Everest Region Trek Journey to Nirvana

  • Jul 22, 2019
  • Rajesh Thapaliya
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Everest Region is not just a trek destination but a major breakthrough in one's life. With multiple glacier-fed lakes, deep settlements, and beautiful mountain ranges, the Everest Region Trek assures best ever adrenaline rush to the trekkers. You can't simply consider yourself as a trekking enthusiast until and unless you have admired upon the rough and beautiful terrains of Everest Region. Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by major mountains such as Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). However, the Mt. Everest (8848m) remains as the main source of attraction. Anyone visiting Nepal is constrained by the glory of the Mt. Everest (8848m). Along with its natural wonders, the region also offers a great diversity in culture and traditions. The unique hospitality and mythical practices of the local Sherpa people will surely amaze the trekkers.

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Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp

World Class Treks available in Everest Region

From professionals to novice trekkers, the Everest Region offers a great variation in trekking trails as per your capability and requirement. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Cho La Pass Trek, Everest View Trek, and Everest High Passes Trek are four of the most famous treks in this region. The Everest Region Treks are a perfect fit for beginners and regular trekkers as well. The trails are less hectic and the views are simply breathtaking. The treks are also available in different variations where the trekkers can choose to undertake either camping treks or teahouse treks.

These trails are inhabited by Sherpa people and will majorly focus on cultural experiences. Throughout the trip, you will learn a lot about Sherpa people and their lifestyle. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Cho La Pass Trek, and Everest View Trek are comparatively more adventurous when compared to those in other regions in Nepal. The treks will lead you into the heart of Sagarmatha National Park which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. If lucky enough, you will encounter many exotic species like Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar in your treks to Everest Region. Similarly, for professional trekkers who are seeking to challenge themselves by stepping into the true snowy wilderness, the Everest High Passes Trek is a perfect match up. The amazing trip is a combination of classic Everest Base Camp Trek alongside the adventurous trails to the Gokyo Lake. Also, the trip leads through extreme passes of Kongma La (5535m), Cho La (5420m), and Renjo La (5360m), and finally back to Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar

Grading of the Everest Region Treks

The treks in Everest Region are basically categorized into 5 different grades as per their complexity and variation of altitude.

The 1st-grade trek is the easiest one and requires no experience at all. Usually, the elevation varies up to 2500 meters from the sea level.

The 2nd-grade trek is moderate and slightly challenging. With the elevation from 2500 to 4000 meters, the treks here comprises of walking uphill and downhill alongside the mountainous forest.

Similarly, the 3rd-grade trek starts from 4000m reaching up to 5550 meters. It is slightly strenuous and requires certain trekking experience along with a decent level of physical fitness.

Above 5550 meters is considered as grade 4 trek. Chances of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is significantly high in this altitude. The rocky terrains and slippery glaciers demand good physical conditioning and slight mountaineering skills as well.

Above 6100 meters the treks are classified as grade 5. It is extremely challenging and is carried out in frigid situations. The trek requires special climbing skills, mountaineering knowledge and high functioning equipment.

Teahouse and Camping Trekking

Furthermore, the treks here are basically classified into two major groups in term of accommodations: i.e. teahouse trekking and camping trekking. In tea house treks, the visitors stay comfortably at local hotels, guesthouses, and lodges available at the region. They offer you proper accommodation facilities along with a specific food menu. Withal, trekkers are recommended to carry an additional sleeping bag. Similarly, Camping Treks are another major way of spending nights at Everest Region. Here you will be accompanied by professional guides, porters and cooks. Carrying a 0-degree sleeping bag is a must for this type of trek. Overall, it allows you to embrace the true beauty of the Everest Region. However, the cost of camping trek is higher compared to the tea house treks.

Everest View Hotel
Everest View Hotel

Key Facts of Everest Region

  • The region hosts three of the world's highest peaks: Mt. Everest standing at 8848 m (highest), Lhotse at 8516m (4th highest) and Cho Oyu at 8201m (6th highest).
  • The region is home to Sagarmatha National park (1148 sq. km) which holds many exotic and rare species of wild birds and animals.
  • Everest is otherwise known as Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan language and Khumbu amongst the locals.
  • The Everest region is mostly inhabited by Sherpa, Gurung, Tamang, and Thami people. The Sherpa and Tamang people are famously known for their mountaineering abilities.
  • Although the majority of people living in the Everest region follow Buddhism as their major religion; Hinduism and Shamanism are also seen to be practised here.

Conclusion

Hence, the Everest Region is a nature's souvenir for trek lovers. The location offers you a wide range of opportunities. Trips here will not only allow you to enjoy the beautiful views of majestic mountain ranges but also gives the opportunity to learn a lot about the indigenous people, their culture and traditional practices. If you love to challenge yourself to the utmost level then Everest Region Trekking is the decorous choice for you.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, Nepal travel blogger providing Nepal travel tips to the travellers who are planning to travel Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs so it may make a lot easier you to travel to Nepal.

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I was born in the countryside and finished my high school from there. After my high school, I came in Kathmandu and started to work as a trekking porter then I improved my English and started to work as a trekking guide at the same time I was a university student. While I was working as a tour leader, I visited all the Himalayan base camps in Nepal and collected lots of information about these areas. So my work inspired me to write and provide information about travelling Nepal to the visitors.