Mount Everest (8,848m) is renowned as the world’s highest mountain above sea level and is situated in this ancient land of Nepal. It is located in the Mahalangur section of Himalayas. Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse are the other massif includes the close summit in 1865 upon the recommendation of Andrew Waugh who was the Surveyor General of India the Royal Geographical Society officially entitled the peak Everest. Waugh termed the mountain after predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest. However, it is known as the mount Sagarmatha. Everest base camp is a phrase used to describe two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest which are South Base Camp and North Base Camp. South Base Camp is in Nepal and lies at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft.) whereas North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 metres. These camps are basic campsites on Mount Everest that are used by climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing through the Southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing through the Northeast ridge. Everest Base Camp lies in 5,150m which was used by British Everest expedition in 1924. It is one of the most famous destination for trekkers since the first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953.
Everest Base Camp is one of the most thrilling, exciting, challenging, beautiful as well popular trekking for adventures lovers for journey of Nepal. Everest Base Camp is situated in Khumbu region of Nepal with a magnificent heaven in itself. The magnificent of Himalayas and experience the Khumbu’s many majestic features, go through amazing mountain valleys and revel in the region’s wonderful inspiring hallmarks. Similarly, it is the opportunity to notice the legendry Sherpa Culture of the Khumbu region. The Everest Base Camp is famous for its spectacular view and always has been a favorite destination for the trek. It will sight the Himalayan landscapes, Mountains like Mt.Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m) and Mt.Pumori (7161m),Mt. Changaste (7550m), Mt.Lingterin (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m),Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt.Kantega (6685m), Mt. Kusum Khagaru (6367m), Mt. Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m), Mt. Twache peak (6367m), Mt.Cholaste( 6335m), Island peak (6179m), Lobuche peak (6145m), Pokalde peak (5806m) and Honku south peak are viewed. There are available of various animals such as musk dears, leopards, jackals, mountain Thar as well unique bird specimens.
Everest base camp is the gateway for all the climbers that attempt to climb the highest peak of the world, the Everest. The Everest region is the most famous trekking location that holds a long history of pride, glory and tragedy too and is a brand in itself now, a dream venture of many people in the world to accomplish once in life time. The journey first conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953 which is a matter of immense pride and glory, Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the most adventurous activities among people who visits Nepal for a holiday. A breath- taking flight to Lukla airport, explore the mountains and valleys around the towering peak, world’s biggest desert like glaciers, high thrilling trekking passes and warm rest in Nepalese teahouses, learn about the traditions and cultures of the famous Sherpa with hundreds of years old monasteries are main attraction of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for high standard adventures and friendly Sherpa people of Khumbu region to the foot of the World’s highest summit with determination and courage. The trek begins after an adventurous and thrilling flight to Lukla. The flight gives magnificent of great mountain views. The trek will take through wide areas of stunning landscapes, ethnic settlements, years old Buddhist monasteries at Monjo, Namche, Tengpoche and Panboche and ultimately to the midst of towering peaks including but not limited to Ama Dablam, Kang Tega, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaro, Pumori, Lhotse, Lobuche, island Peak, Makalu and breathtaking Everest itself.
The Lukla is a beautiful Sherpa village located in the lap of Himalaya. Everest Base Camp trek is well known mountain trek that begins at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi Valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche; a bustling bazar that is a junction for a trekkers, the local Sherpa and expedition route to the mighty Mt. Everest. Namche is official gateway to Khumbu region, bounded by beautiful Himalayas. Trekkers will take a day rest in Namche to help to adapt the altitude and carry out the remaining journey in a comfortable manner. The Everest base camp trek will give an opportunity to explore the bounding areas and villages of Khumjung and feel so lucky to visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary, Himalayan trust and also the hospitals in these villages.
Everest Base Camp is an achievable goal for those hiking in the Nepalese Himalayas. During this part of the trail villages are spread with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. The flowers on this portion of the trek feel to walk in the early autumn and late spring. When trekkers set foot on Namche then trek along high traversing path where have good views of Everest then walk towards Thyangboche Monastery that takes two hours to climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing bounded by dwarf and rhododendrons. It is situated on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view is magnificent in the morning and is mesmerizing and stunning.
Afterwards, trekkers descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier then follow the glacier that is first to Lobuche. Some spectacular views of the Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks then hike to Gorak Shep for a breather. While journey of Everest base camp trek with stopover for the night at the magnificent Tangboche monastery and view of amazing unbelievable Himalayan sight from Tengbuche. The Dingbuche is a Sherpa settlement in this region and next day of rest in Dingbuche for the climate adaptation. Trekkers will receive remote landscapes as well to get closer to the base camp with lots of enthusiasm, passion and dedication to accomplish goal of reaching the Everest base camp. While feeling with great pleasure of accomplishment of the Everest Base Camp Trek at the final day and enjoy the extra ordinary atmosphere around here. Trekkers will follow it up with a hike to Kala Pathar view point next morning to enjoy the enormous beauty peacefully. The Everest region has sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountains, amazing people, challenging trails and an experience they will stay with trek forever. The exciting expensive views will leave memorized with standing at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and trekking up to the famous and classic view of Mt. Everest from Kala Pathar is truly breathtaking. Trekkers will begin trekking back to Namche Bazar followed by a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
The Everest base camp trekking is remembered till the end of life because it is a strenuous trek. Trekkers will be walking for approximately three to six hours per day, at high altitude. Everest Base Camp trek has to hire guide, including map of Nepal, top Everest Camp experiences, tips for the Everest Base Camp. The trek to Everest Base Camp is not a wilderness expedition. The trail is dotted with teahouses, tiny villages and prayer-flag- flung monasteries, adding a fascinating human element to this great outdoors. The best months to trek in Everest base camp are pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December) which are two distinct trekking seasons.
Details of Itinerary:
- Day 01:Kathmandu – fly to Lukla (2886m) – trek to Phakding, walking distance 8km (3hrs)
- Day 02:Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 m.), walking distance 10 -12km (6 hrs.)
- Day 03:Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization (3,440m)
- Day 04:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m), walking distance 10km (6 hrs.)
- Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m), walking distance 9km (6 hrs.)
- Day 06: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization
- Day 07 Trek from Dingboche to Dugla (4,600m) walking distance 4 km( 4 hours)
- Day 08: trek from Dugla to Lobuche (4,940m) walking distance 4km (4 hrs.)
- Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) via Gorakshep (5170m) and return to Gorekshep, walking distance 13 km (7 hrs.)
- Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5,545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4,288m) walking distance 16 km (8 hrs.)
- Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), walking distance 20km (7 hrs.)
- Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m), walking distance 19km (7 hrs.)
- Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu