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Preparation For Everest Base Camp Trek!

Mt.Everest Packing

Where is Mt. Everest located?

Earth’s highest mountain, above the sea level also known as “Chomolungma” In Tibetan and “Sagarmatha” in Nepali, Mt. Everest is situated at the height of 8848m\29029 ft. in Nepal, a small landlocked country in South Asia, bordered by China to the north and India in the south, east, and west. have many question about Mount Everest?

Here in detail History:

Here in the Everest, the climbing routes are made by the ancient trekkers before the several decades where we found the main two trekking routes: one which approaches the summit from the south-east in Nepal and other from the north in Tibet. During 1924 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine reached the Everest summit on 8 June for the first time but unfortunately, they never returned back. And in 1953, May 29 Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the final summit attempt through the southeast ridge route and came back. After this, there were starting in increasing the no. of climbers to the Everest Base Camp. More than 200 people reached the summit by 1987 Everest which was remained difficult climb for decades and climbed by the professionals only it seems like normal nowadays because of the beginning of commercial era by 1990s. Similarly, by 2012 and 2013 Everest had been climbed by many people. And 2015 was considered as one of the best years due to record-breaking numbers of climbers in a year but the earthquake with the magnitude of 7.8 on 25th April hit the Everest Base Camp and effectively shut down the climbing season. In the same way, 2016 and02017 are also the best years, as many people climbed the Everest.

Want to know how trek starts?

Everest Base Camp is 12 days trekking to the face of Southern base camp through observing the scenery of many stunning Himalayas. Firstly, we have to fly to the Lukla from Kathmandu 140 km (87miles). Landing at Lukla airport walking ahead leads you to the beautiful Namchebazar located in the Khumbu region and the main trading center of Khumbu region people. Then for the hiking with the best acclimatization in the valley up to Bhotekoshi river to Khumjung(3970m\13020 ft.). Here passing the stunning Himalayas like Tengboche(3860m\12694ft.), Dingboche(4410m\14300ft.) and Lobuche(4910m\16207ft.), we reach to the Everest Base Camp by a flat field called Gorakshep below Kalapatthar at (5545m\18192 ft.). Returning back to the Kathmandu, the trek completed.

What can you observe there, during the trek?

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp provides you the great opportunity to explore beautiful wildlife vegetation with natural sceneries. Panoramic views of Himalayas like: Cho Oyu(8152m\26745ft.), Lohtse(8,516m\27,940ft), Makalu(8485m\27838 ft.), Ama Dablam(6812m\22349 ft.), Nuptse(7,855m\25,771 ft.) and Changtobse(7,580m\24,870 ft.) and extinct wild animals like: red panda, wild dog, blue ship, snow leopard, spotted deer etc. in the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest, provides you an unforgettable moments of your life. Here you can analyze the warm and unique culture of Himalayan people along with their unique traditional customs and beliefs.

What are the Cultures and monasteries near Everest region?

The famous ethnic community in Everest region, wondering by foreigners is “Sherpa”. They have their own traditions, cultures and follow their own beliefs, norms, and values. Besides this, there are also many other Mongolian people like Magar, Limbu, Gurung etc, having their distinct cultural values and norms. All living their own lifestyles. The region contains the Monasteries like Tyangbochey and Dingboche.

The best season for trekking?

It is necessary to know the weather of Everest region while you decided to go. Mostly, foreign trekkers don’t trek in monsoon period as the time is very muddy, rainy with leeches and one of the most important; it lacks the clear, proper views of stunning Himalayas. So, the best time for trekking in Everest region is in spring that includes March to May and autumn including September to November.

In conclusion:   

Everest Base Camp offers you amazing moments in every step through the marvelous views of the spectacular Himalayas, ethnic culture and beautiful flora and faunas, going through the southeast ridge of Nepal. So, don’t let the chance go out!!

Extra:

If you want to explore the Khumbu region of Nepal and get a closer view of the World’s highest peak. We organize highly crafted and personalized packages to Everest Base Camp (5545m). These packages are inclusive of all necessary permits, guides, porters and necessary clothing. Here our company, “Sunrise Adventure Trek” provides you the best management about your meals, accommodations and guides and porters. You can fully customize the itinerary according to your preference.

This trekking is the ultimate destination for Everest lovers and it attracts thousands of tourists every year in Nepal; making it the most popular and visited trekking destination.

Total Walking Distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla: 125 km approximately

Useful things you must require while traveling:  

Clothing and trekking equipment:

T-shirts – Hiking shorts – Undergarments – Full sleeves shirts – Long lightweight cotton pants – Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) – Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. – Insulated pants/nylon windbreaker – Light and expedition weight thermal tops. – Fleece jacket or pullover – Waterproof shell jacket – Down jacket – Light warm fleece hat/woolen hat – Sun hat – Lightweight gloves. – Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear – Hiking boots – Light and comfortable camp shoes – Thin, lightweight inner socks. – Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories – Down Sleeping bag – Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) – Daypack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the daytime ) – Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) – Water bottle – Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries – Trekking Poles – Personal medicine box – Sunglasses with UV protection. – Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene – Quick drying small towel – Toothbrush/paste – Soap – Face and body moisturizer – Sunblock for lips – Tissues/toilet rolls – Wet wipes – Feminine hygiene products – Anti bacterial hands wash

 Travel insurance:

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide traveling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the traveling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY

Height: 1,350m/4,428ft

DAY 2 – KATHMANDU TO LUKLA FLIGHT AND PHAKDING

Height: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding) Daily walking distance: 9km (3-4 hours)

Flight time: 35 min

DAY 3 – PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Height: 3,440m/11,283ft Daily walking distance:  12km (5-6 hours)

DAY 4 – NAMCHE BAZAAR: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Height: 3,440m/11,283ft

DAY 5 – NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE

Height: 3,870m/12,684ft Daily walking distance: 12km (6 hours)

DAY 6 – TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE

Height: 4,400m/14,435ft Daily walking distance: 11km (6 hours)

DAY 7 – DINGBOCHE: REST AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Height: 4,400m/14,435ft

DAY 8 – DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE

Height: 4,900m/16,076ft Daily walking distance:  12 km (6-7 hours)

DAY 9 – LOBUCHE TO GORAKSHEP AND EVEREST BASE CAMP, EBC TO GOREKSHEP

Height: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC) Daily walking distance: 15km (6-8 hours)

DAY 10 – GOREKSHEP TO KALAPATHAR AND PHERICHE

Height: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) & 4,320m/14,173ft (Pheriche) Daily walking distance:  14km (5-6 hours)

DAY 11 – PHERICHE TO NAMCHE

Height: 3,440m/11,284ft Daily walking distance:  14km (7-8 hours)

DAY 12 – NAMCHE TO PHAKDING AND LUKLA

Height: 2,800m/9,184ft Daily walking distance: 18km (6-7 hours)

DAY 13 – LUKLA TO KATHMANDU

Height: 1350m/4428ft Flight time: 35 min

DAY 14 – KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY

Height: 1,350m/4,428ft

Note: Walking Distance depends upon trekking experience.

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