Everything about the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek- Himalayan Masters
Everest Base Camp trek is literally a dream for many travel freaks around the world. Strolling in the unknown, hidden land of higher mountains definitely comes with a lot of thrill and excitement. It’s one of the highly recommended hikes in the world and if you don’t know where your next vacation should be, it’s definitely Everest. And with the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary, you get to be in the best accommodation and food, enjoying comfort in the remoteness.
However, it’s also an equally daunting and hectic experience if not planned well. So, we are here to help you plan your Everest trek.
Best Time to travel
Late March to April, basically spring is the peak season for Luxury Everest Base Camp trek. In these months, we have warmer weather and the Rhododendrons bloom all along the trail. Days stretch to bless us with good visibility right from the morning. In April, many mountaineers heading to conquer the Himalayas are seen on the trail. Even the remote region of high-passes has many travelers, and you can enjoy great company on the trail.
Next is Autumn, the best trekking season in Everest. There are clear skies with the best views. Even in the mid-day, the views are crisp and the surrounding looks beautiful. Here, the weather is stunning and the views of the mountains are perfect. The landscape after the monsoon is lush and verdant. Late September and October are also the time for celebration and festivals.
Summer trek also has its own perks. The surrounding is green with a new flush of crops and people are all engaged in the field. The trail is less crowded and you can enjoy the solitude of nature on your own. The guest house offers great discounts and you can land impressive deals on the trekking packages. The glaciers, lake and waterfalls along the way are all frozen. However, you cannot ignore the risk of trekking in the high-passes full of snow. Thus, one needs the proper guidance and assistance from expert guides in Nepal. Himalayan Master’s expert guide ensures that you get the vacation of your dream within minimum risk even in winter.
Necessary permits and paper works
Firstly, you need a visa to enter Nepal that can be received on arrival at Airport. You need $40, a passport-size photo, and a passport with six months validity. Besides these, you need two more permits for trekking in the Khumbu/ Everest region.
First, you need a local area permit that costs about $20, and next is the Sagarmatha National Park permit that costs $30 USD. The local permit is called Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and was issued at Lukla upon landing. The National park permit can be made in Monjo, just before Namche Bazaar at the gate of the National park. Basically, you shouldn’t worry about collecting permits in Kathmandu. The officers will prepare them within minutes if you have your passport, visa, and photos. Book your Everest Base Camp trek with Himalayan Masters and you don’t have to worry about these permits.
Culture, traditions, and festivals
Mountains are the home to the renowned Sherpa people who have been known for their exceptional mountaineering skills. These brave Sherpa have managed to save their classic Tibetian-Buddhist tradition from the foreign invasion. From their unique home decor to the interesting custom, everything is very classic, and you will have wonderful time learning about the lives of these mountain people. In earlier days, people used to engage in traditional farming. The people of Gokyo valley are still living a very primitive life. Thankfully, the flood of tourists has uplifted their life and many are engaged in tourism-related activities.
Talking about the festivals in Everest, we must mention the grand Mani Rimdu. This 19-day long Buddhist festival is the time for dance, songs, and prayers. While Tengboche marks as the center for celebration, the festival can be observed in many other monasteries along the way. The monks with the well-being of the entire universe and you can join their prayer. The next important festival of Sherpa is Dumji. This festival celebrates the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The locals place a flagpole in the monastery and enjoy dances, songs, and fires around the village. Next is Losar, which is the New Year of the mountain communities. It falls somewhere between Feb/March. The Luxury Everest Base Camp trek gives you a chance to experience such versatile festivals.
Along with joining the festivals, you can be a part of their culture with local foods and traditional clothes. You can wear the Sherpa’s typical Chhuba or Tongkok. This long-sleeved floor-length dress gives a classic look. Just make sure that you have a good time with the locals during Everest Three passes trek.
Luxury Everest Base Camp trek is called to be a tea house trek. Meaning, we will be staying in the beautiful guesthouse made by the locals of the Everest region. These rooms have a bed, mattress, and blanket. You should take a sleeping bag throughout the route. The majority of guest houses up to Tengboche have western-style toilets and geysers in the private bathroom bathroom. Beyond Tengboche, you will find a sharing bathroom that is very common. If you want a hot shower, you need to buy a bucket of hot water for a couple of dollars.
Food of your choice can also be selected from the menu. All kind of National and international cuisines are available in Kathmandu.
If you are planning Everest, proper guidance and expertise is the most have to make your trip awesome. Is there anything else you wanna know? Read detailed Everest Base Camp trek guide i.e. weather, itinerary, and cost in Himalayan Masters official website.
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