The Everest Region renowned as Khumbu falls in the north-east part of Nepal. Khumbu region actually has 26 peaks among which all of them have altitude higher than 6000 meters. The peaks include Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam Lhotse, Cho Oyu, plus highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest (8848m) and many more. The tallest peak, Mt. Everest is known as Sagarmatha which means Mother Goddess of the Earth in Nepali language. Everest Region holds the Sherpa community and is considered as the home for the strange Yeti.
Everest Region also embraces Sagarmatha National Park which has been selected as a World Heritage Site and the area of 1,148 sq. km of the park is located over 3,000 meters. The plant lives in the park are-pine, fir, hemlock, juniper, rhododendron, birch, and shrubs plus alpine plants after that to bare rock and then snow. The national park also has geographical assortment which includes rugged landscape with profound gorges, huge rocks as well as glaciers. Besides, animals such as ghoral, serow, tahr, and musk deer; and bird like- the impeyan pheasant, red-billed chough, blood pheasant, and the yellow-billed chough live here.
As soon as you reach the airstrip at Lukla, the path leads to north direction into mountainous Khumbu, the pleasant high Sherpa settlement. The trail divides over the capital spot of Sherpas, Namche Bazaar. One of the routes from here takes us to Everest Base Camp and then to the best viewpoint, Kala Pattar; the other trail leads to the striking Gokyo Lakes. These are the main trails of Everest Region you should not miss to go for.