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How Difficult Is The Everest Base Camp Trek

Base Camp Trek

As well, Everest Base Camp is located in the Solukhumbu district, which is also known as the Khumbu region. So, The Everest Base Camp treks start from the Lukla airport, one of the world’s dangerous flights. In Nepal, out of 10 UNESCO sites, Sagarmatha National Park also covers 1148 km area.

Everest base camp trek begins from the low altitude to high altitude, so there is a high chance to face altitude sickness, and you need to hike uphill and downhill, which makes it difficult otherwise, this trek isn’t challenging. Thus, it will be great if you had lots of hiking capacity.

How Long Does It Take To Trek In Everest Base Camp

Mainly, there are several places, i.e., Jiri, Salleri, and Phaplu, from where you can begin your trek, but this place takes a long time, and you need to hike uphill and downhill too. If you want to trek from Kathmandu, it takes 12 days to complete these treks, including two acclimatization rest days. You are stepping towards the high altitude with walking 5 to 6 hours, so acclimatization is most necessary during this trek. Similarly, if you want to avoid trekking lots in a day, then you can also add some additional days in your itinerary routine.

Do I Need Climbing Experiences Or Any Training For Everest Base Camp Trek

Typically, this trek doesn’t need climbing experiences or any training, but if you have any experiences, then it will be very beneficial in your trekking routes; otherwise, it isn’t necessary. But you need to trek around 5 to 6 hours per day, so you must have the walking capacity and physical fitness. Due to the high altitude, you can’t get proper oxygen and an increased chance to face altitude sickness so, and you need to walk slowly with lots of rest and drink plenty of water, which helps make body hydrated and keep your body warm.

How Dangerous To Trek In Everest Base Camp

Firstly, suppose you’re planning for some activity. In that case, you need to research that place and collect some ideas about safety and security and be well prepared. Then you can’t face any difficulty during any activity. Everest Base The camp trek isn’t too dangerous, but you need to hire a properly trained guide, guiding confidently. It would be exceptional if you were a danger with a porter that may be a person or animal. A porter’s works are to carry the load, and if you meet them in the narrow space, then loads can push, so you need to careful with porters.

Everest Base Camp Trek Daily Distance And Elevation

Everest, the base camp trek, begins from Lukla, which is 130 km on average. This trek can be completed in 12 days, including two days’ acclimatization. Mainly, you can get detail in the itinerary routine.

DAY1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

This is your first day in your trek, and you need to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, so it takes around 35 minutes to land and excursions towards the Phakding. During this trek, you should have Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entry tickets found at the end of Lukla. After hiking a few hours along with the Chheplung, Thadokoshi, and Ghat, then you will arrive at Phakding and spend your first night.

DAY2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

So, You need to wake up early in the morning and ascend your trek towards Namche Bazaar. It would be best if you crossed some bridge, then you will arrive at Monjo, where you’ll have lunch and issue a Sagarmatha National Park permit, which is very much essential in this trek. Again, trek ahead for few hours. Then, you need to cross the highest bridge of the Everest region, continue your trail through the pine forest, and reach a beautiful valley called Namche Bazaar.

DAY3: Rest day at Namche Bazaar and acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel

On the third day, you will explore the Namche valley, take breakfast, and then hike towards the Everest view hotel. After walking for around 2 hours, you will arrive at Syangboche, where you can see the views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Lhotse along with others snow Capture Mountain then descends towards Namche Bazaar and spend your night.

DAY4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

While trekking towards Tengboche, you will find the easy and straightforward trekking routes and also get experience to enjoy the natural beauty. You will travel around 2 hrs, then you will arrive at Kyangjuma, then you will see the Gokyo Lake trekking routes, but you need to follow the riverside, then you will come to Phunkitenga and take lunch. Again, continue the same trails, and the tracks go through the pine forest. Then after a few hours, you will arrive at Tengboche. The important attraction of this place is to explore the Buddhist Monastery after 3 pm only.

DAY5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

Well, After having breakfast at the hotel, you will continue your treks towards Dingboche. During the trial, you will see the beautiful views of the mountain along with the green forest. You need to trek for some hours, and then you will arrive at Pangboche and follow the same routes you need to cross Somare village. Again, ascend the trekking routes you will reach Dingboche.

DAY6: Acclimatization for a rest day and hike to Nangar _ Tsang hill

Mainly, to avoid altitude sickness, you need to take proper rest. Today, you will hike towards Tsang hill, which is above 5000 m high, and enjoy the views for some time, then descend to Dingboche and take lunch. During the hike, you can also get the opportunity to see the world’s 5th highest mountain, which is located in the Makalu Barun region.

DAY7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

You are trekking from lower altitude to higher altitude, and today you will reach at 4910 m altitude. There is a big chance of facing altitude sickness, so you must be careful to prevent altitude sickness. You will arrive at Thukla after hiking around 4 hours and take lunch then again follow the same routes to Thukla top where you can explore the views of mountains and the memory of death climber. Continue the trekking routes. After some hours, you will reach Lobuche and spend your seventh night.

DAY8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Base Camp

Today is your special day; you will reach your destination, but you need to hike lots of hours. After having breakfast at Lobuche, you will start your trek early in the morning to get base camp. During the tour, you will pass a small Glacier to arrive at Gorakshep and have lunch and continue the trekking routes then. You will reach your destination and spend some minutes to explore the views of the Base camp then back towards Gorakshep.

DAY9: Hike to Kalapathar and trek back to Pheriche

Kalapathar is also known as a black rock where you enjoy the close views of the mountain with stunning Mt. Everest. Kalapathar is one of the coldest and windy places, so you will have warm clothes to make your body friendly. After enjoying some minutes in Kalapathar, you will go back to Gorakshep and again trek downhill to reach Pheriche.

DAY10: Trek to Namche Bazaar

It will be excellent if you continue your trek very early in the morning because it takes lots of hours to reach Namche Bazaar from Pheriche. The trekking routes aren’t tricky as you are trekking towards the lower altitude so you can’t face altitude sickness, so you need to hike lots of time. During the trek, you need hike uphill from Phunki Tenga towards Tengboche and Sanasa then. After walking some hours, you will reach Namche Bazaar and take a rest.

DAY11: Trek to Lukla

This is your last day in your trek, and you need to visit around 7 hours to arrive at Lukla. From, Namche Bazaar your trail goes towards Phakding and takes lunch as well as takes some rest. Again, descend towards Lukla through some valley and forest trail. You will arrive at Lukla after walking around 4 hours then spent your night.

DAY12: Fly back to Kathmandu

From Lukla, you will take an early flight back to the Kathmandu, which takes nearly 30 min to arrive at the domestic airport then drive back to the guest house then celebrate as successful trip and spend your day at Kathmandu, or you can also take an international flight and back to your country. 

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