Everest Base Camp Trekking - Helicopter Flight   |  12 Days

‘enjoy the experience and adventure standing beneath towering Mt. Everest’

Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter flight the shortest way to enjoy for people with limited holiday in Nepal, but with great interest to be close at world highest Mt. Everest.

Where this wonderful Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter flight a perfect choice and opportunity where you will be walking for little over a week duration and then back on chopper, a grand way to complete you adventure in Nepal Himalaya.

Starting with sweeping normal schedule flight in a smaller aircraft to land at Sherpa interesting town in Lukla, where walk begins heading past many nice farm village and following Dudh Kosi River to reach at Sagarmatha National Park listed in World Heritage Sites since 1979 enriched with cultural villages and hosting world highest mountains.

From here on high road to reach at famous Namche Bazaar the heart and capital of Khumbu Sherpa where once a week busy and colorful Saturday market held, a perfect place for rest days to support acclimatization along with short hike to view-points.

After Namche walking on nice wide trail within forested area with downhill and uphill trail to scenic Tengboche Monastery surrounded within beautiful forest and mountain scenery with views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam peaks.

From Tengboche on leaving green vegetation and tree lines for sheer wilderness of high mountains and barren beautiful landscapes, as walk continues higher to reach our main goal and highlight at Everest base camp enclosed by high peaks of Nuptse and Lhotse, where you will be standing close to massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.

Enjoying fantastic views and then adventure takes you on the highest spot at Kalapathar above 5,545 m high encircled by array of giant peaks with closest views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Pumori.

From Kalapathar facing eye catching views of spectacular scenery of Mountains and then finally ending our adventure with glorious memories taking a swift Helicopter flight to reach back at Kathmandu, after a most fascinating time on Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter flight.

Trip Highlights

  • An enjoyable adventure with daily views of world highest peaks with Mt. Everest 
  • Experience treks to Everest base camp and flying in chopper with amazing views
  • Explore Sherpa villages interwoven with interesting culture of Buddhism
  • Within high Sagarmatha National Park listed in World Heritage Sites
  • Climb to scenic view point on top Kalapathar for stunning mountain scenery”


  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Everest base camp trek.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Early morning depart for flight to Lukla on reaching at Kathmandu domestic airport, where short and scenic flight in a small aircraft takes you to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes facing panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest, then plane lands at Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport.
    From Lukla few hours walks downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with views of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru peaks, then reach first overnight stop at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge by Dudh Kosi River.
  • 4 Day 4: Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.
  • 5 Day 5: Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
A necessary rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, before heading higher country a perfect altitude and nice place for free day at the height of 3,440 m high.
    At Namche options for various scenic hike as well to view points where one can take a walk on top of Namche for grand views of Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche also a place where colorful and busy Saturday Market held once a week.
  • 6 Day 6: Day 6: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,867 m – 05 hrs.From Namche on gradual scenic wide path and then short downhill to Imjatse River at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, afternoon climb within rhododendron, pines, fir forest with great views of snowcapped mountains.
    After hours of good climb reach at Tengboche Monastery, rewards you with marvelous views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kantega, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde with majestic face of Amadablam, afternoon time for tour interesting monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer in serene environment.
  • 7 Day 7: Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.Morning walk downhill to Imjatse River, crossing over a bridge walk into an open area where tree lines fades for short juniper and rhododendron bushes, climb for to Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.
    A last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here slow climb to Somara for lunch and then climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located on a scenic Imjatse valley with excellent views of Amadablam and Island Peak.
  • 8 Day 8: Day 8: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.
Another good rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Dingboche a fine place for leisure hike and walks around where a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.
  • 9 Day 9: Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.
 From Dingboche walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river. A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs around mountains of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
  • 10 Day 10: Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route. Gorakshep was a base camp of Everest expeditions in early 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made further away to present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
  • 11 Day 11: Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m and fly back to Kathmandu - 03 hrs.
Morning an early as possible climb on top Kalapathar at the height of 5,545 m high, the highest spot of the adventure where you will be surrounded by glorious panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great exciting time descend to Gorakshep for breakfast.
    At Gorakshep our trekking adventure completes on taking a helicopter sweeping flight to reach back at Kathmandu facing super views of mountain range all the way till it land at Kathmandu.
    On reaching Kathmandu domestic airport transfer to your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking and on Helicopter flight back.
  • 12 Day 12: Day 12: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
    • domestic flight  from Kathmandu  to Lukla  
    • Helicopter flight from Gropship to Kathmandu. 
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
    • Government taxes and official expenses
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.


Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

 Guide and Porters: 
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
      Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket
  • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
  • Trip Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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