Everest Base Camp Trek & Helicopter Flight Out

Quick Details

Follow in the famous footsteps of Everest’s greatest climbing parties

This is a perfect trek if you do not have the time to do the regular trek to the Everest base camp. This trek is designed for hiking to EBC and flying out in a chartered helicopter.

This Everest Base Camp trekking package has been designed to offer views uniquely different from what other trekking companies provide. We do this by taking you to the base of one of the most beautiful mountains in the region – Amadablam.

Trekkers rarely visit the base camp at Amadablam, and the hike up to Amadablam base camp takes you along the tree line into a high altitude alpine forest and through summer pastures with stunning views of the Maha Langgur range. This cannot be seen from the main trail to Everest Base Camp. We also bypass the congested Tengboche Monastery area, and you stay at the village of Pangboche, where the “responsible” in our adventures brings business to the lodge owners here who need the income.

This trek follows in the famous footsteps of Everest’s greatest climbing parties. Once above the tree line, the scenery is stark but spectacular. In the distance, set with Ama Dablam, Everest, and other mountains behind, we can view the incredible monastery at Tengboche in a unique setting.

Our goal is to climb Kala Pathar (5545 m) for the ultimate view of Mt. Everest, where the spirit of this mountain legend can be captured and savored.

Your experienced group leader and assistant guides make your health and welfare a priority throughout this trek while providing everything possible for a safe and memorable adventure.

Flying out by helicopter also saves you several days of walking back down the same trail, making the end of this adventure all the more relaxing.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, briefing for the trek, and transfer to Mulkot

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, and then trek to Phakding (2840 m) with an overnight stay (3-hour walk)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 m) with an overnight stay (5-hour walk)

Day 04: Acclimatization walk to Khumjung village, visit the Monastery

Day 05: Trek to Pangboche via the famous Thyangboche Monastery (3790 m) and the Deboche Nunnery with an overnight stay (7-hour walk)

Day 06: Hike to Amadablam base camp, where we continue to climb to an altitude of 5000 m, which is perfect for further acclimatization and also gives us a chance to follow trails only taken by mountaineers and village herders (6-to-7-hour walk), overnight in lodge

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4320 m) and towards Nakardzong Ridge with an overnight stay (5-to-6-hour walk)

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4900 m) with overnight rest (5-6 hours)

Day 09: Trek to Kalapathar and overnight stay at Gorakshep (5120 m), 5-6 hours of hiking

Day 10: Helicopter pick-up and shuttle to Pheriche, and then fly back to Kathmandu

Day 11: International departure day

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel/lodges on twin sharing basis
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Hire Raj
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • One assistant guide between four trekkers
  • Trekking
  • One porter between two trekkers
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters and 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:

  • 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, souvenir, etc.
  • Helicopter charter US$4500 to be divided between four or five trekkers

Trek FAQ

Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.

Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.

Do I need a visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, or Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kerung on the Nepal-China border. Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

What should I bring on a trek?
Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip. Please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.

Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

If you have more questions, please check the FAQ section or contact us