Everest Base Camp Trekking offer some of the great snapshots in the world’s highest tower. Anyone willing to take this opportunity there is several alternatives trail within Khumbu region. You can plan a minimum of seven days trip to month long holidays in the Everest region. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world lies close to Tibet sharing a border between Nepal. There are many easy trails as well as absent of difficult high alpine passes creates excellent opportunity to enjoy verities of this area. During winter it might be covered by snow, and monsoon might be little challenging to get to Lukla and back to Kathmandu but with small efforts you can make a lifetime experience in this region. Entire Khumbu area is a high alpine area as it had an average elevation of 3,500 meters to the highest point of Kalapatthar of 5,550m. There are many popular points in by named in Everest region and this article we will breakdown each of them you will see through during your adventure hike in Everest Base Camp.
1. Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is the ultimate destination that stands at the elevation of 5,350m from the sea level. Anyone trekking in this region, their final goal is to reach the EBC. As much as it involves extreme altitude to accomplish, It is equally a lifetime experience for many hikers. There are multiple trails connects to the Base Camp of World's tallest mountain. Someone who chooses a regular classical path, for them it may take about minimum 8-9 days to reach the base camp and another 4-5 days to back. However, you can choose the route through three passes Trek
or Via Gokyo and Chola Pass, which might add a couple more days to reach EBC.
The fact of Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp scaled at 5,380 m (17,600 ft) from above the sea level.
The oxygen level at Base camp is half the amount in sea level.
You wouldn't see the view of Mt. Everest from an actual base camp point. It's a sizeable plain ground with lots of icebergs.
During March-May is the prime expedition season.
There is no tea houses at Everest Base Camp, If you wish to sleep in Base camp, you may need to bring your tent or make 2-3 hours side trip from Gorekshap.
Mount Ama Dablam
Mount Ama Dablam is listed in the top 5 most beautiful mountain in the world
. It lies south toward Mount Everest and the most viewing snow camp mountain during the Everest Base Camp trek. The first glimpse of this beautiful shapes can be viewed from Namche. Which is reachable in two days from Kathmandu. When you reach Dingboche (4,410m) The shape of this mountain will change completely from the first view you saw from Namche. As you make your journey to the north you will leave Amma Dablam to the Southeast allows you 360-degree views of Mount Amadablam. It only takes one day from Pangbouche, If you wish to make a side trip to Ama Dablam base camp.
Facts of Mout Amadablem
Ama Dablam often refers as Mount "Matterhorn of the Himalayas.
Mount Ama Dablam is the most popular mountain for the expedition in Nepal
It is one of the challenging snow rock climbing in the world.
Ama Dablam is so popular all around the world, Multiple companies use as their branding logo. Even Apple included Mount Amadablam picture in the wallpaper of mobile operating system iOS7 in 2013.
Fig - West face of Amadalam, often known as Mother Mountain
Fig - Last settlment on Everest, Gorakshep. Everest Base Camp is just couple of hour walk from here
This is last village or settlement on way to Everest Base Camp Trekking that is named as Gorakshep which is final gateway for both Mount Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, as seen on the picture we can see some trail toward grassy hill which is way toward Kalapatthar, that lies exactly below the summit of Mount Pumori, highest mountain on the picture on corner.
Fig - As seen from Nagarjun Hill during acclimatization day in Dingboche with glaciel lake of Taboche
This is Mount Taboche as seen from acclimatization day in Dingboche, we can see small glacial lakes on left button corner from where trail further leads toward Chola Pass and Gokyo Valley. Mountain seems like smoking with smoke coming out from its summit that is quite frequent scenario on this mountain because of its narrow summit area.
Fig - One of the best picture of Tengboche Monastery with Amadablam on right and Everest on left with Lhotse
This mind-blowing picture was taken on full moon night with Tengboche monastery, Mount Ama Dablam, Huge Lhotse Wall and Summit of Mount Everest. Taken little bit backyard side of Tengboche monastery this is one of the best pictures ever taken in Everest, no doubt.
Fig - Perfect snapped, Mount Taboche somewhere near from monastery of Tengboche
Same smoking picture of Taboche taken in night, which is about to touch the moon, bordering Gokyo Valley and Khumbu Valley it is starting ridge of Chola Pass too. Different view of Mount Taboche can be observed from Tengboche Monastery, very close view toward North.
Fig - Common shot as seen from Namche to Tengboche, Monastery lies on dark part of frame beneath
On the way to Tengboche this picture was taken where we need to search for Tengboche Monastery on black line of button of frame, huge Lhotse wall with summit of Mount Everest on background.
Fig - Mount Amadablam as seen from short hike toward Nagarjun Hill from Dingboche
Again Mount Ama Dablam, probably one of the beautiful mountain in Khumbu which looks like changing its shape in every walk, as we had already post west face of same mountain just above, now it is north ridge of Mount Ama Dablam as seen from Dingboche, just a bit up.
Fig - Aerial view of Namche in night, on the way from Namche to Syangmoche
Namche Bazar, capital or headquarter of Khumbu is one big hotel area even on the picture we can see glow of Namche during night where hotel are almost full with trekkers turning electricity on, it’s a aerial view of Namche on the way to Syangmoche Airstrips.
Fig - Trekkers descending from Kalapatthar after sunrise on top of the world
Trekkers descending back from Gorakshep after witnessing sunrise over top of the world, as we can see on the picture hotels in Gorakshep, Khumbu glaciers and long Himalayan range where Khongma La Pass exist to traverse toward Chukung, gateway to Island Peak.
Fig - Mount Everest as seen from Kalapatthar
West Face of Mount Everest with yellow band just below it summit, with is western satellite Mount Lola and part of picky Nuptse on right portion of frame. Summit of Mount Everest is just a bare rock where there is never adequate snow like other lower elevation mountain, not of Everest if we see Makalu, Lhotse they are all similar black rock with few snow line.
If you are planning for Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking
, then here is some topic worth to discuss before planning a trip fro Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking. The first to be picked is gear for Everest base camp trek
Gear for Everest Base Camp Trek
Before heading for Everest Base Camp Trek, there are some things you need to arrange like shoes, jackets, sleeping bag, thermal, gaiters, crampon or even ice axe during some high passes in Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking
which we collectively called gear for Everest base camp cam trek
. Here is list of things we need to arrange before trekking.
# Good size trekking bag
# Ankle boots
# Gaiters if its is rainy season or winter
# Crampon for Chola Pass in winter especially
# Good down jackets
# Good sleeping bag
# Pair of thick as well as thin trouser
# Pair of thick as well as thin t-shirts
# Thermal inner wear
# Water pouch
How to train for Everest Base Camp Trek
As people from Europe, Australia and State as well as most part of Asia are leaving on sea level as they enter on Kathmandu it will be already 1300 m from sea level, next day flight to Lukla that will be 2840 m from sea level, Namche 3440 m, Tengboche 3860 m eventually Everest Base Camp at 5368 m so here question might arise like, do I need to trail for Everest Base Camp Trek or not, if yes then How to train for Everest Base Camp Trek
. Definitely one needs to be in good shape for Everest Base Camp Trekking, as well as certain level of physical stamina is needed, here are two idea for How to train for Everest base camp trek
# Regular jogging almost before a month, do some short hike on weekends start drinking enough water regularly are early preparation of trek.
# There are some scientific labs where artificial altitude rooms are designed with reduced pressure and lower oxygen rate where one can take a real experience of higher elevation which helps a lot on preparation mentally.
Everest Base Camp Trek Season
There exist four different seasons on Everest Region, so we can discuss a bit about Everest Base Camp Trek Season
here depending on seasonal weather. December to February is considered as winter season in Everest Region, so it is not a suitable Everest Base Camp Trek Season
similar to this June to August is also unsuitable because of massive rainfall as well as snowfall on higher elevation area. So best time period on one year is from September to November and March to May. Comparatively September to November is considered as best season. Here is a list of best Everest Base Camp Trek Season
#1 Best September to November
#2 Best March to May
#3 Best December to February
#4 Best June to August