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Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 11 Days

Duration

11 Days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

5545 m /18192 ft

Trip Code

ANT01E09
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
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US$ 2805
US$ 2390

Trip Overview

If you are looking for the best mixture of adventure trekking and  the luxurious helicopter ride? If so, Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition offers 11 days package Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. For sure, touching the base of the tallest peak on the planet would be any trekkers dream. Yet, not all trekking lover get the chance to experience the Everest Base Camp because of time limitation. For those who are seeking to trek to the Everest Base Camp in a short time can sign up this package.

You will take a breathtaking flight to Lukla to begin the trek and climb to Namche where you spend two nights for the proper Acclimatization. Tyangboche village (3,867m/12,684ft) rewards the premium views of mount Amadablam, Mount Everest and its adjacent peaks. Visiting ancient Tyangboche monastery is one of the highlights of the trip.  Next, the route commences to Dingboche – a settlement in the bright valley confronting the most delightful Amadablam – an incredible place to occupy two nights for second Acclimatization day to get used to thin oxygen level before we move up over 5000 meters. The elevated scene turns out to be tougher as we move over the tree line on moraines to Gorakshep passing Lobuche. It is a bit more challenging to walk over the Khumbu Glacier moraines but without a doubt an extraordinary remunerating exertion for the feeling of achievement. On the off chance that you have ever yearned to set eyes on the most noteworthy Himalayan scene and dazzling icy masses around you, the view from Kalapathar will remain with you until the end of the trek. And then, to get back to Kathmandu, you will experience comfy chopper flight which is just awesome. While soaring above, you will experience idyllic aerial views of the stunning landscape as well as the gigantic Himalayan mountain range. The 11 days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek will let you experience the special moment in your life.

Trip Highlight

  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Experience of Sherpa culture
  • Visit Tyangboche Monastery
  • Lovely views of the Khumbu Icefall
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m) & Nagarjuna Peak (5,091m)
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier
  • Proximity to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m)
  • Chartered Helicopter Flight from Gorekshep to Kathmandu

Additional Information

If the suggested itineraries are not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per your need with a special group discount. Kindly contact us at  info@amazingnepaltrek.com for detail information. You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851116042 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi, and Nepali.

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4hrs

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche

Day 05: Trek to Tyangboche(3,867m/12684ft), 4-5hrs

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6hrs

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6hrs

Day 09: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 6-7hrs

Day 10: Early hike to Kala Pathar (5550m/18,204ft) & Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

Note: Natural Activities are uncontrollable by human efforts. Bad Weather is the reason for flight cancellations or delays for those who are planning to fly to/from Lukla.  You might face the same situation while returning from Lukla. Please, plan for 1-2 reserve days for contingency. Keep it in the mind that you are going to the Lap of Himalayas. But, our experts are well-trained to handle that situation. In case, you get some problem we will help out you to bring Kathmandu Safely. So, you have to trust yourself and us.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. The same evening, you and your team members will be offered typical Nepali food in a fine restaurant. You will also be briefed about the trip, and dropped at your hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4hrs

You will fly from Kathmandu domestic airport to Lukla in the early morning. It is just a 30-minutes-long flight. Once you land at Lukla airport, you will find yourself busy with taking photos. Our crews will start taking care of luggage. Usually, trekkers take their lunch at Lukla. After things are properly set by the midafternoon, you will begin your trek up to Phakding. This is a short route. At Phakding, a small and quiet village, you can enjoy an evening walk.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6hrs

As soon as your breakfast at Phakding, you will find yourself walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi till you arrive at Monjo, another small and quiet village. This village is a gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. As you walk through the National Park, you start gradually descending to the banks of Bhote Koshi River till you arrive at Jorsalle village. After a short break, you will be walking towards Namche Bazaar, a globally known small town, where tourists from around the world flock in. It is here you pass your night at a comfortable teahouse.

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar has an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft). This is the best place for you to stay for a day for acclimatization. It is from here you start ascending towards Base Camp. That’s why special care needs to be given to your body. You can spend your day simply trolling around. Or you can visit a Sherpa Museum or you can walk little up to Everest viewpoint and see the view around. Since this is an ancient place of the Sherpas, you can enjoy watching their architectures and lifestyles.

Day 05: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6hrs

After you breakfast at Namche, you set out for the journey along the trail that takes you through the forest and up to the hill. From the hill, you can enjoy watching some of the most magnificent views of the mighty mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde. Do not forget to take photos. The trail from the mid of the forest finally takes you to Tyangboche. This world-famous monastery is famous for its grand architecture, and the infrastructure. This is the best place to stay. Do not miss the views of the mountains in the evening.

Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6hrs

Comparatively, this is going to be a comfortable journey for you. After breakfast, you will find yourself descending from the mid of rhododendron forest. You will be crossing a beautiful valley and then follow a trail that takes you straight to Dingboche, another quiet and beautiful place to stay.

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

It is yet another important day and place for you to get acclimatized. Since you will be ascending up, it is essential that you take enough rest here. We recommend you to stay whole day free. This rest is going to boost up your energy and stamina. Many physically fit tourists make their hiking up to Chhukung (4,730m) and find watching many mountains and glaciers at the horizon.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164ft), 5-6hrs

The journey from here to Lobuche is just 4.5 miles. But the trail is full of challenges. It tastes your skills, patience, and energy. The alpine meadows and yak pastures land you come across mesmerize you with some of the rare panoramas. You cross the Khumbu Glacier, probably the most difficult trail so far. The rugged route finally lands you here at Lobuche. You stay this night here.

Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,365m/17,601ft) 5-6hrs

It is a brand new morning and time to leave Lobuche now after your breakfast. Journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek begins now. You are no longer an ordinary trekker. You make a real journey in your life. The base camp out there is at an altitude of above 5,000m (16,000ft) and you got to be there.

First, you will reach Gorak Shep, an amazing village covered in snow most of the time. You take your lunch here and start hiking the Khumbu Glacier. From here, you see the Mount Everest in its raw form. This trail further takes you to the world famous space, called the Everest Base Camp. You quench your thirst of becoming a real trekker here at this point. This is, in fact, a turning point in your life. After exploring this world famous place, you will be walking back to Gorak Shep. Spend your night and feel the change in your life.

Day 10: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) & Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

It is dawn at Gorak Shep. Forget about your breakfast. It is time to be ready for a short hiking up to Kala Pathar. You have to reach there for the sun rises if you do not want to miss this rare experience. Our crews are ready. They wake you up at right time. If you are at the top of Kala Patthar and the sun is about to rise, you are going to be one of the blessed tourists. Have a look at the heaven that the sun rays start creating all over the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori. After this view, it is time now to trek towards Kala Patthar. After you reach the Kala Patthar, we will experience comfy chopper ride to return back Kathmandu. While soaring above, you will experience idyllic aerial views of the stunning landscape as well as the gigantic Himalayan mountain range.

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Cost Includes:
  • All airport transfers 
  • Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Ground transport by car
  • Regular fixed wing Flight Kathmandu-Lukla
  • Heli flight Gorek Shep-Kathmandu
  • All airport taxes 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (3 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Everest Base Camp Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Everest region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Everest region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Everest Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World Heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Amazing Nepal will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.

It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek. When you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Similarly, it is best to have some extra days after you have finished your trek because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be canceled due to bad weather. So all together it is recommended to have a few extra days beside the trip schedule so that you don’t miss your International Flight.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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