It was May 29, 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first people to stand on the top of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Since then several people have accepted the challenge to reach the summit. Some of them succeeded and some of them not. Some did succeed but with sacrifice and some of them even lost their lives. Reaching to the summit may sound quite an difficult hurdle but there are people who would just be satisfied to get a closer glimpse of Mount Everest. Some people may have long awaited desire to do that. But today after the 64 long years of the historic event of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become quite achievable. Thousands of people trek in the Everest region each year and the number is increasing in the tremendously.
Everest Base Camp Trek Details
Everest Base Camp Trek rewards trekkers with many ways. Keeping the breathtaking high altitude scenery and glimpse of Mount Everest aside trekkers can also visit museums and monasteries and experience the unique Sherpa culture and traditions. During the day time trekkers will be off-course involved in walking towards their destination where they can encounter colorful prayers flags and wheels and villages along their way. During evening they will be rewarded with the hospitality from the Sherpa people where they can enjoy food and drink and can have a chat with locals. It is because of these wonderful things like the total blend of natural beauty along with the fascinating culture and tradition, and also the warm hospitality from the Nepalese people of the Everest region that makes Everest Base Camp one of the most popular trek all around the globe.
Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trek
The most suitable period for Everest Base Camp Trek is between March-to-May and September-to-December. During May things are quite hot and since it is before the monsoon season there are chances for rain (Be prepared for that). And during December temperature reaches below 0 degree (Be sure to pack bags with warm clothes).
Additional Information About Everest Base Camp Trek
It is recommended for trekkers to take a guide along with them. Hiring a guide or porter has its advantages. For $10 to $20 a day they’ll be giving someone a job to earn their daily living and in return they’ll assist in their trek. Besides having a guide along with them means that there will be no chance of getting lost in the way. Also having a company of someone in the trekking period is quite good isn’t it.
There are trekking travel and tour company in Nepal which arrange everything in advance for Everest Base Camp Trek. These companies handle things like airport transfers, hotel accommodation, porters to carry luggage and guides, everything. Be sure to choose the trekking company which are registered on TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal). To check their official website visit www.taan.org.np.
Preparing Yourself For Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is about trekking extreme altitude and hills up to 5545m. It is not quite difficult but it ain’t easy either. Trekkers who are planning for Everest Base Camp Trek should be physically and mentally fit. Trekking is not just about going uphill on fast pace, one needs to have calm mind and climb uphill slowly, enjoying the views and surroundings. It is recommended for trekkers to prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek or any other trekking in Nepal by taking cardiovascular training sessions before the trekking activity. They can start it a week before the trekking period.