Everest Region Trekking
Everest region is located in the north east of Nepal. Everest region also called Khumbu area’s is main destination for trekking. The most visited part of this region is Solukhumbu district, home of the legendary Sherpas and the highest peak of the world, the Everest at 8848 meters. To the north of Solukhumbu is Everest National Park; while to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. The major ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are Sherpas, Rais, Tamangs, Brahmins and Chhettris. Diverse range of wildlife and vegetation are seen in the region. Animals to be sighted are mountain goat, musk deer and barking deer in the forests. The best time to visit is spring and Autumn season.
We could reach Everest region by air or on foot. Buses to Jiri leave from Kathmandu. Jiri is a ten-hour drive from Kathmandu. By air 35 minute flights. The most convenient for Everest trek is Lukla, which is serviced by many airlines with daily flights from Kathmandu. Another options is the airstrip at Phaplu, near the district headquarter which is again serviced daily flights from Kathmandu. The last choice is the small airstrip at Syangaboche, which is located above Namche bazaar. Despite being an option, altitude makes it an impractical and unwise choice as an arrival destination for accommodation reasons.