The Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek is the most popular trek in Nepal, leading to the base of the world’s tallest and most iconic mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 meters/29,029 feet). The trek goes through beautiful mountain valleys, high passes, famous Sherpa settlements, and exotic flora and fauna. During the trek, there are splendid views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.
Everest Base camp trek Another exciting aspect of the trek is experiencing Sherpa culture, including their traditional villages, shrines and historic sites. Starting from Lukla, you enter into the Sagarmatha National Park and walk through beautiful valleys. The trek takes you through the fascinating towns of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Tengboche and Pangboche, where the local people still follow traditional cultural and spiritual lifestyles. Several monasteries and Chhortens are the symbols of their beliefs and they are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
Everest Base camp trek You gradually gain elevation as the trail continues over glaciers and moraines, until you reach Gorakshep, following about a week of hiking. This is the launching point for both Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar mountain. Located at over 5000 meters, your walking will be paced by your physical fitness and acclimatization.
Orbit Alpine Adventure recommends that you include some extra days on your trip because flights out of Lukla airport can experience long delays and cancellations, even for cloud cover.