of Everest The Khumbu or Everest
region is the most popular trekking
area in Nepal. It would probably
be the most popular destination.
For many trekkers, nothing else
will do but to trek as close to
Mount Everest as possible. For this
reason, the trails above Lukla (the
nearest regularly used airstrip
to Everest) are among the most crowded
in Nepal during October and November.
If Everest is your goal, reconcile
yourself to crowds. There are several
ways that you can trek through the
Solu-Khumbu region, depending on
the amount of time you have available
for your trek.
Solu Khumbu is justifiably
famous, not only for its proximity
to the world's highest mountain
(8848 metres), but also for its
Sherpa villages and monasteries.
The primary goal of an Everest
trek is the Everest base camp
at an elevation of about 5340
metres. But you cannot see Everest
from the base camp, so most trekkers
climb Kala Pattar, an unassuming
5545-metre bump on the southern
flank of Pumori (7145 metres).
Other than the problem
of access, the other major complication
to an Everest trek is the high
likelihood of Acute Mountain Sickness
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