Mount Everest has enchanted the lionhearted men and women since the early 1950s, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of the previously unconquered mountain peak. They put the mighty mountain on the map and ever since then, thousands have followed.
Now, trekking to the highest mountain in the world is just not as simple as it sounds, and with so many sacrificing their lives during the summit, it seems all the more daunting, trek to Everest’s base camp is achievable and quite frankly, is still an adventure of the highest sort.
At 17,590 ft above sea level, Everest base camp trek is no less a feat either. More so because it gives people from all walks of life a mesmerizing glimpse of the world’s highest peak.
While there are 2 of such base camps on opposite sides of Everest, the South Base Camp in Nepal and the northern one in Tibet, the one in Nepal is more popular. More so because the North Base Camp requires a special permit from the Chinese government, on top of the permit needed to visit Tibet itself.
That being said, we at Third Eye Travel organize an 18-day trek to the Everest base camp in Nepal which gives you a chance to drench yourself in historic treasures of Nepal and surround yourself in some of the world’s most sensational mountain scenery.
How does it feel to trek to the foot of the world’s highest peak?
With this trek to Everest’s base camp, you get to absorb the unique culture of Sherpas, you accommodate in places surrounded by jagged, soaring peaks, visit the numerous monasteries and museums along the trail, and you sway past Tibetan flags, prayer wheels and across swing bridges.
Ideal time for the trek
The best time for the trek is between the months of March and May and in between September and December. While May is the month when monsoon is just on the brim, December is relatively colder than rest of the months with sub-zero temperatures throughout the nights.
Are you fit for the strenuous trek?
While there’s nothing much except a month or two of strict exercise routine that can help you get prepared for mountains soaring as high as 5545 meters, people with average fitness have successfully completed the trek before without difficulties. The key here is move slow but steady, while enjoying your trek completely.
The detailed itinerary is mentioned on our website. For other queries regarding Nepal/Tibet/India tour packages and price for Everest base camp trek, feel free to drop us a message.