The Everest Base Camp trek is hands down a fascinating experience you will go through if you plan to go on this trekking route. This is the not just one of the best trek of Nepal but one of the most exciting journey in the world. Let’s look down for some must reasons to do the Everest Base Camp trek.
#1 Flight to/from Lukla through the Mountain
The trip starts with a 40-min mountain flight from Kathmandu where you get to see the best scenes from the Eastern sides of Himalaya until you reach Lukla from where your trek would start.
#2 The Sight of Everest
Watching the tallest mountain right infront of your eyes with those clouds and snow covered all over is just the most pleasant sight of life. This is the time you sit in peace right below the clouds surrounded by the amazing mountain range.
#3 The Famous Teahouses
The whole mountain is covered by Nepal’s traditional teahouses where you can drink tea and get to know people from around the world who will be on the trek alongside. If you are in luck, you may also meet climbers who have just scaled Everest’s summit! Here you can also get to know about the culture of Nepal from the books and diaries.
#4 Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche is the terminus site of the “Sacred Sites Trail Project” of the Sagarmatha National Park that attracts large number of tourists for trekking and mountaineering. It is a circular trail that covers 10 monasteries in a clockwise direction before terminating at the Tengboche Monastery. All the trekkers and climbers go to monastery to pray and seek to get blessings by the Buddhist monks before proceeding further up .
#5 Meeting the Local Sherpas, Guides and Porters
Sherpas are the native people of Nepal and are experts in mountain trekking. They have the skills which will leave you shocked. Meeting them and learning from them will be one of its kind experience for you.
#6 National Parks
Nepal has grown its mountain Everest-like it’s a city, and therefore, you can find Sagamantha National Park during the trek too. This site is a world heritage, and you can find thousands of species in this park which are not available elsewhere.
#7 Witness Local Farming
The locals grow their own food( mostly potatoes, wheat and buckwheat) and this trek will let you witness how the lives of people living in the mountains are like. You can help them with their chores and learn how to grow food.
Kalapathar is a peak which is standing at elevation of 5545m and it is the best place for 360 degree view of the Everest Himalaya range. This is the place where you will get best view of Mount Everest as well. And it doesn’t require any climbing gear and skill to climb it.
#9 Learn History through Art
The mountains of Everest are crafted with art from around the history and their events which can be seen and understood. As you walk past the hills and mountains, you will read scripts and crafted art on the walls.
#10 Reaching Everest Base Camp
Where dreams come true, apart from all the fun and learning, reaching the base camp will be the best of the trip and something to remember all your life.
This trek will give you the experience of your lifetime, and you will learn how to trek like a boss!