Top 7 reasons why you should visit Everest Region of Nepal

Nepal, the trekking paradise is a haven for adventurer, nature admirer and travel enthusiast as it is home to world’s tallest mountain and 8 of 14 eight-thousander mountains in the world. Among every other reason, Everest is an ultimate spotlight of Nepal. The undiluted natural beauty, the steadfast culture and the sense of trekking halfway up the Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is simply awe-inspiring.

Everest Region is a landmark that follows the historic route to the base of the world’s tallest mountain and offers unrivaled views of beautiful forests flaunting matchless views, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines, foothills and everything in between.

Everest Region is not just home to tallest mountains in the world but also a paradise full of natural beauty and breath-taking wonders that let you experience the cold weather with warm hospitality, rugged landscape with soothing aura, and unexpected magical corners with expected spellbinding attractions.

Perhaps Everest holds imaginable enchantment and expectations beyond and this may be the very reason why travelers from around the world are obsessed with the beauty of almighty Everest. And here are top 7 reasons why you should set on a journey to the Everest Region of Nepal.

1. Lukla

Lukla Airport, Gateway to Mount Everest
Lukla Airport, Gateway to Mount Everest

Lukla, the small charming town is situated at 2860 meters in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is the quickest route to Everest Base Camp. The initiation of the trek to Everest is to Lukla from Kathmandu by a scenic flight that offers majestic mountain vistas in the most unrivaled layout.

The infamous airport of Lukla itself is the prime reason to travel to Everest Region or say Everest Base Camp. It is situated in a dramatic and striking location. The take-off and landing here are considered a thrilling experience.

2. Sagarmatha National Park

Thar (Wild Goat), with Mount Thamsherku in Background
Thar (Wild Goat), with Mount Thamsherku in Background

Sagarmatha National Park is on the list of World Heritage Sites and is home to endangered wildlife in the Khumbu region of Nepal. With an elevation ranging from 2845 meters to 8848 meters, it shares sacred Himalayan landscapes.

The significant inhabitants of Sagarmatha National Park are Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, Himalayan thars, red pandas, and Himalayan wolves. Once you enter the way around Sagarmatha National Park, you will encounter this wildlife including 118 species of birds.

3. Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar, carved into the mountain.
Namche Bazaar, carved into the mountain.

Namche Bazaar is the limelight and the central hub of Everest Region. It is full of lavish accommodations, hotels, and lodges designed for tourist and travelers. Namche Bazar, the main trading center is the most beautiful place in the Khumbu region.

It is the gateway to Everest and is the commercial zone of Tibetan artifacts, trekking, and climbing expedition. It is famous for homemade yak cheese and butter which is a must-try obligation during the trek. It also offers you the splendid insight of the majestic mountains.

4. Sherpa Culture

Local Sherpas in the Everest Region
Local Sherpas in the Everest Region

The Sherpa settlement dominates the Khumbu region. Sherpa communities conduct market in the Namche Bazar and Khumbu region on a daily basis and that said, trade is the prominent source of income in this region.

Sherpa people are well acquainted with mountaineering and trekking adventure, and this ability of Sherpa people is praiseworthy. Their culture and lifestyle are intriguing and one of a kind experience. Sherpa hospitality is well renowned in the world. Sherpa culture is susceptible, and you may be lured into their lifestyle.

5. Tengboche Monastery

Front gate of Tengboche Monastery in the Everest Region
Front gate of Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Tengboche village and is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal offering panoramic vistas of majestic mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Nuptse, and Thamserku. On ascending at Everest base camp trek, you may find small gumba, chortens, and monasteries studded with fluttering prayer flags. The prayer flags are in 5 different colors tied in a long wire carried with the wind and have deep meanings; red means for fire, yellow is earth, white is air, blue is wind, and green is water.


These flags are never meant to be still and are supposed to emit spiritual vibration with the flow of wind. These prayer flags stretched along the Tengboche monastery will seek peace and vibrant compassion. Tengboche monastery is a revered monastery in the Khumbu region and has significant standing adding to the spiritual journey.

6. Imposing views of remarkable mountains

Lofty Mountains in the Himalayas
Lofty Mountains in the Himalayas

Trekking in Everest Region offers splendid views of majestic mountains including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, and Thamserku. The closest view of Everest is invigorating, the awe-inspiring views of splendid mountains and Everest massif are the breath-taking sight in Everest Region.

Nothing can content a traveler other than the sight of mountains for sure. The views of Everest and several other peaks in the Himalayas are undeniable reasons to travel to Everest.

7. Kala Patthar

View from the top of Kala Patthar
View from the top of Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar meaning Black Rock in Nepali is a vantage point that provides striking views of Mount Everest and other mountains. It stands at 5,644m above sea level, the highest point on EBC Trek and thus ascending Kala Patthar is absolutely indispensable. The visible mountains from Kala Patthar are Khumbutse, Changtse, Lhola, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangteg, Thamserku, and several others.

Everest offers a lot more than the beauty of mighty mountains. The above-mentioned reasons might lure you into visiting Everest Region yourself to witness the beauty of the Himalayas and the lifestyle of people who live in it’s shadows. And if you are tempted to explore the Everest Region, Himalayan Glacier is one of the leaders in Everest Base Camp Trek. You can always connect with our experts, who will help you plan a custom-made trip at your convenience for any queries. 

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