Trekking in the eastern region of Nepal occupies around 15% of the total land area of Nepal. The Eastern region of Nepal consists of one of the best geographical structures in the world drawing the interest of thousands of travelers every year. The region consists of 3 zones: Mechi, Koshi, and Sagarmatha with 16 districts. The altitude of this region ranges between 8,848 m. to 60 m as it includes both the Terai and Himalayan regions.
Trekking in Eastern Nepal includes an approach to the great Himalayan range including the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Makalu Barun National park, Kanchenjunga trekking, and Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve are the major attractions of eastern Nepal. The zone includes 8 of the 14 highest summits in the world which exceed the altitude of 8,000m like Mt. Everest, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri. The base camp of either Makalu (8463m) the world’s fifth-highest peak or of Kanchenjunga (8586m), the world’s third tallest peak is the glory of the eastern region.
Tourism in Eastern Nepal:
Eastern Region Nepal was opened for trekkers in 1988 however; it is still on the course of development. The major cities of the Eastern region are Biratnagar, Itahari, Birtamod, Rajbiraj, Dharan and Dhankuta. Famous places of this region include Namche Bazaar, a town nearby the base camp of Mt. Everest, Gaighat, located in a valley made by rivers Baruwa and Triyuga, and also destinations such as Dhankutta, Khandbari, and Bhojpur are large, prosperous, and clean. There are thick forests of rhododendron in the tropical lowlands and yak grazing pastures at high altitudes surrounded by peaks of Kanchenjunga, Kambachen, Yalung Kang & Jannu (Mystery Peak) Himalayas.
Flying to Tumlingtar or Taplejung can reduce the time, but it increases the expenses.
Below are the trekking destinations accessible in the Eastern Region of Nepal.