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12 Days EBC Trek and Kalapatthar Helicopter Ride Back.

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Duration: 12 days

Cost: $2090 (04 pax) Basic

Accommodation:

  • 03 star Hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner 

Activities:

  • walking Everyday 
  • Fly to Lukla 
  • Explore Lukla & Namche 
  • Return Private Helicopter 

Trip Highlights

  •  Here are some of the major highlights of the trip.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  •  Breathtaking flight to and From Lukla
  • Warm hospitality of Sherpa
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  •  Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  •  Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083)m
  •  Trek to Everest base camp and Khumbu glacier
  •  Get close to the world's highest mountains. Mt.Everest (8848m)
  •  Get familiar with the Sherpa culture and traditions. 

12 Days EBC Trek and Kalapatthar Helicopter Ride Back Fact Sheet 

Group size: min 4-max 12 people (we can customize trip as per your request as well)

Max-altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft

Destination: Nepal                  Fitness level: Moderate 

Arrival and Departure From: Kathmandu, Nepal 

Main attraction: helicopter ride from Kalapatthar to Lukla.

Meals: all meals during the trek (including breakfast in Kathmandu)

Accommodation: standard hotel and luxurious tea houses.

Transport: Domestic flight/ Tourist vehicles

Best time: March-May & Sept-Dec

Trip introduction

Everest Base camp Kalapatthar Luxurious short return by helicopter- 12 days is another exciting journey.  Everest base camp trek would be more adventurous via chartered helicopter. Those magnificent views of Khumbu valley and the mountains we get to see while we are on helicopter makes us speechless. The journey via chartered helicopter will be one of the most epic and outstanding journey of the life. Our 12 days trip begins from Kathmandu and we will fly to Lukla which is the main entrance of our trek. Our trekking begins from there.

A side from the breath-taking scenery we also get to observe the legendry Sherpa culture, majestic features, and go through amazing mountain valleys of the Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp will give us an enthralling life time experience. It will provide us an opportunity to embark an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off to in 1953.Hiking on the legendary foothills just below the mighty Everest along with the hypnotizing views of master peaks can only be found in Everest Region. Our Sherpa will work as a mediator to the base camp of world's tallest mountains. The warm hospitality of Sherpa will add fragrance to our golden trip. An adventurous 12 days luxurious short return by helicopter package to EBC includes stupendous walk through the world's desert like glaciers, and remarkable view from chartered helicopter.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu / Kathmandu Sightseeing. 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding, 3-4 hrs. Trek

Day 03: Phakding to Namchebazar.  5- 6 hours trek 

Day04: NamcheBazar to Tengboche 2-4 hrs. Trek

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche 5-6 hrs. Trek 

Day 06: Dingboche acclimatization / Rest Day 

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche, 4-5 hrs. Trek 

Day 08: Lobuche to Gorakshep 

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep, visit EBC

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar, back to Gorakshep, fly to Lukla by Helicopter.

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 12:  Final Departure.

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities.  However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.

Meals

All meals will be provided during our 12 days trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability.

Physical condition & Requirements

The 12 day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek.

Best time to travel

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views.

Trip start dates and costs

Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC. 

Important information 

During the trip some of the natural and artificial problems like weather, local politics, and flight delays etc. which are beyond our control can make the change in our itinerary. If it happens we will decide for the best alternative taking into considerations to the interest of the whole group. We will do everything to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the result of change or delays. We can also organize helicopter rescue as per request of the clients in delays of flight. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift up to 4-5 persons per flight. Please not that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight etc.) included in the package that you would use later.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu /Kathmandu sightseeing

After your arrival on Kathmandu our representatives will be there waiting to give you a hearty welcome to Nepal with your name card. You will be taken to hotel by our representatives. After you freshen up our guide will tour you to the Kathmandu city. You will also visit the different world heritage sites and cultural and historical monuments that are located in the city. At the evening we will serve you with warm welcome dinner at a well known Nepali restaurant.

Included Meals:  All meals including welcome dinner.

Day 02: fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding, 3-4 hrs. Trek

On our 2nd day of the trek we will take an early morning flight to Lukla airport. It is the main entrance of our journey to the Himalayas’ of Khumbu region. We will meet our rest of the team members then have some breakfast there and start our trekking. We will walk on a trail that gradually descends too Cheplung village from where we will get a glimpses of Mt.khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. We will take lunch there take some rest and then we will gradually descend until Phakding. We will have our dinner in Phakding. Our overnight stay will be on Phakding.

Included Meals:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.  5- 6 hours trek

On our 3rd day after having breakfast we will start our journey where our trial passes through a beautiful pine forest and we will continue our walk on a trial that goes north up the Benkar valley following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo village before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. Then after crossing suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. We ascend on a step trial and reach the biggest town in the Everest region i.e. NamcheBazar. It is also the major economic hub for people of Khumbu region. We will be staying overnight witnessing beautiful NamcheBazar.

Included Meals:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 2-4 hrs.

On our 4th day after having breakfast in Namche Bazaar we will have our breakfast and will move towards Phhunki. The trek until Phunki is not very difficult. After reaching Phunki we will ascend towards the biggest monastery which is Tengbboche Monastery which lies in Tengboche village.  The UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park is also located here; we can enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas which the monastery is blessed with. The Himalayas including Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku can be viewed from here. The Monastery opens at 3:00pm, so if we reach thereby 3 o’clock we can observe the Buddhist religious ceremony. We will be staying overnight in Tengoboche.

Included Meals:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche 5-6 hrs

On our 5th day of trek we will pass through overgrown forest of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. We will be exploring the magnificent views of Mt.Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Here we will walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to Pangboche Monastery. We will be walking around the Imja valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. This beautiful village gives amazing pictures of Himalayan agriculture and animal husbandry. We can have amazing views of beautiful barely, potato, and buckwheat fields along with animals grazing along those fields. 

Included Meals:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 06: Dingboche acclimatization / Rest Day

 Our 6th day will be acclimatization day in a Sherpa village called Dingboche. It is located in Chukung Valley.  After having breakfast we will trek towards Chukung valley which is not very difficult.  We will have our lunch here. This valley is famous for remarkable views of mountains such as Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, and Ama Dablam. Moreover we will also get to see the beautifully arranged fields with stone walls in order to protect the seasonal crops from cold winds and grazing animals. After this remarkable short trek we will then go back to Dingboche. We will have our dinner here and our overnight stay will be on Dingboche.

Included Meals:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche, 4-5 hrs

On our 7th day of the trek after having lite and healthy breakfast we will bid a goodbye to our lodge owner and head towards Lobuche.  After approximately two hours trek we will reach to Thugla. There we will take a rest for sometime by having some hot drink.  We can see the high mountains getting closer to us as we proceed towards Lobuche. On our trek to Lobuche we will climb up to steep hill where we can see the Everest Memorial which is a memorial for the climbers who have lost their life while attempting to summit Mount Everest. As we continue our trial to the Khumbu Glacier moraine we will be facing several great peaks.  After 5-6 hours trek from Dingboche we will reach to Lobuche. Our today’s overnight stay will be on Lobuche.

Included Meals:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 08: Lobuche to Gorakshep, 6-7 hours.

On our 8th day of the trek we will be heading towards Goarakshep. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours.  As we further our trials it will get harder than before but the trial gets easier as we climb about 150m.  There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach to the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on Gorakshep.

Included Meals:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 09: Gorakshep, visit EBC

On the 9th day of our trek we will visit Everest Base Camp through the trial of Gorak Shep Lake. We will be following the trial straight ahead which will take us across the Indian Army mountaineers memorials.  The walk here is tough and misleading due to thin air in the high altitude. It is very important to follow our guide otherwise we may miss the trial.  There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach to the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on luxurious guest house of Gorak Shep.

Included Meal:  All meals during trek including tea and coffee.

Day 10: Gorakshep to KalaPatthar, back to Gorakshep, fly to Lukla by helicopter.

 We will wake up early in the morning. After having breakfast we will be heading towards the best view point on the earth which is Kalapatthar. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views from Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought of having off.  We will have our lunch there and will return back to Gorakshep. After returning back to Gorakshep we will take a helicopter and fly to Lukla. . Those magnificent views of Khumbu valley and the mountains we get to see while we are on helicopter makes us speechless.

Included Meals: all meals during trek including tea and coffee

Day 11: fly to Kathmandu

Bidding a goodbye to Everest region we will take an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport along with the glimpses of the mountains we have recently visited. After reaching Kathmandu we will go back to our hotel and take some rest or do some shopping as reminder.

Day 12: final Departure

Our reprenstative will drop you to Tribhuvan International airport hours before your flight. 

Included in the cost

·         Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)

·         Full day city tour by private vehicle.

·         Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.

·         Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)

·         Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)

·         Seasonable fresh fruit.

·         Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)

·         One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)

·         Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.

·         Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)

·         Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

·         All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)

·         Helicopter / Chopper expenses.

·         Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)

·         All government and local taxes.

Cost excludes

·         Tips for guides porters and drivers

·         Nepalese visa fee.

·         Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.

·         Extra luggage charge.

·         Person expenses not included in the itinerary

·         International flights.


EBC; An experience of lifetime!

(5/5)

The Everest Base Camp and KalaPatthar helicopter ride back was an enthralling experience of lifetime. It was all safe and secure and I had no flight delays problem. The guide Phurba was very professional and I love the warm hospitality of Sherpa people. Kedar managed everything so perfectly and his team members were very helpful. They gave me homely feeling and treated me like a part of the family. I’m very thankful to everyone and recommend this company to everyone.

Address: USA

Stunning Views!

(5/5)

I did Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter ride back from Kalapatthar. It was an amazing experience. The views were stunning, the trials were harder and the region was very pure. The air was fresh and people were very kind. The company (Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours) was one of the best with excellent team members. Everything was very perfect and I loved it. 

Address: Cyprus

EBC Trek and Kalapatthar Helicopter ride back 2018

(5/5)

I am very thankful to the team of Everest Base Camp trekking tours for organizing such a wonderful EBC and Kalapatthar ride back trek. I’ve had the best trek of my lifetime. The views were stunning and the thrilling helicopter ride was amazing. All the services exceeded my expectations and can’t wait for another trek in Nepal. 
Address: Germany

Amazing team, Beautiful Experience.

(5/5)
After surfing several companies in Google I opted for this company. The response was very quick and satisfying. It was one of the best decisions choosing this company, the services were very great and the team members were very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Nepal and the scenario from the helicopter was truly mesmerizing. In love with majestic mountains and even more Nepal. 
Address: Perth, Australia

Excellent trek!

(5/5)
I just returned from my Everest Base Camp trek and Kalapatthar Helicopter Ride Back and it was an experience of lifetime. It was adventurous trek of lifetime with amazing helicopter ride back. Everything was very safe and secure. The team members were very helpful and guides were amazing. I had no problems regarding the services; the tea houses where we stayed had very friendly owners, clean and comfortable accommodation and very good food.  
Address: New York




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