Three Popular Base Camp Trek During Visit Nepal 2020
Nepal is known as the country of great mountains including the highest peak Everest. Visit Nepal 2020 can be a great opportunity to learn about Nepali culture and witness the natural beauty of Nepal. As the slogan says, you are bound to have the Experience of a Lifetime as you dive deep into the mystics of this Himalayan country. There are several activities one can be a part of including trekking, tours, jungle safaris, mountain flights, etc. Trekking in Nepal offers you several options offering outstanding views, a chance to be a part of isolated cultures and amazing trekking experience. If you are planning to go trekking this year, we suggest these three popular base camp treks.
Everest Base Camp
One of the most popular treks, Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the foot of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. It takes you through scenic villages, lets you enjoy amazing mountain views and lets you feel a great sense of adventure and achievement. Some amazing places within the trail are Namche, the trade center of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery, an amazing viewpoint and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the Khumbu region and Kalapatthar, where you can get the best view of Mt. Everest.
Regular Everest Base Camp trek takes about 15 days. The highest place that you will spend your night is Gorakshep at the height of 5180 meters. The trail of Everest Base Camp is well-sorted but as you approach the base camp you will have to walk above the glacier and rocky moraines. Some trails are plain, some are gentle slopes and some are steep uphills and downhills. On average, you will walk 5-6 hours a day. You have to be ready to combat cold temperatures and look for any signs of altitude sickness. Therefore, Everest Camp is considered a “strenuous” trek and requires you to be physically fit.
With proper physical and mental preparation, anyone can complete Everest Base Camp Trek for Visit Nepal 2020 and can have time for their lives. Completing this trek fills you with a great sense of adventure and accomplishment as you get that close to Mt. Everest.
Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp trek is another popular trek in Nepal which lets you experience the magical landscape and mystical culture of the Himalayas. The trail passes through traditional Magar and Gurung settlements, Rhododendron forests, rivers and waterfalls surrounded by the views of mountains. Trekking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area also means that you may encounter various exotic wildlife and vegetation. Other major highlights of this trek are climbing the 3000 stone stairs to Ulleri, viewing mountains during the sunrise from Poon Hill and diving into the Jhinu Hot Spring.
Annapurna Base Camp trek completes in 12 days with about 7 days of trekking. You will stay at Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130 meters which is also the highest place within the trek. You will have to walk an average of 5-6 hours a day with some tough uphill climbing. Though trekking near base camp and nights are pretty cold, chances of extreme weather are relatively low. Regarding everything, the grade of this trip is “moderate plus”.
Annapurna Base Camp trek can be completed with some prior training and preparation for comparatively less extreme conditions. It is also one of the most enjoyable trekkings with fewer things to worry about and more things to enjoy. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp for Visit Nepal 2020.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Kanchenjunga is the world’s third-highest mountain. The trekking trail to Kanchenjunga Base camp is considered one of the most serene trails in Nepal. During the trek, you will walk past rivers, forests, small settlements, high mountain passes like Migrin La pass and Sele La pass and glacier like Yalung glaciers. The views of mountains like Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Jannu, Mt. Khabru, Mt. Kumbakarna and Mt. Rathong welcomes you as trek inside the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Kanchenjunga Base Camp is often not chosen by trekkers due to its long duration even when it is equally or even more rewarding. Due to that, it is also one of the most serene places to travel.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp takes about 25 days to complete, it is one of the longest treks in Nepal. The highest place to stay during this place lies at a height of 5160 meters. There is always the risk of heavy wind and cold temperatures as you reach the base camp. Walking for about 6-7 hours a day, you should expect some tough trails with narrow and steep trails. Also, you have to be careful about the signs of altitude sickness. Preparation prior to the trek is a must-do for Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. This trek is graded as “strenuous” due to all those reasons.
If you like to trek in a less crowded areas and enjoy solitude in nature even during the peak trekking season of Nepal, Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is perfect for Visit Nepal 2020. Since this trek is 25 days long, it is also perfect if you want to dive into the Himalayan way of life and be a part of it.