Everest, the highest mountain in the world, 8,848m, is an ultimate destination for every adventure enthusiast. But the expedition to the Everest summit is not possible for every travelers; for its altitude, time and money required. So Everest Base Camp is the best available option in Everest region. This trek is doable within 12 – 14 days (including the arrival and departure date), however there are many other ways to reach the Base Camp other than just trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular travel options in Everest region of Nepal. First fly to the Lukla and follow the footstep of legendary Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to the Base Camp of Everest. You will walk through the lush rhododendron forest and climb high to Namche from Lukla. Namche is the heart and soul of Khumbu region. You will spend one more night at Namche for acclimatization. Then you will walk to EBC via Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorak Shep. A pre-dawn hike to Kalapatthar awards the best view Everest and sunrise over Himalayan horizon. A descending route to Lukla takes 3 days staying at different villages.
Everest Heli Tour
If you have just a day in Nepal and want to enjoy the close-up view of Everest, then Everest Heli Tour is the best option for you. The entire trip can be completed within 1 – 1.5 hours.
Everest Heli Tour begins from Kathmandu International Airport and fly norther towards Lukla. You will land at Lukla to refuel and continue flying across the Sagarmatha National Park to reach Kalapatthar. You will land at Kalapatthar to enjoy the mesmerizing view of Everest and other peaks. Maximum 10 minutes of land is given because of possible altitude threat.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
If you have less than two weeks in Nepal and want to experience the Everest trekking, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the best option for you. You will take a regular EBC trail to the Base Camp and return via Heli Chopper to complete the trip. It is the most adventures and luxurious way to complete the EBC trail.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the perfect trekking trip for those who have less time in Nepal or for those who are unsure to descend via same route to Lukla.