The major highlight of Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking is famoFor the clear information of major attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek please flow we explain shortly.
Scenic Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
Generally, we start Everest Base Camp Trek by flying to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport. The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu operates by a small twin otter plane. This flight to Lukla from Kathmandu will offer you the best views of Nepal Himalaya & landscape. The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu will take 35 minutes.
Lukla airport knows as Tenzing Hillary airport as well. The Lukla airport is recognized as one of the most dangerous airport in the world because of the short runway & it is located in the lap of the mountain. The weather in Lukla constantly changes. So that flight to/from Lukla is delayed or canceled frequently. If you are planning to do Everest Base Camp Trek we recommend you to have some extra days in case the flight is delayed or canceled because of weather reasons.
Sagarmatha National Park (World Heritage Site)
Everest Base Camp Trek is located in Sagarmatha National Park which is listed on a world heritage site. We inter to the Sagarmatha National Park from the Manjo. You can buy Sagarmatha National Park permit at the Manjo counter as well. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit costs USD 35. Inside Sagarmatha National park we experience lush forests like pine, juniper, and rhododendron. If you are lucky you can see blue sheep, snow leopards, and other many species of wildlife in this national park. Sagarmatha National Park is located at the highest elevation in the world.
Namche Bazaar ( 3440m)
Namche Bazaar is known as the capital of the Sherpa people. Generally, we stay one extra day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization during Everest Base Camp Trek. This acclimatization day will be really helpful to hike up to Everest Base Camp. On this day you could explore Khunde, Khumjung village, Tibetan market, Sherpa museum, and Everest View Hotel. Namche Bazaar is the main shopping area for those people who use to live around Khumbu Region. You could buy good trekking equipment in Namche Bazaar. Also in Namche, there is a café and a small bar where you could enjoy yourself on the way back from Everest Base Camp.
Tengboche Monastery is the oldest monastery in the Everest region. Tengboche Monastery is one of the major attractions of the Everest Base Camp Trek. This is located in Sagarmatha National Park at a height of 3,870 above sea level.You could participate in a praying ceremony in Tengboche Monastery. From the Tengboche, you could get a chance to see panoramic views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, and Ama Dablam
Sunrise and sunset view from Kalapatthar (5644m)
Sunrise and Sunset view from Kalapathar is the main highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek. Kalapathar is located at a height of 5644 meters above sea level. View from Kalapathar is a major attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek. From the top of the Kalapthar, you can see a panoramic view of the Himalayas including the world's highest mountain.
Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Everest Base Camp is located at a height of 5364 meters above sea level. From the Everest Base Camp, you can’t see Mt. Everest but still, you could see other mountains Lhotse, Pumori, and many more. You hike to Everest Base Camp via Khumbu Glacier from Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last village before the Everest Base Camp. During the spring season, there will be a full camping tent for climbers. After visiting the Everest Base Camp you will hike back to Gorakshep and spend overnight.
Khumbu glacier is the biggest glacier in Nepal, it is about twelve kilometers long which is lies between Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Khumbu glacier is known as the world's highest glacier which starts from the Everest Base Camp. The beautiful views of the Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall are some of the major attractions (highlight) of the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Green Valley Nepal Treks operate Everest Base Camp Trek including all major attractions and highlighted parts of the Everest Region.
We also arrange different trips in Everest Region if you are interested please check on our day-to-day program page.
Green Valley Nepal Treks operate Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour on group joining base as well for those who don’t have time to hike up to Everest Base Camp.