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

Trip Cost
US$ 1975 (Per Person)

Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel + Lodge + Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
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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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu to Lukla and phakding
  • Day 03:Phakding to Namche bazaar
  • Day 04:Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
  • Day 05:Trek to Tengboche (3867 m) 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 06:Trek to Dingboche (4360) 5 to 6 hrs
  • Day 07:Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization (4360)
  • Day 08:Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
  • Day 09:Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) back to Gorakshep 7 to 8 hrs
  • Day 10:Trekking to Kala Patthar (5545m) back to Lukla
  • Day 11:Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 12:Departure from Kathmandu

What's Includes:

  •  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

What's Excludes:

  •     Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40  (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. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in KathmanduUpon 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.
  • Day 02Kathmandu to Lukla and phakdingAt 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).
  • Day 03Phakding to Namche bazaarAfter 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.
  • Day 04Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)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.
  • Day 05Trek to Tengboche (3867 m) 5 - 6 hrsAt 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.
  • Day 06Trek to Dingboche (4360) 5 to 6 hrsIn 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.
  • Day 07Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization (4360)On the 8th 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.
  • Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4940m)On the 9th 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.
  • Day 09Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) back to Gorakshep 7 to 8 hrsIn 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.
  • Day 10Trekking to Kala Patthar (5545m) back to Lukla 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.
  • Day 11Flight to KathmanduOn 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.
  • Day 12Departure from KathmanduWe will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla by Helicopter Map

Clients Reviews

  • Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla by Helicopter - 12 Days
    Amy Svendberg
    United States Published: Sunday, March 15, 2020

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


    We did the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return in March of 2020, and had an excellent experience. I highly recommend Adventure Himalayan Travel for this trek. From the moment Rana picked us up at the airport with welcome marigolds we knew we were in good hands. Rana and his team took care of every detail, from hotel bookings to lodging, the transit to Lukla and much more. Rana was very responsive with all email correspondence and even helped negotiate some beautiful Nepalese tapestries! Our guide and porter were exceptional and helped us every step of the journey. It was a great value for the price, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have worked with them.

  • Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla by Helicopter - 12 Days
    Australia Published: Friday, September 27, 2019

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


    My husband and I had a fantastic time on the EBC trek. What made it special was our lovely guide Suman who seems to know everyone on the mountains, made our trek pleasant and told us lots of stories and culture. We felt we were well looked after and the portions of the meals were huge. Mr Rana personally welcomed us and we are thankful for his company Adventure Himalayas for organising this unforgettable tour.

  • Everest Base Camp trek & Return back Lukla by Helicopter -12 days
    United States Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Everest Base Camp trek & Return back Lukla by Helicopter -12 days


    We had an incredible experience and will never forget our time climbing to EBC. Thank you! The tour company had everything well organised for me and my travelling buddy, we always felt like we were in good hands. The trek was challenging but not too strenuous and we had plenty of time to relax, take in the views, eat & drink and enjoy ourselves en route. Suman was always checking on us especially at the higher altitudes for signs of altitude sickness. We had mild symptoms but were fine. Food was as good as anyone is going to get on a bare mountain range - i do miss a good Dhal Bhat and the Momos. If you like hot spicy food ask to try the local chillis they are insane! The choices of accommodation en route tended towards the cheaper options but we perfectly fine, just be prepared it's rarely going to be cosy (we didn't mind at all). Overall fantastic experience!

  • Everest Base Camp trek & Return back Lukla by Helicopter -12 days
    Brittney Glover
    United States Published: Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Everest Base Camp trek & Return back Lukla by Helicopter -12 days


    We did the Everest Trek + Helicopter tour and it was probably one of the best trips I've ever taken! Rana was helpful providing details on what we needed for the trek, etc. before we even arrived. He met us at the airport with our awesome guide, Durga, and briefed us on everything before setting off. The trek was amazingly gorgeous, and our guide was helpful and knowledgable hroughout it all. The helicopter ride back at the end was the cherry of top of the adventure. Would highly recomment this trip to anyone! Show less

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Status Price Booking
25 July, 2021 05 August, 2021 Available USD 1975
27 July, 2021 07 August, 2021 Available USD 1975
29 July, 2021 09 August, 2021 Available USD 1975