We think Kids are small and they can’t do trekking but we are here with an amazing girl Prisha Lokesh Nikajoo who completes the EBC trek on June 2, 2023. Prisha is 5 years 6 months old girl from Lodha Palava City, Lakeshore Greens, Thane, Mumbai living with her parents.
Prisha Lokesh Nikajoo is probably the first Indian girl to reach the Everest base camp by walking from Lukla. She completes the EBC trek energetically in 12 days. Mission Summit treks and expedition has planned her trekking with her father Lokesh Nikajoo and guide Nilkumar Magar.
Trekking to the base camp of Mt Everest by 5-year-old girl is beyond the imagination. We have seen countless adults returning back from half route to Everest base camp. As a miracle, Prisha Lokesh Nikajoo has completed the EBC trek on her own effort.
How did Prisha prepare for the EBC trek?
Prisha is very strong determined girl with a mountaineering passion. Even though she is too small for the EBC trek but her preparation and trekking experience was enough for selection from a trekking company. She was trained by her parents – Lokesh Nikajoo and Seema Lokesh Nikajoo. Some of her common physical exercises before EBC trek are listed below:-
- 5-6 miles walk per day
- Climbing stairs
- Climbing walls
Trekking and hiking experience of Prisha:
As morning shows the day, Prisha started trekking when she was two years old. Climbing the small hills of Singhgad, Lohgad, Visapur, Kalsubai, Karnala, Sondai, Kothaligad, Irshalgad, Prabalmachi, Kalavanthin, Shivneri, and Raigad along with hiking in the highest peak of Maharashtra at the age of Three.
Prisha followed the same Everest base camp trek itinerary as the other adult follows. The itinerary is listed below:
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and check into Hotel
Day 2: Early Morning Lukla flight (2840m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m); Walking 4 Hours.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m); Walking 6 Hours
Day 4: Acclimatizing day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m).
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) Walking 5 Hours, O/n at Tea House
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) Walking 5 Hours, O/n at Tea House
Day 7: Rest day in Dingboche (4,410m), O/N at Tea House
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) Walking 4 and half hours, O/n at Tea House
Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m) – Afternoon Everest Base Camp Visit (5,364m) O/n at Tea House,
Day 10: Early morning, climb Kalapatthar (5545m), Trek to Pheriche (4,270m); walking 5 Hours, O/n at Tea House
Day 11: Pheriche- Namche (3,440m) Walking 8 Hours, O/n at Tea House
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2840m) Walking 8 Hours, O/n at Tea House
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. O/N at Hotel
Day 14: Departure from Nepal, Drop service till International Airport
Top 5 Trekking Packages for Nepal
Nepal, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, is a trekker’s paradise offering a wide range of breathtaking trails and awe-inspiring landscapes. In this blog post, we present the top 5 trekking packages in Nepal that promise unforgettable adventures, cultural immersion, and a chance to witness the majestic peaks up close.
- Everest Base Camp Trek: Embarking on the EBC trek Package is every trekker’s dream. This iconic journey takes you through the legendary Khumbu region, offering stunning views of towering peaks, including Mount Everest itself. Experience the unique Sherpa culture, traverse suspension bridges, and marvel at ancient monasteries along the trail. The sense of accomplishment when standing at the base camp of the world’s highest mountain is unparalleled.
- Annapurna Circuit Trek: The Annapurna Circuit Trek is renowned for its diverse landscapes and cultural encounters. Trek through lush valleys, rhododendron forests, and high mountain passes while being rewarded with breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Immerse yourself in the local Gurung and Thakali cultures, visit the sacred Muktinath Temple, and enjoy the warm hospitality of teahouse lodges throughout the journey.
- Langtang Valley Trek: For those seeking a shorter but equally rewarding trek, the Langtang Valley Trek is a perfect choice. Trek through the pristine Langtang National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy panoramic mountain views, visit ancient monasteries, and interact with the friendly Tamang community. The highlight of the trek is the breathtaking sight of Langtang Lirung, one of the highest peaks in the region.
- Upper Mustang Trek: Step into a hidden world of ancient Tibetan culture and barren landscapes with the Upper Mustang Trek. This restricted region trek allows you to explore the remote kingdom of Lo Manthang, a walled city frozen in time. Discover intricately designed monasteries, colorful prayer flags, and centuries-old caves. The surreal landscapes of arid valleys, eroded cliffs, and the majestic Nilgiri and Annapurna ranges create an otherworldly experience.
- Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a challenging and off-the-beaten-path adventure. Trek around the eighth-highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu, and traverse high mountain passes. Experience the rich Buddhist culture of the region, visit remote villages, and witness breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. This trek promises solitude, tranquility, and a close connection with nature.
The EBC trekking route is a moderate to difficult trial. Our little Prisha shows strong determination and proper training can take you to the Base Camp of Everest.
Everest base camp trek offers trekking on the Everest region where you can see amazing view of mountain peaks. Mt Everest, Mt. Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserkhu, and Ama Dablam are some of the peaks you can view clearly during the EBC trek.