You Will Never Get Bored On Everest Base Camp Trek

You Will Never Get Bored On Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the most popular adventure mountain trip in Nepal and all over the world is the Everest base camp trek. The tallest mountain in the world is Everest so there are many trekkers are doing this trek to see this mountain and reach the base camp. This trek offers one of the best mountain trip experience to the travellers.

Everest base camp trekking journey is an amazing trip with different things to see and explore each day. Walking through different beautiful river valleys, watching attractive waterfalls, birds, wildlife and much more, you will defiantly enjoy your trek so you will never get bored on the trek. Mighty Everest Himalaya, religious monuments, landscapes, traditional Sherpa towns and more things inspire to walk and keeps your mind fresh.

The Everest base camp trek can be done from 3 different entries as Jiri, Salleri and Lukla. Starting a trek from Jiri and Saleri is the long trek to the Everest base camp. Starting the trek from Jiri is a classic Everest base camp trekking route because there was no transportation to Salleri and Lukla. Starting Everest base camp journey from Salleri is even a new route than the others.

Going to the base camp from Jiri and Salleri helps a lot for acclimatization so there will be fewer chances effecting with altitude sickness because you will trek gradually to the higher elevation. Though trekking from Lukla might be affected by altitude sickness for some people it is a regular and popular trekking route which is doing by most of the trekkers.

Things That Make Everest Base Camp Trek Worth

An adventure scenic flight which connect Kathmandu to the Everest region taking to Lukla is an amazing flight which applies scenic views of mountains. Sherpa towns with their traditional craftsmanship architectural buildings, ancient monasteries with other monuments, unreal view of panoramic mountain views and a lot more attraction make your trek worth.

Following Different River Valleys

Khumbu Valley

While entering the Dudhkoshi valley from Phakding, you will enjoy walking through the Sagarmatha national park with seeing such attractive waterfalls, vegetation and much more crossing over this river on several suspension bridges. This river valley keeps continuing until you cross in Phunki-Tenga before climbing a hill to Tengboche.

After this Dudhkoshi river valley, the next comes Khumbu valley. You will be following this until Dingboche and connect with Imja valley. Again, you will connect with Khumbu valley taking the left from Dingboche towards Lobuche and stays until the Everest base camp. Again you will be following these river valleys while you will come back from the base camp to Lukla.

Stunning Viewpoints Which Offer Panoramic Mountain Views

Watching the view

While having the first altitude practice day at Namche Bazaar before going further elevated lands, you will visit the Everest view hotel. This is a luxury hotel provided in the Everest region. Everest view hotel is not only a hotel so it is located on an open hill station which offers panoramic Everest Himalayan range. You can see mighty Everest massif having a hot beverage and hike back to Namche or visit Khumjung village.

The next viewpoint is the Tengboche hill. Trekking ahead after Namche Bazaar on the next day, you will spend your night in this place. You can see the similar mountain views but different view of the valley that you already would have seen from Everest view hotel. Some trekkers only do a trek just up to this place to see Everest and back to Kathmandu which is known as Everest view short trek. You also can visit an ancient and historical Buddhist monastery while there will be offerings by Lamas.

You will have another great view of the Himalaya from Nangkar-Tsang hill when you will have the second acclimatization rest day at Dingboche. Today you will see so many big mountains including the Mt. Makalu. This mountain is the fourth highest mountain in Nepal and fifth in the world. You will never see this mountain from other places while you are on the Everest base camp trek.

The best viewpoint on this trek is Kala Patthar. It is a hill station with an altitude of 5550m above sea level. You can see the nearest view of Everest and many other high mountains all around from this hill. Climbing this hill is pretty tuff but it will be worth doing it.

Everest Base Camp

Everest base camp

Visiting the Everest base camp is one of the main goals to the visitors. The base camp is located at the bottom of Mt. Everest but you cannot see well the Everest from the base camp. The elevation of the Everest base camp is 5364m and it is not only the base camp to climb Everest. The climbers to climb Lhotse also use the same base camp.

There are lots of ice under the base camp which you can see melting. Spring is a climbing season to Everest so you can see lots of tents of climbers at the base camp. So, this place looks like a small mountain city during the climbing season. You can see long Khumbu glacier from here or during hiking to the base camp. Also, you can reach very close to the Khumbu icefall which is the most challenging part to cross for the climbers.

Conclusion

12 days Everest base camp trekking trip offers a lot of amazing things such as beautiful landscapes, green hills, waterfalls, valleys, wildlife, traditional villages, mighty Himalaya and much more. You can see eye-captivating views on every single moment so these things keep your mind fresh. Seeing different highlighted things, you will enjoy a lot your time on the Everest base camp trek. So, everyone can say that the Everest base camp trekking journey is one of the best mountain trip in Nepal and all over the world.

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Written by Rajesh Thapaliya

I am Rajesh Thapaliya working in the Nepalese tourism industry for more than a decade and a half as a tour leader and trekking/ tour operator in Frolic Adventure Pvt. Ltd. I have been to most of the Nepalese Himalayan base camps and historical heritage sites. I write my Nepal travel experience and love photography.