Mount Everest::Welcome To The Top Of The World

by kiran 30. April 2013 23:26

The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The 10-day walk through the middle hills of Solu to the higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha, or Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, is an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of the legendary Sherpa people. The prime attraction – the 8,848 m peak of Mt. Everest – lies in Sagarmatha National Park, which is also home to two other eight thousanders – Lhotse and Cho Oyu – besides several other prominent peaks above 6,000 m.

Designated as a World Heritage Site in 1979, much of the 1,148 sq. km park lies above 3,000 m. The park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The vegetation in the park changes from pine, hemlock, fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron and shrubs to alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. It is home to the ghoral, tahr, serow and musk deer as well as the impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant, red-billed chough and the yellow-billed chough.

The trail to Everest also begins at Lukla, the airport at 2,850 m. The trail climbs up the Dudhkoshi River Valley, and the following day brings you to the legendary Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu (3,500 m), which is the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other peaks in the area. Above Namche lie the traditional villages of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung which is the largest village in the Khumbu lies at the foot of the sacred peak Khumbila. The Khunde Hospital, maintained by Himalayan Trust, and Khumjung School, the original Hillary School set up in 1960, lie here.

Across the canyon from Khunde, perched on a high ridge, is the Tengboche Monastery, the leading Buddhist center in the Khumbu. The monastery rests amid stunning views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Pines, azaleas and colorful mountain rhododendrons ring the attractive monastery. There are rest houses, lodges and camping sites here.

From Tengboche you can continue on to Pheriche, Kala Pattar and the hamlet of Gorakshep.  From here, the site of Everest Base Camp is easily accessible, as is the summit of Kala Pattar (5,545 m), from which much of Mt. Everest is clearly visible. However, you must take time to properly acclimatize as the altitude gains are rapid. Want to touch mount everest? Click here


Comments (6) -

plant propagation supplies
plant propagation supplies United States
5/5/2013 9:57:46 AM #

Disclosure of payments to the public can be beneficial in many ways and it is a great step. This can also prevent practitioners from prescribing costly medicines. As now more practices are moving toward web based EHR software. Modules should be introduced for the tracking of prescribed medicine and accessible to the patients. So that they can ask their physicians.


Carolin Dozal
Carolin Dozal United States
5/31/2013 12:38:18 AM #

I think that most people would rather not have it at all.


Elisabeth Neuzil
Elisabeth Neuzil United States
7/5/2013 12:21:11 AM #

Sometimes I contemplate if folks truly take time to publish something original, or are they only just dishing out words to fill a site. This surely doesn't fit that mold. Thank you for taking the time to write with awareness. Now And Then I look at a page and question whether they even proofread it.Fantastic work with this article.


Estela Mcgillicuddy
Estela Mcgillicuddy United States
7/10/2013 2:36:48 PM #

thanks, very well written post, found it through a random google search and i shared it on my digg account


Marcellus Rone
Marcellus Rone United States
7/23/2013 1:17:40 PM #

Hands down, Apple's app store wins by a mile. It's a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I'm not sure I'd want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.


Sharmaine Sumatzkuku
Sharmaine Sumatzkuku United States
8/1/2013 10:14:14 AM #

I posted about your garden here  best of luck!


Add comment

  Country flag

  • Comment
  • Preview

About the author

Hello and Namaste! I am Kiran Pokhrel,CEO, Pvt. Ltd. I have more than a decade of work experience in travel, tourism and destination management industry.My aim is to provide tranquil, jubilant, lucid and ecstatic experience to the tourist all around the globe through my destination management company. You can personally write me at

Happy Journey!

Month List

Page List