Khumbu region

Nepal is a country which is blessed with the incredible landscapes, Himalayan terrains, diverse culture and  natural beauties. Every year  thousands of trekkers visit this country for trekking, enjoying and admiring the Himalayas. The country has the 8 highest peaks of the world including the highest peak, Mount Everest. The country offers incredible trekking destinations that can provide the lifetime experience. Trekking in the region in the region of the world’s highest mountains is something you need to do if you are an enthusiastic trekker or a newbie. 

Khumbu region has been ranked as the sixth best region in the world by Lonely Planet. It is also called Everest region. It is the majestic place that has the inhabited mountains. It is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal in Solukhumbu district. The region has the 4 highest mountains that are above 8000 metres they are Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount ChoYou and Mount Makalu and over 25 spectacular Himalayas. This is the homeland for the famous mountaineering experts, Sherpa. In 1953, Sir Edmunf Hillery and Tenzing Norgay  had created a historical summit of the highest mountain of the world. Every trekker experiences unique and unforgettable memories in this region. 

Namche Bazaar, Thame, Khumjung , Pangboche, Pherche and Kunde are the popular tourist towns of this region. The region includes Sagarmatha National Park and Sagarmatha National Park Buffer Zone. Buddhist monastery at Tengboche is the beautiful attraction of this region. 

Reasons Why Khumbu Region is Popular

Khumbu region is the most popular Himalayan region of Nepal. It is a landmark where you can find the perfect example of the beauty of nature and peace. Beautiful lush forests of Rhododendron, Oak, and Pine of the region will always amazed you. Similarly, the warm welcome and hospitality of the Sherpa of the region and the majestic view of the mountains will inspire you to spend more time in the lap of nature and take some days off from your busy schedule. Some of the reasons why Khumbu is popular all over the world are mentioned below:

  1. Sherpa Culture

The Sherpa community has dominated the Khumbu region. Sherpas are famous all over the world for their hard work and unique skill for mountaineering and trekking. The first person to summit Mount Everest was also Sherpa (Tenzin Norgay Sherpa) with Edmund Hillary. They will warmly welcome you in their lodge and tea houses and provide good hospitality. The culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people is really unique.

  1. View of Gigantic Mountains

Khumbu region is blessed with the mountains and views of gigantic mountains. Every year hundreds of trekkers visit Nepal just to take a trip to observe the mountains and peaks of the Khumbu region. You can see the majestic view of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and Tawache. From the beginning of any trek in Khumbu region you will be trekking along the views of giant mountains. On the ultimate days of trekking in Khumbu region you will get a chance of closeup views of the mother of mountains, Mount Everest. Gokyo lake trek, Everest three pass trek are the famous trek in this region.

  1. Lukla Airport and valley

Lukla is the small, wonderful village of Khumbu region of Nepal that is located at an altitude of 2860meters. Lukla is considered the gateway of most of the trekking route of Khumbu region including the Everest Base Camp. Most of the trek in Khumbu region starts from Lukla with the incredible flight in a domestic plane. Lukla Airport is itself a  major attraction of the Khumbu region. The airport is located in a unique and dramatic place offering the thrilling experience on landing as well as take off. 

  1. Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery is the largest and popular Tibetan Buddhist Monastery situated in Tengboche village of Khumbu region. The monastery also offers the incredible view of spectacular mountains including the tallest mountain of the world, Mount Everest and other mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and more. On the way to trek in the Khumbu region, you will see the small gumba and chortens along the fluttering prayer flags. The prayer flags have five different colors which have a deep meaning. Tengboche Monastery is a spiritual monastery in Khumbu. Mani Rimdu festival is a popular festival celebrated in Tengboche. During this festival, Lamas and Sherpa gather at this monastery for the welfare of the world. 

  1. Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar literally is a Black stone of Khumbu region. It is a famous vantage point of Khumbu region which offers the stunning views of many giant mountains including Mount Everest. Kala patthar is situated at an altitude of 5644 meters and  is the highest point of Everest Base Camp trek. This vantage point is popular for picturesque views of sunrise and sunset over gigantic white Himalayas. 

  1. Sagarmatha National Park

Sagarmatha National Park is a major attraction of Khumbu region. This  national park has been listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. This national park is located at an elevation of 2800 meter to 8848 meters which is also the home of many endangered Himalayan wildlife of Nepal. The park preserves the unique landscape of the Himalayas. This is the only national park which reaches at the highest altitude. Some species of wildlife found in Sagarmatha National park are Musk deer, Himalayan Monal, Snow Leopard, Blood pheasant, Himalayan Black Bear,  Himalayan Tahrs, Red Panda, Langur Monkeys and Himalayan wolves. If you are trekking through Sagarmatha National Park you will get the opportunity to see these endangered animals along the 118 species of unique and beautiful birds. 

  1. Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is the famous tourist hub of Khumbu region that offers the best quality of accommodations, hotels and lodges for the trekkers and tourists. The region is also famous for the home made  yak cheese and butter. The Namche Bazaar also offers the stunning views of  mountains and natural beauties. Namche Bazaar is the best place for acclimatization for the higher trek of mountain expedition. You can also experience the unique culture and lifestyle of Sherpas. You can also enjoy the local weekly market in Namche bazaar where you can buy some handmade gifts and dairy products at a very cheap price. 

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