A photographic journey to Everest Base Camp Trek

Published Date: 2017-10-13 15:21:02

Everest Base Camp has remained one of the most desired and destined treks in the world since long back. Everest Base Camp trek is loaded with all sorts of natural beauties, diverse landscapes, colorful culture, and adventure, which you would love to capture in your cameras. Throughout your photographic journey to Everest Base Camp, you shall be making through the trail covered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa, dipping into the spiritual life in the mountain region where prayer flags are blowing in the wind with intense hum coming from the monasteries. The photographic trek to Everest Trek begins as you escape from the chaos of the Kathmandu Valley and start walking in off-the-beaten paths leading you through several settlements, meadows, suspension bridges, you shall still be enveloped with sheer compassion and inclination towards nature.

Your journey to Mount Everest in photos starts upon reaching Lukla from Kathmandu via a 30-minute flight. You might fancy some aerial shots from the plane. Upon arrival in Lukla, you shall meet your guides and porters and embark your journey with them. You shall stay at Phakding the first day. From there, you shall head off to Namche Bazar. Be ready to get butterflies in your stomach while crossing the river via the suspension bridge. Namche Bazar is believed to be the largest ‘town’ in the Everest area; there are some standard hotels, lodges, restaurants, pharmacies, ATM stations, etc. You shall spend an extra day at Namche Bazar, which you can utilize visiting the nearby villages and Sherpa museum. The next day, you shall walk for about 6 hours to reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche boasts one of the highest monasteries in the world and the largest in the Everest region. You might not want to miss to capture the intricate designs, paintings, and architecture at this Himalayan place. You shall be guided by stone cairns throughout the trail. The most important moment you might not want to miss to capture in your camera is the Himalayan sunrise, which is best viewed from Kalapatthar. From Tyangboche, you shall march towards Dingboche. Spending an additional day at Dingboche, you shall head off to Lobuche, which is at 6-7 hours walking distance. Next day, you shall reach to the Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep; and once you reach there, you won’t be able to stop numerous clicks in your cameras. Returning back to Gorakshep, you shall make to the Kalapatthar the very next day. Via Pheriche, Namche Bazar, Phakding, you shall return back to Lukla to take the flight back to the chaos of the Kathmandu Valley.

You shall love the views of mountains as you leave your bed after sleep. You might also fancy some shots when you encounter with yaks. Whether you are at the airport or sipping your morning tea at teahouses, you shall always find something to capture in your cameras. The best would be the pictures of kids with those innocent eyes of curiosity and familiarity. Once you embark the journey, everything seems incredible, everything appears to be momentous because not everybody always gets the chance to share the air in this high Himalayan region; it is a lifetime adventure and achievement for all the trekking enthusiasts out there.
EBC trekking doesn’t require you to have extraordinary body fitness. However, your body must be in proper shape and condition to endure long hours of trekking for some days in a row. Ensure that you do not have any problems with your skeleton, especially in the ankle and knees, and other areas that might hamper your trekking directly and turn into misery. Few previous trekking experiences can put you an advantage, as your body will have learned ways to adapt to the high altitude areas. Similarly, doing some exercises prior to the trek helps you to make your body in proper condition and shape. EBC trekking is not an easy trek, however, it isn’t difficult either; this doesn’t involve any technical climbing. March to May and September to November are considered the best months to do any trek in Nepal, including the Everest Base Camp trek. However, not all treks offer you the thrill and excitement as the photographic journey to Everest Base Camp give you. The weather isn’t too cold in the high altitude areas, while the low altitude areas are moderately warm during March to May. During September to November, the low altitude areas are cool, and the upper altitude areas aren’t too cold; however, the early mornings and evenings can be miserably cold. Though trekking in other season is also possible, you might end up experiencing one of the miserable treks you’ve ever had in your life.
You shall be staying at lodges, hotels, and teahouses throughout the trek. There are plenty of teahouses at regular intervals in the trail, you shall not have any problem to accommodate it. However, keep in mind that you need to pay sufficient attention to personal hygiene and care, eat hygienic food, and drink plenty of clean water. Since you would be taking lots of photos, do not forget to bring a sufficient number of batteries that you think would be sufficient to snap lots of shots during this 15 days journey. There aren’t charging spots throughout the treks; however, though all of the lights and equipment run from solar power, you might get opportunities to charge your gadgets, including cameras, at some teahouses for some additional costs.

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