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Everest Base Camp: 3 Hour Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

1. Everest Base Camp: 3 Hour Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

This aerial tour of the Everest region will provide you with breathtaking views of the region and memories to last a lifetime. Each participant gets a window seat while flying to Everest Base Camp. Fly east from Kathmandu towards the beautiful Sherpa village and the gateway to Everest, Lukla. After fueling in Lukla, fly towards the Everest Base Camp at Kalapathar. The flight goes over the Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakshep and Khumbu glaciers to reach the Everest Base Camp. You will be given a maximum of 5 minutes landing time at the Base Camp due to the altitude threat. Located at approximately 5644m, it provides unbelievable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Changtse and Lhotse. Indulge in an exclusive breakfast at the Everest View Hotel, located on a ridge. Watch the changing landscape as clouds drift past the peaks and reveal forests and small villages on the mountain sides. You will then fly back to Lukla for fueling and then to Kathmandu to end this amazing experience.

Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

2. Everest Base Camp: 12 Day Trek Start/End at Kathmandu

Trekking in the Everest region is a lifetime dream of many people. This classic Everest trek is the perfect chance to take in this majestic mountain and the splendid beauty of the region’s scenery. This trek winds, climbs, and descends its way through lush lowland and alpine forest, past Buddhist monasteries and authentic Sherpa Villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of the Himalayan people, their religion, customs and traditions. Marvel at alluring birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, and red- and yellow-billed choughs, and discover flora like rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper and hemlock.  Itinerary: Day 01: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m) Day 02: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m) Day 03: Acclimatization in Namche (3420m) Day 04: Namche to Tengboche (3850m) Day 05: Tengboche to Pheriche (4240m)/Dingboche (4350m) Day 06: Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m) Day 07: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) Day 08: Site trip to Everest Base Camp (5400m) Day 09: Pheriche to Tengboche Trek back to Tengboche and overnight at Tengboche Day 10: Tengboche to Namche Trek back to Namche and overnight at Namche Day 11: Namche to Lukla Trek back to Lukla and overnight at Lukla Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

3. From Kathmandu: 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Tribhuvan Internation Airport to take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, be transferred to the starting point and begin the trek to Phakding. Stay overnight at a tea house lodge. Day 2: Make your way from Phakding to Namche Bazar, located at an altitude of 3,440 meters. Stay overnight in the town of Namche Bazar. Day 3: Take a rest day to acclimatize to the altitude in Namche Bazar. Relax and enjoy a second overnight stay in the town. Day 4:  Depart from Namche Bazar and hike to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters. Stay in Tyangboche overnight. Day 5: Leave Tyangboche and hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Cross a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, and head towards Minlinggo. Enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Stay overnight in Dingboche, located at 4,260 meters.  Day 6: Spend a day acclimatizing to the altitude in Dingboche with an overnight stay at a tea house lodge. Day 7: Head towards Lobuche from Dingboche on a 5.5-hour hike. Stop for lunch in Dugla, and then arrive in Lobuche for an overnight stay at 4,930 meters.  Day 8: After breakfast at Lobuche, begin the trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. This is one of the most rewarding sections of the entire excursion. Follow the trail up the rocky paths with great views of the Khumbu glacier. Visit the famous Everest Base Camp located at 5,364 meters in altitude. Make your way back to Gorakshep where you will stay the night. Day 9: Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar located at 5,545 meters, and then to Pheriche at 4,243 meters, where you will stay overnight in a tea house lodge. Day 10: Start your descent with a hike from Pheriche to Tyangboche located at 3,867 meters, then Trek- Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. (Altitude: 3440m)where you will spend the night. Day 11: Make your way back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar and a last night at lukla. Day 12: Early morning, board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel by our tour representative. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek

4. From Kathmandu: Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek

Trek through incredible landscapes while you soak in fantastic ancient cultures and unsurpassed views of snow-capped mountains on the "Everest High Passes 20-Day Trek," also known as "The Everest Circuit Trek." Visit Lower Khumbu, the three highest passes in the Khumbu region — namely, Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La — and Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see on an extended trekking tour that will challenge you at times, but also provide you with a memorable and unique experience in the Himalayas.  Itinerary: Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu. Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Day 2: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Day 3: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding. 40-minute flight followed by a 3-hour hike. Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters/11,285 feet). 6-hour hike. Day 5: Hike to Khumjung Village. 4–6 hours hiking. Day 6: Trek to Thame. 4-hour hike. Day 7: Trek to Lungdeng, 5–6 hours hiking. Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m/15,715 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5,360 m/17,585 ft) 6–7 hours hiking. Day 9: Trek to 5th Lake and back to Gokyo. 4–5 hours hiking. Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,360 m/17,585 ft) and trek to Dragnag (4,700 m/15,420 ft) 7–8 hours hiking. Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/15,845 ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420 m/17,780 ft). 6–7 hours hiking. Day 12: Trek to Lobuche. 3–4 hours hiking. Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140 m/16,860 ft). Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft). 6–8 hours hiking. Day 14: Trek to Kala Pattar (5,550 m/18,210 ft). Down to Lobuche (4,910 m/16,110 ft). 5–6 hours hiking. Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m/14,470 ft) via Kongma-La Pass (5,535 m/18,160 ft). 7–8 hours hiking. Day 16: Trek back to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,665 ft). Visit Tengboche Monastery. 4–5 hours hiking. Day 17: Trek back to Jorsalle (2,740 m/8,990 ft) 5–6 hours hiking.Day 18: Trek back to Lukla. 5–6 hours hiking. Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu. 45-minute flight. Day 20: Transfer to the international airport.

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What people are saying about Everest Base Camp

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

It was a little cloudy, so regrettably we can not see the peak of the Mt. Everest. But the 3-4 hours fligth overall is very precious experience for us. We can see the small and dificult airport Lukla, and the nice view from the Hotel Everest view with a litte but warm breakfast. Of course the mountains view is very beautiful and mysterious, and the several glaciers are more. If I have fortunately another chance, I want to see the clear sky with.

Well organized, safe execution ... and then the best weather

Tautly organized, it starts immediately, pilots are versed, impressive experience. Can just be recommended. Standing time at the Everest View Hotel was particularly long, since the helicopter had to fly to the base camp for a short-term rescue operation. Even then there are people who "complain" ... just to be ashamed of others. Not to change, a special experience will be remembered.

Try it at least once in your life

Maybe you have to wait a few days for the weather conditions to be perfect as you climb up to the moraine of the Khumbu glacier at 5500 meters above sea level, but it is an experience that has no equal. Just for the breathtaking views that meet from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, is it worth coming to Nepal to try an incredible option.

Excellent, once in a lifetime experience

Amazing trip. Helicopter pilot (Alistair) was professional and very safe. No problems of any kind. So happy we did it. Spending time next to Everest Base Camp is beyond words.