Everest Base Camp is one of the most sought and desired treks in the world. You shall be following the footprints of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa all the way to the bottom of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. You shall be trekking via the villages inhabited by Sherpas, passing several monasteries, stupas, Gompa, and making through dense forest full with rhododendrons. No any other trek offers you this complete blend of adventure, scenic beauties of landscapes, and colourful culture. There are several treks featuring the Everest Base Camp such as, the Everest Base Camp trek, Everest Luxury Lodge Trek, Everest Three Pass Trek, etc. However, there are some other treks that features the view of Mt. Everest but doesn’t take you to the Everest Base Camp, such as the Everest View Trek, etc.
Below, we’ve covered some of the top recommendations for beginners to trek to the Everest Base Camp:
1. When to trek?
March to May, and September to November are considered the best time to do any trek in Nepal, including the Everest Base Camp trek. During March to May, though the low altitude areas are moderately warm, the high altitude areas remain fine. However, during September to November, the low altitude areas are quite pleasing to trek, and the high altitude areas aren’t too cold; the evening and the morning can be quite cold. Though the views are very clear during the peak-winter season, trekking during this season can be quite miserable.
2. Physical fitness
This trek doesn’t require you to have any athletic body fitness. However, few prior trekking experiences shall always put you on advantages. In this scenario, your body might be familiar to adapt in the high altitude areas that are short in oxygen content. It is suggested to do some exercises before the trek, if you are the beginner level of trekker. Most of the treks in Nepal, don’t require you to have any extraordinary level of fitness. There are some very popular long treks, and some best short treks in Nepal. Gokyo Valley trek is another popular trek in the Everest region.
3. Which trekking agency to choose?
For any trek in Nepal, choosing any international trekking agency isn’t recommended. These international agencies have to establish coordination with Nepalese tours and trekking agencies, which increases your cost of trek. Thus, it is always suggested to opt for an established trekking agency from Nepal. Remarkable Adventure Treks Pvt. Ltd. is a leading trekking agency in Nepal that has been taking lots of trekkers from around the world to several trekking destinations in Nepal successfully.
4. Stay hydrated
Unlike living in your usual place, you lose lot of water via sweating during the trek. The higher you go, the quicker you dehydrate. This can be balanced only by drinking lots of water. Ensure that the water you drink is clean and purified. You might not want to drink the water stored at plastic tanks throughout the teahouses. Carrying few water purification tabs or drops is essential. Carry a convenient water bottle so that the thrill of trekking doesn’t get interrupted while you stop at several places just to sip water.
5. Get proper gear
Don’t overload with unnecessary items like gas stoves, pans, iPads, etc. Though what is necessary and what is not depends upon your purpose of trekking, you might not surely love to overweigh your porter with all those unnecessary items. This on the other hand, increases the payment made to the porter. Ensure that your rucksack doesn’t weight more than 10 kg. Also ensure that you are familiar with the trekking boots, and are light weight and comfortable to walk on. Carry a fleece jacket, thermal underwear, and down jacket. Keep 2-3 T-shirts, a couple of long pants made up of synthetic fabrics.
6. Carry the treats you love
In the high altitude areas, not everybody feels like eating something. In such a case, having few bars of chocolate or candies, or Pringles, or anything you love is quite fulfilling. Another reason for carrying such treats is that buying these items can be pretty costly in the high altitude areas, and it is always good to have some in your backpack than to inquire at the teahouse and accept the high charge. You can buy these treats either at Kathmandu, or at Namche Bazar.
7. If encountered with yaks, move towards the mountain side
Yaks, donkeys, and porters are only the means to take goods at high altitude areas. There is high likelihood that you would encounter with these during your trek. When you do encounter, you are recommended to move towards the mountain side; otherwise you might get knocked off by these exhausted animals.
8. Avoid the sun
If you do not put on sunglass, you might be the victim of Snow Blindness. Also, it is suggested that you bring two pairs of sunglasses. Don’t forget to carry sunscreen with your first aid kit. If you are worried about the quality of the sunglasses you might get in Nepal, you can bring them from your home.
Remarkable Adventure Treks Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer travel and trekking agency of Nepal, that has been successfully taking several trekkers from around the world to several treks, such as Gokyo Valley Trek, Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, etc. With us, rest assured about the journey you make in Nepal, we always attempt to ensure that you get most out of any trek in Nepal. For more information about any trek, or our services, feel free to contact us; we shall be privileged to help you.