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    7 Best Treks in the Everest Region

    Balaram Thapa
    Balaram ThapaUpdated: Jun 1st 2023  |  Adventure

    Are you thinking of walking along the trails of the glorious Mt. Everest? Then come and get engrossed in the glory of Nepal in the Everest region through this blog. 

    Nepal is a land of the Himalayas and is especially renowned for its trekking destinations. The Everest region is one of Nepal's most famous. This region, also known as the Khumbu in Nepal, is home to Mount Everest and the ethnic Sherpas. You can meet them on every trail in this region. 

    With natural treasures like the Everest peaks, Gokyo Lakes, ethnic Sherpa villages, and many other attributes, the Everest region has made itself the king of all trekking adventures in Nepal. Check out some of the best treks in the Everest region-

    Everest Base Camp Trek

    Best of the best trek

    The Everest Base Camp Trek will take you to experience one of the best adventures of your life. The moderately trekking trail of this journey will guide you through Sagarmatha National Park and many ethnic Sherpa villages, only to lead you to the base of the world's highest mountain. 

    This journey starts with a 30-minute flight to Lukla and takes you across villages like Phakding, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, etc., tracing the meandering Dudh Koshi river into the Khumbu valley.

    The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal and has many highlights that have managed to win the heart of many travelers. Some include the panoramic view of glorious mountains from the Everest View Hotel, visiting the Tengboche monastery, catching the best sunrise from Kala Pathar, etc. 

    Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Lake Trek

    Trek to Khumbu

    The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Lake Trek extends the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. This 19-Day journey will lead you to the base of Mount Everest through Gokyo Lakes by crossing the Chola Pass. 

    Standing at the shore of tranquil Gokyo Lakes, savoring the beauty of the Himalayas from two of the highest viewpoints in the world- KalaPathar and Gokyo Ri, crossing the high mountain pass- Chola Pass at 5,520 m, etc., are some of the highlights of this journey. Like the traditional EBC trek, this journey will also guide you to many ethnic sherpa villages such as Phakding, Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, etc. At the same time, the views of the Everest peaks accompany you throughout this Trek. 

    The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Lake Trek falls under one of the best treks in the Everest region as it takes you across some of the most significant landmarks in the Khumbu region. 

    Everest Base Camp – Chola Pass – Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek

    Chola Pass Trek

    The Everest base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass Trek take you to cross through two of the Khumbu region's most challenging mountain passes- Chola Pass and Renjo La Pass. This journey will make you experience the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people. And as you march through the periphery routes of Tibet after your EBC visit, this trek will also give you a glimpse of Tibet. 

    Even though it is a rather difficult and strenuous trek and demands you to be physically and mentally prepared, the view of the glorious mountains during this trek will all be worthwhile. This journey also encompasses the highlighted hallmarks of the Khumbu. And The towering Everest peaks make the journey even more other-worldly. 

    Gokyo Lake Trek with Renjo La Pass Trek

    Best Treks in Everest Gokyo Lake

    The Gokyo Lake Trek with Renjo La Pass Trek is the best trek that encompasses walking through the lap of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region. This trek allows you to have the ultimate Everest experience without walking the busier route of the Everest Base Camp trek.

    The trail of this trek will take you to witness the world's highest freshwater lakes- Gokyo Lakes. The journey to these lakes presents you with unforgettable Himalayan scenes that will stay forever in your mind. Not just limited to the lakes, this trek will also take you to admire the panoramic view of the mountain vistas from Gokyo Ri. Crossing one of the three high passes in the Everest region- Renjo La Pass will likely test endurance and physical fitness. Nevertheless, the feeling of the adrenaline rush and the view from the top will be worth the effort.

    Everest Panorama Trek

    Everest Panorama Trek

    The Everest Panorama Trek will take you to the whole Everest experience in a short amount of time. It is one of the shorter treks in the Khumbu region. This trek is perfect for trekkers who want to avoid undergoing a long and arduous trekking journey to high altitudes but want to experience strolling through the Himalayas in the Everest region.

    Like the other treks in the Everest region, this trek will also take you to the famous village of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Khumjung, etc., from where the views of the Everest massif are breathtaking. You will get to witness the cultural aspect of the Khumbu region and get engrossed in the panoramic views of the Himalayas during this trek. Also, Autumn and Spring mark the best time for this trek.

    Everest High Passes Trek

    High Passes Trek

    The Everest High Passes Trek is a thrilling journey that will take you across all three high passes- Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass in the Everest region. This 22-day journey will lead you to experience the journey of your life. 

    The Everest High Passes Trek will challenge your physical fitness and mental endurance while rewarding you with breathtaking views. This trek takes you to three of the world's highest viewpoints, including KalaPathar, Gokyo Ri, and Chhukung Ri. The journey to these viewpoints will get you high on Adrenaline Rush.

    Tasting the Sherpa Culture along the trail of this trek, the scenic landscapes, several pristine rivers, and waterfalls will add a thrill to your trek.

    Everest Base Camp Trek By Road

    EBC by drive

    The Everest Base Camp Trek by road is perfect for those afraid of flights. Excluding the flight to Lukla, this trek will take you to the foothill of the world's highest mountain through the unexplored villages of Sherpas in the lower Khumbu region. 

    This moderate-level trek offers a different path to the Everest Base Camp and gives you a chance to hear the stories of the sherpas in the lower Khumbu region. The discomfort of the long jeep ride and the bumpy roads will reward you in ways beyond your imagination. This trek will also allow you to explore more of the Sagarmatha National Park and lets you get engulfed in nature. 

    Since this trek is exclusive of any flights, you don't have to worry about the weather conditions and making changes to your plans. The Scenic landscapes, panoramic views of the several mountain vistas, and the beautiful sunset amidst the magnificent mountain will make this trek worth it.

    Note: We do not recommend this trek during the Monsoon season, as the rain will likely diminish the roads, and trekking trails will also get slippery.


    Many trekking adventures await you in the Everest region. All the destinations mentioned above will charm you in their own way and make you experience your life's journey. Not just limited to trekking, the region offers many adventures. You can even fly on a helicopter over the mountains or take a mountain flight to encounter a bird's eye view of the glorious peaks and the vast open valley below. 

    Get engrossed in the beauty of the Khumbu region in Nepal and catch a glimpse of the glorious mountain vistas that will forever be engraved in your heart.

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