Everest Base Camp is a campsite at the bottom of Mount Everest. There are two of them, located on opposite sides of the mountain. They are used as bases by mountain climbers. The climbers usually rest at base camp for several days to acclimatize. This lowers the risks and severity of altitude sickness. Climbing starts from one of these two camps.
Mt Everest is the highest peak in the world and it lies in the Himalayas of Nepal. While Mt Everest is shared with China too, the actual peak lies in Nepal. Similarly, due to different routes, one from China and another from Nepal, EBC lies both in Nepal and China. While Nepal EBC is at an elevation of 5,364 m (17,598 ft), whereas China’s EBC likes at an elevation of 5,100 m (16,900 ft)
Although the Mt Everest expedition starts from the EBC, one can not see the mighty Mt Everest from top to bottom from EBC. The only peak that is generally visible if it’s a lucky day. To see, Mt Everest from top to bottom, Hikers and travelers hike up to Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5,643 m. Kala Patthar is very popular for its incredible sunrise and sunset.
EBC has three routes that a trekker can choose. The most popular route is from Luka Aiport; people take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and start their trek from Lukla. The second route is from Phaplu, where you can either go by vehicle, or you can also take a flight up to Phaplu airport, and the third route is from Jiri Village, people take a ride from Kathmandu to Jiri and start their trek from Jiri.
Each year, more than 40,000 hikers arrive at Everest base camp (as recorded before Covid-19). The momentum has already picked up speed from late 2021, therefore it is anticipated that the prior number will be approached or even surpassed in 2023.
Depending on what you would most like to see, you must choose the appropriate time for your Everest base camp excursion. Which do you like more: the flowers, the animals, the birds, or the mountains? September to February are the greatest months for clear mountain views, while December to February are the ideal months for seeing wild animals. The greatest time to go birdwatching is in the spring, from March through May. The best months to visit EBC are from April to August if you want to see the wildflowers.