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Everest Base Camp Trekking General Information

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trekking general information provide all information of the EBC trek. It is one of the best trekking in the world. walking through the world highest terrain in the Khumbu valley is the memory of lifetime. Following the footstep of Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgey, playing hide and seek with yak and yeti. Sitting close to the world highest mountain is joyful that can create the best moment in life.
Mount Everest is Located in the north eastern part of Nepal bordering with Tibet China. Surrounded by bunch of world highest mountain and itself the tallest mountain. The easiest and convenient way to reach Everest region is taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small town where there is a small airfield. Most of the people who goes to Everest they use flight to Lukla and fly back from Lukla which is the easiest and the most convenient way to reach Everest Khumbu region.
Below here we have discussion about frequently asked question related to Everest Base Camp Trek.

How high is Everest Base Camp ?
Everest Base Camp itself is 5365M but during Everest Base Camp trek we mostly visit the place called Kalaatthar which is 5545M so, mostly Kalapatthar is the highest elevation during Everest trek. The last place before Everest base camp where we sleep overnight is called Gorakshep that is 5160M so, Gorakshep is the highest place where we sleep overnight.

How many kilometer I have to walk during Everest Base Camp trek ?

During Everest Base Camp trek we have to walk a lot. Even in the rest day we do acclimatization hike to higher elevation so roughly we walk around 160KM during the trek.
How much does it cost to do Everest Trek?

For regular Everest Base Camp trekking with Himalayan Smile Treks will cost you around 1000 U S Dollar. We have two different kinds of package Gold & Silver. If you go with Gold it will be more convenient and easy.

Gold Price costs 1295 USD and the inclusion with Gold price are given below.
• Accommodations in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
• All meals and accommodation during the trek.
• Guide and Porter during the trek.
• Salary and insurance for guide and porter.
• Two way flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
• All trekking permit

And the silver price inclusion given below.
• Two way flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
• Guide & Porter during trekking
• All trekking permit
• Accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek

Below we have discussion about frequently asked question related to Everest Base Camp Trek

What kind of facilities we can get in tea house ?

The lodge available in mountain they are called tea house. They used to have dinning with fire, neat and clean room for sleeping, toilet and shower and they prepares food for trekkers. They used to have few pages menu with some western, Nepali, Indian & Chinese food so, we have plenty of choice for food.
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How is the climate throughout the year ?

Everest region gets four season Summer, winter, Autumn and spring. For Everest trekking autumn (Sep,Oct,Nov) is the best season and spring(Mar,Apr,May) is the second best season. Nepal gets plenty of rain during Monsoon that is in summer season(Jun,July,Aug) so this time we have to avoid trekking because we don’t have good visibility it used to be cloudy most of the time, possibility of landslide, wet and greasy trail makes harder to walk. And then we are talking about winter season why we should avoid Everest in the winter season? Because in the Everest trek most of the trail is above 3500M and its use to be snowy and icy. The days are shorter and the nights are longer then longer night use to be very chilly the temperature in the last place we going to sleep close to base camp can go easily around (-20).

How is the temperature of Everest Base Camp in Mar/Apr/May?

Early march can be bit chilly cold during Everest trek after that it gets warmer. In high elevation like Gorkshep5160M, Lobouche4900M where we have to sleep can go below zero during the night and during the sunny day it used to be around 200 C. During April and May it’s not that chilly and not that warm. During the sunny day it’s pretty warm and the minimum temperature in the night could be around freezing level.

Is it possible to see the Mt Everest from base camp ?

For sure this is the mostly asked question about Everest trek. We can see Mt Everest from base camp but it doesn’t look that good. It looks like an old man in the middle of beautiful ladies. For the best Everest view we have to climb Kalapatthar 5545M.

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Kalapatthar 5545 m short information

Kalapatthar is a view point to see Mt Everest and the surrounding mountain all around. Not only the mountain we do have excellent view of Khumbu glacier( 32Km long glacier stretched from Khumbu icefall to Thokla4650M) from Kalapatthar. We cannot see perfect Everest view from Base camp so we must have to climb Kalpatthar. From Gorakshep5160M it takes 3hrs to reach the top of Kalapatthar. The way to to Kalapatthar is difficult somehow because its already high elevation so it takes time to make the step uphill. It is highly recommend that while climbing in high altitude we should take slow pace and have to listen to our body.

List of Mountain that we can see from Kalapatthar.
Mt Everest 8848M
Nuptse 7864M
Khumbutse 6639M
Lingtren 6713M
Pumo Ri 7165M
Changri 6027M
Lobuche West 6135M
Amadablam 6856M
Kangtega 6783M
Thamserku 6618M