Trek to the highest mountain Base Camp of the world, experience the most authentic thrills of adventure trekking. Take a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, pass through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site the national park located at the highest elevation of the world. Explore the core Himalayan Khumbu kingdom with diverse species of alpine flora and faunas. Meet with Sherpas ( the climbers) and learn their beautiful culture. Capture mighty glaciers and majestic mountain summits including Mt. Everest, the top of the world. Discover bustling Namche Bazar, holy Tnegboche Monastery, beautiful valleys, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp and make your Everest Base Camp Trek an adventure of the lifetime.
Now, the question arises….why should we trek to Everest Base Camp? There may be various reasons why to trek to Everest Base Camp but we will see top Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Trek to Everest Base Camp?
People who are planning to trek to Everest Base Camp lure to experience scenic Lukla flight above the Himalayas. Actually, in the beginning the flight heads to Langtang Himalayan range and takes a turn to Everest Region above picturesque valleys and rural setting. Witnessing mesmerizing Everest mountain panorama, we land at Lukla Airport. This flight lasts for 35 minutes.
After the constructing of Lukla Airport in 1964, people became more interested in Everest Base Camp Trek. The runway of the airport was not paved till 2001. Later in 2008, the Lukla airport was named as Tenjing Hillary Airport and also started the direct flight from Kathmandu. Then, the flow of tourists considerably rose. Lukla airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airport in the world. We can also explore beautiful Himalayan town, Lukla.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is an exploration of Namche Bazar, Hotel Everest View and Khumjung Village. Namche Bazar is gateway to entire Everest region. It is beautiful to explore this bustling city with traditional Tibetan market. Similarly, we visit Sherpa Cultural Museum and Hotel Everest View, the hotel located at the highest elevation of the world, and witness Mt. Everest, the top of the world. Furtehr, trek to beautiful Khumjung village and explore Edmund Hillary School. Return to Namche and stay overnight. The availability of modern hotels and restaurants make our stay at Namche more convenient.
Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is the national park located at the highest elevation of the world. Manjo is the beginning point of Sagarmatha National Park where our entry permit gets checked. In the lower forested zone of Sagarmatha National Park, birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendron grow. The forests provide abode to at least 118 species of birds, including Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, and yellow-billed chough. Sagarmāthā National Park is also popular as an abode to a number of rare mammal species, including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda. Himalayan thars, langur monkeys, martens and Himalayan wolves are also found in Sagarmatha National park.
The serenity and wilderness inside the park will be astounding. The park is not only an abode to rare species of flora and fauna but also a fertile land to flourish Sherpa culture and civilization.
Tengboche monastery is the largest monastery in Khumbu region. The statues, idols, prayer flags and the serenity around the monastery are magnificent. The cool breeze freshens us considerably here. We can view entire Sagarmatha National Park from Tengboche Monastery. Exploring Tengboche Monastery by spending a couple of nights will be magnificent.
Kalapatthar ( Black Rock) is the highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek. Climbing Kalapatthar early in the morning before first fall of the sunrays will be the adventure of lifetime. We wait for the sunrise in the hilling cold with strong wind at the top of the Kalapatthar facing directly to holy Pumori. We make our camera stand by to capture stunning sunrise and mountain summits including Mt. Everest, the top of the world. Mountain giants like Loa Tse, Pumori, Nupse, Makalu and Mt. Everest are astonishing from Kalapatthar.
A long awaited dream is going to be fulfilled today because you are stepping on Everest Base Camp, the highest base camp of the world. We trek via Gorekhshep spending around 2-3 hours to Everest Base Camp. We see mighty glaciers and avalanches on the way. The mountain views from Everest Base Camp will be marvelous.
Everest region or Khumbu region of Nepal is Sherpa land. Sherpa are popular as climbers around the world. Majority of the trekkers who go to Everest region love to accompany with Sherpa for they are popular as veteran climber. These people are friendly, hospitable and outgoing. They have unique culture and civilization. Their age-old culture and civilization will astonish us during our trek to Everest Base Camp. Meet them, interact with them and exchange culture with them.
The above mentioned reasons are the major highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. In order to experience and explore these highlights, people from the world come Nepal and fulfill their dram of stepping on Everest Base Camp, the highest base camp of the world.
Book your Everest Base Camp Trek via a reliable trekking company, pack up the right trekking gear, prepare well with some skills of hiking and trekking and make your Everest Base Camp Trek a memorable for the lifetime.