Everest base camps refers to two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest (It could also include any Everest base camp on a given route, but this is less common since the two main routes became standardized). South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft) (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), while North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres (16,900 ft) (28°8′29″N 86°51′5″E). These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a short trek that has been exceptionally popular for trekkers since the very first successful expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest. This trek takes us to the backyard of the world famous Sherpas, Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, the mesmerizing viewpoint of Kalapatthar and the Everest Base Camp itself. During the trek we reach Tengboche Monastery- the highest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Further, we come across the world’s tallest peaks viz. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu. We begin our hike to the Everest base camp with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla equipped with all necessary permits and trekking gears. This trekking region is one of the most well-liked trekking destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are challenging, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 7-9 hours a day with a light rucksack. The best seasons for this trip are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). However, people who are strong enough to get caught with cold temperatures can take this trip during winter as well.