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There is a great deal more to the Everest region than an Everest Base Camp Trek, yet the lure of the world's highest mountain attracts thousands of experienced and inexperienced hikers every year. A complete absence of roads means that most people visiting the Everest region fly in and out of the mountain airstrip at Lukla rather than walking in from the roadhead at Jiri which adds several days of additional trekking each way. By a long mile the Everest region is the busiest of all the trekking areas in Nepal. Whether it's to glimpse Everest from afar, from a classic viewpoint like Kala Pattar or to scale a Himalayan peak there's so much more to this region than Everest itself. This is the land of the Sherpa, a hardy people whose friendly nature and cheerful smiles are the stuff of legend. The Sherpa and Everest are inseparable. Their tiny villages sparsely scattered throughout the Khumbu just seem to belong naturally in this high mountain landscape.There are iconic peaks such as Ama Dablam and Lhotse to complement Everest, small monasteries, glacial lakes, wildlife and all the comings and goings that both daily life and tourism brings adding to the flavour of Everest treks.
Whilst many follow what has become know as the standard trek to Everest, there are alternative routes that deviate from the main trail. There are short Everest treks and nowadays Everest Luxury Lodge treks are possible.
However if hiking isn't your thing. Don't worry. You can still see Everest by plane or even by private helicopter.
All meals 'on tour' included
Treks and Tours
12 Days - Moderate
Overnighting in a combination of Everest Summit Lodges and Yeti Mountain Comfort Lodges. Highlights of the Everest Base Camp trail. Private bedrooms, proper beds and en-suite every night.
20 days - Challenging
Classic Himalayan Trek
A more challenging & interesting trek taking a detour from the main Everest trail to the glittering glacial lakes at Gokyo. Ascend Gokyo Ri and cross the Cho La on this backdoor route to EBC.
12 days - Moderate
Spectacular trekking in the realm of the Sherpa and the Everest region. Visit Namche Bazaar, Thyangboche Monastery and folllow sections of the Everest Base Camp trail. Great views of the summit of Everest, Lhotse, iconic Ama Dablam and more.
17 days - Moderate/Challenging
Classic Himalayan Trek
The classic route to Everest. Often described as 'bog standard', we don't think there's anything standard about trekking beneath some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet to reach the base of the world's highest mountain!
21 days - Very Challenging
Classic Himalayan Trek
For the serious, committed trekker only. A very challenging trek across two high passes to reach EBC. A quieter route by the nature of the more strenuous trekking required. Tough, but exceptionally rewarding and very spectacular.
Everest from the air
Private Helicopter flights to Everest
Everest sightseeing by plane
Surely the ultimate and most exciting way to get up close and personal with mighty Everest?
Not only that, but your helicopter will land you by the famous Everest View Hotel, which is situated above Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3880m. As the name suggests, from here there are uninterrupted views up the valley towards Everest as it rises above the Nuptse Ridge, plus Lhotse and Ama Dablam too. In fact you’re looking down on much of the main Everest Base Camp trekking route. From the terrace of the Everest View Hotel, we reckon that as you’ll be taking breakfast here, it will be a memorable one. There are few locations in the world as spectacular as this to have a hotel breakfast!
It’s one thing seeing Everest from a small window in a plane, it’s another thing entirely from a much greater viewing experience that a helicopter cockpit affords. Not only that, a helicopter can usually get much, much closer to Everest as well as other things an aircraft can’t do e.g. hover, turn quickly or even land! In other words there’s a lot more flexibility, on what is surely a “once in a lifetime” experience. As well as greatly enhanced viewing, a private helicopter flight can generally reach locations that an aircraft by default is precluded. From $1250 pp.
You don’t have to spend weeks of arduous trekking to see Everest! The “easy” way is to take one of the very spectacular, daily “Everest Mountain Flights”. Not only will you see Everest, you’ll most likely be back in Kathmandu in time for lunch, sometimes even for breakfast!
Early morning you’ll be picked up and driven by private vehicle to Kathmandu Airport. The domestic terminal this time. Here you’ll check in for your Everest Mountain Flight and will have a GUARANTEED WINDOW SEAT. Whichever side of the small aircraft you are sat on, you will be able to see Everest from as close as the plane is able to get, as well as jaw-dropping views of many other notable peaks too including Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Gauri Shankar. You’ll either see the Himalayas on the way to Everest, or as the plane turns around, on the way back. It is probably one of the most spectacular flights in the world as the small aircraft flies alongside the Himalayas, and below are the terraced fields and scattered hill villages, before it then turns into the Khumbu region and up the main valley and towards Everest itself. With great skill the pilot circles so that everyone gets a good view of Everest, which is of course higher than you will be. From $200pp inc airport transfers.
For more information on Everest flights please contact us
This wonderful short video is a great introduction to the splendour of the scenery in the Everest region and the lives of the Sherpa people too.
13 days - Moderate
Take a short. moderately paced trek in the Everest region to see the world's highest mountain from the Everest View Hotel and then search for tigers and other wildlife in Chitwan National Park.