Top 5 treks in Everest Region, with trek Overview

Everest region is undoubtedly the most popular trekking region in the Himalayas of Nepal. This trekking region host the most popular trek in the world- Everest Base Camp Trek. Other than this trek, there are many amazing treks in the region. And on this blog, we will list the top 5 treks in the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Duration14 days
Highest Elevation5,643m at Kala Patthar
Accommodationtea house
Starting Point/ Finishing PointLukla/Lukla
DifficultyModerate

Everest Base Camp Trek deserves to be on top of the list of the best treks in the Everest region. And everyone would agree if I say that it is the best trek in the world. This trek takes you to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. For two weeks, you will trek through the well-kept trail brimming with green hills, Buddhist monasteries, beautiful Sherpa villages, high suspension bridges, and mountain vistas. 

This trek bestows incredible views of some of the highest mountains in the world, including Everest. While you cannot see Everest from the base camp, many trekkers agree to hike to Kala Patthar to admire marvelous views of Khumbu icefall, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Everest. The Everest Base Camp trek’s itinerary entails prominent places like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche monastery, Kala Patthar, and Lukla.

The trek starts from Lukla, heading to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the acclimatization point for every trekker and climber alike. The trail then heads to Everest Base Camp taking at least 7 days.

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Gokyo Lakes Trek

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Gokyo Lake Trek Overview

Duration16-20 days
Highest Elevation5,357 m at Gokyo Ri
Accommodationtea house
Starting Point/ Finishing PointLukla/Lukla
DifficultyChallenging

Gokyo Lakes Trek takes you to the world’s highest freshwater lake system-Gokyo Lakes at an altitude of 4,700–5,000m. The trekking trail to Gokyo Lakes is less-crowded and follows the route of Everest Base Camp for the first couple of days. From Namche, the trail weaves towards Gokyo valley and ends at Gokyo Ri.

Gokyo Ri at 5,357m commands stunning views of Gokyo Lakes and four 8,000-metre peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. You can marvel at the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary reflects around 14 days trek, starting from Lukla, all the way to Gokyo valley. 

Three Passes Trek

Three Passes Trek Overview

Duration18 days
Highest Elevation5,643m at Kala Patthar
Accommodationtea house
Starting Point/ Finishing PointLukla/Lukla
DifficultyChallenging

The Three Passes Trek combines high altitude challenge and exhilarating adventure through the less-traveled trail. This trek leads through the three highest passes in Everest Region, calling for daredevil adventurers. The three passes-Kongma La Pass (5,535/18,159ft), Cho La Pass (5420m/17,782ft), and Renjo La Pass (5,340m/17,520ft)-offers some of the best scenes and ultimate escapade.

The three high passes trek itinerary follows the classic trail of Everest Base Camp crossing the three mountain passes over 5,000m. You can admire the horizon painted with towering peaks like Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Additionally, you will indulge in a promising hike to Gokyo Ri.

This trek demands at least 20 days, unlike Everest Base Camp, and thus has earned a badge- Challenging Trek in Everest. If you are looking for a shorter trek, you better stick to Everest Base Camp Trek or look at Pikey Peak Trek.

Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek Overview

Duration7-9 days
Highest Elevation3,640 m at Pikey Peak Base Camp
Accommodationtea house
Starting Point/ Finishing PointDhap/Dhap
DifficultyEasy

Pikey Peak Trek is probably the shortest trek in the Everest region. It shouldn’t take you more than 7 days to complete the trek but take my word; the views are no less mesmerizing. This trek grants the best view of the Lower Khumbu region and the mighty Everest. Arguably it is one of the best viewpoints in Nepal to admire the view of Everest. For those of us who have very few days to explore the trekking-trail and want to embrace the sight of the highest mountain in the world, my friend, this trek is definitely for you.

Pikey Peak trek itinerary stretches for 7 days only. Another certain feature of this trek is that it is an easy trek, doable with family. Head to Dhap from Kathmandu, enjoying a scenic ride, and tread through the grassy ridge and forested trail. Rest assured that the trail unfolds the view of Everest and Numbur Himal from the very first day. 

Dudh Kunda Trek

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Dudh Kunda Trek Overview

Duration15 days
Highest Elevation4,600m at Dudh Kunda Lake
Accommodationtea house
Starting Point/ Finishing PointJiri, Phaplu/ Jiri, Phaplu
DifficultyEasy

You might be hearing this trek for the first time. If that is the case, don’t worry, I got your back! Dudh Kunda Trek is a less popular trek in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek takes you to a sacred lake called Dudh Kunda. Dudh Kunda at 4600m boasts off-the-beaten-path and Himalayan wilderness. You will experience Sherpa culture and generous hospitality.

Dudh Kunda trek itinerary covers the resting grounds in the lower Everest region. You will be able to complete the trek in 10-15 days. Unlike Everest base camp trek or Gokyo Lakes trek, this trek follows the trail through lesser-known villages at the lower altitudes. But again, you will get to marvel at the views of towering peaks. 

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