Trip to Everest base camp is a life time journey for every single adventure loving person in this planet. To reach at the base of the world’s largest mountain is an extraordinary experience for an adventure lover. This is the only trek/adventure journey in the world where a person can see 4 biggest mountains in the world. Apart from the view of world’s tallest peak trekkers/travelers can experience walking on the glaciers, crossing many mountain passes, visiting Buddhist monasteries, experiencing Sherpa culture and visiting many beautiful Sherpa villages.
Trekkers can experience other high mountain peaks apart from Mount Everest during the trek, such as Mount Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse and the most beautiful mountains like Ama Dablam and Pumori. Also trekkers can see many mountain peaks more than 6000 meters height.
The ultimate journey starts from a small hill town called Lukla which is famous for its table top tiny airport and is considered as the world’s most dangerous airport. Trekkers usually take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which takes 35 minutes to reach. Lukla to Everest Base camp journey takes 12 days including rest days and trekkers cover 120 kilometers both side during Trekking.
The trekking route goes through some spectacular Sherpa villages, dense forests, cold deserts and glaciers. Once the journey starts from Lukla the trekking trail goes through many villages along side of Dudh Koshi River, where trekkers can experience local Buddhist culture. Namche bazaar is the major stopover in Everest Base Camp Trek and trekkers usually spend 2 nights here to acclimatize themselves for the higher altitude and relax in this place as almost everything is available over here. After Namche trekkers experience the biggest Buddhist monastery in Tengboche which is the biggest in Khumbu zone.
After Tengboche the trail goes through mostly treeless mountains and the villages become less once trekkers reach Dingboche. After that, they can experience a cold desert as not a single tree is available here. Trekkers usually spend 2 nights in Dingboche to acclimatize themselves for higher altitudes.
After Dingboche trekkers cross 2 settlements like Dughla and Lobuche and finally reach Gorakshep which is the last stopover before Everest Base Camp. Trekkers usually visit Base Camp on the same day they arrive at Gorakshep, which is 2.5 hours trek from Gorakshep and is situated on the Khumbu glacier. Another most important day during this trek is hiking Kala Patthar for most beautiful view of Mount Everest. Hike to Kala Patthar takes 3 hours to reach top of it and 1.5 hours to get down.
After visiting The Base Camp and hiking to Kala Patthar the trekkers get back to Lukla on the same trekking trail and the remaining days of trek are downhill walks and takes 3-4 days to reach Lukla.