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9-Day Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter Return

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Duration
9 days
Max. Elevation
5643m
Group Size
Minimum 1
Level
Moderate
Transportation
Ground & Air
Best Season
March to May & September to November
Accomodation
Tea Houses Lodges 
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche-Gorekshep-Kalapathar-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Enjoy the adventure with shortest and exciting treks to Everest Base Camp.
  • A perfect way to enjoy reaching on the foot of world’s highest Mt. Everest.
  • An exclusive high altitude adventure holiday in the comfort of a Helicopter.
  • Following the scenic route amidst picturesque views of the high Himalayas.
  • Stand on the foot of Mt. Everest with climb to the highest spot on top Kalapathar.

Overview

9-Day Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter Return, is the fastest and the most exciting way to enjoy the adventures. Especially for visitors with dreams to experience the world's highest Mt. Everest at a close distance. Treklanders offers the solution with the shortest itinerary day for interested people to be in front of Mt. Everest. Then heads back to Kathmandu in the comfort of a helicopter after achieving the goal of a lifetime experience.

Everest base camp trekking begins from Kathmandu on a scheduled flight to Lukla. The adventure starts following the mainstream trails through serval lovely Sherpa villages to enter Sagarmatha National Park. 
As the walk progresses, the climb leads up to the famous Namche Bazaar, a large village and a small town. A perfect spot for rest days to support acclimatization by exploring its scenic viewpoints. In the close harmony of local Sherpa immense traditional heritage and cultures of Buddhism religion. 
The adventure heads beyond Namche Bazaar, with a climb amidst an enchanting forest of rhododendrons and pines to a scenic spot. Tengboche is a picturesque location with a majestic monastery, where the great religious festival Mani Rimdu, is held. 

From Tengboche, enjoy the stunning panorama of Everest, with an array of towering giant snow-capped mountains. After Tengboche, the walk heads higher, leaving behind the lush green forest for sheer mountain wilderness towards high Imjatse Valley. Reaching Dingboche for a pleasant rest day to explore its scenic high ridges. 
After Dingboche, the adventure leads around the windswept mountainous high country to Lobuche and then towards Everest base camp. 
Enjoy the exciting moments and the fruits of success after a tough climb for serval days of trekking. At Everest Base Camp, stand amidst the staggering giant towering mountains of Lhotse, Nuptse, and beautiful Pumori. Include grand views of the massif tumbling Khumbu Icefall and glaciers. On completing the main highlight of the journey, the next adventure leads to a steep climb.

To the top of Kalapathar black, rocky ridge, one of the best viewpoints in all the Himalayas. From the top of Kalapathar, enjoy the closest views of Mt. Everest and the adjoining giant mountain range. As well as within front of towering Mt. Pumori, with fabulous scenery of surrounding snow-capped peaks.
After completing the main highlights of the adventures, return journey to Kathmandu in the comfort of a Helicopter. A smooth, dramatic, and luxurious way to conclude our wonderful adventure, Everest Base Camp Trekking, and return by helicopter.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:    Fly to Lukla 2,860 m and trek to Phakding 2,610 m-04 hrs. 
Day 02:   Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m-06 hrs. 
Day 03:   Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization with short hike.
Day 04: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m-05 hrs. 
Day 05: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m -05 hrs. 
Day 06: At Dingboche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
Day 07: Trek to Lobuche 4,928 m -05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Everest base camp 5,364 m via Gorakshep 5,180 m-06 hrs.
Day 09: Climb Kalapathar 5,630 m and return to Kathmandu on a helicopter. 03 hours hike and 1-2 hour’s flight on a chopper.


FOODS, ACCOMMODATION ON EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKS

Trekkers will be surprised to find various standards of lodge accommodation en route to Everest Base Camp. Starting and ending the treks at Lukla, trekkers have options as per one's budgets. 
From simple tourist standards to moderate and Luxury deluxe lodge accommodations, having attached baths and toilets. After Namche Bazaar and Tengboche or Deboche, the lodge provides common baths and toilets. Extra charge for using hot showers, the toilets for common use, due to the harsh terrains. As well the pipeline and plumbing systems freezes due to minimum morning and night cold temperatures. Dining rooms are large and cozy with a fireplace to keep the environment warm, while you enjoy the meals.  
All lodges provide a comprehensive food menu, which includes a wide variety of breakfasts, from oats, porridge, and cornflakes. Bread, Chapatti, Pancakes with choices of eggs from scrambled, boiled, poached, and omelets. Followed by hot refreshing drinks, tea, coffee, and drinking chocolates. Lunch and dinner with a list of continental, Indian, Nepali, Chinese, and Tibetan/ Sherpa foods. Some lodge restaurants also provide Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and Korean foods, including fresh bakery items. All dining rooms are bright with lamps run by local hydroelectricity or from solar power. Some lodges also provide free internet or Wi-Fi, it is quite slow and disturbing. Due to landscapes and weather conditions on designated overnight stops. For large groups of more than 4 people, the best to order a set menu, which saves time and fuel energy. As well as following the norms of Eco or Responsible Tourism.

RELIGION AND CULTURES AROUND KHUMBU AND EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKS

Although Nepal is dominated by 75% Hindu religion, the higher mountains around the Himalayan range. The Sherpa highlanders of Everest, are interwoven with Buddhist religion and cultures. Trekkers can notice every house adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and the village trail lined with religious monuments. Like the prayer stone walls and spinning wheels, with large boulders engraved with prayer inscriptions.
Trekkers will have time to visit the monasteries en route, like the famous Tengboche Monastery. The Sherpa follows the same Buddhist religion and traditions, similar to the early Tibetan predecessors.  

Important Note

Short Trek Profile

Mode of Trekking:     In the best available lodge, and guest house.
Grade of Trekking:   Moderate to Adventurous with touch of high altitude.
Trekking Region:      Nepal Far North Mid-East around high Khumbu region.
Highest Points:         On top of Kalapathar High Ridge at 5,643 m/18,514 feet.
                                    Including Everest Base Camp 5,364 m/17,598 feet.
Trekking Duration:  08 Nights and 09 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

THE BEST SEASONS FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP WITH RETURN BY HELICOPTER

For Everest base camp treks, can venture around all seasons of the year except the wet monsoon and summer times. The right favorable and the best seasons are spring and autumn/fall.
Spring begins in early March and ends in May, where most days are bright with sunshine for longer hours. From early 6:30 am till 5 pm, but can get cloudy afternoon sometimes with chances of light snowfall.
Cold morning, late afternoon, and night times, as well with an extra wind-chill factor above 3,000 meters. The afternoon sun is bright with strong UV (ultraviolet) and requires sunblock’s, sunglasses, hats, and long-sleeved tops. 
Spring is a lively time when wildflowers are in seasonal blooms, mainly the rhododendrons of various species and colors. 
The next best season is autumn/fall, from September to November, most days are fine and clear for views and walks. But much colder morning, late afternoon, and nighttime, chances of snowfall sometimes. Can get extra cold from the afternoon wind chill factor, however a pleasant season of autumn/fall for Everest base camp treks. 

Interested people can enjoy the Everest base camp trek during the winter time of the Christmas and New Year holidays despite the cold. Most days are fine with sunshine and get dark sooner due to winter and limited hours of sunlight. But freezing temperatures in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime, but enjoyable walks encountering fewer groups of trekkers.
Please Note
Trekkers joining for Everest Base Camp or any other adventures around high Khumbu. The flight to Lukla or vice-versa from Kathmandu, could get diverted to another airport at Manthali Town, Ramechap. Due to busy air traffic at Kathmandu airport during high seasons of spring March to May. 
Including the autumn/fall of September to November, if the flight gets diverted to Manthali small airport in Ramechap. Which is approx. 154 km driving distance of 3-4 hours from Kathmandu to Manthali Town and vice-versa. In this situation we might have to stay overnight in the local hotel at Manthali. 
For an early morning flight to Lukla, the other options are driving to Manthali, Ramechap early morning by 2-3 pm. To reach on time to catch the flight to Lukla. 
In this case, extra cost will incur, As well as for using Helicopter service, if needed with bad weather condition for flights to and from Lukla, Kathmandu. 

Please Remember

Sometimes, the Helicopter might land, and takes off from Pheriche Valley, which is about 3-4 hours walks from Gorakshep.

Trip Itinerary

Morning with early breakfast, a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in at respective airlines, and then boarding in a small aircraft for sweeping, scenic short flight to Lukla. During air breathtaking panorama of Himalayan peaks with views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. As plane makes landing at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport, after getting organized with the baggage. Have a short refreshing rest, and then start the first day trek, following the lead guide. As the route heads through Lukla town,with down and ups past nice villages to reach Phakding for overnight halt. 

Max. altitude

2860 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Lunch & Dinner

Today a pleasant walk for first half, en route to Namche Bazaar after a good breakfast. The trail follows on gradual down with short climb and crossing bridges to reach Monjo Village. Then enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed in the World Heritage Sites as one of the highest park. Enriched with exotic flora/fauna and famous world’s highest peaks, the walk then leads across the bridge above Dudh Koshi River. Reaching a small settlement at Jorsalle for lunch stop, afternoon walk on the river bank. Covered in dense trees of rhododendron and pines as the trail heads up to cross a high bridge. From the bridge, an undulating climb of few hours to Namche Bazaar for two overnights. 

Max. altitude

3440 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

An extra day on this lovely spot in Namche Bazaar, the hub of Khumbu villagers.Where once a week a Saturday market held, hence the name as Namche Bazaar, a great place for rest day. Enjoy a short hike to support acclimatization before heading higher terrains, a nice walk on top of Namche Bazaar.For grand vista of Everest, Lhotse and beautiful Ama Dablam with an arrays of peaks. Visit the interesting museum treasures good information of the Khumbu region with local culture, flora, fauna and mountaineering history. 

The other best hike is to Everest View Hotel of few hours climb above Namche Bazaar. The first luxury hotels around Khumbu and Everest areas, listed in Guinness World Record as the highest hotels. From the hotel views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam, located on a serene forested surrounding.Rest of the afternoon after lunch, explore the Namche Bazaar lined with shops,stores and fancy restaurants, café, bakeries.  

Max. altitude

3440 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a pleasant overnight stops in Namche Bazaar, morning walks follows on a scenic gradual trail. Overlooking, great views of Everest and arrays of snow-capped peaks, as walk heads down to a small place. At Phunki Tenga for lunch stop, amidst beautiful rhododendron and pine woods.  Afternoon a slow climb for few hours to Tengboche and its colorful Monastery, check into a nice lodge.

At Tengboche enjoy tour of the monastery interiors, of great cultural and religious interest with vibrant arts and paintings. Tengboche located on a picturesque spot surrounded by series of snow peaks with Mt. Everest, amidst lovely forest.

Max. altitude

3867 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy the morning panorama of the majestic Himalayan peaks, and walk down to cross a bridge. Leaving the forest behind, the walk leads uphill to Pangboche Village, the last permanent human settlement. From Pangboche a gentle climb to Somare for lunch break, with close views of staggering Ama Dablam.

After lunch, on an open exposed trail to Dingboche as walk leads down to a stream. Then head for the climb of an hour enter the beautiful Imjatse Valley, where Dingboche a large settlement situated. At the bottom of towering north face of Ama Dablam with views of Island Peak, towards east of a valley.

At Dingboche enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge accommodation and marvel the beautiful surrounding scenery. 

Max. altitude

4410 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Another rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short excursion to Nakarjung high ridge top. Enjoy the fantastic views of surrounding giant peaks with Ama Dablam and Island Peak. As far as Mt. Makalu towards east direction,after a refreshing morning hike, rest of the day at leisure.

Max. altitude

4410 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Dingboche, slowly our adventure gets closer towards our destination, the morning walk leads to short steep climb. From the top and above Imjatse Valley and Dingboche, a pleasant walk on a gradual uphill to Thugla. A small place, situated on the mid-way of Dingboche and Pheriche routes to Everest base camp. At Thugla for the lunch stop, afternoon a steep climb of less than an hour to a high ridge. The walk gets better on gradual ups as the altitude gains, making the trek slower. After a good walk of few hours reaching Lobuche for an overnight stop, before reaching Everest Base Camp.  


Max. altitude

4928 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Start the morning early as possible, carrying packed lunch for the long day to Everest Base Camp. The walk starts on a nice pleasant trail, and then climb up to reach around rocky areas above Khumbu glacier. The walk continues with short descent to Gorakshep, a small settlement with few good lodges. Located on a wide glacial sandy field beneath towering Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar black rocky hill. After a short refreshing stop, then head towards the final destination to Everest Base Camp.

The trail leads on winding gradual path in between rocks and glaciers, then reaching at Everest Base Camp. Stand beneath the towering mighty Mt. Everest amidst, remorseless fields of ice, snow, rocks and glaciers.Enjoy the dramatic scenery similar to arctic zone landscapes enclosed by giant Lhotse, Nuptse and Pumori peaks. After an exciting and wonderful experience at Everest Base Camp, return to Gorakshep for overnight halt.


Max. altitude

5364 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Another early morning adventure, start the cold morning heading to a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar high ridge. A popular and famous spot for closest views of Mt. Everest at a mere distance. Stand in front of towering face of Mt. Pumori with range of high snow mountains that surrounds the top.

After a magnificent views of glorious mountain scenery, from the highest point of the adventure. Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and then get ready for sweeping panoramic flight to Kathmandu. Taking the comfort of a spacious seated helicopter, as the chopper arrives at Gorakshep. The pilot greets you and then get on board, the helicopter heads above Pheriche and Tengboche.

A short possible landing at Lukla for re-fueling, and then heads towards Kathmandu. Covering 153 km/96 miles’ air distance from Gorakshep, taking more than an hour or more. On reaching Kathmandu transfer back to your respective hotels. After a great wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp Trekking and return by Helicopter.


Max. altitude

5630 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Includes

  • Domestic airport Pick up and drop off.
  • All accommodations in simple T-house
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • Experience and government-licensed guide and porter.
  • Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu-Lukla.
  • Returning flight by helicopter.
  • First aid kit carried by Sherpa leader.
  • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • National park entrance fee.
  • All government charges and taxes.
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers.
  • Farewell dinner last night in Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

  • Laundry service/battery charge
  • Rescue/emergency and Travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter

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