Trekking in the Everest region allows us to explore some famous places like the Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass. Among these places, the Everest Base Camp is undoubtedly the most popular destination for hikers and backpackers. However it is Kalapathar and not the Base Camp from where the highest peak in the world can be best seen from. Trekking in this region not only allows outsiders to observe the beauty of the landscape but also helps them understand the local culture that prevails here, particularly Buddhism.
Everest Region or ‘Khumbu’ as it is known in the local dialect, is a popular trekking destination among hikers from all over the world. The Sagarmatha National Park and Sagarmatha (Everest) itself is located in the Khumbu region. Besides these landmarks, the region is quite popular for its hospitable residents, particularly the Sherpas, a legendary clan of honest and friendly people. Namche Bazaar, popularly known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’, is the trading capital of the Everest Region.