Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 5 Day

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 5 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal

Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 5 Day

Our Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 5 Day itinerary is very special and designed for travelers looking to reach the lap of Mt. Everest quickly, and at the same time, spend a couple of nights in the mountains too. Unlike the usual 14 days Everest base camp trek and the Everest base camp helicopter tour, our short 5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return has elements of both of these trekking packages. 

You get to enjoy a thrilling Kathmandu Lukla commercial flight and an adventurous walk up to Namche Bazaar. At the same time, you'll also get to experience helicopter flight above the hills, valleys, and mountains of the Khumbu region. The package has a perfect balance of adventure and comfort, which make this Everest base camp program incredible.

Everest base camp trekking is a dream activity for people around the world. However, the commitment and dedication it demands may not fit everyone. So, we come with this 5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return package that is also on the comfortable side if we compare it with general EBC trek packages. 

Major Highlights

Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 5 Day

  • Not a tiring trek. You get to enjoy walking in the Everest region ample enough to get pumped up and have an idea about the Himalayan trail.
  • An experienced mountain guide and porter assistant that ensures the safety of the trip. 
  • Get close to the Sherpa community and learn more about them & their lifestyle. Also, get to know some other Himalayan communities that are not often talked about. 
  • Witness stunning views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Khumbila, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori, etc. 
  • Enjoy a comfortable helicopter ride to Kala Patthar with a short landing and later fly over Everest base camp & Khumbu Icefall.
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In the early morning, you leave Kathmandu and drive to the airport with our team. A short scenic flight will take you to Lukla, from where the trek begins. Because the elevation gain between Kathmandu and Lukla is drastic, we'll descend to Phakding village to spend the night. The trail follows alpine woodlands via small villages and crosses a few bridges on the Dudh Koshi river. The walk is short and gentle. 

Altitude: 2,846 m

Trek distance: 6.2 km/3.8 miles

Duration: 35 minutes flight & 3 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Leaving Phakding village, you begin trekking through small villages, crossing hanging bridges over the Dudh Koshi river frequently. The trail takes you to Monjo and further continues along the Sagarmatha National Park. On the way, you can see diverse flora and fauna. Trekking through lush magnolia and rhododendron forests, ascend to Namche Bazaar. It is the tourist hub in the Khumbu region and the gateway to the Everest base camp. 

    Altitude: 3,440 m

    Trek distance: 7.4 km/4.6 miles

    Duration: 6 hours

    Accommodation: Lodge

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

      You cannot leave Namche Bazaar without spending one more day here and exploring it. Early in the morning, the guide will take you to Hotel Everest View via Syangboche Airstrip. From the hotel, you get to witness the first clear view of Mt. Everest. The hike is fantastic and presents stunning views of mountains like Thamserku, Kongde Ri, Khumbila, etc. 

      Later, trek back to Namche Bazaar and visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Explore the bustling alleys of this beautiful town and shop in souvenir shops. 

      Altitude: 3,962 m

      Duration: 4-5 hours

      Accommodation: Lodge

      Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

        The trekking part has ended, and now it's time to fly to Everest base camp before you come back to Kathmandu. Early in the morning, our flight crew will pick you up from Namche Bazaar. Flying over lush forests, Sherpa villages, and valleys, you ascend towards EBC. 

        If the weather is fine, then you'll land at Kala Patthar for 5 to 10 minutes to enjoy the snow-capped mountains. After that, fly over Everest base camp and Khumbu Glacier. The helicopter flight ends at Lukla airport. You have the remaining day free in Lukla to rest. 

        Altitude: 5,644 m

        Duration: 30 minutes

        Accommodation: Lodge

        Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

          Wake up early and have one last breakfast with views. You'll fly back to Kathmandu today, enjoying the last aerial panorama of the Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, our team will escort you to your hotel. We don't have anything else planned for the rest of the day. We meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner. 

          Altitude: 1,400 m

          Duration: 35 minutes flight

          Accommodation: Hotel

          Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

          • Accommodation:Hotel
          What's Included
          • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
          • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
          • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
          • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu domestic airport tax and Helicopter flight from Goreshep to Lukla).
          • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
          • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
          • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
          • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
          • First aid medical kit.
          • Duffle bag, if necessary.
          • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
          • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
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          5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Package 2023/2024

          The 5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return begins from Kathmandu. You have to be available in Kathmandu on the given date to join the trek. Our team will pick you up from your hotel lobby on the day we fly to Lukla airport. The flight will be fantastic, with stunning aerial views of the Himalayas. On the same day, you fly to Lukla you'll descend to Phakding village. 

          From Lukla, Phakding is situated approximately 4 hours away. The trail drops down, following lush woodlands and the Dudh Koshi river. A few small villages and suspension bridges come on the way. The walk is soothing and does not put a huge strain on your body. The trail then ascends to Namche Bazaar on the next day.

          Phakding to Namche Bazaar trail is long and has some steep uphill paths towards the end of the trail. Frequently crossing hanging bridges over the Dudh Koshi river, the trail walks past some small settlements to Monjo. There is a police check right outside of this village where we register all the permits before continuing toward Namche Bazaar.

          Trekking through beautiful forests of rhododendron and magnolia, we ascend and descend for a few hours. Namche Bazaar will welcome you with the heartwarming welcome of the Sherpas and enchanting scenery. You'll spend the remaining day relaxing and looking around the village. The following day, wake up early in the morning, and hike to Syangboche Airstrip. The hike is rough and offers striking mountain views.

          From Syangboche begins the next adventurous part of our short Everest base camp trekking, the helicopter flight up to Everest base camp with landing at Kala Patthar. Flying over the verdant river valleys, terraces, hills, and Sherpa villages, you ascend to Kala Patthar. 

          The helicopter lands there for 5 to 10 minutes for you to soak in the Himalayan air and witness the breathtaking mountain panorama. You'll then fly over EBC, Khumbu glacier, and Khumbu Icefall before descending to Lukla. Spend the rest of the day in Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu the next day. 

          Why should you do this 5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

          The experience this package gives at the price of USD 2500 (for solo travelers) only is mindblowing. The memories of this trek will last with you for a lifetime. The intimate interactions with Sherpas, the tranquility of the Himalayas, rejuvenating mountain air, mesmerizing landscapes, and phenomenal helicopter flight all make the short Everest base camp trek in Nepal a must-do activity. 

          5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return for beginners

          Everest base camp trek is known as a beginner's friendly trek, and this specific package makes it even more approachable. It's a perfect introduction to the Everest base camp trekking package. This short Everest base camp itinerary is also very acclimatization friendly. Because your body does not see any major stress, the chances of altitude sickness are even lower. 

          5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return with Best Company

          We are a local Nepali trekking company with more than a decade of experience organizing Everest base camp trekking. With us, you'll have a very smooth trekking experience. We do all the arrangements and are very flexible in making changes to the itinerary, even at the last moment. You'll get the best Everest base camp trek experience for the price you pay with our team. 

          We have opened the booking for our 5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return in 2023/2024. To customize the itinerary or make any changes to the package, feel free to contact us anytime. We guarantee you a fixed departure and an amazing Everest base camp hiking venture. 

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