Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations of Nepal. From stunning view of mountain ranges situated in this region to a refreshing trial and cultural lifestyle, this trek is a complete package that rejuvenates us totally! The trek is indeed very promising that takes us right into the alpine diversity of nature. There are distinct aspects or attractions of this trek that simply sweep our feet and make this trek even more memorable. A few among many such attractions of Everest base camp trek have been discussed below:
Yes, the airport is not the core part of the trek, but every Everest Base Camp Trekking commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. And one cannot simply walk away without being amazed at how an airport at such height and landscape could have been operated. It is one of the extreme airports of the world built on a steep incline on a hillside.
2. Namche Bazaar
On the way to the base camp from Lukla through the Dudh Koshi Valley, we reach a small town called Namche Bazaar, which used to be the capital of Khumbu Sherpas. It is the trading center of this region and we can find numerous shops, restaurants and market here. It is really surprising to see a town which is accessible only through an expensive air flight or days of walking offering every type of consumer products (although expensive). Namche Bazaar is an excellent example of how tourism can help develop a country immensely. We could also visit the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters here, which offers information regarding the park and pictures of different mountain peaks as well as the Sherpa Cultural Centre that is the Sherpa museum of the country. Lastly, Namche Bazaar itself provides stunning views of nearby glacial valleys and snowcapped mountain peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc.
3. Tengboche Monastery
The trek trial leading to Tengboche monastery is special for two reasons; first the richness of Sagarmatha National Park can be easily observed here. Here we walk through red Rhododendron forest and pine forests where we can see different endangered animals such as Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer or Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal. The area around the monastery is a Buddhist devout region and we are easily engrossed by its tranquility and spirituality. Apart from this, Tyangboche monastery offers a 360 degree panorama of mountains which include views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega, etc.
4. Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar
Everest Base Camp is the point from where the ascent of Mt. Everest starts and it is thus a special place for all of us. On the top of that, Kala Patthar is known as the best vantage point to view Mt. Everest. At the southern face of Mt. Pumori, Kala Patthar is a big black rock at the elevation of 5643m which is the highest point we reach in Everest Base Camp trek. From this place we can see the entire view of Mt. Everest from base camp to the top as well as the Khumbu Glacier up to its icefall below us which is absolutely mesmerizing. This place is truly amazing offering the most exotic vista around and the best part of Everest Base Camp Luxury trek.
5. Sherpa Culture
Yes, the brave Sherpas- who were raised in the lap of the Himalayas and struggle with the extremes of nature in this region. The Everest Base Camp trek is an excellent opportunity to observe and experience the Sherpa life- inhabitants of the Himalaya region of Nepal. We pass through many valleys on the way, such as Dudh Koshi valley, or settlements such as Lukla and Namche Bazaar. These places acquaint us with the simplicity of Sherpa life which is inspiring and admirable.
6. Peak Climbing:
Apart from awesome Everest base Camp Trek, Everest region provides some more challenging adventure with peak climbing. Peak climbing is an ideal choice of adventure for any experienced trekking looking for an experience beyond the usual hiking. Mera peak climbing and Island Peak Climbing are some of the most famous trekking peaks in the Everest Region.