Many world travelers declare Nepal the most beautiful country on the planet. Many connoisseurs of Nepal rate the Khumbu region the most beautiful spot in this country. What is the attraction of the Khumbu Himal?
For one it has the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest or Sagarmatha. If that is not enough it boasts many other giants including Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Kang Taiga, and Thamserku to name a few. These are mountains of unique character and beauty rarely found elsewhere. Amidst these giants lies the homeland of the sherpa people, the Khumbu. These rugged mountain valleys are home to some of the world’s highest settlements (4000 m and above). The Yak plays a vital role in the life of the inhabitants of these high altitude environments. Livestock breeding and trade with the bordering Tibet, and tourism are the traditional sources of income for the buddhistic sherpas.
Here you can cherish the irresistible and unique grandeur of the high mountains without having to set foot on snow or ice.
The Khumbu offers the experienced mountaineer accessible trekking peaks like the Imja Tse Himal (formerly Island Peak), Pokalde, Kongde, Mera, and Naulekh.
The less ambitious visitor will find magnificent hiking trails to explore the diverse landscape of the many side valleys.
There are different approaches and modes of travel to reach the Khumbu. To save time most visitors choose to fly into Lukla/Phakdingma. Those visitors with more time at hand may prefer other options.