Ice Cap Adventure on April 23, 2019
Ever wondered what it feels to stand at the base of the tallest mountain in the world and witnessing the beauty of the Himalaya unravel itself in front of your eyes? Live these life experiences on the Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp Trek answers your call for an adrenaline-charged adventure while also taking you into the lives of the Sherpa communities on the trail. Experience the blend of natural glory, cultural majesty, and striking the Himalayas all on the trek to the Everest Base Camp.
The trail on the Everest Base Camp Trek follows the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hilary on the first successful ascent of the Mt. Everest (8848 m) in 1953. From Lukla, the journey continues along the routes that were used by these mountaineering legends. Trading along the Dudh Koshi River, you reach Namche Bazaar- the trade hub of the Everest region and continue towards Tengboche. Joining the company of the Imja River, the trail heads to Pangboche and settles at Dingboche. Trekking along the moraines of Lobuche Glacier, you pass Dughla and head towards Lobuche. Thereon, battling against the Khumbu Glacier, you arrive at Gorakshep and make way towards the Everest Base Camp. The trek can also entail a short hike to the Kalapatthar viewpoint.
One of the major reasons to undertake the Everest Base Camp is because of the Sherpa culture and traditions that decorate the entire trekking trail. Sherpas are one of the oldest communities to reside here and have earned themselves a reputation for their excellent mountaineering skills. While their bravery certainly is commendable, their culture and traditional practices offer unique experiences on the trek. Moreover, their extreme hospitality will surely make anyone feel at home. Villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche are the ones with a thick spread of Sherpa inhabitants.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a journey filled with sublime Himalayan scenery. Beginning from the flight to Lukla, the Himalayas are a constant mainstay on the trek. As the trek itself concludes at the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world, the Mt. Everest (8848 m), there are plenty other Himalayas to set your sights on. Along with the Mt. Everest (8848 m), mountains like Khumbila (5761 m), Thamserku (6608 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m), Lobuche (6119 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Lhotse (8414 m), Pumo Ri (7165 m), and Cho Oyu (8188 m) are few others which grant mesmerizing spectacle on different occasions on the trek.
Sagarmatha national park is one of the biggest attractions on the trek. The national park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts of an astounding bio-diversity within its dense forests of pine and rhododendron. It has about 118 species of birds and rare mammals like snow leopard, musk deer, and red pandas. Moving to the flora, the lower elevation consists of the dense forest of pine and hemlocks and silver fir, juniper, and rhododendron in the higher elevation. Discover nature up-close inside this national park and connect with the true beauty of the Himalayas.
The beauty and highlights of the iconic Everest Base Camp Trek cannot be expressed in a limited number of words. However, these are some of the major attractions that attract thousands of tourists each year from all over the world. Ancient monasteries, enchanting landscapes, and myths of Yeti further add mystery and allure to the trek. Pack your bags and unravel the glorious Sherpa civilization to create a bond with nature like never before.
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