Everest Base Camp attracts several tourists from all over the world. Every year thousands of people trek to EBC hoping to experience the aura of the highest peak in the world. And the trek has never failed anyone’s expectations.
The trek lies in the Everest region which happens to be one of the most popular trekking region in the world. The region is draped in landscapes consisting of green hills, valleys, forests, fresh-water bodies, glacier lakes and mountains and levitating white snowy peaks along the entire horizon of the region. You will encounter not only get a view of the highest peak in the world but also other several peaks.
Everest base camp luxury trek is also available for those who doesn’t want to walk more and still want to be close to Mt. Everest. You can take a helicopter tour.
The Everest region is open for recreation and requires no special permit other than the permit to enter into the Sagarmatha National Park. This National park is listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a home to some of the most beautiful, rarest and endangered wild species in the world.
After arriving in Kathmandu, you can shop for your equipments and prepare for the trek. You can either walk to Namche Bazaar through Jiri or take the shortcut flight to Lukla. The 45 min flight to Lukla is a scenic one exposing you to the most phenomenal view of a sky iced with clouds and topped with mountain peaks. The flight is considered to be a dangerous one due to the uncertain weather conditions of the region it flies over. You can always expect this flight to either delay or get cancelled. Therefore, do not forget to plan extra days holiday than what the trek may require.
After you reach Lukla, you will trek to Namche Bazaar and halt another day for acclimatization. All the villages from this place consists mostly of Sherpa residents. Their culture is an imitation of the Tibetan culture and therefore interesting and unique in it’s own way. You will get a chance to explore and learn from their tradition and lifestyle. The Sherpa’s are known for their hospitality. They are very friendly and approachable and probably the best highlight of the trek.
From Namche Bazaar you will continue your journey through Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche and reach Gorak Shep. The trial is characterized by rhododendron forests, beautiful lakes, deciduous forests, Buddhist temples and monasteries and pleasant rural settlements.
You will be spending your nights in one of the guest houses situated in these rural areas. The tea houses are comfortable and cozy, even though they are not very luxurious. In some places, the restrooms have squatting pans. The food served by all the tea houses are almost similar and delicious. A variety of delicacies are available. However, the most preferred one is Daal Bhaat- an authentic Nepali dish.
From Gorak shep, you will trek to the Base Camp and further ascend to Kala Patthar, the highest section of the trek. The view of Mt. Everest from this region is enthralling. You will either retreat the same route and descend back to Namche Bazaar or you can go for a luxury option by taking a helicopter and flying back to Kathmandu. If you head back by trekking, your trek will end with the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
The above words are a mere description of the region and the things that you are likely to come across in the trek. It draws a picture of the things you can expect from the trek. But there is no way to describe the experience you will gain from the journey.