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Everest Encounter Possible A Number Of Ways
"Seeing Everest from any perspective is a thrill," JOURNEYS International founder Dr. Will Weber said in his blog recently, outlining 6 strategies for a personal Everest encounter.
1. Trek to the Everest base camp in Nepal. Takes eight days of hiking to reach the pinnacle viewpoint of the peak from an 18,200-foot, non-climbing vantage point.
2. Drive to the north slope of Everest in Tibet. Drive from Lhasa to Kathmandu in five days.
3. Trek to the Arun Valley of East Nepal. 12 days takes travelers to a high ridge between Everest and Kangchenjunga where they will have breathtaking views of four of the five highest mountains in the world.
4. Fly the Everest Flightseeing trip from Kathmandu. A comfortable pressurized aircraft virtually guarantees a peak-level view of Everest.
6. Hire a helicopter from Kathmandu. Fly to the Khumbu area of Nepal, have tea on the veranda of the Everest View Hotel, which offers a superb view of Everest, and fly back an hour later. "By several measures the experience will be astounding, but it is one of the more costly options."
See more on these six strategies at the JOURNEYS International blog.
Flickr photo by Se7en Summits