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Everest Base Camp Trek

Mountain Rock trek and expedition offers Everest trekking packages like EBC trekking, Chola pass trekking, three high pass trekking, Gokyo lake trekking with renjo la pass trekking. 14 days Everest base camp trek Guided you high altitude sickness friendly itinerary, which means you have less fear to get Acute mountain sickness. Our Ebc trek itinerates have rest day among every 1,000 meters of trekking and it will to trekkers to acclimatized with thin air of Everest region. Read More

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15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

On the wishlist of every mountain-lover’s pilgrimage, there is the EBC trek. The purpose of reaching the glorious feet of world’s tallest mountain is as spiritually elevated as it is thrilling. The beatific mountain country of Nepal receives hundreds of footfall every year owing to the transcendent calling of the Everest. However, the EBC trek happens to be only moderately challenging in terms of technicalities of average Himalayan trekking. Basically a long hike at altitude, the trek doesn’t demand intense training and neither does it require advanced gears usage compulsorily. The only off-putting aspect of the EBC trek is perhaps the 15-days long duration. Otherwise, the EBC excursion is deemed achievable by anyone with basic fitness!   Leading on through Nepal’s fiercely beautiful Kumbhu Valley, the itinerary allows one to take in the profuse grandeur of the Sagarmatha National Park. Four to six of the tallest mountain peaks make themselves seen along these corridors of earth’s extreme. Mt Everest stands breathtakingly at 8848 m, Mt Lhotse at 8,516 m, Mt Makalu at 8,470 m, and Cho Oyu at 8,201 m. Across the Nepal-Indo-China border, many other glorious peaks pop on and off view as we walk. The most magnificent angle on Mt Everest is found from atop Kala Patthar to an altitude of 5,500 m. Flanking the Everest, you can find the peaks Nuptse and Changtse, spectacularly standing, with outlines of Lhotse close by, as looking on from the summit of Kala Patthar.   The humbling feeling of touching the feet of the Everest aside, trekkers have in store an awesome flight from Kathmandu to Lukla over slews of jagged snow peaks, acclimatization and rest days spent at quaint Nepalese mountain villages, a look inside the interesting life of the ethnic Sherpa community of Nepal, and scouring the alpine wilderness of the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park.   Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek   Scouting the inner lair of the spectacular Sagarmatha National Park. A peek into the lives of indigenous peoples, most prominently the Sherpas whose sustainable livelihoods depend upon the resources of the Sacred Himalayan Landscape. An opportunity to live in close commune with the people of the mountains and understanding the spiritual beliefs and conservation ethics of the local communities regarding restoration of essential habitats and protection of endangered species such as the snow leopard. Undergoing an intensive test of strength and stamina on this 15-day long journey, hiking the arduous hike to Kala Patthar at 18,192 ft., Everest Base Camp at 17,590 ft, and the optional expedition to Nangkartshang Peak at 16,627 ft. Treading on the trail of ancient monasteries including Thami and Tengboche monasteries. Finding a rest day at Kathmandu to explore the vestiges of two of the world’s greatest spiritual cultures meeting here, of Hinduism and Buddhism. Retracing the footsteps of legendary mountain climbing heroes, with a visit to the school established by Edmund Hillary in the remote mountain nook of Khumjung. Some of the most atypical yet no less astonishing photo-ops set in the bosom of the Himalayas-- of trails lined with Mani stones engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers, the unique architecture of Sherpa homes, remote monasteries set against the backdrop of rugged mountain pinnacles decked with snow, Everest as seen from atop Kala Patthar in the golden hour, The awe-inspiring flight over the snowline on the way from Kathmandu to Lukla. Read More

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is one of the most awe-inspiring and popular trekking trails in the world. Walking in the lap of the great Himalayas with a crystal-clear view of the majestic mountains just in front of your eyes is possible only in the Everest Region. This is an outstanding destination for adventure trekking and the Himalayan experience. The trek to Everest Base Camp is not only a trek to the Everest Region but also a great opportunity to capture the incredible beauty of the region and experience Kalapathar viewpoint (5,550m). Here, you can have a spectacular view of world's highest mountain Mt Everest (8848m) along with other eight-thousander's including Mt. Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Oyu.  Along with the mountain views, trekkers can experience and learn about the living style of the world-famous climbers - the Sherpas. You will also spend time in Sagarmatha National Park discovering the beautiful flora and fauna protected here. The trekking experience does not end here, however, and you will also have the opportunity to visit local villages and many monasteries and enjoy the peculiar landscapes and the hospitality of Sherpas. Trip Highlights:- Take an adventurous journey towards world's highest peak, Everest base camp Explore the world-renowned mountaineer 'Sherpa' culture Experience a thrilling mountain flight Enjoy spectacular views of mountains from Kalapathar viewpoint, including Mount Everest Read More

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9 Days Everest View Trekking

Everest View Trekking takes you into close encounters with renowned peaks including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m) et cetera. The views from Tyangboche Monastery makes the trek most remarkable. Insights into the Sherpa culture and their ritualistic beliefs, high altitude lifestyle, exotic landscapes all add up to a unique experience. At a glance Everest View Trekking, a moderate trek set in the time frame of the busy gives excellent views of Everest without much gain in altitude(max: 3867m). Wide spectacular scenery, majestic mountains and unique Sherpa culture makes the teahouse/camping route outstanding. The trek is non-technical and acclimatization is duly taken into consideration. After a short, yet exotic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, showing the scenic beauty of greenery the breathtaking white mountains and our trek begins. We leave the beautiful village of Lukla and take a short walk till Phakding where acclimatization activities await. The next day we move through pine forests and rhodondendron in the Sagarmatha National Park the route continues through forests and bridges to the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river which ascends further up to Namche Bazaar (3440m). At Namche we rest one more day for acclimatization whilst enjoying this high altitude heaven and learning about Sherpa culture, high altitude lifestyle, rare flora and fauna, and Everest climbers. Tyangboche, our next village is homes the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and is also renowned to be one of the best places for photographers to capture Mount Everest and other nearby peaks. The trek from Tyangboche to Namche is mostly downhill with a few steep ascents. We pass the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde and a monastery with Yeti Scalp. The next days easy walk to Lukla via Monjo constitutes a few short uphills and dropping to cross the Bhote Koshi River a few times. The flight next day in the early morning from Lukla to Kathmandu marks the end of the trek. Read More

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12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking Route takes you into the region that has captivated adventurous men and women since the 1920s. The legends George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tenzing Norgay surround this region. Explore the rich diversity of the region, breathtaking natural scenery, and unique Sherpa culture. Discover the quaint monasteries and museums along the trekking trail. Join the company of like-minded adventurers who share the sheer pleasure of prayer wheels, prayer flags and swinging bridges during the day. Converse with your new-found friends around dining-room fire in the evening. On Everest Base Camp Trekking route, iconic Kala Patthar (5545m) provides you breathtaking scenery of the Everest region while Namche Bazaar mesmerizes you with its history, culture, and diversity. The Everest Base Camp Trekking Route begins in Kathmandu, a city alive and full of energy. Next, it takes you through the Everest region before ending returning to Kathmandu. Starting with the short and scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, you trek through the trail marked with diversity. Trekking through unique villages including Nurning, Phakding, Benkar, Monjo, Jorsale and others. Along the way, you will find several monasteries, chortens and prayer wheels. You will cross suspension bridges clad with prayer flags. Observe the wildlife and scenery of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek along the torrential Dudh Koshi River (the Milky River) until you reach the buzzing Namche Bazaar. Namche is a true Himalayan town with interesting shops, fabulous food, stunning views, and culture. Namche Bazaar is also a traditional trading hub that paves your way further up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche and Dingboche. After sufficient acclimatization at lower altitude, you head for the beautiful Gorak Shep and the iconic Kala Patthar for a surreal view of the Himalayas. Kala Patthar is famous for its breathtaking view of glittering peaks including the Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Changtse. Not only can you see the stunning mountains, but you will also be able to view the majestic Khumbu Glacier, the famed Khumbu Icefall, the glacial rivers, and avalanche paths. Returning back from the high Himalayas, you shall explore the authentic lifestyle of the Sherpa community and get insider insight of the rich cultural heritage of these legendary people. End the trekking in Lukla before returning to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu. Everest Base Camp Trekking route is basically available year round with March to May and September to December is the best time of the year for this trek. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for this trek to make sure you get the best out of the trip. With good preparation on your part and carefully planned itineraries, comfort and safety of the trekkers as the priority on our part, this trek for sure shall be leaving behind many valuable memories. Explore the region if you want to do something different, something challenging and something adventurous in your life. Read More

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18 Days Everest Three High Passes Trek

Trekking through the worlds highest passes is the dream of adventurers. The heavenly experience of three high passes via Kongma La Pass (5535m/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17782ft) and Reenjo La Pass hiking (5446m/17520ft) is an unparalleled experience in mountain vista and snow-faced mountain scenery. These high passes trekking routes offer the best views of mountains above 8000m and many others of lower heights like Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, Khumbutse, Khalanga, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains. Once in a life time experience of Everest Three High Passes Trekking will leave you with gorgeous memoirs for lifetime. We, at Green Valley Nepal Treks are keen to join and assist you in every way possible, in this incredible journey to the Himalaya. Everest Three High passes trek is challenging trip in Nepal. There are three main passes of Khumbu region along with numerous valleys. The tallest point of the Everest High Pass trek will be 5550m above sea level. There is more than just High Passes Trek, it also include of other trekking trails in the Everest region, such as; Gokyo Valley Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, and Thame Valley Trek among others. The scenery of mountains of the Khumbu region is truly impressive. The three high passes trekking route has an itinerary for those who want to experience the challenges and adventure of the mountain trails. The trail leads through Sherpa villages where unique customs and cultures can be closely observed while passing through the monuments, Buddhist Monasteries, Prayer wheels, and flags. At Sagarmatha National Park in the trail, which is a habitat of rare flora and fauna, the uniqueness of Himalayan survival can be understood. The spectacular wildlife one can encounter in their wild habitat include musk deer, blue sheep, Himalaya Thar, barking deer, blood Pheasant, Tibetan snow cock, crimson horned Pheasant, yak et cetera. Green Valley Nepal Treks offering Everest Three High Passes Trekking with the best prices and services. The Everest Three High Passes Trekking package is best selling trekking trip in Nepal. Green Valley Nepal Treks designed Everest Three High Passes Trekking itinerary based on tea house and lodge accommodation arrangement. We have a team of expert professional SherpaTrekking Guides and Porters to guide you all ways throughout the trip and handle everything while understanding your overall needs and interests during your trip. Getting There: The classic starting point of the Three Passes Trek is the magical airport of Lukla, a 30-minute spectacular flight from Kathmandu. Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) are the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June - early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December - February) snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies. Difficulty: The three passes trek is rated Challenging. It is a very serious adventure given its high pass crossings. It is more challenging than its regular treks to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak. Accommodation Meals: Around Everest Region, the teahouses (lodges) are of comparatively high quality and they serve good meals, especially in Namche Bazar which youll pass on the way up and down . Read More

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14 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

The trek to Everest Base Camp begins with an excellent flight to the mountain plane at Lukla. Along the trek to Everest Base Camp, you will find tea houses each couple of hours to rest. At Everest Base Camp, stand in the tissue with the awesome Khumbu Ice Fall and its towering frenzies. Everest Base Camp Trekking will give us huge joy to familiarize you with an astounding Mt. Everest point of view of the worlds most surprising peak. Possibly in review Everest thusly, you will be satisfying a since a long time back kept wish. Never-ending since the seasons of in front of calendar climbing Everest battles, this 8,848m mountain has had its own one of a kind snare, pulling in climbers to scale it and trekkers to look on its icy appearances. It easy to see why trek to the Base Camp of Mount Everest has been able to be a champion amongst the most all-around adored trekking Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trek is the most acclaimed and extremely recommended trekking course to experience an uncommon difficulty. The Everest Base Camp Trekking has considered exceptional and most intense encounter from now on it is a dream wander for the seekers of adventure experience. Mount Everest is the most raised top of our world and to have the most astonishing take a gander at this summit; Everest Base Camp Trekking is the best choice. Everest Base Camp trek in like manner offers remarkable points of view of the most hoisted snowcapped mountains at a closer position than wherever in the world. The immense points of view of most raise mountains, for example, Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8501m), Mount Cho Oyu (8153m), Mount Makalu(8463m) Island Peak (6189m) and Mount Amadablam (6856m) while experiencing various ice sheets, Sherpa towns and pine and rhododendron forests makes the trek genuinely spellbinding. Sherpa villagers take after Buddhism, and its region can be felt in points of interest, religious groups and enlivened pennants all along the trail. The greenery at the base of the most raised mountain possessed large amounts of Sagarmatha National park is heavenly. People who have totally acclimatized may trek to the Everest Base Camp without instability, for a few people the standard highlight will be the brilliant points of view of the Mt Everest, Pumari which light up from the summit of Kalapathar - the unprecedented ice models of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest. We represent considerable authority in Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal since the day of our beginning. Whats more, we are putting forth Everest Base Camp Trekking with the best costs and management. The Everest Base Camp Trekking package trip the top arrangement bundle for Green Valley Nepal Treks and it has dependably been one of the smashes hit bundles. Green Valley Nepal Treks have outlined the Everest Base Camp Trekking program for the tea house and hotel convenience plan. We have a group of master proficient Sherpa Trekking Guides and Porters to guide you generally all through the excursion and handle everything while understanding your general needs and hobbies along with Everest Base Camp Trekking. Continuously dont hesitate to reach us in the event that you have any inquiries or you require additional information about Everest Base Camp Trekking. Green Valley Nepal Treks is constantly accessible here for your inquiries. Read More

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12 DAYS EVEREST BASE CAMP SHORT TREK

Our Everest Base Camp (Aggressive) is a thrilling, tough and amazing Himalayan trek from Lukla to Kala Patthar that is mostly a steady climb from 2800m/9187 ft to 5545m/18193ft, the trail taking us through the valley of Dudh Koshi river to the Sagarmatha National Park and finally to the foot of Mt. Everest following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. From Kathmandu domestic airport, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek to upper Phakding and follow the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers. From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Tengboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. We then descend to the Imja Khola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier to reach Lobuche, and the next day we trek uphill to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep for the nights stay. Climbing on to the grassy ridge of Gorakshep we reach the rocks of Kala Patthar (5545m) in about 2 hours from where we gaze at one of the most ashtonishing views on earth. This trek is particularly strenuous as there are many ups and downs and the itinerary doesn’t allow us for proper acclimatization days. So this aggressive trek is designed for those who have good physical fitness with some prior trekking experience but have the limited time frame. Read More

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16 DAYS EVEREST BASE CAMP LEISURELY TREK

The Trek to Everest Base Camp (5340m/17521ft) will be a memory that you will cherish for the lifetime. There can be no trek as rewarding as one to the Everest viewpoint, Kala Patthar (5545m/18193ft) since the world’s highest peak is barely 10km/6 miles from there. The trek in itself is not particularly strenuous as this leisurely trek is designed keeping in mind the slow pace of the first time trekkers. The Everest Base Camp is usually two weeks trek that starts and ends at Lukla Airport (30 minutes flight from Kathmandu International Airport). There is more to the Everest trek than just Everest. While on this exciting trip, we will pass through several of tiny Sherpa villages and through remote valleys, monasteries, roaring rivers, frozen pools of melt water, glaciers and astonishing views of dazzling peaks all on the way before we finally date with the Everest. This itinerary is designed best to those who have not any previous experience in high altitudes over 3400m/11220ft and are not habitual for walking 9-10 hours in a day which allow us a slow and steady walk with required amount of high altitudes acclimatizing. Also the itinerary goes though the nice mountain valley and Sherpa settlement. Please research and get consultation through our expert before signing up the trip which will fit for you. Read More

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Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal

Call it by any name you want – Sagarmatha, Chomolungma or Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world is truly a wonder in itself. With an altitude of 8848 meters, Mount Everest allures adventurers from every nook and corner of the world to marvel at its mystic beauty or show the grit and determination to conquer it and reach its pinnacle. With its base camp located at an altitude of 5364 meters, the entire terrain is breathtakingly stunning which no words can describe.  

What is Everest Base Camp trek?

Mount Everest base camp trek or the EBC trek refers to trekking expeditions to one of the base camps of the tallest summits on earth. The South Base Camp based in Nepal is the more widely sought EBC trek route, accounting for an expedition of 14 days from Kathmandu and back.

A journey to the feet of the world’s highest mountain crest, the Everest Base Camp Trek might seem like a herculean task. However, in truth, for any person of regular fitness, EBC trek is nothing of to a foreboding affair! Despite a couple of steep sections to hike here and there, the designated trek route to the South Base Camp of EBC is a mountain path of gentle gradients. The Everest base camp trek experience is a soul enriching journey into captivating mountain vistas and a straightforward hike that not only trained mountaineers but even amateurs can attempt. The trek has become a Mecca for mountain lovers the world over, promising an expansive coverage of the Khumbu Valley and the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park, besides breathtaking close-shot peeks of the glorious Mt. Everest (8.848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,470m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m).

Why should you go for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal?

The Everest Base Camp trekking in Nepal is a classic trek that retraces the path taken by Sir Hillary and Sherpa Norgay as well innumerable others who achieved the earth’s zenith. Take this trek to connect with that legacy in body, mind and spirit.

The many recompenses of the journey will start coming your way from the very onset. Setting foot in the historic city of Kathmandu in the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayas on day 1 will prepare the ground for day 2, when trekkers take a thrilling flight over an incredible snowscape, entering the mountainous airstip of Lukla. Leading through the mesmerizing terrains of the Kumbhu Valley and Sagarmatha National Park, the journey shall proceed, with stops at few of the world’s highest villages.

A foray into the upper catchment areas of the Dudh Kosi River and Bhotekosi River Basin in the process of this voyage will bring you in touch with the greater Himalayan river system. The spellbinding Gokyo Lakes, and the vantage point over the mountains at Gokyo Ri is accessible by a detour from Namche Bazaar on the Mount Everest base camp trekking expedition remains a highlighted attraction.

Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,500m is another landmark to EBC one must look out for. A short ascent to the peak of Kala Patthar offers an accessible close-up view of the Everest. Spotting Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse from Kala Patthar is simply spectacular and makes all the effort feel worth it.

How high is the Mount Everest Base Camp trek? (150 words)

The south side base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal is located at an altitude of 5,364m or 17, 590 ft. Trek commences from day 2 after landing in Lukla flying from Kathmandu. From here, the trek proceeds to Phakding at 2,610m. Over a period of 7 days from Phakding, trekkers gradually ascend, reaching 5,160 meters at Gorakshep. Not more than 500m of ascent is kept on a single day to allow sufficient acclimatization of the trekkers on way to Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. The highest summit on the EBC trek comes on day ten with ascent to Kala Patthar at 5,545m. From day eleven, trekkers descend which takes relatively lesser time, reaching Lukla on day twelve.

When to visit?

The best months for the Everest base camp trek are in the pre-monsoon from February to May and in the post monsoon period from September to early December.

How to reach Everest Base Camp?

The EBC trek Nepal accounts for much of the country’s tourist influx and has been fairly accessible with professional trekking companies. The standard 14-day trek to EBC from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes the route from Lukla to Phakding to Namche Bazaar, and on to Tengboche, Dingboche, and Louboche. From Louboche the trail bends to Gorak Shep and from there to EBC and back to Gorak Shep. From Gorak Shep, a hike up to Kala Patthar is undertaken before coming down to Pheriche and from there to Namche Bazaar and back to Kathmandu.

Are there shops available along the Everest Base Camp trekking trail?

Yes, plenty of stores in the villages sell utilities and trekking gear.

How long does it take to reach Everest Base Camp?

The standard EBC trek itinerary from Kathmandu to Kathmandu is a 14-day program. Many trekkers taking the Nepal Mt. Everest Tour also prefer to go via Gokyo Ri and the Gokyo Lakes which is a longer a route, amounting to a 18-day program.

What to pack for Everest Base Camp Trek?

If you are planning an expedition to Base Camp Mount Everest Nepal, pack your bags in counsel with experts or your respective trek organizers. Here are some of the ‘must haves’ for the trek:

  • Base Layer

  • Trekking Shirts

  • Fleece Jacket

  • Insulated Jacket

  • Sun Protection Hat

  • Inner Gloves

  • Outer Gloves

  • Trainers

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thermal Socks

  • Backpack

  • Daypack

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

Necessary medicines, eco-friendly toiletries and electronics are other categories of the requirement. Keep your backpack to a weight you can carry or consider the option of hiring porters or mule carriage beforehand.

Is there a probability of altitude sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or Altitude Sickness is a clinical condition that can affect high mountain voyagers, from 2400 meters above sea level in usual cases. Headache, dizziness, lack of coordination insomnia, lack of appetite, lethargy etc are telling signs of the sickness. AMS could be kept at bay by following some ground rules like -- walking at a slow, measured and steady pattern, climbing high during the day and sleeping at low altitude at night, keeping sufficiently hydrated, refraining from alcohol and smoking and coming on the trek with some level of general fitness.

While probability of getting AMS could be thus reduced, you can always take a course of Diamox with advice from a medical doctor to be more careful. The immediate and most effective antidote to AMS is to descend to a lower altitude.

How busy is the Everest Base Camp trekking trail?

The Everest base camp trek in Kathmandu, Nepal is a fairly busy trek route. Provided with teahouse accommodations all along the way, the trek welcomes solo trekkers and amateur groups as well as professional trekking companies. Commercial trekking operations in the area over the last decade surely have grown by leaps and bounds as well as also made the route considerably safer.