Everest Trekking Information
The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The most visited part of this region is Solukhumbu district, home of the legendary Sherpas and the highest peak of the world. The Mt. Everest at. 8,848 meters. To the north of Solokhumbu is Everest national park, while to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. The major ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, Brahmin, Chhetri, etc. Diverse range of wildlife and vegetation can be seen in the region like,barking deer, blue sheep,yaks, musk deer, mountain goat,etc. The best time to visit Everest Region is spring and autumn.
Popular trekking area is Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley, Lukla, Pike Danda, Duda Kunda, Salleri, Chiwong Circuit, Hinkhu, Hongu Valleys and Everest to Arun Valley. Interesting landmarks near Syangboche are Khumjung School built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1968. How to trek in the Everest region depends on the route choose. Tea house trekking is possible on the main trail to Everest Base Camp or the route up Gokyo Valley. The trail from Jiri to Lukla also has teahouse on the Valley. The trail from Jiri to Lukla also has teahouse on the way.
Everest region can be reached by air or on foot. Buses to Jiri leave from the new bus park in kathmandu .Jiri is ten-hour drive from Kathmandu. By air, there are three options. The most convenient for Everest trek is Lukla, which is serviced by many ailrlines with daily flights from kathmandu. Another option is the airstrip at Phaplu. Near the district headquarter which is serviced by daily flights from the capital. The last choice is the small airstrip at Syngboche, which is located above Namche Bazar. Despite being an option, altitude makes it an impractical an unwise choice as an arrival destination for acclimatization reasons.
Permits and fees
Special trekking permits are not required to visit this area. Entry fees are charged for access to Everest National Park and Makalu Barun National Park. Entry fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel, Kathmandu.
Popular Trekking Routes In Everest Region
Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking trail of Nepal. It is one of the outstanding destinations for adventure seeking trekkers which offers the best opportunity to gain the Himalayan experience. ..
The world famous trek that follows a classic trail to the Everest Base Camp. This trail existed before the Lukla airport was built. ..
Gokyo valley is located in the west part of Khumbu and it is far less developed and crowded than its better known neighbour to the east. In fact, Gokyo valley has one traditional permanent settlement..