Everest Region located in the Northeastern part of Nepal is the beautiful place full of natural sceneries where the world’s highest Mountain peak, Everest lies. The altitude range starts from 3,300 meters to the 8,848m. The region includes whole Solukhumbu district and Sagarmatha National Park. The Sagarmatha National Park is protected and conserved area in the Himalayas that covers an area of 1,148 square km. The elevation ranges from 2,845m to 8,848m at the summit of Mount Everest. The word Sagarmatha is a Nepali word derived from “Sagar” which means sky and “matha” meaning head. The Sagarmatha National Park was established in 1976 and was enlisted in world heritage site in the year 1979 and became the Nepal’s first Natural world heritage site. About the vegetation found in this protected area are birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo, rhododendron etc. Obviously the protected area isn’t established to protect only plant life. Wildlife such as Himalayan Monal, pheasant, mammal species, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Thars, Langur monkeys, martens, Himalayan wolves etc. are protected.
Tourism in this region started from early 1960s. About 3500 Sherpa people live in villages and seasonal settlements situated along the main tourist trails. The park’s visitor center is located at the top of a hill in Namche Bazaar, where the Nepali Army headquarters is located for protection of the park.
Here we introduce some of the popular villages in the region amongst the Tourist. These villages are interlinked with different trekking trials and route to summit the peaks of Everest region.