Things to know before you go to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking is one of the most adventurous sports in our lifetime where we get chance to challenge our own physical abilities setting the mind free from every day’s tension and stresses. One of such lifetime experience you would get in the world is trekking in the base camp of world highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destination whole around the world. Everest Base camp trek is a classical trek in Nepal with magnificent mountain scenarios in the heartland of Everest Region. If you’re planning your holidays for trekking in Everest region, there are certain things you need to know before you go to Everest base camp trek.


Life Himalaya Trekking advise you to look for these top 20 things before you go to Everest base camp trek. To make the trekking trip to Everest truly memorable, there are various factors that you need to be put into consideration. If you are ready to trek to Everest base camp, what next? Then check out these top tips for a trek to make sure that you have a successful and enjoyable movements on the base camp of world highest mountain. If you are trying to search details about basic things to know before you plan to Everest base camp trek, the below detailed information and tips may help you.

  1. Best Season to trek Everest Base Camp:

Basically, Everest Base camp is a round-year trekking. Mainly, two seasons: spring (March, April and May) and autumn (late September, October, November and December) are the most suitable and perfect time to trek to Everest Base Camp. The views of mountains are clear and trials are very easy to trek towards base camp. More number of trekkers are around these seasons to trek Everest Base Camp. In addition, you may see the mountain climbers with the tents in the base camp if you came in April and May. If you wish to trek to Everest in winter season (December, January and February) there will be less crowd. In these season there will be very cold at higher altitude (-20C to -30C) and can snow avalanches on the trial at any time. However, if you want to trek EBC in winter it is possible but you must be mentally and physically strong. We welcome you any time a year to trek Everest Base Camp.

  1. Food and Accommodations:

In terms food and beverage, you can get as per your tastes in five star hotels and restaurants in Kathmandu. While on your Everest Base Camp trekking, you can enjoy the typical Nepalese cuisine (Dal Bhat and Tarkari) as well as other International food and beverage such as Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian and so on.  During your breakfast you can enjoy the Masala tea, hot chocolates, breads, omelets, porridge, snacks as well as verities of drinks where you can order as per the menu of local lodges and tea houses. Lunch will be at on the way towards your destination at best available lodges during your trekking as per the menu too.

Talking about accommodation, you would get five star luxury hotels to normal tea houses during your trip to Everest base camp. During our trekking days, if you wish to stay at luxury hotel you may check out Yeti Mountain Home at Lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazar; Hotel Everest View at Syangboche; Sherpa Culture Home at Debuche and other nights you have to stay on best available local lodge. On the other hand, if you are budget trekkers, you may stay on normal tea houses during your trek. After Dingboche, for the both luxury and budget trekkers you have to stay on local lodges with twin-share basis rooms with shared western toilets outside the room. A single room might not be feasible in local lodges for only one trekker however, you have to share your room. A single room is also available by paying certain additional amounts. Different companies provides different lodges and foods during trek period. Life Himalaya Trekking will provide the best fooding and lodging with comfortable environment available as per your recommendation to ensure proper satisfaction in this trip.

  1. Climates and Weathers:

The climate and weather of Everest Region is one of the extremes. The weathers and climates changes day by day in this region. The temperature at these areas during spring and autumn is most suitable i.e. (20C to 35C) which is perfect time to trek to Everest Base Camp. You’re planning to trek to Everest in these seasons will be more effective where the views of mountains are clear and fantastic. The days in are more comfortable and no any rainfall traits, and the temperature are warm. While in winter season the climates maybe very cold in the high altitude i.e. (-30C to -60C). The day time temperature is are comfortable while nights stays freezing. In winter season, trekkers may face the force of winds while the flow of winds may relax in the spring and autumn season during trekking. If you are planning your trek in winter season, you will definitely wait gore time for weather delays. Weather and climatic conditions can be more challenging during winters.

  1. Gears and Equipment’s while trekking:

There are many different items of gears that are essential during trek to Everest Base Camp. While trekking, you should first give importance to your feet deal with it!  You should also carry your all necessary and personal things. You must have proper waterproof pairs of trekking boots, clothing’s, toiletries, tissues, luxury things, down jackets, trekking trousers, t-shirts, thermals, gloves, shocks, sun glasses, walking sticks, water bottles, sunhats, sun creams, cameras and personal medicines and so on while trekking to Everest base camp. If you want to hire a sleeping bags, down jackets and trekking boots for trekking it is possible to hire here in Thamel. Furthermore, please click this link to find the check list:

  1. Altitude Sickness:

Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which is a negative health effect in the high altitude. It is caused by low amounts of oxygen in the high altitude. AMS is caused by climbing too fast and not allowing your body time to rest. A physical body may got a symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, diarrhea, sleeping disorder, cerebral pain in body, lack of appetite, problem in breathing due to change in air pressure if you didn’t care yourself properly at high altitude. It happens to every one during the Everest trek sometimes even to the local people. When you trek to Everest Base Camp at the high altitude, the pressure may drop and there is less oxygen available. At Everest the altitude sickness is very real and fetal or regular. Before trekking to EBC you must have some knowledge regarding altitude sickness. To reduce the altitude sickness in Everest base camp, the best way to prevent is acclimatization. The main treatment options is that drink proper  water, juice an cup of hot teas, simple medicines like paracetamols, diamox and so on. However, there will be guides and porter to take care of yours anytime. Hence, Trekking with the experience guides and companies like us is the best option to trek EBC without any worries. Furthermore information please click this link:

  1. Acclimatization:

For staying active is very compulsory as well important on a high altitude trek. Acclimatization is the process of climbing high and sleeping low to stay fit and fine with your body so that there will not any altitude sickness problems during your trip to higher elevations. The day is reserved for acclimatization process where you can spend your full day by taking rest or hike upon 2/3 hours in that day to famous place for staying active. Altitude acclimatization is necessary for some people who move rapidly from lower altitudes. If you go directly from lower altitude to higher altitude you may cause the altitude sickness however, the acclimatization is the best option. During Everest base camp trek, we stay two to three nights at famous places like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, Phiriche to ensure proper altitude acclimatization and sometimes more days depending on number of trekking days.

  1. Trekking Routes:

You must have proper knowledge and information on trekking routes before you go to Everest base camp trek. Mainly there are two routes for Everest Base Camp trek; one is fly to Lukla and another is drive to classical path from Jiri to EBC used to Sir Edmond Hillary. Everest trekking routes begins short and scenic flight to Lukla and our trek started passing through the beautiful landscape following bank of Dudh Koshi River, Hillay Bridge, typical Sherpa’s villages, Sagarmatha National Park and most popular villages like Phakding, Namche Bazar- the gateway of Everest region, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Kalapatthar, and towards our final destination Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). Then we return back towards the villages of Phiriche, Namche, Lukla and Kathmandu. You may also take a Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla. Each day trekkers have to trek maximum (05-07 hours) which is about (10 km-14 km) per day. Sometimes the trek hours will be more or less as per your walk. Further more information on trek route, walking hours, height’s and feet’s regarding trekking please click this link:

  1. Health conditions and Physical fitness:

Everest base camp trekking is an ideal trekking in the Everest region. Before you go to Everest Base Camp Trek, you should be energetic, have excellent strength and mind make up to complete this journey successfully. This trekking doesn’t require previous trekking experiences but you must be active, physically fit and fine as well mentally well prepared thinking “I can do it”. If you are not trained to your body and legs, we recommend you to take regular physical exercise before you go to EBC trek. Fitness training is most important when it comes to your Everest base camp trek preparation. Otherwise, you may find it difficult to trek Everest base camp trek. Depending your level of comfort with the outdoors, you may need to prepare yourself mentally. You make sure to checkup with your personal doctors and advices before you leave towards land of Himalayas.

  1. In case of Emergency:

Everest base camp trek is a high altitude trekking. Sometime the trekkers may got sick or injured at any place during the trekking. In this condition you do not have to worry. First of all we have the well trained and experienced guide who will provide you primary first aid. If primary aid can’t work and Incase trekkers got serious or emergency cases at the high altitude of Everest base camp trek, Life Himalaya Trekking provide the emergency rescue facilities by Helicopter at any point during trek and get into the well-known Hospital for treatment.

  1. Travel and Lukla Flight Insurance:

If you are planning your trip towards Everest Base Camp, we recommend to you that do Travel Insurance form World Nomads before you come. It may help or secure your life from unthinkable destructions. If you have done your insurance then it will be easier for you. Sometimes you may got serious problem in high altitude trek so that you need a Helicopter for rescue; in that period you may claim you Insurance. Thinking about your precious life safety, we recommend you do Insurance.

On the other hand, Lukla flight Insurance is the best option to secure your life while flying to Everest trekking region. Lukla airport is the only airport to entre Everest region from the Kathmandu valley in Nepal; world’s most extreme Airport. If you are looking for the Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight insurance please check out with the Life Himalaya trekking. We handle Lukla flight insurance for every trekkers all over the world. Not only your travel and flight insurance, our company will do insurance of your trekking guides as well as porters during your trek to Everest base camp.

  1. Means of Transport:

Mainly there are two means of transportation for Everest Base Camp trek; one is flight to Lukla and another is drive upto classical path Jiri and trek to EBC route used to Sir Edmond Hillary. Regarding flight, there are both facilities either normal flight or Helicopter flight to enter the Everest region. Life Himalaya Trekking provide both of the facilities according to your wants, timeframe and budgets. During your both flight, you can enjoy the pleasant views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, and mighty of peaks.

  1. Important Documents to carry/ Trek Permits:

Before you go to Everest base camp trek, you should have some basic information about the important documents regarding trekking as per the rule of Nepal Tourism Board. You need to have following documents/ permits. Each of these permits will cost mentioned price including VAT.

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card): 20$
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry Permit: 35$
  • Khumbu Region Special Permit: 20$

If you follow the classical route from Jiri you have to buy one extra permits i.e.:

  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area: 30$

For these all permits you should have to carry necessary documents like:

  • 4 to 8 copies of passport size photographs
  • Personal details
  • Passport copies

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  1. Best Local Everest Trekking Specialist Agencies:

In this 21st century, there are many competition market in field of Travel and Tourism business in Nepal. There are around 2500 tour and trek companies’ registered to the Government of Nepal. Different companies provides different kinds of services. Among them Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd is one of them. We are reputed rising local tour and trekking agencies based in capital Kathmandu, Nepal providing exciting holiday’s packages to all type of visitors around the world. We provide excellent services as we have been awarded as the best tour and trek seller in Nepal by our previous valuable guest who did tour and trek with us as a medium of Trip Advisor- a proof consistent services by Life Himalaya Trekking. “Your satisfaction is our importance”.

  1. Hire Guide and Porter

If you are first time or you are totally new to Nepal, your guide or porter help you describing all the necessary information and helping carrying your stuffs (maximum 10-12 kgs). As you take guide with you, you may experience and know about the way and living standard of local people, culture and languages, trials, mountains, heights disorders and so on. Not only for information, if you face any troubles and you are in emergency condition your guide or porter will advise and help you from that situation. You will not face any difficulties, you will we escort with safety and securities with your guides and porters. You can go alone also but you yourself will be responsible to all the personal risks. Mainly in trekking seasons, you might not get rooms for your night stay in particular destination; in that case porter go faster than you and book your rooms without any difficulties. In case of language speaking guides, it is possible to hire your own language guides. If you are making plan to Everest base camp trek, we highly recommend you to trek with at least one guide or porter and companies.

  1. Add or less number of trekking days:

Before you plan to go to Everest base camp trek, think about add or less number of trekking days.  Sometimes your Lukla flight (both way) may also cancel or delay due to climate and weather condition. So, taking care of such risks you have to think adding number of days. We recommend you to be prepare about one or two extra days margin during your trip to Nepal. If such problems will not create then you can utilize this days adding one more days during trekking or less the number days depends as per you. Sometimes you may add extra Acclimatization day beyond itinerary in your trip however the payment will be extra. Life Himalaya Trekking can custom design and plan your trekking as per your requirement offering suitable discounts and guaranteed satisfaction. We will be flexible with the itinerary; longer as well shorter days recommend by you and we can adjust many more details according to your timeframes, demand and availability.

  1. Individual, Group, Private and Family Trek:

If you have some importation questions about Individual, Group, Private and Family Trek then don’t worry! We often handle the individual, group, private and family trip for Everest Base Camp Trek. For the individual trekkers; him /her it is safe to trek alone with the help of guide or porter. Those who want to join the group, you can also get those facilities. We handles the group trek to Everest base camp without any worries. The trekkers can also book the private trip (single or couples trekkers) to the Everest Base Camp Trek as per their demand in the seasonal basis. For the supportive season to private trip to trek Everest Base Camp, Mid-March to May and Mid-September to Mid-December is best. Also, those who want to trek Everest with family, old age people and children’s you can also get pleasure from our especial Everest Panorama Trek- 10 days. However, we handle these trips offering suitable discounts and guaranteed on your satisfaction.

  1. If cancellation of flights; think about early option:

Before you plan to go to Everest base camp trek, think about early option. Regarding Lukla, it is one of the extreme Airports in the world. Mostly there is use of Twin-otter plane to reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. In main trekking seasons, the flight schedule is canceled and delayed from time to time due to poor visibility, weather and climatic condition and many other technical problems. Sometimes you have to wait and wait so, there is no guarantee for the flight to Lukla. In case the flight is canceled and there is limited time for you, you may charter helicopter or, wait in Kathmandu till next day for the proper flight. If this is not possible too then you have to mind make up earlier for alternative trek to Annapurna Base Camp or any other trekking region in Nepal.

  1. Furthermore Important stuffs:

There are more information before you go to Everest Base Camp trek. Firstly, think about the solar chargers for your mobile and camera’s batteries instead of relying on charging on teahouses during trekking. Secondly, take enough tissues. Sometime due to high altitude walk your nose may run out in that case tissues may help you. Thirdly, Aim to drink 2-3 liters water or juice per day during trekking that may help you safe from dehydration. We also recommend you to bring a water bladders or Thermos Flask steels water bottles so that you can keep hot waters too.  Also, think about the energy giving chocolates like Sinkers, Mars, Twix, and so on. Not only have these items you may carry many more during Everest based camp trek.

  1. Extra Activities/Tours:

If you have more time in Nepal, think about the extra trips before or after the trekking Everest Base Camp. You may go for extra trips like short UNISCO world heritage Sightseeing tour, White Water River Rafting, Mountain flights, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Jungle Safari, Zip flyers, Gyrocopter and famous cities tours like Chitwan, Pokhara, Lumbini and many others that you are interested in.

  1. Everest Base Camp Trekking Cost:

The cost of Everest Base Camp trek is different from agencies to agencies. The cost of Everest Base Camp depends upon components like what types of trek, types of services, accommodations, food and beverage, seasons, guides and porters, number of days you spends, agencies you hire and many others which are provides to you. Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd provides the best price per person starts from USD 995 to USD 3000 depends upon the trekking packages. If you take the whole package probably it will be cheaper without any harassments. The packages includes everything like Accommodations, food and beverage, KTM-LUK-KTM flight tickets, guide and porter charge, government taxes, Permits, etc. You may look our different special packages of Everest Base Camp Trek:

Life Himalayan Trekking Pvt. Ltd wish you a wonderful trekking days with valuable moments on your lifetime in the heartland of world highest mountain, Mt. Everest. For more quires feel free to ask and comment us.