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Trek to Everest Base camp (EBC) and helicopter to Lukla

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-25
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Costs: Starts from US $1,750.00
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The Everest Khumbu region is located in the northeast of Nepal. the 7 days walk through the Lukla to the higher altitudes of Khumbu to the base of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) the world's highest peak, is an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily life of the legendary Sherpa people. The prime attraction - 8848 m peak - lies in Sagarmatha National park. Which is also home to two other eight Thousand - Lhotse and Cho Oyu - besides several other prominent peaks above 6,000 meters.

After the Kalapathar we make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then a helicopter ride over the Himalayas you will see Mount Everest and other Himalayan range from very close and late afternoon you will reach Lukla. Gorakshep to Lukla with Helicopter Halesi Trek organizes often. This trip will be fantastic who have enough time tired after the EBC and Kalapather. And you don’t need to return back to all the way Lukla same route.

Designated as a World Heritage site in 1979, much of the 1,148 sq. km park lies above 3,000m. The park is composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. The vegetation in the park varies from temperate plants like pine, hemlock, fir juniper, birch, rhododendron, and shrubs to alpine plants and then to bare rock and snow. it is home to the ghoral, tahr, serow and musk deer as well as the impeyan pheasant, blood pheasant, red-billed chough and the yellow-billed chough.

Trip Highlights:

LUkla Airport, Namche Bazer, Tengbuche Monastery, EBC and Kalapather.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu international airport and transfer to you hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding 2652m. 4 hrs.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche 3450m. 5/6 hrs.

Day 04: Namche to Tengboche 3860m. 5/6 hrs.

Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche 4350m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 06: Rest day explore to the Chhukung 4710m. and back to Digboche 4410m.

Day 07: Dengboche to Lobuche4910m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5365m.then back to Gorak Shep 5181m.

Day 09: Hike up to Kalapathar 5545m. 3 /4 hrs. Early in the morning and Helicopter to Lukla.

Day 10: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Details

  • Airports pick up and drops
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Experienced government license holder trek guide and porters to carry your luggage
  • Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of trek guide and porter
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card) all additional government tax
  • Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla
  • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fare
  • Personal Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike etc.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu international airport and transfer to you hotel.

A representative of Halesi Treks will pick you up from the Airport and transfer to the hotel then briefing about the trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Trip Note

Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even canceled due to bad weather condition. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange flight by helicopter as well but it will be an extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla.  It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.

If the flight is delayed and canceled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and we are Halesi Treks arrange the alternative trek.

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