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Ten Best Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek

Ten Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek 

Do you want to know and apply best tips for your Everest Base Camp Trek to accomplish it successfully and celebrate triumph over it? Yes, definitely, you want it, right? Then, let’s see these Ten Best Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek to make it more exciting, safe and memorable. 

Before that, you should know better how and what grade of trekking trip is Everest Base Camp with all detailed information regarding the trip. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Detailed Description 

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most fascinating and the most exciting trekking trip in Nepal. If other trekking trips like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Upper Mustang Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek are kings, in fact, Everest Base Camp Trek is an emperor which reigns all other trekking trips in Nepal being the most powerful, most exhilarating and most popular. 

The main purpose of Everest Base Camp Trek is to witness Mt. Everest (8884.86m) by stepping at Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5545m). Rest of the things like Sagarmatha Ntional Park, the local villages like Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche, Sherpa Tradition and Culture, wild nature, distinct civilization, art and architecture, local food items and accommodation will be the other supporting highlights during this trek. 

Actually, there are other ways to see Everest besides trekking to Everest Base Camp. These are: Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Everest Mountain Flight. If you want to avoid and escape the tiring walks to Everest Base Camp, you can fly and land at EBC and Kalapatthar comfortably be helicopter from Kathmandu. 

Everest Base Camp Trek commences with a drive to Manthali and a short flight of 20 minutes in Spring( Mar-May) and Autumn( Sep-Oct) and with a direct flight of 35 minutes to Lukla in Winter( Dec-Feb) and Rainy( Jun-Aug). The trail then leads you to Phakding (2610m) for the first overnight stay. Next, you will ascend to Namche Bazaar( 3400m)  then to Hotel Everest View(3880m) to see Everest for the first time during trip. 

The trails, then, takes you to Tengboche( 3860m) and then to Dingboche (4400), Lobuche (4900m) and finally to Everest Base Camp (5364m) via Gorekh Shep ( 5100m). You will also ascend up to Kalapatthar to enjoy the views of all majestic things in Everest region including Mt. Everest and Khumbu glacier. 

After this, you can either walk down along the same trail back to Lukla or can fly by helicopter from Everest Base Camp back to either Lukla or Manthali or directly to Kathmandu depending your wish and mood. 

You also need to know what grade is Everest Base Camp in term of difficulty, and then only, you can apply some tips to make it successful. So, now, let’s see the difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Trek

How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek? 

Everest Base Camp Trek or EBC is graded as moderately difficult. What do it mean, then? It means, the trip is moderate till you ascend up to Namche Bazaar, Hotel Everest View and Tengboche and tends to be challenging and more difficult as you hike up to Dingboche ( 4400m). You will feel this and this will happen because the new elevation you get. The layer and the amount of oxygen gets thinner as you ascend higher in the mountain and you really want to have firm and longer steps and you cannot. 

As you ascend to Lobuche (4900m) from Dingboche (4400m), the trekking gets tougher and when you ascend up to Gorekhshep (5100m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5545m), the trip turns to be most difficult due to high elevation and thin layer of oxygen. 

So, when you begin the trek from Lukla to Phakding, it is an easy hike. When you ascend to Namche Bazaar (3400m) and Hotel Everest View (3880m) and Tengboche (3860m), the trek is moderate and when the trail takes you up to Gorekhshep, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar via Lobuche, the trek becomes difficult and challenging. This is the  section of the trek where most of the trekkers get altitude sickness and you need to be very watchful about it while trekking from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar via Gorekhshep. 

In order to conquer over Everest Base Camp Trek, you require following/applying certain tips. These Ten Best Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek will help you authentically and comprehensively during the trip. Read them, learn and apply so that you can celebrate your Everest Base Camp Trek in a more fascinating and exciting way. 

Ten Best Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek 

Be Physically and Mentally Prepared 

One requires both physical and mental stability and balanced for a successful Everest Base amp Trek. Both physical and mental wellness help you tremendously make your EBC Trek memorable, safer and exciting. 

Physical Preparations 

  • Engage in regular exercise at least 3 months prior to the trek 
  • Do join gym and do cardio regularly 
  • Continue outdoor games and sports like football, cricket, futsall, tennis, basketball, volleyball, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, table tennis etc. 
  • Do short hikes and treks with several ups and downs 
  • Do carry your backpack (min 5kg) during hikes and treks 
  • Walk up to moderate elevation like 3000m-4000m to test your stamina and to test how your heart functions 
  • Fix if you have any physical issues in your body before you depart for the trek 


Mental Preparations 

  • Make Sure that your Everest Base Camp Trek  is booked and reserved for you
  • Make Sure that all arrangements (trekking crew, accommodation and transportation) regarding your Trip is over by your travel agent/company 
  • Make sure that you have booked all your international and domestic flights on time and reconfirm them 
  • Explore and Search about the Trekking Trip you are going to do and note some important things to do during the trip 
  • Ask some authentic information and experiences about the trip you are doing with other people who have already done the same trip 
  • Prepare an authentic and comprehensive travel insurance 
  • It is recommended to let your travel partner what type of person you are like (spiritual, nature lover, luxury lover, volunteering lover, social worker etc.) which will better help the crew member understand you 
  • Inform your family members, relatives, friends and whoever is closer to you that you are doing this trip. This will help you to track and know your condition during the trip 
  • Think of and Prepare  some materials/books to read during the trip if you like
  • Be mentally prepared that how much you are going to spend on this trip 
  • Think and prepare how you are going to be benefitted by this trip 
  • Do and engage in fun activities beforehand the trip which keeps your mood happy and balanced 
  • Do meditation and yoga to boost up your confidence 
  • Think positively that you are going to conquer over the trip you are doing 
  • Be mentally prepared to address any sudden issues that my occur on the trip in a cool and relaxing way 

Overall Preparations 

  • Make Sure that your Everest Base Camp Trek is booked and reserved for you
  • Make Sure that all arrangements (trekking crew, accommodation and transportation) regarding your Trip is over by your travel agent/company 
  • Get and pack up right and reliable trekking gears 
  • Book all your international and domestic flights on time and reconfirm them 
  • Be prepared physically and mentally (regular exercises, walks, joggings, short hikes, yoga and meditations) 
  • Explore and Search about the Trekking Trip you are going to do and note some important things to do during the trip 
  • Ask some authentic information and experiences about the trip you are doing with other people who have already done the same trip 
  • Address sickness issues if you have go any beforehand the trip commences 
  • Get, arrange and carry a compressive First-Aid Kit for the trip 
  • Prepare and carry authentic and comprehensive travel insurance 
  • It is recommended to let your travel partner what type of person you are like (spiritual, nature lover, luxury lover, volunteering lover, social worker etc.) which will better help the crew member understand you 
  • Inform your family members, relatives, friends and whoever is closer to you that you are doing this trip. This will help you to track and know your condition during the trip 
  • Prepare all required gadgets you require during the trip 
  • Prepare and Carry some materials/books to read during the trip if you like
  • Prepare and pack some light snacks to kill immediate hunger during the trek 
  • Plan in such way that you are going to conquer over Everest Base Camp (53640m) and Kalapatthar (5545m) , one of the best mountain viewpoints of the world and witness Mt. Everest ( 8848.86.m) 

Pack and Carry Right, Reliable and Authentic Equipment 

One cannot imagine of doing a particular trekking trip without right, reliable and authentic trekking equipment. Actually, in order to conquer over a trekking trip you are going to do, require all essential trekking equipment including your personal gears. As mountains are always wild and unpredictable, you have to prepare very comprehensive and right trekking for your trip and same thing goes to Everest Base Camp Trek. 

First do research on the required trekking equipment for your Everest Base Camp Trek with various sources and collect them in time. After you get them from the market from your relatives or friends or family, you have pack them very carefully so that you don’t miss any single item that have big value during the trip. Even a piece of needle can be an equipment of big value during the trip in the mountain. So, pack them carefully and in a cleanly organized way and carry them with you. This way, you can use the every single item of equipment you carry anytime you want for your trip and it helps you make your entire trekking trip more exciting, successful and memorable. 


Only getting and packing the trekking equipment doesn’t help you make your trip successful but the equipment must be right, reliable and authentic too. For example, if you are planning to going to do Everest Base Camp Trek, packing and carrying normal walking/jogging shoes don’t work for you; you require getting an authentic and very reliable hiking/trekking boots, then only, your legs and ankle will be protected and you will the right and firm pacing during the trip to EBC. For right, reliable and authentic trekking equipment pack list, you can ask the expert, goggle it or can ask your travel partner beforehand the trek. 

Now let’s see how Packing and Carrying Right, Reliable and Authentic Equipment work as a tip for your Everest Base Camp Trek. 

  • Helps you build up your confidence that you can rely on them that they are right, reliable and authentic 
  • Saves your body from weather extremes if occur
  • Protects your body from acute mountain sickness
  • Help you escape any kind of sudden incident in the mountain during trek 
  • Saves your budget as they cost a lot of money in the mountain ( must carry from the city area beforehand the trip begins) 
  • Makes your entire trip more convenient, comfortable and successful 
  • No mental burden because you’re are carrying and using right, reliable and authentic trekking equipment; can be relaxed during the trip 

Therefore, don’t hesitate to invest and purchase very right and reliable trekking equipment. Investing and purchasing right and reliable and carrying them with you and using them during the trip will help you make your EBC Trek safer, more exciting and victorious. Do not feel regretful later while you have some sudden issue in the mountain because of the lack of right trekking equipment. 

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