10 Great Reasons to do the Everest Base Camp Trek

10 Great Reasons to do the Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp is an amazing destination in the world for adventure goers. Additionally, the EBC trek is an awesome way to explore the majestic Himalayas, super cultural Khumbu valley, and the astounding natural setting.

It is an awesome trip that takes trekkers from the low-lying inclines of Nepal to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain: Mount Everest. It is of nothing unforeseen similarly as with the ultimate objective that people from all spots of the globe visit Nepal to encounter this achievement.

The trek’s fame is additionally well-meriting as the experience presents astonishing features and highlights that catch the genuine substance of Nepal’s Himalayan life and geography. From the rich Sherpa culture to the cerulean shadows of the forceful Everest, the Base Camp Trek of Everest is an escapade that you should not leave behind! Here are the top 10 great reasons to do the Everest Base Camp Trek.

A chance to be on the lap of the highest mountain in the world

Mount Everest

The journey to the base camp of Mount Everest itself is an exceptional part of doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. After a week long trekking journey, you get to be in the lap of the world’s highest mountain. Even though the journey will be tough and crucial, trekkers look forward to the main destination i.e. Everest Base Camp, and to have a closer view of the magnificent Mount Everest. The feeling of captivation when you get to see the top of the world from its lap is just inspiring and remarkable. The entire journey is enchanting thus it is one of the great reasons to do Everest Base Camp.

To Experience the Sherpa Culture

Sherpa Culture: During the Everest base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp trek takes place in the Khumbu region which is famous for being the home of the Sherpa’s. Most of the region is inhabited by Sherpa ethnic groups along with other ethnic groups like Rai and Limbu. However, the trail you will be walking are full of Sherpa inhabitants. Sherpa are pretty popular for the marvelous record of mountain climbing and for having the resistance to stay at the high altitude and extreme temperatures. Besides these amazing achievements, they are pretty popular for their hospitality and authentic culture, tradition, and customs. Sherpa are welcoming and has a charming and friendly nature who would cheer up your trekking journey. In EBC trek, you can get accustomed to their lifestyle in the Himalayas and their delightful delicacies’. All in all, the trek allows you to enjoy one of the prominent ethnic groups of Nepal.

An exciting flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla

Lukla flight

Tenzing Hillary Airport is known to be one of the dangerous airports in the world due to its unusual location and for having the shortest runways. The airport is located on the surface of a cliff and the runway ends with a vertical drop. Lukla is the start point of the trek, and to get Lukla you can hike, drive or take a direct flight. And among these different ways, the most convenient and the shortest way is to fly to Lukla. Thus, many start their Everest Base Camp trek journey with an exciting and thrilling flight to Lukla.

Therefore, a flight to Lukla itself is an important highlight of the trek. Although it may sound a bit frightening because of its uncommon setting, the flight gives you a spectacular feeling. From the window of your plane, you will get insanely beautiful views of the mountains and hills and from their rivers flowing majestically breaking into two- or three-way rivers. Taking everything into account, the flight is awesome and presents you with glorious views of Himalayan foothills. The runway is considered to be one of the shortest runways in the world therefore for those who do fly to Lukla the experience will forever stay with them.

UNESCO listed Sagarmatha National Park

Everest Base camp Trek: National Park, blue sheep

Sagarmatha National Park is one of the first Himalayan parks to be listed on the world heritage sites by UNESCO. EBC trek trail goes through the verdant jungles of Sagarmatha National Park. The park is home to many beautiful creatures like snow leopard, musk deer, and various kinds of birds. The birch and bamboo woodlands of the park allows you to enjoy quiet nature while walking through it, and not to forget the wonderful view that the park ensures is heavenly.

Colorful Market of Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazaar lightens up the mood with its ambiance. Like any other business location, Namche Bazaar is also a business hub but the surrounding there is just beautiful.  Namche Bazaar is full of stores, cafes, guesthouses, and restaurants and is busy like other markets. However, unlike other main market areas, this place is quiet with its silent hustle and bustle. You will see people working, trekkers continuing their journey, and all sorts of movements happening but everybody will take time to appreciate the wonder of the nature that this place is presented with. At least once you have to experience the air of this place as well as admire the surroundings of this place.

Tengboche Monastery

Tenbuche Monastery

While doing Everest Base Camp Trek, you will pass through many monasteries. Tengboche is one of the notable monasteries you will pass through in this trek. Tengboche monastery is located at an elevation of 3,870 meters which makes it the highest located monastery in Nepal. The monastery has historical importance as well as religious importance too. And other than this significant importance, the finesse architecture and the artwork put in the monastery is brilliant. In the monastery, one can observe the incredible Buddhist murals, decorated walls, and gates of the monastery symbolize Buddhism and the culture. A monastery is a sacred place in a beautiful setting with a deeply rooted background.

Hike to Kala Patthar

hiking to kalapatthar during the Everest Base Camp trek

Kala Patthar is highlighted as part of the EBC trek. After the beautiful visit of Everest Base Camp trek, next on the journey is incredible Kala Patthar. The Kala Patthar stands tall at the height of 5545m which is the highest point you will reach in this trek. Kala Patthar is a vantage point and to reach this point one has to bravely climb Kala Patthar. The walk up to the top is hard but the view from the top is just mesmerizing. From the Kala Patthar, you will see a breathtaking up-close view of Mount Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lobuche (6,119 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and many more. On a whole, a hike to Kala Patthar adds more adventure to it.

It is a modest level of the trek

Amazing Himalayas

Everest Base Camp trek surely takes place in one of the highest places in the world and takes you to the base of Mount Everest however, the journey entirely is not challenging. However, it is not an easy trek either. Similarly, it is not a comfortable trek too.  You will face few hurdles in between the journey but it is nothing to be worried over. And most importantly, you do not have to be an avid trekker or an experienced one.

You can do this trek even if you are a beginner. Many  trekking trails in Nepal offer splendid Mountain View and a cultural experience like EBC trek but to do those treks you have to have some sort of trekking experience whereas for EBC trek you do not need to have prior experience. Therefore, it is available to everybody whether they have previous experience or not. Everest Base Camp is the best destination if you are an aspiring trekker.

The stunning landscape and majestic mountains

Everest base Camp hike

All through the journey, you will be in constant touch with nature. In this whole journey, you will be greeted with an amazing mountain range, giant cliffs, and stunning landscapes. The surrounding is a feast for a landscape photographer. Everywhere you see or go, you will have huge mighty mountains accompanying throughout the journey.

Everest View Hotel – the highest places hotel in the world

Everest View Hotel

Enjoy the fine dining at the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is listed as the hotel located at the highest altitude by the Guinness Book of world records. The hotel is located at the height of 3880m and offers 360 views of the magnificent Sagarmatha National Park and the stunning Everest range. You can sit at one of the tables on the balcony and enjoy nature while enjoying the coffee or tea. Also, the architecture of the hotel is eye-catching and very different from the usual hotel building you will see in the trail.

With everything taken into account, there are other highlights and things to observe during Everest Base Camp Trek. You can do EBC trek all year round however, for the best view and the perfect weather, spring and autumn season are the best. Lastly, anyone can do the trek, we hope this helped you to plan your EBC trek as your next adventure.

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Balaram Thapa

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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