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The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The most visited part of this region is Solukhumbu district, home of the legendary Sherpas and the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters. To the north of Solukhumbu is Everest National Park, while to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. The major ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are Sherpas, Rais, Tamangs, Brahmins and Chhettris. Diverse range of wildlife and vegetation are seen in the region. Animals to be sighted are mountain goat, musk deer and barking deer in the forests. Birds include Impeyan Pheasant (Danfe), ravens, crows, choughs and snow pigeons. The best time to visit in spring and autumn. Popular trekking areas are Everest base camp, Gokyo valley, Lukla Pike Danda, Dudh Kunda, Salleri, Chiwong Circuit, Hinkhu, Hongu valley and Everest to Arun valley. Interesting landmarks near Syangboche are Khumjung School built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961 and Khunde Hospital north of Namche Bazaar established in 1968. How to trek in the Everest region depends on the route chosen. Tea house trekking is possible on the main trail to Everest base camp or the route up the Gokyo valley. The trail from Jiri to Lukla also has tea house on the way.

Getting there - Everest region can be reached by air or on foot. Buses to jiri leave from the old bus park near Ratna Park in Kathmandu. Jiri is ten-hour’s drive from Kathmandu. By air, there are three options. The most convenient for Everest trek is Lukla, which is served by many airlines with daily flight from Kathmandu. Another option is the airstrip at Phaplu near the district headquarter, which is served by daily flights from the capital city. The last choice is the small airstrip at Syangboche, which is located above Namche Bazaar. Despite being an option, altitude makes it an impractical and unwise choice as an arrival destination for acclimatization reasons.

Permits and Fees - Special trekking permits are not required to visit Everest area. Entry fees are charged for access to Everest National Park and Makalu Barun National Park. Entry fees can be paid at the Natinal Park desk in Kathmandu or Trekking Company. 

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The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the world’s challenging and enchanting treks