Nepal is the land of mountains, and the Everest Trekking Region is the most recognized region for adventure seekers. It is recognized because it houses the highest peak of the world Mount Everest (8848 m). The Everest region, also the Khumbu region has few or no paved roads, cycles, buses, and any means of transportation. The people living in the region must walk miles to find their basic needs. So, the tourism industry is one of the primary sources of economic benefit in the region of Everest.
The tourism industry flourishes in the Everest region due to the activities like:
- Helicopter and Flight Tour
Also, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sagarmatha National Park, is in the Everest Trekking Region. The region offers the highest treks in the world. You will be surrounded by iconic mountains, experiencing Sherpa culture, villages, and climbing habits. The best season for trekking can be late May to mid of September and late September-November to February-May. The best season for mountaineering/ climbing Mount Everest is in May, as it is free of harsh snow, extreme rain, and raspy windstorms.
The treks or mountaineering in the Everest Treks will always begin from Lukla airport and then north to the Namche Bazaar village. There are various treks to take part in the region of Everest. Some of the popular excursions are:
- Everest Base Camp Trek
- Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley Trek
- 3 Pass Trek : Kongma La (5550 m), Cho La (5420 m), Renjo La (5360 m)
- Island Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek
- Combination of Gokyo RI and Everest Base Camp Trek
There is also a luxury trek involving the trekker reaching up to Kongde (4250 m) with the best facilities possible in the Khumbu region. The helicopter flight tour to Everest Trekking Region will follow a similar route taking you to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp.