Khumbu region in north-eastern part of Nepal is the world's most famous destinations for trekkers and mountain lovers. Lying in the shadow of the world's highest mountain - "Sagarmatha" in Nepali, "Chomolungma" in Tibetan or simply Mount Everest, it provides the most spectacular mountain vistas and the hospitality of the local Sherpa people is legendary. Sagarmatha National Park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The vegetation in the park changes from pine, hemlock, fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron and shrubs to alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. The park is home to the local fauna - Himalayan ghoral, Himalayan tahr, serow and musk deer as well as the impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant and several kinds of chough. This region is dotted with prayer walls, gombas, stupas and famous Buddhist monasteries, which adds a cultural aspect to the experience of trekking in the Everest region.