verest Base Camp Hike
Everest Region Trek

9 most important things I wish I knew before Everest Base Camp Hike:


Planning for Everest Base camp Hike? Congratulations, you are going to make a lifetime memory with the largest Himayalan in the world at with high Everest Base camp elevation. Beautifully Nestled deep in the Himalayas, mighty Everest- the largest mountain range in the world straddles the border between Tibet and Nepal. The Everest trek experience will be wild and fun. And the heart gets the warmth of nature like never before. But then the best thing doesn’t come so easily. You need some preparation and so much of motivation before Everest Base Camp. Here is the list of few things you should know before Everest Base Camp Hike.


Before Everest Base Camp Hike

Some data are always good to have stored in mind. Mount Everest called Sagarmatha locally, was given its name by Andrew Waugh. The mountain lies in the mahalangur Himal Sub-range of the great Himalayas at the coordinate of 27° 59′ 17″ N, 86° 55′ 31″ E. The current elevation of Everest is recorded to be 8,848 m (29,029 ft). The Everest Base Camp is at the altitude of 5400 m above sea level. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official attempt to the Everest. Or you can direly fly to Everest Base Camp in Helicopter.

Everest Base Camp Hike
Everest Base Camp Trek

Communicate with your body

Before you book the Everest Base Camp Hike in excitement, ask your body if its ready for the trek. Know if your heart, kidney, and lungs work well. Make sure your immunity is not so week and you can hike for 4 to 5 hours a day easily. Learn about training for EBC.

Make some experience

Altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Hike is not a joke. Whether you are a pack-a-day smoker or CrossFit die-hard, the symptoms of altitude sickness don’t discriminate. If possible, try a hike to nearby high altitude region (above 4000m) and check if your body responds well. Remember, if you get the altitude sickness at the upper region of the trek, you will need helicopter rescue. Guided Everest trek is always easy.

Travel insurance

Before any international traveling its safe to have travel insurance. Make sure it will be useful during the emergency case if arises here in Nepal.

Everest trek packing

You can take the weight of 15kg at Lukla airport and a superhuman porter will carry only 10 kg of it. That leaves you with 5kg weight and that’s not a joke.

Lighten your pack replacing cotton with microfiber blend. Carry only a slipper and a pair of shocks. Replace food packets with chocolates that will keep you fulled. Even bring your own lightweight sleeping bag, the bags you get in Nepal might be bit bulkier and heavier.

Buy Chocolate bars

Food isn’t cheap closer to the Everest. If you do not wish to pay $10 for a snicker bar of $2, carry Snickers bars, Mars bars, nuts, all trail snacks from Kathmandu. Know what food to eat in EBC.

Know the right season

The right climate doubles the fun. The time before monsoon- March to May, when it’s still hot and warm is the best time for Everest Base Camp Hike. September to December when the hill temperature is below zero and snow are divulge and thick the trek is amazing. Book the right Everest trek Itinerary.

Everest Base Camp Hike
Everest Base Camp Hike

Everest Trek Costs

Package tour with most Nepali trekking company is from USD$1,400 up to $1,700 for 12 – 15-day trek. Prices should include round trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, all permits, accommodation, and meals.
But you will obviously need more. Keep the budget of $3,000 in maximum during your stay in Nepal. You can make the cheap trek to Everest by following tips.

Everest trek permit

Before you start, make sure you have all of these three permits.
There are three permits you need to for Everest Base Camp trek.
TIMS card;
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.


Contact us here for booking your awesome journey to the Everest. We will definitely try to make your trek experience awesome.

About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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