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Trekking in Everest Region


The Everest Region lies in Eastern Nepal, within Sagarmatha National Park.  The Park, created in 1976, 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 Amadablam.  The vegetation varies according to altitude but includes silver fir, birch, rhododendron, and juniper.

Among the mammals inhabiting the Park are Himalayan that, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda, and the Himalayan dark bear.  The mountains and valleys are fantastic in their rugged beauty.  Elevation ranges from a low point of 2845 meters (9,330 feet) to the highest point on Earth, the summit of Everest at 8,848 meters (29,028 feet). 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 Solokhumbu and is contained within the Sagarmatha National Park. 

Various trekking options exist, but it is best to plan a teahouse trek.  One approach is from the town of Jiri, which offers numerous conveniently located teahouses along the route.  Another option includes a trek to the beautiful Gokyo valley.  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 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 Kala Pattar.

The famous Everest Base Camp Trek brings you through some small villages on the way to Everest Base Camp.  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, flora includes 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 incredible region of Nepal.

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