7 Important Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Facts & 25 Tips for Making the Trek Easier

The Everest Base Camp Trek is arguably one of the most beautiful, rewarding multi-day treks on the planet.  Unfortunately, the austerity, remoteness, and unpredictable weather of the Himalayas makes most people question Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty and whether they can complete it.  I’ll put your worries aside now – can do it, and you … Read more

The Dangers of the Everest Base Camp Trek

From sketchy suspension bridges, to dangerous airports, to altitude sickness, the Everest Base Camp has many dangers but they can all be mitigated with planning and research

The trail from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is an indescribably beautiful path, but it is also a path paved with risks and dangers.  From flying into the “Most Dangerous Airport in the World” (Lukla Airport), to altitude sickness, to stomach bugs and infections, the trek is littered with just as many opportunities for calamity … Read more

Why is the Lukla airport considered the most dangerous airport in the world?

Takeoff at Lukla Airport

Tenzing-Hilary Airport, commonly referred to as Lukla Airport, is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world for two primary reasons: The overall design of the Lukla Airport runway including surrounding terrain features limits emergency options for pilots The history of accidents at Lukla Airport and surrounding publicity Lukla Airport’s runway design and … Read more

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary: Lukla, Namche, Gorak Shep, and EBC

The road to Gorak Shep, through Pheriche, Dughla, and Lobuche

Here you will find an Everest Base Camp trek itinerary with all of the information which, lucky for us, a handful of intrepid travelers learned the hard way, leaving us a plan to safely enjoy our adventure through the Himalayas…to the tallest mountain on earth. Mount Everest. This overview will take you through arriving in … Read more