Decades ago, people had long sought to conquer Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Many people have reached the edge, trying to climb the highest mountain in the world and reveal its secret. No one was successful until 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay finally took their prize – the top of the mountain. Everest. Since then, hiking to Everest Base Camp has become the most popular choice for trekkers and climbers in Nepal.
The Everest Base Camp is known for its magnificent views of the Himalayas and, of course, the unique and incredible experience of following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing.
Most people prefer to fly to Lukla to start trekking to Everest’s base camp. For some travelers and climbers, even the experience of landing at Lukla airport is a nerve test in itself. If you have time, it is recommended to hike in Jiri, as it will allow your body to gradually acclimatize. This classic route takes about 3 weeks and leads from predominantly Hindu lowlands to Tibetan Buddhist high Himalayas. The route includes many ascents and descents, so to enjoy the hike, you need to be in good physical shape and do not forget the time needed to acclimatize. AMS (acclimatization mountain disease) is a real and serious threat that professional climbers are well aware of.
From late September to early November and from March to April is the best time to go to Everest base camp. In these months, with pleasant climatic conditions, abundance of fauna and full flowering of flora and fauna, hikes become more pleasant. Cold weather and unpredictable changes in temperature as the altitude increases make winter hikes much more dangerous and therefore remain an unfavorable season for tourists and climbers.
During the tour, spectacular views such as the Zhumbu Glacier, Everest and Nupe will hit you and take your breath away. During the walk, you will no doubt be amazed by the Sherpas, who are known for their dedication, hard work, and devotion to the practice of Buddhism.
You should take the time to fully appreciate the trek to Everest base camp as this is not an easy option. Compared to other routes, this hike is physically difficult.