Trekking to Everest base camp is life time experience. Fly to Lukla airport and trek to Everest base camp is for 7 days. Another 3 full days walking back to Lukla same way is the normal itinerary of this trekking. Instead of trekking same way back, we offer trekking to Everest Base camp and fly back to Lukla by Helicopter and regular fly back to Kathmandu. This is the way to make short itinerary and comfortable trek. Everest base camp trekking is tough trek reaching at maximum altitude 5,545 miter Kalapathar and Everest base camp 5,240 miters. Walking almost uphill trail in less oxygen area makes your body tire. Although remarkable views of the mountain and the area makes relief your tiredness. After visit Kalapathar and Everest base camp, fly back with Helicopter makes your trip comfortable and able to capture Arial view of Khumbu region.
Everest Base Camp and Helicopter fly back is 9 days trek including 2 days acclimatizations. Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding as most of the trekkers do. We will have one extra day staying in Namche (3,440m) to get acclimatization. Acclimatization day is not staying for, involve in hiking around the best Everest view, beautiful villages around Namche which reach almost at the altitude of 4,000 miters and get down to Namche for overnight. Trekking to Everest base camp is via vast glaciers, icefall, the highest mountain views, deep valleys, legendary Sherpa villages, Mountain Rivers and suspension bridges over it. Treks is also mix of deeply culture and spiritual experience and physical challenges. You can visit some of the important monasteries with Buddhist Lamas and Nuns led by Guru Rinpoche.
Fly back to Lukla with helicopter from Gorakhshep, the villages near EBC and Kalapathar which is the last point to provide accommodations. Normally 5 seater Helicopter take only 4 passenger at a time due to high altitude flight. Only 15 minutes Helicopter flight return to Lukla is another chance capturing dramatic views of Mountain, valley and villages. Khumbu region is with world’s highest mountains, 3 of above 8000 meteres Mount Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu besides countless other Himalayan peaks that rise above 6,000 meters.
Cost of this trek is based on minimum two peoples a group. We also can provide you opportunities to join in our small group Everest Base Camp trek and Helicopter back. Trek leads by professional trekking guide from Nepal Highland Treks. We will also provide you a porter for two trekkers who can carry up to 20 kilogram. Lukla flight only allow 10 kilogram of your big bag and another 5 kilogram your hand bag. If you want to skip Lukla flight with regular aircraft, we also give you option to fly Kathmandu to Lukla by helicopter. Entire trekking is staying in local guest houses. All the guest houses we provide you is neat and clean tourist standards. It has also option to upgrade accommodation to luxury guest houses on the way for 4 nights. Lobuche and Gorakhshep is only available normal tea houses we use best available.
Customize this itinerary and can add Gokyo Lake. A beautiful Lakes just below High Mountain. Trek to Gokyo Lake have to cross one of the highest mountain pass in Everest region. Chola pass is 5,414 meters is the one of the 3 highest passes around Everest base camp. You also can add peak climb with EBc trekking. Island peak at Chhukung valley and Lobuche peak near lobuche village are suitable. This plan can be customized as Everest trek in luxury way by using luxury lodges on the way.
If you are scare of any flight of Everest region, regular flight to Lukla and Helicopter flight, Everest base camp trek can be done without any flight too. Everest trekking without Lukla flight begins from Phaplu. 8 Hours driving from Kathmadnu to Phaplu and another 2 days trekking meet the regular trekking trail of Everest Base Camp. Get the perfect plan as per your time frame, interest and your budget. Nepal Highland Treks happy to organize this trip with your customizing ideas as per requirement.