Why Everest Base Camp Trek is Popular than Others?

Damodar Dhakal
Guide with client

Without any doubt, Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is the most famous trek in the world. Annually over thousands of people visit Nepal and many of which are either for the Mt. Everest expedition or Everest Base Camp Trek. Many people dream of visiting this breathtaking place and have the best photography with the world’s tallest mountain.

Trekking to the base of the world’s highest mountain is an unforgettable experience. The well-combination of breathtaking mountain views, diverse flora and fauna, and rich Sherpa culture and traditions are hard to beat. 

Here we have listed the top 7 reasons why Everest Base Camp trek is popular than others? 

1. Namche Bazaar: Gateway to Mt. Everest

Namche Bazaar is the most popular small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is also called the gateway to Everest. This mountain town is full of restaurants, cafes, guesthouses, and shops. So, if you forget any trekking gears, you can get it from any of the shops of Namche Bazaar. The town is very vibrant and filled with warm Sherpa people.   

2. Tengboche Monastery: Largest Monastery of Khumbu Region 

Tengboche Monastery is another major highlight of the Everest Base Camp trek. The monastery is also known as Dawa Choling Gompa built-in 1916 by Lama Gulu. The monstery is a worth visit; you can get the blessing for your Everest base camp adventure from the Buddhist monk. Apart from this, the monastery is beautifully surrounded by snow-capped peaks, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. 

Besides panoramic mountain views, you will also get to see the ancient Buddhists’ murals artifacts. You will witness the wall of the monastery is beautifully crafted, which represents myths of the Buddhist culture and religion. So, being both adventurous and spiritual, Everest Base Camp trek is more popular than others among the trekkers. 

3. Sagarmatha National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Sites

During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will walk mostly through the Sagarmatha National Park, the first national parks in the country. It is also listed in the UNESCO world natural heritage sites. En route, you will encounter several rare species like Snow-Leopard, Musk Deer, Black Bears, and Himalayan Thar. Walking through the birch and bamboo forests of the park will soothe your mind and keep refresh throughout your trekking journey. 

4. Sherpa Culture: The Hero of the Mountains

Khumbu region is the homeland of many famous Sherpa mountain climbers. Along the trail, you will pass through the different Sherpa settlements where you can explore the rich culture of the Sherpa people. They are also famous for mountain climbing, especially in the Everest region of Nepal, So, to get a closer look into the life of the mountains most of the trekkers choose Everest Base Camp Trek.

5. Kalapatthar: Best Vantage Point to Get Mt. Everest

Kalapatthar is also called as “Black Rock” in Nepali. It lies on the south ridge of Pumori above Gorakshep. It is the best viewpoint that offers the jaw-dropping view of mighty Everest. So, Kalapatthar is a must-visit destination to get a face-to-face view of Mt. Everest, including Nuptse and Changtse. The view of snow-capped mountains that this viewpoint offers is merely magical and unbelievable. 

6. Everest Base Camp: Base Camp of the World’s Highest Mountain

EBC trek not only gives the close-up view of mighty Everest but also takes you to the base of the world’s highest peak. Eventually, the main goal of this trek is to reach the Everest Base Camp. Standing at the base camp and enjoying the majestic surrounding mountain views are undoubtedly one of the reasons to go for this trek. Passing through diverse terrain, you will discover entirely new landscapes and find it more wilderness and solitary in the high mountains. 

Final Thoughts

Everest Base Camp Trek is the world-famous trekking destination. The beauty of the Everest region is hard to beat and exceeds the expectation of almost all the trekkers. From the beautiful mountain views to the unique culture of Sherpa people, this EBC trek offers life-time experience. 

 

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