Wide world travelers might be curious, why to go for Everest Base Camp Trekking in Spring.
The answer is simple and best,it is the month of trekking where one can witness great mountains with clear sights.
Moreover, you will be walking on the foot of Mt. Everest(you may read: Where is mount Everest located?), the highest peak on this planet earth which rises above 8,848 m and 29,029 ft high.
A great pyramid shaped mountain that straddles between the two countries. Northern side lies in Tibet-China, and the South Face situated within Mid North-East of Nepal. The side from Nepal is popular so,much of the mountaineering and trekking is done from Nepal’s Mt. Everest.
Mt. Everest first sum-mated from the Nepal side, taking the route of South Face by late legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (Nepalese) and Edmund Hillary (New Zealand). They climbed the highest mountain with British Expeditions in May 29th 1953 led by late Sir John Hunt.
Everest Base Camp Trekking since then been explored and exposed to the world, not only for adventure and climbing.
It’s been explored because of its dramatic stunning panorama of mountain range. Moreover this also includes impressive culture of the native Sherpa, the Highlanders of Khumbu valley and Everest.
WHEN DID IT START GETTING MUCH ATTENTION?
After the heroic adventurous ascent by Tenzing and Hillary in 1953, the area around high and scenic Khumbu valley got much attention.Since then explorer and adventurer began to pour in within this beautiful country.
The early travelers were explorer, mountaineers. As Mt. Everest within Khumbu area got much popular then commercial trekking began to mushroom.
After all from early 1970’s to present, hundreds of trekking company has been established to cater the needs and requirement for wide-world travelers to visit Everest and its base camp.
In early days, villages were much primitive with only traditional farming of wheat-potato and barley with cattle herding like Yaks.
As tourism reached to higher level, then trail and bridges were well maintained. So that now, trekkers can find the comfort of nice and cozy lodge, instead of using tented camping like in early days.
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK IN SPRING :
The spring time in Nepal Himalaya begins from mid February after the cold and harsh winter months of December to early February. March to May, the fresh green vegetation and tree lines comes into active with wild-flowers in full bloom especially the rhododendron (national flower of Nepal).
A lovely time for walks around high Khumbu valley in the shadow of high Himalayan peaks with Everest base camp trekking in spring. At this time, the hills will be alive with greenery and flower , where you can witness rhododendron of various species with different colors from tree lines, tall bushes to short dwarf known as azalea.
In spring time, most of the days are clear for stunning views of high peaks with Mt. Everest. As similar, light clouds can appear during late afternoon time, obstructing the views till next morning.
Walking is pleasant with ups and downhill which is normal around Himalayan landscapes.Thus, you can have your time at the best with dramatic changes of the country from green vegetation and tree lines to arid and barren terrain of arctic zone.
As walk progress,one will have enough time to explore local villages adorned with cultural heritage of Buddhism religion in Everest Base Camp trek in spring. So, visit its interesting monasteries and overnight stops in nice mountain lodge on route to Everest Base Camp trekking.
Everest Base Camp trek in Spring continues on leaving the green hills and tree lines to sheer wilderness as walk leads closer to giant mountains to reach at famous Mt. Everest base camp at the height of 5,354 m high. Which faces tremendous views of notorious Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers within the peaks of Lhotse-Nuptse and Pumori.
With ample time around the high scenic spot, where climb leads you on top Kalapathar, a famous view-point where you can catch Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori at near distance. Similarly, with array of peaks that surrounds you on this lovely rocky hill top at above 5,545 m high.
After a great enjoyable time around high scenic areas of Khumbu valley within Everest, the return journey leads downhill past nice places Pangboche-Namche Bazaar to reach at Lukla town for short panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. Learn more here why Everest base camp worth visit .
VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING:
Everest Base Camp Trekking in spring offers incredible vista of Mt. Everest (8,848m) Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m) Amadablam (6,812 m) and world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu 8,463 m with many other smaller unnamed peaks in the comfort of nice cozy lodge on route Everest Base Camp.
VARIOUS WAYS TO REACH EVEREST BASE CAMP:
In Everest base camp trekking, one can choose various ways to reach main highlight of the adventure to Everest Base Camp.
Most popular and standard is flying into Lukla from Kathmandu city in a small aircraft that made for mountainous region of Himalaya.
Start walk from Lukla town towards Phakding-Monjo and at Namche Bazaar. At Namche, have rest day for acclimatization then head past Thyangboche Monastery to reach Everest Base Camp with walks to Pangboche-Dingboche, Lobuche and past Gorakshep.
Return walks leads to long descend to Pheriche and back at Lukla for flight to Kathmandu. Either, one can take an alternative route f while visiting traditional and quaint villages of Khumjung and Khunde located on a glacial wide valley.
The other scenic route is taking a trail to high Gokyo valley and its many glacial lakes where walk leads to climb over high Chola (Tsho) – La Pass at 5,367 m high to reach towards Everest Base Camp.
Yet another options is taking an original classic trail with drive from Kathmandu to Jiri town (known as Switzerland of Nepal). Following the early mountaineers and explorer to Everest Base Camp visiting Ramechap, villages of Shivalya and Bhandar and at Solu district around Kenja-Sete-Junbesi-Nuntahala to reach the main trail of Everest Base Camp.
Other higher routes crossing Mera-la and Amphu-Labtsa pass after overnight in Lukla heading into off the beaten tracks away from main trails in total wilderness of mountains to reach at Everest Base Camp through Inkhu-Hongu and Imjatse valleys.
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