Everest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp Trek
A journey to the Everest Base Camp with Kalapatthar (5545 m) is one of the most fulfilling, enjoyable, transformative, and thrilling hikes ever. The tallest peak in the world is Mt. Everest, and simply gazing at it will make you understand that we conquer ourselves, not the mountains. Experiencing Mount Everest firsthand is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The Everest Base Camp journey leads to Mt. Everest's southern base camp and provides views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, and Pumori. The EBC journey brings you to secluded mountain monasteries in addition to walking for two weeks through the stunning Khumbu area to the base camp of the world's highest peak. To ultimately stand before the enormous and magnificent Mount Everest, you will travel through lush forests and arid rocky alpine vistas and experience traditional Sherpa culture. The route passes through some of the most breathtaking mountains on earth. The length of the Everest Base Camp Trek may range from 9 to 15 days, depending on your route, schedule, and level of acclimatisation. Typically, hikers take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Climbers ascend from Lukla through the Dudh Kosi river valley to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, at 3,440 metres (11,290 feet). The hamlet, which serves as the region's core, is accessible in around two days. Climbers often acclimatise for a day or two at this time. They continue their journey for a further two days to Dingboche, which is located at 4,260 metres (13,980 feet), before taking another day off to continue acclimatising. The traditional route via the Tengboche monastery is used by most trekkers, but lately the high route through Mong La and Phortse has grown in popularity because of the stunning vistas it affords. They go to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep for an additional two days.
EBC'S BEST SEASON -
The best time to hike the Everest Base Camp Trek is from March to May and from September to December when the weather is mild, the days are sunny with a gentle breeze, and the trail is gorgeous with lush green forests, bubbling rivers, and streams, calming bird and animal sounds, and unbroken views of the enormous mountains in the distance. During these months, the whole adventure gets even more sophisticated and alluring.
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Itinerary of trek
Get to Kathmandu by lunchtime. As soon as possible, today. The day is crucial not only because it gives us time to acclimatise, but also because it is when we will get together as a team and secure the essential permits for our expedition. We will have a briefing that evening, get ready for tomorrow, and spend the night at the hotel.
The second day will start with an amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Before landing at Lukla Airport, one of the most infamous and terrifying airports in the world, the aircraft affords you breathtaking views of the Himalayas. When taking off or landing, the landing strip's steep slope provides you an exciting shudder moment. Following your arrival, you'll have a quick coffee and some refreshments and see Lukla before beginning the short, somewhat level walk to Phakding via the picturesque towns and jungle. Since this is a simple beginning, be sure to take in all the greenery, vegetation, and animals as you go. The Dudh Koshi river and various suspension bridges are crossed throughout the trek. Enjoy the remainder of your time in Phakding.
After Phakding, we go to Namche Bazaar in the Sagarmatha National Park, which is another stunning location. After Phakding, we continue on to Namche Bazaar, which is a stunning location and part of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Namche Bazaar is recognised as the last stop for hikers and climbers before the journey to EBC begins to become challenging. The main activities of the day's journey include ascending steps, admiring the fury of rivers at certain spots, and primarily trekking uphills as you pass through deep, beautiful woods of pine, juniper, and rhododendron.
After settling in Namche, we travelled to the Khumjung valley, commonly known as the "green valley" due to its abundant greenery. You go down the rough paths, over the high slopes, and across the uneven ground. Because of the trail's continuous ripples, you will ascend over 900 metres of ascent during the day. You subsequently lose a significant amount of height as the trail descends down the valley bottom. Then, as you near Tengboche monastery, where you will spend the night, you will cross the river and gain all of your height again. One of the most well-liked monasteries among Buddhists worldwide is Tengboche, where you may participate in prayer rituals and take the day off. The impressive mountain Ama Dablam, along with Lhotse, Nuptse, and even the summit of Mount Everest, can all be seen from Tengboche. Interestingly, until you reach Kala Patthar in a few days, this will be one of your greatest opportunities to see Mount Everest.
We begin our day's walk to Dingboche, where we will remain the next day to acclimatise, after spending the night in Tengboche. A glacial river rushes down the valley as you cross it on a lovely day, and snow-capped hills wrap about you. You will pause for tea in the town of Pangboche during the walk, which offers stunning views of Ama Dablam. This day's ascent is 700 metres, and a leisurely pace will take 5 to 6 hours to accomplish the trek. Since Dingboche is 4,400 metres above sea level, it's normal to start feeling the effects of altitude sickness at this point in the climb. We'll also go on short treks nearby to help your body adjust to the altitude and receive awe-inspiring views of the mountain's grandeur. To aid in the body's adaptation, the aim is to trek high and sleep low.
After settling up in Dingboche, we'll go on to Lobuche, another breathtaking location. The walk to Lobuche, which is located at a height of 5050 metres above sea level, may take between 5 and 7 hours, covering a distance of around 8 kilometres. This trek's first two hours will make you feel as if you are strolling in heaven. It is very lovely. Amadablam, Lobuche, and Tabuchi Peaks are all around you, and you can get a better glimpse at them than you could at Namche Bazaar. The route begins with a climb up the ridge below Periche till the tea houses at Dughla, then it climbs steeply to the Khumbu Glacier's terminal moraine. You will come across a number of stone memorials built in honour of climbers who perished while attempting the route. When we go to the monument for Scott Fisher and 10-time Everest summitter Babu Chhiri Sherpa, who stayed in the slopes, they will have passed.
We travel for approximately 5-7 hours before arriving in Lobuche, a remote Sherpa settlement. On this route to Mount Everest, it is the last settlement with lodges. We take a quick trip to the nearby mountains after unwinding at Lobuche to take in the beauty.
During the trip on this path, large peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal may be viewed vividly. Mt. Nuptse is located to the right of where the Khumbu Glacier comes to an end.
The route from Lobuche continues to descend the Khumbu Glacier's lateral moraine before climbing a short slope to Thangma Riju, which provides a 360-degree view of all massive mountains. A steep ascent through the Changri Glacier is required to see Kalapatthar and Pumori in the distance. We move toward the Everest Base Camp after a brief lunch break. The trail is about 13 km long and requires 8 to 9 hours of arduous walking to complete. The finest part is when we eventually arrive at the foot of the tallest peak in the world while taking in the magnificent views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more in the distance. We need to spend some time at the base camp before heading back to Gorak Shep for the night.
The vista from the summit of Kalapatthar is the finest feature of the Everest Base Camp. The easiest way to get a close-up look of Everest is to climb Kala Patthar. Despite the Everest Massif's structure, Nuptse's lofty top obscures most of the area around it. Incredible views of Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse can be found from Kala Patthar. Lhotse is seen in the distance, smoking from its northern side. The highest elevation that most people can reach without a climbing permission is Kala Patthar. Due to the fact that the wind becomes colder and dryer during the day, our walk begins early in the morning. Since the tranquility is at the mountain's top, we must get there before dawn. When the golden sun rays strike the white snow, the majesty of the giants is simply amazing. Before moving on to Pheriche, a little community with limited accommodations where we may spend the night, we will spend some time at Kalapatthar. This day will cover around 16 kilometres of ground.
We have a lovely breakfast when we awaken early, and then we go for the Khumbu Khola. Our route takes us past several villages as it travels through Tsuro Wog, Orsho, and Pangboche. Then, after passing through the Debuche settlement and over the Imja Khola bridge, we continue on to Tengboche. Following a brief ascent, we descend to Namche, where we will spend the night. Over the course of the day, we go around 20 kilometres.
We return to Lukla by the same route. We go to Lukla but in between we will stop for lunch in Phakding before reaching Lukla and retiring for the day over there. 19 kilometres are covered during our 7-8-hour hike as most of the route is a well paved downhill route.
In an early morning domestic flight from the infamous airstrip of Lukla we will board our flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we will make our way to the hotel and check in. You will get ample time to discover the many temples and other activities of Kathmandu.
The trip to the base camp of the world's highest mountain is an unforgettable experience.
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➽ Preparation for Trek
As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.
Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:
⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.
⦿ Mentally –
Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.
Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stik.
- Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Domestic airport transfers.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (1 night).
- Accommodation during the trekking period in guest house, Camping and teahouses for (12 nights).
- Domestic return flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
- Vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the trek
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
- Certified and English spoken guide.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- All government and local taxes.
- Trek completion certificate.
- Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Airport picks up and drops from international terminal.
- Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
· Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or
boiled water, shower, etc.).
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Nepalese visa fee.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
- If you cancel 30 days or more before your scheduled departure, you will be charged 50% of the entire price.
- No returns between day 1 and day 30.
Please be aware that trekking is an adventure sport with inherent dangers, and that participants must take full responsibility for their own safety while also realising the facilitator's role. Getting to the Everest region requires a lot of travel. The weather is difficult and unpredictable as well. The schedule calls for round-trip flights, therefore we're booked them through Airlines of Nepal. However, please be aware that the airline has the right to alter flight schedules or cancel flights for any reason they see fit, including but not limited to regulatory changes, terms and conditions, weather, security, or other reasons. If your checked bags weigh more than 10 kilogrammes or your carry-on items more than 5 kilogrammes, you may be subject to additional fees.
After you sign the indemnity bond and agree to the We Ramblers terms and conditions, you will be allowed to join the organisation. Following our receipt of full payment, we will sign the bond.
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.
➽ Provided By The Customers
Everything about our visit to Prashar lake was better than we could have imagined. From our initial contact with Himalayan Adventure Trips, we felt their genuine interest in learning about our group's goals and expectations, and our travels with them reinforced at every turn that they not only understood our requirements but also have the acute skill and expertise to achieve them. Having already had such a wonderful experience with this firm, I will be promoting a trek to Prashar lake to all my friends who share my passion for hiking and will specifically recommend that they work with this outfit. Absolutely fantastic; I have nothing but praise for it.