Everest Base Camp

Country: Nepal

Even if you’ve summited Everest (8,848m), or completed the similarly demanding 10-day trek to Everest Base Camp, you will never really see Everest or its surroundings, unless you’re embarking on an aerial tour. Take off from Kathmandu at first light and head east. Flanking the mighty Himalayan ridges, fly over Sherpa villages, residence of local porters and guides who know of Everest as Chomolungma, ‘Goddess Mother of Mountains, and witness her siblings, like Makalu (8,462m), Lhotse (8,513m), and Cho Oyu (8,153m), all bathed in golden light, give way to their exalted elder.

Star Asia Treks’ five-day tour includes four helicopter rides totalling seven hours, endless photo opportunities and even breakfast on high at the aptly named Everest View Hotel.

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Published 22nd April 2016