Located on the north-east of Nepal, Everest region is not only famous as a tourist destination for its scenic views of Mount Everest, but also for many other mountains that stretch across the region like the sharp white teeth of Charybdis from the famous epic of Odysseus. Trekking in Everest region pertains to trudging through the Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976 and covering an area of 1148 square kilometers.
Throughout the region, trekkers can encounter overwhelming views of unbelievable peaks, many Buddhist Gompas and chaityas and beautiful ethnic villages occupied by indigenous mountain people. The geography of Everest mostly includes rugged rocky valleys, alpine forests and meadows, amazing Sherpa villages, glaciers and icefalls. Adorned with breath-taking sceneries, trekking in Everest region is dominated by pine and hemlock woods in the lowlands and vast open mountain terrains and snow-covered acreages on the highlands. The majority of the people of this region are involved in mountaineering and tourism industry.
It is a spectacular array of the most magnificent mountain peaks and Buddhist culture on Earth. Famous villages in the Khumbu region include Dingboche, Lobuche, Thame, Phakding and Monjo among many others. The Everest region is a sub region of the Solukhumbu district of the country. Trekking in Everest region is a well-known adventure holiday among trekkers.