Short on time, but still want to do Everest Base Camp Trek? NO PROBLEM!
By using helicopter on a return way, prospective trekkers can save 3 Days (2 days of hiking, and no overnight at Lukla on the return)
For this operation we will use Ecureuil AS 350 B3e helicopter.
Loved by everyone Domi Sherpa and Ongchhu Sherpa will be guiding on this breath-taking trek to the heart of Himalaya. Along the way, we’ll visit Sherpa villages, hike peaks with stellar vistas, and get up close and personal with Himalaya’s Giants: Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu and Everest!
Leader: Marek Wencel - Over 20 year experience in the mountains, previous expeditions to the Andes’, Himalaya and Alaska.
Price: Due to Helicopter Rates, we must have a minimum of 4 passengers for this program.
(flight from Dingboche to Lukla, then transfer to regulary scheduled flight to Kathmandu)
Please inquire with Crew Treks for rates with lower passengers ratio.
Price: $3,000 (total price incl helicopter flight from Dingboche to Lukla)
Day 1 (Apr 01 2023) - Depart from Home
Day 2 (Apr 02 2023) - Arrive Kathmandu/Overnight
Day 3 (Apr 03 2023) - Sightseeing in Kathmandu/last minute preparations Opportunity to visit UNESCO’s World Heritage sites: Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Town, and Bhaktapur
Day 04 (Apr 04 2023) - Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding 3hrs easy day
Day 05 (Apr 05 2023) - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m/11,319ft) 5hrs+
Day 06 (Apr 06 2023) - Rest day/acclimatization in Namche or day hike to Khunde 3hrs roundtrip
Day 07 (Apr 07 2023) - Trek to Tengboche[3864m/12,677ft] 4hrs easy day (visit Tengboche Monastery)
Day 08 (Apr 08 2023) - Trek to Dingboche [4410m/14,468ft] 5hrs We are at high altitude already, easy does it!
Day 09 (Apr 09 2023) – Rest day for Trekkers to acclimatise, or climb a peak if you are up for it!
Day 10 (Apr 10 2023) - Trek through Lobuche Pass to small settlement of Lobuche.
Day 11 (Apr 11 2023) - Trek to Gorak Shep [5140m/16,863ft] for lunch and then continue to Everest base camp [5340/17,519ft], back to Gorak Shep for overnight. 6hrs+
Day 12 (Apr 12 2023) – Summit Kalapatthar [5550m/18,500ft] and trek back to Dingboche [4410m/14,468ft] hard day mostly downhill!
Day 13 (Apr 13 2023) – Early in the morning board helicopter to Lukla and transfer to a regularily scheduled flight to Kathmandu.
Day 14 (Apr 14 2023)-Fly out home!
Sleep at guest houses/lodges along the trail. Eat breakfast and hike 4-6 hours on an average day. Since we will be staying at lodges, backpacks should be light! We will use porters to lighten the loads. Daytime temperatures should be in the 50’s and sunny, but nights can get cold! As we move higher, temperatures will drop!
Crew Treks strongly recommends that you enroll with Global Rescue prior to embarking on this trip. Please click on the link below for details and quotes.
The prices are reasonable and the signup process is simple.
We strongly encourage everyone to purchase travel insurance, which covers trip cancellation, interruption, delay, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses, etc.
Travel insurance offers the best possible protection if you have a sudden, unexpected illness or injury prior to or when traveling.
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Kathmandu, the capitol of Nepal, has year-round direct flight links from New Delhi, India, Bangkok, Thailand and seasonal service from cities in Europe and Asia. If you would like to combine this trip with India, you will require Indian entry visa. More info here: https://indiavisa.travisaoutsourcing.com/homepage
If you are just transiting, you do not need Indian Visa - you can stay at in transit area at New Delhi International Airport.
Please consult personal doctor for more info. (All of those can be purchased cheaply in Kathmandu)
(All equipment can be purchased in Kathmandu for a cheap price; either new or used)