The extraordinary beauty of Mount Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world, has always captivated the attention of mountain lovers from all around the globe. Back in the years, experiencing the utmost beauty and grandeur of the mighty Everest seemed quite unachievable, except of course in the maps and in a few movies. However, with the advancement in technologies, techniques, development of roads and with the help of professionals, trekking to the foot of the giant is not an impossible desire anymore and has been an achievable goal for thousands of trekkers. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in the world, for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the world’s roof at least once in their lives. This growing popularity of Everest Base Camp has given us, the travelers, an opportunity of serving the Khumbu region and its people, consequently promoting the tourism sector of the country in the most positive way possible. The Everest Base Camp Trek organized by GAPNepal is an opportunity for trekkers to be a part of various socio-economically beneficial activities that help make a positive impact in the lives of the Sherpa community in Khumbu, who welcome each and every traveler in a heart-warming manner.
What makes Everest Base Camp Trek so different from any other trek in the country is the sense of achievement, as the trekkers get to stand on the base of world’s highest mountain and relish the beautiful sight of Mount Everest (8848m) from up-close. Everest Base Camp Trek is incredible also because it features one the most beautiful sunrise views in the world that is seen from Kala Patthar. To watch the first rays of the sun touch the peak of Everest and drape the Himalaya in warm orange color is an experience that cannot be described in words. Additionally, Everest Base Camp Trek provides the travelers with an opportunity to explore the Sherpa culture of Khumbu region as the trail traverses through various ancient monasteries and traditional Sherpa villages. Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, the travelers get to relish the stunning sight of waterfalls, forests, wildlife, and the different hues of Mother Nature. The welcoming nature of the people of Khumbu region makes Everest Base Camp Trek an intimate experience. Therefore, an important aspect of making the travel meaningful is by comprehending the roles and responsibilities played by the traveler. Everest Base Camp Trek helps to build a broader perspective on Sherpa culture and also allows to understand the challenges faced by the locals, which further encourages travelers to put in efforts to make their travel ethically responsible and environmentally sustainable. Understanding our responsibility towards the nature and people of Khumbu region, Gap Nepal provides travelers with the necessary strategies and approaches required for the traveler to promote sustainable tourism to make a difference in the local community.
Everest Base Camp Trek provides the travelers with an opportunity to exchange their culture, knowledge, and perspectives with the locals along with the financial benefits of the revenue that help for the prosperity of the indigenous Sherpa community of Khumbu. While trekking all the way to Everest Base Camp with Gap Nepal, a basic principle and ideology of sharing are adopted throughout the journey. The sustainable guideline followed by the travelers while exploring the traditional villages and the pristine nature of Khumbu region helps preserve the original form of nature and culture in the region. We offer the flexibility of customizing the travel beforehand so that the travelers can lengthen or shorten their stay in the Himalayan settlement, offering their time and effort in community development. Travelers are given the opportunity to volunteer and apply their knowledge and skills in carrying out various activities beneficial to the locals of Khumbu. Travelers also get a chance to employ their creativity and skills through community-based volunteering in the small Sherpa villages nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. The trek is designed in such a way that the journey offers a fair share of value to the locality as well. Programs such as community gardening projects, building a school and conducting relief programs are a few examples of socially beneficial activities that GAPNepal promotes in the Khumbu region. For a long-term benefit, 10% of the profit from each Everest Base Camp trek booked with GAPNepal is allocated to help fund the sustainability and development programs in Khumbu.
We believe that tourism should always be a two-way street where both the travelers and the hosts receive an extremely valuable experience and profit. Our satisfied clients and our reliable ambassadors are our motivation in further achieving our sustainable goals. Trekking to Everest Base Camp with us, the travelers get to fully immerse in the local culture and to establish an intimate understanding of the Sherpa life in the tough terrain of the Himalayas whilst allowing the travelers to help make lives better by partaking in various volunteering activities. In order to add value to your trek, Gap Nepal ensures that travelers not only take back pleasant memories of the Himalayas with them but also pursue and understand that happiness comes from sharing kindness and love. With the sustainable trek to Everest Base Camp, GAPNepal encourages and supports travelers to adopt sustainable travel practices and set an example for people around them.