Everest Base Camp Heli trek 11 days package perfectly combines the awesome experience of trekking and enjoying the luxurious helicopter ride from Gorakshep. Definitely, reaching to the base of the highest peak on the earth Mt Everest (8848m) would be any trekkers dream. Yet, not all trek enthusiasts get the chance to experience the Everest base Camp because of time constraint. For those who are seeking to trek to Everest Base Camp in short time can go for 11-days Everest Base Camp Heli trek.
To begin our Everest Base Camp Heli trek, we will fly to Lukla experiencing breathtaking flight and trek to Phakding passing a fascinating setting from where we will climb side to side with Himalayan pine and cedar trees to reach Namche Bazaar- the center of Everest Region. We will also hike to Everest View Hotel for observing great panorama of the Everest, Tawache, Lhotse, Amadablam, etc. Visiting Tengboche Monastery (3860m) which rewards with the arresting views of Mt Amadablam, Mt. Everest and its adjacent peaks is the highlight of the trek.
Before getting to Everest Base Camp, we will also witness spectacular views of peaks like Amadablam, Lhotse and a lot of other peaks from Dingboche. From Dingboche, we can hike to Nagerjun to witness the fine views of Lobuche East (6119m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) etc. Also, we will walk to Lobuche from where we will pass through meadows, and get to Gorekshep to make way to the Everest base camp for splendid and unforgettable views. Hiking to the best viewpoint for observing Mount Everest as well as other magnificent Himalayan range is another highlight of the trek. And then, to get back to Kathmandu, we will experience comfy helicopter ride which is just awesome.
The 11-days Everest Base Camp Heli trek designed by Nepal Hiking Team will let you experience awesome Everest Base Camp trek blended with most picturesque heli ride amidst the stunning valleys and awe-inspiring high peaks in the Himalayas.
- Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
- Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
- Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
- Day 4: Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel
- Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 7: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours
- Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
- Day 10: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) – Gorekshep – Kathmandu by Helicopter
- Day 11: Farewell
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
- Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, a porter and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
- Kathmandu to Lukla including departure taxes
- Private helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
- Duffle bag for the trekking
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek if require
- Nepal Hiking Team T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes and office service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa
- Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
As you reach Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative from Nepal Hiking Team will welcome you and also give brief information on further program. As we will not have any planned activities for the day, you can simply relax after checking into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
From Kathmandu, we will fly to Lukla experiencing awesome flight. The landing field at Lukla is at high altitude and the difference between the two ends of the airstrip is approximately 60 meters only. From Lukla, we will trek to Phakding passing a fascinating, green setting along with the breathtaking sight of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
On this day, we will trek to Namche Bazaar, we follow the Dudh Koshi climbing from side to side with Himalayan pine and cedar trees before reaching the capital set and trading post of Everest Region-Namche Bazaar. Namche is actually famous for a historic trading post where Tibetans and Nepalese traders exchange dried meat, salt, and textiles. Here, you can also visit local markets and buy traditional crafts. The first sights of Everest and other adjoining peaks come into view. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 4: Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel
In Namche Bazaar, on this day we will have an acclimatization day to get properly accustomed with high altitude. We can optionally hike to Syangboche Airport lying 3700m high which is one of the highest airports on the earth. We will also hike to Everest View Hotel for observing great panorama of the Everest, Tawache, Lhotse, Amadablam, etc. Before returning back to Namche Bazaar, we will explore Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
We will ascend to Tengboche lying at the elevation of 3860m after departing from Namche Bazaar. Experiencing easy walk, we will witness the view of Mount Everest on the way. Also, we will descend deep to the Dudh Koshi Valley lying at Pungki Thanka. Moving ahead from right side of the Dudh Koshi valley we will ultimately reach Tengboche Monastery (3860m). Here the striking views of Mt Amadablam, Mt. Everest and its adjacent peaks will completely allure you. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
We will trek to Dingboche lying 4410m high after descending all the way through stunning woods and traverse Imja River departing from Tengboche. Also traverse the Imja River and trek all the way through the Pangboche village which is located at the elevation of 3900m. The spectacular views of peaks like Amadablam, Lhotse and a lot of other peaks will mesmerize you. Passing by pastures, we arrive at Dingboche which is also popular as the 'summer valley'. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 7: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return Duration: 6 hours
This is another acclimatization day in Dingboche to get used to with the higher elevation. We will also hike to Nagerjun (5100m), a hill situated above Dingboche on the edges of the Chhukung valley. While walking on the way the trail becomes steep on occasions making the walk challenging. From Nagerjun, we will witness the fine views of Lobuche East (6119m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m) etc. You may also witness the world’s fifth highest mountain, Makalu on a clear day. We will then walk back to Dingboche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours
Moving ahead from Dingboche, we will walk for approximately 5 hours to reach Lobuche. On the way, stroll along a wide valley floor before reaching Dughla, Also, we will walk passing the Trekkers Aid Post situated at Pheriche (4240 m) where western volunteer doctors offers treatment to trekkers. We will carry on walking to the valley, and the walk down to the yak pastures before reaching Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
This is the 9th day of the trek and is one of the most important days of the trek. We will experience a short way up through meadows, and then walk down at the Khumbu glacier. Also, we can notice the best vantage point Kala Pathar from where stunning sights of the entire southern face of Mt. Everest as well as the adjoining peaks can be seen. We will get to Gorekshep, walk for some hours from Lobuche from where we will make way to the Everest base camp. We will have to walk on rising and falling path to get to the base camp and witness splendid view of the Khumbu icefall. The views from Everest Base Camp will totally enthrall you Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) – Gorekshep – Kathmandu by Helicopter
This is another significant day of the trek. We will begin hiking early in the morning to witness stunning sunrise views from Kala Pathar (5545m). It is the best viewpoint for observing Mount Everest as well as other magnificent Himalayan range. After that, we will walk back to Goraksherp. Finishing our breakfast, we will experience comfy helicopter ride to return back Kathmandu. While soaring above, you will experience idyllic aerial views of the stunning landscape as well as gigantic Himalaya range. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 11: Farewell
Finishing our breakfast, we will help you drive to Kathmandu International Airport approximately before 3 hours of the scheduled flight.
We experienced Everest Base Camp trek, with our 11 year old son. Without any hesitation Nepal Hiking Team arranged amazing family trekking with a child and made the whole experience really memorable as well as easy. Everything was organized perfectly as we dealt with Ganga and his team who boosted our confidence day by day.
During our planning and booking stages, we were really impressed by the timely and detailed contact from Ganga. Upon arrival in Nepal, we met him and his team and started our trek, we were really impressed by the experience, knowledge imparted, care as well as attention given by our guide- Bal Kumar demonstrated.
The whole team was proactive and was much concerned about our every situation as well as needs and made us feel that we were trekking as a family. We are owed to trek with professional and a highly experienced team. I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team heartily and without hesitation.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.