As trekking is modern world’s favorite thing and loved by many travelers and adventure lovers,photographers and many.Here are worlds top Nine Mountain treks which I hope every one love to do once in his lifetime.
Mt. Everest Base camp trek is a 27 days to trek with a guide who will guide you throughout your way to the base camp.The altitude of the base camp is around 5380 meters from the sea level so the conditions and the temperature is very harsh to survive.As you go to much closer to the base camp the things are going to be more expensive so carry things,such as phone batteries, snacks, warmers, sleeping bags etc with you from Kathmandu itself.Better is to plan your trip in winters,yes in winters,the benefits in winters are low foot traffic and scenic beauty of Himalayas is much better in winters.
Do not book your trek from your home.It will be much cheaper if you come to Nepal and hire a guide from here in $ 100,this price will more then $1000 if you do it from your home.
On high altitude the temperature goes down to – 30 °C at mid night so you should put your water bottles in you sleeping bags.Also keep your phone and camera ‘s batteries in your sleeping bag so they will not loose the charge because the battery charging is really costly up there.its up to $5 for one charge.So its better to keep it controlled.
2. K2 Trekking
K2,the world second highest peak after Mt. Everest ,But condition is much more harsh here to go for a trek.Since 1852 till now the death toll on K2 is increasing exponentially.Currently its 1 out of 4 climbers who parishes on the way to summit the peak.
Its famous for a climbing event which occurred when 5 climbers were saved by a rope arresting the ice axe .
As its comes third on the list but its really huge and gigantic.The massive and captivating Kanchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft) situated on the border between Nepal and India is the world’s third tallest mountain. The peak lies in a larger portion of the Himalayas known as the The Kangchenjunga Himal that includes 16 peaks over 7,000m (23,000 ft). Most of the region is protected as part of a large national park that spans both India and Nepal and protects the natural beauty of the region and cultural traditions of a diverse range of ethnic groups. The mountain consists of 5 separate peaks and in Tibetan Kanchenjunga means the “Five Treasures of the Snow.” The peak is considered holy by the people of Sikkim and climbers have always stopped just short of the summit out of respect for the mountain. Treks are organized as camping style expeditions given the lack of tea houses in the region and to avoid backtracking makes a circuit that combines both the South and North Base Camps. The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to the small airstrip at Taplejung from where the trail heads across the lowlands. It’s a demanding route ascending and descending across a series of ridges which combined total over 15000m (49,200 ft) of elevation loss and gain. Once the south base camp is reached one backtracks to Tseram and crosses over the Miring La (4805m / 15760) Pass in order to reach the North Base Camp. The northern base camp or Pang Pema (5140m) sits just at the base of the massive footwall of Kanchenjunga.
Lhotse stands at 8516m, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m.The south face is one of the most impressive walls in Himalayas. The first expedition from the south side was Yuogoslavian leading by A.Kunaver. They selected the left side of the wall but they manage to only get to 8100 meters. In 1985,1987 and 1989 three Polish expedition tried to climb the wall. The highest point they reach was 8300 meters. During the last expedition, Jerzy Kukuczka-the second person who climbed all 8000 meter peaks died during the attempt. Another expedition in 1989 lead by Reinhold Messner failed due to problems between members.
For all the routes from the Nepalese side: fly to Kathmandu from New Delhi, then most expeditions fly to Lukla where there is a ‘little’ airstrip. From Lukla (2827 m) the walk to the basecamp takes about 10 days and passes Namche Bazar (3446 m) which is the main sherpa village.
As for almost every Himalayan peak, fees are to be paid. First there is a fee for trekking trough the Sagarmatha National park and second there is the climbing permit. This fee is typically US $10,000, however, effective from March 1 to June 30, 2006, the royalty amount for seven members expedition team is US $ 5000.
One of the most popular trekking destinations among solitary trekkers, Makalu Base Camp offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Our journey begins with an hour-long flight to Tumlingtar whereas the real trek starts from Chichila. The lower reaches of the trail are renowned for their lushness with verdant rhododendron forests whereas the upper reaches of the trail comprise of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls. The 22-day Makalu Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek solace and tranquility in pristine natural habitat and those who wish to avoid crowds.
6. Cho Oyo