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Everest Base Camp Trekking - Highlights, Routes and Best Season

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Everest Base Camp Trekking - Highlights, Routes and Best Season

Know about Everest Base Camp Trekking, its major highlights, trek route, and the best season for trekking with detailed information. Everest Base Camp Trekking leads you to Nepal's North Eastern Himalayas around the high Khumbu valley with a sweeping panorama of the world’s highest peaks, including the ever-present Mt. Everest, which dominates the adventurous walks all the way to base camp. You will end up with an incredible experience in the arctic zone of remorseless fields of the moraine, ice, and glaciers overlooking the notorious tumbling big block of ice of Khumbu Ice Falls sandwiched between towering peaks of Nuptse-Lhotse and Lola peaks, with an array of mountains that encircles you at Everest Base Camp at the height of 5,364 m.

Our marvelous adventure to Everest Base Camp Trekking includes a climb to the scenic and highest point of the journey on top of Kalapathar, at 5,545 m high, offering you a breath-taking panorama of giant peaks with Everest at a stone's throw distance, the closest views of the world's number one peak from the rocky high hills of Kalapathar. Besides views of mountains, the beautiful landscapes of high hills covered with lush green vegetation and alpine woodland of tall rhododendron (the national flower of Nepal), magnolia, birch, pines, oaks, and silver trees with varied species of wild mountain animals and exotic bird life. The journey continues on leaving rich green vegetation and tree lines towards sheer wilderness within the windswept, arid country as our route leads closer to the world's highest mountains at base camp in the comfort of a nice and cozy local lodge with the warm hospitality of the famous Sherpa, the Highlanders of Everest. On this remarkable Everest Base Camp trek, you will be walking through charming farm villages adorned with old Buddhist culture similar to the Tibetan traditional way of life and customs of ancient heritage, as you witness rows of prayer walls and spinning large bells on the walks around Sherpa villages in the harmony of a pristine and scenic environment. The walk leads into Sagarmatha National Park, which was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979, where you will have an amazing time within lovely woodland and impressive villages, with a lodge on the route facing views of the world's highest mountains.

Sagarmatha National Park protects the area around Khumbu (Sagarmatha is Nepalese for Everest, while Sherpa calls it Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, both words mean Great Mother). Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu areas are home to the world's highest Mt. Everest, the 4th highest Mt. Lhotse, and the 6th highest Mt. Cho Oyo, with Pumori, Amadablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga, and Gyachung Kang. This wonderful walk to Everest Base Camp Trekking starts and concludes at Lukla, a Sherpa busy town with its unique airstrip and the airport named after famous legendary mountaineers Tenzing and Hillary, who conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953. A short scenic flight of 35 minutes offers you grand views of the Himalayan series of peaks all along the flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • "Adventure with a sweeping panorama on the world’s highest Mt. Everest base camp trekking
  • Exploring Sherpa villages rich in colorful cultures and age-old Buddhist customs
  • In the world's highest Sagarmatha National Parks and World Heritage Sites with rich flora and fauna,
  • Scenic and exciting flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla, with breathtaking views of peaks
  • into an enchanting forest of rhododendron, magnolia, birch, silver firs, and pine trees.
  • Daily constant views of high snow-capped peaks on walks to Everest base camp
  • "Climb of the high rocky hill of Kalapathar above 5,545 m with tremendous views of Mt. Everest"

Seasons to Go EBC Trekking

At Everest base camp, trekking is nearly possible for all seasons, except the monsoon wet months of July and August. From March to May, wildflowers are in bloom, which makes a pretty picture of green hills in contrast to white snow-capped peaks. The temperatures around this time are mild, with daytime temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, but the morning and nighttime can be cold without wind-chill factors. At high altitudes above 4,000 m, the temperature might drop to -05 to -10 degrees Celsius. The morning is mostly clear, but the afternoon might get cloudy. From October to January, clear days for views with short daylight hours. It might snow and get freezing cold in the morning and nighttime, but daytime is fine with sunshine for a few hours. The monsoon season of July and August is very beautiful with moisture that makes the area green with rich vegetation but can get cloudy sometimes, obstructing the views on walks with rain and snow. Flights to and from Lukla can be unpredictable due to weather conditions.

The Trekking Route to Everest Base Camp

There are various ways to reach Everest Base Camp. The most popular and shortest is flying from Kathmandu to Lukla and taking a flight out of Lukla after the trek. The other longer route is from Jiri on the original and classic route to Everest Base Camp. It takes more time but is worth the walk. This trail is almost forgotten since the airport in Lukla existed. The other way is from the eastern route to Everest, walking from the Arun valley through Salpa pass, where a flight takes you to warm Tumlingtar, and then walking towards Khumbu via Solu areas to reach Everest base camp. The other route is a hard and tough trek via Rolwaling valley, involving the high Tashi-Labtsa pass of above 5,650 m to reach Khumbu and the Everest region. Trekking to Everest base camp, where all trekkers require TIMS permits (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Sagarmatha National Park fees.

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