Nowadays Everest Base Camp has become a hot destination for people all around the world. Standing on top of the world and beholding the mesmerising scenario of the surrounding is the best thing you can do. From the Everest base camp, you get the closest ever view of the Mount Everest and the Khumbu glacier.
The trip to Mount Everest has become easily accessible nowadays. If you want to go to the Everest base camp, there are various ways you can choose.
Mount Everest has two base camps, the southern base camp lies in Nepal. To get to the base camp of Nepal, you can pursue trekking or you can go by Helicopters and plane. Southern base Camp has no access to roadways.
However, to get to the one that lies in Tibet, you can easily get there using roadways. You can go biking as well to the northern Everest Base Camp.
Helicopter Tour Around Everest Base Camp:
One of the easiest yet luxurious ways to go the Everest base camp by helicopter. The tour starts from Kathmandu. It takes about 3/4 hours to complete this round trip (from Kathmandu to EBC and back to Kathmandu).
Helicopter tours are becoming trendy these days as people get to experience the beauty of EBC and its surrounding on a single day. And it does not demand excellent physical fitness.
On this helicopter tour, you will Depart from Kathmandu and land at Lukla. On the flight, you get to see the beautiful landscapes, forests, rivers and waterfalls, and the panoramic view of the Himalayan range from the sky. You then head towards the Everest Base Camp. You get the landing opportunity to land at Kala Patthar. It is the foot of the Mount Everest. You get the closest view of the giant Mt. Everest and its adjacent peaks. You get to observe the Khumbu icefall from Kala Patthar.
Besides these wonderful sights, you get to breakfast at Everest View Hotel, which is the Hotel located at the highest elevation. You will enjoy the panoramic view of the Everest range while enjoying the warm hospitality of the Everest View Hotel.
Trekking To Everest Base Camp:
One of the most popular ways to go the Everest Base Camp is by trekking. It takes about 12-16 days (depends upon you). There are numerous packages available for the Everest Base Camp trekking from Kathmandu. If you want to know more in detail follow: A complete guide for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Trekking to the Everest base camp allows you to not only the Everest base camp but also the surrounding Sagarmatha National Park and many other places along the way. On your trekking trip, you will get the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8.848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,470 meters) and Cho Oyu (8,201 meters).
As you will be staying at the local villages during your journey. You will get to explore the culture and tradition of the native Sherpa’s.
Mountain Flights To The Everest:
Plane flights are also one of the alternatives to see Everest.
This one-hour flight trip is a great opportunity to enjoy the spectacular view of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest. Considering the things like time limitations and health conditions of people, these plane flights are very easy to get the close-up views of Mountain flights.
This flight will take you close to the highest peaks of the earth including Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many others. It will be your once in a lifetime experience to see it from the sky. However, you will not get to land anywhere around Everest Base Camp.