Before towards to Nepal find the major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek and it’s crucial to know about the facts. Everybody knows Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a legendary and the most fascinating destination in the world. Although, the major attraction of EBC Trek is Mt Everest (8848.86m) there is another wonder in the Everest region that 90 % of people don’t know.
Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp, Lukla Airport, Sagarmatha national park, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Sherpa culture, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and the massive Himalayas would be major fascinating facts of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Besides, Kala Pathar is the second best vantage point at the height of 5644m and it provides awe-inspiring views of Everest along the other peaks is an undeniable reason to trek in the Everest region.
Obviously, the Everest region (Khumbu) is the most popular and beautiful trekking route in Nepal. It has many iconic destinations like Gokyo Lake Trek, Island Peak Climbing, Solo Everest Base Camp Trek, and Gokyo Chola Pass Trek. The Everest region has many beautiful attractions where travelers enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains, high landscapes, glaciers, and local Himalayan Buddhist culture and lifestyle.
Everest Base Camp is the world’s most dynamic and fascinating base camp for all adventure lovers. It lies at 5364m above sea level and is its highest base camp to discover the Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, and magnificent views of the stunning Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp where begins from the Everest expeditions and it is one of the dream places for adventure seekers.
Lukla Airport is the world’s highest altitude and dangerous airport at an elevation of 2860m. The Lukla is the first village in the Everest region on the way to the Everest base camp. Likewise, it leads to escorted to that small adorable village through the exciting flight from Kathmandu with the jubilant views. The fresh atmosphere and dry air would surprise the one who just landed at Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla. It gives you a thrilling experience of nature and culture. Thus, Lukla airport itself has been the chief motive to trek to Everest base camp just to experience the takeoff and landing in this airport.
Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway to the Everest base camp as one must pass this small trading center and through around the beautiful valley. Moreover, this area is full of luxurious accommodations, hotels, and lodges specially made for tourists. Being the commercial zone of the Everest region one can buy souvenirs like Tibetan artifacts, trekking gears ornaments, and jewels.
Moreover, Namche Bazar is especially famous for making homemade yak cheese and butter. I am sure that only Namche Bazar is the most beautiful place in the Everest region which offers splendid views of Mount Thamserku along with other peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse.
(Note: the one who is unable to trek EBC can choose the Everest panorama trek which ends at the Namche Bazar to view the almighty Everest.)
Tengboche Monastery is the oldest and largest Monastery in the Everest region. Where one can learn Buddhist literature as a monk. Tourists can pay a visit to this monastery without any restriction and one can offer donations if they accepted it. If you want you can join the evening worship inside the monastery where you can feel peaceful and take a short meditation during the worship (Puja). The monks give you blessings and good wishes for the trip. Though there are many other gompa and Chortens on the way to Everest base camp, Tengboche is the most revered monastery ever, as it was marked in Buddhist literature.
Sherpa is the dominant inhabitants of the Everest region. This ethnic group is believed to be migrated from the east so they are known as the Sherpa “shar pa”. Gyalpo Losar, mani Rimdu, Dumje, etc are the major festivals that are related to Buddhism. These people speak their mother languages and practice their own cultures. Most of the Sherpa are well acquainted with mountaineering and expeditions. Moreover, trade and tourism is the prime source of economy for the Sherpas. (To know more about Sherpa click here culture and people of Mount Everest.)
One of the world heritage sites of Nepal is the Sagarmatha national park which is situated in the Everest region. The Sagarmatha national park is the major attraction of Everest Base Camp Trek where you hike around the Khumbu valley. This park is home to many endangered wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, blood pheasant, etc. It covers from the very low altitude to very high with sacred landscapes.
Only, for this reason, do many travelers set up their journey to the 14 Days Everest base camp trek. And the next adventure leads you to the Everest three-pass trek with the three great passes with high ranking adventure. We hope your next adventure holiday to Himalaya Nepal with us. The major attractions of Everest Base Camp Trek are always unforgettable and memorable journeys for those who are planning to get there.