What are the most popular hiking trails to Everest?

The Everest region is undoubtedly one of the most renowned trekking destinations in the world. The area is filled with high mountains, Sherpa villages, steep paths, and incredible views. The Everest region offers an excellent trekking experience. From trekking to Everest Base Camp to trekking in remote semi-wilderness, there are many options to choose from. The ease or difficulty of the hike depends entirely on the route you choose with the main trail to EBC.

Below is a list of the most popular hiking trails that connect us to Everest:

Everest Base Camp Trek:

Everest Base Camp Trek is possibly the best way to hike Everest which follows classic routes and begins with a spectacular flight to Lukla the day after your arrival in Kathmandu. The trek follows the Dudh Koshi River walking trail and passes through rhododendron and magnolia forests, villages and monasteries until we reach Namche Bazaar – a major gateway to Everest Base Camp . From Namche, we will pass through Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakhshep before making a final attempt towards Everest base camp. From Gorakshep we climb to the viewpoint, Kalapatthar at 5545m to witness the sunrise and majestic Everest from the closest possible distance.

Everest Three Pass Trek

Everest Three Pass Trek is an adventurous and arduous trek in the Khumbu region that begins with an exhilarating flight to Lukla. This trek from the top of Everest offers the opportunity to visit Everest Base Camp, Three Passes, Lake Gokyo, Gokyo Ri and the secluded and untouched Nangpa La Valley, Marlung Village and Monastery of Thame. By combining the Everest Pass trek with the Everest Base Camp, one can experience almost all the attractions the Khumbu region has to offer. Kongma La (5,535 m), Cho La (5,420 m) and Renjo La (5,340 m) are three high passes that we have to overcome during the trek. We suggest you go hiking with an experienced local guide.

Everest View Trek

Also known as the Everest Panorama Trek, Everest View Trek offers spectacular scenery combined with unique culture and exotic mountain views. The Everest View Trek is relatively easy and short compared to other treks in the Everest region, but still offers the magical beauty. The trek continues through the thick vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, filled with pine forests, rhododendron flowers and abundant wildlife to the Namche bazaar (3440 m). It takes you to the village of Tengboche (3 930 m) which is home to the largest monastery in the region. This is the best place to capture the beauty of Everest (8,848m) and other nearby peaks.

Everest View Trek is suitable for those who are passionate about enjoying the world’s tallest mountains, but are limited in time.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes

The Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Everest region, it takes you to the amazing assortment of high altitude lakes, the Ngozumpa Glacier, the famous Cho La Pass, Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar as well as Everest Base Camp. The trail crosses the Everest region in the company of soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, monasteries and prayer flags. The whole trekking area is filled with spectacular natural beauty and shimmering lakes. With the tranquil beauty of the glacial lakes, one can enjoy the 360 ​​degree view of over 8,000m of peaks.

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