Eminent historian, Baburam Acharya coined the name “Sagarmatha” in Nepali Language, where “Sagar” means the sky and “Matha” means above, for which there is believe that the Mt.Everest is above the sky.
For local Sherpa people, it is called as “Chomolungma”, means the mother goddess of the earth. Everest base camp, shortly termed as EBC describes two base camps, south base camp and north base camp from its south and north pole respectively. For the mountain climbers, during their ascent and descent it is used as the campsite, but for the trekking people, it is last and closest camp to witness of earth’s highest peak.
Trekking from Nepal to the Everest Base Camp is to south base camp, is the second most popular in Nepal. Everest’s daunting summit soars so high that trekking to its base camp is still an adventure of the highest sort. Beginning from the capital of the Sherpa, Namchebazaar, following the popular monastery, Tengboch, we will continue our journey, exploring some heart-praising places to see. This trekking expedition contains many beautiful mountains, stupas, monasteries and rivers.
The Tengboche is very famous for the beautiful monastery with praying Lamas around. During the EBC trek, the trekkers explore the breathtaking view of the Mt.Everest (8,848m), along with Ama Dablam (6,812m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,879m) and many more snow capped mountains. Khumbu glaciers, ice falls and the rugged terrains are astounding.
We will take a flight from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2840m) and then trek for 3 hours to Phakding(2610m).
After trekking for 4 to 5 hours from Phakding we will reach Namche (3440m).
At Namche, we will rest and gather our energy to continue our trek. We will visit the view point and some monasteries and museums.
From Namche we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours towards Tengboche (3860m) and visit the monastery.
From Tengboche we will trek for about 5 to 6 hours to Dingboche (4410m).
From Dingboche we will head towards Lobuche (3910m), which will take around 4 to 5 hours and we will visit the Pyramid (4970m) at Lobuche.
From Lobuche we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours and reach Gorakshep (5140m). Upon reaching Gorakshep we will visit the Everest Base Camp (5364m).
In the morning we will visit Kalapathar(5550m) and then head towards Pangboche (3930m) from Gorakshep. The entire duration of the trek will be around 7 to 8 hours.
From Pangboche we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours and reach Phorche village (3810m).
From Phorche village we will head back to Namche, which will take around 5 to 6 hours.
From Namche we will head back to Phakding, which will take further 5 to 6 hours.
From Phakding we will head back to Lukla.
From Lukla we will take a flight back to Kathmandu.
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