Lukla to Everest Base Camp

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Lukla to Everest Base Camp There are numerous quintessential trekking routes in Nepal. If you wish to get showered by the mountain breezes and stupendous Himalayan environment then Nepal is a perfect hideaway holiday destination. Among such beautiful Himalayan detours Everest region commonly called as Khumbu region is an ideal place to trek on. The major reason behind Khumbu being one of the best is that it an abode of Mt. Everest (8848 m).

Lukla to Everest Base Camp portion of trekking holds numerous fantastic aspects of a Himalayan walking trip. Find out various attractions available during this momentous trip.

Lukla Airport

Tenzing Hillary Airport is regarded as the world’s most extreme airport. With the short runway and rugged hills surrounding which is also amidst highly changeable climatic conditions, the airport in itself is a thrilling experience.

Tranquil Phakding Hamlet

Located on the bank of Dudhkoshi River this small hamlet of few tea houses and lodges is the first camping place during Everest region trekking in Nepal. Get briefing and get acquainted with the fellow trekkers during the first day’s rest. With the anticipation to cover lots of places in the next 8-9 days time, the night goes by with the sound of the river.

Laroche Bridge & First Sight of Mt. Everest

From Phakding the trail heads upwards passing by Manjo and Sagarmatha National Park entry point. At the junction of Imja River and Dudhkoshi River majestic bridge of Laroche welcomes trekkers. This bridge is very adventurous as you can see another old bridge below it as well as cool wind to make it full of an adrenaline rush. The bridge was featured in Hollywood blockbuster movie Everest too. As trekkers take uphill trekking through green lush forests of pine trees the first view of Mt. Everest is seen.

Namche Bazaar and Acclimatization Hiking of Everest View Hotel

The Sherpa capital and major market of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Up in the Himalayas, you will be surprised to see various upscale restaurants and bars. Enjoy to the fullest with the view of Thamserku and Kangtega mountains on either side of Namche. As part of acclimatization as trekkers hike the Everest View Hotel, a plethora of mountains will spoil you as well as your camera. Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest and others are seen spectacularly. Take a sip of coffee and enjoy the breathtaking view of mountains from Everest View Hotel.

Tengboche Monastery

The monastery is an icon of Khumbu culture and traditions. During Mani Rimdu Festival special prayers and events take place in this monastery. Situated at the top of the hill this place is awesome for spiritual beckoning as well as panoramic view of mountains including the world’s tallest Mt. Everest.

Pangboche and Dingboche Valley then Dingboche rest day

From Tengboche, trekkers trek downhill and Nepali style flatland through scattered tree lines as well as occasional bushes. Pangboche is beautiful valley which is situated in the crossroad of EBC trek and Amadablam Base Camp Trek. Dingboche is windy valley facing the Amadablam and Island Peak territory. The acclimatization hiking of Nagarshan Hill offers the best view of mountains on all sides.

Thukla Memorial and Lobuche

From Dingboche, the trip heads upwards facing straight the Pumori Mountain. The view of Lobuche, Lobuche, and Pumori looks so close and astounding. The memorial of Everest summiteers in Thukla reminds the intrepid people’s greatest contribution on the Everest Expedition. Find out events of Scott Fischer, Rob Hall, Babu Chhiri and many mountaineers who lost their lives on Everest. Stay in the tranquil hamlet of Lobuche is amazing.

Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp

Crossing the Lobuche pass appears the large moraine. On the other side of moraine remains a small yet beautiful place on the foothill of Kalapathar. Explore and leave your footprints on iconic Everest Base Camp. This is the very place from where back in 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first scaled the Mt. Everest. Take as much memory as possible so that you can share your moments for generations to come.

Kalapathar Hiking and Himalayan Sunrise View

Early morning hiking of Kalapathar is an adventurous task. The scene of the sun rising from the casement of Himalayas of Khumbu and lighting the tip of mountains like Mt. Everest would be as significant as fairyland. Witness this amazing phenomenon from probably the highest place that you will ever be.

Return to Lukla

Lukla to Everest Base Camp Though the trail is same you will find much more differences in terms of attraction during the return trip. The altitude decreases and your body too start to open up. You will enjoy the trekking while returning than going up. Therefore, stay awake during your return trip too.

Lukla to Everest Base Camp journey is definitely one to do at least once in a lifetime. Enjoy the majestic Mount Everest surrounding by trekking in Nepal using this trek route. Visit Nepal and find out the abode of the world’s tallest mountain including more than 25 Himalayan views. 

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