“It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” – Sir Edmund Hillary
Trekking in the Everest region is no doubt a dream to thousands of travel enthusiasts out there. Located on the northeast side of Nepal, the Everest region aka Khumbu region is a part of Solukhumbu district. This place holds the third-largest deposit of ice in the world, interesting right?
Talking more about the Everest region it holds some of the largest mountains of the world, including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m). With all these high mountains there are numerous snow-capped peaks situated here. Not only this, this region has the most stunning glaciers, challenging passes, picturesque valleys, pristine lakes, fine villages, dense forests, lovely rivers, untamed streams, and rich flora & fauna. Sagarmatha National Park is located in the Everest region, which is also part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Everest region is more than Himalayan mountains and irresistible sceneries, it is home to the most famous Sherpas, and other ethnic communities like Rai, Magars, Limbu. The region is immensely rich in tradition & culture. People residing here are following the same practices for more than hundreds of years. You can find monasteries, small gompas, Chortens fastened with colorful prayer flag and mani-walls throughout the region.