Helicopter Mount Everest
“Adventure Nepal and the magestic Himalayas on the ground and in the air.”
04/13/2017 - 04/17/2017
Helicopter Mount Everest
Please. Take a moment to process this one. Helicopters. Nepal. Mount Everest.
And guided by fellow EPX superstar, Joby Ogwyn who is the youngest American to summit all 7 world peaks and holds speed records on Everest with and without air.
Now now. As soon as you’re done high fiving the air or calling your mom, let’s focus on how this is going to happen:
Step one: Get to Kathmandu. ☺
Shopping and sight seeing in KTM where we will visit beautiful temples
including the world largest stupa – a world heritage sight. We finish the day having dinner at Rum Doodle – the famous gathering spot for all planning to summit the mountain.
Morning sunshine! We’re taking $3M state-of-the-art, high altitude helicopters to the village of Lukla (9000ft) where we have breakfast at the Paradise lodge. Talented porters will carry our bags so that we only have to carry day packs on our trek to the village of Phakding where we will have dinner and sleep in a cozy mountain lodge.
Guess what? You are officially climbing mountains in the breathtaking Himalayas.
We continue our trek on an easy trail walk to the village of Namche
Bazaar, the capitol of the Everest region. This city is a large and beautiful
village built right into he hillside.
And now for a very, very spiritual experience. The head monk will give us a special blessing at the local monastery. This blessing is given to all on their journey to attempt to summit Everest.
Everest Base Camp.
Weather permitting we awaken early to meet our helicopters once again. Each member will have their own supplementary oxygen tank and mask which are the same high tech systems used for climbing Everest. This will keep up very comfortable as the chopper takes us to the Everest base camp.
Yes. The Everest Base Camp.
Welcome to one of the most stunning places in the world. Here you will meet others on their journey to the summit and really experience what Base Camp life is all about. This is where all expeditions begin – courage, doubt, fear and elation. Such history on this hallowed ground.
That afternoon, the helicopters will take us on a scenic flight around other amazing mountains in the region including a possible landing at the base of Ama Dablam where you will experience some of the most dramatic views of the Himalayas.
Imagine the crispness in the air. The snow capped peaks. You are on the roof of the world.
From here, the helicopters wind down canyons and valleys on our way back to Kathmandu.
We awake for breakfast to experience Nepalese culture by visiting the markets, monuments and ultimately a farewell lunch/dinner.
This, my friends, is what life is all about.
** Accommodations provided throughout
** drinks and meals provided days 2,3,4