Everest is the highest mountain in the World and as such it has become the most popular place to go trekking in the World. However, it is not only the lure of the planets biggest peak that makes Everest Trekking packages the most sought after for those going trekking in Nepal. With nature, animals, culture, and tradition all playing a huge part, here is a rundown of some of the top reasons why Everest Trekking is the most famous in the World.
Undeniably one of the first things people seek when on an Everest Trek is to marvel at the nature that the region has to offer. Throughout all the Everest packages that we offer, the nature that trekkers will cross varies greatly. From the lush green forests of the lower Khumbu region, the dry and rocky terrain of the Gokyo region, and the icy moraines of the Ngozumpa glacier. If you choose one of the Everest treks that includes a visit to Gokyo, you can also enjoy the 6 pristine Gokyo Lakes; Unique turquoise waters that have for centuries lay surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. Every Everest trekking package includes walks through rhododendron filled forests and oak and pine-filled woods. And some of the Everest treks even include trips to National Parks that host flora and fauna seen nowhere else in the world. Here you have the chance to see deer, wild boar, and even snow leopards! From frost to moss-covered paths and steep hills to staggering slopes – routes are always varied and often involve following the river or crossing one of the many suspension bridges. So no matter how difficult the trek may get, or how long you have been walking, you can always be sure that the wilding varying landscapes around you will keep you entertained and fascinated throughout.
The cultural journey begins as soon as you touch down in Nepal. Included in all of our trips is the chance to explore the countries bustling capital, Kathmandu. With a host of World UNESCO sights, including Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudha Stupa, and Swyambunath, there is culture to explore in abundance. After visiting these ancient spots and soaking in the chaos of the Capital, you are whisked away to the Himalayas where, whichever trek you choose, you will be taken into a whole different type of culture. As you move throughout your trek you’ll find that each village hosts entirely different traditions and due to the knowledge of our guides and their history in the area, we can ensure that all trekkers on our trip are always given the warmest of welcomes. Trekking in Nepal normally takes you to Namche Bazaar, a famous Sherpa settlement aptly named ‘The Gateway to Everest’. It can also take you to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Dhole, Luza, Machhermo, and Gokyo Valley – one of the highest settlements in Nepal.
As you enjoy the culture, food, and traditions of the various villages and people within them, it is impossible to miss the spirituality that is seeped into every aspect of an Everest Trekking Trip. The Himalayas themselves are sacred – as are the lakes and all else that reside within them. Every journey involves at least one visit to a monastery, one of the most notable being the ancient Buddhist Tengboche Monastery – nestled amidst the peaks of some of the world’s most famed mountains. Meet monks who live up in the mountains, listen to their payers, and soak in their culture. Each route is also peppered with Gompas and crisscrossed with multicoloured prayer flags. And depending on the trip you choose you may even get to see some ancient Mani walls, built with prayer inscribed stones.
Of course however one of the most exciting aspects that entice anyone to come trekking in Nepal, are the mountains themselves. Everest, standing at a mighty 8848m is the biggest of them all, and whether you make it to Everest Base Camp or observe it at sunrise from one of the many beautiful viewing points that mark each journey, any Everest Trek will always include the presence of the mighty mountain itself. However, it most definitely is not the only peak there is to delight at, as all of our trekking packages include journeys that take in views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Amadablam (6812m), Kusum Kangaru (6370m), Thamserku (6618m), Kantega (6783m), Ama Dablam (6814m), Island peak (6165m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7864m), Taboche peak (6495m), and Kwangde (6187m), to name but a few.
The reason that Everest Trekking remains the most famous amongst all demographics is the variety on offer. There are so many packages to choose from. Some seek joy in soaking in the culture of the wildly varying villages and the traditions of the people that live within them. Others wish to incorporate a spiritual journey into their adventure and revel in the monasteries, gompas, mani walls, and prayer flags the criss-cross every path. Maybe you’re one of our guests who is awed by the beauty of the Himalayas and want to see ice glaciers, gushing waterfalls, pristine lakes, and forests filled with wildflowers. Or maybe you seek a challenge and the type of rough terrain that requires specialist equipment. Well here at My Everest Trip, we have identified that all of our guests are unique and as such have curated a number of Everest trekking packages to fulfill every desire. We are also aware that everyone has a different amount of time, and as such offer packages ranging from 9 – 29 days. Everyone has a different level of fitness and as such we have curated a range of treks for every level. And we also have a luxury trek, so if roughing it isn’t quite your style, you can swap tents for 5-star hotels and still enjoy all the thrills of the Himalayas. So whatever your age, and whatever you desire, Everest Treks remain the most famous, because there really is something for everyone.