A Guide To EBC

Recently i have done EBC. Here are some details to Help you out for The Trek

What is the fitness level required for the trek?
The trekking route is indeed challenging and one should be convinced that he/she is going to take this challenge and complete the trek. More often than not, it will be your mental ability than the physical fitness level which will stop us. We have had trekkers who are overweight by 15 -20 Kgs and in their 60s completing the trek. The trekking is long as every day we will be trekking for 5-6 hours on an average and there are 12 days so one needs to have patience.

How do I prepare for the expedition?
We advise you to start walking regularly for as long as possible. This will help you a lot. If possible go for small treks in your vicinity. Try to go for longer morning walks at least 20 days before the trekking date. If you are gym goers then we advise you to not do weight lifting activities at least 10 days before the trek and do only cardio and stretching exercises. Try to walk for long on a treadmill in incline mode. The reason we advise you to stop weightlifting as that has chances of muscle stiffing or muscle injuries and generally it takes a week or 10 days to get back to normal.
A program of cardiovascular conditioning such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is essential, but try to supplement your exercise with hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps. The more you can condition by closely simulating the activities of trekking, the better off you will be. While the trip is rated as moderate overall, several days will be strenuous, and good conditioning is essential to your enjoyment of the trek.

How to Reach Kathmandu - Everest, Nepal?

Visas are free for all tourists who come from a SAARC country. Indian nationals do not need a visa. Carry your Passport, License or your voters id card while on the trip.

Nearest Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, Route Hubs: Kakarvitta, Biratnagar
By Air: Reaching Kathmandu by air is the easiest way. Lots of Indian domestic airlines have direct flights to Kathmandu.
By Train: If you travel by railways,you have to reach any of the border stations like New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal or Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, and then walk across the border and take vehicles/buses on the other side to Kathmandu.
By Bus: From Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station: Take a shared cab or bus to Panitanki. (Shared cabs go till border, Busses will drop you at Panitanki, from where you need to walk for about 10 minutes to reach the border gate. You reach Panitanki in about an hour from Siliguri.) Vehicles for Panitanki are available from 'Darjeeling More' in Siliguri. Once you cross the border, bus stand is little far away. Walk straight and take the first right turn, or else, ask anyone. Everyone understands and speaks Hindi across the border. From the bus stand, you get Deluxe and Luxury buses to Kathmandu. Mostly, they leave in the evening between 4 PM to 7 PM. Its approximately 14 hours journey.
What to Pack
The following list gives a general idea of the personal items to be brought by you to trek in the Everest region. The most important things are clothes for cold weather. During this trek you have to pack in 2 bags: porters will carry the duffel bag: max weight allowed per person is 12 kilos (porter carry 2 bags). Consider your porter’s load before you include that big bottle of shampoo or pair of jeans.
Travelers will be carrying a day pack with items needed for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper.
1 duffel bag
1 day pack
1 sleeping bag: comfort zone -20 degrees (can be rented in Kathmandu)
1 windproof warm jacket (lower part)
1 rain poncho or good rain gear
1 down jacket (can be rented in Kathmandu)
1 pair waterproof trekking boots
1 pair of gaiters, good for keeping dust, rocks and snow out of your boots as well as keep your feet dry if necessary
1 pair of sandals
3 pair warm socks (wool) & 2 pair of light socks for the lower/warmer parts of the trail
2 nylon pair short pants (quick dry)
2 pair long synthetic pants or trekking pants
1 power stretch leggings or fleece pants
1 pair hard shell pants (Gore-Tex or equivalent)
3 t-shirts or short sleeved shirts
1 long sleeved shirt
1 warm sweater (wool or fleece)
Underwear/thermal underwear/pajama
1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool)
1 warm wool of synthetic hat that cover your ears
1 neck warmer
1 hat with sun protection/bandana
1 sun glass 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage
1 water bottle
1 flashlight with extra batteries
1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, Ibuprofen for general aches and pain, medicines for upset stomach or diarrhea, antibiotics 1 toiletry kit including toilet paper, hand wiper, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, lip balm and sun cream (high SPF value)
1 pair walking stick
Candy bars
Camera equipment
Needle and thread, safety pins
4 plastic bags (organize clothes)
Reading material and music.

Which Trekking Agency is Best: Its very important that you must choose good trekking agency like i opt for www.transhimalaya.in

Here are the reasons from their website:


We have tie up with best of Guides and Porters for the trek to give you a great experience.
1 We have package for Ex-Lukla
So all your money will go directly to people of Everest Lukla Region and not Kathmandu. If you want then we can make it to Ex-Kathmandu with arrangement of flights.
2 Package for guided solo Trek.
Other agencies will force you to avoid solo trek and put you in Group to save cost but with us you can enjoy solo trek.
3 No Hidden Cost
We charge you minimum and its transparent.
4 Quick Online Booking & Payment
Easy payment and refund options. All digital mode of payment is acceptable.
5 Insurance & Evacuation.
You can book insurance with us. As our Guide and Porters belong to same region so they have good tie up with locals which they can help in early heli evacuation in case of emergency.
6 Support
We have comprehansive guide for how to do the trek. Just to earn money we wont sell you our package. Read it and prepare yourself for the trek then only book. No Hurry :).