Everest Base Camp Trek is no doubt the biggest trekking adventure in Nepal that caters the magnificence of world's highest peak Everest and its closest siblings. Not only the mountain landscapes, the trek also highlights the amazing Sherpa culture in the heartlands of Sherpa hamlets. Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Ride is designed to those trekkers, willing to save the time trekking back down to Lukla from Gorakshep after the successful hike up to the Base Camp of Everest and the Mountain of Black Rock itself.

This is a luxurious way to trek to the base camp of world's highest peak, Everest as the Heli Ride from Gorakshep allows you an opportunity to sight the mesemrizing aerial view of soaring Himalayan Peaks dominated by some of the world's loftiest mountains and the rugged remote terrians of the country. The heli ride of course avoids all the hassle of trekking down the retracing trail that eventually leads you to Lukla.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  • The typical trail of trekking in Nepal, that goes up and down the rolling hills so many times like the waves in a ocean.

  • The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama, that gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek goes higher to Everest Base Camp. Also, the views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley blended so well with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park

  • The authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages that we encounter during our Everest Base Camp Trek and the warm hospitality of the families of inborn mountaineers.

  • The highland monasteries, the sacred maniwalls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, chortens and the every aspect that demonstrates Tantric Buddhism of Nygingma Pa Sect.

  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Kalapattar for the whole view of Everest.

  • The glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier that extends from Khumbu Icefall. The most important highlight the Everest Base Camp itself.

  • The last but one of the most interesting highlights of the entire trek is thirty minute long Helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Lukla, which allows trekkers opportunity to sight the best aerial view of Himalayas and the remotest corner of the country.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival day in Kathmandu 1350m & transfer to hotel; Evening welcome dinner
  • Rest day in Kathmandu & trek preparation day
  • Fly to Lukla 2800m (35mins flight) and trek to Phakding 2650m 3-3.5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m 7 hrs trek
  • Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize
  • Trek to Tengboche 3867m 6 hrs trek
  • Trek to Dingboche 4375m 6 hrs trek
  • Dingboche: Rest and Acclimatize
  • Trek to Lobuche 4900m 5 hrs trek
  • Trek to Gorakshep 5180m & to Everest Base Camp 5360m and trek back to Gorekshep 7-8 hrs trek
  • Early morning trek to Kalapattar 5545m Helicopter ride back to Kathmandu in the noon
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu; Evening farewell dinner
  • Depart Kathmandu
  • In event of flight cancellation/ delayed in/out Lukla: It is likely that flight to Lukla and return could get delayed or cancel even if best trekking seasons so it is important that you come with minimum of one or two extra days at the end of the trek as back up days to cover this eventualities. If flight will go on time, you could use these days to explore Kathmandu Valley or could even extend your visit to wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park (2 Nights) or Pokhara (2 Nights).

    If flight will get cancelled, then we will reschedule your flight for the following day. (Subject to availability). However, in a group, we could also hire a helicopter to fly in/out to Lukla to start/ end the trek as per the planned date and time and cost of helicopter flight is your own expenses. Helicopter flight will cost minimum of US$- 350 to US$- 500 per person depending on group size. To cover this helicopter flight expenses, you are kindly requested to come with travel insurance that covers the flight cancellation for minimum of US$- 500 for a day so that you could claim for the flight cancellation once returned from the trip, and we will make documentation for this as per your require to submit to your insurance.

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 01:

Arrival day in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m

B/B & welcome dinner

On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Everest Base Camp. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 02:

Rest day in Kathmandu & trek preparation day

Altitude: 1350m

B/B

Today, we shall spend your day on own. Thamel, the major tourist hub in Kathmandu is never more for a day exploration. Stroll around the cobble mazed streets of Thamel or simply stay in your hotel room- the choice is yours. In the afternoon, we will escort you to our office so that you get introduced with your trek guide and you will also have important tips on Everest Base Camp trek during the session. Overnight in a hotel.


 

Day 03:

Fly to Lukla (35 mins flight) and trek to Phakding 3-3.5 hrs trek

Altitude: Lukla- 2800m, Phakding-2650m

B/L/D

We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure. Instantly, after making the final arrangement for the Everest Base Camp Trek, we kick off. Trekking 200m downhill to Thado Koshi River, we cross the suspension bridge over it. The view of Mt. Kusum Kangru looming dramatically to the East is wonderful view from the bridge. Beyond the bridge the trek begins to gain altitude gradually to Ghat. Ghat is a Buddhist Village with wonderful Black Mani walls engraved with prayers in white. The final push from Ghat through scattered viallges and yak herder's camps brings us to Phakding. The first day of Everest Base Camp Trek ends at Phakding.

Explore remaining time around this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.

Day 04:

Trek to Namche Bazaar  6-7 hrs trek

Altitude: 3440m

B/L/D

The Everest Base Camp Trek today crosses suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River five times. The first bridge we cross comes after five minutes of walk from our hotel in Phakding.  Crossing it we trek through the forested trail on the left bank of the river for 35 minutes to Taktak. Exiting out of Taktak we get to see the magnificent view of Mt. Thameserku 6608m from a viewpoint. Almost thirty minutes of gentle walk from the viewpoint brings us to Banker. We cross the second bridge over Dudh Koshi River while making our way out of Banker. Trekking on the right bank of the river on the stony trail that goes uphill and down like the waves in the ocean, we arrive to Monjo. Walking through the typical Sherpa Village, we arrive to the Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek downhill for twenty minutes on the stony trail to the river, cross the third bridge and arrive to Jorsale, where we stop for the lunch.

Post lunch, we cross the fourth bridge and trek along the right bank of the river for forty minutes to arrive at Larja Doban. At Larja Doban we sight the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. There are two elevated bridges at Larja Doban. We cross the higher one and begin the uphill climb on the stony trail towards Namche. Almost after 1 and half hour of trek we arrive to Top Danda. Savoring the first view of Everest from Top Danda, we trek uphill for the next ninety minutes through pine forest to Namche.

Day 05:

Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize

Altitude: 3440m

B/L/D

Rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. Today we will walk up to the Everest view Hotel, which lies at the altitude of 3880m (440m higher than Namche). 2.5 hours of uphill hike on the stony trails of open hill brings us to Everest View Hotel. Savor the views of Thameserku, Kusum Kangru, Kantega, Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others from the site. Trekking down back to Namche on the same trail is easy 1.5 hrs walk.

Rest of the time you may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar. It is interesting and a wonderful experience to understand how the locals exchange their goods or buy the necessary stuffs from the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche. 

Day 06:

Trek to Tengboche 6 hrs trek

Altitude: 3867m

B/L/D

We begin the trek with the uphill walk to emerge out of Namche. Thirty minute walk along the twisted trail savoring the views of Everest, we arrive to Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. Almost two hours of walk on the open hillside from the stupa brings us to Kyangjuma. The view of Dudh Koshi River Valley from Kyangjuma is exceptional. 300m downhill trek through the pine forest from Kayngjuma brings us to Phungitenga, where we have our lunch. Post lunch we cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and begin the uphill climb to Tengboche. The first one and half hour uphill walk to Tengboche is tougher along the stony trails whereas, the next one hour is a pleasant and gradula climb through the beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. Tengboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya,  is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain at the backdrop of Tengboche monastery itself. The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tengboche.

Day 07:

Trek to Tengboche 6 hrs trek

Altitude: 3867m

B/L/D

We begin the trek with the uphill walk to emerge out of Namche. Thirty minute walk along the twisted trail savoring the views of Everest, we arrive to Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. Almost two hours of walk on the open hillside from the stupa brings us to Kyangjuma. The view of Dudh Koshi River Valley from Kyangjuma is exceptional. 300m downhill trek through the pine forest from Kayngjuma brings us to Phungitenga, where we have our lunch. Post lunch we cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and begin the uphill climb to Tengboche. The first one and half hour uphill walk to Tengboche is tougher along the stony trails whereas, the next one hour is a pleasant and gradula climb through the beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. Tengboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya,  is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain at the backdrop of Tengboche monastery itself. The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tengboche.

Day 08:

Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Altitude: 4375m

B/L/D

On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may  explore the surrounding Chhukung and Imja valleys which are connected with the most interesting Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptse and Makalu Barun National park.

If you interested, you may hike to the Chhukung Ri(5000m Approx) for the panorama of the valley or explore the Dingboche itself with its typical local peoples and their life styles.

However, we suggest you to hike up to Nagarshang Hill, which is 300m higher than Dingboche and just 2-3 hours roundtrip. From the hilltop the views of Thameserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cholatse and Isalnd Peak among others are wonderful. O/N at Dingboche.

Day 09:

Trek to Lobuche  5 hrs trek

Altitude: 4900m

B/L/D

From this day onward, the trek is gradual up hill; due to the altitude it is harder and tough. However for two and half hours until reaching to Dungla, we walk mostly on the leveled trail that winds through yak herders shelters and grazing lands. At Dughla, we have short breather and enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee. One hour of uphll climb from Dughla brings us to Dugh-La Pass 4620m, which has the memorials of famous climbers who lost their lives during Everest Expedition. The memorials here include of Scott Fisher and Babu Chiri Sherpa. From the pass the Everest Base Camp Trek now winds on the trail beside  Khumbu Glacier for almost an hour  to Lobuche. From Lobuche we see the best views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse.  O/N at Lobuche.

Day 10:

Trek to Gorakshep & to Everest Base Camp - trek back to Gorekshep 7-8 hrs trek

Altitude: Gorakshep- 5180m, Everest Base Camp 5360m

B/L/D

The first hour of the trek today is an easy walk on the leveled trail. Then we climb up for 25 minutes or so follwed by next thrity minutes of easy hike to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorakshep. Though it is quite early to have lunch at Gorakshep, we will have light lunch before kicking off the adventurous walk to Everest Base Camp.

Post lunch the walk of your lifetime to Everest Base Camp begins. Two and half hours of up and down trek on the glacial moraines extended from Khumbu Icefall is an adventurous roller coaster. Going down to the glacier crossing half of it all the way to Everest Base Camp is amazing fun walking. At Everest Base witness the colorful tents of Expedition Groups if it is peak season of climbing. Take enough photographs and feel the world's highest summit from the nearest proximity possible. At the latter half of the day trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 11:

Early morning trek to  Kalapathar and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu in a Helicopter

Altitude: Kalapattar- 5545m Kathmandu - 1350m

Breakfast, Lunch & Bed

Another big day of Everest Base Camp Trek- today we climb gradually uphill on a grassland for two hours followed by twenty five minutes of walk through the black rocks to the summit of Kalapattar. Kalapattar refers to black rock in Nepali.  Kalapattar is a vantage point for the closest view of Everest. We get to see the whole of Everest from Kalapattar, which is a sight worthwhile enduring an early morning hike. Enjoy 360 degree panorama of Everest and its siblings from Kalapattar.

In the afternoon, we will fly back to Kathmandu on a chatered helicopter savoring the magnificence of Himalayan panorama and remote landscapes of Everest Region. This heli ride will probably be the best aerial ride of your lifetime. On your arrival to Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your designated hotel in the city.

Day 12:

Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m

B/B

With easy morning and breakfast, today we will start the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras.

Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia-  This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.  

Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu.

During the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, we will also show you the damages made by the devastating quake of April 25 in every heritage site we visit.

Day 13:

Depart Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m

Breakfast

Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again. 

Price: US $3590 PP per person

Inclusions

  • Airport picks up/ transfer
  • 3 nights Standard accommodation at Kathmandu with  breakfast
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music
  • Everest Trekking permit/TIMS Card- Trekkers Security Card
  • Kathmandu- Lukla, airport tax and transfer
  • Gorakshep Kathmandu Helicopter Ride
  • 8 nights/9 Days Everest Base Camp trek on full bard of meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Mt. accommodation on twin share- comfortable and clean (2 nights attached bath)
  • One Advance Adventures Trek Leader ( Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance leader as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire poterage cost- one porter for each two member in a group
  • All the Gov and local taxes
  • AA duffle bag and T- shirt
  • Down jacket and sleeping bags
  • Group medicine kit box
  • High altitude chamber bag for trek safety(available on above 5 pax travelling)
  • Departure transfer

Exclusions

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel insurance(Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips 
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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