Everest Base Camp: Enjoy an exciting trekking adventure

By Netpal Travel Bureau

Our planet has amazing places with breathtaking landscapes. Each of them is unique and has its own place in the national heritage, but Mount Everest captivates both locals and tourists for hundreds of years.

At first, expeditions had competitive purpose. Today, trekking to Everest Base Camp located in Nepal is an achievable goal for many people from all around the world. Each of them wants to have a glimpse from the world’s highest peak. 

In recent years, over 37,000 tourists chose Everest for trekking and spending time in nature. The option is becoming more and more popular as people discover that exotic countries have amazing stories and here authentic traditions last for centuries. 

There is no doubt about the fact that tourists choose Nepal as travel destination for its awesome scenery. Next to this, travellers have the possibility to experience pieces of Sherpa culture. Monasteries and museums found on the trekking path will be the best teachers in this case. 

Here you will find a mix of natural beauty, a culture with a lot of respect for spiritualty and, if your trekking quest is successful, you will be very pleased with yourself. If you are a person who likes to spend time in nature, Everest Base Camp trek is an adventure you really shouldn’t miss.

The best periods are from March to May and then from September to December. May can be very hot and the monsoon season is approaching. In any case, you should be prepared for rain as well. On the other hand, the temperature in December can be very low especially during the night (below-zero temperature), but the days remain beautiful and suitable for trekking. 

You can trek without a guide as long as you use orientation means like compass or GPS. On the other hand, there are some advantages if you hire a guide or even a local: for a good price (from US$10 to $20) you can learn many things about the place.

If you book your travel with an agency they will provide a guide throughout the tour.

You can never be prepared to trek on extreme hills and up to 5545m of altitude. If you keep your natural rhythm, you will handle it. Before departure, you can get involved into activities like cycling, swimming, walking or hill climbing. Walking up and down the stairs is a good exercise too.

When you are trekking, your luggage should be light (around 10-15 kg) and you should wear adequate clothing and shoes. The necessary stuff is: a fleece jacket, thermal underwear, two pairs of long pants and several T-shirts. In addition, don’t forget to pack a raincoat, gloves, sunglasses, maybe a woolen hat for the evenings.

Footwear should be light as well: broken-in boots, trekking socks, sandals or sneakers. Don’t forget about a sleeping bag, personal hygiene items and emergency medication.