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Mind blowing Facts about Mount Everest 2017-01-15 15:42:59

Below are some of the mind-blowing facts about Mount Everest. These facts are least known and not heard of.    # The height of Mount Everest is continually growing at the rate of 4mm each year. The geologic uplift is the main cause behind increasing height. # Mount Everest climbing is not free from risk. In an average, 1 out of 10 Everest Climbing Expedition has minor or critical mishaps. # This mountain was named after George Everest who determined the height of Everest in 1841. # You can find a black jumping spider near Mount Everest. These spiders live in crevices at 22000ft altitude. # An avalanche caused by earthquake took lives of 16 Sherpas in 2014. # Everest was climbed for the first time on 19th May 1953. Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mount Everest.  # More than 2000 people have climbed to the top of Everest so far. Some of the other interesting facts about Everest include # Summit of Mount Everest is just below the voyaging height of a jet. # The youngest person to reach Everest was 13years old. His name is Jordan Romero. Likewise, the Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura is the oldest Everest Climber who climbed Everest at the age of 80 years. # There are many names of Everest. Tibetans call it Chomolongma, the mother Universe while Sagarmatha is the Nepali name. Sagarmatha means the head touching sky. # Mount Everest is believed to have been created 60 million years before. # Call from cell phone from the summit of Everest was placed for the first time in 2013. These are some of the things you do not know about Mount...

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Everest Panoramic View Trek 2016-11-27 15:13:38

One of the shortest treks in Everest, Panoramic View Trek is for those who want to set their step in the Everest region for a limited time. The best thing about Everest panorama trek is that you can view world’s tallest Mount Everest without climbing on a high altitude. We will catch 40minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla that is located at 2642m altitude. We will have a quick breakfast and the porters will arrange the luggage. We will walk through Phakding and cross highland villages of Sherpa where we will visit ancient monasteries and meet with friendly locals. Namche allows us with an entrance to Everest Region. Highlights of Everest View Trek include views of 7000m+ mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku and Amadablam. You will also witness unique highland culture, traditions and way of living. Everest View Trekking route continues through Sagarmatha National Park where we can witness rare Himalayan floras and faunas. We will stop by Hillary School. This school was established by Sir Edmund Hillary himself back in 1961. We will continue to walk to Khumjung village and enjoy the view of Amadablam Mountain. We will also visit Khunde Chamkang while in Khunde village where we can witness the statue of Avalokitesvara god. Mt Everest Panorama View Trek is more than having close-up view of Everest. The cultural experience and natural views will make you enjoy the memory of Everest View trekking...

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Everest View Tour and Trek 2016-11-20 16:27:06

Being tallest mountain in the world, Everest attracts adventure lovers from all across the globe each year. There are many Everest trekking packages available in this region. So, you can choose from easy to difficult treks. Everest View Tour and Trek is an easy way of getting close- up views of Everest and witnessing Himalayan lifestyle. This tour and trek package allows you with finest views of Majestic Himalayas. Everest view trek is not only a wilderness experience but you will also get in-depth knowledge of pre-historic Himalayan culture. Everest View Tour and Trek Highlights include exploring world of ancient temples, walking through dense forest of National Park, and visiting world heritage site. Views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and other peaks and mountains. You will also enjoy sunrise and sunset views.  The quickest way to enjoy tour of Everest is to take Mountain Flight. This quick tour of Everest is suitable for those who do not have much time to walk to the land of mountains. Everest View trek packages offer a delightful insight into ethnic diversity. Enjoy the view of stunning peaks, glaciers, lakes and rivers. March to May and September to November is best season for Everest Tour and Trek. Temperature remains warm during Spring (March to May) and weather is clear during Autumn season (September to November). Rainy season lasts from July to August and is not suitable for mountain views. Everest Base Camp Tour organizes memorable Everest View Tour and Everest View Trek at budget price. Add URL to Search...

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Everest Trekking Without Guide 2016-10-17 13:03:52

In order to minimize the risk in the Himalayan region of Everest, according to the new policy implemented by Nepal Government, Everest Trekking without guide has been prohibited for foreign visitors. So, they need to take minimum of one guide or a porter with them. This policy will ensure safety of trekkers. Trekking without guide or porter has been restricted by Nepal Government. As this policy has been strictly implemented, foreigners cannot go for independent trekking in Everest. This decision has been greatly appreciated. When the guide or porter is with the trekkers, it is easy to establish communication. Also, there is possibility of immediate rescue in case of emergency. Trekking in Himalayan region is not free from risk. The conditions are unpredictable and the weather is uncertain. So, if you are with the guide, he will take quick decision and lead you through alternative route. Most of the guides are trained in emergency medical rescue. They are well informed with things that should be done in case of High Altitude Sickness. There is also chances of deviating from the standard Everest trekking route and getting lost in the wilderness if you do not go to Everest with trekking guide. Join Everest Base Camp Trek with guide from Everest Base Camp Tour and enjoy the dream adventure without any...

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Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Elevation 2017-01-24 16:46:01

Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking package in Tibet.  Mount Everest Advanced Base Camp Elevation is located at 6200m. After arrival in Kathmandu, we will either take flight from Kathmandu to Gongor Airport in Lhasa or follow Araniko Highway all the way to Nepal- Tibet border. Crossing Friendship Bridge, we will reach Autonomous region of Tibet. Driving along Friendship Highway, we will cross Passes to reach Lhasa. We will visit Potala Palace, Norbulinkha Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and enjoy sightseeing in Lhasa before continuing our journey to Old Tingri via Shigatse. Everest Advanced Base Camp Route   continues from Old Tingri to Rongbuk where we will visit Ancient Rongbuk Monastery before walking through glacier to South Base Camp of Everest. We need to pass through High Camp and Changtse Base Camp before reaching Everest Advanced Base Camp.  Height of Everest Advanced Base Camp from Tibet Side is located at a very high altitude. So, we need to prepare ourselves from high altitude sickness. For that purpose, we need to take slow and gradual climb to Advance Base Camp of Everest.  We need to use climbing equipment like crampons, axe, ladders and fixed ropes to climb through crevasses. It would be better if you have previous peak climbing experience. This trek is also perfect for those who wish to practice climbing Everest. Our Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek itinerary has been drafted by Expert Climbers and enough acclimatization days have been inserted in the trek. Contact us for Everest Base Camp...

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How many camps are there in Climbing Everest 2016-08-08 12:39:17

Everest climbing is not an easy task. Many people have lost their lives while climbing Everest. But it does not mean that it is unconquerable. With professional logistics support and highly experienced Sherpa staffs, Everest expedition becomes not only possible but it adds whole new level of fun. We are often asked how many camps are there in climbing Everest. Well, there are four camps set after base camp. Everest base camp trekking route begins from Lukla and take us to Base Camp via Sagarmatha National Park and highland village of Lobuche and Gorakshep Lake to Base Camp. Climbing Everest is technical in nature.  There exists a death zone from above camp IV. So, you must get well training before attempting world’s tallest mountain. Communication is possible through satellite phones in Everest Base Camp that is located in 5400 m altitude. You can get view of icefall from base camp. Climbing through icefall, you can reach Camp 1 located at 6100 m. you may need to use ropes from this camp onwards. Camp 2 is located at 6400m altitude. You can reach there after climbing through rocky path. Avalanche is possible in this area so it is wise not to camp too close to Everest face. Camp3 is located near Lhotse wall at an altitude of 6800m. It is not wise to spend a night in Camp3. Passing through Yellow Band and the Black Turtle rocky sections, you will reach to Camp4. Climbing further through death zone area, you will reach summit located at 8850m altitude. So, there are four Everest High Camp...

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Tips for trekking to Everest Base Camp 2016-07-28 11:08:37

Trekking in high altitude is a risky task. No one should go for trekking in Himalayas without preparation. Hence, we share some of the useful tips for trekking to Everest Base Camp. Following these tips will make sure that you get the most out of your Everest trekking experience. Plan carefully before you trek Everest Base Camp Trek is not a technical climb and you do not need technical climbing experience. You do not need high altitude trekking experience as well but you must have high stamina level and you must be physically fit. So, training is necessary. Start your training at least one month before your plan to climb Everest. Hike up to the top of hill while carrying a load every day. Try to walk minimum four hours a day. Prepare to compromise Trekking to Everest is an outdoor experience. So, you need to be mentally prepared to compromise with food and accommodation. Bring the right equipment Correct gear is the most essential thing to make your trek enjoyable. Some of the important things to bring in Everest Base Camp include a footwear that can make your feet dry and comfortable. So, it is nice to have waterproof trekking boots. You will also need a down jacket, a Nalgene style bottle and a water purifier. Slow and Steady wins the race Do not hurry to reach to the Base Camp. Taking slow steps will ensure that your body is acclimatized properly to the weather of increasing altitude. Contact us if you need more tips for Everest Base...

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EBC Information and Inspiration 2016-06-30 14:36:58

EBC Trekking has been popular ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed it for the first time in 1954. Given below are some of the EBC Information and inspiration that you require before planning trip to Everest. Everest Base Camp Information Is Everest Base Camp Trek for you? Yes, every people of normal physical fitness can reach to the base of Everest. You do not need any special training for this. Practice hiking for 2 to 3 hours each day early in the morning from a month before the trip. But you need to follow the instructions of guide and take slow pace to prevent from high altitude sickness. Everest Base Camp Trekking Route from Nepal  South Everest Base Camp is located in Nepal while North Everest Base Camp exists in Tibet. You can board a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and begin your trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. Is there only one route to trek to Base Camp of Everest? Although the normal trekking route is Lukla- Namche- Lobuche- Kalapattar and back, you can also trek to Everest Base Camp from other routes like Gokyo. What is the best season for Everest Base Camp Trek ? Spring season lasts from March to May and Autumn season begins at early September and ends at November in Nepal. Spring and Autumn are two best season to trek to EBC. Contact Us for the most memorable Everest Base Camp Trek. Our expert team of staffs will make sure that you get the most out of your holiday adventure....

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Mount Everest Expedition 2016 2016-06-12 15:31:15

Like every other year, Spring and autumn are two best seasons for Mount Everest Expedition 2016. South face of Everest exists in Nepal. Everest Climbing from Nepal became popular when Tibet restricted the entry of foreigners in its territory during Cultural Revolution. Everest Expedition in Autumn begins from August and ends at October. During these months, the temperature drops down from hot to cold. Everest climbers should be prepared to tackle the problem of high altitude sickness. During spring season, temperature in Everest shifts from cold to hot. This makes climbing Everest easier. Months in between April and June are considered as best time for Climbing Mount Everest 2016. The agency that you choose plays a great role in determining the success of Everest Expedition. So, you should choose the Agency wisely. Look for the experience of Agency. Also, the success rate increases with experienced Sherpa guides. These Sherpas are born and they have spent their childhood in the Himalayan land of Everest Khumbu region. So, naturally, your chance of reaching to the summit of Everest becomes strong with the instructions that you receive from guide. The packing list for Everest Climb also is the crucial factor. Down jacket, Sleeping bags, sunscreen lotions, cap and trousers are few things that you should not miss to pack. Mount Everest Expedition cost 2016 varies according to agency. There will be Four Camps before reaching the...

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2016 Everest and Nepal trekking prices 2016-06-05 16:23:17

Being the Himalayan nation, Nepal is the paradise for adventure seekers. There are so many places worth exploring that one can never get enough. But the common question is how much does it cost to trek in Nepal. So, we have come up with updated 2016 Everest and Nepal trekking prices.  In 2016, average daily expenses for trekking in Nepal has reached around NPR 3000 per person which is equivalent to 30 USD. The cost include expenses for accommodation, food, water and local transportation. Nepal is popular for trekking that takes you to some of the world’s best holiday destinations. You can choose from trekking in different modes and categories. And what is more, you can also choose the level of comfort according to your wish. The trekking packages vary from Day hike in Kathmandu to Month long treks to remote Nepal that takes you right to the base of mountains. If you are looking for cheapest Nepal trekking package, go for Kathmandu Day Hiking. Trekking expenses increase with the increase in number of days and the rate also depends on the accessibility of the region. Thus the cost goes on increasing with the increase in altitude. You will find that the price of trekking in Terai region is less than going for trek in Himalayas. Also, the cost increases with the increase in distance from the capital city. Cost of Everest trekking in 2016 is different in different agencies. Contact us for cheap Everest trekking and all other trekking in...

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Tour to the Ultimate Everest 2016-05-31 16:27:46

Every fun seeking people from around the world wants to go for once in a lifetime opportunity of Tour to the Ultimate Everest. This tour allows the pleasant experience of having close look at the looming mountains in mere couple of hours which one would take weeks to accomplish had he chose difficult trekking. Every people wants to have a live view of Everest at least once but it is not in everybody’s capacity to climb Everest. Along with the strong stamina level, one would need technical skills and previous climbing experience. Then again, trekking is limited to certain age groups. Also, in this busy world, people may not have enough time to go for week long trek. We have come up with better solution. We organize Ultimate Everest tour by helicopter in Nepal so that you can enjoy the close-up looks of Himalayas from the comfortable seat of your aircraft. Enjoy the hospitality of friendly crew. The tour initiates from Kathmandu. Indulge in the aerial view of temples in Kathmandu Valley before heading towards Langtang. Get the magical experience. Enjoy the close-up view of Everest and other mountain range. Capture the images of majestic Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cho Oyu and other mountains and return back to Kathmandu with wonderful memories. Contact us for the Ultimate Everest experience....

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Everest Base Camp Trek- Facing the Challenge 2016-05-24 14:22:58

Although everybody likes to go for Everest Base Camp Trek, most of the people are unaware of its difficulties. So, they cannot prepare well for the trek. We share some of the tips for Everest Base Camp Trek to help in facing the challenge. In this trek, you will face the difficulties of High Altitude Sickness. Also since you will be at high altitude, you will find scarce oxygen. So, you might experience difficulty in breathing. There is usually thin air and the temperature drops down dramatically. Especially night time is the toughest. So, you need to backup with down jacket, warm boots, gloves, sunglasses and sleeping bags.   Blue Mountain Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd. organizes most memorable Everest Base Camp trekking in professional manner. You will be in the safe hands of our experienced and government licensed guides. High Altitude Sickness is one of the common challenge that you face in Everest Base Camp Trek. Anyone can get high altitude sickness. Symptoms include restlessness, and vomiting. You might also feel tired to the bone or you might suffer from headache or you might experience periodic breathing. The cause of high altitude sickness is lack of adequate oxygen. If you find any symptoms of High Altitude Sickness, you need to descend to low altitude. There are two types of high altitude sickness - high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty If you have correct trekking gears, you are well prepared to face the challenge, you have an expert guide and you have enough acclimatization days included in the itinerary, then EBC Trekking is not much difficult. Contact us for fixed departure Everest Base Camp Trek...

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5 things you experience on Everest Base Camp trek 2016-05-16 12:10:44

Everest is one of the most sought after trekking destination in the world. We share 5 things you experience on Everest Base Camp Trek. By joining the famous EBC trek package, you will cover 31 mile of highland route which starts from flight to Lukla and lets you through Khumbu Valley. There are monasteries, chortens, mani walls, long forgotten culture, green pasture land, thrill of crossing river over suspension bridges and unforgettable mountain views. Given below is Everest Base Camp Trek information in detail: Experience # 1 Captivating view of Everest from Kala Pattar Kalapattar, one of the best view points in Everest region allows close-up view of Everest. You cannot view Everest from Everest Base Camp. Kalapattar is also famous for sunrise and sunset views over Everest. So, do not miss your visit to Kalapattar of you are planning to participate on EBC trek. Experience #2 Visit Lama Geshe EBC trekking route continues through small Pangboche Village which is home to the oldest monastery in Everest region. Visit the Monastery and greet Lama Geshe. A very friendly Buddhist priest, he will provide you with insight into Buddhist practices. Experience #3 Visit Tangboche Monastery Immediately after departing from Namche, we will reach Tengboche. Monastery in Tengboche is the largest Monastery in Khumbu region. Usually, the gate to Tengboche Monastery is opened in late afternoon after 3 pm. Visit the Monastery and observe afternoon prayer and a two storey tall golden statue of Buddha which will awaken spiritual feeling in you. Afternoon prayers at the Tengboche Monastery (Linden Mallory) Experience #4 Explore Namche Bazaar Located at the centre of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar is the important trade centre of the region. It is the capital of Sherpa land and it is also the Gateway to Everest region. Explore the ancient Bazaar of Namche and buy local souvenir items. Interact with locals and learn their culture and lifestyle.   Experience #5 Follow the most exotic EBC Trek Route  Everest Base Camp trekking trail continues through primordial route that is adorned with centuries old gompas and monasteries. Make your way through ancient footpath through the high altitude valley as you witness nature at its best. These are the 5 things to experience on trek to Everest Base Camp. Contact us for memorable Everest Base Camp Trekking....

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Climbing Everest Base Camp 2016-08-08 12:31:45

Although you will not set your foot on the world’s tallest Mount Everest, climbing Everest Base Camp Trek has its own charm. It is very correctly called as the mini Everest Expedition where you will face both mental as well as physical challenges and conquer your fear of altitude to reach to the heaven like Base Camp of Everest. Everest Base Camp Climb is a rewarding experience. It can be taken as an appetizer which will prepare you for the Everest Expedition. Not only will you enjoy the spectacular views of Himalayan Wildlife that are preserved in UNESCO enlisted Sagarmatha National Park but you will also have a very rare opportunity to get up-close with hundreds of peaks and mountains that are more than 5000m high in elevation. The first question that strikes our mind is – ‘How long does it take to climb Mount Everest Base Camp?’ Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary varies according to the Travel Agency that you choose. At Everest Base Camp Tour, the classic Everest Base Camp Trek lasts for 16 days with enough acclimatization days in between to make your body accustomed to the increasing altitude. There are several packages that you can choose for EBC. If you want to choose off-the-beaten path to Everest Base Camp, you can try Everest Chola Pass Trek which is 19-days package. Alternatively, if you wish to try most challenging Everest Base Camp Climbing Route, you can choose Everest High Passes Trek which continues for 22 days.  The increasing high altitude, the thin air, cold weather and lack of adequate oxygen can be the dangers of climbing Mount Everest Base Camp but our expert Sherpa guide will see to your safety and a successful and unforgettable EBC Trek...

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Everest Base Camp Trek Cost 2016-04-26 12:00:21

Stepping in the land of Everest is the dream of every adventure lovers. But not every trekking enthusiasts can afford to participate in trekking in Everest. How much does Everest Base Camp Trek cost?  We offer best price on Everest Base Camp trek. There are various ways to go for Everest Base Camp Trek. You can either choose package tours or take budget guides. There are many determining factors for Everest Base Camp price. One of those factors is number of days. EBC Trek can be chosen as 12 days to 18 days itinerary. Obviously, price increases as number of days increase. The price also depends on season that you are planning to go. If you plan to go for EBC trek in peak season, you will find it more expensive than when you plan to go in off season.  Also, price varies with travel agent and whether you book country guide or local guide. The cost also varies according to the type of trek that you choose. You can select from all-inclusive EBC Trek, Guide only Everest Base Camp Trek and Independent EBC trek.  We recommend you to choose a local travel agency from Nepal over big international agency as not only will you get local experience but you can also save money in EBC Trek. Trekking permit, Sagarmatha National Park permit fee, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, accommodation, porter fee, guide, first aid kit and meals are Cost include for EBC Trek while travel insurance, trekking equipment, visa fee, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and emergency evacuation is not covered in Everest Base Camp Trek cost.  ...

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Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty 2016-03-31 15:33:45

Lots of people ask us the same question- Is it difficult trekking to Everest Base Camp? Everest Base Camp in Nepal does not have access to road so trekking is the only viable option. The normal EBC trek route begins at Lukla and winds up and down to Base Camp through challenging Khumbu glacier. You do not need to have technical climbing skills to join this trek. The challenges on EBC will be the length of trek and elevation. This trek is for everyone with normal health condition. One does not need pre- trekking experience.     Length of EBC Route The first challenge that you will face is of distance. You need to walk for 65km distance to reach Base Camp from Lukla. Thus, you should be prepared to cover 130km of distance in total from Lukla to Base Camp and Base Camp to Lukla. In an average, you should be ready to walk about 5 to 6 hours each day. With proper acclimatization and experienced guide, 130 km is still conquerable. The plus side is that your luggage will be carried by Sherpa porters. So, you can travel light without having to worry about trekking with carrying loads. There will be challenges of walking through steep, rocky and snowy sections where there are no paved path. Altitude Altitude will be of major challenge. Trekking in high altitude is itself a difficult task as there is possibility of High Altitude Sickness due to thin air and lack of adequate oxygen. Our trek starts from Lukla that is located at 3,000 m altitude and path winds up and down till we reach EBC (5364 m). How to train for Everest Base Camp Trek? All you need is a basic training. It is recommended that you begin to prepare for EBC Trek six weeks before your scheduled trek. Aerobic Exercise and walking with load for few hours each day is good...

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Everest Base Camp Trek Weather Forecast | Everest Base Camp Trek Weather: When to go? 2017-01-24 16:51:38

Weather remains extreme for most of the months in Everest Base Camp. Temperature in summit never reaches more than zero degrees Celsius. The trekkers also have to face challenges of heavy wind. Himalayas in fact holds highest collection of ice after North and South Poles. Moisture and cloud can be experienced in Everest from June to September. December and January are cold months. The best season for EBC Trek is in between March to May and October to November. One can experience moderate climate during these months. Winter Weather in between November to February is winter which means there will be heavy wind blowing and there are also chances of snowfall. Temperature is quite sunny during day while it might drop down below zero degrees Celsius during night. Spring Spring season is also known as a pre monsoon period and it starts from March. Temperature remains pretty warm during this period. So, if you are thinking about when to go to Everest, Spring might be the joyful period. Monsoon The period in between June to September is determined to be the monsoon period in Nepal. There is chance of rainfall at regular interval while sky remains cloudy for most of the day. Monsoon is not so favorable time to visit Everest Base Camp as clouds will obscure mountain views. Post Monsoon/ Fall Fall season exists in Everest till December and this is the perfect time to enjoy Everest Base Camp Trek as weather is clear and temperature is subtle.   Everest Base Camp Weather Forecast Weather Forecast for Everest is done from the weather station at Lobuche. The station is located at 5,079m...

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Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude: Preventing Altitude Sickness 2016-03-31 11:51:05

Everest Base Camp trek allows dream adventure of lifetime experience to the foot hill of mighty Everest. Base Camp of Everest is located at 5367m elevation while the route progresses through average 4000m elevation above sea level. We cannot deny the possibility of High Altitude Sickness while trekking in Himalayas. But we can certainly get prepared for tackling the sickness. First thing first, we need to know the cause of Acute Mountain Sickness. Trekking at higher elevation is a challenge in itself. There is little oxygen. The air is dry and then there is challenge of heavy cold wind.    Everest Base Camp Tour is the reliable trekking company which has been arranging perfect trip to EBC. Our itinerary covers enough rest days at Namche and Dingboche. Slow and steady trek is the secret to successful trekking. Our guides are well trained in emergency medical treatment. Report to your guide even if you feel mild symptom of Altitude sickness. Symptoms may include appetite loss, weakness and swelling of limbs. You can administer Dexamethasone medicine to treat high altitude sickness. A combination of nutritious meal and proper itinerary with enough days of acclimatization makes Everest Base Camp Trek the unforgettable...

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