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October 8, 2015

Short Trek to Everest Base Camp & fly out by Helicopter

Written By Admin

This is a perfect trek if you do not have the time to do the regular trek to the Everest base camp. This trek is designed to hike to EBC and fly out in a chartered helicopter.

This trek to Everest Base Camp has been designed to offer views uniquely different from what other trekking companies offer, by taking trekkers to the base of one of the most beautiful mountains in the region – Amadablam. The base camp at Amadablam is rarely visited by trekkers, and the hike up to Amadablam base camp take you along the tree line into high altitude alpine forest and through summer pastures with stunning views of the Maha Langgur range, which cannot be seen from the main trail to Everest Base Camp. This trek also bypasses the overcrowded Thyangboche Monastery area, and trekkers stay at the superb Pangboche, where the “responsible” in our adventure brings business to the lodge owners here who are in need of the income.

Mount Everest is the highest peak seen along this trek, standing at 8,850 m, this peak’s imposing majesty has inspired awe and wonder to all those who live beneath, as well as to those who have read about Mt. Everest, seen films about her, and have always dreamed of visiting this most famous of mountains.

This trek follows in the in the famous footsteps of Everest’s greatest climbing parties, as we trek first through Sherpa country, past fields and villages before the really hard work begins: the climb to Namche Bazaar. Once about the tree line, the scenery is stark but spectacular. In the distance, set with Ama Dablam, Everest and other mountains behind, we can view the incredible monastery at Thyangboche in the most unique setting.

Our goal is to climb Kala Pathar (5,545 m), for the ultimate view of Mt. Everest, where the spirit of this mountain legend can be captured and savored. Your experienced Group Leader and Sherpa Guides make your health and welfare a priority throughout this trek, and provide everything possible for a safe and memorable adventure. Flying out by helicopter also saves you several days of walking back down the same trail, making the end of this adventure all the more relaxing.

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day Activities
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Check-in, and then an Adventure briefing with the group
Day 2 : Fly to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2,840 m) with overnight stay (3 hour walk)
Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) with overnight stay (5 hour walk)
Day 4 : Acclimatisation and exploration day in Namche Bazaar
Day 5 : Trek to Pangboche via the famous Thyangboche monastery (3790 m) and the Deboche Nunnery with overnight stay (7 hours walk)
Day 6 : Hike to Amadablam base camp, where we continue to climb to an altitude of 5000 m, which is perfect for further acclimatisation, and also gives us a chance to follow trails only taken by mountaineers and village herders. (6-7 hours walk) Overnight in Lodge
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4320 m) and towards Nakardzong Ridge with overnight stay (5-6 hours walk)
Day 8 : Trek to Lobuche (4900 m) with overnight stay (5-6 hours)
Day 9 : Trek to Kalapathar and overnight stay at Gorakshep (5120 m) 5-6 hours of hiking.
Day 10 : Helicopter pickup and shuttle to Pheriche, and then fly back to Kathmandu
Day 11 : International departure day

Trip Cost US$2000 5% Discount for Top Travel Members.
Helicopter Charter US$10,000 to be shared by members of the team, maximum passengers 5 per helicopter.


  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing basis
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ Expert Trek leader
  • Complimentary T-Shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during trek
  • 1 Assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  • Trekking “Chef” – We are the first and only trekking company that has this post
  • 1 porter between two trekkers
  • Good clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (We are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for crew and porters
  • All permits
  • Twin sharing room on trek
  • All meals on trek (best trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
  • Domestic airfare.

Trip Cost Does Not Include:-

  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips(suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tip at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.
Additional Info
Country: Nepal
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