“If you have adventure in you, make your first step towards the Everest" An American Climber. Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek of Nepal is world’s best trekking trip as recommended by CNN (Cable News Network) some time back. CNN is one of the most popular television news channel possessed by the Turner Broadcasting System and wa founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. Trekking in this region is a dream for any adventurer who wishes to live life in fullest treasuring joyful memories which keeps you young forever. Nepal Trek Adventure (NTA), an established name in the field of trekking, helps you to get in this part of the world where paradise of your dream is regained. Yes, it is regained, because the truth of beauty is in experiencing it rather than verbalizing it in words. As said, “Way to home pleasures more than reaching home.”
The route to Everest base camp begins from Lukla and enters to Khumbu region through Namche Bazaar. Lukla (means place with many goats and sheep), is a town situated at 2860 metres (9383 feets) in Solukhumbu district in north-eastern Nepal. Here you experience Sherpa/Tibetan culture. Ancient monasteries and chortens make you feel spiritually blessed. The center of attraction among the monasteries is Tengboche monastery (Thyangboche monastery) which is situated at 3867 metres (12687 feets). According to UNESCO, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Outstanding Universal Value. The beautiful view of mountain towers like Mt. Tawache, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Cholaste, and Thamserku from this monastery is much more mesmerizing. Nothing fascinates you more than the trekking route, surrounding mountains accompanied by rhododendron forests, terraced fields, meadows, pastureland and wilderness. This panoramic view truly mesmerizes and spellbound anyone who is in love with trekking. According to a report, around 25,000 trekkers visit the site in a year.
There lies 2 base camps to reach Everest Base Camp i.e. South Base Camp in Nepal and North Base Camp in Tibet. These campsites are used by the trekkers and mountain climbers during their conquest and declination. In these campsites, climbers take rest for several days to avoid (or simply reduce) chance of altitude sickness.
South Base Camp in Nepal: As the name refers, South Base Camp is in Nepal. It is the most popular trail which leads towards the Everest. The trek towards it starts from Lukla. At first, trekkers fly to Lukla from Kathmandu. There is not even a roadway to Lukla from Kathmandu, so all the goods and necessary stuffs are sent there through flights. Trekking can also be done from Kathmandu to Lukla (if wished). But usually, trekkers heap their energy and endurance for moving upward towards the camp. According to the survey, approximately 45,000 people trek to Everest Camp from Lukla. From Lukla the trek starts and trekkers start trek towards Namche Bazaar which is also known as Sherpa capital. It is situated at 3,440 metres (11290 ft) from sea level. It takes two days to reach the centre of village. At this pint, trekkers are allowed to take rest for a day. Further 2 days are needed to reach Dingboche (situated at 1,260 metres / 13,980 ft), after reaching where trekkers are allowed to take rest for a day. Another 2 days of trek will finally take them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5,545 metres / 18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori. Gorakshep is a small village inhabited by Sherpa people who are famous for their guiding and mountaineering skills. It lies inside Sagarmatha National park and is the final stop on most common treks to EBC from Lukla.
On 25 April 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 richter hit Nepal which caused severe damage in physical property of country. The effect of it was also adverse on the Everest Base Camp. According to survey, atleast 19 people were said to be dead. After 2 weeks, on 12 May, another quake of 7.3 richter hit which caused more damages. Some damages are resolved and some are being resolved.
North Base Camp in Tibet: As the name refers, South Base Camp is in Tibet. There is the need of permission from Chinese government to reach North Base Camp as the permission is needed to reach Tibet itself. Such sanctions are arranged by Trek companies as part of package in Lhasa that include hiring chaperones, vehicles and motorists. The vehicles hired moves 100 km to access North Base Camp through the Friendship highway. From the Base Camp, visitors must take government vehicles to maintain the balance on road to Marked Hill at 5,200 metres above sea level begore Climbers' Camp. Trekking up from tourists' camp can also be done (if properly adapted).
Temperature: The temperatures in the area is always below freezing point. In January, temperature drop to -60 degree C (-76 degree F). The another biggest problem faced by the climbers are hurricane and wind chill which reaches more than 285 km/hr (177 mph). The winds rest in the month of May and most of the climbers visit there in this season.
The EBC trekking best suits to those who have ample of time (at least 16 days) and want to spend a good and complete leisure life in Nepal.
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|26 February, 2018||13 March, 2018||Usd 1250 $||Available|
|28 February, 2018||15 March, 2018||Usd 1250 $||Available|
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|05 March, 2018||20 March, 2018||Usd 1250 $||Available||Book Now|
We found Nepal Trek Adventures online, we particularly wanted to book our trip with a local trekking company. After a couple of email chats with Binod (the owner) we decided to put our trust in them and were not disappointed. This was our first visit to Nepal and our first big trek, so we were very excited but a little nervous about what to expect. However we were more than impressed with how Binod and Kreexna (our guide) looked after us and organised everything to perfection. We would like to thank Binod for his hospitality in Kathmandu which was much more than we expected. A big thanks to our fantastic guide Kreexna who was a great companion on our trip and looked after us perfectly, making sure we stayed safe, healthy and well fed! Another thanks to our porter Galychen who effortlessly carried our heavy gear through the mountains. Trekking through one of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth was an amazing and memorable experience as was meeting some lovely people and getting an insight into Sherpa culture. We are very happy that we chose this company to help us on our journey. We would definitely use Nepal Trek Adventures again for our next visit to Nepal and would highly recommend them. You couldn’t meet a nicer team, who are very professional and take great pride in looking after their guests. Go for it Everest Base Camp Trek 2018
From start to finish we were looking after amazingly by the managing director Binod and our guide 'King Kreexna' - from picking us up from the airport, showing us around to the trekking itself. Our guide Krishna was knowledgeable, fun and easy to talk to as he led us through the Himilayas to base camp. He did everything by the book and made sure we were as safe as we could be as we were trekking. From small groups to large groups, If I were to come back to Nepal for another trek there will be no other company I will use other than this one.
I strongly recommend Nepal Trek and Adventures for any treks in Nepal. They are thorough professionals; extremely caring and efficient. We were so well taken care of that I fell in love with Nepal. Thank you Binod Sapkota and Krishna for making our Everest Base Camp Trek so memorable.
For the Everest Base Camp Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if somebody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate Everest Base Camp Trail for a group of any size. But, a group of 10 is considered optimum. However, if you have a group of more than 10, NTA can arrange this too.
While on trek, we will spend all nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for EBC will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 250 US. But some places in Everest region do not allow single accommodations.
During our Trail of days, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.
Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months.
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and your two pp size photo.