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Top 10 reasons to choose to hike to Everest

Mt.Everest is the highest mountain in the world as it holds some of the most brilliant trek routes where you can find top 10 reasons to choose to hike to Everest. More than 35% of trekkers visiting every year to Nepal are exploring its hiking routes. Hike to Everest is mainly dominated by the most famous trek route Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp.

Furthermore, the hike to Everest includes the highest mountain in the world. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse are part of the Saipal Himalayan Renge of Nepal. Located between the Nepal and Tibet border with many of the world’s 8000m peaks.

In addition, hiking in the Everest region offers a diversity of trek routes that are within the boundary of Sagarmatha National Park a protected area in the Himalayas that is dominated by Mount Everest in Nepal.

Syangboche hiking

Moreover, the area of 1,148 km2 in the Solukhumbu District ranges in elevation from 9,334 feet to 29,029 feet at the summit of Mount Everest. In the north, it shares the international border with the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve of Tibet and extends to the Dudh Kosi river in the south.

Likewise, your trip to Everest is not dangerous at all, only the high altitude sickness AMS depends upon the speed you are ascending. If everyone is properly acclimatizing before heading up to the BASE CAMP, everything works well.

Top 10 reasons to choose to hike to Everest in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp trek is among the best trek in Nepal as well as in the world. The breathtaking sceneries, varying landscapes, and diverse cultures of the region beautify the trek. There are many reasons to choose the Everest trek route but the top 9 reasons are given here for your reference.

1). Top Mountain views of the tallest Himalayas

Everest region or the Khumbu Region of Nepal has the most stunning mountain vistas in the world. Thousands of trekkers visit this region just to catch a glimpse of the snow-covered tallest mountains. The mountains include Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam. The sunrise and sunset view from Gokyo Ridge and Kalapatthar is just fabulous.

Best 10 hikes in Nepal Himalayas.

2). Everest experience flight

The Everest Base Camp trek starts from either Lukla airstrips or Phaplu. A 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is one of the most exciting adventure flights in the world. Fly feeling like a bird and get the Eastern Himalayan vistas including Sunrise over the Mountains.

Everest flight.

3). Tourist standard to top quality lodges

As the Everest hike is a most demanding trail, there is a tourist standard to 5-star category lodges along the trek route. The lodges host many small villages scattered around the region. On your Everest Base Camp hike, you will spend a night at the comfortable lodges. Thus, it is the best way to get connect with locals and meet other fellow trekkers.

yeti mountain resort

4). Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO heritage sites)

Most part of the Everest hiking takes place in the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you need to get permits (USD33) to enter the region in Monjo village. The park is rich in flora and fauna and has a unique Himalayan ecosystem. SNP is a natural habitat of 118 species of birds in the world. Birch, juniper, blue pines, and rhododendron trees are also found in the park. Besides that, the park hosts exotic wildlife such as musk deer, snow leopards, Himalayan bears, and red pandas.

5). Kala Patthar hill station (5,550m/18,205 feet)

Kalapatthar known as mountain black stone offers almost the best Himalayan panorama of Khumbu valley. Kala Patthar hill offers a breathtaking view of the majestic Mount Everest combined with Nuptse, Amadablam, and Makalu in one row. It is the best viewpoint for Mt. Everest.

Kala Patthar

6). Everest Base Camp (Traveler’s destination)

Mount Everest is the pinnacle of the grandest of adventures. And reaching its base camp is a great achievement. Being at the base of the world’s greatest peak is definitely a rewarding experience. The famous Everest Base Camp does not give you the grand view of Everest you were expecting. Hike to Everest is the traveler’s destination to catch up and make some photoshoots. A day tour from Gorak Shep to Everest base camp is exciting to watch Khumbu icefall and glacier.

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7). Old Monasteries

Khumbu Region is home to beautiful Buddhist monasteries. You will encounter several sacred monasteries in Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung, and Pangboche. All of these colorful monasteries rest amid stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. It is also very popular as a spiritual trek in Nepal.

Tengboche monastery

8). Colorful Rhododendron Trees

Everest trek in spring is better than an autumn season. Trek into the spring, the Rhododendron forest turns into a colorful forest. So, April to late May is the best time to visit. The red rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. Enjoy the view of red rhododendron in contrast to the snow-covered tallest mountains in the background.

9). Majestic Gokyo Lakes

The Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m above sea level. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which Thonak Lake is the largest.

Gokyo lake

10). Taste Local Food

The Everest region of Nepal is home to the Sherpa community, who have their own unique traditions and cuisine. While trekking in the Everest region, hikers can experience the local food and culture by visiting the traditional Sherpa villages along the way. Taste traditional foods that are available on your hike to Everest.

Mainly Sherpa Stew is a hearty stew that’s made with meat (usually yak or mutton), potatoes, and vegetables. It’s cooked slowly over a fire and is a great way to warm up on a cold day. Likewise, Yak Milk Tea is a traditional tea that’s made from yak milk and is flavored with butter and salt. It’s a popular drink among Sherpas and is often served to visitors. Enjoy the taste of mouth-watering delicious local food while you receive friendly generosity at local lodges.

Hiking to Everest in Nepal is a dream for many adventurers and trekking enthusiasts around the world. Overall, hiking to Everest in Nepal is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that offers stunning scenery, unique culture, physical challenge, and personal achievement. It’s a journey that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who undertakes it.

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