Everest Base Camp
Trekking to the Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal is in many ways like visiting a real mountain museum. Nowhere else on earth is there such a dense concentration of mountains of such stature. Four out of ten of the world’s highest peaks are here. Basically, you will be breathing and eating mountains throughout.
Flying into Lukla from Kathmandu was one of the sketchiest things I’ve ever done. The plan was tiny and the mountains were massive.
Lukla Airport (2,860 m – 9,383 ft) is considered to be the most dangerous in the world, but we made it with only a few moments of stomach-turning turbulence.
It was the perfect way to start the adventure!
After a long uphill push on our second day, we made it to the picturesque village of Namche Bazaar (3,440 m – 11,290 ft). Namche was historically an important stopping point for trading expeditions across the Nangpa La to Tibet and is still an important supply point for mountaineers and trekkers. It’s one of the largest villages we stopped in during the trek. We stocked up on extra food and supplies at the bustling Namche Bazaar market on our two-day acclimatization stopover.