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The Everest Region

Far-famed for treks and mountain expeditions, Everest region, situated in Eastern Nepal, is considered as one of the premium destinations to witness the marvel of the Himalayas. The region is protected by "Sagarmatha National Park" and "Makalu-Barun National Park ". It consists of rough, rugged, and bumpy terrains along with gorges of Himalayas making it one of the best destinations for trekking, peak climbing, and expeditions. Besides this the region is also acclaimed for the hospitality of the locals, most of them belonging to ethnic Sherpa community.

 

After Mount Everest was first conquered by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, the destination has become the heart of attraction for enthusiasts who are into hiking, trekking, and peak climbing. Here, the altitude ranges from around the 2000 meters above from the sea level reaching all the way up to the top of the world i.e. the Mt. Everest (8848 meters). Out of 14 tallest peaks in the world, the region hosts 3 of them, namely: Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). The journeys in this region do not only include views of the high peaks, but also comprises of visits to Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages in Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche among others. Bio-diversity is another source of attraction for the tourist visiting here; the Sagarmatha National Park is home to wildlife such as Musk Deer, Ghoral, Himalayan Thar, Red-billed chough, and many species of Pheasant. In terms of the natural vegetation, we can find Birch, Juniper, Blue Pine, fir, and Rhododendron in the lower forest zone. As we move up, we can only find dwarf-sized shrubs and alpine steppe vegetation. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Trek, and Three Passes trek are few famous treks in this region. As of peak climbing, Lobuche (6119m), Island Peak (6189m), and Mera Peak (6461m) are famous in the region. Expeditions, however, are a different story and require rigorous preparations and training before making the climb. Generally, above 6,500 meters in altitude, expeditions to Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are the ones preferred most in comparison to the others. Travelers even go to lengths to call the region as ‘Nirvana’ because of its immense beauty. The trips possess extreme challenge even to the well-trained climbers; however, we embark you with the best-guided journey. Depending upon your route, the trip may extend from 5 days to even a month long.

 

Since the climatic condition is extreme and highly unpredictable in this region, the best time to visit is during pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November, and December). Trek to the base camp is possible even during January and February but, the temperature will be very low at that time of the year. The rugged terrain of the region will be even harder and challenging during winter.