Completed Everest Base Camp Trek with full of joy
November 2, 2015 – November 29, 2015
Nepal indeed endured a devastating earthquake in April 25, 2015 which killed huge number of people and destroyed countless houses. Certainly, touristic sites were also badly affected and the country is still flashing back to the traumatic moments and facing aftershocks.
From the time I landed in Nepal, Nepal Hiking Team left no stone unturned to present the best services. I also had the chance to explore the major cultural sets enlisted in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in Kathmandu and collect a lot of information through the experienced tour guide.
To begin Everest Base Camp Trek, I had an experience of pleasing flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. I was busy with my camera taking pictures and videos of scenic landscape visible from the window. Whoa, soaring above the gigantic Himalayas was too amazing. Then, from Lukla, we started walking passing through a village named Chauri Kharka and reached Phakding which was an easy walking.
Heading off from Phakding, the splendid forests of rhododendron and fir trees came on our way. As, we were trekking during spring season, the forest was magnificently blossomed with the flowers. And, I realized that I was trekking in the perfect season.
Moving ahead, we reached Namche Bazaar which seemed rather developed. And, I came to know through our guide that it was one of the flourishing Sherpa villages and an administrative centre of the Everest region. At Namche Bazaar, we had a day rest to become accustomed with the high altitude and avoid altitude sickness. On that day, we also walked to Everest View Hotel which presented the outstanding views of Everest, Ama Dablam and more.
Walking to Tengboche was another remarkable experience I had during the trek. Apart from visiting the largest monastery in the Everest region, from Tengboche the splendid peak views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and more greeted us. Passing by settlements like Pangboche village, the major settlement full of Sherpa inhabitants introduced us about the unique Sherpa culture.
Significantly, when we reached at the base of the Everest, the magnificent vistas of Everest, Khumbutse, Mahalangur, Lingtren, enthralled us. The relaxing and unforgettable moments still haunts me today. Another enthralling viewpoint was Kala Patthar which rewarded us with the marvelous views of Changtse, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, and sunrise views. The feeling of heaven on earth cannot go off from my mind.
The opportunity to get to know the inhabitants personally and experience their affection besides the adventures of walking to the foot of the highest peak in the world was another best part for me. And, definitely credit goes to Nepal Hiking Team who made my dream come true.
There were certain trekking regions in Nepal which were blocked for certain time due to the distressing earthquake but now almost all the routes are opened for the trekkers. I bet trekking in Nepal will be anyone’s best experience as I had. Without doubt, you will have challenges but it worth every moment.