The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s most popular treks. The rugged trail itself invokes a sense of adventure in you. The undiluted natural beauty, the steadfast culture and the sense of trekking halfway up the Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is simply awe-inspiring.
If you are not sure what to expect when you book a trip to the Everest Base Camp, you can follow our photo blog below to see what it is really like. All this will give you a true picture of what you will really encounter in this magical corner of the world. Read More
Everest Base Camp Trail: See it for yourself was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by himalayan glacier
EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal — We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.
Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness are forgotten as the yellow and orange tents for the summit-bound — framed by some of Himalaya’s highest snow-capped peaks — come into view.
We stay for only about an hour on a hill overlooking the camp, pitched near Everest’s Khumbu icefall. We take photos, along with dozens of other amateur trekkers from across the globe, before hiking to the nearest lodge, about three hours away.
In spite of being home to Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on earth and the birthplace of the Buddha, Nepal remained a virgin paradise for tourists until the 1950s.Having had enough share of anonymity to the world, last week the Asian destination discreetly amazed the world by ranking 9th in Google’s “Top 10 Travel Videos of 2015”.
Google Maps’ dynamic tour of the Khumbu region made Nepal rank 9th on the list of “Top Ten travel videos of 2015” with a breathtaking satellite virtual tour named “Trek the mountains of Khumbu, Nepal in Google Maps“. The Google Map Ad Engine features a virtual tour of the stunning mountain landscape of the Khumbu region of Nepal, and zooms in into the region’s local lifestyle. The video grossed a total of 5.2 million hits while writing this article. The rank was decided through the total of hits received by each video.
The Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. Nowhere in the world will you find a spectacular place to be than here in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trek follows the historic route to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest and offers explorers unrivalled views of beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills that surround the area. It is without a doubt the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Here are our top 10 attractions from EBC Trek that will compel you to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off in 1953. Read More
Top 8 reasons to go on Everest Base Camp Trek was last modified: July 7th, 2016 by Sanju G.C
We did the Everest Base Camp (“EBC”) via Gokyo Lakes trek with Himalayan Glacier. The mountain scenery was spectacular! Because we opted for an all-inclusive package, we have only limited info/knowledge regarding matters like air tickets to/from Lukla, hiring guides and porters, arranging permits, selecting accommodation, etc. We will talk about what trek we did and why, and we will share any insights gained. This post will be an overview and is heavy on the practical info. We will cover the segments in other posts with lots more photos. Read More
Our Nepal Trek With Himalayan Glacier was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by himalayan glacier
Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar has topped the list of top six best trekking routes in the world published jointly by British newspaper Daily Mail and World Expeditions – an UK-based expedition operator.
“This classic trek through traditional Sherpa villages to the base of the world’s highest mountain and nearby peak of Kala Pattar is, of course, a showstopper. It is packed with ‘grab your camera’ moments as you take in vistas of Mount Everest, pass ancient monasteries and spot wildlife a-plenty en route,” the newspaper writes about the Everest Base Camp trek.
Stating that the trek might be crowded during the peak season, the website has also recommended an alternative trekking to Gokyo Lake for the trekkers.
“A great alternative to Everest Base Camp trek, this tranquil trek through the Sherpa heartlands allows plenty of time to savor spectacular mountainscapes from the comfort of private permanent campsites. You’ll still have your head above the clouds as you ascend Gokyo Ri (5,000m) from where you can snap superb photos of Everest, and the 8,000m peaks of Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu,” the newspaper says about the trek. “Climb high above the shimmering lakes at sundown and witness one of the most spectacular sunset displays the Himalaya has to offer.”
Mt Everest has always remained the center of attraction for adventure enthusiasts all over the world ever since its first summit by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillay in 1953. Thousands of trekkers visit the Everest region every year to experience the tallest mountain on earth and lots of other high mountain peaks in the Himalayas.
Other trekking routes in the list are: Highlands of Ethiopia, John Muir Trail of USA, Huayhuash Circuit of Peru, Bungle Bungles Picaninny Gorge Trek of Australia and Bernese Oberland of Switzerland.
source: etravelpress.com, 13 Mar 2014
Everest Base Camp Trek in Daily Mail’s top six best trekking routes in world was last modified: March 13th, 2014 by Himalayan Glacier
Welcome to the land of majestic Himalayan scenery. Go ahead and indulge!
The five facts of Nepal tour help you to discover why international visitors like to visit Nepal? What are those facts that really impress world travelers towards Nepal? Is it spectacular Himalayan scenery or cultural diversity or abundance of nature or hospitality of Nepalese people? Discover Nepal’s hidden charm at your Nepal Holiday Tour.
Nepal is a prime destination for travelers from around the world. Whether you are at The Royal Trek or Nepal Sunrise Tourof Nepalyou will besurrounded bystunning Himalayan peaks and diversity of flora and fauna of this tiny Himalayan state. Besides,mountain massifs, racing rivers, quaint temples and palaces, tough trekking trails and wildlife safaris lure the tourist in Nepal.
Nepal is filled with as many different ethnic groups, customs and traditions as it is diverse in geography. This massive diversity can be attained the moment when you just go for Kathmandu Tour and see Nepal’s every aspect of diversity within small space. From the hot Indian plains and steamy southern Tarai lowlands, the terrain crosses the Kathmandu Valley and rises to the frozen heights of the Himalayan peaks towards the Tibetan plateau known as the ‘roof of the world’.
Therefore, this Himalayan destination is one of the most luxurious and lavish places to visit in the world. Spend some quality time with someone you love while you stroll through the magnificent Himalayan scenery. The five facts of Nepal tour are listed here.
Nepal is one the world’s best adventure destinations. It means you are adventuring in the most adventurous mountain regions of the world. Nepal has eight of the world’s highest peaks including the biggest one of them all, Mount Everest. The most secret fact of Nepal tour is that travelers like to follow the legendary trail to Everest in their Mt. Everest Expedition orEverest Base Camp Trek. Besides, trekkers even prefer to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek and Upper Mustang Trek in the Annapurna region. Beyond adventure trekking, Nepal is also perfect site for Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, Paragliding, and many more adventure sports in the world.
Friendliness and Hospitality bestowed by Nepalese people to the travelers are incomparable. It is the hospitable nature of the local populace that truly adds to a fantastic tourist experience. Furthermore, the people of this small country are generally honest to a fault, and quick to have a laugh. Nepalese, in fact, make the most of every opportunity to enjoy themselves. Although Nepal is home to people of various castes and ethnicities, the more well-known are undoubtedly the Gurkhas and the Sherpas. The former have a well earned reputation as the world’s best soldiers while the latter are regarded as the world’s best mountaineers. In the same way, the Newars are recognized as skilled architects and artisans. Their works of art in wood, metal and stone are on perpetual display, especially in the ancient cities of Katmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, where every temple, town square, durbar as well as many homes stand testimony to their immense talent. Nepalese hospitality – in overall, is another hidden fact that really attracts travelers towards Nepal.
Nepal is a country of distinct identity. Beyond being tallest mountain region in the world, Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha, the messenger of world peace. To unearth this fact, visit for Buddhist Cultural Tour in Nepal and see how Nepal excels the distinct identity to the world. Besides this, Nepal’s location too is quite special, sandwiched as it is between China and India, two of the most populated countries as well as the fastest growing economies in the world. Nepalese national dress and unique Nepal food culture are nowhere to find in the world. All these makes Nepal one place you must visit at least once during your lifetime.
Another enticing fact of Nepal tour is your travel through wildlife abundance. Nepal appreciates the blessings of nature and takes conservation seriously. Its protected areas add up to 28,585.67 sq. km. There are nine national parks, three wildlife reserves, three conservation areas, one hunting reserve and nine buffer zones. They are home to a lot of animals, including the snow leopard, the yak, the rhino, the Royal Bengal tiger and the gharial. Do not forget to visit The Bardia National Park where you can see rare animal species of the world. As for birdlife, Nepal is often referred to as a birdwatcher’s paradise, with some 800 species present in many of its wetlands and wildlife parks around which you will find some of the loveliest resorts on earth. Similarly, Nepal also has many beautiful resorts located on the hills and mountains catering to mountain lovers.
See the fascinating diversity of Nepal while exploring the intriguing fact of Nepal tour. Nepal has a rich diversity in ethnicity, culture and language. At last count, there are 125 different groups and ethnic communities with some 120 languages across Nepal. They have their own unique tradition and culture, including living intangible cultures! As far as biodiversity is concerned, the country has a unique geography due to extreme variations in altitude and climate within a span of just 200 km – from the heat and humidity of the sub-tropical Terai in the south to the cool dry temperate and alpine conditions of the Himalayan range to the north.
5 Facts of Nepal Tour was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by Himalayan Glacier
Are you avidly waiting to make an epic trek in the Himalayas? Do you want to walk in the mostly haunted mountain paradise in Earth? Or are you really passionate to capture the grandest overlapping panorama of Himalayan peaks? Now give vent to your obsession and get ready to make epic journey-the greatest adventure escapes in the Himalayas. Himalaya in South Asia is such a wonderful travel destination where you can make greatest adventure trek. Of course, you are travelling in Nepal and Tibet, the epic destinations in the Himalayas. During your epic trek at the foot of the Himalayan range, enjoys the culture and mountain vistas at the region of planet’s highest peaks. The Top 10 Epic Treks in the Himalayas are listed here.
1. TheEverest Base Camp trek, the world’s most grandest epic trek, takes you to the yard of world-famous Sherpa, the culture of colorful prayer flags and Buddhism, the picturesque Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, the mightiest view-point-Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp itself and close to four of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu – those rise above everything else. In this greatest adventure trek, enjoy the Sherpa culture, mountain monasteries, picturesque landscapes and mighty vistas of Himalayan peaks.
2. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most spectacular treks in the world. Mt. Annapurna rises to 8091m and is the 10th highest mountain in the world. In this epic trek, you just imagine being in the company of some of the highest mountains on earth and the magnificence of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas. This stimulating trek to Annapurna Base Camp passes through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and mountain vistas. You also pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with amazing ranges of flora and fauna in between. Throughout this trek you enjoy the sheer magnificence of the Himalayas, including two mountains that are above eight thousand meters – Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m).
3. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, another epic walk in the stunning Everest region, takes you to fabulous Gokyo Valley, source of grand Dudh Koshi River – the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass, and the celebrated view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp. The journey further traverses through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Many trekkers wish to visit the Gokyo valley and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Peak, and the famous pass, Cho La. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering lakes. Beyond the tranquil glacial lakes, you can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 meter massifs and other mighty mountain ranges from the best view-point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri.
4. Makalu Base Camp Trek, another heroic trek in the Himalayas, makes a journey to the base camp of world’s fifth highest mountain. Mount Makalu is a close neighbor of Mt Everest, lying in the northeast region of Nepal. The trek begins from Tumlingtar of mid-eastern Nepal, an hour’s flight from Kathmandu. Following the beautiful Barun river valley in the Makalu Barun National Park, you cross various high passes and lakes. While trekking, you rise from lowland of Tumlingtar on the Arun River to one of the highest Base Camps on earth, the Makalu Base Camp at 5000 meter. While on the way to the Makalu Base Camp, you will enjoy the views of the highest mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other mighty Himalayan mountains along with Makalu (8481m) itself. Furthermore, a large variety of endangered flora and fauna are protected in the region.
5. Everest Advanced Base Camp Trek in Tibet, the dramatic walk in Tibet, enhances you to experience the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Tibet. Likewise epic trek exposes you with Tibet’s rich culture and history. Beyond acquainted with Tibetan culture and history, the trek will also be full of adventure and fun. Besides, you will visit popular landmarks in Tibet like Dalai Lama’s Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, ancient monasteries like Tashilhunpo, Sera, Drepung, Rongbuk, and Sakya, explore Namtso Lake, and finally reach the Everest Advanced Base Camp, your ultimate stunning destination. Basically, the trek begins from Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu. In nutshell, the trek takes you to the advanced base camp of the north face of Mt. Everest-the highest mountain in the world, and offers you cultural experience of Tibet.
6. Annapurna Sanctuary Trekis a spectacular walk on foot to the South Face of Annapurna I. It is a fantastic hike through the ethnically diverse villages and forests assorted by flora and fauna. In the hike, you explore the way upstream along the Modi Khola into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks including the breathtaking Machhapuchhare (6,993m). This trek also provides an opportunity to experience the glimpses of sunrise view over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill. Traversing through valleys, villages, rivers, waterfalls, and forests and enjoying the magnificence view of nature, the trek passes through more crystal clear views of the unconquered Machhapuchhare peak. The peaks of Annapurna-III (7,600m) and Annapurna-IV (7,400m) are visible from this point and the gigantic glacier of Machhapuchhare makes its presence felt.
7. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is basically known for its religious value, cultural significance, spiritual importance and thrilling nature. The celestial beauty of Mount Kailash is not only fascinating, it is also one of the greatest pilgrimage destinations for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon religions from around the world. The Kailash region also includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes and that are Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Another uniquely contributing fact to the spiritual aspect of Kailash is that four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from here and those are Sutlej, Karnili, Brahmaputra and Indus.
8. Jomsom Muktinath Trek, continuing along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, you reach to the view point of splendid peaks of Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri. In this epic trek, you explore the years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. The trekking experience of this region will be most rewarding once you make an adventurous start from world’s deepest gorge to the world’s highest regions passing through an almost tree-less barren landscape, and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek gets interesting once the trekkers pass through Jomsom and Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang. The grandeur of the region intensifies as the first glimpse of the windy Tibetan Plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site, Muktinath (3800m). From Muktinatht downhill to Jomsom, you land into the land of “Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang”, and get a glimpse of the ancient traditions still in practice.
9. Upper Mustang Trek encompasses a spectacular remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan cultural influence. The Upper Mustang region also known as the “Last Forbidden Kingdom” is a treasure trove of thousand years’ old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. The epic journey starting from world’s deepest gorge to the world’s highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trails and astounding views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The surprising fact of this region is that the thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage of this region intact.
10. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking, one of the top 10 epic treks in the Himalayas, gives you a chance to intermingle with the prosperous culture and society of north-eastern corner of Nepal. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. The circuit trekking is popular among nature enthusiasts as it is a long adventure to the most remote and beautiful area of Himalayas in Nepal. Besides mountain views, the trek also offers you an opportunity to explore rich flora and fauna of the Kanchenjunga region.
Top 10 Epic Treks in the Himalayas was last modified: September 29th, 2013 by Himalayan Glacier