The Everest region is in northeastern Nepal. The largest town of the region is Namche Bazaar and it is also home to the famous Buddhist monastery at Thyangboche where the annual Mani Rimdu festival is held.
TVirtually all treks in the Khumbu begin with a flight from Kathmandu to the small town of Lukla. The flight takes about 45 minutes and gives glorious views of the Himalaya.
March and April in the spring and October and November in the autumn are the prime months for trekking in the Everest region. It is also possible to trek to Base Camp in December when the paths are quieter, although it can be pretty chilly at this time of the year. Trails can certainly be busy during the spring and autumn but the warm days, clear views and camaraderie with other trekkers in the tea houses and lodges along the route, make it a great time to trek.