Everest Base Camp High Flyer

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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Undertake one of the world's most famous treks with the bonus of returning via a scenic helicopter flight
  • Experience the excitement of reaching Everest Base Camp and ascend Kala Pattar for views of the world's highest mountain
  • Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture at Namche Bazaar and visit Thyangboche Monastery
  • Absorb outstanding views of such peaks as Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest
Starting and ending in Kathmandu, the trip Everest Base Camp High Flyer is a guided trekking tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Everest Base Camp trek, Gorakshep, Kathmandu and 7 other destinations in Nepal. Everest Base Camp High Flyer is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Follow the classic trail to Everest Base Camp and take a spectacular helicopter flight over the Himalaya back to Kathmandu. One of the world's most famous treks and a thrilling helicopter ride across the Himalaya. Our adventure begins with the intoxicating sights and sounds of the amazing city of Kathmandu. Taking a flight to Lukla, we commence our trek through Sherpa villages to the gateway of the Everest region Namche. This is the Sherpa heartland, and as we ascend higher we emerge above the tree line to experience the most dramatic mountain panoramas with views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and surrounding peaks. Our itinerary allows time to visit Everest Base Camp and climb Kala Pattar before taking a helicopter flight from Lobuche back to Kathmandu, to complete a most memorable journey in the Himalaya.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 24 2019
“In April 2019 five of us, all in our sixties, undertook a bespoke trip arranged by WE which combined the Over 55s trek to Everest Base Camp with the Everest High Flyer. A great trip. First, a reality check. Its tough. Its not a stroll in the park, some of the terrain is quite rough, and there are some very steep hills - all at altitude. If youre a seasoned hiker in the Lake District, Snowdonia etc, you should have no problems, although you do need to get fit by training for several months beforehand. If youre new to trekking, then forget jogging or the treadmill, you need to be climbing steps and hills to build up the right leg muscles. And theres the camping (and occasional lodges). The WE tents are relatively large and contain raised camp-beds, but theyre not luxury ensuite hotel rooms youll be bumping into whoever youre sharing with and scuttling to the outside loo at 2am in the cold and dark. Ah yes, the loos running water further up the trail is a distant memory, and the facilities at the campsites and in the lodges are not for the faint-hearted. And you wont be having showers each day. Finally, the food. WE provide their own cooks along the entire trail, and the carb-laden fare does get a bit monotonous its not unusual to have rice, pasta and potatoes on the same plate. Lodges do have their own far more enticing menus (at an extra cost), but hygiene etc is not guaranteed. Take energy bars not only for energy but for variety. But, that all said, if youre here looking at a WE trip the chances are that you are an adventure traveller happy to rough it, so I can thoroughly recommend both the Everest Base Camp trek and WE. The scenery, especially above the tree-line, is breathtaking (weather permitting), albeit that views of Everest itself are infrequent (try the WE High Road to Lhasa for the best Everest views). Ill admit to having good days and bad days, with both the walking and a debilitating stomach bug, but overall the achievement of reaching Base Camp and the places visited along the way (including picturesque monasteries) made it worthwhile.
Getting a helicopter back was an excellent decision. Being of a certain age we were all pretty tired having reached Base Camp and then ascending Kala Pattar, and the thought of retracing our steps would have been daunting. Plus, a couple of us are still working, so the days sliced of the trips length was useful. And of course the helicopter ride itself was spectacular and a real buzz. Again, the organisation was impeccable, as we were met at Kathmandu airport, escorted through security, and delivered back to the Radisson hotel. I have nothing but praise for WEs organisation and staff. Huge potential problems raised by our flights there and back being cancelled at short notice were dealt with speedily and without fuss by WE, and everything else went off perfectly. Our local tour leader Samde was quietly efficient, informative, full of encouragement, with a nice sense of humour (and a medicine case full of magic potions) and he worked wonders in rearranging our helicopter flight back for a day earlier, as we trekked back to Lobuche straight after Kala Pattar instead of enduring another night at Gorak Shep. Our trek guide Padam was an engaging character both Samde and Padam helped create a relaxed and positive approach to the treks challenges. All in all (not forgetting sightseeing in crazy Kathmandu) a memorable and rewarding experience.”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 16 2019
“Amazing but grueling trek - well worthwhile!”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 09 2016
“We had a wonderful trip among the worlds highest mountains.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : In Kathmandu (1330m), sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 3 : Fly Lukla (2800m). Trek to Ghat (2530m). Walk approx 2 hours
  • Day 4 : To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 5 : To Namche (3440m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 6 : Rest day Namche Bazaar or optional walk to the pretty village of Thame
  • Day 7 : To Deboche (3770m) via Thyangboche. Walk approx 6-7 hours
  • Day 8 : To Dingboche (4360m), walk approx. 6-7 hours
  • Day 9 : Rest day in Dingboche, acclimatise
  • Day 10 : To Lobuche (4930m). Walk approx 6 hours
  • Day 11 : To Gorak Shep (5288m) & Base Camp (5360m). Walk approx 7-8 hours
  • Day 12 : Kala Pattar (5545m) and return Lobuche
  • Day 13 : Scheduled helicopter flight from Lobuche to Kathmandu
  • Day 14 : Trip concludes Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 14 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation on trek in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners, including all meals on trek valued at US$500
Transport
  • Flights to Lukla included
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
  • Helicopter flight from Dingboche to Kathmandu valued at US$900 per person based on 5 passengers
  • Private transportation
Guide
  • Expert bilingual guide
Others
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Group medical kit
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • Insurance, protective clothing, food and shelter for porters
  • Site entry fees
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Everest Base Camp High Flyer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 01 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 April 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Everest Base Camp High Flyer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Everest Base Camp High Flyer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

    Yes. The baggage weight allowance on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 10 kg for checked baggage plus 5kg for hand baggage for a total of 15 kg. Bags overweight will be charged approximately USD 1 per kg over the limit.

     

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

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