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Everest Base Camp Trek & Helicopter Flight Out

Key Information

Per Person
$2300

Hike to Everest base camp and fly out by helicopter

Let our team make this a memorable and value-added experience for you with the best Everest Base Camp trek. Your expert trek leader will fulfill your quest for knowledge about culture and history. At the same time, our trekking chef will serve you food that uses superfood as ingredients to help you get the best nourishment to help achieve this goal. These “Outside the box” experiences will help you achieve this bucket list adventure. 

We provide you with the best chance to make it to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar with our added wellness factor, making this the best trekking experience there is. The itinerary has been designed to offer the best experiences by adding the wellness factor. We are the first and so far the only trekking company that provides this service in the whole of the Himalayas.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gourmet trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete gourmet adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

We strive to do things uniquely different from other trekking companies. We have chosen lodges with character yet are less busy, owned by interesting people, and in locations away from the villages’ bustling areas. You will stay at lodges whose owners 

  • were involved in mountaineering expeditions, 
  • has created a cultural museum, 
  • is a world record holder of the most summits above 8000 meters,
  • an inn that was used for scientific experiment 

We include a trip up to the rarely visited Ama Dablam Base Camp. We will follow in the footsteps of great climbing parties. We will trek through Sherpa country, potato, vegetable fields, and villages before the hard work of the climb up to Namche Bazaar begins.

High above the tree-line, the scenery gets stark but spectacular. The incredible Monastery at Thyangboche’s set up against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest, and other snow-capped peaks, is lovely.

The hike up to Amadablam base camp allows the walk from the tree-line to high altitude alpine forest and the summer grazing pastures with beautiful views of the Maha Langgur range not seen from the main trail to Everest Base Camp.

We trek to Everest base camp first. We could also grab this opportunity to climb Kala Pathar (5,545m) for Mt. Everest’s ultimate view (8,850m) – if you are up for it.

Optional:
If you feel energetic after the previous day’s exhausting hike and still want to climb Kalapathar, you might be able to do that. You will most like do this around 3-4 am to make it to Kalapathar around sunrise and be at the helicopter pick up point in time. The view from the pick-up point is also very stunning if you don’t choose to go all the way to Kalapathar. This depends on several factors such as the weather, the time the helicopter will try to arrive to pick you up (reminder; the flights are very dependant on good weather, and the pilots need to make the most of it).

Kalapathar meaning Black Rock is a viewpoint that is 200-meters higher than EBC with a terrific 360-degree view of Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, to name a few mountains. It takes a slow but steady uphill climb of 2 hours to reach the top. It takes about 60 minutes to return to Gorakshep. For some trekkers, Everest base camp is the ultimate goal and give Kalapathar a miss. 

You will have time to do some shopping to chill out in the afternoon.

Day 12: You will be brought to the airport 3 hours before your flight time for the return home or to the next destination—international departure.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience authentic Sherpa culture, both past and present.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood as ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our culinary and wellness factors.

Note: Flight to Lukla and back can be delayed or canceled due to poor visibility. We ask you to have a buffer days of few days and have a few hundred dollars if your flight to Lukla is affected, and a helicopter ride is needed to either fly in or out of Lukla.

    Detailed Itinerary

 

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel/lodges on twin sharing basis
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • One assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  • Trekking Chef
  • One porter between two trekkers
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (we are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for team and porters
  • All permits
  • Twin sharing room on the trek
  • All meals on the trek (best trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
  • Domestic airfare

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
  • Charge of US$4500 for the return Helicopter flight – to be divided between up to 5 passengers.