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- 5545 meter/18188 feet
- Somewhat Active
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Trek & Sightseeing
The trek is also a good chance to learn about the unique Sherpa culture in the hidden mountain valleys. Witnessing Lama, nuns & monks praying in monasteries in pin-drop silence & balancing on suspension bridges – that cross the same river five times on a single day’s trek – which gets you each time a bit higher.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first people to climb Mount Everest on May 28, 1953 and from the 70’s the trekking route ( Everest Trekking Tour) was established.
In this Everest basecamp trekking tour – you will be following the steps of those legends. Trekking tour starts after a introductory tour of kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and also a hub of history of Nepal. Most of Nepal will be introduced in a day tour, by our local guides. Insights of the city tour and trekking in the remote mountains – towards the basecamp of tallest peak in the world; certainly makes awesome trip indeed.
Hidden valley to Khunde & Khumjung villages, Manni walls and Stupas, and especially Mt. Amadablam along the trail will be some of the many interesting subjects to talk about with your guide.
Preferred seasons for Everest Basecamp Trekking Tour
Seasons from March to May & from September to December are recommended as best, but Everest Base Camp trekking can be done throughout the year. March is spring and October is autumn season in Nepal.
Trekking to Everest basecamp starts at the height of 2900 meters above the sea level. Thus Everest basecamp trekking trail do not get wet – even in the monsoon season. Monsoon in Nepal is from June to July. People trek to Everest in the monsoon as well. But to be honest; in monsoon the clouds might not make your trekking as expected. The mountains might be inside the clouds for most of the time.
However, monsoon being cloudy and winter being cold; the trekking trail of Everest basecamp becomes really peaceful.
Trekkers walk by the mountains in Everest basecamp trekking tour. So the range of the mountains is close but still very wide. However from the top of Kalapatthar, mountains view is incredible – more than you can imagine and have seen in the pictures.
You will see 100s’ of mountains during the Everest Base Camp Trek, and Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Changaste, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. KusumKangeru, Mt. Thamsherku, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Chumbu, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Taboche, and Mt. Cholatse are commonly pointed out and named by your guide.
Culture & Major festivals
As the trail passes through the legendary sherpa villages, you will be indulging the cultural and the spritual experience. The typical sherpa culture and their lifestyle in the harsh condition in such high altitude can be a life lesson to observe. If you are lucky to be in Tengboche on the October’s full moon, you will also be able to observe the Mani Rimdu festival. The festival continues for three days in Tengboche monastery – the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. During the festival the monks perform Buddhist dance drama.
Flora and fauna
Most of the trail in the Everest base camp trek is located inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The park of the sacred Himalayas listed in the UNESCO natural world heritage site since 1979 is rich in flora and fauna with the rarest biodiversity and 8 peaks over 7000 meters including the top of the world Mt. Everest, deep valleys, glaciers, and the unique sherpa culture. The park covering 124400 hectares area is a shelter for wild Yaks, Himalayan thar, Musk deer, Golden sack, gray wolf, himalayan pikka and also has preserved several rare animals such as snow leopard and red panda.
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Attractions of Everest Base camp Trekking Tour
- An introductory tour of Nepal with UNESCO heritage tour in Kathmandu Sightseeing
- Everest Base Camp and Khumbu ice fall very near
- Namche Bazzar and Sagarmatha National Park Museum
- Scenic mountain Flight to Lukla
- Tengboche & Pangboche monastery and attending regular ceremony at Tengboche
- Close look at Khumbu Ice fall, Hillary step and the South col
- Thukla Pass & the 100s’ of memorials of people who died in Everest, including Rob Hall & Scott Fischer
- Acclimatization hikes at Namche to Khumjung and Everest view hotel, and Dingboche to Nangkarsang peak
- Bird's Eye view of EBC and wide glaciers from the top of Kalapatthar 5545 meters above sea level