8 Best Challenging Base Camp Trekking Destinations in Nepal

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8 Best Challenging Base Camp Trekking Destinations in Nepal – Trekking has increasingly being pursued as a passion by many adventure seekers. Thanks to the information technology revolution, more people connect over passions and pass on information, which probably arouse more interests about this one-time adventure sport turned passion for many individuals. Some of the Challenging Base Camp trekking destinations include:

  • Mount Everest and Lhotse Base Camp Trek: Lhotse with a height of 8516 meters is know to be the fourth highest mountain in the world and one of the largest and steepest mountain faces of the world. It is situated across the south of Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world. The south side of the Everest trekking has always attracted negative publicity given the harshness of the climatic variations. That is the reason why trekkers and mountaineers choose the northern route to summit Mount Everest. However, the climb through the Khumbhu Icefall is an experience in itself. Lhotse shares the same bases camp with Mt.Everest. In fact, even the climbing route to Lhotse is the same as Everest including the Khumbhu Icefall, Western Cwm up to Camp 3 on the Lhotse side. This Mount Everest and Lhotse Base Camp Trek has been named the most dangerous trekking experience given the high altitude, harsh climatic conditions and sheer exhaustion accompanying this trek. March to May is considered the best time to trek this challenging expedition through October and November too are considered a good time in autumn season.
    Everest Base Camp Trek

    At -Everest Base Camp- during our trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp.

  • Mount Cho Oyu Base CampTrek: Mount Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek is considered to be the sixth highest peak of the world located in Khumbu Himalayan Range border of Nepal and Tibet. Mount Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek can be included Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trekking route.

                                                 Mount Cho Oyu in the left view from Gokyo Ri View Point.

  • Mount Kanchenjunga Base camp trek: This is one thrilling trekking experience around the world’s third highest peak height of 8586 meters.  The Kanchenjunga Peak is very high and thus even the climb till the base camp of this tall standing mountain peak is an experience in itself. The Mount Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts at Suketar (Taplejung) and ends at Suketar (Taplejung) making a circuit of Kanchenjunga South and North Base Camp.  This eleven-day trekking experience should be ideally done from October to mid-December in the autumn season and March to May in the spring season.

    Kanchenjunga North Base Camp – October – November – 2018

  • Mount Makalu Base Camp Trek: This trek is the most preferred trekking distance, especially for solitary trekkers. The Makalu Base Camp Trek provides an exceptional opportunity to the trekker in terms of exploring high-altitude terrains, experiencing snow-laded landscapes and having a first-hand experience of the ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. The trek starts from Chichila. This 20-day trip should be planned during the months of March to May and September to November.

                                                                        Mount Makalu

  • Mount Manaslu Base camp trek: The Mount Manaslu Base Camp Trek offers the perfect blend of near-perfect views of the mountains; a rich combination of cultural heritage; and absolutely genuine and challenging adventures. The MountManaslu has a height of 8153m and is considered to be the eighth highest peaks in the world.

    Mount Manaslu view

  • Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek: The Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks of the world given its moderate difficult trek. This is considered to the tenth highest peak of the world. Though the trek offers a moderate difficult trekking experience, the trek also has the highest fatality ratio among the trekkers.

      Mount Annapurna view from Annapurna Base Camp

  • Mount Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek: The Mount Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is the most challenging trekking adventure in the Annapurna Region. This is considered to be the seventh tallest mountain in the world. The best trekking experience for trekkers who want to experience raw and untouched nature and avoid the crowd, this challenging trek would give them the perfect blend of everything.

                                 Mount Dhaulagiri view from French Pass during our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. 

Mount Everest Deaths Statistics by Year (1922-2019)

People started trying to get to the top of Everest since 1922. While some have successfully achieved the feat, many of them have ended their lives during the attempt.
Around 300+ climbers have met with their end on Mount Everest till now. The fatality stat provided is the total death count from 1922 to May 2019.

More detail about Mount Everest Deaths Statistics by Year (1922-2019) follow the link.