Top 3 Ways to Experience the Mount Everest

Top 3 Ways to Experience the Mount Everest

Many people dream of seeing Mount Everest very close. There are different ways to see Everest. Here is a list of ways to experience Everest. It is possible by Everest Mountain Flight, Helicopter ride to Everest and trekking to Everest.

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and the dream ascent of millions. Along with the mesmerizing and toiling, in equal terms, trails through the Sagarmatha National Park, the Everest region’s journeys boast various challenges and packages. From the arduous climbs of the high passes to the serenity surrounding the Tengboche Monastery, experiencing Everest allows multiple possibilities. Be it the viewpoint at Kalapatthar or the panoramic views atop Gokyo Ri, you can select the difficulty of your trip yourself. Be innovative and take a mountain flight or helicopter tour to find yourself amidst the Himalayan giants of immaculate grandiose.

Everest Mountain Flight 

The trip to Nepal is never complete until one tastes the stunning mountain views. There is no better way to experience Everest than a mountain flight to the northeastern realm of the nation. The flights are an hour long, thoroughly ensuring the grandiosity of the Everest Mountains in the process. Buddha, Simrik, Shree, and Yeti Airlines conduct regular mountain flights at reasonable rates. The best time to take the flight is winter, between September and April. The mountains, lakes, and glaciers sparkle with slight sunlight, giving the passengers a heavenly feast for their eyes. A guaranteed window seat promises astounding views of mountains like Cho Oyu (8188m), Shishapangma (8013m), Lhotse (8414m), and Mt. Everest (8848 m), and lots of other mountains below 8000m. The passengers can see the summit of Everest (8848 m) from as close as 20 miles, a sight like nothing else. Since not everyone can take the EBC trek, this is one of the easiest ways to live the dream of seeing the summit of Everest and hundreds of other small and large mountains in the area within a brief period.

Everest Heli Tour

Operated by a wide range of private aviation companies and travel agencies, the Everest Base Camp Heli tour is one of the best options for people to skip the weeks-long trekking time and experience Everest from both land and air. The helicopter takes the attendants directly to Lukla. They then take the passengers to the Everest Base Camp by helicopter. Passengers can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the expansive Himalayas on the 4 to 5-hour flight. The outlooks of snow-covered Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and Lhotse (8414m) are accompanied by lots of other extraordinary mountains, valleys, glaciers and shiny rivers flowing from the hills are some of the main things to see during the flight. A classy journey with the delight of the Everest mountain ranges, the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour allows you to revel in Himalayan mysteries quickly.

Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport. The flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world is bound to be a nerve-wracking experience as you land on an airstrip just 80 meters long. Following a brief rest, the trekkers ascend to Namche Bazaar. Here, the trekkers explore the welcoming Sherpa community and acclimate to the region’s altitude. With somewhat challenging trails ahead on the trek, the Sagarmatha National Park is a glorious host to travellers.

Further ahead, the trek heads to Tengboche village. Passing Pangboche, Thukla, and Lobuche en route, the trek settles at Gorakshep. A hike to the Everest Base Camp and another to the Kalapatthar viewpoint summarises the trek. The Khumbu Icefall and Glacier offer sublime displays from the base camp, whereas the entire Everest ranges are visible from the vantage point at Kalapatthar. The beautiful Tengboche monastery, Sherpa culture, and the journey grant enticing experiences. With enough acclimatization time, everyone attempting the trek can succeed in the ups and downs of the Khumbu region’s mountainous terrain.

The reputation of Everest (8848 m) precedes it around the globe. The beauty and the sheer magnitude of the Himalayan range in the Everest region attract thousands of enthusiasts. While trekking remains the go-to approach to experience Mount Everest, there are other ways to marvel at the masterpiece of nature. With trips like Mountain Flight and Everest Heli Tour, one can find out-of-the-box methods to immerse in the beauty of Mount Everest.

Puru Founder of My Everest Trip

Puru Thapaliya

My name is Puru (Purushottam Thapaliya). Since completing the Government Guide Training from Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (KEEP and HRA), I have been a specialist in mountain trekking and peak climbing. With specific expertise in the Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan regions, I have now been a trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal, and across the Himalayas, since 2012.