One of the best treks in the world, The Everest trek is a window into traditional Sherpa villages and `gompas` (monasteries), their mountain Buddhist culture and their sacred peaks and valley. The trek takes trekkers to the very bottom of the world’s highest mountain- Everest (8,848m), also known as Chomolungma in Tibetan and Sagarmatha in Nepali. A short flight from Kathmandu takes you to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla , a small town and also the gateway into the Khumbu region. Since the trek is done in the Sagarmatha National Park, it houses 118 species of birds and numerous rare mammals such as Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda and Himalayan Wolves. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas with a visit to Everest base camp and KalaPatthar (5555m), a viewpoint recognized as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse etc.
This amazing trek can be done as a tea-house and lodges trek as there are plenty of lodges providing excellent facilities from attached bathrooms with hot showers, traditional Sherpa food, dal bhat and even western meals like pizzas, burgers, spaghetti, pasta, pies, delicious bakery items and plenty more. This trek into the heart of the Himalayas can be done from March – May and October – December for excellent weather and the best views.