Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek, a super adventure full of enjoyable and exciting moment from the beginning to an end on this marvelous adventurous journey, leading you in the heart of world highest Mt. Everest base camp at 5,364 m with incredible views of Khumbu Ice Falls and remorseless fields of moraine, ice and glaciers that surrounds you.
On Everest Base Camp trek, where you can relax in the comfort of nice cozy lodges with amazing views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) Amadablam (6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy Mt. Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft), Island peak with adjoining peaks as far to world 5th highest Mt. Makalu towards east horizon.
Beside mountain scenery this marvelous adventure leads you around interesting Sherpa villages enriched with old-age culture and custom of Buddhist religion with impressive old monasteries.
The high area of Everest is locally known as Khumbu region where main settlements and villages are Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding, but since last past decades with influx and flow of trekkers and mountaineering expeditions, the Sherpa economy at present is increasingly dependent on tourism.
To reach Everest base camp, the main and popular way is flying into Lukla taking a short flight from Kathmandu with awesome views of mountains during 35 minutes flight, and then walking into lovely Sherpa farm villages following the glacial Dudh Kosi River and then entering world highest Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village, the park added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979, covering an area of 1,148 Sq. Kms with rich alpine vegetation includes rhododendron-juniper-pines-firs and birch tree lines.
Wild-Life is often sighted during the walk within Sagarmatha National Park like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer and Nepal national bird Danphe / Impheyan pheasant, snow leopard exists but rarely seen like the Yeti.
From the park entrance heading higher to reach at Namche a great place to enjoy rest day especially when Saturday market is on, Namche bazaar with many facilities of nice lodges-hotels-restaurants, bakeries, pubs, cyber café, banks and post-office with super stores and shops.
After Namche walk is pleasant for few hours with glorious views of Everest, Amadablam and other lesser peaks, and then with uphill to reach at scenic Thyangboche Monastery with super views surrounded by green woodland, after a nice interesting tour walk continues heading into wide exposed landscape on leaving the tree lines behind for barren and arid terrain, as the walk leads higher reaching our goal and highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp.
At Everest base camp with ample to marvel the dramatic scenery of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers with towering peaks of Lo-La and Nuptse located on each side of Mt. Everest South Face.
After an overwhelming and exciting time our Everest Base Camp trek concludes with a climb to rocky Kalapathar hill top, with views of Everest at close distance and standing on the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m high.
Return journey on the same route back at Lukla for short sweeping flight to Kathmandu, after a great enjoyable time and mesmerizing adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.