following the footsteps of Tenzing Hillary on classic route to Mt. Everest base camp
Classic Everest base camp trekking leads you on the original trail towards the southern and northern areas of Everest. As well as around lovely villages and valleys of the Solo-Khumbu district in the harmony of lovely exciting Sherpa cultures.
Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking, an opportunity to walk along the original route to the main highlight of Everest Base Camp. Where trail follows the footsteps of earlier legendary mountaineers the late Tenzing and Hillary, who walked and pioneered the route. Since then the southern and lower region of Khumbu and Everest remains as the classic trail. After the Lukla airstrip was built in the mid-1970 the original trekking route has been almost forgotten.
The main flow of trekkers to Everest Base Camp flies directly to Lukla Tenzing & Hillary Airport. Making the trek shorter, and easier completing the whole journey in less than two-week duration. While the classic route takes almost three weeks that is taking a drive to the starting point of the trek. As well as completing the whole exciting adventure of Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Although a longer journey than taking a short flight to Lukla and back, but worth the experience. Enjoy the scenic walks crossing a few passes over Lamjura and Takshindo to reach the higher side of Upper Khumbu Valley.
Classic Everest base camp trekking starts with an interesting overland journey to the starting point of the trek. Where trail follows through lovely farm villages with grand scenery of beautiful landscapes and snow-capped peaks.
The walk leads to up and downhill paths amidst lovely forests and then reaches the villages of Ringmo, Takshindo, and Nantahala. Then finally the trail takes you towards the high Khumbu valley, on reaching the Sagarmatha National Park.
The national park designated a world heritage site, covers the whole area of Khumbu from Monjo village onwards. Trekkers can feel the difference walking from the lower Solu to the high region of Khumbu, which is quite busy with trekkers.
However, the views of giant mountains and local impressive cultures make the trek even more interesting and worthwhile. On joining the main trail to Everest Base Camp from the quiet and serene lower areas of Solu-Khumbu.
The walk leads to several lovely villages and then an undulating climb reaches you at the famous Namche Bazaar. The capital of Khumbu villagers, and an enjoyable place and perfect altitude for acclimatization days.
From Namche Bazaar the true adventure begins heading towards mountainous terrains, past the beautiful spot of Tengboche Monastery. Then slowly the tree lines give away shorter alpine bushes and shrubs on reaching the barren high country.
Slowly the walk leads high above Khumbu Valley, after spending overnights in Dingboche and Lobuche settlements. The trail finally reaches you on the foot of Mt. Everest at the world’s highest peaks base camp.
An amazing place to experience filled with massif moraine of ice and glaciers within close to the notorious Khumbu Ice-Fall. On completing the major target of the adventure, a steep and exciting climb takes you to the top of Kalapathar Hill. A rocky famous scenic ridge for grand views of towering snow peaks with Mt. Everest at a mere distance.
After a great exciting thrill to experience, our adventure slowly comes to an end returning to Namche Bazaar. The walk then follows towards our quiet trail to Solu areas for an adventurous and interesting drive to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, our mesmerizing adventure Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking concludes.