Everest - the Solu Khumbu Region of Eastern Nepal

Yaks and yetis, the renowned Sherpa people, and the highest mountain in the world all combine to make trekking in the Everest region a rich and rewarding experience.  The presentation features the landscapes, mountains, people, culture, monasteries and wildlife of this fascinating region, and provides detailed information on all aspects of trekking in Solu Khumbu, including:

  • the standard approach routes to Everest from Jiri and Lukla.
  • all five major valleys in the Khumbu area, including Kala Pattar, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo, Chhukhung, Thami and Dzonglha.
  • route variations to begin or end your trek, including Barabise, the Rolwaling Valley and the Arun River Valley.
  • the Cho La and Kongma La pass crossings.
  • ideas for getting “off-the-beaten-track”.
  • a brief history of climbing on Mount Everest.
  • altitude acclimatisation.
  • interacting with the mountain people and cultures.
  • information on trail and weather conditions.