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Location: Nepal

Everest

One of the world's classic trekking destinations is in the Khumbu Valley of the eastern Himalayas underneath the towering peak of the world's highest mountain - the incomparable Mount Everest (8848 metres). Located in Sagarmatha National Park, this area comprises several dramatic mountain peaks in addition to Everest, glaciers and deep valleys formed by tributaries of the Dudh Kosi which flows southwards through Lukla (2,800 metres), the base for exploring the park. This is the home of the Sherpa people, with their unique culture based on the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which can be encountered in the town of Namche Bazaar with its Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre and the famous and sacred monastery at Thyangboche. Trekking options in the park range from moderate introductory trails to the classic trek to Everest base camp and the challenging ascents of mountains like Mera and Island Peak.

Annapurnas

The Annapurna Range of the Himalayas Mountains is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal. The area offers spectacular views of some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas, including Annapurna I, II and II, Dhaulagiri and the fish-tail peak of Machhapuchhare. It is also a culturally rich region, with mountain villages of a diverse group of Hindu and Buddhist peoples. From a base in the picturesque town of Pokhara, trekking options range from moderate introductory treks to the long circuit around the Annapurnas and a route to the incomparable Annapurna Sanctuary.

Travel to Himalayas


Organised group tours: Click here to see 11 tours to Nepal which may include Himalayas.

Further Exploration for Himalayas

Lonely_Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Aug 2009 (9th ed.), 436 pages

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Trailblazer Himalaya by Bike

Himalaya by Bike

(1st ed.), 368 pages

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Trailblazer Trekking in the Everest Region

Trekking in the Everest Region

(5th ed.), 320 pages

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Trailblazer Trekking in the Annapurna Region

Trekking in the Annapurna Region

Jul 2011 (5th ed.), 288 pages

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Bradt Shangri-La: A Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream

Shangri-La: A Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream

Oct 2008 (1st ed.), 200 pages

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Trailblazer Nepal Trekking and the Great Himalaya Trail

Nepal Trekking and the Great Himalaya Trail

Nov 2014 (2nd ed.)

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