Kathmandu, Nepal – May 28th, 2019 – Everest, the region as well as the peak, has always been a subject of fascination for explorers as well as adventurers in search of destinations that are labelled ‘impossible’ and ‘unattainable’. The world’s highest mountain and its foothills remained shrouded from western eyes for centuries due to the closed door policy followed by the Himalayan kingdoms (Nepal and Tibet). It was only in the mid-19th century, when British surveyors began collecting data of the world’s highest mountains that westerners discovered the world’s highest peak. While the peak was named differently in the local languages, the surveyors named it Peak ‘b’, and later Peak XV. Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General, named the world’s tallest peak ‘Everest’ after his predecessor Sir George Everest.
The first successful ascent of the world’s tallest peak, by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 brought this region to the limelight. Every adventurer worth his salt wanted to travel to this hitherto unknown kingdom hidden deep between the great mountains. It became possible for western tourists to walk along the foothills of the great Himalayan peaks after Nepal welcomed its first commercial tourists in 1964. Since then, a multitude of trekkers have trudged along the foothills of the Nepal Himalaya in quest of the ultimate adventure. And the Himalayas have seldom disappointed them!
The unforgettable walk to Everest Base Camp
Grand, awe-inspiring and magnificent, the Everest and the Himalayas are nature’s wonders. The mountains, the rivers, the forests and the mountain villages all appear like a work of art. A visit to this region will make you want to get back to the mountains again and gain. From the hair raising landing on the narrow strip of runway at Lukla airport to the fascinating walk up to the Everest Base Camp, the EBC Trek will leave you with memories of some of the best moments you will ever experience in your life.
The trail is dotted with mountain villages inhabited by the hardy Sherpas. Devout Buddhists, Sherpas are the best mountain guides in the world. Step inside ancient Buddhist monasteries that have been in existence since men settled in this inhospitable terrain. Turn the prayer wheels and do the customary ‘kora’ (circumambulation) around the chortens. Send out a silent prayer to the mountain gods. Locals believe your prayers will be delivered to the heavens by the colorful prayer flags that are strung along the trail. Stay overnight at quaint mountain lodges known as ‘teahouses’. These are family homes turned into guest houses to accommodate trekkers seeking food and shelter. Here you will meet travelers like you from other countries. Swap stories and exchange travel tips. Sometimes you meet people who become lifelong friends during such interactions. Spend an entire day in Namche, the Sherpa capital, tasting the town’s popular brownies and apple pies fresh out of the oven or hike to the vantage points for inspiring views of the mountains.
The mountains throughout the trek will amaze you and leave you awe-struck. The last leg of the trek to Everest Base Camp may leave you a little breathless due to the high altitude. Nevertheless, the grand landscape will be a sight to behold – the Khumbu Glacier, Kala Patthar (5555m) and Everest Base Camp (5365m). Your walk to the ‘Top of the World’ will no doubt exhaust you, but it will also leave you with an undeniable feeling of achievement. You have walked to the highest point on earth, which is accessible by foot. You have stood at the foot of the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest and have walked under the shadows of 8000 and 7000 metre snowcapped giants. You have been to a place whose existence came to light a little over a century. You have explored a place adventurers could only dream of a quarter of the century ago. You have completed a journey few are able to do it.
Don’t you think one should take this inspiring Everest Base Camp Trek at least once in their lifetime?
Irresistible EBC Trekking Deals – Third Rock Adventures
Third Rock Adventures, an adventure travel company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, is offering amazing deals on its Everest Base Camp Trek. To check out the deals, visit: thirdrockadventures.com/trip/everest-base-camp-trek
Third Rock Adventures is one company that has made huge inroads in the Himalayan travel industry within a short time. Already emerging as a major player in the Himalayan travel sphere, the company has garnered positive reviews in popular independent travel review sites like TripAdvisor. According to Mr. Hari Khanal, CEO of Third Rock Adventures, the company has been named after our home planet, earth. In the solar system ‘Earth’ is the ‘third rock’ from the sun. He says, “We plan to give our clients all the best travel experiences on earth. Though we have started up with some unique travel experiences in the Himalayas, we plan to expand our operations in other parts of the world. Our endeavor would be to give our clients a travel experience that is a lifetime experience.“
That the company has been delivering quality tours is evident from the kind of clientele it has been attracting since its inception. 90% of the company’s clientele belong to developed European countries like Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, UK, etc. For tourists belonging these countries, quality matters more than price. The company has the back up of experienced local guides and industry experts. Working with a network of reputed local vendors the company strives to offer its clients a seamless travel experience.
Company Name: Third Rock Adventures
Contact Person: Hari Khanal (CEO)
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Phone: (+977) 9851196875
Address:Keshar Mahal Marg, Thamel
City: Kathmandu 44600