Everest Base camp trek Difficulty
Everest Base Camp trek from South is a popular trekking destination in the world which is situated in the Khumbu region of Buddha country Nepal at the altitude of 5364mfrom the sea level. After Sir Edmond Hillary And Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Climbed Mt. Everest In 1953 AD then Most of the trekking lovers and climbers it is dream achievement to reach to Everest base camp and Kala Patthar during their trek to Nepal. Everest Month in Spring and Autumn high season more than 10000 trekkers trekking Everest base camp because it is the world tallest mountain. Only helicopter and trekking can reach base camp, Everest because there is no availability of road from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.
Normally Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions operate two weeks trekking packages which are traditional Everest base camp trek. Depends on your fitness level and acclimatization day and helicopter you can choose mission Himalaya different packages of Everest Base camp trek Like Rapid Everest base camp trek, Short Everest base camp trek, normal Everest base camp trek return by helicopter, Jiri to Everest base camp trek, Everest base camp trek via Chola pass, Everest three pass trek, Everest base camp helicopter tour no trek. Please do not fear and panic, the journey is affordable because of Everest base camp trek no need climbing technique. It is moderate trekking without climbing expertise can do. Basic trekking level and young person to thin person fatter person also can complete this trek or child to old people can do this trek.
Everest base camp - the world's highest mountain base camp. the travelers who love hiking and trekking is the best choice destination for travelling. very clean atmosphere, traditional Buddhist culture, sherpa culture and tradition, a dramatic tiny airstrip flight to lukla- most exiting airport in the world, kalapatthar a 360degree panoramic himalayan view point -also a sunrise and sunset view point of Mt. Everest and other Gauri Shankar Himalayan ranges, the world highest 3- star hotel- Everest View hotel, the biggest Tyangboche monastery, Khumbu icefall, the head of yeti in Khumjung mOnastery, Khumbu icefall and glacier, makes every year thousands of trekkers travelling there. so the travellers most chosen destination in thw world is Everest Base Camnp trek and Everest Helicopter tour.
Before travelling you must know how difficult to trek to Everest Base Camp. There are a list of difficulties when trekkers trek to everest base camp. Below are the difficulty of everest base camp trek.
1, Flight ticket Difficult and delay and cancel the flight difficulty of everest base camp trek:
Tribhuvan international airport Kathmandu- only one international airport of Nepal itself a very small airport and surrounded by numerous hills. many domestic and international flight happens everyday from here. but the ranway is only one so many air traffic can happen in takeoff and landing period so flight delay is normal in Nepal. because of the weather also the flight can be cancel and delay. For everest base camp clasic trek 14 days you must take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu. so the weather of Lukla can change sudenly and flight delay and cancel easily. for the next day flight, first priority for the trekkers who bought the ticket for same-day and later on the other trekkers can get flight. numerous flight can be cancel if one day flight will cencelled. its very difficult to get morning flight for solo trekkers because many travel agencies hold the ticket for morning flight so Mission Himalaya treks and expedition suggest you book the trek through reputed agency and take at least 1 or 2 extra days than scheduled itinerary for your contingency.
2, Everest Base Camp Trek Food Difficulty:
Everest base camp trek is a well-organized trekking destination in Nepal. There are choices of food in lodges and tea houses. But the taste of food quite different than the city restaurants. some people the food will be best but some people do not like the food according to mission Himalaya treks and expeditions past experiences of trekkers and from their feedback. Normally the Meat in high altitude not fresh because they bring the meat from Kathmandu by flight and carried from Lukla by porters in the day time where the temperature is very hot. please you can order the food like mushroom egg, vegetable, cheese soup is much better than meat. and its a moderate difficult trekking. sometime your lunch and dinner place is far in between you hungry. please we suggest you to put some dry food and bars for the day trekking.
3, Accommodation Difficulty in Everest Base Camp trek:
Everest base camp trek is a well-organised trek but because of numerous travelers in the High season of trekking like march April May, September October, and November high altitude is difficult to get a room . like Lobuche and Gorakshep sometimes difficult to have your own room. So Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you book an organized trek with reputed trekking agency from Nepal. in that case experienced guide book your accommodation earlier by phone. Do not expect too much clean accommodation and bed sheets. for high altitude its difficult to wash and dry bed sheets and blankets. low altitude can find luxury hotels too. You can book our Luxury Everest base camp trek if you like to travel luxury in Everest Base camp. And we suggest bring your own sleeping bag and liner.
4, Guide and porter difficulty in Everest Base Camp trek.
Some traveler thinks Everest base camp trek easy to go without guide and porter. but in between they feel sick and very tired, they cannot carry their backpack. in that case, it's very difficult to get a guide and porter from between the trek so we suggest the trekkers to hire guide and porter before start your trek from Kathmandu or Lukla. Before start your trek you can take with your guide about your question. that make you your guide excellent enough to organise your trek or not. then your trek will secure and more safety. the guide not only guides in difficult he helps you to take your insurance agent and your day backpack carrying help too. porter just strong is enough he just carries your backpack and carries this until, your tea houses. be careful the porter and guide must be with travel agency sometimes they can cheat you and you may be loss your bag[ack. please book the guide and porter from the trekking agency. We suggest you hire a guide and porter to walk freely with your day backpack only without tiredness and stress.
5, Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Difficulty:
The major difficulty of Everest base camp trek is altitude. Even for the professional trekkers and athlete also difficult to trek in high altitude. the first day trek after flight from Kathmandu(1350m) to Lukla(2805m) itself a high altitude for many trekkers. they may feel Acute mountain Sickness or High altitude sickness in Everest base camp trek. Because of high elevation Mission Himalaya treks and expedition suggest the trekkers at least 2 days acclimatization or rest in Namche Bazaar (3440m) and Dingboche(4410m) they give you add on oil to suggest your Everest base camp trek. On acclimatization day do not waste the time for leisure and stay in a hotel only. we suggest you to hike in high altitude and sleep in lower altitudes. like ion Namche you can hike Everest VView hotel, Khumjung Monastery and Hillary School, Khumde village amnd hospital and back to Namche.. In Dingboche Hike to Nangsarkang peak and back to hotel or hike to chukung and back to hotel make you better sleep.
before going to high altitude Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions suggest you to take a doctor advice and consult with us and our guide. We give you acute mountain sickness symptoms, treatment, and precautions. Tell your guide everyday about your condition friendly. the guide will be your guide and friend in trekking and after sick like a godfather in trip and after the trip forever. So treat as a guide as a friend, not as a servant. h is your helper all the time in your trip 24 hours.
6, Length Difficulty of Everest Base Camp trek:
Normally after the flight to Lukla(trekking starting point to Everest Base Camp) is around 65 kilometer in length. but it will differ according to your acclimatization day hike and sunset and sunrise hike of Kala Patthar. According to itinerary, it looks not long-distance trek in 12 days 24 kilometer to go and back in total but because of high altitude, it will be longer some days. Going uphill trek slowly and come back rapidly more kilometer in Everest base camp trek.
7, Trekkers think that only a high level of physical fitness people can finish Everest base camp trek.
It is not true. The normal level of fitness trekkers who have good health conditions can trek to Everest base camp trek. So no necessary athletes and marathon to success this EBC trek. But Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Suggest you train and walk some hour prior the trek at least a month will be better. The trekkers who can trek 6 to 8 hours a day are able to trek Everest Base Camp. Aerobic exercise like Jogging, Rowing, Swimming is a good suggestion but we do not suggest to try a high level of gyms to make your legs heavier.
8, Difficult of Equipment in Everest Base Camp Treks:
People think that a hike in Everest base camp also similar hike like other places so they packing some normal hiking gears. this cannot be enough for Everest base camp trekking. It makes your trekking difficult. you cannot buy and rent the hiking gear in high altitude so Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you to bring a very good quality sleeping bag(-10 to -20 degree) and Down jacket same cold adaptation, Good waterproof hiking boats gloves, trekking pole, Socks pants, and a Hat. Please bring a good sun cream SPF 50+ and Sunglass for protecting your eye from sunburn and snow reflection of light. other trekking gear and raincoat normal also fine to trek Everest base camp. For winter season trekking you can bring some hand warm pack and foot warm pack for your safety and secure trek.