Everest Region Trekking
Everest region is located in the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Everest region is most popular way to know the Himalayas. From the well-developed trail to Everest base camp to treks in remote semi-wilderness areas, there is a choice to suit all-corners. Everest region is known as the home of Sherpa people and the mysterious Yeti.
Everest region is protected under the Sagarmatha National Park. The northern part of the district (Khumbu) is encompassed in the Everest National Park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of the alpine region. Likewise the region is close to Makalu-Barun National Park in eastern part. This national park is remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep densely forested valleys. To the west is the Rolwaling valley, a well protected microcosm of cultures and ecology. The southern part of the district, Solu is much less frequented by tourist and be a very rewarding destination in its own right.
Besides the Mount Everest there are other 8,000 meter peaks in the region. Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu and in addition numerous other peaks lesser altitude but no less stunning. Add to this glacial lakes rhododendron forest, native flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to make this region a spectacular destination.
Namche -bazaar, The Tengboche monastery and Kalapathar hill are the Highlights of the region. You will find high-alpine wildlife, that include the Himalayan tar, muskdeer, pikka, of mouse hare and rare birds like snow crow, snow pigeon and pheasant while trekking in Everest region. Visiting Everest region is possible by flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or by bus or private jeep to lower part.
Trekking in Nepal is interacting to the local people, culture, religion and lifestyle as well as walking through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, hemlock & visiting one or two villages each day.
You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to tackle the Himalayas. Nor do you need any special experience. Trekking is just walking, and anyone who is moderately fit and has a sense of adventure will enjoy hiking and Trekking in Nepal.
Nepal is the ultimate for the trekking enthusiast – offering a myriad of possibilities from the short and easy to the demanding challenges of the snowy peaks. Easy, moderate or rigorous – there is something for every palate.
Nepal has aptly been called “ A Trekker’s Paradise” as her terrain – mountains, hills and the Tarai – offers some of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world.
The immense contrasts in altitudes and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyles, vegetation and wildlife. Trekking in Nepal is as much a cultural experience as a Himalayan adventure.
In the shadows and foothills of the icy pinnacles of the Himalaya, one passes picturesque charming villages inhabited, by diverse ethnic groups. Treks vary from expeditions, high altitude treks to simple easy paced walks.