5,545 m ( Kala Patthar)
Tea House or Lodge During Trek
If trekking to Everest Base Camp and back is tight on your schedule, then our 11-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return will be the perfect solution for you. It’s an incredible package that offers the Everest Base Camp Trek experience with the added thrill of a helicopter journey back. Join us for an amazing adventure that fits your time and adds an extra touch of excitement!
Your journey will begin with a scenic flight to the Lukla airport from Kathmandu airport. After that, you will begin to trek with our professional Guide and porter. Passing through the forest of the rhododendron, magnolia, and pine forest will add beauty to this trek. Also, you can explore different Buddhist monasteries, colorful prayer flags, and beautiful small villages, which are so beautiful that you are bound to click your camera.
Walking along the trail, you’ll encounter numerous suspension bridges. Crossing these suspension bridges adds an element of adventure. Standing at the best camp on the highest mountain in the world for the jaw-dropping view of Everest is the main goal of this trek.
The trek isn’t just about adventure; it’s also about the unique experience of staying in tea houses and discovering Sherpa’s life. You’ll have the opportunity to savor delicious traditional Sherpa food, and their warm hospitality is truly amazing. It’s a chance to learn, enjoy, and be welcomed into the heart of Sherpa culture during your journey.
Take a break from the busy city life and relish the serenity of nature on this trek. Our company has thoughtfully designed the trek itinerary, making sure you can have a comfortable and enjoyable holiday in the Everest Region. It’s the ideal way to escape, relax, and appreciate the peaceful beauty of the mountain and surroundings.
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, a Mountface representative will be there to greet you and take you to your hotel. Once you’ve had some time to rest, you can either take a short walk around the city. Kathmandu has many stores where you can find quality trekking gear and supplies. In the evening, consider taking a peaceful stroll in the Thamel area—it’s a great way to unwind and enjoy the surroundings.
Enjoy an early breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu. We’ll then drive you to Kathmandu airport for a short and scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla, a small mountain airport.
Upon arrival in Lukla, our trekking Guide will introduce you to the porters, and the trek will begin. You’ll follow the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. This part of the trek is relatively easy and takes about 3-4 hours to reach the beautiful Phakding village.
Trek continues after breakfast, walking through the beautiful pine forest alongside the Dudh Koshi River and crossing the Hillary suspension bridge. After a while, the check-post and entrance to the Everest National Park are reached.
Next, the path continues along where the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers meet and eventually arrives at Chautara. Here, you will spot the first glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Namche Bazaar is reached after 2 hours of continuous walking.
Once you’ve reached an altitude above 3000 meters, it’s crucial to take it easy and acclimatize properly before going higher on your trek. After breakfast, we’ll embark on a day hike to Everest View Hotel, the highest-placed hotel globally, sitting at 3962 meters. The view from Everest View Hotel is breathtaking, with Phortse village in sight and an incredible panorama of Everest.
After returning from the Everest hotel, we will explore Namche Bazaar and spend the night in a tea house. Namche is a bustling commercial hub with lots of shops, pubs, souvenir stores, bars, and other fun things to do. Sherpa culture & traditions and warm hospitality while staying in Namche will make your acclimatization day wonderful.
After leaving Namche Bazaar, our next stop is Tengboche. The trail is surrounded by juniper forests and vibrant rhododendrons, creating a picturesque setting. As we trek, we’ll be treated to incredible views of Lhotse, Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam.
During the journey, we’ll have the opportunity to visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in this area. We’ll spend the night in Tengboche, enjoying the beauty of the surroundings.
Starting from Tengboche, the trail to Dingboche begins by going downhill through forests of birch, fir, juniper, and colorful rhododendrons(spring season only). Afterward, the path gently goes uphill until you reach Pangboche village at 3,900 meters.
Continuing the trek, you’ll reach Shomare, where you can see Mt. Ama-Dablam up close. Walking along the northeastern side of Shomare, you’ll cross a small bridge leading to the Imja Tse Valley. Following the valley, you’ll eventually arrive at Dingboche, a charming and beautiful Sherpa village.
Today is another day for acclimatization, so adapting your body to high Altitude is extremely important. You can explore the area or go for a hike in either Chhukung or Nagarjun Hills. Both places offer stunning views of the beautiful Himalayas. Enjoy the day and take in the breathtaking scenery!
Today’s trail follows the side of the Khumbu Glacier, passing by stone memorials dedicated to climbers who lost their lives on nearby peaks. As you continue, you’ll head towards the village of Lobuche, situated at the base of the impressive Lobuche peak. The village provides stunning views of peaks like Mahalangur Himal and Pumori. The path becomes a bit easier, leading you to a guesthouse where you’ll stay overnight. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and rest well for the night.
After leaving the Lobuche, we will hike early in the morning to Gorakshep, which will take about 2 hours. The trail starts nice and easy, but it becomes a bit tougher after about an hour. As you climb about 150m, the trail gets better again. Soon enough, you’ll reach a moraine, and, finally, at 5140m, you’ll be at Gorakshep, the highest settlement in the world. Majestic view of the Mount Everest (8,848.86m.), Lhotse (8,516m.), Nupse (7,745m.), Khumbuste (6,636m.), Lingtren (6.749m., Changtse (7,543m.), Pumori (7,161m.) can be seen from the Gorakshep.
After lunch, your journey continues to the Everest Base Camp. You’ll be walking on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. After roughly an hour and a half, you will cross the glacier and arrive at the Everest Base Camp area.
Today’s trek brings you to the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 5360m.. Here, you’ll meet many other climbers and have the chance to share experiences. After enjoying the views, making memories, and taking photographs from the base camp, you will return to Gorak Shep.
Kala Patthar is the best spot for the sunrise view of the mountains. Therefore, we will begin to trek early in the morning.
It takes approximately one hour to hike from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar. From the kala patthar, we can see the jaw-dropping view of Mt.Pumori, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and other peaks.
After enjoying your time at Kala Patthar, you will hike down to Gorak Shep. A helicopter from Gorak Shep will take you to Lukla. After Lukla, you will head out to Kathmandu in a 45-minute flight over the Himalayas of the Everest region.
Our Mountface representative will accompany you to Kathmandu International Airport for your journey back home from Nepal. Safe travels!
Trekking at the world’s highest mountain base camp requires perfect planning. There are four seasons in Nepal: autumn, spring, summer and winter. Trekking is possible in four seasons, but the best season is during the month of the spring and autumn seasons. During the seasons, the perfect weather conditions make the trail comfortable and easier. Also, a clearer view of the sky makes a breathtaking view of the landscape, terrain, forest, and mountain peaks.
The chance of rainfall is very low during the spring and autumn seasons. This creates less chance of natural disasters like floods, landslides, heavy snowfall, and landslides. You don’t have to be stuck in the trail path, and the summit success rate is higher in the autumn and spring seasons.
While trekking is doable in both rainy and winter seasons, there are higher risk factors involved. It’s crucial for trekkers to have the right gear and clothing during these times. Bad weather conditions can extend the trek duration, and sometimes, trekkers might have to return without reaching the summit. So, being well-prepared is essential during these seasons.
Three meals are provided during the trek. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, cornflakes, Nepali bread, chapati, porridge, a variety of egg dishes, toast, and Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and other items are offered. Similarly, Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkari, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Tibetan Bread, Different Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni meals, Vegetables, Salad Pizza, Snacks, Desserts, etc. may all be found on the lunch menu. The dinner menu is the same as the lunch menu.
While staying in Kathmandu, you can choose the hotel from simple economy to luxurious, depending upon the budget. But at the higher Altitude, you will stay at the tea house where you can find a basic room with a shared bathroom. At the higher Altitude, you need to pay extra for wifi and charging facilities, but you don’t have to pay extra while staying at the hotel/lodge in Kathmandu.
The EBC trek and fly back by Heli is quite challenging, requiring good stamina. You’ll be walking around 6-7 hours daily on narrow and rough paths with both uphill and downhill sections. This might be tough for beginners. Additionally, since the trek reaches altitudes above 5000m, there’s a risk of altitude sickness. In higher altitudes, oxygen levels are lower, making it crucial for trekkers to be prepared and cautious about altitude sickness.
Unpredictable weather is another challenge that trekkers may face during this trek. Perfect weather conditions are required for a successful trek. Even experienced trekkers find it difficult to trek in bad weather conditions. The risk factors increase during the bad weather. We recommend you trek when the weather conditions are best.
Altitude sickness is a common problem that may arise during the Everest Base Camp Trek. It can happen to anyone as it does not discriminate against trekkers. It’s extremely important to know the symptoms and preventive measures. If it is not cured in time, then it might be fatal.
Here are the Altitude sickness symptoms:
Its preventive measures:
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Right up until the day before the trip Kisan said that he would be our guide, we looked forward to learning so much from him as such an experienced guide. At the last minute he was unable to take us and we were sent with another guide. The guide we were sent instead was very nice, he was pleasant and helpful but it quickly became clear that he lacked the confidence and experience to bring the trip alive for us. We saw other guides chatting with their clients and pointing out interesting things. Our guide spent most of the time just chatting in Nepali with the porter and playing music on their phones, he often ignored us for hours at a time. We tried to engage him in conversation, he would answer our questions but then go back to chatting with the porter.
We felt that we missed out on learning about Nepali culture and nature. We wanted to hear about the locals who greeted us and find out the history behind the villages we were passing through,we know how a good guide makes a trip. We suspected that he was more used to being a second guide or a porter rather than the main guide. When we got back to Kathmandu this was confirmed by a quick check on TripAdvisor in which our guide was mentioned several times as a secondary guide or porter but never as the main guide. I challenged this with the company, I didn't expect anything and knew it wouldn't change anything but hoped they would perhaps just apologise and learn from my feedback. Messages went back and forth in which I was told he was a qualified guide, I asked several times how much experience he'd had but the question was avoided. This reaction was really disappointing, after a long exchange of messages I got some kind of apology but it was really too late and left a sour taste to be honest.
I'm sure that with one of the more experienced guides we would have had a different experience, as most other customers have, but we can only go on our experience. These types of holidays are once in a lifetime and I'm afraid that we felt that ours was a bit of a missed opportunity to be blown away by the beauty and culture.
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