Everest trek is recommended by many as one of the best trekking destination in the planet. The Everest Base Camp trek is one among Lonely planet’s 10 best treks in the world. Out of the fourteen highest peaks in the world, Nepal boasts most of the highest mountain, from 1st to 8th highest, except the 2nd highest K2 which lies in Pakistan.
There are very few things one can do that are more rewarding than visiting the base of the world’s highest mountain. The beauty of the mountain is only equaled by its rich cultural heritage. The Everest trek is not only a journey for beautiful mountain view but its also a spiritual journey which will take you to various Buddhist Gumbas and Monasteries.
Set amid the soaring peaks are an amazing array of Stupas, monasteries, and the ever present prayers flag waving with the wind. Every day of your journey is set against a backdrop of highest and most impressive mountains on the planet.
Mount Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepali which loosely translates into ‘top of the top’. It is named as Chomolungma by Tibetan/Sherpas and Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng by Chinese. Lukla is the easiest and fasterst way to get into the Everest region. The trek from Jiri is another way to get into Everest region but it takes days of trekking and this route is the way used by Sir. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
Sherpas, the famous climbers, are native to Khumbu region. The Everest region trek not only provides opportunity to know about Sherpa’s culture and tradition but we also get an opportunity to know about the local flora and fauna, friendly people, colorful festivals and Buddhist monasteries along the way. Perhaps even a glimpse of the elusive Yeti. Trekking to Everest takes a minimum of 7 days and trekking up to 25 days can be arranged according to your interest, time frame and physical fitness.