Do you know that you can visit the Everest base camp within a couple of hours and explore the Himalaya? Yes, you can see Mt. Everest, its range and reach the base camp in a short period.

There are 3 major ways to reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain Everest and explore Everest region and mountains. Trek to the base camp, scenic mountain flight and a helicopter tour are the ways to see Everest massif and visit the base camp. Let’s talk about those ways and entries here.

Trekking To The Everest Base Camp

Visiting the base camp of Mt. Everest and exploring this great Himalaya with trekking is one of the most popular ways. There are thousands of trekkers are walking to the base camp every year. If you can walk but only have about a week with you and would like to visit the base camp or see Mt. Everest, you have the options either trek up to Tengboche from Lukla to see or trek up to the base camp and fly out with a helicopter.

But, if you would like to walk all the way to the base camp and return with hiking back, you need to have at least two weeks or more for the trek. There are 3 different entries for the trek. You can start your trek with driving to Jiri or Salleri and walk all the way to the base camp and trek back to the same places or Lukla and fly out.

The most popular entry for the Everest base camp trek is from Lukla with a short flight from Kathmandu. It is 12 days trekking journey that is following by most of the trekkers. You will be walking through the Sagarmatha national park from your second day of the trek. Trekking to the base camp is the best option to explore the Everest region from a closer distance.

There are options for those people who can’t walk or visiting Nepal with limited time. Here is detail information about reaching the base camp in a few hours and see Everest without physical work.

Everest Mountain Flight

Everest mountain flight is also known as the Everest scenic flight tour. It is a sharing flight with others on a plane. Everest mountain flight begins from Kathmandu and lands back at the same airport after the scenic flight. The pane has single seats on both side and flies through both directions so all the people from the plane will be able to see a great view of the Himalaya. You will see Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shanker and Tibetan massifs from the west.

It is the fastest and cheapest option to explore Nepalese Himalaya. The tour costs you about 250 USD including airport transport fee. The flights are only operating on a clear day with nice visibility. If you see nothing with a flight, you will get your money back but still, your airport transport cost will be charged.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Everest base camp helicopter tour is also the sharing flight tour. It has not similar passengers as the plane because it is small in a body with limited space and passengers’ limitation. Only 5 people can fly at one time from Kathmandu and divide into 2 different groups after the Everest view hotel.

The helicopter flies from Kathmandu and land at Lula and fills fuel and lands at Everest view hotel and Kala Patthar further. You will have the best chances to explore the Everest region and reach the base camp in a short period with this flight tour.

Compared to the flight tour with a plane, this is an expensive tour because you won’t have chance to land up in the mountain and see the view standing from a close distance with a plane flight but a helicopter flight tour has that chance. And the helicopter flies close to the mountains, green hills, traditional villages and you can enjoy a lot with.


Of course, trekking to the base camp taking a few days to walk is one of the best experiences to explore the Everest region. But if you don’t have enough time, you can take these flight tours to reach the base camp and enjoy the magic mountains. So, don’t miss to see this to see Everest if you visit Nepal at least once in your lifetime with your friends, family and beloved.

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Everest base camp helicopter tour is the fastest way to reach the base camp and enjoy the Everest region in a short period. Similarly, Everest mountain flight is the fastest way to see Everest massif and more...