April 21, 2017

Pre-requisites before trekking to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp is by far one of the most suggested destinations for the voyagers seeking absolute adventures of longer trekking in Nepal. Ever since 1950’s the number of trekkers visiting EBC every year has been significantly increasing. The highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest has captivated millions of adventurists and trekkers creating an enthusiasm to scale the highest possible altitude in one’s life. Since this can be the journey of lifetime, it is necessary to make several prior considerations and arrangements for this. From economic aspect, convenient transportations and routes to the inoculations and acclimatization, you need to assure yourself that you are capable enough for handling all these things. Let’s have a brief look to some pre-requisites which are essential before you trek to EBC:
Budget: Wherever you go or whatever you intend to do; budget is the first thing that gives a kickoff to everything you start. Trekking to the EBC, you have to be ready with some amount of economic resource (approximately from USD$1200-USD$5000 in total) enough to fulfill airfare expenses, guides hiring, permits, fooding, lodging and many more. The trekking can last from min. 12 days to max. 16 days depending upon your interest and the average cost per day would be approximately $20. Realizing this, you need to organize your budget effectively.
Effective time/season: How would the essence of trekking possibly be explored when you are unfortunately victimized by the severe weather conditions? Therefore, determining the perfect timing and season for trekking is one of the important pre-requisites for trekking to the EBC. The best season for this is probably from February to May and September to the second week of December. Be that as you may, you can also trek in low seasons during December-January noticing the weather conditions and forms of cloud buildup, which could possibly mean heavy snowfall, which to say the least, changes things massively.
Transportation: The initial part of trekking starts when you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. So, booking flights is crucial and sometimes can be challenging if you are new to the city. However, don’t just rush to do so in order to save your time and money. You need adequate research and comparisons between airlines beforehand. The best and convenient way to book your flights would be by Internet. Flights are often delayed, so it would be better taking a security margin of 2 or 3 days if you plan to return with same airlines. However, if you prefer road transportation, you can either travel from next route by a jeep or bus to Jiri which is seldom preferable.
Mass of Stuffs required: Since trekking is a beautiful journey of natural exploration, yet still tiring and hectic, you need to make a great concern in weightage of your stuffs. Gear/clothing of at least 10 kg would be most appropriate. However, you should make sure that all your quintessential stuffs like medicines, winter clothes, high altitude sunglasses etc, are compulsorily included in your packaging.
Trekking guides: Heading to one of the most evident and touristic places, sole trek navigating on cell for each and every information doesn’t seem quite fascinating and easeful. So, getting a good trekking guide would be an effective way for delightful trekking and at the same time, natural and cultural exploration. Additionally, a decent guidebook can also assist a lot in your voyage offering you a scenic trek in Nepal from hills to the Himalayas. To be noted, if you prefer collecting reminiscences of undistracted trekking experience, online commercial booking of a trek crowd should be ignored, for you can several companions yourself at some point of your trek.

After you have the knowledge of all above mentioned pre-requisites, you are thereby all set to experience uttermost excitement and pleasures from the adventurous trek to the Everest Base Camp.

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