Go Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal
The Everest Base Camp Trek is the best way to explore the Everest region and a luxurious way to enjoy the most magnificent views of Everest Base Camp and, of course, the surrounding area. The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is an adventure and one of the most motivating and magnificent journeys you will embark on anywhere in the world, and it is luxurious to see the stunning view of Khumbu valley and Sherpa land while on Helicopter. The Everest base camp is well-known for its active cultural exchange and spectacular views of Himalayan ranges such as Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, and Changtse. The majestic and delightful atmosphere is provided by a plethora of Buddhist flag colors scattered throughout the area.
During our "EBC Trek and Fly Back by Helicopter" tour, we will visit the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, as well as Kala Patthar, another popular destination in the Everest region. The 12-day trip begins in Kathmandu, then we fly to Lukla the next day to begin the trek. On our way back to Lukla from Gorak Shep, we'll rent a helicopter. The helicopter ride over the pristine Gokyo Lake, which is also a popular hiking destination for hikers traveling through the Everest region, was another exciting part of our trip to Everest.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative of the Go Nepal, who then will drop you to the hotel. Then we will check in at the hotel, refresh and rest. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be organized by the Go Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
We take a scheduled early morning flight to Lukla, the starting point where of all Everest trek begins. We meet the rest of our team in Lukla and start our trekking from there. We walk on a path that gradually descends to the village of Cheplung from where we see the Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain that has never been climbed. From there, we descend gradually until we reach Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
Day 3 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
Our path crosses a pine forest and we continue our way on the road that goes up to the north in the valley of Benkar. We crossed the Dudh Koshi River and passed through the villages of Chumoa and Monjo before arriving at the entrance of the Everest National Park. After entering the park, we climbed a steep path with incredible views. Going further, we arrive at Namche Bazaar, the largest city in the Everest region. We will spend the night in the Namche bazaar.
Day 4 : Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
Spending an extra day in Namche Bazaar will help us get used to the high altitude and the decrease of oxygen in the air. We visit the main city of Everest or Khumbu, where there are government offices, ATMs, cybercafé’s, local shops, restaurants and a colourful market. We can hike to the Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can walk to the village of Khumjung. Today we also visit the Hillary school and a monastery that is houses of a scalp. We will spend the night in the Namche bazaar.
Day 5 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours
This segment of the trek includes the famous descent to the Dudh-Koshi River and the equally famous climb along the rhododendron forests to Tengboche. Going down to the Dudh Kish River, we enjoy the view of the mountain peaks such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, etc. Upon reaching Tengboche, we visit the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the area, and enjoy the views of Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks. Night in Tengboche.
Day 6 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
We descend and walk through forests populated by a variety of luxuriant trees: birches, conifers and rhododendrons. This trip rewards us again with an impressive view of the Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. The scenic path descends to Devuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. The trails at the top of Pangboche reward us with a more pristine view of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. The walk advances towards the valley of Imja, the Lobuche River and finally, it begins to raise to Dingboche. Night in Dingboche.
Day 7 : Dingboche: acclimatization
Dingboche is a popular stop for hikers and mountaineers heading to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful, with a variety of fields surrounded by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from cold wind and grazing animals. We spent a day in Dingboche to acclimatize. We make day trips on Nagarjun hill or Chukkhung valley where we can enjoy the wonderful views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache and Ama Dablam.
Day 8 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours
We start the day with a gradual ascent to Duglha at the end of the Moraine Terminal of Khumbu Glacier. From there, we climb a steep path to Chupki Lhara, where we find a series of stones with prayer flags used as memorials by Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and Babu Chiri Sherpa (Nepal Mountain Guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. We continue towards the Khumbu Moraine glacier and we face several great peaks: Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. The path relaxes as we follow the valley towards Lobuche. Night in Lobuche.
Day 9 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
We take the road to Everest base camp through the vast lake Gorak Shep. Continuing straight, we find the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. The road from here can be deceiving; therefore, it is important that we follow our Sherpa guide diligently. Walking is painful due to the rarefied air at high altitude. We cross rocky dunes, moraines and streams before arriving at Everest base camp. Upon arriving at the base camp of Everest, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray environments (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains visible from the base camp. We return to Gorak Shep for a good night's sleep. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Day 10 : Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, back to Gorak Shep, fly to Lukla by Helicopter: 3 km, 3-4 hours trek
We are preparing for an early start in the dark and cold temperatures before dawn (-10 to -14 ° C). In addition, there is always the possibility of cold winds that are quite common. Famous peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse and Changtse Tower are visible to the east as Everest begins to reveal itself. But when arriving at Kalapatthar (5,545 m), we can see 360 degrees to the near and a great view of the Mt.Everest. We take a picture, take advantage and enjoy the magnificent panorama view of the mountain and then we take a helicopter ride to Lukla. We fly over the serene waters of Lake Gokyo, which has a profound cultural significance for the Nepalese. After admiring the immense beauty of the lake, we continue our helicopter trip to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 11 : Fly to Kathmandu
We take a scheduled early morning flight back to Kathmandu, after our long journey in the mountains. After arriving in Kathmandu, we can rest or do some souvenir shopping or might even we can explore other areas of Kathmandu if you are interested. Our guides can help you with your purchases of souvenirs or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening organised by Taleju Adventure to celebrate the success of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 12 : Final departure
Our adventure on Everest in Nepal ends today. A representative from the Go Nepal will drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as
per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Helicopter from Kalapathar to Lukla.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek
leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment,
domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
Cost Not Includes
Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport
Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue
Insurance (Most recommended)
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water,
beverages etc during the trek.
Tipping for related staffs
Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost
or free in some lodges).
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival,
late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the
Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as
Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver.
1. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a fantastic trekking and helicopter tour combination.
2. Most of the time, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is sunny, but if it is cloudy, it will be freezing cold.
3.Weather of the base camp keeps changing in short amount of time.
4.Everest base camp is inside the Sagarmatha National Park which is on the list of UNESCO world heritage site.
5. Mount Everest is also called Chomolungma and Sagarmatha.