The most beautiful places in Everest

The most beautiful places in Everest

Natural beauty of the Himalayas

The Khumbu – Everest region will enchants you especially with beautiful lookout points from hiking mountains and mountain passes. There are also lots of beautiful lakes and glaciers, as well as interesting Buddhist architecture.

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Kala Patthar
27.996, 86.828
5 648 m / 18 530 ft

#1 Kala Patthar

The most beautiful outlook of the world

Kala Patthar is only insignificant grassy mountain with rocky top lying on the ridge falling sharply from massive Pumori. But it became famous thanks to incredible views of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains and because it is despite its high altitude relatively well accessible almost for any tourist.  

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Pass Kongma la
27.93, 86.836
5 528 m / 18 136 ft

#2 Pass Kongma la

The most beautiful pass in Khumbu

Kongma la pass (5 528 m asl) working as a link of Lobuche with Chhukhung belongs among the most beautiful tourist passes, over which you can pass in the area of Khumbu. The peaks including Makalu are absolutely breathtaking. In addition, there are only a few tourists.  

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Gokyo Ri
27.963, 86.683
5 357 m / 17 575 ft

#3 Gokyo Ri

Interesting prospect not only on Everest

Mountain Gokyo Ri is the second most famous tourist prospects in the Khumbu region (after Kala Patthar). You will see here the whole glacier Ngozumpa with Cho Oyu on horizon, beautiful mountains lika Cholatse and Taboche. The most interesting peak which you will see is Mount Everest.

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Everest Base Camp
28, 86.85
5 280 m / 17 323 ft

#4 Everest Base Camp

The real starting point to Mount Everest

Directly on Khumbu glacier, at an altitude of about 5280m asl, is located Everest Base Camp. This is real starting point for climbers and last point for trekkers. Surrounding views is definitely worth it for visit.

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Sunder Peak
27.839, 86.615
5 368 m / 17 612 ft

#5 Sunder Peak

Mountain above Thame

More than five thousand meters high Sunder Peak lies directly above the village of Thame. Although an easy trail leads here (winding path straight up starts at gompa above Thame), but not many people set out to this peak. Mainly due to poor acclimatization they have during the grip from Namche Bazar.  

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Canyon of river Dudh Koshi
27.806, 86.729
3 000 m / 9 843 ft

#6 Canyon of river Dudh Koshi

The main river in Khumbu

River Dudh Koshi springs from glacier Ngozumba and drains the whole area of Everest. Its best part is close to Namche Bazar, just before the confluence with Bhote Koshi. It flows here around the massif of mountain Thamserku and disappears in a deep canyon. You can well see this canyon on the way from Namche Bazaar to the north direction to Tyangboche or alternatively to Phortse.

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Gompa in Thame
27.83, 86.644
3 950 m / 12 959 ft

#7 Gompa in Thame

Eagle´s nest above the village

Monastery in Thame stuck to the rock at a height of nearly four thousand meters above sea level also serves as a nice outlook place of the entire valley, but also as a starting point for the mountain Sunder and difficult journey to the pass Tesi Lapcha.

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Everest View
27.816, 86.725
3 870 m / 12 697 ft

#8 Everest View

The first outlook on Mount Everest

On the drab hill, high above the valley of the Dudh Koshi, is a glorious prospect "Everest View" (3870 m n. M.). It is the first place on to trek to Everest Base Camp, where you will see this mountain. Outside this, you will see other magnificent eight-thousand Lhotse and the most beautifull Ama Dablam

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Namche Bazaar
27.804, 86.71
3 440 m / 11 286 ft

#9 Namche Bazaar

The hearth of Khumbu

Namche Bazar is one of the most famous climbing bases around the world. It is the largest town in the Khumbu valley and the basis for world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest.

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Tengboche Monastery
27.836, 86.764
3 860 m / 12 664 ft

#10 Tengboche Monastery

The largest monastery in Khumbu region

Directly on a mountain ridge towers the largest Buddhist temple in the Khumbu - Tengboche. Very often foggy weather prevails here, from which benefits the surrounding vegetation. If you will lucky for nice weather, beautiful views are from here.

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Airport in Lukla
27.688, 86.731
2 850 m / 9 350 ft

#11 Airport in Lukla

The most dangerous airport in the world

Gateway to the Everest region - Khumbu is the town of Lukla. It is famous mainly for its airport which falls within the the list of the most dangerous airports of the world. Lukla´s runway ends on one side of the gorge and on the other side in rock wall.

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Lake Dudh Pokhari in Gokyo
27.952, 86.692
4 750 m / 15 584 ft

#12 Lake Dudh Pokhari in Gokyo

Emerald diamond

Lake Dudh Pokhari (4 750 m asl) lying just below the lodges in Gokyo is a favorite destination for walks and together with the ascent to Gokyo Ri peak also the biggest attraction in the surroundings. It belongs among the six largest lakes that you can see in the valley of glacier Ngozumba.

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Suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi
27.79, 86.719
2 885 m / 9 465 ft

#13 Suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi

Awesome bridge over the gorge

On Everest trek you will see a lot of interesting, typical for Nepal, suspension bridges. Probably the most famous of them lie just before the ascent to Namche Bazar, transcending the narrow gorge of the river Dudh Koshi.

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