Everest base camp trek is so popular because of the highest mountain Everest. Kalapathar is the best view point. The trek takes 13 days and reaches a maximum height of 5545m. at Kalapathar. The attractions include spectacular scenery and the outgoing Sherpa people of the Solu Khumbu, the region where Mt. Everest (8848m.) and its attendant lesser peaks are located. We can see Kusum Kangaru (6367m.), Kongde (6186m.), Thamserku (6608m.), kangtega (6685m.) Taboche (6367m.), Cholatse (6335m.), Amadablam (6856m.), Island Peak (6189m.), Lhotse (8414m.) Lobuche ( 6119m.), Nupse (7861m.), Pumo Ri (7165m.) and other many mountains and small peaks.
The Everest trek starts from Phakding (2840m.) and passes through Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is beautiful Sherpa village but now it looks like an alpine resort than a Sherpa village, because trekkers are increasing. Tengboche is popular place because of big monastery and view point.
We find many types of trees and wild life in this region. We can see Chir pine, Blue pine, Junipar, different types of rhododendron and many kinds of herbs and flowers. Probably we can see that birds are Impheyan Pheasant (national bird of Nepal), Crimson-horned Pheasant, Snow pigeon, Golden Eagle, Snow Cocks etc. and animals are Musk Deer (rare animal in the world) and Himalayan Thar etc. It is believed that Yeti lives in this region. We find lot of Yak and Jopkyo (crossed cow and yak) on the way. Yak and jopkyo are means of transportation for this region.
|Everest Base Camp|
Day 1 - Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 m.) 3 hours.
Day 2 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441m.) 6 hours.
Day 3 - Acclimatization day, Trek to Syangboche, Khumjung (3900m.) 4 hours
Day 4 - Trek to Tengboche (3860m.) 6 hours.
Day 5 - Trek to Dingboche (4350m.). 5 hours.
Day 6 - Acclimatization day, Trek to Island Peak Base camp (5100m.) 6 hours.
Day 7 - Trek to Lobuche (4910m.). 5 hours.
Day 8 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365m.) then trek back to Gorak Shep (5180m.). 7 hours.
Day 9 - Trek to Kalapattar (5555 meters) then trek down to Pheriche (4200m.) 6 hours.
Day 10 - Trek to Tengboche (3860m.) 3 hours.
Day 11 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 3 hours.
Day 12 - Trek to Lukla (3404 meters) 6 hours.
Day 13 - Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu .