Everest base camp trek is a highly popular trek in Nepal. It lies in the Khumbu region (Mahalangur Himalayan range). Mt. Everest is the primary attraction of this trek, which is known as Sagarmatha. It is the roof of the world. Everest base camp trekking goes through the diverse forests of the Sagarmatha National Park. It is the world’s highest located national park in the world.
Right after landing at the tiny airstrip of Lukla, the EBC trek begins. Then you pass different villages and fields. Crossing the suspension bridges, you reach Phakding and continuously to Jorsalle. From here, the national park area begins. Namche Bazaar is a steep ascend from here. Namche and Khumjung are the cultural hot spots.
You can explore Sherpa culture and their heritage sites around here. There are wonderful monasteries in Pangboche and Tenbuche too. Sherpas are renowned Himalayan leaders who have unique cultural patterns, garments, festivals and religiosity. Spending a rest day at Dingboche, you trek to Everest base camp via Gorakshep. The following day, you trek to Kalapatthar and descend to Lukla and end the trek. During the trek, you will get an opportunity to view the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Ama Dablam and the surrounding white peaks along with trekking peaks. The views of flora and fauna add more attractions for the epic journey to Everest base camp.
A half an hour scenic fight takes to Lukla then trek goes to Phakding. It takes around 3 hours with descending path passing Chaurikharka, Thadokosi and Ghat.