The Everest Region offers a number of trekking experiences rewarding many trekkers with towering views, lush valleys, an abundance of flora and fauna while passing Sherpa villages and local Monasteries. Mount Everest was named after Sir George after he discovered it in 1865. Its known in Nepal as “Sagarmatha” which means the head of the ocean. Known in Tibet as “Chomalangma” which means goddess mother of the Earth. In 1952 Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Norgey Sherpa took the route of the Everest trail to summit the world’s highest peak, whereas from that the entire Everest Region became popular for trekkers and nature lovers alike.
Everest Region is protected by the Sagarmatha National Park with an area of 1148 square kilometres. Composed of rugged terrain plus gorges of the high Himalayas. Altitude ranges from 2845 metres (9,330ft) to Mt. Everest at 8848 metres (29,028ft). Everest region can be reached by air or on foot. The most convenient airport located to Everest is Lukla, which is serviced by many airlines daily from Kathmandu.