British newspaper Daily Mail and World Expeditions – a UK-based expeditions operator – have included Everest Base Camp Trek in the No.1 position of world’s best trekking routes. “This classic trek through traditional Sherpa villages to the base of the world’s highest mountain and nearby peak of Kala Pattar is, of course, a showstopper.
It is packed with ‘grab your camera’ moments as you take in vistas of Mount Everest, pass ancient monasteries and spot wildlife a-plenty en route,” the newspaper writes about the Everest Base Camp Trek. But cautioning its readers that the trek might be crowded during peak tourist season, the newspaper has also recommended an alternative trek to Gokyo Lake for the trekkers.
“A great alternative to Everest Base Camp trek, this tranquil trek through the Sherpa heartlands allows plenty of time to savor spectacular mountains capes from the comfort of private permanent campsites. You’ll still have your head above the clouds as you ascend Gokyo Ri (5,000m) from where you can snap superb photos of Everest, and the 8,000m peaks of Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu,” the newspaper says about the trek. “Climb high above the shimmering lakes at sundown and witness one of the most spectacular sunset displays the Himalaya has to offer.”
Mt Everest has always remained the center of attraction for adventure enthusiasts all over the world. It has been drawing adventure seekers from the around the world ever since its first summit by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillay in 1953. Thousands of trekkers visit the Everest region every year to experience the tallest mountain on earth, Sherpa culture, breathtaking sceneries, and lots of other high mountain peaks in the Himalayas.
Other trekking routes in the list are: Highlands of Ethiopia, John Muir Trail of USA, Huayhuash Circuit of Peru, Bungle Bungles Picaninny Gorge Trek of Australia and Bernese Oberland of Switzerland.
(For more details: Dailymail.co.uk)