Reaching the summit of Everest has become the goal of thousands of mountaineers from around the world. In the eyes of climbers, this mountain is defiant, impersonal, implacable, uncaring, intimidating...challenging. It challenges them and makes them feel small and insignificant. For that, thousands of adventurers want to conquer it by climbing to the summit.
Mount Everest Base Camp Hike
However, Everest is always dangerous and difficult. Overcrowding, bad weather, and a record number of permits are all contributing factors. More than 300 people have died attempting to reach the summit. Though the hike to the Mount Everest Base Camp is not as difficult as climbing to the summit, for hikers, numerous challenges still exist. So, it is very necessary to be prepared before hiking. On this page, we will provide you with some useful tips how to plan a Tibet-Side Everest Base Camp Hike.
No matter you are a veteran hiker or a less experienced hiker, you need to make full preparation for this adventure. Here are some useful tips for you to refer to. Notably, remember to start working on these details at least three months in advance.
Hiking to the Tibet-Side Mount Everest Base Camp is a physical challenge which is well within the reach of most people who enjoy a reasonable standard of fitness. But even so, training specifically for this hike is also necessary since challenges are everywhere. Here are some health tips for hiking in Mount Everest Base Camp.
Physical Conditions for Hiking
A good map is essential for a hiking journey. It can be used to plan routes, estimate travel times, find water, and track your progress on hikes. Below is the map of the North Mount Everest Base Camp.
Location & Maps of Tibet – Side Mount Everest Base Camp
Location: Tingri, Shigatse
Transportation: take tour bus; trek, hike
Travel documents: Tibet Travel Permit; Alien’s Permit
Best Time to Tour EBC: April to Mid-June; Sept to Nov
View of Mt. Everest: Stunning Panoramic view of the north ridge and entire summit of Mt. Everest.
Accommodation: Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse or Tent Guesthouses
It is very important to check the weather forecast before heading out on a hike. Weather changes very quickly, especially at high elevations and around mountains. Checking the weather forecast allows you to put the right hiking clothes or other useful gears into your pack. Ultimately, it makes for a much better hiking experience. Here we will provide you with some detailed climate information of the Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet that might be helpful.
|Weather of Mount Everest|
|Maximum||10 ℃||15 ℃||17 ℃||16 ℃||16 ℃||17 ℃||12 ℃||7 ℃||4 ℃||4 ℃||4 ℃||7 ℃|
|Minimum||-5 ℃||0 ℃||5 ℃||8 ℃||6 ℃||2 ℃||-7 ℃||-12 ℃||-15 ℃||-17 ℃||-15 ℃||-12 ℃|
|Summary||A little Cold||Generally Warm Day and Night||Freezing in the Night and Early Morning|
|Clothing||Thin Down Jacket||Warm Jacket||Thick Down Coat|
Note: If you want to know what is the best time for hiking in Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet, just navigate to the part 2.
5. Equipment and Clothing
In this part, you will find a complete Everest Base Camp packing list. This list is detailed with everything you need on your hike to the World’s most famous mountain base camp.
In this part, we will outline a detailed travel guide for hiking to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet.
Generally speaking, international hikers can not travel Tibet or Everest Base Camp Region independently. Only those who have pre-arranged organized tour are allowed in. If you want to get there, just book a trip with a local travel agency. They will help you arrange everything including Tibet Travel Permit, alien’s permit, tour guide, transportation, and driver.
Tent Guesthouse near EBC
The best time to hike to North Mount Everest Base Camp is mid-April to mid-June and mid-September to mid-October. During this time, the weather is not as cold as winter and the sky is clear.
The old Tingri to Everest Base Camp is considered a world-class hiking route. It provides hikers with an exhilarating mix of seclusion, wildlife sightseeing, and majestic mountains views along the way. This hiking route is located at an altitude ranging from 4400km to 5300km. You are suggested to finish the trek within 4 days, which is sufficient for you to explore the glacier, valleys and the most magnificent world’s highest mountains.
Hike Itineraries in North Mount Everest Base Camp
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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