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For a travel enthusiast, the Everest region in Nepal is nothing less than a dream come true! The Everest region has a reputation for the mightiest! After all, it’s a home to the world’s highest mountain i.e. Mt. Everest with many other tallest and iconic mountains amplifying the glory of the region. Walking in the Everest region is not an easy task as we are aware of how harsh and demanding it is to be up there! We have to push ourselves towards the hurdles set by the nature to get the best from it.

Nepal has always been the number one destination for travel and treks. It has eight out of the ten highest mountains in the world. It wouldn’t be unjust to say that Nepal is a topmost destination for mountain lovers and adventure seekers. Different rustic trails that lead you to mountains, trekking in Nepal is a moment of immense pleasure. And, amongst the varieties of trails, trails in the Everest region is one of the most cherished and frequented one. The reason behind its charm is the grandeur of the world’s highest mountain.

The Everest Region can be harsh for novice trekkers but it’s a heaven for the experienced trekkers. The wilderness of mountains, glaciers, the high altitude terrain, pastures, no tree areas, quaint and tranquil atmosphere; everything about this region is classic. Trekking in the region offers a wide opportunity for mountain views, pleasing walk along with the rich ecosystem of Sagarmatha National Park, and interaction with locals to get some meaningful insights on their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

There are many trekking routes in Everest based on the preference of trekkers. From easy, moderate, difficult to strenuous, we have it all. In this blog, World Alpine Treks presents the best five treks in the Everest region of Nepal. It may help you decide your next awesome trip to Nepal anytime sooner!

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek takes the number one position when it comes to the best-selling treks in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a pride of Nepal where one can see the world’s six highest peaks looming above the clouds and everything else. Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu! Who would not be familiar with these four high peaks! These peaks soar above the sky like a crown of the Himalayas and are placed magically. Anyone visiting the base camp would surely fall in love with this place. It’s so ecstatic and surreal. The journey to the Everest Base Camp starts with a flight to Lukla. From Lukla, the trail drops down to Dudhkoshi River and ascends up to Phakding to enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO listed heritage site enriched with geographical and biodiversity. The trail passes through the forested area and climbs up to Namche and then to Tengboche. At Tengboche, one can visit the Tengboche monastery. It is a popular monastery in the region that sits just below the Mt. Ama Dablam.

From the monastery, the trail climbs up to the pastures of Dingboche and then to Lobuche. In the winter, the place is full of snow. As we move up, we will find the mountains closer to us. Leaving Lobuche, the trail climbs up to Gorekshep and then to Everest Base Camp. From the base camp, one can enjoy the close-up and wild views of mountains. But still, the Everest, the mightiest of all is invisible from here. Hence, we climb up to Kalapatthar from where we can enjoy 360-degree views of mountains in the region. Mt. Everest looks stunning along with other mountains like Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, etc. More amazing is the sunrise and sunset views amidst the mountain peaks!

Everest Base Camp Trek

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek

  • One of the best-selling treks in the Everest region of Nepal
  • It takes you to the Everest Base Camp, the base camp of world’s highest mountain
  • Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5545 meters is the highest point of the trek and an awesome viewpoint to relish the sunrise/ sunset views along with mountain views.
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, etc.
  • Great hospitality of Sherpa people and insights on their unique culture, tradition and lifestyle
  • Namche Bazaar and Tengboche monastery
  • Rich ecosystem and biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Nepal

Short Info About Everest Base Camp Trek

Durations: 16 days

Max. Elevation: 5545 Meters

Start / Finish point: lukla/ lukla

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouse

Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to the valley of Gokyo which is one of the heavenly places on the earth. Many travelers have fallen short of the words/phrases to describe the beauty of this trek. Embarking the trek from the Lukla airport, the trail climbs up to the valley of Gokyo. As we move deep into the valley, we come across the azure and turquoise colored freshwater lakes of Gokyo. There are many small lakes beside the village of Gokyo that add to the glory of this place. Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5357 meters is a beautiful viewpoint that lies just above the valley. From this point, one can admire some mind lowing views of Gokyo lakes in the backdrop of impressive Himalayan ranges. Further, one can end the journey by retracing the steps back or move ahead with a journey towards Everest Base Camp.

Gokyo Lake Trek is an ideal journey for those who want to relish the best views of the Everest region. An aerial view of Gokyo valley, Gokyo lakes, Gokyo village, and Ngozumpa glacier from the Ri is outstanding. The glory of sunrise and sunset amidst the mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. add to the radiance of the views. So, are you ready for this incredible walk to the core of nature and wilderness?

Gokyo Lake Trek

Highlights of the Gokyo Lake Trek

  • One of the most scenic routes in the Everest region of Nepal
  • Gokyo Ri is the highest point of the trek and an amazing viewpoint.
  • Impressive views of Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo village
  • Close up views of Ngozumpa glacier and mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc.
  • Sunrise and sunset views from Gokyo Ri.

Short Info about Gokyo Lake Trek

Durations: 15 days

Max. Elevation: 5360 Meters

Start / Finish point: lukla/ lukla

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouse

Chola Pass Trek

Chola Pass Trek consolidates the adventure of Gokyo valley Trek with a challenge of crossing Cho La Pass which is one of the high mountain passes in the Everest region of Nepal. The trek introduces you to some wild and classic beauty of mountains, lakes, valleys, glaciers and icefalls. The trail of the trek goes up straight through the traditional Sherpa villages where we can get some insights on Sherpa culture, lifestyle and Buddhism religion. As we move up, we come across a magnificent valley surrounded by towering snow-clad mountains and emerald-colored lakes embedded in it. Watching the serene lakes in the shadows of wild mountains is truly a magical experience. Ahead of the valley, we cross Chola pass, from where one can enjoy the splendor of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Katenga, Mt. Kusum Kanguru and many other surrounding peaks.

Apart from these, Chola Pass Trek traverses through the sections of Sagarmatha National Park. We can experience the rich ecosystem and biodiversity of the national park. The villages like Namche Bazaar, Jorsale, Phakding, Monjo, Khumjung, etc helps us get close to people and learn about their culture and lifestyle.

Chola Pass Trek

Highlights of the Chola Pass Trek

  • Cross Chola Pass at an elevation of 5420 meters. It is one of the highest pass in the Everest region.
  • Admirable views of mountains that rise above eight thousand meters.
  • Incredible scenery and captivating views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Tawache, etc.
  • Explore the Sherpa museum, Sherpa villages and Sherpa culture
  • Explore Gokyo valley, Hike to Gokyo Ri and admire the beauty of fascinating surrounding.

Short info about the Chola Pass Trek

Durations: 17 days

Max. Elevation: 5545 Meters

Start / Finish point: lukla/ lukla

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

Everest View Trek

Everest View Trek is one of the easiest trekking options available in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a short and easy trek suitable for the first time trekkers as well. It takes you close to the Mt. Everest and rewards you with the awesome views of mountains in the region such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, etc. Like all other treks to the Everest, Everest View Trek starts with an exciting flight to Lukla. From here, the trek follows a path down to the Dudhkoshi River and ascends up to Phakding. Slowly and gradually, the trail enters Sagarmatha National Park and passes Sherpa villages like Monjo and Jorsale on the way to Namche. Namche is a crowded and buzzing town in the region full of shops, lodges, and guesthouses. A hike to Everest View Hotel and exploration of Khumjung village makes an extra day in the Namche. Further, the trail heads to the Tengboche monastery and the trip concludes with number of retracing steps back to Lukla. Overall, the trek gives a sneak peek of the Everest region. It offers the close-up views of mountains and makes us familiar with the locals, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Also, popular as Everest Panorama Trek, it is one of the worthiest treks not to be missed while in Nepal.

Everest View Trek

Highlights of the Everest View Trek

  • It is a short and easy trek in the Everest region of Nepal
  • Tengboche monastery (3867 meters) is the highest point of the trek
  • Everest View Hotel, the hotel placed in the highest altitude
  • Namche Bazaar, the buzz of the Everest region and an only gateway to the Everest
  • Exploration of Sherpa villages such as Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Khumjung, etc.
  • Remarkable views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache etc.
  • Suitable for amateur trekkers.
  • The trek is more for fun, adventure and mountain views than challenge and physical exhilaration.

Short info about Everest View Trek

Durations: 07 days

Max. Elevation: 3880 Meters

Start / Finish point: lukla/ lukla

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation: Teahouse

Three High Pass Trek

Everest High Pass Trek is an ultimate adventure of thrill and adventure. It is a complete package of challenge where one has to cross three high passes namely the Chola pass, Renjo La pass and Kongma La pass in a single go. The trail to cross these three pass comprise to form the Three High Pass Trek in the Everest region of Nepal. Out of the other treks in this chart, this trek is the longest and toughest of all. Not all who long for are suitable for this trip; only the expert trekkers can take this challenge! The trek covers most of the sections of the Everest region hence it is also referred to as the full circuit trek of the Everest region.

The journey initiates with a flight to Lukla. From Lukla, the trail follows the classic route to Namche bazaar, the only gateway to the Everest. From Thame village, a little ahead of Namche, we divert from the standard route to the base camp and follow a route that brings us to Gokyo Lake. On the way, we already cross the first pass of the trek i.e. Renjo la. Further, we hike to Gokyo Ri for beautiful views of Gokyo valley, cross Chola pass, and move ahead to the Everest base camp. We hike up to Kalapatthar and descend down to Lobuche. Again, from Lobuche, we cross Kongma La to enter into Chhukung valley. We walk past Chhukung village and Pangboche village to Namche. We conclude the trip with a walk back to Lukla. So, overall Everest High Pass Trek is a journey full of classic mountain views, glaciers, icefalls, mountain lakes, valleys, villages, and many more. In short, it is a full and complete version of the Everest region trek.

Three High Pass Trek

Highlights of the Three High Pass Trek

  • A complete version of Everest region trek
  • Longest and toughest trek in the Everest region of Nepal
  • Traverse into Sagarmatha National Park
  • Cross three high passes – Renjo La Pass, Chola Pass and Kongma La pass
  • Gokyo valley, Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes
  • Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier and Khumbu icefall
  • Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
  • Pangboche village, Chhukung valley, Namche Bazaar and many other Sherpa villages
  • Sherpa people, traditional villages, monastery, people, their culture, religion and tradition
  • A classic touch of Tibetan Buddhism religion
  • Incredible views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, and many more.

Short info about the Three High Pass Trek

Durations: 19 days

Max. Elevation: 5545 Meters

Start / Finish point: Lukla/ lukla

Best Season: Feb – May & Sep – Nov

Difficulty: Hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

What is the Best time for the Everest Region Treks?

Spring – March to May and Autumn – September to November is the best time for all the treks in the Everest region of Nepal.

So, these are the five best treks in the Everest Region of Nepal. This list is just for your reference purpose. There are many other options if you are looking for varieties in trekking. These treks can be opted for individually or combined with each other for more fun and adventure. For more details about the trek and customized service, do not forget to contact us – World Alpine Treks! We offer an exceptional quality service at the best price in the market. Give us a chance and you will not regret!

Recommended Flights Getting into Nepal by Air?

One can enter into Nepal from different locations around the globe via various direct and connecting flights. There are many options for airlines to get into Nepal via airways. You can choose the ones that offers best services and competitive prices. Generally, in the peak trekking seasons, the tickets may not be available and you may have to take the option of flying to India and entering to Nepal via roadways. To avoid this, please book your air tickets in advance . Visit our recommended flights article –  https://worldalpinetreks.com/recommended-flights/

Equipment Checklist for Everest Region Trekking

Have you already booked a trip to Nepal and are worried about packing for the trip? Are you wondering about the equipment that you should carry with you while trekking in Nepal? If yes, then we – World Alpine Treks are here to help you with your luggage packing. We have made a shortlist of some trekking materials, gadgets, clothing, and equipment that you may require while on a trek in Nepal. We have enlisted items in detail. You can select the necessary items as per your judgment. The requirement of trekking equipment may vary with the type of trek you are opting for. Visit our Equipment Checklist –  https://worldalpinetreks.com/equipment-checklist/

How to avoid losses due to flight delays and cancellations in Nepal?

  • Take travel insurance that covers loss due to flight delay and cancellation.
  • Travel to Nepal with few extra days than the trekking days. This will help you to come to Kathmandu to catch your international flight. In case you are on a tight schedule and your flight gets delayed or cancellation, you may not be able to catch your international flight at Kathmandu for departure.
  • Try to avoid travelling in monsoon season.

 Recommended Medical Kit for Everest Region Trek?

Generally, the basic medical kit/ first aid kit is carried by the team of World Alpine Treks. It consists of some basic medicines for some common problems seen while on the trek. The medical kit that we carry has some medicines for common types of problems like cough and cold, headache, gentle fever, body ache, etc. however, we have observed that many trekkers like to have a medical kit/first aid kit of their own. So, we are often asked about the medicines that one should carry in their medical kit. Here we listed some medicines that one can have in their medical kit. We are not a doctor; we have listed these medicines just for reference purposes. It is suggested to take a recommendation from their doctor as far as viable. Visit our Recommended Medical Kit page – https://worldalpinetreks.com/medical-kit/

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