Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek With Helicopter Ride

   12 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-161)

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12 Days Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek With Helicopter Ride is one of the best trekking in Nepal. Leaving the arrival and departure day, we spent 12 days in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Taking trekkers up to the base camp of Mt. Everest and the altitude of 5,545m (Kala Patthar), this trek allows trekkers to explore and enjoy the natural and cultural magnificence of the Khumbu region en route to the base camp of Everest. Apart from the views of some of the major towering peaks of the world including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Cho Oyu, trekkers also get a chance to explore the attractions of the Sagarmatha National Park. These attractions in the area are beautifully backed up by the perfect culture, lifestyle, and sincere hospitality of the Sherpa people living in the region.

This hike to the Base Camp of Everest begins with 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, we walk up to the base camp and retrace the same path to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu. Our 12 days Everest Base Camp Trekking package includes full board during the trek and bed and breakfast before and after the trek. Accommodation is arranged in local lodges and guest houses managed by local people that provide basic amenities, bed, breakfast, and dinner. The lunch is ordered from a tea house menu. Both typical Nepali and western food are served during the trek. Trekkers can also enjoy a free map with this package. This 12-day package also ensures necessary acclimatization before ascending the height.

Nevertheless, the packages offered by Amigo Treks and Expedition are fully customizable. All customized packages guarantee 100% departure date and flat rates with a special group discount. Though the difficulty level is comparatively high, and physically fit and mentally determined person can attempt this trek. Moreover, the best season to plan this trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) for supportive weather, temperature, visibility, and smooth trail.

The trip starts with a 30-35 minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, up till the base camp is on foot. If you are looking to spend more splendid days in Nepal go for Everest Three High Passes Trek for 19 days or even Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass for 18 days.

This trip is available every day from 15th March - to 20th May and 1st Oct-20th Dec  with a minimum of 2 pax

Our Attempt to avoid Altitude Sickness

(“Climb High, Sleep Low” is the rule one needs to follow, to avoid altitude sickness. Therefore, apart from 2 days of acclimatization, at Namche and Dingboche, to aid the acclimatization process, we hike a little higher than our overnight stop and get down for overnight rest.)   

Although we try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, or delays. Thus, we request you to plan out extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor.  Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. We can arrange to occupy your day with adventures and exploration activities to utilize the day. 
The weather condition in the Himalayas is also subject to change which can be an obstruction during your travels. Since obstacles are unpredictable, Amigo Treks & Expedition facilitates our customers to arrange helicopter service if needed (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service during the time of flight delays/cancellations and personal preferences.  Since helicopters can fly in arduous circumstances compared to airplanes.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 2: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) (30-35 minute flight and 4 hours walk)

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft),(5-6 hours walk)

Day 4: Namche Bazaar- a day for acclimatization

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft) (5 hours walk)

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft) (5-6 hours)

Day 7: 2nd Acclimatization Day of the trek - Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft)

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft) (5 hours walk)

Day 9: Trek to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Gorak Shep (5,320/17,450EBC) /(5,160m/16,929 Gorekshep) (7-8 hours)

Day 10: Hike to Kala Pattar-and fly to Lukla on Helicopter and fly to Kathmandu

Day 11: Free Day

Day 12: Departure

Trip Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service by a private vehicle
  • 3 nights twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at (5* Hotel) with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • Gorekship-Lukla Helicopter flight 
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permit
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Ramechap-Lukla-Ramechap during peak season, April-may and oct-dec) flight tickets and departure tax
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodations on a trek (Lodge/Tea house)
  • 4 hot showers (Attached bathroom) while on a trek
  • Fresh seasonable fruits after every dinner (while on a trek)
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup only)
  • Purified drinking water (medicated safe to drink) during the trek as much as you need
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Amigo duffel bag, & Trekking route map (As a souvenir)
  • Adventure certificate (after completion the trek)
  • First Aid service (Basic)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level

Trip Excludes 

  • Nepal arrival visa (USD30 for 15 days and USD50 for 30 days in Cash)
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, alcohol and soft beverages
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla (only 15 kg included)
  • Extra porter if you required (it cost USD25 per day)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tipping to staff (as an appreciation)

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal as well as Amigo Treks and Expedition family. Today, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our company representatives will receive you and escort you to the tourist standard hotel booked for you. If time permits, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek, followed by an introduction session with other members (especially Sherpas and guides) of your team. Today, we also host a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with authentic Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Authentic Nepali food, Cultural Music, and Ethnic dance, which is also a short introduction of Nepal.)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Phakding is the destination of the day. You will be picked up at your hotel and escorted in a private vehicle to the Tribhuvan International Airport (Domestic Terminal) to board an early morning flight to Lukla. After about 30-35 min scenic flight, the plane will land at the Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport), which is listed on top of the list of one of the most dangerous airports in the world. On reaching airport, we will be introduced to the other crew members awaiting our arrival at Lukla. At the same time, the luggage will be prepared for the porters. Once everything is set, the trek begins leaving Lukla, towards Phakding. After about 4 hours of downhill and flat trail experience, we finally reach Phakding. On reaching Phakding, you can freshen up and after a short rest the remaining day can be spent exploring the settlement of Phakding. The night will be spent at a lodge in Phakding.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner                                         

(Highlights of the day: A scenic flight to Lukla, a thrilling landing experience on one of the most dangerous airports in the world at Lukla, the trail accompanied by various small Sherpa settlements, ancient monasteries, Chortens, Mani Walls, prayer wheels, the spectacular view of Kusum Khangkaru from Thado Koshigaon, the very first view of Kongde RI  from Phakding, the company of roaring Bhote Koshi River and the beautiful village of Phakding, where you can visit a 500 year old monastery.)

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,283ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

Namche Bazaar is the destination set for the day.  We cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and leaving the beautiful village of Phakding, we head towards the destination of the day. Initially the trail follows the east bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Enjoying the beautiful view of Rhododendron and Magnolia forest; we head towards another suspension bridge that will take us to the east bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We further walk along the river towards the third suspension bridge. Crossing the bridge, we walk up to Monjo, which is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. You can enjoy the monastery and tea shops, while your team leader takes care of the necessary national park formalities. Leaving Monjo, the trail along the Dudh Koshi River now descends to Larja Dobhan, which is the confluence of the Bhote Koshi River and the Dudh Koshi River. A short hike after crossing the bridge will present us the first view of Mt. Everest. Then, the upward hike continues until we reach the destination of the day, Namche Bazaar. The remaining day can be spent exploring the area. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Small settlements like Zam Fute, Toktok, Bengkar, Chhamuwa, Gumela, the company of various ancient monasteries, Chortens, the view of Rhododendron and Magnolia forest, roaring Dudh Koshi River along the trail, and the first view of Mt. Everest after crossing Larja Dobhan.)

Day 04: Acclimation day

As we are above the altitude of 3000m, it’s very much necessary to acclimatize before ascending the height. Therefore, the day will be spent doing those activities that help in the process of acclimatization. We visit and explore the nearby villages like Khunde and Khumjung or we hike up to the old Sherpa village of Thame. We can also visit the museum, National Park Headquarter or simply enjoy the internet services and the cafes. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: An insight of the lifestyle of the Sherpa people in the villages of Khunde, Namche, Khumjung or even Thame, beauty and mystery offered by Khumjung, Laudo, Thame  and various other monasteries and a number of Chortens, view of Mt. Everest, Shyangboche panorama and the view of the longest Mani wall in the Khumbu Region. Museum, the National Park Headquarter and the facility of internet cafes are the additional attractions of the day.)

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)/ 5 hours walk

Tengboche is the destination set for the day. From Namche Bazaar, a short upward hike will first take us up to the ridge, crossing the Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. Enjoying the snow capped peaks; an easy walk from the ridge will then take us to Kyangjuma. The trail descends passing the longest Mani Walls and Sanasa, through the forest of Rhododendron till the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga. From Phunki Tenga, a steep climb will take us to the Tengboche Monastery. In the afternoon, we visit and explore the monastery.  The night will be spent at a lodge in Tengboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa, the very first view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku, a pleasant walk through the Rhododendron forest, a view of water-driven prayer wheels from Phunki Tenga, Tengboche monastery, its structure, architecture and the panoramic view of peaks like Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku.)

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)/ 5-6 hours walk

Dingboche is the destination set for the day. Leaving Tengboche, following the stone steps, we first hike down to cross the bridge over the Imja River at Chaturje. Then, a steep hike will take us to another bridge at Somare. From Somare, we hike up to another bridge on a flat trail, through the alpine meadows and yak herds following the west bank of the Imja River. Crossing the bridge, we climb the last vertical climb of the day to reach Dingboche. The remaining day will be spent exploring the attractions of the village and the views of mountains. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dingboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Lush forest, steep climbs, magnificent Chortens and Mani walls, Alpine meadows, the view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and the Imja River, Kilometers of stone walls covering the Imja Valley, internet cafes and world’s highest Billiard parlor.)

Day 07: Acclimation Day

Today is the second acclimatization day as we already are above the altitude of 4000m. We either spend the day exploring the Dingboche Valley or hike up to Chhukung towards the Island peak or climb Chhukung RI. Later in the evening, you can relax and prepare your muscles to hike the remaining distance and altitude. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dingboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day:  Summer settlement of Dingboche, Mani Stones,  view of Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse Wall, Makalu  and Baruntse from Chhukung RI, view of Nuptse, Lhotse Nup, Lhotse and Ama Dablam glacier.)


Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4,928m/16164 ft)/ 5 hours walk

Lobuche is the destination set for the day. After a day’s rest at Dingboche, the walk continues towards Palrung Kharka crossing Dusa through the Khumbu Khola Valley. We cross a suspension bridge across the roaring stream and ascend towards Dughla. The hike further continues passing Thokla Pass towards the circuit route. On meeting the circuit trail a gentle hike up the steep terminal of the Khumbu Glacier will take us to Lobuche. The evening can be spent exploring the village of Lobuche. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lobuche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day:Spectacular view of Mt. Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren and Mahalangur Himal, Khumbu Glacier and Chola Lake and the view of memorials of Sherpas who perished on the glacier of Everest)

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp-Gorak Shep (5,320m/17,450ft EBC )/ (5,160m/16,929ft Gorekshep )/ 7-8 hours walk

This day takes us to the actual destination of the trek, that is, the Everest Base Camp. Leaving Lobuche, we first hike towards Gorak Shep, following the trail along the Khumbu Glacier. We pass Lobuche Glacier, Pyramid and Lobuche Pass to reach the junction where the Changri Nup Glacier and Changri Sar Glacier meet the Khumbu Glacier. We walk across the glacier to reach Gorak Shep. From here, following the moraine route through glacial and rocky trail we walk up to the Everest Base Camp. We spend some time at the base camp and head back to Gorak Shep. The night will be spent at a lodge in Gorak Shep.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Wonderful glimpses of Kala Patthar, Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, and Nuptse, the view of Changri Nup, Changri Shar, Khumbu Glacier, north ridge of Mt. Everest, ice fall and the base camp of Mt. Everest.)


Day 10: Hike to Kala Pattar-and fly to Lukla on Helicopter and fly to Kathmandu

Today, we first hike up to Kala Patthar and then hike down to Pheriche. We start early in the morning to enjoy the first rays of the sun striking the mountain.  A couple of hours hike from Gorak Shep will take us to a famous viewing point of Kala Patthar, that offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. We spend some time here appreciating and taking the snaps of the breathtaking Mahalangur Himal. Then we hike back to Gorak Shep for breakfast and then fly to lukla and again fly to Kathmandu.  

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day:  The highest altitude of the entire trek Kala Patthar 5,550m, Sunrise view over the mountains, view of Mahalangur Himal-more than 150 mountains including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam.)

Day 11: Free Day

Free Day

Day 12: Final departure

Today is the last day of your trip in Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make the arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

(The usual day for a trek: Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. In case of special days, our guides will wake you up early in the morning at around 5:00am.  A western breakfast like porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm. Your accommodation is arranged at a lodge, or also in a tourist standard hotel (subject to availability) where we stop for overnight.

While you are walking, you can also request your guide to slow down and stop at the places where you want to take some snaps. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.)

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