Everest Base camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter is one of the short treks for Everest Base Camp; especially focused on those who want to experience the adventure on limited holidays. We assure you for the heavenly experience and challenging adventure that you worth your time and money. From EBC Heli Trek, you can experience the mountain glory from every angle. As the trails start from Lukla to the Everest base camp you can explore the breathtaking sceneries through the ascending steps. Which is looking up to the peaks and the other angles of the skyline view from a helicopter on the way back to Kathmandu.
As the Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world so to reach the Everest base camp is a huge achievement in itself. The thrilling journey begins from Lukla that goes different trails through the dense forest, ethnic Sherpa village, fast flowing rivers, stunning landscapes, tranquil green forest, deep canyons and the cold and barren region at the feet of the great mountain peaks. This adventure also allows you to discover the rural mountain lifestyle of Nepalese people.
From the Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by helicopter; you get the combined view of all the glistering mountain peaks including Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt Lhotse 8516 m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt. Lingerie 6679m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m , Mt.Kongde 6011m, Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m, Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m. Also, Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m are the major towering peaks that reflects you the lifetime memory. Moreover, the stunning lining views of the trail that you have trekked through and the steep terraces cultivated lands from the Aerial view. Leaving your footstep on the lap of Everest base camp you will fly back to Kathmandu by a helicopter ride.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival And Transfer To Hotel. Short Briefing At Evening (1300 Meters)
As you arrive at Tribhuvan International airport a representative from Peregrine treks will welcome you and drop you to the hotel after half an hour drive from the airport. You will have leisure time to rest. In the evening you will get the briefing about the trek from your guide and get prepared for the next day adventure.
Day 02: Lukla Flight And Trek Up To Phakding (2651 Meters) 8 Km Distance, 3 Hours Trek
You will have an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary airport). This is the beginning point of all Everest trek. The other member of our team will join us from Lukla. Now our team gradually descends to Cheplung village from where you will get a close view of the sacred mountain peak called Mt. Khumbila which has never been climbed. The trails gradually descend to Phakding where our team will stay overnight.
Day 03: Trek To Namche (3440 Meters) 11km Distance, Approx. 7 Hours
After early morning breakfast, the trails continue towards Phakdine that passes through a pine forest along the Dudh Koshi River crossing the suspension bridge that seems to be decorated with a holy prayers flag. Now, entering the Sagarmatha national park we continue our trek to Jorasalle spotting the mani stones along the way. Lunch will be served here. Again the trails descend steeply upwards to Namche Bazar, a beautiful valley which is considered as the capital of Sherpa people from where you can have the very first appearance of the majestic mountain the Mt. Everest. Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Acclimatization Day To Avoid High Altitude For Coming Days
One more day in Namche Bazar will help you to be used to the high altitude as the oxygen gets thinning more and more in the high. It will be good for you to stay active then to take more rest for the next day adventure. You can go for a hike to the Everest viewpoint just above the Namche Bazar. Also can visit the Sherpa museum to get the information about the Sherpa culture, you can also see the footprint of Yeti in the museum and many historical and geographical information of the mountain and the people here. Overnight at same lodge
Day 05: Trek To Tengboche (3870 Meters) 10km Distance, Approx. 6 Hours
After early morning breakfast, we continue our trek to Tengboche along some descends and some ascend through the Rhododendron forests, the trails drop to Phungi Thanka where you will have your lunch. The trails now descend to Tengboche that provides you with the magnificent views of the different mountain like Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablm including Mt. Everest. Overnight at lodge
Day 06: Trek To Dingboche (4360 Meters) 9 Km Distance, Approx. 5 Hours
After early morning breakfast, the trail descends smoothly through the rhododendron forest. Today the trails are quite easy to compare to other days. Now you will cross the tree line spotting the mani stones and the coniferous forest admiring the view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Amadablam. The trail continues downhill to Dengboche crossing the Imja River to reach Pangboche for the lunch. Our walk continues after the lunch visiting the famous Pangboche monastery and the view of fabulous mountains will be along with you the whole day. We continue our walk to Imja valley now the trail literally ascends to Dingboche the beautiful village which used to be summer settlement for yak grazing so you can view the yak grazing over the slope of the cliffs. Overnight in the lodge at Dingboche
Day 07: Dingboche 2nd Acclimatization Day
You start your day with the sunrise view between the majestic peaks. Though this is the day for the relaxation of your body we recommend you to stay active with moderate walk and hike. Here you can get the chance to know about the villagers and their unique culture and explore the beautifully cultivated field of barley, wheat, buckwheat, and potato. Overnight at lodge
Day 08: Trek To Lobuche (4940 Meters) 7 Km Distance, Approx. 6 Hours
After breakfast, we start our day with a moderate climb to Duglha at the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier which is a tiny village of a colorful strand of prayers flags hung across the valley. We continue our steep ascends to Chupki Lara that goes to Khumbu Glacier moraine where you can witness the leistering peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtern, Pumori and Mahlangu Himal. Then the trail follows the way to Lobuche where you will spend the night.
Day 09: Trek To Gorakshep (5170 Meters) And EBC (5364 Meters) 13 Km Distance, Approx 8 Hours
After breakfast, today we take the trail to Everest base camp which is not very difficult. We continue our walk to some ascend and descend trails mostly on a glacier path. The walk is strenuous due to thin air in the high elevation. Passing the rocky dunes, moraines, and streams on the way we reach the Everest base camp. The beautifully stunning and the picturesque views of the majestic peak like Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori will welcome you. After this heavenly experience, we get back to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge
Day 10: Trek To Kalapather (5545 Meters) For Sunrise View And Fly Back To Kathmandu By Helicopter
Today we wake up early for the walk to Kala Patthar in the dark with cold temperature and chilly wind. After the moderate walk of 2-3 hour, we reach Kalapatthar. The view from the summit is adorable. Every peak is revealing in itself including Mt. Everest. After enjoying the magnificent mountain panorama we get back to Gorak Shep. We will take a helicopter ride from where you can explore the combined view of all the mountains from the skyline. We fly over the serene waters of the Gokyo Lake and the stunning lining view of the trails that you have trekked through. Leaving your footsteps on the lap of the Everest base camp you will fly back to Kathmandu. Your guide will take you to Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel
Day 11: Final Departure
This is the last day in the land of Everest. After breakfast or lunch according to your flight schedule, we will drop you at the Tribhuvan international airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Fly back to your home.
- What Will You DoDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hours trek
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hours
Day 07: Dingboche: acclimatization
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, back to Gorak Shep, fly to Lukla by Helicopter: 3 km, 3-4 hours trek
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 12: Final departure
- What To Expect- Sightseeing at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu City.
- Visit Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital the gateway to the Everest.
- Attend Everest Base Camp hike up to Kalapather for majestic views of Everest others.
- Most scenic helicopter flight back to Kathmandu head-to-head with the Himalayas.
- What Is Included- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights with breakfast
- Best available teahouse accommodation during the Everest trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights from a regular Twin Otter plane (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4:1)
- Porter service (2:1)
- Helicopter/Chopper expenses as per the itinerary
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Peregrine Treks' trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes
- What Is Not Included- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- International flights and helicopter rides from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (if requested by guests)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)