Ten-Day Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

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  • Trekking
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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 40
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 5545 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
  • Fly over Everest Base Camp in a chopper
  • See some of the tallest mountains in the world
This guided, ten-day trek with a helicopter flight is bound to be the ultimate experience for those who want to experience the breathtaking beauty of Nepal's mountains. Fly to Lukla on the first day of your tour and continue your journey to Mount Everest Base Camp via Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche. See sunrise from Gorakshep before enjoying a scenic flight back to Lukla on a helicopter.

In case the weather is clear, the chopper will first fly around Everest Base Camp before descending to Lukla from where you will catch your flight back to the capital city. Scroll down to go through the itinerary. Feel free to contact us for more information.
5 - Excellent
Based on 510 reviews
  • Milan
  • From Czech Republic
  • On Mar 22 2018
5 - Excellent
Milan's review for another Himalayan Leisure, Inc. tour
“Excellent service, our guide Purna is a great man!! We did not have any problems during the trek. Thanks a lot!”
  • Sona
  • From Denmark
  • On Jul 28 2017
5 - Excellent
Sona's review for another Himalayan Leisure, Inc. tour
“I am not a man who can trek for 12 days so I decided to take a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. I looked at few companies and joined with this company and it was really amazing. I could see people walking on the trail. The pilot was very knowledgable that he guided me throughout the flight. Breakfast in Everest view hotel was unforgettable.”
  • Nizar
  • From Singapore
  • On Dec 29 2018
5 - Excellent
Nizar's review for another Himalayan Leisure, Inc. tour
“First of all, i would like to give my biggest thank to the team of guide and porter for taking care of us during our 14days of trek. Seriously, the team really take care of us during the journey. 1) There a sweeper and the front guide to lead us. 2) Measurement of oxygen and heartbeat periodically. 3)Experienced observation of each of us for any sign of AMS which one of our member face. 4) Preparation of unforeseen situation that we face: We have to face a night trek after coming back from EBC. Surcha activate his team of potter to search for us while we make our way out.”
  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 3: Namche Bazaar acclimatization
  • Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m)
  • Day 6: Dingboche acclimatization (4,410m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)
  • Day 8: From Lobuche to Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp
  • Day 9: Scale Kalapatthar and take chopper back to Lukla
  • Day 10: Fly form Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Full-board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses and lodges during the trek
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (on request) services in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu domestic flight tickets. Gorakshep - Lukla in a chopper with a flight over Mount Everest Base Camp (weather permitting)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Entrance fees to Sagarmatha National Park
  • A Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) registration card
  • An assistant trekking guide for groups of over six travelers
  • Down jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags (to be returned after the trek is over)
  • A first aid kit (to be carried by your tour guide). An oximeter approved by the American Medical Association to measure your oxygen level and pulse in high elevations
  • Necessary paperworks, all government and local taxes
  • We assist you with rescue and medical evacuation arrangements in a worst-case scenario
  • One complimentary dinner in a traditional restaurant either before or after the trek
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Mountain flight
  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fees (two passport-sized photographs required)
  • Travel and medical insurance with emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation included
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like bar and beverage charges, internet, drinking water, hot shower, telephone and laundry
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps and anything beyond our control
  • Anything mentioned optional in the itinerary
  • Tips for staff, guides, porters and drivers
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu in cases of early returns and late departures
  • The tour price is non-refundable and non-transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationAt Himalayan Leisure, we prioritize your safety at all times while traveling. We want our guests and staff to be in as safe environment as possible and have authorized our trekking leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if necessary. We promise to do our best to stick to the original itinerary. However, natural disasters, weather issues, travelers' health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the original itinerary. We seek your understanding in such circumstances. Equipment List Head: Sun hats or scarves, light balaclavas or warm fleece hats, sunglasses with UV protection Lower body: Hiking shorts, cotton pants, light thermal bottoms, fleece or woollen pants (seasonal), waterproof shell pants (preferably those made of a breathable fabric) Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks; warm, thick woollen hiking socks; hiking boots with spare laces; camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals); gaiters for hiking to the base camp in winter Upper body: Tshirts, lightweight thermal tops meant for expeditions, fleece jackets or pullovers, windstopper jackets (optional), waterproof shell jackets (preferably made of a breathable fabric), a down vest and/or a jacket Hands: Lightweight gloves, thick gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal) Personal hygiene: Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissues /toilet rolls and antibacterial handwash Accessories: Sleeping bags (rated zero degree centigrade), headlamps (for example, Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bags/duffel bags, basic first aid kits and large plastic bags, a daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches), trekking poles, water bottles or camel bags, toiletries (small wash towels, toilet papers, etc) and earplugs ( just in case) Toiletries: Mediumsized, quickdrying towels, toothbrushes and paste (preferably biodegradable), multipurpose soap bars (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, face and body moisturizers, female hygiene products Extras: Binoculars, books, trail maps/guidebooks, notebooks and pens
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • 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.

  • 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 does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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