Mt. Everest is located in the pristine Sagarmatha National Park in eastern Nepal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place is only accessible by airplane, helicopter or by foot. It is more than just Mt. Everest, but numerous snowcapped peaks including several over 8,000 meters high. Mt. Everest may be the crown jewel of the high Himalayas, but it holds court with the many other incredible peaks that surround it.
The trails here range from the more popular like the Everest Base Camp Trek to those less traveled, including into the Gokyo Lakes region with its sacred mountain lakes that reflect in its blue waters the white, snow-capped peaks. The trekking routes pass through jungles and dense forests composed of rhododendron trees, as well as pine, juniper, and birch trees. Wildlife abounds as you keep watch for red pandas, wild yak and if you are lucky, you may even see the rare and elusive snow leopard. These and many more animals call Sagarmatha National Park their home.
Sagarmatha National Park is the traditional home of the Sherpa people. Trekking in the Mount Everest region will take you to see their impressive villages along with beautiful terraced farms that hug the sides of the mountains. There are ancient Buddhist monasteries, including the highest monastery in the world. There are numerous Buddhist small symbols that mark the trails in a tribute to the deep faith of the Sherpa people. Meet the friendly monks that will welcome you into their monasteries while prayer flags flutter in the ever-present mountain breezes.
Mt. Everest and Sagarmatha National Park represent the holiness of the Himalayas as you explore with your guide from Himalayan Planet Adventures will guide you through this fabled land.