Top 5 tips for trekking Everest base camp

Trekking Everest base camp is the most challenging and adventure hiking tour in the world. Every year, one hundred thousand travelers ...

there five useful tips for trekking everest base camp.

Trekking Everest base camp is the most challenging and adventure hiking tour in the world. Every year, one hundred thousand travelers choose to go for a trip to Tibet and most of them are on foot to Mount Everest base camp. Since Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay had the great success on climbing Mount Everest in the year 1953, Mount Everest tour has been the dream of every adventurer. I will delve into the options and familiar issues of the Mount Everest camp in this guide.

Tips trekking Everest base camp

At this trekking Everest base camp journey, you will enjoy the full range of the fascinating Himalaya Mountains. In addition to the peak of Mt.Everest (8848m), you will also see Mount Lhotse (8516m) - the Guardian of Mt.Everest, Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) -the God of Baldness Mount Shishapangma (8013m) -the Place of Saint, Mount Gyachung Kang (7952m) - the 15th Highest Mountain in the World.

Trekking Everest base camp, the region also features the Mount Qomolangma National Park. It includes two ecological valleys of Gama Valley and Gyirong Valley, five peaks over 8000 meters like Mount Everest, more than ten mountains about 7000 meters,  as well as many other charming Rongbuk Glacier glaciers, Lhatse folk culture, Hot Springs and verdant primeval forests. It is home to several rare and endangered species. You can also meet some exclusive wildlife residents such as Tibetan antelope, yak, and Tibetan gazelle on the way.

On the way to Everest base camp, you can take some beautiful photos.

General Itinerary for trekking Everest base camp

Day1 Fly or take a train to Lhasa

Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing (the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street)

Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing (Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery)

Day 4 Driving to Gyantse(4040m) and Shigatse(3840m) from Lhasa. It’s about 360km and takes 6 hours.

Attractions: Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum, Gyantse Dzong

Day 5 Driving to Old Tingri (4300m) from Shigatse, It’s about 310km and takes 6 hours.

Attractions: Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day 6 Starts four days trekking to Everest base camp:

Trek-Old Tingri-Lungchang (4510m), its about 12km and takes 5 hours.

Attractions: Tingri plain, Ra-chu Valley

Day 7 Trek-Lungchang- Nam-La(5150m), Its about 21km and takes 8 hours.

Attractions:  Nam-La Valley

Day 8 Trek-Nam-La- Zommug (4790m), its about 22km and takes 8 hours.

Day 9 Trek-Zommug- Rongbuk (5100m) and EBC (5200m), its about 15km and takes 6 hours.

Attractions:  Rongbuk Monastery, EBC

Day 10 EBC- Shegar(4200m)- Lhtase(4050m)- Shigatse(4346m), It’s about 327km and takes 8 hours.

Attractions:  Sakya Monastery

Day 11 Driving back to Lhasa via Nyemo (3800m) from Shigatse, It’s about 417km and takes 9hours.

Attractions: Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo, Tibetan family visit in Lhasa

Day 12 Lhasa departure

You can choose camping at Everest base camp.

Train your body for trekking Everest base camp

You don't have to be an exclusive athlete before you can trek to Everest base camp. But you need to be fit for a long walk and wake up without having a sore body. There are some ways you can train your body:

Begin to do some exercising about 4-6 weeks before the trek.

Do some Cardio exercises such as running, walking, swimming, or cycling.

Carry backpacks while performing Cardio exercises.

Strengthen muscles by doing squats and pull-ups.
Avoid over-exercising.

What to pack for trekking Everest base camp?

You will need some equipment to trek Everest base camp. Here is a generous list of things you may include or avoid in your need.

A pair of comfortable Hiking Boots and some pairs of hiking socks

Clothes: T-Shirt, Jacket, a light hiking pants and warm hiking pants

Gloves and hats are important to keep warm along the EBC trek.

You need to carry a sleeping bag for keeping warm in the night.

Sunscreen tips such as pairs of sunglasses, sunscreen, Lipstick.

First aid kit

There are some things to know about equipment:

Not all items in the list are required. You can use your own judgment to make your purchase decision.

your shoes must be very comfortable and durable. Bites and blisters may spoil your experience.

Wear layers so that you can adjust your temperature as needed. You can change the combination of clothes according to the weather conditions at that time.

Your clothes should be light, especially trekking journey.

Keep your hands, head, and body warm as much as possible.

on the way to Mount Everest base camp trekking, you will never miss the beautiful landscape.

Required Permits for trekking Everest base camp

1 Tibet travel permit: It’s the first must-have permission for all foreign citizens who want to enter Tibet.

2 Frontier Pass: It is the official document for foreign travelers who want to travel to Mount Everest area.

3 Alien’s Travel Permit or PSB permit: in addition to Tibet Travel permit and Frontier Pass, you also need PSB permit if you trek to EBC.

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