Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the Most Beautiful places in the world
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Are you planning to go to Everest Base Camp Trek?
The top of the world, Everest(8848m) and it’s gateway Everest Base Camp has been a dream destination for millions of people who live for adventure and thrill in life. May it be people in the late years of their life or may it be the youth who is looking for inspirations and passion in life, both happen to choose Everest to restate and reclaim their worth. Today hard-core trekkers along with a number of trek-enthusiasts seek the challenge of reaching the mountaineer’s Base Camp. Fly into Lukla, to witness the true beauty and the unscathed mystery of the splendid Himalayas, experience the mountain culture, learn about the traditions and cultures of the famous Sherpa and spend time in exotic yet familiar Kathmandu. Kalapathar is considered the best view-point in the world as it lets an individual gaze at the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam and similar other mountains. By many, this particular spot is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world because of obvious reasons.
Unconquerable Everest and the Mystery Being.
Unconquered till 29th May 1953, Everest opened its heart to brave mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary after various attempts from multiple teams of trekkers earlier and there always have been a lot of speculations on the enigma Everest holds. Many have tried to unfold the mysteries of the not fully explored land but the locals truly believe that massive caves in areas nearby Everest are abodes to Yetis, the unfound mythical yet believable beasts. Many also have found the gigantic footprints of the Yeti and a few claims that they have even seen it. As a matter of fact, teams of scientists head towards the top of the world every year to find clues about the abominable snowman and fuel proof to its existence.
Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude and Difficulty
The difficulty of the EBC trek is perceived differently by different people and is mostly determined by the altitude trekkers ascend and descend to, length of the trek and the physical state and training they have.
To break all these apart, leaving Kathmandu from a n altitude of 1350 metres to Lukla at 2860 metres, the trek starts. Namche Bazaar is an important junction for trekkers as the name ‘’BAZAAR’’ meaning “MARKET’’ itself suggests at 3440 metres. Finally, the height/altitude of Everest Base Camp is 5360 metres from the sea level. Additionally, 5554 metres is the highest point in the whole of the trek at Kala Patthar Viewpoint which is an ideal spot for expeditionists to gaze at the shiny summits and pinnacles in awe.
Secondly, the total distance to be trekked after landing at Lukla Airport is roughly 65 kilometres and the length of the trek almost 12 days. The geography of the terrain is mostly rocky, steep and patchy and that reduces the speed of the trekkers making even a short distance of 65 kilometres feel like a lot. The distance including the return trip makes it a 130 kilometres over-all trek. So, on average, adventurers will have to walk a distance of 10 kilometres each day. This might not sound like a lot but we are talking about high edged mountains and routes here and the key is consistency and curiosity.
Finally, ideal health is what enhances the true experience and emotions related to a miraculous exploit such as EBC Trek. But no worries, dreams and pursuits have no limits and that’s why we see thousands of people from the young to the old flocking to the base camp every year. So, you don’t need to panic if you are not a super-performing athlete and just a normal person. A few weeks of daily workouts, walks and hikes prior to the trek will help you live your Everest story more profoundly and with much appreciation and will also answer your Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty question all by yourself. Also, acclimatization is one of the issues for newbies and even for professional trekkers. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a common phenomenon which is induced when trekkers ascend to a higher altitude and the oxygen is less. Other factors include low pressure, possible dehydration and hypothermia. A little preparation and awareness can help you prevent all of these at once. For those who are not trek lovers yet melt at the sheer freshness of the mountains, Everest Base Camp Heli Tour can be an option. Depending upon you, it can either be a two-way tour or a one-way tour. Also, visitors can lessen the duration of the trek by trekking to the Everest Base Camp trek fly back by helicopter which can be further found on our Everest Base Camp Heli Tour package.
Everest Base Camp Trek Route
The entirety of the EBC region falls under the Sagarmatha National Park and has diverse climate zones because of the steep ascending. Every area in the national park is above 3000 metres and 3 of the highest peaks in the world are pinned here including the Mount Everest. The Lukla Airport which is considered the most dangerous airport in the world didn’t exist almost 55 years back and there were only two ways to access the route to Everest Base Camp. Either, do a wild trek through the rocky landscapes for a total of 4 weeks or take a long ride on a bus to Jiri and walk for 5 to 8 days to reach Namche Bazaar and further continue. But that was bound to change shortly after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s victory over the unbreachable top. In 1964, everything changed after Himalayan trust backed up by Sir Edmund Hillary built a mountain-side dirt runway in Lukla to help the Sherpas with the carrying of the goods. After all these years, the same airport, now renamed Tenzing-Hillary Airport holds a lot of significance to the mountain goers and the local people as well. For now, visitors can either take flights to the same airport, also called Lukla Airport and then start the trek or take a bus route to Phaplu/Salleri after Jiri and hike for 2 days to reach Lukla and then continue the trek like others. For trek fanatics, Namche Bazaar also opens doors to 3 of the high passes in the region namely Renjola Pass, Chola Pass and Kongmala Pass via a place named Thame which ultimately leads to Gokyo Valley. All the trips that we, Exciting Himalaya offer are subjects to customization and can be modified as per your time availability, cost, fitness-level and other multiple factors.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m)
Day 2: Permits preparation day
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,651m)
Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 5: Namche bazaar acclimatization day and hike to Syangboche (3,780m)
Day 6: Namche to Deboche (3,820m)
Day 7: Deboche to Dingboche (4,410m)
Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m)
Day 9: Lobuche to EBC (Everest base camp) (5,360m) & back to Gorakshep (5,170m)
Day 10: Hike up to Kalapattar (5,545m) & back to Pheriche (4,250m)
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 13: Consistency day at Lukla in case of late arrival from trekking or for emergency
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure
We, Exciting Himalaya mostly do our Everest Camp Treks in groups and packages which can help us lower the cost of the trek and that is our gift to our clientele. The packages cover everything from dual flights to food costs which includes 3 meals a day with a cup of tea in spots we stop. Secondly, salaries for the guide and porters, their insurances and airport pick-ups are already included in the awesomely economic packages we offer. Food available on tea-houses has had a long way before reaching your plate which makes it special and we believe that you treat the food the same way. We also provide guide and porter services only to daring souls who do not want a package and want to live off the exotic Himalayan region on their own. As the altitude increases, prices start to elevate as well starting from water including the food items and liquor. To find more on what we provide and don’t, check out our include/exclude list.
Everest Base Camp Trek Review
Here’s a fun fact!
Almost half of the newbie’s submitters who did the Everest Base Camp Trek initially thought that they might not actually make it. And it is not a made-up fact. Or maybe it is. But the point here, thinking of challenging the top of the world and knocking at its door i.e, Everest Base Camp is a huge deal and a lot of people panic just over the thought of that. Let these few lines be a review of the EBC region. The trek is not that hard as it is advertised but is as mysterious as the fables of the Yeti. A few things in check and you might even casually start your trek without any fear. A flight to Lukla, 12 days, 130 kilometres, proper gear, appropriate clothing, hydration, some medicines in your backpack and a will to conquer the top of the world; these are the requisites of doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. The fruits of the trek will be much sweeter if you do it with a well-trained guide for the safety, information and knowledge they can provide and at the same time, it is an impact created by you for showering the people with employment opportunities. You will know how amazing and worthy of a trip it was once you do it. See you in your next EBC trek after 2 years or maybe even sooner.
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Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Most Beautiful Place in the World.
- World Tallest Mountain Mount.Everest (Sagarmatha)
- Namche Bazar – Business Hub of Sherpa People.
- Photogenic and Splendid Himalaya Range.
- Buddhist Monastery
- Khumbu Glacier and icefall.