Situated in Eastern Nepal, the Everest Region is the most sought out destination through the years. The desire to view the top of the world at close quarters and to scale it lies in the innate desires of every adventure seeker. Treks through the Everest region pass amazing mountain scenery with snow peaks above 8000m. Glaciers, glacial lakes, Sherpa habitations, high passes, Monasteries, prayer flags and mani walls for the major elements of each trek, giving an unforgettable memory to take home. Altitudes here range from 2845m to 8848m which is the top of the world, Mount Everest, natures beautiful gift to the Himalayan people, they respect as god.
The Sagarmatha National Park was established in 1976, and protects the flora and fauna of this rugged terrain that covers an area of 1148 square kilometers. You will find a welcoming destination at Solukhumbu, the central location in Everest Region which holds many mysterious stories of adventurers and travelers alike. Embellished with Buddhist monasteries, mani walls and prayer flags, friendly and hospitable Sherpa habitations that has a backdrop of heart freezing snow peaks. Stories of the mystical Yeti still surrounds the place, and very often, people feel its presence, despite the fact that very few people seem to have seen it. At Pangboche Monastery, you can even take a thorough look at the preservation of Yeti scalp. Kala Patthar is a major view point for trekkers to view Everest and there are many other places that give amazing views of its different faces.
My sister and I had decided to trek to Everest Base Camp by ourselves as a way to celebrate my sisters recent graduation, but as the days passed, and we gained altitude, my sister started to notice her heart was beating noticeably irregularly, even when we were at rest and not trekking. ...read more