Everest Region with its alias, Khumbu Region is the region with Mount Everest. It is the region with one of the most dangerous airports in the world. What’s more is that it consists of the Tibetan influenced typical Sherpa people with their typical lifestyle, culture, and tradition. It doesn’t easily rank in the 6th best region in the world to travel in, as per the Lonely Planet, does it?
Trekking to one of the highest places in the earth needs hard work, drive and a good level of fitness. With this region being the one with the highest mountain in the world, it will surely bring all of the adventure lovers and mountaineers with what they want with a trekking route; Adventure!
The region, with its cool air, Sherpa accent and a lot of yaks, is not only a place for adventure lovers. This place is also famous for its Everest View Trekking. From there you will be able to get a great panoramic view of the Great Himalayas of Nepal. The region is also famously known for its major trading center, the Namche Bazaar. The Bazaar is a popular destination to get the famous Mani inscribed scrolls, Sherpa jewelry and more importantly Buddhist Thangkas.
Most of the trekking options to the Everest Region starts with a flight to the Tenzing Hilary Airport at Lukla. However, an alternative route exists for those who want a longer and more scenic trekking deal. After landing at the Lukla airport, there will be your porters standing firm to carry your loaded bags and equipment. From there, the real trekking starts. Walk up and down the valleys along the rivers through the forests in the alpine weather to find yourselves in the midst of the peaceful land of the Gurkhas. Come across several landmarks and more importantly, the prayer flags hanging on the walls and stones. You will also find the oldest monastery of Nepal, the Tengboche Monastery in this very Region.
Bodily tiring, mentally testing and religiously satisfying, the trek to the Everest Region will convert yourself into a new and changed person. Before entering the region, you will feel exhausted and tired. But this hike to the foothill of the highest mountain in the world will make you feel more alive.
Let’s not forget about the dangers of the Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). The trekking to this region will come out as a disaster if you don’t take enough rest. And, also days off to acclimatize to the changing altitude.
The major packages of the Khumbu region include the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Gokyo Lake Trek, and the Everest View Trekking. This region is sure to have you awestruck with its heavenly beauty. This region also boasts 360-degree views of the high peaks like the Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse and such other unnamed peaks. The added attraction of the typical Nepali culture and tradition will definitely increase the charm of the Everest Region Trekking.
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In the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and United Kingdom, hiking means walking outdoors on a trail, or off trail, for recreational purposes. A day hike refers to a hike that can be completed in a single day. However, in the United Kingdom, the word walking is also used, as well as rambling, while walking in mountainous areas is called hillwalking. In Northern England, Including the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, fellwalking describes hill or mountain walks, as fell is the common word for both features there.
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