Everest Flights, Nepal
It goes without saying that scaling the world’s highest mountain—Nepal’s 8,848-metre Everest—is no mean feat. Most of us know in our heart of hearts that we’ll never ascend the Hillary Step and conquer this mountain. Fortunately, a number of local airlines operating out of Kathmandu’s small domestic airport offer a glimpse of this glory for about a hundred bucks. In the span of a few hours, you’ll climb—metaphorically, anyway—from the runway in the Nepali capital into the heart of the Himalayas, getting close enough to snap a few fantastic photos from your window seat (or, if the plane is super-tiny, the cockpit) before circling back. No oxygen tank required!