Why is Everest Base Camp so Popular?

For people who are not aware of the World’s tallest peak; Everest, it is the world’s highest mountain with a height of 8848m (29029ft) located in Nepal and officially recognized in Nepal and China.Β  In Nepal, it is known as Sagarmatha, whereas in China it is known as Zhumulangma. Its summit point has the International borders of China and Nepal.  Some Facts about Mount Everest While it takes 10-16 days for a trekker to reach the summit point of Everest, it took 10 hours and 45 minutes for Lakpa Gelu Sherpa to reach the top of Mount Everest. He managed to hold this achievement in 2003.Β  In Buddhist Culture, Mount Everest is considered to be the Goddess Mother of Mountains. Hence, the mountain is then considered to be a sacred place where all mountaineers need to seek permission before even stepping on it.  Buddhists even celebrate a holy event there known as the Puja Ceremony, which is held on the Base Camp of Mount Everest. The oldest person to reach Mount Everest’s top is 80 years old, whereas the youngest to reach it is 13 years old. They both hold the record for their respective positions.  In reality, Mount Everest… Read more