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Hiking trek to the Base camp of Mount Everest – Asia, Nepal or Tibet, Himalaya

Text and Watercolors by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org

There are more than one hiking trail leading to the Mount Everest Base camp, as there are more than one Everest Base Camp. Both Nepal (South Base Camp ) and Tibet ( North Base camp ) has Base camps at different heights around Mount Everest, and in principle any camp, that function as a base for climbing the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth ( 8848 m. 19029 ft.) can be called an Everest Base camp.  Most of the hikes to Everest Base camps  heads out from either Kathmandu (Nepal) or Lhasa (Tibet)  and the hikes take approx. 15-20 days to hike in all. 

Mount Everest Basecamp Watercolor illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

The trek to one of the Everest Base-camps takes around 15-20 days and is a high altitude trek in either Tibet or Nepal

Time of year to hike the Everest Base camp trek: March-May or September-November

Research Links:

Statistics on Climbing Mt. Everest incl. 2017: AlanArnette.com Everest by Numbers 2018


Mount Everest: Mount Everest on Wikipedia

Everest Base camp: Everest Base camp on Wikipedia

Examples of arranged hikes to Everest Base camp: 

National Geographic: From Nepal, Kathmandu: Everest South base camp trek

TibetTravel.org: ( From Lhasa, Tibet) : Everest North Advanced Base Camp


Posted by Frits Ahlefeldt

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