Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
Group Size: 2
Max Elevation: 5555 m
- You get to touch the foot of Mount Everest, Everest Base Camp (5,364 m).
- You will walk through Sagarmatha National Park which is the highest National park in the world.
- During the trek, you will explore the ancient Tengboche Buddhist monastery.
- Hike to Kala Patthar at 5545 m, for the highest webcam, Mount Everest Webcam.
- Experience the beautiful Sherpa villages and their warm hospitality, tradition, culture, and unique lifestyle
- Escape the trodden trekking route and enjoy the bird’s eye view of Namche Bazaar, and the small settlements of the Khumbu region.
Short Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek, all the way from Lukla is considered the best trek for adventurous soul who wants to reach the foot of the Highest Mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Anyone having an adventurous soul prefers this trek. You can have 2 days of acclimatization day and return by helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla, with a beautiful aerial view of the Khumbu region which saves your three to four days of classic Everest trekking itinerary. Every single day of this trek is a rewarding journey that allows one to experience the nature and culture of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek allows you to trek, along with pristine blue skies with eagles and birds of prey soaring high and Himalayan Tahr and Musk Deer, yaks grazing on the mountain slopes. It is a 12-day itinerary, saying that you will get two-day of Acclimatization days which gives you sufficient enough time to adjust to the altitude and reduce AIMS, connect with locals, and enjoy your journey. On this trek, you will visit glaciers, valleys, and some of the highest peaks from across the world but the most fascinating feature about this trek are you are going to walk on the same path that leads you to the very top of the world!
Everest Base Camp Trek starts with the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu which is a gateway to Everest Region. From Lukla, you head towards Phakding. Then your adventurous journey escorts you to Namche Bazaar through a forested mountain. Sherpa capital of Nepal and the heart of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks. Traveling through the iconic swaying bridge draped with numerous prayer flags, and witnessing diverse vegetation and wildlife, you will reach Everest Base Camp (5364 m), along with the beautiful villages of Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. The adrenaline rush trek continues to reach Kala Patthar at 5545m, which is one of the best places to view Mount Everest. It is a top pick from worldwide trekkers. Providing a close-up view of Everest, Kala Patthar is considered the highest altitude one can reach without a climbing permit. You can have a spectacular view of Nuptse, Changtse, and glimpses of Lhotse from Kala Patthar. Escaping the same trekking route you will then return back to Lukla from Gorakshep with Twenty minute Heli ride, which provides you an aerial view of the Khumbu region and also reward you with a view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam, Lhotse, Changtse, Pumori, Nuptse II.
Nepal Adventure Team, a well-established trekking agency in Nepal offers you a short Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla in 2023. This trek is a great way to get a stunning view of Mount Everest within 12 days including your arrival and departure. Even though you have a short time that doesn’t mean you cannot have the best out of a trip, join us and you will have the best organized, safe, and wonderful trek to Mount Everest and you can have the best of the best trek ever.
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected].
Means of Transport
Transportation for 12 Days Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return is a private vehicle (Car, Jeep or Toyota Hiace) and a Domestic flight to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu and airport pick up and drop by car. 15 days Everest base camp trek transportation cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
Foods and Accommodations
On the 12 Days, Everest base camp trek with Helicopter Return, all meals are provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.
Health and Fitness Required
No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.
First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.
Your Guide and Porter
Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well-paid and well-treated.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for trekking to the Everest base camp trek with Helicopter return is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.
Equipment and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:
- Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
- Bank cards or credit cards, travelers' cheques, etc
- Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
- 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
- Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
- Gloves- 2 pairs.
- T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
- A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
- Short and tracksuits.
- Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
- Large and small towels.
- Water bottle.
- Sun /snow glass.
- Ski/walking poles(optional but useful).
- First Aid/medical kit.
- Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
- Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
- Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
- Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
- Personal hygiene stuff.
- Any other extras you feel are necessary like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to
- Respect the local laws, customs, and beliefs
- Always ask for permission before doing something locally or consult with the leader
- Keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish
- Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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