Everest base camp trek, the super adventure full of enjoyable and exciting moments from the beginning to the end on this marvelous adventurous journey, leading you to the heart of the world’s highest Mt. Everest base camp at 5,364 m with incredible views of Khumbu Ice Falls and remorseless fields of the moraine, ice, and glaciers that surround you.
On the 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 Kanguru (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 the east horizon.
Besides mountain scenery, this marvelous adventure leads you around interesting sherpa villages enriched with old-age culture and customs of Buddhist religion with impressive old monasteries.
The high area of Everest is locally known as the Khumbu region where the main settlements and villages are Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche, and Phortse.
The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding, but in the last past decades with the 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 the 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 include rhododendron-juniper-pines-firs and birch tree lines.
Wild-Life is often sighted during the walk within Sagarmatha National Park like the Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, and Nepal national bird Danphe / Impheyan pheasant, and snow leopard exists but is rarely seen like the Yeti.
From the park entrance heading higher to reach Namche a great place to enjoy a rest day especially when the Saturday market is on, Namche bazaar with many facilities of nice lodges-hotels-restaurants, bakeries, pubs, cyber cafés, banks, and post-office with superstores and shops.
After the Namche walk is pleasant for a few hours with glorious views of Everest, Amadablam, and other lesser peaks, and then with uphill to reach scenic Thyangboche Monastery with super views surrounded by green woodland, after a nice interesting tour walk continues heading into the 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 at 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 the rocky Kalapathar hilltop, with views of Everest at a 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 a short sweeping flight to Kathmandu, after a great enjoyable time and mesmerizing adventure on Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Explore the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazar
- Panoramic view from Syangbuche
- Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of the Himalayas
- Visit Tyangboche Monastery
- Remarkable views of Khumbu Icefall
- Climbing Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5,555m
- Spectacular Mt. views from Kala Patar.