The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. It takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Khumbu region in Nepal, including lush forests, rugged mountain terrain, and picturesque Sherpa villages. Recently, the Everest Base Camp trek has been featured in the Netflix documentary Aftershock: Everest and The Nepal Earthquake. It has also been featured in the popular Bollywood movie Uunchaai. The trek usually starts and ends in the town of Lukla, which is accessible by a short flight from Kathmandu.
The trek usually takes about 12 to 14 days, with several acclimatization days to help you adjust to the altitude. The highest point on the trek is the famous viewpoint of Kala Patthar, which stands at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet). It offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
Along the way, you’ll pass through several traditional Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar. The unofficial capital of the Khumbu region, and Tengboche, home to a famous Buddhist monastery. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Everest Base Camp, where climbers start their ascent to the world’s highest peak.
The trek is challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and proper acclimatization to the altitude. After the new rule of compulsory Guide, let’s hope the Everest base Camp Trek will become a less challenging trek for everyone. However, the stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and sense of accomplishment make it an unforgettable adventure for those who complete it.