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EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return: An Unforgettable Journey

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Welcome to the heart of Nepal! Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, we’ll be there to greet you and escort you to your hotel. Get settled and prepare for an exciting briefing on your upcoming adventure.

 

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight; Trek to Phakding

Our journey begins with a scenic 30-minute flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest. From there, a leisurely trek along the Dudh Koshi River leads us to Phakding, a charming village nestled at 2,610 meters, where we’ll spend our first night under the stars.

 

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Trekking towards Namche Bazaar, the bustling hub of the Khumbu region, involves a challenging ascent through beautiful landscapes and the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. Your effort is rewarded with the first magnificent views of Everest and surrounds. Namche, at 3,440 meters, is a vibrant mix of culture, commerce, and mountain vistas.

 

Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

We take a day to adjust to the altitude, with options to explore nearby Sherpa villages or enjoy panoramic views from the Everest View Hotel. Namche’s amenities and local markets are yours to discover.

 

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche

Ascending to Tengboche at 3,870 meters, this day’s trek offers breathtaking views of Everest and Ama Dablam. The Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual center of the Khumbu region, invites for a peaceful reflection amid the Himalayan backdrop.

 

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche

Our path to Dingboche at 4,360 meters takes us through lush forests and the Imja Khola valley, revealing more of the majestic Himalayas. The oldest monastery in the region at Pangboche offers a glimpse into Sherpa culture and history.

 

Day 7: Acclimatization in Dingboche

Another day to acclimate, with hikes to Chhukung or Nangkartshang Peak providing unforgettable vistas of the surrounding peaks, including Lhotse, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.

 

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche

As we advance towards Lobuche at 4,950 meters, the terrain becomes more stark and the peaks more imposing, offering spectacular views and a profound sense of adventure.

 

Day 9: Everest Base Camp then to Gorakshep

The trek to Everest Base Camp at 5,400 meters traverses the Khumbu Glacier, leading to the iconic base camp and then to Gorakshep for the night. This day offers unparalleled views and the feeling of standing at the top of the world.

 

Day 10: Kalapatthar Climb; Helicopter to Lukla and Kathmandu

An early climb to Kalapatthar rewards with 360-degree Himalayan panoramas, including Everest. A helicopter then whisks you back to Lukla, followed by a flight to Kathmandu, offering a bird’s-eye view of the landscapes you traversed.

 

Day 11: Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Enjoy a restful day in Kathmandu, exploring at your leisure, indulging in some shopping, or simply relaxing and reflecting on your journey.

 

Day 12: Departure

We bid farewell as we transport you to the airport, leaving you with memories of an incredible journey and the allure of the Himalayas calling you back.

 

Included in Your Adventure:
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu helicopter flights
  • Experienced English-speaking guide, assistant guide, and porters
  • All meals during the trek and guesthouse stays
  • Necessary permits and first aid kit
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for the trek
Not Included:
  • Nepal visa fees
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Any services not mentioned as included

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Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Hiking Tour

Language

English

Highlights

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return: Tour Highlights Embark on a thrilling 12-day journey to Everest Base Camp, culminating in a spectacular helicopter return. This adventure combines natural wonders, cultural depth, and the exhilaration of trekking in the Himalayas, making it an unforgettable experience for every adventurer.
  1. Scenic Flight to Lukla: Kickstart your journey with one of the world’s most scenic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering a preview of the breathtaking landscapes to come.
  2. Namche Bazaar: The heart of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar, serves as a vibrant hub for trekkers. Its unique location offers the first majestic views of Everest, wrapped in the warmth of Sherpa culture.
  3. Cultural Richness: Immerse yourself in the Himalayan way of life visiting traditional villages like Phakding and Dingboche, and exploring ancient monasteries that dot the landscape.
  4. Unmatched Views: From the serene vantage point of Tyangboche Monastery, enjoy stunning panoramas of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other towering peaks.
  5. Everest Base Camp: Achieve the extraordinary feat of reaching the base of the world's highest mountain, an area renowned for its spectacular natural beauty and sense of adventure.
  6. Kalapatthar Sunrise: Experience a breathtaking sunrise from Kalapatthar, offering unparalleled views of Everest and its neighboring giants.
  7. Helicopter Ride: Conclude your trek with a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla, a unique opportunity to witness the Himalayan landscape from the skies.
  8. Leisure in Kathmandu: Wind down with a leisure day in Kathmandu, exploring its rich heritage and vibrant streets, a perfect end to an epic adventure.
This trek is not just a physical journey but a voyage into the heart of the Himalayas, offering a blend of adventure, culture, and awe-inspiring vistas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s clarify your confusions. Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions which most of our client asks.

What is the best time to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The ideal time for this trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, typically from April to June and September to November. These periods offer stable weather conditions and clear skies for a more enjoyable trekking experience.

How challenging is the trek, and what level of fitness is required?

The trek involves moderate to challenging trails with varying altitudes. Prior trekking experience is beneficial, but the route is accessible to enthusiasts with a good fitness level. Regular cardiovascular exercise and stamina-building activities are recommended for a more comfortable journey.

Is altitude sickness a concern, and how is acclimatization managed?

Altitude sickness is a potential risk, and our itinerary is designed to allow gradual acclimatization. Adequate rest days in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche, along with the option for short acclimatization hikes, help minimize the risk. Our experienced guides are trained to recognize symptoms and take appropriate measures.

What is included in the package, and what additional costs should I anticipate?

The package includes airport transfers, accommodation, meals during the trek, necessary permits, experienced guides, and a helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla. Additional costs may include international flights, travel insurance, personal expenses, and tips for guides and porters.

What happens in case of unforeseen circumstances, such as bad weather or flight delays?

The Himalayan region is known for unpredictable weather. In the event of unfavorable conditions, our experienced guides will prioritize safety. Contingency plans, including adjusting the itinerary or waiting for improved weather, will be implemented. The helicopter return also provides flexibility in case of unforeseen circumstances.