Towering white peaks, green valleys, stunning landscapes and incredibly friendly locals; trekking in Nepal is an experience of a lifetime. To trek in Nepal is to truly experience the country. We spent 22 days on the Everest Base Camp Trek and a further 10 days doing the Annapurna Base Camp trek all completely independently and loved every single second of it. Nothing humbles you quite like the Himalayas, everyday is challenging but so very, very rewarding. Experiences like this give you a whole new perspective, memories that last forever and an opportunity to see a part of the world you otherwise may never witness.

A Photographer’s Dream

It was virtually impossible to put down our camera while trekking in Nepal and it took us (quite literally) months to agree on our favourite photos from the Everest Base Camp trek. We hope these photos will inspire you to dust off your hiking boots, take the minimal gear you need for a trip like this and just go for it! Hiking in Nepal is extremely affordable, in fact it’s probably a lot cheaper than you might think and is one of the most rewarding experiences we have ever had. And with images like what you see below, how could you not?

22 Photos From the Everest Base Camp Trek

Namche Bazaar, the biggest town on the Everest Base Camp trail - home to the highest post office in the world

Namche Bazaar, the biggest town on the Everest Base Camp trail – home to the highest post office in the world

Looking back over Gokyo Lake from the Renjo La Pass at an altitude of 5,400m

Looking back over Gokyo Lake from the Renjo La Pass at an altitude of 5,400m

Cherry blossoms frame a simple house on the walk from Lukla to Jiri

Cherry blossoms frame a simple house on the walk from Lukla to Jiri

Stunning views in the Himalayas

Stunning views in the Himalayas

Frozen Gokyo Lake away from the main Everest Base Camp trail

Frozen Gokyo Lake away from the main Everest Base Camp trail

Views from the top of Kala Pattar at 5,550m

Views from the top of Kala Pattar at 5,550m

The final approach to Everest Base Camp - what a view!

The final approach to Everest Base Camp – what a view!

The scenery gets even better after heavy snowfall - Yaks stopping to enjoy the views

The scenery gets even better after heavy snowfall – Yaks stopping to enjoy the views

The frozen Dudh Kosi, or Milk River

The frozen Dudh Kosi, or Milk River

Vast and barren valleys mark the trail from Lukla to Gorak Shep

Vast and barren valleys mark the trail from Lukla to Gorak Shep

Three yaks stop for a rest en route to Everest Base Camp

Three yaks stop for a rest en route to Everest Base Camp

A simple home high in the Himalayas

A simple home high in the Himalayas

Sunrise over the Himalayas at Bhandar - stunning!

Sunrise over the Himalayas at Bhandar – stunning!

Porters and animals carry packs between villages since there are no vehicles

Porters and animals carry packs between villages since there are no vehicles

Walking into the distance

Walking into the distance

Ancient stupa above Namche Bazaar, the biggest town on the EBC trail

Ancient stupa above Namche Bazaar, the biggest town on the EBC trail

Monuments to fallen Everest Climbers

Monuments to fallen Everest Climbers

Views from the Renjo-La Pass

Views from the Renjo-La Pass

Colourful Nepali prayer flags with the Himalayas in the background

Colourful Nepali prayer flags with the Himalayas in the background

Mule finds shade under the pines on the Everest Base Camp trail

Mule finds shade under the pines on the Everest Base Camp trail

Buddhist Mantras painted on stones with prayer flags flying overhead

Buddhist Mantras painted on stones with prayer flags flying overhead

Want to go trekking in Nepal?

Trekking in Nepal is extremely affordable, especially if you trek independently as we did. We wrote a full guide on everything you need to know on how to trek to Everest Base Camp independently. We came across some crazy gear lists when we started looking into the trek, but we got by with what’s on our Everest Base Camp Gear List with no issues – you don’t need every last bit of climbing gear, trust us!

Want to know what the day-by-day is experience is like on a trek like this? We had such an amazing time, we extended our trip taking an alternative route back down and walking back to Shivalaya rather than flying from Lukla. Check out our Everest Base Camp diary:

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Brian Barry
Brian is a travel writer, photographer, blogger, travel addict and adventure junkie. Being outdoors, getting off the beaten track and outside his comfort zone is what makes him tick. Brian's the dreamer in the relationship; when he's not travelling, he's dreaming about it! Keeping fit, cooking, music and red wine take up the rest of his time.

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