When money is no object all sorts of possibilities for fine dining are on the table, with a Champagne breakfast in the foothills of Mount Everest being one of them.
A plethora of travel companies are now offering ‘breakfast at Everest’ packages, with most costing in the region of £3,000 to £4,000 per person.
Diners are helicoptered from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp at 17,600 feet before retreating to a lower altitude of 14,000 feet for an open air morning meal.
But customers better eat their croissants quickly (and pack the selfies in), as the experience only lasts 15 minutes due to a lack of acclimatisation to the dizzying heights.
The Explorations Company, which is based in Gloucestershire, says it has lots of interest in its ‘breakfast at Everest’ trip.
Andrew Wenzel, who works as a business consultant for the luxury travel firm, told MailOnline Travel that the intrepid culinary experience ‘appeals to people who have done most things and for individuals who are permanently seeking to push the envelope’.
For £4,000 a pop, Explorations Company clients are treated to a sky-high breakfast, along with two nights in a Kathmandu hotel. They also get a special weather-proof dining outfit.
The speedy morning meal consists of ‘eggs, bacon, sausages, local Nepali fruit, croissants, muffins, local jams and Champagne’.
Source: Daily Mail Online