How Difficult Is The Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Updated on Apr 24, 2021
  • Govinda Gurung

Most adventure trekkers wanna like to trek to the Base Camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m), and ask the question of How Difficult Is The Everest Base Camp Trek? On this blog, we provide detailed information about Everest Base Camp Trek Difficult, it is not too challenging a route for an adventurous fitness person.

A lot of worldwide travelers come to visit the wonderful Khumbu Valley and Everest Base Camp to touch a glimpse of the tallest mountain. This trek is long distances route, if you are no access to hills and not hiking above 2500 meters, and do not any mountain experience, you feel very difficult to reach Everest Base Camp, so need to hard training, hiking, and climbing. This Everest Base Camp Trek is difficult if you are prepared well and have decent fitness you can get success this trip.

For this trek choose the 12 to 16 Days itinerary because you will get acclimatization day to make altitude fit your body, and trail be a slow pace. Everest Base Camp route can be hard for you to complete in under 12 days. This world-famous Everest Base Camp Trek leads through foot Khumbu Glacier 5600 meters, Sherpa culture with their local lifestyle, peace Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, panorama snow-capped mountains, astounding landscape, and beautiful Khumbu valley.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Length Difficulty 

This Everest Base Camp Trek takes 16 Days from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp to back Kathmandu, it is a long-distance trek route in Himalayan Nepal. Trekking Everest Base Camp there you can found differents fantastic routes like Jiri, Saleri, and Phaplu which is less traveled and take a longer route to reach Mount Everest Base Camp. Trek from Jiri, Saleri, and Phaplu to EBC is worth stopping off for a few days in the traditional villages of Sherpa with cultures below Lukla where you will found the most entertainment. Above the Lukla are also differing route options of EBC via Gokyo Lake and EBC and Kala Patthar which depends on how long you have to spend your days during the trip.

Do I have to be fit for this Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the high elevation routes in Himalayan Nepal which is surrounding by high mountain peaks, magical landscapes, massive glaciers, and Icefalls. Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty is marked moderate, but you have to be in good shape to go on this adventurous trip. During the comfortable 16 Days Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek you have to walk 5 to 6 hours of each day through up and down hills along the rocky trails, so before do this make your body fitness, healthy, and physical training. This Everest Base Camp Trek demands you to be fit for this high altitude trek.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) of Everest Base Camp Trek

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing at high altitudes. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep the above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Is Everest Base Camp Trek dangerous?

If you tying to trek solo it can come to be dangerous but hiring a local guide is the best way to save your travel like who manages for you good food, drinking water, accommodation, perfect itinerary, and exposed ridges, etc.

If you join with the good company then you will get a professional guide with porter those who will lead you out of the dangerous zone and get trip make more fantastic with comfortable. In this region is a good helicopter network which will cover you in an emergency situation.

Why need a Trekking Guide for Everest Base Camp Trek?

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through Everest Base Camp, who has the ability to face challenges. The Everest Base Camp trek route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.

Which is the best season to trek Everest Base Camp?

For this high elevation route, choose the best season to trek Everest Base Camp. There are two main reasons for this trek which are Autumn (September To November) and Spring (March To May). Click here and choose the best season month for this famous trek.

Comfortable Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m]
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation [1,350m]
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,651m] [40 minutes flight] & [3-4 hours trek]
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,438m, 5-6 hours]
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar [3,438m]
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche [3,870m, 5-6 hours]
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche [4,360m, 5-6 hours]
Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche [4,360m]
Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Duglha [4,600m, 3-4 hours]
Day 10: Trek from Duglha to Lobuche [4,940m, 3-4 hours]
Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,594ft] via Gorak Shep [5,170m, 6-7 hours]
Day 12: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar [5,545m/18,192ft] to Pheriche [4,288m, 7-8 hours]
Day 13: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar [3,440m, 6-7 hours]
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,860m, 6-7 hours]
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu [1,350, 30 min]
Day 16: Final departure

Important Notices: (Weather in the Himalayan region which may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two or more days may be canceled for bad weather reason. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. This can happen either at the start or end of the trek. This kind of problem we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking).

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