Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. The stunningly beautiful sceneries, diverse landscapes and variety of culture will astonish you throughout. The trek route follows the footprint of legendary Mountaineers – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
EBC trek goes through the various Sherpa villages, monasteries and glaciers with spectacular Himalayan views.
Though there are plethora of reasons to visit EBC but we have listed 7 best reason to hike to Everest Base Camp:
The EBC Trek begins after a scenic Trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla airport. The mountain flight to Lukla is one of adventurous and exciting Himalayan journey in the world. Take a left side seat to enjoy the Himalayan peaks. Likewise, the dramatic landing at Lukla airport gives you an adrenaline pump.
During Everest Base Camp Trek, you will visit many idyllic and remote villages. You will spend night on local teahouse which allows deep understanding on local culture and tradition. Though it lacks the luxurious services, the humble people will offer you the best hospitality in the world.
No doubt – Sherpas are the legend of mountains. They are known for their unbelievable mountaineering skills and loyalty. The Everest region is the home to brave Sherpa. During the trek, you will discover the diverse geography and the life it supports. As we will be walking from one Sherpa village to another, you will have opportunity to acquaint with local culture and way of living.
Everest region is home to three 8,000m+ peaks and numerous 7,000m+ and 6,000m+ peaks. The trek commands superb view of Himalayan peaks including mighty Everest. Every year thousands of trekkers flock here just to catch a glimpse of snowy peaks. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cho – Oyu, Ama Dablam and Mt. Nuptse are some of the notable peaks seen during the trek.
Sagarmatha National Park
Most peak of EBC trekking trial falls under the Sagarmatha National Park. It is protected by UNESCO world natural sites so you need to purchase the permit to enter the region. The park is covered with diverse floral and faunal species and Himalayan ecosystem. Similarly, it is natural home to 118 species of birds in the world. Likewise, variety of trees like birch, juniper, blue pines and rhododendron thrives here. The park also provides shelter to exotic wildlife – musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan bear and red panda.
The Everest Base Camp does not offer you the best Everest view that you are simply expecting. But a little climb to Kalapatthar summit will definitely not disappoint you.
Kalapatthar offers the superb view of Mt. Everest and surrounding landscapes. It is regarded as the best vantage point for the close and full scape view of Mt. Everest.
It is often said; if you want to learn the culture – visit the religious sites first. Numbers of monasteries, Gumbas and Mani Walls are scattered all over the Everest. Visit these places to discover the true culture, history and architecture of Khumbu region. Not to mention, don’t skip a tour to Tengboche Monastery – the largest and most venerated monastery of the entire region.