Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is developed for those who want to reach the Everest Base Camp while enjoying the nature, tradition, and culture of the Everest region regardless of their time constraints. Our motto is that one should not be deprived of his/her dream regardless of any limitations. We have designed this itinerary to those Everest dreamers who want to jump out of their busy schedule to reach the lap of the world’s tallest mountain.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek will enrich your experiences through trekking and also providing you with an opportunity to give a bird’s-eye view to the world famous Khumbu region. Besides, the highest peak on the Earth, Mount Everest (8848m), some other world famous mountains such as Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mount Makalu (8481m) will be there offering you mesmerizing views.
Apart from picturesque views of the mountains, you can witness unique alpine topography while on the trek. The Sagarmatha National Park is an example of pristine nature with diverse flora and fauna. In addition to this, the Everest region is a habitat of some ethnic groups of Nepal including well-known Sherpa people. The Sherpas are the creators of the history in the mountaineering sector. The trekkers who choose Everest Base Camp Heli Treks will have a golden chance to know, albeit little, about the culture and tradition of this world famous tribe. Meanwhile, the trek takes you to the religious world as prayer wheels, Chortens, monasteries and prayer flags are recurrent on the route.
Anyone having the general level of fitness with strong willpower can accomplish this trek. You should not worry about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) since our well-trained guide is able to recognize and respond it promptly. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a mixture of nature, culture, tradition and will, definitely, give you a memory to cherish forever.
Day 1 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 2 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 4 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 5 Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 6 Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 7 Acclimatization day at Dingboche and day excursion around the place (4410m)
Day 8 Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 9 Trek to the Everest Base Camp (5364m) through Gorakshep and trek back to Gorakshep (5164m)
Day 10 Hike to Kalapatthar (5644m) and return to Kathmandu in a Helicopter from Gorakshep (5164m)
Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)
Airport pick-up on arrival and transfer to your hotel
Welcome dinner with Nepali cultural program and a farewell dinner.
Accommodation in a 3-star level hotel in Kathmandu for two nights including breakfast
Kathmandu- Lukla flight in a regular flight and return in a helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
Teahouse/Mountain lodge accommodations during the trek
All three meals of the day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
Porter’s expenses (one porter for every two persons)
All trekking fee and permit fees as applicable
All Government and Local taxes as applicable
Down Jacket and sleeping bag for the trek (upon request) and should be returned after the trek
One duffle bag (upon request) and a T-shirt as a souvenir
Trekking map and trekking completion certificate
Group medical kit box with necessary medicines
The arrangement of Emergency helicopter evacuation service which will be covered by your travel insurance plan
Final departure transfer
Your expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, bar bills, internet facility during the trek
Other meals at Kathmandu besides breakfast, welcome dinner and farewell dinner
Extra baggage cost in a domestic flight.
Personal trekking gears
Your travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation
Tipping to the porter, guide and a driver.
Any other expenses or charges that are not included in the inclusion list.
We will receive and transfer you to the hotel from Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival. One of our staffs will meet you at the hotel or in our office at 5:30 pm in order to brief you about the trek. We will take you out for dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy Nepalese cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Our guide will take you to the airport in the early morning for the domestic flight to Lukla. You will fly to Tenzing-Hillary airport which will be a unique flight experience for you. You will meet your porter/s at Lukla. After breakfast, you will leave Lukla passing through a gate built in memory of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa-the first Nepali woman to climb the Mount Everest. After 3/4 hours of the walk, while enjoying the initial beauty of the Everest region, you will reach Phakding where you stop for the day.
You will be on the full swing on the trek from today. You will enjoy the picturesque view of milky water in Dudh Koshi River with green vegetation on the bank. The suspension bridges with prayer flags make your day happy. If the weather permits, you can have a glimpse of Mt. Everest today. Finally, you will arrive in lively Namche Bazar after ascending through a pine forest. The gateway to the Everest, Namche Bazar, offers you all basic services. You will spend two nights here.
After breakfast, the guide will take you for day excursion including to the Sherpa museum. The museum shows the artworks to you pertaining to Sherpa culture and tradition. The wide space atop of the hill offers you the dazzling view of the Himalayans. Thereafter, you can go uphill up to Syanboche airport or up to the Everest View Hotel; from where you will be rewarded with the nice view of the Mt. Everest. You will climb down and stay overnight at Namche Bazar.
Following a short climb from Namche Bazar, you will go along a moderate route before going down about an hour or so via a pine forest. Today’s route offers you the beautiful views of Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Thamserku (6623m). After lunch, the trail full of boulders leads you uphill through the forest until you arrive in Tengboche. As you arrive in Tengboche, the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region on your right welcomes you. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
Following breakfast, you will leave for Dinboche today. After a short descend, the trail continues through a juniper woods until you cross a rivulet. Then, you will enter the stony barren land. You will go through a few small Sherpa villages, where you can stop for tea/coffee, before arriving in Dingboche. You will spend two nights here.
After breakfast, you will go around Dingboche valley for exploring the place and also acclimatizing your body with the elevation. In the afternoon, it can be a good idea to visit a bakery in the middle of the village to have some bakery items. You will have dinner in a lively restaurant with a lot of people around.
As you leave Dingboche, a short uphill track leads you to a flat terrain and the trail continues to Thukla. You can halt there for refreshment. You will reach Thukla Pass after a short rocky uphill where you can see the monuments built for the late climbers who lost their lives in the mountains. Your recent exhaustion will be rewarded by the picturesque view of the mountains from the Pass. Then, a rocky path alongside Khumbu glacier leads you to your destination Lobuche.
Today will be the precious day of your whole trip since you will reach the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. After breakfast, you will continue walking on a rocky path via Gorekshep. Yes, now you are on the lap of Mount Everest creating a history in your life. Take ample photos, videos for the memory of your lifetime. Trek back to Gorekshep for the overnight stay.
Get ready early morning today not to miss the view of bright red color rising sun’s paint on the Mountain range. You will be definitely rewarded for your endurance climbing Kalapatthar as this famous viewpoint offers you a spectacular view of Mount Everest and a range of mountains in the Khumbu region. You will have breakfast at Gorekshep and get ready for a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. You will have a bird's eye view of the distinctive landscape of the Khumbu region on board. Overnight in Kathmandu following a farewell dinner.
Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu from your hotel according to your flight time. You will fly back to your country with lovely memories of Nepal.
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