Thinking of hiking to Everest base camp? So there are some things to know before you go out! Here are some of the common questions answered for you!
Where is the best place to stay in Kathmandu before heading out to the Everest base camp trek?
The first thing to know before heading to Nepal is where is the best place to stay in Kathmandu. The city of Kathmandu is really huge and there are many options for your stay before heading to Everest base camp. But the one we recommend is this charming and vibrant place called Thamel. We totally recommend this place for your stay and it is the main trekking access point in Kathmandu. There are hundreds of trekking shops and a great trekking community that you can interact with before heading on your trek to Everest base camp. When you book your trek with us at Protrek Adventure, your stay in Kathmandu will be at one of the best hotels in Thamel.
Can I do my Last-minute shopping for essential trekking gear in Kathmandu before the trek?
Here is the answer to the common question of all hikers: Can I save time and money by leaving everything to the last minute and buying all my trekking gear here in Thamel? You can bring your most important, expensive, and high-quality items of equipment from your home country. We recommend that you buy most of the trekking equipment in your home country or buy online before arriving in Kathmandu. This will give you a chance to taste it and test it before heading to Everest base camp. Any minor or small item can definitely be bought in Thamel from one of the many trekking shops available here. It is cheaper to buy equipment from here and also when you want a good deal with your trekking equipment. There are plenty of trekking gear stores to choose from in Thamel. You should thoroughly review all equipment before purchasing and test it before heading to Everest Base Camp.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp trek is the most fascinating high altitude trek in Nepal. This base camp hike allows you to explore the glorious trails of the Everest region; which was established by legendary mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on their journey to scale the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest (8848 m) in 1953. This adventurous hike begins after the exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla which is also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport, is one of the most extreme airports in the world and this airport is also a gateway to the Everest region. The EBC trek follows an interesting route that will take you through the beautiful Khumbu settlements such as Phakding, Monjo, Namche, etc. where you can witness the lifestyle, local culture and tradition of Nepal. Furthermore, the old age culture and customs of the Buddhist religion are remarkably admirable. Upon reaching your destination, the hike rewards you not only with the highest peak in the world, but also countless views of jaw-dropping snow-capped peaks like Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Kangienen (6,782 m). All these features of this hike make it more interesting and popular with mountaineers, and this has also become a dream destination for millions of hikers from all over the world.
Are you ready to trek to the Everest base camp? The hike through the Everest region will leave you fascinated and wanting more! Our 14-day itinerary allows you to experience the region, its unique cultures, and the spectacular Himalayan landscapes. Take a look at this tolearn more about the Everest base camp trek.