Best 3 Ways To See Mt. Everest And Reach The Base Camp

  • Seeing the world's highest mountain and reaching to the base camp could be a lifetime experience.
  • There are different ways to see this mountain and go to the base camp.
  • You can trek, fly with a plane and take a helicopter flight tour.

Everest base camp is one of the most popular mountain base camps in Nepal. There are several base camps with different mountains and people are visiting these base camps with some short and long treks. There are 3 major ways to see Everest and be at the base camp:

Visiting The Base Camp With Trekking

Trekking to the base camp is a popular way that lots of people are following. There are 3 different entry places for this trek. Driving to Jiri with a bus and driving to Salleri with a jeep and starting the trek are less popular because it is a long trek. So, trekking with a flight to Lukla and go all the way to the base camp is a common way of the trek.

You need to have at least 2 to 3 weeks holiday for a trekking trip to the base camp and need to be physically fit. Trekking through the Sagarmatha national park is not an easy journey. You might be struggling walking and be facing some altitude effects.

If you have enough time and can walk, it is a very good experience because you can interact with local, see traditional villages, wildlife, religious monuments and much more. You need to have trekking permits for the trek need to carry well trek equipment.

Everest Mountain Flight

Everest mountain flight is a beautiful scenic flight from Kathmandu. It is good for those people who can’t trek or are in for different region trek and also would like to see Everest. This flight tour can be the best to the people who are in Kathmandu for one day or two days holiday and taking the tours from Nepal to Tibet and Bhutan.

There are lots of planes operating this kind of tour from Kathmandu. The plane for this flight has single seats and flies both directions so people from any side can see the Himalayas well.  It is a cheap flight tour, costing around $250 including airport transport.

The good thing about this tour is if you can’t see the mountain with a flight, you will get 100% money back but the cost of airport transport will be deducted. And you will get the flight certificate after the trip.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

The Everest base camp helicopter tour is actually a flight with the landing. This is the quickest way to reach the base camp and see Mt. Everest from a closer distance. This tour is a sharing flight tour so 5 people can fly at one time but not all the way to the base camp. The helicopter will fly twice from Everest view hotel for all people. It lands at Lukla first to refill fuel and at Everest view hotel to divide the passengers.

The greatest landing is on Kalapatthar. Kala Patthar is a hill station fascinating mount. Everest. After landing on Kala Patthar, the helicopter will fly over the base camp, Khumbu icefall and Khumbu glacier and returns Kathmandu with all passengers.

This Everest helicopter tour costs around $1,000 with a shared flight and costs around $4,500 for a charter flight. You need to take some rupees for your breakfast at the Everest view hotel and your passport with you. It will be cold while you will land up in the mountain, so you need to wear warm clothes.

You can do one of this amazing Everest base camp journeys with your beloved, friends and family. I hope this makes you easy to plan your trip to the Everest.

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Rajesh Thapaliya

I am a tour operator, travel blogger, and photographer in Nepal.

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