How to reach the world’s largest peak in a day?

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes

It is an understatement for what the view of the largest peak looks like from high above the sky. Picturesque isn’t enough to describe what it looks like. You’ll be in awe, for how much your eyes can manage to grasp, and yet it isn’t enough. Even when you swift your eyes as far as they can go to, the view that looks like it has been taken out of a painting will leave you stunned.

As you can tell already, we are talking about the experience of seeing Everest. And when you think of Everest, you think of trekking. But what if trekking is not everyone’s cup of tea, or what if people don’t have enough time to experience a trek? And what if one wants to take the experience without much of a hassle? Or simply, what if one wants to go to Everest in just a day?

Well, we have a solution for you. It is very much possible to see Mt. Everest in a day. And what if we told you that you get to enjoy breakfast after your trip to Everest as well? That too, in just a day. Yes, you can reach Everest in a short amount of time, in a helicopter.

You could gain this experience by booking a trip for “Everest Heli Tour”, and after the weather condition is good enough for you to take that trip, the helicopter will proceed forward while tearing the cloud. And when you see that helicopter coming down to the land, to pick you up, your adrenaline gets pumping.

This Heli tour will take you to the base camp of Everest and from there you will get to witness Everest and everything that lies around it, from aerial view. You will also be able to see the snowcapped beauty that Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang and overall thirteen more mountains and more are.

Between Mt. Everest and Nuptse lies Mt. Lhotse, which feels like, is welcoming you to climb through that snowy steep to get to her. And you also see Tsuro glacier that looks like a frozen waterfall, but it is not. It is a glacier. From an aerial distance, it looks like a waterfall but when you get closer, you see that it is, in fact, a glacier.

From the top, when you see the ranges standing next to each other, you feel like you are in the center of a bigger world that you didn’t know existed. That is exactly what it feels like.

The mountains embraced mid-way with clouds look like a halo that has been pulled down to waist length. So while looking out for the mountains and glaciers, you might be thinking that there would be no sight of vegetation. But that is quite not right.

As you head back to where you began your journey from, you will feel refreshed to see some vegetation back at Pangboche.

And as your journey comes to an end, and you see the platform where you took off from, there is that sensation that the journey is coming to an end. That bittersweet feeling that makes you want to go for round two fills you with nostalgia already.

It is the feeling that you cannot believe because your eyes see something that looks like a painting, but it is not. It is that innocent confusion when you know that it is not a picture, but it looks so ethereal. You suddenly realize why people buy paintings of the Everest and how much it can awaken nostalgia.

And if having read this, makes you want to experience this yourself, you can contact us. We can tell you this much; that this experience is soulful which will touch your heart with enticement.

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Nepal, a country known for its natural beauty, rich culture and colorful festivals. It never fails to disappoint and amaze people coming from different backgrounds. One of such cities of Nepal is Bhaktapur which is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Here are top things to do in Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is considered as a cultural gem because of its fascinating history and religious sites. The city is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa that was founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Malla. It was one of the capital city of the Greater Malla Kingdom until 15th century.

The “City of Culture” is located about 20 km east of the Kathmandu- filled with monuments mostly terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces, and temples with detailed carvings, gilded roofs and open courtyards. Listed in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is renowned for their quality woodwork and wood craftsmen.

Getting a chance to experience traditional lifestyle of the ancient Bhaktapur is best done on foot. Four things that you should not miss when visiting this place are:

A tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square- a collection of pagoda and shikhar- style temples, grouped around a fifty- five window palace of brick and wood is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the valley which highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The major attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square are: 55 window palace, Golden Gate, Lion’s Gate, Mini- Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple.

Take a pottery workshop at Dattatreya Square

enowned for its pottery work, the place has the facility of teaching pottery at Dattatreya Square which is Potter’s Square. It gives you an opportunity to indulge in the traditional lifestyle of people of Bhaktapur where you’ll see potters at work, sun drying their pots in the open air. So, if you’re interested in throwing clay, you’ll find workshop studios where you can learn how to make traditional pottery.

Witness Bisket Jatra

Bisket Jatra is one of the most popular Jatra celebrated every Nepali New year, where thousands of visitors involved in erecting lingo (pole), pulling chariots of deities, and worshipping them. The highlights of this festival are the tug of war between the eastern and western sides of town which then is moved down in a steep road leading to a river, Jibro Chhedne (Making Hole in Tongue) and Sindoor Jatra.

Must have dessert- “Juju Dhau”

The sweetened custard-like yogurt which is the specialty of Bhaktapur is a dessert you must try during your visit. Juju Dhau meaning “King of Curd” in the Newari language is delicious, thick, smooth and creamy yogurt- a dish perfect to end your day tour of the city.

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