Mount Everest is the highest existing mountain peak in the world with a measurement of 8,848m. This beautiful mountain is known to be a barrier between China and Nepal. Its beauty and magnificence can be observed from both the countries through Everest Base Camps on each side. The northern Everest Base Camp is located in China which requires a permit from the Chinese Government to trek or enter the premises. The southern base camp is located in Nepal which is one of the most popular trekking routes amongst the Himalayan trek routes. Approximately 40,000 people yearly find their way to experience the beauty of Mount Everest through this route and also one can enjoy taking an adventurous peak climbing as part of it is popularly known as Island Peak Climbing.
The southern Everest Base Camp (EBC) is situated at a height of 5,364m and is a 17 to 26-day trek destination. There are different easier possibilities to enjoy the view of Everest without trekking like a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp. However, the best way to really taste the living and exciting environment of EBC is through trekking. The main charismatic and appealing sights to observe while on the trek are Sagarmatha National Park, Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, and Sunrise from Kalapatthar as well as close sighting of the magnificent Mount Everest. There are alternative trekking routes to reach the Everest Base Camp but the convenient and mostly accessed one is going to be mentioned in depth below.
1. Jiri to Everest Base Camp: This trek route follows the classic path taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa during their 1953 Mount Everest expenditure. This route takes about 18days to reach the Everest Base Camp and is an extended route. This trek begins from Jiri to Lukla then to Namche bazaar, then toward EBC from the famous route Jiri.
2. Everest Base Camp route: The most direct and most accessed route by trekkers is the EBC route. This particular trek is popular for its off-beaten roads, Apex Mountains, dense forests, ethnic villages, monasteries, steep narrow trails, glaciers, and a variety of wildlife to be observed on the way. This particular route will be discussed below in detail.
Since the climatic condition is going to be extreme in the high altitude, one must be prepared before starting their trek towards EBC. Following is the list of things one must take care of before launching off to EBC.
1. Clothing– Since the temperature is going to be below zero as one ascends towards the top, one must make sure to carry inner clothing (thermal tops and trousers), middle clothing layer (fleece jackets, pants), outer clothing layer ( windproof jackets and trousers), thick winter jacket and trousers as the weather is unpredictable, gloves, undergarments, towel, scarf, woolen cap or beanies, and socks.
2. Extra amenities– Slippers, Trekking shoes, Sunglasses, sunscreen, climbing stick, first aid box (including altitude sickness medications and other basic medication as per one need), toiletries, snacks (light), torchlight, camera, chargers, and water bottle.
Nepal Nomad’s Journey to World Highest Mountain is anything but a simple assignment. It requires physical and mental endurance and wellness to finish this once in a daily existence venture. For beginners, it tends to be an extremely challenging and testing task as they need to walk for 6-7 hours every day on the unpleasant, dangerous, messy path with the weight of their bag, and furthermore, there are high possibilities of getting elevation ailment. Concerning the accomplished travelers, this EBC journey is a moderate sort yet can turn out to be truly challenging while at the same time climbing up to Kala Patthar. Appropriate acclimatization, rest at tea houses, slow and simple tasks can be extremely useful and can beat these issues while traveling. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a unique chance that offers you sees, landscape, well-disposed individuals, real nearby food sources, strict and otherworldly energies that you can’t find else in this world.