Everest Base Camp trek ranked as 4th best trek in the world by Lonely Planet

The leading travel guide book publisher in the world, Lonely Planet, has ranked the  Everest Base Camp trek as the 4th best trek in the world. This best hiking trek in the world goes through Sherpa villages, glaciers and finally to the base of Mt. Everest. The guidebook updated ‘The 10 best treks in the world’ in June 2020 says everyone wishes to see the world’s highest mountains. That is why the Everest Base Camp trek has become the top 10 treks in the world. This two-three-week trek is immensely popular with attending it’s highest point and Himalayan viewpoint Kala Pattar (kala pattar height 5,545m or 18,193ft). Also thanks to its spectacular scenery but also romanticism; successful trekkers are able to proudly say they’ve stood at the base of the world’s highest mountain,” the guidebook said.

Everest base camp trail map follows small, distinctive high mountain settlements advancing to the base camp with the help of Sherpa people of the Solu Khumbu. until you acclimatization for Everest, the heights reached during this trek are literally dizzying and the repeated cutting across valleys certainly has its ups and downs. Watch our: prime trekking season brings bountiful crowds. Everest base camp trek route passes mostly through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Everest). Sagarmatha national park animals include musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, black bear and many spectacular types of iridescent pheasant.

Among the top 10 lists of the world’s best trek, Everest base camp trek trails behind the GR20 trail which goes through Corsica, France diagonally from North to South; Inca Trail in Peru and Pays Dogon in Mali, one of Africa’s most breathtaking regions. Other best treks include Indian Himalayas in India; Routeburn Track in New Zealand; Overland Track in Australia; the Narrows in the US; the Haute Route in France-Switzerland and Baltoro Glacier & K2 in Pakistan. The travel guidebook says these 10 greatest treks in the world are amongst the best on the planet. All of them demand a bulky pair of lungs, fit legs and a fine amount of preparation where the reward is a lifetime experience.

According to Lonely Planet, the fascination of Mount Everest started since the 1920s during which period legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa publicized the mountain. Until now thousand have followed their footsteps some making huge sacrifices and many with their lives on summiting the mountain. At present times, the trek to Everest base camp is feasible for people from all walks of life. In 2018, more than 56,000 people trekked in the Everest region.

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