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Sarah Park

We had a fantastic 10 day trek in the Langtang Valley over Christmas break, 2012. Bharat organized a trek for our two families, a group of 9, with 5 kids aged 10-14. All details were finely tuned. He left nothing undone and was very flexible in adjusting the itinerary as the trip progressed. The location of the trek in the Langtang Valley was beautiful with all the soaring peaks, green valleys, Tibetan villages and friendly people  

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Everest Region

The Everest region is located in the northeast of Nepal. The most visited part of this region is Solukhumbu district, home of the legendary Sherpa and the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters with listing among 11 most visited destinations and famous as the 7th natural wonder of the world. To the north of Solokhumbu is Everest National Park; while to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. The major ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are Sherpas, Rais, Tamang, Brahmins and Chhettris. Diverse range of wildlife and vegetation are seen in the region. Animals to be sighted are mountain goat, musk deer and barking deer in the forests. Birds include Impeyan Pheasant (Danfe), ravens, crows, and choughs and show pigeons. The best time to visit is spring and autumn. Popular trekking areas are Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Valley, Lukla, Kalapatthar, Chola pass, Dudh Kunda, Salleri, Chiwong Circuit, Honku valleys and Everest to Arun Valley. Interesting landmarks near Syangboche are Khumjung School built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961.

The main ethnic group that visitors will encounter in the Everest region is the Sherpas. This is their heartland and their influence is to be seen everywhere from their traditional dress to their distinctive houses and village monasteries. There are also minorities of various other groups, notably Rai and Tamang in the lower hills and the ubiquitous Brahmin and Chhetri farmers of the valleys.
 

Attraction-Flora and fauna

The flora and fauna to be seen are quite diverse since the region ranges in altitude from less than 200 meters above sea level at Jiri to the high peaks of the Himalayan at over 8000 meters. Up to 4000 meters you will find dense stands of forest including pine, oak and the spectacular flowering rhododendrons. The latter are one reason to make a trip to Nepal in the spring when the hills between 2000 and 3500 meters are a rich of cultures.

The crops under cultivation will depend on the season that you visit but expect to see wheat, barley, corn and potatoes at some stage. Domesticated animals will range from cattle, buffalo, goats and pigs to the all-purpose beast of the mountains the yak.

There is a good chance of seeing wildlife, mostly birds including the national bird of Nepal-the Impeyan Pheasant, or Danfe, which is quite common around Namche Bazaar. Other notable birds will include the ravens and crows of the middle hills and the choughs, which soar to seemingly impossible heights in the mountains. Also in the mountains you can look for flocks of snow pigeons wheeling around the hillsides.

Land animals can be more elusive but look out for mountain goats (most commonly the Himalayan Tahr) and if you are lucky, musk deer or barking deer in the forests.
 

When To Visit ?

The peak seasons of October/November and March/May are obviously the most popular. At these times the weather is mild and generally dry, making the walking conditions better. The spring season is good for wildflowers, particularly the rhododendrons, while the autumn season generally gives the best mountain views, as the air at this time is crystal clear.

Winter is possible but the chances of snow are higher and passes may be closed, particularly during late winter. Also during this time many of the teahouses will close. The summer/monsoon period is generally unsuitable for trekking, as the trails are slippery, leeches abundant and the mountain views are unpredictable. It can be a rewarding time, however, if you are prepared to tolerate these drawbacks, as the wild flowers are at their best at this time and there are fewer tourists on the trails making interaction with the locals easier.
 

Looking after the environment

Much has been said about the deteriorating environment of the Himalaya. Over that past few years, however, due to efforts by many overseas expeditions and organizations such a the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee and the Nepal Mountaineering Association, education programmes and clean-up campaigns have to a large extent, solved many of the problems.

Having said that, the environment of the high Himalayan has a very fragile eco-system that can easily be put out of balance, the locals lived for generations in relative harmony with their surroundings but the recent influx of tourists has put pressure on the indigenous population to supply more and more services in the name of tourism development. While the Everest National Park is somewhat protected from the worst of the ravages the same cannot be said about the area immediately to the south. Here, uncontrolled timber collection for fuel and building has led to a marked loss of timber cover. Certain initiatives within the National Park area, such as the banning of glass beer and soft drink bottles, had resulted in a reduction of the amount of non-bridgeable rubbish being left behind.

Everest Region

Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek 15 Days

This superb trek begins with a dramatic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. Within two days you reach Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu region and acclimatization point for two nights 

Everest Panorama Trek 12 Days

Everest Panorama Trek 12 Days

This is a very beautiful moderate trek providing excellent views of the mountains including Everest and visit to the beautiful monasteries at Tengboche and Khumjung, 

Gokyo Valley Trek 14 Days

Gokyo Valley Trek 14 Days

The eminence of this trek is that it gives you the feeling of pride to step on Gokyo Peak and offer you to experience and enjoy many amazing sceneries with clear views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyo (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m) etc. It also has an optional route through Renjo Pass of less traffic.