Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest region is home of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. It is also homeland of Sherpa community, who are renowned for this mountaineering skills and unique Buddhist culture and hospitality. This alone makes Everest the best touristic destination in the world. Every year thousands of trekkers visit Everest Base Camp. In fact Everest Base Camp has been listed top trekking destination time and time again by Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Outside, Rough Guides, New York Times etc.
As the title suggests, Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the base camp of Everest at the altitude of 5364m from where you will be able to catch the spectacular glimpse of Mt. Everest and Khumbu glacier. But that is not all. During the trek you will visit Namche Bazaar, Tenboche Monastery, Dingboche and hike up to the top of Kalapathhar or Black Stone located at the altitude of 5643m. All along the trek you will observe superb mountain views of such beautiful peaks as Ama Dablma, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, Pumori, Thamserku etc. There will be ample time to taste Sherpa cuisines and learn about the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
Everest National Park
Everest National Park which is led and managed by local community falls on the trekking route. The park is home a host of endangered animals such as Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Blood Pheasant and Langur Monkeys. The vegetation on the lower belt comprises of blue pines, juniper, fir and rhododendron but as you climb ascend to higher altitude, you will enter alpine zone where you will find scarce vegetation shrubs, lichens and mosses. All in all Everest Base Camp offer you an opportunity to see the most sacred and pristine corner of Earth. It is certainly a lifetime opportunity you would not want to miss.