The Everest Base Camp trekking trial lies in the beautiful Khumbu region of Nepal and is an exhilarating, highly adventurous and equally beautiful trek. The Everest Base Camp Trek trail ends in the base camp of the highest peak of the world, the Everest. The mind boggling views of mountain ranges and the warm hospitality of the ethnic inhabitants makes this trek an unforgettable experience to embark upon. Two routes are available for the trek; one which includes the Island Peak, “Imja Tse” and the other trail includes the magnificent Khumbu Icefall.
From Lukla, both the trails have a common route up to Tengboche via Namche Bazar (3440m), Kenjuma and Senansa accompanied by the passage through bridges, hamlets and rivers. From here, the northeast route enters into the Dingboche village and to Chhukhung. After Chhukhung a trek brings the Everest base camp known as Perashaya Gyab at the altitude of 5087m. Further upwards lays the Island Peak also known as the Imja Tse which offers amazing close up views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and many other snow capped peaks.
The Everest Base Camp Trek trail follows after the Dingoche passing through Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep to reach the Everest Base Camp. This route is preferred over the northeast route due to its comparative ease and accessibility. This trail allows the opportunity to climb the Everest as well. Khumbu Icefall marks the beginning of the climb followed by Camp 1(6065m), Camp 2(Advance Base Camp), Camp 3, Camp 4 and finally the summit.
The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most frequented treks across Nepal. A highly adventurous one, it requires trekking into very high altitudes requiring proper acclimatization to prevent any kind of health hazards. The inhabitants of the Khumbu region are honest, helpful and hospitable, making it a better experience than it already is. Although the treks can be carried out throughout the year, March to May and September to November are highly recommended.