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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.