The Everest region is the most popular trekking and climbing site in Nepal and one of the most popular in the world. The ecological region was added to the list of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites in 1979, and it contains three of the world’s seven highest mountains: Sagarmatha or Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), and Cho Oyu (8201 m) along with other magnificent peaks such as Shishapangma (8035 m), Amadablam (6812 m), Nuptse (7855 m), Island (6189 m), Mera (6476 m), Gosainthan (8013 m), Kongde Himal (6200 m), Thamserku (6430 m), and Khumbila (5761 m). Passing through legendary Sherpa villages, the region is a mix of a deeply cultural and spiritual experience in addition to the physical one. Buddhist lamas, monks and nuns led by Rinpoches or reincarnate lamas serve the predominantly Sherpa communities from gompas (monasteries) and are quick to welcome visitors. The journey for most of the treks and/or climbs begins with a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, but there is an alternative non-flying route from Jiri through the mid-hills of Solu. For those with sufficient time, a 10-12 day trek through Solu to the Khumbu and Sagarmatha National Park is an excellent itinerary for both acclimatization and experiencing the changing customs, traditions, and lifestyles as you pass through lower altitude settlements to those in the higher altitudes. In the Everest region, there are several routes and climbing opportunities to consider. Exploring the region is possible in the months of March, April, May, September, October, November, December. Be sure to contact Shiva Excursion to plan an ideal experience to meet your dreams and goals.