5 Reasons to choose Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp is located in Nepal and Tibet as there are 2 base camps of the Mt. Everest. Nepal side’s base camp is also called south everest base camp and north everest base camp for Tibet side. South Everest Base Camp is comparatively more popular than North because this is the ultimate destination of the Everest Base Camp Trek. It literally means that you need to trek to approach there. While, you can drive to the North everest base camp easily which is located at Tibet side.
In this article, I am going to point out some of the best reasons to choose everest base camp trek.
The reasons behind the popularity of Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp (5380 m)
It is the unmissable reason as Mt Everest is the world’s tallest mountain. Its summit is the highest place on the earth. So that, most of the adventurer dream to summit the Mt. Everest, but only few of them can achieve this wish because it is physically and mentally challenging, and it is also costly as well.
Everest climbers stay an overnight in the first camp before they leave for summit.
It is important to note that only climbers can stay overnight there in the base camp but trekkers can’t. They only can visit EBC for few hours and capture some shots. You will be awarded the magnificent view of world’s tallest peaks from the base camp including Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse.
Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle
Sherpa is widely renowned as the tiger of the mountain. They are the indigenous people of mountain region in Nepal. So, they know about Himalayas much more than any people of the mountain. Each and every record of mountaineering has been secured by Sherpas. From the first climber of Mt. Everest to more time reaching to the summit of Everest, they have held these records.
Basically, Sherpas are the simple, reliable, and self depended people who have guest welcoming nature.
Until the first climbing of Mt. Everest, the Khumbu region was not that much popular. Very less number of tourist used to trek in this area. Lifestyle of the people of Khumbu was cumbersome. Main profession of the people of Khumbu region used to be trading from and to Tibet. After the development of the tourism, the lifestyle of them has been changed. Although the area is remote, the people are educated. Many Sherpas work as the trekking or climbing guides to take the foreigner climbers to the mountains in the Himalaya. Therefore, Sherpa is known as a tiger of the Himalaya.
Most of the Sherpas are Buddhist who follow the knowledge of Buddhas. They adhere their unique culture and tradition transferred from their ancestors.
Trekkers can enjoy the festival called Mani Rimdu which is one of the famous festivals in Khumbu region celebrated in the mid of November and December. And you will be fascinated by the good hospitality of the mountain people.
Spectacular view of 4 tallest peaks
While trekking in Everest Base Camp, you will get to enjoy the mountain vistas including the 4 tallest mountains – Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Cho Oyu (8201 m), and Makalu (8441 m) along with some other prominent peaks like Ama Dablam, Pumori etc. This massif astounding acute mountain view can be found in no other countries, it is only in the Everest region.
Opportunity to encounter wildlife in Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park is a home of several endangered species including Snow Leopard, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda etc. The national park covers mountain areas which is elevated 4000 m above. So, the animal living at high altitude are adapted to live on low oxygen.
The everest trail goes inside the Sagarmatha National Park. So, the lucky people may encounter the wild animals as well. Nevertheless, they are not so danger for the people.
Tengboche Monastery is also called as Thyangboche Monastery and also known as Dawa Choling Gompa which is the largest monastery in Khumbu Region. It is located in Thyangboche Village, situated at 3867 m above the sea level. Those who want to learn about Buddhism and meditation, they can stay and learn in this monastery following the rules and regulations of the monastery.
It is one of best mesmerizing artifacts built in this region. It is said that the monastery was built 300 years ago. Inside the monastery, you can see ancient scriptures like traditional paintings, statues of Buddha etc.
In many times, it was rebuilt because of its destruction caused by earthquakes etc. Now, what you see is the reconstruction after 1934’s earthquake. Sherpas collect fund to renovate and protect this holy and auspicious artifact.