EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK CHOPPER RETURN

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destination Everest
duration 11 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5,550m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 3,590
Pax 2 USD 3,290
Pax 3 USD 3,090
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,890
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,590
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,390
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,290
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EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK CHOPPER RETURN

Embark on an unparalleled Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return, a one-of-a-kind adventure that seamlessly merges the excitement of trekking in the grand Himalayas with the opulence of a helicopter journey back to Lukla. This extraordinary escapade presents trekkers with a chance to submerge themselves in the awe-inspiring vistas of the Everest region while relishing the ease and luxury of a helicopter transfer.

The expedition commences with a picturesque flight to Lukla, renowned as the doorway to the Everest region. Setting off from Lukla, trekkers embark on an unforgettable journey through scenic trails, traversing charming hamlets such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche. Each stride leads trekkers nearer to the towering Himalayan peaks, granting them breathtaking views and a profound sense of achievement.

A pivotal part of the Everest Base Camp Trek is the acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, affording trekkers the opportunity to adjust to the high altitude and absorb the vibrant culture of the region. This strategic pause enriches the overall trekking experience and equips trekkers for the forthcoming challenges.

Advancing on the route, trekkers progress towards Dingboche and Lobuche, encircled by rugged mountainous terrain and unspoiled natural splendor. The pinnacle of the trek materializes with the exploration of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, where trekkers find themselves in the presence of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. The sweeping views from Kala Patthar provide a surreal and indelible glimpse of the Himalayan panorama.

As the trek draws to a close, trekkers savor a lavish helicopter ride from Lobuche back to Lukla, granting them a bird's eye view of the magnificent Himalayan expanse. The helicopter transfer imbues the trek with an air of exclusivity, granting trekkers a distinctive viewpoint of the region's magnificence.

The Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return culminates with a flight back to Kathmandu, where trekkers reflect on their extraordinary odyssey and carry with them enduring memories. This exceptional trekking adventure epitomizes the perfect fusion of thrill, luxury, and natural beauty, rendering it an undeniably unforgettable expedition in the heart of the Himalayas.

ITINERARY

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Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, a friendly representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will greet you and accompany you to your luxurious 4-star hotel. Relax and unwind at the hotel or take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant streets of Thamel, where you can indulge in some last-minute shopping and soak in the bustling atmosphere of the city. Ramada Hotel.

Embark on an exciting adventure as you board a helicopter from Kathmandu for a scenic flight to Lukla. From there, begin your trek to Phakding, a charming village nestled in the Khumbu region of Nepal along the Dudh Kosi river valley. The trek offers stunning views and a chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Hotel - Sherpa Lodge.

Trek through the picturesque valley with the Dudh Kosi River by your side, crossing suspension bridges and ascending towards Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the fascinating views along the way, including captivating glimpses of Mount Everest. As you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, prepare for a challenging but rewarding trek to reach Namche Bazaar. 

Take a day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, ensuring your safety before heading to higher elevations. Join a trek to the Everest View Hotel, exploring the towns of Khunde and Khumjung while marveling at the stunning views of Everest and other majestic peaks. Discover the local culture and perhaps catch a glimpse of the legendary Yeti skull.

Continue your journey from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, a trek that offers breathtaking views of Everest and Ama Dablam. Pass through valleys, sacred Mani stones, and pine forests before reaching Tengboche, known for its panoramic vistas of the world's tallest peaks. 

A trek to Dingboche, passing through forests and the village of Pangboche, known for its unique rock-walled fields. Enjoy the serene surroundings of Dingboche as you prepare for further adventures in the Himalayas. 

Engage in acclimatization at Dingboche with a hike to Chhukung, offering superb views of Mount Ama Dablam and the stunning landscapes of the Island Peak valley. Experience the strong winds that often accompany this trek while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Trek to Lobuche, passing by Tibetan shrines and tombs before reaching the village of Thugla. Enjoy lunch amidst towering peaks like Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse before arriving at Lobuche Village, nestled in an open valley surrounded by the majestic Himalayas. 

 Begin your trek to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp, where you'll have the opportunity to meet fellow climbers and share stories. Experience the breathtaking views of the Khumbu ice sheet and glacier before descending back to Gorakshep, one of the world's most isolated and highest settlements. 

Hike up to Kalapathar for uninterrupted views of Everest and other towering peaks before descending to Lobuche. Conclude your trek with a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu, where you can reflect on your high-altitude adventure and the memories you've made in the Himalayas. Hotel - Ramada Encore.

Bid farewell as our representative accompanies you to Kathmandu Airport for your departure home. This is not a goodbye but a 'see you soon' as we look forward to welcoming you back for your next Himalayan expedition.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing 4 star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast. Ramada Hotel
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation with attached bathroom room during the trek. (Lobuche & Gorak Shep will be common Bathroom room)
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Sharing Helicopter Fly From Kathmandu to Lukla and Lobuche to Kathmandu
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation:

Enjoy 4-star hotels in Kathmandu and cozy lodges/teahouses during the trek. Expect better facilities with attached bathrooms in Namche, while higher elevations offer more basic rooms.

Meals:

In Kathmandu, breakfast is included, and during the trek, all meals are provided. Indulge in Khumbu region staples like potatoes, oats, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread for energy at high altitudes.

Transportation:

Private cars for sightseeing and airport transfers ensure comfort and convenience. Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back eliminate the need for private transportation during the trek.

Physical Fitness:

EBC trek demands 6-7 hours of walking daily. Prior trekking experience is not essential, but physical preparation is advised for altitude challenges. With proper readiness, your trekking experience will be more enjoyable.

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The Everest Base Camp Trek Chopper Return typically takes around 10-12 days to complete.

The helicopter return offers a luxurious and efficient way to conclude the trek, providing stunning aerial views of the Himalayan landscape.

The helicopter return may involve an additional cost, which is usually included in the overall trek package. Please check with your tour operator for specifics.

The trek reaches a maximum altitude of approximately 5,550 meters at Kala Patthar.

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, the trek is suitable for individuals with a good fitness level and a sense of adventure.

Accommodation during the trek includes teahouses and lodges along the route, offering basic amenities and a cozy atmosphere.

The itinerary includes acclimatization days at strategic points to help trekkers adjust to the high altitude gradually.

Meals are typically provided during the trekking days, with a focus on hearty and nourishing local cuisine.

The best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek Chopper Return is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons for favorable weather conditions.

Safety measures include experienced guides, proper acclimatization, emergency evacuation plans, and well-maintained helicopters to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 3,590
Pax 2 USD 3,290
Pax 3 USD 3,090
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,890
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,590
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,390
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,290
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,890

Per Person

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