Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest base camp trek starts from Lukla after flying from Kathmandu about a half an hour scenic flight in a small plane then trek to Phakding. The most attractive village Namche Bazaar is laying in the hill with a stunning view of the Himalaya. After having one extra day for the acclimatization here, the trail leads to Everest base camp via Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep before stepping to the base camp.
Kalapatthar is a hill to see the Everest Himalayan range after the base camp. To reach the top of the Kalapatthar, it takes about 2 hours and back for about 1 hour. The trek starts turning back from Gorakshep after having the great view from Kalapatthar.
Getting the guide and porter
There are hundreds of the trekking agencies in Kathmandu to organizing the trek to the Everest base camp. You may contact directly to them through the google or can trek individually. Trekking individually may be lots of pressure to organize everything in the mountain for the trekkers so it is better having guide and porter for this trek. You also can hire a guide or porter from Lukla but they usually may not informative as the guide from Kathmandu.
Lodge and Food
Everest base camp trek is a well-managed trekking trail so you don't need to worry about lodges and the foods. Lodges are with private rooms with the bathroom in or inside the building and then there is foods menu with the verity of the food items. The autumn and the spring are the best time for this trek. Still, the trekkers can do EBC trek during the winter but it is freezing cold over there. I don't recommend Everest base camp trek from June to Mid September.
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Hello Everyone! I am Rajesh Thapaliya working in The Nepalese tourism industry for more than a decade and a half as a tour leader and trekking/ tour operator. I have been to most of the Nepalese Himalayan base camps and historical heritage sites. I write my Nepal travel experience and love photography.
Hello Everyone! I am Rajesh Thapaliya working in the Nepalese tourism industry for more than a decade and a half as a tour leader and trekking/ tour operator. I have been to most of the Nepalese Himal..