Everest Region Introduction

Everest region, named after the highest peak on Earth- the Mt. Everest (8848m), is the most illustrious travel destination in Nepal. Also known as Khumbu, the region is located in eastern Nepal and is protected by Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park. With the altitude ranging from 3300 m to 8848 m, the region is far-famed for being home to the world's highest mountain range along with many snowcapped giants like Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Lhotse (8516m). The graceful abode of Sherpa ethnic group, Everest is the epitome of adventure and mountaineering ventures.

The most common way to Everest region is via a thrilling flight to Lukla. However, traveling from Jiri an option through the hills of Solukhumbu is also available for enthusiasts who wish to explore the lower Khumbu. Sagarmatha National Park adorns the entire trails snaking through the Everest region. This natural World Heritage Site is equally renowned for its biodiversity as it is for the Himalayas. It is home to many endangered and rare species of wildlife like Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Ghoral, Red-billed Chough, and Himalayan Blue Sheep. During spring season the hills are mostly covered with fully blossomed Rhododendron, giving you a sight worth watching. Nonetheless, the major vegetation in the lower alpine zone includes birch, fir, pines, and juniper. Similarly, the region hosts many Buddhist monasteries and Gumbas like Tengboche and Dingboche that add up to its beauty. These sites are the religious hubs of the Sherpas, acclaimed for their bravery and feats of mountaineering. Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Chhukung, Lobuche, and Gokyo are some of the major Sherpa settlements in the region.

As for the destinations that Everest region boasts of, there are a number of ways to explore and immerse in their beauty. Starting with Everest Base Camp, the list entails a long list of destinations in the world like Kalapatthar, Gokyo Lakes, and Tengboche to name a few. Exploring these attractions, Everest allows for various trekking packages. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lakes Trek, Three Passes Trek, and Tengboche Monastery Trek are a few notable mentions. The region also grants illustrious expeditions to Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and Nuptse (7861m). Mera Peak (6461m), Island Peak (6189m), and Lobuche Peak (6119m) are the famous peak climbing destinations in the region. These trails are best walked during autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).

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Best Season: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Popular Location: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam,Sagarmatha National Park, Lukla

Popular Trails in Everest Region

Below are the most popular Eternal Himalaya trekking packages in this region
Everest panorama trek
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Everest Panorama Trek

12 Days

Nothing screams Himalayas and adventure like the Everest Panorama Trek. As such, the trek is popular among travelers for the scenic mountain views. Lhotse (8414m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and the Mt. Everest (8848m) are some of the most famous Himalayas.…

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Kathmandu tour
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Mount Mera Peak Climbing

17 Days

Mera peak climbing tour offers you the opportunity to climb the highest trekking destination in Nepal. Furthermore, the trip also explores culturally rich Sherpa villages.

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renjo la pass trek
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Gokyo & Renjo La Pass Trek

12 Days

The Gokyo and Renjo La Pass Trek is a 16-day adventure which starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. You will start the trek by taking a quick flight to the gateway of the Everest region, Lukla.

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Everest 3 Passes Trek
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Everest 3 Passes Trek

19 Days

Everest 3 Passes Trek is an exciting trip in the Everest region which lies northeast to the capital- Kathmandu. This trek connects both the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake.

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island peak climbing
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Mount Island Peak Climbing

4 Days

Mt. Island Peak Climbing is an adventurous challenge for climbers and the perfect introduction to full alpine climbing. Thus, the top of the Island Peak (6189m) rewards with a grand panorama of the Himalayas like Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse(7861m), and Kali…

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Lobuche Peak
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Mount Lobuche East Peak Climbing

19 Days

Lobuche East Peak Climbing is the first step to prepare yourself for climbing other highest peaks. The Lobuche East Peak (6189m) lies near the Mt. Everest (8848m) which makes the climb even more fun and exciting.

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Everest base camp trek
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Everest Base Camp Trek

14 Days

Apart from the Mount Everest (8848m), Everest Base Camp Trek features the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is home to several rare species of plants and wildlife.

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