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Everest Region

Mount Everest is the world’s highest mountain at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Everest is in the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya on the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), and Changtse (7580m).

In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon recommendation of Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India at the time, who named it after his predecessor in the post, and former chief, Sir George Everest. Chomolungma had been in common use by Tibetans for centuries, but Waugh was unable to propose an established local name because Nepal and Tibet were closed to foreigners.

The southern half of Mount Everest is protected by Sagarmāthā National Park. The park was created on July 19, 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979. Sagarmāthā is a Sanskrit word, from sagar = “sky” (not to be confused with “sea/ocean”) and māthā = “forehead” or “head”, and is the modern Nepali name for Mount Everest.

The park encompasses an area of 1,148 km2 in the Solukhumbu District and ranges in elevation from 2,845 metres (9,334 ft) at Jorsalle to 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) at the summit of Mount Everest. Barren land above 5,000 m (16,400 ft) comprises 69% of the park while 28% is grazing land and the remaining 3% is forested. Most of the park area is very rugged and steep, with its terrain cut by deep rivers and glaciers. Unlike other parks, this park can be divided into four climate zones because of the rising altitude. The climatic zones include a forested lower zone, a zone of alpine scrub, the upper alpine zone which includes upper limit of vegetation growth, and the arctic zone where no plants can grow. The types of plants and animals that are found in the park depend on the altitude. The park contains the upper watershed of the Dudh Kosi river basin system.

Everest Region Packages

18 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

The trek commences with an early flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla in the heart of the Khumbu Region, the rest of the day is an easy one of around three hours to our first overnight at Phakding. We head

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20 Days

Everest Three High Passes Trek

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the prominent and adventurous trekking trail situated in the Khumbu(Everest) Region.The main hi­­ghlights of this trek includes the&nb

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11 Days

Lukla to Namche Trek

This trek is for the Everest fanatics who just want to feel the mighty Everest. So it is developed for people with less time who nevertheless require an experience of the culture in the region and would also

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25 Days

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

This trek commences overland to the road heading to Jiri (6 hrs). We follow the original route of the early expeditions through some truly beautiful alpine scenery. This region is relativ

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16 Days

Gokyo Lake & Renjo La Trek

Gokyo Lake is located immediately west of the Khumbu valley, it is much less traveled or developed than the main trail. The Gokyo valley is dominated at its head by the massive Cho-Oyu (8153 mete

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21 Days

Everest Base Camp & Renjo La Pass Trek

The trek commences with an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the heart of the Khumbu Region. The rest of the day is an easy one of around three hours to our first ove

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21 Days

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lake Trek

This trek is with some extra value. Our trek to Everest Base Camp goes via Gokyo Lake. Gokyo is located immediately west of the Khumbu valley. It is much less traveled or devel

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