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Must Visit Place Around Mt. Everest Region

Kalapathar

Kalapathar is a remarkable tourist attraction on the southern ridge of Pumori in the Himalayan region above Gorakshep, Nepal. It’s a stunning place with a notoriety of only 10 m (33 ft). The Kala Patthar trajectory offers Everest’s most close-up view.  Therefore, it is very popular with trekkers in the Mount Everest region. The views of Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar, and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse.

View From Kalapathar
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The ascent of Kala Patthar begins at Gorakshep (5,164 m or 16,942 ft), the original base camp for Mt. Everest. After a brief dip to an ancient lake bed (which now contains a small lake and a helipad), the ascent makes its way up a series of steep switchbacks before leveling off somewhat as it traverses to the eastern side of the mountain.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri is situated at the Khumbu region of the Nepali Himalayas. It is on the west side of the  Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal, and reputed to be the largest in the Himalayas. Gokyo Ri is at the 5,357 m (17,575 ft). Interestingly, Gokyo Ri provides the astounding view of four paradises of Nepal like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu and The Gokyo Lakes. The base of Gokyo Ri is a small hamlet of a few stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world.

Gokyo Ri
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Pikey peak

The closest substitute to crowded Everest journey is the Pikey peak trek.  This is a newly introduced and so less discovered trekking region in the Everest region. Along with the most intimate view of Mt. Everest, the Pikey peak trek offers a magnificent view of most sought after peaks of Everest, Kanchanjunga, and Makalu, the trail passes through authentic Sherpa villages and monasteries following the beaten path.

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Many previous climbers and explorers like ‘Sir Edmund Hilary’ have settled on their favorite view of Mt Everest from Pikey peak. One thing is certain that the peak of 4,067 m in the lower Everest region is definitely the best point of view for looking into Mt Everest and other peaks east of Kathmandu.

Tengboche

A famous Buddhist monastery above Sherpa capital of Namche. Tengboche offers fantastic views of Ama Dablam, by many considered the world’s most beautiful mountain. You can stay in lodges in Tengboche, although the 2015 earthquake damaged some.

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Tengboche is an intermediate station on the trail to the base camp for mountain climbers of Mount Everest and other peaks of more than 8,000 meters (26,000 ft ) above sea level; all these areas form part of the whole Khumbu region up to the Tibetan border with an area of 1,148 square kilometers (443 sq mi) covering Sagarmatha National Park.

Khumjung Village

Khumjung Village is situated directly at the bottom of Khumbila Mountain (5,761 m), also known as the Khumbu God. It is one of the most significant Sherpa settlements in the country. The Khumjung School, started by Sir Edmund Hillary, can be found here. There is also a Khumjung Monastery in this village where you can perhaps see the scalp of mighty Yeti.

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The Chukkung Village

This valley is on the easternmost part of the Everest region. The Chukkung Village is the last community in the valley and Dingboche Village, which takes about 3 hours to get there. The majority of people staying here do the Trek Three Times. The village is packed in with climbers waiting to climb Island Peak (6,189 m) during the climbing season.

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