With the peak of Mount Everest being the highest point in the world, Everest Base Camp (EBC) has become one of every trekker’s main goals in life.
The best times to trek to EBC are between March and May or late September and December.
At those times, trekkers from all over the world fill up every path there is from Lukla to reach the base camp, and of course, even the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is filled to capacity by those who are going to trek the Himalayas.
As a town and the starting point to EBC, Lukla has everything from restaurants, lodges to shops for daily necessities, as well as trekking gear, souvenirs, a pharmacy and even beauty shops.
Trekkers can also find local guides and porters in the town.
To get to EBC, trekkers must cross numerous high suspension bridges. Sometimes trekkers have to pass oncoming groups of mules or yaks that shake the bridge more, making the journey even more thrilling.
Passing an oncoming group of yaks, however, can also be very calming. The yaks’ bells ring together in a diverse tempo, sounding almost like a prayer, especially with the natural environment that makes it more soothing.
The key to get to EBC is to acclimatize one’s self properly, because the altitude definitely puts trekkers at risk of altitude sickness.
It is highly advised to take things slowly to reach EBC. There is no need to rush things, especially for those who do not have any experience with low temperatures and high altitudes.
In the end, every hardship endured to reach EBC will be worthwhile when you see the beautiful view of the Himalayas, and it will definitely be an experience worth sharing and remembering.