Two Danish citizens Ms. Anila and Ms. Astrid through our exclusive country partner Kipling travel recently had a trekking tour with us. The 22 days long trek began on November 13 and ended on December 4. The tour covered the most adventurous trek in the world; Trek to Everest Base Camp.
The Danish spent a couple of days on their own at Kathmandu just the days before their flights to Lukla. Everest Base Camp trek is the most visited trekking site in the world. Their trek covered places like Sherpa capital; Namche Bazaar, Hillary Hospital, Ama Dablam Base Camp, Awi Peak, Kalapattar and finally to one of the must go sites as per lonely planet; Everest Base Camp.
The tour was perfectly planned for the adequate exploration around the Everest region and appropriate altitude acclimatization. The trek to the Everest Base Camp basically offers one of the rarest views of Himalayan giants like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and many more. The trek is also popular for the exciting cultural encounters of great Sherpas along the trail to Everest Base Camp. The trek is totally along the very rare geographical structures in the nature.
As the trek to the base of Everest concluded on December 1, 2012, the Danish visitors spent retreating at Kathmandu for the next two days on their own. They were really very satisfied with the excitement during the adventurous trek to Everest Base Camp and thankful to Explore Himalaya for providing them a different color into their lives with such wonderful moments during the trek to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp Trek has been one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. On March 28, 9 more Danish visitors arrived Nepal with the mission EBC. On 29th the group had the fabulous time visiting the major attractions of the Kathmandu city. The following day, the flight took them to one of the high attitude airports in the world: Lukla. Without wasting time their trek kicked off. Their trek along the foothills of the great Himalayan Ranges had many beautiful sides.
The traditional Sherpa villages, tranquil monasteries in the quite Himalayas, towering white Himalayas with millions of sparkles, the clear mirror images in the Himalayan lakes and glaciers, friendly inhabitants and the feral nature looked simply outstanding. The team had an ideal itinerary. They had enough time to explore, acclimatize and rest.
On April 8, our guests through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were at Lobuche. The 9th was a busy day. They had the high route to Gorakshep 5164m followed by the climb to Kalapattar (Black Rock) 5545m and then they climbed back to the camps at Gorakshep. Kalapattar provides the facility of viewing the Everest through the Mt. Everest Webcam situated there. On the 10th, the trekkers finally made to the Everest Base Camp 5364m. The Himalayan region in Nepal is undoubtedly, the place on earth were literally the heaven begins.
After, the glorious vacation in the heavenly region within the earth, the Danish team slowly descended down back to Lukla Airport. They flew back to Kathmandu from Lukla on the April 14th. After, a day retreat in the city they made the exodus back home on 16th April.
Mr. Han Sung Kim from Korea was one of the solo trekkers to Everest Base Camp with Explore Himalaya last year. He had keen enthusiasm for the trek and was a passionate traveler. He took the usual trail to the base camp. After landing at Lukla, the same day he trekked to Phakding. North to Lukla passing steepy descends and ascends, wooden bridges over Himalayan streams and rivers and briefly stretched forests he arrived at Phakding on the first day. Climbing up the forested valley with the mesmerizing view of Everest trying to peek over the ridge of Nuptse the next day trek eneded up at Namche Bazaar 3450m. Namche is a perfect place to settle down for one more day for altitude acclimatization. The next night stoppage was at Tenboche. Tengboche, is considered the most sacred place in the entire Solu-Khumbu region. The most magnificent views of the Himalayan giants from Tengboche Monastery provides the inspiring panorama of wide Himalayan ranges. Next destination Periche is a labyrinth of walls and pastures. One more day for acclimatization at Periche was essential to Mr. Kim before making the ascending trek from here onwards to the EBC. The sixth day of the trek brought him to Lobuche 4930m. Lobuche offers the merorable sight of sunset on Nuptse. The steeper and the rougher trial from Lobuche to Gorakshep ended up at the lunch time at Gorakshep 5184m on the 8th day of the trek. The final 173 meters of the trek was covered from Gorakshep to get to Everest Base Camp 5357m on the 9th day of the trek.
The world knows Mount Everest and that is the simple reason why Everest Base Camp trek so popular. Two Mexican trekkers Ms. Miguel and Ms. Manuel were on this spectacular trek with Explore Himalaya from 31st October to November 11 2012.
The first day of the trek started to Phakding along Dudh Koshi River, right after landing at Lukla Airport. Next day, of the trek took the Mexican ladies to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar.
Dudh Koshi River on the way to EBC.
After covering the long route from Namche, the large rebuilt Tyangboche Monastery comes into the view with Mt. Amadablam, Everest and other peaks on its background.Beyond Tyangboche the trial drops to Devoche and crosses Imja Khola. From there onwards on the 5th day of the trek Mexicans were led to higher altitude by the guide Sirdar Ashok Tamang past climbing superb mani stones to the Monastery of Pyangboche 3860m. The trial further ascends to Periche 4240m. The first acclimatization day on the second day of the trek at Namche was followed by the second acclimatization day at Periche.
Re-built Tengboche Monastery.
After a rest day, the trekkers passed Phalang Karpo 4340m and Duglha 4620m before they made to Lobuche 4930m. Next day the trek had an early start towards Gorakshep 5184m. The final destination was just before the eyes. It was only 173m ascending climb and the mighty Everest Base Camp would be achieved. On, November 8, on the 9th day of the trek the trekkers marched with the first sunrise to the Everest Base Camp 5357m. As per the itinerary, the Mexicans had enough time to spend at the base camp before they started their descending journey towards Gorakshep the same day. The trek down to Lukla continued with renowned Sherpa enterprises, breathtaking Himalayan beauties and Himalayan flora and fauna. On the 12th day of the trek, on November 11, the Mexican were back at Lukla.
Everest Base Camp Trek has been one of the most popular treks in the region for decades. The trek starts after landing at the Highland airport at Lukla. Last autumn 13 energetic trekkers from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel had one of the most memorable trekking expeditions to the high altitude Everest Base Camp. The trek to Everest Base Camp covers the outstanding Mountain peak views in nature, the unique Sherpa culture, spiritually sacred Monasteries and the history within the Himalayas. Their trek included the visit to Hillary Hospital at Khumjung.
Highland Sherpa Habitat.
The sightseeing tour at the Monastery at Pangboche was the part of the trek of the Danish team. Ama Dablam Base Camp was just a day hike from Pangboche. The Danish lineup made to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4576m on November 21. Mt. Ama Dablam 6812m is the third most popular Himalayan peak permitted to climb in Nepal. The trek had the camping arrangements at Gorakshep on November 25 after the climb to Kala Pattar. Gorakshep 5164m is considered to be the best launching pad to the ascent of Kala-pattar.
A view amongst mountains.
Gorakshep is also the better destination for altitude acclimatization before hitting the climbing mission to the mighty Everest. Kala-pattar 5550m offers the spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. The place is also popular amongst the trekkers for the Everest view webcam located here. Finally, on 26th the Danish squad was at the base of Himalayan King Everest. Since the camping at the Base Camp is not permitted, the Danish trekkers made the early march to the base camp to spend maximum time there. After spending the abundant glorious time at Everest Base Camp 5357m, the descending journey began towards Lukla via Lobuche, Devoche and Tengboche.
Our tour guides and drivers in Lhasa and the rest of Tibet did an excellent job. They were friendly, knowledgeable, good humored and we had a feeling that they did their best to make it a very good trip!