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10 best treks in the Everest region

The 10 best treks in the Everest region are among the most popular trekking routes in the world. The best treks in the Everest region will be a once in a lifetime adventure travel hike in the company of inspiring and breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Nowhere in the world is more spectacular than in the Everest region. Once you make it to the Base Camp of Everest via different trails, you are suddenly encircled with grand vistas of eight-thousanders. Here are listed the 10 best treks in the Everest region.

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek encompasses Everest region. It is where four of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu rise above everything else, crowning the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayans. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers. The trek further offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest Base Camp itself. Nothing beats the thrill and sense of triumph that grips travelers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close.

2. Everest High Passes Trek

Everest High Passes Trek is an authentic platform to view everything that the Khumbu offers. The journey begins with a stimulating mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. The world famous superb trek provides an opportunity to visit the Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo Valley and its tranquil Lakes, the best view point of Gokyo Ri and more especially introduces a route to the remote and untouched Nangpa La Valley, the Sherpa village of Marlung, the monastery village of Thame as well through other major remote villages and valleys. Sagarmatha National Park, Dudh Koshi river, colorful landscapes, Everest Base Camp, Khumbu icefall, Kalapatthar, Gompas and monasteries in the land enclosed by the soaring peaks are the landmarks of this trek. Besides, traversing through the classical route makes complete high-level circuit via world famous demanding passes Kongma La (5,535), Cho La (5420m) and Renjo La (5,340m).

3. Introduction to Sherpa Culture

This tour begins from Lukla, the Gateway of the Everest Region. The trek has been especially devised for those adventurers who also wish to make a cultural journey into the Everest Region. Along with trekking in the region surrounded by Himalaya peaks, culture enthusiasts get to visit ancient monasteries and witness cultural life of the highland Sherpas. It will also be a great introductory to those wishing for cultural insights into the Sherpa version of Buddhism. The trek passes through the verdant alpine forest and wildlife, raging glacial rivers and waterfalls, stony trails, mountains, and Buddhist monasteries. The journey too passes through Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas, where you are greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. You enjoy the Sherpa village, its culture and monasteries.

4. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

It is an alternative to classical trek in Khumbu that has been specially crafted for travelers who are eager to experience the magnificence of the Everest range, while avoiding too much physical stress. The trail of this trek passes through Namche Bazaar, Phortse Village and Machhermo where the mountains are more spectacular. Passing through these villages, you also get a chance to have a look at the lifestyles of high altitude dwellers. You reach Gokyo enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Ngozumba Glacier, the largest of its kind in the Nepal Himalayas. The small herding settlement of Gokyo (4,750m) lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes. On ridge above Gokyo the four peaks above 8,000m, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, expose themselves. The view from Gokyo is exceptionally beautiful and offers more of the legendary mountain than the views from Kalapattar. With its enticing side glens, a string of turquoise lakes, Nepal’s biggest glacier and an arc of Snow Mountains, the Gokyo valley is the most attractive in the Khumbu Region.

5. Everest Base Camp Classic Trek

It is a great adventure trek for the travelers who are physically fit, in good health, and are determined to challenge themselves with unpredictability of mountain life. The iconic mountain trail to Everest Base Camp follows the footsteps of legendary mountaineers, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. While on the trek, you also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Visit the Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags, the Sherpa and other ethnic villages with their simple yet rich mountain lifestyles. The views are gorgeous, and walking in the Himalayas proves to be quite an intense experience.

6. Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

This trek reaches the base camp of the tallest mountain peak while staying in the high quality lodges of the Khumbu region. The grandest mountain walk in the world is an unparalleled opportunity to trek in the Himalayas where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off on their epic journey in 1953. The trip also includes a cultural trek into the scenic Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu Valley. Another remarkable feature of the trip is the opportunity to experience the typical Himalayan lifestyle. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan range near the Khumbu region with four of the world’s six tallest peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu rising above everything in view. Besides trekking, take a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers, the Sherpas. The trek further provides an immense opportunity to survey around the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha National Park which hosts a variety of Himalayan flora and fauna and to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world. Upon enjoying a marvelous 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar, the trek culminates.

7. Everest Base Camp Trek (Rapid)

This tour is a great introductory trek for those travelers who wish to visit Everest Base Camp in a short time. It is well accepted that the Everest Base Camp trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. This trek, the world’s most awe inspiring and iconic mountain trail, takes you to the yards of world famous Sherpas, the culture of colorful prayer flags and Buddhism, the quaint Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, the mightiest view point-Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp itself and close to four of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu – those rise above everything else. While passing through the verdant alpine forest, wildlives, raging glacial rivers, waterfalls, and stony trails, you encounter with the spectacular mountain vistas, the Sherpa culture, the mountain monasteries, and the wild life museums in the Everest region.

8. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes

This tour takes you to fabulous Gokyo Valley, source of grand Dudh Koshi River – the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass, and the celebrated view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp. The trek further traverses through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya has its own reputation among the adventurous souls. Many trekkers yearn to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Peak, and the famous pass, Cho La. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes. Beyond peace of mind at the tranquil appearance of the glacial Lakes, you can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri.

9. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

It is the most sought after destinations in the Everest region. The trek focuses on adventure, fun, and cultural exposure in the Everest region. The trek helps you to be mesmerized by the turquoise waters of Gokyo lakes, glaciers suspended on the Himalayas.Also, enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views of above 8000m mountain ranges. Overall, experience the unforgettable moments by witnessing extraordinary natural and cultural landscape throughout the journey.

10. Everest View Trek

This trek offers a wide range of spectacular scenery combined with unique cultural encounters with the Sherpa people who inhabit in the high altitude regions of the world. The trek continues through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and an abundance of wildlife, to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Furthermore, the trek brings you to the village of Tengboche (3930m), home to the highest Buddhist monastery in the world (4100m) and also reputed by photographers as one of the best places to capture the awesome beauty of Mt. Everest (8848m) and its neighboring peaks. The concluding days of this adventure will be spent in the delightful and scenic villages of Khunde (3500m) and Khumjung, where we will have the opportunity to interact with the legendary Sherpa people and participate in their astonishing traditional lifestyle.

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