Everest Region Trek is filled up with adventurous and exciting trek routes and packages. There are a number of ways to get up to Mount Everest, but we believe the Great Route to Gokyo; Top of the World Kalapather & Base Camp of Mt. Everest – a walking festival of glaciers, turquoise lakes, and savage mountain scenery- is, hands down, the finest.
After a day in Kathmandu, Nepal’s widely colorful capital, we fly to an airstrip high in the mountains, and set off for Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa people’s main village.
Everest Region Trek Package course is most representative of the Nepal Himalaya; it follows the main route through the Khumbu Region from the Sherpa town of Namche Bazar, allowing the trekker to view close at hand some if the world’s highest and most famous peaks from Everest on down. The course is varied- you encounter lamas and see gompas (monasteries), chorten (stupas), and mani stones (prayer walls). There are many facilitated hotels & lodges and need not worry about food or lodging. One must remember, however , that much of this course covers altitudes of more than 4000m, so we are particularly aware of altitude sickness and fixed the day to day itinerary such a way that you will be acclimatize day by day. We shall make Lukla the starting point of this course since we may use air transportation between Kathmandu and Lukla.
In addition to the February celebration of the Tibetan New Year, or Losar, there are two uniquely Sherpa festivals that we may encounter in Everest trekking routes.
This festival is celebrated at the monasteries of Tengboche, Thami, and Chiwang. The monks wear elaborate masks and costumes and, through a series of ritualistic dances, dramatize the triumph of Buddha over Bon, the ancient animistic religion of Tibet. The first day of Mani Rindu involves prayers by the lamas in the monastery courtyard. The second day is the colorful lama dancing when lamas wear brocade gowns and wonderfully painted papier-mâché masks. Hundreds of Sherpas from all over Khumbu attend the performance; it is an important social occasion as well as an entertaining spectacle. Along with the serious and intricate dances, the lamas also dramatize two absurd comic sequences that make the entire performance a grand and amusing event. On the final evening of Mani Rindu, the villagers join in an all-night Sherpa dance. The Tengpoche celebration of Mani Rindu usually takes place at the November-December full moon.