Everest Base Camp Trek is Safe After Earthquake
Trek to Everest base camp this autumn 2015 season as there were only minor damages around few teahouses. Lukla airstrip is functional and safe. Everest trekking route is in good shape and most of the tea houses will be in operation to welcome the guests from all over the world.
Everest base camp is the most popular trekking adventure in Nepal that takes you via scenic mountain flight to Lukla, then trek through suspension bridges, river banks, forests, villages with spectacular views of highest mountain in the world Everest along other surrounding peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam etc. This trip lets you rewarding trekking experience to step at base of top of the world.
EBC is an experience at Everest region following the steps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjing Norgay Sherpa who were the first to summit top of the world at 1953 AD. Sir Edmund Hillary is the god father of Everest region as he played a major role in upbringing lives of Sherpas living there. There are school, hospital, museums, the only airstrip and many other monuments named after him.
This popular Everest trekking route was not so much affected by earthquake, the entire trail is passable. There were few landslides but brave Sherpas (locals) left no effort in clearing the route. You will find donkeys, yaks, dzokyos and mules transporting the loads and supplies. The stores and shops at Namche are open. As Everest base camp is the most popular trekking adventure in Nepal, during peak seasons at months of Sep to Nov; large number of trekkers would experience their trip of the lifetime. This year though, after earthquake it is anticipated that number of visitors will be less than previous years. But this is also an opportunity to go for Everest trek in relaxed way avoiding the crowd and immerse in an immense natural beauty and cultural insights around Everest region during your trek.
Going for Everest base camp trek in coming season is the way to support the local community as tourism is the major source of income for locals and it is their great matter of concern whether trekkers will arrive in upcoming season or not. Join Everest base camp trek with an added reason now. Not only for trekking adventure and view the best sights of highest Himalayas but also to support the Sherpas, and help rebuild the country.