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Why Nepalese people must visit Everest

2022 Aug 16, 6:27,
Everest Base Camp, Photo: Parsuram Jamkattel,NHH

Nepal, the best holiday destination is an ideal place for travel lovers as it is the common garden of lofty mountains and multiethnic people. The country is home of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest along with seven other 8,000 meter tall mountains making it a heaven for Himalayan wilderness. Over 19000 snow capped mountains and more than a hundred ethnic groups of this tiny Himalayan nation are reasons why thousands of tourists visit Nepal every year.

Since the past few years, the number of domestic tourists has been increasing. After the COVID pandemic, the travel trend has increased among Nepalese people. Majority of Nepalese people are found traveling to western and eastern regions of Nepal only. These touristic activities are heavily centered on places like Mustang, Manang, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and Illam. However, there are many hidden travel gems in Nepal. The Far Western, Mid Western and Everest region of Nepal have relatively lesser visitors in comparison to the places mentioned above.

View of Gokyo Lake from top of Gokyo Ri, Khumbu (Pic-Parsuram Jamkattel)
View of Gokyo Lake from top of Gokyo Ri, Khumbu (Pic-Parsuram Jamkattel)

Everest region is an epitome of a momentous holiday destination. It offers unrivaled scenery of mountains, forests, glaciers, rivers, lakes, Sherpa villages and moraines. The Everest region of Nepal holds astounding wonders of nature and grandeur of Sherpa culture. This may be the reason why people across the globe are obsessed with it.

Here are the 5 reasons why Nepalese people must visit Everest region:

1. Mount Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp, Pic: Parsuram Jamkattel
Everest Base Camp, Pic: Parsuram Jamkattel

It is a lot simpler to reach the base camp than climbing the mountain. Leave your footprints at the foothill of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest and knit the wonderful travel tale. Do the Everest Base Camp Trek

At an altitude of 5364 m, the base camp offers spectacular scenery of mountains. It is truly a Himalayan sanctuary.

2. Lukla & Sagarmatha National Park

Lukla Airport, Photo: Parsuram Jamkattel
Lukla Airport, Photo: Parsuram Jamkattel

Sagarmatha National Park is also the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE Site. It is home to many endangered species of wild animals and vegetation. One can find over 120 species of birds and home of rare animals like mountain wolves, red panda, thar, leopard, mountain black bear etc. It is the only conservation park which elevates up to 8848.86 m from sea level and has temperate deciduous tundra vegetation.

Lukla is the gateway to all the attractive places of Everest region. There is a famous airstrip called the Tenzing Hillary Airport which ranks among the most extreme airports in the world. The landing and takeoff from the runway of the airport is an enthralling experience.

3. Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar, Pic: Parsuram Jamkattel
Namche Bazaar, Pic: Parsuram Jamkattel

Namche Bazaar is Khumbu's heartland and nerve center of the Everest region. This horse shoe shaped town is nestled in the top of the hill overlooking gorgeous mountains like Thamserku and Kwangde.

The place is bustling with the various modern eateries, shops and bars as well. One can find the surprising clamour of the city up in the mountains while strolling around the town. Namche Bazaar is also the place for the first acclimatization rest during the Everest Base Camp Trek.

4. Sherpa Culture

Mani Walls and scripts,
Mani Walls and scripts,

Sherpa people are popular across the globe as expert mountain climbers. There are numerous legends and records under the name of Sherpa in the field of mountaineering. They have contributed largely in establishing Nepal as the haven for all kinds of mountaineering activities. People around the world are lured towards them and want to know about their lifestyle and culture. Exploring and knowing more about them can be an exciting experience. Places like Khumjung, Khunde, Tengboche, Pangboche, and Gokyo are the best places to understand Sherpa culture and lifestyle.

5. Unrivaled Mountain Vistas

Everest Base Camp Trek Route, Photo:Parsuram Jamkattel
Everest Base Camp Trek Route, Photo:Parsuram Jamkattel

The Everest region is the only region where you can get the unrivaled mountain vistas of more than 2 dozen mountains. You can get the glimpses of four top ten mountains of the world in one single trip. Noticeable mountains on sight during the visit of Everest region are Everest, Lhotse, Choyou and Makalu. Apart from these mountains, there are many others which are equally beautiful and legendary. They are Amadablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Cholatse, Tabuche, Imja Tse, Nuptse, Pumori etc. Sunrise from the top of Kalapathar to the sunset from the top of Gokyo Ri; Everest region is the best place to quench your hunger of Himalayan wilderness.

So, when are you planning to visit the Everest region?



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