The Everest Base Camp trek is a Himalayan trek of lifetime with fascinating views and big rewards. The trek in the Khumbu region where Mount Everest 8,848m the world’s highest mountain and other Himalayan giants soar up to the sky, offers the incredible vistas of these peaks as the trek goes closer to the Everest Base Camp 5357m and Kala Pattar 5545m. The shortest way to get to the Everest Base Camp is to fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and begin the trekking adventure. From Lukla the trekking trial to Everest Base Camp cross passes beautiful valleys, dense forest, glacial rivers and mountainous Sherpa hamlets. Besides Nepal’s fascinating culture and pleasant people trekkers meet whilst trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the prime highlights of the trek. In brief, Everest being one of the world’s most remarkable sights the Trek to Everest Base Camp is perfectly a moderate trekking adventure.
A photo gallery highlighting the Everest Base Camp Trek, defines very well why in the bucketlist of trekkers across the globe, Everest Base Camp Trek tops the list.
Everest summit rises so elevated that Everest Base Camp Trekking (5357m) is itself an adventure of the highest class. This spring, join the fixed departures of Explore Himalaya on a 16-day trek to Everest Base Camp.
The trial to Everest Base Camp winds through world’s most admirable mountain landscapes. Prior to Everest Base Camp trek have an insightful look into the cultural and historical heritages of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. Experience one of the most thrilling flights to Lukla, world’s one of the high altitude airports. During the trek stay in beautiful hamlets nestled against high and rough Himalayan giants; peep into the matchless local culture of mighty Sherpas; and trace the trails inscribed with Tibetan Buddhist prayers on the mani walls.
Everest Base Camp Trek includes the challenges of scaling Kalapattar 5554m and Gorakshep 5184m. Exploring the monastery at Tengboche with striking view of Mt. Ama Dablam at its backdrop and the leisurely stay at Sherpa capital Namche for acclimatization are also the prime highlights of the trek.
Everest, the world’s crown is the Nepalese pride. Myriads of adventure seekers throng to this adventurous shrine every year with the strong desire of closely viewing the mighty Everest towering beyond the sky in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
Besides, the trek also highlights electrifying flight to the world’s one of the high altitude airports, Lukla 2900m. The cultural encounters in the frequent highland settlements of indigenous Sherpas, the biodiversity of floras, faunas, Himalayan wild animals and colorful birds at Sagarmatha National Park, the pleasant walk along the lush vegetation of rhododendron, firs, pines and oak forest, the panoramic views of towering Himalayan giants including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche and many more, the visit to sacred highland monasteries including the one at Tengboche 3846m, Kalapattar 5545m, the highest cabinet meeting point and the walk on the glacier to Everest Base Camp 5357m are the major highlights of the trek.
Everest Base Camp Trek is an achievement and this autumn, the nine out of thirteen Danish trekkers through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel achieved it. Mr. Jakob Lapp who was also a group leader of said few lines on the trek after its completion.
The fantastic mountain views throughout the trek and the pleasant people living in the region were very nice. Mountains and the people of the mountains in Everest Region are very hard to forget. Both were equally amazing.
Staffs of Explore Himalaya were professionals. We had two rescue operations which were performed so swiftly that everyone was amazed. Ram, our guide did a very good job. Thanks to him and Explore Himalaya, we had a great holiday.
Mr. Lacey Gerard and Ms. Heidi
Ms. Heidi Sendorovitz form Denmark and Mr. Francis Gerard from Ireland had a wonderful trek to Everest Base Camp this autumn. After the completion of their trek, they shared their experiences of Everest Base Camp Trek with Explore Himalaya. Here, we have an interview with Mr. Lacey and Ms. Heidi. The trekkers through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel departed back home very happily.
Highland landscape on the trial to EBC
EH: How was your trek?
Heidi: Trek was Fantastic. For us it was totally new. First time to Nepal and first time to do anything like this is a challenge. When you cope with the challenge you feel great. Everything we saw and everyone we met, it was all fantastic. We really really enjoyed the trek.
Lacey: Totally different relating with the experience before. I spoke to somebody, who said wheels haven’t been invented here which is true. Once, you get to Lukla, there are no cars, no machines. People walking uphill with things on their back made us very excited because it was totally different to the things we used to see. It was challenging, physically and psychologically. Physically it was uphill climb and we were told that to get to that altitude is an achievement. I agree that. Psychologically, before we got that far we never considered seriousness of altitude sickness . It was challenging too, in terms of accommodation. By our standards, sometimes tea houses were very primitive and that was something to cope with. The trek was really very adventurous.
Colorful prayer flags on the way
EH: During the trek you might have met the natives of Khumbu region, how do you have to tell about them?
Lacey: Those we met them on the path and in the tea-house were generally very friendly. It was a pleasant atmosphere. We felt very safe. It was a nice place to be with basically nice people. It was very peaceful. It was also great because, every day was a brand new day with new experiences.
EBC trial, wonderful floral biodiversity
EH: Weather condition was not that favorable while you were on trek, how did it make a difference on your trek?
Heidi: Yes or no. When we started the weather was crystal clear for four days, it was the way it was supposed to be. Then, the bad weather came for 2 and half days. That wasn’t fun as you are in the middle of the trek and you don’t know when it is going to end. But, the weather was fine again. It was great. The weather made the trek even more challenging. Icy mornings and bright days it was enjoyable.
Time for photo shoot in the Himalayas
Trekkers the EBC neighborhood
EH: How did you feel when you got to Kalapattar?
Heidi: We felt very tired (laugh) but great. We were fine.
EH: If you have to pick one betweenKalapattar and Everest Base Camp which would you pick?
Heidi: We stayed a night at Lobuche and next morning we made to Gorakshep where we had our lunch there. After the lunch we made to Kalapattar which was superb. We returned back to Gorekshep and then next morning we made to Everest Base Camp. If we have to pick one, we would pick Base Camp and we both agree on that.
Highland Sherpa hamlet in the lap of Mountain giants
Lacey: We were watching the spectacular views of the mountains for the fourteen days. Once we got to Kalapattar the Mountain View was incredible but not spectacularly different to those we saw for fourteen days. On the other hand, the walk to the Base Camp was spectacularly different because of the glacier, which was completely different. The difference between the holiday here and in other places is that, here you have a goal. Throughout the trek, Everest Base Camp was our goal and achieving that goal was a wonderful experience. This wasn’t a normal holiday. Every step we walked, took us closer to our goal which made this holiday very special.
Heidi: Yes, on the way out to Base Camp it was spectacular to walk very close to Khumbu Glacier which was the best experience of the trek.
Leaving the footprints in the Everest region
EH: That means you are totally satisfied with the holiday?
Lacey: Yes very much. We felt we were very well taken care of. Dhan, our guide did very good job in the mountains and Jeeten and other staffs in the city took very good care of us. We are totally satisfied.
EH: Do you have any plans to come back to Nepal in the future?
Lacey: Honestly, this holiday has been precious. For example, after the delicious lunch if I am offered the lunch again, I would say “no” because I am full. But, tomorrow I would definitely like to have it. Similarly, this holiday has been great and it takes time to let it go. But sooner or later, we could want a similar holiday in Nepal.
Towards Kalapattar 5545m
Closer to the Base Camp of world’s crown Everest
Finally mission accomplished
EH: If you have to describe this holiday in one word, how would you describe it?
Heidi and Lacey: Fantastic
EH: Thank you for the wonderful interview.
Ms.Heidi, happy to be there
Photo Courtesy: Ms. Heidi Sendorovitz and Mr. Lacey Gerard
Three Indonesian visitors Mr. Leonard Julius Paisa, Ms. Eunike and Mr. Irwan Silawan were probably lacked time. Yet, they had the strongest desire to witness the highlands of Nepal in the mighty Everest region. Explore Himalaya made their dream come true, arranging the Heli Tour to this exotic location in a very short notice. On May 11, 2013 the Indonesian visitors flew to one of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla on the Fishtail AS- 350 B3 chopper. On the same day, as the weather was favorable to them they took the most delightful aerial ride on the chauffer to Kalapattar. Kalapattar is the best view-point to view the mesmerizing views of 4 8000m plus Himalayan giants including the mighty Everest. Their heli tour was perfectly adventurous and memorable. The same day they flew back to Lukla and ended their Heli Tour with the wholeheartedly satisfied hearts.