Everest Base Camp Trek Ranks as Best hikes in the world

On 24 June 2020, the lonely planet released its list of top 10 best treks in the world. Choosing the best treks among the sea of beautiful treks around the world is indeed a debatable topic. However, nobody has traveled the world as much as the team of the lonely planet has done. So it is fair that they have come to this conclusion because of their experience. And the list has got some of the best trekking trails in the world. And the delighting news for Nepalese and mountain lovers is that Everest Base Camp trek located in Nepal jammed its place in number 4 position. It is thrilling that from numerous places in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek made it one the 4th place on the list. Also, if you have ever been to Nepal and did Everest Base Camp Trek, then you would completely agree why it has got the 4 positions too.

The list includes amazing trekking destinations across the world. The trek that holds the top position is of GR20 trek in France.  Which is followed by Inca Trail in Peru. The third in the rank is Pays Dogon, Mali. Fourth is Everest Base Camp Trek, the fifth position holder is Indian Himalayas, India. Likewise, on the sixth is Routeburn Track, New Zealand, and at the seventh position is Overland Track, Australia. In the eight positions, we have the Narrows, USA. Furthermore, in the ninth and tenth positions, we have the Haute Route, France-Switzerland and Baltoro Glacier & K2, Pakistan respectively. So these are the best treks in the world as per the lonely planet.

Why is EBC trek, one of the best treks in the world?

If you have never been to Nepal but in love with the mountains and an individual with a healthy obsession with the culture of the Himalayas, then you are in for a good surprise. Because not only is Everest Base Camp trek is known for breathtaking mountain views but it is also famous for allowing interacting with the people of the Sherpa community. At every stop on the trail, the splendid mountain views will make your journey beautiful and worthy of every minute of your life spent in the mountains. To make your journey even more interesting, you will occasionally see lots of monuments that represent the cultural value of the place.

The chortens, stupas, gumbas, Mani walls, prayer flags significant figurative representation of Buddhism hence, it reflect the religious aspects of the Khumbu glaciers. In the same manner, the journey lets you see most of the tallest mountain peaks at the same time. In this trek, you will be blessed with the view of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shisha Pangama, and many more peaks that stand tall over the height of 8000m. Furthermore, getting to see these mammoths from the lap of the world’s highest mountain- Mt. Everest makes your journey even more beautiful and unforgettable. In addition to that, the path stimulates through small yet charming Sherpa towns of Khumbu valley. The views of the mountains that came during this trek are truly bewildering.

Hence, it incorporates all the flavors of trekking in Nepal perfectly thus it is one of the best treks in the world.

Additionally, if you are interested in exploring Himalayas of Nepal, you can check our list of the top 10 best treks in Nepal. Explore all the other gorgeous Himalayan trekking trails of Nepal. We assure you will not regret discovering these heavenly beautiful trekking trails of Nepal.

Himalayas of Nepal has always been a part of Nepalese identity. We proudly flaunt this gift of Mother Nature that been bestowed us in front of the global audience. Make a plan to visit this tiny Himalayan nation. We guarantee that your time here will be worthwhile.

About Author

Balaram Thapa, an executive director at Nepal Hiking Team had a long journey before making NHT one of the revolutionary tour operators in this competitive field of Tourism. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism from Tribhuwan University in the year 2000.

He started his career as a trekking support staff in 1998 and gradually earned a status of trekking leader. He has trekked several trekking routes such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Everest, Kanchenjunga, Mustang, Makalu, etc. Thus has immense knowledge about the trekking routes of Nepal. Alongside this, he has also organized several tours to Bhutan and Tibet as a tour guide. He has traveled to Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Italy promoting Nepal’s tourism.

After earning lots of experience in this field, he wanted to explore his own business ideology. He along with his brother- Ganga Raj Thapa start their own company, Nepal Hiking Team in 2009. He is friendly and works side by side with the staff inspiring and motivating them. He is an expert travel consultant and handles all the concerns of travelers regarding their trip. He inspires people to travel new and unique destinations and implement the same ideology on himself as well.

He started his journey 22 years ago and has immense experience in this field. His passion for traveling has made his 22 years of working journey, a precious phase of his life. And he plans to continue doing this and add more years in it.

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