The 5 Reasons Tourists Love Everest Base Camp Trek
Classic Everest base camp has been one of the most popular destinations for sometimes now. Since 1953, Mt Everest has been a hot topic in recorded History. It’s a piece of history for itself. Since then Millions of people have made the journey to Everest base camp to experience such an amazingly thrilling journey. 1000s of people have attempted to conquer the Might Mt Everest, and more than 4000 have successfully reached the peak of Everest as of 2020. To climb Mt Everest needs lots of practice, time, and determination. It requires years of hard work and in the end, it’s all worth it but the journey up to Everest Base Camp can be made by almost everyone (14+). As of 2020, more than 200k tourists visit Everest Base Camp every year and it’s only increasing. Here are the Top 5 reasons why Tourist Love Everet base camp trek :
Sagarmatha National ParkSagarmatha National Park is Nepal’s first National park which was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its Elevation ranges from 2,845 to 8,848 m (9,334 to 29,029 ft) at the summit of Mount Everest. A national park which has the world's highest peak, it’s definitely a worthwhile trip even in terms of the importance of the place. People from all over the world travel Nepal to hike up to Everest Base Camp but only a few people know about Sagarmatha National Park. It’s home to more than 1000 species of plants, 208 spices of Birds, and some rare animals like Snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, etc. No wonder why it’s Natural World Heritage. One of the most beautiful things of Sagarmatha National Park that many tourist love is rhododendron growing above 4000m with the majestic view of snow-capped mountains. No wonder why Everest Base Camp is so popular.
Lukla AirportLukla Airport, famously also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport is located at an elevation of 2,845m. This is one of the most discussed destinations of the journey towards Everest Base Camp as you’ll take a mountain flight before you even start the trek. Tenzing Hillary Airport has one of the most dramatic views and is famous for various reasons. As the name suggests, it was built under the supervision of Sir Edmund Hillary. With the title of “Most Extreme” Airport for more than 20 years now, is also the gateway of Mt Everest or practically the Everest Base Camp.
KalapatharFact- Did you know that Mt Everest is technically blocked by Mt Nuptse from Everest Base Camp?
Many people don’t know that you can’t see Mt Everest from Everest Base camp. That’s why most trekkers hike up to Kalapathar to get the Majestics View of Mt Everest, while there is one of the most iconic views of Everest, Kalapathar also has a Magical view of Nuptse and Changtse which makes the journey worth every second and cent. As not everyone climbs up to Everest, Mt Kalapathar also has the World’s Highest Webcam installed from where you can view the most iconic view from the top of the world. The camera was installed for research and climatic information but it’s also used for tourism recently. This is the most exciting part of the journey where you see Mt Everest from the closest point possible. Next time when you plan for Everest Base Camp, don’t forget to plan for Kalapathar!
Mt Ama DablamAma Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. Mt Ama Dablam has one of the most unique shapes among all other mountains in the world. It’s even more beautiful when the peak of the mountains turns Golden after the sun rays hit the peak in the morning. Mt Ama Dablam 6,812 m (22,349 ft) can be seen from many places in the journey to Everest Base Camp but Dingboche at an elevation of 4,410m has one of the most beautiful views of the mountain. No wonder why Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions in Nepal, however, this is also part of the journey towards Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base CampLast but not least “Everest Base Camp”, there are two base camps of Mt Everest, of which South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 ft). As it’s the final destination, it makes people dance in the tears of joy. It’s really hard to put everything in words to explain the feeling when you reach the EBC but to give some perspective, it’s once in a lifetime experience. It is famous mostly for “Gateway of Mt Everest”, Travel Advisors like Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, and many more have described Everest Base Camp as one of the most beautiful natural tourist attractions. Here’s a Review video of Everest Base Camp by a couple who completely went for Everest Base Camp.