A Practical Travel Guide to Mount Everest Base Camp
At an elevation of 8,848 meters, Mount Everest is the main peak of the Himalayas. Their sheer magnificence of these peaks are amazing and undoubtedly Mount Everest has to be one of the great wonders of the world. The world’s no. 1 peak raises high on the border of China (Tibet) and Nepal. Commanding reverence from fellow giant peaks nearby, Mount Everest is shaped just like a majestic pyramid soaring up into the sky.
Did you know there are two Base Camps for Everest – one in Nepal and one in Tibet. For travelers, Everest Base Camp (EBC) has become one of the most popular destinations, offering an amazing, once in a lifetime. chance to gaze on the magnificent northern face of the world’s highest peak!
If you’re dreaming of visiting Everest then check out this practical Mount Everest Base Camp travel guide put together by Tibet Vista, the top Tibet local travel agency in order to help travelers get better prepared.
Packing List Essentials for Mount Everest Base Camp
Down jacket, gloves, boots, wind jacket are absolutely necessary. Some travelers wonder if they need to bring T-shirts since they are traveling in summer. Trust me, Everest Base Camp has no such season as summer. It’s always cold there.
There is no fancy restaurants, only basic and instant food. Because of the harsh environment and climate, there are only a few restaurants and stores, where you can buy simple food and beverages. Please prepare some snacks or dried food just in case.
It is the same with accommodation. Travelers can only stay in tent houses or guesthouses at Everest Base Camp. Some travelers once asked me if they could stay in a 3-star or 4-star hotel at Everest Base Camp. Unfortunately, it is not an appealing place for star hotels.
Normally, the travel agency will arrange the tourist vehicles. Besides the entrance fee, travelers also need to pay for the vehicles. This is to protect the environment of Mt. Everest Nature Reserve. There is one part available for trekking, from Rongbuk Monastery to Everest Base Camp. It takes about 1.5-2 hours. Please discuss with your guide and travel mates in advance so that they can arrange the tour accordingly.
This post was written and sponsored by travel agency and Tibet experts – Tibet Vista
How to trek to Everest Base Camp – Lonely Planet