Everest Base Camp Trek is definitely one of the best treks in the world. Whenever guide book publishers, travel bloggers and magazines prepare a list of the best treks in the world, most of the time you will find it.
A month ago, Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, published Best in Travel 2015, where they listed top ten cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015. In the regions category, Nepal’s Khumbu (or also known as Everest) made it to the sixth position beating Arctic Norway and Tasmania among others.
They write,”It’s the ultimate goal of the vertically inclined, a classic journey in the footsteps of Tenzing and Hillary into the planet’s most jaw-dropping mountain arena, home to the world’s highest peak but encompassing so much more.”
And now, Everest Base Camp Trek has made it again. National Geographic just came out with World’s Best Hikes: 20 Dream Trails. And it included EBC Trek along with Bhutan’s Snowman Trek.
They included words of Jim Whittaker, the first American to reach the top of Mount Everest in the list. And he says,”I would recommend the trek to Everest Base Camp to anybody. The people are incredible, the scenery can't be beat, and you get to take a look at Everest or Chomolungma, meaning the "Goddess Mother of the World." It's spectacular just to see the highest point on planet Earth.”
National Geographic furthermore add,”Beyond the chance to come face to face with the mountain from the spot where climbers begin their ascent, the route passes through the heart of the Khumbu region and wanders into its bustling, little capital, Namche Bazaar. Perched at 11,286 feet, this is where most trekkers spend a few days getting acclimatized and immersing themselves in the local culture—as well as returning to their own by checking email at an Internet cafe. From here, the trek heads up past smaller villages, like at 13,074-foot Pangboche, with its famed Buddhist monastery, before topping out at 17,650 feet at base camp, with the summit towering over 11,000 feet above.”
This autumn trekking season is coming to an end. So when the spring trekking season starts in March, you should come to Nepal and walk on the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to the foot of the mountain mecca.
Marlen Ziyadinov (Moscow)
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