Located at an altitude of 5,362 meters (17,591 ft), Everest Base Camp in Nepal is ranked as one of the best adventurous spots in the Himalayas where thousands of enthusiast trekkers ascend every year.
Also known as the South Base Camp, trekkers take days of rest and sufficient time to get used to the high altitude and the low pressure environs. In this part of the journey, trekkers cannot hurry to explore one of the finest blessings of Mother Nature, Mount Everest. But, as they say, good things come to those who wait. That is exactly what one experiences at the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Guide.
The nature explorers are to acclimatize their body to journey further above or below while devouring the senses into the spectacular view of the highest peak on the earth.
Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla is best for saving some time and energy. After reaching Luka which is at 2,860 meters (9,383 ft), the real trekking adventure begins. From this small and rustic village in the Khumbu area, trekkers need at least two more days to get to Namche Bazaar that lies at the height of 3,440 meters (11,290 ft). From here onwards, the climbers take a day or two’s break for acclimatization.
Ascending from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche at 3,870 meters (12,696 ft), the trekkers are gracefully welcomed by the awe-inspiring Ama Dablam snow capped peak. Then taking a descended trial along the Dudh Koshi River and crossing several rivers, the journey ascends again with thinning air. Dingboche (4,260 m/13,976 ft) and Periche (4,240 m/13.910 ft) are soon to be trekked with enough acclimatization after reaching Pangboche (3,860 m/12,664 ft). Following that, trekkers are off to Lobuche (4930m/16174ft) then to Gorak Shep (5160m/16929ft), the final pit stop before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Ascending to Kala Patthar (5643m/18513ft), situated right above the South Base Camp gives trekkers the privilege of showcasing the Mount Everest up close in person.
The best times to set for trekking the either side of the monsoon season: from beginning of March to mid may and from early September till mid November. These times are ideal for crystal clear panoramic view of the Himalayas, blossoming rhododendrons and tolerant weather condition.
As of 2010, tourists visiting the Khumbu region are charged 20USD or equivalent in Nepalese Rupees for Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
For centuries, this part of the Himalayan region has been inhabited by Sherpas. So their knowledge about the area is greater. They can be helpful in leading the way if trekkers are lost with directions. Many locals can speak English language, so there is no need to worry about being lost in translation. They can also be hired from Namche Bazaar as porters who can carry a bulk of load without losing the speed even in the ascending mode while trekkers can relax and take pleasure in the serenity of the Himalaya.