Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Guided full-service trek to the Everest region
- Scenic yet adventurous flight to Lukla
- Opportunity to know about Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle
- Breathtaking views of high Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other peaks.
- Beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche
- Ancient Buddhist monasteries
- Witnessing the majestic culture and rich tradition of the Kathmandu Valley
Overview of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek offers you the opportunity to walk to the foot of Mount Everest, the tallest peak on earth, passing through the beautiful Sherpa country, ancient monasteries, lush forests, and fast-flowing rivers originating from Himalayan glaciers.
Trek to the Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime for many. This Everest Trek has featured numerous international guide books, travel shows, and vlogs thanks to its main attraction — Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world. Because of Everest, the trail may look difficult for many. But the trek is moderately difficult as one can get altitude sickness and every fit person can do this trek with proper acclimatization.
When trekkers directly fly into Lukla, they suddenly find themselves in the Buddhist land. One can see prayer wheels, mani walls, and chhortens throughout the trek which reflects the rich Buddhist heritage of the region. On the day of trekking, a walk is easy initially. The trail that goes along the Dudh Koshi River valley is scenic with beautiful villages and lush forests rich in diverse flora and fauna. The trek provides you with an opportunity to meet and interact with Sherpas — the amazing climbers.
The trek to the base camp of Mount Everest remains etched in your memory for a long because trekkers walk on the same trail used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first climbers of Mount Everest, and their climbing party nearly seven decades ago. They are the ones to reach Everest for the first time.
Though trekkers won’t be able to get good views of the mountains over the first two days of the treks, they find themselves surrounded by mountains on all other days. A scenic Himalayan visa welcomes trekkers no sooner than they climb beyond Namche Bazaar. In some places, they get 360-degree views of high Himalayan peaks. The most dominating peak after Namche is Amadablam which rises tall above all other peaks. Similarly, the pyramidical summit of Pumori rises above you as you walk past Dingboche. The panoramic view of tall mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse among others from Kalapatthar is the icing on the cake. The views of Everest from Kalapatthar is the one that makes the hiker feel accomplished.
Everest Base Camp Trek Route Info:
The trek begins with a 40-minute flight to Lukla airstrip in the Everest Region. The trail then passes through the settlements of Chaurikharka and Cheplung to Phakding. It then continues along the Dudh Koshi River to Monjo before making a climb to Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar, the trail again drops to the Dudh Koshi River before making a climb to Tengboche. The trail then passes through beautiful Sherpa settlements of Debuche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village on the Everest trail. The return leg begins after a short hike to Kalapatthar ridge which offers unhindered views of the high Himalayan peak.
For more info, please read our blog “A Complete Guide to EBC Trek.”
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