To Explore the Everest Himalaya and reach its base camp can be used 3 different ways. What are those ways? You can find detail about that here:
Trekking to the base camp is an adventure journey to enjoy the Everest region. The fastest way to reach the base camp is Everest base camp helicopter tour and the cheapest option is Everest mountain flight. So, let’s talk about those ways here.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is the most popular way to explore Everest Himalaya and reach the base camp. It is the best option to have the Everest experience. Walking through different river valleys, the trail goes to the base camp passing numerous traditional Sherpa villages. You can explore Himalaya and more from a closer distance with doing a trek.
There are 3 trekking entries to this trek using the ground transportation and air transportation. Driving on a bus to Jiri and driving to Salleri on a jeep are the longer trekking routes of using ground transportation. If you have enough time, you can use these trekking routes so you can explore more things and beauties. Also, it helps as acclimatization and will be fewer chances of having altitude sickness because you will trek gradually to the higher elevation.
Using air transportation and start the trek is flying to Lukla. The flights were operating to Lukla only from Kathmandu but it is operating from Ramechhap also during the busiest timing nowadays. This is a famous trekking itinerary which is following by thousands of trekkers every year. Regular itinerary of the Everest base camp trek starting from Lukla is 12 days. You will reach the base camp in 8 days taking 2 acclimatization practice days on the way up and another 3 days to arrive back to Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.
This 12 days trekking itinerary goes through the Sagarmatha national park. You will be walking on the Everest base camp trekking trail following Dudhkoshi, Khumbu, and Imja river valleys. You will see lots of attractions during the trek such as magnificent Everest Himalaya, ancient Buddhist monasteries with other monuments, waterfalls, green forest, wildlife, traditional towns with well craved local architect buildings and much more.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Everest base camp helicopter tour also is known as Everest base camp helicopter with the landing is the fastest option to reach the base camp. This tour takes you within a couple of hours to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain from Kathmandu.
It is a lifetime experience flight tour which offers magnificent views of Himalaya, traditional villages, green hills, glacier, landscapes and much more. This flight tour can be done privately as charting a flight or joining with other travellers. A helicopter can fly with 5 people once from Kathmandu to Everest view hotel after landing at Lukla.
There will be two different shuttles for one group of travellers from the Everest view hotel. You will enjoy the view from Everest view hotel with breakfast and some will fly to Kala Patthar and over the base camp. Flying over the Khumbu glacier, the first shuttle will arrive at the Everest view hotel and the second will do the same as the first one. After that, all of you will fly back to Kathmandu. There will be cold while you will land up in the mountain so wearing warm clothes is recommended.
Everest Mountain Flight
Looking at an option to explore the Everest Himalaya paying low budget? If yes, Everest mountain flight can be one of the best options. This flight is to the people who are travelling with a low budget and have only one day in Kathmandu and would like to see great Himalaya. This is also known as Everest scenic flight.
This is a flight tour operation flying from Kathmandu on a plane. The plane has single sitting seats on both sides and flies through both directions so all the travellers will be able to enjoy the view of massive Himalayas. You can see Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu massifs from this flight. There is no dress restriction for this flight and need to take your passport with you for airport check-in.