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Everest the Easy Way

Conquering Everest is certainly viewed as one of the toughest challenges a person can put to themselves, and not everyone is cut out for it. Rigorous training is required and as much mental as physical preparation is needed to fulfil the dream of summiting the world’s highest mountain. The much more accessible Everest Base Camp trek is often a more viable option than aiming for the top and is just as rewarding. But there is another way to experience the grandeur and sheer magnitude of the mountain that can get you to the top of Everest without even getting out of breath. And it all starts in Nepal’s largest city, Kathmandu.

Intrigued? Well, if you’re not afraid of flying and you want to get to the top of Everest in an hour then a mountain flight operating out of Kathmandu is your answer. This is not just an easy way out; it’s actually a great way of getting your bearings (especially if you plan on doing an Everest Base Camp trek) and getting to grips with the awe-inspiring scope of the landscape you’ve dropped yourself into.


There are various companies offering these flights which take you not only skimming over the peak of Everest, but also on a grand tour of the surrounding mountains of the region. To say the experience will take your breath away is putting it mildly.

No matter what your age or state of physical fitness, a mountain flight over the Himalaya offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience and who knows; even if you hadn’t been planning it, may even inspire you to an Everest Base Camp trek.... and beyond...

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