Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the whole world. The trekking itinerary offers extraordinary views of some of the highest peaks of the whole world. This hiking itinerary is not only an opportunity to enjoy the adventure and excitement but also the chance to experience the localities of the Khumbu Region. The trekking trip starts from a short scenic flight to a small airport of Lukla, also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport. This flight offers you the first views of the high peaks of the Everest Mountain Ranges. From Lukla, you will start your journey to arrive at the base of Everest through the Sagarmatha National Park trails which starts from the village of Monjo. Apart from the climb to the Everest Base Camp, you will also summit the 5545 meters’ high peak of Kala Patthar. The peak offers extraordinary views of the Everest and other high peaks. Besides that, explore one of the oldest monasteries of the Khumbu Region, the Tengboche Monastery. Colorful prayer flags, inscribed-mani walls, antique monasteries, and not to mention the royal snowcapped peaks, make this trekking trip one of the greatest. One of the villages called Namche Bazaar will be of a peak interest for you as the village is used as a major trading hub by the Sherpas of the region.
Explore the sub-tropical to alpine vegetation and the like-wildlife inside the Sagarmatha National Park. Get close views of the high peaks of the Mount Everest and such other peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and so on. Enjoy your time in the Khumbu Region. Cost of trekking to Everest Base CampThere are various kinds of expenses that you have to bear while trekking in Everest Base Camp. The cost of EBC trek includes the price of flights, accommodation, food, gear, travel permits, insurance, cost of hiring a guide and other miscellaneous costs. The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu costs about $. If you choose the Jiri to Everest Base Camp, you won’t have to take a flight and this will reduce the cost of the flight. The price of flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is also identical.
You have a great range of places for accommodation. There are tea houses along the trekking trails which are quite cheap. Right next to tea houses, you can also find luxurious hotels. So, the price of accommodation in the Everest Base Camp trek depends on the comfort and facilities you are looking for during your treks. In addition, you should expect to pay higher charges for accommodation as you go to higher altitudes. Also, you have to get several permits while trekking in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp trek lies in the Sagarmatha National Park. The permit to Sagarmatha National Park costs $. Besides, you also have to acquire a TIMS card, the price of which varies according to your nationality. If you are planning to trek from Jiri, you will have to acquire a permit for Gaurishankar Conservation Area. Guides and porters are also necessary for you in order to have a comfortable trip. Their prices vary from S$. There may be miscellaneous expenses while charging you electronic gadgets, tipping porters guides waiters, and donating some amount to the locals.
Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp
Nepal is the country which gives all season trek opportunities. So no season is a bad season here and always has one or the other region that can be explored. While every season has its own pros and cons, various destinations have its own preferred season. But since the most visits to Nepal is for trekking and most trekkers usually prefer most popular treks in Nepal, the month of autumn sees the highest crowd of visitors. Then after, spring is the right time to travel as there are clear skies and winter has just ended. It is only one unique land where you can take breakfast viewing the highest mountain Mt. Everest in the morning, Raft in the white water in the day and sleep with delicious dinner in the lowest elevation. (The highest point is Mt. Everest (8848m) in the North and the lowest point (70 meters above the sea level) is located at Kechana Kalan of Jhapa District). This diversed geographical phenomenon provides you all type of flavour from the coldest region to the hottest region in the same day so we don’t have off season in Nepal.