About Everest Trekking
Everest region trekking or Everest trekking is the most popular trekking among the trekkers, as it is one of the most stunning and remote landscapes in the world. The Everest region is located in the northeast region of Nepal and is not only a famous destination for tourists in Nepal for its scenic views of the highest peak of the world -- Mt. Everest--but also other mountains that tower over the region. Known as The Roof of The World, the region is well known for the loyal and friendliness of its inhabitants of the Sherpa people and inspiring Buddhist culture.
Mt. Everest stands at 8,848 meters, the highest mountain in the world is known as Sagarmatha [The goddess mother of the world) in Nepal. It has long been the greatest attraction for nature lovers and trekkers. For some, seeing Everest with their own eyes can be an emotional experience, and Rugged Trails Nepal is honored to share this experience with our guests.
The Everest region is protected by the Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976 covering an area of 1148 square kilometers. Throughout the trekking region, trekkers are overwhelmed with the views of unbelievable peaks, Buddhist monasteries, and friendly Sherpa villages. Similarly, the common wildlife in the park is -- Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Musk deer, Pikks (mouse hare), weasel, jackal, and other rarely seen animals are Himalayan black beer, wolf, lynx, and snow leopard. There are over 118 species of birds inhabiting the park, the common among them are the impeyan pheasant (Danphe), Blood pheasant, red-billed cough, yellow-billed cough, snow cock, snow peagon, Himalayan Griffon and lammergeyer.
The geography of the Everest trekking area covers the rugged rocky valleys, alpine forests, and meadows, charming Sherpa Villages, glaciers, and icefalls. The region is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world as there are the most breathtaking sceneries. The vegetation at the lower elevation is dominated by pine and hemlock forest, while above 3500 meters the forest is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees. Growing barley and potatoes and raising yaks are some of the notable occupations.
The majority of young people in the region are engaged as mountaineering and trekking guides in the season and are able to financially take care of their families by working in the tourism industry. At Rugged Trails Nepal, we are committed to providing a competitive salary to our guides and porters, proper training for their specific job duties, as well as ensuring high quality and safe working conditions. Our guides and our porters are like family, and we welcome you to join our family here in Nepal.