EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK & RETURN BY HELICOPTER

  • DURATION11 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE5555

Highlights

  • Spectacular helicopter flights
  • Visit Sherpa villages of Namche and Khumjung
  • Climb Kala Patthar and see the Khumbu Ice Fall
  • Visit Everest Base Camp

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is a trekking program from Lukla to EBC and returns by a Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu. It is 11 days package that includes your arrival and returns day to and from Kathmandu. The EBC Helicopter trek is suitable for those who have limited days and want to reach Everest Base Camp on feet.

Everest Base Camp Trek and return by Helicopter start from Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu. Then the real trekking starts by following the Dudhakoshi River, crossing it several times, and Buddhist wall painting to Phakding. You stay first overnight stay in the mountain of this Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. You trek to Namche and spend another day in Namche for the acclimatization.

The Trek then continues to EBC by staying in Tengboche, Dingbhuche, Lobuche, and return to Kathmandu by Helicopter flight once you visit the Base camp and hike to Kalapattar. You can view Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kwangde (6,168m), Tawache (6,542m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), Amadablam (6,812m), Kangtega ( 6,782m), Thamserku (6,623m), Kusumkangaru (6,367m) and many more on this Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.

The Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek is suitable for those who have limited days to complete the EBC trek and not have enough days to complete the full Everest Base Camp Trek-16 days.

Itinerary

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On your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by our airport representative, and he transfers you to the hotel. The evening is free to stroll around and overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

You drive to the airport after having early breakfast at the hotel. Then take a short flight to Lukla, which takes about 35 minutes. You will meet with the porters and crew on your arrival at Lukla and start trek to Phakding by following the bank of the Dudh Koshi River.

The trek for today is easy and takes about 4 hours to reach Phakding. Stay overnight at Lodge in Phakding, the first overnight on the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2610
  • Phakding

The trekking starts after a hot breakfast at the lodge, and the trekking today follows the Dudh Koshi River and crosses it a few times, and enters the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale.

You also stop at Jorsale to have lunch and continue trekking to Namche Bazaar, and after a few hours of trekking, the Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines, pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held, and enter the village.

The Namche Bazar is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food and Sundrie.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

The Namche Bazaar is located between two ridges amidst the giant peaks and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops.

Namche is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude. You walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view hotel in Syangbuche and see the beautiful view of the Himalayas that include Mt. Everest. The Khumjung village is densely populated by the Sherpa community and there is an old monastery, that you can also visit.

After visiting the Khumjung village, you return to Namche and overnight at Namche.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3440
  • Namche Bazaar

You start the trekking today with a ridge trail and flat level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaroo.

After trekking few hours on a flat Zigzags path, you descend to the river to Phunki Tenga. You stop at Phunki Tenga to have lunch, and you climb through the Rhododendron forest to Tengboche monastery after lunch.

You check into the lodge, and you have time to visit around and Monastery and overnight at the Lodge.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3860
  • Tyangboche

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking by descending through the Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and cross an exciting suspension bridge on it, and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. The trail continues through summer pastures to Dingboche village.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4410
  • Dingbuche

You stay to rest in Dingboche today, and it is a remarkable acclimatization day. You have breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. You can walk to Nagarjan hill or Chhukum acclimatization.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4410
  • Dingbuche

You start the trek today that leads north for up to 50-minutes until You come to a mani-prayer. Today's walk offers views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the great wall of Nuptse.

After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dhugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier then continues for an hour up a steep hill to the top.

You then continue trekking up to Lobuche, and it is a little longer trekking day today.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4910
  • Lobuche

You are trekking to Everest Base Camp today. You start the trek by following the rocky moraine path. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk takes you to Gorakshep, where You check in to the lodge as this is the last place where we stay overnight. You also have lunch and start the trek to EBC, which takes about 2-3 hours. You return to Gorekshep after visiting the Everest Base camp and the Khumbu Glacier.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5364
  • Gorekshep

You climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) peak to enjoy the view of the sunrise this morning. You have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many more from Kalapattar.

You then walk down to Gorekshep and have breakfast. You then take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • B, L
  • 5555
  • Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. 

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on the trek
  • Accommodations in lodges on the trekking
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla with airport tax
  • Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag if necessary (return after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personal expenses drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section