Everest Region Trekking

Everest Region is the famous trekking region in Nepal. It passes deep into Buddhist Sherpa villages in himalayas, among some of the world’s most sublime peaks.Trekking in Everest region start up from the same trail, from the alarming airstrip at Lukla. The trails in Khumbu region leads us to the dizzyingly high sherpa homeland. The trail forks above the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (or Namche for short): one route leads to Everest Base Camp and the viewpoint of Kala Pattar; the other for the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. Both high points are about eight days from Lukla, and can be combined by crossing the high pass of the Cho La.

Relatively few trekkers now take the switchback hike from the roadhead at Jiri through Solu, the lower, greener, more populous and more ethnically diverse country to the south. It’s a stunning route, and offers a great way to acclimatize, but the extra five to seven days’ walking is too much for many people. 

To get a good look at Everest, you’ll have to spend at least four nights above 4000m and at least one at around 5000m. At these altitudes, there is a serious risk of developing acute mountain sickness (AMS) and you must know the signs (see Altitude). Everest is also the coldest of the major treks, so you’ll need a good sleeping bag, several layers of warm clothes, and sturdy boots that will keep out snow. The rental shops of Namche, in Khumbu, allow you to stock up on high-altitude gear and return it on the way back down. The popular trails in Everest Region are well equipped with lodges, some basic, some fancy and surprisingly expensive – until you consider the costs of portering in all supplies this far. Prices rise as you ascend; near the top, most lodges offer basic bunk beds only.

Apart from the mountain views, trekking in Everest region takes you through alpine forests, small streams, waterfalls, gorges, moraines, and glaciers. Along the way, you cross many Sherpa villages with friendly and welcoming locals that allow you to bond with them and learn about their history, culture, tradition, and lifestyle. As you explore the region, you pass many Chortens, Mani walls, prayer wheels, and monasteries that hold high spiritual value to the inhabitants of Khumbu. Trekking in Everest region is the perfect blend of nature and culture, ideal for curious travelers around the globe. Among the many trekking destinations of Nepal, the Everest region is the most famous. Here are some of the major highlights and features of the Everest region trekking that you should not miss