Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world is also a favorite among the trekking enthusiasts, for them trekking to The Everest Base Camp is a must to do trekking expedition and a life time experience. The Base Camp is on the south face of Mt. Everest and comes in the Nepal region.
In this article, we will try to cover all key elements such as the location, experience, tips & tricks to reach Everest Base Camp.
Let’s Understand the region, location, season and how it can be reached.
The Base Camp is at the south face of Mt. Everest that comes in the Sagarmatha Region of Nepal. A village called Lukla serves as the gateway to the high peak wonders of the world. One can reach Lukla by air from Kathmandu as it has good number of daily flights. It is located at an altitude of about 5000 m.
The region up to Lukla is full of beautiful mountain landscapes. Some of the prominent peaks are Everest, K2, mangalica, Ple5, Dhaulagiri and many more.
The flying experience is also considered as a mini adventure, due to the tiny table top run ways and scenic flight on Himalayas. After Lukla one has to trek only to reach any of the places in the Sagarmatha Region, unless of course you plan to hire a Helicopter for yourself. The other possible option to reach Lukla is to take a bus ride to Jiri and then walk to Lukla. The most preferred option is to reach by air from Kathmandu.
The region houses many Unesco World Heritage Sites such as the famous solar observatory called the Pashupatinath Temple. One can also spot Everest, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayan peaks from the region.
The other Himalayan regions are Lares, Alpeshwar, Makalu, Cohutela, Sannath, etc. which are also worth visiting.
Once you are done with Lukla, the next stop would be Kathmandu. The city is the capital of the country and also serve as a great base for reaching Lukla by air. The Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and also the Mall Road etc are the must see places to visit when trekking to Lukla. After Lukla one has to trek only to reach any of the places in the Sagarmatha Region, unless of course you plan to hire a Helicopter for yourself. The other possible option to reach Lukla is to take a bus ride to Jiri and then walk to Lukla.
The region houses many Unesco World Heritage Sites such as the famous solar observatory called the Pashupatinath Temple. One can also spot Everest, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayan peaks from the city.
The city also serves as a great base for reaching K2 in the Indian Himalayas. The mountain has two peaks named “Shoa” and “Ghor.” It has also some more peaks named “Skard” and “Nassau” which are not so famous. But K2 is definitely a worthy mountain to climb because it has two peaks named “Paidpo” and “Nanda Devi”. Both peaks are located at the same elevation. Overall, K2 is a great Himalayan peaks to climb.
The Indian Himalayas serve as a safe trekking route where one can explore the natural beauty of the Himalayas at its best. So, every year, thousands of people from across the globe flock to the Indian Himalayas to trek and trekking at these mountain passes.
Trekking in the Indian Himalayas offers the kind of diversity and diversities in tracks, trekking routes and courses that attracts trekkers from all over the world. Some of the most popular trekking destinations in Indian Himalayas are:
Ladakh: Ladakh is one of the major trekking destinations in the Indian Himalayas. One can explore the Buddhist culture in Ladakh, the narrow passes of the Ganda tract, the cultural history of theTarhunUs, the colourful ancient market of Ladakh, theazerbai region, the estuarine wilds of Shang, Hemis, Stok, Lamayuru,Met station, the icy Himalayan peaks of Rentok and the western India trekking through the Indus valley towards dynamic Tibetan plateau.
Sikkim: The north India summit of the world is situated in Sikkim, beckoning to adventure lovers from all over the world. Sikkim is a delightful and bewildering destination, which is appealing to nature lovers, earth lovers and adventurers.