The Everest trek region is located in the northeast of Nepal. Everest region also called Khumbu area is popular destination for trekking in Nepal. The most visited part of this region is Solukhumbu district, home of the legendary Sherpas and the highest peak of the world, the Everest at 8848 meters. To the north of Solukhumbu is Everest National Park; while to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. The major ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are Sherpas, Rais, Tamangs, Brahmins and Chhettris. Diverse range of wildlife and vegetation are seen in the region. Animals to be sighted are mountain goat, musk deer and barking deer in the forests. The best time to visit is Spring
Everest region can be reached by air or on foot. Buses to Jiri leaves from Kathmandu. Jiri is a ten-hour drive from Kathmandu. By air 35 minute flight. The most convenient for Everest trek is Lukla, which is serviced by many airlines with daily flights from Kathmandu. Another options is the airstrip at Phaplu, near the district headquarter which is again serviced daily flights from Kathmandu. The last choice is the small airstrip at Syangaboche, which is located above Namche bazaar. Despite being an option, altitude makes it an impractical and unwise choice as an arrival destination for accommodation reasons.
Permits and fees:
Entry fees are charged for access to Everest National Park and Makalu Barun National Park.TIMS card.