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Why Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking destination ?

29 Dec 2023 Himalaya Trip

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is the world popular trekking destionation. The eastern Nepalese Himalayan belt comprises a series of towering peaks including the world’s highest Mt. Everest (8848.86m), and several peaks above 8,000 m. Some soaring peaks are Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8188m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), and Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m). In the Everest region, EBC (Everest Base Camp) Trek is one of the most coveted pursuits in the Nepalese Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring season is abundant with diverse offerings such as snow-capped peaks, beautiful landscapes, attractive Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa people and their culture, and the popular Everest Base Camp, and vantage point Kalapatthar. Experience warm temperatures and normal weather during the EBC spring trek and enjoy it entirely. 

Highlights Everest Base Camp Trek

Lukla

Lukla is the initial hub for the Everest Base Camp Trek where trekkers land at one of the extreme airports in the world i.e. Tenzing-Hillary Airport. An adventure flight to Lukla at an elevation of 2,860 m treats trekkers with scenic landscapes and amazing Himalayan vistas. From here, trekkers commence the trek to Everest Base Camp.

Namche

The vibrant Sherpa capital Namche is the gateway to the Everest Base Camp. This mini-town at an elevation of 3,440 m is a popular first acclimatization stopover for trekkers. Namche has abundant internet cafes, lodges, and stores for trekkers. At such altitude, it attracts trekkers with the finest bakeries, restaurants, little restaurants, and an Irish Pub that serves tasty bakery items as well as continental cuisines. The weekly fair market is also a prime attraction at Namche. If the weather is clear, get a first glimpse of Mt. Everest and other peaks.

Tengboche

The largest Tengboche monastery (Dawa Choling Gompa) in the Khumbu region lies at an elevation of 3,867 m. It is at the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Imja Khola rivers. Daily rituals are performed in the peaceful ambiance of the monastery. The monastery houses Shakyamuni Buddha, the scriptures of Kangyur, and the Tibetan-translated original teachings of the Buddha. 

Everest Base Camp

The iconic Everest Base Camp (5,364m) is a bucket-list destination and a milestone for numerous trekkers to achieve its feat. Traversing through beautiful settlements and adoring the glaciers and vistas and overall trek journey creates a permanent and treasured experience for trekkers.

Kalapatthar

Kalapatthar is the vantage point to get close-ups and panoramic views of Mount Everest. At an elevation of 5,550 m, it treats trekkers with amazing views of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Changtse beside Everest. Mount Everest Webcam world’s highest webcam is located here.

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park encompasses the Everest Region covering ranges from 2845 m to 8848.86 m. This UNESCO-listed national park is home to 1,000 floral species, 208 bird species, and varied fauna including Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Serow, musk deer, and Snow leopard. Traverse through this park’s diverse ecosystem admiring the towering peak in the surroundings.

Sherpa people’s culture 

Everest region is the home to mountaineering expert Sherpa. Immerse yourself in Sherpa’s distinct culture, lifestyle, and hospitality. Visit the ancient monasteries and their settlements to understand their culture deeply. Interact with them to learn more.

Buddhist monasteries

Buddhism is the main religion in the Everest region and thus it houses numerous Buddhist monasteries. Tengboche (the largest), Pangboche (the oldest), and Thame, and Khumjung are other prime monasteries here. Visit these monasteries that have a peaceful ambiance and interact with monks for deep spiritual insights. The architectural feature of these monasteries are mesmerizing.

Everest Base Camp Trek Video

Everest Base Camp 5364m

Why Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring (March, April ,May)?

March, April and May is Spring season in Nepal. Spring is another best season for EBC Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek March

March is beginning of the season, there will be less people. The best time to see Rhododendron flower. The flight operate direct Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu on this month.

Everest Base Camp Trek April

April is the peak season. Most of the trekkers want to trek this time and it will be more crowed. The flight will operate from Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap. You will see Rhododendron flowers and Everest expedition group in Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Trek May,

May is slow down the season. It time is better to avoid the crowd. Best month to see Everest Expedition group in Everest Base camp and Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon group.

  • Second best season to trek
  • Witness blooming colorful Rhododendron flowers 
  • Less-crowded compared to the Autumn Season
  • Panoramic Himalayan views 
  • Meet the Everest expedition group
  • Normal weather with clear days and awesome surroundings
  • Comfortable walking feeling warm temperature during the day
  • Witness Tenzing Hillary Marathon on 29th May 
  • Close-up and Panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks from Kalapatthar 

Meet the Everest expedition group

Spring is the ideal month for expediting Mount Everest. During the EBC Spring trek,
trekkers can meet the Everest expedition group. If any trekkers planning to expedite the
Everest, they can get some valuable insights. Trekkers can casually meet and interact
with the expedition groups as well.

Witness Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon on May 29th Every Year

This international Tenzing Hillary Marathon held on every May 29 is one of the toughest
Marathons organized at such high altitude. This marathon started in 2003 and has
garnered international attraction due to which numerous runners from different nations
participate annually. Participants must be above the age of 18 and must fulfill a certain
set of criteria. It compulsory requires valid health insurance. The marathon starts from
Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and ends at Namche (3,440 m). During the EBC Spring
trek, witness this amazing Tenzing Hillary Marathon if you are around the last month of
May.

Witness blooming colorful Rhododendron flowers

Spring is the season of blossoming flowers. In the higher regions, blooming colorful
Rhododendron flowers which is also the national flower of Nepal attract several tourists
during the trek. Adore colorful pink, red, and white rhododendrons while traversing
through the lush jungle of the trail. The blooming

How to get Lukla during spring season ?

During Spring, especially in the months of April and May due to air traffic in Kathmandu, flight schedules are operated from Ramechhap. Take a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and then take a flight to Lukla during these months.

Note: (The month of April and half days of May month, all the Lukla flights are scheduled to operate from Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap.)

What to do to avoid the Kathmandu- Ramechhap drive and fly to Lukla?

You may book this trek in the month of March or after the 15th of May, to avoid the Kathmandu to Ramechhap drive as a direct flight to Lukla operates from Kathmandu.

What to do in case of flight cancelation during the Everest Base Camp Spring trek?

In case of flight cancelations from (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla-Kathmandu), there is an alternative option of Kathmandu to Lukla by helicopter which costs around USD 500 per person.

How hard is the Everest Base Camp Trek ?

Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate-level trek with a trek grade 4 which means it is slightly harder. Trekkers pass through the highest point of the trek Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5,550 m followed by Everest Base Camp (5,364 m). Altitude sickness due to altitude gain, steep ascend and descend, rugged trails, and daily long hours of walking are some challenging factors for trekkers during the Everest Base Camp trek.

Trekking Permits for the Everest Base Camp trek in Spring Season

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park permit are required for the Everest Base Camp trek which is prepared by a registered trekking company.

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit

For Foreigners: NPR 2000 (Approx. USD 20)

For SAARC Nationals: NPR 1000 (Approx. USD 10)

Sagarmatha National Park (SNP)

For Foreigners: NPR 3000 (Approx. USD 30)

For SAARC Nationals: NPR 1500 (Approx. USD 15)

Everest Base Camp trek Distance KM/ Miles days

The roundtrip distance of Everest Base Camp trek is 128 kilometers which starts and ends at Lukla.

DaySource/ DestinationDistanceDuration
1Lukla to Phakding8 km4 Hrs.
2Phakding to Namche Bazaar11 km5-6 Hrs.
3Namche Bazaar Day Hike7 km3-4 Hrs.
4Namche Bazaar to Tengboche9 km5-6 Hrs.
5Tengboche to Dingboche10 km6 Hrs.
6Dingboche Acclimatization (Day Hike)6 km3-4 Hrs.
7Dingboche to Lobuche8 km5-6 Hrs.
8Trek to Gorakshep, EBC Day Trip11 km8-9 Hrs.
9Hike to Kalapatthar, Trek to Pheriche16 km7-8 Hrs.
10Pheriche to Namche Bazaar19 km7-8 Hrs.
11Namche Bazaar to Lukla19 km7-8 Hrs.
12Fly back to Kathmandu135 km30 min
Everest Base Camp Trek Distance in KM and Hours.

Everest Base Camp trek Itinerary for Spring Season

Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla by fly, trekking to Phakding

Day 02: Phakding – Mango – Jorsalle – Namche

Day 03: Hike to Everest View Hotel to see the World’s highest Peak Mt. Everest and the other Himalayas views, visit Khumjung village, and back to Namche

Day 04: Namche – Kyangjuma – Phunki Tenka – Tengboche

Day 05: Tengboche – Pangboche – Somare – Dingboche

Day 06: You will climb to 400m to 500m Nangkar Tshang Peak for acclimatizing, back to Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche – Thukla – Lobuche.

Day 08: Trekking to Gorakh Shep, Hike to Everest Base camp (5364m)

Day 09: Climb to Kalapather (5550m), trek down to Pheriche

Day 10: Pheriche – Panagboche – Tengboche – Namche

Day 11: Namche – Manjo – Phakding – Lukla

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, and drive to your Hotel.

Everest Base Camp trek Map for Spring Season

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost for Spring Season

Everest Base Camp trek in Spring varies as several factors need to be taken into consideration. As Spring is the peak season, the cost is slightly higher compared to the off-season. Other costs affecting factors are group size, accommodation type (high-end hotel or teahouse), and personal expenses. Generally, larger groups enjoy a lower cost per person. It’s important to note that the cost is relative and can be better understood by reaching out to us for more detailed information about the Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. With the Himalaya Trip, the Everest Base Camp trek costs charges: USD 1199 per person.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek for Spring Season

The weather is generally warm in lower regions but as you climb higher to the Everest Base Camp, it gets colder. Thus, we recommend packing light warm winter clothes such as down jackets, warm trousers, warm hats, gaiters, gloves, socks, and thermal under and over. Also, include sunglasses, prescribed medicines, water purification kits, personal hygiene kits, trekking poles, and crampons.

Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring Season

Accommodation is generally teahouses or lodges. There are rooms with two beds and must share a room with 2 people since it is peak season. But, mostly room sharing and bathroom must be done at higher elevations but depends on the flow of tourists. There is availability of a hot shower and Wi-Fi at an additional charge.

Food during Everest Base Camp Trek in Spring Season

The meal options during the Everest Base Camp trek in Spring are varied with choices including Nepali to continental foods. The foods served are healthy and hygienic. At Namche, enjoy coffee, bakery goods, and continental meals of your choice.  If you willing to taste the sherpa typical foods, you may try Tsampa Porridge, Sherpa Stew, Buckwheat bread , Potato bread and better tea or salt tea etc.

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