EBC Trek & fly back by Helicopter

Trip Duration

12

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5364m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Flight/Helicopter

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

EBC Trek & fly back by Helicopter Introduction

The Everest region (Khumbu) of Nepal is the most renowned tourist destination. It is well-known for its striking mountain summits and its residents’ (the Sherpas) integrity and friendliness. The majestic Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most spectacular treks and is loved by everyone worldwide.

You will find this package to be challenging yet very rewarding. You will witness some of the highest mountains on earth rise to the stars throughout this hike. EBC trek offers a travel experience with a helicopter tour from Mount Everest, the base of the world’s tallest mountain. It is an adventure as well as a short trek in the Everest area. It offers you to trek to the Everest Base Camp and fly back by Heli.

This trek is excellent for people who have little time but want to encounter exciting holidays in the Himalayan circuit of Nepal. This hike presents an elevated and high panorama of the Himalayas, so you won’t miss an Everest tour. EBC trek with Heli flyback is only a week long. So you will be enjoying Nepal and have the time of your life.

The 13-day excursion commences in Kathmandu, and the next day we fly to Lukla, our starting point. We will then charter a helicopter from Gorak Shep on our way back to Lukla. Another exciting piece of our Everest trip is the helicopter trip over the tranquil Gokyo Lake. Gokyo lake is also a famous trekking goal for hikers exploring the Everest region.

Highlights

Enjoy the thrilling adventure of Everest Base Camp Tour
Encounter the ideal combination of trekking and a comfortable Heli ride
Have fun at a mountain stay in Namche
A scenic Kathmandu/Lukla mountain flight.
Witness the beauty of Namche Bazaar, Mt Everest gateway
Notice mountaineers of world-class enthusiasm for their Everest climb
Accumulate Lifetime Experiences of Mt. Everest and surrounding
Witness views from Kalapatthar, Hotel Everest View, Tengboche, and much more
Tour historical Buddhist shrines of Everest Khumbu Area
Tour to Kala Patthar (5545 meters)
Witness the old Tengboche monastery and enjoy the culture.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Spare and arrangement day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: An early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike to Phakding
  • Day 04: A spectacular trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: A scenic hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
  • Day 07: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche
  • Day 08: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 09: Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche
  • Day 10: A scenic hike to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep (5,180m)
  • Day 11: Trekking from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5554m) and fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla by Helicopter.
  • Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300m/4265.09ft)

Welcome to the Kathmandu! Our members will be there to embrace you with our cultural ritual of putting tika and a beautiful garland. Then our representatives will escort you to the standard hotel. Make yourself all warm and cozy in the hotel. Get over your jetlags and appreciate the moment. Enjoy the night in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Spare and arrangement day in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300m/4265.09ft)
Trip Duration: 3-4 hours

You would have had an extra day in Kathmandu before moving toward the Everest base camp trek. Enjoy your day by doing anything you want. We will take you to visit Pashupati Nath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. You could buy personal trekking gear like medication, Trekking shorts, Sunscreen, trekking axes, and duffle bags on the way back to the hotel.

Day 03: An early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and hike to Phakding

Maximum Altitude: Phakding (2,850m/ 9350.39ft)
Trip Duration: 30 mins flight + 4-5 hours trek

Far from Kathmandu, we booked early morning flights to Lukla.
Those bored with filthy urban areas will be pleased with their upcoming trip to eastern Nepal’s naturally preserved, stunning dust-free Khumbu zone. The flight takes about 40 minutes to reach Lukla. The picturesque panorama of the mountain welcomes trekkers. You will witness a breathtaking scenario of lush green hills and torrential rivers.

In the starting action of your hike today, you first decline to a place named Chaurikharka. Then you will escalate to Phakding village. We have just passed at a high altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level.

Day 04: A spectacular trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Maximum Altitude: Namche (3,440m/ 11286ft)
Trip Duration: 5-6 hours

We will start our day with a mouth-watering breakfast. Then we will proceed our today’s hike. After some time, we will be entering the village of Benkar. Then we will rise further and appreciate the magnificent, picturesque view of Mt. Thamserku. Then, we need to cross the milky white Dudh Koshi River over high suspension bridges and feel the adrenaline.

We will head to the village of Jorsale and Monjo, which is the access to the grand Sagarmatha National Park. Here, the administrators will review your trekking permits. After that, you will begin to walk towards the Namche Bazaar. We will witness many snow-covered sceneries on the way. Then we will reach Namche Bazaar. It is lively, a crescent-fashioned village where we will stay and have supper for the night.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Maximum Altitude: Namche (3,440m/ 11286ft)
Trip Duration: NO TREK.

During the Himalayan walk, acclimatization is essential. We can tour the Everest View Hotel. It is a good spot to observe the panorama of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse. They are the most impressive mountains. After witnessing the terrific view, we will then return to Namche. You will spend time with the friendly Sherpa and Rai people who are the locals of this region. Namche Bazaar overnight.

Day 06: A scenic hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Maximum Altitude: Tengboche (3860m/ 12664.04ft)
Trip Duration: 5-6 hours

We will commence our day with a tasty breakfast. Then we will be walking along the ridge. We will descend to the river Dudh Koshi at Phunkithanka. After passing through the bridge, we escalate to the steep trails up to the Tengboche. On the way, we can see several monuments from the Buddha. Finally, after a few hours of climbing, we will reach Tengboche Village. As
We will see little Gompas and Buddhist Stupas. We are passing through the luscious woods of Rhododendron. Upon arrival in Tengboche, you can see the nearby monastery. The road is lovely. The largest monastery is in Tengboche, in the Khumbu region.

Day 07: Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche

Maximum Altitude: Dingboche (4,350m/ 14271.45ft)
Trip Duration: 5-6 hours.

We’re going to travel through numerous small towns on the way. You can see the local lifestyle when you walk through the villages. Our trek commences with a descent through the woods of rhododendrons. Now, the fall is followed by an uphill path. We go up through Birch, Conifer, and Rhododendron dense trees and pass the valley of Khumbila Khola to the top.

The landscapes around are remarkable. Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Taboche, and several others will be entertaining us. We would admire Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc., while hiking. We will walk on the Pangboche trail before arriving at Pangboche downhill to Debuche and crossing Imja Khola. The panoramas of the Himalayas are beautiful.

Then, we will start our walk to the Imja Valley, the Lobuche River, and the Pangboche Monastery. Now comes the last climb to the village of Dingboche. We will witness several yaks roaming around the muddy cliffs. It is a pleasant village. The Barley, the Potato, and Buckwheat fields are visible. The stone walls in Dingboche are constructed around the areas. We can also find a magnification of views of the Lhotse, Amadablam, and Taboche. The walls preserve the crops against strong winds and grazing animals.

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

Maximum Altitude: Dingboche (4,350m/ 14271.45ft)
Trip Duration: NO TREK.

Our second day in Dingboche will be acclimatization.
It is best if you hike to the village of Chukung. Or you can walk to Nagarjuna Hill in the vicinity. The top of the hill is famous for tourism. You’re going to see amazing Himalayan views from the town. We will trek back to Dingboche after the 3- or 4-hours acclimatization hike and spend the rest of the day.

Day 09: Trekking from Dingboche to Lobuche

Maximum Altitude: Lobuche (4,910m/ 16108.01ft)
Trip Duration: 5-6 hours

The walk begins with amazing views of the Himalayas.
The trek is challenging at first. But the valley becomes narrower as we enter Dusa. As we walk further, we will still see Mt Pumori until the path descends and curves. The views of Pumori Mountain are magnificent.

We are going through the river and ascend to the town of Duglha. Dughla is a town with prayer flags hanging around the valley. We’re going to go to Lobuche from Dughla. It is tough to scale the moraine.

There are many colorful flags and stones on the top of the crest. The path goes to the glacial moraine of Khumbu. From here, the views of many snowy peaks are spectacular. They include Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Himal Mahalangur. We also can see Mt. Nuptse’s incredible scenery.

Finally, we’re going to get to Lobuche. A small village of Sherpa Lobuche at the bottom of the summit. We will get a spectacular mountain panorama to highlight the top of Lobuche.

Day 10: A scenic hike to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep (5,180m)

Maximum Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5,364m/ 17601ft)
Trip Duration: 6-7 hours

Finally! The Everest Base Camp is going to be a walk. In the morning, we will begin early. We’re going to transfer to Gorak Shep. During the 1953 expedition, Gorak Shep was once the original base camp. Follow the path to Gorak Shep, and we shall see the Glacier of Khumbu. The trail is progressively ascending and descending today. As we come closer to Gorak Shep, the course gets rough. We’re going to have to walk on a large rock up and down. We’re going to rest when we get to Gorak Shep. For an overnight stay, we will check into a hotel.
We will begin walking towards the Everest Base Camp when we drop our backpacks at the hotel. To stop the problem of altitude sickness, we must stroll. On the up, we will arrive at the top of the glacier of Khumbu. After a short walk, we eventually stand at the Everest Base Camp at 5364 m. We will be able to enjoy the spectacular view of Khombu Icefall. The base camp offers a mixed sense of fluctuating emotions.
This moment is actual! It is true! At the foot of the highest point in the world, we are finally! It is a vast, beautiful camp at the Everest Base. Join Mt. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori with stunning views. Get a few pictures on the backdrop of you and Mt. Everest. It will surely be a significant moment. After all, the EBC trek is a lifetime memory. We will be trekking down to Gorak Shep after spending some time at the base camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Trekking from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5554m) and fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla by Helicopter.

Trip Duration: 6-7 hours(trek) + 2 hours (flight)

Today, with the cold and the cold wind, we are going to be on our hike.

We are going to hike to the Kala Patthar, also known as Black Rock. All can walk up to Kalapatthar, but the way it makes it strenuous. We will return to Gorak Shep after your trek up to Kala Patthar. From here we can take a flight to Kathmandu via Lukla by helicopter. You will be flying along with the clouds above the mountains. You will see all those memories of your trip below you.
You can also see the trails you walked on, the exhausting road, and glacial rivers. Make memories of the helicopter in the sky to the Everest base camp.

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu

Our representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport before your departure flight. You can visit some nearby places or restaurants during your free time if you wish

Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Transportation assistance and its prices. 
  • Airfare for domestic flights & Helicopter.
  • A skilled and licensed guide.
  • Porter as per the necessity.
  • Trekking authorization fee.
  • Trek maps and navigation tools.
  • Accommodation while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Governmental charges and other applicable prices.
  • Wage and accommodation of guide and porter.
  • Complete board-based meal during the trek.
  • Assistance for the team during the trek
  • Medical supplies and first aid equipment.
  • Trekking supplies and camping gears

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (excluding breakfast).
  • International flight checks and airfares.
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees.
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, and headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, and souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for porters or drivers.

 

Reviews

  • star rating  12-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek - The 12 day group ABC trek was very well organized by Mr. Ganga of Nepal Hiking Team. He was very prompt in replying for planning. The trip needed some adapting... read more

    petersA1356DM
    December 3, 2022

    star rating  One of the best trips of my life! Everything was seamless and I felt safe the whole time. I loved my guide, group, and how we were properly acclimatized. Was... read more

    Deedscrous
    May 16, 2022

    star rating  We had an amazing experience with Nepal Hiking Team! Ganga was incredibly responsive, accommodating, and quickly answered all our questions before our trip. He arranged a custom ABC trip adding... read more

    CatherineK514
    June 22, 2022
  • star rating  This trip was an experience of a life time. Nepal hiking team really take care of you from as soon as your plane lands in Kathmandu for the first time... read more

    Sagegoeswild
    November 19, 2022

    star rating  I’ve had a great experience hiking to Everest Basecamp with my guide Thakal! Also the manager was very friendly and helpful before and after the trek.

    avatar thumb simonevM3812HT
    January 31, 2023

    star rating  I did the EBC helicopter shuttle trek in oct-nov 2022. The organization of the trip worked well and we had the possibility to change small aspects to better suit us.... read more

    johanpK1984JY
    November 10, 2022