The entire Khumbu Region is blessed with two popular national parks of Nepal, Sagarmatha National Park, and Makalu-Barun National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO natural heritage site.
Besides national parks, the Khumbu region is fortunate with Mount Everest (8,848.86m), you will also have panoramic vistas of other snowcapped mountains including two eight- thousand(ers).
They are Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), the 4th highest peak, and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), the 6th highest peak in the world. Other notable mountains are Mt. Nutptse (7,861m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m), and Thamserku (6,623m), Cholatse (6,440m), etc.
Trekking to the Khumbu region also rewards you with three popular trekking peaks of Nepal. They are Island Peak (6,160m), Mera Peak (6,470m), and Lobuche Peak (6,119m) respectively.
Among all this, the Khumbu region is popular for the Everest Base Camp trek (15-Day), every year thousands of trekkers head towards the highest base camp on earth to accomplish their dream of steeping to the base.
Everest Base Camp trekking route goes along the Sherpa settlement areas of the Khumbu Region. It begins from Lukla Airport (2,860m), the gateway to Everest Base Camp (9-Day), and also another region of the entire Khumbu region. It goes past Gorakshep (5,164m), Gorakshep used to be the original base camp of Mt. Everest until the 1953 Everest Expedition.
To begin the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can take the Kathmandu Lukla flight which takes nearly 35 minutes. During the flight, you have an aerial view of the soaring mountains, green forests, lush valleys, and Sherpa villages.
Alternatively, you can also do this Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri, the place known as the Switzerland of Nepal. This is the route followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the 1953 Everest Expedition.
Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek goes past the popular Rolwaling Valley, which is located in the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. Doing this trek takes about 7 days more than the 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary.
Throughout the trekking trail, you can see the reflection of true Sherpa culture and tradition. The mani walls, Chortens, prayer flags, and wheels as well as Tibetan Buddhist monasteries make this trip more fascinating. Every village within the Khumbu region has at least one monastery, which is named after the village itself.
Among them, Pangboche Monastery is the oldest while Tengboche Monastery is the largest one. Tengboche Monastery is famous for the Mani Rimdu Festival which is the most colorful festival in the entire Khumbu Region.
The Mani Rimdu Festival is observed for 19 days to mark the founding of Buddhism by the Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. This festival falls between October and November when the Mani Rimdu Festival Treks are organized. The Masked dances and the tantric rituals are performed by the monks of the monastery premises to scare away the evil spirit.
Likewise, Khumjung Monastery is famous for the Yeti Skull (the skull of the abominable creature on Earth!).
The Everest Base Camp (10-Day) adventure moves through the Sagarmatha National Park. The park is one of the highest-altitude conservation centers in the world. It is one of the 10 World Heritage Sites of Nepal.
The occasional sights of the Himalayan species of flora and fauna make your travel more memorable. The majority of plant species found in this region are Himalayan birch, fir, rhododendron, and juniper. The park houses more than 208 species of birds including pheasant, vulture, snow cock, and alpine chough.
Additionally, the animal species are found running here and there while trekking through the Everest Base Camp Route. The common animals in the Everest Region Trek are Himalayan Thar, musk deer, mouse hare, weasel, and jackal. Likewise, the Himalayan black bear, wolf, lynx, snow leopard, and Indian leopard also inhabit this national park.
Doing the Everest trek is everyone’s dream all of them cannot fulfill it because of different circumstances. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate hike, it is accessible to people of all ages.
Yeah, it may be a little harder for the children and the senior citizens to reach the base camp of Mount Everest. But this can be accomplished if they extend a couple of days more for Everest Base Camp (17-Day) itinerary. Nevertheless, they can do Short Everest View Trek (6-Day), Best Everest Base Camp Panorama Trek (12-Day), or Everest Helicopter tours with landing and without landing as well.
For the intrepid trekkers, there are yet more challenging treks around the Everest region. Some to mention here can be 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking, Kalapatthar Trek, Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Ri Trek. This is a basic normal trekking trail that can be easily completed quickly depending upon the trekker's time frame and can also be customized.
Khumbu Region is so vast and wide, that trekkers will always have an option for the trail to divert. This can be for layman trekkers and also for professional hikers. If trekkers want to accept the challenge and explore adventure, they can go through Everest Three Pass Trek, Everest Base Camp and Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, or Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo and Chola Pass, etc. are some of the more challenging treks in the region.
The treks around the lower elevation in the Khumbu Region can be done throughout the year. Trekking to the higher altitude in winter is quite harder due to the excessive snowfalls. Specifically, Everest Three High Passes Trek is not possible in the winter as the routes are blocked due to the thick layers of snow. However, spring, summer, and autumn are the best time for Khumbu Region Trek.
Trekking into Khumbu Region is not a mere hike it is one of the most popular regions on the earth with numerous Himalayas, culture, tradition, religion, and also the ecosystem.
Apart from this Everest is the only region with the highest settlement of human villages and farmland. Human settlement has been unique for hundreds of years, making their living through animal rearing.
Khumbu region which is the Northern part of Nepal borders the autonomous region of Tibet. This makes the culture, religion, and tradition of the Sherpa people similar to the Tibetan. They still hold the same bond of love with the earth and exchange their goods and supply. So, visiting the Khumbu region will highlight trekkers with the image of Tibet.
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The Khumbu region-related Treks :
1) Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days
2) 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
3) Everest Base Camp Trek for Senior Citizen
4) 9-Day Everest Base Camp Trek
5) Everest Three-Pass Trek
6) Amadablam Base Camp Trek
7) Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
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