Heli In Heli Out Everest Base Camp Trek

11 Days
Heli In Heli Out Everest Base Camp Trek

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Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft), our dedicated tour officer will warmly welcome you. Look out for a play card with your name outside the airport terminal. After meeting and greeting you with an auspicious garland, our officer will escort you to your hotel in a private tourist vehicle. At the hotel, a pre-trip meeting will be conducted to brief you about the overall program. You'll meet your guide, have any questions addressed, and finalize details. Take this opportunity to clear any outstanding balances and provide a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. The rest of the day is yours to relax and acclimatize. Overnight at the hotel.

Early morning, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Board a scenic 40-minute flight to Lukla on Heli, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, meet your porter who will carry your luggage. Embark on a three-hour trek, passing through picturesque landscapes, a ceremonial gatehouse (Kani), Kyangma village, and the charming village of Cheplung. Cross the Dudh Koshi River via a suspension bridge and ascend to Phakding. Overnight at a cozy mountain lodge.

Continuing along the Dudh Koshi River, trek past Bhattis (porter rest houses) and a hydroelectric project. Enjoy views of Thamserku peak and pass through villages like Toktok, Benkar, and Chumoa. After crossing suspension bridges, arrive at the outskirts of Monjo village, where the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint is located. The trail then leads to Jorsale, through dense pine forests, and eventually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Today is dedicated to acclimatization to prevent Altitude Sickness. Take a hike to Shyangboche, cross a grass airstrip, and visit the Everest View Hotel for stunning views of Mt. Everest. Continue to Khumjung, the largest Sherpa village, and explore its monasteries and treasures, including a Yeti Skull. Optionally, visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center to learn about Himalayan flora, fauna, and Sherpa culture. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

After breakfast, follow the trail north, passing a giant Mani in Chhorkung and reaching a viewpoint with panoramic vistas. Trek to Tengboche, descending towards the river through Lawichasa, Tashinga, and Phunki Thenga. Cross a bridge and ascend through a rhododendron forest, passing Kani and chortens to reach Tengboche. Explore the Tengboche Gompa, housing elaborate wall hangings, a 20-foot Buddha sculpture, and the belongings of the Lamas. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

On this trekking day, you'll embark on a scenic journey towards Dingboche, a picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Starting from your previous stop, you'll trek along winding trails that offer breathtaking views of towering peaks, lush valleys, and cascading rivers. As you ascend higher into the mountains, you'll feel the crisp mountain air invigorating your senses. Along the way, you'll pass through quaint Sherpa villages adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, providing a glimpse into the rich local culture and traditions. Upon reaching Dingboche, you'll be greeted by panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Ama Dablam. Take some time to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the charming village, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Enjoy a warm meal and rest in preparation for the adventures that lie ahead on your trekking journey. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Today is dedicated to acclimatization in Dingboche, providing a refreshing break. Begin your morning with a hearty breakfast, accompanied by awe-inspiring views of Ama Dablam. Your guide will lead you on a short, invigorating walk to Nangkartshang Gompa, a Buddhist monastery perched 400 meters above Dingboche. From this elevated vantage point, marvel at the panoramic views of Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and the scenic Imja valley.
After a leisurely walk back to Dingboche, relax at your mountain lodge, soaking in the serene surroundings. Overnight, the mountain lodge ensures a comfortable stay.

Start exhilarating trek from Dingboche to Lobuche, situated at an altitude of 4910 meters. The 12-kilometer journey unfolds over 7 hours, taking you along a path climbing gently along the ridge through the village of Dusa. Marvel at the twin peaks of Taboche and Cholatse, alongside panoramic views of Ama Dablam and Kantega.
Descending to a glacial stream, the trail rises to Dughla before ascending the gravelly terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Traverse the ridge adorned with memorials to lost climbers and Sherpas, reveling in breathtaking views of Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Nuptse, and Lhotse. The path meets a junction, guiding you to Lobuche for a night of rest in a mountain lodge.

Set forth on an awe-inspiring trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp, nestled at an altitude of 5365 meters, and then return to Gorak Shep. The 15-kilometer journey spans 8 hours, guiding you through a narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall. As you traverse past the Italian Pyramid, discover the ever-changing trail marked by cairns and yak train signs.
Admire your first views of Kalapathar (5545m) and take a moment to detour to the moraine's edge, offering a panoramic view of the Khumbu Glacier. Passing the Changri Shar Glacier, reach Gorak Shep, a flat sandy expanse at the base of Kalapathar. Continue towards Everest Base Camp, situated at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall. After soaking in the grandeur, trek back to Gorakshep for an unforgettable night at a mountain lodge.

Embark on an early morning adventure to Kalapatthar, aptly named the 'Black Rock,' as we strive to maximize our chances of witnessing the awe-inspiring sight of Mt. Everest. This exhilarating ascent promises the most panoramic views of the Himalayas, providing a 360-degree spectacle of towering peaks, including the majestic Mt. Pumori (7169 m), the iconic Mt. Everest (8848.86 m), the formidable Lhotse (8516 m), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), and an array of smaller peaks that adorn the horizon.
As we stand atop Kalapatthar, soaking in the breathtaking scenery, we mark the culmination of our remarkable journey. The next chapter unfolds with a thrilling helicopter ride back to Lukla unward to kathmandu, offering a unique perspective of the Himalayan landscape from above. This aerial experience adds a touch of grandeur to your adventure, concluding the trek on a high note.

Bid farewell to the enchanting land of Nepal as our airport representative accompanies you to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure. Reflect on the extraordinary experiences and memories gathered during your trek to the Everest Base Camp, knowing that this journey will forever remain etched in your travel repertoire. Depart with a sense of fulfillment, carrying the spirit of the Himalayas with you wherever your travels may lead.

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Heli In Heli Out Everest Base Camp Trek