Did you Know Everest Base Camp Trek was…..
Hello guys! We are back again with a new blog that reveals the things that you must have known/thought and probably don’t know about Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are planning for Everest trekking this upcoming autumn season then these information will surely helpful. Let’s roll to the first point:
- You must have known that last year was not so good for Nepal. Earthquakes and economic blockades kept pushing tourists away from this beautiful country.
But did you know that Everest base camp trek was possible back then in 2015 and it was and is absolutely safe to join for this exciting once in a lifetime of opportunity to be at base of highest mountain on planet earth. Best time is to join now. Nepal was battered but not shattered.
- You must have known that flight to Lukla is quite scary.
But did you know that its amazingly delightful mountain flight experience too. And regarding the riskiness, flying around mountains is definitely the risk, but flights are of course flown by professional pilots and it is more rewarding than risky. Dont miss this wonderful opportunity to experience mountain flight as well as most popular trek all at once.
- You must have known the name of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa as first duos to step at Everest summit.
But did you know that these legendary duos are hero and like godfather to local people in Everest region. They have contributed in making of many infrastructures most of which are named after them. From the airport you land to suspension bridge you cross, from school you see to museum you visit. They are true legends of the Everest Himalayas.
- You must have known that Namche and Dingboche are two most common acclimatization points in standard EBC itinerary.
But do you know what to do during these so called acclimatization days? At Namche you have plenty of short day hiking options to Everest view hotel, or take a walk around nearby villages like Thame for acclimatization. In the same way you can go up to Nagarjun Hill at 5100m during your acclimatization day in Dingboche. From both spots, excellent views of Everest and other gigantic Himalayas are seen extraordinarily.
- You must have thought that you will see best views of Everest from EBC.
But did you know that Everest is not clearly seen from Everest base camp. You need to get back to Gorakshep and hike for Kalapathher during early morning or during late afternoon to view excellent sunrise and sunset views of Everest respectively.
- You must have thought that Everest Base Camp Trek is only for fit ones possessing excellent fitness physique.
But did you know that kid from 7 years old to elderly up to 70 years old have been there many times. This trek is for fit guy, but not only for fit guy. Its for all. If planned your trip accordingly, its possible to be there. For that you need to have strong will power, more acclimatization points and of course fitness is the key. (Everest Heli tour is another option but its not trek though.)
- You must have thought that there is no possible way to communicate during the trek.
But did you know that there are many cyber cafes, bakeries offers wifi internet and mobile network coverage is available at EBC. Tip: Get both sim cards (NTC and NCELL) at Kathmandu. Use them in a dual sim phone.
- You must have looked at many trekking companies that offer this trek.