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Everest Base Camp Trek For Beginners Overview

Trip Starting From: Kathmandu

About the Everest Base Camp Trek for Beginners:
 
Whether you are an amateur or a trekking beginner, Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect call for you. It takes great efforts, both physical and mental endurance, patience, and perseverance, to gain that height. Everest Base Camp Trek for Beginners is not just trekking to great heights, but a bundle of unlimited joy and enthusiasm. The gigantic glaciers, towering Himalayan peaks, endangered Himalayan floral and faunal species are pure delights. 

As Everest Base Camp Trekking is categorized under moderate level treks, the novice trekkers have a great challenge to push themselves beyond their limits. It means that you need to be both physically and mentally active for continuous 8 hours to accomplish this trek as your trekking route is filled with rough terrains and uneven surfaces. The trial to gain the topmost summit of the Everest Base Camp will gradually ascend and descend throughout the day, thereby making your trekking route steeper on both sides. On top of it, you will be trekking amidst the chilly weather of the higher altitudes of the Himalayan ranges. 

Thrillophilia promises a great trekking expedition to all its novice trekkers by associating them with a team of skilled, courteous, and knowledgeable trekking guides. With proper training, acclimatization, trekking gear, diet, and a professional trekking guide, there is no limit to the fun and enjoyment of Everest Base Camp Trek for beginners.

Quick Facts:

Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude: 18,513 ft

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level: Difficult

Airport: Kathmandu, Nepal

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Kathmandu.

ATM: Namche Bazaar has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

Everest Base Camp Trek For Beginners Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Kathmandu Arrival

    Your journey with Thrillophilia’s Everest Base Camp Trek for Beginners begins with you Kathmandu Arrival on Day 1 itself.

    As soon as you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, you will be picked up from there by our fellow teammates and transferred to your accommodation spot.

    A brief introduction with your trek leader-cum-guide and your itinerary shall be given on day 1 itself.

  • Day 2 - Fly to Lukla followed by Phakding walk

    As soon as you are done with your breakfast in the morning, we will lead you to the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport situated in Kathmandu.

    From there, you will be taking a 35 minutes flight to Lukla, which is one of the best experiences in itself. As you fly through the valleys, you will be able to capture some breath-taking views of the stunning surroundings.

    With your arrival in Lukla, our teammates will pick you from the airport.

    Immediately next, we will begin with your Phakding trekking expedition to gain an altitude of 2652 meters where you will be trekking for a total duration of 3.5 hours through green mountain ranges and quaint little villages.

    You overnight stay is arranged at the Tea House itself.

  • Day 3 - Namche Bazaar trekking (3440 meters)

    On day 3, you will start trekking to gain the next altitude of 3440 meters to finally reach the Namche Bazaar. Your entire trekking route is filled with green mountain ranges to keep you rejuvenated on your journey.

    There is a Dudh Koshi river flowing adjacent to the Namche Bazaar. If you want, you can relax there for some time.

    For lunch, you will be stopping at the Monjo. After that, your trekking journey to the Namche Bazaar will include a gradual inclining trail through a thick cover of green forest. On your trekking journey, be delighted to get the glimpses of Lhotse and Everest.

    After 5 to 6 hours of a long trekking expedition, in the end, you will be retiring for the remaining length of the day either at Mountain Lodge or Tea House.

  • Day 4 - Namche Acclimatization (3440 meters)

    Day 4 of your Everest Base Camp Trek is reserved entirely for acclimatization at Namche. As the place is famous for its cafes, restaurants, and bars, you can visit there in person if you want.

    Besides, Namche is a popular sightseeing spot where you have a museum, monastery, and a bazaar to explore.

  • Day 5 - Namche Acclimatization (3440 meters)

    Tengboche is a small valley that has got an altitude of 3860 meters and is known for its captivating beauty.

    You trekking on day 5 will be a moderate one and will last for around 5 hours of duration.

  • Day 6 - Dingboche Trekking (4360 meters)

    Your trekking journey to Dingboche on day 6 starts.

    First, on your journey, you will be trespassing the Pangboche Village, which gives you a delightful vista of Mount Ama Dablam.

    If we get to Pangboche as per our schedule, you will be enjoying your lunch there at Pangboche. After that, you will be proceeding with your trek to the Pheriche, followed by Imja Valley trekking.

    On your way there, treat your eyes with the sight of Lobuche River before taking a steep hike through the Dingboche.

    Your overall day 6 trekking will last for a total duration of 5 to 6 hours.

  • Day 7 - Dingboche Acclimatization (4360 meters)

    Day 7 is again reserved for you to get acclimatized with the surroundings.

    However, if you all agree, we can plan on small hikes to Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Cho Yu. While you enjoy your trekking at these points, you may even find several other Himalayan peaks and mountain ranges.

    Your overnight stay for Day 7 is arranged at a hotel.

  • Day 8 - Dughla or Thukla trekking (4620 meters)

    Your day 8 trekking expedition will be towards Dughla, which is situated at the height of 4620 meters. Out of your entire 15 days of trekking, this is the shortest trekking route to enjoy.

    The trail from Dingboche to Dughla is a flat one feasting your eyes with uncountable stunning vistas.

    Mount Pumori and Dudh Koshi River are two key attractions of your day 8 trekking expedition.

    Your overnight stay is arranged either at Mountain Lodge or Tea House.

  • Day 9 - Lobuche Trekking (4940 meters)

    Lobuche is a small trekking town which is situated alongside Khumbu glacier.

    The first half portion of your Lobuche Trekking expedition will be a tougher one as Dughla, or Thukla Pass, is filled with numerous short and steep hikes.

    If time permits, you can even explore the mountaineer’s memorials here. These memorials are entirely dedicated to the different mountaineers who tried their best to complete their trekking journey. Still, due to some unexpected conditions, they lost a grip of their life in the midway.

    Usually, at the request of our trekking enthusiasts, we spend some quality time here.

    Your overnight camping will be arranged at the Mountain Lodge or Tea House.

  • Day 10 - Lobuche-Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Gorakshep Trekking (5170+ 53 meters)

    Today the route where you will be trekking is entirely a glacier route. Hence, you can expect the trekking difficulty to be of a moderate level.

    From the base camp itself, you will capture the glimpses of Mount Everest and Kumbhu icefall. The entire portion of this trekking route is filled with glaciers and gigantic mountain ranges.

    However, Kala Patthar offers the best view of Mount Everest, where you will be trekking tomorrow.

    Your day 10 overnight stay is arranged at the Gorakshep camping site.

  • Day 11 - Kala Patthar hiking and descending towards Pheriche

    Your day 11 hiking journey to Kala Patthar will be an arduous one as it has got a certain level of difficulty. Yet, you can call this trekking expedition as an awarding one as you will be blessed with the sight of Mount Everest and the remaining Himalayan mountain ranges.

    From Kala Patthar to Gorakshep, your trekking adventure will last for around 2.5 to 3 hours; after that, it will all be descending one with a gradual decline in the trekking difficulty until you reach Lobuche (4940 meters). With one incline steep and the remaining easier ones, your day 11 will end with a total of 7 hours of trekking expedition.

    If you all agree to trek to Pheriche, we can even plan it, or you may call it off for the day.

  • Day 12 - Pheriche-Namche Bazaar Trekking

    Your day 12 of Everest Base Camp trekking expedition will be a moderate one with a little hike to Phungo Thanga and Tengboche.

  • Day 13 - Namche Bazaar – Lukla trekking

    Today is the last day of your Khumbu trekking expedition, and again, it will be moderately strenuous.

    We may hurry a bit as to get down to Lukla, where we have planned for your overnight stay.

  • Day 14 - Lukla-Kathmandu

    On day 14 of your trekking experience, we will drive you to the airport to fly to Kathmandu. Relish 35 minutes of your aerial journey with the jaw-dropping vistas of the surroundings for which Kathmandu is known for.

    Your day 14 is entirely reserved at overnight leisure either at a hotel or a guest house.

  • Day 15 - Final Call-off

    Start your day early if you are left to pack your bags for your return journey. Before noon, make sure that you check-out from the hotel or the guest house.

    Do not worry, we will ensure that you reach the airport safely and on time.

Stay

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  • 2 Nights Guest house stay in Kathmandu
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  • 12 Nights of Stay in Tea House or Mountain Lodge

Meal

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  • All Meals Included
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  • Refreshments Included
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  • Fresh fruits
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  • All Meals Included

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Airport pick up and drop for the international terminal.
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  • Domestic airport transfers for Lukla
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  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Guest House (2 nights).
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  • Accommodation during the trekking period in Tea Houses or Mountain Lodges (12 nights).
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  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
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  • Trekking permit for Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS
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  • Qualified guide.
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  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
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  • All government and local taxes.
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  • Khumbu Region entry permit (For Booking done after 1st January)
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  • Porter to carry upto 10 kg of weight per person.
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  • Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.

Transport

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  • Shared Vehicle

Things To Carry

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  • Footwear
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  • Hiking boots: Good ankle support.
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  • Hiking shoe or sneaker: As an extra, or to use in Kathmandu.
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  • Woolen socks: 3 pair of hiking heavy woolen socks (75-86% wool).
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  • Light socks: 3 pair of light woolen socks (at least 50% wool).
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  • Outwear
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  • Down jacket: It’s light and warm. At least, 700-fill goose down insulation for lightweight warmth. It gets very cold at night and in the early morning.
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  • Fleece jacket: Your fleece can be layered with your down jackets.
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  • Clothing
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  • Hats: Warm one for the morning and baseball cap or sun hat for the afternoon.
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  • Gloves: Insulated gloves to keep your hands warm on the cold morning trek and liner gloves for cool temper in the evening
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  • Hiking pants: 2 pair of hiking pants, one convertible (it can get hot in the afternoon).
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  • Cargo Pants: 1 pair of jeans and 1 pair of cargo pants for while you are in Kathmandu, and either fleece or other heavy sweat pants to wear during the evening downtime.
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  • Long underwear tops: At least 3 – to wear as a base layer for warmth. Underwear: 7 pairs of underwear.
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  • Tee and Tank: 5 performance tees or tanks to layer with the long underwear tops.
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  • Long underwear bottoms: 2 mid-weight long underwear bottoms to layer with your hiking pants during cooler points of the trek; or to provide extra comfort under your fleece pants in the evenings.
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  • Gears
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  • Day backpack: 25-35 L backpack (depending on one’s preferences). It should be large enough to comfortably carry your camera, water bottle, extra clothes and snacks while you are on your daily trekking route. Porters usually take off early in the morning and complete the trek with greater speed. You would not see them until later in the evening upon reaching your destination.
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  • Duffle bag XL: (140L-165 L) / (32 x19x19). You can purchase a duffel bag in Kathmandu for a real bargain.
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  • Small lock: Bring a small lock for your duffle bag.
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  • Sack /Plastic bags: 2 sacks or plastic bags in which to organize and store your dirty laundry.
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  • Trekking Poles: These will provide you with balance and support – your knees will really appreciate this on the downhill portions of your trek.( You can buy this in Kathmandu )
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  • Sleeping bags: -10° C /14° F for a teahouse (rustic lodging) Guesthouses on your trekking route will only provide you with blankets. Get sleeping bags on rent @ around 70 Rs per day.
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  • Trekking Towels: 1 large, 1 medium and few wash clothes (quick dry is plus!).
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  • Accessories
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  • Cameras, batteries, and memory card: Trekking through the unmatchable beauty of the Everest region will make you a paparazzo! Bring extra batteries (charging cost $1$2.5 along the trail). 32 GB of memory should be sufficient.
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  • Sunglasses: Make sure they have 100% UV protection.
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  • Tablet computer: For entertainment in the evening; there isn’t much to do after 4pm. It is also quite cold and windy in the higher altitudes. Many trekkers choose to stay in their rooms at night; this being especially true once you have trekked into the more desolated regions beyond Namche Bazaar. If you don’t have a tablet, you should bring along books, mp3 players or playing cards to pass the time. These will become your best friends if you ever get stranded at Lukla Airport!
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  • Personal & Medicals
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  • Water bottle: Bring 2 bottles for your trek. Make sure they can hold both hot and cold liquids.
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  • Water purification tablets: These are optional; but if you want to buy them, it is recommended that you do this at your hometown trekking store. The tablets being sold in Kathmandu are questionable.
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  • Pain reliever: Almost all trekkers suffer from an occasional light headache; these will help you ease the pain.
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  • Sun block (35+SPF) and lip balm with sun protection are essential. Personal first aid kit: Having your own kit on the trek is a plus.
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  • Band-Aids: Untreated blisters could make your trek very difficult; fabrics are best.
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  • Baby wipes: Hot showers are limited. Wipes will come in very handy.
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  • Hand wipes: For hand washing in the morning – otherwise good luck with very cold water!
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  • Snacks and goodies: Trail mix, granola bars, energy bars, chocolate, nuts, candy bars, and powdered drink mix are all great to sweeten the trail and to give you a boost of much needed energy. Don’t stress on the high calories, you will burn it off in no time while trekking.
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  • Plastic zip lock bags: They are useful in so very many ways.

Advisory

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  • Please Note for bookings done prior, trekkers are required to pay the Khumbu region Permit of NPR 2000 (Approx Rs 1250) separately in Kathmandu
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  • Do not bring non-bio gradable materials
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  • Pay heed to the instructions given by the trek leader and guide
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  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited
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  • Do check with your doctor if you are medically fit for the trek
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  • We recommend you to buy insurance from worldnomads.com for emergency evacuation
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  • Since Kathmandu-Lukla flights are dynamic, we recommend you keep a buffer day in hand
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  • Exclusions -
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  • Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu. Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
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  • Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
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  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
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  • cancellation, health or any other reason.
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  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
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  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
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  • Nepalese visa fee.
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  • DON’T TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP IF…
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  • "… you don’t want to get sick. Altitude sickness, breathlessness, mild headaches and impaired judgment are all to be expected and if you have respiratory problems, consult your doctor before signing up.
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  • … a repetitive menu gets you down. Expect hearty dal bhat (rice and lentil curry, with veggie variations) is served everywhere, everyday, with more variety in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. It’s good fuel for trekking though. As the saying goes: Dal Bhat power, 24 hour!
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  • … your exercise routine involves walking to the pub and back. While you don’t need to be super-fit, the more fitness training and hiking you do before you go the more you’ll enjoy it."
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  • Preparation Tips-
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  • “Before you are physically ready, you have to be ready mentally. Of course, some physical training is good. It would be nice if you are walking two or three hours every day during the month before you start the trip, that will help a lot with regards to trekking the trail. But some people are mentally unprepared. They worry too much about the altitude or it being their first time trekking. Rather than feeling that way they should just be positive, and trust that if they follow the leader’s instructions and listen carefully to his advice, it will be fine. So prepare in a positive way rather than a negative way, expecting bad things to happen.”

Everest Base Camp Trek For Beginners: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

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    People Also Ask About Everest Base Camp Trek For Beginners

    1. Is it hard to trek to Everest Base Camp?

      No, Everest Base Camp is not the most laborious trek to be scared off. To get to the Base Camp, you will be trekking through the rough valleys and not the high passes. This makes your trekking expedition easier to moderate. The only difficulty here is combating the altitude sickness as Mount Everest has got the highest altitude in the world, and training for it at home or elsewhere within your hometown itself is next to difficult.

    2. How long does it take to hike to Everest Base Camp?

      For an average trekker, it takes around 8 days of uphill trekking and 4 days of downhill trekking to get back to the Base Camp. So, out of your 15 days and 14 nights Everest Base Camp journey with Thrillophilia team, you will be actually trekking only for 9 days, and 3 days are reserved for your acclimatization with the surrounding weather conditions.

    3. How much does it cost to trek to Everest Base Camp?

      There are numerous travel planners to assist you with your Everest Base Camp planning. Thrillophilia’s 15 days and 14 night Everest Base Camp Trek adventure costs around 48,500 INR per head. As add-on inclusions, you are provided with transport, a professional guide, supporting activities, and accommodation facilities. If you make an instant reservation with Thrillophilia now, you get discounts and cashbacks, which brings down your trekking price even more.

    4. Is Everest base camp trek worth it?

      Yes, Everest Base Camp Trek is worth every effort you invest in to reach there finally. One of the most tourist destinations of Nepal, the daunting summit, is blessed with some miraculous and incandescent beauty. The magnificent peaks and hills, the snow-capped mountain ranges, the vast greenery, quaint villages, steep rocks are all worthy of all your efforts. Moreover, you get to learn about the culture, customs, and traditions of the Sherpas community in their very own place of residence.

    5. Do you need to train for Everest Base Camp?

      Yes, physical as well as mental training is a prerequisite for participating in the adventure for Everest Base Camp. Your physical training for participating in the Everest Base Camp should be inclusive of strength endurance, cardio endurance, aerobic conditioning, and carrying a daypack uphill. Here are some tips to prepare yourself at your best for your Everest Base Camping -
      - Train your body in a natural setting that resembles the natural setting at the Everest Base Camp.
      - As soon as possible, buy all the essential trekking gear.
      - Dedicate your time to accomplish at least 2 to 3 times weekly cardio exercising.
      - Remember to give yourself enough room to prepare best for your Everest adventure.

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