Everest Base Camp: Exciting moments and breathtaking peaks

Thaneswar Guragai

March 9, 2019

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Everest Base Camp: Exciting moments and breathtaking peaks
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Dreams can be fulfilled if you have the burning desire. In fact, all journeys begin with a dream. For many, climbing the top of the world, Mt Everest could be a dream while some people might dream of reaching to the foot, the Everest Base Camp (EBC) at an altitude of 5,364 meters.

Reaching to the Everest Base Camp is now an achievable dream for those who want to glimpse the 8,848 meters summit. The EBC now has become one of the most popular adventure tourism destinations.

It will be a super adventure full of exciting moments, breathtaking snowy peaks, stunning glaciers, ancient monasteries, and ice falls, as well as the Sherpa culture and tradition.

Tents at the Everest Base Camp. Climbers stay at the tent for around two months in each spring season.

Trek to the EBC can be enticing making it a lifetime experience for trekkers since this has been in the high priority list of trekkers.

Trekkers, however, cannot halt at the EBC, which is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal’s Himalayas. They have to return from there while climbers stay there for days before climbing the Everest.

The EBC as seen from the Khumbu Icefall. In each season, around 2,500 trekkers and climbers come to the base camp.

Thousands of trekkers visit the EBC every year. Trekkers wishing save time and energy fly to Lukla, the gateway to Everest, from Kathmandu.

Tents at the EBC. Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m) is seen at the backdrop. Each tent accommodates only two persons.
Tents at night. Mt. Pumori (7,161 m) is seen very close. The temperature at the EBC at night deeps down to a minimum of minus 20 degree Celsius.
Porters are seen delivering gas cylinders at the base camp. Trekkers started using gas cylinders to cook food since the last one decade. The cylinders are also taken to the Mt Everest Camp 2.
Helicopter is seen at the EBC. Trekkers also prefer choppers for viewing the Everest. Helicopters are also used in rescue operations.
Sunrise seen at the ridge of Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m).
Trekkers, climbers making a round of the Khumbu Icefall as part of the expedition. Before climbing the Mt. Everest, each climber needs to make at least two rounds of the Khumbu Icefall.
Climbers undergo training at the base camp before making their final climb. Climbers learn to use gear and equipment in the training.
Porters carry the stuff back to the helipad.

 

 

 

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