Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trek

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This trek, like all but one in the area, begins in Lukla and proceeds along the Dudh Koshi past Phakding to Namche Bazar. Normally a day is spent here for acclimatization and just soaking up the atmosphere of this bustling trade village. In this lower forested zone, birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendron grow. From Namche you will go up the Dudh Koshi, then the Imja Khola to the Khumbu Glacier. The trail is dotted with Buddhist stupas, prayer walls, and prayer flags. All along the way are Sherpa settlements- some with monasteries. At Tengboche you can explore the singularly magnificent Buddhist monastery there and witness monks at prayer. Have your camera ready for the panoramic view of Everest at 8848m, Cho Oyu (8153m), Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8463m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). Everest base camp trekking organized by the Everest base camp trekking organizing agency called mountain Air guided Adventures(p.)Ltd. This is the “I want to see Everest, but I don’t have much time” trek. This trek is pushing the limits of acclimatization and conditioning. You need to be fit, have endurance, and have strong and flexible knee and ankle joints.
















Then, on day 9  it's off to the stark outpost of Gorak Shep and across the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall (pictured above), and one of the most spectacular views of your life. You then make a 5-day return trip to Lukla overnight in different settlements from those on the trip up.

Experience of Everest base camp trek:
You might not step foot on Mount Everest, but that doesn’t mean the trek to Everest base camp(EBC)is a light-hearted ramble. Instead you will be undertaking a mini expedition, where you will be pushed to the limit both physically and mentally  and where, at times, you will question your sanity and why you signed up to do it in the first place.
  However, at times the pain completely disappears because every day you are rewarded with both spectacular scenery and huge sense of personal achievement. For 12 days(eight days from the starting point of lukla to Base camp and four days trekking back down)you will traverse scenery that will literally take your breath away.
   Like a picture postcard that changes daily,you will find yourself lost in a mountainous terrain that changes from lush farmland and dense forest to clear blue rivers and glacial pools that higher you climb.And when you finish that day’s trek emotional and exhausted,you will always feel a huge sense of pride at being one step closer to the end goal.After meeting your group and guides in Kathmandu,the adventure begins in the early hours of the next morning where you will brave at 40 minutes flight to lukla in a small,roaring aircraft. You know that famous short and steep mountain side runway?I would be lying if I said it was’t scary ride.
After the nail-bitter of a morning the first day is not too challenging.A three hour uphill climb is a good introduction to the general trekking pace and on-going conditions and gives you time to rest for two –which I found to be one of the hardest aside from the base camp ascent day. Trekking to 3440 meteres, you will come to the well-known Namche Bazzar-a market haven-expect it takes you six hours of high climbing in the dry heat,steep steps and a series of swaying spension bridges just to get there.  
The next five trekking days include two ‘rest days’(the second day in Namche Bazzar and the sixth in Dinbouche where you will reach 4260 metres) but don’t be fooled.A ‘rest day’ is actually an acclimatization day which means very steep climbing,yet the views are incredible.You will start to feel the changes in the air and these days simply act as a test run in preparation for the higher ascent the next day-a necessary evil to make the proceeding trekking days easier.
    As the time passes,6am wake-up calls become a relentless and monotonous struggule,the days become long and arduous, extreme exhaustion, weakness from loss of appetite and altitude sickness kick in,the cold conditions become bitter.Personally,I got to a point where I just wanted it all to end but on the last day you do everything you can to pull yourself through the last leg of ascent.
When you reach Everest base camp at an incredible 5364 metres,the feeling is euphoric. You can do nothing but marvel at the spectra before you-a canvas of beautiful white snow peaked mountains ,the Khumbu icefall and the magnificent yet looming presence of mount Everest. In between the hugs and the handshakes of congratulations, you will find yourself standing in a awe in complete silence, or if you are an emotional wreak like me, shed a few tears .Don’t expect a camp full of eager mountaineers ready to scale Everest base camp though,since the best time to trek to base camp falls outside of the season reserved only for the world’s more daring climbers.
You get a huge, prayers flag covered rock to pose on though! And while the thought of the four day descent that follows will fill you with dread, remember on thing: a HUGE part in LUkla awaits you.
  I did not know what to expect when I first signed up for the trek. I knew it was going to be hard,but I never realized just how hard.The key is to stay positive-approach each day knowing that with every excruciating step a magnificent view awaits you.Altitude sickness can make you feel nauseous and weak,at its worst it can kill. Listen to your body,drink losts of water and don’t overexert yourself.if you need to stop,do so and if you are the last to reach the end point,who cares? Don’t be stubborn and carry on as it’s important to keep a slow and steady pace.
Try and accept the lack of luxury, from the uncomfortable nights in the ply wood walled tea houses where minus temperature await you at night, to the dire choice of food,which gets worse as you climb higher. Nothing bout this trek is glamorous or comfortable. Hire a four season sleeping bag(a-20 at that) and a down jacket from one of the many trekking shops in Kathmandu.-these two items were my absolute essentials alongside packing a whole heap for layers. And a lot of snacks. Nothing is worse than suffering the cold and hunger here.

Reaching Everest base camp will forever be one of the greatest achievements of my life. Not many people can say that they have stood half way toward  the top world and if I can do it, you can too.And if you don’t make it as far as Everest base camp you will still have trodden the path of  many a great adventurer, and journeyed along of of the world’s beautiful trekking routes.  


In Nepal there are many places of trekking. Different flora and fauna, view point, ethnic group, Diversity culture, landscape, climate, language, ethnic group makes the colorful Nepal. 
  Best trekking area of nepal:
Annapurna circuit trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Ghorepani poon hill trekking.
Camping trekking in nepal:
 Upper mustang trekking, manaslu trekking, dolpa trekking. 
   Short trekking in nepal:
 ghorepani poon hill trekking, nagarkot dhulikhel trekking, pokhara dhampus trekking, Royal trek in pokhara, siklesh trekking in pokhara, lower manaslu trek.
Booking  a home stay in Nepal, Mountains  home  is running by the home stay family in Nepal kathmandu. Home stay in Nepal give you the best ideas of the explore the Nepalese culture by giving face to face and eyewitness experience.  lets for  grab  the opportunity  to study the Nepalese life style. 
Manaslu trekking this time one of  the best trekking in Nepal. 

2 comments:

  1. Special permit areas mustang Nepal can trekking for the cultural purpose. It is the Tibet outside the tibetan boarder. upper mustang trek one of the famous trekking in Nepal, organized by the authorized trekking agency of Nepal. Upper mustang trekking permit cost $500 usd for the 10 days. It is one of the expensive trekking areas of Nepal. You can hire a guide and permit with service charge with full board package from us.

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  2. Everest base camp trekking
    is the most popular tea house trekking in Nepal. Our agency provide the Everest trekking guide, Everest trekking package in a reasonable prices.

    Contact:
    Mountain Air guided adventures(p.)ltd.
    Thamel, kathmandu Nepal.
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