Everest trekking is perhaps the most famous trekking trail in Nepal. It lies in Solukhumbu district in north-eastern Nepal. It has been named after Mt. Everest (8848 m), the world’s tallest mountain, which straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet province of China. Lukla is the gateway to Everest region connected by air route only.
Everest trekking offers breathtaking views of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and many more. Here you will experience a rich biodiversity of glaciers, high altitude lakes, alpine valleys and meadow, forests and wild animals. In fact much of the trekking covers Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site and a prime habitat for Snow Leopard, Black Bear, Himalayan thar etc.
Everest is home to the Sherpa community, who are known for their hospitality and mountaineering skills. Visit Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries and learn about their unique lifestyle and tradition. Several trekking routes are available in the Everest region, stretching from a few days to multiple weeks. Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo Lakes, Three high passes, Thyangboche, Namche, Pangboche are some of the most popular points along the trek.
The best time for Everest trekking is either in Spring (Mar-May) or Autumn (Sep-Nov). Daily flights operate between Kathmandu and Lukla– the flight takes just 25 minutes. The other alternative to reach Lukla is to take a short flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu and then a day’s walk. You can also travel to Phaplu by road on a private or public vehicle.