Saturday, October 22, 2016

Things To Know About Mount Everest!!!

We all know that Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain located at 29,029 ft. above the sea level and it is 60 million years old one. It was named initially as Peak Xv but it was renamed as Mount Everest in 1865, in honor of the Surveyor general of India, George Everest, who surveyed the Himalayas for the first time. It was called as 'Sagarmatha' by the Nepalese and as ‘Chomolungma’ by the Tibetans. The Everest continues to grow up to 4 mm every year.

Things To Know About Mount Everest!!!
The Mount Everest is formed by the movement of the Indian tectonic plate pushing up and against the Asian plate. There are two climbing routes one is the standard route, which is from the South East in Nepal and other is the North side from Tibet, China. The Nepal route is the most convenient route for trekking!

Everest Base Camp Trek is a breath taking experience for all trekkers and it has become possible for people from all walks of life who want to have a look at the highest peak in the world. Trekking to the Everest base camp takes us through some of the world's most spectacular mountain scenery with a unique experience of Sherpa Culture with a glimpse of their Monasteries and museums on the way. The wonderful mix of nature's beauty, Captivating cultures, Nepalese hospitality, Swing bridges, colorful prayer wheels, hot food in the evenings makes the trip the most memorable.

Before going on a base camp, we should get prepared to the trekking by following some rules and precautions. The best time for trekking is between March and Mid-May and between Septembers to Mid-November. Trekking boots, Soft shoes to slip in after trekking, Light weight sleeping bags, light weight tents (optional), binoculars, camera, Warm clothes, Sunscreen, Water purifying tablets, First Aid kit etc., We can hire a porter who can help in carrying our luggage and a guide who can guide us through trekking especially in the nights or a porter cum guide who can take care of both.

There are many Trekking companies, which offer the advantage of having everything arranged for us. They help us in airport transfers, booking accommodation, porters, arranging food etc. We need to search about different Trekking companies before hand and choose the right one which suits our requirements for Everest Base Camp Trek and fits in our budget.

So, these are the few things to know about Mount Everest!!!

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