What makes the Everest Base Camp Trek worth it with Riding Solo?
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Trekking to its base camp is every trekker’s dream. There are two popular trails for trekking. The first trail is the traditional one that starts from Kathmandu and the other one goes via Gokyo Ri Summits.
Difference between the traditional and Gokyo Ri trail:
Trekking via Gokyo Ri takes 18 days and the path is 106 kilometers whereas the traditional way takes 14 days and is 110 kilometers long. Gokyo Ri trail is lesser visited by trekkers and it adds 4 more days to the trekking itinerary. On the traditional trail from the peak of Kala Patthar, the trekkers can only see three out of the eight mountains, which are Makali, The Everest, and Lhotse. But if trekkers opt for the Gokyo Ri summit, they can witness grander views which include all of the eight mountains that include Cho Oyu and other six high mountains of the world. On this trekking trail, one can also see the Ngozumpa glacier which is the longest glacier of the Himalayan region and the sight of five gigantic Gokyo lakes act as a treat to the eyes.
Which trekking path is considered as more difficult?
Mount Everest base camp trek via Gokyo Ri is more difficult and it takes more time. One has to climb over 17,000 feet thrice on this trek. Trekking to such a height three times is not at all easy. Then crossing Chola Pass and Ngozumpa glacier are tricky and trekkers need to be well prepared.
What are the beautiful sights worth remembering on this trek?
- When the trekkers reach Gorakshep, they witness a bird’s eye view of the base camp below at the edge of Khumbu icefall.
- The sights of Khumbu glacier, Nuptse, and the Western shoulder of Everest are mesmerizing.
- Ama Dablam is the most beautiful mountain of Everest. The mountain looks different from different points of the trek. Among its various appearances, it looks most alluring when the trekkers cross Chola Pass and enter Dzongla.
- Everest base camp tours offer one a panoramic view of mountains that surround us from all sides. The trails are filled with landmarks of the greatest trekkers of the world. One feels very proud when they walk through the same trails on which the great heroes have walked. Trekkers witness the sight of great men’s glory who gave their lives on these slopes.
- Crossing Chola pass is a very thrilling experience. On these tricky paths, one needs to remain alert all the time. It gives a great adrenaline rush to the trekkers. But after crossing it, the sight is truly rewarding.
Is Mount Everest visible from the base camp?
No, Mount Everest is not visible from the base camp because other mountains obscure the view. One can see great mountains like Kala Patthar, Changtse, Khumbutse, Lingtren, etc from the base camp. But trekkers can surely see Mount Everest several times on the trekking trail.
Which is the easiest way to reach the base camp?
From Kathmandu, the trek starts. One can take buses, trains or flights to reach Kathmandu as it is well connected to other big cities like Delhi.
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