Everest

Everest Region Trek

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Everest Region Trek

The Everest region and the UNESCO registered Sagarmatha National Park, dedicated to the conservation of Himalayan wildlife, is situated 120 km northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu valley. The region is well known as the ‘Roof of the World’. The region offers multiple routes and options for trekkers designed around the participant's budget, time frame, and desire for physical adventure. The Three High Passes Trek is for those with considerable physical strength and endurance. The route passes altitudes of 5000 meters and crosses the Kongma La, Cho La, and Renjo la passes. The trekker will spend 6/7 hours a day climbing or descending steep trails often in cold weather.

The region offers the possibility of shorter, easier treks such as the five-day Everest View Trek where the trekker can experience the joys of trekking in the Himalayas at a more comfortable pace. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is difficult. The trekker must be prepared to walk 6/7 hours daily on challenging rocky trails at high altitudes. He must be well dressed, well equipped, and aware of the dangers of altitude sickness. HNT provides special equipment where and when needed to ensure safe travel. The route covers most of the Everest Region and rewards the trekker with an endless adventure, often on less traveled trails with spectacular panoramas, huge glacier lakes, high mountain passes, and travel to remote Sherpa villages little disturbed by regular trekker traffic. There is an excellent chance you will see indigenous wildlife and you will certainly see local yaks and other farm animals at work. The Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is the legendary route taken by trekkers and mountaineers to reach Everest. This route can take 20 or more days from Jiri to Everest and back to Lukla for your return flight back to Kathmandu. The trail winds through a very diversified landscape, and climbs from lowland areas with rich vegetation to the tree line and above as you approach Everest. At Gorek Shep, there is the more robust climb of Kala Pattar for a wonderful sunset on Everest.

Trails in the Khumbu Valley are well-known for the Sherpa culture, and Buddhist influence; Stupas, monasteries that you are welcome to visit, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Mani walls dot the landscape. The trekker will encounter yaks and mule caravans, porters, local wildlife, and farm animals. The flora and fauna, and the high-altitude viewpoints are exceptional. The Everest routes will take you across numerous suspension bridges, traverse glaciers and climb to 5000m or more. Evenings are often spent with fellow travelers gathered in tea house accommodations huddled around small stoves. Local Sherpas, often the tea house owners, are happy to engage in conversation. It takes usually a day to reach your start point on each trek. On the second day you will be surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains; Everest at 8,848m (29,029 ft), Lhotse at 8516m (27940ft), Makalu at 8462m (27,762ft and Cho Oyo at 8,201m (26,906ft).