Everest Base Camp:
Everest Base Camp is one of the dream destination for the trekkers at a height of 18,513 ft in Nepal. It is covered with the snow-covered mountains, lush greenery, beautiful valleys with the vast blue sky in the backdrop. You will also experience a lot of snowfall while trekking. The second you set foot on a height of 5365 meters you will sense as if you are standing in a globe of a snowball. Although this is the difficult trek, it takes you through the jaw dropping scenes of the region. After exploring there will be a sense of accomplishment. The scenery changes every turn you take on this trek. Everyone here should capture each and every scenic view.
Once you reach the Gorakshep – Everest Base Camp, you will get a chance to stun yourself with the view of the base camp, sitting at the edge of the Khumbu icefall. And also a chance to see the Khumbu glacier, the Western shoulder of Everest and Nuptse. It is a sight that fills you with astonishment and a sense of relaxation. Walking to expedition tents on the Everest Base Camp is an excitement of its own. There is a network of expedition tents among impossibly vicious Khumbu icefall seracs. It is absolutely bliss because of the majestic beauty all around the camp.
Nothing can beat the excitement and thrill that the travellers get while continuing towards Everest and watching it very close. This is not just a treat to yourself but also acquire a knowledge of a lot about the people and traditions of this region. It is known for its magnificent beauty with the mountain peaks, glacial moraines and valleys. You can enjoy the tree and shrubs blooming in this season, with Rhododendrons in particular. This adds a glorious and aesthetic to the atmosphere.
The journey of Everest Base Camp is very appealing and shall entice your heart and mind forever.
When should one visit the trek?
The ideal months are from March to May and from September to December because it gets hot in May, just before the monsoon season; be prepared for possible rain but stunning blooming rhododendron flowers. During December the temperature reaches below-zero but the days are still beautiful. The crowd does not choose coming here in winters as the temperature is very chilly and the snow all around may make your trekking experience challenging.
Quick Facts about Everest Base Camp:
Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude: 18,513 ft
Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level: Difficult
Airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Starting and Ending Point: The trek begins and concludes at Kathmandu.
ATM: The last ATM point is in Namche Bazaar.
Tented accommodation is provided at the campsite where you have the right to choose between tents on 2 or 3 sharing basis.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner with the tea snack will be provided during the stay at the campsite.
Safety and Travel Tips:
1. Track pants are necessary.
2. Trekking shoes should be added.
3. Warm cap, base layers, fleece jackets, thermal socks, rain jacket is recommended.
4. Avoid spectacles, if unavoidable then should be supported by a strap.
5. First aid kit.
6. For change dry clothes and towel.
7. Avoid carrying things like jewellery, cash, watch and camera while trekking.
8. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the activity.
9. Personal toiletries and medications if necessary.
10. Flash light.
11. Sunglasses and sunscreen lotion.
12. Extra polythene bags and a whistle.
Everest Base Camp, one of the most popular trekking destinations, is an adventure for the lifetime and something that you should experience at least once. Also the main reason for its popularity is that it is pretty challenging, after exploring it will give you a sense of achievement. For all the nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts, this is definitely not to be missed. So don’t miss an opportunity to explore this exciting trek with great enthusiasm because it’s time to take up your adventure to a whole new level. It is no less than a paradisiacal territory for all nature lovers.
Every and each step of this activity is bestowed with colossal views associated with it makes it an amazing experience.