The Everest or Khumbu region is the most renowned of all the trekking routes all around the globe. Particularly, you will get to witness the world’s highest peak, Everest (8,848m) which is also known as ‘Sagarmatha’ and several other mountains over 8000m, like- Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Apart from the gigantic snow-white mountains, you will also notice the mountain ecosystem, superb geographical part of Solukhumbu, meet with friendly Sherpa people, and observe wide varieties of plants and animal life in the national park. The major attractions of Everest Region Trekking are exploring Sherpa Museum, knowing Sherpa Culture and their way of life in Khumjung Village, scenic turquoise Gokyo Lake, Cross Chola Pass (5300m), Kangma La(5500m), and Renjo -La(5400), Khumbu Ice Fall from Everest Base Camp, visit Tengboche Monastery and many more.
There are many Everest region trekking routes you can take depending upon your trekking days. One of the most popular trekking routes alternatives in Everest region is Everest Base Camp trek which lies at an altitude of 5360m and takes you the base of the tallest mountain on the earth- Mt Everest. Moreover, wonderful peak views of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Khumbutse (6,623m), etc will greet us as we trek to Kalapathhar lying at the altitude of 5550m from the base camp.
Significantly, Everest region is not just popular for taking you to the long and strenuous trekking route. But you can also choose short but rewarding options in Everest region that is Everest Panorama Trek. The Everest Region Trekking will let you visit Tengboche Monasteries lying at the height of 3860m and gives an opportunity to mark the magnificence of splendid Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku, Khangtaiga.
Gokyo Lake trek, on the other hand will enchant you with the varied landscape of the Gokyo Valley including the sequence of beautiful Gokyo lake. We will see the first lake Longpongo situated at the elevation of 4690m. Next, the second lake, Taboche Tsho will enthrall us with its shiny turquoise blue water. In series, third lake comes into the sight. We will also note that the Gokyo village located by the third lake and Cho-Oyu peak as a setting provides a wonderful sight here.
Also, another option three high passes of Everest region Kangma La (5500m), Cho- La(5320) and Renjo -La(5400) will bestow a chance to witness world’s eight highest peaks- Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516) Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Everest (8,848m) and several other mountains. This is one the adventurous and strenuous trekking routes in Everest region.
Main Attractions of Everest Region: Explore Sherpa Museum, Namche Bazaar, Sherpa Culture in Khumjung Village, Panoramic view from Everest View Hotel, Gokyo Lake, Sunrise and Sunset view from Gokyo Ri(5300m), Cross Chola Pass (5300m), Great View from Kalapatthar, Khumbu Ice Fall from Everest Base Camp, Visit Tengboche Monastery