Facts You Didn’t Know about Everest Base Camp Tour Revealed
Posted: Jul 16, 2020
As many tourists convey, everything about Nepal is as mystic as it is surreal. From the bounty of nature to the harmonious behavior of locals and the vibrance of their culture, nothing ever fails to amuse the travelers. The cities are in complete disarray and treks go beyond the thoughtful walk into the woods. It is an unpopular opinion that the way some travel influencers and media portray the trekking experience to the Mt. Everest base camp, isn’t very true. They don’t, in fact, disclose the most important facts about the trip and keep the travelers uninformed. Hence, we are revealing the top five hidden facts about the bucket-list-worthy mount Everest base camp tours, so you know what you are stepping into. But before that, let’s get an insight of this trek.
Generally, it is a 12-14days expedition but some people turn it into a tour by trimming the number of days and not going beyond certain halt in the middle. It occupies a round-trip of about 80 miles, out of which hikers traverse 9 miles each day on an average. Now, coming to what you didn’t expect.
You Can’t Just Show Up
Seriously, it is the great Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak. You just can’t show up there without adequate planning and preparation. The jaunt is wide-spread in the valley and includes a passage through dense forests, national parks, and reserved lands. A pre-booked itinerary along with a travel permit is essential to streamline this journey. Nepal's government ensures the safety of the people by keeping a track of their permits, accommodation, and flights.
Flight Itself is Pretty Amazing
From anywhere in Nepal, people first need to reach the nearest airport to the Everest base camp in Lukla. Unheard is the serenity and the popularity of Lukla because of its proximity to the world’s highest peak. Although both getting there and out are somewhat nerve-racking, it’s worth it. But once onboard, you will get around 40-minutes to bless your eyes with the scenic view of icy white peaks oozing from above the clouds.
Hike Takes You from Village to Village
Suspension bridges, rivers, and switchbacks are some common landscape encounters in the journey. As people cross several villages dwelling on the route, they witness locals, tourists, as well as animals, all milling about everywhere.
Unexpectedly It is Super-Developed
By trek, we mean woods, dense forests, the smell of wet and mountainous land, wild creatures, wobbly landscapes, and minimal human footprints. But on this tour, the unexpected happens as one comes across well-furnished restaurants offering different cuisine, shops all lined-up in good condition, much-needed wi-fi, and lavish amenities.
Religious Symbols Are Everywhere
As if mountains, clouds, icy landscape, and greenery aren’t enough, colorful prayer flags, brass bells, prayer wheels, and hymns on the walls or stones on the way also meet the soulful spirits of trekkers with tranquility.
So, these are some facts no media had ever revealed to the first-timers. But having known them now, adventure enthusiasts can embark upon the Everest base camp tour well-prepped and incredibly.
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