The classic 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp is the most-loved high-altitude trekking package in Nepal. But, do you know that a short trek to Everest Base Camp is the best alternate pick to it? In this trek, you'll hike to Kala Patthar for six days, and on the 7th day, you'll fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp has been a favorite high-altitude hike among travelers forever. It has been the ultimate destination for trekkers across the world. Nepal, known for its highest peaks, is synonymous with Everest.
When you plan a tour to Nepal, without a doubt, the thought of treading your way to Everest definitely pops into your mind. You'll likely choose the classic trekking plan. But, if you can trek at high altitudes without acclimatizing, the short, 7-day trek to Everest with a helicopter return from Kala Patthar might be best for you.
We've planned and prepared a short trekking plan to Everest Base Camp for seven days with every high-altitude trekking nuance. We believe that our valued clients enjoy every detail this trek offers, with utmost safety. This trek would be challenging but also rewarding. A week-long steep ascent, decent, tireless sightseeing, countless mountains, and high-altitude passes make it one of a kind.
Travelers on the Everest trek admire the diverse alpine landscape of the Everest region. You'll experience the gradual change in alpine terrain from lush oak and pine forest in Lukla to the almost barren landscape above Tengboche. A serene hike along rhododendron-bloomed forests to the icy Khumbu glacier is the best of the short trek plan to Everest.
Unlike the one-day Everest base camp helicopter tour, the 7-day EBC trekking package is a blend of hike and helicopter flight. People prefer Everest helicopter tours to sightsee Everest and other mountains from the sky. It is best when you don't have days to hike to the base camp.
But the short trek to Everest for 7 days gives you the experience of high-altitude hiking. The sweat and sightseeing never end throughout. From Gorak Shep, you'll fly back in a helicopter to Lukla and Kathmandu. Every terrain you hiked to the base camp appears panoramic from a helicopter. It is the beauty of the short trek to Everest.
Throughout this trek, giant mountains will be your companion. Pumori, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and many mountains surround you. 360-degree viewing of these massifs on a clear weather day is eternal bliss to the eye and soul.
On top, the bird's eye view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Khumbu glacier, icefalls, and glacial lakes on helicopter return from Kala Patthar makes the 7-day short trek experience sublime.
7 Day Short Trek to Everest Base Camp Highlights
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
- Crossing several high-suspension bridges and hiking through the shore of the pristine Dudh Koshi River.
- Trekking to the crown jewel of Khumbu, Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Kala Patthar, and several other places.
- Hiking to Everest base camp through the icy sections of Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier.
- Visit the largest and centuries-old Tengboche Monasteries.
- Sightseeing of spectacular Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse from the Kala Patthar viewpoint.
- Helicopters return from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu on the 7th day with utter aerial sightseeing of the Everest region.