Everest Base Camp Trail, Nepal – Tea and the Gang

Everest Base Camp Trail, Nepal

#teawithaview

Today we are taken to the gigantic Himalayas by punitzzz with some giant breathtaking views.

Namaste! That’s how the Nepalese welcome you to their country.

The Everest Base Camp trail (EBC) in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal is the perfect place for a tea with a view. The trek itself is quite strenuous and demanding but the views of the majestic Himalayas throughout the trek route more than make up for it. No matter how you feel – tired, hot, humid, sweaty or cold, a cup of tea is always offered to refresh and rejuvenate you and to prepare you for the next part of the trail. In fact, it seems every day starts and ends with a cup of tea.

If you love tea, you’re in luck. The Nepalese people love their tea. It is their daily ritual and they make frequent stops during the day for their tea breaks. We had six tea stops a day every single day of the 14-day trek, which were a welcome break from the arduous trek. We even met a lot of locals carrying tea in their flasks. An attempt to chat with one of them is a definite invitation to share tea and stories with them.

Mint, Ginger, Jasmine and Black tea are the local favorites. Asking for milk usually leads to a big serving of thick yak milk that definitely takes some getting used to. You get to stay at numerous tea houses along the trek route, which aren’t luxurious by any stretch of the imagination, but what makes them great is the camaraderie of the locals the perfect views of the Himalayas. Every dining area in the every tea house almost always has a wood stove in the middle where a lot of tea is had and a lot of stories are shared.

What is your favorite place to have a cup of tea? #teawithaview.

The Himalayas – where every cup of tea is earned and where every cup of tea seems to be just perfect.

Long days, tiring routes and steep uphill climbs. But the views of the Himalayas with a hot cup of tea more than make up for it.

The Om Mani Padme Hum inscribed on Mani stones. This 6 syllabled Sanskrit verse is common in Buddhist culture and seen frequently in the Himalayan region.

Dingboche at an altitude of 4530 m (14,800ft) provides majestic views of the mountain Amadablam at 6856/22493ft.

What Nepal stands for – The Himalayas, the Buddha eyes, the stupa and the 5 colored prayer flags representing the 5 elements.

Picture perfect landscapes and tiny tea houses at every turn

Where the clouds meet the earth – just another normal day in the Himalayas

Early morning tea with a view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse from Tyangboche

Prayer flags fluttering against the wind – each color represents 5 elements

The mighty Ama Dablam, the stupa, and the lonely trekker

Feature Image Caption: The majestic Ama Dablam considered the most beautiful mountain in the Himalayas. The name is derived from the shape of the mountain and in Tibetan it means a Mothers embrace.

All content and photos are credited to punitzzz