The trek to Everest base camp packages starts on your arrival at Kathmandu airport by picks you up by private vehicle. One of represents of trekking agency come airport to receive you and transfer to your hotel. Before your arrival, the trekking company had arranged all needed documents for the Everest base camp trek. After refreshment, you may do some shopping for the trekking like some needed trekking gears. By the suitable time (mostly evening), you’re trekking guide meets you for introduction and at the same time, you can ask questions to your guide if you have any.The guide will come to picks you up at your hotel the day of next early morning around 5 am or so on. It depends on your flight time of Lukla. The most time flight would take off for Lukla at 06:15 am as a first flight. You should be at the airport for reporting an hour before the flight time. Keep in mind that the baggage should not more than 15kg with your handbag, excess baggage charge should be paid by clients self. The Lukla flight duration is approximately 35 minutes. Flight depends on your early or late booking confirmation. There will be waiting for your porter after few minutes walking reach to the hotel where you can have light breakfast then starts the trek to Everest Basecamp.
What’s it like trekking to Everest Base Camp?
The Everest Base Camp Trek would be one of the most unforgettable achievements of the lifetime. All the days are going by walking about 5 to 6 hours with breathtaking scenery of the landscape with mountains, Sherpa culture, Buddhist Temples (Monasteries, called Gumba). There will be visiting museums along the way and five colorful Buddhist prayer flags with the meaning of 5 elements and prayer wheels as well as stupas around. During the trek to Everest base camp entire route visiting different kinds of people from around the world and make a chatting with them especially in evening time of dinner. The food is quite delicious and hygienic, the dining hall will be keeping warm by fire after getting dark. The environment will be multiple because of natural beauty with the Nepalese hospitality with the fascinating culture.
When should I make the trek?
Everest Base Camp Trekking seasons starts from March to May and September to December. It gets hot in May during the day. It is just before the monsoon season. This is why Nepal Kailash Trekking Company suggested being prepared for possible rain protect. December temperatures will be the below minus 0 degrees but the days are beautiful and warm while walking. During the trekking in winter in Everest region or Nepal Himalaya also prepared with warms clothing especially mornings and evenings.
How to be prepared for the trek?
Your preparation would be very helpful for the Everest Base Camp trekking. This is why do not be lazy doing some activities like walking at least an hour a day with hill climbing if possible around you. You may also cycle, swimming or some physical exercise at home. You can also keep walking instead of the used elevator. The most useful keep walking up and down hills.
What should I take for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Pack lightly — Considering a big load to your porter, pack light things that heavy. As mentioned above 15 kg weight allow you in the domestic flight to/from Lukla. The Himalayan gets cold anytime above 2500 meters above sea level, you must pack a down jacket, thermal underwear, a fleece jacket, water/windproof jacket (Gore-Tex). However more take a pair of long pant (trousers), a pair of the T-Shirt (Synthetic fabrics but not cotton because of gets wet after the sweat. Also a towel, light and comfort trekking boot, open sandal for evening and morning, a pair of a trekking pole, gloves, good sun creams, lip guard, Sunglasses, sunhat, woolen hat and scarf, headlamp. Travel size toiletries which you use in daily life, also take tissues and wipes are very useful when you cannot shower in any caused. A good sleeping bag which rated to -20°C/0°F anther hand you can get a blanket at your lodge as well. You can also buy the things in Lukla or Namche also but which is more expensive than Kathmandu.
The first aid kit should be including medication for diarrhea, antibiotics for a chest or sinus infection, and adhesive bandages for blisters. Take with you two Liters water bottles with water purification tablets is reliable. We, Nepal Kailash Trekking Company suggest more environmentally Himalayan Ecological Trekking friendly than buying bottled water from lodges or tea shops along the way to Everest Base Camp.
How to be healthy and safe on the trek?
No hurry, take your time. Altitude sickness can affect anybody even he/she had been climbed Mt. Everest. The acclimatization days are set for the region at Namche and Dingboche, usually. Keep in feelings the symptoms of altitude sickness; it includes headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, breathlessness, and loss of appetite. Carry with you a supply of the medication Diamox for treatment. The most important thing does not hide your disease or symptoms of the AMS from your guide, keep sharing daily feelings.
Much better to be vegetarian – As tempting as meats item, it is not vegetable be aware that all meat is carried up there by local porters from below Lukla because of not allow to killing rules in Sagarmatha National Park. Dal Bhat power, 24 hours! The best and safest way to keep you, healthiest option is to eat lentil soup with rice (Dal Bhat). Dal Bhat is made fresh daily and is a great source of protein and energy. You can eat all veg meals instead of meat item like vegetable MOMO Veg. Noodle soup, boiled potatoes. Take with you some energy dry food as well like nuts, snacks. Do not put off your clothing even you feel hot; just keep safe it by protecting harsh sunburn.
Do I need a guide?
According to the government of Nepal rules, it is still possible to trek without guide and porter except some restricted (under control by the government) like Upper Mustang, Nar Phu, Manaslu Circuit, Dolpo, and Kanchenjunga. Our trekking tours packages cover hiring a guide or porter which has many advantages. But Just hiring a guide $20 or more a day and Porter $ 15 or more a day. It depends on the season, region, and their capacity as well as experienced. It is kindly helpful that you’re giving someone a valuable job and in turn, you will get a chance about the local culture and society with current activities around as well as in the country. You will also no worry to arrange accommodation which will be managed by your guide as well as weather conditions advantage.