How to trek to Everest Base Camp
Lonely Planet Author Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. Theexploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and TenzingNorgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed,making huge sacrifices
many with their lives
in their own attempts to thesummit.
But today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for
people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak. In
2012, between 35,000 and 37,000 people trekked in the Everest region.
What’s it like trekking to Everest Base Camp?
Aside from breathtaking scenery, travellers to the region can experienceunique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way.Days are filled with walking for the sheer pleasure of it, past colourful prayer wheels and across swing bridges straight out of an Indiana Jones movie, whileevenings are rewarded with hot food and conversation with like-mindedpeople around the dining-room fire.The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense ofachievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality, makes the Everest Base
Camp trek one of the world’s most unforgettable.