26th October 2019

Everest Camp Trek vs Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is a lifetime opportunity that offers you with views and experiences of the Himalayas. Nepal is a country of mountains as it consists of thousands of higher and smaller snow peaks ranging from east to west. Among them, 8 out of 10th highest mountain in the world lies in Nepal. Trek to Everest is a wonderful blend of cultural, natural and adventure. As you can get to experience rich Sherpa Culture and Traditions along with scenic views and adventure activities.

This EBC Trek follows that trails among dense woodlands, religious spots, scenic villages, bridges, etc. ultimately leading you to the base camp of Mt.Everest, the highest peak of the world. There are breathtaking views and scenery to welcome you throughout the trek. Similarly, you will be entertained by the cultural and traditional aspects of Sherpa people.

The extraordinary journey takes you under the foot of sky touching snow peaks; then following the adventure and challenging trails that cross deep valleys, picturesque villages, numerous Mani stones, suspension bridges, rhododendrons and junipers forest, monasteries and many more. Also with rich and unique cultural experiences of Sherpa and other ethnic groups of the Khumbu region.

Your Everest Base Camp Trek journey begins after you take a picturesque mountain flight to Lukla, the Gateway of Everest region. There the amazing panoramic mountains will be there to welcome you. From Lukla, you trek across several Mani stones, Chortens, religious prayer flags, and monasteries. While Mani Stones are stones carved with Buddhist chants and mantras over its surface. Throughout the trails to EBC, you will encounter these religious spots, making your trip very spiritual and religious. 

Everest Region is full of extravagant things to attract and gives you awe feelings. Scenic Lukla Flight, Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu’s Tourism Capital, Namche Bazaar, Largest Tengboche Monastery, alluring Rhododendron Forest, Highest Everest View Hotel, Khumjung Village, Highest Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar and finally, rich Sherpa villages. 


Due to the extreme popularity of Everest Base Camp Trek, there are always new approaches to Everest Base Camp. In the past, there was only Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek routes, which Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa followed in 1953. From Jiri within 10 to 12 days, you can reach Everest Base Camp. Besides that, there are Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek, regular Lukla Everest Base Camp Trek, and EBC Helicopter Tour

Nowadays, due to the extremely busy lifestyle people have less time to travel. Those who want to experience Everest Region for them Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a perfect choice. Within a couple of hours, you will reach the Kingdom of High Mountains. 

Regular Everest Base Camp Trek

A world-class trekking route starts from Lukla. Most trekkers prefer these routes mostly as it considers being very scenic, adventurous and well accommodated. However, it consumes more time and effort to reach EBC. The next day after Kathmandu City Tour, your Regular Everest trek begins with a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

This regular Everest Base Camp trek passes through exceptionally beautiful destinations such as Sagarmatha National Park, religious mani stones and chortens, suspension bridges embellished with prayer flags, historical Tengboche monastery, deep forest, valleys and glaciers and more. On this trek to Everest, you cross some of the widely known villages of Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep and finally EBC.

Furthermore, there are three approaches to reach Everest Base Camp. First starting from Lukla, the Second is from Jiri and the Third is from Phaplu (Salleri). If you begin from Jiri then it will take you 24 days to complete the entire trek. Similarly, if you begin from Phaplu (Salleri) then it takes 16 days for the overall trip. Finally, if you kick off from Lukla then it will take 12 to 14 days for the complete journey. 

 Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is a brand new way of exploring around the Everest Region of Nepal in a different way than regular treks. This Helicopter EBC Trek is a mixture of adventurous trekking and breathtaking helicopter flight tour. It is similar to other Helicopter Tour Packages of Nepal but the key difference is that this trek offers you both trekking and helicopter tour experiences. 

 Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour

Trekking offers you adventure and challenging trails passing over remote and scenic valleys, villages, forests, glaciers, etc. While Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers you a remarkable aerial outlook of the surroundings. From EBC Helicopter Tour, you can visit places, which you cannot reach, via trekking. 

For the first half, you will follow the same regular Everest Base Camp Trek routes. After exploring EBC and Kala Patthar, you will take EBC Helicopter back to Kathmandu from Gorak Shep. or where ever you want.

Nepal Everest Base Camp is the company that has been serving for a decade to hundreds of trekkers until now. We believe in high-quality services and client satisfaction. Do contact me for any queries.

Other related trekking trails to Everest. 

  • Everest view trek 
  • EBC Chola pass Gokyo trek
  • Everest Circuit trek
  • Gokyo Lake Trek


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