Everest is more a pilgrimage than a trek: a tough personal challenge with a clear goal at the end. The trail passes deep into Buddhist Sherpa country, among some of the world’s most amazing peaks. In terms of popularity, the region of Solukhumbu/Everest runs second to Annapurna.
The majority of trekkers in Solu-Khumbu, the Everest region, are all heading up the same trail. From the alarming airstrip at Lukla, the trail leads north into mountainous Khumbu, the dizzyingly high Sherpa homeland. The trail forks above the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar: one route leads to Everest Base Camp and the viewpoint of Kala Pattar; the other for the beautiful Gokyo Lakes.
Both high points are about eight days from Lukla, and can be combined by crossing the high pass of the Cho La.
Sherpa Culture trek
Everest Base Camp
Gokyo & Everest Base
You can fill in your remaining days in Nepal with a wide range of activities. Discover some days the jungle in one of the nationals parks in the South of Nepal, go enjoying the shores of Phewa lake in Pokhara or visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu Valley.