The Everest base camp trek is the most adorable trekking adventure than the other routes for the adventure lovers from all over the world. It is an excellent journey that leads to the hikers from the low-land to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain Everest. The Everest base camp deserves outstanding highlights and presents the true Nepalese Himalayan life and the landscape. Here are some reasons why you should trek to the Everest base camp.
Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
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The Exiting Scenic Flight To Lukla
The Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Flying to Lukla is not only the way to the Everest base camp, but it is defiantly a short and easy route. It is also the most demanded way. Flying to Luka is a little adventure activity itself. The Lukla airport stands on top of a cliff and drops off at the end of the runway. This airport is also known as Tenzing- Hilary airport which is considered one of the shortest runways in the world that sure stay in the mind of the people who do it once but the flight offers the scenic view of a long Himalaya range.
Sagarmatha National Park
The Sagarmatha national park is a natural world heritage site of UNESCO which is one of the highlights of the Everest base camp trek. The trekking trail goes through the national park and supplies awesome scenery of the Himalaya and species of flora and fauna. The national park is a home of endangered animals like snow- leopard, musk deer, and much more other wildlife. Flowers, pine forest, valley, waterfalls, rivers, and other natural sources make more attractive to the national park and walking through this national park makes a magnificent adventure journey to the base camp.
Unreal View of Mountains Including Everest
The main aim to the many trekkers is to see the world’s highest mountain Everest and its range. Passing the Namche Bazar, The view of the mountain every single moment is unreal. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many other big mountains seem like the makeup to nature. Not only the Everest Himalayan range, but there is also a chance to see Nepal’s 4th highest mountain (Makalu) along the way to the base camp.
Namche Bazar is another attraction of this trek. This is a beautiful town like a small mountain city with different shops, bakeries with coffee shops, bars, and much more. The branded mountain equipment shops are available in this town. The view of some mountain peaks like, Kongde, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, and of course- the Everest from headquarter of the national park are amazing. This is the place to stop for an acclimatization day for the trekkers before heading on to the higher elevation and does a small day hike. Every Friday to Saturday noon a local weekly shopping market make like a festival in Namche Bazar.
The Sherpa Culture and Lifestyle
The Everest region is a Sherpa land. Sherpa is the local inhabitants of this area who are strongly famous as the mountain climbers. The mountain legendary Sherpa culture of this region is the main matter and innovation to visitors from all around the world. The Everest base camp trek has a perfect opportunity to enjoy the Sherpa culture, religion, festivals, lifestyle, daily activities, and traditional settlements with their warm hospitality.
The Everest base camp trek is not only an adventurous journey as it is a spiritual journey too. While the trek to the base camp can be seen many monasteries, Stupas, Mani walls, Mani stones, and other Buddhist monuments decorated with some colourful prayer flags. Among these monuments, the Tengboche monastery may be the most famous and faith one. This more than 100 year’s old beautiful monastery is situated on the hill station of the Tengboche village. Trekkers mostly visit here for the blessings from the monks of this monastery. The village Tengboche itself also the main point to see the scenic Everest Himalaya including the Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Khangteka, Nuptse, and more. This village is surrounded by the pine and rhododendron forest. Himalayan Thar, musk deer, Red panda, and flying the Himalayan eagles make more worthy of being in this place.
Everest Base Camp
Reaching the base camp of the Everest is, of course, the main attention for all trekkers. Trekking about a week is especially for this highlight which gives a lifetime experience and memory to the trekkers. It fills a desire and pride to the visitors. Standing on the glacier, watching the mesmerizing Mountain View brings like in heaven to the visitors. Being at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and having a lifetime experience may make a tearing moment of happiness to the people.
Panoramic View From Kalapatthar
The 360 degree panoramic Mountain View from the Kalapatthar viewpoint is phenomenal. How happy the people will be being at the base camp, can be much happier with the view from Kalapatthar. The world’s highest mountain Everest stands just in front of this hill. This Hill presents the most amazing panoramic view of the Khumbu Massif. The unreal view of the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and other mountains from the Everest region including the Tibetan mountain Changhatse are the main attraction from the Kalapatthar.
These are the main highlights of the Everest base camp trek. Besides these attractions, a long and big Khumbu glacier, Khumbu valley, Imja valley, cultural museum, green hills, waterfalls, rivers, and much more attractions are in here.
The best seasons to see these highlights and have the experience of the Everest base camp trek are the autumn (September- December) and the spring (March-May). The autumn is a little bit colder than the spring for doing this trek so warmer clothes are recommended for the autumn. This is a highly recommended trekking for the trekking enthusiasts and must do at least once in a lifetime.