We are all waiting for an exciting and peaceful vacation, somewhere far away, in the proximity of Nature, aren’t we?
We are all looking for an escape from the chaos of cities to enjoy a couple of days living a dream life, aren’t we?
We are all seeking peace and rejuvenation, to feel alive once again.
We are all wishing to scream loud from the cliff and fascinatingly enjoy our life.
Well, if you also feel one of these senses, that’s because the mountains are calling you, and let us explain why Everest Base Camp should be your next trekking destination.
Everest Base Camp might be called the world’s most popular and fascinating trekker’s destination. Each year, more than 50,000 travel enthusiasts from different parts of the world make a difficult climb for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. The major highlight of this trip is obviously Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. However, there are other many exciting experiences of witnessing the monasteries, colorful Himalayan market, diverse alpine landscape, rear wildlife, and rich Nepalese culture this single trip has been offering.
However, it’s important that you only book Everest Base Camp Luxury trek with reliable trek agency like Himalayan Masters. Otherwise, you will be paying more for very poor facility.
Facts about Everest Base Camp
Trip Duration: 12 to 14 days from Kathmandu
Highest altitude: Kala Patthar (5,555m)
Starting Point: By flying from Kathmandu to Lukla
Ending point: By flying from Lukla to Kathmandu
Trek difficulty: Moderate (no technical climbing skills needed)
Accommodation: Basic guest house/ tea house
Food: All kinds of Nepalese and International Cuisines
Permit: Khumbu Pasang Lambu Local area permit and Sagarmatha National Park entry Permit
Here are reasons why you must visit Everest Base Camp
Exciting flight to Lukla airport
One of the most interesting parts of this Everest best came trek is an exciting flight to Lukla airport. A mountain flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world from Kathmandu takes you to a completely different landscape in less than 30 minutes. Landing at Tenzing Norway airport you get the very first games of Mount Everest and many other beautiful Himalayan pics at Lukla. The views of the dazzling rivers, waterfalls, and villages like Nagarkot and Jiri from the flight looks very impressive.
You can get there without trekking
Many people believe that they must ask for more than two weeks to enjoy the view of Everest. However, tourists are unknown of the fact that regular Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour with landing operates from Kathmandu every day. This four-hour of flight to Everest base camp gives you all the beautiful views without having to shed a drop of sweat. With three landings at different viewpoints of Everest, you get to capture amazing photos and make wonderful memories at a very affordable rate and short time.
Visit around Sagarmatha National Park
The entire Khumbu Region is protected under Sagarmatha National Park. Listed as a World Heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park is known for its rich fauna of Pines, Oak, Rhododendron, Juniper, and Bamboo. This trip is also a great opportunity for bird watching, where you can see over a hundred species of wild birds roaming freely in the Alpine land. In short, it’s a natural bliss.
Visit Namche Bazaar
The tourism capital of Everest i.e. Namche Bazaar is the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region. It’s a great stop for acclimatization where you can find some pretty decent restaurants bars and clubs. One also gets to visit the Sagarmatha National Park museum, a small health post, and a school in Namche Bazaar.
Build in 1961, this is the oldest and largest monastery in the Everest region; the center of Buddhist religion and tradition for Sherpa. The monastery also overlooks the beautiful view of the Mountain making the stay magical.
Everest base camp
Well, we must talk about our final and major destination which lies at the base of Mount Everest at 5300 m above sea level. This is the highest one can climb on Everest without a permit and technical climbing skills. Everest base camp, the magical Kingdom of snow gives the highest sense of achievement and peace. During the peak season, the Everest base camp is vibrant with hundreds of climbers and guides, preparing for Everest Climb.
Sunrise view from Kalapatthar
You might be shocked to know that the best view of Everest is from the Everest base camp. During the trek, we wake up at 4 am to climb a black rock, located next to Everest, and witness the mesmerizing sunrise with the backdrop of the entire Himalayas range. And this is in fact one of the most beautiful things to see in the entire world.
Be amused by the Sherpa Culture
The Everest region is home to the largest number of Sherpas in the world. This Everest base camp trek gives you a chance to know the lifestyle of mountain people and get inspiration from their life. Sherpas are known to adapt at high altitudes and lead a happy life in extreme weather. Their culture influenced by Tibetan Buddhism (Similar to that of the Langtang Valley Trek) will teach you to be peaceful and harmonious. You can join one of the festivals while traveling to Everest or visit their monasteries and join them in praying. Trying on Sherpa’s costume for a photoshoot and learning some of their music and dance moves add thrill to your tour. Also, learning to prepare the local food is equally fun.
Make friends with the like-minded people
In the 12 days Everest base camp trek, you are going to meet a lot of interesting people. While dwelling in the region, you will get to interact with a lot of locals and foreigners who have submitted and conquered the world’s highest peak. The diversity of people that homes Everest is equally exciting. Getting to meet these interesting and inspirational people will be a beautiful part of your journey.
Even after such a long article, we might have failed to express how beautiful the Everest region actually is. For that, you must get your bags ready and fly to Nepal sometime very soon and make the most beautiful journey of your life. Remember that the Himalayan Masters organizes all kinds of trips and treks to Nepal. You can also email us for any general inquiries.