The Everest region of Nepal is perhaps one of the most popular trekking regions of the country. Together with being home of the world’s tallest mountain peak- Mount Everest, the region is also a prime Sherpa settlement where the majority of the legendary Sherpa people reside. There are many popular trekking packages in Everest Region which allow trekkers from all around the world to experience journeys that are filled with beautiful Himalayan sceneries and adventurous escapades. Also known as the Everest region named after Mount Everest, the Khumbu is situated in northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. A part of the Solukhumbu District, which in turn is a part of the Sagarmatha Zone, the Khumbu is one of the three main sub-regions of the main Khambu and Sherpa settlement of the Himalayas of Nepal. With immense highlights and features like the popular mountain town of Namche Bazaar, the holy Tengboche Monastery, the Gokyo Lakes, the vantage points of Kalapatthar and the Gokyo RI and fascinating and dramatic Himalayas of the Mahalangur Himalayan range, the Khumbu is the top destination for trekking experiences. It is also where the Khumbu glacier is situated- a result of the last great Ice Age that occurred about 5,000,000 years ago.
The Everest region ranges in elevation from 3,300 meters to the 8,848 meter summit of Mount Everest. It includes both the Sagarmatha National Park and the Sagarmatha National Buffer Zone between Lukla and Monjo. The region has many trekking routes through the mountains which are arduous while still having ample places to rest and enjoy meals along the way. Popular Trekking packages in Everest region all vary according to the duration and highlights. Trekking is possible to do in the region the whole year round, although the best times for visits are from the beginning of March to May and from the beginning of September to the end of November. Spring and autumn seasons occur in the region on the respective months and trekking during these months offer the best experience. The winters are very cold and heavy snow may make it difficult to travel higher than Tengboche and some lodges also become closed at higher altitudes during the cold in the region. Summers on the other hand, are wet with monsoon and the heavy clouds make it difficult to view the mountains. But the spring and the autumn are the best time as the hedgerows and rhododendron trees bloom out in spectacular fashion. TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permits are required to venture out for any trek in the Khumbu region. They are easy to obtain in Kathmandu from the Tourism Board, but if you are with an organized trekking party, the tour operator such as Nepal Hiking Team will do this for you. Also, a National Park Entry Fee is required and can be obtained either in Kathmandu or while entering the Sagarmatha National Park itself.
It is not possible to travel far into Khumbu and not come across small chortens and gumbas along the way laden with colorful prayer flags. Guru Rinpoche’s idols are also erected at places. Guru Rinpoche is credited with introducing Tantric Buddhism into Tibet and is specifically associated with the Nyingma tradition, the form of Buddhism that the Sherpas brought with them when they migrated over the Himalayas into Nepal in the 16th century. Sacred sites associated with Guru Rinpoche in the Sagarmatha region are the Maratika cave in Haleshi and a cave above Khumjung in Khumbu. Popular trekking packages in Everest region combine the natural and cultural elements of the region to provide the trekkers with one of the most diverse and amazing trekking experience. From the Sherpas who speak their own language to the natural wonders and Himalayan beauty, the Everest region is brimming with spectacular treasures. Here are popular trekking packages in Everest Region-
Among popular trekking packages in Everest region, the Everest Base Camp Trek is the most famous and sought-after trekking package among all. Filled with amazing experiences, it is a journey that perfectly captures the many layers of the wonderment that the Everest region is shrouded in. The 16-Days package is designed carefully with sufficient time for acclimatization. It is a moderate journey suitable for average people. No previous experience is required for this. Similarly, people who are moderately fit can also do the trek easily. Some physical fitness programs like running, swimming and hiking are recommended to prepare for the journey. Moreover, the trek includes an average of 5 to 6 hours of hiking per day. As a matter of fact, approximately 10 to 11 kilometers of distance will be covered each day during trekking. Many famous Sherpa villages and settlements are visited throughout the journey. Villages like Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and Gorakshep are some famous prominent villages of the trek. Close observation of unique Sherpa culture and tradition is an integral part of the journey. The most noteworthy aspect of the package is that the journey is filled with amazing showcase of ethnic culture and practices the likes of which is not found anywhere else in the world. A thrilling package, it is incorporated with the best highlights of the Everest region. It starts with a cultural tour of the Kathmandu City. And then the trekking journey commences with flight to Lukla.
Furthermore, the Everest Base Camp Trek also includes attributes like a visit to Kalapatthar- one of the most famous vantage points of the region. The entire panorama of the Mount Everest massif can be seen from here. In addition, the Everest View Hotel- the highest located hotel in the world listed in the Guinness Book of World Records is also included. Another highlight is the pious Tengboche Monastery- the spiritual centre of the Khumbu. The Sagarmatha National Park is also especially relevant. It is a UNESCO listed natural World Heritage Site. Moreover, the Khumbu glacier and Icefall are also part of the journey as you make your way to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak. The tapestry of cerulean Himalayas blessing the region results in the trekking journey filled with spectacular sights.
The Everest Base Camp Short Trek is much like the 16-Days package, except it is shorter in duration and does not contain the stays at Kathmandu. It is especially designed for people who have a shorter amount of time and want to shorten the length of the trip by a few days. A moderate trip, it follows the same trekking route and contains much the same highlights as its predecessor package of 16 days. Instead of the Kathmandu city tour, you will fly to Lukla directly and then continue the trek through villages like Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and the rest.
At the end of the trip as well, there are no extra stays in Kathmandu. Among the popular trekking packages in Everest region, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek is designed for people who want a shorter stay in the country but still want to enjoy the highlights of the Everest region and reach the base camp of Mount Everest. It is an amazing combination of Khumbu’s many natural beguiles and its people’s traditional way of living. Immerse yourself in the region’s mountain sights and trek up hills brimming with rhododendrons and azaleas. It is a trek of a lifetime where the Khumbu region’s diverse landscape and Himalayan beauty are captured in a sublime way.
Among the popular trekking packages in Everest region, the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the one where the journey combines both the trekking aspect of the journey and then presents a thrilling helicopter ride back to the capital at the end of the trip. Including a luxurious helicopter ride from Gorakshep back to Kathmandu, the journey definitely presents an added thrill factor to the whole experience. Reaching to the base of the highest peak on Earth- Mount Everest (8848m) would be any trekker’s dream. Yet, not all trek enthusiasts get the chance to experience the Everest Base Camp because of time constraint. For those who are seeking to trek to Everest Base Camp in short time can go for the 11-days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. Beginning with a flight to Lukla, most of the noted highlights of the region are experienced until Kalapatthar from where, at the end of the trip, you will be riding a helicopter back. It is quite fascinating to see a bird’s eye perspective of the Himalayas and of the amazing landscape below.
The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is much like the initial base camp trekking journey while being slightly different in only one prominent aspect- the accommodations. As the name itself suggests, it is a package that focuses more on the luxurious available accommodations in the mountains- the Yeti Mountain Homes. Unlike other popular trekking packages in the Everest region, the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is especially designed for those people who would rather trek in the Khumbu and stay at the best and luxurious hotels. Starting with the Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour, the trekking trail follows the original well-trodden route to reach the base camp of Mount Everest, all the while staying in the Yeti Mountain Home as accommodation at places like Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Lukla. If you want to experience a luxurious and comfortable stay in the grander accommodation in the mountains where you can wake up in the morning and open your window to the view of the spectacular Himalayas right in front of you with a little more expense then the Everest base Camp Luxury Trek is the one that you can opt for!
A short trek designed for those travelers with very limited time frame! If you are willing to trek to Everest region of Nepal but aren’t sure due to the time constraints, then the Short Everest Trek is the one for you! It takes trekkers as far as the Everest View Hotel a little farther than Namche Bazaar and to Khumjung/Khunde. It is a 7-days journey that lets you experience the best highlighted features of the Khumbu without the base camp. You fly to Lukla and then trek through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, have a day hike to the Everest View Hotel and then visit Khumjung/Khunde. It is easier to do as well and there are extremely less chances of altitude sickness occurring during the trek because there isn’t as much elevation gain as the original Everest Base camp Trek. The Himalayan nuances of the Khumbu can be felt quite spectacularly during the journey and it can be done in a short amount of time.
Among the popular trekking packages in Everest region, the EBC Trek for seniors and kids is specifically designed keeping the whole family in mind for the trekking journey. It takes care of the needs and preferences in a realistic way for the whole family to enjoy the trek together. The same Everest Base Camp Trek is reordered and tweaked in such a way that even the elder and younger member of the family can opt for it. It indeed is a family trophy; sharing a moment to be captured in the memories as everyone stands at the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak! It starts with an artistic taste of Nepalese art and culture in the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. After a warm up guided tour, a scenic flight to Lukla is taken, from where walking ahead along the Dudh Koshi River, the town of Namche is reached via Phakding. This journey is an opportunity to enter in to Sagarmatha National Park as well, much like every other trekking journey in the Khumbu. The views of the mountains in the Everest region and an easy hike up to the Everest View Hotel for the close up views of mountains are some of the highlights of the journey, along with the Tengboche monastery and the Everest Base Camp reached via Dingboche, Thukla, Lobuche and Gorakshep. The mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Tawache and Ama Dablam standing tall right before you one after the other is simply spectacular as you continue the journey with your beloved family.
The Everest Chola Pass Trek incorporates highlights like the villages of Dzongla, Dragnak/Thangna, the Cho La Mountain Pass and the Gokyo Lakes along with the more traditional and famous highlights of the Khumbu like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Kalapatthar and the Everest base camp itself. It is designed for people who want to experience the highlights of the region in a sophisticated way along with crossing a mountain pass. Following the initial trekking route to the location of Gorakshep after reaching the Everest Base Camp, the Everest Chola Pass Trek takes alternative paths to reach the mountain pass and the sapphire Himalayan lakes of Gokyo. It is a rather strenuous trek as it involves crossing a mountain pass, but basic preparation of the body prior to the trek can help you get ready for this. The thrill of crossing a mountain pass while trekking add more thrill to the journey and it is generally reserved for people who have at least some experience of trekking, but still, it can certainly be done by novice trekkers as well. The views and sights of the mountain peaks while trekking and the far-off villages of the Khumbu while crossing the mountain pass are quite amazing to witness and explore.
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a great alternate to the Everest base camp Trek. Some trekkers even claim that the Gokyo lake Trek is even more beautiful than the Everest base Camp trek. Among the popular trekking packages in Everest region, the Gokyo lake Trek takes you to the holy turquoise lake of Gokyo situated in the lap of the Himalayas. It is best to be done at spring time or the autumn as the winters are not recommended based on the fact that the Gokyo Lake tends to be frozen during winters. It is a moderate trekking journey that includes Sherpa villages like Dole and Machhermo along with popular settlements like Namche bazaar and Tengboche. It also has the highlight of visiting the Gokyo RI- a natural vantage point from where the panoramic views of the cerulean Himalayas are utterly wonderful. It is a beautiful trek in the Khumbu that will surely leave you in awe!
As the name suggests, the Everest Panorama Trek is a package that incorporates panoramic views of the Mount Everest massif in a short amount of time. With a Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour, the trekking journey includes famous towns and villages of the Khumbu like the village of Khumjung and Namche along with Tengboche, Phakding and Lukla among many others. It is designed for people who want to enjoy short treks in the region without the difficulty of undergoing a trek to the base camp. It is best for people who want to enjoy the Himalayan panorama of the region and immerse themselves in the cultural riches of the Khumbu. Unlike many trekking journeys in the region, it can be done during winters as well.
The Everest View Trek follows pretty much the same trekking trail as the Everest panorama Trek, except the difference in the Everest View Trek is the duration and the involvement of the Khumjung village. Instead, the Everest View Trek’s final destination is the beautiful Tengboche village. Starting from Kathmandu with a flight to Lukla, the journey goes through locations that follow as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, a hike to the Everest View Hotel and Tengboche and back again. With the Everest View Trek, you will be able to enjoy the hallmarks of the Khumbu in a short amount of time. A relatively easier trek among the popular trekking packages in Everest region, the Everest View Trek is perfect for travelers who have limited time.
The Everest High Passes Trek not only incorporates one high mountain pass in the more than two weeks journey through the heart of the Khumbu, but three major high mountain passes of the region. It is a strenuous journey that requires quite an extensive physical capacity to do because of the involvement of three major mountain passes of the Renjo La, the Cho La and the Kongma La. It includes highlights like the Chhukung RI, the base camp of Everest, the Gokyo Lakes and the vantage points of Kalapatthar and the Gokyo RI. It is a comprehensive trekking package that blends in a vast majority of the Khumbu’s features seamlessly into the journey to provide you an experience that is ornamented with amazing sights and Himalayan feels. It is immensely recommended to do during the spring or the autumn because the mountain passes are not suitable to go through du ring winters or the summer monsoons.
Comparatively less travelled than other popular trekking packages in Everest region, the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek lets you enjoy the destinations of the region as done by Mount Everest’s first climbers- Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Unlike the typical more sought-after way of reaching Lukla via a short flight, this journey instead takes you through Jiri to reach the Khumbu. Places like Junbesi, Bhandar, Sete and Nuntala are trekked through to reach Lukla, from where the journey follows much the same route as the initial Everest Base Camp Trek. Highlights of the trekking journey include more traditional and far-flung exploration of the villages and the settlements in addition to the popular highlights like Kalapatthar, the gateway to Everest- Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and the Everest View Hotel and so on. It is a moderate trek that can be done by trekkers who want to take the unconventional route rather than the popular one.
The Everest Luxury Trek is a package that combines luxury trekking with the natural and cultural aspect of the Khumbu. It starts with a special welcome at the Dwarika Hotel- a five-star hotel in Kathmandu that has a very unique display of Nepali art. From the food to the services to the welcoming surrounding, Hotel Dwarika is quite the best place to stay and enjoy a unique showcase of Nepal’s authentic features. After the hotel stay at Dwarika’s, the trekking journey starts with a unique flight to Lukla from where the path follows villages like Phakding, Namche, Tashinga and Tengboche. Then the trekking journey moves further along to Mende and Thame. Unlike the accommodations available for other packages at guesthouses on twin-sharing basis, the Everest Luxury Trek instead provides the best accommodations- the Yeti Mountain Homes at destinations like Phakding and Namche the Everest Summit Lodge at Thame, Mende and Tashinga. The addition of luxurious stays at the best accommodations while trekking and in Kathmandu itself adds more of a refined quality to the trekking experience. So if you are looking for a journey where you will be provided with the best stays at the best hotels and guesthouses both at the start of the trek and throughout the journey, then the Everest Luxury Trek is the one for you!
The Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek takes you to one of the easiest trek passes in the Everest region that offers the best panoramic views of the Himalayas. With this trek package, you would be able to explore two major highlights of the Everest region- the High Mountain pass of the Renjo la and the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. One of the most thrilling trekking areas of the Everest region, the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek enables trekkers who have a limited time to spend here a chance to discover the most famous natural elements of the Khumbu. The trekking route goes through many eye-catching and most beautiful Himalayan views and sights throughout the journey. Views of mountain peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, the Pumori, the Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, the Kongdi RI and many others are quite spectacular to witness while on the trekking trail. A journey filled with many natural and cultural features, you are guaranteed an experience that you will not forget!
There are many packages that can be re-scheduled and customized by us to suit your absolute convenience and requirements for the trekking journey. We at Nepal Hiking Team always provide the best services and joining us on the adventure of trekking in the Khumbu is always a guarantee of a great time with the best services and experiences!