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Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions about Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the most famous treks throughout the world, Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal offers ultimate views of icy mountains, opportunity to mingle with the locals, and a chance to test your fitness level.

It can take anywhere between 9 to 18 days to complete the trek, dependent on your capacity. The temperature may fall even below -10, so we highly recommend warm clothing. Don’t forget to carry first aid, sleeping bag, comfortable shoes, and a matchbox, in case need be. Following are the 5 most frequently asked questions about Everest Base Camp Trek.

What is the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek?

There are several things to consider while figuring out the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek. People often miss out on accounting considerable expenditures due to the perplexity, and therefore, we have curated all the significant things that incur expenditure.

  • Visa (on arrival)
  • Equipment
  • Flight
  • Accommodation & Food
  • Tour Guide
  • Miscellaneous
  • Insurance (optional)

The precise costs to be incurred by you depend upon the services and agencies you opt for. Before you set your mind to go with an agency, make a point to check all the facilities, like accommodation, tour guide, et cetera, that they offer. You can also opt for customization as we offer packages ranging from budget to luxury. Everest Base Camp Trek can be conducted at a price range of $800 to $5000, depending upon the facilities and services you claim.

Is the Everest Base Camp Trek easy?

The easiness of Everest Base Camp Trek is subjective. If you try to complete the trek within 12 days, it can prove to be a difficult journey, considering the factors of acclimatization and fitness. Alternatively, if you do not rush things and take approximately 14 days to complete the trek, you can call the trek to be somewhere between easy to moderate.

Which is the best month to go for an Everest base camp trek?

The monsoon months of June-July-August are comparatively dangerous and should be avoided.

EBC trek in the winter months can prove to be fulfilling for you if you are wish to avoid the huge human crowds. Do note that this would require investment in some cold weather gear.

Alternatively, the best months to trek to Everest Base Camp are February to May and September to August, as during these months, the weather is stable and mild.

Do I need a guide and a porter to hike to Everest Base Camp?

You may or may not need a guide and/or a porter during EBC trek, depending on your fitness level and experience. If you are comfortable carrying a backpack during your trek, you can skip hiring a porter; if not, a porter can make climbing mountains really easy for you! A guide can save you from detours and can prevent uncertainties, which may come your way if you travel alone. In case you choose to travel without a guide and/or porter, do consider opting for insurance.

What should I carry on my EBC trek?

EBC trek is a long one, and things get costlier as you move up the mountains; therefore, we recommend you to buy all the necessities from Kathmandu.

There are plenty of things you need to keep in mind while packing for EBC trek like extra layers of clothing, gloves, wind-cheater, et cetera. Do not forget to carry sunscreen, lip balm, and other lotions. For sun protection, a utility hat and sunglasses are preferable. Water bottles are extremely essential as you cannot afford getting dehydrated. Furthermore, snacks, cameras, waterproof bags, umbrella and toilet paper and a few of the most useful and essential things to carry on your EBC trek. Make sure your shoes support hiking and get your sleeping bag and duffel bag. Along with everything else, keep a first aid kit handy – include antibiotics, hand warmers, wet wipes, basic toiletries, lotions, bandage, ointments, et cetera.

We hope the aforementioned answers gave you enough clarity. Please note that the level of oxygen is materially lower, so it is recommended to take precaution. Do follow the tips and recommendations, and you’re set to experience the best trek in your life. Cheers!

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Bhavishya Pahwa
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