Top 16 things need to know before your trek start to Everest Base Camp

Top 16 things you need to know before your  trek start to Everest Base Camp

Top 16 things you need to know before your  trek start to Everest Base Camp


Altitude: ” 8,848 meters / 29,029 ft “World’s Highest Peak on our Planet

Climber: Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa submitted first time ever in 1953 may 29

Synonyms of Everest: Sagarmatha in Nepali Language and Tibetan is known as Tsomolangma

Lukla Airport: One of the extreme adventures Airport in the World

Namche Bazar: Capital of  Khumbu region

Internet: enjoy high-speed interest in the whole trekking

UNESCO Site: EBC trekking trail consist in Natural UNESCO Heritage site

Maximum trekking altitude: Trekkers go up to 5545m, Kalapather

Mountain scenery: Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m/27758ft), Mt. Pumori (7,161m/23488ft), Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21723ft) with many other renown peaks and adjoining giant peaks including majestic Mt. Amadablam.

  1. Where is Everest?

World’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29029ft) is in North – East of Nepal. The international border in between Tibet and Nepal. Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and Tsomolangma in Tibet.Mt. Everest is in Mahalangur range of great Himalayas.

  1. Which is the best season for Everest Base Camp trekking?

Two seasons: Spring (February-April) & September-November (autumn) are the most suitable seasons to trek to Everest Base Camp. However, if you are mentally and physically strong desire to explore Everest Base Camp in other seasons. Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventure always welcome you any time of the year.

  1. Where do I stay during the EBC trek and what kinds of food possible?

Trekking can be done by two ways: one is Camping trek where your porter carries all your accommodation including your tent, mattress, sleeping bags and food items. Our cook will provide your all meals in time. On the other Hand, if you are going tea house trekking, the tea houses and lodge provide your all meals and shelter facilities. Khumbu region is well-maintained trekking region so you can get easily tea houses and lodges on the way with additional amenities.

You will get the food according to Menu System, Including Nepali, Continental and some Chinese items. All the vegetables and foods locally supplied from the local. Foods are healthy and hygienic to eat.

  1. How much does it cost to go Everest base camp trekking?

The price of Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is a company to company differing. The cost of Everest Base Camp trekking influences the following components which are: classification of accommodation, Seasons and also by your special requirement. Generally, the prices range per person from USD $1000 to USD $3000 for an average 12 days – 17 days.  Includes, all your trekking accommodation, KTM LUKLA flight tickets, guide, and porter charge.

  1. Which trekking route I follow to reach EBC?

Many trekking companies offer their clients different trekking routes to reach Everest Base Camp Trek. Himalayan Smile Treks follow the itinerary staying overnight at Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, you reach the high camp Gorakshep and Hiking EBC and Kalapather. After, you retrace your journey. You can comfortably complete this trek within 14 days.

  1. Dose travel agency provides EBC trekking insurance?

YES, Himalayan Smile insure their all staffs before they boarding to Everest Trek

  1. What are the equipment and gears needed to go EBC?

You should carry your all necessary things like clothing, daily medicine, toiletries, first aid kids, luxury things. Click this link to find the check list:

  1. What kinds of documents and permits required to EBC trek?

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit required to go EBC trek.

  1. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card)

Necessary Documents:

  • Two copy of passport size pictures
  • Personal details
  1. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • One photo
  • Personal details
  1. Is it safe to go alone EBC trek?

YES, you can go alone. But, we recommend you to go trek by the companions of a guide who will give you a lot of information about the place and people.  He/ she will be responsible for all your potential risks. With guide, The trip will have safer and fun.

  1. What types of trekking boots needed for Everest base camp?

Having high cut that wraps above the ankles for excellent support. Durable and supportive, with stiffer midsoles than lighter footwear, they must be suitable and comfortable for off- trail walking and snowing land.

Sample of Everest Base Camp Trekking Boot

Everest base camp trek trekking boots

  1. Which is the best EBC trekking company in Nepal?

In Nepal, No any particular research and association to analyze which one is the best trekking company. Around 2500 Trekking companies are registered legally in Nepal .Among them, Himalayan Smile Treks, and Adventure is one. People can reliance on . Since 2000, Operating many tour and trekking in all over Nepal. Most of the clients are satisfied with their hospitable services.

  1. Cheapest Everest base camp trekking cost?

Himalayan Smile Treks offer BEST silver price USD $990 per person for 14 days trekking. Includes all accommodation in trekking, Kathmandu – Lukla returns airfare, guide and porter remuneration, Insurance, government taxes etc.

  1. Is it possible to trek EBC in December?

YES, it’s possible to trek in December. But, you need to have the strong desire, dedication and well preparation.

  1. Is trekking to Everest base camp dangerous?

NO, it’s not dangerous. Our trekking guide will be accompanied your whole trip, concerning about your safety and security.

  1. The death rate in EBC trekking?

There is no any official statistics recorded that death during the  Everest Base Camp trek however, we would estimate that somewhere in the region of two to four people die every year, although in some years there are undoubtedly no deaths.

  1. Is altitude sickness a huge problem up until Base Camp?

If you acclimate properly, altitude sickness is not an issue. Above 3000m, your sleeping elevation gain should not increase over 300 to 500 m per night. There are many villages and teahouse along this trek so you can easily ascend only 300 to 500 m per night. You can take Diamox (Acetazolamide) to help with acclimating. Consult a physician to determine if you should take it. People that have certain medical conditions (like liver or kidney disease, allergic to sulfur drugs, etc.). There are other people that shouldn’t take this medication so consult with your doctor.