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Are you having dreams of Everest elevation? Even though it might seem fascinating it isn’t as easy as it looks. You are thinking about climbing the tallest peak in the world. Not an easier task. However with some assistance and practice all of it is highly possible.

Everest elevation is on the list of many people but they aren’t able to gather the courage to win it. From the best season to the cost of completing the trek and also the difficulty there is much more to know about Everest’s elevation.

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

The Everest Base camp trek is a combination of well-maintained roads and a mixture of raw mountains along the way. With the warm and hospitable nature of the Sherpa and Tamangs during the journey, Everest elevation is a journey of delight.

It takes 15 days in total if you are willing to complete the Everest Base Camp trek. The trekking journey starts from an elevation of 5364m. During your journey, you will have an opportunity to witness the tallest mountain in the world.

Other mountains along the journey are Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Lobuche. The scenic beauty and the panoramic view of the trek are worth every moment. After you take a 35-minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, the actual Everest elevation begins.

EBC Highlights

Every minute you spend during the Everest Base camp trek is a highlight in itself. With the beautiful views and the flight to Lukla, things look stunning.

  • But picking up some of the key highlights:
  • Stunning flight with mountain view in during Lukla.
  • Religious importance of Tengboche monastery.
  • Beautiful mountain views of Lobuche, Mount Everest,  Lhotse, Cho Oyu etc
  • Picturesque views of Khumbu Glacier and icefall
  • A cultural hub and importance of Namche Bazar
  • Overlooking the rare animals and plants at Sagarmatha National Park

Best Time to Trek Everest Base Camp

Right when you have been thinking about Everest elevation it is important to keep note of the best season.

Autumn and spring are two of the best seasons to do the Everest Base camp trek. In the case of months, September to November and March to early June are the perfect months.

During these months the sun isn’t too bright and you get an opportunity to view the beautiful mountains at your peril.

Even though a lot of the tourists do EBC trek all year The Trek Nepal doesn’t suggest doing that.

During the monsoon season the roads get all wet and slippery while during the peak winter, it is highly cold to accomplish the journey.

How tough is Everest Base Camp trek?

Just to be fair to the readers, the Everest Base Camp trek is the toughest when we talk about Nepal. From the tough terrains to uneven weather conditions, things never get easier.

However, it isn’t impossible to ace the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world. You will just need to have physical stamina and practice of trekking early.

Before coming into the EBC trek we suggest you do the easier treks. Treks where the roads are tough and uneven. This will prepare you for what is to come next.

Talking about the trek, acclimatization is the key. If you have any prior health conditions, try and consult with your doctor for the trek.

Permits required for Everest elevation

It is never a cakewalk when you are far from home. However, in the case of the EBC trek you will need to be acquired with some of the permits.

The first one is the Trekking Information Management System Permit. The second one is the Sagarmatha National Park permit along with the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card.

All of these permits will be easily available at the Nepal Tourism Board. At The Trek Nepal, we arrange all the permits for our guests. The total cost of the permits is Rs 7000.

Cost of Everest Base Camp trek

The cost of the Everest base camp trek depends solely on the trekker. If you are thinking about lavishness along the way the cost is higher and vice versa.

Meanwhile, the average cost of an Everest Base Camp trek is between $900-$5000. Accommodation, transport, permits, season, etc tend to affect the total cost of the trek.

Food and Accommodation at Everest elevation

EBC trek is one of the unpredictable yet tough treks, to say the least. With the remoteness of the trek, it is absolutely hard to predict the weather and the outcome of the journey.

However, you will have to understand that the food available is basic and authentic. From daal bhaat to momo, lentils, potatoes, noodle soup, etc are available at the base camp.

All the food available is prepared following international standards and safety procedures. Even for the vegetarian people, there is abundant veg food so there must be much of an issue.

In the case of accommodation though there are luxury hotels, to say the least. You will have hotels with good beds, hot showers, and quality food. During the peak season though you will have to pre-book to find the rooms of your choice.

Things to take care of before planning Everest elevation

It doesn’t matter where you trek but taking care of basics is a key. While EBC trekking always try and stay in a group and a single lane.

Don’t try and touch everything that approaches your way. If you unknowingly touch poisonous plants it could impact your overall trek. Likewise, there are some key things to take care of before going for the EBC trek.

  • Take your time for acclimatization
  • Physical fitness is important
  • Always pack light and things that are necessary
  • Try and make friends and social networks
  • Always trek with people who have prior experience
  • Embrace headaches that come along the way
  • Try and pack in some extra cash for unseen circumstances
  • Protect yourself from direct sun with hats, sunscreen, and caps
  • Drink ample amount of water to keep yourself healthy
  • Choose the right trekking company to complete the trek