Everest base camp trek 11 days with helicopter return 2024/2025
Now with numerous Everest base camp trek packages out there, you must be wondering which one will best suit you and why to choose the Everest base camp helicopter return trek specifically.
Well, the answer to your first question is within you. Ask yourself
- how much time you can give to trek to the Everest base camp
- which itinerary will best fit your physical fitness
- whether you have any past high altitude experience or not and
- what kind of services you would like to have in the package?
Answering the above questions will give you the right answer to the question- which Everest base camp trek package is ideal for you? Likewise, for the second question, why choose the Everest base camp trek with helicopter return, we will give you all the reasons that make this particular Everest trekking package very special.
Till a couple of years ago, a helicopter flight from Kala Patthar to Kathmandu was only included in the luxury Everest base camp trekking package. This has limited the reach of travelers who don't necessarily like to do a luxury trek but would love to combine a helicopter flight back at the end of the trek.
So, we have come up with this special 11 days Everest base camp trek itinerary that combines a sensational helicopter flight at the end of the trek. The package lets you enjoy the Himalayas and their unparalleled beauty from both ground & sky. You get to experience the best of both worlds, a thrilling commercial Kathmandu Lukla flight, and a comfortable helicopter ride back to Kathmandu in this package.
Everest base camp trek with helicopter return brief itinerary
The Everest base camp trek for 11 days begins from Kathmandu. You spend 9 days in the eastern Himalayan mountains traversing through lush alpine woods and picturesque Sherpa villages. The quickest way to reach the starting point of the trail, Lukla (2,860m), is by taking a short flight from Kathmandu airport.
*Note- Because of high air traffic sometime, the Kathmandu Lukla flight gets diverted to Manthali airport (Ramechhap), a 5 hours drive from Kathmandu city.
Following the classic route via Phakding (2,610m) and Namche Bazaar (3,440m), you'll ascend through lush rhododendron forests, crossing hanging suspension bridges multiple times over the Dudh Koshi river. The trail descends to Imja Khola river valley before climbing to Tengboche village (3,860m). Further walking past Pangboche village (3,985 m) and barley & wheat terraces, Dingboche (4,410m) arrives.
From here, you trek on a high trail. The treeline gets thin and following a glacier route, ascends to Dughla (4,620m) top. The trail then goes by Lobuche village (4,940m) and continues along the Khumbu glacier moraine to Everest base camp (5,364m) via Gorak Shep (5,164m). The final walk is up to Kala Patthar's (5,645m) viewpoint and joins a mesmerizing helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.
Mountain views, local culture, and natural diversity along the trail
One of the things that take Everest trekking to the next level is all the mountain landscapes one gets to witness in the course of their journey. From the very beginning of the trek till the end, you'll not have a chance to rest your eyes. The Mt. Everest (8,849 m) view is not visible from everywhere on the trail, which makes walking up to Kala Patthar immensely gratifying, but you do get to enjoy views of many other Himalayan mountains.
Mountains like Thamserku (6,608m), Khumbi La (5,761m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Makalu (8,463m), Pumori (7,161m), Cholatse (6,440m), and numerous others intensify the walk with their mighty presence. Every new village unlocks a scenery you would have not imagined. There is no end to landscapes. Similarly, the interactions with the mountain community and their warm hospitality make the Everest base camp trek helicopter more fascinating.
You take short breaks by visiting ancient monasteries like Khumjung and Tengboche. The fluttering faded prayer flags and rusted prayer wheels add more character to the trail. The greenery at the beginning of the trek wilts into a white blanket of snow & grays of rocky hills. Far from the conventional life, you'll embark on an adventurous and lifetime journey with native mountain guides.
What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails unique?
Every single trip we organize in the Himalayas is unique. We customize all of our trips as per the needs of our guests, which set us apart from the crowd. At Nepal Nirvana Trails you can sense more than a decade-long legacy and passion for travel in multiple generations. We have the best Everest base camp trek itinerary that has beautiful night stops and ample acclimatization days.
You will not have to face any nuisance while trekking with us. We take care of all the things in Nepal and be there as your friend whenever you need us. You can expect a safe trek to Everest base camp trek with our team at the best price for sure. We have daily departures in the peak trekking seasons - spring and autumn. Likewise, you can also do a private Everest trek with sharing helicopter return.
Upgrading the package is very simple too. You can always upgrade the Everest base camp trek with a helicopter and return to a luxury trek if you wish. For more information regarding the Everest base camp trekking 2024/2025 departure dates with package cost, we suggest you talk with our travel consultants.