Nepal is home to the highest peak of the world, the Everest, at an altitude of 8848 m. A strenuous expedition, the Everest was climbed first on 1953 and has since been climbed with an average of 1000 mountaineers per year. Proper acclimatization and previous knowledge of mountain climbing along with a very good physique are the basic requirements of this expedition. Due to the high fatality rate and dangers of avalanches and windy outbreaks, metal alertness and determination are absolutely necessary. Everest can be accessed both via Tibet and Nepal but the route via Nepal is comparatively easier. This feat of reaching the top of the world requires about 90 days.
Like all other treks across the Everest region, this trek commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by trekking into the Namche Bazaar. After this, trekkers reach the Everest Base Camp via Thyangbohce, Dingboche and Lobuje. All this places require acclimatization. The Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5200 m lies near the Khumbu Icefall and can be reached via the countours of the Khumbu Glacier.
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