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Anyone knowing even slightly about Nepal, knows that the highest mountain in the world, lies here. With George Everest identifying it as the world’s highest peak in 1852 during the great Trigonometric Survey of India, the mountain has captivates the hearts of many. Even though climbing it might be insanely difficult and risky, just reaching the foothills around the place is sure to give you a sense of awe and accomplishment. This is exactly what the Everest Region trekking is about.
The Everest region lies to the east of Nepal with the Mahalangur mountain range overseeing it. In the local tongue it is called the Khumbu region. Being the home of the Sherpa people the entire area has a cultural lifestyle not seen anywhere else in the world. Here, the Yeti lives on as stories are passed down from generation to generation. This trek comprises not only the Everest Base Camp but also Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tyangboche and the whole of Solukhumbu, which is nestled in the laps of looming Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world and also the mount Ama Dablam.
The renowned monasteries of Tengboche and Pangboche are gathering places for the people and are sites of various religious and spiritual rituals like the Dumje and Mane Rimdu. Other famous monasteries include the Thame and Khumjing monasteries.
For many backpackers and mountain lovers, their trip to Nepal would still be incomplete without a glimpse of the highest mountain on Earth. Many feel that merely getting a small glimpse of the giant from the hills around Kathmandu is enough, but for those that seek more, a close-up view of Everest from the Khumbu region is a must. Those with even higher dreams and the capability to back it up, conquering Everest is what they are after. Thus, the Everest region is arguably the most popular and best trekking region in the whole world.
Located within the Sagarmatha National Park which was established in 1976, the zone occupies some 1148 square kilometers area. The Park itself has been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its natural beauty and resources. The Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi rivers can be seen flowing through this region that is composed mostly of deep gorges and rugged terrain.
From the lowest altitude in the region of 2845m at Monju to the top of Everest at 8848m, the region is incredibly diverse in terms of its landscape. At the lower levels you will see forests of fir, birch and rhodendron. Above 4500m the vegetation is mostly dominated by Juniper and Rhododendron. Within these forests roam mammals like the Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Red Panda and the Himalayan black bears.
There are multiple trekking routes in the Everest region like the Kalapatthar ttrek, Gokyo Lake trek, Everest Base Camp and Syangboche trek. Mountain peaks like Lhotse, Cho you, Thamserku, Nupse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and ofcourse Mount Everest are available for climbing in this region. Those not climbing the peaks are also sure to find breathtaking panoramic views of the many peaks and hills in the region.
With Accessible Adventures, you will be able to quench your thirst for adventure and in a luxurious and relaxed manner you will be able to explore the many facets of the Khumbu region. We have compiled a list of treks and activities that are available in the Everest Region.