If you are looking for an experience that will 'wow' your friends, then taking a tour in the Himalayas is up there with dangerous, awe inspiring experiences.
Also known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and in Tibet as Chomolungma, Mount Everest is the Earth's highest point. It is located on the Himalaya's Mahalangur section and peaks at an altitude of 8,848 meters (29,029 ft.). The mountain's massif has three peaks namely; Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft.); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft.) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft.).
If you are looking for an experience that will 'wow' your friends, then taking a tour in the Himalayas is up there with dangerous, awe inspiring experiences. Below are the top things to do during your Mt. Everest tour.
Although it is not as popular a skiing destination as the Alps, Mt. Everest has some places that are great for cross country skiing. It is not only a tough course but also one that needs all your skiing faculties intact to accomplish. Like everything activity in Mt. Everest, cross country skiing is a potentially fatal activity if not handled carefully.
2. Mountain Climbing
Climbing Mount Everest is an expensive affair, with gadgets used to climb the mountain costing as much as US$8,000. Commercialized peaks such as Mount McKinley are the most popular. Note that you will need a guide to take you up into the mountains. If you have some money to burn, this will be a better way to experience the mountain. The cheapest professional guide will cost $40,000 per person.
3. Riding Horse Sleighs
This is another activity offered by the locals. It is not as popular as in tourist locations in Canada and so if you are lucky enough to get one, be thankful.
The very nature of the climb of the mountain is an advanced form of hiking. However, it is very common to see backpackers who are not interested in attaining the high altitudes walking around the mountains and visiting the reserve parks.
5. Experience the Nepalese Culture
Of all the above experiences, perhaps the one that beats them all is the chance to mix with the remote mountain tribes of Nepal. You will get a chance to sample their culinary exploits as well as attend their Buddhist and Hindu prayers.
Touring Mount Everest is obviously not cheap and thus it is important that you have enough money to spend if you are going to have a nice experience. It is nevertheless important to experience this tour at least once in your lifetime.