Everest Region known as Khumbu is located in the northeastern province of Nepal. Khumbu region is renowned for many highest and most famous mountains Mount Everest; the world's highest peak, Mount Lhotse; 4th highest peak in the world, Mount Cho Oyu; the 6th highest peak in the world, Mount Nuptse, Mount Pumori, Mount Amadablam, Mt. Tawoche, Island peak, Lobuche and many other peaks. Everest Region is not for more than just trekking and climbing, it is a life-changing experience and a journey to achieving Nirvana. The world's longest glacier, the Khumbu glacier, also lies in the Everest region. It has many options for trekking long and short world-famous passes like Cho-la, Renjo-la, Kongma-la, and many more. Khumbu region is the homeland of the Sherpas who are famous as legendary for mountain guides and climbers. Walking through the Sherpa villages of Namche Bazar, Thame, and Khumjung, trekkers can mingle with the cheerful, friendly Sherpas, explore the ancient Buddhist monasteries and admire the Rhododendron forests that bloom during springtime. Lukla and Phaplu airstrips provide easy and quick access to this area and the use of planes makes shorter and more varied treks possible. Everest Region Trekking has a world of its own with vast glaciers, icefalls, the highest mountains, deep valleys, precarious settlements, and hardy peoples challenging the harshest conditions thrown at them by nature in the thin air of high altitude. Buddhist lamas, monks, and nuns led by Rinpoches serve the predominantly Sherpa communities from their monasteries.