Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return 10 days

  • Private tour
  • Family friendly
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The allure of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return extends to adventure enthusiasts eager to embark on an extraordinary journey through the wonders of Nepal's Himalayas. Unveiling breathtaking landscapes, the trek meanders through charming villages, unveiling awe-inspiring mountain ranges, serene glacial lakes, and ancient monasteries. This expedition stands as an optimal choice for individuals seeking a time-efficient yet immersive Everest experience, seamlessly blending the grandeur of nature, cultural immersion, and the thrill of a scenic helicopter ride.

Day 1 - Welcome to Nepal

Commence your memorable adventure upon landing at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative, bearing a placard with your name, extends a warm welcome and facilitates your transfer to the hotel. Take advantage of some leisure time to relax and discover the enchanting town at your own rhythm. Your overnight stay awaits in Kathmandu.

Day 2 - Lukla/ trek to Phakding

Utilizing domestic airlines, you board a flight destined for Lukla, a mere 40-minute aerial journey from Kathmandu. Ensure that your luggage does not exceed 40 kg/88.1849 pounds; any excess weight will incur additional charges or necessitate leaving items at the airport. The trek begins with a scenic walk from Lukla to Phakding, surrounded by breathtaking views. Located at an altitude of 2610 m/8562.992 ft, Phakding offers a relatively easy trail, meandering through small settlements, forests, and showcasing diverse wildlife. Enjoy glimpses of distant mountain peaks, such as Kusum Kangaru, as you traverse suspension bridges and stroll beside the Dudh Koshi River. Day one concludes in Phakding, where an overnight stay awaits.

Day 3 - Trek to Namche Bazar

Namche Bazaar, renowned as the Gateway to the majestic Himalayas for avid trekkers. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, two permits are required to traverse the Sagarmatha National Park, obtained at Monjo. The journey to Namche Bazaar typically spans 6 to 7 hours, presenting a trail that strikes a balance between moderate difficulty. Navigate through picturesque stone-paved paths, traverse suspension bridges spanning swift rivers, and enjoy panoramic views adorned with colorful prayer flags. As Namche sits at an elevation of 3440 m/11286 ft, the trail gradually ascends, featuring long stairs and a few challenging steep sections. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 - Acclimatization Day

Ensuring proper acclimatization is crucial as altitude increases, posing challenges for our body to adjust. To mitigate complications, the day will be dedicated to exploring nearby attractions such as the Local Museum, Hillary School, Khumjung Village, and Khunde Village. These settlements offer a glimpse into the captivating Sherpa lifestyle. Additionally, enjoy stunning views of mountains like Ama Dablam (6912 m/22349 ft), Mount Nuptse (7861 m/25791 ft), Mount Lhotse (8516 m/27940 ft), fostering acclimatization through these brief hikes. Following these activities, take adequate rest and prepare for the onward journey. Overnight accommodation awaits in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5 - Trek to Tangboche

Situated 9.6 km/6 miles from Namche Bazaar, Tengboche marks today's challenging trek, acknowledged as one of the most demanding segments of the journey. Despite its difficulties, this leg of the trek offers the most gratifying views throughout the entire expedition. The route encompasses mountains, panoramic vistas, monasteries, diverse fauna, and exotic animals, making the arduous climb truly worthwhile. Initially descending, the trail later ascends, reaching an elevation of 3876 m/12687 ft near the midpoint. Given the challenging descent followed by an ascent, it becomes crucial to anticipate difficulties in acclimatization. Carry a first aid kit as a precaution. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Tengboche.

Day 6 - Trek to Dingboche On a challenging trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, spanning approximately 6 hours. The trail involves navigating upslope landscapes and passes through villages such as Deboche and Pangboche. As the altitude increases to 4410 m/14470 ft, adjusting to the altitude becomes even more demanding. The journey offers close-up views of Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, providing a glimpse of the majestic Everest. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Dingboche. Day 7- Trek to Lobuche The elevation steadily rises to 16,109 feet/4,910 meters. On today's Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return, you will witness the initial sight of the Khumbu glacier. The trek to Lobuche presents a terrain devoid of rocky, steep paths or notable obstacles, although caution is advised due to the risks associated with gaining elevation. Covering a total distance of 11 km/6.83508 miles from Dingboche to Lobuche, the journey typically takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete. Lobuche, with sparse population and a few teahouses, offers breathtaking views of mountains like Lobuche, Nuptse, and the stunning Everest region upon arrival. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Lobuche. Day 8 - Trek to Gorakshep

Begin by departing from Lobuche towards Gorakshep, navigating a rocky trail that demands careful walking. Despite the challenges, the route offers stunning views of Mount Nuptse and the Khumbu glacier. The trek to Gorakshep typically takes around 3 hours. After a brief rest to appreciate Lobuche, continue towards Everest Base Camp on a challenging trail, completing the journey in approximately 2 hours. Return to Gorakshep for the night, where you can rest and rejuvenate. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Gorakshep.

Day 9 - Trek to Kalapatthar and back after that Heli ride from Gorakshep to kathmandu

Kalapatthar stands as a prime vantage point on the Everest Base Camp trek with Helicopter return, offering enchanting views of the most magical sunrise and sunset. It provides the finest and close-up perspectives of Mt. Everest, as well as other snow-capped peaks like Mt. Lhotse (8516 m/27940 ft), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m/25791 ft), Mt. Changtse (7543 m/24747 ft), Mt. Pumori (7161 m/23494 ft), and more. The trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar spans 1 to 2 hours, with the trail carrying a risk of avalanches, requiring preparation. After relishing the breathtaking views from Kalapatthar, return to Gorakshep and embark on the thrilling Helicopter ride to Kathmandu. The surreal experience of flying above the Everest region, glaciers, lakes, and small villages lasts approximately 60 to 70 minutes. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 10 - Departure

Upon confirmation of your flight details, we will arrange your transfer to the airport for your journey back home. Please note that check-in is required three hours before departure. Until we meet again, safe travels!

What's included

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions

  • Airport transfers with an escort by private vehicle
  • Accommodations during the trek
  • Authorized English-speaking friendly guide along with Porters(3:1) for the trek
  • Equipment clothing for porters and guides, including their insurance
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Domestic Flights
  • Heli Return
  • All expenses for all staff - meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
  • All necessary paperwork and Sagarmatha National Park Trekking Permit, local government permit
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Exclusions

  • International flights; Nepalese visa fee;
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and meals in Kathmandu;
  • Travel and rescue insurance;
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s);
  • Hot and cold beverages throughout the tour (except what comes with a maincourse meals);

Details

Available in

Chinese (Mandarin), English, German


Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Kathmandu , Nepal

Pick up times available: 06:00

Pick up location: From your Hotel

Ends at: your hotel in Kathmandu

Nearest airport: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)



Eco Features:

  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

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from $2200 per person