Everest Base Camp Trek & Return via Helicopter - 12 days

A luxurious trip, Trek up to Everest Base Camp (5,380m) & Kala Patthar (5,545m) then make a Helicopter fly to get back by avoiding same descends

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar Transportation Private Vehicle and Flight
Attractions Reach up to EBC (5,380m), Kala Patthar (5,545m) & direct fly to Kathmandu Accommodation Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu & Tea house (Lodge) for Trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, All meals during the trek Best Season Spring (March, April May) & Autumn (September, October, November)
Scenery Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m & hundreds of snow-capped mounts Group Size Minimum 04 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Overview:

Our Everest Base Camp Trek and Return via Helicopter trip gives an ultimate combination of luxury and adventure associated with flying in a helicopter to get close views of the Mount Everest’s base camp i.e. the worldwide highest mountain peak and at the same time, panoramic views of the Sherpa land named Khumbu Valley.

Our Helicopter trekking tour suits perfectly for all adventure lovers dreaming to reach the base camp of Everest but have limited time to do so by following footsteps. This trip involves luxury associated with flying in backward direction below the base camp of Everest from Pheriche rather than hiking down as well as flying via a fixed wing type of aircraft. Complete trip would allow you to save about four days by completing it in only 12 days in total.

During the Everest Helicopter Trek, individuals will get the opportunity to trek across the way towards base camp by passing from Lukla and flying by the help of a fixed wing type of aircraft. In this way, trekkers will get highlights of the Khumbu region in Mount Everest.

Moreover, the trek gives excellent opportunity associated with enjoying the atmosphere of serene mountains, visits to local monasteries; get knowledge on culture of Sherpa people, highlights of flora and fauna and many more, while you opt to hike across the main trekking trail to the Everest.

Trekking Highlights:

Major highlights of the trek are-

  • Opportunity to fly to the region of Lukla via a fixed wing type aircraft
  • Excellent trekking experience to the base camp of Mount Everest
  • Panoramic views of world’s towering mountain ranges including world’s highest Mt. Everest 8848m, World’s 5th highest Mt. Lhotse 8516m, world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu 8481m, world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m & many other surrounding high snowcapped peaks.
  • Flying back to the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu
  • Trekking in the popular yet spectacular region of Mount Everest with adequate time for acclimatization

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast & Welcome Dinner. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft altitude) & trek to Phakding (2,650m/8692ft altitude) (half an hr fly & 4 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,294ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,925ft altitude) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft altitude) then back to Gorakshep (6-7 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Morning hike to Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and back to Gorakshep. Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter flight
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 12: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel
Our representatives would receive and welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From the airport, you may opt to transfer to any hotel or resort, check in to your chosen room and have some relaxation until evening, where we would go for brief of your trip.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Once you have your breakfast in morning, our professional tour guides would take you to experience sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. In this case, we would let you to visit few of the cultural heritage sites, as mentioned in UNESCO. These include-

Swoyambhunath
Swoyambhunath is a famous yet the oldest Stupa of Buddhist religion belonging to Kathmandu valley. The spot acts as a beautiful abode for large numbers of monkeys, because of which tourists and local area people call it the Monkey Temple.

Pashupatinath
Pashupatinath acts as a holy pilgrimage for Hindu Crematorium and Hindus, where you may be able to watch cremated dead bodies of Hindu people in unique way across the world. In addition, you may come across individuals with matted locks, ash rubbed bodies and dreaded looks, which are obviously typical looks of Sadhus or Hindu Holy Men.

Boudhanath
Boudhanath constitutes the biggest temple of Buddha religion across the world. In addition, it is a famous site belonging to Tibetan Buddhism, where one can visit famous monasteries and watch large numbers of Holy Monks engaged in chanting and following rituals across the respective temple.

Patan Darbar Square
Patan Darbar Square is a royal palace of medieval period, which has gained recognition as city of unique yet fine artworks. Here, we would get finest examples of stone and metal carvings back towards 14th century and simultaneously, amazing architecture of Nepal.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft altitude) & trek to Phakding (2,650m/8692ft altitude) (half an hr fly & 4 hrs walk)
We would have breakfast as early as possible and later on, drive towards airport for flight towards Lukla at about 2,800 meters of height, recognized as the gateway towards the Mount Everest region accompanied with the professional trekking guide.

Once we move on the flight, we would be able to enjoy various stunning beauties present in rugged foothills providing the way towards snowline comprised of the Majestic Himalayan region. Now, you would be able to get views of worldwide famous and highest mountains. These include Makalu V, Lhotse IV, Kanchenjunga III and various other snow capped mountains.

After your adventurous flight for a period of about half an hour, you would be able to land in Lukla and view the respective beautiful yet scenic mountain town of the famous Everest Region. Here, you have to walk for 4 hours to reach Phakding village cum mountain town. Furthermore, by following descending walk, you would be able to pass from Dudh Koshi River and later on, you would reach at Phakding Village for staying in the overnight.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Initial part of today’s trek would take you usually on gradual uphill and flat trails across the famous Dudh Koshi River towards the suspension bridge of Hillary. Followed by this point, you have to experience steep uphill walk for the first time during your Everest trail. During this period, you would be able to view outstanding beauties of the famous Namche Bazaar and Namche town.

On your way towards the town of Namche, you will get opportunity of viewing few of the famous Himalayan peaks, which include Khumblia, Cholatsem, Thamserku and Tabuche recognized as sacred mountains. These mountains also have major role to provide protection to the entire Khumbu glacier region and other nearby mountains.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places
We would have our rest day in the Namche Bazaar and thereby, prepare ourselves for acclimatization. Here, we would hike to the viewpoint of Everest for a period of about two hours in the uphill and thereby, get panoramic views of Amadablam, Nuptse and Mount Everest, along with other mountain peaks of Himalayas. On the other side, we would hike in downward direction towards the Namche town to spend remaining hours of the day by exploring the locals of Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
Our trek on this day would commence from Namche Bazaar towards Tyangboche. Initially, we have to walk on mountain flat as well as downhill trails towards Phungi Thanga for a period of about four hours. Later on, we should go for a steep walk for a period of two and half hours to reach at the famous Tyangboche, where you would be able to view the footprints of an ancient yogi of Tibet named Milarepa.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,294ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
By paving your trail from Diboche, you have to cross Imja Khola towards Pangboche and Dingboche i.e. destinations of today’s trek.  While you walk across flat regions of Nepal by following both down and up trails in some instances, you will be able to experience enchanting views comprised of various snow-capped mountains luring you to get further close to Mount Everest. After following a trail of about 5 to 6 hours, you would get stay opportunity in mountain lodge.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche
After you reach at such a high altitude, your body requires some time to adjust with the weather conditions. Because of this, we have included one day of rest at Dingboche and thereby, allowed you to acclimatize to the climatic condition of high altitude. However, instead of sitting idle, we would encourage you to ascend the nearby hill that remains behind Dingboche, for which you require only fours to reach at its top.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude) (5-6 hrs walk)
On this trekking day, we would let you to have walk on the pace across Himalayan trails and get further steps towards the base camp of worldwide highest mountain peak. By walking for about 5 hours, you will be able to view memorials of Dughla pass and thereby, reach to the nearby beautiful village of the mountain region named Lobuche to get an overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,925ft altitude) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft altitude) then back to Gorakshep (6-7 hrs walk)
Here, we would have a long day trekking trail towards Gorashep, checking in to the nearby lodge and walk across the base camp. Later on, we would return to Gorakshep for staying at night. Despite of long trek, it would give you tons of excitements, as the trek would give you the opportunity to stay at base camp. You have to walk across the highest located glacier worldwide i.e. Khumbu Glacier and cross another Changri Glacier while walking ahead to Gorakshep for staying during the nighttime.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Morning hike to Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft altitude) and back to Gorakshep. Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter flight
You have to wake up very early to reach Kalapattar, recognized as the highest point of the entire trek i.e. at about 5545 meters. Best thing about the place is that it provides you with magnificent views of the famous and worldwide tallest Mount Everest and various other mountain peaks belonging to the Himalayan Mountain Range. Later on, we would hike down further towards Gorakshep. Finally, after having breakfast, we would walk down towards Pheriche or Lobuche and fly back with helicopter to capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 12: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport
We would make sure to transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport, so that you could go for your final departure and take memorable moments associated with your entire Mount Everest Helicopter tour.
Meal includes: Breakfast

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