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Trekking in Everest Region

Introduction 

The Everest Region lies in Eastern Nepal, within Sagarmatha National Park.  Created in 1976, the Park is one of four places in Nepal which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List, to which it was added in 1979.  Situated approximately 120 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, it encompasses 1148 square kilometers of the Himalayan Natural Zone.  In addition to boasting the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi (Rivers), it is also home to such renowned peaks as Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Pumori and Ama Dablam. The vegetation varies according to altitude but includes silver fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper.

Among the mammals inhabiting the Park are Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the Himalayan dark beer.  The mountains and valleys are awesome in their rugged beauty.  Elevation ranges from a low point of (2845 mt/9,330ft) to the highest point on Earth, the summit of Everest at (8,848 mt/29,028ft). In Nepalese, Mount Everest is called Sagarmatha, which means Mother Goddess of the Earth.  It holds a fabulous, magnetic fascination for both trekkers and those who would seek to climb to its summit.  Everest straddles the Nepal/Tibet border; the area around it on the south (Nepalese) side is called the Solukhumbu and is contained within the Sagarmatha National Park.

Regardless of which trek one chooses, appropriate outdoor gear such as hiking poles will be needed.  And regardless of the route, trekkers will be rewarded with unforgettable mountain vistas, inspirational Buddhist cloisters, and inviting Sherpa villages.  Perhaps some will even catch a glimpse of the legendary Yeti, whose true scalp the Pangboche Monastery claims to possess.  With gradually increased elevation comes increased acclimatization, permitting visits to both religious communities and Sherpa homes.  In fact, many of our own staff came to us from Sherpa families in this region.  Those who do not catch a glimpse of the Yeti will still get to enjoy fantastic views of Everest and the surrounding peaks from the point known as Kalapatter.

The popular Everest Base Camp Trekking brings you through a number of small villages on the way to Everest Base Camp Trek.  You will be touched by the warmth of the Sherpas welcoming you to each village.  The landscape is a rugged one, featuring deep gorges, vast glacial masses, and enormous rocks.  You may encounter Himalayan Thars, musk deer, and the national bird of Nepal, the brightly-colored Impeyan Pheasant, along with Blood Fowl, Red-Charged Chough, and Yellow-Charged Chough, which are nurtured and protected by the residents of the ancient Buddhist cloisters found here.  At the lower elevations, floras include gorgeous Pine, Hemlock, FIr, Juniper, and Birch trees, as well as beautiful Rhododendron shrubs.  Higher up, vegetation changes as we reach uncovered rock and snow.  In March and April, visitors are treated to the colorful radiance of Rhododendrons in bloom, making the area quite irresistible. We here at Adventure Club Trek invite you to join us in visiting this amazing region of Nepal.

 

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