- duration 14 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- 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
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.
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.”
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
- 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
- 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners, including all meals on trek valued at US$500
- 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
- Expert bilingual guide
- 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
- 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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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.
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?
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?