For many your journey to Nepal would not be complete without a glimpse of the highest mountain on Earth. Located in the eastern half of Nepal, the Everest region offers a wide range of trekking experiences. From the well- developed trail to Everest Base Camp to treks in remote semi- wilderness areas, there is a choice to suit all comers. The main ethnic group that visitors will encounter in the Everest region is the Sherpas. There are also minorities of various other groups, notably Rai and Tamang in the lower hills and the ubiquitous Brahmin and Cheetri farmers of the valleys. The northern part of the district ( Khumbu) is Everest National Park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of this alpine region. The park contains a variety of mammals, Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the black bear are all native to the park. Add to the mountain peaks, glacial lakes, rhododendron forests, native flora and fauna traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to make this region a spectacular destination.