Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Duration
14 days US$ 2085

Posted By
Raffael Lim

Extremely glad that my friend and I chose this company for my Everest Base Camp trek (12 days) as we didn't have to worry over food, accommodation or getting lost as all the essential details had been taken... Read More

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Everest base camp Helicropter Trek  provides you the great opportunity to have unique experience in the Everest region of Nepal. If you have ever longed to set eyes on the world's highest peak, then this adventurous trek gives you the opportunity to fulfill that dream. Ever since the days of early climbing expeditions, this mountain with an altitude of 8884 m has had a lure of its own, drawing climbers to scale it and trekkers to gaze on its icy faces. Naturally, the trail to the base camp of the mountain has become one of the most popular routes for trekking in Nepal. From Kathmandu, we shall fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We shall spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa inhabitants—via their villages and Buddhist monasteries, with distant views of Everest and neighboring Ama Dablam considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. An extra day shall be spent at Namche Bazaar—the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures. These rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize yourself with the elevating altitude. The major attractions for this trek shall be the awe-inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Patthar, and the chaotic ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. In addition to these, the personal sense of achievement that many experiences at the end of their trek are most striking


Outline Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival day in Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
Day 2 - Full day city Tour in Kathmandu
Day 3 - Kathmandu - Lukla Flight and trek to Phakding: 35 minute Trans Himalayan flight Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft) Distance of walking- Approx of 8 Km- 3 to 4 hours
Day 4 - Phakding - Namche Bazaar: Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Distance of walking- 10-12 Km - 5-6 hours
Day 5 - Namche Bazaar - Rest and Acclimatize: Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Acclimatization Day
Day 6 - Namche Bazaar-Tyangboche: Altitude: 3870m/12,684ft Distance of Walking- Approx of 10 Km- 6 hours
Day 7 - Tyangboche - Dingboche: Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Distance of walking: Approx- 11 Km- 6 hours
Day 8 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche: Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Acclimatize and explore around
Day 9 - Dingboche - Lobuche: Altitude: 4900m/16,076ft) Distance of Walking: Approx of 11-12 km- 6 to 7 hours
Day 10 - Lobuche - Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp - Gorekshep: Altitude: 5,180m/16,994ft at Gorekshep and 5364m/17598 at EBC Distance of walking: Approx of 15 Km- 6 to 8 hours
Day 11 - Gorekshep - Kalapathar - Gorekshep: Altitude: At Kalapathar 5545m/ 18192ft. Lukla by helicopter
Day 12 - Lukla - Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight 
Day 13 - one extra day in case is flight delay due to Lukla weather
Day 14 - Departure day from Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft


Price USD 2085 (All Inclusive Price)

Minimum 2 pax Require 


 
Day 1 - Arrival day in Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of
the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. B/L/D

Day 2 -  Full day city Tour in kathamandu  World Heritage site ,Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath {popularly known as Monkey Temple and Pashupatinath Temple know as Hindu Shive Temple B/L/D

Day 3- Lukla Flight and trek to Phakding: 35 minute Trans Himalayan flight Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft) Distance of walking- Approx of 8 Km- 3 to 4 hours
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla (35 min flight) and meet our other assistance trekking crew there and start our trek. Today, you will take an easy walk passing through Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) where we estimate for overnight today. First day is short walking and we staying lower than Lukla height for this night so it helps to acclimatization.
Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge. B/L/D

Day 4 - Phakding - Namche Bazaar: Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Distance of walking- 10-12 Km - 5-6 hours
Morning breakfast at Lodge at Phakding then start walking for a slightly longer day to Namche Bazaar. At first, the trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge, then walking through beautiful pine forest. After about 2 hours of leisurely walk, we will reach to Monjo and soon thereafter, we will be at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, where we will check our permit (make permit), then short descent to the Dudh Kosi river again passing lots of Mani stones and in scripts and shortly reach to Jorsale, the last stop before heading up hill to Namche. Since no tea house is available from Jorsale to Namche Bazaar portion, we will have to have our lunch here. 

From jorsale, across the river again with long suspension bridge, then short walking through the riverbank brings you to another deep suspension bridge which is known as a HILLARY SUNSPENSION BRIDGE. Crossing this bridge connects you to the big hill which required a tough walk all the way up to Namche Bazaar.

Little more than half walking to this hill, there is a rest point which gives you a first glimpse of Mt. Everest, it is just amazing.

Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Mt. Everest and is the main trading centre of this region. This day, you will overnight in Namche Bazaar. B/L/D

Day 5 - Namche Bazaar - Rest and Acclimatize: Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Acclimatization Day
Today, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar, resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). The best acclimatization hike we could recommend for this day is to Everest View point which is approx of 2 hours uphill, the great view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Himalayan panorama.
You may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar, it is interesting and a wonderful experience about how the locals do exchange their goods or buying their requires stuff for the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche. B/L/D

Day 6 - Namche Bazaar-Tyangboche: Altitude: 3870m/12,684ft Distance of Walking- Approx of 10 Km- 6 hours
After having our wonderful stay at Namche Bazaar with acclimatized, we will again continue walking to our ultimate goal of onward to Everest Base Camp route.Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through mountain ride, enjoying with magnificent view of mountains on the right. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains.Short descent brings us to the riverside, across the river and then prepares to walk over the uphill through the forested path, the walking is gradual ups with couple of steep up and continuous uphill to reach to Tyangboche(2 and half hours) for overnight.Tyangboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya, which is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain and the Tyangboche monastery itself.The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tyangboche.B/L/D

Day 7 - Tyangboche - Dingboche: Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Distance of walking: Approx- 11 Km- 6 hours
Breakfast at Tyangboche, then will start walking of this day. The trail descends down winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village which is the biggest settlement village of Sherpa peoples, it has a great chance to see the typical Sherpa peoples, culture and traditions.If you interested, you may plan to have lunch here and while the lunch is preparing (takes approx of 30 minute), take a short hike to the monastery over to hill at Pangboche- probably the oldest monastery of Khumbu.Walking onward to Dingboche from here is mostly gradual uphill, the vegetation got changed thus we are now likely to see the dry and deserted mountains. O/N at Dingboche. B/L/D

Day 8 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche: Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Acclimatize and explore around
On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may have full day rest at Dingboche or explore the surrounding valley Chhukung and Imja valley which is connecting with the most interesting Island Peak and to the high passes of Amphu Laptse to Makalu Barun National park.If you interested, you may hike to the Chhukung RI (5000m Approx) for the panorama of the valley or explore the Dingboche itself with its typical local peoples and their life styles.It is very essential to have a complete rest and relax. O/N at Dingboche.B/L/D

Day 9 - Dingboche - Lobuche: Altitude: 4900m/16,076ft) Distance of Walking: Approx of 11-12 kms- 6 to 7 hours
From this day onward, the trek is gradual up hill; due to the altitude it is harder and tough. However till reaching to the Dungla, the walking is mostly gradual and after here to the top of the hill to the memorial stupas of the climbers who lost their life’s while trekking and climbing over to the Khumbu Himalayas, the trail is steep incline thus it is a tough up hill.Another short walk from this hill top following a walking over rugged mountain route brings us to the small settlement of this hill top at Loboje for overnight. The best views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse are just incredible. The day and night expected to be pretty cold here. O/N at Lobuche. B/L/D

Day 10 - Lobuche - Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp - Gorekshep: Altitude: 5,180m/16,994ft at Gorekshep and 5364m/17598 at EBC Distance of walking: Approx of 15 Km- 6 to 8 hours
First walking from Lobuche onward to Gorekshep is easier. Hiking from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp is mostly straightforward; the trail wound in and out, rocky dunes and moraine, little ups and downs along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before eventually stepping out onto the glacier itself. Explore this wonderful part of this amazing Himalayan glacier surroundings, visit the Khumbu ice fall etc and enjoy your most auspicious time with making best photos and videos. If this happens to be an event of the expedition seasons, you would likely to see the climbers who had their temporary climbing set up at base camp with their tented camps; it even looks the base camp colorful.Late afternoon, return back to Gorekshep and overnight. B/L/D

Day 11 - Gorekshep - Kalapathar  Hike and back to Gorekshep After Breakfast Helicopter Ride to Lukla
This day required an early walk up as we will head to the Kalapathar (the back rock hill top) by the morning to see the most amazing sunrise panorama over to the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its entire surroundings Khumbu Himalayas. The great view of Mt. Everest just in front of you is just incredible. The other great Himalayan panorama surrounding the Mt. Everest are, Pumari() chantse, and Lingtiring & south col on the left and Nuptse, Lhotse sar etc on the right.Enjoy this moment, as it is the best opportunity to photography and video the Himalayan Shangri-la. It could be freezing cold so make sure that you are warm enough with your clothing.After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and helicopter ride back to Lukla  O/N at Lukla .B/L/D


Day 12 - Lukla - Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight B/B
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest.Evening, we will meet you again, take a feedback of your trekking and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N at Kathmandu B/B

Day 13 - One Extra day incase of weather change in Lukla Flight B/B

Day 14 - Departure day from Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft B/B

It is your final day on your trip with us. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then your free for your personal shopping at the Kathmandu shopping paradise at Thamel. Thamel has a typical souvenir of jewelry, local fabrics etc. As per your flight departing, we will transfer you to airport on time and your trip is over with us. Well, if you staying longer here in Kathmandu, we could help you to extend your accommodation or pleased to assist you for your other interested activities/adventures.
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  • Price includes following services
 
  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace  
  • Total 4 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at similar to 3 star hotel
  • ( KATHMANDU-lukla -  kathamandu domestic flight  )  
  • Shuttle Helicopter From Goruksheep to Lukla
  • All Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel- internationl arrivel and depatur,Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Van/Hiace 
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek  
  • 1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek   
  • Everest National Park Trek Permit, TIMS  card  & Any required permits or Official Documentation   
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary  
  • Selected Tea  house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom) 
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek  
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu City on Day 2 (Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/
  • durbar square & pasupati nath Temple by tour guide and car/driver( 5-6 hrs tour)  
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu  
  • First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only) Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees  
  • Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)  
  • sleeping bag,down jecket,water botther, walking stick 
  • Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter 

Price excludes following services:
 
  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee you will also require 2 passport size photos.)  
  • KTM Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended) 
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 10 to 15 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, 
  • Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( expected) Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or
  • Free in  some  lodges) Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and
  •  Helicopter   rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  •  Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Note of above Itinerary:
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 15 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
Trekking Equipment  

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

For Head
  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  4. Upper Body
  5. T-shirts (2)
  6. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  7. Fleece jacket or pullover
  8. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  10. Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
For Hands
  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  3. Lower Body
  4. Underwear (4)
  5. Hiking shorts (2)
  6. Lightweight cotton long pants
  7. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  8. Fleece or wool pants
  9. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
For Feet
  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  5. Gaiters (Optional)
  6. Accessories
  7. Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  8. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  9. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  10. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  11. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  12. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  13. Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  14. Water bottles (2)
  15. Toiletries
  16. Small wash towel
  17. Optional items
  18. Binoculars
  19. Books (Highly Recommended)
  20. Compass
  21. Playing cards/backgammon/chess set

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 14 days US$ 2085
Accomodation: Guest house
Seasons : March,April ,may and sep,oct,Nov
Type: Moderate
Activities : Trekking and culture tour
No. of Pax : 2 pax
Starts From : kathamandu
Ends at : kathamadu

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