With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. The Everest base camp trek is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. The Sagarmatha National Park is rich with flora and fauna, but the existence of the yeti remains a mystery. Amongst the many peaks that surround the trekkers are Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Kangtega and Tawoche.
You can trek to Everest Base Camp and see where it all began back in 1953, or you may prefer something a little more remote such as the trek to the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo boasts magnificent views of all the major peaks and is nestled on one of 5 beautiful glacial lakes next to an enormous glacier.
About Base Camp
The route to Everest Base Camp is probably the most famous mountain trek in the world. Every spring and autumn the trail fills with awestruck walkers who wind their way through friendly Sherpa villages. Porters and yaks ferrying equipment seem minute compared to the towering heights of Ama Dablam, Kangtega and Tawoche. Base Camp sits astride glacial moraine beneath the unforgiving Khumbu Icefall, and above it all the mighty Everest.
Sherpa culture, phenomenal mountain views, fantastic Tibetan monasteries, musk deer and Himalayan pheasant, the trek of a lifetime are the main reason of heading to Everest Base Camp Trek.