Travelers come from all over the globe to trek in this famous region of Nepal. The Everest Region is world-renowned and rightfully so. It is home to the highest mountain in the world – Mt. Everest (8848 meters/ 29,029 feet), known in Nepali as Sagarmatha. Mt. Everest was first summited in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali Sherpa, and New Zealander Edmund Hillary. Since then, many trekking routes have been opened in the region, attracting trekkers of all levels of experience. Other peaks in the region include: Kalapatthar(5545 meters), Mt. Pumori(7145meters) and GokyoRi(5350 meters).
Although the ultimate goal for most of the treks is to reach Everest Base Camp (5380 meters/17,600 feet), the region has much more to offer. The attractions that have brought visitors to the Everest Regionspan beyond high mountain peaks. The beautiful Sherpa culture, villages and traditions, Buddhist monasteries, prayer walls and monuments, with the combination of wildlife such as musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, barking deer, Tibetan snow-cock and the iconic Yaks, just to name a few.
Most treks begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and pass through Namche Bazaar, a famous tourism and trading hub. September to November and March to May are the best seasons to trek through the EverestRegion, though trekking throughout the year is possible. You will need two types of trekking permits:Sagarmatha Entry Permit and TIMS Card. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you would like to book a trek with Ascent Holidays or if you have any general questions about trekking in this region. feel free to contact us .