The Everest Region is consistently at the top of lists for best trekking places in the world. Trekkers come from all parts of the world to experience the magic and beauty that this famous region of Nepal has to offer. The Everest Region is world-renowned and rightfully so. It is home to the tallest mountain in the world – Mt. Everest (8848 meters/ 29,029 feet), known in Nepali as Sagarmatha (Sagar – highest, matha – head). Three more of the world’s tallest mountains (Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu) are found in the region. Mt. Everest was first summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali Sherpa, and New Zealander Edmund Hillary. Since then, many trekking routes have been opened in the region, attracting trekkers of all levels of experience. These trails include trips to Gokyo Lakes, Kalapatthar, Jiri to Everest Base Camp, and more.
The ultimate goal for most of the treks in the region is to reach Everest Base Camp (5380 meters/17,600 feet), and take in the views of the mountain range and Khumbu Glacier. Although mountains dominate the landscape, the region has so much more to offer. The constant feeling of simply being nested within the mystical Himalayas is one you will never forget. Also, the Everest Region is home to the Sherpa people, who are celebrated for their elite climbing abilities as well as their remarkable hospitality. The Buddhist monasteries, prayer walls and monuments, and general Sherpa traditions add all the more charm to the region. During your trek, you may even see one of the many exotic animals found in the region, including Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, yak, snow leopard, and the Tibetan snowcock (among many others). Who knows, you may encounter the fabled Yeti.
Most treks begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and pass through Namche Bazaar, a famous tourism and trading hub. September to November and March to May are the best seasons to trek through the Everest region, though trekking throughout the year is possible. You will need to pay the Sagarmatha entry fee, which is included in the cost of the treks. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you would like to book a trek with Breeze Adventure or if you have any general questions about trekking in this region.