Who does not have a dream to see the world’s highest mountain and reach the base camp of this mountain? Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the globe. There are lots of visitors every year to the base camp and see this mountain.
There are several ways to explore Everest Himalaya and go to the base camp. Here, you can see those ways how to explore with the Everest Himalaya and visit the base camp!
Trekking To The Everest Base Camp
A popular way to see Mt. Everest and reach the base camp is with a trekking to the base camp. Though, you don’t need to trek all the way to the base camp if you only want to see Everest with a short trek. This short trek to see Everest, just go until Tengboche hill which is about a week trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Doing a long trek all the way to the base camp is 3 different entries. Driving with a bus to Jiri, driving with a jeep to Salleri and trek to the base camp are longer routes and flying to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap and start trek to base camp is a shorter way.
Trekking is a physical work that only can do with some hiking practice. The trek goes through the Sagarmatha national park walking 8 days with 2 rest days for the altitude practice. You need to be well trained and have knowledge about altitude effects.
If you are looking to see Everest and visit the base camp without struggling in a short period, you can take a flight tour for it. There are 2 different flight tours operating from Kathmandu. This kind of tour is good for those people who have a short holiday in Nepal or can’t walk all the way to the base camp. Let’s talk about those flights here:
Everest Mountain Flight
Everest mountain flight is a scenic flight with a plane from Kathmandu. It is a sharing flight that takes off from Kathmandu and lands back in Kathmandu again after a couple of hour’s flight. The plane has single seats on both sides and flies in two directions. You need to take your passport with you to check-in at the airport before the flight. It costs you around 250 USD including your ground transport to the airport from your hotel and back. This is an option to explore with the Everest Himalaya and other massifs but you will not have a chance to visit at the base camp. For stepping at the base camp, you have other options within a few hours which is given below.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
The Everest base camp helicopter tour is a flight tour with the landing. You will have some landings on vantage viewpoints after taking off from Kathmandu. This is also a sharing flight tour that takes you all the way to the base camp and Kala Patthar.
You will fly from Kathmandu through traditional villages and green hill enjoying scenic mountains to Lukla. Here, you will have the first landing and the helicopter will refill fuel. After refilling the fuel, you will fly to the Everest view hotel and land here. Some passengers will drop off here because the helicopter can’t fly with overload on the higher land. You will fly with only 3 people from here at one time and fly towards the base camp and lands on Kala Patthar.
You will enjoy the great view of the Everest Himalaya from very close and fly over the base camp and glacier and turn back to the Everest view hotel. Now, the first people who were dropped off on the way up will do the same activity that you earlier have done and met at the Everest view hotel back. Then, you all who were together from Kathmandu will fly back to Kathmandu.
This flight tour is very good and a lifetime experience for those people who can’t walk or don’t have enough time but really would like to visit the base camp of the world’s highest mountain.
You need to take your passport and some change rupees for the flight. An important thing is don’t forget to wear warm clothes because where you will land on the mountain, there will be cold.