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12 days
Availability : October - May
Kathmandu
EBC and Kalapathar
Min Age : 16
Max People : 4
Home » Holiday Packages » Everest Region » The Everest Base Camp Trek with Premium Accommodation and Helicopter Travel

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Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp Trek stands as an iconic adventure, drawing thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe. Elevating this legendary journey to new heights, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Premium Accommodation and Helicopter Travel promises a luxurious and exhilarating experience.

Indulge in Unmatched Comfort:

Your adventure begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you’ll be welcomed with awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks. Before the trek commences, enjoy a lavish stay at one of Kathmandu’s premium hotels, such as Soaltee, Grand Palace, or the renowned Kathmandu Marriott. These 5-star accommodations set the stage for the luxury that awaits on your Himalayan odyssey.

Seamless Aerial Transfers:

Experience the epitome of convenience with a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, whisking you away to the heart of the Everest region in unparalleled style. The scenic journey itself provides a breathtaking preview of the landscapes that await. As you land in Lukla, the adventure unfolds with a carefully curated trek designed to blend leisure with the thrill of exploration.

Luxury Lodges Amidst Nature’s Splendor:

Throughout the trek, relish the comfort of premium lodges strategically placed along the route. These carefully selected accommodations, such as the Mountain Lodges of Nepal, offer tranquillity and extravagance. Immerse yourself in the stunning vistas surrounding these lodges, providing a sanctuary for rejuvenation after each trek.

Helicopter Return from Gorakshep:

Crowning this extraordinary journey is the helicopter return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. Depart from the foothills of Everest with a sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring views. The helicopter flight adds a touch of grandeur to your adventure. It allows you to savour the landscapes from a unique vantage point, etching the beauty of the Himalayas in your memory forever.

Tailored Itinerary for Maximum Enjoyment:

Delight in a thoughtfully crafted itinerary that ensures a slow and enjoyable approach to acclimatization. This allows you to absorb the grandeur of the Himalayas at your own pace. With premium accommodations, delectable meals, and personalized service, every moment is designed to celebrate luxury amidst nature’s splendour.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary in brief:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to one of the 5-star hotels.
  • Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, exploring its cultural and historical highlights.
  • Join the trip briefing in the evening.

Day 02: Helicopter Flight to Lukla and Trek Commencement

  • Embark on a scenic helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Begin your trek following the standard route with a careful approach and proper acclimatization.
  • Stay in comfortable teahouses at higher altitudes.

Day 03-08: Trekking in Style

  • Trek through picturesque landscapes while staying in luxury lodges strategically along the route.
  • Enjoy gourmet meals, hot drinks, and unlimited water during the trek.
  • Experience acclimatization with two rest days in Namche and Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp

  • Reach the pinnacle of your journey by trekking to Everest Base Camp.
  • Celebrate your achievement amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas.

Day 10: Early morning hike to Kalapathar and Return to Kathmandu by Helicopter

  • Hike to Kalapathar for breathtaking panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks.
  • Return to Gorakshep for breakfast and return to Kathmandu by helicopter.
  • Experience the ultimate luxury with a helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
  • Relish the stunning aerial views, capturing the essence of the trail you’ve conquered.

Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu

  • Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu, exploring the city or relaxing at the hotel.
  • Evening farewell dinner to celebrate the completion of your luxurious Everest Base Camp journey.

Day 12: Departure

  • Say goodbye to the captivating Himalayan landscapes as you depart from Kathmandu. Or extend your stay in Nepal.

Essential Information:

Is this trek for me?

Whether you are an avid trekker or a first-time adventurer, the Everest Base Camp Trek with Premium Accommodation and Helicopter Travel caters to all. No prior trekking experience is required, and the journey’s maximum elevation is carefully managed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

What is the level of difficulty for the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is categorized as challenging, primarily owing to the high altitudes involved in the journey. The trail is generally well-defined, with good paths and yak trails. However, the increasing altitude makes it a challenging trek. The journey reaches a maximum elevation of 5545m/18,193ft at Kalapathar, with an overnight stay at Gorakshep at 5140m/16,865ft.

Please be prepared for daily walks of 6-7 hours, carrying your backpack containing essential items like water, extra fleece, snacks, etc. The trek is challenging, reaching up to an elevation of 5500m, where some famous mountaineering base camps are located. Additionally, you will spend one night at an elevation of 5000m+ in Gorekshep.

Do I need previous experience to take part?

No previous trekking experience is required, but participants should be moderately fit, enjoy walking, and be adaptable to high-altitude conditions. While prior experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory. All participants need to be in good physical health. We strongly recommend preparing for the trek at least 3-4 months in advance with regular exercises, hiking, running, or gym workouts to enhance your fitness level. The trek itinerary allows ample time for acclimatization.

Are meals and accommodation included?

Yes, meals are included during the trek. Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the Trek is provided. In Kathmandu, you will stay at one of the luxurious hotels. During the trek, accommodations will be at the best available accommodation. Enjoy inclusive meals throughout the trek, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, accompanied by tea/coffee and hot boiled water.

What are the Group Size?

We prioritize private departures consisting of a minimum of 2 or more people.

When is the best season for the trek?

The best seasons for the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek are Autumn (mid-September to the end of November) and Spring (beginning of March to mid-May). During these seasons, temperatures range from -10C to 20C, with clear mornings and sunny days. It is essential to note the changing weather conditions as you ascend.

Is Travel Insurance mandatory?

Yes, travel insurance is obligatory and strongly advised. It should cover emergency helicopter evacuation, especially in high-altitude areas where other means of transportation may be unavailable. Verify that your insurance policy offers sufficient coverage for the activities during the trek. Submit proof of insurance to Nepal Hiking and ensure you carry it throughout the trip.

Is Drinking Water provided during the Trek?

Yes, hot-boiled water is provided for drinking during the trek to minimize the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles. Trekkers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle or thermos for refilling. Alternatively, water purification tablets or a filtration device can be used. Please avoid buying plastic bottles of water to save the environment.

Do I need Training for the trek?

Yes, Training for the Trek is essential. While everyone starts from different fitness levels, it is recommended to consult with a doctor to ensure you are healthy enough for the challenges of high-altitude trekking. 

Consulting with a qualified trainer and nutritionist can further enhance your preparedness.

What is the Typical Day on Trek?

Daily wake-up calls are between 6:00 am to 7:00 am. After breakfast, the trek starts, with a lunch break mid-day. Afternoon walks are generally shorter, allowing time to explore the surroundings or relax. Evenings include dinner, playing cards, and reliving the day’s adventures. The trek follows a well-planned itinerary with proper acclimatization.

What are the Safety Measures?

The safety of our guests is Nepal Hiking’s top priority. The trek itinerary includes proper acclimatization, rest days, and walking hours. Supplementary oxygen and a comprehensive medical kit are provided on all treks. The staff-to-client ratio is maintained at a high level for safety.

What are Baggage and Weight Limits?

Every trekker will be provided with NepalHiking’s duffle bag for packing trekking gear. The baggage allowance for domestic flights is 10+5= total of 15 kg (10 kg for duffle bags and 5 kg for hand carry). During the trek, clients carry only a day pack with essential items. Porters are provided to carry the rest of the gear.

What are the Guide and Staff Ratio?

The trek is expertly guided, with a qualified guide leading the way. There is a ratio of 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Our diverse and qualified guides are dedicated to sharing their experiences, guaranteeing a memorable and enriching journey.

Do you have a Fixed Departure?

Trips are available on a private basis. You can choose any departure date that suits you the best.

What months do you suggest for this trek?

Anytime between October and the end of May is ideal for participating in this trip. However, the period from December to February may experience colder temperatures, dropping to around -20 degrees Celsius in the morning and night. Despite the cold, the weather remains perfect during this timeframe.

Passport, Visa, and Entry Requirements

You need to carry a passport with a minimum of 6 months validity is required. Nepal visas can be acquired on arrival at Kathmandu airport or in advance through embassies. Visa fees are subject to variation depending on the duration of stay.

Point of Arrival and Meeting Instructions

Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the point of arrival. Upon arrival, look for our airport representative holding a placard with ‘NepalHiking.com.’ Airport pickup and drop-off are provided based on flight schedules.

Equipment List

A comprehensive equipment list covers headgear, upper and lower body clothing, footwear, handwear, personal gear, toiletries, documents, and more. Trekkers are encouraged to check and try every piece of equipment, and items can also be purchased or hired in Kathmandu.

Tour Details

Embark on an unparalleled adventure where premium accommodation and helicopter travel seamlessly blend with the rugged grandeur of the Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp Trek, with Premium Accommodation and Helicopter Travel, invites you to explore the iconic trails in a way that transcends the ordinary, promising a journey as extraordinary as the landscapes it traverses.

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

1 Hour Before Flight Time (domestic flight)

Price Includes

  • Air transfer by helicopter
  • 5 star premium accommodation in Kathmandu
  • The best available mountain lodges during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee, hot water) on the trek
  • Trek guide and porter (s) during the trek
  • Entrance Fees (National Park permits and entry fees)
  • Pick up and transfers

Price Excludes

  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tipping for guide/porters

Complementaries

  • Trekking Duffle bag
  • T-Shirt
  • Farewell dinner
What to Expect
  • Embark on the journey to Everest with a touch of elegance and convenience.
  • Customize the trip schedule to feature a gradual pace for better acclimatization.
  • Experience the pinnacle of luxury during your stay in Kathmandu by choosing one of the premium 5-star hotels, including Soaltee, Grand Palace, or Kathmandu Marriott.
  • Experience premium lodgings in lodges like the Mountain Lodges of Nepal during the trek.
  • Enjoy a helicopter journey from Kathmandu to Lukla, with a return flight to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Arrive in the enchanting city of Kathmandu, welcomed by panoramic views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Our support team will meet you at the airport and escort you to one of the most luxurious in Kathmandu. After completing visa formalities and collecting your luggage, you will meet our airport guide, awaiting your arrival at the exit gate with a placard from NepalHiking.com.

Accommodation: One of the 5-star hotels in Kathmandu.

Day 2Take a helicopter Flight to Lukla and Trek to Manjo [2835m/9301 ft]

Embark on an early morning flight to Lukla, offering spectacular views during the 1-hour helicopter flight journey. Begin trekking along the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing through small settlements like Chaurikharka, Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, Chumoa and Phakding. Cross suspension bridges and reach Manju, where you will stay overnight.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Monjo Lodge
Trekking duration: 4 – 5 hrs

Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,450m/11,319ft]

Continue the journey along the Dudhkoshi River, passing through pine forests and charming settlements. Reach Jorsale, the entry point to Sagarmatha National Park, and cross the Hillary Bridge. Climb uphill to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous village with stunning views of Thamserku, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Kusum Khangru.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Namche Lodge
Trekking duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 4Acclimatization Day in Namche

Stay in Namche for acclimatization, exploring guided options like a hike to Everest View Hotel, Khumjung, Khunde, or Thame. Visit the National Park Headquarters for insights into Sherpa culture. Your guides will be available for advice and escorted walks.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Namche Lodge
Trekking duration: 3-4 hrs

Day 5 Trek to Deboche [3,720m/12,205ft]

Trek along the glacial waters of Dudh Koshi, enjoying views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam. Pass through Sanasa and Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. Walk through birch and rhododendron forests to Deboche for an overnight stay.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Debuche Lodge
Trekking duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 6Trek to Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft]

Hike through Chortens and mani walls, reaching Pangboche and Dingboche, the highest lasting settlement in the valley. Admire views of Amadablam and experience the agricultural practices of the locals.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs

Day 7Acclimatization with a Hike to Nagartsang Peak [5,083m/16,625ft]

Take a day to rest and acclimatize in Dingboche. Hike to Chhukung village and ascend Chhukung Ri for stunning views of Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu, and Baruntse.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs

Day 8Trek to Lobuche [4,910m/16,109ft]

Walk higher onto the moraine of the Khumbu glacier, passing stone monuments dedicated to Sherpas who lost their lives on Everest expeditions. Reach Lobuche with panoramic views of Nuptse during sunset.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs

Day 9Hike to the Everest Base Camp [5,364m/17,600ft] and return to Gorekshep [5,140m/16,865ft] for the night

Embark on an early start to reach Everest Base Camp, traversing the Khumbu Glacier. Marvel at the climbers’ tents and breathtaking views of Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori. After reaching Everest Base Camp, retrace your steps to Gorekshep for a restful night.

Meal: (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Comfortable Lodges
Trekking Hours: 8-9 hrs

Day 10Early Morning Ascent to Kala Patthar [5,545m/18,193ft] followed by a Helicopter Journey Back to Kathmandu

Commence an early morning hike to Kala Patthar for dramatic views of Everest at sunrise. Capture the breathtaking Himalayan vistas before returning to Gorakshep. Embark on a helicopter for a captivating aerial journey back to Kathmandu, revelling in the breathtaking landscapes.

Meal: (B)
Accommodation: One of the luxurious hotels in Kathmandu.
Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs

Day 11 In Kathmandu

Enjoy a free and easy day for shopping or relaxation in the hotel’s beautiful courtyard. 

Meal: (B, D*)

Accommodation: One of the luxurious hotels in Kathmandu.

*Nepal Hiking will offer a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Day 12Departure from Kathmandu

Nepal Hiking will escort you to the airport for your international departure. 

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