Nepal is a beautiful country. When hiking through the Himalayas we were mesmerized by the astounding beauty around us. Every corner we turned was one breathtaking view after another.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp was one of our greatest accomplishments and most memorable experiences. And now we want to share our journey to Mount Everest base camp in photos. These pictures of Nepal will make you want to pack your bags right now!
Be Transported to Everest Base Camp in Photos
Mount Everest, the mother of all mountains. In our own small way, we are following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
When hiking through the Mount Everest region of Nepal it is impossible to not feel the excitement. This mountain is legendary and it has attracted adventures for decades.
Everest is sacred to the Nepalese and when trekking EBC, you must respect the mountain. Prayer flags flutter in the wind carrying words of wisdom through the mountains.
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Prayer wheels line the route and there is even a monastery on the mountain where monks give their blessings to trekkers and climbers.
Sherpas of Mount Everest Base Camp
Everyone who has ever heard of Mt. Everest has heard of Tenzing Norgay. The famous Sherpa was the first, alongside Sir Edmund Hillary, to summit the world’s tallest peak.
Since then there have countless Sherpa’s who have given their lives carrying food, supplies and even clients on this mountain.
It was everything we ever dreamed it could be and here are some long lost photos that Dave recently found on his hard drive.
What is a Sherpa?
During our trek to Everest Base Camp, we had our own porter named Shir, he was not a Sherpa. A Sherpa is actually the name of an ethnic group from Tibet.
They are a people of Nepal and only people born into the Sherpa tribe can be called a Sherpa.
The porters do a lot of the same work, but they can never be a called a sherpa.
This is a small tribute to the men and women who make everyone’s trek in the Himalaya’s possible.
Thank you to the Sherpas and porters of Everest for helping us all enjoy this beautiful mountain range!
So let’s not forget the job these unsung hero’s of the Himalaya do for us. Without them no one would reach the roof of the world!
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Pictures of of Everest Base Camp Yaks
No day on our Mount Everest Base Camp Adventure would have been complete without having to spend at least 2 or 3 times dodging the infamous Yak trains that ply the trails through the Himalayas.
These woolly friends carry supplies to all of the small towns that dot the landscape of this great mountain range.
Without these guys, those summiting would have no supplies and those people trekking would probably have a hard time eating.
You must be careful when coming across a yak train on the mountain. They charge right on through.
If you are standing on the ledge side, they could knock you right off, so you always stand on the mountain side when yaks go by and give them a lot of room.
So let’s hear it for the Himalayan Yak! Thanks Guys!!
Photos of Mountain Vistas on EBC Trek
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Sherpas are the unsung heroes of Everest: See our Sherpa Photostory
Arriving at Everest Base Camp
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For more information on trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, visit our friend Deep at Simrik Real Nepal Trekking.