Everest Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Everest Region is Hub for trekkers that provides and ultimate Himalayan experience taking trekkers within eye-popping proximity of planet’s highest mountain, the Everest and mountaineers to the very core of the Himalaya, to where mountain is at its loftiest. The Everest Land is bleak and unforgiving but stupendously beautiful. There are snow peaks every which way you look, sweeping up majestically against the clear cobalt sky. And there is Mt. Everest that soars to its staggering height of 8848m amidst a sea of towering summits. Glaciers emerging from the soaring snow slopes, wind through the harsh winds swept trains below. Surely, there can be no trek as rewarding as one to the Everest viewpoints, Kalapattar, Gokyo RI, etc.
One does the Everest Region to approach the world highest mountain as closely as possible. But there is more to the Everest Trekking than just Everest. For one, there are all other beautiful snow-clad peaks-Ama Dablam, Kwangde, Thamserku, Pumori, to name just a few that emerge above the hills as you trek, and breathtaking mountain scenery all around; deep, forested valleys with the Dudh Kosi river surging below, picturesque waterfalls, giant rhododendrons in bloom (during spring), the amazing shades and shapes of the mountains beyond the tree line, the somber glaciers, and of course the “Sherpas” who own the majestic land.
The Everest Region locally known as Khumbu Region is of course culturally significant for a culture fanatic. Picturesque collections of shingled-roofed houses set amidst terraced fields, the villages preserve a way of life that has changed only little over the centuries. You can observe daily lifestyles of these Tibetan origin world famous climbers, the Sherpas at their dwellings. There are no roads here, no automobiles; as in most parts of the Himalayan subcontinent, the farms are still worked by men and animals. You see the abundance of hairy hulking yaks, the quaint Himalayan bovine carrying provisions or simply grazing; their jingling bells is often the only sound in a distant hazy mountain pastures. The biggest of the Sherpa settlements is of course Namche Bazaar, now overrun by hotels and tourists shops but still regaining a Shangri-la air about it. Also while on the Everest trekking, you can visit the ancient monasteries where lamas in ochre robes chant ancient prayers and perform ancient rituals; you can observe colored prayer flags strung on poles and bridges releasing prayers to airstream as they flap in the wind and walk through the chortens and Mani walls that mark the winding trails you hike.
Clear weather is obviously a vital requirement for trekking and mountaineering in Everest Region, especially if it is your first venture here. The beauty of mountains anywhere is best appreciated when the sun is out; it is only then, with play of light and shade, that the many hues and colors of the hills come alive. In case of Everest Trek, clear weather is crucial because this is so much a peak-centric hike. You come for Everest Region Trek primarily to see Mt. Everest and its sister summits, and if clouds obstruct the views, the trek is as good as wasted. As with much of the Himalayas, the Everest is best visited in spring (March to May) and autumn (October to December). The best of the best months are April, October and November with clear mountain views and mild temperature. Indeed, many people consider December to be the ideal; it may be a little cold but the trails are less crowded and weather very clear. Lower altitude Trek in Everest Region can be done in winter months too (Jan, Feb) but most recommended time is as mentioned above. It is not recommended to commence Everest Region Trek in monsoon (mid June to mid September). However, sometimes even in best months, the weather hoaxes making it foggy and obstructing the views while sometimes in un-recommended months, the weather can be very clear; these are exceptional cases.
You can access Everest Region overland following the footfall of the first climbers via Jiri and also by flight to Lukla which is more in practice these days maybe because of time limitation of trekkers. We have been running trekking programs accessing the Everest from both vantage points, i.e. Jiri and Lukla.