Are you curious to learn about the wonders of Everest? You must be expecting incredible things to come across when you go trekking in the Everest. It is no hidden fact that Everest is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. With trekking adventures like Everest Base Camp Trek and many others, the Everest region offers an amazing adventure experience. Adventure becomes a journey is such 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 the Mt. Everest and other mountains but also a lot of other wonderful things make the trek an awesome experience. In fact, you can enjoy the wonders from right before landing at Lukla on your adventurous flight. Great views of the mountains welcome you into the region.
Take a look at these wonders of Everest.
Here are some of the major attractions that you will come along as you go trekking in the Everest region.
Lukla is the main gateway to the 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 the 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.
You can hardly imagine such a happening 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, ATM, restaurants, etc. The town is nestled in a mountain amphitheater that offers breathtaking views of the surroundings.
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 on the whole Khumbu region. You can visit this monastery when you are trekking in the region.
Everest Base Camp
The most iconic of all is the Everest base camp. The ultimate destination in the region, Everest base camp is also a dream destination for many. Standing at the base of the highest mountain on earth is certainly a dream come true experience.
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.
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.
Another incredible viewpoint in the Gokyo valley, Gokyo Ri offers unparalleled views of the mountains, glaciers, lakes, and moraine filled vast land. It is 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, all above 5,000 meters, 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 about the major attractions, there are certainly other factors that make the trek in Everest once in a lifetime experience.