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About Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 days
Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is considered the father of all trekking routes and can be done by following different itineraries. Nowadays some trekkers prefer to walk up to base camp and return via helicopter as well. However, we have knitted the more traditional way of walking on this trail. It is the regular Lukla – Namche – Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp – Namche – Lukla route by walking.
The hiking journey starts once you have landed in the world’s most extreme airport the Tenzing Hillary Airstrip Lukla. Walk through the hamlets, green lush coniferous forests, and into the Sagarmatha National Park before achieving Namche Bazaar. The Khumbu marketplace can be reached once you have landed in Lukla after two days of spending a night at Phakding or Manjo. Acclimatization rest of one day is also done in Namche Bazaar.
Trekkers will hike around the hill up to Everest View Hotel or Khumjung/Khunde Village. The sight of mountains like Kwangde, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche and Everest make your day. Adjustment in high altitude is for successful trekking. Therefore, it is mandatory to take a break for a day in Namche Bazaar.
Trekkers then take the route of spiritual monastery hill station hamlet of Tengboche and Pangboche to reach Dingboche. The village is the largest and least densely populated town/village in the Everest Base Camp Trek route. Another acclimatization is done in the village before heading to Lobuche via Thukla Pass.
Once you have crossed the Lobuche pass the terrain starts to become rugged. The trail is through moraine and glacier towards Gorakshep which is the last teahouse on the route. Everest Base Camp Trek finally gets to the final destination of the Everest Base Camp. Leave your footprints and gather as many memories as possible while you stroll around the base camp. Early morning hiking to Kalapathar (5545 m) offers a breathtaking Himalayan sunrise experience. Gear up for the enthralling return trip as well.
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What is the Best Time to do Everest Base Camp Trek?
Throughout the year, it is possible to do Everest Base Camp Trek. However, every season has its advantages and disadvantages. Find out yourself about the condition of the trail in each season.
Winter Season in Everest Base Camp Trek route
December, January, and February are the months of the winter season in Nepal. The temperature decreases from -15°C to -18°C. Visibility is very low during this time of the year on the trail. Most of the time, the weather is foggy. Snowfall makes it worse to walk on the trail. However, there is less number of trekkers this season. If you love the less crowded trails, this season is the best time to trek EBC.
This is the best season along with the Autumn Season to do trekking on Everest Base Camp Trail. March, April, and May are the months of spring in Nepal. The weather condition is mild and clean. You can get the best visibility during this time of the year. Blooming rhododendron forests and new leaves on trees make the entire trekking splendid. However, there is more of a number of trekkers on the trail. As the season is the peak trekking time in Nepal.
June, July, and August are the months of monsoon/summer in Nepal. During this time of the year, the trail becomes muddy and slippery. It is due to the continuous rainfall. However, at the high altitude, it rains less. The biggest hurdle to doing Everest Base Camp Trek in Monsoon is the unpredictability of the Lukla flight. Visibility is very less due to fog, clouds and rainfall. Therefore, there is a high chance of flight cancellation.
The most beautiful and marvellous time to do trekking is during the months of the Autumn Season (September, October, and November). The sky is clear and the weather/temperature is moderate. The vibes to travel Nepal this season are very different. The country celebrates its two major festivals, Dashain&Tihar. Therefore, it is the best time to trek from both natural and cultural perspectives. There are fewer hurdles during this season on the Everest trekking trail. However, expect a crowded trail.
Our travel planners and guides suggest that the spring and autumn seasons are the best times to do Everest Base Camp Trek.