Located at an altitude of 5,364 meters, Everest Base Camp in Nepal is accessed climbing via the southeast ridge. Expeditions usually start from Lukla towards Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, at an altitude of 3,440 meters. From there, other popular stops on the way include Dingboche, another Sherpa village at an altitude of 4,260 meters; Gorkashep, a frozen lake covered with sand at 5,164 meters; Kala Patthar, also known as black rock, at 5,545 meters; and Mount Pumori, or Everest’s daughter, which lies just 8km away. Climbing to Everest Base Camp requires prior preparation and training, as well as acclimatization on the way and logistical planning. Going with a certified guide will help with all these aspects of climbing the renowned Everest so that the experience is truly enjoyable and unforgettable.
In the winter temperatures range from max 10°C in the daytime to -17°C and it is dry. In the spring, temperatures range between 15°C to -10°C. Summer is monsoon season, and although temperatures are higher, ranging between 17°C to 5°C, it is very rainy. Autumn temperatures are similar to spring, and there is less chance of rain.
Nepali, although English is widely spoken in the tourism sector.
Fly to Kathmandu and either start your trek there or take a domestic flight to Lukla.
Autumn or spring
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