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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
Review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
5 - Excellent
“I booked a trek to EBC with Exciting Nepal Treks ( Subash ) for 14 days, The arrangement of the trek was perfect from arrival to departure. The company arranged two night hotel in Kathmandu as well as provided me a sleeping bags and down Jacket, Our Guide Kaji was experienced and knowledgeable. My accommodation and food were perfectly arranged. I am very much satisfied with Exciting Nepal Treks and expedition.”
Elizabeth's review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
5 - Excellent
“This trek is a shortened version of the 12 or 14 day hike to Everest Base Camp without the "climitization" days. You can do this trek alone because the trails are clearly marked out, but if this is your first time in Nepal and don't want to do the research before hand, I recommend booking a guide (and $200 Porter if you have a duffel you don't want to carry).

Be prepared to spend $100-150 extra during the 10 days. Drinks are not included in this package (water, tea) and I had to charge my phone and power bank. It came up to $150 that I gave my guide at the end for the extra expenses.

Because the trek was myself, guide, and porter, we trekked very fast so I was glad I booked a private tour because we did the 10 day hike in 8 days. My guide Kaji was fantastic - he was incredibly attentive to my needs during the trip especially when the altitude sickness hit me pretty hard day 6 and listened to my requests for amenities in the tea houses (the local lodges where you stay).

My porter, Subaz, was very fast with hiking and provided me the stretch goal of keeping up with him. That's how we trekked so fast - I was just trying to keep up with my porter!

Overall I met other trekkers (typically European on sabbatical) at every meal and every lodge so I had lots of company to compare my trek to theirs.
This was a great bucket list item to check off! To prep, I recommend hard day hikes of 5-6hrs before embarking on this trek.”
Allies' review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
5 - Excellent
“The trek is amazing itself, the view was stunning, during the raining season there is not alwasy good views , Most of the time there will be clouds and fogs. The flight can be cancel becasue of bad weather.”
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)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 08 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 12 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5643 meters
Trek difficulty Medium
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 07 Oct 2019 from Kathmandu
  • 14 Oct 2019 to Kathmandu
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