EBC Trek with Heli Flight from Gorakshep – 12 Days

Nepal

  • 12 Days
  • Max People : 20+
  • Wifi Available
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup : Airport

Description

Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most famous, adventurous and demanded trip in Nepal. Heading to the lap of the highest mountain in the world is a lifetime experience and the best that can be treasured forever. The trail takes through the winding paths, through the lush green forests, passing through the glacial lakes, crossing suspension bridges and finally to the Himalayan Giants. The unique point of this trek is the scenic 20 minutes helicopter ride from Gorakshep back to Lukla.

The adventure begins with the scenic heli flight to Lukla. The landing at the runway of Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla gives another chill down the spine. After landing, follow your experienced mountain guide and trek to Phakding, a Sherpa village situated in the Dudh Koshi river valley. Your next stop is Namche and to reach the village you cross and re-cross the pristine Dudh Koshi River. Trekking past mani stones, colourful strips of prayer flags and chortens you reach the bowl-shaped Namche Bazaar, an important trading post for Sherpas living in the higher reaches. Namche is home to many quality restaurants, lodges, shops, internet cafes and bakeries.

Other villages on the trail include Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche. En route hike up to Nangkhartshang Peak (5082m) enjoying awe inspiring views of Himalayan giants like Thamserku (6623m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Nuptse (7861m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8516m), Imja Tse/Island Peak (6160m) and several other peaks. The highlight of your trip is the hike to Kala Patthar (5555m), a vantage point at the base of Mount Pumori (7161m) and Everest Base Camp (5365m), the base camp of Everest summiteers at the foot of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m). By the end of the trek you will have a rich storehouse of memories – images and experiences in your head and in your photographs that will last a lifetime.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of KTM scheduled). When you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, it is best to have some extra days (1 or 2) after you have finished your trek because your flight to Kathmandu from Lukla might be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather. So all together it is recommended to have a few extra days beside the trip schedule so that you don’t miss your International Flight.

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu (35 minutes) or drive to Manthali ....

Day 02 – Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) from Kathmandu (35 minutes) or drive to Manthali (4 to 6 hours) and take 20 minutes flight to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2610 m), 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

For Manthali – Lukla flight: Wake up around 2:30 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 6 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November.
For Kathmandu – Lukla flight: Wake up around 5 to 6 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 30 minutes and fly to Lukla (35 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months.
Helicopter Option: You have an option to take shared helicopter flight as an alternative to the regular plane flight and avoid Kathmandu to Manthali drive. It will cost you USD 500 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the trip starts. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Lukla from the Kathmandu airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather.

Day 03 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 05 – Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 06 – Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07 – Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 09 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) & walk to Gorak Shep (5,180 m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10 – Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Descend to Gorakshep (5,180 m) – 4 hours ...

Day 10 – Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Descend to Gorakshep (5,180 m) – 4 hours. Shared Flight to Lukla (2,804 m) on Helicopter – 15 to 25 minutes. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11 – Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes) or Manthali (20 minutes) from Lukla (2,804 m) and same-day drive to Kathmandu ....

Day 11 – Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes) or Manthali (20 minutes) from Lukla (2,804 m) and same-day drive to Kathmandu (4 to 6 hours) and farewell dinner. Overnight at a Hotel.

Lukla to Manthli flight– 20 minutes and same day drive to Kathmandu by shared tourist vehicle for 4 to 6 hours (Applicable for the peak trekking month of March, April, May, October and November)
Lukla to Kathmandu flight – 35 minutes and transfer to hotel by shared tourist vehicle which takes about 30 min (Applicable for the remaining months, except peak trekking months).
Helicopter Option: You have an option to take shared helicopter flight as an alternative to the regular plane flight and avoid Manthali to Kathmandu drive. It will cost you USD 500 per person for one way in addition to the trip price. This cost is available only for those who do advance booking of the helicopter flight at least one week before the flight date. The helicopter can take 5 passengers at once. You will reach Kathmandu from Lukla airport in 40 to 60 minutes depending upon the weather.

Day 12 – Transfer to the International Airport for final departure.

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Meals

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