Everest Base Camp Trek: A Life Changing Experience
Everest base camp trek is a great opportunity to reach to the very base of the roof of the world. Out of all human beings dreaming of conquering Everest only a few will succeed and the Everest base camp trekking adventure can take you very close to your dream of conquering the Everest. A very popular trekking destination for its diversity, challenges and exotic sense of adventure along with the welcoming and caring Sherpa people, Everest Base Camp Trek has been one of the most famous world trekking destinations since the very first expedition to Everest in 1953 by Sir Edmond Hilary and his Team. The easiest way to reach Annapurna Base Camp Trek within a limited time is to embark on a classic trek from Lukla requiring about 2 weeks completing.
The classic Everest Base Camp Trek starts in Upper Phakding from where you will follow the Dudh Koshi valley and climb up to the bustling Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, a famous crossroads for trekkers, tourists, local Sherpa and people hoping to summit Everest. Every step of this trek will be equally an adventure and fun. We will be traveling through the top of the world, through the magnolia, giant firs and rhododendron forests. Early autumn and late spring this trek will be lined with blooming in intensely red colors rhododendrons or perfectly white magnolias enhancing your trip with the enchantment of the richness of the blooms. From the mysterious Namche you will start your real trek towards the mighty Everest. This will be a trek at a high altitude with awesome Everest views from many vantage points with the most significant Buddhist monastery at Tengboche, which you will reach after long 2 hours steep hike. Located at 3867m, this monastery is perched at the top of the ridge and surrounded by majestic forest of dwarf figs and rhododendrons. It presents itself in its best in the morning, with a spellbinding sunrise in a dramatic yet mystical surroundings. From here the trek descends to ImjaKhola and follows on to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche and finally on to the Khumbu Glacier after a few hours of trekking. You will then follow the glacier all the way to next overnight stop and acclimatization break Lobuche village at the foot of majestic Lobuche peak. Lobuche is a perfect vantage point for full panorama views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Taweche along with many other spectacular peaks. The last stop on the Everest base camp trek is Gorak Shep, which can be reach by easy but strenuous high elevation hike.
Gorok Shep is the last post and the gateway to Everest Base Camp. You can climb Kala Pathar notch dominating the village for a birds eye view of the Everest base Camp and to descent to the Base camp to reach you ultimate goal, where you will find yourself at the foot of Khumbu Icefall a truly overwhelming view. It is a tough trekking even in Nepal due to its high altitude. It fatigues you, makes your lungs cry out loud for more oxygen till you get acclimatized but once you achieve the level of acclimatization, you will feel an enormous sense of satisfaction and great feeling of achievement worth the effort. Far from the bustling city, pollution and noise, you will find peace and purity here. The direct views of the enormous Mt. Everest South face will fill you with awe. For some this awesome feeling of the Everest Base Camp Trek to a truly place so extraordinary will inspire a return trip in some years alone or with friends. Trekking back to Lukla can be also enriching experience of reliving the trek again in reverse order and cementing unforgettable memories and reliving life changing experience of Everest base camp trek.