Everest region is an incredible paradise of Nepal, which includes the highest peak of the world. It is a dream zone of the travelers of different corners of the world. They travel this region with different form of activities like: mountaineering, trekking and helicopter tours. Due to the countless features that have been described below, the Everest region is still the first choice of the travelers in Nepal.
Everest region, which is also known as the Khumbu region is located at the remote part of the North east Nepal. It is the land of Mt. Everest (8848m) and several 8000 meter peaks. The location is the international border region of Nepal and Tibet. We can say the Everest region is one of the extremely isolated regions in Nepal, but naturally it is a wonderful paradise. So, the travelers do not want to miss trekking or mountaineering in this region. You will be walking on the yard of the highest peak of the world along with several other breathtaking white peaks. Reaching there is still a challenging issue due to the geographical location that astounds you to make a long and exciting journey.
Everest region is basically reputed because of Mt. Everest. In the history, before trekking was introduced, climbers from different countries attempted to summit Mt. Everest. In 1954, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine tried to summit. They could not summit. Mallory’s body is still not found. After 10 more unsuccessful attempts, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary reached to the top of the world. That epic journey became renowned worldwide and thousands of tourists want to follow their track on the aftermath of that climbing. This story motivates the travelers to go to the Everest region once in their lifetime.
Sagarmatha National Park: Flora and Fauna
Sagarmatha National Park is the highest located national park in the world. It is a home of different and rare flora and fauna. The birch, rhododendron, juniper and other type of forests are found there. Moss on Mt. Everest is regarded as the highest altitude plant species. Arenaria grows below 5500 meters. In fauna species, Himalayan Thar, the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda, pika and other wild animals are found. Yak is a commonly found domestic animal, which is also a means of transportation in the alpine section. In the bird species, bar-headed goose, chough, Danphe (national bird) and other species are found.
Sherpa culture, traditions and hospitality
The Khumbu region is populated by the Sherpa people. They are the renowned Himalayan leaders in the world. They are following mountaineering and trekking profession. Sherpas are friendly, hospitable and work dedicated people. They are spiritual too. They are Buddhist devotees. Their culture and traditions are remarkable that are worth to explore. They wear long-sleeved robes called kitycow, Chhuba is tied at the waist, Kanam and Tetung (an outer). Women wear tongkok and colorful aprons. They celebrate festivals like Mani Rimdu. It is the most popular festival in their communities. Many trekkers match the date to observe their festivals.
Numerous tourist destinations
There are several trekking destinations in the Khumbu region. Also many peaks to climb along with multiple 8000 meter peaks are there. Everest base camp, Gokyo valley, Everest high passes, Tengbuche, PK peak and others are the popular trekking destinations. No need to talk about the peak climbers.
Everest in media
The adventure lovers around the world are restless to hear about the Everest. So, the media coverage is also high. Any newspapers, TV channels and online portals update the news of Everest region, about climbing seasons, weather, summit and even the accidents. The wonderful notes of the travelers and documentaries motivate them to visit this region. Good media coverage helps people to know about it more clearly.
Thus, Everest region has got its dominance among the visitors of Nepal. It has been in the first priority. Everest is for all type of trekkers and climbers. The Khumbu is waiting for you. Explore it for the lifetime experience.
Note: the devastating earthquake of April 2015 caused damages on the infrastructures and on the trail. So, it remained closed for a long time and now it’s open. Also the infrastructures have been rebuilt. This season, many groups of climbers reached to the top of Everest and trekked to various destinations. If somebody is worrying about the safety, then you should not be worried.