Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek In Helicopter Out offers you the oppertunity to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in significantly less time by avoiding the time taken to walk back. This trip is perfectly suitable for the trekkers who have the oymost desire to trek to Everst Base Camp but limited time. It gives the trekkers an amazing and ungorgettable life time experience. The trip follows standard protocol of normal Everest Base Camp Trek and takes enough rest days in beween in order to avoid getting AMS on the way up follwed by a sensational Helicopter flight with unbeatable views back to Kathmandu.

Himalyan Dynasty offers you an oppertunity to achieve the feat of trekking in to the Iconic Everest Base Camp in limited time with all the necessary precautions and acclimatization measures. In addition, our crew will be carrying Oxygen Cylinder as a backup. 

Complete the Iconic Everest Base Camp Trek and Be back home in less than two weeks

Highlights

  • Flying into the world’s most daring mountain airport of Lukla at the elevation of 2840m is more adventurous and astonishing.
  • Walking on the legendary trekking trail through the Sherpa village with its exceptional culture is way stunning than anything.
  • Getting to Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region through several suspension bridges is daring and adventurous.
  • Beautiful acclimatization hike to the village of Khumjung, popularly known as the valley inside the clouds and visit to the Monastery to witness the Scalp of Yeti and Khumjung School built by Edmund Hillary in 1961.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan-Buddhist culture and to witness the territory of the yaks from Khumjung and onwards is magnetic.
  • Walk to Dingboche with its extravagant mountain views at 360 and staying two nights at the base of soaring Amadablam (the Matterhorn of Nepal) is a very enchanting experience.
  • View of the world’s highest peak and its neighboring mountains and spectacular landscapes that get closer everyday eventually makes you appreciate about trekking being an ultimate holiday.
  • Being at the base of the world’s highest peak, Everest and getting to the summit of Kalapathar 5545 m/ 18192 ft is a great accomplishment.
  • And Eventually flying on a small Helicopter through the Khumbu Glacier and between the tall mountains is a sensational experience,

 

Itinerary

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Soon you land in Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to receive and transfer you to the allocated hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around. Your leader will deliver a detailed trek briefing and distribute the necessary trekking equipment like Sleeping bag, duffel bag, jackets, etc. The evening will be highlighted with Royal Traditional Nepali cuisine at a Typical Nepali Restaurant.  

  • Accommodation Three-star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner

After Breakfast you will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa (Buddhist Shrine) and Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu Shrine), both are Enlisted in UNESCO's Cultural World heritage sites. You will be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Vehicle, Guide and Entry Fee to the sites are included. You will be thoroughly briefed in prior about all the aspects of the tour by your tour guide or trip leader. The tour will start around 9:00 (Can also be done in the afternoon if requested from all the clients) and it will take around 3 hrs.

The afternoon is free for last minute shopping and preparations.

  • Accommodation Three-star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 3-4 Hours

Most Lukla flights fly early, during which time the probability of high winds and clouds is likely to be lower. In one of the earliest flights, we proceed eagerly towards the starting point of our incredible journey. This thrilling mountain flight is for 20 minutes and eventually, we get to the most beautiful town of Lukla which is simply phenomenal. This airstrip was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and his friend when he started his social work of building schools and hospitals for the local Sherpa people.

At Lukla, the first glimpse of all huge mountains is quite impressive which surrounds the very village but be patient, it is just starting, and there are lots more to come on your way. From Lukla, we trek downhill towards the Dudh Koshi (milky river), a raging river that flows from the highest mountains. The trail is fairly easy and well-marked, menders around the fields of potatoes and wheat. We see many "Mani Wall" which is a compilation of many stone tablets, each with the Buddhist chanting inscriptions, "Om Mani Padme Hum" which means, "Hail to the jewel on the lotus". Please respect the local tradition as the local people walking left to these Mani Walls. We pass through many traditional villages to reach the vicinity of Phakding for our first-night stay at Lodge.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 30 minutes flight+3 Hours Walk

Today, passing through the pine forest and terraces, we cross and recross the thundering glacial river ' Dudh Koshi '. We will see groups of hybrids called Dzopkyos carrying the trek-gears and trading goods along the trail. Spectacular mountain peaks like Nupla (5885m) Kongde RI (6093 m), Thamserku (6808m) rises majestically above us.

We must be patient, though the allure of the mountains is hard to resist, as it is very important that we acclimatize slowly so that we can fully appreciate our time at higher altitudes. We enter onto the Sagarmatha National Park, another World Heritage site. We walk along the river to the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi and cross a spectacular high bridge before commencing ascent to the village of Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the Everest. As we ascent passing through the pine forest of rhododendron and magnolia, we will sight our first view of the majestic Mt. Everest from a vantage point

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hours

As we believe that the journey is important not the place of stay. This rest day is very important to acclimatize for safe ascending. Though it is a rest day, you have lots of options you can do as you wish. You may walk to the hill above the village to the National Park Headquarter to see the stunning view of huge mountains including Mt. Everest. The Sherpa cultural center in National Park headquarters has an interesting collection of Sherpa mountaineering items and photographs. You may go on an excursion to Thame village or those who are fit and acclimatizing well may wish to take an optional morning walk to the Everest View Hotel from where the view of the Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam may be seen or just simply relax and watch the Sherpa culture around.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3-4 Hours

Leaving Namche we walk the fabulous hill cut road with an awesome view of Amadablam and Thamserku. The good portion of the trail from Namche to Tengboche is very well sustained and restored by Pasang Lama Sherpa, an old man who has given his life to maintaining the trekking trail for the convenience of the trekkers. It would be a great act of kindness if you could donate some to Pasang Lama Sherpa, whom you would encounter on the way who is working for a good cause.

We steeply drop down to Phunki-Tenga for lunch. After lunch, we ascend through the beautiful pine-forested trail to get to Tengboche Monastery. This monastery was re-built with the assistance of Sir Edmund Hillary after it was destroyed by fire in 1989AD. We will have spectacular views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and many more. The sunset view on clear weather is really picturesque. As this area is a devout Buddhist region, the wildlife is unharmed so there is a possibility that we may see some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goat, and Pheasants, etc in the forest. Visit to this Tibetan Buddhist monastery is very spiritual. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6 Hours

Leaving Tengboche monastery we descend through rhododendron forested trail to Deboche. After crossing the bridge we gradually ascend to the next beautiful settlement of Pangboche. Next effortless trail with an outstanding view of the enormous mountain and deep valley we get to Somare for lunch. Gradually we get to Dingboche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction. It is a town where the valley opens wide with its magnificence and the view of countless other neighboring mountains that including Island Peak now opens clear. 

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5-6 Hours

After breakfast, your group leader will organize a short hike for acclimatization. This walk is typical to the hill right above Dingboche which measures around 5000 m. However, we are going halfway to gain certain elevation to acclimate. The 360-degree mountain view including Island Peak and Makalu ( world’s 5th highest mountain) from the ridge is something not to be missed. From the point of excursion, aerial view of Imja valley and Dingbuche village would surely be a shot to share in your social media platforms. After lunch, you will have free afternoon for self-exploration.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 4 Hours

Gradually we are away from the tree line area and gaining altitude, it is important to walk slowly and steady, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori unfolds before us in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. This gradual-up walk in the wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful. Walking up to the memorial plateau with hundreds of memorial built after the memory of people who met with tragedy in different mountains of Everest is remarkable. Walking up onto moraine of Khumbu Glacier (the longest glacier in Nepal) to Lobuche for the overnight camp, one can feel the temperature drops here as we are more exposed to our camp situated along this glacier marine. Getting to Lobuche a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak is significant.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5-6 Hours

Leaving Lobuche this 3 hours walk to Gorak Shep is out of the ordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. Gorak Shep, the spectacular village is surrounded by Pumori (7145m), Lingtren (6697m), Nuptse (7745m), and of course Everest (8848m). The view of the Khumbu icefall with the soaring mountains is spectacular. After lunch, we will trek to a long-awaited and fascinating Everest base camp. Being at Everest Base Camp gives you a great sense of achievement, the 360° mountain view and the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall is astonishing. Walk to the EBC is challenging but very rewarding.

  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hours

Now is the time for the epic climb to Kalapathar, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is challenging but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success to Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar, we will we will take sensational Helicopter ride all the way back to Kathmandu.

The Helicopter that Picks us up from Gorakhshep will drop us at Lukla and another Helicopter will take us back to Kathmandu. There will be a small layover at Lukla airport. The average Layover Time is approximately 1 hour.

  • Accommodation Three-star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Time 5 Hours Walk + 1 hour Flight

Although Helicopters can fly in very low visibility compared to planes and chances of Heli flight being cancelled is very low, Its still wiser to have a extra day in sleeve. Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will accompany you to the airport.

  • Accommodation Three-star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will accompany you to the airport. 

  • Meals Breakfast
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Trip inclusion

  • All Essential Permits.
  • Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
  • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • All Government and Local tax.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHT KATHMANDU/LUKLA .
  • Fundamental trekking gears like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
  • Teahouse accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
  • All standard meals (B/L/D) during the trek along with choice of hot beverage.
  • Filtered or Boiled water for drinking during the trek.
  • An accomplished trekking Group Leader.
  • All Ground Staff – Their Allowances and Insurance.
  • Helicopter Flight (Shared) From Gorakhshep to Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
  • Take away Himalayan Dynasty duffle bag,and trekking Map.
  • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, etc.
  • Cold drinks, Alcoholic beverages, Bottled water, Chocolate bars etc.
  • International flight fares.
  • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
  • Donations.
  • Staff Tipping.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

Dates & Availability

Departure DatePriceStatus 
Start: 28 Apr, 2024End: 10 May, 2024US$ 3200Save US$ 0Available

 

 

Useful Information

ARRIVAL DEPARTURE AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION

  • Transportation for your International and Domestic Arrivals and Departures are Included. You will be accompanied by Himalayan Dynasty representative (In most cases your Group Leader).
  • All the transportation to starting point and from the ending point of the trek are included. The transportation provided will be Private. The size of the vehicle will depend on the size of the group and will be decided by Himalayan Dynasty.
  • Domestics Flights will be provided according your itinerary and the airport pick up and drops are included.
  • Helicopter(Shared) will be provided for flying from Gorakhshep to Kathmandu. Himalayan Dynasty holds the right to accommodate other people in the Helicopter if there is any space available.

YOUR VALUABLE SAFETY AND STORAGE

  • In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can store your baggage in the hotel store without any additional charge. The Hotel will provide you with a Tag which you need to show to retrieve your baggage. Taking a picture of the Tag is a good idea.
  • For your Valuables, the hotel also provides you a Safety Deposit Vault, though some charge may be applicable. Your Group Leader is the best person to talk to if there are any confusions.
  • In the mountains while trekking, there are no systematic storage system. However, if you are coming back the same way and you want to store something, the teahouse owners might be happy to store your extra baggage. As there is risk involved, its better to consult your Group Leader.
  • Wherever you are please don’t leave your room doors unlocked, specially when you are not in your room.
  • Please don’t pack fragile things in your Duffel Bag, pack it in your day pack. In case you have to please inform your Group Leader about it.
  • Whenever you are in doubt, consult your Group Leader.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu and in Pokhara you will be Accommodated in Three-Star Hotel on Twin Sharing Basis. Additional charges will be applicable for Single supplementary.
  • In the mountains while trekking you will be accommodated in Simple but neat Family owned teahouses on twin sharing basis. The rooms will be basic with toilets and showers outside your room. Rooms with toilets inside will be provided depending on the availability. Single Supplementary will be provided with additional charges. At higher elevation, single supplementary may not be possible.

FOOD DURING THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu and Pokhara only breakfast is included in your package. You can have breakfast in the Hotel’s restaurant. For your meals, there are many restaurants which serve different cuisine from all over the world. You may choose according to your preference. Feel free to ask your Group Leader for recommendations.
  • All your standard meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) are included in your package while you are on the trek. The teahouses though basic, serve decent food with enough options to choose from, starting from Nepali Dal Bhat to Panned Pizza or Even a Burger at times. 
  • We offer you an Open Menu so you will have a choice of your meal. Like many companies we don't limit the meals at one course however we kindly request you not to waste any food.  
  • In our entire trip, we will eat all the meals in the local Tea-houses including our lunch and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene. 
  • However, its wiser to keep your expectations a bit low. The FEEDBACKS from the previous clients are positive. It is advised to consult your Group Leader about your meals.  

DRINKING WATER DURING THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu, Pokhara and while on the drive you will need to buy water. You can easily buy Bottled water from the stores.
  • While on the trek Himalayan Dynasty will provide you with properly Boiled water for drinking. The refilling is done every morning at Breakfast and every evening at dinner time. Its wiser to bring BPA free water bottles. Two bottles are normally enough for one trekker.

MONEY EXCHANGE AND PERSONAL EXPENSES/CASH TO CARRY

  • As for exchanging the foreign currency, you can either do it from the Banks or from any of the registered Money Exchange Counters that we have in the Thamel area. 
  • ATMs can be the most convenient way to get at your money, again the downside is - they are not always a good value. There might be a certain amount of transaction fees you may have to face when using an ATM in Nepal.
  • The amount required in Kathmandu for meals would normally be covered by about US$ 40 per day. Shopping will vary greatly from person to person. 
  • The equivalent of US$ 15 per day per trekker is normally sufficient for extra expenses like Shower, Battery Charging, Occasional drinks. We also recommend you to carry around US$ 300 as emergency cash. Please take your Group Leaders advise on how much Cash to carry for the trek.

HEALTH:

  • As your safety is our primary concern, you will be provided a qualified and medically trained Group Leader and competent and skilled trekking crew.
  • While on your trek your Group Leader will provide you with the necessary guidelines on food to get away with food poisoning or any stomach related ailments due to new diets. However, we follow strict hygiene guidelines so all the foods in the Everest Region tea-houses are hygienically prepared under your Group leaders survey. We recommend you not to drink water straight from the tap. 
  • Stick to something healthy till you get acclimatized to all the new diets. Make sure you avoid too much oily food and especially meat that comes all the way from the lowland.
  • Please make sure you have all necessary gears.
  • Your Group Leader will also give you necessary instruction on avoiding AMS and Other Health issues like cold or cough. 
  • In case of any health issues, you can always talk to your group leader who is medically trained and counsel you with necessary precautions or medication to treat any mountain ailments that he has been trained for. 
  • You do not need to carry an extensive medical kit as your Group Leader carries a comprehensive first aid kit for the group and staff. However, if you are under prescribed medication its wiser to carry extra for a few days.

MEDICAL/TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Its mandatory to have Insurance that will cover your medical expenses including helicopter evacuation if needed. Its wiser to have a policy that covers the extra expenses occurred due to flight cancellations as well.

TIPPING GUIDELINE

  • Tipping is an entirely personal matter. - It is also an indication of your satisfaction with the service delivered by our local trekking crew. As they work really hard to make your holiday the most memorable one, tipping is more like a token of gratitude of saying THANK YOU to your local crew. As a guideline average tipping is around 10% of your trip cost per trekker. 
  • Many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who would very warmly receive these items. Your Group Leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution of your gratitude and the used items (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew.
  • We recommend you to make separate tipping for your trekking Group Leader.