"Few sensations can be compared with the pleasure of reaching the summit," and what if this summit was real? What if the way to that summit was filled with unforgettable landscapes?
We are talking about Mount Everest, a challenging peak between Nepal and Tibet. With its 8,848 m it is the highest peak of the planet Earth, and why not to say it, one of the most mysterious and dangerous mountains that has ever been climbed.
There are several options for those who dare to take such a challenge, it depends to a large extent on your fitness and ability to withstand extreme conditions. Still, if you are not an expert climber do not worry, there are helicopter tours along the Himalaya and even Private Jet tours, in which, for the modest price of 150 €, you can comfortably enjoy in the cushioned seat of an airplane while contemplating the wonderful scenery of these inmense mountains.
However, if one morning is not enough for you and you need to STEP ON this big giant, if the risk and the pain do not scare you and you have not figured out the average of professional mountain climbers who die each year trying to reach the summit, you may decide to undertake some of the climbing routes through the Himalayas.
First of all you have to understand that it is not a "walk" through the Everest, you must be in a very good physical condition and it is also necessary an arduous training for preparation, most of the companies that are specialized in this mountain will teach you survival techniques and other basic skills to survive from 8,000 m on (called Death Zone).The price of the expedition is approximately 25.000 €.
Whatever travel option you have decided to take, we recommend to visit the major cities close to Everest. Cities like Kathmandu where you can find temples and palaces of the seventeenth century, in which a simple walk around the city is a unique experience.
And of course do not forget to visit Lhasa, Tibet's capital where you will find Potala Palace, famously known as the residence of the Dalai Lama, as well as the Barkhor Square, a place of prayer for Tibetan Buddhists.
In short, traveling to Mount Everest with its spectacular landscapes and pure nature is an once in a lifetime experience, hopefully not the last one...