Adventures of Trekking to the Everest Base Camp in Nepal
- by Suraj Dai
- 15 days ago
Nepal is a fantastic country that has aspects of diversity within itself. The most prominent one among the aspects would be the topography, in which the property structure is smooth and plain at the lowlands of Terai, isolated valleys in the Himalayan region. Along with Mount Everest, there are many mountain peaks surrounding Everest. Hike to Everest Base Camp of Nepal is one of the trekking destinations for travellers all around the world.
Well, dreaming about adventures won’t make them real. So it’s better to look for Hike to Everest Base Camp packages in order to initiate the trek. Packages help to decrease the cost and help you have better trekking experience.
The Sagarmatha zone, named after the world's tallest mountain, is abundant with Sherpa settlements, with all religion and Buddhist culture being the bulk. That is the reason why, while walking to the Everest Base Camp, you are likely to come across chaityas, Gumbas, monasteries and Bihars all across the trekking trail. The route into the Everest Base Camp is decorated mainly on the walls that were Mani-stone with carvings and Buddhist prayer flags.
The Khumbu area offers Sagarmatha National Park; and you would have to hike through the park and get to Namche Bazaar while trekking to Everest Base Camp. It is also referred to as the "Gateway to Everest", and is a wonderful settlement that provides the first glimpses of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. The Sagarmatha National Park is a natural World Heritage Site that has a huge variety of unique flora and fauna maintained within its perimeters. The foliages at the park include vegetations of cedar, junipers and pine trees, alongside Nepal's national flower.
You will excurse the Khumbu region's upper catchment regions such as the Bhote Koshi River Basin, the Dudh Koshi River and the Gokyo Lakes. Other peaks of the region include Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Thamserku, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama Dablam and Mount Pumori among others. Trekking to the Everest base camp through the forests of this area, you will encounter these peaks. The forest offers habitat to at least one hundred and eighteen species of birds, including yellow-billed choughs, Blood pheasants, red-billed and Himalayan Monal. The Sagarmatha National Park permits you to trudge through the habitat of animals like Snow Leopards, Musk-Deer, Himalayan Black Bears and Red Pandas. Himalayan Wolves, Langur Monkeys, Martens and himalayan Thars are located in the park.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp also has the revelation of visiting the Tengboche Monastery across the road. It is located in the Tengboche Village in Khumjung. It is also a hub for trekkers in the Everest area and is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa people. The Tengboche monastery is among the Gompas in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The monastery provides panoramic views of the mountains like Everest and Tawache, along with the monastery is ornately decorated with religious and precious paintings and murals and is intricately carved. Many trekkers who are on their way to Everest Base Camp are attracted by the monastery.
You'll also come across a village called Dingboche, while trekking. Excursing out of Tengboche, you would reach there. The Imja River flows east of this village. Among the figures of Dingboche are rock walls, built using stones of different sizes which cover the valley of Imja’s km. The stones are removed to plow the soil and wind up being piled one over the other producing the km of wall. It's named the "Summer Valley" because it receives more sunlight than the village of Pheriche, and is less affected by the arctic winds that descend through the valleys of Khumbu.