Sagarmatha - Goddess Mother of the Snows
Known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet, Mt. Everest, the highest point on the planet, captures our imagination like few other places. Trekking in the Everest region is very popular and has a lot to offer, from the interesting inhabitants – the Sherpas – and their fascinating Buddhist culture to Himalayan giants including five of the world's ten highest peaks.
The Sagarmatha National Park covers 1,243 sq. km. (480 sq. mi.) of the Khumbu Himal and its underlying mountain country. The great altitudinal range within its boundaries entails a wide range of vegetation. This diverse flora is the habitat of an equally varied range of birds and mammals.
The region is dotted with monasteries, many set against the dramatic backdrop of soaring peaks. The monasteries, chortens, the prayers engraved on the mani stone walls and rocks along the trails, prayer flags, and water-driven prayer wheels are all symbols of the religious culture of the Khumbu. Mountain peaks are considered sacred and revered as the abode of clan deities who bestow good fortune.
Our treks in the Everest region feature two classic treks to Everest Base Camp and a shorter, easier grade trek to Tengboche "to see Everest."