The home of the world’s tallest peak, Khumbu area, also known as the Everest region, is the most popular trekking region of the country. Everest region is the major settlement of Sherpa people who are considered to be one of the best mountain guides in the world.
The famous mountain town of Namche Bazar, the holy Tengboche Monastery, the beautiful Gokyo Lakes along with the vantage points of Kalapatthar and the Gokyo Ri and the captivating Himalayas of the Mahalangur Himalayan range has succeeded in making the region one of the top trekking destination in the world.
The Everest region ranges from 3,300 meters to the 8,848-meter summit of Mt. Everest. This region is full of trekking routes through the mountain that is challenging but still has lovely places to rest and enjoy meals along the way.
The trekking packages in the Everest region mostly vary according to duration and highlights. Here are some of the popular trekking packages in the Everest region.
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Everest Base Camp Trek is amongst the most famous trekking package among all the trekking packages in Everest Region. It is a journey to discover the astonishing beauty of the Everest region and get a fantastic experience.
Amateurs can also trek to EBC but are recommended to do some physical fitness training like running, swimming, and hiking to prepare for the journey as you will be covering 10 to 11 kilometers of distance per day.
You will be visiting many renowned Sherpa villages and settlements during the journey and learn about the ethnic culture and practices unique to Nepal. Moreover, the package includes the visit to Kalapatthar- one of the most renowned vantage points of the region.
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Among all the trekking packages in the Everest region, the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the only one combining the trekking aspect of the journey and then presenting the thrilling helicopter ride taking you back to the capital at the end of the trip. The luxurious helicopter rides from the Gorakshep back to Kathmandu surely adds thrill to the whole experience.
Reaching to the lap of the world’s summit might be everyone’s dreams, but not everyone can fulfill it. So for those who have less time but want to aim for Everest Base Camp, we recommend you for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, which is only about eleven days but covers every aspect of the trek.
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The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is almost the same as the standard one, where the only difference is the accommodations. This package mostly focuses on the availability of deluxe accommodations. Besides, this trek is designed for those who prefer to have the best place to stay on their journey to the lap of the highest peak.
Mostly, the package starts with the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour, which follows the famous route to reach the base camp of Mount Everest while staying in the best accommodation possible.
This package is recommended to those who want to experience a luxurious stay in the excellent accommodation in the mountains.
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Short Everest Trek, as the name suggests, is the package designed for travelers with a minimal time frame. This package is designed for those who are eager to trek to the Everest region but are uncertain due to the time limitations.
In this package, you will be going a bit farther than Namche Bazar- to Khumjung/Khunde. The journey is about seven days, but you will get to experience the significant attraction of the Khumbu area without going to base camp.
Besides, this trek is much more comfortable than the standard ones. Due to the low elevation compared to Everest Base Camp, there is also very little chance of altitude sickness.
In short, you will get to witness almost every attraction that the Khumbu region offers in a short period.
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EBC trek for seniors and kids is specially designed in a way that the whole family can enjoy the trek to the base camp of the world’s summit.
The experience you get in this package is the same as the standard one with little tweaks here and there to make it comfortable for elders and younger members of the family.
The trek begins with an artistic taste of Nepalese art and culture in the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. Then, you will be taken to Lukla by flight from where you will walk along the Dudh Koshi River to reach the town of Namche via Phakding.
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The Everest Chola Pass Trek includes major attractions like the villages of Dzongla, Dragnak/Thangna, the Cho La Mountain Pass, and the Gokyo Lakes alongside more traditional and well-known tourist attractions of the Khumbu like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Kalapatthar and the Everest base camp itself.
For those who want to experience the attraction of the region in a refined way along with crossing a mountain pass, this is the package to opt for.
It is a rather challenging trek as you will be crossing a mountain pass, but simple preparation of the body before the trek can help you get ready for this.
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The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is the best alternative pf the Everest Base Camp trek, which is claimed to be more beautiful than the EBC trek. This package takes you to the holy turquoise lake of Gokyo situated in the lap of the Himalayas.
The major highlight of this trek is Gokyo RI, which is a natural vantage point from where you can get the panoramic views of the cerulean Himalayas. It is said to be the most beautiful trek in Khumbu that will surely leave you in awe!
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Everest Panorama Trek, as the name suggests, is a package that included the panoramic views of Mount Everest in a short time. With a Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour, the trekking journey contains famed towns and villages of the Khumbu like the village of Khumjung and Namche along with Tengboche, Phakding and Lukla amongst several others.
It is aimed for people who want to enjoy short treks, Himalayan Panorama of the region and submerge themselves in the cultural riches of the Khumbu without undergoing the challenges of the trek to the base camp.
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In the Everest View Trek package, the trekking trails will be almost the same as the Everest panorama Trek. The only difference in the Everest View Trek is the duration and the involvement of the Khumjung Village. Instead, the final destination of Everest View Trek is the beautiful Tengboche Village.
Similarly, you will be able to enjoy the highlights of the Khumbu in a short period, which is also relatively easy than other treks. It is perfect for those travelers with time constraints.
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Comparatively less traveled than other standard trekking packages in the Everest region, the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek lets you enjoy the destinations of the area as done by Mount Everest’s first climbers- Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
You will go to Khumbu through Jiri, unlike the typical way of reaching Lukla via a short flight. Places like Junbesi, Bhandar, Sete, and Nuntala are walked through to reach Lukla, from where the trip trails much the same route as the initial Everest Base Camp Trek.
Highlights of the trek consist of more traditional and far-flung exploration of the villages and the settlements in addition to the famous attractions like Kalapatthar, the gateway to Everest- Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and the Everest View Hotel and so on.