Amazing things to do in Mount Everest Khumbu region Nepal
Everest region offers all natural majesty of the Himalayas, lovely Sherpa villages and nature walking trails one of the best trekking experience. Khumbu area main things to do are Trekking and peak climbing. This area is going popular for Everest marathon and sky diving also. Helicopter tour to Everest view point and Everest base camp trek experience is difficult to describe in word. Nepal is known for its high terrain, Rocky Mountains, and steep slopes. It has been greatly considered to be the place for trekkers. There are several treks which you can go on. For instance, the trek to Everest base camp is one of the most famous treks all over the world. People from various regions come down to Nepal to take part in Mount Everest treks.
Lukla is a small village of Everest region Situated at 2,860 meters above sea level. Main inhabitants of this place are Sherpa and Tamang people. Lukla is well known as the gateway to Mount Everest. There is Tenzing-Hillary Airport in lukla. After landing in Lukla travelers start trekking to explore Everest area.
Phakding is a small Sherpa settlement on the way to Namche bazaar, Everest base camp trekking trail. Most of the trekkers spend first night at Phakding. There are many tea houses provide best food and accommodation service for trekkers. Phakding situated in the buffer zone of Sagarmatha national park. Main national park area starts from Manjo. National park office also is in Manjo. At the same place trekkers pay the national park entrance fee and get permit to discover Mount Everest. Manjo is a small village of Sherpa people. There is TIMS counter also where travelers have to show and register their trekking information management system (TIMS card). Sightseeing around the Sagarmatha National Park is unique experience.
Discover Namche bazaar
Namche bazaar is situated in 3,440 meters above sea level is the center of Sherpa culture. This place is the main business hub and trading center of Khumbu region. Namche is famous stops on the way to Everest. Travelers spend 2 nights at this place for altitude acclimatization. Sherpa Museum, Namche Monastery, National park museum, bakery, pub, pool houses etc attract many people to spend more night. It is very expensive You can experience captivating natural beauty and fascinating culture.
Explore Khumjung and Khunde village the largest Sherpa settlement of Everest region. Hilary school, khunde hospital, memorial wall and Chortens are the major attraction of this village. Best Everest panorama view point and hotel Everest view are highlights of this area. World highest places syangboche airport situated between Namche and Khumjung village 3,970 meters.
Explore Tengboche monastery
In Tengboche monastery you explore the beautiful Mani stones and Stupa. Largest gompa in the Khumbu region is Tengboche situated in 3,867 meters above sea level. Sacred Sites “Dawa Choling Gompa” provides refreshing experience with natural beauty, culture ethnicity and beautiful sightseeing views.
Explore Pangboche and Dingboche
Pangboche monastery is the oldest monastery in Khumbu. Way to Ama dablam base camp separate from Pangboche village. Pangboche and Dingboche both are Sherpa villages of Everest region. Dingboche 4,410 meters is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and island peak. Dingboche to Everest base camp trek route passes throw thukla pass travelers visit climber’s memorial park. In this park you can see the Memorial Chorten of Scott Fischer and other many famous climbers.
Visit Chhukung valley
Chukhung Valley 4,730 meters lies on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse. Chhukung valley is not in the classic Everest base camp trek route but you can explore this amazing valley on the rest day at Dingboche village. It is about 2 hrs walking distance to go.
Discover Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri and Ngozumpa glacier
Gokyo Lake is a sacred site, it has great religious significance for Hindus and Buddhists. In fact, many pilgrims arrive in August to take a bath in the lake. The view from the Gokyo Ri is considered one of Nepal’s best. You’ll be able to see all the giants: Cho Oyu 8153 m, Cholatse 6440m, Gyangchung Kang 7922m, Lhotse 8501m, Lobuche 6145m, Makalu 8475 m, Taweche 6542m, Kantega 6685m, Thamserku 6808m and Mt Everest 8848m. And there below you is the deep blue of your own Gokyo lakes. The Ngozumpa glacier at 36 kilometers (22 mi) is the longest glacier in the Himalayas below the mount Cho Oyu the sixth highest mountain in the world. Ngozumpa glacier is the largest glacier of Nepal. Hiking Gokyo Ri 5483 m to explore the Sherpa heartland and the turquoise Gokyo lakes.
Visit Lobuche discover Khumbu glacier
You are very closer with the highest peak and to explore the icy terrain Khumbu glacier. Khumbu glacier is the world’s highest glacier situated between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Lobuche is a small settlement, popular stop among trekkers in Everest area. Trek offers excellent and rewarding views of highest peak.
The Everest base camp
Some of the most Amazing places to see in Everest region are the Mount Everest base camp. From Gorak Shep trekkers go to Everest base camp through a rugged trail. The feeling of success once you go on this trek is incredible. If you have it on your bucket list, then you better fulfill it. At the Everest base camp, while the sun is setting if anybody still has the ability to take on the challenge to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, then he or she will have to join a group of few other people from where you will go on to achieve even greater heights Khumbu Glacier.
Hiking to Kalapatthar
Hiking to Kalapatthar is the most exciting part of this trek. From Kalapatthar travelers get a clearer view of Mount Everest and a 360 degrees view of the various Himalayan peaks. 5,545 meters high black rock or Kalapatthar view point is another challenge which you can take on. Kalapatthar is one of the most exciting places you can visit. A glance to the summit of Everest and the other surrounding peaks is a beautiful view to watch.
Short holiday trip
Thus, if you have a short holiday coming up, then you should definitely consider some of the amazing things to do in Mount Everest. Moreover, you should definitely look forward to the things to do in Khumbu region Nepal. There are tons of things you can do and tons of memories you get to carry back with yourself. Everest panorama trek, Everest base camp day tours by helicopter are the best options. Now you are clear about the amazing things to do in the Everest region! We are here in Nepal to organize your trip to Himalayas. Write us to get private trip cost, itinerary and other information.