Something you can't miss. It was my first time in Nepal, and perhaps certainly the last. How could I skip a view to this natural monument? Not only for Nepal, but for the World.
There are several agencies that arranges those flights. In my case it was Yeti Airlines, on Friday May 13rd. Are you supersticious? Well, I lived to tell the story.
The picture was taken in the bus heading to the plane at Kathmandu Airport. Be ready to be checked, and checked, and touched, and checked several times before departure.
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and his sherpa, Tenzig Norgay became the first men who successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest, thus creating history. They did it using the South Col route from Nepal passing through the dangerous Khumbul Icefall. Mount Everest can also be climbed from the northern route from Tibet, but it is more difficult this way.
From my Everest treks i have many signs that are amusing because of the spelling such as this one in Bengar
Phakding is a pretty village to spend a night, it's next to a river. Don't bother diverting from the path to visit Lukla as it's not worth it!
Try to acclimatise in Namche Bazaar for 3 nights before continuing the trek to Everest. There are some marvellous lodges here and good food.
During the flight, you can also have a good view of the mountains of the nearby Ganesh and Langtang Himal, and further away, the Manaslu and Annapurna Himal.
We flew from Kathmandu with Yeti airlines around $125 per person with guaranteed window seat. Despite being to Everest base camp it was still well worth the money
Well worth the trip and staying near the Rongbuk Monastery. From the Monastery either walk or take horse and cart to Base Camp. Here the views are absolutely brilliant.