5 Reasons why you should visit Everest Base Camp


The spectacular views of Mount Everest; friendliness of the Sherpa people of the Everest (Khumbu) region and the world’s one of the highest trekking trails; are enough reasons to visit Mount Everest and classify the Everest Base Camp as the most popular destination in Nepal. Everest Base Camp trail is the ideal route for many expedition teams for peak expeditions in the Everest region. The expedition starts from Lukla; reached after a 35 minute hair-raising flight and leading into the Sherpa hometown of Namche Bazaar. Trekking in the Everest region is possible throughout the year however the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most sought after trekking holidays in Nepal. Here we are suggesting 5 Reasons why you should visit Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp trek is a medium-hard trip and is suitable for passionate trekkers who have courage to walk at least 5-7 hours each day. But still many people worry about the completion of the trek. However, regular exercising and jogging for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance the strength and stability. The entire Everest region comes within the boundaries of the Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name of Mt. Everest and it is called Chomolungma in Tibetan. The park has a large composition of rugged terrain and gorges of the high Himalayas ranging from 2,845 meters to the top of the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest (8,848 meters) including several other peaks above 6,000 meters such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumori. Therefore, Everest Base Camp trek is truly a blend of adventure and enjoyment.

    1. It is one of the 20 places people should visit in their life time. Mallory said why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest: “Because it’s there”.
    2. The scenic flight to/from Lukla offers the most spectacular views of the mountains during the entire flight. The landing and take off at the Lukla Airport provides an extreme experience of few airports all over the world.
    3. To enjoy the vibrant culture and homely welcoming by the inhabitants of the Everest region. It will also be a good reason to support the local economy by choosing a holiday through a responsible travel company.
    4. Everest Base Camp trek route is the highest trekking trail (5,545m/18,192ft) where no land transportation is available. It is one of the challenging adventures in the world.
    5. Mount Everest Base Camp is an ideal place to celebrate birthdays, propose partner surprisingly, perform engagements, getting married or celebrate anniversary or enjoy honeymoon at the world’s highest place reachable by walking only.

Of course, there are more reasons for Everest Base Camp trek but the above are in brief for the moment.

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