There are some countries and people who really don't know about Nepal and where it is. But when they hear Everest their eyes opened and comes to the name Himalaya!. Well yes, the Himalayan country lies in between China and India. The word Himalaya comes from the Sanskrit language. There are Hundreds of questions and curiosity about the Everest Base camp trekking which makes us create the visual trail to Everest Base Camp.
Mountaineer Georges Mallory was asked;
His answer was simple; "Because it's there"
Because some Challenges are just mean to be met.
I like to take the words from Georges. Why Trekking in Nepal Everest Base Camp?
Because it's only there! Yes, Trekking in Everest Region or Khumbu area just makes you feel like you are in different planet if you forget the fellow trekkers around. Seriously it's overcrowded and more commercial but still "It's there and it's Everest". I don't know what after a few years but I am sure that when Nepalese people start exploring Everest region it won't be easier like now. Now the flight tickets to Lukla is not easier for locals and also quite expensive otherwise October till Mid Nov Nepalese people will cover the Khumbu area. Especially the flow around Annapurna Region, Mustang, Rara where Nepalese youth are exploring and tea houses are overcrowded.
Could be helpful if the Conservation officers and the checkpoint start alerting trekkers about the tea houses and the capacity of each place otherwise someday we will hear something which we haven't expected. Mountain weather changes without saying anything!
How does the Everest look like?
"It's always further than it looks. It's always taller than it looks.
It's always harder than it looks"
There is one interesting story about Mt. Everest article and the Wings of OMAN magazine. Wings of OMAN magazine had written a short article about Everest but they didn't know how the Everest look like so they put Mount Matterhorn (from Switzerland) picture. That was old edition but I felt like to remind them with the picture how it looks like so I did and the funny thing is the editor wrote me nobody complains about that picture. I forgot her name and she promised me to send a copy of a magazine every month but never happened.
Well, let's start the Picture journey to Everest Base Camp. I will put FAQ below and some interesting facts about the places. As we are selling 16 days Everest Base Camp Trekking but it doesn't mean that you can't do within 14-15 days. Yes, you can do it, But!! there is something. Scroll down.
Day 01: Your first day in Nepal (Arrive at Kathmandu airport)
Is visa on Arrival at the airport?
After visa and Baggage clearance outside at the airport where you will see people holding with Company and clients name there, you have to find your Name or Rugged Trails Nepal sign. Airport pickup is generally included on the price. Don't allow bags to carry for unknown people because they will gather for TIPS. Our staff or the driver will take you to your hotel. Depends on what you have paid for the trip your hotel will be pre-booked either in Thamel, or other places. In the Evening a group briefing about the trips and specific things. You will be meeting your guide at the same time. Big day ahead so pack your bag and sleep.
Day 02: Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2,800m) 9184ft and Trek to Phakding Altitude: (2,652m) 8,698 ft Distance: 8 km, 4.97miles (3-4 hours) Flight duration: 35 Min.
Your flight will be early morning so your packed breakfast will be ready at the reception, don't forget to collect it. Guide and vehicle will be right on the time and a short drive to the Domestic airport for Lukla flight. Will meet our rest of the team (porters and Sherpa) in Lukla and a short introduction then the Journey to Everest starts from here.
Day 03: Phakding Trek to Namche Bazaar Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft Walking Distance: 10-12 km (6 hours).
Starts after breakfast!
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day Altitude: (3,440m) 11,283ft (3 hours)
Exploring around Namche and Everest View.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Trek to Tengboche Monastery. Altitude: (3,870m) /12,684ft Distance: 10km (6 hours)
Day 06: Tengboche Trek to Dingboche Altitude: (4,400m) 14,435ft Distance: 11km (6 hours)
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Dingboche Altitude: (4,400m) 14,435ft (2-3 hours)
Day 08: Dingboche Trek to Lobuche Altitude: (4,900m) 16,076ft Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)
Day 09: Lobuche Trek Gorakshep and Day Hike to Everest Base Camp Altitude: (5164m)16,942ft & (5364m) 17598 Distance: 15km (7-8 hours)
Day 10: Gorakshep Morning Hike to Kalapathar and Trek to Pheriche Altitude: (5,600m) 18,373ft & (4,320m) 14,173ft. Distance: 12-13 km (6-7 hours)
Day 11: Pheriche Trek to Namche Altitude: (3,440m) 11,284 ft Walking Distance: 14 -15 (6-7 hours).
Day 12: Namche Trek to Lukla (2800m) 9,184 ft via Phakding; Walking distance: 16km (7-8 hours).
Day 13: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Final departure from Nepal.