any people dream of conquering Everest (8848m), but not all can succeed. We can take you very close to the dream – to Everest Base Camp, to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. The Everest Base Camp trek offers not only the thrill and experience of the most adventurous trekking in the world but also the chance to meet the local Sherpa people and become immersed in their rich cultural heritage.
The thrill and excitement of the Everest Base Camp trek will become a lifelong memory from the very beginning. First flying from Kathmandu, through the huge mountainous walls of the Himalayas to the small landing strip high up at Lukla and then commencing the trek to the majestic Mount Everest. The trail runs through the Sagarmatha National Park, where the most diverse flora and fauna of the mountainous region can be seen. From mountain pines to blooming Rhododendrons and at higher altitudes the vulnerable and rare red pandas can be seen.
On the journey you will pass through the famous Tenbouche monastery amongst others, and have the opportunity to experience the peaceful and harmonious atmosphere of the monks who live there. You will also pass through several Sherpa villages where you will have the chance to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and way of life.
As you climb higher and higher the dramatic landscape changes. From Lobuche, you will walk amongst frozen rivers in an icy wilderness. When you reach Everest Base Camp (5380m), you will be surrounded by panoramic views of the mountains, including Mt Nuptse and the Khumbu glacier and or course the majestic and awe inspiring Mt Everest.
The next day you can visit Kalapathar (5500m), which is also a very famous in this Himalaya region. It is very popular to climb as from the summit it has magnificent views of Everest and the stunning Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumri mountains as well as the Kumbu glacier.
Although the Everest Base Camp trekking is one of the most beautiful and popular trek, it is also somewhat challenging and some physical fitness will be required. When you start out to admire the world’s most famous mountain you must be prepared to face these challenges and embrace and enjoy the adventures that will come with it.
From the tiny airfield of Lukla the trail leads through Sherpa villages, Buddhist Monasteres, alpine forests of fir and rhododendron and across high suspension bridges meeting caravans of zobkyo (a yak-cow crossbreed) along the way. Namche Bazaar is a colorful, bustling market with traders from surrounding villages and as far as Tibet, and from Tengboche the views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are sensational. Climbing above the tree line to cross alpine pastures and glacial moraine you eventually reach Base Camp, high on the Khumbu Glacier, where colorful expedition tents give a bizarre appearance to this desolate place surrounded by rock, snow and ice.