Wonders of Everest Region
“View the sky-piercing Himalayas and re-define the meaning of adventure in the outstanding Everest region.”
Beyond comparison is the incredible Everest region (Khumbu region) which is blessed with innumerable natural and cultural gifts. From the majestic Himalayan mountains to the tranquil glacial lakes and the immense diversity of wildlife thriving alongside socially inhabited ethnic villages, everything about the Everest region seems to be calmly existing in the state of solitude afar from the modern-day development. One cannot fathom all the hidden wonders of Everest region which lie concealed within the boundaries of this stunning geographical region. Hence, here we have tried our utmost to list out all the astounding aspects of the Everest region in order to redefine your trek in the Everest region.
- Mount Everest
Already listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Mount Everest is the pride of Nepal which truly stands as one of the most potent stature in the entire world. With an elevation of 8,848 meters, it is the highest mountain in the world which allures thousands of visitors to visit Nepal. Everest Base Camp is the most popular site for trekkers but few who have a niche for adventure even try to conquer the summit entirely. The natural beauty of Mt. Everest has been said by many as one of the most breathtakingly captivating scenery which can be seen by the eyes of people who visit it. Nevertheless, the massive popularity of Mt. Everest can never be described by human words as it stunningly is one of the most challenging and adventurous destination in the planet.
- Sagarmatha National Park
Established in the year of 1976, Sagarmatha National Park is the first national park of Nepal which is located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal and occupies a total land area of 1,148 square km. Inside the territorial boundaries of this national park, one can find a varying height elevation of 2,845 m to 8,848 m which makes it one of the most diverse places to travel. Even though the drastic rise in elevation restricts the growth of vegetation, trekkers can find several forested zones of pine, juniper, bamboo and rhododendron forests. Likewise, the national park is the natural habitat for many living species of birds and animals. You can see Himalayan Monal, snow leopards, musk deer and even the rare Red panda here if you’re lucky enough.
- Gokyo Lakes
One of the most rarely visited natural wonders of Everest region is the serene Gokyo Lakes which are situated at an altitude ranging between 4,700 m – 5,000 m above sea level. Due to which it is also the highest freshwater lake system in the world & it comprises six different varying lakes among which the Thonak Lake is the largest among all. Many trekkers take a direct route to the Everest Base Camp and miss their opportunity to visit Gokyo Lakes. But for those who decide to trek to the eastern shores of Gokyo valley, they can witness one of the most picturesque sight of the entire Everest region from atop Gokyo-Ri which lies adjacent to the Gokyo Lakes. Trust me, a trek to the Gokyo lakes is totally worth it!
- Tengboche Monastery
Next is the revered Buddhist gompa of Tengboche Monastery which is located at the elevation of 3,867 meters and is also the largest monastery in the entire Khumbu region. Being established in 1916, Tengboche Monastery can be reached easily from Namche bazaar so it can be a worthwhile venture to visit and explore the magnificent monastery during your visit to the Everest region. Another highlight of Tengboche Monastery is that, if your travel plans align correctly then during the months of October and November, trekkers can witness the most important festival of Sherpa people which is also referred to as the “Mani Rimdu Festival”. For this reason alone, nearly 15,000 tourists seem to visit Tengboche Monastery each year.
- Kala Patthar
A popular landmark located near to the Mt. Everest is the stunning Kala Patthar which is just above a place called Gorakshep. Trekkers usually tend to hike up the Kala Patthar early in the morning to get a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas as the morning sunlight slowly touches down these massif snowcapped statures. Atop Kala Patthar, trekkers can see Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Changtse. Not only that but if you take a look at the northern flank one can even see the glimpses of Mt. Lhotse too. Another fun fact about this place is that the world’s highest webcam called the “Mount Everest Webcam” lies here.
Truly the Everest region seems to be incomparable to its other counterparts as it is a treasure chest for all those who love nature and culture. Plan your upcoming vacation in this beautiful region and experience a true aesthetic feeling of traveling in the Himalayas.