As the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest with an altitude of 8844m has become a final objective for tourists dreaming of getting closer contact with the sky. And Everest Base Camp, shortened as EBC, literally means the base camp set on the flat area near Mt. Everest, where shops, hotels, and even post offices exist, supporting tourists to scale the mountain and ensuring their life safety.
Actually, all travelers can get to Everest Base Camp. The trekking to EBC usually takes one or two hours, the most popular route is from Rongbuk Monastery to EBC, and of course, you can take the vehicle to get to EBC directly. Trekking on the roof of the world with an altitude of 5200m is not easy, even if you don't take anything, it equals that you take 30kg baggage at low altitude area.
On the way to Everest Base Camp, tourists can have views of spectacular landscapes such as Himalayan ranges, glaciers and so on. Therefore, traveling to Everest Base Camp is a must-see attraction for your Tibet travel.
When is the Best Time to Go to EBC?
As we all know, the rainy and snowy seasons are not appropriate for tourists to have trekking tours. So regarding the best time to EBC, you are suggested to visit it in Spring(mid-April to early June) and Fall(late September to early November). During these periods, it's not too cold or cloudy, so you are likely to see the golden summit of Mt. Everest from EBC.
How to Get to EBC?
There are two Everest Base Camps in different nations, Nepal and China. The cause is that the north of the Mount Everest is situated in China, and the south of it is in Nepal. So far, for tourists who enter EBC from Nepal, it would be sensible that travelers take the bus from Kathmandu to Jiri or Salleri before they accomplish the rest of the EBC trekking tour. Flying to Lukla airport located in Nepal is an alternative as well, although, in several months, this route is possibly not workable because the airline is quite dangerous in certain seasons. From our experience that it is highly recommended to travel to EBC from Tibet, China. Since the whole summit of Mt. Everest can be viewed without hinder from near mountains ranges. Moreover, taking a tour van to enter EBC in Tibet is optional, while this way is impossible in Nepal. So if you prefer to have a complete view of the Mt. Everest, and don't want trekking at the highland, you should not miss the itinerary of Tibet.
What Shall Tourists Prepare Before Getting to EBC?
It is always advantageous for tourists to be well-prepared when you are planning to have a trip, especially for touring at EBC. Firstly, tourists are expected to take on jackets and warm sleeping bags to keep warm during the coldness night. Then please remember to take along your sun cream, sunglasses, or snow glasses used in the snowy season, to avoid intense ultraviolet. Besides, medicine is what you must take in case of altitude sickness or fever comes along. Apart from things are mentioned above, other items such as Lip balm, moisturizer, spare batteries, and food can be taken to help you get through hardship that might occur at EBC.
Recommended Tour Itineraries Including Everest Base Camp
Lhasa- Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Saga - Darchen - Mt Kailash Kora - Lake Manasarovar - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri - EBC - Gyirong - Kathmandu - Paro - Punakha Dzong - Paro - Taktsang - Paro
During this journey, you will explore Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan together. For your visit to Lhasa city, you may be surprised by the profound Buddhist atmosphere and unique historical architecture. Then move your way to EBC, where you can catch a glimpse of Mount Everest. Afterward, make your way to Kathmandu, where you may take a fantastic tour to Kathmandu Valley and Durbar Square. Finally, you will get to Bhutan, where you can see Tiger's Nest.
Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC – Saga – Darchen - Mt Kailash Kora – Lake Manasarovar - Saga – Shigatse – Lhasa