Aryan, a British friend suggested me to fly to Namche Bazaar, instead of trekking for 2 days and going through hassle. I was convinced so we boarded a heli to Namche with him. Although he was there for three passes trek, we were headed to EBC. Glad that we did this heli tour, and saved 2,3 days. Back in Kathmandu, we again did cultural tour recommended by Naba. It was great tour as well.