Probably, there is none who misses the chances to see Everest, the top of the world when he/she is in Nepal or planning to visit Nepal. Do you know an interesting fact that the biggest number of people/tourists/ trekkers is attracted by Everest in Nepal every year? This legendary trekking trail used by Tenjing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary when they scaled Mt. Everest successfully in 1953 takes us to the highest Base Camp of the world, Everest Base Camp (5463m). We not only see Everest from Everest Base Camp, but also, celebrate the magnificent views of mighty glaciers; other mountain peaks include Loa Tse, Pumori, and Makalu.
And now the question is how can we see Everest? Or what are the ways of seeing Everest? To quench the thirst of these questions, let’s see some ways of seeing Everest.
Everest Base Camp Trekking is the most striking way of seeing Everest, the top of the world with our own eyes. We see the closest view of Everest from Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp in our Everest Base Camp Trekking. We have three popular viewpoints in Everest Base Camp Trekking: Hotel Everest View above Namche Bazar, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp. We begin Everest Base Camp Trekking from Lukla after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. We head to Phakding and get into Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the national park located at the highest elevation of the world. We experience alpine species of flora and faunas in the park. Further, we trek to Namche. We acclimatize at Namche and explore the Bazaar. We climb up to Hotel Everest View and enjoy stunning sunrise, Everest and Khumjung village. Now, we trek to Tengboche; explore the monastery and relax at serenity of Tengboche. At Dingboche, we acclimatize and explore the area. Then, we trek to Gorekhshep via Periche and Dingboche. Our Kalapatthar climb offers us magnificent views of sunrise and mountain summits include Pumori, Loa Tse and Mt. Everest. We, further trek to Everest Base Camp and celebrate more breathtaking mountain and glacier views. We backtrack to Lukla following the same trail and fly to Kathmandu to end Everest Base Camp Trek.
Those who don’t have enough time and good level of stamina can see Everest from Hotel Everest View ( 3800m) located just above Namche Bazaar( 3400m). The budget trekkers also find Everest View Trekking a perfect way of seeing Everest. We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and begin our Everest View Trekking. We head to Namche via Phakding. We also explore Sagarmatha National Park during this trek. We ascend up to Everest View Hotel from Namche and celebrate fabulous views of sunrise and Mt. Everest. We also see picturesque Khumjung Village from Hotel Everest View.
Everest Mountain Flight is another beautiful way to see Mt. Everest. Everest Mountain flight takes off from Kathmandu airport every morning. Different airlines like Shree Airlines, Buddha Airlines, and Yeti Airlines operate regular Everest Mountain Flight from Kathmandu airport. In this one hour flight to Everest region, everybody is guaranteed with a window so that they can celebrate splendid views of landscapes, glaciers, settlements and mountain summits. We, initially, fly to Langtang Himalayan from Kathmandu and then head to Everest region. The towering giant peaks begin to loom in front of us including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. We fly just above Everest and other towering summits and explore the entire region and finally fly back to Kathmandu.
Everest Heli Tour is an awesome way to see not only Everest but also to explore entire Khumbu region within 3 hours. Everest Heli Flight takes off from Kathmandu airport. One heli can be shared by 6 people from Kathmandu and we land at Syangboche airport and take only 3 people above Everest and again rest of the people are taken they are dropped at the same place. After this exciting flight above Mt. Everest, all are collected and fly back to Kathmandu.
These are the four magnificent ways of seeing Mt. Everest. Tourists can go with any of the above mentioned ways to see Everest. If they have sufficient time and budget, they can go with Everest Base Camp Trek which takes all 2 week time. And if they do not have such time period to spend 2 seeks in the mountain, then, they can go with either Everest Heli Flight, Everest Mountain Flight or Everest View Trek.