Trip Introduction: Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek-12 Days (Trek to Everest Base camp and Helicopter flight back to Lukla ).
Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best combo trekking journeys filled with high-flying thrills and an overland adventure. It is an ideal mix of exciting trek that takes you to Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Pattar on foot and then a leisurely helicopter flight from Gorek Shep to Lukla.
This extraordinary trek is best suited for trekkers who have limited time but want to explore the Everest Base camp and its surrounding area. Similarly, trekkers looking to experience Everest both from the land and the air can also fulfill their long-awaited dreams.
From Gorek Shep we take a short helicopter ride back to Lukla. This is one of the most scenic helicopter flights that go over through Kala Pattar and Mt Everest Base Camp. If you trek back from Gorek Shep to Lukla will take you about 3 days but the scenic short flight will take about 10 min to reach Lukla.
Through a Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking Journey, you have a few acclimatization days to give your body to adjust to the altitude. You will be acclimatizing in the Sherpa village called Namche Bazar as well as Dingboche. On these days you hike up to a couple of hundred meters and back which will rely on help to adjust to the altitude.
During your trekking journey, you will be greeted by splendid snow-covered mountains. The natural beauty of this trek is amazing as it comprises the world-famous Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier.
Besides that, the Khumbu valley is blessed with diverse topography, exotic terrains, and an ever-changing climate. On the Everest Base Camp Trekking route, you will also get to meet people from different ethnic groups. Their warmth and generosity filled with kindness will make you feel at home away from home.
The Everest Base Camp trek goes past the dense forest, Sherpa village to the base camp. It is a trek that can be completed in a quick time whereas others take a couple of days more to complete it.
This exciting whirlwind of an adventure takes you to the quaint atmosphere far off from the city sound here alongside spectacular views.
This is a wonderful package to have a faceoff with the Himalayas added with a helicopter ride back can join this trip. We guarantee you that, this will be one of the best experiences that you ever had while making it to the Everest Base Camp ever.
Where Does The Short Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Begin From ?
The Everest Base Camp Short Rapid Trek begins from the capital city of Kathmandu. The scenic flight takes you across to the small Himalayan town of Lukla. Once you are here you will start your trek towards reaching the village of Phakding.
Leaving Phakding behind you then take to the trial that reaches you to Sherpa inhibited village of the famous Namche Bazaar. This is an incredible village of Khumbu filled with excellent mountain views, culture, and historical wonders. You will acclimatize here for a day take a rest and explore if you feel like it.
The next day the walk takes you ahead on a scenic trail to reach beautiful Tengboche, surrounded by green vegetation as well snow-capped mountain including Mt Everest. As you walk you will come across tall tree lines with an array of peaks with views of Mt. Everest and magnificent Ama Dablam. Here you will visit the all-important Tengboche Monastery; one of the biggest and most famous Buddhist monasteries in the Khumbu area.
A move on from Tengboche Monastery will take you towards exciting tree lines, pure wilderness, and windy landscapes. Dingboche is the next destination where you will be heading for.
Due to its high altitude, the climate of Dingboche is always cool. The trail that you take is blessed with splendid views of the mountains in the backdrop always giving you a feel of having the mountain extremely close to you.
Further, as you go you will be reaching Lobuche and then Gorakshep. The day you hike from Lobuche to Gorek Shep you hike to Everest Base Camp (5364m) in the afternoon, the main target place on this journey.
The next day an early morning final climb from Gorak Shep will then reach you to the all-important Kala Patthar known for its fantastic views of mountains.
Once you are on the top you will be fascinated by the close views of the massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers. Standing tall at the height of 5,545 m facing the breathtaking panorama of peaks with Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori at a mere distance is a rewarding encounter.
After spending quality time around the scenic places of high Khumbu, you descend back to Gorakshep. From here you then board a Helicopter for a flight to reach back at Lukla which ends your high-flying adventure into the Everest Base Camp.
From Lukla, you board a domestic flight that takes you to Kathmandu. It is a fantastic trekking journey with valuable moments which will certainly make this Short Everest Base Camp Trekking with a helicopter return a memorable one.
Best season for Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return.
Generally, the months ranging from March to May and September to November are the best times for doing this trek. Especially in March to May wildflowers bloom in plenty making it a very refreshing environment for trekking. Also, the morning stays clear with bright sunshine till afternoon and a bit overcast conditions tend to take place only late in the afternoons.
The months of October to early December are the second best time to be here for trekking. As the mountain views are clearer. However, the temperatures drop down to minus degree Celsius in the morning and night. Also, there is every chance of snowfall in some high areas en route to Everest Base Camp. Despite this, the temperatures during the daytime are still comfortable and are a good time for trekking on Everest.
What kind of food do I get to eat during my Everest Base Camp Trek?
During trekking in the Everest Base Camp area, you get to choose various kinds of foods from the lodge/tea house menu. It consists of soups, steaks, sandwiches, Momo, macaroni dishes, pizzas, etc. The tea houses where you stay provide a food menu where you can pick your choice and give the order to your guide. It is advisable to include light foods during lunchtime as it makes you feel lighter and easy while you walk.
For high altitudes, we always recommended garlic soup which is a natural means of preventing altitude sickness along with the Nepalese staple diet of Dal Bhat. Over the years it has been one of the nourishing light and healthily trekking foods and continues to be.
Physical Fitness level, Medical, and Health required for Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is not a strenuous trekking trail. You will be regularly hiking for around 3 to 4 hours on average depending on the destination.
A person having an average level of fitness can easily complete this trek. If you have any kind of previous trekking experience or regular exercise it will be an added advantage but not compulsory.
However, this trek is not recommended for individuals who are suffering from chronic ailments or have heart or lung diseases. If you suffer from such conditions, it is better to avoid this trip.
- This trip departs every day of the year.
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
- This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
- Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- We accept the instant booking and online payment.
Outline Itinerary of 12 Days Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Day 1 On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,320 m /4,355 ft staff transfers you to the hotel.
Day 2 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,820 m/9,300 ft, walk to Phakding village 2,645 m / 8,725 ft - 04 hrs. trek.
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 ft - 06 hrs.
Day 4 Acclimatization day at Namche and a short scenic hike to the viewpoint.
Day 5 Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m / 12,760 ft-05 hrs.
Day 6 Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m / 14,320 ft - 05 hrs.
Day 7 At Dingboche another rest day for acclimatization with a short hike.
Day 8 Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk,
Day 9 Trek to Gorakshep (5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk
Day 10 Climb Kalapathar 5,545 m / 18,297 ft descend to Gorakshep for breakfast then a short Heli flight to Lukla
Day 11 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with the afternoon free at leisure.
Day 12 International departure for homeward bound.
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