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Everest Base Camp Trek Fly out by Helicopter - 10 Days

Everest base camp trek fly out by Helicopter is yet another exciting trekking endeavor that allows you to trek in the lap of mighty Everest and fly out in a chartered helicopter. Everest Base Camp Trek Fly out by Helicopter has been designed to those who strive to enjoy trekking in the Everest base camp along with a magnificent mountain flight over the Himalayas. This trip will provide you with a unique blend of adventure while flying over the Himalayas unveiling the mystical beauty of the Himalayan range.

The EBC trekking attracts thousands of trekkers from around the globe making it a most renowned trekking trail in the world. Four of the world’s six tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are situated in this region. The trekking expedition to the Himalayas not only allows you to discover the natural beauty of the Himalayas but also it provides you ample opportunities to get close to the culture and traditions of the Himalayan tribes and the Sherpa community.

You will be amazed to see the beautiful monasteries, Sir Edmund Hillary memorials like Hillary hospital and School along with many other attractions of the region. You will also visit Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO world heritage site) which is a habitat for numerous floras and faunas found in the Himalayan range.

Everest Base Camp Trek Fly out by Helicopter begins from Kathmandu where we carry out a guided city tour in different parts of Kathmandu and its vicinity. The sightseeing tour in Kathmandu not only let you discover it’s natural and cultural beauty but also it familiarizes you with Nepalese urban life style and traditions. The next day we will board a flight that lands you in Lukla airport. From Lukla we will trek to Phakding.

Next day we will travel all the way to Namche Bazaar a trading junction for Tibetan merchants and local Sherpa people. Namche Bazaar is also a junction for trekkers and Everest climbers. Leaving Namche behind we trek along a high traversing path where we get have our first glimpse of Mt. Everest. En route we will also see beautiful villages, forest filled with rhododendron, pine trees and other scenic views that keeps your eyes wide open. We will also pay our visit to Thyangboche Monastery (3790m) and Deboche nunnery before reaching Pangboche.

Form Pangboche we set our destination to hike Ama Dablam Base camp where we continue to climb an altitude of 5000m. Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m) is one of the most admired mountains in the Khumbu region. Ama Dablam base camp offers fine views of Mt. Kan Tega (6783m), Mt. Thamserku (6618m) and Mt. Twache (6542m). Next day’s trek brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream and further cling to reach Dughla. The trail further continues to a ridge which has several memorials of Sherpa and other climbers who lost their life during the Everest expedition. We continue along the moraine of Khumbu Glacier until we reach Lobuche (4930m).

We set off for our ultimate destination Everest base camp from Lobuche. The trail starts to ascend and descend across moraine to reach Gorak Shep (5120m). The trail further leads us to Kala Patthar from where the views of the Himalayan range looks magnificent. The summit of Kala Patthar offers superb views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Pumori (7145m) along with other beautiful Himalayas and the Himalayan range. We wrap up our expedition and fly back to Kathmandu on a chartered helicopter. Everest Base Camp Trek Fly out by Helicopter is a wonderful package for any traveler that lets you unveil the Himalayan beauty of Nepal and Breakfree Adventures makes it happen.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Magnificent flight to Lukla from Kathmandu (Enjoy the view of Himalayan range from the flight)
  • Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas (esp. Sherpa)
  • Discover numerous Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments.
  • Variety of floras and faunas to witness
  • Explore the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, a busy Sherpa settlement at the altitude of 3440m
  • Visit to Tengboche Monastery situated at the height of 3860m
  • Discover rich Buddhist and Tibetan culture and traditions
  • Explore Everest Base Camp and a decent walk on the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Eye-popping view of world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest
  • Wonderful flight back to Kathmandu on a Chartered Helicopter.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) [3 hours of trekking]

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [6 hours]

Day 04: Acclimatization, and more exploration in the region

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860m) [5 hours]

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) [5 hours]

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) [5 hours]

Day 08: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return Gorak Shep [7 hours]

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu on a Chartered helicopter

Day 10: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 2
Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) [3 hours of trekking]

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [6 hours]

Today we take a stiff walk through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension bridge to reach the check post and the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail follows the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. Walking further we reach chautra where we have the first glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Two hours of more walk eventually lands us in Namche Bazaar which is a gateway to Mt. Everest and the main village of the Khumbu region. It is a main junction for trekkers and Everest climbers. Namche Bazaar is an ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts and other mementos. We will observe the local tradition and culture of the people of the Himalayas while enjoying the scenic view it has to offer. O/N we stay in a guest house.

Day 4
Acclimatization, and more exploration in the region.

We have set this day for acclimatization and explore more natural splendor in the region. We will visit Sherpa Cultural Center and the national park headquarters. You get to discover a lot of hidden secrets about the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people. You will also see many varieties of floras and faunas that survives in the Khumbu region. The breathtaking views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Kwangde (6011m), Mt. Tawache (6501m), Mt. Thamserku (6608m) and Mt. Kangtega (6779m) will leave you spellbound. O/N we stay at the guest house. We will visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre and the National Park headquarters. The views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Kwangde (6011m), Tawache (6501m), Thamserku (6608m) and Kangtega (6779m) from here are fantastic. O/N we stay at the guest house.

Day 5
Trek to Tengboche (3860m) [5 hours]

Today after breakfast in Namche we set off for Tengboche. We will have all the pleasure en route with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama dablam and Thamserku. The trail is more or less smooth with few ups and downs. We are least bothered about the trail as the majestic views of the Himalayas makes our expedition full of excitement. The trail passes through Kayangjuma and reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest base camp. Walking further crossing the Dudh Koshi Bridge we reach. Phunki Thenga which is a small settlement with few teahouses and lodges. Now we will gear up for a slightly rougher climb to reach Tengboche . Tengboche is a wonderful place to have scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery (3860m). The monastery is a spiritual center of the Khumbu. We pay our visit to the monastery and witness some ceremonies out there. O/N we stay at the guest house.

Day 6
Trek to Dingboche (4410m) [5 hours]

Today we set off our expedition to reach Dingboche, also known as Summer Valley. We choose the upper trail and pass through several chortens and Mani walls and small villages. We cross Imja Khola and trek through the village of Pangboche (3900m). The majestic views of Mt. Ama Dablam and the Himalayan range is still keeping our expedition energetic. We enter the Imja Valley and descend into the Lobuche river and a continuous climb from there will eventually takes us to Dingboche. We will see beautiful green fields protected by stone walls to them safe from cold wind and animals. O/N we stay at the guest house.

Day 7
Trek to Lobuche (4910m) [5 hours]

We will today set out for Lobuche. We start climbing to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola Valley. We continue our walk until we reach Dusa and from here we still continue through Phulung Karpo to reach Chola Lake. As we walk we witness a great view of Mt. Pumori. After crossing a small bridge we ascend to Duglha from where we can see beautiful views of Himalayas. We still climb up passing through Chupki Larka. We continue our expedition until we reach Lobuche which is our destination for today. We might feel some breathing disorder due to high altitude but still there is no need to panic. O/N we stay at a guest house.

Day 8
Hike to Everest Base Camp (5400m) and return Gorak Shep [7 hours]

Today we set off for the expedition to Everest Base Camp which is our ultimate destination of the trek. We hike through the trail with many ups and downs in the high altitude. You might feel tiresome but the journey still worth travelling. After approximately three hours of steady hiking we will reach at the base camp where we will enjoy the natural splendor of Khumbu Glacier and icefall. This is the point from where the Everest expedition actually begins. One can truly salute the courage and bravery of Everest climbers witnessing the deadly trail that leads to the peak of the Everest. After enjoying the scenic trail to EBC we get back to Gorak Shep. O/N we stay at the guest house.

Day 9
Fly back to Kathmandu on a Chartered helicopter

We will be wrapping up our EBC trek and flying out in a Chartered Helicopter all the way to Kathmandu. You will be amazed to fly above the mystical Himalayas enjoying the panoramic view of the Himalayan range. Make sure you have your camera and the handy cam ready to capture the once in a lifetime moments above the mountains. The chartered helicopter lands you in the domestic terminal of the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by one of our representative. Today you have whole day for relaxing or roaming around the streets of Kathmandu buying gifts for your friends and families. You can also enjoy your last dinner in Kathmandu in a fine restaurant. Enjoy your last evening in Kathmandu! O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 10
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

Today you will be bidding farewell to Nepal and the team of Break Free Adventure. Our representative will transfer you to Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We hope you had a pleasant expedition and enjoyed your stay in Nepal. Do keep us in mind when you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!!

Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of vehicle transfer
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and Chartered helicopter Charge
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges on twin sharing basis
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with a cup of tea or coffee during the expedition
  • A highly experienced and licensed guide approved by the government of Nepal and porters (two trekkers, one porter) during the trek and their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance coverage
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS)
  • First Aid/Medical Kit
  • Duffle Bag
  • Welcome dinner with Nepali Cultural show
  • Government taxes
  • Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals other than the breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
  • We strongly advise to buy a travel insurance policy
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

We will provide you with detailed information about the trekking, trekking trail etc for simplifying your expedition.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any queries. We would be more than happy to provide you with all the information you are seeking from us.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekkers who plan their trekking in the Himalayas. Travel insurance is mandatory while going for trekking, hiking etc in Nepal. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that your policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered by your policy. You must carry proof of insurance (i.e. your insurance certificate) with you during your expedition.

Meals and Accommodation

We will arrange three or four star hotel for your accommodation (Upgradable upon request) in Kathmandu. During the EBC trek we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house/Lodge. Tea Houses are like hotels that serve with hot showers, western foods and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guest houses are ordinary guest house with shared washing and toilet facilities and comparatively cheap in price. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with one of the group member with same sex. If you wish to stay single in a room then you have to let us know in advance and some surcharges are applicable in such case. Please be noted that there are several guest houses that do not allow a single accommodation during the peak season so sharing the room with somebody becomes a compulsion. We will arrange your dinner and early breakfast in the guest house itself but the lunches will be arranged in some restaurants en route. Your stay at a local guest house helps you to be more familiar with local culture and traditions.

Breakfree Adventures is highly concerned about the standard of food and make sure that sufficient food is provided to our guest. A special menu will be offered so that you could choose the kind of food you like to eat. A cup of tea or coffee would be included in your meal menu. Our guide will always be there to assist you while choosing the food from the menu. The menu comes with comparatively high price due to the availability of food items and spices and extreme locations. Most of the tea houses serve you with delicious local cuisines along with international foods. You can get food items like biscuits, chocolates, cold drinks, soft drinks and seasonal fruits and veggies. Bottled water is always available in the tea house and restaurants or shops en route. You may ask your guide to fill the bottle with boiled water from the lodges and purify them with purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required

Our eleven days Everest base camp trek and fly out by a helicopter is moderate trek program suitable for passionate trekkers who have the ability to walk at least four to six hours a day. Some days you might even need to walk seven to eight hours. Walking in higher altitude is rather challenging and it requires a lot of physical caliber. A good physique, positive altitude, self confidence and strong determination are the keys to successful trekking endeavor. Prior preparation like walking or jogging few hours a day before starting your trek is beneficial and it simplifies your expedition. Past hiking experience would be an asset but not mandatory for EBC trek. Participants with chronic illness, physical disorder, heart, blood and respiratory disease are strongly advised to inform Breakfree Adventures before booking the trek. Consultation with a medical professional is highly recommended before starting your EBC trek.

The Trekking Group

For EBC trek we allocate one guide, an assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1assistant guide) and porters for carrying the luggage. We make sure that the trek expedition will still go ahead as planned even if any of the group members falls sick. We operate the EBC trek for any group size but generally a largest group consists of sixteen people. The helicopter has the capacity of 2-5 people so the adjustments have to be made while returning to Kathmandu by a Helicopter if the group size is of more than five people. We also make customized group size as per your requirement.

Trekking Guides and Staff

Trekking guides and staff plays a vital role in making a trek a successful one. We allocate trained, experienced, courteous and expert guide and crew members for every trekking endeavor. The staff and guide we deploy during the trekking have the utmost ability of operating your days in the mountains. The team will be lead by the best and professional guide from the industry. Our guide and are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, expertise, guiding skills and aptitude. We deploy the guides and crew member who are familiar with the local culture and community and geographical distribution. Trekking guides of Breakfree Adventures are trained with the following trainings so that to enhance their potentials on medical issues, biodiversity, environmental issues and English language proficiency.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Government’s Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • English Language – KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our trekking guides speak English (Some may have the potentials to speak other foreign language like French, Spanish etc) adequate enough for the smooth communication but please consider that English is not our mother tongue. Our guides and porters know the routes and trails and are well aware of local culture and traditions.

Acclimatization

Breakfree Adventures eleven days Everest Base Camp trekking and fly out by a helicopter package is planned with high degree of awareness about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Trekking in the higher altitude too fast might cause a medical condition serious enough to cause death. The level of oxygen fluctuates as the height increases. For example, at an altitude above 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Our body requires many days to adapt the less-oxygen environment the itinerary should be planned accordingly. Our itinerary is planned in such a way that it provides sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible trek plan is therefore very crucial to minimize the risk of AMS. Breakfree Adventures highly advises specially the guests with known heart, blood or respiratory diseases to consult their medical professional before travelling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our leaders are well trained to administer the AMS. Breakfree Adventures’s itineraries are designed to avert the risk of AMS as much as possible. Please be noted that the helicopter is equipped with a set of Oxygen and max regulator for emergency purpose.

Safety and Security

We do not compromise on safety and security of our guests. We highly prioritize safety and security measures during the trek. We have to understand that there are certain risks while travelling in higher altitude which you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and trekking trail and they would cancel or re-route a trip if they feel any destination is unsafe to travel.

Responsible Travel

Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel professionals who are always passionate to make your stay in Nepal a memorable one. Our team adopts social philosophies that highly value the responsibility for their clients, local people and the environment we work. We admire the natural environment and social, cultural and traditional aspect of this majestic country. We always opt to assist our guests in discovering the beauty and culture in the best possible way we can. Responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism in the environment while opening employment opportunities and generating income for local communities. Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving environment and we keep a close watch to ensure the environmental protection. As a responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local people and community through which we travel. While trekking to different destination, we choose environment friendly lodges that ensure high level of guest care. During the treks and other expeditions we follow a zero garbage policy (Pack in, Pack out) and leave nothing behind in the campsites and travel areas. We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions regarding the responsible travel.

Trip Reviews
5 stars
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  1. Outstanding!
    Lynne Cooper20th December, 2018

    Breakfree Adventures team were outstanding.” Bharat and his team could not have been more friendly and helpful throughout the trip. The trek was well organised and scenery awesome. The Yak trains are great, but a face mask would be good for protection against the dust. During the Exped Glenn was seriously ill with an allergic reaction to Diamox, and was ultimately rescued by helicopter and taken to hospital. Bharat himself met Glenn and Lynne at the airport and accompanied them to hospital in the ambulance and stayed with them during assessment, and until Glenn was comfortable in a private room. He remained in constant contact and as this incident curtailed our part of the trek Bharat arranged other trips for us, which included a very pleasant evening having dinner with his family. His attention could not have been better. The guides and porters were equally outstanding, friendly and accomodating. The rest of our group continued onto base camp, thoroughly enjoying their experience.

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Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle as per itinerary, Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight, chartered helicopter
  • 10 Days
  • Feb - May and Sept - Nov
  • 5545m/18192ft
  • 5 - 8 hours each day
  • 3 star in Kathmandu and lodge/teahouse during the trek
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
  • Trekking & walking, city sightseeing tour, scenic flight.
  • Lodge/teahouse trek (Camping on request)

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