As your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, A one Trek representative welcome you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested.
Early morning flight, you will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep on your eyes as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding teahouse.
Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter Sagarmatha National park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, Rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up.
After breakfast, you will be hiking up to Everest view point to collect 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazar or can take a good rest in your hotel.
After spending two amazing nights at Namche Bazaar, you will be trekking Tengboche this day. The route to Tengboche is fascinating as it covers the greatest views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and more. Tengboche is the village with the biggest Buddhist monastery in Everest. Make sure to visit the Tengboche monastery. Later in the evening, you can collect a greater view of sunset in the Himalayas. The overnight will be at a local teahouse.
Start the hiking after breakfast. The route to Dingboche is mostly uphill where you will be crossing several suspension bridges and local villages. One of the best villages you cross on the day is Pangboche village which offers greater views of mount Ama Dablam. Occasionally, this section offers the spotting of snow leopard and Himalayan musk deer too. Located at 4410 meters above sea level, Dingboche is a small settlement, where you will be spending two nights.
After breakfast, take a short hike to Nagarjun hills. It is the vintage point to collect the best views of Mount Amadablam, Lhotse, Labuche, and more. Then retrace back to the lodge and spend the day taking a good rest.
Enter the valley of dusted snowed grasslands, you can enjoy the greater views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Pumori, and more along the way. Labuche today’s overnight place is a small Sherpa settlement with a few teahouses around. Take a good sleep with the excitement of getting to Everest base camp the next day.
On the most exciting day, you will first trek to Gorakshep for three hours. You will then have your lunch there. Post lunch, leave your bag packs and start the hike to Everest base camp with some essentials (day pack, water, camera, and some chocolates). It takes ninety minutes to get to base camp from Gorakshep. Enjoy the moments, collect the memories and leave a footprint at Everest base camp. Then retrace back to Gorakshep for the night.
Early morning, get to Kalapatthar to collect the best sunrise view. Kalapatthar is actually the better place to see closer views of Mount Everest. And collecting the sunrise view at Kalapatthar is the best experience of the whole trek. You will then get back to Gorakshep for the breakfast. After breakfast, you will be taking the best helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep. You will be then transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest.
With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope to see you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time.
Yes, it is possible to get a helicopter from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu or flight Lukla, but with proper and reliable local trekking agents. Adventure Aone will book the helicopter well in advance flight to Lukla or straight to Kathmandu.
Taking a helicopter from the Everest base camp needs to be booked earlier with respective Helicopter companies. Where Adventure Aone has good relations with all the local private helicopter companies. Making it much easier to get the helicopter service on time for our Valuable Clients.
Our trip cost is based on sharing basis to make the helicopter cost affordable to all our members. Taking part in Everest base camp with a helicopter return journey to Kathmandu. Where each member can share the cost to Adventure Aone but it is mostly added to the trip cost as per the size of a group.
Helicopters can land at Everest base camp depending upon the pilot’s decision and landing space availability. Most helicopters land at Gorakshep or on the base of Kalapathar Hill, where trekkers can catch good views of Mt Everest.
From Everest base camp the views of Mt. Everest are obstructed by adjoining peaks. Landing at Everest base camp is quite risky sometimes, due to avalanches, rock falls, and the movement of glaciers. The Helipad changes every season of the year at Everest base camp. The best and safe place to land the helicopter is at Gorakshep or near which is about 3-4 k.m. ahead of Everest base camp.
Normally most trekking itineraries with a walk of 3-4 days back to Lukla, and taking a normal flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. But on this trek to Everest base camp with helicopter return, taking the comfort of a chopper. For the return journey back to Kathmandu from the safe and best helipad at Gorakshep near Everest base camp.
As this is a full package trip where all food and accommodation include the fare of a normal flight to Lukla. As well as a Helicopter on the return flight to Kathmandu, for personal expenses like refreshing drinks, water, and snacks or buying souvenirs. Including tips for the trekking staff and porters, best to carry about US$ 300 to
US$ 500 per person. But best to carry the amount in Nepali Rupees as much as possible to make it easier to buy something for your interest.
Travel and Medical Insurance are compulsory as you are traveling in the remote corners and highest region of the Himalayas. Where things can go wrong without expectations, like bad weather for some days, landslides, or heavy snow.
In this case, the domestic flight can be delayed or lead to cancellations, which is beyond Adventure Aone control. In this situation, your travel insurance plays a great part to get a refund or reimbursement to claim from your insurance.
Similarly, for medical insurance, if someone gets seriously ill, or gets wounded in an accident. As well as getting severe altitude sickness all seriously sick victims need immediate evacuation by any means of fast transportation. The helicopter is the fastest and quickest transportation to bring sick people back to the hospital in Kathmandu. Where your Medical Insurance will take care of some of the expenses as per the policy-wise on buying the insurance.
Yes, it is possible can be done first of all when booking with Adventure Aone needs to notify well in advance. So that the company will book the necessary arrangement ahead. Adventure Aone offers various wide-range of exciting destinations besides trekking. Where one can extend the holidays and enjoy a trip to Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari, or take a thrill by rafting the white waters of the Himalayan Rivers. Can enjoy mountain biking as well other interesting Adventure Sports in Kathmandu as well in beautiful Pokhara city around the Annapurna Himalayas.