Trekking in Everest
Trekking in Everest region allows you to enjoy marvelous views of world highest peaks with scenic and cultural walks visiting nice and lovely local Sherpa villages, the main ethnic tribes of Everest and Eastern Nepal Himalaya.
Trekking Everest region one of the major and popular adventure destination probably in whole Himalaya range, where visitors can walk with overnight stops in the comfort of nice cozy lodge where all rooms faces spectacular views of snow-mountains and beautiful landscapes.
Various ways to enjoy treks in Everest region, the most popular and famous is walk to Everest base camp and climb to the highest spot on top rocky hill of Kalapathar at above 5, 643 m and 18,514 ft. high, offers closest views of
Mt. Everest with other surrounding giant peaks.
Trekking Everest region with various options to choose as per one’s holiday duration and interest including your physical fitness and age, as the region around Everest offers trekkers and adventurer from moderate walks of week or less to two weeks or more.
For energetic veteran walkers can take challenging and adventurous trek heading high crossing over 5,000 meters passes to reach from one scenic areas to another all within Khumbu and Everest region.
Main popular trek is to Everest base camp of less than two weeks walks that reaches you at the bottom of world number one Mt. Everest at 5,364 m high with options climb up to Kalapathar.
The other treks of less than week is walk from Lukla town to famous Namche Bazaar and visit its scenic view points to catch glimpse of Mt. Everest with short hike to Khumjung and Khunde or walk up Everest View Hotel, the first highest deluxe hotels around Everest region at 3,880 m high.
The other short and scenic walks of a week duration heading towards beautiful Tengboche and the monastery where you will be in the midst of lovely green forest surrounding with glorious views and panorama of high snow-capped peaks with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and majestic Amadablam with chain of mountain range.
Where one can enjoy visiting its impressive monastery enriched with ancient relics and idols of Lord Buddha with other famous Buddhist gurus and saints an amazing spectacular place to experience.
Gokyo Valley trekking is another beautiful destination around Everest Region and on high Khumbu area, where adventure takes you away and off from the main trail of Namche and Everest base camp.
Walk heads due north into a hidden and closed scenic valley at Gokyo enclosed within array of Rocky Mountains and snow-clad peaks that reflects on its glacial calm lakes of Gokyo.
Gokyo valley offers scenic view-point Gokyo-Ri the highest within the area at 5,357 m high where one can catch views of world four highest mountain from Everest, Lhotse and Cho-Oyu with Makalu at one single glance.
Gokyo valley located within high country of Khumbu, once a summer pasture and grazing areas for wild animals and yaks, since tourism started came in early 1970’s and 1980’ Gokyo and all Khumbu flourished with nice lovely lodges where trekkers can find from budget, standard to deluxe lodge and resorts.
Trekking Everest region for all types of people where one can enjoy exciting and sweeping panorama of Mt. Everest taking various options as one interest.
Most treks within Everest region involves short flights from Kathmandu to land at small town in Lukla, where walk starts and ends while the other old and original route is taking a drive to Jiri and then walk towards Everest following the classic trail and foot-steps of Tenzing and Hillary.
When to visit Everest Region:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet times from mid-June to September, the best months March to May with mid-September to December for short moderate treks can visit from January to May with September to December.
For adventure involves high passes like Cho-la, Amphu-Labtsa or three high passes of Everest the best time from April and May with September to mid-December months.
Religion and culture:
Around Everest region of high Solu and Khumbu district populated by Sherpa the highlander of Everest and Far Eastern Himalaya follows Buddhism religion and culture quite similar to Tibetans across the border.
An interesting walk around villages visiting its interesting monasteries where most villages festooned with religious monuments of Stupa and prayer walls and spinning wheels.