Short Everest Trek with Helicopter Flights 11 Days

Country Nepal Max-Altitude 18,209 ft
Trip StartKathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Min 4, Max 12
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek
Accommodation 2 nights in deluxe 3-star hotel, 1 night in a luxury lodge, 2 nights in Hotel Namche and 5 nights in best available tea houses
Per Person $ 3,290 USD
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    Comfortable Himalayan trekking journey with bird’s eye view of majestic four of the six highest peaks in the world. 

    Short Everest trek with helicopter flights is the ideal combination of a delightful trekking journey to the base of the world’s highest peak and hovering above the tallest mountains on the planet for a bird’s eye views of the Khumbu valley. Our Everest trek is a special itinerary for those trekkers with time constraints who wish to follow classic trekking route to the base of Everest. Our short Everest trek with helicopter flights is better trekking experience in Everest region for everyone then the listed most popular short treks in Nepal. 

    Fly to Lukla in a helicopter, have a short trek to Everest and again take a helicopter flight from Gorakshep instead of a return hike to Lukla, thus, avoiding airplane delays or cancellations.  Short EBC trek proves to be a memorable walking adventure as well as exciting Himalayan trekking journey exploring the ethnic villages of Sherpa, the unsung heroes of Everest and discovering ancient Buddhist monasteries. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view and admire four of the six highest peaks in the world.


    The wonderful Short Everest Base Camp trek begins with a scenic mountain flight in a chopper /helicopter to Lukla, the gateway of Everest. For the next several days, walk past quaint Sherpa settlements at Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche acquainting with the friendly locals and learning their unique Buddhist culture. Enjoy a unique travel experience taking stunning photographs in almost every stop in our short trek to Everest. Discover famous landmarks including a museum housing scalp of a Yeti, pay homage to the largest Tengboche monastery in the region amidst the Sagarmatha National park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Trek through rhododendron forests, many suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags is awe inspiring. While walking along the rugged trekking trails with getting acclimatized in Namche and Dingboche will satisfy your adventure enthusiasm. Arrive at Gorakshep, as the main highlight of your trip commences with an adventurous trek to the Everest Base Camp. Stand beneath the world’s highest mountain which is a dream for almost every traveler. Glimpse the closest views of the majestic 8000 & 7000 meter Himalayan peaks including Mt. Ama Dablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and mighty Everest, from the top of Kala Patthar (5,545m) along with the glorious sunset and sunrise views.


    Our well acclimatized Everest Base Camp trek itinerary proves to be the safest trekking experience, accompanied and led by the highly experienced trek leaders taking utmost care of you during your journey. If you are seeking for a complete trekking journey, walking all the way back to Lukla from Gorakshep, then please check our Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trek.  8 days Everest Luxury trek with Helicopter tour is the best suitable for even a shorter trek including all of the helicopter tours to the Everest base camp, Kala Patthar and also the Gokyo lakes.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • Well acclimatized Short Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter flights will be completed within just a total of 11 days. Thus, you can trek to the base of Everest in lesser days which is the best option for those with a tight schedule.
    • The helicopter flights include two-way rides (Kathmandu–Lukla & Gorakshep-Kathmandu) which ensures you with safe and smooth travel avoiding flight delays and other hassles from airplane flights to/from Lukla airport.
    • This trip includes deluxe 3-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, Yeti Mountain Home, luxury lodge accommodation in Phakding, Hotel Namche in Namche Bazaar and best available tea houses at the remaining stops during your trek in the mountains to guarantee best services while maximizing your comfort level.
    • Get a bird’s eye view of Mount Everest and other renowned peaks of the Great Himalayan Trails with scenic mountainous helicopter flights.
    • Guided by highly-experienced local leaders, it is an insightful trekking journey to learn unique Sherpa culture and experience serenity of Buddhism.
    • Important gears, such as down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffle bag are provided along with full porterage (2 trekkers:1 porter)

    When Is The Best Time To Go

    The best time for a Short Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter flights is during seasons of Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During these times, you can enjoy moderate temperatures and have the most amazing views throughout the trip. You can experience this tour during winter and monsoon seasons too, though the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone in the winter and during monsoon, it rains in the lower altitudes and the views are not so pleasant due to foggy and hazy weather.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • Suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level, from a beginner trekker to an experienced adventurer as high altitude is the only challenging factor
    • There will be a moderate 9-day trek (including 2 days of acclimatization) reaching a maximum altitude of over 18,000 feet
    • You will be walking 5-6 hours each day on average (min. 3-4 hrs and max 7-8 hrs) with daily ascends of about 1,400-1,600 feet on average (min. about 700 ft and max. about 2,500 ft)
    • You will cover a total distance of about 60 kilometers (excluding acclimatization hiking distance) throughout the trek, with an average of 8-9 km per trekking day
    • Past hiking experience would be favorable for the trek, though technical skill is not required
    • Daily morning jogging and routine exercise are recommended at least 6 months prior to the start of your trip
    • If you have any serious health conditions related to heart/lungs or have acrophobia/migraine, medical advice will be helpful before planning your trip

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Airport transfers to/from the hotel in private comfortable vehicles
    • Deluxe 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights with breakfast
    • Helicopter flights from Kathmandu-Lukla and Gorakshep-Kathmandu
    • 1 night luxury lodge accommodation (Yeti Mountain Home) at Phakding, 2 nights in Hotel Namche at Namche Bazaar followed by 5 nights in best available tea houses at other stops during the trek.
    • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner + fruits/tea/coffee) during the trek
    • Farewell dinner
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
    • Full porterage service during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, T-Shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit)
    • All taxes payable to central and state governments
    What's Not Included
    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
    • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Any optional activities other than above included the ones during the free time
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for staff
    • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc.
    • Lodging and food in Kathmandu, in case of early arrival than the scheduled date from the trek

    Travelers Review

    Alexis Blanc
    Alexis Blanc


    This was my first trekking experience and my god it was fantastic I decided to experience this EBC trek and read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 03 - Apr-17 2018
    Jigisha Patel
    Jigisha Patel

    United States

    Adventurous trekking to this part of the world can be daunting to plan for. The Extollo staff was available throughout read More

    Traveled to Nepal in group of 25 from Mar 15 - Mar-29 2019
    Fabian Haas
    Fabian Haas

    United States

    It was really a wonderful experience. I had this Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter tour last April with my family, read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 09 - Apr-16 2018

    Detailed Itinerary

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    Note: Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required

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    Accommodation and meals

    While you travel, we will follow three types of accommodations. You will spend 2 nights in Kathmandu at a deluxe 3-star hotel, 1 night in a luxury lodge (Yeti Mountain Home) at Phakding, 2 nights in Hotel Namche at Namche Bazaar followed by 5 nights in best available tea houses at other stops during the trek. All accommodations for the trip will be on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be provided on request, at an additional cost (490 USD). However, a single supplement may not be feasible all the time.

    During our Short Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter flights, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner are served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where you spend the night. Whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking whereas only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Extollo Adventures upon your return from the successful excursion.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some important things to know before you go.
    • Flight Delays in Kathmandu/Lukla

      Airplane flights between Lukla and Kathmandu are generally reliable, though bad weather conditions may cause flight delay or even cancellation. In such scenario, Extollo Adventures will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter to avoid flight delays. In this trip we already avoided this situation since we have helicopter flights to Lukla and from Gorakshep. All additional cost would be your responsibility which could be $600 USD or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of the
      Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is strongly
      recommended that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation,
      curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require that, at a
      minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation.
      There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or
      accidents (this includes air ambulance, and treatment
      costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      Extra personal expenses on the trip may include showering, recharging batteries, bottled/boiled water, soda, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses and other services not listed. Typically trekkers spend around $10 to $20 USD on a daily basis. Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

      • All the meals (B/L/D) are included in the trek but only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu thus, lunch and dinner may cost you $8-25 USD per meal.
      • Tip for the guide and porter after the trek which maybe around 8-10% of your trip cost.
      • Drinking water can cost between $1 and $4 a bottle in the mountains (it gets more expensive towards base camp). Or you may bring water tablets and treat the water during the trek, which costs around $2.
      • Other services like hot showers ($4 to $6) and charging electric devices ($1 to $3 an hour) are available in few tea houses.
      • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla.
      • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport. It can be also secured at entry points at Nepalese borders.

      • Your Passport must be at least 6 months valid
      • Use your passport details to enter information on your visa application
      • Bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Nepal Visa, Trekking permit, etc.)

      Following are the fees either in US dollars cash or the equivalent Nepalese currency:

      • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25
      • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40
      • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100

      You can use this full address while filling up your visa application:

      Street: Amrit Marg

      Ward No: 19

      VDC/Municipality: Kathmandu

      District: Kathmandu

      Country: Nepal

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    Recent Trip Reviews

    5 - Based on 2 Reviews

    Loved those helicopter flights, EBC trek was inspiring

    Traveler: Timothy, Country: United States

    A dream come true!! Scenic mountain views from helicopter rides to Lukla and back from Gorakshep was great, a comfortable and heart touching experience. Walking through rocky and steep trails in the mountains was a bit difficult as I am not a regular hiker but a beginner trekker. Though it was all about willpower and I began to enjoy the trails and found them not impossible. Short EBC trek had many places to see and visit like Tengboche monastery, museumred more

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    Excellent !!! Every journey was Fantastic

    Traveler: Pradeep Amgain, Country: Australia

    Thank you Extollo Best team !!! I totally enjoy my total summer vacation. I ma grateful to my guide and entire team of Extollo for better hospitality.

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