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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter (Heli) Trek, today Everest Base Camp is most famous in every adventure travelers and trekkers to go for trekking but unfortunately… many people they don’t have enough time to go and back by walks from Lukla for those it will be the right option to go Mount Everest Base Camp by walks and return back by Chartered Helicopter. The Price of the trip will be expensive because we need to Chartered the Helicopter. As we believe, the price is not a big matter if you dreams to take your footsteps at the base camp of world’s highest peak Mount Everest and Kala Pattar/Kala Patthar in short timing. We take an exciting flight to Lukla to start the Everest base camp trek and back in Kathmandu by Helicopter from the Gorak Shep (5140m). We will begin trek from Lukla and trek down to the Dudh Koshi River.

Trekking further on we will arrive at Phakding situated at the altitude of 2610m. On the way to Namche Bazaar, we will traverse Dudh Koshi River and then go by the forested area full of blue pine and rhododendron trees. Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest where we spend 2 nights for the acclimatization and to explore around. The Namche Bazaar is also popularly known as the capital of Sherpa in Khumbu region where you have the option to explore the village and interact with the local Sherpa people to develop insight of culture, tradition and living style of residents in Everest region of Nepal.  Everest Base Camp Trek is also great opportunity to immerse you in the rich Buddhist culture, explore the Sherpa culture museum located at just above the Namche Bazaar.

Then the trail ascends towards the Tengboche hilltop village and follows the Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorak Shep is the last teahouse settlement on the route to Everest Base Camp. On the same day of you arrive in Gorak Shep, we hike up to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and next day early in the morning hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) to explore the sunrise and mountain views, which is our ultimate destination of the Everest Base Camp trek. Then we back to Gorak shep to take a breakfast and our chattered Helicopter take you back in Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu O/n at Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 06: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 07: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) and Everest base camp (5364m)
Day 09: Gorak Shep Hike to Kala Pattar (5545m) back to Gorak Shep then fly to Kathmandu by Helicopter and transfer to Hotel
Day 10: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Gorak Shep
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545m
Duration: 11 Days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our office staff who will assist you to transfer your hotel. At hotel our officer gives you brief of the overall trip.

Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2610m)
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch flight to Lukla (2840m).The flight duration is approximately 35 minutes. Meet your porters in Lukla who carry your luggage/backpack then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. We passes the beautiful village Thado Koshi (2591m) offer stunning view of Kusum Kangaru(6370m) and see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. Finally we arrive in Phakding (2610m)  

Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The trek starts after breakfast we cross long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. We have lunch in Jorsale(2740m).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. We cross anther suspension bridge in Larja Dobhan (2830m). From here the trail moves to steep staircase through pine forest. After half and hour steep walking we will see Mount Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. The Namche bazaar is getaway to the Everest.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar rest day for acclimatization
Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for the acclimatization. During this day we can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here we can get many facilities such as bank, internet, Bakery and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hour steep walking to Syangboche(3880m) From Syangboche we can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Lhotse(8516m), Thamserku(6618m) and more mountains. Have a tea and coffee in Everest view hotel. The trail descends half and hour to the Khumjung village (3780m), the village of Sherpas, the worldly renowned climbers. In Khumjung village we can visit Kumjung Hillary School and Kumjung Gompa then hike back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Today we can see very close up view of Ama Dablam(6814m) and Thamserku (6618m). Also we can see Mount Everest (8848m) and other world high mountains. On the way we see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. The trail contour through the yak pasture land until Kyangjuma (3550m). From Kyangjuma the trail goes to all the way down to the Dudha Koshi. After crossing long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. The magnificent view of Kangtega (6783m). Two and half hour walking we will arrive to Tengboche(3867m). Tengboche is famous as the name of Tengboche Monastery. Afternoon visit to the monastery is a must where we will get the chance to see Buddhist monks and experience the daily puja or praying sections.  At evening we will be able to see exciting sunset on the top of the word and other high mountains.

Day 06: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Form Tengboche trail move down towards Deboche(3820m).After Deboche, the trail becomes very pleasant. We will feel very comfortable. Here we have chances to see Musk deer. It is very rare wild animal. After crossing iron bridge on right side we can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m). Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche(4010m). Trek to Shomare (4110m).Have a Lunch here. After the lunch we walk around one and half hour and arrive to Dingboche Village (4410m)

Day 07: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Form Dingboche the trail climb up 20m above the village. From here we see panoramic view of Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m) then continue trek to Thukla (4620m). After Thukla we ascend along with street trail. After half and hour climb we arrive in Thukla Pass (4830m). In Thukla pass we see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who has lost their life while climbing Mt. Everest. From here trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m). From here we can see the nice sunset view in Nuptse (7864m).

Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140m)
From Lobuche, we will set off for Gorak Shep, the last and highest settlement in the Everest Region. The views, as expected, are phenomenal! We will follow the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier up to Gorak Shep, elevation 5140m. The trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep will take about 3 hours. When we arrive to Gorak Shep, we take a short rest to take a lunch. After lunch, we continue trek to Everest Base Camp, pictured above, which is another 2 hours up the moraine. At base camp, we can’t actually see Everest as it is hidden behind Nuptse and other massive peaks, but don’t worry. The views are still amazing and we will get an amazing view of Everest tomorrow from Kala Patthar. After spending some time at Everest Base Camp gazing out to the famous Khumbu Icefall, we will return to Gorak Shep for the night.

Day 09: Hike to Kala Pattar (5545m) back to Gorak Shep then fly to Kathmandu by Helicopter
Early in the morning, you will hike towards Kala Pathar (5545m) known for offering splendid 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s tallest mountains including Mt. Everest. At the Kala Patthar site, you can enjoy mesmerizing views of snow laden giants over your head. Then hike back to Gorak Shep from where fly back to Kathmandu by Chartered Helicopter enjoying the panoramic Himalayan views. After Helicopter landing at the Kathmandu airport then transfer to Hotel. PM: Enjoy the day in Kathmandu just by strolling around and shopping or just relaxing at the hotel.

Day 10: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities.

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Kathmandu to Lukla air tickets and airport taxes for guest and staff (Guide)
  • Gorak Shep fly to Kathmandu by Chartered Helicopter for guest and staff (Guide)
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter from Kathmandu who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Hot Water, Hot shower and Battery charge fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

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