Top 5 Best Treks in the Everest Region

  • Sanjay Lamsal
  • Last Updated on Jul 24, 2023

For normal travelers, Everest Region can be very harsh due to extreme cold weather and high altitudes. But for experienced trekkers, Everest Region is a heaven for them. As Everest Region also known as the Khumbu region is a beautiful territory of high snowy mountains, glaciers, mind-blowing views, and sceneries, etc. This blog is perfect for those trekkers who want to experience or planning to have Everest Region Trekking. 

Among the top trekking destination in the world, Nepal ranks in top position. Besides that, top travel magazines and websites have ranked Nepal in a higher position for its adventure travel and holidays travel. All credit goes to Nepal’s unique and overwhelming natural beauty and rich culture, traditions, history, arts, and people. Nepal is a land of Himalayas. Among the top 10 World’s Highest Mountains, 8 of them are located in Nepal alone. Out of which, World’s Highest Mountain, Mount Everest is also situated here at an elevation of 8,848m. 

Trekking in the Everest Region offers a wonderful glimpse of extraordinary views and scenery, experience Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle, walking along the beautiful forest, bridges and religious spots, etc. Everest Region Trekking has everything that a perfect trekking package can offer. Every Everest Region Trek starts with a Kathmandu City Tour then take a scenic flight to Lukla or Phaplu or Jiri. Everest Region has several trekking routes and packages among them 5 are the most popular. Here, we describe Top 5 Best Treks in the Everest Region.

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5. Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek

Phaplu to Everest Base Camp Trek is the best alternative routes for those who want to skip dangerous Lukla flight trip. It is a very popular trekking route as legendary Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa has followed this path to Everest Base Camp. Among the top 5 best treks in the Everest Region, Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is more attractive and safe. 

EBC Trek from Phaplu starts from a 30 minutes scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu. From here, the trails go through the remote ethnic villages, forests, valleys, bridges, etc. Finally, bringing you to Phakding from here, you follow the regular Everest Base Camp Trek trails. 

4. Everest View Trek

Everest View Trek is one of the shortest trekking trips of the Everest Region. With 10 to 12 days, you can complete this trek with great ease. For those trekkers, who have a very tight schedule or don't want a long high elevated trek; for them, Everest Panorama Trek is the best. Due to its trekking distance and duration, it is considered more easy and less tiring, as compared to other Top 5 Best Treks in the Everest Region. Thus, it suits every age group who have good physical health.  

On this journey, you cross beautiful villages of Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Khumjung, etc. Besides that, you make a short day visit to Everest View Hotel, the highest altitude hotel in Nepal. From these places, you can have remarkable views of Mt.Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu and many more. Everest View Trek is also known as Everest Panorama Trek. 

3. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is the most scenic trekking route among the top 5 best treks in the Everest Region. This trek will take you to beautiful Gokyo Lake which resides on the side of Gokyo village and Ngozumpa glacier (the longest Himalayan glacier). The entire village of Gokyo surrounds by giant mountain peaks in all directions.

Gokyo Ri is one of the best viewpoints in the Khumbu region. From the summit of Gokyo Ri, you can have an aerial outlook at amazing Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Villages, valleys, and Ngozumpa glacier. Also, Gokyo Ri viewpoint is famous for it's sunrise and sunset views. Travelers from all over the world who are doing Everest Gokyo Lake Trek adjust their to have a perfect time for sunrise or sunset views. Mountain peaks of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc are visible from Gokyo Ri. Spring and Autumn season is the best time for Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. 

#2 Everest Three Pass Trek

Out of Top 5 Best Treks in the Everest Region, Everest Three Pass Trek is the longest and most difficult trekking routes. Since it covers the most region of Everest it is called Full Circuit Everest Region Trek. On this trek, you cross three high passes of Everest which includes Cho La Pass, Kongma La Pass, and Renjo La Pass.  

Since it is one of the most difficult treks, it offers a wonderful opportunity for extreme trekkers to experience and explore the utmost trekking trails of the Everest Region. The trail passes through wonderful villages of Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gokyo, etc by following the rough and high elevated off-beaten roads. Along the way, you can encounter the longest Ngozumpa glacier and the highest Khumbu glacier which adds extra adventure and excitement while walking and crossing through it.

#1 Everest Base Camp Trek

Well, no other trekking routes can touch its popularity and unique specification. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. This trek is a direct route to EBC that starts from Lukla airport following the routes that cross numerous villages, forests, valleys, glaciers, bridges, etc. On the way, you will get a chance to visit and explore the largest Khumbu’s monastery of Tengboche. 

The trails to EBC go along the Dudh Kosi river, crossing suspension bridges and mani stones, picturesque villages, Sagarmatha National Park, dense rhododendron forests, etc finally bringing you under the foothill of Mount Everest. Reaching base camp, you will notice giants mountains standing over you with great pride. Besides that, you can hike to the black mountain of Kala Patthar, the highest point of EBC Trek. Kala Patthar is one of the main highlights of trekking to Everest Base Camp. From Kala Patthar, you can have a 360-degree display of the entire Himalayan Ranges along with close sunrise and sunset views. 

Besides the Top 5 Best Treks in the Everest Region, there are popular Everest Helicopter Tours. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the easiest and luxurious way to explore the base camp of Mount Everest. It will take you to the places which are not possible by walking and climbing. For those who have limited holiday for then, EBC Helicopter Tour is the best. Within a couple of hours, you can reach Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. 

If you are planning to do anyone of these treks then please do contact us as we Nepal Everest Base Camp offers the best quality services. 

Sanjay Lamsal

Sanjay Lamsal

Hello, Namaste from Nepal. I am Sanjay Lamsal and I was born in Nilkantha-11, Dhading, Nepal. I have been in since I finished high schooling at age of 18, I have been working in travel and tourism, since 2015, in the beginning, worked as a trekking porter, trekking Guide, and City Tourist guide. I did all of the major trekking and tour trail all over the Nepal Himalayas. I often remember my past days and think about future. Whenever I remember past events of my life it gives me power to work a hard. I will be working on this in my future. I do challenging with if any problems in the mountains/Himalayas. After long years working with different guests from different countries, I have good experiences about traveling. I completed a Bachelor Degree in Business Studies.

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