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Everest Base Camp Trek: Best Trekking Trail for the Adventure Lover

Everest Base Camp Trek also known as EBC Trek or just the base camp trek in Nepal offers you plenty of experience in the lap of the Himalayas. The Everest is not just famous as top of the world but the Everest region is the live adventurous museum for the person who loves nature, culture and adventu

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Everest Base Camp Trek also known as EBC Trek or just the base camp trek in Nepal offers you plenty of experience in the lap of the Himalayas. The Everest is not just famous as top of the world but the Everest region is the live adventurous museum for the person who loves nature, culture and adventure. The trail lets you feel as a local while walking throughout the whole Everest region or towards the Everest Base Camp.

Mt. Everest is well known in the world because of tallest place of the earth, elevation of 8,848.86 meter height from the sea level. Local name of Mount Everest in Nepal is called Sagaramatha. It was named Mt. Everest in 1865 by the Royal Geographical Society. Everest Trekking is the title of many other trekking areas which are situated in Everest region. The trekking in the Everest region is considered one of the best trekking regions in the world.

Mount Everest is situated in Khumbu Region (Everest Region) of eastern Nepal. The Everest Region is home of many mountains including the top of the world, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache, Pumori, Kangtega and many others. The trekking in Everest Region is the fantastic opportunity to explore the Khumbu Region, towered mountains, Himalayan flora and fauna, Tibetan Buddhist Culture, Festivals and Lifestyle of native Sherpa community.

Theme of Everest Base Camp Trek 

Trekking in the lap of the Himalayas and reaching to the highest base camp of Top of the World, The Mount Everest is a beautiful stylish adventurous act ever done by people around the globe. The trail reaches to the base camp at altitude of 5,364 meters height from the sea level and Kalapaththar is the highest point which situated at elevation of 5,545 meters. Kalapaththar allows you to witness 360-degree panoramic views of mountains  like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori and many others towered snowy mountains which will be one of the lifetime memorable.

Once you landed in Nepal, the next day in the morning you can proceed for a fly to the Lukla. A 30-35 minutes flight will take you to the home of Sherpa and Mighty Mountains, the Khumbu Region.  You will be honored by the whole Khumbu Region, towered mountains, Himalayan flora and fauna, Tibetan Buddhist Culture, Festivals and Lifestyle of native Sherpa community and their welcoming manner with respected hospitality.

 

Highlights of Everest Base Camp trek

Everest Base Camp trek is a lifetime memorable adventurous act for every traveler. The trail offers amazing things to the travelers to accomplish travelers wish to make their trip memorable. Here are main attractions for your read which is really tough to describe by simply with few worlds. 

Scenic Flight to Lukla

Lukla airport is the gateway of Everest. The airport hosts 60+ flights every day if the weather supports well. Fly over the lush green hills towards magnificent towered White Mountains, the 30 minutes flight gives you thrilling adventurous experience. An aerial bird view of mountains, landscapes, hills, glaciers, rivers, valleys and many others are the key attractions of Lukla flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap.

The airport is situated above 9,000 feet from sea level. The asphalt-paved runway is just 527meters long and 30 meters wide with a gradient of 12% from the north to south. Cloudy and windy weather forces to cancel few flights in a day and sometime it continuous for 2-3 days so you are kindly advised, to prepare for extra stay in Kathmandu or Lukla if weather doesn’t support your flights. This is the reason that the flights operate in the early morning as morning sky is clear which supports to operate the safe flights.  

 

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is popular Sherpa Town, located at elevation of 3,440 meters from the sea level. Namche is a renowned tourist destination, gateway of the highest mountains, where you can get all the major facilities which we normally get in the cities including western foods and drinks. You will see many tourists, porters, traders, villagers, trekkers and hikers, mountaineers, enjoying their moments or resting for the acclimatization. You can find various cafes, restaurants, bars, bakeries, shops including crafts and trekking gears, hotels, guest houses like a city.  

Namche Bazar is a historic trading spot where traders from neighboring villages and Tibet arrive to sell the local products including arts, crafts, handicrafts, galleries and many others. In addition,   you can taste homemade cheese and butter made from the milk of Yak.

Namche Bazar also offers you amazing views of towered mountains including Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Khangaru, Sundar Peak, and many others. You can explore the real traditional culture, daily lifestyle and typical Sherpa hospitality from native local Sherpa People.

 

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche monastery is one of the most popular monasteries in Nepal. Picture of Tengboche Monastery always attracts everyone as it stands simply keeping Mount Ama Dablam at the background as you can see in this picture. The monastery is one of the leading Buddhist Pilgrimage center in the Everest region. Many students (monks) live and study in the monastery. Lama Rinpoche (master or main priest of the monastery) blesses everyone who visits the monastery.  

After visiting the monastery you will find something different in you after observing the prayer ceremonies. Tengboche also hosts the famous Mani Rimdu Festival in November. Prayers flags, holy instruments, Statues, amazing views of the holy mountains are other attractions of the Tengboche monastery.

Dingboche

Dingboche is a traditional Sherpa village, situated at the lap of the holy mountains, Mount Everest and Mount Ama Dablam. It’s a typical village where you can capture lots of pictures keeping Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Mount Lhotse at a side or all together as you wish. Most of the trekkers and mountaineers stay here for couple of days for the acclimatization purpose.   

Dingboche village mainly consists of indigenous Sherpa people, where you can explore many chortens, mani walls, gompas, prayer flags, and many religious practices during the village tour. Barley, potatoes, and buckwheat are the agricultural products of this village. You can encounter animals like mountain goat/yak, horses during the village tour. 

 

Khumbu Icefall and Glacier 

Khumbu Icefall and glacier is the most picturesque venue near the base camp. The Khumbu Icefall and Glacier situated on the southern slope of the Mount Everest. The glacier starts from the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge and drains into Lobuche glacial river after the melting of the Khumbu glacier. You can experience the glacier walk while hiking to the base camp.

 

Kalapatthar 

Kalapatthar is the most popular view point in the Everest region. Kalapaththar is the highest point of the Everest Base Camp which offers an outstanding 360-degree view of uncountable snow-capped mountains, including Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and many other beautiful mountains. You can witness the sunrise and sunset over the top of the world- Mount Everest.  

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha is the Nepali name of Mount Everest and The National Park – Sagarmatha National Park is named by the Highest Mountain in the world- Mount Everest. Sagarmatha national park offers you to witness the perfect habitat for the rare and exotic animals/birds such as Himalayan Monal, Mountain Goat, Musk Deer, Black Bear, Red Panda, Tibetian Snowcoke, and many more. 

 

Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek 

You can travel anytime in all season of the entire year but trekking towards the Himalayas is something different due to its own special climate to experience the real beauty and amazing scenery so we advise autumn and spring season for you to witness the best experience in the lap of the Himalayas, which is considered the most suitable trekking season in the Everest Region. The sky usually remains clean with full visibility in these seasons but summer and winter seasons have their own uniqueness to be in the Himalayas. Nowadays, the flows of tourists have been increasing to trek in the off seasons which lets trekkers to observe another picture of the region.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek

 

  1. ·Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 Meters) and trek to Phakding.
  2. ·Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 Meters) about 5 hours.
  3. ·Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
  4. ·Trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazzar 9km, 5-6 hrs
  5. ·Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche 8km, 5-6hrs.
  6. ·Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day
  7. ·Trekking Dingboche to Lobuche 7km, 5-6hrs.
  8. ·Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,160 m/16928ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,597 ft) and back to Gorak Shep: 14km, 7-8 hrs.
  9. ·Trekking to Kala Patthar (5,550 m/18,207 ft) from Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche (4,230 m/13877 ft); 15km, 7-8hrs.
  10. ·Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,285ft) from Pheriche; 17km, 7-8hrs.
  11. ·Trek from Namche Bazaar(3440m/11285ft) to Lukla (2,845m/9333ft); 19km, 8-9hrs.
  12. ·A 30-35 minutes return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

 

 

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Note: if you are excited to visit Nepal, trekking to the Everest Base Camp or would like to know something more than this, please feel free to reach us. We have our own regional office in Kathmandu, Nepal to welcome you and operate the trips as you wish. All our itineraries are hand-made to grant you more pleasure but still they can be customized as per your own requirement. Please contact us for further.