It would be ludicrous to compare the Everest region of Nepal to a mediocre trek; but rather it is a milestone that many dreams to achieve and for those that have done it, their descriptions are synonymous with utopia. Perched on the northeast province of Nepal, this region houses mesmerizing glaciers, quaint Buddhist communities, and the trademark Mount Everest (8848 m).
The Everest region rests between the gigantic Mount Kanchenjunga and the sleeping Langtang National Park. Hailed by many as a trekker’s paradise, mountains here range from as high as 8848 m, with Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m) being the crown bearers. An opportunity to perfectly capture the enigma of these Himalayas; traveling can be done by opting the Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest High Passes trek and the Gokyo Lakes trek. This region commences from the Lukla airport which lives up to its reputation for being fierce, and we shall venture through numerous Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, and the most famous one being Namche Bazaar. These settlements portray that life perseveres despite the harsh circumstances. Drenched in Buddhism along with spectacular views and lifelong lessons at the Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries, we trek all the way to Kala Patthar to witness the luminous sunrise give life to the snowy adjacent mountains and then to Everest Base Camp. The Everest region is also the proud owner of the majestic Gokyo Lakes which in the peak of winter, represent huge crystal gems that merrily reflect the sun’s reflection and mirror the mighty mountains. If you favor adventure, then explore the passes of Renjo La (5360m), Cho La (5420m), and Kongma La (5535m) which portray trails of rhododendrons, birch and give glimpses of creatures like snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan wolves. Similarly, peak climbing to Island peak (6189m), Lobuche peak (6119m), and Mera peak (6461m) are also famous travel options. To the ones raring to conquer mind-boggling heights, expeditions to Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among others are also viable.