Things to Experience on Trek to Everest Base Camp
The world’s tallest Everest attracts attention from all over the world. Many want to set their foot in the world’s tallest mountain but very few has got skills and stamina to reach to the summit. Everest Base Camp Trek is once in a lifetime opportunity. There are many things to experience on trek to Everest Base Camp which makes the adventure worth memorable throughout your life. Given below are quick tips on what to expect from Everest Base Camp Trek:
# Kathmandu to Lukla Flight
Tenzing - Hillary Airport in Lukla is considered one of the world’s highest altitude airport. The flight schedule can be affected by weather in Lukla. The air route is scenic and offers enchanting views of Central and Eastern Mountain Range.
# Taking Picture of Lukla Airport
Once you land at Lukla Airport, you will follow southeast trail and head north. You can get exciting bird’s eye view of Tenzing Hillary Airport.
# Tie a khada on suspension bridge
Walking through Lukla, you will reach a suspension bridge. It is a tradition to tie scarf on this suspension bridge wishing for successful adventure in Everest.
# Visit Sherpa Museum
Sherpa Museum is located to the east of Namche Bazaar. Statue of legendary Everest Climber Babu Chiri Sherpa is the attraction of this museum.
# Have tea at Everest View Hotel
As the name suggests, this hotel allows spectacular view of Everest from relatively low altitude. Enjoy your cup of tea while eye feasting on world’s tallest Mountain from the world’s highest located five star Nepal.
# Visit Tengboche Monastery
Observe Puja ceremony in Tengboche Monastery. This is the largest Monastery in Khumbu.
# Place Prayer Flags on the top of pass
There are many passes which you must cross before reaching Everest Base Camp from Tengboche. Buy prayer flags and place it on the top of pass.
# Take picture of signboard “Way to Everest Base Camp”
When you arrive at Goraskshep, you can see a signboard that points out the way to Everest Base Camp. You can take picture of this signboard for memories.
# Take picture on Kalapattar
Kalapattar is the best view point for Everest view. It takes about 3hrs of trek from Gorakshep to reach Kalapattar.
# Buy certificate at checkpoint below Namche
As you descend to Namche Bazaar, you will reach a checkpoint where you can buy a certificate that mentions your name, date, country and areas in Everest which you have explored.
# Check oxygen level
There is possibility of high altitude sickness during trek to Everest Base Camp. You can check your oxygen level at HRA Office in Pheriche. You can also participate in altitude talk.
These are some of the tips to Tips to improve your experience in EBC Trek so that you know what to expect from your Everest Base Camp Trek.