"I'd rather climb Everest than go for a walk in the park".-Tony Harrison
Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain. It straddles the border of China and Nepal and can be visited from either side. At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mount Everest, or Mount Qomolangma is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal.
The Mount Everest Base camps are the two camping areas at the foot of Mount Everest. It is the utmost limit that any trekker can reach. The reaching to the peak of the loftiest mountain, however, requires experienced and efficient mountaineers. There are mainly two base camps located near Mount Everest. They are the North Base Camp and the South Base Camp. Everest Base Camp trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya.
Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the trek to this base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible. There are no roads from Kathmandu to Lukla and as a result, the only method of transporting large and heavy goods is by plane.
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Press your hands together and say Namaste to watch the people of Nepal return your gesture with some of the largest most welcoming smiles in the world. It may seem cliche but Nepal's people are some of the most friendly you will ever encounter.
Nepal has an extensive history of mountaineering with the early explorers being lured into the deep valleys and lofty peaks by the challenges of untrodden summits. Today Nepal has built a substantial service industry around mountaineering with many facilities being well established to facilitate foreign expeditions achieving their expectations and goals amongst the abode of snow.