10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek with Chopper Return

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  • No booking fees
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5545 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the beauty and magnificence of the greatest mountain in the world.
  • Check out the highest mountains in the world such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse & Ama Dablam
  • Enjoy one of the top ten treks in the world.
This Everest Base Camp Trek with a Chopper Return is perfect for those who wish to have a fantastic trek to Everest Base Camp, but who do not wish to trek along the same trail back. Instead, you will be taking a helicopter from Everest Base Camp and go back to Kathmandu.

Trekking Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is in itself a unique experience. You'll be trekking on some of the best mountain tails on earth, visiting monasteries, local villages, and of course, sipping some sherpa tea with the local sherpas, known for their incredible mountaineering skills.

After having completed the EBC trek and hiked Kala Patthar, boarding the helicopter and flying alongside some of the highest mountains of the world is a magical moment which will truly reveal how unique mother planet is. You will get to see fantastic mountain landscapes close-up and fly over and pass by several majestic Himalayan peaks. This is such an awesome experience and we dare say, it is likely to become the best trip of your life.

Please see the itinerary for further details about the day-to-day trekking programme.

AIRCRAFT DETAILS:

· Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)

· Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D

· Service Sling : 23000 Ft

· Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm

· Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers

· Cruising Speed : 137 knots

· Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg

· Endurance : 3 Hours 20 Min

· Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Amazing trip with a great guide!
5 - Excellent
  • Laura Miller
  • From USA
  • On Nov 16 2019
“We had an amazing trip to Nepal with an incredible helicopter ride! Our guide Nuri was knowledgeable, helpful, & funny and helped us navigate another culture, a tough trail, & an amazing adventure. The hiking was tough and ended with a difficult hike up to a beautiful morning view of Everest and a scenic ride back to Lukla.”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Cheryl Hapke
  • From USA
  • On Sep 30 2019
“Excellent”
Perfect trip and very well guided by Raju Mainali.
5 - Excellent
  • MartinBerretor
  • From France
  • On Aug 13 2019
“Wonderful views all along the way, doscovering culuture and habits of the locals thank to our excellent guide Raju Mainali.”
An amazing experience! A life time memory!
5 - Excellent
  • Eric Emmett
  • From Australia
  • On Aug 13 2019
“The guide Raju Mainali and the the porter Parsang Tamang were professional, friendly and extremely helpful. The hike was epic & the helicopter flight home was an absolutely wonderful way to finish 10 hard days of hiking.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla and start trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest)
  • Day 3: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Day 4: Trek to Tyangboche
  • Day 5: Trek to Dingboche
  • Day 6: Day Hike to Chhukung or Nangkartshang Peak
  • Day 7: Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakhshep
  • Day 9: Trek to Kalapatthar and fly back to Lukla
  • Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (international and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek meeting.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Full-board meals during the trek (Main course: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • Helicopter fly out from Gorakhshep / Kala Patthar.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Luxury Lodges
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in KTM
  • 3 * Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 4 * Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 5 * Hotel in Kathmandu
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal Visa (USD 30 for 15 days or USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationNOTE: 1. Urgent Notice for Domestic Flights (To/From Lukla) The Government of Nepal has announced the halt of all flight operations from Kathmandu to Lukla, tentatively. Flights to Lukla have now been re-directed to Manthali airport in the district of Ramechhap which is 132 Km east of Kathmandu until further notice, to avoid the heavy traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap physically sits in the Tamakoshi River Valley and is located 132 km from Kathmandu (an approximately 3-4 hours drive). However, the early morning flight which departs at 6 am in the morning from Kathmandu will be available throughout this period, subject to early bookings at least 6 months to 1 year in advance prior to all Everest trips, which can be tedious in the peak season periods of spring and autumn. This too, is not guaranteed due to inclement weather patterns in these climatic changing times. All other flights after 6 am to Lukla will only be available from the airport in Ramechhap. Other than this, optionally, helicopter arrangements can be made for 5 people on a sharing basis with an addition of USD 500 for a one way flight per person with an exclusive choice [only yours] to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate ways to form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but again, this too cannot be guaranteed, especially in peak season periods. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions. Travelers are requested to advise us on your preferred alternatives for flights to/from Lukla if/when possible delays or disruptions occur. We would truly appreciate your patience to bear with us in the mentioned circumstances above. Climate change and our, should we say, blessed geographical conditions; which can be a monster when least expected, has become the relevant cause for this, making us victims of unseen circumstances beyond our control. Thank you so much for your kind understanding. Recommended gear: Waterproof jackets Warm fleece jackets, jerseys, pullovers Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light leather boots Sleeping bags (preferably those rated -20 degree Celsius. You can rent them in Kathmandu) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband Fleece wind-stopper jackets (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets Down vests and/or jackets (optional) Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer Sun hats/scarfs Light balaclavas/warm fleece hats Sunglasses with UV protection T-shirts Underwear Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light, expedition-weight thermal bottoms Fleece or woollen pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: Headlamps (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag Basic first aid kits (We also provide a comprehensive first aid medical kit and oxymeter to the head guide) Large plastic bags to keep items dry inside your trekking bag Day packs (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) Toiletries Small wash towels
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