Nepal Ascent Treks has designed a special trekking package especially for those trekkers who wish to travel to Everest Base Camp (EBC) but have limited vacation time. The 11 days short but power-packed trekking package is sure to fit into your time and budget. You will be reaching the base camp like every other trekker, but the benefit you will get in choosing this package is that you will not have to trek all the way back to Lukla. Instead, you will get to enjoy the facility of directly flying back to Kathmandu from Gorak Shep through the charted helicopter. This will save a lot of your time and energy.
Like every other EBC trek, you will be walking through the Sagarmatha National Park, stay a day at Namche Bazaar and observe the Sherpa Lifestyle around. You will get to enjoy the breathtaking view of Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Lhotse, Thamserku, Pumori and many others along the journey. The best view of mountains can be observed from the top of Kala Patthar from where 360 views of the mountain range can be seen. We will get a helicopter ready for you at Gorak Shep and then you will fly to Kathmandu enjoying the best wide view of Gokyo Lakes, number of peaks and stunning landscape. This short yet exciting trek to EBC will surely give you a sense of accomplishment and lots of memories that last a lifetime.
- Best view of the landscapes and scene during the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Observation of unique and culturally rich Sherpa lifestyle.
- Exceptional view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori and many other peaks.
- Mesmerizing 360 views of the mountain range from Kala Patthar.
- Facility to fly directly from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu by a helicopter enjoying the wide view of Gokyo Lakes and majestic peaks around.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft)
Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft)
Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft)
Acclimatization at Dingboche
Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft)
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft)
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar and back to Gorak Shep, then fly to Kathmandu by Helicopter
Nepal Ascent Treks gives utmost priority to the comfort and safety of its guests. After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we pick you up from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You will then get time to freshen up and later meet the team of trekkers. Together we share and prepare for the trek. At the evening we offer you lavish welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine.
The day begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The scenic flight offers you the chance to enjoy the beauty of green hills with a background of snowy mountain peaks. The trek starts from Lukla and we head towards Phakding passing through Cheplung village enjoying the sight of Mount Khumbila. This is a great start for the coming day’s trek. We will then head down to Phakding and stay there for the night.
We begin our day with the walk along the trail passing through pine forest and crossing Dudh Koshi River. After that, we will pass through few villages and then in a short while reach the entrance to Everest National Park. Entering the park, we enjoy the walk with the astounding view of natural beauty around. We will then reach Namche Bazaar, the famous Sherpa village. From Namche Bazaar we can have great sight of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse. We will spend our night at Namche Bazaar.
We will stay for a day at Namche Bazaar to adjust or body to the changed environmental condition, increased altitude, and to prevent any possible Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Namche Bazaar is the main market area of the region with small local tea houses, restaurants, shops and trading areas around. We will explore the areas observing the traditional and cultural Sherpa life. We can also choose to hike to Sagarmatha National Park from where the beautiful sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and others can be visible. Rare species of flora and fauna can be spotted along the way. We end the day thus and get a good night’s sleep in hotel at Namche Bazaar.
The trek for the day begins with the walk down to Dudh koshi river and then again up through along lush rhododendron forest. Heading ahead to Tengboche, the beautiful view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Ama Dablam greet you along the way. On reaching Tengboche, we get to visit the most famous and largest monastery in the Everest region called Tengboche monastery. The soaring peaks in the background make the whole picture simply amazing to look at. We will conclude the day’s trek at Tengboche and stay there overnight.
We start the trek walking through evergreen forests with pines and conifers. The area is also rich with colorful rhododendron bushes. We then take the trail to Pangboche, crossing Imja river. The trail takes us to famous Pangboche monastery. We again walk ahead and reach Imja valley and from there towards Dingboche from where we get to see the field of various kind of crops like barley, buckwheat, and potatoes, carefully protected from cold winds and animals. We spend the night at Dingboche.
We will take a break of one more day for the purpose of acclimatization. The gradual increase in the altitude might create some health issues and to prevent that we will stay for the day at Dingboche and just explore around. Dingboche is a beautiful village with variety of mountain vegetation and domestic animals. We might as well hike to Nagarjun hill or Chukkhung valley from where we get to see breathtaking views of snowy mountain peaks. In the evening we will get back to our lodge at Dingboche and send the night.
We will continue the trek climbing uphill towards Duglha first and from there further up till Chupki Lhara. The area is decorated with prayers flags as memorials for departed souls. We move ahead towards Khumbu glacier from where the great peaks like Pumori and MahaLangur himal can be seen up close. We will then follow the trail until we reach Lobuche. We will spend the night in Lobuche.
The trail to Everest Base Camp passes through Gorak Shep Lake. The walk ahead takes us to Indian army mountaineers’ memorial. Walking through rocky terrain in such high altitude can wear out the tired body. But upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, the spellbinding view of mountain peaks and colorful tents contrasted against the snowy beauty makes you forget the arduous journey. The gigantic peaks like Pumori, Nuptse and Khumbutse will surely leave you feeling mesmerize for a long time. We will then get back to Gorak Shep for the night.
We will start our hike early in the morning. After walking some hours we reach the top of Kala Patthar (meaning black rock in local language), which is the sunrise viewing point. From the top we get to enjoy 360° view of mountains around with the closest view of Mount Everest. Down below we can see the deep and dangerous Khumbu glacier. Also, we can see gigantic view of Mount Pumori from the top of Kala Patthar. Mount Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserkhu and many other mountains can be viewed up close from the top. We will then get back to Gorak Shep and take a helicopter flight to Kathmandu. The majestic beauty of Gokyo Lakes, number of surrounding peaks and stunning beauty of landscape can be enjoyed from the flight. Night at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Nepal Ascent Treks will make all the necessary arrangements for you on the departure day. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye. If you like you can also continue your stay in Nepal and choose the next trip.
What's included ?
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- Airport tax
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Trekking permits/TIMS.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Private helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
What's excluded ?
- Additional meals and drinks
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
- Extra porter charge.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please
write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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