Held in high regard for its significance as a destination in itself as well as a launch pad for great alpine adventures, Everest Base Camp is visited by ardent mountaineers and tourists alike. Any wonder given the altitude of 5,150 meters which offers a spectacular and unrivaled view of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. A trip to Tibet’s Everest Base Camp is a once in a lifetime experience, however, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Under the conditions of travel permits in Tibet, international visitors cannot travel independently. Naturally, at heights of over 5,000 meters, altitude sickness and cold conditions are to be expected, so it’s important to travel prepared. And if you’re planning to stay overnight at the Everest Base Camp, keep in mind accommodation conditions are rudimentary at best. Unless you’re a seasoned climber and adventurer, visits to the Everest Base Camp are best timed between April and June or September to November.
Update: May 11, 2023