Trekking to Everest base camp is one of the most renowned trekking and every year thousands of trekkers visit Everest base camp. But before you plan your trip to Everest base camp you need to consider some of the basic information about Everest base camp. These tiny considerations can help you a lot during your trek.
Things you need to consider before booking your trip to Everest Base Camp in 2019 and 2020
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Try to be as informative as much as possible and try to understand and know the general location of where you are traveling. Here are a few things you need to consider before you trek to the Everest Base Camp in 2019.
Everest Base Camp Location and the trails you are following
Everest base camp also known as the roof of the world is in the Solukhumbu district of North-Eastern Nepal. The mountain stands 8848 meters/ 29029ft. and is the tallest mountain in the world. This mountain remarks the border between Nepal and Tibet.
While Everest base camp is elevated at 5364m. and is considered the most difficult trek and the most beautiful trek in Nepal. As it is elevated very high you need to prepare yourself for the thin air and any consequences that may occur like altitude sickness and frostbitten due to extreme cold.
For information on the trail to the Everest base camp, you can visit the package page of Everest Base Camp where you will be able to find the detailed itinerary and attached map as well.
Best Season to Trek Everest base camp
It is not that you need to find the perfect weather to trek Everest base camp but if you are able to manage the time it is best to walk in either spring or autumn. But due to the high altitude, the weather is uncertain and may vary. Here in Nepal, the spring season starts in mid-February and ends towards the end of May. At the same time, the autumn season starts from mid-September and lasts until the end of November.
If you are traveling to take great photos and the most fantastic adventure you need to trek during these time and season, but you want a thrilling adventure trek then you can choose whatever date you want.
Everest base camp cost coverage
The price of Everest Base Camp depends on what type of packages you are choosing from and what kind of accommodation you are getting and what kind of facilities you are getting. The price point may vary from us$ 1000 to US$3000 for an average starting from 12 days – 17 days trek.
Symptoms of altitude sickness
You need to know more about altitude sickness. You should learn what can cause altitude sickness, what kind of symptoms you get, and how to prevent it from happening. Here we have listed some of the symptoms of altitude sickness.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Dizziness or light-headedness.
- A headache.
- Loss of appetite.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion.
Once you get to know the symptoms it will be easier for you to determine whether you can trek further or not. So, knowing about altitude sickness will help you make the trek easier and safe.