Everest region, also known as the Khumbu region, is located in northeastern Nepal, which is the sub-region of Solukhumbu district. Everest Region is one of the dream destinations for trekkers and mountaineers from all over the globe and ranks second after Annapurna Region in terms of the number of tourists visiting different regions of Nepal. Everest region is filled with its unique cultures and traditions, well-established villages, festivals, and landscape like no other in the world. The Everest region is more than just climbing and trekking, it is a life-changing experience.
Everest region hosts the highest peak in the world Mount Everest (8848.86m) which is renowned globally. Peaks such as Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), Mt. Pumori (7161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mt. Kantega (6779 m), Mt. Thamserku (6623 m), and Kwangde peak (6187 m) including other snow-capped peaks make the topography of this place very unique. Everest region is also known for Sagarmatha National Park. The national park covers 1148 sq. km, which is home to more than 118 species of birds and several rare animal species such as snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and red panda. The park is even added to the list of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The weather in Everest Region is quite unpredictable, it is said to be extremely windy. 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 infamous Sherpa villages, where you get to experience their unique Buddhist tradition. The primary inhabitants of the Everest region are Sherpas, Magars, and other ethnic groups of Tibetan origin. Tibetan influence can be seen in the culture, festivals, houses, and monuments such as monasteries, chortens (Buddhist shrine), and Gumbas. The trek is truly a mix of adventure, cultural and spiritual experiences. The trekking routes pass through villages every other hour providing ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. Namche Bazar, Lukla, Khumjung are some of the famous villages providing you varieties of comfortable lodges even offering scrumptious food from western food menu like pizzas and bakeries to local cuisines like Riki-Kur, Tzen, and many more.
Each year thousands of trekkers and climbers continue to trek to Everest Base Camp, Three High Passes Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, and not surprisingly 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.