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Short and Easy Trek In Nepal For Beginners Family And Elderly


Trekking in Nepal is not only an adventurous journey. Besides base camp trekking and high passes adventure journeys, there are numerous trekking routes that fit for the beginner trekkers, family, school students and elderly.

 

You don’t need to worry about altitude problems, cold temperature and lengthy days trekking in the Nepalese Himalaya. Nepal also offers the accuracy of short and easy treks with magnificent views of mountains, landscapes, and much more natural resources. You may explore with local tradition and culture with your short stay in Nepal with some popular easy explore in Nepal.

 

Trekking in Nepal or anywhere else in the Himalaya is not a very easy and luxury activity. It is a physical activity that needs some level of struggle. You don’t need to have a lot of training for short treks in Nepal.

 

Treks with below 3000m with can be done 3 days to one week are categorized as a short and easy hikes in Nepal. There are several popular short treks which are listed below.

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

 

Trekking Days: 5

Trekking Region: Annapurna

Maximum Elevation: 3,210m

Best Time for Trek: September- May

 

Ghorepani Poon hill trip is the most popular short trek in the Annapurna region Nepal. There are a couple of hundred trekkers every day from around the world. This 5 days short trip offers the scenic mountain view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs with unblocking sunrise from Poon hill viewpoint.

 

Gurung and Magar are the local inhabitants of this area. They are people who are known as brave Gurkhas. Fabulous landscape, green hills, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, vegetation with the traditional culture of the area makes your holiday worth visiting this trekking trail.

 

The Ghorepani Poon hill tour begins from Nayapul with a short drive from Pokhara. The main trail leads to a famous hill station (Poon hill) passing Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and Banthanti than goes to Tadapani and Ghandruk making a little circle reaching back Nayapul at the end.

 

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

 

Trekking Days: 3-4

Trekking Region: Around Kathmandu Valley

Maximum Elevation: 2200m

Best Time for Trek: September-May

 

Chisapani Nagarkot hike is a beautiful short and easy exploring trip near Kathmandu valley. If you scare with high altitude and cold temperatures, this trek should be one of the best options. This trek offers a superb view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Gaurishankar Himalayan range with amazing landscape and more.

 

The Chisapani Nagarkot is 3 days trek normally but it can be extended to 4 or 5 days adding an extra itinerary to Dhulikhel and Panauti. Chisapani Nagarkot trek begins from Kathmandu with about an hour's drive to Sundarijal and treks through Shivapuri Nagarjuna national park to Chisapani for the first night. After Chisapani hill, trek to Nagarkot hill station from where you can see unblocked sunrise with the scenic Himalayas. You pass several traditional villages on your trek which gives you a rural experience of Nepal. After Nagarkot, you may continue your trek to either Dhulikhel or Changunarayan heritage sites to finish the journey.

 

Dhampus Sarangkot Trek

 

Trekking Days: 3

Trekking Region: Annapurna

Maximum Elevation: 1650m

Best Time to Trek: September-May

 

Dhampus Sarangkot is a short and sweet walking trip in the Annapurna region. If you have only a week's holiday in Nepal and would like to visit Kathmandu, Pokhara and explore a few days in the mountain to see scenic massif and have a cultural experience, this trek should be perfect for you.

 

This 3 days tour starts from a beautiful lake city Pokhara driving about a half an hour to Phedi. The trek leads to the Dhampus from where you see amazing Annapurna Himalaya with one of the most beautiful mountain Fishtail. Enjoying sunrise in the morning from Dhampus, you descend for a while and gradual ascent to Naudanda than trek on the level flat trail a few kilometers to Sarangkot hill station.

 

Next morning, you will have a great view of the sunrise with stunning Annapurna Himalayas, you trek downwards to Pokhara.

 

Tamang Heritage Trek

 

Trekking Days: 7

Trekking Region: Langtang

Maximum Elevation: 3165m

Best Time to Trek: September-May

 

The Tamang heritage is a one week trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. This trek is highly recommended to those people who would like to trek with less traffic. This is off the beaten track trekking trail in the Langtang region. Tamang heritage trek is a new trekking trail which offers magnificent Langtang and Ganesh Himal Himalayan range with the traditional and cultural experience of Tamang people.

 

With a 6-7 hrs bus drive from Kathmandu, Syabrubesi reaches where you will spend your first night. The next day, you trek to Gatlang which is a big traditional Tamang village. Enjoying with a warm welcome of Tamang people here, you trek to Tatopani the next day and trek to Nagthali hill station. Here you will see the beautiful landscape, Himalaya and some Tibetan villages. You trek down to Thuman and Syabrubesi for your final day of the trek then drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Langtang Valley Trek

 

Trekking Days: 7

Trekking Region: Langtang

Maximum Elevation: 3870m

Best Time to Trek: September-May

 

Langtang valley is a popular trek in the Langtang region. This is also one of the best options for the beginner trekkers, family and all types of trekkers. This trek leads to very close to the mountain in a few days trek from Kathmandu.

 

Langtang valley trek begins from Kathmandu with a long drive through hillside road to Syabrubesi. After spending a night in Syabrubesi, you trek to Lama Hotel, Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa then trek back the same way t Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu.

 

This is a cultural trek that goes through the Langtang river valley. The people from this region are quite similar to Tibetan. You will see several Buddhist monasteries and other monuments during the trek.

 

Conclusion

 

These are short and easy trekking trails which are famous and visiting by many trekkers every year. These different trekking trails offer different mountain experiences with the verity of cultural vibes to the visitors. Such as Langtang region has Tamang culture and tradition, Annapurna region has Gurung and Magar culture, and Chisapani Nagarkot has also Tamang and other ethnic cultural experiences with the mesmerizing landscape, Himalaya, green hills, and much more.

 



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Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek Itinerary Highlights and Paces


Everest base camp Kalapatthar trek is more popular as Everest base camp trek in Nepal. It is located in the northeast from Kathmandu. This is a popular classic trek in the Everest region. Being a home of some high snow-capped mountains, Everest base camp Kalapatthar trek will be your lifetime adventure experience.

 

The Everest base camp Kalapatthar trek is one of the best options to explore the Everest Himalaya and see the world’s highest mountain from a closer distance. Not only the Everest Himalaya, but there are also lots of other things that make this trek worth. Beautiful Khumbu valley, Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO world heritage site, attractive Sherpa settlements, rivers, wildlife, vegetation, Buddhist monasteries and monuments, and much more other things are here to explore and see.

 

This Everest base camp trek begins with a half an hour scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. After landing at the Lukla airport, you trek to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and EBC. After visiting the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, you visit Kalapatthar the next morning for the eye-catching view of Mt. Everest from a closer distance.

 

Highlights of the Trek

 

The base camp of the world’s highest mountain (Everest) and Stunning viewpoint Kalapatthar

 

  • Scenic view of some of the world’s highest mountain with hundreds of other white mountains

  • Exiting scenic mountain flight to Lukla

  • Buddhist monasteries and monuments

  • Sherpa settlements with their traditional architecture

  • Khumbu valley and popular Khumbu glacier with icefall

  • Everest Base Camp Kalapatthar Trek Itinerary

 

 

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2840m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m.) 3 hours.

 

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 6 hours.

 

Day 03: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m.)

 

Day 04: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m.) 5 hours.

 

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m.) 5 hours.

 

Day 06: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4410m.)

 

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m.) 4- 5 hours

 

Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m.) via Gorekshep (5140m.) 7-8 hours.

 

Day 09: To Kalapatthar (5545m.) descend to Gorekshep and trek to Pheriche (4210m.) 5 hours.

 

Day 10: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 6-7 hours.

 

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.6 hours.

 

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu.

 

Some Popular Villages and Viewpoints along the Trek

 

After landing at the Tenzing-Hilary airport Lukla, your Everest base camp Kalapatthar journey begins with a short day trek to Phakding. There are several popular and attractive villages with viewpoints and religious monuments. Here is a shortlist of them given below:

 

Namche Bazaar – Gateway to Mt. Everest

 

Namche Bazaar is one of the most popular and beautiful villages on the way to the Everest base camp trek. It is also known as a gateway to the Everest Himalaya. On your second day of the trek, it takes around 6-7 hrs to reach from Phakding with some uphill trails crossing 5 different suspension bridges on the same Dudhkoshi river.

 

There is a weekly market held on Friday to Saturday noon every week for the locals to buy the things of their daily use. There are some organic coffee shops, mountain gear shops, bakeries, bars with movie shows so it is a good place to hang around.

 

All the trekkers before going further higher elevation will have an extra acclimatization rest day here and visit the Everest view hotel for an altitude practice.

 

Tengboche – Viewpoint of Mt. Amadablam and Everest

 

Tengboche is a hill station from where you can see a perfect view of Mt. Amadablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other high Everest Himalaya. Here is an ancient Buddhist monastery where a famous festival (Manirimdu) in the Everest celebrates by the Sherpa people.

 

The people who have limited time and would like to trek in the Everest region to see the Everest, they may only trek to this place then turn back. Visiting Tengboche and see Everest is about one week trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

 

Dingboche – The Highest Farmland of the Everest Region

 

Dingboche (4410m) is the highest proper village with farming land in the Everest region. This is a place where trekkers take the second altitude acclimatization rest day on the way to the Everest base camp. A few months in summer during the monsoon, this village must close so not allowed people to stay here. People cannot make fire at this time.

 

There is a hill above this village where trekkers climb for the altitude practice. You can see the 4th highest mountain (Makalu) of Nepal with mighty Everest Himalaya. It is about 4 hrs hike in total from your lodge to climb and descend back.

 

Everest Base Camp – Bottom of the World's Highest Mountain

 

The Everest base camp is a dream destination for adventure travelers from all over the world. Reaching here is the main goal for all the trekkers. It is situated at a height of 5,364 meters above sea level. You may see the Khumbu icefall from close being on the Khumbu glacier.

 

You will not see Mt. Everest from the base camp because it blocks the other mountains. You may see lots of colorful tents at the base camp during the spring because this is the main season to climb Everest.

 

Kalapatthar – Viewpoint to Everest

 

Kalapatthar is one of the popular viewpoints among some other viewpoints to see the Everest. After walking about 2 hrs from Gorakshep, you will reach on the top of this hill from where you can see 36 degrees Everest Himalaya. Usually, people climb this hill in the morning but visiting in the evening for the sunset is the best time.

 

You need to have warm windproof clothes for this hill because there will be windy. This hill is 5550 meters above sea level. After enjoying the view from here, you will trek back the same way to Lukla in a few days and fly out to Kathmandu.

 



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A Complete Guide To Everest Base Camp


Reaching Everest base camp is being the goal of thousand of adventure trekkers from all over the world. There is a magnificence view, trekking through this area and experience with Sherpa culture and lifestyle.

 

This is a very helpful online guide to Everest base camp trek. You will find all the information on it to trek safely and successfully to the base camp.

 

I am providing general information to the Everest base camp trek, which guides you to plan well the Everest base camp trek.

 

About Everest Base Camp Trek

The classic Everest base camp trek leads through the Khumbu valley, enjoying the beauty of the Sagarmatha national park and takes to the view of 4 highest mountains above 8000+ meters. These highest mountains are Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,470m) and Cho-Oyu (8,201m).

 

This Popular trek discovers and follows the footsteps of Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa as you trek from Lukla to EBC.

 

It is a teahouse trek so you will stay in some of the highest villages in the world. You may explore the local culture and tradition of native Sherpa people and learn about their historical connection with the mountains.

 

Visiting Kalapatthar (5,550m) and enjoying with 360-degree panoramic view on the trek is one of the main attractions.

 

Exploring the various old and historical Buddhist monasteries with some other monuments and learn about religion, culture and festivals are some other experiences of the trek.

 

Everest base camp trek starts with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This half an hour flight offers the scenic mountain view of different Himalayan ranges. After landing at Lukla, you trek to Phakding which is a short day trek.

 

Crossing some different suspension bridges and enjoying with the view, you keep continue your trek to the Everest base camp passing Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. It takes 8 days hike from Lukla to EBC including 2 rest days for altitude practices.

 

You trek back to Lukla in 3 long days trek after visiting Kalapatthar and fly back to Kathmandu after spending a night in Lukla.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Everest base camp trek is 12 days itinerary which is all the trekkers follow. But you may make one day shorter or a few days longer as your fitness and attitude practice.

 

I suggest following the normal itinerary or even making it longer to avoid the altitude problems. Here is a detail itinerary overview day by day for your easiness.

 

Day 1 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

You will have an early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu today. The flight takes 30 minutes which offers a beautiful view of scenic Mountain View, different villages, and beautiful landscapes. Once you land on the Lukla airport, then you start your trek to Phakding crossing Chheplung, Thadokoshi and Ghat villages. It is a short day trek to Phakding which takes you around 3 hrs.

 

Day 2 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

This is a long day trek to Namche. You ascend altitude about 800 meters today. The trek is about 6-7 hrs long crossing 5 different suspension bridges on the same river. You will enter the Sagarmatha national park from Monjo where you check-in. After having your lunch in Jorsalle, you trek another 3 hrs to Namche Bazar.

 

Day 3 Acclimatization rest day in Namche

This is your first altitude practice day which is mandatory before reaching the base camp. You hike up to Everest view hotel passing the highest airport (Syangboche) in the Khumbu region. It takes 2 hrs to reach to Everest view hotel. After enjoying the view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and other beautiful mountains from here, you hike back to Namche Bazar or may go to Khumjung village (the biggest village in the region).

 

Day 4 Trek from Namche to Tengboche

It is a beautiful day today to trek to Tengboche. You will enjoy the view of the same mountains which you already have seen during the acclimatization hike. Trekking through a nice and clear trail about 2 and a half hours, you reach Kyanjuma from where the trail to Gokyo divides then trek downwards to Phunkitenga. Here you stop for your lunch and ascend 2 hrs through the forest to Tengboche. You may visit a historical old monastery here in the evening.

 

Day 5 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

After a scenic view from this hill in the morning, you trek downwards to Deboche. Then you cross a suspension bridge and climb for a while to Pangboche. Your next stop for your lunch is Somare which takes about an hour's walk from Pangboche. Now, you already cross the tree line and be in the open area. You feel less oxygen in the air in this area while trekking to Dingboche.

 

Day 6 Rest day at Dingboche

This is you’re the second-day acclimatization rest day. Today, you hike up to Nangar-Tsang hill which takes about 3 hrs. You will see the fourth highest mountain of Nepal (Makalu) from here including regular mountains Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and more. Then you hike back to the lodge in Dingboche.

 

Day 7 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

Today, you hike through a ridge keeping Pheriche on your left. You trek about 3- 3 and a half hours to Thukla (Dhukla) where you stop for lunch. After lunch, the trail ascends to Thukla's top. Here you see lots of monuments of dead climbers. From the top of Thukla, the trail goes easy another hour to Lobuche.

 

Day 8 Trek from Lobuche to Everest base camp via Gorakshep

This is your important day because you are reaching your goal. You need to start a little bit earlier in the morning. First, you trek to Gorakshep which takes you about 3 hrs and you take some quick lunch. After your quick lunch, you hike to Everest base camp leaving all your stuff at the lodge except your needed warm equipment. It takes 2- 2 and a half hours to reach base camp and the same to come back so it is a long day trek.

 

Day 9 Hike up to Kalapatthar and trek back to Pheriche

This is the day to see incredible Everest Himalaya. You start your hike very early morning with your flashlight to Kalapatthar. Hiking to the Kalapatthar takes about 2 hrs and an hour back. You will enjoy a 360-degree view of the Everest Himalaya from Kalapatthar. Then you trek back to Pheriche following the same way until Thukla.

 

Day 10 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Today is another a long day trek from Pheriche to Namche. It takes around 7-8 hrs but you feel comfortable to walk in the lower region. You will come back to the trees line after Pangboche and will be easier to breathe. This trail will be familiar to you because you already have been passed along the way up to the base camp.

 

Day 11 Trek from Namche to Lukla

This is also a long day that you took 2 days to come up. It takes around 7 hrs to Lukla from here. You will stop in Phakding for your lunch and trek another 3 hrs to Lula with ascending trail. This is you’re the last night of mountain stay so you may celebrate your trek here.

 

Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu

Keeping a beautiful unforgettable memory of the Everest base camp trek, you will fly in the early morning from here to Kathmandu. After a peaceful mountain stay, you will arrive in the noisy city missing your family and home.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek Distance

Everest base camp trek round trip from Lukla to Lukla is about 130Km. It looks easy from day by day according to the map.

 

8 Days trek from Lukla to Everest base camp is 68 Km and return to Lukla from here is 62 Km. 8 Days including 2 rest days up to the base camp is a normal and recommended trekking itinerary for everyone. Trekking camps are longer the first a few days and descending back from EBC. Doing the whole 130 Km in 11 days is fairly enough.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs

Before planning a trek to the Everest base camp, you may search for some solution to frequently asked questions. It helps you to plan well your successful Everest base camp trek. Here are some regular questions and their answers to support to prepare your trek.

 

How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest base camp trek is not an easy one. But this is a gradual elevation gain trek because of some days trek in above 4000 meters with low-level oxygen. The elevation makes difficult to walk with a hard breath.

 

Flying from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2,856m) is already too high and feel the altitude. You will trek day by day slowly up to base camp (5,364m) and Kalapatthar (5,550m). So It is a moderate level trek by fitness and strenuous trek with gaining altitude and its effect.

 

How much does it cost for Everest base camp trek?

Everest base camp trek is a teahouse trek so you don’t need to carry foods and tents and don’t need much manpower. It is not an expensive trek compare to the trekking in other countries. You find good deals through the internet with different costs but 600 USD to 1300 USD is a fairly good price according to the service type.

 

Do you need a guide and a porter to Everest base camp trek?

My suggestion is better to hire a guide and a porter for the trek. You may do independently too but you may be in pressure every day to find the right direction and accommodation. If you are trekking individually, you need to research yourself about everything in Everest but if you have a guide he may provide all the information.

 

A porter plays a vital role to make your successful Everest base camp trek. Carrying such a heavy load and enjoying nature is not a joke so if you have a porter, you may fully enjoy nature and a happy holiday.

 

When is the best tie for Everest base camp trek?

The best time to trek to the Everest base camp is from March to May in spring. It is the climbing season for the Everest expedition so you see lots of colourful tents of the climbers at the base camp.

 

Visibility is nice and clear during these months. Weather is stable and dry in this season and the forest will be colourful with blooming rhododendron in the lower area.

 

September to November in autumn is the highest season and good to trek to base camp. This season has flooded trekkers all the way. Winter has still a nice view but this is a very cold season and summer from June to August is not recommended for this trek.

 

Do you need a trekking permit for Everest base camp trek?

Yes, you do need the trekking permits. You are going to do a trek inside to the world heritage site of UNESCO (Sagarmatha National Park) so you need to have a national entry permit and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit. The Sagarmatha national park entry permit cost you 3000 NPR and Pasang Lhamu fee 2000 NPR.

 

Will you get altitude sickness during Everest base camp trek?

If you follow the itinerary having 2 acclimatization rest days for altitude practice it may not effect. But you need to walk slow, not keep thinking about altitude, drink plenty of clean water, keep warm yourself all the time should be fine.

 

You lose your appetite, difficult to sleep, getting tired while resting, headache, try to vomit, nausea, and some other symptoms, better have one more day rest or descend as soon possible.

 

What should you pack for the Everest base camp trek?

The important thing is having well equipped for the Everest base camp trek. You can hire some things which you don’t use again after the trek in Kathmandu or can buy all the gear. Here is a list of basic equipment which you need for the trek.

 

  • Thermal Layer
  • Trekking Shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Feather Jacket (Down Jacket)
  • Hiking Trousers and Shorts
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trouser
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Buff
  • Windproof Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sport shoes/Sandals
  • Some pairs of Trekking Socks
  • Duffel bag/Rucksack
  • Daypack
  • Rain Cover
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • Sun-glass
  • Head Torch

 

Do I need insurance for the Everest base camp trek?

Yes, you need to have travel insurance for the Everest base camp trek. Before buying insurance, you need to be sure if it covers up to 6,000 meters and any emergency evacuation service includes one.

 

Accommodation and Food in Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek has a lot of choices of accommodation. You can get a private room every place and get the attached bathroom in some places. If you would like to have luxury accommodation during the trek, it is also possible but it cost you expensive. A place like Tengboche will be difficult to get accommodation if you have not booked in advance.

 

Food in the Everest base camp trek has lots of choices that you can choose from the food menu. Also, they cook local food if you would like to taste the Nepalese and Sherpa food. The cocks are trained in most of the lodges and food items are almost the same.

 

You may buy bottled water in each place but as you go higher, the price goes higher. You may drink normal tap water using purification tablets, drops or sterilizers. Also, you may bring eco-bottle which filters everything. Remember to bring two bottles with you to feel the water and use purification then you always have ready water to drink.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal than entire treks in the Nepalese Himalaya. It has a great number of natural and cultural attractions. I hope this information helps you to plan your Everest base camp trek and learned something about the trek before you jump on.



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Everest Base Camp Trek Highights


The Everest is the tallest mountain in the world so most of the mountain and adventure lovers may have the desire to see the highest mountain in the world and reach the base camp of it. The Everest base camp trek is also popular as the base camp trek among the trekkers although base camps are with another mountain in different regions too. There are so many people during the high trekking and expedition season.

 

Attractions of the Everest Base Camp Trek

The main attraction which attracts people is the base camp because trekker’s main aim is to be and step on here. Besides the base camp, there are much more other highlights in this trek. The features of the Everest base camp trek have been indicated here:

 

Exiting Scenic Flight to Lukla

Flying to Lukla from Kathmandu with a small aircraft is an adventure experience to all. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes about a half an hour scenic mountain fight. A short runway with a clip drops downwards and a small hill at the end may make little scary to the people. Flying to Lukla and start the trek is not one and only the way to the base camp but it is a common and popular entry.

 

Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha Nationa Park is a natural world heritage site of UNESCO. The national park was established in 1979 and the area of this national park is 1148 square kilometres. The mammals; Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Pikka, wolf, jackal, with endangered animals like snow leopard and musk deer are here in this national park. More than 200 spaces of the birds including Himalayan eagle can be seen around here. Pine, rhododendron, oak, and more with several bamboo bushes are here to hide to the faunas of this national park.

 

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a beautiful village on the way to the Everest Base camp which is like a small mountain city. The view of Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Lhotse, Amadablam, Everest, and other high mountains are great to see from the national park army base. There are some coffee shops with bakeries, bars, equipment shops to hang around during a free day when trekkers take an acclimatization day rest. Acclimatization day is not really a rest day, trekkers hike up to the Everest view hotel for attitude practice before going to the higher elevation and enjoy the views. Weekly markets every Friday to mid- Saturday for the public held here where hikers also may visit.

 

Everest View Hotel

Everest view hotel is on a hill station from where can be seen panoramic Everest Himalaya. This is one of the viewpoints to see the Everest massif and elevation practice. Everest view hotel is running by the Japanese management is like a mountain 5-star hotel. It takes about 2 hours to reach here from Namche bazaar passing one of the highest airport (Syangboche airport). The hike starts after breakfast in Namche than back again by lunchtime.

 

Tengboche Monastery

Trekking to the base cap is not only an adventure journey; it is a spiritual journey. Mani walls, Mani stones, colourful prayer flags, Stupas, and other Buddhist monuments make the journey sacred and the Tengboche monastery is the main monastery for getting a blessing with the monks before heading to the base camp. The monastery is more than 100 years old with religious aspects. The Tengboche hill itself is a viewpoint to see mountains; Surrounding with forest all around and open space at the middle offers an incredible view of the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and more mountain and green hills.

 

Everest Base Camp

This is the most important and desired destination to the trekkers that’s why they walk about a week not caring any other difficulties facing on the way up. Everest base camp 5364m) stands on the glacier with the ice underneath. The main climbing season to Mt. Everest is in spring so this place will like a high mountain city with colourful tents. Khumbu icefall which the climbers cross to go camping 1 is very close to here. Mt. Everest can’t see from here but other huge snowcapped mountains can be seen. Hikers may forget all the difficult moments before reaching base camp once they arrive here. This is about 5 – 6 hours hiking journey to go and come back from Gorakshep where the lodges for camp are.

 

Kalapatthar

Kalapatthar (5550 m) is even a dream destination than the base camp for some trekkers because of the view which it offers. 360 degree panoramic Everest Himalaya with valley and glacier lower is really worth to see. The Everest stand just in front of Kalapatthar and Pumori looks it has been attached with this hill. Hike to the Kalapathar is not an easy walk but after reaching the top, may realize that why I pay for this with an amazing view.

 

Beside of these highlights, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, glacial lakes, monuments of the climbers, Sherpa culture, local lifestyle, traditional villages and much more attractions are here on this trek.

 

Conclusion

Not all people can reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. There are thousands of mountains to see and be at the base camp of them but this is the most popular than other treks in Nepal because many people would like to see Mt. Everest. Visiting during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December) are the best timings to the Everest base camp.

 



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Best Time to Trek in Nepal


Nepal is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. There are 2 main trekking seasons for the trek in Nepal but any season and month can be a good time. Every season has their specialties in different routes.

 

Visiting the snowy high mountain base camps, experiencing traditional culture, lifestyle, flora, and fauna, and much more, Nepal is a treasure cove for the trekkers from all around the world. This is a beautiful country to spend a perfect holiday with friends, family and beloved.

 

There are hundreds of trekking routes as short, easy and adventurous. All of these routes have their beauty with biodiversity. So before planning a trek to Nepal, need to be sure that which time is the best and which route is suitable.

 

Normally, there are 4 seasons as autumn, winter, spring, and summer. Autumn and spring are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal. But still, there are some low land treks which are known as short and easy treks are good during the winter. Nepal has the rain shadow regions that good to trek during summer and monsoon.

 

Spring Season Trek in Nepal

Spring is known as the king of the season with blooming flowers all around. This is one of the main trekking seasons in Nepal. This season starts from late February and stays until the end of May. It takes away the cold season and brings warmer. This is a dry season so a possibility of the rain is very low. But there may be some windy day and drop some hailstones rarely.

 

There will be neither hot nor cold in lower elevation and neither cold nor hot in the higher elevation in this season. Visibility from far to the mountains may effect by haze. But visibility from closer to the mountains is perfect. The trees change the leaves and restart new leaves in this season. Blooming colorful flowers like the Nepalese national flower rhododendron make the forest very attractive.

 

The spring is the main season for the expedition. There are a couple of hundreds of mountain climbers tries to climb high mountains and Everest. This season is a little bit warmer than autumn. So this is a perfect time for the trekkers who do not like to trek with very cold.

 

Autumn Season Trek in Nepal

Autumn is the best and busy trekking season in Nepal. After just passing away the monsoon, the visibility is nice and clear. Even mountains can be seen from a far distance at this time. The trekking trails are at the best conditions in this time. Because of the clear visibility and no haze, flights to the mountains are very less chance to cancel. Blooming cherry blossom makes nice to some trekking trails during this season.

 

Trekking trails will have more traffic by national and international trekkers in most trekking routes. Food will be fresh because keep buying fresh for many customers in the lodges. The lodges are full usually so needs to book in advance in someplace. All trekking routes with high passes are open in this time.

 

Winter Season Trek in Nepal

Winter season starts from December and stays till February. This is the coldest season in Nepal. Until December, is good to trek to any trekking trails but need to have well and warm equipment. But after December, will be cold up in the mountain. So some short treks near Kathmandu and Pokhara are recommended. Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Chisapani Nagarkot trek, Tamang heritage trek, Langtang valley trek, Helambu trek, Dhampus Sarangkot trek and some other off the beaten tracks are nice to trek during winter. The clouds move to downwards during the morning and evening during winter. The views of the mountains are nice from the viewpoints.

 

This is a low trek season in this time. So, trekkers who would like to trek with peace and less traffic, this may be the best. But need to pack really warm clothes to trek in winter in Nepal.

 

Summer Season Trek in Nepal

The summer season is a rainy season in Nepal. This season starts from June and remains until August or mid-September. This is not recommended trekking season. But there are some rain shadow trekking trails for monsoon season.

 

There are some lands behind high mountains. Monsoon clouds hit to those high Himalaya and drops before these drylands. Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, and some other trekking trails are good for monsoon season trek in Nepal.

 

Conclusion

Not only the mountains to see in Nepal. There are lots to see and feel as natural and cultural beauty. So there is no lack of visit at any time of the year. However, each season and month have own specialties and offerings as tradition and festivals. Choosing the season depends on the desire to see and getting a vacation to travel to Nepal.



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