Highlights of Everest Region Trek
- Kalapatthar (5545 meters) is another beautiful viewpoint from where you can behold the close view mighty of peaks. Sunrise and Sunset views from here are breathing-taking.
- Khumbu glacier and Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest and longest glaciers of Nepal are also located in the Everest region. 12 kilometers long Khumbu glacier is located between Mt Everest and Nuptse-Lhotse ridge. Ngozumpa glaciers, 36 kilometers long are situated below Mt Cho Oyu. For the startling view of this calm lake, you have to hike to a viewpoint of Gokyo Ri.
- Namche Bazaar (34440 meters), a colorful mountain town has a market where you can get trekking necessities to unique cultural artifacts. Also, a place for acclimatization.
- Sagarmatha National Park is home to various endangered wildlife and plants. The part extends from 2,800 meters to 8848 meters.
- You will find the people here follow Buddhist rituals in a pure form during various occasions and life events.
- A helicopter tour that allows you to have a closer aerial view of Everest and the other peaks nearby.
Everest Region Trekking Trips
Everest Trekking is an adventure that every trekker wants to make it at least once in their lifetime. Whether passionate or one who wants to experience the mesmerizing apex always fantasize about the charm of trekking in the Everest region.
Everest Region Trekking will take you closer to the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 meters). The astonishing trekking region is located in Solukhumbhu, the eastern region of Nepal. The Everest region is also popularly known as the Khumbu region.
Khumbu region is home to a number of peaks above 3,300 meters. Out of the total of 1600 peaks in Nepal, 300 are located in Everest Region. Only a few peaks out of the 300 peaks are open for climbing in the Everest region. Mt Lhotse, Mt AmaDablam, Mt Cho Oyo, Mt Nuptse, Mt Cholaste, Mt Tawache, Mt Makalu, Mt Gyachung Kang, and of course Everest known as Sagarmatha are the well-known mountains.
Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park preserves the Everest region composed of rocky terrain. The national park covers the area from 2,845 meters at Monjo and that stretches to Mt Everest. The national park is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The national park protects the number of species of plants, animals, and birds. During the Everest Region Trek, you will get the opportunity to watch some endangered animals including musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan Black Beer. Also, don’t miss seeing the beautiful Danphe (national bird of Nepal), blood pheasant and red-billed chough, and yellow-billed chough on the way to the Everest Base Camp trek.
Trekking Route To Everest Base Camp
During your Everest region trekking route, you will be surrounded by birch, juniper, rhododendron, bamboo, firs, and blue pines while walking on the lower elevation of the Everest Region. Also, there is a lush forest of pine and hemlock in the lower region. The more the altitude increases, the plant size decreases. Plantlife is found only up to the height of 5,750 meters because of a permanent snowline after that.
All the trekkers to the Everest region begin their journey from a small mountain town named Lukla. Two weeks of trekking in the region takes you to Everest base camp, also known as the roof of the world.
On the Everest Region trek, you will pass through the beautiful villages of Tengboche, Lobuche, Namche Bazaar, and Monjo. The Khumbu region is inhabited by Sherpas. Sherpas are popular for being strong and expert climbers as they are born and raised in the lap of the Himalayas. Well adapted to the high altitude, they are very hospitable and helpful. Your adventure in the Everest Trekking Region will feel heartened by the emblematic smiles of the Sherpa dwelling around.
Also, the rich culture of Sherpas will be a colorful element in your trip. The people here follow Buddhist rituals in a pure form during various occasions and life events. Trekking in the Everest Region will also be an opportunity to closely watch the culture and way of life of the Sherpas.
The biggest monastery in the Khumbu Region, the Tengboche monastery is an object of attraction during trekking that one should not miss. This place does not just spread the spiritual vibes but also allows the Everest Region Trekkers to get panoramic views of crystal shining views of mountains including Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, and Thamserku.
How To Trek Everest Base Camp
Trekking to the Everest region begins with a scenic flight from Manthali airport that will take you higher and up there is Lukla. Lukla airportis one of the world’s highest airports located at an elevation of around 2,860 meters. Scary crossings of suspension bridges, colorful flags spreading spiritual vibes, flowing down rivers as if dancing, and cliffs are some of the amazing scenes you will see doing the Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Everest Region Trekking Best Month
The best month to go for Everest Region Trekking is February to May, which is pre-monsoon in Nepal. Also, the autumn season which falls from September to December is to a lovely time to make a trek.
Everest Region Trekking Permit
Trekking to Everest region, trekkers will need 2 types of permits before starting the trek. They are: TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) which will provide all the details of the trekkers to the company which they have hired to join the trekking in the Everest Region and the second permit is a Sagarmatha National Park permit. Both the permits are provided by the trekking company.
Considering the need for trekkers, RegulusTreks and Expedition among the best Everest trekking companies have drafted a tailor-made itinerary so that every trekker around the world can make the best out of their trek in the Everest region. We suggest you buy a trekking map of the Everest region either paper-based or also can use digital map before you start the trek. The Everest region trekking map will help you to get to the base camp of Everest hassle-free that show the detailed trail route to you.