BlogEverest Base camp Trekking- A beautiful madness
30 Apr 2019 snowpath
Everest Base camp trekking is beautiful madness? May sound off, but yes it is true. The trekking is comparatively hard, yet every trekker wants to trek to Everest base camp. Everest base camp trekking is a holy grail for every trekker. Every professional and amateur trekker from the world dream about conquering Everest base camp at least one time in their life. Moreover, some trekker who have already done this trekking love to trek often. Adventure, passion, natural beauty, numerous mountains and peaks, physical and mental refreshment, are some achievements trekker can have after all hardship a trekker suffers during the trekking. Say mix of emotions, hard-work and achievements comes together while trekking to Everest. Everest Base camp trekking is beautiful madness without a doubt.
Even though there are numerous possible trekking itineraries in Everest trekking region, easily Everest Base Camp trekking is the first choice for numerous experienced and inexperienced trekkers. In addition, Mount Everest along with numerous mountains and peaks, moderate(??)/ challenging(??) itinerary, distinctive beautiful forested temperate climatic zone to snowline landscape, Sherpa culture with numerous monasteries and chortens, beautiful alpine villages are some notable characteristics of Everest Base Camp trekking. Needless to say, peak climbing and expeditions make this trekking highly busy during the peak season. Though every individual trekker has individual reason to trek on Everest Base Camp, here is why the trekking is popular for general (experienced and inexperienced) trekkers. Here are the reasons why Everest base camp trekking is beautiful madness.
1. Mount Everest with numerous other Mountains and peaks.
Certainly, we can name some popular mountains and peak in Everest Trekking region, but it is impossible to name all the flanks and peaks of Everest in this short article. Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Ama-Dablam, Pumori are some beautiful and highest mountains you can admire during Everest base camp trekking beside Mount Everest. There are exceptional moments during trekking when you are surrounded by the peaks and mountains from every possible direction.
2. A proud adventurous experience to share with friends and family.
Definitely, trekking to Everest Base Camp is not easy. Age, physical fitness, experience in trekking, are the factors that can make Everest base camp trekking either moderate or challenging. But no one can ignore your adventurous story of trekking to Everest base camp. Everybody cannot conquer Everest Base camp even though they wish for it. Distinctively, a proud achievement you earned in your life that deserves sharing in between your friends and family, quite often.
3. Beautiful landscape from Forested temperate climatic zone to Snowline.
Trekking becomes boring when you trek on same kind of landscape (climatic zone) for number of days. However, in Everest Base Camp trekking, the trekking starts in forested temperate region and gradually ends at the snowline of Everest Base Camp. The landscape keeps changing during the trekking. Together you can enjoy the interesting and beautiful alpine flora and fauna at lower trekking region plus snowline at higher trekking altitude
4. Sherpa community, their cultures and traditions.
Sherpa people of Nepal live in various regions throughout the country. But Sherpa from Khumbu/ Everest trekking region are distinctive. One cannot ignore the culture and traditions of Sherpa people living in sub-alpine villages like Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche. Interesting Monasteries, chortens, manis during the trekking to Everest base camp have distinctive features. Story of their settlement, occupation, day to day life are exciting to know and see.
Physical and mental refreshment upon climbing the ridge of Namche Bazaar is definitely hard to explain with words. Monasteries at Khumjung and Tengboche carries high significance. Wild animals and birds often cross your trekking path specially around Tengboche. Rocky and icy path from Gorakshep to Everest base camp with loud noises of avalanches can scare you sometime. Finally, summarizing the Everest base camp trekking and enjoying the sunrise at Mount Everest upon climbing the Kalaptthar is ultimate adventure plus beauty of Everest base camp trekking.
Everybody knows Everest Base camp trekking is one of the most beautiful trekking. As well, every trekker knows that is not easy to trek to Base camp. And need to put hard effort to achieve. It can backfire to some trekker when only having desire to conquer the base camp without gathering general info on the trekking. Yet, it is beautiful without a doubt. Everest Base camp trekking is beautiful madness, beautiful trekking that needs a certain degree of madness to conquer.