Mount Everest is the highest peak of the world, which is located in the northeastern Nepal. The largest town of the region is Namche bazaar which is known as the home of the famous Buddhist monastery of Thyangboche where the annual Mani Rimdu festival is held. Our Journey starts from lukla and usual first-night stop on the way to the market town of Namche bazaar in phakding, virtually all in the khumbu begin with the flight from Kathmandu to small town of lukla. Most Everest region lead to the Everest Base Camp, however there are side trails to explore and more remote paths to discover as well as challenging trekking peaks to climb. We didn’t feel giddy with excitement that morning when you see the sunrise from the window where you stay in the lodge (or hotel).
At the Namche bazaar 11,200 feet, you’ll have your first compulsory acclimatization day and you’ll be glad for the opportunity to explore this spectacular village and surroundings. Expect this way the day where, despite extreme exhaustion, weakness from loss of appetite and braving bitterly cold conditions. Whatever trail you follow though, you will soon be immersed in the austere beauty of this awe inspiring trekking region. There is the plenty of sightseeing to be had, including the khumjung gomba monastery and the Sir Edmund Hillary-founded Khunde hospital.
Continuing up the khumbu valley, the climb is steady to lobuche and Gorak shep, our highest overnight points. Just because you are not stepping foot on Mount Everest, do not think that the trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is easy to undertaking. The landscape is now harsh and inhospitable and accommodation basic- concrete buildings, no running water and you may find ice in the window in the morning. The season March and April in the spring and October and November in the autumn are the prime months for trekking in the Everest region. When you wake up early in the next morning for a pre-down start for the ‘’small’’ 18,000 foot peak called kala pattar, for the spectacularly famous view of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.
Flora Fauna Everest Region:
There are not so many animals that can be found near the top of Mount Everest because it is just too high. This is the highest national park in the world with the entire park located above 3,000m (9,700ft), in this park includes three highest peaks more than 8,000mincluding Mt Everest. Nepal is a paradise of flora and fauna, ranging from the subtropical forest of the Terai to the great peak of the Himalayan in the north. The conditions are very cold and there isn’t as much oxygen so animals have to adapt to survive. Most of the park are in very rugged and step with its terrain cut by deep river and glacier. Nepal abounds with some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of Asia with the variety of flora and fauna also unparalleled elsewhere in the region. The bottom of Mount Everest has forests of pine and hemlock trees.
The lower forested zone, birch, juniper, blue pine, firs, bamboo, and rhododendron grow, above this zone all vegetation are found to be dwarf or shrubs. Higher up the mountain the trees stop growing because it is too cold and windy but shrubs still grow under the snow. The rolling densely wooded hills and broad Dun valleys of the Terai beside different components of the country were formerly renowned for their abundance and variety of wildlife. As the altitude increase the plant life and animal life is restricted to lichens and mosses.
Some of the endangered animals that are found in this park are musk deer, Himalayan yak, red panda, snow leopard, and Himalayan black beer. Nepal can still boast richer and more varied flora and fauna than any other area in Asia. Animals such as the snow leopard mountain sheep, yak can live in these areas. The snow leopard were nearly hunted to extinction because of its beautiful coat, mountain tahr is goat-like animals that lives on the wooded slopes of Everest and mountain is closely related with wild cattle found on other highland. Beside many animals such as Himalayan thars, deer, langur monkey, hares, mountain foxes, martens, and Himalayan wolves are found here.
Everest Trekking Permit:
All the trekkers need trekking permit to visit Nepal’s interior regions, which are not connected by highway. If you are Sagarmatha national park then should have a permit which is also knows TIMS card, as long as trekkers refrain from the climbing up mountains, no special trekking permits are required for visiting this area. If you can obtain trekkers’ information management system card for Everest camp trek throw trekking agency, or you can directly go to TAAN office then you will get it. The Annapurna, Langtang and Everest region have been declared “permit free” areas; but national park and conservation areas fees are required. An entry fee paid before entering the Sagarmatha national park is all one needs to pay and this can be taken care of at the national park desk in Thamel.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee:
Entrance to a Sagarmatha national park requires a permit with certified permission of entering park. Without permit any person cannot allow to enter and even have a view of Sagarmatha national park. Sagarmatha national park entry fee are not free for adults, but now a days you can get them for free when it turns to your child’s matter blow 10 years.
- 1. Foreigners NRs: 3,000 per person
- 2. SAARC NRs: 1,500 per person
TIMS Card for Everest Base Camp Trek:
If you are going to visit Sagarmatha national park then you has to have another permit also known as TIMs card you can obtain Trekkers information management system card for the Everest Base Camp trek throw reputed trekking agency, or you can directly go to TAAN office then get it.
- 1. Foreigners TIMS cart cost: US$10 (Blue)
- 2. SAARC Nationals TIMS card cost: US$ 3 (Red)
- 3. FIT TIMS card cost: US$ 20 (Green)
TIMS card is compulsory to trek in all the trekking area in the country, however TIMs aren’t required for following like visitors to controlled areas having permit issued by the government and Nepal mountaineering association, foreign guest invited by the government of Nepal, foreign national possessing a residential visa, etc.
To obtain TIMS card you need copy of:
- 1. Passport photocopy
- 2. 2 passport size photograph
· TIMS counter at TAAN/NTB office will follow government working hours/days.
· TIMS counter at government registered trekking companies will remain open 12 hours a day all the seven days.
To obtain TIMS card you need copy of passport and two copies of passport size photograph.
Everest Trek Accommodation:
Nepal is a very popular country for the trekking in the Himalayans, that why many of the people come Nepal from all over the world who love trekking. Trekking lodge is a bit pretentious to call some village establishment hotels, but the common word in Nepali for restaurant or eating place is known as hotel. In the Nepali word for small hotel is known as bhatti. Many innkeepers specify the service they provide by calling by their establishments Hotel and Lodge. During the trekking season there is a daily rush for space in hotel, in that time of heavy demand, such as during a flight back-up to lukla, Many hotels have menus that show their prices, including the charges of sleeping.
Tea house accommodation is available during the Everest base camp Trek, Gokyo Lake, Everest Cho la Pass, Jiri to Everest Base and Everest Three Pass Trek period with basic facilities. In the Everest region, in particular, this can be dangerous because of the elevation gain and the chance of altitude sickness. In the Everest region the average cost for a night is US$ 3 to 15, price depend on the height of place and standard service like attach bathroom or common, dormitory, other factor. Reputed tea house provide thick matter with clean bed cover and very warm blanket also. You might think that, since Nepal is underdeveloped so the hotel and lodge facility will poor, but the completely wrong now there is a number of luxury hotel and lodge for the trekkers. Average cost starts from US$ 150 per person per night on BB basic.
Everest Base Camp Trek Food:
For the human being food is one of necessary things. As we preparing for our recent trek to Mt Everest Base Camp, immensely curious as to what kind of food we would be eating for 12 days. While food was obviously no five- star dining experience, it was much more satisfying and tasty then we could have ever expected. At the trekking lodges, tea is served in thermoses of various sizes Paste your text here and click on "Next" to observe this text redact do its issue.
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Whilst trekking, ask your guide or bearer to recommend a tea house or lodge where you can have lunch and which will serve good hiking food. During your day‘s you will usually encounter several settlements along the trekking route where you can have a lunch. Most of the tea house offers a set breakfast which usually consists of toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea and coffee. In some tea houses you can get freshly made chapati inside of toast, which is a nice change of pace. Dinner is usually eaten in the lodge where you stay overnight. At the lodge, each room has its own order notebook in which write the order - name of the meal, quantity and price after studying the menu. If the trekker arrives with own meal, the accommodation charge increase dramatically and can reach 1000-1200 Rs per night.
How to Go Everest Base Camp?
Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. But today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people all walks of life who wants a glimpse of the world’s highest peak. Famous for its spectacular mountain peak and loyalty and friendliness of the sherpas, the khumbu (Everest region) is one of the most popular destinations for the touristic in Nepal. Trekking is possible in this area whole year around. The best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September and mid November. The allure of Everest and the world’s highest mountain brings us back time and time again. We spend 3 nights in Namche bazaar giving you the best chance that makes your safe and enjoy journey to the Everest Base Camp.
The winter is very cold and snow may make difficult to travel higher than tangboche, in the summer are wet and the spectacular peaks are often lost in cloud, and April and early May is the good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into bloom with rhododendron. The view is much better after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust. And the days are shorter and cooler. Aside from breathtaking scenery, travelers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. Making the journey through the Everest region is not a visually stunning Region. Where we will discover amazing culture diversity, monasteries, adventure and not to mention the most genuine you will ever encounter, the Sherpa.
The quickest route into region in by air, leaving from the Kathmandu and on thirty- five minute flight into the valley lukla, we use Goma air the newest airline to enter the Everest region. The Everest region is also known as the Solukhumbu region. Our Everest base camp trek is by no means an easy trek, with our expertise and experience and unique itinerary, we will provide all the information which make your trip successful. Days are filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it. While evenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like- minded people around the dining-room fire.
On the second day of your journey you enter Sagarmatha national park, which holds one of the most scenic vistas in the world, with magnificent view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam etc are the name of few. A trekking company offers the advantages of having everything arranged for you, including airport transfer, accommodation and the porter and the guide and their insurance. You also venture through Sherpa villages like khumjung village and Namche bazaar, sampling the wonderful hospitality these genuine people have to offer. But the solo trekking ban has been put on hold, so far now it’s still possible to go it alone.
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