Everest Region Side Treks

Mt.Everest being the tallest mountain in the world it lures most of the tourists to its base camp. Everest base camp trek is a world must popular adventure trek route. There are many more popular destinations in the region which offers a beautiful experience to its visitors. When you do side treks there will be less trekkers and not too crowded and you observe the best hidden side of Sherpa culture, and Sagarmatha national park flora and fauna.
Most of the trekkers not only trek to see mount everest they want to also experience the Sherpa culture, high Himalayas scenery, trek above the clouds, experience the Everest high passes trek, world famous tengboche monastery including cultural life of Sherpas
As a Everest base camp helicopter trek specialist we can manage any Everest trek and high passes with affordable cost and customizable itinerary.

If you are an adventure hiker or photographer, we can organize your dream trip with a tailor made itinerary or as a guest you could choose any long and short everest trek packages from our website.
Some of the famous  side trekking routes are mentioned below.

Highlights of Everest region side treks

  • Classic 35 min scenic, breathtaking and memorable fight to Lukla from Kathmandu .
  • Villages like Lukla, Khumjung, Gokyo valley, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche.
  • People, culture and tradition of the world famous Sherpa community.
  • Small or big monasteries, museums, historical and religious monuments, mani stones, praying flags, arts and many more.
  • Trail of Everest region treks are full of beautiful flora and fauna of different species.
    Animals like Himalayan goats, Himalayan goral, Thar, Red panda, leopards and Himalayan black bears and many more.
  • Birds like Himalayan Munal (Lophophorus) , Redstart, Black and Blood Pheasants and many more.
  • Plants like Pines, Bamboo, Rhododendron, Cone trees and small shrubs on higher alpine.
  • Side treks are less tourist populated so people who wants to have peaceful time in the Himalayas are most benefited.

When is the Best time to visit side treks of Everest region?

Mid February-May (Spring) and September- Mid November(Autumn) are the two best seasons to do Everest Region treks. In Spring, the plants start to regrow after the snow has melted and the animals and birds start to be seen after long hibernation. Different herbs and bushes appear on the trail to Everest Base camp and other regions.
Autumn brings out the perfect weather for Everest side treks, the weather becomes clearer after heavy snow. Clear and stable weather and perfect climate temperature makes this season a preferable and better option not only in Everest but most regions of Nepal.


1.Amadablam base camp trek
Amadablam base camp trek is one of the popular trekking routes around Everest region. This trek offers the same experience as Everest Base Camp trek with some addition of few more natural and cultural beauties. The route for Base camp trek to Amadablam and Everest base camp differs from Namche Bazaar. The Amadablam trek itinerary can normally last for 05 to 10 days or even more according to our guests’ wishes. Starting from a scenic and breathtaking flight to the “Gateway to Everest” Lukla, we head downhill to Phakding following the riverside of Dudh Koshi river (Milky river) through different villages with paved paths. After that you start your uphill hike to Namche, also known as the “The Sherpa capital”. One of the famous villages in the Everest region with shops,markets and tourist hubs. After that according to your wish you can have acclimatization day at namche Bazaar or you may continue your hike to Amadablam Base Camp through Pangboche(4010m).It is one of the best places to see Everest, amadabam, Pumori and many other high Himalayan peaks. The next day you will reach your destination of ABC (Amadablam Base Camp) 4500m and return to Kathmandu.

2.Island peak trek/climbing
Island peak climbing is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the Everest region. The height of the island peak is 6187m. If you are looking for climbing experience added with trekking this is the best and easy expedition destination for you. Climbing island peak offers you a magical view of Khumbu region,high mountains like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Maklau. This trek starts from Lukla following through local villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Chukkung to island peak and continues journey to Everest base Camp. The cost of island peak climbing is optimized to provide the best possible service at the most affordable price. Many people also climb Island peak to prepare for other high mountain climbing such as amadablam and everest

3.Trek to Tengboche Monastery
Tengboche Monastery is one of the oldest situated monasteries in the Everest region. The height of Tengboche Monastery is 3860m. Hike to Tengboche Monastery follows the same route to Everest base Camp. You can stay in tengboche monastery to perform meditation in the Himalayas. Different performances are given by the Lama and the monks on certain festive moments. You also can observe the himlayan range and beautiful flora and fauna.

4.Trek to Everest View Hotel
Everest View hotel is 04 star situated at the highest altitude in the world situated at the height of 3880m providing the 360 degree panoramic view of some of the world highest peaks in Everest region of Nepal. You can trek to Everest view hotel in 4-5 days with rest and spend your time in the highest luxurious hotel of the world and the next day optional helicopter flight back offering a bird eye view of the Khumbu region descending to Lukla. Everest View Hotel is designed in such a way that all rooms get beautiful sun rays lighting the room and incredible view of the Everest Panorama.
Other options are :
i. Both ways helicopters ride to Everest view Hotel spending 2-3 days and visiting nearby villages like Namche , Khumjung, Tengboche,etc.
ii. Both way walk spending 2-3 days with short hikes
iii. Trek to Everest base camp and stay in Everest view for few days
Iv. One day helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp with complimentary breakfast or lunch in Everest View Hotel .
v. Everest short trek – 05 days with one night Everest view hotel stay and could be extended (helicopter ride included)

5. Makalu Base Camp Trek.
Makalu, even being the 5th highest mountain in the world, Makalu base camp is undiscovered by the tourist mass making it a less crowded destination. Many people who want to have less interaction on the trail to Makalu Base Camp. This itinerary is designed to reach the Base camp of Makalu with proper acclimatization. The height of Makalu Base Camp is 4950m so trekking is slow averaging 4-5 hrs a day to maximize the opportunities to reach the Makalu Base camp Special permit is needed for this trek so you have to spend some time in Kathmandu before doing the trek. Guests are advised to travel in groups with guides rather than single.

6. Everest High Pass trek
A trek with growing popularity, Three High Pass trek of Everest region is one of the side treks for Everest Base camp. People with high fitness capabilities and with regular training can perform thistrek. This trek is popular because of the combination of trekking from three of the world’s highest passes and snow lakes and glaciers.Kongma Pass, Renjola pass,Chola pass are few of many important passes covered within this trek. Many people prefer this trek to be added with the world’s highest base camp trek to make the all round trek more interesting, scenic and memorable for future.
There are many high passes around Everest region which are unique on their own. Some of the options are:
A)Everest Three pass trek (including three pass with everest base camp trek)
B)Gokyo Renjo-la Pass Trek
C)EBC Chola Gokyo Lake Trekking

To learn more about the Side trek to Base Camp please visit our website link or contact us to learn more.

What are the things to Consider During Trekking in Nepal or Everest Trekking?

Trekking Agency
There are thousands of trekking agencies in Nepal so there are many fraud companies too. You should be able to find an authorized trekking company to have a good time and have optimal security during your visit to Nepal. Trekking agencies are really necessary during your trek to Nepal as different kinds of permits of National parks , conservation area and government taxes should also be paid so that you won’t have to face any trouble or missing documents.

Our company Life Himalaya Trekking is a government authorized company established to provide the best tourism service to our valuable guests. We can assure you to provide tourism related permits with ease. You can enjoy your time in Nepal while we take care of the paper works. In addition we also provide proper wages to our guide and porters and do their proper insurance.

We also hire emergency helicopters in case of high altitude sickness or injury.
We also have a flexible itinerary i.e. our guests can spend a few days more in the particular place or avoid staying in a place to stay in another place or to complete the trek early. For traveler info Life Himalaya donate 60% of profit to the remote local community supporting poor children to go to school and livelihood projects.

Guides and Porters
Guides and porters are assets during the trek. As they give you company throughout the trek and inform you the best information about the place you visit. Guides are compulsory when you travel in most of the region. Guides ensure you reach your destination, provide you information, decide where to stay for food and accommodations and observe health conditions during your trek/tour/climbing. Meanwhile, porters carry your luggage so you would have maintained physical fitness.

Life Himalaya works with government license holder guides who are experienced, local, informative, different language speaking abilities with knowledge of primary treatment. and porters are joyful, friendly, strong with medium English speaking abilities.

There are different equipment required for different tourism activities. You can consult with your trekking agencies or guides what equipment are necessary. Walking sticks, bags, first aid kit, warm clothes, hiking shorts, thermals, sleeping bags are few of the necessary equipment for trekking.

Headlamps, warm woolen gloves, waterproof gloves, sunglasses, hiking boots are few of the necessary things common for both trekking and climbing other equipment can be rented in Nepal so things like ice axe harness rope helmet and are provided by guides before the day of climb.

Change in Weather and its effects
Weather in Himalayan region of Nepal can change rapidly in short period of time and can’t be controlled so you have to be prepared. Sometimes flights may be cancelled due to bad weather so you need to have an extra few days when you travel in Nepal. Sometimes you have to take helicopters so you don’t miss your return flight to your country so carrying extra few hundred dollars each is a must

Food and drinks Everest Region
When you travel you need to think about food and water. Always try to have healthy food, green vegetables and try to avoid meat at high altitude. Use bottled water or use water purifying drops in water before you drink and never drink water directly from taps and natural sources. Chocolates, dry fruits like almonds and cashews can be used as energy boosters so carrying them may be useful.

Different varieties of foods are available like noodles, pasta, roti, local dal bhaat, potato, curries and different meat. After 3000m you should avoid eating meat as they are not properly stored. To know more about food and drink please visit our blog  Foods and Drinks available on Everest Trek

Life Himalaya trekking provides airport pick up drop services for both international and domestic flights, duffle bags, Life Himalaya t-shirt and trek certificate after completing the trek as amenities.

Rules and regulation
Most of the Himalayan region are restricted areas so you have to follow rules and regulations. Always take information before you do something that you think is against the rules. Avoid bringing rocks, natural herbs or man made artifacts from the area. You can also know more about the rules while having a talk with the manager. Altitude sickness

Altitude Sickness
Due to thin air, difficulty in breathing can cause Altitude sickness. It can cause life threatening problems so you have to be aware about its cause, effect and preventive measures to perform immediate actions.Emergency oxygen gas cans which are available in different hotels and also in base camp and rescue helicopters also should be considered as options during such emergencies. To know more about it please check out our blog about altitude sickness:
How to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Everest Region Trek?

Everest side treks are suitable for all age groups with plenty of holidays time and good physical fitness. Adventure begins with a time form and your interest but you must need your fitness and budget (Money). With your valuable time you can make your Everest site trek longer or shorter. As a trekker if you do not wish to go all the places once you could only trek to your interest places.
On the side treks itinerary includes less visited routes as well must famous places such as tengboche monastery, everest base camp, gokyo lake, Kala Patthar (5545m height.) Island peak base camp and must beautiful mountain in the world base camp Amadablam. The short itinerary begins arriving at Kathmandu international airport and another return flight to world must adventurous airport Lukla

Best short Itinerary to cover most of the famous side treks in the Everest region.

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival pick up from airport and hotel transfer.
Day 02: Meet with guide and trek preparation  with KTM city  world heritage site tour.
Day 03: Early morning flight to lukla 35min and trek to Phakding village.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m via Monjo and Jorsalle village.
Day 05: Namche acclimatization day visit Khumjung village, everest view hotel and Hilary museum. Visit monastery, chortens local markets and see the life style of himalay people
Day 06: Namche bazaar to Thame 3750m visits the oldest monastery of Khumbu Everest area and sherpa settlements.
Day 07: Thame to Marulung 4137m
Day 08: Marlung to Gokyo Lake 4750m via most beautiful Renjola Pass (5345M)
Day 09: Day visit around gokyo valley visit Gokyo Ri (peak) 5357m and stay acclimatized.
Day 10: Gokyo to fifth lake and return to gokyo and trek to Thangnag 4700m
Day 11: Thangnak to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,847 ft.) via Cho La Pass (5,387 m/17,673 ft.) to 6-8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.) 4-5 hrs.
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961 ft.) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft.) and again back to Gorak Shep 6-8 hrs.
Day 14: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft.) and trek to Lobuche (4,930 m/16,170 ft.)
Day 15: Trek from Lobuche to Chhukung (4,743 m/15,560 ft.) via Kongma La pass (5,535 m/ 18,150 ft.) to Island Peak Base Camp return to Chhukung (4,743 m/15,560 ft.)
Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche village 4010m
Day 17:Today early morning we trek from Pangboche to Amadablam base camp 4500m.
Day 18: Amadablam base camp to Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 20: Today early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final Departure.

Life Himalaya trekking organize the trek with expert local guides and porters if on above itinerary is you with to add any external route, or climb 6000m peak please feel free to inquiry or visit the link below
A. Everest Three High Passes Trek with Island Peak Climbing
B. Everest Three Peak climbing Mera, Island, Lobuche Peak
C. Everest Three base camp and three pass trekking

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