The Himalaya


The Himalaya, the world’s highest mountain range with 100 peaks over 7,200 metres elevation, straddles five countries - Pakistan and India in the west Nepal and China (Tibet) in the centre and Bhutan in the east. Many of the highest peaks are found inside Nepal or on the border between Nepal and Tibet. This region has some of the best trekking in the world.


Everest Region

 

One of the most popular treks in Nepal is to Everest Base Camp. Most tourist opt to fly in to Lukla to start the trek.


Lukla


Lukla is the main starting point for treks to Mount Everest. The town is served by Tenzing-Hillary Airport and has one of the most dramatic landings and take-offs in the world. The town has a number of lodges and shops that cater for tourists starting or ending their trek to Mount Everest.


Namche Bazaar


Namche Bazaar situated at an elevation of approximately 3,500 metres  is a main trading centre and hub for the Khumbu region of Nepal. Many of the Sherpas that work as guides or porters for treks in the region, come from the area around Namche. The town itself has a number of hotels, restaurants and equipment suppliers.


Annapurna Region


The Annapurna region is situated in North-Central Nepal and contains many peaks over 7,000 metres and one . Annapurna I, over 8,000 metres. The entire Annapurna region is a conservation area.



Besi Sahar


Besi Sahar is one of the main towns in the Annapurna region and starting point for some of the treks.

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