Climbing Everest The Ultimate Trekking Holiday-icesword

Travel-and-Leisure Many people dream of climbing Mount Everest, the highest and probably most well known mountain in the world. With its incredible beauty and majesty, Everest has become synonymous with mankinds determination to be the best they can be, challenge themselves to new heights, and persevere against impossible odds. Thus, climbing Everest is a bucket list item for many and is the ultimate trekking holiday. Of course, climbing to the summit of Everest would be impossible for the normal person as, at nearly 9000 metres high, even professional athletes train for years to prepare for the climb, need weeks to acclimatize to the altitude, and also need to acquire special permits that costs thousands of pounds! However, on professionally guided tours, trekkers can have a more enjoyable and leisurely experience while still climbing to a great heightnearly 4000 metresto enjoy amazing views and the raw beauty of the mountain. During a trekking holiday to Everest, walkers will have the opportunity to visit unspoilt Sherpa villages and stay in Nepalese tea houses (the regions version of bed and breakfast inns). The best time for your trekking holiday is in May, before the summer monsoon season. Climbing Everest is a challenge even in the best weather conditions, and the less stable wind patterns and heavy snowfall may become problematic and greatly hinder the climb. Climbs may also be attempted in September and October, after the end of the monsoon season, but its best to leave that challenge to more seasoned trekkers. Before reaching Everest, your trekking holiday will probably begin in Kathmandu for a bit of sightseeing and to give you the chance to sample Nepalese life. Then, its off to Lukla, where most expeditions to Everest are launched. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the Namche Bazaar, a thriving market town that serves as the unofficial Sherpa capital (a great opportunity to grab some last-minute necessities, but be careful not to bring anything too heavy that might hinder your climb). The itinerary for the first day is usually not very demanding to give the participants the chance to become used to the altitude and mountain air. Reaching the highest point (Pangboche) will take several days and you’ll pass through significant areas, such as Mendaphu Hills, Thame (the home of Sherpa Tenzing Norgey, the first Sherpa to climb Everest), the hydropower station at Dramo, Khumjung via Syangpoche , and up Imja Khola Valley to Phortse. Novices will no doubt find the descent back to Namche easier, not only because you now have gravity on their side and have built up endurance, but also because you’ll feel pumped up from the great accomplishment of having climbed Everest on the ultimate trekking holiday! About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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