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Khumbu

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Everest trekking is the most popular trekking among the trekkers, as there are spectacular mountain peaks. The Everest region is located in the north-east of Nepal. Everest trek is not only a famous destination for tourists in Nepal for its scenic views of the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest [8,848m] along with other peaks, but also well known for the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants [The Sherpas].


The primary goal of Everest trekking is to reach in Mt. Everest base camp [5,340 m], whereas it is not possible to view the Mt. Everest from the camp, therefore many trekkers climb up to Kalapatthar [5,545 m from sea level], but many tourist fall an acute high altitude sickness, therefore the trekking in Everest region is the most challenging treks in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are arduous, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way.


If your physical fitness does not suit, you can have other adventurous activities along the Everest region. You can have a look on the indigenous culture of Sherpa villages, take snaps of monasteries that are over thousand years old, you either can choose to have short treks in along the Namche Bazaar, beautiful Khumjung village and Thame, and famous Tyangboche [a famous monastery], from where you can easily can have snaps of Mt. Everest, adjoining Himalayas namely Ama Dablam, Nupse, Lotse etc.


The trekking is possible in this area the whole year round, the best times to visit are from the beginning of March to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. Here are the details of itineraries you can choose, as per your time, desire and physical fitness.

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