Nepal is mostly known to the world as the home of glimmering Himalayas, and it can’t be wrong as out of fourteen tallest mountain in the world, eight are located in here. If you want to explore more of Nepal, there are more than mountains: the culture and tradition, the ancient heritage and monuments, endearing peoples and their heartwarming culture, a wide range of biodiversity, unique topography with mountains, hills and plain lands – Nepal is beyond just mountains.
But today we are here to talk about the base camp of those tallest mountains. In recent years, not just the mountains, but their base are also getting a lot of attention form adventurers and nature lovers of the world. As the home of the Himalayas, Nepal obviously has some of the best base camp treks to offer. So here are the top five base camp trek you can embark in Nepal.
Everest Base Camp
No doubt the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world is in the top of our list. Everest at 8,848 meters above the sea level is the tallest mountain in the world and its base camp at 5,364 meters so witnessing a large throng of adrenaline-junkies from around the world.
The ultimate peak is one of the attractions of the Everest base camp, but in overall, the trek is also admired for quaint beauty of the Himalayas, distinctive settlement of people depicting traditional lifestyle, monasteries and unique cultural practice, the green hills and awe-inspiring landscape view of mountains.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Kanchenjunga is the third tallest mountain in the world at 8,586 meters. It is less sought-after mountain because of its challenging paths. Likewise, it’s base camp is also witnesses fewer trekkers because of remote location and difficulty, and that’s why the trail is also called as virgin beauty.
Kanchenjunga base camp lies at an elevation of 5,143 meters, and it is for those trekkers who want to avoid the crowd and walk-in natural serenity. This trek will also give you a different picture of Nepal as you will get a chance to explore eastern Nepal.
Dhaulagiri Base Camp
Dhaulagiri Base Camp is located at 4,750 meters altitude. It is the base camp of the seventh tallest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri I at 8,167 meters. The trek is full of exhilaration and new experiences. You will some of the highest passes like French pass at 5,360 meters and Thapa pass at 5,200.
You will also get an opportunity to exploring wildlife like red pandas, Himalayan Thar, leopards, musk deer, and others. And of course, the quaint settlement of various ethnic group is very interesting and intriguing as well.
Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp is a very popular trekking destination that welcomes a large group of trekkers, both national as well as international. The base camp is at 4,130 meters and Annapurna I at 8,091 meters is the tenth tallest mountain.
The journey is very moderate and can be accomplished as a family trek as well. The mesmerizing mountains, colorful rhododendron forest, verdant landscape hills, and the charming trails all along make this base camp trek even more endearing.
Mardi Himal Base Camp
Although the height of Mardi Himal Base Camp is not so considerate, it is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. The base is at an elevation of just 4,500 meters and is also recognized as a family trek of Nepal.
Mardi Himal Base Camp has been walked by only a few trekkers, and its beauty is still raw and intact. The path is quite easy, and the view is very rewarding. It will be the best way of spending a holiday in Nepal with your family.