1. Where is Everest Base Camp?
Everest Base Camp is in the Solukhumbu district of the country of the Himalayas, Nepal. It is within the Everest region.
2. What is the height of Everest’s Base Camp?
Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) is at an altitude of 5380m or 17600ft above sea level.
3. How long does it take to reach the EBC?
The total Everest Base Camp Trek Distance is 62 Kilometers or 38.58 miles. It will take 7 to 8 days to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC) and 3-4 days to return to Lukla. Each day you will be walking less than 8-10 Kilometers, the high your trek, your speed of walking will get slower. Normally, the trek to EBC is slower because of the high altitude and possibility of AMS; you will need to adjust to the new altitudes. It is suggested to have some spare days in Kathmandu and start the trek right after the day of your arrival because of flight cancellations due to unfavorable weather conditions.
It is wise to follow a 12-Day standard EBC Trekking itinerary (To and From Lukla) to avoid AMS and have a smooth trekking experience.
4. What is the shortest itinerary for Everest Base Camp?
The shortest itinerary for Everest is Everest base camp for 12 days if you are willing to trek during the whole trip. But that’s not what you think, you can use a helicopter flight too. You can have a close-eye view of the region and step foot in the base camp in just 4 hours of flight by helicopter. You can also trek along to Gorakshep and catch the helicopter flight from Gorakshep and get peregrine sight and return back directly to Lukla (or Kathmandu).
5. Do I have a luxury option for Everest base camp?
The word luxury itself means comfort and everyone wants to enjoy a comfortable journey. For Everest base camp trekking, we have a package named ‘Everest base camp luxury lodge trek’ which provides overall best food and accommodation facilities. in this kind of trekking, you can enjoy the natural majestic environment with full pleasure. For more detailed information, you can check our package Everest base camp luxury lodge trek.
6. Which is the best season for Everest Base Camp Trek?
If summiting is the main concern, then the months of March to May and Mid of September to November would be nice, but we can expect pleasant weather until the end of December due to global warming. It is then that the weather is sunny and clear with dry hiking paths.
On the other hand, if greenery and lush flora are what excites you, monsoon, or the months of June, July and August is your time. Be warned though that the trails are slippery with sludge and most dangerously, infested with leeches.
The pure white beauty of a snowy mountain mesmerizes one and all. But this magnificence comes at a heavy cost. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp in a harsh winter with sub-zero temperatures and a high possibility of blizzards is an extremely difficult task. But if you do decide to undertake the journey for snow, then plan it during November, December, and January.
Regulus Nepal suggests that since this is a high-altitude trek spring (March to May) Autumn (September to November) and as well as December is definitely the ideal time to complete this trek successfully and smoothly.
7. Which permits are required for the trek?
Trekkers going to Everest Base Camp need two documents for the trip. The first is the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and the other is the permit for the Everest region. Both are issued by the Government with regards to Trekking Agencies.
8. What to pack for the Everest Base Camp trek?
Pack for the trek depending on which month or season you are opting for. Winter treks will demand heavy woolens, gloves, down jacket, wind and rain protectors, snow hiking boots, and other kinds of Winter trekking gear.
Summer/Spring will need a range of clothes like light woolens, heavy woolens, woolen caps/ beanies, hiking tops/t-shirts, hiking shorts/leggings, and a sunhat to shield yourself from the sun.
Irrespective of which season you are traveling, make sure to carry important documents like passport, identification proof, and required permits. If you have registered with Himalayan Trekkers, we will look after the concerned permits and passes.
Other than the documents, some cash, basic medicines, sunscreen, lip balm, toilet paper, sanitizer, and sunglasses, preferably polarized one is mandatory. Female trekkers should also keep sanitary napkins handy.
9. Can I cancel the trip if I book it once?
Yes, you can cancel the trip that you have booked once but there are certain conditions. Some are mentioned below:
If you cancel the trip in 60 days remaining for the trip, your full amount will be refunded.
If you cancel the trip in the 30 days remaining for the trip, 30% of the full amount will the refunded
But if you cancel at the interval of 1 week or less, your invested money will not be refunded at all.
10. Do I need to hire a guide, porter, or both or guide cum porter?
The guide shows you the way whereas the porter carries your heavy lodges. Hiring both may cost you higher. So, it is better to hire a guide cum porter. Because with him/her you can enjoy the trek efficiently and your cost will also be minimal. S/he will show you the path as well as aid you in carrying your heavy stuff.
11. How can I join the Everest base camp trek is a group joining?
Everest base camp trekking can be done both individually and in a group. For a group trek, you first need to make a group. You can make your own group from your country involving your friends, family, relatives and other known people, and inform us about that so that we will be able to give you services according to that. But if you cannot form a whole group then, you can simply contact us and we will place you in a group of others.
12. Is travel Insurance required for the EBC trek?
Regulus Nepal would say that travel insurance is an absolute necessity when trekking to Everest Base Camp. This is the world’s highest mountain in question so better be prepared for any kind of emergency like trekking accidents, natural calamities, or any other type of medical emergency that may require you to be transported to cities or get treated by hospitals.
13. What should I do if I get sick in the middle of the trek?
The major health issue that can occur is altitude sickness. To avoid this problem, you have to drink lots of water. You should carry an effective medicine called Diamox and have it immediately after the attack. We will provide guides and helpers who are experienced and trained to take different kinds of precautions and safety measures in this kind of situation. If your condition becomes severe, you will be taken 300m downward from your current position. From there, you can trek again in substitute time according to the rate of your body recovery.
14. How is the drinking Water and Its facilities on Everest Base Camp Trek?
While you are trekking at a high altitude your body should be Hydrated and Energetic. Normally trekkers need to drink 3-4 Liters of water in a day depending on their body. drinking enough water can reduce the risk of High altitude sickness. Some locals drink water directly from the tap, but we don't recommend trekkers to drink water directly from a stream or tap you can purify tap water by using purification tablets or life straws. Travelers can buy mineral water in the bottle from trekking lodges, safe drinking water you can reveal it from Tea House or you can buy boiled water.
15. What are the weight limits for Lukla Flight and Porter?
Kathmandu Lukla flight trekkers are allowed to carry 10 kg bags whereas the weight of 5 kg a handbag. In case, of extra weight trekkers have to pay the extra payment for airlines. Moreover, Porters carry maximum carriers of weight about 20 kg for 2 trekkers, so we suggest to our clients to pack necessary items only, The unnecessary items can leave in Kathmandu Hotel or Office
16. What about ATM & money exchange?
There is a good banking system in Nepal along with some branches of international banks in Kathmandu and major cities. The unit of the Nepalese currency is calculated in Rupee. In Kathmandu, trekkers can easily find authorized money exchange counters & agents. Although in high altitude trek then there is no banking & money exchange system are available. ATM is available only in Namche bank are available. But above Namche, there are no banks or ATMs for money exchange.
17. Is there any facility for hot shower & Laundry Services in EBC Trek?
Most of the trekking lodges provide hot showers but a few lodges do laundry services mainly at a lower altitude
18. What gears and clothes do I need for Everest Base Camp Trek (Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek) ?
Clothing items- Caps/Hat, Warm hats (Banie), jackets(Down, fleece jacket, Water Proof), shirts, Thermal Set( Base Layer), t-shirts, trousers/Hiking Pants (warm & waterproof), Neck Gaiter, Gloves (Inner & Insulated), Towel, Undergarments
Bag packs and Bags – Day Pack, at least you have a 45-50 liters backpack or Duffel bag that can put your necessary items
Footwear- Trekking Shoes, sandals, sucks (Warm) at list 4 pairs, Gaiters (for Winter)
Sleeping Bags- sleeping bags at least -15 to -20 for winter, Sleeping bag liner
Electronics items- Camera, Headlamp or touche with batteries, portable charger( Power Bank)
Accessories - Eye wears (Sun Glass), Trekking Poles, Water Bottle (Hydration Bladder), Crampons/ microspikes (For Winter only)