Everest Region is widely popular for mountain expeditions. Besides climbing, It takes you on the journey of living your dream, especially adventure enthusiasts. You will be traveling to some of the highest points on earth. It is located in the northeastern province of Nepal that has precarious settlements, glaciers, tallest mountains, alpine forest, rugged rocky valley, and many more. The majority of people here are engaged in tourism. One of the tourist attractions you can find here is the region is famous for adventure holidays among trekkers.
Trekking In Everest Region
Nepal has several trekking routes and among them, the Everest region is the most popular trekking destination. Trekking in the Everest region is the best way to experience mountain people’s lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and traditions. You can see many Buddhist Chaityas, ethnic villages occupied by lovely people. The popular villages in the Everest region are Thame, Phakding, Dingboche, and many more. The Everest Base Camp trek that is done in the Everest region takes you close to Mt. Everest (8848 meters) which is the tallest peak in the world. Trekkers encounter breathtaking sceneries of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Taboche peak, Cholatse Peak, Island Peak, etc. Gokyo Lake, in the north-eastern part of Nepal, has amazing oligotrophic lakes. Nature will sometimes challenge you during the trek where you will learn to challenge the harshest situations.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular adventure treks, especially among the people who dream to see Everest closely without the Everest expedition. You walk through high suspension bridges that are decorated by prayer flags. Few of the bridges have their own story. For instance: Hillary suspension bridge that is crossed to reach Namchhe was named after Sir. Edmund Hillary. You will experience a new culture with people living in the Himalayas. Also, your steps will take you to panoramic views of snowcapped mountains and much more wonderful things that the Everest region has to offer. It will takeyou to agricultural lowlands that are mesmerizing enough to hold your attention for long hours. You can enjoy the view of mountains during sunset in Namche Bazar.
The most admired greenery during Everest Base Camp Trek is the rhododendron forest. The woods are dark and thick. Similarly, you will encounter numerous monasteries along the way. Tengboche monastery is considered to be the largest monastery which will be found during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is an ancient monastery that has won the hearts of many travelers who visit the Everest region. As the trek is at high altitude, you will sense tiredness as higher as you go. The continuous trek at uphill and downhill in the Everest region for 16-20 kilometers simultaneously is not just a simple conversation that ends with a cup of tea. You will need physical strength and fitness to cope up with altitude acclimatization. You can train your body with physical exercise before you choose to trek here. You will face numerous difficulties during the trek as the big tiger is not easy to hunt. (That’s Everest)
Jiri to Everest Trek
Jiri falls in the Dolakha district. Before the airport was built in Lukla, every mountaineer wanting to climb Everest took a drive to Jiri. So, the trek is widely popular by the name ‘The pioneers Trail’. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa took this route before the Everest Expedition. It is a classic route to Everest. If you want it in an old fashioned way, go for it. Nowadays, you can take a mountain flight to Lukla. You have the option to choose the route.
The swiss tourists from Switzerland compared Jiri with the city of Switzerland. Hence, It has also been nicknamed ‘The land of Switzerland’. If you want to experience the thrills of Everest, Jiri trek will take you to a route that combines remote parts of Jiri to crowded routes of Lukla. In order to start your trek, you can hire a jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri. You will reach Namche Bazar within a maximum of 5 days. On a serious note: your knees are going to shout out loud when you cross Deurali Pass and Lamjura Pass. You will have to go through numerous slopes from Bupsa to Surke.
The fun thing is you can taste delicious yak cheese at a cheap price. It will inject the memories where you are alone surrounded by the magic of nature where you see the mist of Lamjura la pass as you turn your head facing the sky. The small kids weaving you goodbye until you are out of their sight. The donkeys with ting-a-ling sound carrying your loads as if it had been a decade. Don’t forget to sleep at Salung to see the panoramic view of the mountain range in shades of red. You will also reach the strenuous elevation of Kalapathar.
GokyoLakes Trek In Everest Region
The Gokyo Lake has altogether 19 lakes in total. Thonak Lake is considered to be the largest among them all. Gokyo Lake Trek manifests the beauty of the freshwater lake and gigantic Himalayan ranges. The Gokyo region has stoned houses and meadows. Gokyo Lake is the base of Mt. Cho-Oyu. You will also see the Ngozumpa Glacier which is found to be the largest glacier in Nepalese Himalayas. Also, you will be captivated by the turquoise blue watercolor of Longpongo, TabocheTsho, etc lakes in Gokyo Valley.
The trek begins after you arrive at Lukla airport. You will trek through Pharding, DudhKoshi River, Sagarmatha National Park, and so on. You can find numerous endangered flora and fauna protected in Sagarmatha National Park. You will see snow-capped mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and other mountains. You can have an exuberant feeling when the fresh air touches your skin and also get enchanted by the sound of the fast-flowing river in DudhKoshi River. Additionally, the trek will have a remarkable sight of the ice edge between Gyachung and Cho Oyu. In Machherma, you will be enthralled by the beauty of Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and Kantega. Likewise, Dole has amazing and beautiful views. You will have to take a ride of animals to cross the Hillary suspension bridge to enter Namche Bazar that has 75% oxygen.
If you plan to hike during the month of April, you will get to witness frozen waterfalls and buds of rhododendron starting to bloom along the way.
Island Peak Climb In Everest Region
Island Peak is the most popular trek in the Khumbu region. Local people call it Imja She. The peak is the extension of Lhotse and Everest which lies in the Everest region. The base camp of Island peak lies between the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier and ImjaTse. It will take you through the exhilarating experience of climbing as well as the spectacular scenery of fabulous snowcapped mountains such as Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Baruntse, etc.
You will have to trek up to DudhKoshi from Lukla. Then, you will go to Namche Bazar and Tengboche to Kala Pathar. Through the mesmerizing ImjaKhola valley, you will lead your way to Island Peak. You encounter numerous narrow ridges. You can see the sea of ice. Also, you can visit Sagarmatha National Park for flora and fauna. The pristine villages and monasteries are incredible.
You will see Island peak only after you reach Dingboche. You will have to carry a backpack of 5 kg to 8kg. Though you do not need any high technical mountaineering skills, the island peak climb demands physical and mental fitness.
Three Passes Trek
By the name you might have guessed you have to go through three passes. Three passes trek will guide you through three high passes of Nepal that are Kongma La, Renjo La, and Cho La. Well, the trek won’t be easy. You will have ups and down walkways.
When you reach Renjo La, the first high pass, you will enjoy an enchanting view of Gokyo lake and Gokyo village. Cho La is the second pass that will take you to majestic views of Mt Everest and Kala Pathar. You will need to use a micro spike to cross glaciers. Kongma La Pass route will take you down to Lukla. It is long and difficult. However, the trek is less difficult compared to trek to Mera Peak and Island peak but, more challenging in contrast to Gokyo lake trek.
Spring and autumn are considered to be the best season for three passes trek as winter blocks the passes and Monsoon has unpredictable weather.
Everest Region is a book that has numerous interesting fables in every place you visit. The major tourist attractions in the Everest region are Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake, high mountains and many more. If you are looking for a trekking destination this 2020, you can choose the Everest Region. It will surprise you with the wildest corners and adventure that give you the adrenaline rush. In case you are looking for trekking in Everest region in Nepal, Happy Holiday Treks & Expedition is one of the most renowned trekking companies that provides best packages at most efficient price.