Every trekker has a dream of doing Everest trekking at least once in a lifetime. And now is your chance. Everest Base Camp trekking starts and ends in Lukla, where sits the worlds’ dangerous Tenzing Hillary Airport. The trekking trail winds through culturally rich Sherpa villages such as Phakding, Namche, Dingboche, Pangboche, Pheriche and Lobuche. All along the trail you will enjoy breathtaking views of worlds’ tallest Himalayan peaks Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cholatse, Cho Oyu etc. Especially the visit to 300 years old Tengboche Monastery that unravels the unparalleled beauty of Ama Dablam.
Hike up to the top of Kalapathar (5545m) to observe a panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Khumbu Glacier. Then walk through the glaciers and moraines to reach Everest Base Camp which is a climax of this trek. At 5360m, EBC is the meeting place of international mountaineers below the majestic Mt. Everest or Goddess Dolma.
Wildlife and Biodiversity
Everest Region comprising of Mt Everest and Sagarmatha National Park is a world heritage site. The region has unique biodiversity and wildlife. The Park hosts a rich vegetation and many rare species like Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Black Bear, Musk Deer etc.
People, Culture & Religion
The indigenous ethnic inhabitants of Everest region (Khumbu) are Sherpas. Sherpas are not just known for their hardwork and honesty, they are equally popular for their Buddhist culture, and hospitality. Tengboche Monastery is the most revered and oldest stupa in Everest region.
The major festivals of Everest region include Mani Rimdu and Lhosar. Mani Rimdu is unique to Sherpa community of Everest region and is the biggest festival observed in November.
How to get there
The easiest and most popular way to get to Everest region is by plane. Private airlines operate daily flights from Kathmandu to Lukla. During peak seasons, air seats are scarce. Another option to reach Lukla is to drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and then trek all the way to Khumbu.