There is perhaps no trekker in the world who has not dreamt of trekking in the Everest region. This is due to the allure of the sight of the highest mountain in the world. In addition, the mesmerizing beauty and culture of this region leave everyone who travels here speechless.
Everest region sees not only trekkers but also many mountaineers. So while trekking in the Everest region, you are likely to meet many mountaineers as well.
The most popular of all the treks in the Everest region is the trek to Everest Base Camp. Trekking to Everest Base Camp takes you to some of the most popular places in this region like Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Kala Pathar.
Lukla is often the place where the EBC trek starts. A thrilling flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla. Then you head out to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas. Walking further along the route, you get to Tengboche. This place is home to Tengboche Monastery. This monastery is often considered to be the best-located monastery in the world as this monastery id draped with views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Twache, Ama Dablam etc.
The highest point along the EBC trek is Kala Patthar. It is regarded as the best place for viewing sunrise amongst the mountains in Nepal. The rays of the sun glints on the mountains like Everest giving them golden colors that are truly mesmeric.
Another place that is blessed with astonishing beauty in the Everest region is Gokyo. This valley is home to the highest freshwater lake system in the world- Gokyo lakes. These 6 lakes lie at an altitude of 4700-5000 meters. These lakes also have some religious significance. The fifth and sixth lakes are wonderful locations for viewing the Himalayas of the Everest region. Due to these reasons, more than 7000 tourists visit the Gokyo lakes every year.
As most of the places during Everest region trekking lie at altitudes of more than 3000 meters, there is a possibility of altitude sickness. So it is extremely important for you to prepare physically as well as mentally for trekking here.
The Everest Base Camp trek is around 130 kilometers in length. Most of this length on your way up to the Base Camp is uphill. So people complete the Everest Base Camp trek depending upon their experience and preparation.
Experienced trekkers sometimes opt for the short Everest Base Camp Trek, that can take as less as 7 days. However, many trekkers take 12,14,15, or even 16 days to get to Everest Base Camp.
People who want to adjust to the altitude of the Everest region better often take the classic Jiri to EBC route. As Jiri has an altitude of 1905 meters, it gives the body plenty of time to acclimatize to the gradual ascent along the way.
Trekkers with little or no experience and training often take the Everest Panorama Trek. The trek takes you only to the low altitude regions like Namche and Tengboche. However, panoramic views of the mountains from Tengboche gives trekkers a memory of a lifetime.
Extremely experienced trekkers also have the option of completing the high pass trekking in the Everest region. The high passes trekking are strenuous as it takes you to mountain passes like Cho La pass and Renjo La pass.
With the growth of the tourism industry in Nepal, the accommodation in the Everest region is getting better. Despite this, the higher you get during your trek, the more basic accommodation becomes. Especially without prior booking in peak seasons, some trekkers have to stay in accommodation without heat insulation. So people looking for the best available accommodation during their trip often opt for Everest Base Camp Luxury trekking.
However, there is no land transport in this region which makes the transportation here quite difficult. So the Everest region trekking is slightly more costly than trekking in regions like Annapurna.
You also have the option of customizing your trips in the Everest region. Some people often choose to go to a mountain pass alongside Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lake treks. You can do that too.
A trek in the Everest region is a trek of a lifetime. With glorious views of the Himalayas, wonderful people, and great hospitality, this region is one of the top regions in Nepal to trek in.
Main Attraction of the Everest Region Trekking
- Glorious views of the mountains in the Everest region like Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and others.
- A visit to the largest monastery in the Everest Region- Tengboche.
- Mesmerizing views of Gokyo Lakes and the mountains surrounding this region.
- You will get to Everest Base Camp, the starting point of the ascent of Mt. Everest.
- You can also challenge yourself to get to the mountain passes in this region like Cho La pass and Renjo La pass.