“Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world not just because it takes trekkers to the base camp of the highest mountain of the world; it also caters the excellence of alpine landscapes ideally blended with the authentic and amazing Sherpa culture, which solely has potential to grab the attention of travelers craving to witness the unique cultures around the world.”
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“Everest Base Camp Trek, the most sought walking escapade that takes trek aficionados as high as 5545m (Kalapattar) is throughout a thrilling adventure. Our tailor made trek to the base camp of Everest supported by veteran Sherpa Guides and top-notch gears allows proper acclimatization.”
Almost a couple of weeks walking journey, the classic Everest Base Camp trek begins with scenically thrilling Trans Himalayan Flight to Lukla, which is a cliff hanging airstrip with the bustling tourist Bazaar- the most ideal gateway to every trek in Everest Region. Trekking through the Dudh Koshi River Valley and at times traversing across the dense woodlands of Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site known for conserving rare Himalayan pheasants and Himalayan mammals), the trek arrives at the Sherpa Capital, Namche, which is the vibrant tourist hub of Khumbu providing trekkers with many modern facilities like internet, ATMS and of course, ISD phones.
“Continuing to walk along the trails of rolling hills, trekkers cross pass diverse climatic regions and the diverse forestlands frequently encountering amazing Sherpa culture in highland Sherpa hamlets and vibrant Buddhist monasteries in these villages.”
The long line of mani walls and fluttering prayer flags before entering the elevated Sherpa settlements depicts the revered Sherpa culture and the welcoming gesture to everyone putting efforts to go higher into the thin air. As the trek goes higher the Himalayan view dominated by Everest and its nearest siblings feast our eyes with closer alpine magnificence.
En route take your time to savor the amazing blend of nature and culture at Tengboche as the monastery caters unparallel view of Mt. Ama Dablam at its backdrop. Until Tengboche, the trek is relatively easier as it is still below 4000m.
The strenuous section of the trek begins beyond Tengboche and hence trekkers need to cope with the thinner air in elevated Himalayan Region. However, our expertise in organizing high altitude treks allows trekkers for prior and proper acclimatization and hence that would not be a problem.
As the trek continues to gain elevation, it begins to traverse through shrub like woods and finally enters the nival region. The sparsely populated villages like Lobuche will be catering exceptional hospitality considering the geographical conditions it is located at. The final section of the trek cross passes the summer settlement of yak herders, Gorakshep and eventually make up to the colorful Everest Base Camp with the adventurous glacial walk, which in true sense is an achievement.
Standing at the base camp of Everest from where avid mountaineers like Hillary, Tenzing, Taibe and Appa Sherpa started their journeys to the summit of mighty Everest no doubt enhances the greed to conquer the beautiful white beast soaring right before eyes. Eventually, the walk to the top of Kalapattar 5545m, the mountain of black rock, which is the vantage point to sight the whole view of Everest, is the last major highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek before retracing the trail back to Lukla.
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We had a wonderful journey through the Himalayas.Our trip was to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and then journey overland in a 4×4 back to Kathmandu. The truth is that the organization was perfect at all times.