Mount Everest Region is a Best Place to Visit in Nepal as well as in the World for Mountain lovers. There are so many place to Visit in Everest Region including Lukla Airport, Namche Bazar, Sagarmatha National Park and Many more place, Please find below Top 10 Place to visit in Everest Region Nepal.
- Lukla Airport
Soaring at an altitude of 2,860 m, there is a town in Khumbu area of Solukhumbu district, called Lukla. Lukla means a place with many goat and sheep but less are to be seen here. It is a popular destination in Nepal as lots of tourists have to arrive here to go for trekking and mountaineering in various mountains. That is why Lukla is considered as the Gateway to the Everest. There is a small airport called Lukla airport, or Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Because of the very short and steep airstrip and unpredictable weather condition, various accidents have occurred. This reason has given the Lukla, the most dangerous airport in the world. There are also a variety of shops and lodges catering to tourists. Tourist use this place as a destination to acclimatize their body and continuing their journey too.
- 2. Namche Bazar
Namche Bazaar is well known as the gateway to High and Mighty Himalayas. This Sherpa settlement is a popular destination and tourist hub who are going for Everest Trek. From this place onward, various routes diverge and the tourist goes to a different destination after taking proper acclimatization. After some hours hike from Lukla, you can reach this bustling city. Even though Namche Bazaar is in a remote area and not accessible with the roadway, but the services and goods found here are as like of Thamel. It is considered as the 2nd Thamel of Nepal. There are various hotels, lodges, cafes, and restaurants. If you want to buy the trekking and mountaineering gears, you will get those things easily. The area is facilitated with the internet connection, so you could get connected to the world even though you are in a desolate area, i.e. lap of Himalayas.
- 3.Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park is a first Natural World Heritage Site of Nepal which was established in the year 1976. Later, in the year 1979, it was recognized as the Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. With the motifs to conserve the forest, wildlife and cultural resources this national park keep on doing its work and later they started working in conservation of natural energy and search for alternative source of energy too. Almost all the landscape is full of desolate areas, huge rocks, steep hills, and less vegetation. Most of the vegetation is fir, rhododendron, birch, juniper trees and wildlife like Himalayan Thar, musk deer, ghoral, Himalayan black bear are found within the national park.
- 4. Tangboche Monastry
The notable feature of this area is Tengboche Monastery, the largest gompa in Khumbu Region and 19 days long Mani Rimdu festival celebrated during 10th Lunar Month of Tibetan Calendar (October-November). Thousands of tourist visit this area every year and the people living here are engaged in tourism business from the time the Mt Everest was conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa.
Gorakshep is a final stopover point for Everest Base Camp Trek. There is a small settlement of Sherpa people with lodging facilities. High-speed satellite internet facilities are also available for the guest who want to use on a certain charge. Most of the trekkers going for Everest Base Camp Trek have to take rest at Gorakshep and stay overnight because their trekking permit won’t allow them to stay overnight at the Base camp. So this is the hubbub center for the trekkers, sherpas and porters during high season.
Gorakshep is near to Kala Patthar which offers the best views of Mt Everest. Many trekkers start their hike to Kala Patthar to view the majestic view of Mt Everest along with other peaks like Lobuche, Nuptse, Changtse etc. This is the highest point trekkers can go with the trekking permit i.e. 5550m. From Gorakshep, trekkers can continue their trail to Gokyo and other destinations or return retracing the same path.
Pheriche is one of the popular tourist destinations in the Khumbu Region of Nepa. This village was primarily known for agriculture and animal husbandry. Later, with the introduction of tourism people got engaged in trekking and porter business. Fewer people grow potatoes and buckwheat and rear yaks for a living. This village is a popular stopover for acclimatization and resting ground. There are many lodges available to provide facilities for guests with modern amenities.
At Pheriche, there is a hospital established by Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) in the year 1973. Initially, it was a small aid post established with motives to prevent the death of Nepali and foreigner trekkers from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). The well-trained doctors and nurse are stationed voluntarily from various country. This is opened twice a year during trekking season by volunteer doctors.
- 7.Gokyo lake
Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes situated at an altitude of 4700m – 5000m in Khumbu Region of Nepal. There are altogether six lakes in the region which is the highest fresh water located in the world. Among all the lakes, Thonak Lake is the largest lake whereas Gokyo Cho is the main river which of which, Gokyo lies to the eastern shore. The other lakes are Gyazumpa Lake, Tanjung Cho, Ngojumpa Cho. The collected water at the lakes are mainly from the seepage of glacier lakes, among them, Ngozumpa glacier is the one.
The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. During the festival, Janai Purnima the Hindu follower take the deep plunge at the lake and get blessed. They believe the Snake God resides at the bottom of the Lake and is sacred to all. These lakes are linked to Vishnu and Shiva and believe that they have been preserving this place since ages.
- 8. Kalapathar – EBC
Kalapatther’s summit is marked by prayer flags fluttering against brute air force. The summit offers the best view of Mt Everest, the world tallest mountain. The summit area of Everest cannot be seen from the base camp. So many trekkers take a time to climb the summit to get a view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse along with Khumbu glacier.
- 9. Everest View Hotel
Hotel Everest View is a remarkable establishment built at the ridge 3880m in Everest Region. It took several years to complete the established hotel and was opened in the year 1971. Building such establishment in those years was almost impossible but the dreams and effort took reality when working hands come together. This simple and elegant masterpiece receives praises from all over the world. The hotel blends its existence cordially with surrounding nature and adds up the peaceful and lively environment. There is 12 room which is designed in such a way that they offer a panoramic view of Mt Everest along with others. The hotel offers a 360-degree view of Himalayas amidst which Mt Everest lies dominating all. The hotel offers the best dining experience with the most breathtaking view of the Himalayas. The view from the amazing advantage point will be the lifetime experience. You will be reminiscing those views throughout your life.
The trekker while trekking to Everest Region or the people flying through helicopter for mountain flight can drop by the hotel and have the great a dining experience. The hotel can arrange 30 seats at the dining room and 50 seats at the terrace at the same time and offers great hospitality for the guests.
- 10. Khumjung
Khumjung is a mountain village of Everest Region in the northeast side of Kathmandu. It’s about 85 miles away from the Kathmandu. The village is situated at an altitude 3790 m under the protection of Mt Khumbila.
It is believed that the monastery in Khumjung has a scalp of Yeti, a mythical creature found in Himalayan Region. With the entry fee to Monastery, anyone can enter inside and see the scalp kept inside the box. You can also go visit a sacred cave of Guru Rimpoche, which lies just above the village. Even though the village is in remote areas, due to the frequent visit of tourist the village is becoming lively and modern means of communication and various facilities.