Everest Base Camp Trekking: A Case Study

Background

According to Fox news world's article in 2015, Everest base camp trekking gets about 40,000 Western trekkers every year. Evidently Everest base camp is one of the popular trekking destinations amongst the trekkers. It is a strenuous high altitude trekking in a rugged terrain of Sagarmatha national park.

Breathtaking beauty of landscapes, diversity in ecosystem, exotic Sherpa culture, sacred monasteries, and spectacular view of mountains have captivated trekkers around the world since early 30s. Although weather constantly changes up in Himalayas, it is, for both safety and better chance at clear mountain vistas, advised to trek in early winter and spring. Following are top 10 attractions in Everest base camp trek.

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It is a commercial marketplace in Khumbu with numerous shops, stores, restaurants, lodges, internet café, schools, health clinics and few banks. Accessible either through air flight to Lukla and then two days of walk through Dudhkoshi valley or seven or eight days of walking from Jiri, this place surprisingly has all consumer goods imaginable, thanks to incredible porters.

Sagarmatha National Park headquarter and Sherpa culture museum and information center are two interesting official place to visit in Namche. Most Sherpas in Tourism industry come from Namche bazar. Trekkers generally stop at Namche bazar for altitude acclimatization during their trek to Everest base camp. When weather is favorable, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku etc. are visible from Namche.

• Sherpa Culture Museum and Information Center

Sherpa Culture Museum and Information center also known as Sherwi Khangba is one of the tourist attractions in Namche Bazar. Run by Lhakpa sonam Sherpa, the architecture of the Sherwi Khangba exhibits a true Sherpa culture and Sherpa way of life before tourism had become huge part of the region. Main purpose of the Museum is preserving Sherpa culture of Everest

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