Different with how it was earlier, a trek to the Everest trek camp is now easier. Many great people have trekked to the world’s highest mountain, including Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay since 1920. It is not as difficult as many may have imagined. What really makes this journey worth it? Apart from the breathtaking scenery, one gets to visit several museums and monasteries on the way to the Everest Base Camp. First of all, Turkish visas are vital for one to fly from Turkey to the beautiful country of Nepal.
Start trekking from Lukla:
It is good to choose your tour company by comparing their itineraries online before taking the flight. On arrival, you will be taken to your hotel in Kathmandu. You may stroll around in the city before embarking on your breathtaking journey. The next morning, you will have to take a flight to Lukla which is just 45 minutes from the city. The weather will play a crucial part in determining the safety of the trip. If it does allow, simply gear up and start trekking along the DudhKosi River heading to Phakding. It is a three hour journey to Phakding.
Trekking to Namche Bazaar:
The next day, you will embark on 9km journey to Khumbu. It will offer you a chance to check your gear well and prepare for the thrill and experience on the way. You can even hire any extra equipment and even have your last shower. This trek takes you to an altitude of 3440m with an overall gain of 825m.
Trekking to Phortse Gaon:
On the next day, expect to trek for about 7 hours from Namche Bazaar to Phortse. It is about 10 kilometers long and provides a wonderful insight into the Sherpas’ culture. After trekking to an altitude of 3810m with a gain of 370m,you will have to spend the night in the small village of Phortse Gaon to mingle with people who have been to the summit before and get some tips.
Rising to the Dingboche:
It is located at an altitude of 4410. You will have to climb above the tree-line to cover 8km to Dingboche. You can take day hikes to the Amadablam camp or Chukkung. It will then be necessary to trek another 7km to Lobuche. The overall gain will be 500m and just a few hours away from the ultimate goal.
Everest Base camp:
It is situated at an altitude of 5364m. You will have to trek to this place with a gain of 240m. Spend some time here and have a look at the surrounding scenery. You will be amazed at the astonishing views of Himalayas as you trek through the broad plains and even glaciers. It is one of the best trekking destinations that leave trekkers with unforgettable memories.
Finally, this trip offers several challenges that one must be prepared for. A good tour company will offer enough guides throughout the trip. Lone trekkers are discouraged as this may lead to death of the trekker. It is advisable to consult your doctor as many people may develop health problems at such altitudes. Grab your chance and experience the breathtaking nature of this trip to the Everest Base Camp.