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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly Out 10 Days

Best Price
Price starting from $2,999
US $ 1,875 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $2,999
4 - 5 $1,875
6 - 10 $1,845
Duration
10 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
Min 4-Max 16 (Single Supplement USD$,375)
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Ground and Domestic flight
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, December, February, March, April, May
Accommodation
Best Available Lodge en-route
Meals
Breakfast
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Lukla/Kathmandu-Manthali-Lukla- Namche- Tengboche- Everest Base Camp- Lukla/Manthali- Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Enjoy the great adventure to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and on top of high Kalapathar ( 5545m).

    • Fabulous views of snow-capped peaks on daily walks with delightful scenery all-round

    • Explore the traditional lovely Sherpa villages adorned with colourful cultures.

    • Walk amidst Sagarmatha National Park designated as a World Heritage Site.
    • 
Enchanting views of Mt. Everest at its closest distance from Kalapatthar top.
    • Rejoice in thrilling views of mountain peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Thamserkhu, Ama Dablam and the most alluring Mt. Everest, the top of the world
    • Explore exciting towns like Lukla, Namche Bazzer, Tengboche, Dingboche, and GorakhShep.
    • An Exhilarating Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla with an aerial view of all mighty mountains and the entire Khumbu region  
    • An escape a tiresome walk from Kalapatthar to Lukla while returning unlike in other normal Everest Base Camp Trekking  

"Step at Everest Base Camp ( 5364m)  witness Mt. Everest and fly back to Lukla with Helicopter”

10-Day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly Out is an exciting Everest Base Camp Trek with the first-class thrills of venturing among and through mighty mountain summits including Mt. Everest, the top of the world.  

10-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly-out Itinerary is only possible with a Helicopter Flight from Kalapattahr (5545m) or Everest Base Camp Trek.  Some travel companies and trekking companies offer 10 days Everest Base Camp  Trek Itinerary as Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek without a helicopter fly from either Kalapattahr or Everest Base Camp which is not possible and we suggest you not go with that itinerary because Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek-10 days without helicopter fly back to Lukla from Kalapattahr is not possible to do accomplish. If you want to know more about Everest Base Camp Trek Cost and Everest Base Camp Trek Itineraries comprehensively, more here: Everest Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary and Everest Base Camp Trek Cost. 

10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with a helicopter fly back to Lukla is for those people who have got 8 days to walk into the core Khumbu region/Everest region of Nepal and who wish to follow their footsteps at Everest Base Camp and intend to witness Mt. Everest from the closest viewpoint, from Kalapattahr.

People who choose to do 10 day Everest Base Camp Trek by Helicopter fly out can have two distinct experiences like trekking to Everest Base Camp and flying out from Everest Base Camp by helicopter for more fascinating views of Everest and other mighty mountain summits of Khumbu region.

Also, this 10-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly out from Kalapattahr to Lukla offers you an astonishing experience of walking through calm and serene Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the national park located at the highest elevation of the world with diverse species of alpine flora and faunas.

Since you are flying out from Kalapattahr or Everest Base Camp to Lukla while returning, you will have sufficient time for acclimatization and proper pacing with a right ascent to avoid possible threats of high-altitude sickness during your 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter fly-out.

The trek also astonishes you with the local people’s unique culture, civilization, trade system, fresh and hygienic food items and local accommodation. Along with these things, you can also visit and explore some sacred monasteries and museums on the tail. Grab this 10-day Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Fly out and make memories that long as you live.

10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly out Elevation Ranges 

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular adventure in the Khumbu region of Nepal, allowing trekkers to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. One unique variation of this trek is the inclusion of a helicopter ride from Kalapatthar to Lukla, offering a thrilling aerial perspective of the region.

Starting from Lukla, situated at an elevation of approximately 2,800 meters (9,186 feet), trekkers gradually ascend through various picturesque villages and landscapes. Phakding, the first stop on the trek, lies at around 2,650 meters (8,694 feet) above sea level. Moving ahead, Namche Bazaar, the vibrant trading hub of the region, is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,440 meters (11,286 feet). Acclimatization is crucial here before venturing further.

Continuing the ascent, trekkers reach Tengboche at an altitude of around 3,870 meters (12,694 feet). It is renowned for its ancient monastery and stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. Dingboche, the next stop, is located at approximately 4,410 meters (14,468 feet) and offers panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range.

Further up, Lobuche lies at an elevation of around 4,940 meters (16,207 feet) and serves as a popular resting point. Gorak Shep, the final village before Everest Base Camp, is situated at about 5,160 meters (16,929 feet) and offers trekkers a chance to hike to Kalapatthar, a famous viewpoint, at approximately 5,545meters (18,192 feet).

From Gorakshep, trekkers board a helicopter that takes them to Lukla, allowing them to enjoy a stunning aerial perspective of the region. The elevation of Lukla is the same as the starting point, around 2,800 meters (9,186 feet). This unique helicopter ride provides an exhilarating conclusion to the Everest Base Camp Trek, allowing trekkers to marvel at the majestic Himalayan peaks one last time before bidding farewell to this extraordinary adventure.

We Haven Holidays have designed our 13-day Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter technically so that the trekkers will have ample acclimatization for safety while ascending higher elevations above 5000m.
Want to know more things about Everest Base Camp Trek? Then, click the link: trip-to-Everest-base-camp
Permits Required 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp, located in the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, is a dream adventure for many outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. However, before embarking on this awe-inspiring journey, it is essential to obtain the necessary permits to ensure a smooth and legal trekking experience. Three permits are required for the Everest Base Camp trekking: the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) cardthe Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit. The TIMS card is an important document that tracks trekkers' information for their safety and security. The Nepal Tourism Board issues it and is mandatory for all trekkers. The TIMS card helps to keep a record of trekkers' itineraries and ensures that necessary rescue and medical services can be provided in case of emergencies. It also helps to monitor the flow of tourists and collect data on trekking activities in the region. TIMS Card Costs $20 per person. You can collect it through the trekking/travel company you are using for your Everest Base Camp Trekking.

The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is required to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Everest region. The permit aims to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the area and funds various conservation and development projects. It is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and allows trekkers to explore the stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and the unique Sherpa culture of the region. It costs $30 per person.

The Khumbu Area Entry Permit is another crucial permit required for the Everest Base Camp trek. It is issued by the local government of the Khumbu region and serves to manage and regulate trekking activities in the area. The permit fees contribute to local development projects, infrastructure improvements, and environmental conservation efforts. It has been in the implementation for the last 5 years. It costs $20 per person. 

If you want to know about the challenges of the Everest Base Camp  Trek 11 days, then, click the link: Everest Base Camp-ChallengesDo you want to know about the top things to do in the Everest Base Camp trek for 11 days?  Then, click the link: things to do- Everest Base Camp

To obtain these permits, trekkers can either apply individually or through a registered trekking agency in Nepal. The permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla, the starting point of the trek. It is important to carry these permits throughout the trek and present them at various checkpoints along the route.

In conclusion, trekking to Everest Base Camp requires three permits: the TIMS card, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit. These permits not only ensure a legal and organized trekking experience but also contribute to the preservation and sustainable development of the Everest region. Obtaining these permits allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and experience the rich culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people. Please, do not board on the trek until you collect these three different permits. If any inconveniences occur, please feel free to contact us. 

Why Helicopter Fly from Kalapatthar/Gorekhshep to Lukla in Everest Base Camp Trekking while returning? 

Trekking and Helicopter flight are two distinct dimensions during a trip. While ascending to Everest Base Camp, it takes a minimum of 8 days and you have to work very hard, at least 7 hours a day. And, walking 7 hours a day at higher elevations is not easy. While approaching Everest Base Camp and Gorekh Shep, we get an elevation of 5000m and above. Your legs are tired and you have no way to escape the same trail back to Lukla via Namche and Tengboche. Therefore, the helicopter flies from Kalapatthar to Lukla in Everest Base Camp Trek is to relief from tiredness, a long walk along the same trail and you experience magnificent aerial views of the mountain peaks including Mt. Everest from the Helicopter while returning from Kalapatthar/Gorekhshep/Everest Base Camp to Lukla.

You are benefitted in two ways while flying by helicopter to Lukla from Everest Base Camp/ Kalaptthar: one is you can save the time ( 4 days) which you spend walking down to Lukla and all the expenses and you will enjoy the exhilarating entire Khumbu region: lakes, avalanches, towering peaks, Sagarmatha National Park, glaciers and the local towns with an eagled-eye view. This helicopter flight from Gorekhshep/ Kalapatthar to Lukla while returning to Everest Base camp Trekking is for the sole comfort of the trekkers and offers them a new taste of travelling. 

Optional: you can fly back directly to Kathmandu from Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp by helicopter. if you want to skip the regular flights from Lukla to Kathmandu,  you have to pay the extra cost of the helicopter. 

Major Places to explore

LuklaLukla is a small but beautiful town located in the lap of a mountain. Lukla has a tiny airport named Lukla Airport or Tenzing Hillary Airport. This airport is known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. There are several direct flights daily from Kathmandu. However, the flights are frequently disturbed due to bad weather conditions and air traffic in Kathmandu airport.  Therefore, nowadays these flights are also operated from Ramechhap airport as an alternative. Lukla has local shops, restaurants, lodges, teahouses, ATMS, banks and money changers too. The most interesting things to explore in Lukla are the local shops the people and the airport. The local people and the local food items are exciting to experience. Sherpa people inhabit here and they are best known as brave climbers. Lukla plays a vital role in Everest region trekking.

Namche Bazaar

Namche is now considered as a tourist hub. It is also popular as a gateway to the Everest region. Almost all trekking trips in the Everest region begin from here. Namche Bazaar is now modernized and has become advanced. It has ATMS, Banks, modern luxury restaurants and hotels, shops and money changers. You can also get trekking equipment here at Namche but much more expensive than in Kathmandu.

There are a few things to explore in Namche. They are local shops, enjoying local food items in restaurants and visiting museums. If you go from half an hour hiking, you will get to Hotel Everest View which offers you Mt. Thamserkhus and the entire mountain panorama including Mt. Everest. If you want to undertake a bit longer walk, then you can go to explore Thame Monastery too, the oldest monetary in Everest Region. 

Tengboche 

Tengboche is a small town in the middle of Sagarmatha National Park. The town is surrounded by serene forest and it has a monastery named Tengboche. The town and the Monastery have the same name. The main attractions of Tengboche are a serene and cool place and the Tengboche Monastery. 
You can go around the city, taste good foods, meet good people and explore the holy Tengboche Monastery. People love this town very much during their Everest Base Camp Trekking since the city/town is astonishingly cool and refreshing. 
Dingbcohe
Dingboche is a relatively bigger town than other towns after Tengboche. It is the second biggest after Namche Bazaar. Dingboche is the town that paves the way to Island Peak Climbing. Dingboche like Namche can offer the trekkers some luxury accommodations since it has nice hotels. We also can get several tea shops and other grocery shops there at Dingboche. Trekkers who are trekking Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak can have a very relaxing day
Lobuche
Lobuche is a little town before Gorekhshep. It has got very limited guesthouses, teashops and lodges for accommodation and meals. In fact, during the peak trekking season in Nepal, Autumn (Sep-Nov), trekkers don’t find accommodation for overnight stays and can not have the food items they want because of the high population during the months. People have to use even dormitories and tents in open meadows. Lobuche paves the way to Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Peak Climbing. 
Gorakh Shep
Gorekh Shep is the last settlement area in Everest Base Camp Trek. Gorekh Shep like Lobuche has got very few lodges and teahouses for accommodation.  Some people who are doing their Everest Base Camp Trek return to Lobuche or Dingbcohe for an overnight stay after they ascend to Kalapatthar because they don’t get the accommodation and food they want. But, our companies will arrange it for you. Gorekhshep is the point that paves the way to both Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. 
Kalapatthar
Kalapatthar (5545m) is the highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek and a popular viewpoint for mountain views and sunrise. It is believed and also the fact that Kalapatthar is a better viewpoint than Everest Base Camp. 
You can ascend to the climax of Kalapatthar early in the morning before sunrise and can witness and capture the majestic Mt. Everest with a stunning sunrise. Kalapatthar means black rock in Nepali. You can find several black rocks while ascending and descending. It is normally windy. 
Everest Base Camp 
The ultimate and most awaited/exciting destination in Everest Base Camp Trek (5364m) is blessed with magnificent views of mountain panorama and the giant Khumbu Glacier. The Everest Base Camp is beautified with rocks piles and colorful prayer flags. You can find some trekkers camping at Everest Base Camp to scale Mt. Everest and want some more adventures in the Khumbu region. 
There are two Everest Base Camps: one on the Nepal side and the other on the Tibetan side. However, the Everest Base Camp located on the Nepal side is more popular across the world and among the trekkers. 
Internet and Wi-fi facility in 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek  with helicopter fly-out 
Internet and Wi-fi facilities are available all around the trip in Everest Base Camp Trek. The local guesthouses and the lodges have Wi-fi facilities and you can have easy access on your smartphone or laptop/tab. Moreover, you can instantly talk to the person you like from the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail. You can share the photos and views simultaneously. 
But for using Wi-fi or the internet, you have to pay some extra money ranging from Rs.200-500 per device installation. This service is unlimited however the network may work very slowly due to the mountain terrain and the crowd of people at the lodge sharing the same password and the  Wi-fi. 
More about Everest Base Camp  Trek with heli fly out? Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs Replied.
But, for installing/accessing internet/Wi-fi in your device, you may have to pay some charge like RS. 200-500 depending on the places where you stay. If you want to escape this charge, then, you can buy a Nepali SIM Card and buy a data pack in Kathmandu for your Everest Base Camp Trek. The Network is not working everywhere.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: On the best available lodge en-route trekking.

Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous due to high altitude.

Highest Point: On top Kalapathar 5545 m /18192 feet and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m / 17, 598 feet.
Local Culture / Religion: Tibetan sect of Buddhism the Mahayana.

Trekking Duration: 08 Nights and 09 Days from Lukla to Lukla.

Total Trip in Nepal: 9 Nights and 10 Days from arrival to departure.
Major Highlights:  Lukla, Namche, Sagarmatha National Park, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Everest and Kalapatthar 
Best Seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Flyout 
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter can be visited around the year, except for the wet monsoon times. From mid-June to August, the best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, as well as the high seasons for trekking. As well as for various adventures around the Himalayas.
Springtime begins from March onward to May, when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. The day is much longer full of sunshine, and can get cloudy in the afternoon sometimes. Chances of light rain and snowfall for some days, 
however with fine sunny days for views and pleasant walks. But cold morning, and late afternoon, including the nighttime.
The next best season is autumn/fall, days are mostly clear with bright sunshine, but shorter days, are due to sunlight hours. Cold mornings and nighttime can get snowed sometimes, with shorter days due to limited sunlight hours.
Interested people can trek during winter times from December to February, most days are crystal clear for views and walks. But shorter sunlight hours, much cold morning, late afternoon, and nighttime. Can expect snowfall sometimes during wintertime.
If You want to know About the Weather in Nepal Click:: weather-in-Nepal
High Altitude Sickness
High altitude sickness is a condition that can occur when our body does not adapt well to having less atmospheric pressure and oxygen at high altitudes. It typically affects individuals who are not acclimatized to high altitudes and can be potentially dangerous if progresses to more severe forms without treatment. Symptoms of altitude illness can begin to occur around 8000ft(approx 2500m) but serious altitude illness is rare below 10000ft(3000m). The body tries to adapt to the lower amount of oxygen in the air by increasing the rate and depth of breathing so you breathe faster and deeper which tries to bring more oxygen into the body. 
Causes of Altitude Sickness
Low atmospheric pressure: The decrease in atmospheric pressure is primarily due to the thinner air at high altitudes. Low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has several effects on the human body and develops altitude illness.
Less oxygen:  The primary factor in altitude sickness, oxygen pressure becomes thinner at higher altitudes. This leads to hypoxia in this condition body tissues have inadequate oxygen.
Rapid ascent: Ascending to a high altitude rapidly does not give your body enough time to adjust to the changing altitude and the reduced oxygen levels.
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Trip Itinerary

On your first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, Haven Holidays' Representative receives you. After being introduced to the staff, your baggage will be loaded in a car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the centre of Kathmandu city, where your hotel is located. On checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing where you will meet with other members of the Everest base camp trek.
The guide or group leader brief with related information regarding the trek, culture, accommodation and foods. Includes information about hours of walks and overnight stops and views along the treks.

Optional Itinerary: If arrive earlier in the afternoon or a few days earlier, you can do some other UNESCO World Heritage Sites tours in Kathmandu Valley or a short day/day hiking around/near Kathmandu Valley. If you want us to set up an itinerary for you, contact us. 


Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

As per flight time for Lukla, transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal as per the time given by our staff. On checking through security then board in a small aircraft of respective local airlines. An enchanting flight of 30-35 minutes overlooking grand views of the Himalayan range of peaks with Mt. Everest.

After a pleasant flight reaching Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport with a unique runway. At Lukla with time for refreshment, and then follow our guide on a pleasant easy trail to Phakding village for an overnight halt.

The walk leads down to Choplung village adorned with Buddhist prayer monuments. The trail follows along the Dudh Koshi River with a few short ups and downs to reach Phakding, a nice moderate village. Enjoy the lovely cozy comfort in one of its best lodges with time to explore the village and local culture.

Note: If you are not flying directly to Lukla, you need to drive to Manthali for a flight to Lukla. 

Max. altitude

2610

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

The morning after breakfast, enjoy the pleasant walks on a gradual trail and crossing a long suspension bridge, with a slow climb to Monjo village. From Monjo enter the famous Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha name for Mt. Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa is called Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language). Entering the park cross another bridge above Dudh Koshi River to Jorsalle village for lunch stop. The afternoon walk follows the river bed amidst a lovely cool forest of rhododendrons, oaks, pines and fir trees. Slowly the walk leads to climb then cross the last bridge to Namche Bazaar, from the bridge undulating winding ups till Namche Bazaar is reached for overnight halt.

Namche Bazaar the major commercial hub of Khumbu villagers as well as trekkers, is a moderate size town. Where all good houses serve as guest houses, lodges and hotels placed in a U-shaped town. Great views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks, at Namche Bazaar check into a nice lodge for two overnight stays.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Namche Bazaar is a perfect place for a rest day, as well as the right altitude for acclimatization before heading to a higher elevation.

Things to do in Namche Bazaar on rest day: Enjoy a pleasant rest day with a short hike to the view-point of Hotel Everest View above Namche Bazaar for the best look at Mt. Everest. Includes grand view of Ama Dablam, Tharmasarku and Kwangde peaks with aerial view of Namche Bazaar.

From a high viewpoint visit the nearby National Park Museum treasures all the necessary information about the Khumbu region. The history, cultures of the Sherpa tribe, flora/fauna, and history of mountaineering around Khumbu and Mt. Everest.

You can hike up to Everest View Hotel about 2 hours walk with a steep climb. Provides excellent views of Mt. Everest in the comfort of luxury Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m high.

Afternoon browses around the streets of Namche Bazaar lined with shops, stores, and banks, including fancy restaurants and café.

Max. altitude

3880

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

Adventure continues from Namche Bazaar, after a pleasant rest day, the first part of the walk is gradual. From Namche Bazaar after a short steep climb, the trail leads with scenic views of Everest and an array of peaks. 

After a few hours of good walk, downhill to Imjatse River a favorite lunch spot at Phungi Tenga. The afternoon climb starts through dense beautiful woods of tall rhododendrons, pines and fir trees, and after a few hours reaches Tengboche.   

Tengboche is one of the most exciting picturesque and photogenic spots en route to Everest base camp with the majestic colourful monastery. Enjoy the sweeping panorama of Everest, Ama Dablam with a series of snow-capped peaks, located amidst beautiful forest surrounding. At Tengboche, several simple good lodges serve nice foods or enjoy a short walk further down to Deboche for an overnight halt. Staying in Tengboche or a little further downhill, but having time to visit the monastery interior of great cultural and religious interest.

Max. altitude

3867

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Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Staying overnight in Tengboche or at Deboche facing grand views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. Morning walk heads down to cross a strong metal bridge, leaving the tall trees behind for mountain wilderness. Crossing the Imjatse River a slow climb to Pangboche, the last permanent village en-route Everest base camp.

From Pangboche onwards with temporary settlements at Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. Walk heads higher with great close views of the majestic
peak of Ama Dablam. Slowly the walk heads to a small stream and then an hour climb to enter Imjatse valley. Where the lovely settlement of Dingboche is located beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam facing views of the famous Island Peak.

Dingboche houses many nice lodges and restaurants within scenic Imjatse Valley from here onwards within the foothills of giant Himalayan peaks.

Max. altitude

4410

Accomodation

Lodge

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Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

A great scenic spot Dingboche for another pleasant rest, enjoy the morning hike on top of Nakarjung hill. Offers a grand panorama of snow-capped peaks that surround the beautiful Imjatse Valley. From the top ridge of Nakarjung facing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak with Mt. Makalu.

Rest of the afternoon relax and enjoy a short stroll around Dingboche amidst beautiful scenery

Max. altitude

4410

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Adventure slowly leads us closer towards our main destination Everest base camp, a morning climb to a high ridge. From the scenic ridge adorned with prayer monuments, a pleasant walk on a gradual up to Thugla. A small settlement with few huts serves as tea houses and restaurants, a possible lunch stop before the trek up to Lobuche. Thugla where the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche joins towards Lobuche and Everest Base Camp. From here a steep climb of less than an hour to Thugla Ridge, as the trail follows on gently up to Lobuche for overnight stop.

Lobuche is a small settlement with several fine good lodges with grand views of Lobuche and Nuptse peaks. 



Max. altitude

4960

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Our main and final day of the adventure, as well as the longest high-altitude trek, to complete our major goal. Start the early morning with a slow walk for an hour and then climb over the rocky moraine above the Khumbu glacier. Then down to a flat sandy glacial field at Gorakshep, the last settlement before Everest base camp.

Gorakshep is located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar's rocky scenic hilltop, as well as en route to Everest base camp. From Gorakshep few hours of good walk reach you at Everest base camp, after walking through a glaciated path.

Max. altitude

5364

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

7hrs

Rise early morning for stunning sunrise views and clear views of surrounding towering snow-capped peaks. Start the climb towards Kalapatthar rocky hilltop, a strenuous haul for a few hours, once on top. Enjoy the glorious sunrise with the closest views of Mt. Everest with adjoining giant peaks, after a refreshing morning climb.

Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast, and then prepare for the final journey to Lukla, taking the service of a spacious helicopter. During the short Heli flight to Lukla, enjoy the views of beautiful landscapes and the trail that we walked earlier.

Finally after less than half an hour landing near Lukla airstrip, and then get transferred to a nice lodge/ restaurant have lunch or some snacks and fly directly back to Kathmandu for an overnight stay on the same day. 

Enjoy a farewell dinner with our team with some beautiful cultural shows.

Max. altitude

2840

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs
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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa,vehicle according group size. 
    • 2 nights Hotel accommodation with (twin sharing room) at Kathmandu in a 3-star standard or similar category on a bed and breakfast basis. 
    • Domestic airfare Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu/ Drive-Manthali-Fly Lukla 
    • Twin-sharing accommodation on the best available Guesthouse/Lodges includes Breakfast

    • Service of guide, trekking staff as per size two each to one porter(It means Two Clients for One Porter).

    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides and porters.

    • Applicable Trekking Permits and National Park fees
, Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) and Local Government fee  
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guide if required for minor wounds and sickness.

    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of a personal nature
    • Gratitude or tipping
  for trekking staff, porters and guides
    • Extra snacks and refreshments.
    • Lunch and Dinner all round the trip 
    • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.

    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation Service.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, 
 no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey

Trip Info

Arrival 

You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

On Arrival, you will have the on-arrival visa instantly if you have not applied for Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centre or Nepal Embassies near you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all the required documents for the visa.

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. It’s a quick and not a delayed process.TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season (Autumn-Sep-Nov). If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. Actually, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click:https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 

Orientation 

As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand. 

We will introduce you to the trip crew and have a brief talk with them so that you can feel more comfortable during the trip. 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. Actually, those who approach for last minute booking with us; must pay a 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned on our website. 

You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. So, if you are late to book the trip you like to do with us, no worries, you still have the option and we will try our level best to make your trip as successful and grand as other normal trips. 

Don’t hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of the trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in the hotel in Thamel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. You can even exchange your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, and Namche You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency does work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

Haven Holidays  Team

Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well-trained, friendly and highly literate in their respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. 

The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

Luggage and Storage 

If you are hiring a porter for your trip in the mountains, you can pack no more than 10 kg. in the duffel bag or your backpack. We provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Because it is the labour rule that a porter can only maximum of 20kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuff in the duffel bag. Actually, two people one porter put 10kg of stuff by each individual. 

If you think you don’t need the stuff you have with you in the mountains, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu.  They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 

Meals

Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

Trek Start 

The trek commences from Kathmandu with a drive to Manthali during Spring and then flies to Lukla and Autumn( Mar-May and Sep-Nov) and in other off seasons like Winter and Rainy ( Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug) Kathmandu to Lukla. We drive to Ramechhap, Manthali for 4 hours from Kathmandu and take a short 20-minute flight and if we take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will fly for 35 minutes with astonishing mountain views. 

We need to leave Kathmandu at 2  am for the Ramechhap drive and then fly to Lukla. Hope you will consider this thing in your mind beforehand the trip begins. 

As you land at Lukla airport either from Ramechhap/ Manthali or Kathmandu, you will meet your porters, introduce them briefly and begin the formal walk towards Phakding, the very first town you are going to stay overnight on your trip. It takes around 3 hours to get Phakding from Lukla. 

Electricity

You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and the local lodges and guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  

Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.

Communication 

You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/ guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication wherever you go, even from the corner of the mountain.  You can make a call, access the internet over it and even make a video call instantly from the Everest Base Camp (5364m).

Trek Ends 

The trek ends at Lukla officially with a flight to Kathmandu. Normally, at Lukla, you can celebrate the last day of the trek with your entire trekking crew by offering them tips and heavy dinner because they have worked hard for you and your safety all around the trip. The last day's walk is from Namche to Lukla and you wait for the next day’s flight to Kathmandu or Ramechhap and then 4 hours drive to Kathmandu. The flight to Ramechhap is for 20 minutes and the flight to Kathmandu from Lukla is for 40 minutes. Optionally, you fly back to Kathmandu directly by helicopter as well. For this, you have to make a prior request to us to arrange your helicopter flight. 

Important Note

The Lukla weather keeps changing in 15 minutes so it cannot be 100% sure that the flight to Ramechhap or Kathmandu from Lukla can take place at a given time. It may get delayed postponed or even cancelled for a few days. In this case, don’t panic, don’t get agitated and don’t trouble your trekking leader for the delay, cancellation or postponement of flight. Be calm and talk to your trekking lead to find out the way to escape this situation.

You have two options in this case: the helicopter flight to Kathmandu and walk down to Surke and Paiya for 5 hours and get a jeep ride to Salleri and then to Kathmandu. You’d better approach the helicopter first and then go with a walk down to Surke and Paiya. The walk down to Surke and Paiya is very challenging to follow the trail used by mules; the trail is muddy and slippery. Be careful to follow this trail to Paiya via Surke from Lukla.

If you are doing your Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to have at least one/two spare days. This will help you make your Everest Trek less stressful and less panicked

Feedback

You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and to sharpen our services and facilities in the days to come.

If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

Why with Haven Holidays?   

  • Free Booking and Free Cancelation 
  • Veteran Crew Members 
  • Enhancing Eco-Tourism 
  • Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
  • No hidden cost 
  • Flexible 
  • Cost Friendly 
  • Wider Networks 
  • Expert in risk management 

Everest base camp Trek with Helicopter FlyTrekking Packing List

When preparing for this trip it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Here’s a comprehensive list of items you should consider:

Please, Learn more about Everest Base Camp Trekking Packing: www.havenholidaysnepal.com/trekking-equipment-checklist

What can I expect from Haven Holidays during the trek?

Haven Holidays will provide fine-class accommodation with a beautiful breakfast, a sleeping bag (recommended own if you have one), Duffel bag.  Our porters are limited to carrying (20 kg) of your personal belongings which is also the weight restriction for flights to Lukla. Be selective in what you take. We will provide you with a very professional and experienced trekking leader throughout the trek. 

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An Unforgettable Journey: Everest Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays.

My experience trekking to Everest Base Camp with Haven Holidays was absolutely incredible. From start to finish, the journey was seamlessly organized, ensuring both safety and enjoyment throughout the entire trek. Specially I am enjoying very much coming back with Helicopter from Gorakseph to Lukala Instead of walk again same way back.

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Sara Adams
Austria

A Majestic Adventure: Everest Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays

Embarking on the 10-day Everest Base Camp trek with Haven Holidays was a dream come true. The breathtaking views, challenging terrain, and expert guidance made this journey an unforgettable adventure. The highlight was undoubtedly the helicopter ride back to Lukla from Gorakseph, providing a thrilling finale to an already spectacular trip. I highly recommended to this Haven Holidays trekking company if anyone like to do adventure activities.

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Michael Johnson
New Zealand

Journey to the Top of the World: Everest Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Haven Holidays was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that exceeded all expectations. The professionalism of the guides, the stunning landscapes, and the camaraderie among fellow trekkers made every step of the journey memorable. The helicopter ride back was from Gorakseph to Lukla the perfect way to conclude an epic adventure.

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Emily Chen
Malaysia
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Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents 
  • Travel tickets and trip print/ picture in your Device
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport 2-3 copies
  • Photos -4 copies Passport size
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport/ check visa requirements your nationality: Tourist Visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, and rescue in case of emergency on the trip
Electronics
  • Device  and charger
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It’s hard to find charging devices that fit your mobile phone. So, keep the focus on your charger and Adapters.
  • Power Bank- Charging your devices is expensive and is not possible everywhere. so, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
Trekking Packing List
When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Here’s a comprehensive list of items you should consider:
Travel Clothing
Headwear
Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list 

Frequently Asked Questions

The emperor of trekking trips in Nepal is Everest Base Camp. Everyone wishes to step at Everest Base Camp (5364m) and make a history of adventure in their life.

 

Everyone wishes to witness Mt. Everest (8848.86m) from closest point of views, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar( 5545m) and celebrate the moments.

 

Everyone wishes to follow the trekking trail used by two legendary climbers: Tenging Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary while scaling Mt. Everest in 1953.

 

Everyone prefers to walk through Sagaramtha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the national park located at the highest elevation of the world.

 

Everyone wants to ascend up to Everest View Hotel, the hotel located at the highest elevation of the world witness Mt. Everest.

 

These are the reasons why people choose to do Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Actually, Everest Base Camp is graded as moderately challenging but it is challenging for the trekkers as the trekkers ascending above 5000m. But, there are no such technical trails on the way to Everest Base Camp and even no threats of avalanches. The trail is wide and there are no risks of weather extremes as well. This trek is graded as challenging only because the trekkers have to ascend above 5000m and the highest elevation you get during your Everest Base Camp Trek is 5545m that is Kalapatthar and the second highest is 5364m that is Everest Base Camp.

 

The threats that make Everest Base Camp challenging and strenuous is only because of high elevation above 5000m and the common threat or risk is high altitude sickness and other related problems. Even, some of the trekkers have to give up their Everest Base Camp Trek due high altitude sickness on the way to Everest Base Camp and they need rescue.

 

So, Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging and you require preparing accordingly. 

You are tired of walking 6-7 hours a day at highest elevation while ascending to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar and you know all the things while ascending. Once you reach Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp, your mission is accomplished and it’s worthless to walk down all the way back to Lukla following the same tiring trail. And now in order to escape this tiring walk following the same way and to experience the helicopter flight from Kalapatthar of Everest Base Camp above Mt. Everest, helicopter fly out from Everest Base Camp is a must do thing during your Everest Base Camp Trek while returning back to Lukla or Kathmandu.

 

Actually, instead of wasting all the time like 4-5 days walking down same trail, you can taste this exciting helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar to Lukla hovering above the top of the world, Mt. Everest and other towering mountain peaks in Khumbu region. This can save your money, time and will offer you another marvelous experience of flying above the top of the world. 

Yes, definitely, you can do Everest Base Camp Trek in 10 days but you have to fly back to Lukla with helicopter or you can fly back to Kathmandu. Actually, it takes minimum 6-7 days to go Everest Base Camp and 4 more days to come back to Lukla and take a flight to Kathmandu. So, if you have only 10 days to spend in the mountain to see Everest in Nepal, it will be enough but need to ask your travel partner to arrange helicopter flight from Kalapattahr/ Everest Base Camp or Lobuche.

This 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary with heli fly out from Kalapattahr or Lobuche also consists all required acclimatization days while ascending to Everest Base Camp: one at Namche and other at Dingboche. You needn’t worry about the acclimatization, foods , accommodation and pacing with working hours a day but you need to think about helicopter fly out from Kalapatthar or Lobuche while returning from Everest Base Camp and you can do your Everest Base Camp Trek in 10 days. 

You also may have the question that should we take helicopter flight from Kalapattahr/ Everest Base Camp or Lobuche? Or you may have the question like is it good to take helicopter from Kalapattahr/ Everest Base Camp or Lobuche while returning from the trek? The answer is big ‘YES’. It is yes because you are very exhausted and have already spend more than a week in trekking to Everest Base Camp and normally the trekkers want to avoid that same trail walk down to Lukla spending more 4-5 days and most importantly, people who have been to Everest Base Camp want to experience helicopter fly from Kalapatthar\Everest Base camp or Lobuche just above Mt. Everest, the top of the world and make a beautiful memory too. That’s why, this helicopter fly from Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp or Lobuche to Lukla or back to Kathmandu is a must do activity during your Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Yes, you can fly back from Everest Base Camp. Actually, it is a fly back from Kalapatthar(5545m) because the comfortable helicopter is possible at the top of Kalapatthar. Actually, there is a reliable helipad at Kalapatthar and you can fly back to either Lukla or directly Kathmandu.

After ending your Everest Base CampTrek, you are exhausted and you want to escape all the same trail walk down to Lukla via Periche, Tengboche and Namche and can take a fly back from Everest Base Camp. It’s your choice to fly directly to Kathmandu by helicopter or only up to Lukla. If you have got limited time frame and really want to avoid the same monotonous trekking trail back, you can directly fly back to Kathmandu, otherwise, you can only fly back to Lukla and regular flight back to Kathmandu. 

You can do Everest Base Camp Trek, the quickest, in 10 days with helicopter fly out from Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar. It takes minimum 7 -8 days to walk up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar and one day for return flight with helicopter and another two days for arrival and departure. So, one can do Everest Base Camp Trek in either 10 or 11 days if you are well set with all required preparations including trekking equipment checklist.

But, if you choose to walk all the way up and down in your ebc trek, then, it takes at least 12 days to complete Everest Base Camp Trek. So, make up your mind whether to take helicopter flight back from Everest Base Camp or trek all the way back to Lukla without it and then go for the Ebc trek itinerary. 

Yes, it is possible to do Everest Base Camp Trek in 10 days but possible with helicopter fly back from Everest Base Camp. Otherwise, it takes at least 12 days to accomplish your ebc trek. If you have got 10 days to spend Nepal and willing to do EBC trek and you are all set up, you can follow this itinerary with helicopter fly out from Kalapatthar/EBC. 

Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days with helicopter 

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

Day2: Day 3 Fly to Lukla/2840m, Trek to Phakding 2,610m/30 minutes flight 3 - 4 Hours trek

Day3: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m / 11, 350 feet - 06 hrs.

Day4: At Namche for acclimatization and short scenic hike up to Everest View Hotel ( 3880m)

Day5: Trek to Tengboche Monastery( 3,867 m) - 05 hrs.

Day6: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m / 14,470 feet -05 hrs.

Day7: At Dingboche, rest day for acclimatization.

Day8: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.

Day9: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and Back to GorakShep - 07 hrs.

Day10: Climb Kalapatthar 5,545 m, and fly to Lukla on a Heli and Fly to Kathmandu with regular flight - 04 hrs.

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