Trekking trails in Everest Region

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  • Last Updated on Jun 3, 2023

 

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Everest Region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the World. The breathtaking views of the Mountains, especially in the Everest Region, are a paradise for any trekker and a place filled with many opportunities for Photographers. But you don’t necessarily have to get to the Everest Base Camp to enjoy the beauty of the Everest Region. 

The region offers some of the best trekking trails in the world. You can choose from different trails in the region depending on your time, budget, fitness level, and preference. Each trail is unique in its way and will reward you with stunning views of Everest and other iconic mountains. 

In this article, we have listed some of the best trekking trails in the Everest Region. 

1. Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Everest Region. Every Trekking Enthusiast has Everest Base Camp on their bucket list to have a closer look at the World’s Highest, Mt. Everest. Not just Everest, you can get a glimpse of other beautiful mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. Trekking to the base camp and Kalapatthar is the best option to get close to Everest without climbing it. 

You will trek through the lush Alpine forests, pristine rivers, and Sherpa villages with the beautiful backdrop of the mountains to make it to the Base Camp. Although the trek is challenging, the beautiful landscape, Sherpa culture, and stunning mountain views will make every step worth it. 

Average Duration: 12-15 Days

Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-December)

Max Altitude: 5545m

2. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek will take you to the pristine Gokyo Lakes, and climbing the Gokyo Ri peak will reward you with one of the best views of Mt. Everest. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek are alternatives to the classical Everest Base Camp Trek. You will go through the Gokyo Valley in the west of Everest to witness the five sacred, beautiful turquoise lakes and climb the Gokyo Ri, located at the rim of the Everest Region.  The trek will with one of the best views of four 8000-meter mountains, including Mt. Everest 8848m, Cho Oyu 8152m, Lhotse 8516m, and Makalu 8463, and witness the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal.

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek are the best alternatives to skip the crowd in the Everest Region.

Average Duration: 13-15 Days

Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-December)

Max Altitude: 5357m

3. EBC via Gokyo Lake Trek

If you want the best of both worlds, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake, you can combine them on a single trek. You can reach EBC via Gokyo Lake through the Cho-La Pass, which connects the treks. You can get to both Gokyo Ri and Kalappathar on a single trek which makes it quite challenging. The trek starts from Namche, towards Gokyo, through Tengboche. Then, you will reach Sacred Gokyo Lakes through the rhododendron forest and climb Gokyo Ri Peak. Now, you will trek down to Gorak Shep through Cho La Pass, reach Everest Base Camp, and climb to Kalapatthar. 
 

The trek will reward you with beautiful views of tall mountain ranges from the Everest Region, including the four 8000-meter peaks and several other 7000 and 6000-meter peaks.

Average Duration: 16-21 Days

Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-December)

Max Altitude: 5545m

4. Everest Three-Pass Trek

If you are looking for some serious challenge in the Everest Region, the Everest Three-Pass Trek could give you the most adventure and challenge. As the name suggests, you will be trekking through the three passes, including Kongma La 5535m, Cho La 5420m, and 5360m, to get to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. 

The Everest Three-Pass Trek combines Gokyo Lake Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek via the three passes in the Everest Region. It is challenging and one of the most strenuous treks in the Everest Region. You will climb the Gokyo Ri, get to the three passes above 5000, and head towards Kalapatthar. Therefore, you need to be physically and mentally fit with quite some trekking experience for the Three-Pass Trek. 

Average Duration: 20-24 Days

Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-December)

Max Altitude: 5545m

5. Everest View Trek

If you want a good view of Mt. Everest, you don’t necessarily trek to Gokyo Ri or Kala Patthar. Instead, you can just get to Tengboche, 3930m, and get one of the best views of Everest without the strenuous walk ahead. It is one of the easiest treks as you don’t have to trek higher and further up the Himalayas. It is excellent for beginners who want a glimpse of Everest without any hardship. 

You will trek through the beautiful Villages of the Everest Region, including Phakding, Namche, and Tengboche, and also visit the world’s highest Tengboche Monastery, 4100m.

Since you don’t have to trek for much time, you can spend some extra time exploring the Sherpa villages and learning about different Buddhist cultures and traditions. 

Average Duration: 10-12 Days

Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-December)

Max Altitude: 4100m

6. Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek is one of the shortest treks in the Everest Region. If you are short on time or budget, Pikey Peak could be your perfect destination. The trek allows you to hike leisurely without much stress. You will get a stunning view of Mt. Everest with a panorama of the Himalayas, including Kanchenjunga 8586m, Makalu 8481m, Lhotse 8516m, Manaslu 8163m, and even Annapurna 8091m. One of the best seasons to trek to the Pikey Peak is March-April when the forest is full of Rhododendron flowers.

The trek is undoubtedly for beginners or people with limited time to enjoy Everest’s beautiful view and the serene nature up to the Himalayas. You will get to enjoy the stunning Himalayan landscape with one of the best sunrise and sunsets and also explore the unique geography, culture, and tradition of the Sherpa in the Lower Khumbu Region. 

Average Duration: 5-7 Days

Best Season: Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-December)

Max Altitude: 4065m

Wrapping it Up

We listed some of the popular and best trekking trails available in the Everest Region. The Everest Region has a lot of trekking trails you can trek through depending on your time, budget, and fitness levels. If you have extra time and high physical fitness, you can also go the longer treks like the Everest Three Pass Trek or the Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho La. But for beginners or people with limited time, you could go with Everest View Trek or the Pikey Peak Trek. 

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