Hiking to Everest’s base camp is usually an exhilarating and life-changing experience. You will have the opportunity to see the highest peak of the world in all its glory. Conquering Everest has always been one of the activities of climbers for centuries. Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay finally reached the summit in 1953. Today, Sherpa Land is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The hike to Everest base camp is also suitable for people in good physical shape who have no experience of mountaineering.
The trek to Everest Base Camp offers some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the world. There are several routes you can get to the base camp. If you choose to follow the Tenzing and Hillary Trail, you can follow the trail along the Kumbu Glacier and climb Cala Pattar.
The trek to Everest’s base camp begins with a flight to the Lukla runway, which takes about half an hour. The flight itinerary includes beautiful scenery and gives you an idea of what to expect. From Lukla you will start to walk slowly to Namche Bazar, the capital of The Sherpa. The tour takes place along the valley of the Dudkh Kosi River. When you reach the Lhotse-Nupe Ridge, you will see for the first time the majestic Everest towering over the ridge.
With good acclimatization, you will start your multi-day trek until you reach the heart of the Kkumba region. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit the monastery of Tengboche. It is a Buddhist monastery that belongs to the Sherpa community and is located in the village of Tengboche in the Kumbu district of eastern Nepal. The monastery, built in 1916, stands at an altitude of 12,687 feet.
A hike to Everest’s base camp takes you to Cala Pattar, a rocky outcrop located west of Mount Everest. You will climb Cala Pattar and get a beautiful view of the southwest side of Everest. Chris Bonington’s team first climbed the mountain in 1975. It also offers spectacular views of the South Saddle and Icefall.
Hiking to Everest’s base camp is a truly classic adventure that takes your breath away. Impressive scenery at every turn will make the hike unforgettable for any traveler. Travellers will be provided with accommodation and local food.