Everest base camp trek - 2012/09/16 15:44[size=2][/size] Everest Base Camp trek has been popular among adventurers since Mount Everest was first surveyed in 19th century. Everest Base Camp trek difficulty is slightly strenuous and requires a fair level of fitness before you begin. Most of the trail lies at the altitude over 3 000m, though Mountain mart Trek adventure team has designed itinerary scientifically that avoids the possibility of AMS during entire trek
Mount Everest trek begins from Lukla, after 35 minutes scenic Mountain flight from ancient city Kathmandu. Our Everest base camp trek commences through the Sherpa villages and farmlands gradually rises to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) where couples of nights spend for acclimatization to be familiar with altitude. One of our rest day, we visit the large Sherpa village at Khumjung and experience their lifestyle, beliefs, skills and warmth. The Prayer flags, Chortens, Mani walls and Monasteries justify to the importance of Tibetan Buddhism in their lives throughout the wilderness.
Everest Base Camp trekking route continues with several ups and downs to higher altitude, exploring the alpine vegetation where the night-time temperature drops down to zero. Eventually, the one way trekking destination ends at the base camp of Everest or climbing the view point Kalapathar. Staying in the lodges and capturing the world's highest towering peaks, we retrace to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp hike is popularly known as EBC trekking, possible almost year around, but spiting and autumn are the best trekking season. During these two seasons, view of Himalayas is spectacular including Mount Everest and other several peaks are possible and weather is absolutely perfect to trek.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
" OR" Day at leisure, to follow your own interests.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,562m /8,700ft): 35 minutes airstrip and 3-4 hrs trek.