A Journey to Everest Base Camp
No bucket list is complete without a trip to Everest Base Camp. Imagine this – you are standing 5,545 metres above sea level, an uninterrupted view of the majestic Himalayas ahead of you, standing tall and proud is Everest – the world’s tallest peak and there you are staring at it after days of trekking, passing through some of the remotest and yet paradise like trail. That is Everest Base Camp trek – a journey into the Himalayas.
One of the top trekking destinations of the world, Everest Base Camp trek reveals you mesmerizing landscapes and untouched vistas of the Khumbu Valley, Sagarmatha National Park and the Himalayas. Traverse your way through the land of the Sherpas – the fierce climbers and make your way to Kala Pathhar, take in the panoramic views of the Himalayas – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, to name a few of the treats that lay en route. A journey like no other, a trek to Everest Base Camp is a must experience.
This journey starts with a dramatic flight to Lukla. From here the hike starts towards north passing through pine forest, Sherpa villages, monasteries, gushing rivers, crossing hanging bridges to arrive at the bustling Sherpa ‘capital’ Namche Bazaar. In the next few days we head towards Phortse via Khumjung village and further we continue our ascend crossing the Imja Khola, the scenery becoming more rugged and crossing the tree line to reach Pheriche. It is then a steady ascent following glacial moraines to Lobuche and then to our lodge at Gorak Shep. From here we hike to the famous and historic site of Everest Base Camp. Finally we will climb Kalapathaar (5545 meters ) to get some mesmerizing views of the Himalayas.
Best Period: Feb to May – Oct to Dec
Time Period: 16 Nights / 17 Days.
Trek Period: 12 Night / 13 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Flights: 2 Ways (domestic Lukla flights)
Trek Type: Difficult
Highest Altitude: 5545 meters
Warning: Altitude Sickness.
Trek Start / End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. kms)
Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc.
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola etc.
Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche, etc
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forest: Of Rhododendron and Pine.
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains
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