The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous trekking journeys in the country. Nepal is famous as “the Land of the Himalayas” and albeit it’s relatively small size, the country has the encompassment of a wide range of diversities that pertain to geography, culture and wildlife. Among the ten tallest mountains in the world, Nepal has eight of them, including Mount Everest- the tallest mountain peak on the planet. As such, trekking in Nepal has become one of the most sought-after adventure to do among enthusiastic travelers and trekkers all over the world.
The country has many amazing trekking destinations that vary from each other in terms of topography, their cultural prominence and landscape. Every year, thousands of trekkers and travelers visit the country to enjoy its many natural, cultural and traditional hallmarks. Among all of the trekking destinations of Nepal, the region of Everest is considered the most famous, and the Everest Base Camp Trek is the most widely done trekking journey responsible for a large portion of revenue generation in the tourism sector of the country.
One would think that trekking to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak is something. That requires much effort and money, but that cannot be much farther than the truth. Everest Base Camp Trekking is cheap, super affordable to do. Can done at all times of the year and by people of all demographics. It can done by novice first-time trekkers as well as experienced mountaineers. The base camp trek journey is a great opportunity to experience the Everest region’s (also called the Khumbu) many amazing features and aspects, like rich Sherpa culture, beautiful mountainous landscape brimming with river valleys, gorges, moraines, glaciers and mountain rivers and magnificent views and sights of the Mahalangur Himalayan range that consists of some of the tallest mountains on the planet.
The Khumbu is a prime Sherpa settlement of Nepal and the region has a very rich. And dense concentration of Sherpa tradition and practices that isn’t found anywhere else in the country.
The legendary Sherpa people are also famous for their mountain-climbing ability and their agility in the Himalayas. As the indigenous mountain people mostly follow their own unique form of Buddhism. The Khumbu is ornament with many chortens, Gumbas, small stupas, monasteries, prayer flags and Mani stone wall carvings. The trekking trail of the base camp trek to Everest goes through many villages of the Khumbu. And also follows major mountain rivers that drain the region. Furthermore, the path to the base camp is decorat with alpine woods, forests. And pastures in the low-lands and snowy acreages as the elevation rises. The views of cerulean mountain peaks like the Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Thamserku, Kongdi Ri. And many more are also a constant presence as one treks on the amazing trail. That goes through the heart of the Himalayan region.