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10 Reasons To Go For The Everest Base Camp Trek

  • 09-Jan-2015
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Looking for reasons for the Everest base camp trek? Well, it has been one of the top trekking adventures to be experienced around the globe ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully conquered the Everest summit in 1953 AD. Everest trek offers the grandest of adventure around the world's highest Himalayas passing through enchanting forests, Sherpa villages, monasteries, and eye-catching views along the way. I used to wonder why until I found the following top 10 reasons for Everest base camp:

1. Step to the base camp of the world's highest peak Mt. Everest

Nothing can be the best adventurous experience other than stepping onto the base camp of the world's highest peak Mt. Everest. Mountaineers and professionals climb the top of Mt. Everest, which might not be possible for all of us. However, most of us can always embark on Everest base camp and reach the base of the top of the world, which is a massive accomplishment in itself that makes us spellbound.

2. Head Kalapathhar viewpoint offering magical Himalayan views

Kala Patthar is the primary viewpoint in the Everest region, offering panoramic sunrise views over the Himalayas. As soon as sun rays turn the snow-white mountains into golden color, the most spectacular scenery is seen, which can't be described in words. It is entirely a magical experience.

3. Explore Sherpa's land

Trek to Everest base camp offers to be at Sherpa land and explore the most famous Himalayan tribe; Sherpa, their culture, tradition, rituals, and lifestyle. Sherpa is a name of a particular caste, not an occupation, as many misunderstand Sherpa as guides and porters in the Himalayas. But it is a known fact that most of the local Sherpa are directly or indirectly related to trekking and mountaineering occupation.

4. Visit the ancient Tengboche monastery

At the exciting and adventurous Everest base camp route, we get the chance to visit the ancient Tengboche monastery built centuries ago. There we get an insight into the traditional Buddhism religion, praying rituals, and the feeling of peace and tranquility around the Himalayas. Along with the Tengboche monastery, there are other monasteries, prayer wheels, mani walls, and prayer flags reflecting cultural significance to local inhabitants.

5. Only trekking route exhibiting four Himalayas above 8000 m

EBC is the only trekking route where we can view not one, or two but four Himalayan peaks above 8000 meters. These eight-thousanders are Mt.Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, and the top of the world Mt. Everest.

6. Trek through the world's highest Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall

Nearby Everest base camp, the world's highest Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall are located at an altitude of 4900 meters. You will be mesmerized while walking through the ice, which is a remarkable and unique experience.

7. Stroll around the famous Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a famous trading center and tourist hub known as the gateway to Everest. Bazaar means to market, and as the name suggests, Sherpa traders spread out their market every Saturday where we can get Everest souvenirs. Mendafu viewpoint, a short walk to Khumjung and Sherpa cultural museum, remains another significant attraction in Namche.

8. Cross Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park, which covers 1148 square kilometers, is preserved along the trail to Everest base camp with steep terrains cut by rivers and glaciers. National Park is mainly surrounded by pine, rhododendron, and hemlock forests where we can encounter Himalayan monal, musk deer, mountain goats, and others.

9. Most popular trekking adventure around the globe

Everest base camp is the most popular trekking adventure as more than twenty-five thousand trekkers embark on Everest base camp annually. Don't miss out on Everest base camp this year and experience the most popular trek worldwide.

10. Most developed, well-managed, and safe trekking site

As the tourism industry is the primary source of local income, the Everest region is most developed and well managed, with plenty of cozy tea houses and quality lodging and fooding services. The trekking routes are distinguishable and considered a safe places to travel.

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