Saturday, 15 October 2016

Everest Base Camp Trek


 If you love challenging adventures, you're at the right place, read on.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Its height is 8,848 metres (29,028 ft). It lies on the border of Nepal and China, with about half of the mountain lying on each side of the border. 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a famous challenging trek in Nepal. Many people have even risked their lives in the quest to reach the top of the Everest. However, now the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal. Best time to go on the trek is from March to May and from September to November. The winter gets really cold and makes it tough to climb easily.

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First things first - Make sure you are atleast average fit or good fit for this trek. You must pack lightly for the trek – 10 to 15kgs. A fleece jacket is a must along with long pants, two or three T-shirts, boots, trekking socks, and sneakers. You will also need a raincoat, gloves, woolen hat, and polarised sunglasses. Carry a sleeping bag and travel-size toiletries, including a good sunscreen as the sun here is harsh, lip balm. Don't forget to keep a first aid kit along. Keep a few litres water along with you.

Now, while trekking, to be safe you can hire a guide along for just $20 a day and he'll also tell you about the culture and natural environment which will be of great benefit.

There are two base camps in Everest for trekking - South Base camp & North base camp. While the south base camp is in Nepal and doesn't require passport, the North base camp is in China and needs permission and also a permit to visit Tibet is required for North base camp.

The south base camp for Everest is more famous. It has breathtaking scenery, and you can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. The natural beauty, fascinating culture and warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the Solukhumbu region, make the Everest Base Camp trek a memorable one for life.

For enjoying the trek, don't hurry to reach the destination - the journey is more beautiful. You'll surely love this adventure trip and remember it for the rest of your life.

If you're looking to go on an Everest Base camp trek, visit here : Everest base camp trek .

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