• Feb 21, 2024
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Everest Region, a place on earth where almost everyone dreams of travelling once in a lifetime, is located in northeastern Nepal in the Solukhumbu district. Accessible by flight, this destination is the most trekked in Nepal. Be it the Everest view trek or the Everest base camp trek, the Everest region offers nothing but surreal views and memories that will be carved into your heart forever. Although people think the Everest region trek means just the Everest base camp trek, it has plenty of options within the area that can beat your quest of being close to the Himalayas.

Treks like the Everest view trek, Everest three passes trek, Gokyo lake trek, and Gokyo lake trek with Renjo la pass are some of the popular treks of the Everest region. In this blog, Top 7 best treks in Everest region for 2024, we will include all the details of the trip, so that you can plan your next Everest region trek with us. So, let's begin.

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Everest View Trek

 

1. Everest View Trek:

everest-panorama-view

Everest view trek is a short trek in the Everest region that does not demand much of your holiday time and physical fitness but offers everything you expect from a trek in the Everest region. The Everest view trek can be completed in 7 days and has the highest elevation gain of 3940m at Khumjung.

The trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla and then traverses through the rich landscape of Lukla, Phakding, and Namche. One of the major attractions of this trek is the Namche Bazar, the biggest town in the region, filled with restaurants, pubs, lodges, museums, and equipment stores to keep trekkers entertained and satisfied during their acclimatization.

Also Read: Best Things to do in Namche Bazar

During your Everest view trek, you will cross suspension bridges, walk through dense forests, explore the lifestyle of the locals, hike to the Everest view hotel renowned for offering majestic views of the Everest and visit local attractions like the Khumjung monastery and Sherpa culture Museum.

You can hike to the traditional village of Khumjung or trek back to Namche from Everest view Hotel. The Khumjung monastery is located in Khumjung that houses the Yeti scalp.

  • Maximum Elevation: 3940 at Khumjung / 3880 at Everest View hotel
  • Trek duration: 7 days
  • Trek category: Easy
  • Accommodation type: Teahouse
  • Best Season: Throughout the year.

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 4: Explore Namche and Hike to Everest view hotel (3880m)/ Khumjung (3940m) and trek down to Namche
  • Day 5: Trek back to Lukla via Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 7: Departure

 

2. Everest Base Camp Trek:

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest base camp trek needs no introduction, as it is the dream of many and the most popular trek in the region. Every year thousands of trekkers trek to the base camp to enjoy the panorama of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Although most people trek to the base camp to enjoy the sights of the snow-capped pinnacles, but what makes the trek epic is the hardworking potters, guide, kind Sherpas, comfortable tea houses, comforting foods, refreshing drinks, mani walls, monasteries, prayer flags, suspension bridges, and the fireplace at the teahouses that accompany you throughout your journey.

The Everest base camp trek starts from the beautiful area of Lukla and traverses through different ethnic villages like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep and along your side will be the vistas playing hide and seek. The highest elevation gain of this trip is 5545m at Kalapathar, as without the hike to Kalapathar, this trip is incomplete. The Kalapathar hike is mandatory especially because it is the best way to enjoy the 360-degree panorama of Mount Everest and neighbouring peaks.

The views of sunrise and Himalayas like Mount Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7561m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Changtse (7543m), Lobuche East (6119m), and Cholatse (6400m) are breathtaking from the vantage point. And also not to forget the base camp itself. Being on the base camp of the world's highest peak is invigorating that does not need much explanation about the truly spectacular views.

  • Maximum Elevation: 5545m at Kalapathar
  • Trek duration: 14 days
  • Trek category: Moderate
  • Accommodation type: Teahouse
  • Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

Itinerary: (In detail here: Everest Base Camp Trek)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 4: Explore Namche and Hike to Everest view hotel (3880m)
  • Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
  • Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
  • Day 7: Acclimatization at Dingboche
  • Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m)
  • Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakhshep (5164m) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m), EBC to Gorakshep
  • Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Dingboche (4410m)
  • Day 11: Trek down to Namche Bazar (3440m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2860m)
  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure

 

3. Gokyo Lake Trek:

Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo lake trek is the best alternative for someone trying to avoid the crowdy base camp trail. The Gokyo lake comprises six lakes, namely Gokyo Cho, Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngojumba Cho and Longpang Cho, covering a total area of 196.2 ha inside the Sagarmatha National Park. The lake's altitude lies between 4700-5100m, making it the world's highest freshwater lake system. And the highest elevation gain of this trek is 5357m at Gokyo Ri.

The trail to Gokyo lake initially follows the same route as the Everest base camp trek till Namche and then deviates from the EBC trek route towards Dole, where you will officially enter the Gokyo valley. During this trek, you will pass through the settlement area of Dole, Macchermo, and Gokyo village enjoying the views of lesser-known peaks like Cholaste (6335m), Taboche (6367m) and Cho Oyu (8188m) and the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Once you are at the top of Gokyo Ri, you can enjoy the magnificent sights of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu together with Gokyo lakes. Maximum Elevation: 5357m at Gokyo Ri.

  • Trek duration: 12 days
  • Trek category: Moderate
  • Accommodation type: Teahouse
  • Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

Itinerary: (In detail here: Gokyo Ri Trekking Package)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 4: Explore Namche and Hike to Everest view hotel (3880m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Namche to Dole (4200m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Dole to Macchermo (4400m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Macchermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m)
  • Day 8: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and trek back to Macchermo (4400m)
  • Day 9: Trek back to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 10: Trek back to Lukla (2860m)
  • Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Departure

 

4. Three Passes Trek:

Everest Three Pass Trek

The ultimate challenging trek of the Everest region is the Three Passes trek, which allows trekkers to discover the harsh side of Everest, from the rough terrain to the cold climate.

The Three passes trek can be completed in 19 Days and follows the EBC trek route up to Namche and then deviates to Thame towards Gokyo valley, where the Renjo La pass lies between Lungden and Gokyo lake. The Renjo La pass offers an unobstructed panorama of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Makalu (8481m), and Gokyo Lake.

The second pass lies on the way to Dzongla (4855), which can be reached by crossing the Ngozumpa glacier. This pass is prominent because it connects Gokyo and Everest region and is one of the best vantage points to see Everest. From Cho La Pass, you will officially enter the Everest region. Walking past the settlement of Lobuche and Gorak Shep, you will summit the base camp from where you can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas. Although the views from the base camp are breathtaking, the scenery of Everest from Kalapathar will blow your mind as the views get better from this point. After enjoying the sights of the Himalayas from Kalapathar, you will head down to Lobuche and then continue your journey towards Chhukung (4730m), where Kongma La pass (5535m) the last of the three passes trek lies on the way. The Kongma La pass is the highest and most challenging pass among the three passes, but the views of Lhotse, Makalu, Barun and Ama Dablam are spectacular. By crossing the pass and descending the village of Chukhung, you will trek through the rest of the Everest base camp trail passing through Dingboche, Pangboche and Tengboche. Although you have left the mountains behind, the Himalayas will follow you till Namche.

  • Maximum Elevation: 5545m at Kalapatthar
  • Trek duration: 19 days
  • Trek category: Challenging
  • Accommodation type: Teahouse
  • Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

Itinerary: (In Detail here: Three Pass Trek in Everest)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Namche
  • Day 4: Explore Namche and Hike to Everest view hotel (3440m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Thame (3750m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Lungden (4500m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Gokyo Lake via Renjo la Pass (5340m)
  • Day 8: Explore Gokyo and hike Gokyo Ri (5360m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Thangnak (4700m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Dzongla (4855m) via Cho La Pass (5420m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Everest base camp and trek down to Gorak Shep (5164m)
  • Day 13: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Chhukung (4730m) via Kongma La Pass (5535m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3855m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Departure

✔ Also Read: A Complete Guide to Everest Three Pass Trek

 

5. Pikey Peak Trek:

Pikey Peak

The Pikey Peak Trek is the best short trek into the Everest region that offers spectacular sights of the Everest, Makalu, Gaurishankar, Mera Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Numbur and Lower Khumbu region.

The trail to Pikey peak is different from the other treks of the region, as you will start your trek without a Lukla flight. The trail passes through the traditional villages of Dhap, Ghurmi, Sigane and Jhapre while you constantly traverse through dense forests and terraced fields, enjoying the views of the mountains. The major highlight of this trek is the Pikey base camp (3640m) and Pikey Peak summit that offers a splendid sunrise view and the panorama of Everest (8848m), Manaslu (8163m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m) and Numbur (6959m). The Pikey Peak Trek can be completed in 7-9 days and allows you to explore the life and culture of the people inhabiting the lower Khumbu region. Although you started your trek from Dhap after 8 hours of driving from Kathmandu, you will return via the classic route of Phaplu through Jase Bhanjyag, Junbesi. While retracing your trail back to Kathmandu, you will also visit two important monasteries of the region, Thuptenchoeling and Chiwong Monastery.

  • Maximum Elevation: 4065m at Pikey Peak Base camp.
  • Trek duration: 7 days
  • Trek category: Easy
  • Accommodation type: Teahouse
  • Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

Itinerary: (In detail here: Pikey Peak Trek)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Drive to Dhap (2850m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Japre (2815m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Pikey Base Camp (3640m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) via Pikey Peak (4065m)
  • Day 6: Explore Thuptenchoeling monastery (2920m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Phaplu (2469m)
  • Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 9: Departure

 

6. Gokyo lake with Renjo La Pass:

Gokyo lake with Renjo La Pass

Gokyo Lake with Renjo La Pass trek is one of the exciting treks of the region, where you can enjoy the majestic views of the Himalayas, tranquil lakes, glaciers, mesmerizing landscape, and the Sherpa village and their culture. Since this trek is much more similar to the base camp trek, it is the best alternative to the Everest base camp trek. The best part of the Gokyo Lake with Renjo La Pass trek is that it is less busy and has a remote trail.

The Gokyo lake trek with Renjo La Pass can be completed in 14 days, and the highest elevation gain is 5360m at Renjo La pass. The pass lies in between the Gokyo Ri and Lungden and offers breathtaking sights of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Makalu (8481m), and Gokyo Lake.
Just like other treks of the region, this trek also starts with a scenic Lukla flight and passes through the Sagarmatha National Park and follows the EBC trek trail up to Namche.

The major highlight of this trek is Gokyo lake, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo village and Renjo La pass, which is all about mesmerizing views of the Himalayas, lakes and glaciers.

  • Maximum Elevation: 5360m at Gokyo Ri
  • Trek duration: 14 days
  • Trek category: Moderate
  • Accommodation type: Teahouse
  • Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 4: Explore Namche and Hike to Everest view hotel (3880m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Namche to Dole (4200m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Dole to Macchermo (4400m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Macchermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m)
  • Day 8: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Lunden (4300m) crossing Renjo La Pass (5340m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Thame
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure

 

7. Island Peak Climbing/Expedition:

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak climbing is one of the most challenging climbs of the Everest region. Locally known as Imja Tse, Island peak is one of the mountains of the Sagarmatha National Park, which is an extended ridge of the south end of Lhotse Shar.

The island peak climb can be completed in 14 days without the Everest base camp trek and in 18 days by adding it. The trail to Island peak follows the same route as the Everest base camp trek to Dingboche and then deviates to the rough terrain of Island peak. In this trek, you will be camping in the island peak base camp. You will also visit the tranquil Imja lake, which offers grand views of the neighbouring peaks. The summit is tough with few technical portions, but with proper climbing gear, you can successfully climb the island peak. In the afternoon, the peak witnesses strong winds, so starting the climb in the early morning is the best way to avoid midday winds. From the top of the Island peak, you can see the grand views of Nuptse(7864m), Lhotse Shar (8382m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m), and Baruntse (7152m).

  • Maximum Elevation: 6160m at Island Peak
  • Trek duration: 15 days
  • Trek category: Challenging
  • Accommodation type: Teahouse, and Camping
  • Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)

Itinerary: (in detail here: Island Peak Climbing)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)
  • Day 4: Explore Namche and Hike to Everest view hotel (3880m)
  • Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
  • Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m
  • Day 8: Acclimatization and exploration of Imja Lake (5010m)
  • Day 9: Island Peak summit (6160m) and Trek down to Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 10: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2860m)
  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure

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FAQ:

1. What kind of accommodation can I expect in the Everest Region?

✔ During your Everest region trek, you will be staying in teahouses. Since it is the most trekked destination in Nepal, the teahouses in the Everest region have all the basic facilities like western toilets, well-furnished and clean rooms, varieties of food options, and the Internet.

2. What kind of wildlife can I see during the Everest region trekking?

✔ Since the region lies within the Sagarmatha National Park area, you can witness Himalayan Thar, Jackal, Langur Monkey, Ghoral, and others, while bird species like Danfe are very common.

3. Can I do a solo trek in the Everest region?

✔ No. Nepal Government has stopped allowing solo treks in any part of Nepal due to security and safety reasons. If you want to trek in the Everest region, you can contact Trekking companies, who offer customizable packages according to your time availability and interest.

4. What food is served in the Everest region?

✔ Food is one thing you will not have to compromise during the Everest region trekking. The teahouses in the area offer a wide variety of items like Dal, Bhat, Roti, Curries, Thukpa, Soups, pancakes, porridge, boiled potatoes, Momos, Sherpa stew, pizza, spaghetti, sandwich, and many more.

5. How likely is altitude sickness in the Everest region?

✔ Everest region treks have varying altitudes. Hence altitude sickness is very common. However, the simple way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatize, drink enough water and go slow since it's not a race you are trying to win.


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