Everest Region Information: The Everest region has gained its popularity for trekking, mountaineering, peak climbing and expedition. The ultimate once in a lifetime trekking experience! Set your sights high on climbing the world’s highest mountain for an iconic journey you’ll never forget. Find a great choice of Everest trekking, climbing and Everest Base Camp holidays from specialist operators committed.
The Everest Region draws a huge number of tourists and trekking enthusiasts, but has a higher costs of trekking, due to the fact that you need to fly in fly out. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Its elevation of 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) was determined using GPS satellite equipment on May 5, 1999. It was previously believed to be slightly lower (29,028 feet /8,848 meters), as determined in 1954 by averaging measurements from various sites around the mountain.
Among the major destinations of trekking in Nepal, Everest region stood second despite poor accessibility. It is more expensive and difficult to get Solu Khumbu than to the Annapurna region. One must either walk for a week or fly to Lukla to get near Everest. The number of trekkers to Everest has increased dramatically because of the publicity the mountain has received from several sources. Solu Khumbu is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain, Mt.Everest (8848m.), but also for its Sherpa villages and age-old monasteries. The primary goal of trekking in Everest region is stepping at least the Everest Base Camp (5340m.). Mount Everest is also known by the Tibetan name Chomolungma (Goddess Mother of for mountain goats (most common are the Himalayan Tahr) and if lucky, you may chance upon the rare musk deer or the common barking deer in the forest.
When to Visit Everest Region: The best time to trek in Everest region is from October to November and from March to May which are peak season time. At these times, the weather is mild and generally dry, making walking conditions ideal. The spring season brings out the wild flowers, particularly the rhododendrons, while the autumn season is generally good for clear mountain views, as the air at this time is crystal clear. Winter treks are possible but risky particularly in late winter as chances of snow are high and passes may be closed at short notice as snowfall cannot be accurately predicted. Tea houses also may be closed for the winter. The summer/monsoon period is generally unsuitable for trekking as the trails are slippery, leeches abundant and mountain views are unpredictable. However, it can be a rewarding time if these drawbacks can be tolerated, as the wild flowers are at their best around this time and the fact that there are fewer tourists encountered on the trails is an added advantage.
Hiring Staffs : Given the hardship of finding a guide at Lukla, you can hire one in our office in Kathmandu before departure. The extra cost of his airfare will outweigh the possibility of not finding a good guide at Lukla, especially during the peak season when it is practically impossible so contact us to have us team up the staff for you. Porters are always available at Lukla.
Jiri to Lukla: Contact our Nepal trekking staffs and we will take you through the Everest trek from Jiri if you wish to follow the footsteps of Tenzing and Hillary. This is a much longer trek compared to the one that starts from Lukla. Jiri, an idyllic hill station east of Kathmandu can be reached by local bus from the capital in 8-10 hours.The trek from Jiri to Lukla takes an average of seven days and is a good means of preparing for the Everest base camp trek. The highest elevation reached before Lukla is Lamjura pass (3,530 m). The trek passes through parts of Solukhumbu district that enables trekkers to observe the traditions and customs of the Himalayan region. The trail is well served with good teahouses and campsites. The stopovers along the trail are likely to be at the villages of Deurali, Kenja, Sete, Lamjura, Junbesi, Tragsindho, Khari Khola and Surkhe.
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Available treks for Everest region:
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1. Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days
2: Gokyo Lakes Trek – 14 Days
6: Everest Nangpa La Pass Trek –
7: Dudh Kunda Trek –
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1. Everest Panorama Trek – 10 Days
2. Tengboche Monastery Trek – 11 Days
3. Lower Solu Khumbu Trek – 10 days
4. Mani Rimdu Festival Trek – 12 Days
5: Dumji Festival Trek – 11 Days
6: Pike Peak Trekking – 14 Days
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1. Everest Helicopter Luxury Trek – 12 Days