Visited by thousands and voted as most popular trekking destination in the world by Nat Geo, Everest Base Camp is a journey of a lifetime and will never cease to vanish from your memory. The trail will guide you through stunning Himalayan landscapes, traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, prayer flags and chortens. You will eventually find yourself among soaring peaks.
Highlights of (South) Everest Base Camp Trek
Featured as the most dangerous airport in the world in 2010.
Lukla Airport, also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport is the place where most of the people start to climb Everest Base Camp.
Namche is the most expensive place in Nepal, at least thrice as expensive as the capital city Kathmandu.
Namche Bazar, at an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft) is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region. Popular among the trekkers, namche is best known for altitude acclimatization.
Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest base camp.
Ama Dablam,which means mother’s necklace is a mountain is the third most popular himalayan peak for expedition in Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres (22,349 ft), the lower western peak is 6,170 metres (20,243 ft).
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Monument, in namche bazar was inaugurated by Norbu and his brother Jamling in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay’s birth.
Tengboche Monastery, situated at 3,867 metres it is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The midway station of the trail to the base camp for the climbers of Mount Everest and other peaks, Tengboche is three days trek from lukla.
Mani Rimdu Festival, is filled with dances, prayers and prayers, symbolically represents the historic occasion. Mani Rimdu gives the local Sherpa and Tibetan communities to mingle together with the monks and lamas that live a sacred life at a monastery.
Check out the especially designed itineraries that will mix the thrills of trekking the Everest Base Camp with the satisfaction of witnessing one of the most spectacular Tibetan celebrations.
Chukhung Ri is a rocky peak rising above the village of Chukhung to 5,550 metres (18,209 ft). It takes three hours or less to reach the summit from Chukhung and it requires no technical climbing. The summit has astounding views of Imja Tse (Island Peak), Ama Dablam, Makalu, and the Lhotse face.
Chortens, is a Buddhist shrine, typically a saint’s tomb or a monument to the Buddha. Chortens and mountains are common sights in Everest Regions.
Thukla Valley, considered as heaven on earth, lies between Lobuche and Ghorshep above 15000 feet. What make Thukla so memorable is crossing Thukla pass, which has dozens of memorials to both Sherpas and mountaineers from all over the world who have lost their lives attempting to summit Everest.
Yaks, is a long-haired bovid found throughout the Himalaya region of southern Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. The Yaks found in the Everest region are mostly domesticated and are used to transport goods.
Everest and Nuptse overlook a Gorak Shep lodge.
Gorak Shep is a frozen lakebed covered with sand which sits at its edge at 5,164 m (16,942 ft) elevation, near Mount Everest and a final stop on the trek to Everest Base Camp.
Kala Patthar with Pumori in the background
Kala Patthar, meaning ‘black rock‘ in Nepali , is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori in the Nepalese Himalayas. The ascent of Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest, since it provides the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest.
Mount Everest, the highest point on earth standing tall at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Since it first appeared in the telescopes of mountain surveyors Mount Everest has been attracting many climbers, adventure seekers and nature lovers.
“South” Everest Base Camp, one of the most popular trekking destination at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,598 ft). In 2015, it was noted that about 40,000 people per year take the trek from the Lukla airport to the Nepal Everest Base Camp.
The months between March to May (spring) and September to December (autumn) are the best months to trek to the Everest Base Camp. The recent earthquakes have initially had some impact in the Everest region. However, things are back to normal now and the affected infrastructures have all been reconstructed.