Serious High Altitude: Experience Everest Base camp trek 

Everest Base Camp is not just about passing through breathtaking Landscapes and getting stunning views of Nepal’s Himalayas. Trekking in Everest Base Camp comes with a set of serious high altitudes. Situated inside the Sagarmatha National Park and a world-removed trekking destination, Everest Base Camp provides both Adventure and self-discovery. 

The journey to the Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the highest point on Kalapathar at 5550m. The base camp lies at 5364m, so severe high-altitude sickness is a massive chance. High altitude sickness is the condition when your body’s oxygen level decreases and you feel challenged to trek further. On the Everest base camp trek journey, you’ll feel a high altitude from 3800m. However, it also depends on your body condition. 

Before taking such an adventurous journey, you need to be well prepared with a suitable itinerary as per your preference. Boundless Adventure can help you to customize your itinerary as per your plan. Generally, we provide 12 12-day itineraries; if you are comfortable with that, you can go on a further journey; if not, you can customize it. 

With us, your journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla airport. After landing at the gateway of the Everest region, Lukla, you’ll get ready to trek toward Phakding. 

On the second day, you’ll trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Day third is your acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar to reduce the chance of serious high altitude. During the day, you’ll visit nearby areas, get to a slightly higher altitude, and return to Namche Bazar. 

The fourth day leads you to the Tengboche. With a visit to Tengboche monastery, you’ll head towards Dingboche on the fifth day. Again, for your safety purposes, we have designed an itinerary for acclimatization on the sixth day of Dingboche. On the day, you’ll go to one of the best viewpoints of the Everest region, Nangkar Hill, and return to Dingboche. 

Getting closer to your destination, the seventh day leads you to Lobuche. Eight days is the most awaited day on the journey to the Everest base camp trek. During the day, you’ll trek towards Gorakshep early in the morning, and after lunch, you’ll walk at the Everest Base Camp. While going on a trek on Everest base camp, remember to listen to your body as you may get a seriously high altitude at that point. Exploring base camp, you’ll return to Gorekshep. 

The ninth day is also prominent as you’ll trek on the vintage viewpoint of the Everest region, Kalapathar. After a visit to Kalapathar on the ninth day, you’ll start your return journey. On the day you return to Pheriche, 

On the tenth day, descend to Monjo. Similarly, on the eleventh day, you’ll descend to Lukla. Likewise, on the twelfth day, saying goodbye to the Khumbu region, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu. 


Choosing the trekking agency that ensures your safety throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp is essential. Among the trekking agencies that prioritize trekker’s safety, Boundless Adventure is one. In order to ensure the safety of the trekkers, we do the following practices: 

  • Experienced Guide and Porter: 

Our highly experienced guides and porters ensure your safety throughout your trekking journey. Our guides are trained for emergency support. Our guides are familiar with the trekking trail weather conditions and the potential serious altitude-related sickness.

We have a porter in good physical condition; they will carry all your essential items and backpack. When the porter carries your backpack, you’ll be free from the burden of carrying your essentials. 

  • Acclimatization day: 

The Everest Base Camp trek itinerary we provided includes two acclimatization days; one is at Namche Bazaar, and the other is at Dingboche. During the 12-day journey to Everest base camp, two days are for your well-being. If you need other extra days for acclimatization, we can provide you with a customized itinerary. However, two days of acclimatization for a 12-day journey is enough. Acclimatization reduces the chances of serious high altitude. 

  • Oxygen  

As the serious high altitude causes due to the decreased level of oxygen, we provide small oxygen for you. You may get your own if you don’t feel good with the small oxygen we offer and need more safety. 

  • Garlic Soup:

Throughout your journey on the Everest base camp, we provide you with garlic soup. Garlic soup is a medicine for serious high altitude. 

By providing experienced guides and porters, adding an acclimatization day to the itinerary, small oxygen gas, and garlic soup, we aim to provide possible help that will reduce the serious high altitude on the journey of Everest Base Camp. 


Descending is crucial when you feel a serious high altitude on the journey to Everest Base Camp. Descending is the only way to provide safety to your body when you feel any symptoms of altitude sickness. Suppose the symptoms regarding high altitude sickness are ignored, and you continue ascending. In that case, it may cause serious complications, including high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE). 

Descending allows your body to not let the condition worsen and helps you to recover as soon as possible. When you get altitude sickness regarding symptoms, tell the guide immediately, and the guide will help you. Do whatever the guide says in such a condition. It is necessary to descend 500 m below from the point where you get sick or have symptoms. 


The practical option for serious high-altitude sickness is descending immediately. When you descend from the point where you get altitude sickness, you’ll rest appropriately on that day. If the condition is not okay after some time, you can take medicine, including Diamox. 

After descending and taking a rest, if you feel okay, you may trek the next day. Otherwise, if you don’t get a fine, follow your guide and do whatever they suggest. You should probably return from the journey if you’re not okay going further. 

About our Guide 

Boundless Adventure has a highly experienced and licensed guide who has experienced in the field of trekking for a long time. Our team of guides is not only the mentor for the paths; they are your friends and helpful companions throughout your journey. 

Our guide makes sure your trip is enjoyable and smooth by confidently navigating the trails. From the well-known trekking trails to the untraveled paths, they can provide you with every little bit of knowledge you want. 

All through the journey, you can focus on the beauty of nature and experience the Adventure as our guide will be there for your support. As your safety is our top priority, we have a trained guide to help you in emergencies. 


Trekking to the Everest base camp comes with a set of seriously high altitudes. However, choosing a reputable trekking agency that prioritizes your safety first is crucial for an enjoyable trek. Choosing a trekking agency with a highly experienced guide will also positively impact your journey. Although the Everest base Camp is adventurous, we assure you you’ll have a fantastic trip with us. 

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