January 17, 2023
Everest Region is named after the famous world highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8848.8m). This region is the cumulative destination of multiple popular trekking trails in the world.
Everest Region is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal, particularly in Solukhumbu District. It is also known as the “Khumbu region”. It is popular for the highest peaks.
Simply, it is the Shangri-La of the World’s Highest Peaks. You can see 04 of the 08 highest 8000m peaks situated in Nepal from this region. Mt. Everest (the highest mountain in the world), Mt. Lhotse (the Fourth Highest mountain in the world) Makalu (the fifth highest in the world), and Cho Oyu (the sixth highest mountain in the world). Mt. Everest is also known as Sagarmatha (Meaning: Goddess of the sky)Read More
Sagarmatha national park is the main attraction of the Everest Region. Most of the major tourist destinations are situated inside Sagarmatha National Park. It is also included in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The starting point of Sagarmatha National park is at Monjo.
Permit fee: 30 USD for foreigners |15 USD for SAARC nationals | Free for under 10 years old
Area:1148 sq. km.
Climatic Zone: Temperate-Alpine and Nival Zone
Major Glacier: Khumbu, Imja, Ngozumpa and Nangpa
Bamboo, Birch, Blue Pines, Hemlock, Juniper, Rhododendron (National flower of Nepal), and Firs are the major species of plants and trees. Along with these bushes and shrubs are found at the higher altitude.
Flowers like Azalia, Silky Rose, and most varieties of Rhododendron, etc are found in the area.
Rare animals like Black bears, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, and Red pandas are found in this region. Along with that Himalayan Thar, Ghoral, Wild yak, etc are also found in Everest.
Furthermore, birds like Himalayan Monal, Scarlet Finch, and Tibetan Snowcock are found.
Khumbu Areas is famous for the abundance of Trekking Destinations all over the area. It offers Everest Trekking Destinations from easy few days trekking to long or circuit trekking. Everest Base Camp Trekking, Gokyo Valley, Three High Pass Trek, etc are the most popular trekking.
Mera Peak( 6476m), Island Peak(6173m), and Lobuche peak(6105m) are three popular trekking peaks in the Khumbu area. Major peaks are Mt.Everest, Mt. Cho yu, Lobuche, Nuptse, Amadablam, etc. Amadablam is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
Everest Region is home to some of the best viewpoints to observe the Himalayas of Nepal. The Sunrise and sunset from the viewpoints are magical. The view on a clear day is a view to remember. Kalapathar (5545m), Gokyo Ri (5,357m), Pikey Peak (4,065m), Chukkung Ri (5,546 m), Kong ma-La, and Renjo-La are some of the best viewpoints to observe some of the highest peaks in the world.
Lukla is the gateway to Mt. Everest. You can get a domestic flight or Helicopter to Lukla from Kathmandu. Also, You can trek there from Jiri, Pikey Peak, and Junbesi. Lukla is a local settlement and there are many lodges and teahouses for guests to stay in. There are banks, atm, and shops if you want last-minute trekking gear or types of equipment.
Monjo is the entry point for Sagarmatha National Park. There is an army barrack that will check your permits and passport details for your entry inside the National Park. There are also cozy lodges for you to stay with nice food. You can enjoy a shower in your own room in an attached bathroom.
Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest villages in the Everest region. It is a cluster of local houses and restaurants, bars, and lodges. It is a proper tourist hub of the region.
Many prefer this place for food and refreshment. It is also a perfect place for acclimatization day as you can hike to Syangboche(4-5hrs hike). Hotel Everest View is the highest 04-star hotel situated in the world. It is located in Syangboche.
Khumjung is the biggest village in the Everest region. It is a local sherpa settlement rather than a touristic area which makes the place better for local interactions. You can see yaks, mules, domestic animals, and cows. You can also observe the local cheese-making process etc. You can visit the local school and monastery in Khumjung.
Tengboche is situated on a hilltop with a clear view of Everest, Lhoste, and Mt. Ama-Dablam. It is famous because of one of the oldest Monasteries in the region, The Tengboche Monastery. It is the biggest monastery in the region. Climbers pray here before they start their expedition to Everest.
It is the highest altitude settlement in the Everest region. Only five lodges accommodations are available in Gokarshep. It is situated on the edge of a frozen lakebed covered by sand and debris.
Gorakshep is the last settlement before the base camp and Kalapatthar is the closest viewpoint for Mt. Everest sunrise and sunset.
It was the base camp at the time of summiting Everest by Edmunch Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953 AD.
You can perform easy, moderate, difficult, or extreme thrilling adventures in the Everest region of Nepal. It makes it suitable for all age groups. You can choose your own travel plan in the region or we can make a tailor-made itinerary where you can choose your difficulty level.
There are tourist standard lodges in most places and towns in the Everest region. In other places like the Base camp in the mountains, you will have to stay in tents.
Most places up to Tengboche or Dibuche have rooms with attached bathrooms. Some places also have electric blankets in higher altitudes. Most of the trekking routes have comfortable lodges. Also, You can perform a camping trek in the Everest region of Nepal.
There are luxury accommodation options available in different places. Such as Yeti Mountain Home located in Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, and Dingboche. Hotel Everest View (04-star) in Syangboche.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are available in the accommodation you stay in. You can find local, continental, Italian and different other dishes. You can choose your food as your wish. We recommend avoiding eating meat above 3500m. The meat has to be stored and brought from a lower altitude. So, that might not be healthy.
Local foods like Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, Dhindo, Sherpa Stew, Tibetan Bread, etc. are famous as Sherpa food and well-liked by the guests.
You can buy mineral water in the villages and lodges. The price will vary from place to place. You can find hard drinks as well as soft drinks.
Alcoholic beverages like Chyang and Tumba are famous among the Sherpa people.
Even though it is possible to trek to the Everest region at any time of the year. March-May (Spring) and October-November (Autumn) are the two best seasons to travel to the region.
In the spring season, the flowers start blooming, It is warm and less cloudy. The winter snow melts and provides a glistening look of the Himalayas. It is also a peak climbing season for Mt. Everest and other high peaks.
In the autumn, the golden sunrise and sunsets of the Himalayas are perfect. There are many national and local festivals celebrated at the time. You can get a chance to participate in one of that festivals.
Loshar, Mani Rimdu, and Dashain are a few popular festivals celebrated in the Everest Region of Nepal
Whereas, Everest Helicopter Tour can be done all around the year.
There are multiple ways to reach the Everest region of Nepal. Particularly, Lukla is known as the “Gateway to Everest”. You can take a jeep to Jiri and trek which is the original way. It was used by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary to trek to the Everest Base Camp and summit Mt. Everest for the first time.
Additionally, You can also trek to Rolwaling and trek Tashi-Lapcha Pass (5,750 m) or Makalu and trek Amphu-Lapcha pass (5,845 m) to reach the Everest region.
Furthermore, You can take a Helicopter to Lukla and start your journey. The Helicopter will take around 01 hours from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can also fly on a domestic plane to Lukla from Kathmandu (30 min). This flight is considered one of the most thrilling and adventurous airports in the world because of its location. The Lukla airport is situated at the cliff side and the wall at the end of the runway.
If you have short holidays, we operate the short trek to Everest of 07/08/09/10 days. The short trek starts from the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and treks up to Gorakshep or Kalapathar. Then, fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep or directly to Kathmandu.
Life Himalaya works with some of the experienced, government-licensed Guides in the industry. All our guides have more than a decade of Experience in Everest trekking. Our guides are local and know the places of Everest very well.
They can interact with locals to provide you with a better experience with them. They have proper knowledge about altitude, accommodations, itinerary plans, etc. They provide you with accurate information about the places you travel to.
Our guides follow the high altitude principle of “Climb High and Sleep Low”. They are fully trained and certified for high-altitude trekking. They have knowledge of Primary treatment and first aid. They will regularly check your pulse and oxygen level throughout the trek to ensure your health and wellness.
The porters are local, caring, and friendly, and will carry 20kg of luggage. They are genuine and trusted by us. They are strong and have done Everest region trekking multiple times.
Life Himalaya has specialized in Everest Region trekking for more than 06 years now. We are a local, trusted, and experienced agency. We provide quality services and facilities according to your trip plan. We offer special packages as well as customizable trekking itineraries tailor-made just for you.
We also offer a combined package for multiple trekking destinations. Life Himalaya Trekking is also the first trekking agency to operate Helicopter Return treks from the Everest Region of Nepal.
Author: Shiba Hari Rijal
I am currently managing Life Himalaya Trekking as a Managing Director. I started my journey in this industry by being a porter. Then trained and government certified to be a guide and then to be a Manager. I have personally guided many people to the Everest region and have been to Everest Base Camp over 50 times. I did a trek to Gokyo and three high passes trek.
I have also climbed Mera peak, Island Peak, Yala peak, Lobuche peak, and Yalung Ri. I started Life Himalaya trekking Agency in 2016 with the motto of providing the highest quality trek climbing services and giving back to communities. So, with my expertise, I have focused on providing top-quality service, to the guests visiting the pristine natural beauty topped by the local culture.
We are also operating a sister organization called “Ganesh Himal Community Foundation”.
Me and my team have helped build
We have worked for the betterment of rural and local areas of Nepal. The guest is not charged extra for this foundation. When you book with us, you can be a part of a growing community without donating a single penny.
“Come as a guest, go as a friend”