The Everest or Khumbu region is justifiably the most famous of all trekking and mountain regions. Populated by Sherpas, the attractions of this area are the majestic mountains, the high mountain villages, the isolated monasteries, and the local people. This area includes the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m., and many of the world's 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
Most trekking routes in the Everest region lead to Everest Base Camp, however there are side trails to explore and more remote paths to discover as well as challenging trekking peaks to climb. Whatever trail you follow though, you will soon be immersed in the austere beauty of this awe inspiring trekking region.
The Everest region is in northeastern Nepal. The largest town of the region is Namche Bazaar and it is also home to the famous Buddhist monastery at Thyangboche where the annual Mani Rimdu festival is held. Generally all treks in the Khumbu begin with a flight from Kathmandu to the small town of Lukla. The flight takes about 45 minutes and gives glorious views of the Himalaya.