Mount Everest which is the tallest peak in the world also known as the roof of the world is also located in the Khumbu part of Nepal. Mount Everest is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet) high from sea level. It is the world’s highest peak, the tallest place on the earth. While you are on a trek in Nepal you can see their local people’s traditional culture, festival and living styles.
Everest treks are becoming so popular in the world because Everest trekking region is home to snowy mountains and home of mountain Yeti. After the first summit of Mount Everest by Tenzing Sherpa and Hillary in 1957, trekking in the Everest area became very popular. Everest trekking region is home to the Himalayan god where you will find Sherpa people, cultures, traditions and warm hospitality.
Because of geographical conditions, Most Everest treks are a minimum of 2 weeks to 4 weeks. The shortest Everest trek is the Everest View trek which is 11 days. The most popular Everest treks routes are the trek to Everest base camp, the trek to Gokyo Lake and the trek from Gokyo Valley over Chola Pass to Everest base camp is also the most popular one. Most of our Everest treks start and end at Lukla/ Kathmandu by flight.
Most of the Everest trekking starts from Lukla with an altitude of 2860 m / 9381 feet and the highest point of the Everest trek is 5545m / 18,188 feet at Kalapattar (black rock) near Everest base camp. Since most Everest treks start and end at high altitudes, probably the Everest trek could not be an easy trek for all, so one must be fully prepared and mentally and physically fit. It is highly recommended to book your Everest trekking at least 6 months in advance and prepare yourself for 4- 7 hrs of up and downhill walking.
It is home to the legendary Sherpa people “The guardian of the Himalayas.” Altitude ranges from 2,860 meters above sea level (9,381 ft) to the top of the world, Mt. Everest at 8848 meters (29,028 ft).
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Trekking in Everest
Everest treks take you into the home of Snowy Mountains and home of Mountain Yeti (the story of the yeti is still a mystery), with awe-inspiring views of the world’s highest mountain as well as friendly Sherpa villages, monasteries, cultures and tradition of popular Sherpa people and their way of life. After the first summit of Mount Everest by Tenzing Sherpa and Hillary in 1957, trekking in the Everest area became very popular because of geographical conditions. The journey to Nepal may not be complete without a glimpse of Mount Everest, the roof of the world. Most Everest treks are a minimum of 2 weeks to 4 weeks and the popular Everest treks routes are trek to Everest base camp, trek from Gokyo valley over Chola Pass to Everest base camp, Jiri to Everest base camp trek and trek to Gokyo Lake.
Sagarmatha national park with its spectacular scenery of unique physio-graphical features and varied flora & fauna together with legendary Sherpa Culture & hospitality has attracted millions of people from all over the world.
Lukla is situated between 27° 41′ 60 North latitude and 86° 43′ 0 East longitude in Nepal. Lukla lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Lukla is 2860 m above sea level. Lukla is meaning a place there are many sheep and goats because the people of Lukla get animal husbandry. It is a small town. It is good to visit the Himalayas and get trekking in the Himalayas.
Lukla is a gateway to Mt. Everest the highest peak in the World. The shops in Lukla supply and provides several trekking materials necessary for the climb for a trekker. In Lukla, many lodges offer to rest at night and Western types for meals to the tourists. Most tourists get reach Lukla by flight from Kathmandu. The airport at Janakpur is the nearest to the town of Lukla.
Lukla is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Sherpa people are the original inhabitants of Lukla. Lukla place has become an adventurous destination. Lukla has captured the attention of people around the world. Lukla is one of the known places for tourists. Most tourists get visit Lukla and they enter and exit from here. In other words, there are ample beautiful mountainous around Lukla for seeing.
Lukla Airport is a domestic airport in the town of Lukla known as the most dangerous airport in the world, it has a short runway. It has a total length of 527 m (1,729 ft.) and a breadth of 20 m (65 ft.). There is a huge mountain at one end and a steep drop into the valley below at the other end of Lukla airport. It is also known as name Tenzing Hillary Airport in honor of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa.
Lukla Airport has unpredictable weather conditions and flight cancellations are frequent during bad weather conditions. During good weather conditions, there are daily flights between Lukla and Kathmandu and as many as 50 flights during the peak trekking seasons. You can get there with a 30 to 40-minute flight from Kathmandu. This airport is the gateway to the Everest region.
Frequently asked questions
How high is Mount Everest?
Mount Everest is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet) high from sea level. It is the world’s highest peak, the tallest place on the earth.
Where is the best view of Mount Everest?
From following places you can see the best view of Mount Everest.
- Gokyo Ri.
- Kala Patthar.
- Hotel Everest View.
- Tengboche / Pangboche.
- Mount Everest Base Camp.
- Sagarmatha National Park Museum.
- Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Route.
- Phakding to Namche Bazaar Rest Point.
- What is the closest city to Mount Everest?
- Kathmandu is the closest city to Mount Everest. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal where you can find the first international airport of Nepal known as Tribhuwan international airport. It is a beautiful city with ancient monuments.
Pokhara to Mount Everest distance?
Distance from Pokhara to Mt Everest is 289 km.
Difficulty to climb Everest
Climbing Everest is not like walking in the park. There are risks and dangers involved with it. Khumbu Icefall also known as “suicide passage” is quite dangerous. Before climbing Mount Everest one has to be prepared by building stamina, steep incline, overcoming altitude sickness, and acclimating to the lower rate of oxygen by going on a few trips from Everest Base Camp each time higher. Getting used to mountaineering equipment like crampons, fixed ropes etc will be helpful during climbing Everest.
Before embarking on an Everest trek it’s important to be sure you are physically able. You should consult with your physician about the recommended immunizations and follow the common-sense precautions outlined below. While you will take every precaution once you arrive at your destination to maintain hygienic and healthy practices, you need to take ultimate responsibility for your health and well-being before you depart and after you arrive.
Jumping off just below Everest from the height of 23000 ft and landing at Syangboche (12340ft) and Amadablam Basecamp (15000ft). It is the most thrilling adventure that you’ll get in Nepal.
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