If you want to experience the panoramic wonders of the Himalayas and Everest from an aerial vantage point, there are primarily two ways to do so. The most popular option is on a plane with a group, and this will fly you parallel to the Himalayas, including Everest. The other option is a helicopter flight that will take you a lot closer to Everest, and consists of landing either at the Everest Base Camp or Kala Patthar. The Everest mountain flight, either by plane or helicopter, is especially suited to those who are short on time and for people who do not want the rigors of trekking due to fitness considerations or otherwise. Here we compare the Everest flight versus Everest heli tour based on several factors, and in the process we will give you a brief overview of what it’s like to fly near Everest on plane or helicopter.
So you are short on time, but want to experience all the goodness that Everest and surrounding areas have to offer? You are not in your best shape but want to get a feel for what it is like to take a short trek in the famed Khumbu region in Nepal? Well, it’s your lucky day, for this trip might just be for you. The Everest Heli Tour comprises of a scenic trek for a couple of days, followed by a chopper ride providing you with a bird’s eye view of Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Lakes, all within a duration of about a week or so!
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the world’s most popular treks. The rugged trail itself invokes a sense of adventure in you. The undiluted natural beauty, the steadfast culture and the sense of trekking halfway up the Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is simply awe-inspiring.
If you are not sure what to expect when you book a trip to the Everest Base Camp, you can follow our photo blog below to see what it is really like. All this will give you a true picture of what you will really encounter in this magical corner of the world.
EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal — We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.
Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness are forgotten as the yellow and orange tents for the summit-bound — framed by some of Himalaya’s highest snow-capped peaks — come into view.
We stay for only about an hour on a hill overlooking the camp, pitched near Everest’s Khumbu icefall. We take photos, along with dozens of other amateur trekkers from across the globe, before hiking to the nearest lodge, about three hours away.
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It has been 63 years since man first set foot on the top of Mount Everest. On 29th May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first people ever to summit the 8,848 meters high giant. And as soon as we stopped being thrilled, we have an 85 year old man preparing to set a world record as the oldest man ever to summit Everest.
Langtang’s whereabouts, one of the famous trekking routes in Nepal, was still a mystery after the April earthquake wiped out one of its village clusters into dust. Well, not now, as it has just been 5 days I’ve been back from there. Our route was through Syarbu Besi, where we would access the Langtang Valley from the south and trek to the top of Kyanjin Ri overlooking the mountain.
When I was offered a visit to Langtang for its assessment a month ago from Himalayan Glacier, I was pretty excited. Our team included three HGT staff and one foreign national (Connor, U.S.A). In a week’s journey (5 days trek and 2 days bus ride), we discovered something worth sharing to the travel community, and here I am trying to include everything in writing.