Everest Basecamp and Fly Back by Helicopter to Lukla Trek-14 Days 14 Days

USD $2500/Person
Trip Code : KAT/KMB11
Accomodation : Lodge and Guest house
Duration : 14  Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 5545 M
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Lukla-Namche-Dingboche-Gorakshep-EBC
Best Season : Sep-Nov and Mar-May

Overview

After 30 Minutes flight with magnificienct scenery lands you in Lukla Airport. Our trip starts to Everest basecamp follows the route entering to Sagaramatha National park. In this trip we trek to basecamp of worlds highest mountain and visit Kalapatthar  to see the view of Mount everest.After 9 days of trek in altitude  will  made you tiredness and not eager to go back with same route,makes us an opportunity to go back by helicopter just to Lukla with mountain flight to Gokyo valley via chola pass which is also popular tourist destination.. We charter a helicopter   to get back to lukla from Gorakshep with mountain flight.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Various types of himalayan flora and fauna
  • Explore the buddhist monastries and ancient gompas, stupas and mani walls
  • Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan sherpa community
  • Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan sherpa community
  • Everest basecamp and kalapathar for the best view of Everest, Lhotse etc
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakshep with mountain flight in Gokyo Valley

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


   Our airport representative  with name board will come to pick up in airport. The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a full trek briefing this evening and welcome dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cultural dances.
 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu


   After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites for  half day.After that your free time for leisure and preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
 

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft) and Trek to Phakding(2610 Mtr/8560 Ft )


   We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.and start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm.Heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river'). The place where we going to stay tonight is lower than the airport we landed.We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night. 
 

Day 4: Trek to Namche(3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)


   Heading towards the Namche,  we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards.Todays walk takes us  along the river through forest with some views of mountains as well until lunch. We cross the river several times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale.Jorsale Last point before Namche where we have lunch.There is the check point of Sagaramatha national park,from that point the SNP area begins. A final bridge brings us to the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, if weather permited we get the chance to see the summit of Mount  everest hiding behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After steep climb of 2 hours and ascents of 300 mtr climbing brings us to Namche. Namche is the main gateway of mount Everest and it  is the  trading center  of Khumbu.It has weekly market on friday afternoon and saturday Morning but the shops,supermarkets,trekking shops,Bakeries are open for all day and everyday

Day 5: Trek to Khumjung (3790 Mtr )through Khunde (3840 Mtr/12595 Ft)


    Khumjung and Khunde are the twin villages knowing with green valley located in lap of Khumbila,rocky mountain known  as khumbu county diety which is sacred.We climb steeply out of Namche past the airstrip at Shyangboche to the Hilary viewpoint in Khunde height of approx 4100 Mtr,From where most spectacular view of Mount Amadablam,Thamserku,Khangteka etc. can be seen. Descending through forest we come to Khunde, where we have lunch,visit the Khunde Monastery and Edmund Hillary hospital.After lunch, we walk down to Khumjung where we spent our night there,and we visit khumjung  Monastery to see the Yeti's Skull and the Hillary school. Khumjung Monastery is one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu, it was badly destroyed by recent earthquake but is now being constructed

Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche(3860 Mtr/12660 Ft)


    Our trails descends down to the deep dudh koshi Gorge to  Phunki Tenga which takes 2 hours from khumjung,where there is suspension bridge to cross the Dudh Koshi river , Then we have steep climb  until Tyangboche. Tengboche is the spiritual  and training center for new monks  of the Khumbu .It is surrounded by spectacular mountains, including Kangtega and Thamserku.
 

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche(4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)


    We descend down to Deboche following the trail trough rhododendron  forest. From Deboche trail goes gradually up until suspenson bridge over Imja Khola.Steep climb about 40 minutes brings us at Pangboche, which is highest permanent settlement of Sherpa people in khumbu region.Ascending  along  the  Imja Khola (river) with stunning close view of Mount Amadablam , Mount Lhotse and Nuptse we get to Shomare  for lunch break,from here tree line is over, following the trail all way  on  pastureland  until small bridge over the  river flown from Khumbu glacier. About 40 minutes of steep climb brings us in Dingboche valley.This is the second largest  town with hotels and lodges after Namche, which is properly closes for 2 months in summer.
 

Day 8: Rest Day in Dingboche (4410 Mtr)and hike to Ngangkarsang Peak (5080 Mtr/16662 Ft)


    We spend another day in Dingboche for acclimatization. We climb up to Ngangkarsang Peak (5083 Meter) to be adjust well in altitude and great views of Mount Makalu,Cholatse,Taboche,Amadablam and so on.We come down for lunch , today going to be late lunch, so recomanded to carry some snacks bar.After lunch free time to relax,Showers and coffee with cakes.
 

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche(4930 Mtr/16170 Ft)


    Two more days to get to Everest basecamp,coming two days going to be bit tougher  than as usual.The track climbs steeply up  along the arid terrace is awarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides and ascends the valley gradually to Dugla at the end of the moraine of Khumbu Glacier.Where we have lunch before steep climb up to Memorial place,where there is line of memorial in tribute to the climbers who have died in Everest.As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Kharka  the camp sites during first successful Everest Expedition in 1953.Continue walk along the Khumbu glacier from left side of 1 more hour with infront views of Mount Khumbutse,Lingtren,Pumori brings us to Lobuche (4910 Meter). In afternoon we have options to climb up to 5000 Mtr to see khumbu glacier.
 

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160 Mtr/16925 Ft )and Day trip to Everest Base Camp(5365 Mtr/17597 Ft)


  Today is the longest and hardest day of the trip and going to reach in our final destination. We leave quite early along the Khumbu Glacier in right side. After one hour walk of gradual , we climb steep for 20 Minutes and trail  follows up and down in moraine and some steep sections all the way to Gorakshep (5185 Meter).Where we have quick lunch and with some snakes bar ,enough water , we hit for the basecamp for another 2.5 hours walk to basecamp.Climb onto a moraine of khumbu glacier, Continuing straight ahead up an down walk in 3 hours bring us in Everest basecamp.In Spring season, Everest basecamp can be seen as small tented city,but in rest season, we can rarely see some expedition group to Everest or Lhotse.We spend here for photo click with basecamp rock and ice, enjoying the view of Khumbu Ice fall then we move our steps to Gorakshep.
 

Day 11: To Kalapather (5545 Mtr/18187 Ft) and flight back by helicopter to Lukla (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft))


   We still have another hard day for the best view of Mount everest from Kalapathar ( Means Black Rock ),as we climb steeply quite early with cup of tea and biscuits,after climbing of 2 hours from Gorakshep we reach in the summit of Kalapathar,We spent short time to take pictures of world highest mountains and khumbu glacier,then we return to Gorakshep for breakfast.Then we have a helicopter ride to lukla via mountain flight of Gokyo Valley.We will stay over night in Lukla,if  there is any chances of preponed the flight we  go directly Kathmandu.
 

Day 12: Flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel


   Today we have a early breakfast in order to catch the flights,sometimes weather doesn’t permits, should be patient for the waiting. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
 

Day 13: Free time in Kathmandu for Shopping


   Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical  Nepali restaurant  with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
 

Day 14: Departure for homeland


    You will be transfer to Airport as your schedule flight.
 

What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight Fare for both way (KTM-LUA-KTM)
  • All trekking permits , TIMS card,Government and local taxes for the trek
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek
  • 3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit incase of Emergency
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments
  • Helicopter charter flight

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

Head
  • Warm Hat
  • Cap
  • Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:
  • Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket/ trousers
  • Thermol 
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body
  • Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
  • Underwear
  • wind stopper/waterproof Paint
  • Fleece or woolen pants

Feet
  • Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks 
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Boot
  • Gaiters
  • Spare Shoes

Accessories
  • Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
  • Small Day Pack
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Chapstick/Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Large Duffel bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
  • Hand Towel
  • Head lamp with extra Batteries
  • Sun Glasses with UV protection
  • Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

Fixed Departures

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2020-09-27
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