Everest base camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The trek is so much excitement that it takes the trekker from the low-lying hills of Nepal to the base camp of the world's tallest mountain. The mountain vistas on the way and the people are something you will really appreciate during your trek. The trail is so adventurous, you get to explore the most beautiful glacial lakes, Sherpa’s of the Himalayas, their unique culture and tradition, and most of them all the beautiful vistas of mountains and vast landscapes covered with snow.
Reasons Why Everest Base Camp Trek Is Most Popular Trek
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Everest base camp trek is a daring and exciting adventure of a lifetime that you need to experience firsthand. If this kind of daring adventure is not on your travel bucket list then here’s something that will definitely make you dream about this trek. Here is why it's the most popular and dream of every adventurer around the globe.
Exciting and the most daring Flight to Lukla
Everest Base Camp starts with the most amazing and thrilling flight to the Lukla. Tenzing-Hillary Airport has one of the shortest runways but the shortest distance does not matter as you will be seeing the most beautiful mountain vistas and the vast landscape of Nepal while heading towards Lukla. The airport itself is so beautifully situated atop a cliff and drops off downwards at the end of the runway. Other than that, you can see the planes taking off and landing, the scene is just too beautiful and amazing.
The beautiful town on the foot of the Himalayas- Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar is one of the highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Namche Bazar is a small town located on the foothill of various mountains. You can get amazing views of various mountains including Kongdi RI, Thamserku, and the side view of Everest. The house around here is clean and beautiful. Namche Bazar is also called the Gateway to the Himalayas of Nepal. The town is filled with warm-hearted Sherpa people and the fresh and cold mountain air. Namche Bazar in ancient times was a trading place for the Nepali and Tibetan traders, where they would trade salt, dried meat, and textiles.
Largest Gompa of Khumbu region- Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery also known as Dawa Choling Gompa is another highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek. The monastery was first built on 1916 by Lama Gulu. The monastery is beautiful and you can get the blessing for your adventure and life from the Buddhist monk who resides there. The monastery is amidst the Sagarmatha National Park surrounded by beautiful Mountains, including the well-known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. You can get a panoramic view of these mountains which makes this place even more glorious, spiritual, and beautiful.
The gompa as well as the best artifacts and design itself is amazing. You can explore more about the ancient Buddhist murals and artifacts. You can find walls and gates crafted which depict myths and legends from the Buddhist culture. So, the journey to Everest base camp is not only adventurous, and daring but also spiritual as you will find many such small and big monasteries and shortens along the trail.
Kalapatthar means ‘black rock’ in English, is a notable landmark located on the Pumori above Gorakshep. This is the major highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek itself. From here you can get the most beautiful views of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. From here you can almost touch Mt. Everest. Once you are here you will dream of conquering the world's tallest mountain and summiting it once in your lifetime. From Kalapatthar you can get views of other beautiful mountains including Nuptse, Changtse, and the Lhotse.
Sagarmatha National Park
If you are an adventurer, then you would love to explore the rare floras and faunas. So, you will be mostly hiking through the Sagarmatha National park while doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. It means you will be able to explore something new, different, and beautiful. You can see some of the rarest animals found on earth including the snow leopard, and the musk deer. The winding landscape of the park is home to many endangered species of animals as well, like the Snow-Leopard and the Musk Deer among a myriad of many other creatures. The birch and bamboo forests of the park provide a tranquil nature to trek through, and the beautiful scenery that the park protects is a magnificent journey that adds more worth to the destination of the base camp.