About Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek
The concept of group travel is growing day by day in our modern society. To minimize the tour cost and unnecessary hassle from many different operators, this Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek is the best choice for Everest Base Camp trekkers. Sublime Trails gives you a guarantee to operate your trip when you book a fixed departure.
With the Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek, you can book accommodation in Kathmandu on your own choice to meet your expectations. We don't push our valuable customers to stay within our choice of hotel. Rather, we let you choose your hotel according to your own budget. You can stay in a 5-star hotel or budget hostel according to your choice. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, the level of accommodation and meals are similar for all types of travellers. You will stay in a clean and comfortable lodge and eat hygienic food.
Our guides are great at handling different types of groups with varying outlooks. They have worked with people with many nationalities. For this reason, they are very competent to manage all kinds of groups.
We have designed this itinerary to suit all type of trekkers by including two acclimatization days in Namche and Dingboche. We have included all the hidden gems and viewpoints around the Everest Base Camp. We take you to museums, monasteries and other cultural monuments. All these things are included in the package cost.
Food and Accommodations
During your Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek, you will stay in tea houses run by the local Sherpas. Due to the lack of road access, the tea houses may lack luxury. However, they provide you with basic accommodation and food supply. Normally, foods such as soup, noodles, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, dal bhat, fried rice, eggs, etc. are available in the teahouses. Apart from that, staying at teahouses is a wonderful opportunity to explore the lifestyle of Sherpas.
While in Kathmandu, you will be staying at the 3-starred hotel with breakfast and bed service. For lunch and dinner, you can explore various dishes available in Kathmandu.
How is the weather in Everest Base Camp and what is the best time for this trek?
The weather in the Everest region varies with the seasons. Spring and autumn are considered to be the best seasons to do the trek. The weather is usually warm, calm and consistent. The evenings and mornings get cold and chilly but the temperature is bearable. The views are amazing in these seasons. The landscapes and the trail look awesome due to rhododendron blooms and colourful forests.
Trekking in winter is difficult as the temperature becomes unbearably cold in the higher regions. Frequent snowfall and blizzards make the weather condition worse. Similarly, in summer, the weather is unpredictable and rainfalls occur frequently making it difficult to trek. Also, the views get obstructed most of the time.
How difficult is the trek and how should I get prepared for it?
The difficulty of Everest Base Camp trekking is strenuous. You have to walk almost 7/8 hours a day in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius. The strenuous trips are on average 13-20 days in length. Trekking in such cold climatic conditions and for such a long period of time requires you to have a good level of physical fitness. Also, you should have some mental toughness to complete these trips.
- Cardio exercises include running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for about 4-5 days a week for 3 months before your trip will begin.
- You should also be involved in developing core strength. and muscle endurance through weight training.
- Hiking in the hills in different weather conditions will be good preparation for this trip.
- If you have access, kayaking will also be a very good way to develop the strength and endurance required for this trip.
How many hours should I walk each day?
You should not rush to get to the destination while doing this trek. As altitude sickness is a major risk in the Everest region, you should trek slow and steady. You can walk up to 6-7 hours a day but as the altitude increases, it becomes more difficult to walk. While returning, you can get to Lukla in just three days of walking as there is no risk of altitude sickness. Make sure you acclimatize properly while trekking in the higher region. If your body shows any signs of altitude sickness you should stop right there or descend some altitude.
Everest Base Camp Fixed Departure Trek starts from Lukla. You will trek to Phakding, Namche and spend a day at Namche to acclimatize. You will then resume your trek to Tengboche, and Dingboche. You will again spend a day at Dingboche for a second acclimatization rest. Next day you will resume your trek to Lobuche, Gorak Shep and finally to Everest Base Camp.
You will return using a different trail. You will trek to Pheriche from Gorakshep, Phortse and then finally to Namche. You will follow the previous trail to get back to Lukla.