The Khumbu Region, as it called in Nepal, is home to the highest mountain on the planet and has drawn explores, adventurers, and climbers from around the world for over a century. While the main draw in this region is to gaze up at the soaring sight of Mt. Everest, other fabulous views are on offer; the 8000 m peaks of Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse, can all be seen from various points in the region. And if you like expansive vistas of rock and ice, then the Khumbu is the region to head to. In addition to the valley where Everest Base Camp is located, there are three other spectacular valleys in this region worth exploring. The Bhote Valley is the eastern most and stretches from Thame to the Nagpa La, a traditional trade route to Tibet. Traversing the Renjo La out of the Bhote Valley to the east, one enters the breathtakingly beautiful Gokyo Valley with its series of deep blue lakes nestled amidst white peaks. Further to the east, and over the Cho la, is the valley with Everest Base Camp at its northern end. The fourth valley, which joines the Everest Base Camp valley by the Kangma La, contains Chukhung, Island Peak, and the glacial lake of Imja Tsho. In addition to the high mountains and passes the Khumbu Region is home to the Sherpa people who have decorated the trails, passes, and villages of the region with Buddhist monuments and monasteries.
Treks in Everest Region