Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and most demanded trekking destinations for all adventure lovers in the world. Traveling to the base of the world's highest mountains is really very adventurous and breathtaking. The base camp of the MT Everest lies in the northeastern part of the Khumbu region of Nepal. trekking to the Everest Region of Nepal offers the memorable experience where you can experience the Local Sherpa's Culture, tradition, their religions with the magnificent views of the world highest snow-capped mountains like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, AmaDablam, Island Peak, Thamserku, and many other surrounded peaks.

As we have talked many more about the Everest region and its trekking but some of you may have the question disturbing you about "what are the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek? What is the major attraction of the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Clear ideas about the highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek before you start that it helps you to make this trip more enjoyable. In this, we are going to make you clear about Mt Everest base Camp and its highlights in this post. Mainly there are two ways to react to the Mt Everest either from Nepal by doing trekking or from Tibet side by diving. From both sides, the major attraction differs from each and every step.

Looking for those questions, Nepal Hiking Trek has listed some of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek that you should not miss on.

Featuring the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek are Tenzing-Hillary airport, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche monastery, Dingboche, Khumbu Glacier, Kalapather, South Base Camp of Mt Everest, Gokyo Lakes, Ngozumpa glacier and Gokyo Ri in Sagarmatha National Park are the popular place and to visit and you will see while heading to the base camp of Mt Everest from the Nepal side whereas Tibetan plateau, akes and the wonderful Qomolangma National Nature preserve in the Tibet of China are the major highlights of the Everest base camp trek from north side.

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The major highlights  of Everest Base Camp Trek are: 

Everest Base Camp

One of the most beautiful and the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek which leads to the base of the world's highest mountain. Everest Base Camp lies at the altitude of 5,364 meters above the sea level. Everest Base Camp is the dream destination for the adventure lover as it provides the breathtaking views of the world's highest snowy peak. Its base camp is the beautiful camping sites for the Everest expedition and also the popular destination point for every adventure seeker who treks to the Everest region and base camp. with the high and the beautiful adventure hike, reaching to its base camp means high chances of altitude sickness and also you will not find any teahouse on its base camp, so you have to stay at the small villages near the Everest Base Camp which is called Gorakshep. From the base camp, you will also get a chance to see the breathtaking views of Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori with the wonderful views of Mt Everest as well as majestic Khumbu glacier and icefalls, glacier rivers and snow avalanches beyond on eyes.

Kalapather-wonderful viewpoint

Kalapathar is one of the attractive viewpoints of Everest base camp trekking. It is also the high point of the Everest Base Camp trek as well as region trek which is located at the altitude 5545 meters. Kalapther is the "Big Black Rock" which is very famous for the panoramic views of the world's highest mountain with its summit. Visitors and Trekkers usually hike to the Kalapather early in the morning or in the morning to enjoy the sunrise and sunset views overs these highest mountains above the 8000 meters including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and other surrounding peaks. You may not get to see the clear views of Mt Everest from its base camp but hiking to the Kalapther will be fruitful as it will offer clear views of these snow-capped mountains.

Khumbu Glacier

The Khumbu glacier is the biggest glacier of Nepal, which is at the Khumbu region is about twelve kilometers long which lies between the Mt Everest and the Mt Nuptse-Lhotse ridge. It is also known as the word's highest glacier which consists of the large icefalls and it starts from the Everest Base Camp. Khumbu Glacier can be seen from the world's highest peak Mt-Everest Base Camp as well as from Kalapather. The beautiful views of the Khumbu glacier add more glory in your trek, so it is also the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Tengboche monastery

Tengboche is the beautiful village of the Khumbu(Everest) region, it is the beautiful spot for close views of the world's beautiful and highest mountain like Mt Ama Dablam, not only the views of Ama Dablam, it also offer the mind-blowing views of the surrounding peaks. Tengboche is also famous for having the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region-Tengboche monastery having the nourishing spirit with the daily praying Buddhist monks. Trekking to the Tengboche during October is famous for the Mani Rimdu Festival trekking, it is the popular and important festival of the local Sherpa people. Mani Rimbu festival at the Tengboche festival lasts for the 19 days as the series of events in the annual full moon festival which usually held in October or early November, which is fixed as the Tibetan Buddhist Lunar Calander. So to enjoy this festival, to listen to the chanting, view the monastery many visitors trek this region. Tengboche monastery is the major highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri

Gokyo lakes and the Gokyo Ri is the optional trekking route to the Everest Base Camp trek but if you trek the classical route you may not get to see the Beautiful Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri. However, the Gokyo Lake Trekking route is the popular and wonderful trekking route which is at the heart of the Khumbu region. Gokyo Lake trekking is also known as the Gokyo Valley trekking route or the Everest panoramic trekking route which is also the alternative route to reach the Everest Base Camp. you see the beautiful Gokyo Lake which is comprised of the five different lakes and also it is known as the world's highest freshwater lakes situated at the altitude of 4750 meters above the sea level. Gokyo Ri is another superb view-point of the trek which offers the panoramic views f the world's highest mountains including Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu with other surrounding peals. Gokyo Ri also offers the views of the Everest's five Gokyo Lakes and the breathtaking views of the world's largest glacier-Ngozumpa Glacier.

Ngozumpa glacier

Ngozumpa Glacier is the longest glacier which is about 36 kilometers longs which lie below the world's sixth-highest snowy-peaks Mt Chooyu which is also one of the three highest passes of the Everest which touches to the Gokyo valley. To enjoy the breathtaking views of the Ngozumpa glacier you have to trek to the beautiful view-point of Gokyo Ri. However, this glacier is also included in the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp trekking.

Everest Three Highest Passes (Kongma -La, Cho-la and Renjo-La Pass)

The three highest passes of the Everest is another major attraction of the Everest Base Camp Trek. This Everest Three passes Trek is also known as the Everest Circuit Trek which covers the entire trekking route in the Khumbu(Everest region). This three highest passes trek of the Khumbu region takes you to the base of the three high passes including Kongma LA, Cho La, and Renjo La and also takes you to the base of the world's highest mountains-Everest Base Camp. walking through the dense forest and charming villages this adventure three great passes trekking route starts through the remote and the untouched villages including Thame, Marulung and continues the passing through the Gokyo Lakes, Kalapther and to the Everest base camps, and this beautiful and adventure trek eds passing through the classical route to the Lukla.

Namche Bazaar-the beautiful Sherpa's Capital

Namche Bazaar- the gateway of the Khumbu region is the major attraction of the Everest Base Camp Trek and is also the beautiful Sherpa –settlements. Namche Bazaar is the delightful mountain town that is formed in the steep mountains which are like in a bowl-shape offer the excellent views of the snow-capped mountains like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, and other surrounding peaks. Namche Villages is also known as the Sherpa's capital here you can find all the facilities like markets, standard lodges, restaurants, banks, ATM, shops, post office, cyber and many others. Namche Bazaar is also a popular touristic hub that lies at the altitude of the 344o meters above the sea level and great place to enjoy the locals; culture and tradition with the breath-taking views of the snow-capped mountains. Namche Bazaar is also a great place for altitude acclimatization for adventure trekkers.

Hillary Museum

A Hillary Museum of the Khumbu region is also another highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek. This museum is located in the world-famous Sherpa village-Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region. Everyone can visit this museum as this Museum is open to all the trekkers who come to the Everest Region as well as for the research and the expedition purpose. It is one of the oldest and the beautiful museums in the Everest region which is named after Sir Edmund Hillary. The major things you can witness in this museum are Tradition Sherpa Lifestyles, cultures, dresses, utensils, art and architecture, trekking gears and equipment and many other things. Exploring to this museum you will find interesting as here you can see the past photographs collected from the Local Sherpa community, their lifestyle and way of life in the past. The best time to visit this museum is on the acclimatization day at the Namche Bazaar for the great memory.

Explore the traditional Sherpa villages

One of the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp is to explore the unique and traditional mountain Sherpa's villages, experience their warm hospitality, culture, and tradition. during the trekking to the Everest Base Camp, you will spend your night at the many famous and tradition Sherpa's village which will give the chance to know more about the Sherpa people, their lifestyle, their culture, tradition as well as hospitality which is very amazing. You may also experience Sherpa's daily living lifestyle and know more about the world's famous Sherpa during your adventure trek to the Everest Base Camp.

Helicopter Flight above the Himalayas

To experience the adventure helicopter flight over the beautiful snow-capped mountains is also one of the major attraction of the trekking in the Everest Region in Nepal. to experience the helicopter flight above the Himalayas, Everest Helicopter Tour will be one of the best options for you to collect the lifetime's memorable experiences with the breathtaking views of the Himalayas of Nepal. the Helicopter Flight in the Everest region provides the views of the world's highest peaks such as Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Island peak, Mera Peak and many other surrounding snowy peaks.you will also get the golden chance to enjoy the views of green valley, geographical variation, green hills, rivers, and the streams, snow-lakes, glacier rivers and may more. The helicopter tour is best for those who have a short vacation but wants to react to the base of the world's highest mountains and wants to enjoy the views of the highest snow-capped mountains. The best time to enjoy the Helicopter tours in the Everest region is during the season of spring (March-May) and the Autumn season (September-November).

Base Camp with peak climbing trek

Everest Base Camp Trek with the peak climbing is also one of the major attraction of the Everest Base Camp, along with the adventure Everest Base Camp Trekking, trekkers may want to climb peaks. There are many climbing peaks you can find in the Everest region but the famous peaks climbing in the Everest(Khumbu region) are the Island peaks which are at the altitude of 6189 meters above the sea level and the Mera Peaks which is at the altitude of 6461 meters above the sea level. The adventure trekking and the climbing packages in the Everest region not only takes you towards the beautiful Everest Base Camp but also offer you the adventure climbing to the breathtaking peaks of the Island and the Mera Peak Climbing in one single trip. Those who want to enjoy the adventure trip to be at the base camp of the world's highest mountains and at the same time dreamed to climb the peak in the Everest region, the Island and the Mera peak with the Base Camp trek is the perfect trekking packages for you.

Beautiful Sagarmatha National park:

Another major attraction of the Everest Base Camp is Sagarmatha National Park which is also listed in the UNESCO world's heritage sites and covers an area of 1148 square kilometers. Sagarmatha National park is the protected area in the Himalayas of the Khumbu(Everest Region). It is the world's highest national park which starts from the altitude of 2800 meters ends with in the world highest mountains-Mt Everest at the altitude of 8848 meters. These national parks also protect the natural vegetation, not only this it also conserve natural biodiversity. Exploring these parks you will get to see the rare and varieties of the flora and fauna, endangered wildlife such as Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Snow-Leopard, Himalayan Black bear and many other. To enter these national parks you should reach the Jorsalle village and enjoy exploring.

Outdoor Activities

The other major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek are experiencing the thrilling mountaineering and the adventure outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, Everest marathon, yoga and meditation in the lower elevation as well as the highest sky diving village tour. You can also do the following activities while trekking the Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Visiting the school and the hospital in the Khumbu Established by the Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Exploring the Mt Ama Dablam mountains-the most beautiful mountains of the Everest Region.
  • Visiting the ancient Chortens mani walls and the monasteries
  • Close up exploration of the Sherpa culture and tradition, knowing more about their bravery.
  • Great Mani Rimbu Festival in the Tengboche monastery
  • Relaxing yak Caravans of the Sherpa people

Wondering the nature, finding the ultimate truth of the mountain life, reaching to the dreamed places are the major Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. if you are interested to enjoy the Everest Base Camp Trek in the Himalayas of Nepal or want to know more about it then please email us: [email protected]. We are happy to send you the quotes that we have designed according to your interest.

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