Popular Places in Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking is every trekker’s dream. This is a beautiful dream to step at the foot of the tallest peak in the world. The classical and the most pursued Trekking in Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trekking owns a number of exhilarating places to put one’s footstep. The mountain giants including the top of the world, Mt. Everest, attracts thousands of trekkers in this region every year. The unparalleled natural paradise blessed in Khumbu region of Sherpa kingdom is one of the prime attractions of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site offering an opportunity to experience a great variety of flora and fauna fascinates every type of trekkers around the globe.
This trekking ultimately takes you to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp Trekking and from where we can witness the fabulous views of mountain giants include Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many other highest mountains in Nepal. On the other hand, the sacred prayer flags and monasteries take you to the world of spiritualism. Similarly, the flowering rhododendron offers you an unforgettable experience of this trekking. Every adventure lover finds this trekking a trekking for the lifetime. Most significantly, Namche Bazaar, an ideal tourist destination in the Himalayas of Nepal, enriched with Tibetan market, the gateway to Everest region, itself a splendor of Everest Base Camp Trekking.
However, people prefer different popular places to visit in Everest Base Camp Trekking according to their interest. Now, what we are proposing now are on the basis of a long research, preference of the tourists and the way tourists enjoy the place. The followings are popular places in Everest Base Camp trekking.
1. Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport)
We begin Everest Region Trekking with a short and scenic flight to Lukla Airport.
It is a 35 minutes scenic flight. Tenzing- Hillary Airport is another name for it. It is located at the elevation of 2840 m with runway 527 m. The airport is popular for starting the trip to Everest Base Camp. There are daily flights from Lukla to Kathmandu. We get daily flights from Kathmandu to Lukla too. The flying distance is short from Kathmandu. Sometimes, high winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility interrupt flights. It means the flights can be delayed or the airport is closed. The airport is contained within a chain link fence and patrolled by the Nepali Armed Police or civil Police around the clock.
One cannot get escaped by surprise that how this airport is built on the inclined hill. The landscapes and the settlements in this inclined hill is unbelievable. This airport is considered to be one of the extreme airports in the world.
2. Namche Bazaar
We get Namche Bazar via Phakding and Manjo. You cross a suspension bridge. The trekkers climb the steep hill for an hour and get Namche. Namche Bazaar is the major trade center in entire Khumbu region of Nepal. Tibetan markets, hotels, restaurants, and groceries enriches Namche Bazar.We even can visit Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter where one can get information about it. Everest View Hotel is one of the prime attractions of Namche Bazar. A climb of 20 minutes takes you to Everest View Hotel which offers a stunning view of entire Everest mountain panorama. Our visit to Sherpa Culture Museum offers us many interesting insights of Sherpa people. Namche Bazar itself provides an opportunity of witnessing some astonishing mountains views include Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc.
3. Tengboche Monastery
We get Tengboche Monastery via a deep pine woods in Sagarmatha National Park. Not only Tengboche offers an opportunity to view entire Sagarmatha National Park but also offers a spiritual inspiration to the trekkers. The prayers flags, holy manis, and the stone carvings are impressive to see here. It offers amazing mountain views which are popular in Everest region.
4. Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar are popular vantage points in Everest region. They are popular to witness stunning mountain giants including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Yu, Pumori and many more. These two vantage points in Everest Region Trekking are popular among the trekkers for alluring mountain views towering in the skyline. Kalapatthar is a hill station just above Gorekh Shep. It is normally windy. However, the experience is for the lifetime. Everest Base Camp is a day trekking from Gorekh Shep. There is no any guest house. We have to manage tent and all other required equipment including foodstuff if anyone is going to stay in Everest Base Camp.