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Everest base camp Trek begins with a 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This flight takes to the Khumbu region of Nepal. For many people this will be small plane they had ever travel on the exciting starts to the journey after landing at 2860m above sea level. Considering the remote location the villages in the sky above can be surprisingly busy, in between the planes carrying the trekkers, climbers and possible to see Army and rescue Helicopters at the airport.
After the scenic flight to Lukla trekking to Everest base camp starts with the gentle walk up the mountain side of the left bank of Dudh Koshi River valley bellows and above all around surrounded by rhododendron and pine forest. which provide a lovely view for most of the today’s walking. There is well-worn path with lots of steps leading both upwards and downwards. There are several small villages along the way to stop for some foods or drinks.
The land of the Sherpa people Namche bazzar is the most important town in the Everest region. This town is located at 3340meters above sea level on the way to Everest base camp trek. On clear day there are spectacular views of mountains include Mount Everest. You can feel the hospitality of Sherpa people and you will get chance to know the local Sherpa culture. The village called Tangboche is an important Buddhist monastery, the largest in the Everest region located at an elevation of 3865meters on the way to Everest base camp. Structure was built in 1923 but destroyed by fire in 1989. It is rebuilt with the help of volunteers and the provisional foreign aid. From here there is great view of the Everest and Mt Amadablam. Trekkers and climbers can go to inside Monastery and get bless by the big priest (Lama). Same time you will get many bushiest cultural experience too.
The main issue is altitude sickness on Everest base camp trek. Most of the trekkers catch the altitude sickness so it’s better to make sure you have enough time to acclimatize your body for success trek to the Everest Base Camp. Always better to do hiking to gain bit more height than where you are staying overnight for acclimatization. Go higher and sleep lower and drink enough fluid not alcohol.
After passing many cultural local villages reach the Kalapatar and Everest base camp to make your dream come true. Many Trekkers will attempt to summit of Kalapattar since it provides breathtaking views and it is the most accessible points to view Mt Everest from base camp to summit. Due to the structure of the Everest the summit can’t be seen from the base camp. The whole trip to Everest base camp will be an unforgettable trip for everyone on their life. Just do it and Go for it. For your adventure holiday to Everest region Contact Mr Saligram from Mountain world Treks, local expert for Everest base camp trekking.