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Why you should trek to Everest Base Camp

Happy trekkers at Everest Base Camp in Nepal.Should you trek to Mount Everest Base Camp?

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. Since their historic feat, thousands of climbers have reached the top of the world (29,035 feet / 8,850 meters) and even more of you are ambitious trekkers choosing to follow in their footsteps as far as Everest Base Camp at 17,600 feet (5,365 meters). The Base Camp of Mount Everest is an achievable goal for reasonably fit people from all walks of life seeking to gaze upon the world's highest peak.


The sight of Mount Everest can be an emotional experience when considering the time and effort you have traveled along the high altitude village trails of the Sherpa homeland of the Khumbu. Colorful prayer flags, mani prayer walls, old Buddhist monasteries and the snow-capped giant mountains all stand as reminders that you have certainly entered a faraway and remarkable land.

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The World’s 14 Mountains over 8,000 meters

Mount Everest towers above in Tibet.There are fourteen mountains in the world that rise above 26,247 feet / 8,000 meters and all of them are found in the Himalaya or Karakoram ranges of Asia.

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The Himalaya is truly the world's greatest mountain range

The Himalayas - the world's great mountain rangeThe Himalayas are vast. So where do mere mortals begin to explore the world's great mountain range?

Hindu scriptures say that in "a hundred ages of the gods" you could not do justice to the Himalayas. Knowing where to go in an area 10 times the size of some US states is daunting.

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That Khumbu Magic

magical-khumbu-nepalIs the trail to Mount Everest crowded? Sometimes it just depends on how you look at it.

Is the trek to Everest Base Camp overly crowded, commercialized and lacking in charm?

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Two Days in Kathmandu, Nepal

The bustling, chaotic and fun city of Kathmandu, NepalSome fun ways to spend 48 hours in Kathmandu, Nepal

Adventurers the world over flock to Nepal and almost all trips to Nepal include some time for exploring the ancient temples, royal palaces and maze of streets in the Nepalese capital.

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See Mount Everest without the high altitudes

View towards Mount Everest in Nepal.The Khumbu Explorer Trek in Nepal

Do you want to hike in the Khumbu region, visit Sherpa villages and get up close and personal with Mount Everest without trekking to the high altitudes required by a visit to the Base Camp? Ok, we have an option for you!

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On a Himalayan journey to Mount Everest. Struggle with a smile!

All smiles even when huffing and puffing at 18,200 feetOn a Himalayan journey to Mount Everest. Struggle with a smile!

Yes, we all know that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but many people are quite shocked at just how massive this piece of rock really is.

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That Khumbu Magic

magical-khumbu-nepalIs the trail to Mount Everest crowded? Sometimes it just depends on how you look at it.

Based on the fact that 3,000 individuals attempted to scale Mount Everest in spring 2012 (almost 400 actually summited), the logical conclusion would be that the trek to Everest Base Camp must be overly crowded, commercialized and lacking in charm.

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Who are the Sherpa people of Nepal?

Sherpa women (Sherpanis) harvesting wheat in Nepal.Who are the famous Sherpa people of Nepal's Everest region?

The April 18, 2014 deaths of 16 Nepalese guides in an avalanche on Mount Everest has increased global awareness of the region's close knit Sherpa community and the risks some of these individuals take when helping foreign climbers ascend the world's tallest peaks.

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