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Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter Return

with Helicopter Return

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 9 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Traverse the magical land of Khumbu Valley and its riches on the Everest Base Camp Trekking. The trek is a glorious trip across the Sagarmatha National Park, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. Likewise, the cultural richness of the ethnic Sherpa people is equally alluring as well. All in all, this trip is a perfect depiction of the diversity in nature and culture of Nepal.

Overview

Firstly, the trip begins in Kathmandu and heads to the Tenzing Hilary Airport in Lukla on a short flight. Then, you start to trail along the Dudh Koshi River before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The trek settles at Namche, which is the biggest trade hub in the Everest region. Here, you explore for a day and head to locations like Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village. From here, you follow the Imja River and head to Tengboche. As you enjoy the views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), you will reach Dingboche.

At Dingboche, you will acclimatize for a day and hike to the local peak called Nangkar Tshang (516m). Then, the next part of the trek takes you to Thukla and continues to Lobuche. Further, you trek along the Khumbu Glacier and reach Gorakshep. Next, you trek along the arid trails to settle at the Everest Base Camp. The base camp is sure to awe you with the views of mountains like Pumo Ri and Nuptse. Later, the trek heads to the next highlight of the trip to Kalapatthar. The vantage point offers a surreal view of mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and many others. Finally, Spending marvelous times and experience around best and scenic places of high Khumbu, ending the scenic and adventurous walks taking a smooth Helicopter flight to reach back at Lukla and towards Kathmandu, with fabulous moments and everlasting memories on Everest Base Camp Trekking with helicopter return.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Highlights

  • Explore the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Icefall
  • Enjoy the trek across the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Visit the various Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Thukla, and Lobuche
  • Relish the panorama of Everest Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lobuche (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m)
  • Helicopter ride around Everest and retrace to Kathmandu

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding - Manju

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Uphill hike
(Avg. 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Phakding

Altitude

(2845m./9388 ft.)

Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter returns trip begins at Kathmandu. The day begins rather early as you pack your bags and drive to Tribhuvan International Airport. Embark on a domestic flight to Lukla. The scenic half-hour long flight takes you over the pristine forested hills and deep ravines towards Lukla. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy your breakfast and then embark on the first day of the trek. Enjoy a scenic trek along the pristine Dudh Koshi River to Manju village.

Day 2

Trek to Jorsalle - Namche Bazaar

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

9km Uphill hike
(Avg. 4hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Namche Bazaar

Altitude

3440m./11352ft.

Leaving Manju, you’ll get the permit for Sagarmatha National park. The trail continues through Jorsalle and crosses few suspension bridges en route to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest village in the entire Everest Region. Enjoy the majestic sight of Kongde Ri range from Namche Bazaar.

Day 3

Rest day for Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar/Explore Everest View Hotel -Khumjung- Khunde

Day 3 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Khumjung

Today is a rest day, and you can undertake a scenic tour around the village. Later, you will take a short hike to the Everest View hotel, Khumjung and Khunde villages. After exploring Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking uphill for an hour to reach Everest View hotel. Have a tea/coffee there then walk to Khumjung Monastery. A small Sherpa village of Khumjung is home to Khumjung Monastery, which has preserved the remains of Yeti, an abominable snowman. Walk past the scenic Syangboche Airport towards Khunde village. You will visit Tenzing hospital at Khunde . You can visit the equally beautiful Edmund Hillary School en route to Namche Bazaar.

Day 4

Trek to Phunki Tenga - Tengboche

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

11km Uphill Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tengboche

Altitude

3750m./12705ft.

Leaving Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Dudh Koshi River. A steep hike takes you towards Phunki Tenga village. The trail continues alongside the mesmerizing view of Ama Dablam (6856m) and climbs over 427 meters in altitude. Tengboche village is home to Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest Region. The 100-years old monastery celebrates the history of Tibetan-Buddhism. It also hosts the annual festival of Mani Rimdu in October. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 5

Trek to Pangboche- Shomare- Dingboche

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

11km Uphill Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dingboche

Altitude

4350m./14355ft.

Wake up to the beautiful view of Ama Dablam (6856m) in the east. After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll embark on the trek. Leaving Tengboche, you’ll begin trekking uphill along the Dudh Koshi River to reach Debuche village. You’ll leave the forested path behind and begin climbing the rocky terrain. The trail drops to the pristine Imja Khola (River) and begins to rise again en route to Pangboche village. Walk past thousands of Mani stones en route to Shomare. The day ends at Dingboche village, a remote Sherpa village.

Day 6

Rest day - Acclimatization

Today, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing at Dingboche. To better utilize this day, you can take an adventurous hike to the local peak of the Nangkartshang peak (5083m) named after the century-old Nangkartshang monastery. From the top, you can catch the natural sights of Mount Taboche (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Island Peak (6189m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m.) and Mount Everest (8848m). Retrace your path back to Dingboche village overlooking the beautiful Mt. Amadablam (6856m). Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 7

Trek to Thukla- Lobuche

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Uphill Hike
(Avg 4hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lobuche

Altitude

4900m./16170ft.

Leaving Dingboche, you’ll begin climbing towards Lobuche village. The trail on this day’s trek goes past Pheriche and Thukla village. Leaving the quaint Pheriche village, you’ll begin climbing towards Thukla where you can witness the Climber’s memorial park. The park built-in the memory of climbers who lost their lives while climbing Mount Everest remains the highlight of the region. Leaving Thukla, you’ll continue trekking uphill along the Lobuche Glacier towards Lobuche village. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 8

Trek to Lobuche - Gorakshep - Excursion to EBC

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

7hrs Hike

Accommodation

Camping

Altitude

5364m./17701ft.

Leaving Lobuche, you’ll begin climbing towards the remote Gorakshep village. The trail goes uphill along the Lobuche Glacier and Khumbu Glacier towards Gorakshep. After a brief rest, you’ll embark on a short excursion to the Everest Base Camp. The trail rises towards the east and goes along Khumbu Glacier towards Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the pristine sights of climber’s base camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Khumbu Icefall from the base camp. Few of the mountains visible from the base camp are Pumo Ri (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), Khumbutse (6608m), and Nuptse Peak (7861m). Retrace your path and head back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay. Overnight in Gorakshep.

Day 9

Trek to Kala Pathar -Gorakshep- Fly to Kathmandu by Helicopter.

You’ll wake up early as you embark on a short hike to Kala Patthar, the tourist landmark in the Everest Region. After the rigorous climb through the rocky moraine, you’ll arrive at the top from where you can catch the excellent view of Mount Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Khumbutse (6608m), Pumo Ri (7165m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among many other mountains. Retrace your path and begin heading down to Gorakshep village. After breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu.

In the evening , you will be invited on farewell dinner on courtesy by Nepal Alternative Treks at Nepali cosine with a cultural show.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport -Hotel -Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge (Twin share) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Everest region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (One porter for two persons).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation etc.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla plane and fly back to Kathmandu by Heli.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry fee.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • A trekking map, duffel bag, first aid kit box, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification and trekking completion certificate .
  • Farwell dinner .
  • Public Liability Insurance.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All kind of service charges and government tax .

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, hot water, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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Traveler Reviews

How nice to met Tej! We found a warm welcome and helpfulness! As soon as my boyfriend and I arrived in Nepal, he greeted us with beautiful flower garlands. We got to know each other in front of a Nepali tea and Tej managed to understand and organize a perfect tour according to our needs. He introduced us to Amar who turned out to be a knowledgeable and friendly guide who made the experience unique. Amar has a vast knowledge of the area, he got us involved on a route where history and environment merged. We reached the Upper Mustang up to an altitude of 3840m to enjoy the charm of this landscape on the border with Tibet. We travelled long distances by jeep and reached various small villages where we met the local people and spend time with them.x We ended our journey in the Chitwan National Park and

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5.0

Jon Doe & Team

London, UK

Additional Trip Information

Best time to visit

The spring and fall seasons are the finest times to explore this location. Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, and May) are the ideal seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking. This time of year offers you the perfect weather. Similar to that, the weather is consistent, and you have good visibility for climbing. However, you can also go climbing during the monsoon. Just be careful to get there.

The difficulty of this trek

This trek is difficult. You have to do a lot of uphill climbs during this trek. You will travel from some suspension bridges and rough roads. Similarly, you might fall victim to altitude sickness. In addition, to all that this trek is 10 days long which will fully push the physical and mental state of your body. Furthermore, this trek will test your stamina too. Therefore, make sure that you are completely fine during your trek to the Everest Base Camp. This trek can be difficult for a rookie trekker because of its landscape and its location. So, firstly try trekking some small peaks then come here. But, if you decide to trek here despite your lack of experience then we highly recommend you hire a guide.

Travel insurance

The most important thing you should have for Everest Base Camp Trekking is your insurance. You have to compulsorily have travel insurance with you. Similarly, make sure your insurance company covers your 4000m plus trekking insurance. If you don’t have that then it will be difficult for us to cooperate with you. Because it helps if something bad happens to you in the journey like injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. So, make sure you have it with you for the trek.

Meals and Accommodation

The Meals and Accommodation we provide to our consumers are of top quality. Similarly, we provide Lodge with twin share basis accommodation during the trekking. Similarly, all meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking. Likewise, we also provide western and Nepali foods which are very healthy. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. So that you can enjoy your time with us and enjoy the facility we provide to you.

Required Permits

Sagarmatha National Park fee : NPR 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC
Pasang Lhamu Municapility Entry Fee : NPR 2000
Note: Child below 10 years are free

 

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Fitness and experience requirements

Everest Base Camp is one of the hardest and longest treks in Nepal. So, you need to be completely ready for this trek. This trek is not for physically ill people or inexperienced people. Even a lot of experienced trekkers find it hard to trek here. Because it pushes your body to its limit. So, we recommend you first climb small peaks then come after to climb this peak.in addition, if you decide to do this trek despite your lack of experience then we highly recommend hiring an experienced guide. Furthermore, you should not have any heart and blood-related diseases. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Then you can enjoy the stunning view it provides. Similarly, you will also not find it difficult to trek here if you are passionate about trekking here.

Climate and weather

At an altitude of 5,364 meters above sea level. The climate and weather are mostly cold in the Everest Base Camp. The average temperature of Everest base camp is -17 degrees Celsius, the trekking is done throughout the year. Despite its temperature and weather. Annually, a lot of trekkers trek here. But, the best time you could get to visit here is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you will experience the best climate and weather. Which will help you get the panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lobuche (8516m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). But, sometimes it can vary from season to season.

Safety and Security

The safety and security of the trekkers are important factors for our company. We check every route and trail before the trek. Similarly, we make sure all the belongings are safe and make sure that everything is under control. So you will be safe with us. Therefore, when traveling with us you can enjoy nature fully. Furthermore, the accommodation facility we provide is also very safe for your stay. So, you can fully have fun while trekking here.

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