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Everest as you all know is the highest peak in the world. Located in Nepal and covered with ice throughout the year this is indeed a dream destination. A destination that comes in the wildest of your dreams. It is located at a height of 29,035 feet. The landscape is beautiful with deep blue sky, starry nights and ice capped mountains.
All of us might have had textbook lessons on Everest, about the eventful Journey that Tensing Norgay and Edmund Hillary undertook to climb the peak, and also about the endless failures that happened in the attempt to climb the peak. To be on top of Everest is to be on top of the world. And the destination thus not just is adventurous but thrilling in the very thought of it.
Along with this you will also get a chance to encounter with Sherpas, their lifestyle and cuisine.
About Everest Base Camp Trek
This is one trek that you essentially need to be carrying out once in your life time. It isn’t an everyday opportunity to climb up to the base of Everest and look up the mountain. It is a trek that takes around 15 days to complete, you will have to walk a distance of some 60 kilo meters. You will climb some 17,000 feet. Daunting and tiring but at the same time adventurous and fun filled.
On the way you will come across the beautiful Khumbu icefall, on top of Khumbu Glacier. The trek is well suited for photographers as there are many magnificent visuals all along the way. You will be going through a variety of landscapes like old villages, meadows, ice valleys, forests, waterfalls and rocks among others.
You will also come across the ancient monasteries of Thami and Tengboche during the trek.
EBC Trek Highlights
- Trekking to the base of Everest to see the majestic peak, what more can be the highlight?
- Kala Pattar, Nangkartshang Peak and Everest Base Camp treks are filled with adventure and fun
- This is also a rare chance to see and learn from the people, the culture of Nepal, which will for sure be quite new to many
- The opportunity and chance to go to the monasteries of Thami and Tengboche and explore the splendour of the Sherpa villages.
- One can also go see the school that was started by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach Everest, in the village of Khumjung.