Trekking in the lap of the world Mount Everest is dream come true for many trekkers. This trek is one of the most exciting and adventurous journeys anywhere in the world. The Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal is one of the foremost celebrated trekking journeys in the country. The Himalayan country Nepal is legendary as “The Land of the great Himalayas” and albeit its comparatively small size, the country has the inclusion of a large variety of diversity that pertains to earth science, culture, and life.
Among the 10 tallest mountains in the world, the Asian country has eight of them, as well as Mount Everest-the tallest top in the world. As such, trekking in the Kingdom of Nepal has become one of the foremost sought-after journeys to try and do among glowing travelers and trekkers everywhere on the planet.
April is the best month to trek during the spring season. During this season, the weather starts to become even warmer than March and it is still the dry season. The climate during this time is neither too cold nor too hot. Like most countries, Nepal also experiences by April month is the high season of Nepal trekking and hiking activities. Temperatures begin to warm up and nature awakens from its winter rest with developing green grass and different type of flowers. April starting there is much warmer than April still -5 degrees C to 8 degrees C temperature at the foot of Mount Everest.
April season Nepal is a popular trekking season in Nepal. Because during this season day is a bit longer and the weather is clean and need. The temperature is day to day decrease at this season so this temperature is feet to our body easily so there is a low effect of the high altitude sickness which as the time rolls on the weather is more ideal. So during this time is to be busy but not like October and November.
In this month of April, the view of the mountain is best than other times because that will fully be covered by snow and the mountain are bright. Everest base camp trek in April is absolutely best and it is possible. I said that the best time to visit Mount Everest is April.
The entire Everest region is with the facilities of local tea house types of Guesthouses to accommodate. Use local foods prepared at the dining of local houses. Due to the altitude region, Everest Base camp trekking is one of the adventures with lots of care. Starting to trek from 2,850 meters (Lukla Airport) reaching up to 5,515 meters Kala Patthar.
The 14 days Everest base camp trek is one of the best long-distance trips to base camp Mount Everest. It allows travelers to encounter high altitude, off-beaten tracks, ridges, steep, slopes, forest areas and villages, terraces and farmlands, and so on. The standard and advanced base camp Everest trekking package last for 14 days within which visitors will be rewarded with the supreme natural views and simple yet heart-warming hospitality of the local Sherpa people.
Weather conditions are ideal for trekking in the Everest region in April. Although Kathmandu can be getting uncomfortably hot throughout April, temperatures in the mountains are still cooler, than average. April temperatures in Namche Bazaar (11,290 feet/ 3440 meters), an essential stop on the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek, are 34 degrees F (1 degree C) to 53 degrees F (12 degrees C). Temperatures will be colder at higher elevations.
The chance of rain is also very low in April. Later in the month, humidity may increase, somewhat obscuring some of the mountains.
Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) Location and its history
There are two Everest Base Camps that are the endpoints of tours: the North Base Camp and the South Base Camp. The southern base lies in Nepal, which is the endpoint of the most famous trek. The northern camp lies in china and can be assessed via a roadway. But reaching the Nepalese side requires you to trek for days. It is also more popular.
Everest Base Camp was born when the mountains were looking for a place to store suppliers at the base of the mountain. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay used the south Everest Base Camp to keep their gear. The point was chosen as it was easily accessible to noon-mountaineers. Now, the same point is the endpoint of the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Some Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek
- Walk at your pace
Do not worry about other trekkers’ walking speed, walk at your own Pace. You are not participating in a race, so you need to walk comfortably following the slogan “ slow and steady wins the race” while walking from lower to the higher elevation, you need to adjust to the air pressure of high altitudes. We advise you to join in a small group, 10 People in total which gives you more flexibility and privacy during the trek. If you try to hurry, you may be the victim of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If you feel uncomfortable please consult your guide, listen to your body and descend immediately.
- Hydrate yourself
While trekking into the higher elevation body water escapes through sweat. So you need to hydrate properly to prevent dehydration. We suggest you drink more than 4 liters of water per day, when the body gets enough water then your mind and body work properly. It also increases the oxygen level in your body which helps you avoid AMS.
Pre-booking is essential for you to secure your place for trekking. It provides you better knowledge guide, the first flight of the morning, a good view, and a comfortable room. Everest Base Camp Trekking in April is one of the best times for trekking into Everest base camp. During the trekking season, the route gets busy, and hard to find room in lodges and tea houses on trekking trails and also Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
- Excursion to various Sherpa Villages and Settlements.
- Nepalese food and lifestyle of Himalayas.
- Climb past the Khumbu Glacier and Everest Base Camp.
- Sunrise views over Mount Everest.
- Lukla’s take of and landing experience.
- Magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, and many more mountains.
- Sherpas culture and Sherpa village experience.
- Lifetimes experience of Mount Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.
- Hiking up to the Base Camp of the highest Mountain in the world.
- Exploring the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Permit Required for Everest Base Camp Trek
Naturally, to preserve the beauty that surrounds Mt. Everest and the other mountains in the Himalayan range, the Government of Nepal imposes permit entrance fees.
All National Parks in Nepal need a permit, and the Sagarmatha National Park is no different. When you compare the cost of the permits to the overall cost of your trip to Nepal and the Everest region, the amount is relatively small and is an investment in the future of this beautiful area with its snow, forests, ice, pastures, and culture.
For the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek you need the below entrance permits
- Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Cost
Trekking to Mount Everest base camp costs $ 1350 from Kathmandu. However, the cost varies according to the types of the trip (Private hike to Everest base camp or group joining Everest camp tour) and the additional required services may hike up the Everest base camp trek cost.
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek facts
- Trip type: Trekking in Nepal
- Trip duration: 14 Days
- Trip Starting/ending point: Kathmandu
- The Maximum altitude reached: 5644 meters (Kala Patthar)
- Minimum altitude: 1400 meters (Kathmandu)/ 2600 meters (Lukla)
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Trip Activities: Aircraft flight, trekking, and side hikes from acclimatization point
- Group Size: 1 to 12 Persons per group
- Contact details: Nepal Mobile +9779851136944 -24 hrs available on Whatapps, & Viber
How difficult is Everest base camp Trek
The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp is Moderate. The trekking time often requires two weeks. Even though the Everest base camp trek requires no prior trekking expertise, it is suggested that the trekker should be determined and physically fit.
Best time for Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal
The trek will be done at any time of the year and is accessible to try and do throughout the year. The Himalayan country Nepal primarily experiences four main seasons- time of the year (September to December), spring (March to May), winter (the finish of December to February), and summer (June to August).
Require equipment for perfect Preparation and Backpack
- Body Wear
- Loose comfortable T-shirt
- Long-sleeved shirt
- A fleece jacket or pullover
- A thermal layer (shirt and paints)
- Water and windproof jacket
- Wool of thermal gloves
- Sun hat and sunglasses
- Wool or fleece hat
- Down jacket
- Foot Wear
- Warm woolen socks
- Normal socks
- Hiking Boots
- Camp Sandals
- Trekking Accessories
- A daypack
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping bag liner
- Duffel bag
- Head Torch
- Trekking Poles
- Personal Accessories
- Personal Toiletries (Shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, towel, etc)
- Sunblock and lip balm
- Personal first aid kit
- Water Bottles
Day-wise Itinerary of Mount Everest Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you are welcomed by our company representative then, you are transferred to the hotel. Evening Brief meeting with your guide and tour manager. Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
After breakfast, you will head towards Tribhuvan Domestic airport to fly for Lukla. It is about 35 minutes above the great green and white mountains. After you reach Lukla airport our others team members will meet you there and help with your packing and other arrangement and then you will head through the beautiful village of Lukla till you reach speaking. Overnight at Lodge, Phakding.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding To Namche Bazaar
After breakfast, you will be walking through a beautiful pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River. You will arrive at the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Then we pass through the last village for sale and follow the trail through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers. After a final steep climb of about two hours, you get first sight of Mount Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. From there we still need to hike for about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mount Everest and the main trading center of this region. Overnight in Lodge, Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization
Today is an acclimatization day especially programmed taking care of your health. This day is a rest day and you can explore Sagarmatha National Park or Namche Bazaar and Khumjung Valley. it offers you internet, coffees, shops, a restaurant, a bakery, and other where you can hang out and feel better for the next day’s hike. Overnight in Lodge, Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
After breakfast in Namche, you start your trek towards Tengboche enjoying the superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and a close-up view of Thamserku. Enjoying wildlife like pheasant, musk deer, and a herd of Himalayan Thar, through alpine forests, Dudh Koshi River, you reach Phunki Thenga where you will have lunch. Then the trail steeps up through the pine forests before you reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close-up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and the biggest Buddhist Monastery in the Khumbu region which we will visit too. Overnight at a lodge, Tengboche.
Day 06: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche
After breakfast, you will gear up for our day hike to Dingboche. You will pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where you stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imja Valley to the Lobuche River. You will descend into the river and begin the steep climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, you will see a beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Enjoy an overnight stay at Lodge, Dingboche.
Day 07: Dingboche Acclimatization
Rest and Explore at Dingboche.
Day 08: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche
Trek Dingboche to Lobuche while watching the towering mountains on the way.
Day 09: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep, walk to EBC & Return to Gorakshep
After breakfast, you continue your journey through Khumbu Glacier to Thangmariju from where 360-degree views of mountains can be observed. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, you catch your first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the mount Pumori and you will be at Gorakshep finding snow-capped mountains bright all around us including Mt. Everest. Finally, you are at your destination. Mountaineer’s tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of grey surroundings. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains that can be viewed from the base camp. You will explore Everest Base Camp and click on some pictures. Overnight at Lodge, Gorakshep
Day 10: Early Trek Kalapatthar and Trek to Pheriche
The morning after breakfast we trek to Kalapatthar for the best view of Mount Everest and to observe the sunrise. After breakfast, we trek to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge, Pheriche.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazzar retracing the same route. Overnight at the lodge, Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Trek Namche to Lukla
After Breakfast, you head to Lukla where you had started your real hike. The trail descends steeply downloads so you need to walk slowly and under control, our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. Way down through Sherpa villages noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and the culture of prayer stones and prayer flags, you feel completely different views. Upon arrival in Lukla, you stretch those aches and sore body parts and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. You experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with a smile on their faces. Overnight at Lodge, Lukla
Day 13: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you fly back to Kathmandu and do some shopping for gifts, memory, collections, and some traditional items, and they all rest at a single venue, Thamel. There will be a small party upon the successful campaign. Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure
Free till the final departure. Drop at the airport as per the flight schedule.