It is everybody’s dream to set their foot to top of the world. No words can describe the beauty of majestic Everest Mountain. Below are some of the pictures taken during a photographic journey to Everest Base Camp. Many adventure lovers are lured to Everest each year. They follow the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to Everest Base Camp which is located at the base of Everest.
Photographic Trek to Everest begins right from Kathmandu. Kathmandu to Lukla air route is considered one of the best air routes in the world. You will get panoramic views of Central and Eastern Himalayas including Ganesh Mountain, Langtang Mountain, Dorje Lakpa Mountain, Gauri Shanker Mountain, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Everest. Lukla Airport is considered the risky airport and you will understand why as you get aerial views while on your way out of Lukla. Exiting from the airport, you will climb higher from where you can get birds eye view of Tenzing- Hillary Airport. You do not want to miss this incredible opportunity to capture the view of airport. Continuing through Phakding, you will reach Sagarmatha Museum where antiques, Himalayan arts and culture is preserved. At Monjo, there lies gate to Sagarmatha National Park. Remember to capture the views of Himalayan wildlife in Sagarmatha National Park. The most commonly seen wildlife include blue sheep (locally known as bharal) and monkeys.
Arrive at the bustling Namche Bazaar. The bazaar is the conglomerate of tin roofed houses and allows epic views of mountains at the backdrop. Cafes, lodges and hotels are in abundance in Namche Bazaar and some of the hotels accept dollar and master card in case you run out of Nepali cash. But I would recommend you to carry Nepali cash.
You will walk further to Tengboche where you can visit Tengboche Monastery. Gate for Tengboche Monastery is open after 3pm. The path is lined with mani walls. Always rotate the prayer wheel in clockwise direction.
Everest Base Camp Trek provide great photogenic moments. The passes are decorated with prayer flags. You will also find piles of rocks on your way. These piles of rocks were mounted up in memory of climbers who had lost their lives during climbing Everest. You will reach Pheriche where you can visit Pheriche Monastery which is the oldest in Everest region.
Photography Trek to Everest continues to Gorakshep. There was once a vast lake in Gorakshep which has dried up slightly over years. From Gorakshep, you will reach Everest Base Camp. You can go as far as Kalapattar from where you can capture sunrise view over Everest in photos before retracing the route back to Lukla.
Watch our enthralling journey to Mount Everest in photos.