Highlights

  • Experience the beauty of trekking and the convenience of flying in one amazing package
  • A 35-minute scenic flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Trek inside the natural heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the tradition and culture of people following Tibetan Buddhism
  • Walk past rhododendron, oak and pine forests with an opportunity to see various exotic animals
  • Stay with local people and witness the livelihood of indigenous mountain people and have local food
  • Breathtaking views of mountains like Tawache, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Thamserku
  • A helicopter ride from Namche to Everest Base camp with landing in Kalapatthar and return to Kathmandu
  • Catch a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Kalapatthar
  • Get to see the outstanding view of snow-peaked mountains and the Khumbu Icefall

About Everest Base Camp Tour 5 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most rewarding treks one can do in their lifetime. 5 Days Everest Base Camp Tour is the shortest and most efficient way to complete this trek which is fit for everyone who can walk for just a few days. Almost every adventurous person has dreamt of being at the foot of Everest at least once in their lifetime. But, due to lack of enough time, physical fitness, and preparation, not everyone can complete regular Everest Base Camp trek. This trek/tour is designed to let you experience all the outstanding features of trekking in the Himalayan landscape except you don’t have to walk for weeks to get to your destination. 

With a mix of rewarding trekking and convenient flying, you can experience the best of both worlds. Trekking up to Namche lets you witness into the unique and diverse geography of Nepal's Himalayas and the isolated culture of Himalayan Sherpa people. By choosing this trek, you also exclude all the high altitude trekking exhaustion and risks, and it reduces your trekking time drastically. This trek is also sometimes taken as a more promising second chance for those who initially tried and couldn’t complete their Everest Base Camp trek due to various reasons. 

In Namche, you will cross the altitude of 3000 meters bringing you at the risk of altitude sickness, even if it is very slight. This is solved by spending another day at Namche and visiting places around like Tenzing Hillary School and Everest View Hotel. Everest View Hotel is one of the highest hotels in the world and a viewpoint to catch beautiful glimpses of Mount Everest. Then comes the exciting helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp. 

The main reason to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek for many is to get close to nature. While you land and spend some time at Kalapatthar, it makes you feel as if there is nothing between you and nature. You are truly at the rooftop of the world, surrounded on all sides by pristine mountain peaks. The glorious Everest stands tall in front of you and you witness it as sunrises over it. 5 days Everest Base Camp Tour lets you achieve everything you could by completing an Everest Base Camp Trek but shorter and more comfortably.

 

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

The infamous Lukla flight is also a part of the adventure of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Starting from Kathmandu, the thrilling ride gives you the bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley. Slowly, the mountains slowly start to appear. You will land in Tenzing-Hillary Airport, one of the world’s highest airports.


Food and Accommodation

While you stay at these mountainside villages, you will have meals made from local, fresh, farm-grown vegetables and dairy products. You can also try Yak cheese packed, which is also packed with nutrients. Simple and clean rooms provided by tea houses run by locals. They provide three meals which include dal bhat, fried rice, noodles, pasta, eggs, soups, bread, vegetable curry, etc. You can find almost any food item in villages near Lukla and Namche Bazaar but as you move further, you will have fewer choices. Any snack eatean during the trek should be carried by yourself from Kathmandu. There are few shops in early villages but it is more expensive to buy them there.

 

Sherpa Tradition and Culture

While you stay at tea houses, you will see that the Sherpa people practice a different way of life. They are mostly farmers, tea house owners, trekking guides, mountain climbers and traders bringing goods to mountainous villages from other parts of the country. The local people are humble, resilient, kind, and seemingly immune to the high altitude and extreme cold. By staying among them for several days, you will gain insight into their unique lifestyle. 


Sagarmatha National Park

After Monjo, you will enter the area of Sagarmatha National Park. You will witness the diversity in flora and fauna while trekking in this area. You will see oak, pine and rhododendron forests. If you get lucky, you may also catch glimpses of animals like musk deer, snow leopards, Himalayan black bear, red panda, and more. The sounds of birds chirping and rivers flowing will soothe your ears. This national park is also home to the highest mountain Everest and several other mountains higher than 7000 and 8000 meters.
 

Helicopter Ride and the Aerial View

In this trek, most of the distance people walk in regular Everest Base Camp trek is covered in a helicopter. After being picked from Namche in a helicopter, all you have to do is enjoy the scenic beauty from the top. You will get a 360-degree panorama of mountains, the bird’s eye view of villages, green forests and Everest Base Camp itself. After enjoying the outstanding beauty you will head towards Kalapatthar again above the rugged terrain. During the helicopter flight, you will get views of great mountains like Mt. Pumori (7,156m), Mt. Nuptse (7,864m), Mt. Lhotse (8513m), and Mt Cho Oyu (8,153m). 


Everest View Hotel and Kalapatthar

Everest View Hotel is the first viewpoint from where you can catch beautiful views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, etc. Another viewpoint, Kalapatthar, is the best place to see Mount Everest. During the helicopter ride, you will only land at Kalapatthar before returning to Kathmandu. That’s because Kalapatthar is the main highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a famous activity to go to Kalapatthar for magnificent sunrise view over Mount Everest and adjacent peaks. You will also get an amazing view of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.

Itinerary

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After a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu, you will land in the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The flight to Lukla is an adventure in itself and you can see various mountains welcome you. Lukla is a trade center to villages in the mountains and gateway to Everest. After reaching Lukla, you can either rest or roam around the village and get to know about the tradition of local people and get accustomed to lifestyle in the rural mountainous region. You will stay overnight at a teahouse in Lukla.

Today you will start your trekking. After about 4 hours of trekking towards the Dudh Koshi river, you will finally reach Phakding. The trek today will not be strenuous since you will not be climbing steep uphill, but you will not even gain altitude than yesterday. Along the way, you will meet other trekkers going up to the Everest Base Camp as well as porters and yaks carrying good After reaching Phakding, you will have your dinner and spend the night in a teahouse there.

After having your breakfast in Phakding, you will head towards Namche Bazaar. Today, you will enter the area of Sagarmatha National Park with a permit. You will also reach a threshold elevation for altitude sickness, so you have to be careful if you see any signs even if it is very less probable. You will continue walking along the Dudh Kosh river and have your lunch after reaching Monjo village. On a clear day, you may see mountain peaks like Kusum-Kanguru, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. The first glimpse of Everest can be caught from the top of Namche. You will rest at a teahouse after your dinner.

You will be at an elevation higher than 3000 meters and you will spend yet another day at Namche to negate any possible altitude sickness by acclimatizing. Namche is a trading hub and you can buy things like Yak cheese, Tibetan artifacts or trekking gears. While you roam around the village, you may see various mountains, forests, animals, etc. You can also talk to other fellow trekkers, villagers and tea house owners. This is your chance to learn more about the isolated culture and tradition of indigenous Sherpas.

Some places you can visit are Tenzing Hillary School in Khumjung, headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park and Everest View hotel. Everest View Hotel is a viewpoint from where you can catch beautiful sunrise and sunset. You will return to your teahouse in Namche and stay there overnight.

That’s all you have to walk during this trek. A helicopter will pick you up from Namche and take you to Everest Base Camp. The flight will take you amongst one of the most beautiful scenery in the world showcasing mountains, rugged terrain, small villages. Mountains will start to get bigger as you fly forward. After Everest Base Camp, the helicopter will head towards Kalapatthar. It takes around 15 minutes to reach there from Namche. Kalapatthar is the actual place where you will get the best view of Mount Everest, unlike the Base Camp.

The helicopter will land there and you will get off the helicopter to breathe some cool fresh air as you gather the mesmerizing views into your memories. You will spend about 10-15 minutes at Kalapatthar and get into your helicopter. Featuring the same views of mountains, forests, and landscape, the helicopter you take you back to Kathmandu and drop you there.

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12 Apr, 202016 Apr, 20205 DaysAvailableUS$1800
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FAQs

It might be difficult to manage the schedule of the team as it takes a long time to do the trek to Everest Base Camp. If we can manage the schedule, we can surely proceed the trek. However, the price will be changed accordingly. 

Yes, there is a risk of altitude sickness as we will be travelling to the altitude of more than 3000 m. However, you can minimize the risk by following proper safety measures. 

No, the ATM is not available on the trail. You should bring the cash during the trip. It is better to bring Nepali currency as it is accepted everywhere during the tour. 

Customer Reviews

  • Completed EBC trek in just 5 days!

    - Paul Curtis, United States

    I and my wife were in Nepal without deciding what we were going to do during our week long holiday. First we visited few places in Kathmandu and Pokhara and spent 3 days. What next? we started to regret that we didn't go to the Base Camps because Nepal is popular for these treks. Jokingly I asked Ram in an email if I could do an EBC trek in 4 days. He replied, yes but in 5 days. We were shocked and happy because we could extend our holiday for 1 day longer. Another problem we thought would be lack of preparation but he told us that we would only be trekking upto Namche which is not in that much high altitude and  we had to walk only for 4 days. We flew on a helicopter and finished our trek. Such a good time.