Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek difficulty
There is not much difference between the usual EBC Trek and Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek. The route is the same, the challenges are the same, only the daily yoga and meditation sessions make the challenges a little more bearable.
The difficulty level of Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking is moderate. Still, the daily 5 to 6 hours of walk on steep, rocky, and rugged paths can get pretty tough and exhausting for beginner trekkers. Especially if you cannot maintain consistent stamina. There are many ascents and descents throughout the trek, and you will be walking through dense forests and glacier moraine.
The remoteness of the region and the elevation adds up to the trek challenge. You have to prepare yourself mentally to live in limited facilities, and life suddenly gets remarkably simple with no modern conveniences.
And the ugliest, you have to be aware of altitude sickness all the time. Altitude sickness, common disease travelers have to face during high-altitude ventures. You can learn more about it here.
Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek permit
Trekkers need two permits to go on Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking. One is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, and the second is Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit to trek to EBC. Both permits are issued at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu and Monjo.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit cost: NPR 3000 per person
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit cost: NPR 2000 per person
*Note: We get all necessary permits for our guests, so they do not have to go through the government hassle. Also, if you trek from Jiri, then one more permit is required- Gaurishankar Conservation Area permit, which costs 3000 per person.
Best time to go on Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
Go on Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek 17 Days in spring (March-April) and autumn (October-November) to have the best trekking experience. The stable weather, moderate climate, bright day, and stunning views make the venture perfect. Moreover, the flora along the way, including rhododendron, enhances the route. The temperature ranges between 10°C to 20°C and can go below 10°C at night and morning.
You can also do Everest Base Camp Yoga Tour in the early days of winter. The trek will be more challenging, and the climate becomes extremely cold. Proper preparation and support are crucial to make trekking in the Everest region in winter possible.
Food & Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek
The accommodation during our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek will be a lodge. You will be staying overnight in a nice comfortable lodge. Our package includes twin shared rooms. However, there is an option to choose between a single (additional cost applied) and a shared room. The rooms will be simple, good enough to spend the night. For the washroom, it can be private or shared depending upon the place.
We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the Everest Base Camp Yoga Trekking. You will get nutritious and delicious meal options. The menu is pretty broad in the Khumbu region. From typical dal bhat, momo, veggies, and thukpa to steak, pizza, macaroni, porridge, soup, sandwich, thenduk, noodles, etc, you will get everything.
Tips to make the journey smooth
The Himalayas can be overwhelming with all its remoteness, confined facilities, and disconnection from the world. Take your time and escape in its welcoming hands. You do not need to rush. Walk attentively and follow the guidelines of the team leader.
Make sure to pack clothes and gear properly. Double-check everything.
Do not forget to pack extra batteries or a solar charger to charge your devices during the trek. It will be cheap and convenient.
No false hopes, the internet connection will be unstable, and it will only get worse with an increase in altitude (whether you use WiFi or cellular data).
You can save good money and the environment by carrying a reusable water bottler and water purification tablet (optional).
There's no ATM service available above Namche Bazar, and you will need extra cash to buy services or snacks. So, withdraw enough cash to last the trek.
Do drink plenty of water. Don't consume alcoholic drinks or smoke. It will keep you away from altitude sickness.
Don't forget to say thank you to the crew member at the end of the trip. The best way to do this is by tipping them, and it's completely your choice.