To put it simply, because it is a trek to the base camp of the highest peak in the world. While only a very small fraction of people makes it to the peak itself, reaching the base camp is on the bucket list of great number of mountaineers and trekkers alike. With trekking culture gaining momentum more than ever, even people who have little to no trekking experience whatsoever are aspiring to reach the Everest Base Camp. However, it is not always feasible and easy as we expect it to be. There will always be challenges, be it economic, physical, or sometimes personal to overcome.
That’s why, Everest Base Camp Short Trek is getting more popular than ever. If you can get the same extent of gratification and adventure in considerably lesser price number of days, why not? Here we have listed down five reasons behind the skyrocketing fame of this trek itinerary.
Trek to Kala Paththarand GorakShep
Kala Paththar and GorakShepare two most famous vantage points in the Everest region. From here, we can have panoramic view of over a dozen peaks and emerald ice lakes. Be it any itinerary in region, from three passes trek to the original base camp trek, trekking to these two view points are the main highlight of every trekking route. The fact that trekkers can pass through these destinations given the short span of trekking itinerary is really impressive. To name a few, four of the world’s six tallest peaks: Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse will be visible.
Tengboche monastery, also known as DawaCholing Gompa is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. Built over a century ago, it is the first celibate monastery in Nepal under the Nyungmapa lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism. It houses several important scriptures, statues, murals, and wood carving that draw endless fascination from history buffs. Since we will be spending a night in Tengboche, we will be able to dig deep into the beautiful monastery’s history, witness its elaborate culture and rituals and if lucky, even be a part of it!
Time and cost factor
Living a life in the fast lane, not everyone can always allocate the time and money it takes to make a trip to the tallest peak of the world. However, with this exclusively customized itinerary, trekkers have the rare luxury to trek to the base camp without burning a hole in their pocket. The itinerary includes all the major highlights of the trek like we have mentioned above, but you won’t need to take a long stretch of holidays to embark on this journey.
So, in this way, Everest Base Camp Short Trek is accessible and affordable for everyone. For an instance, it may even seem too good to be true. Especially if you are short on time, we highly recommend you to choose this trekking route if you are planning a trek in the Everest region.