Everest Base Camp
Getting to Everest Base Camp is a trek and for most parts it’s on mountain paths with the last two days on lateral moraine. There are a couple of steep hills to tackle but the paths are zigzagged to make it easier and there is plenty of time to stop for a rest and a chat. On the moraine the terrain can be slippy sometimes with ice, but there is no need for any technical equipment or skills. It is a straight forward trek and the only item you might want to carry are some mini spikes to put on your boots when it is icy.
The trek to Everest base camp at around 5600 metres is completed over nice days on the ascent so there is a longer time to acclimatise.
The classic Everest Base Camp journey begins and ends in Kathmandu. Nestled between mountains and plains, the city is alive with energy. Explored villages dotted with fluttering prayer flags and become familiar with colorful Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
Spent several days hiking to surrounding villages, discovering remote monastic caves and acclimatizing the body to the elevation.
Everest Base Camp is either of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest (It could also be 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), and 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.
Supplies are shipped to the South Base Camp by sherpas or porters, and with the help of animals, usually yaks. The North Base Camp has vehicle access (at least in the summer months). Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness.