Mt.Everest has gained its popularity for trekking, mountaineering, peak climbing and expedition. Trekking tours in this region offers one of the best trekking adventures in the world by ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘National Geographic Adventure,’ the Everest Trekking is a ‘must-do’ for all intrepid trekkers and adventurers. Among the major destinations of trekking in Nepal, Everest region stood second despite poor accessibility. It is more expensive and difficult to get Solu Khumbu compare with Annapurna region. One must either walk for a week from Jiri or fly to Lukla to get near Everest.
The number of trekkers to Everest has increased dramatically because of the publicity the mountain has received from several sources. Solu Khumbu is famous not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain, Mt.Everest (8848m.), but also for its Sherpa villages and age-old monasteries. The primary goal of trekking in Everest region is stepping at least the Everest Base Camp (5360m.). Hike to Kalapattar 5545m offers amazing and stunning views of hundreds of mountains as well as glacier in 360 deg angle. Not only Everest but also other mountain peaks such as Mt. Lhotse , Mt. Nuptse , Mt. Amadablam , Mt. Pumori , Mt. Thamserku , Mt.Kantega, Kwangde and others can be seen from Kala Pattar.
Everest region offers varieties of trekking trails and some of them are given below as given sample trek packages. Along the trail, the travelers would experience the typical Sherpa culture in the alpine settlements such as Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Thame, Tyangboche, etc. Being situated at higher altitude, the region has high risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) if due emphasis is not given for acclimatization. If symptoms like headache, loss appetite and vomiting are seen, one has to immediately inform to the guide so that he would facilitate to take first aid treatment or take you to the near by health post.