Watch Mount Everest
This goes without saying but I’m going to say it anyway. The main reason why people love the Everest base camp trek is the opportunity to see Mount Everest up close. For most people who attempt the trek, it’s a dream come true. The tallest mountain on the earth is preceded by legends, heartwarming stories, tales of bravery, testaments of human might, and most important of all, breathtaking vistas along the way. So, it’s natural that people want to witness the mountain as close as they can.
The experience of watching the summit of the planet from Kala Patthar is indescribable and incomparable. I can guarantee the view will stay with you for your life and only a few events in your life will come close to this encounter.
Immerse in Himalayan Culture
Another big selling point of this trek is the chance to experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people who inhabit the northern part of Nepal. Living well above the altitude of 2500 meters, the lifestyle may seem alien to you at first. However, after spending 12 days with extremely friendly and accommodating people, you will want to spend even more days at this Shangri-La where time stands still. Along with the authentic Himalayan soups, and giant wood stoves, their hospitality is what keeps you warm in this barren and unforgiving environment.
The Sherpa people are not only welcoming, but their ruggedness and can-do attitude are also what make them an integral part of the mountaineering in the region. Their legendary status in the alpine expedition is spread around the world. During the trek, you will get to taste their delicious food made from local ingredients, get to stay with them at their tea houses and lodges, pray in their monasteries and overall learn about their one-of-a-kind way of life.
Adventure of a Lifetime
Reaching the base of Mount Everest is a challenging task, both physically and mentally. It is what drives people to Nepal, the opportunity for an adventure. As history is our witness, human beings have the urge to do more and reach farther. This trek is a perfect adventure in many ways.
The trek requires a good level of physical fitness and it involves long days of hiking at high altitudes and across varied and difficult terrain. Along with that, you will also require strong mental determination. However, the sense of accomplishment that you will feel upon completion of the trek is worth every aching muscle and every last drop of your sweat. Every trekker that has done the trek with us has nothing but appreciation for this trek.
As the saying goes, it’s not about the destination but the journey. Sure, the main goal of this trek is to get an up-close view of Mount Everest but the trail is filled with amazing views. There are amazing views at the turn of every corner and the top of every hillock on the trail. The trail starts with rhododendron forests and turns into a rugged adventurous high altitude trail.
You will pass through glacial rivers, high suspension bridges, high plateaus, valleys, glaciers, waterfalls, and more. It is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. You may see Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, and red panda.
Overall, the Everest Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and personal challenge. It is an adventure that leaves a lasting impression on all who undertake it, and it is no wonder that people love it so much.
Why Himalayan Scenery Treks for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Himalayan Scenery Treks is a respected organization with an experience of over 18 years. Our guides have even more experience in the field and are very knowledgeable. Everest base camp is almost a second home to many of our guides. Our guides are proficient in first if the need arises.
We boast 5-star ratings on Trip Advisor and have an excellent safety record. Our itineraries are designed in a way to avoid any issues with the trekkers. We customize the trek according to the requirements of individuals or groups. For us, safety is always the first priority, and will take action to implement it. Furthermore, we provide a range of package alternatives in the Everest region.