Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return

Trip Duration

7 Days

Trip Grade

Relatively Hard

Highest Altitude

5545m

Accommodation

Tea House Lodges and Camping

Transportation

Flight/Private/Shared Transportation

Group Size

1-15pax

Best Season

Spring (March-May), Autumn(October-December)

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of trekking to the base of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, on a lifetime adventure with a local guide.
  • Admire spectacular views of the highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, from the comfort of a helicopter on the way back to Kathmandu.
  • Explore the Sagarmatha National Park, the highest park in the world, and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest and oldest Buddhist monasteries in the region.
  • Get a panoramic view of the Himalayan range from Kalapatthar viewpoint, one of the best places to see the beauty of these majestic peaks.
  • Discover the cultural heritage of the mountain villages, including the Khumjung School established by Sir Edmund Hillary.
  • Enjoy peace of mind with a decade of experienced local Sherpa guide, who comes equipped with first-aid equipment, including an oximeter to monitor pulse and heartbeat at high altitude.
  • Benefit from easy booking and a quick response to all online inquiries through our local trek company, which specializes in Everest Base Camp trekking.
  • Trek comfortably and stay connected with a sim data pack.
  • Embark on an unforgettable Himalayan adventure, where you can truly immerse yourself in the local culture and breathtaking natural beauty of the region.

Overview

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return 7 days trip is an ideal adventure for those who are looking for a compact and less strenuous version of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

This trek offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and cultural richness of the Solu-Khumbu region and reach the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.

As you trek through the foothills of the Himalayas, you will pass through traditional Sherpa villages and interact with the local communities. You will also have the opportunity to explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and get up close and personal with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world.

One of the key highlights of the trek is the chance to cross the Khumbu Glacier, the source of the River Ganges. This is an awe-inspiring experience that offers a glimpse into the heart of the Himalayas and the majesty of the mountain range.

Along the way, you will also have the chance to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. The views from these high points are truly breathtaking and provide an unforgettable experience for any adventure seeker.

In terms of physical preparation, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek 7 days is considered to be of moderate difficulty. The trek involves some challenging ascents and descents, but these are balanced out by the beautiful surroundings and the incredible experiences that you will have along the way.

Overall, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek 7 days is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers a unique combination of adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking mountain scenery. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a first-time adventurer, this trek is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

Important Information Regarding Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return

The Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return is a thrilling adventure that takes you to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. The trek is designed for people who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the excitement of trekking to the base of the world’s highest peak, but cannot undertake a longer trek due to either lack of time or physical ability. This trek provides a unique and unforgettable experience for adventure seekers who want to explore the heart of the Himalayas.

Short Trek to Everest Base Camp Starting Point

The trek begins in Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Lukla is accessible by a scenic flight from Kathmandu, which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range.

During Peak tourist season time, there won’t be a direct flight to Lukla and you will require to travel to Ramechhap by bus/car and then take a flight to Lukla. For more information for the Transportation required during the Everest Short trek Click here

Short Everest Trek Route

The short Everest Base Camp trek route is a well-trodden path, well-marked, and easy to follow. The trek passes through Sherpa villages, lush forests, and alpine meadows, providing stunning views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. The trek culminates at the base camp of Mount Everest, which is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters.

Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek

The trek is a fully supported trek, and accommodation is provided in teahouses along the way. The teahouses are basic but clean and comfortable and provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Most teahouses offer twin-share rooms and provide meals and hot drinks.

Altitude Sickness that may occur during Everest Base Camp Short Trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp takes place at a high altitude, and altitude sickness is a common issue for many trekkers. It is important to acclimatize properly and to take precautions to prevent altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol, and taking rest days are effective ways to prevent altitude sickness.

Physical Fitness required Everest Base Camp Short Trekking

The trek to Everest Base Camp is considered to be physically demanding, and a good level of physical fitness is required. The trek involves long days of walking at high altitudes, and trekkers should be prepared for the physical challenge. Regular exercise and training before the trek is recommended.

Weather conditions during Everest Base Camp Short Trek

The trek to Everest Base Camp takes place in the monsoon season, which is from June to September. Trekkers should be well prepared for the weather as it is uncertain of the rain and snow. Trekkers should also bring appropriate clothing and equipment to cope with the changing weather conditions.

In conclusion, the Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that provides a unique and unforgettable experience. With proper preparation and a positive attitude, the trek is accessible to anyone with a sense of adventure and a love for the mountains.

How Heli Return is Arranged for Short Everest Base Camp Trek?

As an Expert in Arranging high-altitude trekking in Nepal. Travel Away Trek provides the best in arrangements and services.

For a return helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu, we will arrange Helicopter at the perfect time with your itinerary.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Reception at Kathmandu International Airport (1,320 m/4,330 ft.) and transfer to the hotel
  • Day 02: Journey from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft.) & Hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft.). Trek duration: 6-8 hrs.
  • Day 03: Ascend from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche/Debuche (3,870 m/12,697 ft.). Trekking duration: 4-6 hrs.
  • Day 04: A Challenging Journey from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft). Trek duration: 5-6 hours.
  • Day 05: Expedition from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft.). Trek Duration: 5-6 hours.
  • Day 06: Lobuche to gorakshep and to Everest Base Camp
  • Day 07: Ascend Kalapatthar for Scenic Sunrise and Departure to Lukla and Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Reception at Kathmandu International Airport (1,320 m/4,330 ft.) and transfer to the hotel

Upon your arrival at the bustling capital city of Nepal, the Travel Away Trek team will warmly greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and facilitate a smooth transfer to your hotel via our private transportation.

In the evening, you will have an opportunity to engage in a comprehensive trek orientation session with your knowledgeable guide, where you’ll go over the itinerary of your 7-day journey to the base camp of Mount Everest and make necessary preparations.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu, comfortably resting up for the upcoming adventure.

Day 02: Journey from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m/9,318 ft.) & Hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft.). Trek duration: 6-8 hrs.

Early in the morning, we will embark on an unforgettable flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the incredible beauty of the surrounding terrain will be on full display.

Upon landing at Lukla, we will be greeted by our support team, including porters and crew, who will help to organize our gear and supplies. Then, it’s time to begin our trek to the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar, which will take us approximately 6-8 hours.

As we make our way towards Namche Bazaar, we’ll pass by picturesque locations like Phakding and Monjo, where we can enjoy breathtaking views of prominent peaks like Amadablam, Lhotse, and Pumori.

Namche Bazaar serves as the cultural hub for the Sherpa and Tibetan communities, and it offers an abundance of amenities, including bars, restaurants, and internet access. So, we will spend the night here and be ready for the next day’s adventure.

Day 03: Ascend from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche/Debuche (3,870 m/12,697 ft.). Trekking duration: 4-6 hrs.

Trek Duration :

4-6 hrs

Following a nourishing breakfast, we will embark on a journey uphill towards the picturesque destination of Tengboche/Debuche. As we trek, we will traverse through a lush forest of rhododendrons, towering pine trees, and alongside babbling mountain streams.

Along the way, we will be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the mighty Mt. Everest, as well as other majestic peaks such as Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Tengboche is a renowned destination for trekkers and Buddhist pilgrims alike.

Tengboche boasts a rich history, home to the oldest Tibetan monastery, built by a Lama. Here, you will have the opportunity to delve into the culture, traditions, and heritage of the Sherpa people.

Day 04: A Challenging Journey from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft). Trek duration: 5-6 hours.

Today, we embark on an endurance-testing trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. This is a strenuous and arduous journey, but it is manageable for those who are seasoned in trekking and are physically fit.

The trek to Dingboche takes approximately 5-6 hours, during which you will traverse through stunning mountain valleys, serene pine forests, and gushing mountain streams, all while being surrounded by breathtaking views of the Everest region and the towering peak of Mt. Everest.

Day 05: Expedition from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940 m/16,207 ft.). Trek Duration: 5-6 hours.

Embark on a picturesque journey from Dingboche to Lobuche, navigating through an up-and-down terrain. Your trek will be embellished with breathtaking views of the Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, and the stunning mountain valley. You will also encounter numerous Mani stones, each carrying the inscription of the names of fallen trekkers, Sherpas, and climbers, along with an abundant presence of prayer flags. This awe-inspiring trek will leave you with a lasting memory of the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Day 06: Lobuche to gorakshep and to Everest Base Camp

Today marks a special day, as we embark on a journey to the iconic Everest base camp. Our day begins with a nourishing breakfast, and then we set off on our trek. We’ll reach Gorakshep for a filling lunch before making our way to the ultimate goal, the Everest base camp.

At the base camp, you’ll have the opportunity to soak in the breathtaking views and make memories that will last a lifetime. After a scenic time at the base camp, we’ll make our way back to Gorakshep, where we’ll spend the night in the finest available tea-house.

Day 07: Ascend Kalapatthar for Scenic Sunrise and Departure to Lukla and Kathmandu

Awaken to a beautiful morning and embark on a thrilling hike to the summit of Kalapatthar (5,545 m), known as one of the premier viewpoint spots in the Everest region. The journey from Gorakshep to the top will take approximately two hours, making it a perfect way to start the day.

At the summit, witness the breathtaking sunrise and a full circle of stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks, including the iconic Mt. Everest, Khumbu icefield, Khumbase, Pumari, Cho-Oyu, Khumbu Glacier, Ama Dablam, and the famous Everest Base Camp.

After soaking in the grandeur of the view, head back to Gorakshep for a nourishing breakfast. Afterwards, soar back to Lukla via helicopter flight, and then take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu to conclude the unforgettable adventure.

What is included in Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Complete departure information (trek, flight tickets, guide, altitude sickness, etc.)
  • 1-night stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Flight to Lukla
  • Private transportation for pick-up and drop-off
  • Best lodge accommodation with full board meals
  • Twin-share lodge rooms
  • Experienced, licensed trek guide and helpful porters (1:2 ratio)
  • TIMS fee and Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • First-aid kit and emergency services coordination
  • Government taxes and office service charges
  • Return Heli from Gorakshep to Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • Travel insurance covering emergency rescue and evacuation at 6000m
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Battery charging, hot showers, internet and international calls
  • Gratuities for guide, porter and drivers
  • Any other services not mentioned in the package

 

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