Things you should know about Trekking in the Everest Region

If you are thinking of trekking in Everest, you must be expecting incredible things to come across during the adventure. It is no hidden fact that Everest is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. Here, we talk about the things you should know about trekking in the Everest region.

With trekking adventures like Everest Base Camp Trek and many others, the Everest region offers an amazing adventure experience. Adventure becomes a journey in such a surreal land of wonders.

As you start walking in the Everest region, the wonders of nature and mountains start unfolding the unreal charm they bear. It is not only Mt. Everest and other mountains but also a lot of other wonderful things that make the trek an awesome experience. In fact, you can enjoy the wonders right before landing at Lukla on your adventurous flight. Great views of the mountains welcome you into the region.

Things you will see while trekking in the Everest Region

Here are some of the major attractions that you will come across while you go trekking in the Everest region.

Lukla Airstrip

Lukla is the main gateway to Everest if you choose to wing your way to the region. It is one of the most adventurous airports in the world. The uniquely angled airstrip welcomes you to the Everest region with breathtaking views.

You will start and finish your walk in the region at Lukla should you choose to fly in and out.

Dudh Koshi River Valley

The beginning of trekking adventure in the region starts along the Dudh Koshi River Valley. This beautiful valley where the milk-white water flows down the river from the Himalayas offers a good introductory walk in the region. It is not only the river but also pristine nature that you can enjoy during the walk.

Namche Bazar

You can hardly imagine such a town in the wilderness of the mountains. But, yes, Namche Bazar makes its magnificent presence in the region. This is the bustling Sherpa capital in the region. You will have all kinds of modern facilities here including wifi, ATMs, restaurants, etc. The town is nestled in a mountain amphitheater that offers breathtaking views of the surroundings.

Tengboche Monastery

One of the most iconic things that you see in the Everest region is the famous Tengboche monastery. This beautiful monastery represents the cultural practices and lifestyle of the whole Khumbu region. You can visit this monastery when you are trekking in the region.


Literally translated as “Black Rocks”, Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint for Mt. Everest and other mountains. An hour hike up from Gorakshep, the highest overnight camp for the trek, Kalapatthar offers a tantalizing view of the mountains, glaciers, and dramatic landscapes. This viewpoint certainly is one of the most important wonders of Everest.

Gokyo Lakes

If you trek to the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La, you can enjoy the view of amazing glacial lakes. The Gokyo Lakes are wonderful hidden treasures in the vastness of the mountains. Five pristine glacial lakes give the region a unique charm that can be overwhelming to anyone traveling to the region.

Gokyo Ri

Another incredible viewpoint in the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Ri offers unparalleled views of the mountains, glaciers, lakes, and moraine-filled vast land. It is certainly a challenging hike that is certainly worth taking for the view it eventually offers.

Three High Passes

When you go for the Everest Three High Passes Trek, you walk over 3 high passes over 5,000 meters. These passes are amazing viewpoints in the region. You will cross Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La during the trip in addition to enjoying Gokyo Ri, Lakes, Kalapatthar, and Base Camp.

These above-mentioned attractions are incredible wonders of Everest that you can enjoy during a trekking adventure in the region. Although we have mentioned here the major attractions, there are certainly other factors that make the trek in Everest once in a lifetime experience.

Other Highlights of Trekking in the Everest Region

Of several reasons to go on the adventure, we have selected the top ones that make you feel like going there right away.

Gorakshep en route to Everest Base Camp

The Famous Base Camp of the Everest

The first of the reasons to go trekking in the Everest region is the base camp of the mountain itself. The desire to reach and stand at the base of Mt. Everest simply attracts people to do the trek. People are ready to go on the adventure merely because of their desire to get the experience of being at the base camp.

After multiple days of trekking through the mountains, the joy of reaching the Everest base camp is an unreal experience. The bliss and happiness of standing at the base camp is so overwhelming that leave a lasting impression and memory.

Mesmerizing Mountains

As the trek takes you deep into the Himalayas, you will be surrounded by mesmerizing mountains. You can enjoy the tantalizing views of the towering peaks as you traverse the trail. In addition to the view of Mt. Everest, you can enjoy the view of other beautiful mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori, Thamserku, Tawache, etc. You will get to see and experience unimaginable views on Earth. The mountains will surely leave you awestruck.

Peaceful Natural Surroundings

Beautiful and peaceful natural surroundings make the trek even more beautiful. As you trek higher into the mountains, you will experience more wonderful surroundings of mountains and nature. Being in the region takes you away from your everyday life. You can experience peace and recharge yourself with abundant vigor. Natural wonders, right after you enter the region, of the lower river valley and the high mountain surroundings keep us amazed throughout the trek.

Cultural Beauty of the Sherpa People

Another reason to trek to the Everest is to experience the Sherpa lifestyle. Although it may not be the very reason you travel to Everest in the beginning, it comes along the way. Once you get to see the lifestyle of the famous mountaineering community, you surely fall in love with their culture. You will see how the Sherpa people live in the mountains and also see their amazing immunity tolerance to the high-altitude climate. Their lifestyle is simple and inspired by Buddhism. You can see monasteries, small chhortens, prayer wheels, mani walls, and prayer flags along the trail.

The Experience

You will certainly love the experience that you get during the adventure. Your adventurous effort of trekking through the mountain wilderness at a high altitude brings you experiences that you can cherish lifelong. It is not only the mountains that you will love but also everything that comes along the trail. You may also find walking a bit challenging when you gain the elevation, but you know you are taking it for something worthwhile.

The overall experience of walking through the mountains on the adventure is worth taking the trip.

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What do you need for the trek?

Before you go on the actual adventure walk to the Everest Base Camp, you need to enter Nepal. Once you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport and go through the immigration, you will go on the process of getting a visa if you haven’t already got it in your country. For visa purposes, you will need the following documents.

  • Valid Passport
  • Passport-size photos (2 + copies)
  • Cash in hand (USD 25/40/100 for 15/30/90 days respectively)

Once you enter the country after getting a visa at the airport, you are now ready for the actual trekking adventure to the Everest base camp. You will also need the following equipment to make your adventure trekking trip a beautiful memory.

  • Duffel bag or Rucksack for the trek
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-20 above)
  • Down Jacket (-20 above)

Upper Body

  • Sweat T-shirts and Shirts
  • Base layer or thermal inner-wear
  • Warm layer, woolen sweater, fleece, or jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Casual clothing

Lower Body

  • Trekking Pants
  • Cotton Pants
  • Inner wears


  • Gloves
  • Instant hand warmers (optional)


  • Running shoes
  • Broken in Trekking Boot
  • Gaiter (seasonal): To keep snow, mud, dust and rocks out of your hiking boots
  • Sandal
  • Trekking Socks


  • Hat or bandana
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)


  • Towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap or handwash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)


  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Reading materials, Pen and pencil, journal & notebooks, binoculars, Travel map or guidebook
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Water bladder with drinking tube


  • Luggage locks
  • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
  • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type


We hope this information is useful for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.