Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return offers a great experience of hiking and Heli flying in Nepal. This trip is good for those who don't want to return to Lukla on foot or want to make a short trip. Everest Base Camp is most famous for trekking among every adventure traveler and trekker, but unfortunately… not many people will have enough time to walk from Lukla and back. The right option for them would be to walk from Lukla to Mount Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu by chartered helicopter. The cost of travel will be expensive as we need to charter a helicopter. As we believe, the price is not a big deal if you dream of stepping into the base camp of Mount Everest, and Kala Patthar, in a short amount of time. Walking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and returning by helicopter from Gorak Shep (5140 m) would be the perfect itinerary to fulfill your dream. To reach Lukla, you have to take an exciting air flight from Kathmandu airport.
You will start the trek from Lukla and trek down to Dudh Koshi river and further, you will reach Phakding situated at an altitude of 2610 meters. On your way to Namche Bazaar, you will cross the Dudh Koshi River and then pass through a forested area full of blue pine and rhododendron trees. Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest where you spend 2 nights acclimatizing to the altitude and walking around. Namche Bazaar is also known as Sherpa Capital, where you will have the option to explore the village and interact with the local Sherpa people to develop an insight into the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the residents of the Everest region of Nepal.
After Namche Bazaar, the trail leads to Tengboche Hilltop Village and follows Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep, the last teahouse settlement here on the way to Everest Base Camp. The day you reach Gorak Shep, you will continue the trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and then back to Gorak Shep, and the next morning hike up to Kala Patthar (5545 m) to witness the sunrise and mountain views. After enjoying the beautiful view from Kala Patthar, go back to Gorak shep and have breakfast. After breakfast go to the helipad from where our chartered helicopter will take you back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu O/n at Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 03: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 06: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 07: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910 m)
Day 08: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140 m) and Everest base camp (5364 m)
Day 09: Gorak Shep Hike to Kala Pattar (5545 m) back to Gorak Shep then fly to Kathmandu by Helicopter and transfer to Hotel
Day 10: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu