Join group for Trekking & Helicopter combined trip to Everest base camp 27 March 2017

Overview

This trek, designed to include trekking at the initial section of the trip and helicopter to reach higher elevation, is best suited for those who have the dream of achieving the feat of reaching the base camp of world’s highest mountain but have concerns because of health or time off work. The trekking also includes relaxed pace and minimum walking time a day so as to make sure that trekkers have adequate amount of time for acclimatization and feel most comfortable all throughout. We have included more days of trekking at the beginning to allow trekkers get fully acclimatized before flying to higher elevation. We believe that this trek gives the trekkers an amazing experience of trekking in the Himalaya and also the self-satisfaction of stepping at the base camp of theEverest.

A. Itinerary in Detail (17 Days)

Day 01, March 27: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu / warm welcome / transfer hotel / introductory briefing

Day 02, March 28: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Most of the day is spent visiting the important historical and cultural sights of Kathmandu / late afternoon trek preparation
Day 03, March 29: Kathmandu – Lukla (40 min flight) – Phakding (2610m); 2-3 hour trek 
Early  morning flight to Lukla (2,840m). / trek starts / pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,492m) / the trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River until Phakding (2,610m) overnight.

Day 04, March 30: Phakding 2,610m to Monjo 2,835m approx 3 hours hike/ relatively short trekking day /overnight

Day 05, March 31: Monjo 2835m – Namche 3440m approx 3-4 hours hike/trekking to the famous Sherpa village Namche also known as the gateway to Mt. Everest/overnight
Day 06, April 01: Namche Bazaar: Rest day
Rest day for acclimatization/off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere / side treks possible / or just relax around Namche/overnight

Day 07, April 02: Day excursion to Syangboche (3,800m) and back to Namche/ approx 3-4 hours/ views of mountains from here is spectacular/overnight

Day 08, April 03: Namche 3440m-Tengboche 3850m about 4 to 5 hours hike/overnight

Day 09, April 04: Tengboche – Dingboche, 4410m

Slight descent early today through lush forest / before a gradual climb up to the valleys highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m) / You could stay in Pangboche or continue ascending in the afternoon / through alpine meadows and yak herds to Dingboche/overnight
Day 10, April 05: Free day for Acclimatization . If you are interested you could take a day excursion to Chhukung ri/overnight
Day 11, April 06: By now you will be fully acclimatized. So, take a helicopter flight to Gorakh Shep, 5140 m. Hike to Kalapatthar, 5545m to see the Sunset view and back to Gorakhshep, approx 2 hours/overnight
Day 12, April 07: Trek to Everest base camp 5364m and back to Gorakhshep. Approx 5 – 6 hours/overnight

Day 13, April 08: Take a helicopter flight to Syangboche and trek to Namche Bazaar/overnight

Day 14, April 09: Trek back Namche Bazaar- Phakding (2610): 3-4 hours/overnight
Day 15, April 10: Trek back Phakding-Lukla (2840m): approx 3 hours/overnight
Finally today the trail takes us back to Lukla (2,810m). On arrival in Lukla / time to relax/overnight.
Day 16, April 11: Lukla- Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu/pick up from airport and transfer to hotel/rest time for relaxation etc

Day 17, April 12: Departure day/ Transfer to airport and fly back home

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle with a guide
  • Entry permits to monumental zones
  • Round trip (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) flight tickets
  • Chartered helicopter services as per the itinerary
  • Everest national park trekking permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meals, allowances and insurance for trekking guide and porter
  • All official paper works and applicable taxes
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, rucksack if you require
  • All airport transfers

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Your travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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