Everest Base Camp.
You might not be surprised to hear that it's hard to get there. But not impossible.
As Lonely Planet puts it: "The trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a glimpse of the world’s highest peak," with nearly 40,000 people hiking in and around Everest without making a summit attempt. Of course, even Base Camp is high: 17,000-plus feet on the Nepalese — or south — side of the mountain. That's a serious hike, especially when you take altitude into consideration.
But a problem is an opportunity for the right entrepreneur.
Enter the easiest, most luxurious and perhaps most dramatic way to tour the site: by helicopter, courtesy of Remote Lands’ Everest by Helicopter package. Guests can fly directly from Kathmandu to Base Camp as part of a multi-day itinerary; after seeing Everest up close, they'll travel to Yeti Mountain Home, at 13,000 feet up, for lunch. In the days that follow, you'll visit additional base camps, including those used by hikers going up Annapurna and Cho Oyu.
If nothing else, the pictures — with Everest in the background — will be epic.