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. 

Shortest Everest base camp Trek with helicopter return during spring season

The Shortest Everest base camp trek with helicopter return in spring offers a mesmerizing experience. The spring season lasts from March-May in Everest region offering moderate temperatures, lower elevations during the daytime and slightly cooler temperatures at nights. You will get a beautiful opportunity of witnessing new blooming flowers including Nepal national flower Rhododendron and vegetations during this season. Walk through the spectacular trail with the majestic view of the mountains, glaciers and beautiful environment. Enjoy every step in the Himalayas of Everest region.

Everest base camp trek with helicopter return 5 days trip during monsoon season

Trekking to Everest base camp for short duration with helicopter in monsoon season is not much preferable due to unfavorable weather conditions. During this time of the year trekkers will experience frequent rainfalls which makes the trekking less enjoyable. The trails become slippery and rainfalls increase the challenges in the trek. The frequent rainfall, poor visibility makes the helicopter tour riskier and dangerous. The trekking trail and teahouses are very less crowded during this season, trekkers can enjoy walk in the peaceful nature. If you want toe experience the trip in this season, be well prepared with right gears and equipment.

5 Days Shortest Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return during autumn season

The autumn season falls between months of (Sept-Nov) which is considered as the busiest and best time for the Shortest Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return. The season offers moderate temperatures, clear skies and stunning views. The teahouses, lodges are quite busy during this season. The clear skies and high visibility allow trekkers to witness the beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the astounding mountains. The autumn season lightens up your trip with best experiences.

Everest trek with helicopter return trip during winter season

The winter season falls between months of Dec-Feb and is considered as off season for the Everest base camp trek with return back by helicopter tour 5 days. It is the coldest time of the year that experiences heavy snow falls and extremely cold temperature -20°C. The heavy snowfall makes the visibility poor and landing difficult which may increase chance of risks. Despite the cold weather, the views of the snowcapped mountains during this season are heavenly beautiful. Enjoy the excellent views in the peaceful nature of Everest region in winter season.

Benefits of booking 5 days short Everest trek with helicopter return

Welcome Nepal Treks is a reputable and well-organized travel agency in Nepal. We have a team of professionals with experience of more than a decade. Trekkers don’t need to worry about anything during the trip as our team do best to satisfy the customers. Welcome Nepal treks kindly welcome you to join on this thrilling and exciting filled journey of 5 days shortest Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. Here are some of the benefits of booking trip with us:

  • Free airport pickup and drop off service by private vehicle
  • Arrangement of accommodations in teahouses/ lodges throughout the trek
  • Helpful, friendly and well experienced guide and porter provided
  • Sleeping bags, Down jackets, trekking pole, etc. if necessary
  • Organizing the trek with full safety and security
  • Everest base camp trek with thrilling helicopter package at reasonable price with high quality services

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
          Useful Information

          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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          Packing lists for Everest base camp shortest trek with helicopter return

          Packing the right trekking equipment is very necessary while trekking as it will make your trek safe and comfortable. Here is the list of some of the necessary trekking gears needed for 5 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return:

          • T-shirt, sweaters, waterproof jacket, down jacket
          • Trekking boots, warm socks and inner wears
          • Sun hat, sunscreen cream, face wipes, lip balm, sunglasses
          • Headlight, water bottles, power banks
          • Gloves, Hats, scarf, quick drying towel
          • Backpack, trekking pole, water purification tablets, sleeping bags
          • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer)
          • Money, Cell phone, Camera,
          • Necessary documents
          • First aid kit

          Accommodations during short Everest base camp trek with helicopter return

          While doing the Shortest 5 days Everest base cap helicopter trek you will be staying at the teahouses along the trekking route. The rooms are cozy and comfortable with low rise beds, one blanket and soft pillows. The teahouses have heater also. The accommodations at lower altitudes like Namche bazaar have good facilities in comparison to accommodations at higher levels.

          Meals and Drinks on Everest base camp trek with helicopter return 5 days

          There are wide ranges of foods available on the teahouses while doing the Everest trek with helicopter return. For the breakfast you can expect pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, egg dishes, toast, and Muesli with milk, and other items. Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Tibetan Bread, Different Soups, Momo, Macaroni meals, Vegetables, Desserts, etc. may be found on the lunch menu. As for dinner menu it is the same as the lunch menu. The most popular food for dinner is Nepali Khana set Dal, Bhat and Tarkari with varieties of pickles.

          Electricity, WIFI and hot shower facilities availability during 5 days short Everest base camp trek with helicopter return

          Electricity, WIFI and hot shower facilities are available in most of the teahouses the 5 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return trip. However, you might have to pay extra charges for the usage of these facilities. You will be able to charge your electronic devices, enjoy hot shower and Wi-Fi access. WFI in some areas are often slow and unreliable.

          Private 5 days Everest Base Camp trek with return back by Helicopter

          Trekkers who are alone and want to enjoy more personalized Everest base camp trek with fascinating helicopter return can book for a private Everest base camp short trek with helicopter turn with Welcome Nepal Treks. The private Tour allows you to customize the itinerary and enjoy the trip on your own. We will customize the itinerary as per your budget, need and schedules. While doing the private tour, you will be able to enjoy the trip on your own without disturbance. Join the private Everest trekking and enjoy the most thrilling helicopter ride while returning back.

          5 days Everest Base camp shortest trek with return by helicopter Group Joining package

          If the travelers are alone and prefer sharing tour experiences with like-minded people, they can book the group joining Everest trekking with helicopter return tour package from Kathmandu. You can contact us to enquire about the availability of group tour. Welcome Nepal Treks offer group joining 5 days Everest base camp trek with return by helicopter package at reasonable price. The group joining Mustang tour package will not make you feel alone as you will be interacting with people from different parts of the world. It allows you to enjoy and share the unique and thrilling experiences in the Himalayas of Everest with different people. Welcome Nepal treks will organize the group on our own and will provide you information on departure dates, group size, and other details. Get ready to dive in adventurous trip with the group of like-minded travelers.

          Guides and Porters for 5 days short Everest base camp trek with fly back by helicopter

          Guides and porters are very useful for trekkers while doing 5 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return. Welcome Nepal treks have professional well trained and experienced guides and porters. It will be much easier for you to trek with guides in unfamiliar places. The guides are knowledgeable, fluent in English and know best trekking routes. Trekkers will also be able to interact with the locals by the help of guide. The guide will lead the trekking route, explain the history and cultures of the region which will make your trek more interesting. While the porters will be helpful as they will carry your heavy bags and make your trekking journey, easier, faster and comfortable.

          Travel Insurance for Everest base camp shortest trek with helicopter return

          It is very important to have travel insurance for 5 days Everest base camp trek with helicopter return package. Even if its short package there might be some unexpected incident on the trip. It is a policy that covers loss and theft, medical and hospitalization, emergency evacuation from high altitude. It provides financial protection and peace of mind while trekking by covering various potential risks and emergencies. Make sure that your travel insurance covers helicopter evacuation and medical expenses.

          Tips for guides and Porters

          The tipping is not compulsory while doing Everest base camp trek with helicopter return shortest 5 days. However, it is expected Tips are the reward in form of gift or money given to the service provider for their outstanding services. Tipping the guides and porters during Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is a good way of expressing thankfulness for their services and hard work. The guide leads the way through the best route providing fascinating information and porters lift your bags to make the journey easier. Overall, guides and porters do their best to provide you a comfortable, safe and enjoyable trekking journey. If you liked their services then you can tip them at the last day of the trip. However, tips are not compulsory and completely depends on your wish.

          Trip extension

          If you still have more time left after finishing this 5 days Everest base camp trek helicopter return then we highly recommend you to extend your trip as there are many fascinating places to explore in Nepal. Some of the popular trip extensions we recommend are:

          • Chitwan national park tour with tower night stay
          • UNESCO world heritage sites tour
          • Nepal Culture Tour
          • Trishuli River Rafting
          • Mustang Tour
          • Pokhara tour
          • Mount Everest sightseeing flight tour
          • Nagarkot tour
          • Trishuli river rafting
          • Lumbini tour package, etc.