Why travelers want to visit Everest?
Why travelers want to visit Everest?
Why tourists want to visit Everest base camp? That is popular question now a day. All over the world that are planning to spend their holiday in Nepal mostly visit Everest. Everyone wants to touch “Top of the world”. Trekkers or climbers desire to run the father of Everest. The adventure lover wants to summit Mt. Everest or similar other peaks. Most of the travelers visit Everest base camp. Even there are not view from base came but everyone has goal to stay base camp and see the Khumbu Ice falls. Because of there is………………
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, which is known as "Sagarmatha" in Nepali means “forehead of sky”, the goddess mother of the world, has long been the greatest attraction for nature lovers and trekkers alike. “Chomolungma” is the Tibetan name means “Goddess of wind”.
The route is release and there is not any serious preparation to walk in Everest base camp. There are all facilities as tourist require. The meals, accommodation, transport are common. May you need to take cake for high altitude sickness. You can climb Kalapatter for best view and visit the Sherpa villages call Namche, Khumjung, Konde, Pangboche. You can learn the culture and custom of Sherpa people. Sherpa is not only famous for climbing but there culture and festival also interesting for trekkers. The weather is our master so the Lukla flight is delay or cancel one extra day is require. The best time to visit September to December and March to June.
Day 01: Kathmandu - Arrive in Kathmandu, check your equipment, get ready !!
Day 02 to Day 04: Kathmandu to Namche Bazar (3540m) - You need to take early morning flight to Lukla (2840m) same day continues trek to Phakding (2640m) 3-4 hours than trek to Namche bazaar (3540m) within 5 hours. You need to take one extra day for acclimatization in Namche bazaar. Either you can visit Sherpa villagers “Kunde, Khumjung or explore the Namche Bazar.
Day 05 to Day 08: Namche to Gorepshep (5164m) – From Namche you have trek to Tyangboche (3768m) 4-5 hours trekking, Monastery where you can worship (Puja) to success your aim. Continues trek to Dingbiche (4410m) 5 hours, Lobuje (4900m) 5-6 hours and walk to 3-4 hours to Gorep-shep (5165m).
Day 09: Everest Base camp - The day is call catch the goal. Visit Everest base camp 5360m 3 hours to reach. Explore the base camp and Khumbu glacier than return to Gorep-shep. There is not hotel or camp in base camp for trekking so you need to return to Gorep-shep for overnight.
Day 10 to Day 12: Kalapatter to Lukla (2840m) - Early morning climb to Kalapatter for the best view and return to Gorep-shep, has a breakfast than continue trek to Pangboche, Namche and Lukla within 3 days, Celebrate the last night in Lukla, end your trekking.
Day 13: Kathmandu - Early morning flight to Kathmandu. It is just 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu and rest and relax.
Day 14 to Day 15: Extra day and return flight - Last minutes shopping or sightseeing in Kathmandu and flight to your own destination or next trip. Day 14this mentioned because of the weather. If weather is fine you can use for shopping or sightseeing.
Accommodation: In Kathmandu huge range of categories hotel its start from star #1 to star #5. During the trekking, there are two different of hotel, one is basic and another is more facilities. Until Namche has 3-5 star hotel.
Meals: Every Guest house or hotel serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat Tarkari (rice, curry and lentil soup). All Guest Houses or hotel of our routs has variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on menu. Soft drinks, snacks, wine and beer are available in most of the guest houses and trail side restaurants.
Transport: Kathmandu to Lukla you need to use flight. There is small aircraft. The airport is simple and flight depends on weather. It is possible to hire a porter or guide from Lukla but you need to hire through the resisted trekking company in Kathmandu who organize the porter or guide from Lukla. It is also possible donkey or Yak transport too.
Equipment: You need to check carefully for equipment. Hiking boots, Down Jacket, warm cap, gloves, warm clothes, sunglass, and sun cream sleeping bag are compulsory needed.
Permission: You need two permits – one is Sagarmatha National Park permit and another is TIMS permit. TIMS permit for Everest is no need until another notice but you need to pay local permission permit similar like TIMS which provide by local government in Lukla.
Drinking water/ other supplier: You are not recommending drinking normal water directly. You can drink mineral water is possible everywhere which cost is slightly expensive. You can use iodine drop or tablet or bring your own filter machine. There are possible alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, chocolates, batteries charges, shower for hot water, souvenir shops etc.
Cost: The cost is depending on your habit of expense, the cold and hot drinks are slightly expensive. The also depend on group size and hotel categories. The cost start from US$ 100 per day per person includes your flight ticket.