Trekking in eastern Nepal offers travelers many sources of pleasure, particularly the beauty of the landscape and the cheerfulness of the Sherpas. Comprised of two zones, Solu and Khumbu, this eastern region of Nepal is well known for the height of its peaks. It is here, in close proximity, that five of the eight highest mountains on earth are located and where the friendly Sherpa people chose to settle in peace having fled the fierce tribes of Tibet.
In four short trekking days one can reach the fine views at Tyangbuche, a renowned monastery village set below Ama Dablam. Mount Everest can be seen from the dramatic observation point of Kalapatter. If trekking in February one can experience Losar, the Sherpa New Year, celebrated with much dancing, singing and feasting. There are many trekking routes in this area, but it is particularly interesting to follow Sir Edmund Hillary's classic trail, from Jiri to Everest Base Camp. In the Everest region you will be impressed by the vastness of this mountain Kingdom, and the people who live at these high altitude.