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 return by Helicopter flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu. It is 11 days package that includes your arrival and return day to and from Kathmandu. The EBC Helicopter trek is suitable for those 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 trek starts following Dudhakoshi River, crossing it several times and Buddhist wall painting to Phakding, you will 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 continue to EBC by staying in Tengbuche, Dingbhuche, Lobuche and return to Kathmandu by Helicopter flight once you visit the Base camp and hike to Kalapattar. You are able to view Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kwangde (6,168m), Tawache (6,542m), Nupste (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.

Itinerary

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

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

You drive airport after having early breakfast at hotel. Then take short flight to Lukla that takes about 35 minutes. You will meet with the porters and crew on your arrival at Lukla and start trek to Phakding by following 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 Trek starts after hot breakfast at lodge. The trek today follows the Dudh Koshi River and cross it few times and enter to the Sagarmatha National park in Jorsale.

You also stop jorsale to have lunch, you then continue trekking to Namche Bazaar, after few hours of trekking, and 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 as well as a magnificent outlook.

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 including Mt. Everest , the Khumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery that you visit.

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

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

You start trek today with ridge trail and flat level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib.

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

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

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

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

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

You stay rest in Dingbuche today and it is 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 to 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 the 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 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 trek to EBC that takes about 2-3 hours.

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

You climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) peak to enjoy the view of sunrise this morning. You have 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 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.
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 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 (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • 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 included section.