Everest Base Camp lies in the foothill of the world's highest peak Mount Everest (8848 meters). EBC or Mount Everest. The Mount Everest Base Camp trek is adventurous journey - supremely exciting - where you will be led to the high Himalayas and base camp of Mount Everest. The Base Camp is situated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal and is a stunning paradise where you get the splendid, panoramic mountain sight of the entire Everest range and numerous other snowcapped peaks. You will get to undertake this adventure that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa took in 1953 to the summit of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest.
Trek Highlights & Summary of Mount Everest Base Camp
The major highlights of this trek is that you will get the magnificent mountain views from the Everest Base Camp and also you will get the close view of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest at 8848 meters as well as other mountainssuch as Lhotse (8,515 meters), Mount Nuptse (7,850 meters), Mount Pumori (7,160 meters), Mount Changaste (7,551 meters), Mount Lingterin (6,678 meters), Mount Ama Dablam (6,855 meters) and numerous other peaks. Besides that, you will also be heading to Kala Patthar, a high mound at the altitude of 5,550 meters where you get the closet view of Everest.
This trek begins with a scenic short mountain flight to the village of Lukla. Our main trekking begins from here and we’ll head to the village of Phakding crossing several Sherpa villages before reaching "Namche Bazaar", the main center of the Sherpa community where we will be acclimatizing: doing a short hike and also experiencing Sherpa culture who are very hospitable. After that, we head to visit the biggest monastery in the Himalayan region – the Tengboche monastery. And from this monastery, we can also get the alluring and remarkable view of Mount Ama Dablam. On the trail, you will be spotting many walls, chortens, and monasteries in this region - most communities living here follow Buddhism- hence, you will also get to spot small Chortens with colorful prayer flags. Then, from Tengboche, we will head to Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and from there - we head to Kala Pathar for a closer view of Everest.
On this trail to Everest Base Camp - we will also get a chance to spot numerous animals like musk deer, leopards, jackals, red panda, Himalayan Thar, and even some rare bird species like pheasants, long tail bird, munal, etc. The flora is something to behold as well that includes rhododendron, oak, junipers, etc. These floras are spotted only during the spring seasons. So this trek is best attempted during spring and fall seasons where one will get to observe clearly the mountain views and also relish the natural pristine biodiversity of the land.
This is a 14-day itinerary that the Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) has carefully arranged to focus on the level of adaptation of high altitudes by modifying each and every step from day 1 till your departure date. So, if this itinerary does not fit you - please let us know & we’ll set up a different itinerary for you according to your holiday schedule. Also, be ready to experience something new!