Everest Region Trekking is one of the most challenging travels through high Himalayas of Nepal. Among the many Himalayan trekking routes in Nepal, Everest Region Trekking is no. 1 for the trekkers’ choice. Situated as the eastern border between Nepal and China, Everest Region has many 8000ers along with the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. People trek around the Everest Region to capture the gorgeous view of many snowcapped peaks like Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, etc. Rocky trails, lush valleys, glaciers, alluring landscapes and species of vegetation and wildlife also attract them for Everest Region Trekking. Besides, they can be familiar with the Sherpa Villages and their typical socio-cultural aspects while trekking to Everest Region.
Everest Region Trekking lies mostly in Sagarmatha National Park, one of the world’s highest altitude national parks. For the research about flora, fauna and the impacts of global warming in the Himalayan region, this is the best site. Generally, the destination of the Everest Region Trekking route is the Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5,830m (17,600ft). Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport) is the main gateway to the Everest Region trekking and you can follow different routes from there. You can fly to Lukla from Kathmandu within a 35-minute scenic flight and you can also trek to Lukla via Jiri or Phaplu.
Most of the trekkers to visit the Everest Region have a motto to take a trip to Everest Base Camp. You can do Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes, a group of six freshwater lakes in the Himalayan Region. Another route Everest Three High Passes Trek leads you through Dingboche, Kangma La (5,535m) to Everest Base Camp. Then, you descend through Chola Pass (5,420m), Gokyo and Renjo La (5,360m) to Namche Bazaar via Thame, a Sherpa village.
Besides trekking, you can do activities like peak climbing and expedition to Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. The famous peaks for climbing are Island Peak, Mera Peak and Lobuche Peak. To climb Mera Peak (6,414m), located in the southeastern part of Island Peak, you will follow a different trail from Lukla. For Mera Peak climbing, you have to trek to Mera Base Camp from Lukla through Chutok, Thangnag and Khare. If you are physically fit and strong, you can reach the summit in about nine hours from Mera Peak High Camp. You can have a glimpse of magnificent scene of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse.
If you are trekking to Everest Region from Jiri or Phaplu, you can trek to Pikey Peak (4,065m) for the most captivating experiences. Pikey Peak trekking gives you an opportunity to have a magnificent view of mountains and landscapes of lower Khumbu Region. You can start trekking to Pikey Peak from Jiri or Phaplu and come back to Kathmandu by jeep or by air.