Top 7 reasons to visit Everest Base Camp
Kanchan Shrestha | May 24, 2018
For anyone who is willing to travel to Everest Base Camp, you might already be aware of the facts why you should visit Everest Base Camp. The fore and foremost reason can be the charm of Mt. Everest and glory of being there in the top of the world. The moment of being there at the Everest Base Camp is a trophy that you can keep as a memory for lifetime. The journey to Everest Base Camp is an exploration and adventure for your lifetime. Besides that, you can get some insights on people, culture and lifestyle of people residing there.
The journey to Everest Base Camp passes through the Sagarmatha National Park. Hence it can be a perfect opportunity to explore the unique floras and faunas found in the Himalayan terrain. Other than that, the spectacular views of mountains, wild and rocky terrain, undulating ups and downs along the alpine forests and grasslands are some alluring aspects of the journey to Everest Base Camp.
Here we have listed 7 reasons why you should visit Everest Base Camp:
The achievement of accomplishing your journey to top of the world.
The most viable reason why you should visit Everest Base Camp is that you will be able to be there right in front of the mighty Mt. Everest. The moment of being there – on the top is a glorifying moment, an achievement that anyone would love to achieve. There might be hardly few people who wouldn’t like to be there on the Everest Base Camp but it’s not an easy task and not all people can fulfill their dream. Therefore, the most valid reason why you should visit Everest Base Camp is the ceremonial value that the mighty mountain – Mt Everest possesses. Everyone values the thing that is on top. So, visit Everest Base Camp to make yourself proud that yes! You have conquered the base camp of highest mountain on the earth.
Spectacular and close up views of mountains
Everest region is a home to various towering mountains of Nepal. As the region in itself lies at a high altitude, you will be blessed with the spectacular views of mountains in Khumbu region. As you move forward with your journey to Everest Base Camp, you will be rewarded with the close of views of mountains like Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Everest and many more. The wilderness of the path, mountainous terrain and the sky dominating mountains are some of the reasons why you should visit Everest Base Camp.
The influence of Buddhist culture and Tengboche monastery
As soon as you enter into the Khumbu region of Nepal, you will get the vibes of Buddhist culture prevalent in that area. The Khumbu region is unanimously resided by the people of Buddhism religion. The colorful prayer flags, chortens, mani walls and stupas that you encounter on the way reflect the Buddhism religion prevalent in that area. Tengboche, a popular station during Everest Base Camp Trek is a sacred place for all the local people and mountaineering people who walk by the way. Tengboche monastery, a popular monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal is a spiritual hub where all the trekkers take a quick visit before embarking their journey ahead. They receive blessings for a successful journey ahead.
Lifestyle of local Sherpa people
Journey to Everest Base Camp helps you to know about people, their culture, custom and lifestyle. The Khumbu region of Nepal is mostly inhabited by people of Sherpa origin. Sherpa people are the local people residing in the mountainous area. Sherpa people are well acquainted to mountains, trekking and mountaineering. The locals lead a simple life and are mostly engaged in trekking activities. Some work as guide, some as porters and some run lodges in that area. Above all, the Sherpa people are very fun loving, caring and hostile people. The ever smiling face of Sherpa people and their hostility is renowned all over the world.
Flight to and from Lukla airport
A thrilling experience that one can get from journey to Everest Base Camp is the flight to and from Lukla airport. Luka airport lies on a dramatic location and is considered as one of the most dangerous airport in the world. As the flight takes off from Kathmandu and reaches to the Everest region of Nepal, you will be blessed with the wonderful views of mountains parallel to you and a scenic landscape just below you. As the plane lands on the narrow airstrip of Lukla, you will be revived and enthralled.
Sagarmatha National Park
As you walk along the Dudhkosi river you will make your way to the Namche. Namche is the ultimate gateway to enter inside the periphery of Sagarmatha National Park. The trail towards Everest base camp lies within the national park for most of the time. Sagarmatha National Park is a fascinating park full of mountains, glaciers, mountain lakes, rivers, forests and alpine grasslands. The park preserves many species of floras and faunas found only in the Himalayan region of Nepal. So, if you are lucky you may encounter some species of Himalayan birds, animals or plants.
The popular town – Namche Bazaar
The hustle and bustle of the small mountainous town – Namche bazaar is very popular around the world. Namche bazaar is a small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal and is an only gateway to Everest. The place is full of lodges, shops, cafes, restaurants and guesthouses. If you forgot any equipment then you can get in the shops of namche bazaar. If you have missed any items required for trekking, you can pick it up here in the shops of Namche.
The town of Namche is very busy and crowded. The streets are narrow and crowded with people; dzokpo’s hauled with loads and others. It is one of the busiest towns in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The local people, their busy schedule, trekkers on the way, children playing on the narrow streets, dzokpo hauled with loads and above all the close of views of mountains are some of the views worth seeing from this place.
These are my crazy list of I why I love doing trek to Everest Base Camp. Hope it was helpful if you are in dilemma of doing Everest Base Camp trek.