24 Mar, 2019 Great Nepal Treks
Mt Everest in Solukhumbu region has a mystical status in the world of trekking. Every year trekkers tackle with the trails for spectacular views of majestic world’s highest mountain and its neighboring Lhotse and Nuptse. The infrastructure is highly developed as you will find the lodges after an hour of walk. During your trek, you will encounter with the ancient monastery Thyangboche monastery (3928m) amid with the spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse. And a climb to Kala Pattar (5624m) highlights the truly spectacular panorama of Sagarmatha (8848m) (Mt. Everest), the Mother Goddess of the World and Lhotse (8400m). Two days in the Base gives us enough time to capture the moment of joy sitting in the lap of Mt Everest. And during your return to Kathmandu, you will have a 40 minutes mountain flight viewing majestic views of the Himalayas from the Eastern sides.
1. Scenic Mountain Flight to Lukla
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla becomes a 40 minutes memorable flight as it stunned you with the majestic views of the Himalayas from the Eastern sides and the exhilarating takeoff and take-in. The person sitting on the left-hand side will get to see the great panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas.
2. Crossover of Sagarmatha National Park
An area of 1148 square kilometer is preserved as the Sagarmatha National Park through which the Everest Base Camp trail continues. The National Park is also enlisted in the World Heritage Sites. Wildlife lovers will also feel the joy of the parks which is the home to 100 species of birds, musk deer, red pandas, Himalayan black bears and snow leopards.
3. Crossover through the world’s highest Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall
Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Icefall is located at an altitude of 4900 m which will the memorable experience during your trek.
4. Mesmerizing Himalayan Views at Kalapathar
Kalapathar at an altitude of 5545m offers the majestic panoramic sunrise views over Everest Himalayan range at 360 degrees. The moment it changes its color to golden as soon as the rays of the sun touches, it’s hard to describe in words.
5. Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is the popular trading center and tourist hub and also a gateway to Everest. You will find the trekking gear and on Saturday, you will find the souvenirs of Everest. Mondavi viewpoint, short walk to Khumjung and Sherpa cultural museum are the major attractions in Namche.
6. Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass & Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Base Camp (5364m) is the ultimate bucket list trekking location which brings you as close as you can get to the highest peak in the world (without a climbing permit). You can view sunrise over of majestic Himalayas in 360-degree angle from Kalapathar (5545m) including 4 of the worlds 800m+ peaks.
A highlight of the trek is the climb of Gokyo Ri (5357m) providing a wonderful early morning view of the surrounding ranges as well as of Mt Everest and 3 other 8000m plus peaks. It is said that the view from Gokyo Ri surpasses that of Kala Pattar (the highlight of the Everest Base Camp trek).
You will also enjoy crystal clear view of The Himalayan range. Cho Oyu takes center stage in the Gokyo Valley but you will see Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Pumoriamong others. The local people in this area are Sherpas. They are very welcoming and consider every tourist as their own guest. Guests are regarded as Gods according to Nepalese tradition and culture. You will be greeted with a soft voice saying “Namaste” accompanied by the joining of palms together. Save plenty of space on your memory card as you will witness countless photographic moments. You will be immersed in the fascinating Sherpa community, culture and traditional way of life.
7. Everest 3 High Pass Trek
This trek which in Everest Region, takes you to the 3 High Pass which is considered to be one of the most difficult treks. It is a wonderful opportunity to cross three high passes, Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Cho La Pass (5,330m), Renjo La Pass (5,345m). On this trek, you will be passing through vintage points with extraordinary views of the 8000m peaks including Mt Everest, the world’s tallest peak. The trek also features with the visit of the oldest Sherpas villages, Thame which is home to an ancient monastery and the childhood home of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (the first to summit Mt Everest along with Edmund Hillary) and the picturesque Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar viewpoints. This trek requires courage, persistence, and endurance to accomplish.
8. Big Hearted People; Sherpas
Sherpas are mostly known for their extreme mountaineering skills but they also incredibly helpful, friendly and welcoming. You will be escorted throughout your trek and even won’t back down to carry you if in case of difficulty. They are physically fit and plow on the head to get everything right before your arrival. Actually, Sherpa is only a cast but their physical fitness and big-hearted traits made them recognize the brand.
9. Tibetan Styled ancient Monasteries
You will pass by many monasteries during your trek to Everest region and also Khumbu Region is known to be the home to beautiful Buddhist monasteries. The monasteries are amid by the stunning views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. On the way to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung, and Pangboche you will encounter with several monasteries. It is the platform to explore the spiritual side of the Sherpa and the Himalayan lifestyle. Meanwhile participating in pray inside the monastery has also been one of the attractions among the trekkers.
10. Well managed and safe trekking site
Although being at an altitude the region is most developed well managed with plenty of tea houses providing good accommodation facilities. And the trekking trails are also safe for travel which is the region to become the most visited trekking site.
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