21 - 25 November Hyatt Regency, Nepal
- About Convention
Perhaps Nepal’s most famous landmark, the world’s highest mountain Everest, known locally as Sagarmatha, reaches 8,848 meters (29,028 feet) high. Trekking in the Mount Everest area became gradually more popular following the now legendary first ascent of the peak in 1953 by Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.
Since that time, many more have summited the mountain, but far more trek the route to Everest Base Camp simply for a closer glimpse of the peak. The Everest Region is generally not regarded as the most scenic region in the country for trekking, but the allure of Everest draws climbers in large numbers. For those not looking to trek to Mount Everest but still wanting to see the mountain, it is visible on clear days from the hilltown of Nagarkot near Kathmandu, or through mountain flights that fly close to that section of the Himalayan belt.