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Why Everest Base Camp Trek
Pic: Magnificent view of Mt Everest range and Ama Dabalam from Tengboche Monastery

Why Should I Do Everest Base Camp Trek?

This is your launch-pad for grit &valor, & the will to dare. For such is the stuff that myths are made of…
Anyone who has heard about the legends – George Everest identifying Mt. Everest as the world’s highest peak in 1852, Mallory’s immortal statement ‘Because it’s there”; Tenzing and Hillary’s heroic 1953 first ascent and the victories and defeats that have followed – might well want to reach EVEREST BASE CAMP: this is where it all starts from…Everest region [called the KHUMBU, in local dialect].

Why Everest base camp trek
Pic: Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla, Everest Region)

The Everest region is renowned for a brilliant place to go for a thrilling trek experience in the mesmerizing Himalayas all over the world. It has extensive varieties of treks at the base of Mount Everest which include Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake trek, #Everest three high passes trek#, Kalapathar trek, Everest view trek and a whole lot more than you could imagine. Adventure seekers get to discover and get familiar with the Buddhist culture, the beautiful Sherpa villages, their company and hospitality, the old religious monasteries, the astonishing mountain valley views and the delicious ‘butter tea’ at Tengboche monastery. Some of the massive snowy peaks such as Mt. Everest i.e. 8848m, Mt. Lhotse i.e. 8516m, Mt. Makalu i.e. 8481m, Mt Ama Dabalam i.e. 6812m, Mt. Cho Oyu i.e. 8201m and many more have their homes in this trailblazing region.

why choose Everest base camp trekking
Pic: Namche Bazaar – Sherpa Land, gateway to Everest Base Camp

Selected as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1979, Everest region, also known as the ‘Khumbhu’ is secluded as Sagarmatha National Park by the government of Nepal. The park is tranquil & at an altitude level not found anywhere else on earth; with robust landscapes consisting of deep gorges, glaciers and gigantic rocks. A huge variety of wildlife such as Red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan Thar and many others are found in this park with an area of 1148 sq km. Many birds like the Impeyan Pheasant and lovely blooming rhododendrons are found there. In spring, carpets of these colorful rhododendrons are seen that remind visitors of the hanging gardens of Babylon…

13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
Pic: Everest Base Camp – Sparkling Tents for Everest Climbers

The old time route for the king trek of this region earlier commenced from Jiri but these days most trekkers favor taking a flight to Lukla at 2850m where the trek initiates. The view of the snow peaks in our surroundings while walking up from Lukla is eye-catching. The trail is spotted by Buddhist Mani stones, colorful prayer flags and the stupa representing the mind of Buddha. The mesmerizing waterfalls we see on the way are supported by the smooth flowing Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Most treks gradually hike up, where budding backpackers reach the lively Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to this throbbing zone of the most honored Tengboche Monastery, & onto soothing #Gokyo Lake#, alluring #Everest Base Camp# and many other incredible sites in the Everest region as happy trekkers share the trail with yak trains and other interesting trekkers, creating sometimes the most happening friendships ever known under formidable circumstances…

Everest base camp trek with Alpine Eco Trek
Pic: Ram Gopal (AET’s Guide) with clients at Everest Base Camp in 2016

The finest time to trek Everest base camp is from March to June and September to December. Small cozy lodges to facilitated hotels are found all over the region for our comfort and needs.

Everest base camp group trek
Pic: Stunning sunset view of Mount Everest range from Kalapathar

Get set to enter the gateway to the highest mountains on mother earth. Send us a mail for any further queries; we’d be glad to give you more details. You can get friendly with us at: contact Us, and we’ll set you on a course with a lifetime of memories…never to be forgotten.

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