The Everest region is located in the Solu/Khumbu region, in northeastern Nepal. Everest Base Camp is one of if not the most famous trekking route in the world and ranks second only to the Annapurna Region in terms of the number of trekkers visiting Nepal. The Everest region is filled with unique cultures, traditions, well-established villages, festivals and landscape unrivalled anywhere else in the world. It is more than just a climbing and trekking route, it is a life-changing experience.
Mount Everest (8848.86m) sits on the border between Nepal and China. It is the highest peak on the planet first climbed by Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1956. Sitting in the Sagarmatha National Park it is surrounded by a number of spectacular peaks including; Lhotse (8516), Nuptse (7861), Pumori (7161), Ama Dablam (6812), Kantega (6779), Thamserku (6623), and Kwangde (6187). From passes in the region it is possible to see five 8000 metres peaks in at once.
Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site covers 1148 sq. kms, is home to more than 118 species of birds and several rare animal species including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and red panda. The best times to visit are from the beginning of March to May and from the beginning of September to the end of November.
While trekking you will pass through many Sherpa villages, where you get to experience their unique Buddhist tradition. Sherpa’s have their own language, culture, festivals and cuisine. Tibetan influence can be seen in the houses, monasteries, chortens (Buddhist shrine), and Goombas that you pass on the way to Everest base camp. This trek is truly a mix of adventure, cultural and spiritual experiences. Villages are frequently encountered and provide ample places to rest and enjoy a meal or drink along the way. Tea Houses and Lodges provide comfortable accommodation offering scrumptious local food such as Momo’s to western stables like pizza or pancakes. Bakeries provide freshly made chocolate cake and apple pie in season.
Each year thousands of trekkers hike to Everest Base Camp along the traditional path as well as less crowded routes like the Three High Passes Trek and the Gokyo Valley Trek. It is not surprising that the "Roof of the World" continues to be the world’s top attraction for mountaineers and is on the bucket list of adventurers from around the world.