early hike Kala Pattar for sunrise views of Everest to Gorak Shep to Pheriche.

Day12: Trek to Monjo village.

Day13: Trek to Lukla.

Day14: Fly to Kathmandu.

Day15: Departure.

For more day-to-day detailed information about Everest Base Camp Trek, please visit Everest Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary.

Is Everest Base Camp Trek very steep/plain?

The Everest Base Camp Trek is not all parts steeply and plain.

What type of Shoes/boots need Everest Base Camp Trek?

Before buying trekking boots for Trekking in Nepal, we have some suggestions.

Read some more reviews about trekking boots/shoes.

Types of boots (we are recommending to the models of the shoes such as Low Cut Boot, Mid cut Boot, and Backpacking Boots or Full Boots)

Fit and sizing.

Best Hiking Boots for Trekking in Nepal

  • La Sportiva Trango
  • Salomon Quest 4D
  • Zamberlan 996 Vioz GTX
  • Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX
  • Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
  • Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GTX
  • Keen Targhee II
  • Merrell Moab 2 Mid

Do we need any special training for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Training for Everest Base Camp Trek depended on your physical condition. For trekking in Everest Base Camp, trekkers did not need specialized training because it's not an expedition, so it's only hiking until Everest Base Camp. For more information about Training Tips Everest Base Camp Trek, please check this page also: https://www.himalayanasiatreks.com/blog/training-tips-for-everest-base-camp-trek.

Is it necessary to acclimatized in different places in Everest Base Camp Trek?

Acclimatization is to adjust your body with your high altitudes, such as lower oxygen levels and decreasing air pressure. To avoid High Altitude Cerebral Oedema (HACE), High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema (HAPE) related high altitude problem; trekkers need to do acclimatization in different places in Everest Base Camp Trek-like Namche Bazar & Dinbonche.

What happens in case of an emergency in Everest Base Camp Trek?

As a Trekking Planner in Nepal, we always suggest booking Everest Base Camp Trek with a local trekking company in Nepal. Nepal Trekking Company provides local guides and porters. Check here for Emergency in Everest Base Camp Trek

What is the accommodation in Everest Base Trek?

The Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek is generally Tea house/lodge. Teahouse or lodge trek is famous trekking in Nepal. Staying in a motel or teahouse makes you feel the local experience also. Most tea houses on the lower altitude offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, a western toilet facility, wifi, and a hot shower. Some tea houses are mainly at the higher altitudes, offer fundamental kinds of services. There are some luxurious hotels in Everest Base Camp Trek, but the cost is quite expensive compare with lodge/teahouses.

In most teahouses, there is a single room where you found twin beds. Some rooms are attached, and some space is nonattached with a bathroom/toilet.

What is the food like on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Trekking means walking in the mountain and Himalayas, so it's a remote area.

Where can I have a shower in Everest Base Camp Trek?

Generally, trekkers have to pay for a hot shower $1-$3 in Everest Base Camp Trek.

Where can I charge my phone and Camera in Everest Base Camp Trek?

Charging phones and Cameras also trekkers, have to pay $2-$3 per hour.

Where is wifi available?

In most places, hikers get the facility of wifi free & paid. For example, if you buy a sim card in Nepal, you can get a data pack and use wifi in Everest Base Camp Trek.

When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best time to do a trek in Nepal is Feb- May, and Sep to Nov. 

February – May

The spring months are presumably the most mainstream in the locale all in all. You may be trapped in an intermittent snow shower if you get the finish of the colder time of year season, yet the climate ought to be generally steady and dry – ideal for traveling and high height climbing.

The ideal climate includes some significant downfalls as the courses during this time will be at their busiest. In addition, most Everest highest points happen during these months, so you will probably run over numerous climbers, summiteers, and their help teams!

The area is also the most energetic during this season, with many of the courses flanked by blooming rhododendrons.

September – November

Sunny mornings are typical for this mainstream journeying period. Albeit colder days (and colder evenings) are not out of the ordinary, this is a little cost to pay for the brilliant vistas and ideal perspectives on the district's tops. The odd blizzard has been known to hit the area during this time, making sure to pack effectively!

During this time, a special reward of traveling is the alternative to pick some other, less notable courses in the space that offer stunning perspectives, however, without the buzzing about the more mainstream methods. The Gokyo Lakes Trek to the Everest Base Camp is an ideal model.

December – January

 The days will be more limited, and there is significantly more snow; along with these lines, courses that include crossing huge passes like the three passes journey usually are shut.

The climate will be genuinely steady and dry, which means it is conceivable to travel the excellent route to Everest Base Camp in these months.

Expect temperatures as cold as - 30°C around evening time higher up the course, making sure to bring the right stuff.

If the virus doesn't trouble you and you need to keep away from the groups, journeying as of now might be perfect for you. Why not consider a Christmas Everest Base Camp Trek a bubbly option compared to the more familiar Christmas exercises?

June – August

The rainstorm season is going all out during this season as the warm, dampness-loaded water from the Indian Ocean causes quick storms. As a result, the courses will, in general, be vacant with just high-elevation stalwarts overcoming the downpours.

Elusive path leeches and the absence of mountain see by all accounts adequate in off-putting most adventurers from visiting.

A couple of territories, called downpour shadows, give excellent traveling conditions in any event during the storm months. The Annapurna Circuit is a simple illustration of one of these downpour secured regions.

Do I get to stay overnight at Everest Base Camp Trek?

In Everest Base Camp Trek, hikers/trekkers do not stay overnight at Everest Base Camp. Instead, while trekkers are doing Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers reach Everest Base Camp and take some snaps for memories and back to Gorakshep.

What is the average size of the group in Everest Base Camp Trek?

Generally, Everest Base Camp Trek's group size is a minimum of 01 people and a maximum of 16 people in one group.

What will be the refund policy in Everest Base Camp Trek? 

Himalayan Asia Treks offers a deposit policy that allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any, however, after the trip. However, certain cancelation charges apply if you wish to cancel your booked trekking packages (Everest Base Camp Trek). Would you please visit our booking terms and conditions for detailed information?

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