Everest base camps
Mount Everest has long been the highest goal to achieve for many mountaineers. There are two main routes leading to it, the north ridge from Tibet and the southeast ridge from Nepal. In the latter route, the wind is relatively weaker, and mountaineers can have proper altitude acclimatisation. Also, it provides easier evacuation for mountaineers. The south route, therefore, is more popular among mountaineers.
Quite a number of mountaineers will climb the Mount Everest in the short climbing season every year. Yet, given difficulty and high cost, more people will instead visit the base camps nearby to admire closely the Mount Everest. Unlike the base camps in the north route that is accessible by vehicles, those in the south route have to be reached on foot. It will take you two days to travel from Tenzing–Hillary Airport to Namche Bazaar. After some rest and replenishment for a day, you have to spend five days to climb to an altitude of 5,400m, where the base camp is located. You will then see so many camps pitched by mountaineers, and also Tibetan prayer flags. There the spectacular Mount Everest will be unfolding before your eyes. Even if you don’t plan to climb the peak, you will have no regrets after seeing the view from the base camp.