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Everest Base Camp Trek & Heli

Tour Plan

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Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal!
Upon arrival, our representative will meet you at the airport, and transfer you to your hotel.

4-star hotel
Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Morning visit to Pashupatinath, a revered Hindu temple tracing its origins to 400 BC. Located on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, its pagoda-style architecture pays homage to Lord Shiva. Have a private Vedic astrology chart reading performed by a local Hindu priest.
Next, visit Bhaktapur at Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at ancient temples, intricately carved palaces, and the 55-Window Palace. A guided stroll through Bhaktapur's narrow lanes to explore traditional Newari architecture and learn about the city's fascinating past, from its medieval roots to the present day. Visit the popular pottery square and the delicious local yoghurt shop to taste the delicious Juju Dhau, Bhaktapur's famous sweet yogurt.

Accommodation Meals
4-star hotel B/L/D
Day 3 Fly to Phaplu

A morning flight to Phaplu, dependent on weather conditions and schedule.
Immerse yourself in local culture through a village visit.

Note: Option for a 7-9 hours drive, if flight is not available.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Flight
Deluxe Lodge B/L/D 2,400 m 30 min
Day 4 Drive to Budsa-dhada and trek to Paiya

An early scenic private drive to Bubsa Dhada, which is the starting point of your trek towards the remote village of Paiya. The trail is initially a steep ascent towards Kanre, leading you through scattered Sherpa settlements and rhododendron forests, with awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Himalayan peaks. The path gradually descends through bamboo forests to the village of Chaubar (2,730m), before reaching Paiya.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive Trek
Lodge B/L/D 2,730 m 4-6 hrs 3 hrs
Day 5 Trek to Phakding

Start the trail with a gentle two-hour ascent to Chipling (2,700m), continue onward, passing the larger settlement of Mushe (2,650m), with the towering Kogde and Khumbila mountains on the horizon. The trail ahead remains mostly level, interspersed with occasional gentle descents and ascents, leading you to Phakding.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Trek
Lodge B/L/D 2,610 m 5-6 hrs
Day 6 Trek to Namche Bazar

The trail follows alongside the Dudh Koshi River, crossing multiple suspension bridges, including the famed Hillary Suspension Bridge, which is renowned as the highest and longest bridge in the Everest region. Get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where trekking permits are checked. Continuing along the trail, to eventually reach Namche Bazaar, the bustling and vibrant trekking village that serves as the heart of the Everest (Khumbu) region.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Trek
Hotel B/L/D 3,446 m 4-6 hrs
Day 7 Namche Bazaar Acclimatize

Dedicated as a rest day to acclimatize to the reduced oxygen levels at higher altitudes (as Namche Bazaar's air comprises only 66% of the oxygen available at sea level).
Optional short trek to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters. Additionally, explore the local museum, offering insights into the rich Himalayan history, geography, culture, mountaineering endeavours, as well as the flora and fauna found in the region.

Accommodation Meals Altitude
Hotel B/L/D 3,446 m
Day 8 Trek to Tengboche

Follow along the ridge line, before lunch at Phunki Thenga, a charming alpine village nestled amidst lush forests. The area presents opportunities to spot Nepal's national bird, the vibrant dhampe pheasant, as well as the elusive musk deer, and occasional encounters with elk deer. Ascending further, the trail leads to the picturesque monastery village of Tengboche, with close-up views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambience and visit the Khumbu region's largest Buddhist Monastery.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Trek
Lodge B/L/D 3,860 m 6-7 hrs
Day 9 Dingboche

The trail descends through rhododendron forests, and past a long prayer wall, across a bridge over the narrow gorge of the Imja-Tse River to Dingboche, a picturesque Himalayan village nestled beneath the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam and its surrounding peaks.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Trek
Hotel B/L/D 4,410 m 5-6 hrs
Day 10 Dingboche Acclimatize

Acclimatization is crucial when trekking in high-altitude regions like the Khumbu Valley, and that's why a rest day is always necessary. Spend the day in Dingboche, exploring the village, and taking in the stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. You may visit the local bakery and try some freshly baked bread or spend time interacting with the friendly locals. If you're up for an adventure, consider taking an optional day trip to Nagarjuna Hill. The hill is located at an altitude of 5,050m, and the climb is challenging but rewarding. From the top, you'll have a closer view of the majestic Mt. Ama Dablam and the surrounding peaks.

Accommodation Meals Altitude
Hotel B/L/D 4,410 m
Day 11 Trek to Lobuche

Today's trek leads northward, following the ascending trail to the revered Mani-prayer stupa. Pass through yak pastures, gradually descending until you reach a glacier river crossing to reach Thulka, where a well-deserved lunch awaits. After replenishing your energy, resume ascending towards the solemn Everest Memorial Stupa, a poignant tribute to the courageous climbers who lost their lives in pursuit of conquering Mt. Everest.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Trek
Lodge B/L/D 4,930 m 4-5 hrs
Day 12 Trek to Everest Base Camp

Ascend the trail of the Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep, a quaint village situated on the frozen lakebed. After a well-deserved lunch, leave your luggage at the lodge and embark on a 2-hour climb to Everest Base Camp, at an elevation of 5,364 meters. Take in the awe-inspiring surroundings before retracing your steps back to Gorakshep.

Note: Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Trek
Lodge B/L/D 5,150 m 5-6 hrs
Day 13 Trek to Kala Patthar and to Pheriche

Optional early morning hike to Kala Patthar for breathtaking sunrise views of Mt. Everest. Renowned for offering the most spectacular vistas of the majestic peak, Kala Patthar presents a truly unforgettable experience.
After a fulfilling breakfast at Gorakshep continuing the trek towards Pheriche.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Trek
Lodge B/L/D 4,280 m 4-5 hrs
Day 14 Helicopter to Kathmandu

Conditions permitting, take a morning helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation Meals Altitude Heli
4-star hotel B/L/D 1,400 m 1 hr
Day 15 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Explore Boudhanath, Nepal's largest stupa, dating back to the 14th century. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its colossal dome echoes Buddhist history. Engage in a private Solka Puja at Guru Lakhang Monastery, where monks conduct traditional ceremonies. Immerse yourself in Buddhist rituals, from pujas to the meditative Kora walk around the stupa. End the day with a farewell rooftop dinner overlooking the Boudhanath Stupa.

This extra day in Kathmandu is highly recommended to avoid any issues with missing your international flight due to unpredictable weather in the mountain region.

Accommodation Meals Altitude
4-star hotel B/L/D 1,400 m
Day 16 Depart

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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When to travel

Nepal in January
Colder temperatures and minimal rainfall or snowfall. Ideal for treks amidst snow-covered Himalayas or exploring sun-soaked Southern Terai.
Nepal in February
Crisp weather prevails. Perfect for trekking, wildlife safaris, and cultural exploration.
Nepal in March
The prime trekking season begins as spring blooms. Pleasant temperatures invite trekkers and nature enthusiasts. Rhododendron blooms add vibrancy.
Nepal in April
Warm and dry. Ideal for trekking and witnessing Nepal’s diverse flora. Festival offer a cultural richness.
Nepal in May
Pre-monsoon warmth. Excellent for high-altitude trekking and enjoying lush landscapes.
Nepal in June
Monsoon onset. Rainy, especially in lower regions. Trekking limited, but landscapes are lush.
Nepal in July
Monsoon peaks. Greenery thrives. Best for cultural experiences, less for trekking.
Nepal in August
Monsoon persists. Green landscapes, cultural festivities continue.
Nepal in September
As the monsoon wanes, the second prime trekking season begins. Excellent for trekking. Clear skies unveil stunning mountain vistas.
Nepal in October
Post-monsoon clarity. Peak trekking season. Festivals celebrate culture and spirituality.
Nepal in November
Crisp autumn air. Ideal for trekking, wildlife safaris, and cultural exploration.
Nepal in December
The winter begins and temperatures get colder. Great for treks, cultural experiences, and Himalayan vistas.

A note on price

Tour prices will fluctuate depending on the time of year you are traveling and group size. International flights not included.
Please ask one of our Travel Designers for an accurate quote.

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