Everest base camp is one of the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. The trek is so much exciting that it takes the trekker from low-lying hills of Nepal to the base camp of the world tallest mountain. The mountain vistas on the way and the people are something you will really appreciate during your trek. The trail so much adventurous, you get to explore the most beautiful glacial lakes, Sherpa’s of Himalayas, their unique culture’s and tradition and most of the all the beautiful vistas of mountain and vast landscape covered with snows.
Everest base camp trek, daring and exciting adventure of 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 its most popular and dream of every adventurer around the globe.
Everest Base Camp starts with the most amazing and thrilling flight to the Lukla. Tenzing-Hillary Airport has the one of the shortest runway 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 beautiful situated atop a cliff and drops off downwards at the end of runway. Other than that, you can see the planes taking off and landing, the scene is just too beautiful and amazing.
Namche Bazar is one the highlights for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Namche Bazar is a small town located on the foothill of various mountains. You can get the 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 time was trading place for the Nepali and Tibetan traders, where they would trade salt, dried meat and textiles.
Tengboche Monastery also known as Dawa Choling Gompa is another highlight for 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 reside there. The monastery is amidst the Sagarmatha National Park surrounded by the beautiful Mountains, including the well-known peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. You can get the panoramic view of these mountains which makes this place even more glorious, spiritual and beautiful.
The gompa as well has the best artefacts and design itself is amazing. You can explore more about the ancient Buddhist murals and artefacts. You can find walls and gate crafted which depicts myths and legends from the Buddhist culture. So, journey to Everest base camp is not only adventurous, daring but also spiritual as you will find many such small and big monastery 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 and itself. From here you can get the most beautiful views of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. From here you can almost touch the Mt. Everest. Once you are here you will dream of conquering the world tallest mountain and summiting it once in your lifetime. From Kalapatthar you can get the views of other beautiful mountains including Nuptse, changtse and the Lhotse.
If you are an adventurer, then you would love exploring 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 Snow- Leopard, 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.