Everest region trekking is the most popular trekking among the trekkers since there are majestic mountains in the area. The Everest region is located in north-east Nepal, is not only a famous destination for tourists in Nepal for its scenic views of the highest peak of the world the -- Mt. Everest [8,848m]--but also other mountains stretched across as white shaped teeth. Besides, the mountains, the region is well known for the loyal and friendliness of its inhabitants.
Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is known as "Sagarmatha" [The goddess mother of the world) in Nepal. It has long been the greatest attraction for nature lovers and trekkers.
The Everest region is protected by the Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976 covering an area of 1148 square kilometres. Throughout the trekking region, trekkers are overwhelmed with the views of unbelievable peaks, Buddhist monasteries, and friendly Sherpa villages. Similarly, the common wildlife in the park is -- Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Musk deer, Picks (mouse hare), weasel, jackal and other rarely seen animals are Himalayan black beer, wolf, lynx, and snow leopard. There are over 118 species of birds inhabiting the park, the common among them are the pheasant (Danphe), Blood pheasant, red-billed cough, yellow-billed cough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan Griffon and lammergeyer.
The geography of the Everest trekking area covers the rugged rocky valleys, alpine forests and meadows, neat Sherpa Villages, Glaciers and icefalls. The region is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world as there are the most breathtaking sceneries. The visitation at the lower elevation is dominated by pine and hemlock forest, while above 3500 meters the forest is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees. Growing barley and potatoes and raising yaks are some of the notable occupations. The majority of young people in the region have engaged as mountaineering and trekking guides in the season.
There are several trekking packages available in the Everest region. We talk about those available trekking packages in the Everest region trek here.
Everest Base Camp - Busiest Trekking Route in Everest Region
Everest base camp (5,364m)
No doubt the Everest base camp trek is the most beautiful and most famous trekking trail in Nepal. It is a dream Himalayan destination for most mountain lovers from around the globe. Thousands of trekkers each year are visiting the Everest base camp trekking trail.
Everest base camp trek begins with an adventure flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Right after landing at the Lukla airport, the trekking journey starts going towards Phakding. After spending the first night in Phakding, the trek ascends ahead Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep before the base camp attempt.
Everest base camp trek is twelve days mountain journey from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. Eight days trek including two altitude practice rest days brings you to the base camp. After visiting the base camp, you will trek three long days to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu. Everest base camp trekking trail has lots of trekkers than other trekking trails in the Everest region trek.
Gokyo Lake Trek in Everest Region
Gokyo lake trek- Known also as the Gokyo valley trek is an alternative trek to the Everest base camp trek. Gokyo Ri trek is also about a similar time frame trek as the base camp. This trek has fewer trekkers compared to the basecamp side. But the view and attractions are lots different than the base camp side and even offer better views.
Gokyo lake trek also begins as the Everest base camp trek and goes on three days following the same trail. The trail to the Gokyo lake divides from Sanasa taking to the left following Dudhkoshi river valley. Musk deers, Himalayan Thar, and Himalayan Monal will be encouraging you to walk on high mountain lands along the way to the Gokyo valley.
Great mountain views from Gokyo Ri, visiting 5th lake and other tranquil lakes, and glaciers could be a lifetime experience Gokyo lake trek. The view from Gokyo Ri is even better than Kala Patthar's. You can see four high mountains above eight thousand meters such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu with hundreds of other big snow-capped mountains. If you are not thinking about the Everest base camp but would like to explore Everest Himalayas well, the Gokyo lake trek could be the best option.
Cho La Pass Trek in Everest
View from Gokyo Ri
Chola pass trek covers Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lake trek. It has also known as the EBC Gokyo trek. You may do this trek either from Gokyo to EBC or Everest base camp to Gokyo. Visiting the base camp first and then trekking to Gokyo via Cho La pass is much easier than from the Gokyo side.
If you have around three more days from the regular base camp trek itinerary and are fit enough to cross the high passes, the Cho la pass trek is highly recommended.
Renjo La Pass Trek
Renjo La pass trek is a simple high pass in the Everest region compared to the other two high passes. Renjo La pass trek is opposite the Cho La pass. It connects to a Himalayan hidden valley Thame. Renjo La pass trek can make within a similar time frame as the Everest base camp trek or Gokyo lake trek.
The view from Renjo La top is fabulous. You can see all the beautiful mountains from the Everest Himalaya and Mt. Makalu from the top.
Everest Three Passes Trek
Everest three passes trek is more popular than Everest high passes trek. There are three major high passes on this trek, so it is named a three passes trek. It is the most adventurous trek in the Everest region trek.
Three major high passes are Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La. Trekkers should be physically fit and usual trekkers to the high Himalayan lands. It is the best option to explore the whole Everest Himalaya and region.
Everest View Trek - Short Trek in Everest Region
Mt. Everest and Lhotse from Tengboche
Everest view trek is also famous as the Everest panorama trek and Tengboche trek. It is the shortest Everest trek in the Everest region trek. Everest view trek is 7 days trek starting from Lukla and ending in Kathmandu with the flight.
It can be very cold during winter to trek to the base camp and other long Everest treks, but the Everest view trek is doable even during winter. Everest panorama trek goes up to Tengboche hill, which is the best hill station to see Mt. Amadablam. Mt. Amadablam is the most beautiful mountain in the Everest region.
Besides these trekking trails in the Everest region trek, Jiri to Everest base camp and Salleri to Everest base camp treks are long Everest base camp treks in the Everest region. These long treks start with a long drive from Kathmandu.
Everest region offers different spectacular trekking trails -- Everest base camp trekking, Kala-Patthar trekking, Gokyo Ri Trekking, Gokyo Cho la pass trekking, Renjo la pass trekking, Everest high pass trekking, Everest view trekking, Everest panorama trekking, Everest comfort trekking, Jiri Everest base camp trekking, Everest base camp trekking and Island peak climbing, Everest high pass trekking, Gokyo valley Tyangboche trekking, Mera peak climbing and Amphu Lapcha pass trekking, Everest balcony trekking among others.