Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking – An Expedition in Khumbu Region

Mount Everest base camp trekking initiates half an hour of the globally renowned spectacular mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport. On the opening of the trek, the foot trail runs with the Dudh Kosi River, thereupon it crosses the heart-rendering the blooming forest of Rhododendron, beautiful Buddhist villages and monasteries which leads to Namche Bazaar, a fluttering bazaar, a trekker’s inn.

The Namche bazaar is the perfectly designated place to rest and stretch your tired legs. From here the trek continues along the enchanting path ultimately leading to the intimidating “Thyangboche”, an old Buddhist monastery. Then the trek follows the route of Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. From Gorak Shep, the trekking continues towards Everest Base Camp and lure towards the black rocks called Kala Patthar. After visiting Mount Everest base camp, the trek will re-route back to the Lukla airport via the previous route.

On the way to Everest Base Camp
On the way to Everest Base Camp

For all the adventure seekers, you don’t need to wander here and there in search of all the outrageously awesome destinations. Standing on the foot of the world’s tallest peak itself is worth the thrilling reward any other adventures can present you with. As it is knowledge to everyone; the tales of the legends for conquering even the greatest creation of mother nature, Mt. Everest, has taught us a lesson to never give up any of our wills because who knows when they might come true.

Trekkers during Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekkers during Everest Base Camp Trek

It is only a matter of time before you witness Mother Nature’s greatest gift of all time to us. For those who want to brawl with nature’s strongest creation and on the other hand, enjoy the most exotic breathtaking scenery with a sweet mixture of the local loving hospitality, Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking is one and the only of its kind with such diversified thrilling as well as heart rendering nature’s handicraft. Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking offers you the best possible getaways for letting go of all the strains off of your busy schedule.

 

An Everest Base Camp Expedition

Mount Everest Base Camp is one of the world-famous trekking trails. With the fact that you trek in the shadow of the world’s tallest mountain, it is a special trek for every person willing to trek and the destination not to miss. Mount Everest base camp trekking starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is a great adventure in itself. Once you arrive in Lukla, the feeling is very much special; the excitement to start is something joyous.

Trekkers near Everest Base Camp
Trekkers near Everest Base Camp

Trekking to the Mount Everest base camp offers you to explore the natural beauty, along with you exploring your inner self. You explore within you, you explore tiredness, fatigue, altitude sickness, fitness, stamina and then once you complete the trek, you explore the belief and determination in you to go through the challenges and achieve success. It gives you the life lesson.

Mount Everest base camp trekking is basically for the advanced trekkers and with a high fitness level, still, it can be trekked by the normal person and explore the inner person within you. The journey comes with various checkpoints, once you start from Lukla, Phakding is the nearest checkpoint.

A Trekker in Everest Base Camp
A Trekker in Everest Base Camp

Before you start the journey you can relax a bit and prepare for the long walk around Lukla, where you can find many restaurants. It has also got shops with trekking equipment if necessary during the last hour. Mineral water is expensive and it is recommended to boil the water and carry it. Trekkers generally avoid eating meat before the trek as there is a risk of food poisoning. Apart from this, the guide will guide you for a safe and sound trek.

 

Trek Route

The journey from Lukla to Phakding follows along the river trail. It is the one that gives much of the spectaculars during the trek. From Phakding you start your journey towards Namche. The journey is filled with downhill and uphill. You can smell the mountain and feel its air. You can observe the mountain range.

Everest Base Camp Trek Map
Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Various peaks can be seen and it provides the sense of adrenaline rush inside you. It drives you along and keeps you determined to complete the trail. You can also see the various varieties of Rhododendron blooming in the hills. You can observe some of the rare high altitude birds like Danphe. It all adds to the beauty of the trek. then you enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. You need to show some paper works at Monjo.

Then you reach one small village where you can have food as it is the only place before you reach Namche. Then the journey gets the uphill task only with so level and downhill, it tests the fitness a lot. Prayer flags can be observed in various places and it adds the belief in you to trek on.

 

Capital of Sherpa – Namche Bazar

Once you reach Namche Bazar, a very important place in the Khumbu region, you need to acclimatize. Namche Bazar is the home of Sherpas. You need some time to recover and get used to the climate so walking around the Namche is very important.

It has places for shopping and the cyber café too. It is one of the rare places where you can access the internet. A day off in Namche is very important for the journey ahead. You get to know the lifestyle of the Sherpas and get their story.

Nearby Namche

Hotel Everest view provides you with the service. Apart from this, there are some restaurants serving international foods. Particularly one German restaurant is quite famous. Then the journey of the village kicks off with the challenging uphills towards Tengboche.

The journey is filled with sounds of yak bells, a view of the Tengboche monastery and the peak of Mt.Everest. It is challenging and you feel the oxygen level is decreasing, only Sherpas can walk at a reasonable pace. Tengboche is the centre of traffic for trekkers so you can observe the activities of yaks, guides and trekkers going through their work. It provides the view of Ama Dablam and Mt.everest. Then the journey towards the Dingboche starts the next day.

 

On the way to EBC
Group of three trekkers passing signpost

The trail is along the river valley, once you reach Dingboche, trekkers prefer to stay for two days for acclimatization. The journey takes to Lobuche, Gorakshep where the path does not have a definite trail, and the challenge is to walk on loose rocks leading finally to the base camp. The moment when you reach the base camp relief and the sense of satisfaction would astonish you with the beauty at the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest.


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