5 Best Treks in the Everest region, Nepal

  • Last Updated on Feb 4, 2024

Because of the abundance of impressive peaks in the area, the Everest region is by far the most popular trekking destination. Northeast Nepal is home to some of the country's best hiking opportunities, including the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley, Jiri to EBC, Gokyo plus EBC, and the Mini Everest Trek. However, the area is well-known among tourists for more than just its proximity to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world at 8,848.86 meters. The Sherpas, the local people, are just as well-known for their loyalty and warmth as the region's famed mountains. Among the Nepalese, Everest is revered as the goddess Sagarmatha, the mother of the world. It has always been the most popular destination for hikers and tourists interested in the outdoors.

Beautiful view in Everest Region

Sagarmatha National Park was established in 1976 to safeguard the Everest region, and it now spans an area of 1,148 square kilometers. Incredible mountains, Buddhist monasteries, and hospitable Sherpa settlements may be found all over the hiking region. The Himalayan black bear, olf, lynx, and snow leopard are among the park's rarer inhabitants, along with the common Himalayan tahr, goral, musk deer, picks (mouse hare), weasel, and jackal. Common birds in the park include the Impeyan pheasant (Danphe), Blood pheasant, red-billed cough, yellow-billed cough, Snow Cock, Snow Pigeon, Himalayan Griffon, and lammergeyer, among others. Rough rocky slopes, alpine forests, and meadows tidy Sherpa villages, glaciers, and icefalls are all part of the landscape that might be encountered on an Everest hike. There are some of the world's best mountains in this region, making it a prime hiking destination.

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Best Treks in the Everest region, Nepal

The Everest region offers various beauty while hiking to higher elevations. You will get to witness the stunning view of the mountains up close, interact with local people, learn about their culture, and witness various flora and fauna and the Himalayan lifestyle. Pine and hemlock forests dominate the vegetation at lower elevations, while above 3500 meters, silver fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper trees dominate the forest. Growing barley and potatoes and raising yaks are some of the notable occupations. During the climbing season, young people in the region actively engage as mountaineers and trekking guides.

There are many trekking packages available to reach the base camp and we have listed the best 5. We chose the trekking packages listed below based on a various  factors, including scenic beauty, cultural experiences, historical significance, and overall trek experience.

Everest Base Camp Trek: 14 Days of Trek

Everest Base Camp is one of the most dreamed-of destinations for adventure lovers. It provides you with an astonishing view of mountains, the lifestyle of the Sherpas (recognized as world-famous climbers), Sagarmatha National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Buddhist’ monasteries and many more. This Everest base camp trek offers a divine opportunity to undertake the legendary journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjin Norgay Sherpa set off on in 1953 through their first trail. The trek also includes climbing Kalapatthar to observe panoramic views of Everest and the other Himalayas. The support provided by guides and locals will always be a great memory in your mind and heart. The thrill and sense of achievement after this trek will fill your heart with joy and gracefulness for a lifetime.

Base camp of Mount Everest

Everest Short Trek: 7 Days of Hiking

Everest Short Trek is one of the best ways to experience Mt. Everest in a very short period of time, which is the first highest mountain in the world at 8848.86 m. This trek is one of the short ones in Nepal. We have a 7-day package for this trek. You can view different cultures, exceptional people, and houses in Namche village. This trek starts with a Kathmandu flight to Lukla and reaches the Sherpa heartland, Namche Bazar. With the exploration, the trek leads to Tengboche Monastery, where you can view Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse, the Everest, and the Himalayan range over seven thousand and eight thousand peaks. A heartfelt welcome from kind Sherpa and the beauties of the valley will surely last for your lifetime. The trek concludes at base camp and helicopter fly back to Kathmandu.

trekking route to Everest base camp in 7 days

Gokyo Lake Trek: 11 Days of Trek

The Gokyo Lake Trek is an adventurous trekking venture that takes tourists to the Gokyo Valley of the Everest region, which is home to the highest hill in the world, Gokyo Ri (5357 m), which gives a proud straight view of Mount Everest and Himalayan lakes known as Gokyo Lakes (altogether 19 lakes) containing fresh water. It consists of a small village named Gokyo residing in the foothills of the Himalayas that attracts tourists and is closed during the winter because of extreme cold and snowfall. Traversing throughout the delightful valleys, you can view crystal-clear blue and green lakes.

view of beautiful Gokyo Lake

And the Everest Himalayan Range, which dominates Ngozumpa Glacier, will completely blow your mind. It also gives a panoramic view of glacier lakes overshadowed by the Himalayas, like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu and Mt. Everest, in a single line. As Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes are pilgrimage places, they are holy for Hindus and Buddhists. The Sherpas are a Tibetan-Buddhist civilization with centuries-old cultures and traditions that live in the area. This trek starts and ends at Lukla, where a flight is taken to move onwards to and from Kathmandu.

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking: 14 Days of Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes takes us through the beautiful land of Khumbu region accompanied by majestic mountains, brilliant monasteries, obliging Sherpas, the Namche Bazaar, and Sagarmatha National Park, to the destination, Basecamp. The trek maps us towards Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar, which provide a spectacular view of the region along with great views of the Khumbu icefall. The EBC trek through Gokyo Lakes will also provide the captivating sights of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Pumori, and Tengboche Monastery (the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal), which will be a lifetime experience for the trekkers. 

trekking through Gokyo Chola Pass

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trekking: 19 Days of Trek

The Jiri to Everest trek is one of the purest and most genuine treks in the Everest region, offering the best cultural and scenic experience on the route inhabited by Sherpa people in Nepal. This is the same route used by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjin Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953, who were the first summiteers of Mt. Everest (8848.86 m). It was and is one of the most admired routes for Everest region trekking as it provides an extended stay in the Himalayan landscape with subjection to the lifestyle of Sherpa people and their culture. The panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges, terraced farmlands, forests, and view of the Dudh Koshi River, along with the services and hospitality of the locals, will surely mark a place in your heart for a lifetime.

way to base camp from Jiri

Alternative Trekking Trials in Everest Region, Nepal

Apart from the above-mentioned trekking route, the Khumbu region offers different spectacular trekking trails, some of which are listed below:

Like various trekking packages, the region also offers the diverse beauty of the Himalayas. If you wish to experience the raw beauty of mountains in real life, book your Everest trip and start your trek.

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