The Everest is most popular trekking region in Nepal and is located in the northeast of Nepal. The most visited part of this region is Solukhumbu district, home of the legendary Sherpas as well as the highest peak in the world, Everest at 8,848 meters. To the north of Solukhumbu is Everest National Park, while to the east is the Makalu Barun National Park. Everest is recommended as an introduction to the hills of Nepal and their inhabitants. The major ethnic groups that live in the Everest region are Sherpa, Rai, Tamang, Brahmin, and Chhetri. The diverse range of wildlife and vegetation can be seen in the region. Animals to be observed in the forests are mountain goats, musk deer, and barking deer. Birds include Impeyan Pheasant [Danfe], ravens, crows, choughs, and snow pigeons. The best time to visit is in spring and autumn. The national bird, dance (a kind of pheasant), and mountain goats are common in the Khumbu area. Because the Sherpas do not kill animals or birds, people can have a closer proximity to these animals and birds. Musk deer and snow leopards are also natives of the Khumbu Mountains.