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The trek to Everest Base camp involves 2 weeks of walking at high altitude. With some physical training and a proper acclimatization schedule, it is something that most reasonably fit people can do.

Trekking in the spring (April and May) gives people the opportunity to see Base Camp filled with hundreds of tents and climbers preparing to summit the world’s highest peak.

For people wishing to chat with climbers and experience the energy of the world’s largest base camp, spring is the best time to go.

In the fall (November), trekkers have a chance to do the trek with fewer people and experience the Khumbu Glacier without the hustle and bustle of hundreds of climbers.

Trekking to Base Camp over Christmas and New Year’s is also popular.

Good hiking shoes/boots, a small, comfortable backpack, clothes for hiking, a raincoat, a warm down coat, sunscreen, and snacks are a few of the things required for the Everest Base Camp trek.

A complete packing list can be found here

The vast majority of those who climb Everest would agree that it was worth their investment of time and money. Climbing Mount Everest is not cheap because of all the logistics involved in a 60-day expedition in Nepal.

The climbing permit alone costs $11,000 per person. Even a small team climbing Everest requires huge support staff; leaders, Sherpa, cooks, and dozens of porters to carry thousands of pounds equipment to base camp.

Additionally, outfitters must also buy insurance for the company and their staff, flights to Lukla, hundreds of meals for climbers and staff, and the world’s best climbing equipment.

There are several costs associated with climbing Everest. Climbers must purchase the highest quality clothing and equipment, travel to Nepal, and hire a company to provide permits and handle logistics. Summit Climb full-service Everest expedition costs $38,450, and basic services cost $19,450.

The use of supplemental oxygen is what allows the vast majority of climbers to summit Everest. Using bottled oxygen helps climbers move more quickly and stay warmer.

It is possible to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen, but this is something that only the world’s most elite athletes should attempt, and even then their success rate is extremely low.

Over 5,000 people have summited Everest, and over 95% of them have used bottled oxygen.

Everest Base Camp Trek cost

Everest Nepal or Everest South {Nepal Mount Everest Expedition via the South Col}

  1. Full Service Cost; $38,450, 30,550, E33,850
  2. Basic Climb: $19,450, 15,450, E17,050.

Everest Tibet or Everest North {Tibet Mount Everest Expedition via the North Col}

  1. Full Service Cost: $41,700, 32,350, E37,850
  2. Basic Climb Cost: $32,000, 24,850, E29,050.

Reason Why should you consider climbing Everest?

  • Each climber on Mount Everest has his/her specific motivations for climbing, but most would agree that there are many great reasons to climb it.
  • Obviously, climbing to the highest point on Earth is an impressive accomplishment and the highlight of many climbers’ careers.
  • The views from the summit are unparalleled, the Nepali/Sherpa culture is amazing, and the Everest area is one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
  • Above all, most climbers would agree that climbing Everest is the ultimate way to push their limits and test themselves in one of the most extreme places on the planet.

Others Trekking Peaks are as follow:

  • Manaslu- It takes approximately 9 days to reach Manaslu base camp from Kathmandu and 4 days from base camp back to Kathmandu. Climbers attempting to summit Manaslu typically allow for 38 days in Nepal.
  • Ama Dablam-The climb to the summit of Ama Dablam requires climbing on vertical snow, ice, and rock at extremely high altitude. Most people attempting to climb Ama Dablam have some prior climbing experience and have been too the high altitude before.

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