Nepal is a country that offers many trekking options. Basically the entire expanse of the country presents amazing trekking experiences. A multicultural country, Nepal is also occupied by people of different ethnicities who have their own traditions, costumes and dialect. Some of the famous regions that are quite famous for trekking journeys include the Annapurna, the Khumbu (Everest), Mustang, Langtang and Manaslu among others. And the most famous region that sees a large influx of visitors every year is the Khumbu region. It is also called the Everest region because Mount Everest- the world’s tallest mountain peak is situated here. Khumbu is also a prime Sherpa settlement of Nepal. Thousands of trekkers and travelers from all over the world visit Nepal and do trekking in Nepal Himalayas in the Khumbu. Here are top 3 best treks in Nepal taking place in the beautiful Khumbu region.
- The Everest Base Camp Trek
The trek to Everest Base Camp is one of the most famous and the most preferred trekking journey not only in Nepal, but the entire world. It is the top choice for trekking journeys in the Khumbu. The trekking journey starts from the village of Lukla and goes through many villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche and others to finally reach the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain peak. Some of the major highlight of the EBC Trek include the hike to the vantage point of Kalapatthar which is renowned for its panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif, a visit to the Everest View Hotel which offers amazing views of Mount Everest and many of its neighboring peaks from all of its windows, visiting the holy Tengboche monastery at the Tengboche village and the base camp itself from where the view of the Khumbu glacier and Icefall are spectacular. Each location and destination of the trek is accompanied by spectacular views of the Khumbu’s Himalayas and river valleys.
- The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a nice alternative to the regular Everest Base Camp Trek. As the name itself explains, the trek includes visiting the holy Gokyo Lakes in the Khumbu’s Himalayas. The Gokyo lakes are a series of Himalayan Lakes that are spread over a large area in the mountains of Everest. They are revered lakes that hold a special religious place for the Hindu people. Every year on the event of the Janai Purnima festival, the Gokyo Lake is visited by hundreds of pilgrims. Furthermore, the natural vantage point of the Gokyo RI is also visited in the journey. The Gokyo RI is a vantage point from where the panorama of the Everest Himalayas is quite breath-taking. However, the Everest Gokyo lake Trek isn’t exactly suitable to be done in the winter because the lake tends to freeze over. It is best done in the peak trekking seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December).
- The Everest Chola Pass Trek
The Everest Chola Pass Trek is a journey that incorporates all of the best features of the Khumbu. One of the best highlight of this journey is the Cho La Mountain Pass. It is situated at an elevation of 5,420 meters. The view of the mountains from the pass and the gaping valley is one of the best views in the world. However, it is a rather strenuous trek because it involves crossing a mountain pass. But it is completely worth doing if you want a more adventurous journey.
There are many more trekking journeys that take place in the Khumbu. All sorts of options are available for trekking in the Khumbu. There are different treks that are especially designed for people of all preferences. The durations of the treks also vary. But whatever the case, the Khumbu is a beautiful region that definitely is deserving of its popularity. If you are planning to visit Nepal anytime soon, the Khumbu should definitely be a region you pay a visit to.