Everest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp Trekking
Every trekker has a dream of doing Everest Base Camp Trek at least once in a lifetime. And now is your chance. Everest Base Camp Trek starts and ends in Lukla, where sits the worlds’ dangerous Tenzing Hillary Airport. The trekking trail winds through culturally rich Sherpa villages such as Phakding, Namche, Dingboche, Pangboche, Pheriche and Lobuche. All along the trail you will enjoy breathtaking views of worlds’ tallest Himalayan peaks Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Cho Oyu etc. Especially the visit to 300 years old Tengboche Monastery that unravels the unparalleled beauty of Ama Dablam.
Everes Base Camp Trek includes hike up to the top of Kalapathar (5545m) to observe a panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Khumbu Glacier. Then walk through the glaciers and moraines to reach Everest Base Camp which is a climax of this trek. At 5360m, EBC is the meeting place of international mountaineers below the majestic Mt. Everest or Goddess Dolma. The trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. The park is home to a diverse ecology and wildlife such as Musk Deer, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Snow Leopard etc.
Everest Base Camp trek: Wildlife & Biodiversity
Everest Region comprising of Mt Everest and Sagarmatha National Park is a world heritage site. The region has unique biodiversity and wildlife. The lower belt is forested with brich, juniper, pines and bamboo but in higher altitude you will find shrubs, lichens and moss. The Park hosts a rich vegetation and many rare species like Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Black Bear, Musk Deer etc.
People, Culture & Religion in Everest Base Camp trek
Along the Everest Base Camp Trek, the indigenous ethnic inhabitants of Everest region (Khumbu) are Sherpas. Sherpas are not just known for their hardwork and honesty, they are equally popular for their Buddhist culture, and hospitality. Tengboche Monastery is the most revered and oldest stupa in Everest region.
Major Festivals in Everest Base Camp trek
The major festivals of Everest region include Mani Rimdu and Lhosar. Mani Rimdu is unique to Sherpa community of Everest region and is the biggest festival observed in November in Tengboche Monastery. Everest Base Camp trek passes through Tengboche Monastery.
How to get to Everest Base Camp
The easiest and most popular way to get to Everest region is by plane. Private airlines operate daily flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. During peak seasons, air seats are scarce. Another option to reach Lukla is to drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and then trek all the way to Khumbu.
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