Everest, the highest mountain on our planet earth became fascination of the whole world, after successful climb by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953. That event was much more than just conquering a mountain, it was a victory of tenacious human spirit that is eager for adventure, new frontiers and new avenues.
It is understandable, that not everyone in this planet has what it takes to climb the highest mountain. But, it is within reach of most of us to follow the footsteps of the legends towards Everest Base Camp and make a journey to the place where all this began to base camp.
Everest base camp trek, known was EBC in its abbreviation is one of the classic and famous trek that Himalaya has to offer. The duration for this trek usually ranges from 12-17 days, providing an exhilarating experience of panoramic sights infused with rich cultural history and warm hospitality of indigenous Sherpa people. It is no wonder that, this trek was selected was one of 28 best trips of 2016 by Outside Magazine.
This trek is designed for the one who wants to explore the cultural aspects of people living in Everest Region. As we all know the warm hospitality of Sherpa people always makes someone feel home away home. This trek will gives you more than you want and create a lifetime memory of cultural trek in Everest Nepal.
This trip starts and ends in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. This city itself has a lot to offer in terms of diverse experiences ranging from historical, spiritual, scenic and adventurous perspective. Generally, we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then start our hike towards Phakding and walk our way towards Namche Bazar via Dudhkoshi valley. Namche bazar is popularly termed gateway to Everest, as it is the hub for trekker, expeditions and local Sherpa people, the last bazzar on route to Mt.Everest.
From there, you descend back down before climbing up again to Thyangboche. On this route one will see magnificent forests full of giant firs, magnolia and rhododendren. From Thyangboche monastary, we drop down to Imjikhola and ascend to Kalapatthar, for the breathtaking view of Everest and Nuptse. From there, we trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla. Finally, we catch a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla to end the Everest Base Camp Trek.