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Top Ten Views on a Trek to Everest – mt everest
Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is also one of the most amazing areas of natural power and beauty on earth. As you travel up the mountain towards the Everest base camp, the sights become more poignant and awe inspiring. We count down the top ten. 10. Kathmandu While not strictly on the route, Kathmandu is the city from which you base your Everest Trek Kathmandu urbar square is a work of ancient architectural genius, the people of the Kathmandu valley are warm and welcoming, and a brief immersion into the Nepalese way of life is as irresistible as the views from the city’s highest buildings. 9. Lukla The start of your Everest Trek proper, this small town and airport are the jump-off point for everyone trekking toward Everest and Everest Base Camp. Stepping off the plane, you look up, then up, then up, realising for the first time the scale and majesty of the mountain range you are about to take on. 8. Local wildlife and animals Turning a corner and finding a Sherpa with his herd of yaks coming the other way is an ‘interesting’ experience – be sure to stand uphill as these large be-ribboned animals are somewhat unpredictable and have been know to knock Everest trekkers off the path! These lumbering beasts of burden are milk, meat, transport, heat and a myriad of other uses to the people of the Everest region. You may also come across the brilliant blue Impeyen Pheasant, Himalayan Thar or if you are very lucky a Himalayan Red Panda. 7. The Hillary Bridge This sturdy but rustic-looking suspension bridge was erected by Edmund Hillary’s (the first man to trek and climb Everest) charity. It provides a link for everyone walking up from Lukla towards Everest Base Camp. 6.Namche Bazaar One of the villages on the journey into the high Himalayas, Namche Bazaar is stepped across the slopes in Solukhumbu District. It seems incredible to see this expanded market clinging on the sides of the mountain, and the village has a practical use too. Used to help acclimatise walkers to the altitude, it is also important in gathering supplies for your trek to Everest base camp. 5. The peak of Amadablam. Climb just above Namche Bazaar and you see The first real unspoiled view of the Himalayan mountain peaks on your trek to Everest. It’s also at this point that the scenery becomes almost otherworldly – serene, powerful and unlike anything you have ever experienced before. 4. – Dingboche and the valley towards Chukhing. Everest treks will usually lay over for two nights in Dingboche for acclimati sation. The view down the valley to Chukhing is not to be missed, and highlights your achievement so far.
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