We all know Tenzing Norkay and Edmund Hillary were the first mountaineers to conquer Mount Everest, the highest peak in the Himalayas in the year 1953. Cut to the year 2016 and we find a host of trekkers, many of them amateurs, attempting the trek to the Everest Base Camp.
It is logistically very feasible for us in Delhi NCR. One has to do is take a flight to Kathmandu. A further short flight takes you to Lukla from where the trek to the base camp begins. Trekking comprises between 4 to 10 hours of each day, with elevations ranging from 2,740m (9,300 ft) to 5,500m (18,100 ft). Rest days and opportunities to acclimatize are included in guided treks and advised for solo hikers. Trekking grades range from moderate to steep.
The best times to go are from March to May and from September to December though you will find people trekking here throughout the year. However, the rough weather in winter and the incessant rain and landslides during monsoon make the trek way more difficult.
Many have been to Leh Laddakh on bikes but the adventure of treking to the Everest Base camp is something else. Not for faint hearts. A fair word of caution – even in good times it could be an arduous exercise that calls for basic fitness and discipline. One should avoid smoking, caffeine and alcohol during the trek and perhaps a week before that.
The trek to the Everest Base Camp does not require professional trekking training and the trekking operators organise guides and porters to take their guests through the journey. To this end, Mojhi.com is Asia’s largest adventure portal with more than 15 Everest Base camp trekking packages in Nepal offered by professional Trekking operators. You can visit their portal for an extensive notion about the trek. They provide intricate details that would most definitely assist first timers. Moreover, we found their FAQ section very informative.
To complete the experience you can soak in a bit of the rich Nepalese culture. Stay in villages against the breathtaking beautiful peaks of Himalayas and enjoy the warmth of the extremely hospitable Nepalese people.
Trek to the Everest Base camp is a once in a life time experience. It is a must do for adventure lovers.