6 Things To Experience During Your Everest Base Camp Trek
There’s something to admire about the Everest Base Camp that brings tourists from all corners of the world. Cultivated fields, monasteries, grazing yaks, and small villages all share their contribution.
As a leading trekking agency in Nepal, we’d like to share few things that you must want to experience during your Everest base camp trek.Here we go:
Sweeping view from Kala Patar: It isn’t widely recognized, but the sight from the summit of Kala Patar, a rocky projection above Gorak Shep, offers an incredible panoramic view from Everest to Amla Dablam & is far superior to those of Base Camp.
Discovering the famous Namche Bazaar: Suspended on a hilly region in the center of the Khumbu, Namche Bazaar is the economical and cultural hub of this mountainous area. Tibetan traders, monks and yaks share the narrow boulevards with locals and hikers alike, and a new discovery can be discovered around each corner, from bakeries to tailors to museums and monasteries. Namche Bazaar can also be experienced during your Annapurna base camp trek as well as Ghorepani poon hill trek.
Afternoon prayers at the famous Tengboche Monastery: Once you make the 1,300’ climb to border top monastery, find yourself a seat on the edge of the Dokhang (the prayer hall), enclosed by a 2-story elevated golden sculpture of Buddha, and listen to the chants of the local monks fill out the area.
The experience of trekking lodge-to-lodge: After a warm breakfast served in a cozy dining room, shoulder a light day pack with only the gear you need for the day, leaving your duffel outside your door, and start up the trail. Spend the day wandering through villages, fields, and valleys, until you reach your next night’s teahouse where your bag awaits. The teahouses are simple but comfortable, with cozy community dining rooms to eat, relax, and socialize in and sleeping rooms just down the hall.
Momos: Akin to Chinese dumplings, the Nepalese momo is a delicious treat after a long day on the trail.
Spending the night at Everest Base Camp: You have walked all that way, why turn around & leave again in a matter of hours? Spending the night in Base Camp is a peek into the full experience of boarding on an Everest Expedition & enjoying a cup of tea while witnessing the sun peak over the top of the Western Cwm is a memorable moment.
So, when you are planning your Everest Base Camp Trek?