Why Everest Base Camp is or would be the first and best choice to trek!
Everest Base Camp is and will always remain the first and best choice to trek in Nepal. The tag of being there in the Everest Base Camp in itself is a moment of pride and honour. Who wouldn’t want to step on the place which is regarded as the top of the world? And, who would want to applaud the majestic beauty of the mighty Mt. Everest from so close? Maybe these are the topmost reasons why Everest Base Camp is or would be the first and best choice to trek.
Everest Base Camp is something phenomenon that lets you relish the glory of many towering mountains in Everest region as you march your steps forward into the mountainous terrain. Apart from the mountainous terrain and the mountains, spiritual and cultural vibes in the Everest region are other aspects that make Everest Base Camp Trek the priority of any travel lover and adventure seeker.
The journey to Everest Base Camp Trek starts from the Kathmandu- the capital city of Nepal. A flight to Lukla takes you to the Lukla airport in the Everest region of Nepal. The flight in itself is an energizing experience.
You will be fascinated by the alluring beauty of mountains rising just parallel to you and the wonderful landscape just beneath you. From Lukla, we take a path that descends down to Dudhkoshi river and then slowly ascends up to Namche via Phakding, Monjo and many other Sherpa villages in between. When you reach Namche, you will already be walking inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The national park is enriched with unique varieties of floras and faunas.
The Himalayan Thar, snow leopard and pheasants are some examples. Namche is the only gateway to the Everest Base Cmap. Whether you embark your journey via Jiri, Lukla or any other route, you will have to come to Namche for move ahead to Everest Base Camp. At Namche, you can find number of lodges, guesthouses and shops. The streets are narrow and are occupied with trekkers and dzokpos who carry tons of goods upon them. Leaving Namche, the trails ascends up to Gorekshep via Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche respectively.
I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.
Tengboche is a spiritual center at Everest region. The place offers somne striking views of mountains in Everest region and consists of a magnificent monastery. Dingboche is grassland where you can find the summer settlements of yak herders. As you step forward towards Gorekshep, you will be blessed with the close up views of mountains in Everest region that includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many more. Little more steps from Gorekshep and you will reach your destination – Everest Base Camp. At the base camp, you will get astonished by the glorifying views of mountains in Everest region. A hike to Kalapatthar offers an awesome view of sunrise and mountains. Kalapattar is also an ideal spot for photography in Everest region.
Besides, Everest Base Camp Trek lets you explore the culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people residing there. They have their own unique culture, custom and lifestyle. The Sherpa people are popular around the world for their hostile and friendly behaviour. As you walk through the trekking trail, you will observe the Buddhism religion that is most prevalent in the Everest region of Nepal and its resemblance can be seen in the Stupas, monasteries and colorful prayer flags adorned on the way.
So, why Everest Base Camp is or would be the first and best choice to trek, the reasons are highlighted below:
- The pride of being there on the Base Camp of world’s highest mountain
- The stunning mountainous terrain and panoramic views of towering mountains.
- Close up views of the mighty Mt. Everest
- Exploration of Sherpa culture and lifestyle
- Insights on Buddhist religion
- Sagarmatha National Park
- World famous Trekking Route
- Lifetime Experience and Achievement
- History of Mountaineering
- Thukla Memorial (There is the memorial who died on Everest Expedition)
- Lukla Airport (One of very interesting and most dangerous airport to get the experiences)
- Get the chance to see three other high mountains above 8,000 m (Lothse, Makalu and Cho Oyu) and many mores
- Namche the top ten beautiful mountain city
- Khumbu Glacier
- Khumbu Ice Fall
Nothing more could be a valid reason for why Everest Base Camp is or would be the first and best choice to trek.