5 Best Treks in the Everest region, Nepal

  • Last Updated on May 29, 2023

Because of the abundance of impressive peaks in the area, 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 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 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.
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. Himalayan black beer, olf, lynx, and snow leopard are among the park's rarer inhabitants, along with the common Himalayan tahr, ghoral, 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 area, making it a prime hiking destination.

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5 Best Treks in the Everest region, Nepal

The visitation at the lower elevation is dominated by pine and hemlock forest, while above 3500 meters the forest is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees. Growing barley and potatoes and raising yaks are some of the notable occupations. The majority of young people in the region are engaged as mountaineering and trekking guides in the season. Everest region offer different spectacular trekking trail -- Everest base camp trekking, Kala-Pattar trekking, Gokyo Ri Trekking, Gokyo Cho la pass trekking, Renjo la pass trekking, Everest high pass trekking, Everest view trekking, Everest panorama trekking, Everest comfort trekking, Jiri Everest base camp trekking, Everest base camp trekking and Island peak climbing, Everest high pass trekking, Gokyo valley Tyangboche trekking, Mera peak climbing and Amphu Lapcha pass trekking, Everest balcony trekking among others. You can find the best trekking itinerary or treks route of Everest region as per as following.  

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp is one of the most dreamed destinations for adventure lovers. It provides you the astonishing view of mountains, the lifestyle of the Sherpas (recognized as world famous climbers), Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Buddhists’ monasteries and many more. It provides divine opportunity to undertake a legendary journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjin Norgay Sherpa set off in 1953 through their first trail. The trek also includes climbing Kalapatthar to observe panoramic views of Everest and the other Himalayas. The assistant provided by guides and locales 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 gracefully throughout a lifetime. 

2. Everest View Mini Trek- 7 Days of Hike 

Everest view Trek is one of the best ways to experience Mt. Everest in a very short period of time which is first highest mountain in the world of height 8848m. Everest view trek is one of the short treks of Nepal we have 7 days package for this trek. You can view different culture, exceptional people & houses of Namche village. This trek is also known as Everest Panorama trek which starts from Kathmandu flight to Lukla and reaches to the place of Sherpa heartland Namche Bazar with the exploration the trek leads to Tengboche Monastery Viewing Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse, Everest and Himalayan range over seven thousand and eight thousand peaks. A heartily welcome of kind Sherpa and beauties of the valley surely last for your lifetime.

3. Gokyo Lake Trek- 11 Days of Trek

The Gokyo Lake Trek is an adventurous trekking venture that takes the tourists to the Gokyo Valley of Everest region, which is the home to highest hill of the world, Gokyo Ri (5357m) which gives 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 regales tourists and is closed during winter because of extreme cold and snowfall. Traversing throughout the delightful valleys, view of crystal clear blue and green lakes.

And Ngozumpa glacier (world’s biggest glacier) dominated by Everest Himalayan range will blow your mind to the extreme level. It also gives the 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 is a pilgrimage place, it is holy for Hindus and Buddhists. The area is inhabited by Tibetan-Buddhist civilization of Sherpas with centuries of years old cultures and traditions. This trek starts and ends at Lukla, where flight is taken to move onwards to and from Kathmandu.

4. 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, Sagarmatha National park to the destination, Basecamp. The trek maps us towards Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar which provides the spectacular view of the region, along with great views of Khumbu icefall. 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 (largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal) which will be the lifetime experience for the trekkers. 

5. 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 which offers best cultural and scenic experience in 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 (8848m). 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 Himalayan ranges, terraced farmlands, forests, and view of Dudh Koshi River along with the services and hospitality of the locals will surely mark a place in your heart for a lifetime. 

Anuja Sharma

Anuja Sharma

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