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Ultimate Everest Base Camp Trek Blog & Itinerary

Are you about to embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek and maybe looking for an Everest Base Camp blog to give you an idea about what to expect? We did the iconic trek at the end of April and wrote loads of notes during it to put this blog post together.

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You might have a lot of questions such as:

  • Is Everest Base Camp Trek difficult?
  • Can you climb Everest during the trek?
  • What is the Everest Base Camp elevation?
  • What is the weather like at Everest?
  • What is the Everest Base Camp altitude?

We’re going to share all of the answers to these questions including the best Everest Base Camp tour so you know what company to choose, as well as the Everest Base Camp Trek cost.


1. How To Get To Everest Base Camp

Firstly before you ask, you cannot drive to Everest Base Camp. You can only hike or take an expensive helicopter flight in. The hike takes around 12-13 days but you can customise it to even around 11 days.

Make sure you leave a few days either side of the trek to hang out in Kathmandu first. There’s a lot of things to do in Kathmandu which makes is a great city to explore.

You’ll also be exhausted after the Everest Base Camp trek regardless of your fitness and will need time to recover from the Everest Base Camp altitude.


2. Best Mount Everest Base Camp Tour

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Did you know there’s over 2,000 trekking companies in Nepal? The company we went with called Visit Himalaya Treks has so many perks, it would be hard not to choose them.

You can get 20% off Everest Base Camp Trek just by mentioning Londoner In Sydney when you book with Visit Himalaya Treks

Notably, you’ll have your own personalised service so don’t expect to be put with other people from other countries (like most other trekking companies do). You can take your time, stop when you want and call your own shots. It honestly doesn’t get much better.

Luckily we’ve written this Everest Base Camp blog which documents everything you need to know about booking your tour with Visit Himalaya Treks below.


3. Everest Base Camp Packing List

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If you’re unsure about what to take with you, we’ve written a Mount Everest Base Camp Packing List! I’ve written an entire post all about what I took, what I wish I took and what I didn’t need below.

Make sure you’re mindful of how much to take on the Everest Base Camp Trek because your porter will be carrying it the whole way.


4. Things You Absolutely Need To Know Before Everest Base Camp Trek

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If you have loads of questions about Everest Base Camp trek water, what the accommodation is like, the food, how many people are on the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek… I mean the list goes on, look no further and read our post about things you need to know before you do Everest Base Camp Trek!


4. Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

I’m going to give you a complete run down of our Everest Base Camp Itinerary to help you prepare for the trek to Everest Base Camp below.

We walked very slowly, probably the slowest out of anyone on the trek just to keep you in mind. I also used my Garmin 235 watch which I absolutely love to time our treks and distance.

4 days before Everest Base Camp Trekking

Our beautiful accommodation at Bed & Breakfast Thamel

We arrived into Kathmandu and found an airbnb that became a huge gem. To be honest, out of the nine countries we travelled to in the six months of our trip, our Kathmandu airbnb was by far our favourite place we stayed in.

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Our host Yogendra is a very sincere man with a great quality, budget guesthouse. It’s right in the heart of the tourist area of Thamel in Kathmandu but it’s super quiet, incredibly clean and he does a brilliant breakfast.