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Everest Trekking

Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world which is located within Sagarmatha National park. This peak identifies Nepal all over the world. Sagarmatha is Nepali name and it is called Chomolungma in Tibet. The Everest trail is one of the most famous Trekking route of Nepal. We need almost 14 days to 19 days trekking to complete this route. There are the most exotic scenarios and blend of Sherpa and Rai culture. It is a rich in Alpine vegetation. Pine, brich, rhododendron and fir are important trees of this area. This is home of red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, snow thar, marten, mouse and 208 species of birds including impeyan pheasant, snow ****, red billed cough, lammergeyer etc. 33 mammals and five herpeto and 1 species of fish can be found here.

Instead of green Mountain snow capped himals there are vibrant sound rivers, emerald lakes, glacier, forest and pastures. True wilderness makes Trekking amazing and interesting. There are enough hotels, lodges and tea shops for visitors. We can manage camping if visitors are interested

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There are two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest: to the south in Nepal, and to the north in Tibet. Located at an altitude of 5,360 metres (17,590 ft) South Base Camp is in Nepal (280′26″N 8651′34″E / 28.00722N 86.85944E / 28.00722; 86.85944), and at 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) North Base Camp is in Tibet (2814′28″N 8651′6″E / 28.24111N 86.85167E / 28.24111; 86.85167 (North Base Camp)). These camps are rudimentary campsites on Mount Everest that are used by mountain climbers during their ascent and descent. South Base Camp is used when climbing via the southeast ridge, while North Base Camp is used when climbing via the northeast ridge.

Supplies are carried to the South Base Camp by sherpas or porters, and with help of animals, usually yaks. The North Base Camp has vehicle access (at least in the summer months). Climbers typically rest at base camp for several days for acclimatization; to reduce the risks and severity of altitude sickness. Base camps usually consist of long lines of tents with food, blankets, and light.

[edit] South Base CampThe Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Himalayas and is visited by thousands of trekkers each year. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning morning the trek to this base camp. From Lukla, climbers trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, 3,440 metres (11,290 ft), following the valley of the Dudh Kosi river. The village is a central hub of the area, and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here. This takes about two days. Typically at this point, climbers allow a day of rest for acclimatization. They then trek another two days to Dingboche, 4,260 metres (13,980 ft) before resting for another day for further acclimatization. Another two days takes them to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) and Mt. Pumori,

[edit] North Base CampAs of 2010, a visit to the North (Tibet-side) Base Camp required a permit from the Chinese government, on top of the permit required to visit Tibet itself. At this time such permits could be arranged relatively easily via travel companies in Lhasa, typically as part of a travel package that included hiring a vehicle, driver, and translator. Road access to the North Base Camp may be obtained from a road branching to the South from the Friendship Highway.

climbers' tents in the restricted area beyond the area open to tourists. EBC, Tibet
A view of Everest North (Tibet-side) Base Camp looking west, August 3, 2002. The permanent structure at left is for mountain climbers, central-left structure is for pit toilets, while the temporary wood-frame, plastic tarpaulin-covered structures below and right are for other visitors and support peopleTent village established for tourists' convenience called Everest Base Camp, in Tibet. It is the furthest that private cars can go. A microbus is available to take tourists about 2 kilometers higher. Mt. Everest can be seen in the background.
Tea house at the North Everest Base Camp. Mount Everest is visible in the background.
Interior of tea house/hotel located at Everest Base Camp, Tibet, for the convenience of tourists who want to get a meal or stay over night.
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