Planning for Everest Base Camp Trek? our useful tips will help you making the trip successful and enjoyable on the lap of world’s highest mountain peak, Mt. Everest. Everest Base camp Trek is a life changing trip in Nepal that every trekkers dream to do once in their lifetime. We Nepal Footprint Holidays had operated Everest Base Camp Trek since its inception with the 99% success rate providing trekkers the best service.
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Everest Base Camp Trek Best Season
The spring and autumn months from March to May and September to November are the best season for Everest base camp trek. During this time, weather is moderate with clear mountain views, perfect trekking experience with glimpses of Sherpa villages, mountains and serene.
Everest Base Camp Trek Tips
1. Train Before you leave
Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenging trip taking you to the altitude of 5545m (Kalapatthar) so you must have some practices of hiking up and down through the mountains at least. You need to be physically fit and have the excellent strength of 6-7 hours daily hiking. Train yourself walking up a hill or stair for 2-3 hours a day carrying at least 10 kg in a backpack, this will help you getting strength hiking through the Nepalese mountains.
2. Get prepared mentally
Being physically fit for walking up the hill or hiking through the mountains is one thing but if you are not mentally prepared, you can’t do it. Getting comfortable hiking, camping, sleeping on a sleeping bag, sharing bed and toilet, meeting with people and flying a dangerous Kathmandu Lukla aircraft is the big deal while you are going Everest Base camp Trek. For the successful trekking holidays, you must consider these things in your mind and do prepare accordingly.
3. Get the Right Gear
Whether you are hiring a porter or carrying yourself, it’s wise move to pack as light as possible. Light means, you should be careful what you really need during the trekking. In general bring 1 pair of hiking pants (plus a waterproof pair), 1 pair of shorts, 5 t-shirts, 2 base layers, 5 pieces of underwear, 3 woolen socks, 1 sweater, and 1 light waterproof jacket. Make sure the hiking boots you select are waterproof as well and offer good ankle protection, and bring along a pair of strapped sandals for wearing around the tea houses. You can buy or hire the trekking gears in Kathmandu. Some shopping you can do in Lukla also, but it could be little bit expensive than Kathmandu.
4. Best Season to Trek
For making the trip fun and memorable, you should care the time of traveling ie March to May and September to November are the best months for Everest Trekking. But during these seasons, the tea house, trekking routes, flights are busy. There will be crowd of trekkers along the path to Everest Base Camp. The EBC Trek can be done even in Monsoon and Winter too but it is a little bit risky than Spring and Autumn season.