How to get to Everest base camp

  • Silu Pandey
  • Last Updated on Aug 28, 2023

In order to see the views of the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest, you do not need to be a professional mountaineer. So, please go through the article below to get ideas to enter the Everest region. 
Mt. Everest has been alluring lots of adventure seekers since it has been popular as the highest mountain in the universe. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa reached on top of Mt. Everest for the first time in the world and created the world's history. 

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Nowadays, getting into the Everest base camp from Nepal is very easy. Mount Everest is located in the northern part of Nepal. 
Mount Everest is called "Sagarmatha" in the Nepali language while it means 'Chomolungma' in the Tibetan language. On the other hand, this mountain is known as Mount Everest. The Royal Geographical Society gave this name.
Actually, the Mount Everest South Base Camp is located in Nepal whereas the North Base Camp lies in Tibet. To get to the Everest base camp in Nepal, most trekkers prefer to fly to Lukla from Kathmandu. However, there is another walking way to enter the Everest region i.e. from Jiri.
Reaching the Hillary Airport, at Lukla means getting the victory over the battle. Because of the changes in visibility and high winds, there may be a chance of getting the flight delayed or canceled. Once you reach Lukla, there will not be any barriers to canceling the trip.
You will walk for about three to six miles a day and take rest to make your body properly acclimatized day by day. Namche Bazaar is the best place for spending an acclimatization day. There are large numbers of hotels and lodges, full of facilities for enjoying the trek.
Because of the disappearance of some of the solo trekkers, from this year (2023), the Nepal government has implemented the new rule that every foreign trekker must hire at least one guide compulsorily. However, there is an option for getting into Lukla independently and hiring a guide and porter yourself. And hiring the trekking staff from Lukla costs less than from Kathmandu because you do need not to pay the flight costs for them. It enhances local tourism in Nepal. 
However, joining the trekking activities in Nepal through the trekking companies would be the safest way. Because these companies offer and arrange everything like airport transfers, insured guides, insured porters, round flight fares, accommodation in Kathmandu and in the mountains, Trekking Permits, and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS). These companies are registered in the Tourism Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN).
The designed itinerary for the Everest base camp trek in Nepal is below;

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding
Day 03: Namche Bazaar trek from Phakding
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar
Dy 06: Tengboche to Dingboche Trek
Day 07: Rest Day at Dingboche
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche
Day 09: Trek to EBC from Gorak Shep and hike to Everest Base Camp
Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep and trek back to Pheriche
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar trek
Day 12: Namche to Lukla Flight
Day 13: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure

Silu Pandey

Silu Pandey