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Immerse yourself in nature and culture

Bursting with culture, wildlife and vegetation, there is so much to explore during your expedition. The natural landscape in the region is vast and the mountainous peaks are home to a vast array of exotic vegetation, including the exotic rhododendrons flower. More than just a region for hiking and climbing, visitors get to explore the unique Sherpa culture as they pass through their villages. The Sherpas of Nepal are tranquil people who lead a simple life and a lot can be learned from them about peace and mindfulness.
 

Sagarmatha National Park

This national park is an area of natural beauty that is popular among tourists in the region for its many trekking trails. Cho La Pass is a great trail in Sagarmatha National Park but is ideal for experienced climbers as you will have to traverse slippery and sometimes unstable glaciers; make sure you have the appropriate climbing gear such as crampons and ice tools. For nature lovers looking for a slightly easier route, the trail between Phortse Thanga to Machhermo is unmissable. Panoramic scenes are at every turn and trekkers will find themselves walking through diverse species of flora; a yak or two might even cross your path.

Safety first

Acclimatisation is key when it comes to tackling the mountains in the Khumbu region and failure to do so can leave you feeling sick; luckily there are so many adventure activities to take part in during your days of acclimatisation. Go for a gentle hike through the mountain's forests or take a trip to Gokyo Lakes which are considered one of the top 7 natural wonders in Asia; the turquoise waters and cascading waterfalls truly are a sight to behold for trekkers hoping to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. For those looking for some downtime from peak climbing, find yourself a premium spot on the mountainside and watch the sunrise and sunset from Gokyo Ri peak.
 

Fitness levels

The landscape and natural views may be stunning, but Nepal mountain trekkers should be aware of the difficulty associated with Gokyo Valley and Lobuche East Peak as the routes are graded moderate to very difficult depending on which paths you decide to take. It's important to have some prior experience in climbing and go into the expedition with a relatively good level of fitness. It's also important to remember to get your climbing permit before embarking on your mountaineering adventure.

Gokyo Valley and Lobuche East Peak are often overlooked by serious mountaineers, but the offbeat routes are filled with unparalleled views and adventure that can't be found in another region in Nepal. If you're hoping to embark on your trekking adventure in the region, the best time to go is between February and May as the skies are clear and trekkers get to immerse themselves in both the lush green vegetation as well the snowy mountainous peaks. To find out more and arrange your expedition, get in touch with us at Nepal Mountain Trekkers.