Solu Khumbu is justifiably reknowned, not only because it encompasses Mt. Everest, the world’s highest mountain (8850m), but also because of its exotic Sherpa villages and monasteries. The main goal of many Everest treks is the Everest Base Camp at an elevation of about 5340m. You cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers also climb Kala Pattar, a 5545m bump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145m). From Kala Pattar there is a dramatic view of Mt. Everest. Wherever you choose to trek in the Everest region you’ll be treated to some of the most dramatic scenery and fascinating cultural experiences anywhere in the world. The Everest or Solu Khumbu region is one of the most popular areas for trekking in Nepal, with a mystique derived from its soaring peaks and the exploits of legendary mountaineers.