Major Attractions of Everest Base Camp
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The top 10 major attractions like Lukla airport, Kala Patthar, Basecamp, Namche Bazar, etc of the Everest base camp are listed below in detail. It provides the refreshing vista of Himalayan ranges, wilderness, rare plants, glaciers, and different peaks with their own natural beauty and magnetic properties of attraction.
Trekking to Everest base camp and Everest base camp helicopter tour are the number one trekking and touring attraction in Nepal as well as in the whole world. It always stands in the Best Seller’s Listwithin the top 10 positions.
Furthermore, Sherpa people inhabited there along with their Sherpa/Tibetan lifestyle, rites and norms add spice in overall beauty. Different landmarks, and exceptional arenas, besides the Highest Mountain of the world, Mount Everest fill the region with extra diversification which sweeps the feet and minds of all of its visitors. It is a full-fledged package that provides you with an overall experience in the lap of the Himalayas.
1. Lukla Airport
Also known as Tenzing Hilary Airport, it is one of the world’s most dangerous airports. It is located in such a place, the beauty lying around this place is unprecedented. This airport is the center of the trek from where the trek starts. It is very beautiful and mesmerizing. It will feel as if it is hanging in clouds. One can only be amazed by this scenario once they reach this airport at such a great height and background. Its beauty is furnished more by the fact that it was the first place where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzin Norgay Sherpa stepped their foot there for the first time for this trek.
2. Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar also was known as ‘black rock’ is the highest place during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a point or place at an altitude of 5545m, from where we can see the whole view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. It is much famous due to its high altitude location as well as the sight of Khumbu glacier and icefalls below. Exploring this vantage point make all kinds of Everest Base Camp Treks more stunning and fruitful.
3. Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp is the second major attraction for indoor as well as outdoor tourists after the Everest summit. It lies at an altitude of 5,380m providing temporary shelter for adventurers and mountain climbers. From this point, one can view an extraordinary view of mountains (Mount Everest and other 4 of height above 8000m, and also many others with lesser height), rare flora and fauna, glaciers (including Khumbu Glacier), and pleasuring horizontal snowy space.
4. Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park, the highest National Park in the world, ranges from 6000m to 8848m covering a huge number of mountains, rivers, peaks, valleys, and glaciers. The habitat of this National park is endangered species like snow leopard, red pandas, hornbill, and so on. The park is home to about 3000 Sherpa people as well. This park is well preserved and is one of the beautiful places one can visit.
5. Namche Bazar
Also considered as the gateway of Mt. Everest, it is the only place from where one can go towards Base Camp as well as on the top of the peak. Namche Bazar consists of various restaurants, pubs, and market areas (selling various kinds of trekking and daily-use stuff) where one can enjoy by their own choice. Even though this place is quite expensive, it serves a very good purpose for all the tourists. The sloppy region of Namche is quite beautiful and the views from here are quite admirable. It is breathtaking as we can see the beautiful Himalayas.
6. Experiencing Sherpa Culture of Everest Region
The mountains and Himalayas are the motherland for the Sherpa people. They are born and bred under Himalayan lap. They are quite famous for climbing and trekking various peaks, hills, and mountain ranges. They are also regarded as the perfect guide to Mt. Everest and other peaks as well. The various valleys in this trek consist of a huge number of Sherpa inhabitants which you can take a close-up look at their life. We can gain huge knowledge from them and their stories tend to give us goosebumps.
7. Khumbu International Library
Khumbu International Library is a part of Sherwin Khangba Center which is another major attraction for tourists. Guidebooks, maps, tourist books, tips books, and other books related to the Nepalese Himalayas and overall Nepal are found in this place. Books with details of Nepalese Tourism, exotic and rare flora and fauna, and other features of world biography are also available here.
8. Majestic mountain views
In the lap of the Himalayas, we can expect only one view with clear expectation, the mountains, and their Ranges. The first and last sunlight in the snow-capped mountains gives you the feeling of something which can never be achieved by anything else. The beauty one can find in such mountains is almost out of the world. Apart from the view of Mt. Everest, the view of other mountains like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc. surrounding the valley is more appealing.
9. Ancient Monasteries and Gompa
Monasteries and Gompa are those places where Buddhist people go for prayers and spiritual findings. These places have been famous for their approach of Buddhist monks with their spirituality and powers. One can find peace and harmony if they learn about these places and will make them calm and better. These sayings help tourists to go to monasteries. It provides an encounter with the Sherpa people, their cultures, and their traditions.
Some of the monasteries found in the Everest Region are monasteries at Khumjung, Thame Monastery, Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche Monastery, and many more unnamed ones. All of these monasteries carry their own attributes and specialties.
10. Peak climbing
Everest Region consists of various peaks and mountains. If someone has to climb the highest mountains then, they can simply climb the highest mountain, Mount Everest. But if one desires to conquer peaks, they will have the ideal choice of going for Mera Peak Climbing, Island Peak Climbing, and many others. For this, one must be habitual to walk and trek. Thus they are trained for several days to increase their capacity of walking and coping ability for easier climbing of peaks.