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Everest Base Camp Trek, 1 Way By Helicopter

Trip code NNTR-1005
Package name Everest Base Camp Trek, 1 Way By Helicopter
Duration 10
Max. elevation 5545 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private vehicle/Domestic flight/Helicopter charter
Accomodation 3-star hotel in Kathmandu & Best Available Guesthouse In Mountains
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 2,750 per person

Highlights

Overview

DayItinerary
Altitude  in  Meter  &  Feet
Trekking  /  Walking
1Arrive in Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m Drive
2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
5-6 hr drive
3Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) trek to Phakding
2,610 m / 8,562 ft
30m flight 4 hrs Trek
4Trek to Namche Bazar
3,441 m / 11,290 ft
5-6 hr Trek
5Acclimatization & Rest day at Namche Bazar
3,441 m / 11,290 ft
6Trek to Tyangboche
3,870m / 12,697 ft
4-5 hr Trek
7Trek to Dingboche
4,360 m / 14,305 ft
5-6 hr Trek
8Acclimatization and rest at Dingboche
4,360 m / 14,305 ft
9Trek to Lobuche
4,940 m / 16,208 ft
5-6 hr Trek
10Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 ft) then trek back to Gorakshep
5,164 m / 16,942 ft
7-8 hr Trek
11Trek to Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft) then take the helicopter back to Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
2 hrs Trek & 1 hr Flight
12Departure
30m Drive

Accommodation in Everest Base Camp Trek


Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest reason have many different category hotels from normal teahouses to Luxury hotels. they are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower and room service. However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

Food in Everest Base Camp Trek


During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.
For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, hash browns, fries, Chapati, etc. The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables and meats (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.
You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.

Our Trekking Team for Everest Base Camp Trekking


Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek


For the Everest Base Camp Trek, Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters are usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
For more detail please visit the FAQ section below the package.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport, 2 copies passport size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before).  And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple:

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the Holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river. 

Boudhanath Stupa: 

Another UNESCO World Heritage site;  Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Patan durbar square:

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces into magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following: 

- Pagoda style temples which were made twelve to eighteen centuries

- An ancient royal palace with a museum

- Kashthamandap (which named to the city as Kathmandu)

- Living Goddess Kumari

- Black Bhairava (God of death)

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) trek to Phakding (2,610 m / 8,562 ft)

Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 30 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flights you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.

After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)

From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.

From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.

After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).

Day 5 : Acclimatization day - Namche Bazar (3,441 m / 11,290 ft)

After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize. The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although it's the rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of the Sherpa people.

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3,870m / 12,697 ft)

From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Everest base camp again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.

You'll continue along the trail. There are numerous tea shops along the way, so you can stop for a cup of Nepali Tea with the view of Ama Doblom.

Finally, you'll make a steep descent over the river along yet another suspension bridge. The village of Phunki Tenga where we will stop for another mountain lunch. Load up on carbs over lunch as you enjoy the scenery. From there, you'll face another steep climb. The shady path zigzags through rhododendron forests and high-altitude vistas—keep your eyes peeled for the region's colorful mountain bird species. Finally, you'll arrive at Tengboche, home to a legendary Buddhist monastery, the largest in the Khumbu.

Day 7 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m / 14,305 ft)

After having morning tea with the sunrise view over the Everest Massive, you'll now descend steeply through thick forest. You'll cross over the Imja Khola River, part of the Dudh Khosi river. From there, you'll arrive at the village of Pangboche, which is situated directly opposite Ama Dablam, one of the region's landmark summits. Because of the village's unique location, you'll be able to admire stunning and immersive views of the mountain. You'll also be able to see a gompa, or Tibetan monastery, along with sacred Buddhist mani walls.

After another few hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Dingboche, where you'll be spending the night.

Day 8 : Acclimatization And Rest in Dingboche (4,360 m / 14,305 ft)

After a strenuous few days of continuous climbing, your body is likely ready for a rest. Luckily, you'll have the whole day in Dingboche to relax and up for an acclimatization hike.
Head up to higher elevations along upper Dingboche, where you'll find a more traditional feel than the lower, trekker-oriented part of town, which is mostly made up of guesthouses and tea lodges. If you're up for a small day hike, you can head to an old Buddhist hermitage, known as Nangar Dzong. There's also a peak along the ridgeline called Dolma Ri which you can easily reach on foot. There, you'll find strings of bright prayer flags and a scenic viewpoint.

Day 9 : Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,208 ft)

After resting up, or going on a few shorter day hikes, you'll head out again on the main path. Continue to climb the wide valley, just beneath the snow-capped peaks of Cholatse and Tawache, which loom impressively on your left. You'll notice that the landscape becomes more icy and remote, with sparser habitation. 

Another turn brings you to a steep ascent at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world. Though it's one of the most photographed sights along the route, nothing can prepare you for a face-to-face view. 

As you continue climbing, you'll find many stone cairns along the top of the path. These have been built as memorials to the Sherpas and other brave mountaineers who have died while leading Everest expeditions. The route continues gently along the slope of the glacier, eventually reaching the small cluster of houses known as Lobuche.

Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m / 17,599 f) then trek back to Gorakshep (5,164 m / 16,942 ft)

After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.

But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night. 

Day 11 : Trek to Kalapattar (5,545m / 18,192 ft), Then take helicopter back to Kathmandu

In the early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar meaning “Black Rock” to enjoy the view of sunrise. It is one of the best Everest Mountain View spot in Nepal. You will be face to face with the Highest Mountain in the world. From here we can have panoramic views of Everest and many other mountain peaks like Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many more. You will trek down to the Kala Patthar helipad to take the most wonderful moment of our trek, the flight to Kathmandu. Your chopper flies from the lap of mt Everest towards the Lukla then to Kathmandu. You can admire the Arial view of the trek you have done in the last 9 days in a few minutes. also, the Arial view of the mountains and the fling above the glassier will be something you will never forget in your life.

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening farewell dinner will be served in the traditional Nepali restaurant with a cultural program.

Day 12 : Final departure

Your adventure to Nepal comes to an end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.

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