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Travelers Can Make Pilgrimage to Everest Base Camp… Just for Breakfast

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You Can Now Eat Breakfast on Mount Everest
Mount Everest is shown at approximately 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) May 18, 2003 in Nepal. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

At one point in time, the idea of visiting Everest Base Camp was just left to the professional climbers. Nowadays, anyone can get breakfast there and be back down in time for afternoon tea.

According to Bloomberg, bespoke travel company Remote Lands has been leading “quick-stop” treks since late last year.

Heavily layered adventure travelers with sun-worn faces need not apply: the company shuttles customers in a chopper from Kathmandu to South Base Camp, where they have just 15 minutes to look around at 18,000 feet. Then, guests are choppered down 5,000 feet to Yeti Mountain Home, where they get a champagne picnic.

All that, and the experience is led by a relative of famed sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who joined Sir Edmund Hillary atop Mount Everest in 1953.

Per the story, the breakfasts are booked as part of a larger, 10-day package, which can range from $10,000–$25,000 for two- to three-person parties.

—RealClearLife