Why is the Everest Base Camp so popular for trek? Why should I take 15 Days Everest Base Camp trek?
An incredible high mountain of the Khumbu Valley overshadows the famous trek route that leads to the Everest base camp Trek region. It is fondly revered as Sagarmatha by the local Nepalese locals. The iconic summit of Everest sits at an astonishing altitude of 8,848.86 meters (29,029 feet). This means that trekking to the base camp by no means is a simple feat.
The 15 Days Everest Base Camp trek journey adventure takes us back into time. Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first to scale the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Since then, hundreds of travellers and adventure junkies visit Nepal every year to catch a glimpse of the Himalayas and set an indelible mark in the history books. This exemplary route is penned by many as "the road to heaven," every curve that you come across in the trail is a story of photogenic beauty and class.
15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 2022, 2023 - Explore the Everest Base Camp the legends way "world high peaks with interesting names Peak XV, Sagarmatha, Chomolungma and Third Pole"
The 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking trail path is an adventurous poetic tale of beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, and foothills. The seduction of a trek to Everest base camp is too hard to resist. Since ages it has been a plethora for adventure activities for travellers all around the world. It is known to the world for its splendid ups and downs that stretches consistently throughout the 65 to a good 70 mile trek.
The good thing is that we will be hiking with light day packs en-route supporting the local communities. This trek is for active adventure seekers ready to defy all the odds and not afraid to be there despite the odd difficulties. Moreover our knowledgeable trekking staff will bring you close to local cultures before introducing you to the top of the world.
Trekking Planner Nepal has a highly decorated prolonged history with this region of Nepal. We have been running treks and expeditions since 2000 and started our own company based in Kathmandu. Rest assured that you will always be in good hands with excellent travel advice. Besides that tips on weather conditions what to expect how and where comes naturally to us. We also provide the trekking permits prior to your trekking journey in Nepal.
Where the Everest Base Camp Trek does actually starts from?
The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trekking trail journey is not an ordinary tour but a historical journey of a lifetime. This absorbing delightful trekking is a tale of rugged Himalayan trails, embellished snow-capped peaks, snowy glaciers, and Sherpa heritage. It introduces you to some of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu.
Above all, you get to witness the traditional lifestyle of the Sherpas and enjoy their warm hospitality. The Everest Base Camp trekking journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.A brisk 40-minute thrilling adventure flight passing through the Himalayan landscapes, and the mighty mountain ranges is a delight.
Once you make a touch down at Lukla's renowned Tenzing-Hillary Airport, you will take the trekking trail that leads you towards the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Moving on you will be walking past several Sherpa villages, including Phakding, Benkar, and Jorsalle.
After crossing all these villages you will finally arrive at the bustling mountain city of Namche Bazaar. To regain our energy back after a long walk we acclimatizing at Namche. The following morning we continue through to the pine forest that leads us to Tengboche. The tiny hamlet of Tengboche has one of Khumbu’s largest monasteries. The village of Tengboche also offers a stunning view of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Nuptse.
Further next you continue your trek to Dingboche, walking past several villages, mani walls, and chortens. Dingboche is another point where we make an ideal stop over after Namche Bazaar. Next we head towards Lobuche. From here the trail becomes a bit drier, and the mountains start to appear very close as we tread and pass through to the ancient stone-walled villages. It is here where we will find adorned stone shrines built in the memory of the dead climbers who had lost their lives.
As you continue walking you will come across the moraine of Khumbu Glacier towards Gorak Shep. From this very remember as rocky terrains of Gorak Shep, you’ll get the first glance of the Everest Base Camp. Early next morning, is meant for hiking up to the Kala Patthar. This iconic viewpoint at 5545 meters gives you the 360-degree panorama of the high Himalayas. These are Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse and so on.
The surrounding peaks are extraordinary as wherever you look you will be bedazzled by each of its chemistry in tune with nature. After spending quality time here we leave Kalapatthar and retrace the rugged route back to Lukla. This marks the end of our legendary 15 Days Everest Base Camp trekking up into the sublime mountains. Come join Trekking Planner Nepal and be a part of this splendid journey. It’s a chance of a lifetime to witness different colours of Himalayas up close like nowhere else in the world.
How difficult or easy is the Everest Base Camp trekking? Is it the right trek for me?
Everest Base Camp trekking is a trek for avid adventure seekers. It is not an easy task, but not difficult either. The 15-day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for novice trekkers who possess sound health with average physical fitness. If you are able to walk up and down carrying some weight on your back then it won't pose any kind of challenges as such. However the key to its success depends upon how good you execute your plans backed by your instinctive drive. If you are not under any prolonged medication or suffer from serious illnesses then you need not worry. In such a case this trek will not only be rewarding but turn out to be the best experience in your life. If you are looking for a bigger challenge or an adrenaline bound adventure then we have multiple thrilling adventures in store of you. We have the off the beaten 21 Days Everest Three pass trekking. For time bound trekkers Swift Everest Base Camp Trekking 13 days would be the one to go for.
What kind of food do I get to eat during the Everest Base Camp Trek?
You need not worry about your food while trekking to the Everest Base Camp trek with us. We provide a variety of eating opportunities on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be included with prior notice.
Besides that we also take special care about the kind of meals that we serve. As trekking in the Himalayas requires energy hence in our meals we include super foods. This ensures and at all times keeps you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. In breakfast, you get to eat bread, eggs, porridge, cereals like muesli and corn flakes, pan cake, hash browns, fries, chapattis etc. During Lunch and dinner your diet includes some vegetables (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, soup, momo etc. Nepali staple diet “Daal Bhaat” and pickles is very common and can be found everywhere. You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon honey etc. In some places, you can also find simple dessert menu that include apple pie, chocolate roll, custard and pudding to have a go at.
Where do we sleep during the 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek? What is the accommodation like?
Accommodation is always an area of concern and one of the most important things that you need to consider while trekking. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will find numerous teahouses, lodges and hotels that provide accommodation facilities. Basically, you'll find twin-basis type of accommodation on the Everest Base Camp trekking trail. Most single rooms offer twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. Besides that the beds contain pillow and sheets. Generally all tea houses provide blanket as it will be freezing at night. As you will be heading to one of the most remote places so the importance and know how about accommodation is extremely vital.
Which are the best months to visit the Everest Base Camp?
Generally there are two distinct types of trekking seasons in the Himalayas. The first is during the spring months of (February, March, April and May). These are the months when the weather starts to get pleasant and the ice starts to melt away and the days become longer. The average temperature ranges between 7 degrees Celsius to -12 degrees. This makes it a favourable month for trekking.
The autumn months of (late September, October, November and December) are equally great for trekking. The autumn season sets in generally from mid-September. The crisp air and bright blue skies along with a clear view of the towering mountains make the scene more alluring while trekking. The average temperature ranges from -10 degrees Celsius to 17 degrees Celsius.
It is possible to make the journey in January and early September though it’s not frequented by trekkers in numbers. Ideally the best months starts from March, that spans across till late October and November. However it is always advisable to have extra days in hands. As the weather is unpredictable and their might be weather delays halting your trek forcibly.