Everest Base Camp Trek begins with exploring temples, shrines, bazaars, and restaurants in the capital city of Kathmandu. The following day we take a flight to Hillary Airport at Lukla, which is itself a breathtaking experience as we get a bird’s-eye view of the entire Himalayan range. On the same day, a short trek takes place around Sagarmatha National Park and through the colorful surrounding landscapes, Gompas, and monasteries enclosed by the soaring peaks. Next will be our steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas, where spectacular mountain vistas greet us. The two days’ rest at Namche is important not just because it gives our body the time it needs to acclimatize, but also because we get a chance to stroll around the village that is home to legendary Sherpas and get acquainted with their culture and monasteries.
As we pass through rocky trails, the crisp mountain air, the sprightly pine and fir forests, the gurgling glacial rivers, and the views of Everest and other mighty mountains begin to look more familiar and friendly every day. We continue our journey to reach the famous vantage point, Kala Patthar, from where we get a marvelous 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s tallest mountains. Having completed our mission to reach the Everest Base Camp, we descend to Lukla and take a return flight to Kathmandu. The 17-day Everest Base camp itinerary is actually designed for novice trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness.