Named after the highest peak in the world, i.e. Mt. Everest 8,848 m or 29,029 ft, the Everest region also houses other great Himalayan peaks. These well-maintained trails offer some of the most challenging trekking in Nepal.
Thanks to Mt. Everest, the region is extensively developed for trekking with plentiful accommodation and other travel and health services. However many treks climb above 4000m, and AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) remains a serious risk – it is crucially important to follow the climb guideline: ascend no more than 300m each day and take the recommended acclimatization rest.
The areas of Solu and Khumbu are the homeland of the Sherpa people, the ethics group worldly famous for their mountaineering skills. The unique climate is well described in Lonely Planet’s “ Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya”: -“As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forests and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forests, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally, the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk, scan the skies and the undergrowth for golden eagles and the spectacular Himalayan monal ( danphe or imply a pheasant) with its regal, shimmering green, blue and purple plumage.”
The Everest region also houses other great Himalayan peaks. These well-maintained trails offer some of the most challenging Everest trekking in Nepal.