Everest is the home of the world famous Sherpa caste who have conquered Everest several times, repeatedly setting new records. Trekking in the Everest region is an opportunity to admire a wide variety of flora and fauna, sweeping glaciers, and magnificent mountains as well as the unique Sherpa culture. Several monasteries, Stupas, and Chhortens containing heart-touching Tibetan arts make the journey to this region highly worthwhile.
The easiest and shortest way to reach this region is by an exciting flight to Lukla (2827m) where the trek begins. Those who like to experience village life are best to start trekking from Jiri, an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu. This route is ideal for those who have more time and wish to acclimatize slowly. The major destinations of this trek include Kalattpatar, Gokyo (home of five holy lakes) and Everest Base Camp (EBC). Kalapattar offers magnificent views of Everest. A combined trip to Kalapattar and EBC can be arranged if you'd like a most memorable adventure. There are also several optional routes available to suit your interests, fitness, and time.