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Trekking Mount Everest – Its Many Attractions

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Mt Everest Treks are world renowned for being the most rewarding treks that you can expect to undertake on the planet. This region is one of the most popular hiking destination in the world and rightly so. You will not find a terrain like this, views like this and an experience like this anywhere else.  It is guaranteed that you will return extremely satisfied and thrilled from this Himalaya trek.  This trekking destination has something to excite an adventurer of every caliber. And this feature is unique to Everest base camp and summit treks.

While choosing a Himalaya trekking destination, the Everest region stands on top of every body’s list. There are various attractions that you can expect to see and experience while you are on the route to Everest Base Camp, one of the foremost being the satisfaction gained by reaching the base of the highest mountain in the world. With spectacular views from the top of the world, you will also have a unique experience with the cultural heritage of the quaint Sherpa villages and the mountain natural environment with its diverse flora and fauna.

The path for trekking Mt Everest goes through various Sherpa villages which are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs in the low elevation. You will also get in touch with your spiritual side and visit the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. The close encounter with the Buddhist and Sherpa way of life will be something that you cannot find anywhere else. Next you will be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and scenery. The Khumbu glacier and icefall are another attraction that you should not miss.

The trail of Everest base camp trekking leads right into the heart of the Himalaya and through the famous historical trading town of Namche Bazaar, Dinbuche-the world’s highest farm and of course the majestic Everest base camp. Tengboche, the home of Nepal’s most famous monastery, is situated beneath the impressive backdrop of Everest and Ama Dablam (Mother’s Charm). The path will lead you the raging Imja Khola River to the high valley below Mount Everest.

The mornings on the route are absolutely stunning and will offer sights that will be a sight to behold. The journey to Everest Base Camp will take you close up beneath the spectacular “Khumbu Icefall” which leads up to the South Col and was the route taken on the first ascent of Everest. The trek will also offer hiking to the top of Kala Patthar. This peak rises to a height of 18,188 feet and which will reward the trekkers’ hard efforts with extraordinary views of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse. The photography opportunities that you will get here will be unparalleled.

The trek also provides exquisite views of peaks like the Lhose, Nupse, Pumori, Lingtring, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusumkagru and many more. But the most important and wondrous attraction will still be climbing Mount Everest and reaching to the top of the world-something that most people only dream of!

About the Author

Paul is an avid adventure enthusiast who runs an organization called Private Himalaya. With his company, he offers trekking opportunities and bespoke hiking packages to those wishing to trek in the Himalayas, especially those hoping to complete the famous Everest Base camp trek.


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  • Posted On July 21, 2012
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