Major Attraction of EBC Trek
Going back to the history of the World, people used to feel afraid when they hear about ‘Climbing Mt. Everest’. However, the situation is completely changed now. Even a sixteen years old Sherpa Brave Guy climbed the Mt. Everest and proved his Bravery to the globe. He is none other than Temba Tsheri. Then, people came to realize that it’s not hard to climb until and unless we desire and dream of it. Later, Jordan Romero from the USA climbed Mt. Everest was just thirteen during the climbing period. The concept has changed, and people feel it’s not that difficult to climb Mt. Everest. However, climbing does require a physically and mentally fit and beautiful body. It is always good idea to know Major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek before you make decision.
Everest region is the temporary home for thousands of climbers each year. The brave Sherpa residing around the area guide the foreign climbers for climbing Mt. Everest. Everest region is full of excitement, little danger, little joy, and plenty of happiness. Everest Base Camp Trekking came into existence after Sir Edmund Hilary, and Tenzing Norgay first conquered the Mt. Everest. After that, people, especially Sherpas. Locals and mountain ranges including Mt. Lhotse (8,511 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,153 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,470 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m) say Namaste and Welcome your trek.
Kalapather hill lying in front of Mt. Everest would make your dream come true. The amount of Oxygen is so less as you know, the more you go upwards; the air becomes thinner and thinner. Therefore, you should never think of spending an hour, even half an hour at the Hill. Nobody wants to get back after reaching the Hill, but it’s your body which can’t adjust for a longer time. Make a mindset of staying just for 5-10 minutes on the Hill. Overall, Everest Base Camp Trek would be a fantastic journey of your life.
Top 10 Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek
Landing on the Dangerous Airport in the World: Lukla Airport
Just after 35 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu Airport, we reach Lukla Airport, and his team feels it’s necessary for all the trekkers to the Everest region of Nepal. The Airport, lying in the Highest altitude is considered to be the World’s Most Dangerous Airport. It has only one Runway. Reaching there would be exciting and ‘wow’ feeling.
Numbers of houses and lodges surround the Airport. In front of it, you can observe the glorified views of mountain ranges. As per our team experience, every traveler takes out Camera/Mobile when they reach the destination. It’s worth capturing a photo in Lukla Airport.
Exciting Facts About Lukla Airport: Everest Base Camp Trek
- The Altitude of Airport is 2,845 m (9,334 ft.)
- The runway is 527 m in length and 30 m in breadth
- In the peak season, the Airport operates 50 flights in a day
- The Airport wasn’t paved until 2001, but it was built in 1964
- Officially, it was named as Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary
Glorified views of Mountain ranges
What do you think when you hear the word “Everest”? Obviously’ Area of Mountain’. Namche Is the Gateway of the Everest region. Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak shep then to Kalapather is the standard route of going to Everest Base Camp.
Numerous Mountain ranges can be witnessed on the trail. Mt. Lhotse (8,511 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,879 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,173 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,470 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m) are some of the famous mountain ranges along the Everest Base Camp Trek. Overall, you can explore more than 200 peaks higher than 6,000 meters during the trek.
Interesting Facts about Glorified views of Mountain Ranges: Everest Base Camp Trek
Mountain peaks including eight worlds highest lies in Nepal
Highest Peak of the World-Mt. Everest (8,848 m)
Explore more than 20 mountain ranges from a single place
Gateway to the Everest Region-Namche Bazaar
The Bazaar is decorated with peace, harmony, traders, monuments, mountains, hills, forest, traditional houses, customs, cultures, and religion. It’s the major tourist hub popularly known for homes, the lifestyle of peoples, views of mountain ranges and small other beautiful valleys.
It would be useless if you visit Nepal and don’t go to Namche Bazaar. Warm welcome by shopkeepers, mountains, houses, lodges, and tea houses would make you smile.
Interesting Facts about Namche Bazaar: Everest Base Camp Trek
- Friendly and warm welcome by locals
- The only place in the World to explore mountain and high hills views
- Famous Trading area of the Everest Region
- Famous for Monasteries, local culture, custom, and religion
Explore Sagarmatha National Park
The UNESCO enlisted World Heritage site of Nepal- Sagarmatha National Park welcomes you with picturesque views of Wild lives.
The National Park covers 1,148 sq. Km area in the Solukhumbu ranging from an altitude of 2,845 m to 8,848 m. Established in 1976 AD, it is the largest National Park of Nepal. The Park consists of Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black bear, Red Panda, and Wolves.
Interesting Facts about Sagarmatha National Park: Everest Base Camp Trek
Sagar’ means Sea or sky and ‘Matha’ means head in Nepali
Approximately 3000 Sherpa’s are living around the Parks Border
It consists of Rhododendron and Pine Forest
Red Panda- World’s rare animal is found in Sagarmatha National Park
Heavenly Feeling when you reach Everest Base Camp
Khumbu region of Nepal is widely famous for Everest Base Camp. Lying at an elevation of 5,364 m from the sea level is fantastic. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is itself an excellent experience for every trek and travel lovers. The Everest Base Camp Trek provides you with spectacular landscapes of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam and other highest peaks.
The traditional lifestyle, culture, custom, and religion of people would attract you. Getting in touch with the Everest region would make you fall in deep love with it.
Interesting Facts about Everest Base Camp
- The elevation of Everest Base Camp is 5,380 m from the sea level
- Weather is unpredictable. It changes every hour
- The speed of internet is highest in the Everest Base Camp
- You cannot see the summit of Mt. Everest from the Base Camp, but it’s visible on the way to Base Camp from Gorak Shep.
Culture, Lifestyle, Religion, and Custom of Sherpa’s
Sherpa’s are the living legends of Nepal, especially of the Everest region. They take such a risk and enjoy their life. It’s compulsory to carry a Sherpa Climber while you go for climbing Mt. Everest. They are the backbone of the Everest region. The mountains, forest, traditional villages, monasteries, and rivers are nothing without them. They are highly trained from an early age about mountaineering and guiding others for climbing mountain.
Interesting Facts about Sherpa’s: Everest Base Camp Trek
Well renown in the World to be the best climber of Mountains
Tenzing Norgay who reached the peak of Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hilary for the first time in the World was born in Sherpa Community
Sherpa people celebrate Lhosar and Buddha Jayanti as their major festival
Unique Designed, old and famous Monasteries of Everest region
The Everest region is not only famous for High peaks but also Monasteries. They are uniquely designed in traditional arts and cultures. The paintings, illustrations, sculptures inside the monasteries look so impressive to attract your eyes immediately. They’re the precious diamonds for all the locals.
Thame, Khumjung, Tengboche, and Pangboche are some of the monasteries found in the Everest region. Khumjung monastery is known as the oldest Monastery in the Khumbu area. The unique paintings, arts, and crafts are impressive.
Interesting Facts about Monasteries of the Everest region: Everest Base Camp Trek
- In 1916, Lama Gelu built Tengboche Monastery
- The Monastery was destroyed twice by 1934 and 1989’s earthquake
- The monasteries reflect ancient art, culture, tradition, and custom of the Sherpa People
Famous Khumbu Glacier and Kalapather
Trekker’s dream of going to Kalapather hill. The Hill is crowded in the peak season. Khumbu glacier can be observed along the way to the Everest Base Camp. Even though you see the Khumbu glacier closer to your eyes, but it takes 3 hours to reach nearby the glacier.
Kalapather, also known as Black Rock (5,550 m) lies just in front of the World’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. The view of Mt. Everest from the Hill is mesmerizing, and this would remain life long. You may tell a story to your grandson about your trekking journey to Kalapather in your adulthood.
Interesting Facts about Khumbu Glacier and Kalapather: Everest Base Camp Trek
Kalapather hills lie in between 5,545- 5,550 m from the sea level
Kalapather is the popular trekking Destination in the World
Famous Tea Houses
The warm hospitality of tea houses amazes you. You can find tea houses at every nooks and corner on the trail of the Everest region. The Tea Houses serve you best traditional dishes of Nepal also we call it as Nepal’s National Food, Daal, Bhat, and Curry.
In the Lower elevation, you can find western dishes along with snacks in the tea houses. As the altitude increases, the items decreases. Keep in mind that, never eat non- veg items in the higher elevation because they are all rotten and will make you sick.
Interesting Facts About Tea houses: Everest Base Camp Trek
- Getting higher means increment in food items
- Limitation of washroom and shower facility ongoing higher elevation
- You need to pay for charging your electronic gadgets
Explore Sherpa Museum and Library
You can find Sherpa Culture and Museum in Namche Bazaar and Khumjung village. During the acclimatization day, we hike to Namche Sherpa Museum. You can observe traditional Sherpa Dresses, shoes, and items showing Sherpa’s Lifestyle. You can gain much information about the Everest region and mainly the Ancient climbers to Mt. Everest.
Exciting Facts About Sherpa Museum and Library: Everest Base Camp Trek
- The oldest Museum in the Everest region
- The Museum contains all the ancient items, clothes, and dress