Conquering The Unconquerable: Mount Everest

Mount Everest trekking

Called as Sagarmāthā in Nepal, Chomolungma in China, the majestic Mount Everest has been captivating adventurous men and women since ages. When Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent towards Mount Everest in 1953, it opened an exciting doorway, a path for others to follow.

8,848 meters high Mount Everest is located in the  Mahalangur range, and an international border between China and Nepal pass through its precise summit point.

Mount Everest trekking
Mount Everest trekking (image source: Wikipedia)

Nearby peaks include Lhotse, 8,516 meters, Nuptse, 7,855 meters and Changtse, 7,580 meters.

Mount Everest received its name in 1865 by the Royal Geographical Society after recommended by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India.

Experience of Trekking To Everest Base Camp

There are basically two base camps, located on two opposite sides of Mount Everest. While the South Base Camp is located in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 meters, the North Base Camp is located in Tibet, at an altitude of 5,150 meters.

Trekkers can experience the unique Sherpa culture while trekking to the base camp, and visit numerous monasteries and museums along the way, which provide a glimpse of the magnificent history of Mount Everest, and tells the stories of the brave men and women who dared to conquer it.

Passing via breath-taking valleys and deep gorges, the trekker can actually feel a sense of accomplishment, as he walks the virgin paths and breathes in fresh oxygen. Around 40,000 people trek annually via Nepal and Tibet routes, and no doubt, this endeavour needs physical fitness of the highest order.

Best Time To Trek?

As per experts, the periods between March to May, and then September to December are considered as the best phase for trekking to Everest base camp.

Winters are usually harsh, and brutal, and most of the lodges, guest houses in higher altitudes remain closed. And, during monsoons, which is from July to September, there is always heavy downpour, which even hides the clouds and makes trekking a bit tough. Hence pre-monsoon and post-monsoon periods are strongly recommended for trekking there.

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