Nepal and trekking have been synonyms to each other. Nepal is a home to the famous trekking routes all over the world. Nasty roads, iconic Himalayas, high altitudes walk-offs, a little hard work but as a result the trails end up with the amazing, mesmerizing, beautiful and panorama views of the mountains, landscapes, valleys, gorge, river and its peculiar floras and faunas. Not limited with natural beauty, you can also live witness the tradition, culture, and lifestyles of the native Nepalese as if you are living the same. Depending on the difficulty and time duration, you have many options to choose but some of the famous and often visited trekking zones are Sagarmatha (Everest) region, Langtang Region, Annapurna Region, Dolpo Region, Kanchenjunga Region, Makalu Region and the list goes on. Among the mentioned ones, Everest region has been top on the list as it is often visited and popular among the trekkers. The home to the highest peak- Mount Everest, above 37000 people visit Everest region every year. This can be considered to be the milestone in the life as anyone dreams to visit Everest at least once in their lifetime as no one would love to stay abandoned from the beauty, and the views of this region. The view of mountain peaks in front of the eyes, walk through the rhododendron jungle, trek in the high altitudes, weaving out your sweats by the cold water of the gorges, this region is a perfect combination of pain and relief. Floated in the vast areas, you again have many options to adopt here in this region and we are here to notify you briefly about some of the most popular hiking routes in the Everest region.
1) Everest Base Camp Trek
Starting from the Kathmandu city to the lap of the Mount Everest i.e. Everest Base Camp, this route is among the moderate leveled trekking route. Initiated by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenjin Norgay Sherpa, the trek to Everest Base Camp will be an opportunity to have the best view of Mount Everest and the peaks around it, go through Khumbu’s nasty valleys and visit the Buddhist monasteries. Along with the natural beauty, you can know about the culture of the Sherpa. This is a trek about a couple of weeks.
2) Gokyo Ri Trek
Somehow similar to the Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Ri trek is a visit to witness the natural beauty of gorgeous Gokyo valley. The region offers you the fresh beauty of the Gokyo valley, lakes, and glacier (Ngozumpa) glacier-the largest glacier) situated around it and the chance to have a view of beautiful mountains peaks of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu.
3) Everest Three High Passes Trek
Everest Three High Passes Trek is the best trekking route if you are interested in experiences the real thrill and challenge on the Himalayas. This trek is named as so because this route goes through three passes Kongma La Pass (5,535m.), Cho La Pass (5420m.) and the Renjo La Pass (5340m.). Not limited with the high altitudes, this route leads you to Kalapather, Gokyo Ri, and the Gokyo lakes. Mountains peaks, beautiful landscapes, and the culture make you feel the visit here but the real challenge is those three passes.
4) Everest Panorama View Trek
No much time? But no worries, Everest panorama trek will not take much of your time but will give much more memories to take with. This is a short trek to the Everest region. This route is full of natural scenarios as you can have a look at the peaks of Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and the Everest-highest landmark on the earth. Along with it, this regions carries its peculiar culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the great Sherpa. So anyone would love to visit this place because of its combo features of natural and cultural beauties.
5) Everest Base Camp Classic Trek
The first time this route was followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to attempt Mt. Everest in 1953. That is why this route is still popular for the trekkers who want to follow the trail which was created by the legends. More or less similar with the EBC trek, this trekking route has a bit more of a drive. Everest base camp classic trek route is also a fullest of natural and cultural beauties. The views of Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Luptse, Nuptse, a short visit to Kalapathar to witness the possible closer view of Everest, and Lunch rhododendron forests, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa settlements, colorful prayer flags, deep gorges, fast flowing rivers, waterfalls and the unique suspension bridges are among the available list that you can enjoy here. On the other hand, this route is famous for Jiri, a beautiful town known as the Switzerland of Nepal.