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  • Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. See the Himalayas if the weather is clear
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, the starting point for those summiting Mount Everest
  • Fly back to Kathmandu in a helicopter from Gorakshep
This 8-day, guided Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is designed for those who want to reach the base camp of the world's highest mountain but have a limited amount of time. Shorter than the usual treks that last 12 days or more, this trip combines the challenge of a high-altitude odyssey through one of the most popular trekking routes in the world with the comfort and speed of a chopper return.

This trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on the first day of the trip. Hit the trail soon after landing in Lukla. The final destination of the day is Monzo, a 4-hour walk away from the airport. Reach Namche Bazaar on the second day of the trip and spend a day in the bazaar to acclimatize your body.

Start for Tengboche on Day 4 of the trip. From Tengboche, the trail travels past Dingboche, Lobuche and Gorakshep to reach Everest Base Camp on Day 7 of the trip. Enjoy stunning mountain views from Kala Patthar on the final day of the trip before hopping on the chopper in Gorakshep and heading back to Kathmandu.

For more details of the trip, please go through the itinerary below.
customer reviews about Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition
4.9 - Excellent Based on 71 reviews
Anonymous' review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
5 - Excellent
“We did 12 days Everest base camp trek with guide Basedev and Porter Ramesh ( from Lukla) from this company. We are totally satisfied with our guide and porter, both of them were very helpful. Company provided us right time airport pick up and drop facilities, quick response of all question, very sincere as well as easy going people. We surely choose this company for our other trek. Thank you.”
Kathryn's review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
4.5 - Excellent
“Subash, the owner, is very experienced and knowledgeable about anything to do with his business. He is in touch daily with his guides when you are on the trek and that is very reassuring. I would recommend this company to anybody and would certainly go back to Nepal and utilize the services of Subash and his staff for my treks or expedition. ”
Clare's review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
06 hours Guest house
We will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport in the morning. Catch your flight to Lukla. In case the weather is good, you will get the chance to enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas during the 35-minute flight.

Head for Monzo from Lukla upon landing. The total duration of the trek today is 4 hours. Stay overnight in Monzo.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
05 hours Guest house
Trek to Namche Bazaar from Monzo. The route will take you through the areas that fall under Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazaar is located at an altitude of 3,440m and is also the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region. Stay in Namche tonight.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Guest house
You have a free day today. Allow your body to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. You need not spend the whole day idle. In case you are interested, we can help organize sight-seeing tours and short hikes around Namche.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
06 hours Guest house
The route to Tengboche takes you past monasteries, temples and forests via Sansa and Kayangjuma. See Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual centre of the region, that is situated at an elevation of 3,870m. Spend the night in Tengboche.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6-7 hours Guest house
Start your journey to Dingboche (4,410m) in the morning. See great views of the majestic Ama Dablam. The valley will slowly begin to open up as you hike further. Reach Dingboche. You will spend the night in a local lodge.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 hours Guest house
Head for Lobuche, which is located at an elevation of 4,940m. On the way to Lobuche, you will pass by a number of memorials put up in the memory of climbers who lost their lives in their attempt to make it to the peak of Mt. Everest.

This route will also offer you with beautiful views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku and several other peaks. As the trail traverses the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you will also get teh chance to see Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori mountains.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Guest house
This is probably the most thrilling day of the trek. Reach Gorakshep (5,164m) and then Everest Base Camp. Spend an hour or so exploring the camp and the surroundings before trekking back to Gorakshep where you will spend the night.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours 3 Star Hotel at N/A
Climb to the top of Kala Patthar (5,643m), the highest point of the trek and enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas. See some of the tallest mountains in the worlds, including Everest, before descending to Gorakshep.

A helicopter will pick you up from there and fly you back to Kathmandu. We will drive you from the airport to the hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Airport pickup & drop-off by private vehicle. All transport including Kathmandu - Lukla flight tickets (one way) and Gorakshep - Kathmandu chopper flight
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the trek
  • A highly experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • A first aid kit box as well as an oximeter and a pulse checker
  • We will help with emergency helicopter rescue if necessary (to be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and walking poles if you don’t have your own. These items are to be returned after the trek is over
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits and TIMS card charges (Trekkers Information Management System card)
  • All government taxes
what's excluded
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Expenses that are personal in nature
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Porter (USD220)
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