Everest Base Camp Trek and return by Helicopter is a short but unique tour to Everest Region in Nepal. This trekking tour is most suitable for those who don’t have much time to do 14 days long trek but want to enjoy the superb view of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and many other snowy peaks. While on the short trek, you will enjoy a unique Sherpa culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the mountain people. The first time trekkers and senior citizens visiting Nepal especially prefer this trek and Helicopter flight because of short trekking days and spectacular aerial views of the high mountains. Inhabited by the legendary ethnic Sherpa people, the vicinity offers you the close experience with a very nice settlement of the people and insights to their unique culture and living style at the alpine, remote mountainous region.
It is a lifetime dream for many travelers to reach the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the perfect opportunity to set foot at the foothills of Mount Everest and explore the local culture and traditional life of the Himalayan people. Everest Base Camp trekking is more difficult and challenging in terms of altitude. On the other hand, Everest Base Camp trekking could be a better option to enjoy close-up mountain views and adventurous feel as compared to any other treks in Nepal. Every year thousands of trekkers visit Everest Base Camp especially in spring (March-May) and autumn ( Oct-Nov) as Everest and other peaks are seen distinctly from all directions during this time.
Along the trail, one will encounter unique flora and fauna, friendly Sherpa people, yaks, colorful festivals and Buddhist monasteries. Blooming of different flowers like Rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper, and hemlock in the Sagarmatha national park and along the trail make the Everest Base Camp trek more delightful for nature lovers. At Namche Bazaar we take a rest to assist in better acclimatization and for further exploration of the surrounding before continuing the trek further. The close-up view of Everest and other mountain peaks from Kala Patthar is the most exciting and memorable one.
Trekking journey begins with a short flight to Lukla, a small town which is also regarded as the gateway to the Everest region. In Lukla a variety of shops and teahouses cater to tourists and trekkers, providing Western-style meals and trekking gear. The trail passes through a dense forest of rhododendrons, fields of barley and apple orchards following up the Dudh Koshi river towards Namche Bazaar where we spend one extra day for acclimatization and exploring colorful market and village. Then, you head for the high point of the trek-Kalapathar to have a closer view of Himalayan peaks like Pumori, Chola, Lhotse, Nupse Everest and many more. Besides, these high peaks we can also see a huge snow-covered valley with small peaks around in the south and on the northwestern Tibetan mountains. Being on the top of Kalapathar you will surely forget the man-made world and disappear into the virgin world of nature.
From Gorekshep, we will take you back on a helicopter. The ride on a helicopter will give you the chance to see the mountains along with the Himalayan ranges without trek and difficulties. Also, the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake is seen from the helicopter. Within 20 minutes heli ride you will get back to Lukla airport, short break for refuel Helicopter and then heli ride back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Adventure Blossom highly recommends Everest Base Camp Trek and return by Helicopter especially to Senior Citizens, Family with kids and those who are unable to do longer trek due to a short holiday in Nepal.
You will be cordially received at Tribhuwan Internation airport and transferred to the hotel. After freshening up in the hotel, the meeting will be held in the hotel lobby with a guide. He will check your trekking equipment and other necessary things.
Early in the morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (about 40 minutes). In clear weather, you get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forest. After trekking of 3-4 hrs, you’ll reach Monjo. Overnight stay at the lodge
Today we follow the trail passing through waterfalls. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at lodge
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to higher altitudes. This is the first acclimatization day in Namche bazaar that everyone should make into their Everest region trekking itinerary. You can explore around and relax. Overnight at lodge
The trail follows a fairly flat path along the valley with stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse coming into view. There is a steep descent taking us through a forest towards the bridge over the Dudh Kosi. After crossing the river we climb up a zigzagging path through a rhododendron forest where we may encounter both musk deer and wild colorful peacocks. The climb goes steep as we approach Tyangboche, which opens up to breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Taboche. Tyangboche, famous for its legendary monastery, is the largest in the Khumbu area. There will be time to visit both the monastery and the museum. After visiting Tyangboche monastery we continue our trek to Debuche. Overnight at lodge
This stretch of the trek from Deboche to Dingboche is through some pretty nice shady forest trails, full of Birches, Conifers, and Rhododendrons. The trail continues along the ridge on the true right side all the way to Dingboche while Ama Dablam's thumb like visage dominates the trail most of the time. Dingboche is another rest area to acclimatize in higher altitude. Overnight at lodge
This is second explore day of trekking.In this day we have breakfast at same lodge and strat a day hike up to Nagarjun hill (4750m). Trail goes to their looks steepy .It takes roughly 3-4 hrs and distance almost 3-4 miles. we go to north west part and see all mountains including Mt Makalu (8481m) and many more and same trails back to the lodge. After having a lunch you can go to the bakery around Dingboche and relax.Overnight stay at lodge.
The trail ascends a bit up to the Chorten above Dingboche and then gradually ascends to northwest Khumbu valley until we reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail is steeply uphill and we reach the memorial place of people who died while climbing Everest. Then, the trail from this point drops a bit and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche
From Lobuche we trek to Gorak Shep following the Khumbu Glacier and after exploring the place we hike to Everest Base Camp. We watch the spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. Then we return to Gorakshep for overnight stay retracing back our previous trail. Overnight at lodge
Today is definitely the climax of our trek. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn very early morning to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint, gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the viewpoint, we'll trek back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and after breakfast Helicopter ride back to Katmandu. Transfer to Hotel.