The Himalayas have always held a mysterious allure for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. The sheer majesty of the world’s tallest mountains beckoned me for years, and in the spring of 2022, I finally embarked on a life-changing journey to the Everest Base Camp. What made this trek even more memorable was my decision to book it with Glorious Himalaya, a local trekking company that proved to be an incredible partner in my adventure.
I had an amazing trekking adventure in Nepal, and I’d like to share my unforgettable experience while embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek with the renowned Glorious Himalaya Trekking Company.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
My journey began with a flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. As soon as I landed, I was greeted by the friendly guide Prakash from Glorious Himalaya, who would be my companions for the next two weeks. They took care of everything from airport transfers to hotel accommodations, ensuring that my trip started on a comfortable note.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Before setting off on the trek, we had a day to explore Kathmandu’s cultural riches. Glorious Himalaya organized a guided tour of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. It was an enriching experience to learn about the rich history and spirituality of Nepal.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Phakding
The next morning, we boarded a small aircraft for the thrilling flight to Lukla, one of the world’s most dangerous airports. The scenic flight offered breathtaking views of the Himalayas, foreshadowing the awe-inspiring landscapes to come. Upon landing safely, we began our trek to Phakding, where we spent our first night in a cozy tea house.
Day 4-8: Trekking Through the Khumbu Region
The real adventure began as we trekked deeper into the Khumbu region. Each day brought new challenges and rewards. We crossed suspension bridges that swayed high above rushing rivers, passed through lush rhododendron forests, and visited remote Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. Glorious Himalaya ensured our safety and comfort, providing hearty meals and well-maintained accommodations along the way.
Acclimatization and Exploration
Acclimatization was crucial for a successful trek to Everest Base Camp. We spent total 4 nights in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, gradually gaining altitude while allowing our bodies to adapt to the thinning air. During this time, we explored the surrounding areas, hiked to viewpoints for stunning vistas of Ama Dablam and Lhotse, and learned about the local culture from our guides.
Day 10: Journey to Everest Base Camp
As we ventured closer to our ultimate destination, the excitement in our group grew palpable. Reaching Everest Base Camp was a dream comes true. The final push was challenging, with the altitude making every step a bit more laborious, but the encouragement and guidance from Glorious Himalaya’s experienced guides helped us persevere. The feeling of accomplishment was overwhelming, and the views of the towering Everest and surrounding peaks were simply mesmerizing. It was a moment I will cherish forever.
Day 11-15: Descent and Farewell
Descending from Everest Base Camp was bittersweet, knowing that the adventure was coming to an end. We retraced our steps, revisiting the picturesque villages and landscapes that had enchanted us on our way up. The camaraderie among our group and the expertise of Glorious Himalaya’s team made the entire experience even more special.
Comfort accommodations and hygienic foods on trek
I travelled in the month of April 2022 and it is one of a busiest trekking season in Nepal. Even during the bustling peak trekking season of my Everest Base Camp trek with Glorious Himalaya, I was thoroughly impressed by the top-notch quality of both the cuisine and accommodations that our expert guide arranged. Despite the high demand, the food remained consistently delicious and nourishing, catering to a range of dietary preferences with fresh ingredients that provided sustenance and energy for our challenging hikes. The accommodations, amidst the crowded lodges, remained a haven of comfort and cleanliness, ensuring a restful night’s sleep after strenuous days. Glorious Himalaya’s commitment to excellence shone brightly, making my trek during the busy season an unforgettable and comfortable adventure.
Experienced guide and porter
On this trek we were accompanied by our guide Prakash and porter Raju. The experienced guide and porters provided by Glorious Himalaya for my Everest Base Camp trek was truly exceptional. Their extensive knowledge of the region, unwavering dedication to safety, and genuine passion for the Himalayas were evident throughout the journey. They navigated the challenging terrain with ease, providing insightful information about the local culture, flora, and fauna. Additionally, their ability to adapt to changing weather conditions and unforeseen challenges reassured us at every step. Their expertise not only enriched our experience but also ensured our well-being, making our trek not just an adventure, but a truly memorable and safe exploration of the Everest region.
Highly recommend Glorious Himalaya Company for your EBC journey
My Everest Base Camp trek with Glorious Himalaya was a journey of a lifetime. It was not just about reaching the base camp of the world’s highest mountain; it was about the people I met, the culture I immersed myself in, and the personal growth I experienced. Glorious Himalaya made it possible, providing top-notch logistics, knowledgeable guides, and unwavering support throughout the entire adventure. If you’re considering an Everest Base Camp trek, I wholeheartedly recommend choosing Glorious Himalaya as your partner for this incredible journey. Even more, they also offer Annapurna base camp and Annapurna circuit trek. It’s an experience you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.
How to contact Glorious Himalaya? Glorious Himalaya is an inbound local tour company based in the capital city of Nepal in Kathmandu. Their head office is located at Kaldhara-16, Thamel, Kathmandu. You can connect them through email at email@example.com or contact via WhatsApp +977-9813637616.