Locate at the northeastern part of Nepal Everest Region is about 90 km away from Kathmandu Valley. Everest Region is very famous for trekking and thousands of trekkers visit in this region every year. Everest region is also known as Khumbu Region and one of the most visited regions for trekking in Nepal. The region is mostly surrounded by Sherpa settlement and has amazing mountainous landscape. Its elevation ranges from 3300 m (11000) ft to the 8848 m (29029) ft that is the summit of Mount Everest, highest Mountain of the earth. Everest region is full of exciting adventure polished with natural beauty. In this region you will get lots of beautiful places to visit which are described below:-
Popular places in Everest Region trek
Everest Base Camp
1. Lukla Village:-
Lukla Village of Khumbu region is a starting point towards Mount Everest. Lukla serves as the main entrance for trekkers and mountaineers who steps to the world popular Everest Region.
The village is mostly inhabited by Sherpa community and it is located at the altitude of 2860m. The area is well equipped and includes modern hotels and lodges along with small shops and departmental stores. There is also the provision of hart bazaar weekly.
The town contains a small airport, Tenzing Hillary Airport. It is the most extreme and most adventurous airport in the world. Here plane flies around tall forested mountains and high hills. The landing spot is the most exciting. The airport is only the possible way of reaching the Everest Region from Kathmandu. The airport contains helipad or chopper for transport and rescue operation.
As Lukla is the main gateway to enter in Everest Region by thousand of a trekker, mountaineers and local and forest tourist. Being the touristic place Lukla Village is busy at the time of Autumn and Spring season. Thousands of visitors come here every year for adventure activities like trekking, mountaineering, skiing, skydiving, heli-skiing, etc.
2. Namche Bazaar:-
Namche Bazaar is a beautiful town of Khumbu District. It is located at the height of 3440 m and at the elevation of 11286 ft. Namche Bazaar is the most popular tourist hub and resting stop of the region. It is a main gateway to the high Himalayas also offers amazing views of the snow-capped peaks. This region is considered as the wealthiest district of the country. The town is the function of trekking trails where Everest trek routes can be identified.
Being the historically capital Namche Bazaar is the administrative center of the Khumbu region. The town contains lots of Nepalese officials, a police check post and a bank beside the Sagarmatha National Park and army barracks. The region is the center of Sherpa culture. It also gives the opportunity to learn about the Flora and Fauna of that area. Namche Bazaar is the stop point for the visitors. As the area is located at the top end of the village you can take information about their wildlife.
There is a beautiful Sherpa Museum at the Namche Bazaar and it is rich in information about the life of Sherpa people. Namche Monastery, Namche Library, Healing Centre, Tibetan Handicraft stalls and stores are the major attractions of the town. Namche Bazaar also offers a Saturday market where you can buy goods at the cheapest price. Syangboche Airport is another attraction for short take-off and landing of helicopters.
3. Tengboche Monastery:-
Tengboche is a beautiful village rural municipality in the Khumbu Region. The village is very popular because of the really old gompas. The village contains Buddhist monastery a Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in Nepal. The monastery sits at the top of the hill so the visitors can get the clear breathtaking view of Mount Everest. This gompa is the most religious centers for Sherpa culture. Thousands of visitors explore this monastery every year.
Tengboche is the last stop for visitors. This spot has been badly destroyed by an earthquake in 1993 but was rebuilt and again it was ravaged by fire. Many of the old sculptures of the monastery were totally damaged but patience and mindfulness Buddhist rebuilt it. It is the most beautiful place in the world and the route of EBC trekking of Gorakshep and Kalapathar. Tengboche Village offers you several local tea house accommodations.
The place provides you finest mountain scenery like Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam with beautiful rhododendron forest, pines, etc. Another attraction of Tengboche village is the Mani Rimdu Festival. It is the most important festival of Tengboche Monastery and Buddhist Sherpa Peoples. The time of the festival so matched that it is celebrated when large numbers of trekkers arrived in the Everest region.
4. Dingboche –
Dingbouche lies at 4410 meters. Dingboche is also Sherpa village in Khumbu region in Chukhung valley. Trekkers can do extra days 2 night overnight in Dingbouche before doing Everest base camp trekking to get acclimatization in higher altitude.
5. Pangboche Village:-
Pangboche is a beautiful village in Khumjung VDC of Khumbu district of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 3985 m and 13074 ft. The Pangboche village is such beauty that it is like heaven on the earth. The village has 600 years old monastery which is very important for Buddhist Sherpa. Men of Pangboche Village take blessings from the big Lamas of the monastery, to start risky climbing.
Tengboche Village is a crucial place of trekking routes and provides scenic beauty. You can see Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam like amazing views from Pangboche Village. As the village is close to the Everest Base Camp, it is the stopping point of trekkers and climbers. It is considered as the holy place because the great Buddhist, Lama Sangwa Dorjee used to reside there.
Gorakshep is a lakebed that is frozen and covered with sand. This is a small village located at Deep inside Sagarmatha National Park. This area has a small settlement which sits at the altitude of about 5200 m and 16962 ft very near to the Mount Everest. Gorakshep is not inhabited but trekking lodges are basic there and modern amenities like satellite high-speed internet access are available. This area is the last sleeping stop of the trekkers or climbers of Everest region. While trekking to Everest Camp most of the trip starts from Lukla to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche and at final step Gorakshep.
Kalapathar is a famous landmark located at a south ridge above Gorakshep. The meaning of Kalapathar black rock in Nepali and Hindi. All the area is dark in color and full of rock. Kalapathar is one of the worthy adventure and destinations as the routes to Kalapathar is considered very remarkable. Kalapathar is located at the base of the Mount Everest and at the height of 5550 m and 18519 ft.
While visiting Kalapathar you can get to see picturesque hamlet, alpine forest, lush green forest, stony trails and many more. During your journey towards Kalapathar, you can get to see the blue sheep, massif view of Himalaya range. Tibetan snow cock, yaks, Himalayan Thar, mountain goat, and many others. Visit Kalapathar provides you the opportunity of interacting with Sherpa people. you will experience their warm hospitality observing the culture, tradition and primitive lifestyles.
Kalapathar is a very popular destination among tourist and they eagerly want to reach there because the place provides clear and close wonderful view of Mount Everest. You can have the adorable view of Everest, Changtse and Nuptse from Kalapathar. Visitors get the opportunity to capture the mesmerizing scene of Khumbu Glaciers, Everest and Nuptse, junipers, alpine bushes, rhododendron flowers, and beautiful village. The place Kalapathar is worth to visit.
8. Everest Base Camp:-
Everest Base Camp refers to reaching the Base of the Mount Everest. The base of the Mount Everest sits at the altitude of 5364 m and 17598 ft. People visit Everest base for trekking and to see Himalaya. Similarly, trekking in Everest base camp is a worldwide famous activity. It is considered a classic trek in Nepal. Everest Base Camp is the most visited regions among all the Himalayas. As Mount Everest is the highest Mountain of the earth it is the dream of every people to look Mount Everest once in their lifetime. For the Everest Base Camp Trek, it takes more than two weeks.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp is full of adventure and thrilling. A short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla offers you the fresh Himalayan environment. There you can enjoy the green rolling hills and the beautiful views of the mountains. Likewise EBC trip takes you through beautiful Sherpa Village and settlements. Next, you can interact with Sherpa and villagers and receive their warm hospitality. Your journey takes you to the famous Namche Bazaar where you can have standard food and lodging. You will get to see lots of exciting places to see on the way to Everest Base Camp.
9. Gokyo Lakes:-
Gokyo Lakes is an extremely beautiful lake of Nepal that is located in Khumjung Village of Khumbu district. This lake is at the height of 4700-5000 m (15400-16400) ft above sea level. Gokyo lakes are the sacred lake of both Hindu and Buddhist people. The lake gets crowded at the time of Hindu festival Janai Purnima and the site is worshipped for Naag Devata. A temple is situated at the western corner of the lake. These lakes are the important lakes of Hindu and Buddhist in a religious point of view.
Gokyo is very famous among tourist destination leading to the Everest Base Camp trek. Gokyo Lake trek is the wilderness trek. This trip is the second popular trek in Everest Region. You can view the local Sherpa people and lifestyle and culture. Thus exploration with breathtaking white snow Mountains, Mount Everest, and Mount Cho Oyu. Like Lakes, Gokyo Village is also very beautiful inhabited with Sherpa community. The breath sceneries of Snow Mountains make a wonderful experience in lifetimes.
On the way to Gokyo Lakes, you will get to see many oldest Buddhist Monasteries as the village is mainly inhabited by Buddhist people. The major attractions of the trips are the lifestyle of Sherpa people and observing their culture and tradition. Close view of beautiful Gokyo lakes and ultimate high Himalayas like Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Amadablam, Taboche Peak, and Kanguru. Experiencing these all the activities makes an unforgettable trek to the visitors.
Thus there are different other nice places to see during EBC trek.