Everest Base Camp Trek FAQ
Is a shower available while trekking?
Hot showers are available for an additional charge during the trek in select lodges or tea houses. Some lodges provide laundry facilities. However as our package is based on luxury lodges, a hot water shower will be available in all lodges
What is the temperature at the Everest Base Camp?
The normal temperature of Everest Base Camp usually ranges from 25 degrees to -20 degrees Celsius. During the day the temperature drops to 25 degrees celsius. and at night it drops to -20 to -30 Degrees Celcius. As you go uphill from Lukla while proceeding with the trek, you will see the temperature falling very fast in some of the higher areas. However, here you can also find strong sun, snow, and storms.
Can beginners go for Everest Base Camp Trek?
No, beginner trekkers should not go to the Everest Base Camp. This trek is a difficult trek and one should have enough exposure to the altitude and prior experience before signing up for this trek
Is it safe to trek to Everest Base Camp?
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is absolutely safe, you proceed with all safety gear, trekking equipment, so there is no problem of any kind on the way. However, when you go uphill, you should inform the trek leader if you experience headaches, vomiting, nausea, etc. at higher altitudes. If you have medicine, you can take that too.
How can altitude sickness be avoided?
Exercise well, be physically fit, gain altitude slowly, and don't rush up the trail. You should avoid smoking and drug abuse. Keeping the body hydrated, as a lack of water can lead to a headache. Apart from this, keep moving slowly at a comfortable pace.
Do you need training for Mount Everest Base Camp Trek?
There is no special training required for Everest Base Camp trekking. But still, to keep your body healthy, try vigorous exercises, jogging, cycling, long pedal journey, etc, and build stamina for a few months before undertaking this trek. This makes your body tolerant. So that you do not face any kind of problems during trekking.
What are the clothes I should be carrying on my end?
You are required to carry warm woolen clothes, thermal innerwear, a waterproof windcheater, a raincoat, and a warm cap with you on the trek. Because the weather remains extremely cold due to the drop in temperature during trekking, there is a possibility of rain. We will share with you a detailed list of things to carry
How much weight will I have to lift? Will there be a porter?
This depends upon each person's capabilities. A normal rucksack would weigh around 10 kgs. You can carry a 60-liter backpack while trekking. However, on our luxury package, we offer porters (Sherpas) who will carry your rucksack for you.
How to reach Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu?
If you are looking for a comfortable journey from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp, the best way to do it is to fly to Lukla, which takes about 25 minutes. From Lukla, one starts trekking to reach Everest Base Camp via Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Pheriche, etc.
Can I trek to Everest Base Camp independently/without any support?
You can do the Everest Base Camp trek independently, but it requires a lot of planning, including trek permits, accommodation, transportation, and many more. But if you book the Everest base camp trek with a specialist travel company like Holiday Moods Adventures, then it will be a stress-free journey. We will take care of all planning and reservations with 100% safety
Can we go to Everest Base Camp in January?
No, it is not recommended to do the EBC trek in the month of January as it is very cold and the temperature remains around 10 degrees Celsius during the day and at night it drops to -20 degrees celsius. Only if you are a very experienced trekker and can tolerate this temperature should you plan the EBC trek in the month of January.
How long does it take for the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The Everest Base Camp is generally a 130 km round trip, which takes 12 days to complete. It takes you eight days to reach the base camp and four days to come back.
How Difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?
Everest Base Camp Trek is a difficult and challenging trek. Only seasoned trekkers should attempt it
Is Everest Base Camp harder than Kilimanjaro?
The Kilimanjaro climb can be harder than the Everest Base Camp, which is because the days on Kilimanjaro are shorter than the Everest Base Camp.
Can Beginners do the Everest Base Camp Trek?
The difficulty level of the EBC trek is challenging too. It is recommended for experienced trekkers only. High altitude can be handled by trekkers who have experienced it before. However, if a beginner is very fit, one can try and take a chance under an experienced person supervision.
Trek Leaders - Our treks are led by professionally trained Guides. They have an intimate and expert knowledge of the trekking regions of Nepal and will make your trek a memorable experience.
Climate - Temperatures in the Everest region are quite cool after sundown but due to the strong direct sunlight at high altitudes, very warm during the day. If the weather is good you will certainly be trekking in a t-shirt and long shorts or light trekking trousers, and sun hat. End September/October/November
The monsoon traditionally arrives around mid-June and clears away by the end of September leaving clear skies, warm or even hot temperatures during the day, and cooler ones by night. Temperatures steadily decrease as you proceed towards the end of November and in December it can be very cold on the trail particularly at night and at altitude.
Khumbu (Data Based at Tengboche)
Important Note -
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary but as this is adventure travel, we cannot guarantee it! By its very nature adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected, particularly in remote and/or mountainous regions. A variety of factors such as adverse weather conditions, difficulties with transportation, and the health of group members can all contribute to the need to make changes, often at the very last minute.
Changes can affect any part of the itinerary including overnight stops, duration of walking days, choice of accommodation, and routing. Your trek leader will make every effort to maintain the integrity of the original itinerary and minimize the impact of any changes, but an easy-going and flexible nature is a real asset! Please note that all timings and distances given are approximate.