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Three months ago we were contacted by one client from New-Zealand. Thomas Taylor mailed us and showed interest for Everest Base Camp Trekking. At that time we exchanged few emails. He told us that he had done more than 25 trekking in different parts of world. Furthermore, he also stated that he was in Nepal before 5 years ago in short vacation time for his honeymoon tour.
His messages were very interesting talking as if he is native of Nepal. I asked how you got these much of information on Nepal and trekking in Nepal. Then, things became interesting after that question.
Our email get deal with that question and he elaborated like this.
“I have read a lot of blog articles about Everest Base Camp trekking and the difficulty level. Also, I have watched videos from different websites on Everest Base camp trekking. As I am planning to go for Everest Base Camp Trekking, I want to ask about Everest Base Camp trek difficulty level.”
When he illustrated all things, I knew that he had been doing a lot of research. So, the obvious thing was, he behaved little frantic and even more eager as he was planning for his next trip.That proves, he has thought Everest base Camp trek a challenging trekking destination.
At that moment, I decided to share what our team trekking leader thinks about Everest base Camp trekking Difficulty level. The real experience from our guide Suman Lama, an experienced campaigner and the man who will be guiding him in the Base camp trip, and his information would sooth his fear. So, I turned to him and he started sharing his trip knowledge. Which is valuable to answer the question how difficult is Everest Base Camp trekking?
Everest Base Camp trek difficulty Level:-
Weather and Temperature:
A short flight of 30 minutes from Tribhuvan airport (Only one international airport in Nepal), Kathmandu to Lukla is a commencing point of our Everest Base Camp trek. Infact, Lukla airport itself is one of the dangerous airport in world being a short runway with mountains surrounding by the airport.
The approximate height of the Lukla Airport is 2820m. The wavering weather is one of the most challenging thing, which makes the Everest region trekking a difficult trekking destination.
The walking trek starts from Lukla toward Namche Bazaar (3440m). Every hour you walk, you are heading higher. So, the upgrading height with quivering temperature is the thing to consider. The temperature can go down from 25 degrees to -20 degrees in Everest Base Camp trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is another thundering effect in Everest base Camp trek.
Being well prepared for extreme temperature, seek proper medical advice, full utilization of acclimatization days is a way to tackle the difficulty level of Everest Base Camp trek.
Point of Relief:
Oximeter is taken to check oxygen level, heart rate twice a day. First aid kid will be carried.
Length and Height:
As we head from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3867m),then to Dingboche(4365), notice that the route is getting higher up. From there we will be walking Lobuche(4890m), and then moving to Everest Base Camp at height of(5365m), descending to Gorakshep(5180m).The maximum height of Everest Base Camp is 5643m at Kalapatthar, the amazing viewpoint for Mount Everest(you may read: Where is mount Everest located?).
The total trip length is massive 130 km (both ways). climbing up and downs in rocks, mountains in miserable condition is what one can expect. An average of 10 km walk per day even takes you 13 days minimum without taking rest. Hence, running out of fuel while walking in higher mountain areas is point to think about Everest Base trekking difficulty level.
Make used to long walks, hike. Thus, build your strength, take proper training, proper diets.
Point of relief:
Your heavy bags will be carried by our porters. So, that’s a good news for everyone.
Accommodation and Diet:
Similarly, Accommodation and Diet is another thing to discuss during your travel to Everest base Camp. Higher up the altitude, the accommodation and diet, you will be getting is not going to be protein rich.
Illustrating further, the cost goes up according to height. Most popular Nepali cuisine rice, lentil and curry (Daal, Bhat, Tarkari) is what you get are famous. Sometimes, fried potatoes are also available. Above that, drinking water can be bought.
Expecting nice lodge with heating system in higher mountains will be just a dream. A sheet, pillow, pillow case with blanket will clarify the accommodation details with bed of wooden coat. Moreover, don’t expect clean toilet as they will be shared one. So, accommodations available are called Tea Houses.
Improper foods and diets will be cause of food poisoning. Therefore, sticking with plan is best for health.
Adjusting and understanding the situation is best for trekking in Nepal.
Point of relief:
Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) with fruits every day after dinner will be available.In accordance, best available diets and accommodation will be arranged.
Services included which will be helpful to tackle the difficulty level of Everest Base Camp trek…
Three night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well trained, Government License holder guide.
Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment.
Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
Use of sleeping bag,down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles(if you don’t have your own,need to return after trip completed).
Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
Everest base camp trek map.
Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (For Acute Mountain Sickness). So this will ensure you, trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
Assistant guide group size above 6 + person.
Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $30 USD for 15 days Visa.
Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
Your Personal Expenses.
All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
Excess baggage more than 15 kg for Lukla flight.
Facts of Everest Base Camp trek….
Every year around 30000 people go for Everest Base Camp trek. (Information from Nepal Tourism Board).
The maximum altitude of Everest Base Camp trek is 5643m.
Last available Tea-house for Everest Base Camp trek is in Gorakshep.
Total cost depends upon the services and total days of trek planned by individual companies.
If weather is propitious then more than 20 flights take place in Lukla Airport.
Normally one day acclimatization day at Namche is included in package.
More than 80% trekkers complete Everest Base Camp Trek.
Age group of 25-50 are the most who visit Everest Base Camp(read: Is Everest Base Camp worth visiting?).
With all these detail information from our side to Thomas Taylor was enough to get him out of confusion. So, he decided to book with us for Everest Base Camp trekking in spring season.
At last, if anyone has no experience of trekking in Nepal, mostly Everest Base Camp and wants to try for the first time, no need to think more. Eco Holidays Nepal has got such a commanding team even the most difficult trek like Everest Three High Passes can be done with ease. Thus, team combination matters in these kind of treks to make a successful trekking in Nepal. Well planned itinerary, valuable information before hand of trip, acclimatization day, slow but balanced hiking will be key to ward of trekking difficulty level.
Is the Everest Base Camp trek Difficult ?
The Everest Base Camp trek difficulty level depends on the type of travelers. For the experienced one, they find Everest Base Camp trek moderate, while tyro travelers themselves rate this trek difficult.
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