Khumbu, known as the Everest Region is a region of northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. The KHUMBU is a glacier believed to be the result of the last great Ice Age, 500,000 years ago. The elevation Everest region ranges from 3,300 metres /11,000 feet to the 8,848 m/ 29,029 ft summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. This region includes both Sagarmatha National Park (above Monju) and the Sagarmatha National Park Buffer Zone, in between Lukla and Monju. Khumbu is one settlement of Sherpa community of the Himalaya. It includes the town of Namche Bazaar as well as the villages of Thame, Khumjung, Pangboche, Pheriche and Kunde. The famous Buddhist monastery at Tengboche is also located in the Khumbu.
Everest region trekking provides the wide range of wilderness and cultural encounters. Everest Base camp trek is a great opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of the legendry Sherpa people being close to the Thirdpole of the earth which is the prime attraction of entire Nepal. The literal meaning of Sherpa is: "people for the east". Their language, customs and religion reflect their Tibetan origins. It is believed that they migrated from eastern Tibet to the south of Mt Everest region 450 years ago.