Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is an epitome of all trekking journey. It takes trekkers to an abode of world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Therefore, the trip is on the travel bucket list of people across the globe. Book it. Nepal Hiking Himalaya ensures great memories at an affordable rate.
The journey never fails to satisfy your travel hunger. Moreover, it provides best moments. You can share the events done at foothill of World’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest for generations to come. Sherpa villages, mountains, rivers and forests make this walking trip diverse. Therefore, spending on this trek is never a waste. Come, join us and experience mountain wilderness.
EBC Trek Route Overview
Trekkers fly to Lukla. It is an amazing as well as thrilling experience to fly on this route. Landing at world’s most extreme airport is the starting event of Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days. All crew members are assembled at Lukla. First day comprises of Lukla flight and short hike to Phakding or Manjo. Trail is easy. Altitude gain is not much.
Second day of the trekking is towards famous town of Khumbu, the Namche Bazaar. There are 4 suspension bridges over Dudhkoshi River. Trail is okay. Uphill walking is only after trekkers cross the Hillary Bridge. This day is important. Trekkers enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The first sight of Mt. Everest is seen on this day. On a clear weather, you get glimpse of Everest from a place which is about 25 minutes before Namche.
Third Day is all about acclimatization. You need to do all acclimatization activities sincerely. It ensures the success of the trip.
Everest Base Camp Trek Acclimatization
The short climbing to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung Village are the typical acclimatization climbing exercises. Idea is to hike higher and rest at low altitude. Relish the best view of mountains on this day. Mt. Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Thamserku, Tabuche etc. are seen during acclimatization hike. Visit the famous Sherpa Village, Khumjung as well. Understand the locals’ lifestyle too. These locals are true mountaineers, the Sherpa.
From here up to Everest Base Camp, trekkers have to trek through unique places. Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep are major villages. However, Lobuche and Gorakshep don’t have human settlement but lodges only. Dingboche is next destination where second acclimatization takes place. Hikers hike Nagarshan Hill or hike to Chhukung Valley.
Beyond Dingboche, trekkers need to be very careful. Air thins and altitude rises. Therefore, for successful trek, hikers need to heed guide’s instructions. Everest Base Camp (5364 m) is the place to be. Leave your footprints. Capture pictures. Make memorable memories. Hikers return to Lukla following the same trail. Additional activity is the hiking of Kalapathar (5545 m) for sunrise.
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days will undoubtedly surpass all your expectations of Himalayas.
Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days Booking
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- Lap of world’s tallest Mountain
- Deity of all trekking routes of Nepal
- Sherpa Culture and traditions
- Khumbu Region excursion
7 reasons to do Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal
1. Base Camp of Mt. Everest
Final destination on this trek is the base camp of Mt. Everest. The mountain is legend in itself. Every year thousands of people reach the summit. However, everyone couldn’t afford or summit the top. It doesn’t mean that people don’t want to leave footprints on its foothill. Everest Base Camp Trek is basically the trek to reach base camp. At an altitude of 5364 m, base camp is perfect place to understand the grandeur of Mt. Everest.
2. Over 2 Dozen of Mountains
During Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers get chance to get the vista of over 2 dozen mountains. It includes 3 top ten mountains of the world as well. Major mountains seen on this trail are – Lhotse, Choyou & Everest (Top 10 Mountains), Amadablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Lobuche, Island, Pumori, Cholatse, Tabuche, Kusum Kangaru etc.
3. Sherpa Villages on Everest Base Camp Trek
Sherpa is an ethnic community of Nepal. These people live in the northern Himalayan belt of Nepal. Major trait of these people are that they are expert climbers. There are many legends about the intrepidity of these people in the field of Mountaineering.
Get to know the daily lives of these people. Explore their villages. Everest Base Camp Trek is the best way to understand about these people. During the trek, trekkers can visit various Sherpa villages. Major villages on the trail are Khumjung, Khunde, Phortse, Pangboche and Dingboche. These places have large population of Sherpa people.
4. Rivers & Suspension Bridges
Rivers originated from glaciers are in abundance throughout the trail. Trekkers have to cross these rivers in many places. Interesting way of crossing these rivers is via suspension bridge. These kind of bridges are typical in Nepal. Crossing the river using suspension bridge is an adventure in itself. There are more than half a dozen suspension bridges on the trail. Major highlight is the Twin Bridge also known as Hillary bridge at the foothill of Namche Bazaar.
5. Sagarmatha National Park
Among national parks across the globe, Sagarmatha National Park is the highest altitude park. It is home of unlimited flora and fauna. Listed under the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the park is an iconic place to understand the wildlife and vegetation of high altitude place.
Remember that Everest Base Camp Trek trail is inside this park. Trekkers get chance to experience three types of vegetation. They are temperate deciduous forests, alpine forests and tundra vegetation.
6. Lukla Airport
First course of action during the Everest Base Camp Trek is flight to Lukla. After the opening of the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, it has it’s own identity. Across the globe, the airport is known as the most extreme airport. The terrain of runway, surrounding geographical complexities, unpredictable weather and high altitude make this airport one of the most extreme. Therefore, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is surely the must to collect memory once in a lifetime.
7. Trail of Superlatives
Trekking route of Everest Base Camp Trek consists of many superlative things and places. You can experience the following superlative things during the trekking:
- Tallest Mountain of the world – Mt. Everest (8848.86 m)
- Highest Place for Sunset/Sunrise without Mountaineering – Kalapathar (5545 m)
- World’s Highest Situated Hotel – Everest View Hotel
- Monastery Located at the highest altitude – Tengboche Monastery
- Modern Town at the highest altitude – Namche Bazaar
- World’s first Twin Suspension Bridge – Hillary Bridge\
- Most Extreme Airport of the World – The Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla
- Highest altitude National Park of the world – Sagarmatha National Park
Besides these reasons, EBC Trek has numerous other reasons to trek on. As a trekking guide, I assure you that Everest Base Camp Trek will never fail to quench your thirst of mountain wilderness. Try at least once. Everest and Mountains are calling.
Altitude Sickness in Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
Trekkers reach up to 5545 m during the trek. The journey starts at 1300 m. It is Kathmandu. They will have to travel into the thin air beyond 3000 m. Additionally, altitude sickness takes place after 2600 m for some. However, general altitude risky place is beyond 3000 m from sea level. It is highly likely that altitude sickness takes place during the trek. Therefore, you need to take precautionary measures.
Follow the following guidelines in order to avoid altitude sickness:
5 Smart Ways to Avoid Altitude Sickness during Nepal Trekking
These 5 smart ways to avoid altitude sickness during Nepal Trekking definitely help you prepare for successful trip.
- Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Greasy Food
It is wise to avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and greasy food before and during the trip. Travelers travel for fun. Therefore, drinking alcohol seems to be normal. However, Nepal’s high mountains are not suited for such fun food habits. These drinks don’t hydrate us.
Consumption of alcohol decreases our chances of being adjusted at the higher elevation.
2. Drink plenty of Water/Fluids and Carbohydrate
Drinking water and eating carbs are the best way to avoid high altitude sickness. High altitude areas of Nepal have low humidity. Moreover, air is dry. You need to drink water more than you used to. Avoid fatty food instead eat more carbs. Carbohydrate requires less oxygen to get digested than fats.
3. Acclimatization Rest Days
Add at least one day as an acclimatization rest day. For some trekking trails two acclimatization breaks are needed. For example, Everest Base Camp Trek requires two breaks. Basic idea of acclimatization is to adjust your body to the surrounding. You should do activities like hiking to higher elevation and resting at lower altitude.
If you walk around during the rest day you can breathe better. Your body get adjusted to the lower oxygen level and pressure. Some trekkers don’t take acclimatization break. This is very fatal. Always respect the itinerary and don’t get overconfident while trekking. Nepal’s mountainous area is very beautiful yet so callous. Trekkers have to be alert all the time and follow the precautionary instructions.
4. Gradual Ascent
Don’t rush and don’t slack. This is the great mantra to avoid altitude sickness. Walk slowly and continuously. Take water breaks. Enjoy the view.
Add 1-2 days as contingency. Don’t make plan in haste.
Prepare your body for continuous walking up to 5 – 6 hours a day.
5. Know your Body
Do thorough check up before heading to mountains. Sometimes, we overlook our body’s condition. It is wise to check whether you have some chronic lungs and heart diseases. Consult to your doctor.
As for the back up plan get the Travel Insurance. You need to get the insurance which covers your medical expenses as well as air evacuation.
These 5 smart ways to avoid altitude sickness are really helpful. At Nepal Hiking Himalaya we follow these guidelines strictly. Therefore, Nepal Trekking journey of our clients have high success rate.
Have open mind. Positive attitude also helps to avoid the altitude sickness.