Everest Region

The Everest or Solukhumbu region is one of the most popular areas for trekking in Nepal with a mystique derived from its soaring peaks and the legendary mountaineers. Mount Everest is also known as Qomolangma (mother of the snows) by Tibetan name and Sagarmatha (Mother of our planet) in Nepali.

Everest region is justifiably renowned not only because it has the world’s highest mountain peak, Everest 8850m, but also because of its exotic Sherpa communities, endangered and rare flora and fauna. The main goal of many Everest treks is the Everest Base Camp at an elevation of about 5200m but from here we cannot see the summit of the Everest and thus most of trekkers climb Kalapattar, a 5545m high bump, from where a brilliant view of Mt. Everest together with panorama of other mountain peaks is closely observable. When trekking to Everest Base Camp and other high altitude parts of this region is planning, one should be aware of acute mountain sickness (AMS). AMS is caused by climbing too quickly to a high elevation. If we suffer symptoms of altitude sickness, we can still make a worthwhile trek to lower elevation destinations such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Khumjung village, Kunde village and the surrounding mountain areas. Wherever you choose to trek in the Everest region, you’ll be treated to some of the most dramatic scenery and fascinating cultural experiences anywhere in the world.

Everest region; the name itself excites many trekkers and other adventure lovers, is the ultimate trekking destination in the world. The trail offers journeyers a unique trek through Sagarmatha National Park and the forests of reserved flora such as Chir Pine, Blue Pine, Dwarf Junipers, Fir, Birch, Hemlock, etc. and Rhododendron woods, and fauna such as Golden Eagle, Eurasian Kestrel, Goshawk, Snow Pigeon, Tibetan Snow Cocks, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, etc. in plentiful. Besides the giant of Mt. Everest 8848m, journeyers have opportunity to observe other mountain peaks; Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, Gyachung Kang, etc and in addition to these, ancient and historic monasteries and monuments are also remarkable to see.