Everest Base Camp and Back to Lukla by Helicopter- 12 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 5545M.
  • Best Season March, April, may and September, October, November, December


  • The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers. 
  • Everest Base Camp trek and back to Lukla by Helicopter.
  •  Majestic view of Mountains and peaks
  • Mt. Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world.  
  • Home to the Sherpa ethnic group

This world famous trek takes us up to Everest Base Camp after passing through Lukla,Namche Bazaar,Tengboche and the whole of Solukhumbu, which is nestled beneath Mount Everest and the majestic Ama Dablam (6812). The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers. 

The Khumbu region, commonly known as the Everest Region, is the home of Mt. Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world.  Though, it is also home to the Sherpa ethnic group, famous for their remarkable hospitality and their climbing capabilities.  The famed Sherpa people, whose lives are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, and monuments of Tibetan Buddhism (prayer flags, mani walls, etc.) add much charm to the trail.  The allure of trekking in the Khumbu area does not come only from trekking and expeditions, but also from Sherpa culture. You will enjoy learning a lot about Sherpa culture while visiting this region.

The trek begins with a hike from Lukla. Flying to Lukla is the best option for visitors who have limited time. It is best to book your flight with a few days of leeway, as flights to and from Lukla can often be delayed depending on weather conditions. However, helicopter services and chartered flights are also available as per your request.

The vegetation at lower levels is dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees; at around 4500m the forest gives way to juniper, rhododendron, and other shrubs. The park contains a variety of mammals: the Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the Himalayan black bear are all native to the park. The renowned Tengboche and other monasteries are common gathering places to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mane Rimdu. In addition to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries that you will come across on your travails in this region.

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

    At morning you will go to airport then flight to Lukla it's take 40 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will trek to Phakding. Everest Base Camp trip begins at Lukla and follow Phakding, which takes approximately 3 – 4 hours. Along the way you can have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) and Kusum Kangaru (6367m). Overnight in Phakding (2652 m).

      After breakfast start to walk Starting from a slight rise to Jorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other cultural and natural attractions. During the day, you will be passing through the Sherpa villages viewing magnificent forests. Rhododendron trees, magnolias and giant firs provide a stunning backdrop to this part of the walk. En route you will be rewarded with their first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). (Weather permitting) a steep climb up the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) which will produce more spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

        Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that you should take a short day's hike to Thame, Khunde, Khumjung or up to the Everest View Hotel so that we can see a clear view of Mount Everest. You can even relax and explore the culture of Sherpa in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

          At the morning breakfast then start walk From Phungithanga you find the trail climbing the forests where we might see the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by Rhododendrons. We are offered an incredible panorama view of Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) and Thamserku (6608m) . We will then visit the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

            In the morning we'll have spectacular views of the mountains and the monastery in Tengboche. We will spend most of the morning in the Imjatse Khola through the birches, conifers and Rhododendrons. By following the river to the north, the path goes through several walls chortens and prayer flags around the small villages. On the way you can have the best view of Ama Dablam. After arriving in Dingboche, you can enjoy the beautiful array of fields surrounded by stone walls aiming to protect Barley, Buckwheat, Potatoes. The view of Island Peak is beautiful from Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

              On the 7th day you will be climbing a bit and then descending, in order to acclimatize. You can go for a short walk of 400 meters, ascending Nangkartshang Gompa in the north of the range, Dingboche from Nangkartshang which offers good scenic view. To see Makalau (8463 m), alternatively, you can follow an epic trail along the Imja Khola to Chhukung which may be longer walk taking 4-5 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                On the 8th day we will continue our trip through the Alpine region from Dingboche and concluding in Luboche. On the way to Lobuche, you have to cross the frozen river in Thukla glacier and climb up the hill to watch the magnificent views of the Cholatse, Lobuche, Nuptse and Pumori. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                  In the first section of trek we will start from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall, then cross the tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed known as Gorakshep. You will stop for lunch at the Gorakshep, then walk to the base camp of Everest and explore the area famous for the many climbing expeditions up to the Mount Everest. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the energy of the brave climbers of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, we will be trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at a guesthose.

                    We will leave early tomorrow morning on the 10th day and the weather is also bright and clear most of the time which helps when climbing Kala Patthar. Today is one of the highlights of the trip, You will be rewarded with viewing a 360 degrees panoramic view of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. Being back to Gorak Shep, you will have breakfast then We will take a helicopter ride from where you can explore the combined view of all the mountains from the skyline. you will see the Gokyo Lake and the stunning lining view of the trails that you have trekked through.you will fly back to Lukla.Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

                      On the last day you will be thanking the porters, who were a crucial part of the trek. From Lukla, we will take one-hour flight back to Kathmandu. If the flight is on schedule, it is likely to be back at the hotel before noon and you can have a good shower and rest in the afternoon. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.

                        We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

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                          Route Map
                          Everest Base Camp and Back to Lukla by Helicopter- 12 Days Map
                          What's Included
                          • 9 nights and 10 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
                          • Kalapathar to Lukla by Helicopter
                          • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
                          • English speaking local expert guide and porters( porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
                          • Sagarmatha National Park fees
                          • Pasang lamu Entrance fees
                          • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                          • Two nights’ accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
                          • Airport transfers and escort
                          • Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural dance in Kathmandu
                          • Adventure Travels Duffle/Kit Bag  
                          • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
                          • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                          • Insurance for all staff & porters.
                          • Trekking achievement certificate
                          • Adventure Himalayan T-shirt
                          • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                          • International flight fare  
                          • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                          • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                          • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                          • Extra accomodation and meals outside of itinerary
                          • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                          • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                          Dates and Prices
                          Date PriceAvailability 
                          Start DateStarts: MondayJun 12, 2023End DateEnds: FridayJun 23, 2023PricePriceUS$2175StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateStarts: MondayJun 19, 2023End DateEnds: FridayJun 30, 2023PricePriceUS$2175StatusStatusAvailable
                          Start DateStarts: MondayJun 26, 2023End DateEnds: FridayJul 07, 2023PricePriceUS$2175StatusStatusAvailable
                          Client Reviews
                          • Great EBC trekking! Once in a lifetime experience!


                            I booked an EBC trek tour with Mr. Rana's Adventure Himalaya and had a great experience. All transportation and accommodation were well arranged. The trekking guide assigned to me, Purna Rai, was very caring and helpful. The itinerary was superb. I had some days to acclimate to the elevation and hit both main destinations I wanted to go to (EBC and Kala Patthar). The helicopter ride down was a great option I'd strongly recommend to people who are tight on time and want to save some stress on their knees :)

                            weiwei9United States,Apr 30, 2023
                          • EBC Luxury Trek Return by Helicopter 10 days


                            Rana was wonderful to work with on my diverse Nepali program. I started with a few out of the ordinary places in Kathmandu Valley and had a wonderfully knowledgeable guide throughout. I then went on a trek to Tengboche coupled with an absolutely fabulous (Do it!!!) helicopter trip to Kala Pathar. Then went to Lumbini, with a different but equally qualified guide. As time was tight, Rana was able to make it possible that I could fit all that I wanted to do into just a few weeks. This was my fifth time in Nepal and it was as fascinating as the first time. I hope I'll be back!

                            kkrslcAustria,Nov 06, 2022

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