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Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter in 10 Days

26th Feb, 2024

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The extraordinary journey to the iconic Everest Base Camp, coupled with the luxury of a helicopter return, spanning 10 thrilling days. Our meticulously crafted itinerary blends the challenge of trekking in the Himalayas with the convenience of a swift helicopter ride back, promising an unforgettable experience filled with stunning landscapes and unparalleled comfort.

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Our 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Return by Helicopter is designed to cater to both adventure enthusiasts and luxury travelers. From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the awe-inspiring trails of the Khumbu region, every detail is tailored to ensure an immersive Himalayan experience.

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital city.

  • Transfer to your hotel and meet your guide for a detailed briefing on the upcoming adventure.
  • Explore the colorful streets and rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu at your own pace.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight, Trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2,610m)

  • Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where your trek commences.
  • Begin trekking towards Phakding, passing through picturesque villages and lush forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Overnight stay in Phakding, nestled amidst the tranquility of the Himalayas.

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Altitude: 3,440m)

  • Continue your trek, crossing suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags.
  • Ascend gradually to Namche Bazaar, the vibrant heart of the Khumbu region.
  • Explore the bustling markets, museums, and monasteries while acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

  • Spend a day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar to prepare for higher altitudes.
  • Optional hike to Everest View Hotel for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture with visits to local attractions.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Altitude: 3,870m)

  • Trek through rhododendron forests with breathtaking views of Everest and neighboring peaks.
  • Arrive at Tengboche, home to the famous Tengboche Monastery.
  • Witness evening prayers amidst the serenity of the Himalayas.

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (Altitude: 4,360m)

  • Continue your journey, descending to the Imja Valley.
  • Trek through alpine landscapes and arrive at Dingboche, surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Take in the majestic views and acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche

  • Utilize this day for acclimatization in Dingboche.
  • Optional hike to Nagarjun Hill for panoramic vistas of the Everest region.
  • Relax and rejuvenate amidst the breathtaking Himalayan scenery.

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (Altitude: 4,940m)

  • Resume your trek along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Traverse rocky terrain and ascend gradually to Lobuche, your last stop before Everest Base Camp.
  • Marvel at the expansive glaciers and rugged beauty of the landscape.

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (Altitude: 5,170m), Everest Base Camp (Altitude: 5,364m),

  • Helicopter to Kathmandu Trek to Gorak Shep, the final outpost before Everest Base Camp.
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp, a surreal experience amidst towering peaks and colorful prayer flags.
  • Return to Gorak Shep for a hearty meal before boarding a helicopter back to Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy aerial views of the Himalayas during your scenic flight.

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Transfer to the airport for your departure, bidding farewell to Nepal with cherished memories of your Everest Base Camp adventure.


 The  journey to Everest Base Camp, complemented by a helicopter return, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Himalayas. With our expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, your 10-day adventure promises to be an unforgettable experience.

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