Lots of people might be looking for the best option of visiting Everest base camp from Kathmandu according to their time, fitness and budget. There are several ways and entries of reaching Everest base camp from Kathmandu. So, what are those available options to reach Everest base camp from Kathmandu? Let’s talk about those ways here.
Jiri to Base Camp Route from Kathmandu
Trekking route from Jiri is a classic Everest base camp hike route. There used to be thousands of trekkers on this route when there was no airport in Lukla. It is a long hiking itinerary starts a long drive on a bus from Kathmandu. You can explore the lower region of the trip, which is the Solu region using this trip itinerary. Trekkers who have a long holiday it is a suite for them, and there will be less chance of getting altitude sickness following Jiri Everest base camp trek itinerary.
Salleri to Base Camp Route from Kathmandu
Trekking route from Salleri is also a long route of Everest trek. It is a new route because of the access to the driving road has started a few years back. Salleri to Everest base camp trekking itinerary is a few days shorter compared to the Jiri route. The trip begins with a drive on a jeep from Kathmandu and walks to the base camp taking about two weeks.
Lukla to Base Camp Route from Kathmandu
Lukla to Everest base camp route is the most popular compared to the other hiking routes. There are thousands of trekkers on this trail every high trekking season in Nepal. The trip begins with a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and goes to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep before reaching the base camp. There are a couple of altitude practice rest days on the way up in Namche and Dingboche. It is a 12 days trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
It is doable in nine days following the same itinerary until Gorakshep and flies out on a helicopter. It is helicopter return Everest trek so, it can be perfect for the people who have a limited time or don’t want to trek back the same way.
Reaching Everest Base Camp in a Couple of Hours
Everest base camp helicopter tour is the best option of reaching the bottom of the highest mountain in a couple of hours from Kathmandu. It is a sharing flight tour but, you can charter if you are a group of 4 or 5 people. Helicopter tour is advisable for the people who can’t trek, don’t have enough time or honeymoon couple. It is the landing trip because there are several landings before reaching the base camp.
Cheapest Way of Exploring Everest Himalaya
Don’t you want to reach the base camp but interested to Explore Everest Himalaya with a low budget? Don’t worry! There is an option for this. Everest mountain flight is the cheapest way of exploring Everest Himalaya and more within a couple of hours from Kathmandu. Everest scenic flight flies from Kathmandu airport every morning on the day with clear weather. The plane for the flight has single sitting seats and flies on both directions. So, all the people will be able to see the Himalayas well.