Day01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320m/4,330ft)
Your Everest Base Camp Heli Trek adventure starts with your arrival in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Upon arrival at the airport, you will
be greeted by a representative of the trekking company, who will transfer you to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant
streets of Kathmandu, tasting local cuisine, and soaking in the rich culture of the city.
Take some time to explore the city and immerse yourself in the local culture before your adventure to the top of the world begins.
Day02 Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, 35 mins and Trek to Phakding (2610m/8562ft)
On day two, you will take a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight itself is an adventure, with stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and surrounding landscapes. After landing in Lukla, you will start your trek to Phakding, a small village nestled in the beautiful Dudh Kosi river valley.
Along the way, you will pass through lush forests of rhododendron and pine trees, cross suspension bridges over the gushing river, and get a glimpse of the local Sherpa culture. It's an easy trek to help you get acclimatized to the altitude and the rugged terrain. You will spend the night in a cozy tea house in Phakding, ready for the next day's adventure.
Day03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,443m/11,299ft)
You will continue your trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, a bustling mountain town and the gateway to the Everest region. The trail follows the
Dudh Kosi river, with stunning views of Mt. Thamserku and other snow- capped peaks in the distance. You will pass through several small villages,
suspension bridges, and steep inclines before reaching the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge.
After crossing the bridge, you will climb up to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant town with a mix of traditional Sherpa culture and modern amenities. You will spend the night in a comfortable tea house and take some time to explore the town and its surroundings.
Day04 Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,443m/11,299ft)
On day four of your trek, you will spend a rest day in Namche Bazaar. It's important to take time to acclimatize to the high altitude, and Namche
Bazaar is the perfect place to do so. It's the largest village in the region and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Everest itself.
You can take a leisurely stroll around the village, visit the local market, or even hike up to the nearby Everest View Hotel for a panoramic view of
the mountains. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and learn more about the local culture and traditions. Rest and relaxation are crucial for a successful trek to Everest Base Camp, and Namche Bazaar is the perfect place to do so.
Day05 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,875m/12,713ft)
The trail takes you through beautiful forests of rhododendron and pine trees, and you will pass several small villages along the way. The highlight of
the day is reaching Tengboche, a picturesque village located at an altitude of 3,860 meters. Tengboche is home to the famous Tengboche Monastery,
the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. It's a great place to learn more about Buddhism and the local Sherpa culture. You will also get a stunning view of Everest and other peaks from Tengboche. Spend the night in a cozy tea house and soak in the serene beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Day06 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410/14,469ft)
The trek to Dingboche takes you through beautiful valleys and past flowing rivers. You will also enjoy views of the Imja River and the impressive
Lhotse and Ama Dablam mountains. The trek is challenging, but the breathtaking scenery will keep you motivated and inspired. Once you arrive in Dingboche, you can take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude. You can also take optional hikes to Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung Valley for even more stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Day07 Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,410/14,469ft)
You will have a rest day in Dingboche. This day is essential for acclimatization, allowing your body to adjust to the high altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. During your rest day, you can explore the surrounding area, take short walks, or hike to Nagarjun Hill or Chhukung Valley for stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You can also visit the local bakery or teahouse to try some local snacks and beverages.
In Dingboche, you will experience the traditional Sherpa lifestyle and culture. You can interact with the friendly locals and learn about their
customs, beliefs, and practices.
You can also visit the Dingboche Monastery, which is known for its unique architecture and ancient artifacts.
Day08 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
This day's journey will take you through beautiful landscapes and the Khumbu Glacier. You will also have the opportunity to witness the majestic
Mount Everest and its neighboring peaks from a distance. The trek to Lobuche is considered moderately challenging due to its steep and rocky
However, the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains will make it all worth it. Along the way, you will also pass through the Khumbu Icefall,
one of the most treacherous sections of the trek. This day's trek will be an unforgettable experience and a significant accomplishment on your journey
to the top of the world.
Day09 Trek from lobuche to Gorakshep Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,864ft)
You will be taken to Gorak Shep and the highlight of the trek, the hike to Everest Base Camp. The trek to Gorak Shep will take you through the rocky
terrain of the Khumbu region, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. After reaching Gorak Shep, you will have lunch before continuing your hike to Everest Base Camp.
The hike will take you through the Khumbu Icefall, which can be challenging due to its steep and uneven terrain. However, the sense of accomplishment and the stunning views of the tallest mountain in the world will make it all worth it. At Everest Base Camp, you will have the opportunity to witness the climbers preparing for their ascent and take in the breathtaking views of the Khumbu Glacier and surrounding mountains.
Day10 Hike from Gorakshep 5,140m/16,864ft) to Kalapatthar 5,555m/18,225ft) and back to Gorakshep, Helicopter fly to Lukla 2,840m/9,318ft) and Fly back to Kathmandu(1,320m/4,330ft),| Farewell Dinner
You will embark on a challenging but rewarding hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar. This is one of the highest points of the trek, offering
spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. The hike to Kalapatthar can be demanding due to its steep incline, high altitude, and rocky terrain. However, the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the sense of
accomplishment at reaching such a high point will make it all worth it.
After the hike, you will return to Gorakshep for lunch before boarding a helicopter for your flight to Lukla. The helicopter ride will offer you a
unique perspective of the Himalayan range, with aerial views of the stunning landscapes and mountain peaks.
Upon reaching Lukla, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu, where you will enjoy a farewell dinner with your trekking team, celebrating the
successful completion of your journey. This day's journey will be a memorable experience, offering stunning views of the Himalayan range,
and concluding with a sense of accomplishment and celebration of your achievement.
- Comprehensive Everest Base Camp trek package with airport picks up and drops off services
- Pre-trek meeting to discuss the itinerary, safety precautions, andnecessary equipment
- Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights before and after the trek
- Roundtrip Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets included in the package
- Helicopter fly from Gorekshep to Lukla for a comfortable return journey
- All necessary trekking permits and paperwork, including National Park
- Permit and TIMS
- Trekking equipment provided, including a down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles, and a duffel bag
- An experienced and English-speaking government-registered trekking guide and local porters for luggage support 2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging all included in the package
- Full meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) provided with a choice of dishes
- Supplementary snacks such as energy bars and cookies for extra energy Fresh seasonal fruits provided after dinner
- Unlimited safe drinking water treated with chlorine
- Oxi-meter provided for monitoring pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation during the trek
- Comfortable and private room accommodation with shared toilet facilities during the trek
- A comprehensive first aid kit for any emergency situations
- All government and local taxes included in the package
- Souvenir: Himalaya Land Treks t-shirt and trekking route map provided as a keepsake
- Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurants with
traditional ethnic music and dance to celebrate the successful
completion of the trek.
What's not Included
- Nepal Visa: You'll need to obtain a visa to enter Nepal, which costs USD 30 for a 15-day stay and USD 50 for a 30-day stay.
- International Flights: Your flight to and from Nepal will likely beone of your biggest expenses. Be sure to shop around for the bestdeals and book your flights well in advance.
- City meals: While we'll provide breakfast and special dinners as mentioned in the package, other meals in the city will be at your own
- Hot and Bottle Drinks: If you're planning on enjoying hot drinks or bottled water during your trip, you'll need to factor in the cost of
- Tour Costs: If you're planning on taking additional trips or tours around the city, be sure to budget for these costs.
- Extra Expenses: Other potential extra expenses to consider include battery charging, hot showers, and Wi-Fi access.
- Travel Insurance: It's always a good idea to purchase travel insurance that covers emergency rescue and evacuation in case of an unforeseen
- Tipping: It's customary to tip your guides and other staff members on your tour, so be sure to budget for these expenses as well.
- Documents and Money
- A valid passport and a few passport-sized photographs
- Nepalese visa
- Travel insurance
- Cash/Credit card (cash is recommended in the trek)
- Warm hat, sunhat/bandana, scarf, sunglass, gloves - wool or fleeced and Gore-Tex
- 3 4 Long and short sleeve t-shirts
- Heavy fleece or down
- jacket Waterproof
- jacket with hood
- Wind and waterproof jacket & pants
- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (often worn before departure)
- Running shoes or evening sandals
- Hiking socks (ensure boots fit socks combination)
- Wool jumper/sweater/fleece 1 lightweight during summer and one heavyweight or two lightweights during winter)
- Long sleeve shirts
- Top and bottom thermals
- Extra warm clothes during winter December to March) Underwear
- Trekking Gear & Supplies
- A duffel bag (provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu) Waterproof day pack 25 30 liter) to carry you personal belongings during the day
- Minimum 1-liter refillable aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene water bottle Down (rated for 18 degree centigrade) sleeping bag (provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu) Trekking
- Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
- Health Care
- Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip
- balm Wet wipes, toilet paper (as necessary)
- The first-aid kit; should contain lip balm, aspirin, bandages, anti- histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
- Personal medical prescriptions
- Soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, hairbrush, face lotion Mask, hand sanitizer
- Rehydration powder
- As per your interest
- Writing pad
- Boards games or playing
- cards Power bank
- Camera with extra batteries and memory cards