Main Attraction in Everest Trekking
Lukla Airport also known as Tenzing Hillary airport located at the elevation of 2860 meters which is the most dangerous airport in the world. This Is the small airport in the town of Lukla in Solukhumbu district., Sagarmatha, zone, eastern Nepal. The airport is very popular Because Lukla is the place where most of the Everest trekking are start from here. Here are daily flight from Kathmandu during daylight time in good weather. The flight is very short from Kathmandu but due to the bad weather and other technical problems flight can be delay.
Namche Bazer located at the altitude of 3440 meters in the solukhumbu district. A Sherpa community village Namche Bazzer is the main getaway for Everest trekking, Peak climbing, expedition or others activities in Everest region. Namche bazzer is the Point especially for altitude acclimation for high Himalaya. The village is full of the lodges, catering for visitors as well as numbers of internet cafes, making it one of the few places in the region where trekkers can access the internet. The main street into the village is lined with Tibetan run handicraft stalls and stores. Most of the goods are available in Kathmandu, but certain woolen items are made locally. Also, check for anything special that has been carried over from Tibet.
Tengboche Monastery is another attraction of the Everest region. Located at the altitude of 3867 meters Tengboche is an important Buddhist monastery in the mountains of the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Tengboche is famous because of its spectacular and unique location. It lies on the main route to the Base Camp of Mount Everest and offers the first clear views of the highest mountain in the world.
The Tengboche monastery was established in its present site by Lama Gulu in 1916 and has strong ties with the Rongbuk monastery in Tibet. Although there are older village monasteries in the area Tengboche was the first celibate monastery and follows the Nyingmapa lineage of the Vajrayana Buddhist teachings.
Tengboche has been destroyed and rebuilt twice. In 1934 an earthquake caused servere damage and on the 19th January 1989 the monastery burnt to the ground. The fire was so intense that nothing of worth could be recovered. Most of the monastery’s precious old scriptures, statues, murals and woodcarvings were lost. Even the famous stone in which Lama Sangwa Dorje left a foot print cracked in the tremendous heat. Today Tengboche Monastery stands again rebuilt by local craftsmen, the monks and Sherpa community with help from the Sir Hillary and the Himalayan Trust, the American Himalayan Heritage Foundation and many international well-wishers.
Kalapattar (The black rock ) is the main view point of the Everest trekking. Located at the attitude of 5555 meters Kala Patthar provides a panoramic vision of the surrounding mountains and the esmerizing Gokyo Lakes. From Kala Patthar (18192 ft/5242m) we get the closest view of Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks. The Kala Patthar plateau is also a historic site as the ‘World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting’ was organized by the Nepalese Government over here on 4th December 2009.
Everest Base Camp
Everest base camp (5360 meters) is probably the best trekking route In the world. Every year thousands of trekkers visited the Everest base camp. Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal. Not only for trekking Everest has big history of climbing. So Base camp is the main acclimation point for the Everest summiteer. To visit the Everest base camp there are different option even those people who are Physically unable to trek to time duration to visit the Everest. In these condition the best way to visit the base camp is helicopter tour within a few hours visitors can visit the main attraction of the Everest.
Gokyo Lake located at the altitude of 4700 meters in khumbu Himalaya. It is considered sacred lake both Hindus and Buddhist. In festival of Janaipurnima about the 500 Hindus take the over the Gokyo lake. The Gokyo area is almost the popular tourist destination leading towards the Everest base camp.
Cho La Pass located at the altitude of 5420 meters form the see level. The pass Is on the Gokyo trail one of the most popular and challenging trekking traeil in Khumbu Humalaya.
Mount Everest (8,848 meters) also known as Sagarmatha in Nepali is the highest mountain in the world. It was first climbed by Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal in in 1953.