Top 3 Ways To Explore Everest Himalaya And Reach The Base Camp

Posted by Rajesh Thapaliya on March 18th, 2020

Which mountain lover doesn’t have a dream to see the world’s highest mountain and reach the base camp of it? But not all people may have enough time or not able to trek through high elevated mountain lands. There a few options to explore the Everest Himalaya and reach the base camp from Kathmandu.

There are 3 major ways to see mighty Everest Himalaya and 2 ways to reach the base camp. Trekking is the main way to explore the Everest region well and from a closer distance. Though, you can do the Everest trip with a plane and helicopter flights.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest base camp trek is one of the best ways to explore Everest well. There are 3 routes that trekkers are using. Starting a trek to the base camp from Jiri driving on a bus is a classic trekking route and a new route is starting from Salleri. These two routes are longer trekking itinerary and no need to worry of altitude problem on the trek.

Starting the trek from Lukla taking a short flight from Kathmandu is the most popular trekking entry to the base camp. A short 30-minute flight on a small aircraft brings you to Lukla and trek to Phakding on the first day. After that, you will trek to Namche Bazaar the next day and take another rest day here for altitude practice. After taking a rest day in Namche, you will trek to Tengboche where you will visit a Buddhist monastery and see magnificent Mountain View.

You will trek to Dingboche further and have another rest day for acclimatization. You will trek to Lobuche from here then trek to the Everest base camp via Gorakshep. It takes 8 days in total from Kathmandu to the base camp and another 3 long day treks to Lukla and flies back to Kathmandu.

This 12 days trekking itinerary goes through the Sagarmatha national park following different river valleys. You will see lots of wildlife, waterfalls, beautiful landscapes, traditional villages, glacier, vegetation and much more on the trekking trail.

Everest Mountain Flight

Everest mountain flight is also known as the Everest scenic flight. This is one of the quickest and low budget Everest trip which is operating from Kathmandu. There are several flights from different airline companies every day in the morning. If the weather is not clear, the flights won’t operate.

This morning flight will fly over the scenic mountains and you can see Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Himalayan ranges. You will land back at the same airport after this scenic flight tour. The plane for this flight has single passenger sitting seats on both sides and flies through both directions so you can see the Himalayas well.

You need to have your passport with you to check-in at the airport for this tour and you can wear any kind of dress what you feel comfortable according to climate. This tour is really good for those people who have shore leave in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Looking for the quickest way that takes you to the Everest base camp? So, take the Everest base camp helicopter tour. You can reach the base camp and explore Everest Himalaya well within a couple of hours with this flight.

The people who are on a short holiday or some seminar in Kathmandu and would like to reach the Everest base camp, this could be one of the best options. You can do a private tour or sharing tour for this trip. Everest base camp helicopter tour is also known as Everest base camp helicopter tour with the landing. There are several landings on mountain lands such as Lukla, Everest view hotel and Kala Patthar.

Five people can fly at one time from Kathmandu until Everest view hotel and will divide into two different groups towards Kala Patthar. So, there will be 2 shuttles from Everest view hotel to Kala Patthar. You will enjoy the panoramic view from Everest view hotel and Kala Patthar then fly over the base camp and Khumbu glacier seeing Khumbu icefall.

Wearing warm clothing is recommended for this tour because there will be cold when you will land on the Himalayan lands. Also taking some Nepalese rupees is advisable for your breakfast in the Everest view hotel.

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