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5 Star Hotel Package

3550USD per person

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  • Trip Style Trekking and hiking
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate

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Our 9 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla is perfect to explore the Khumbu region in a short time. We start our trek from Lukla after a short but stunning flight. During your trek, you will have an opportunity to trek through the most famous Sherpa land following the footsteps of Hillary to base camp. Luxury Everest base camp trek helicopter return is once in a lifetime trekking holiday into the Everest regions includes the explorations of Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, Sherpa village of Khunde with Hillary hospital as well as Khumjung village from where you have a wonderful view of Mt. Ama Dablam. On our way to the base camp of Everest, we also visit Tengboche Monastery and Pangboche monastery, which is the oldest monastery in these regions.

Everest base camp helicopter return from Gorakshep would be an ideal trip for those who have a short time. In the first part of the trek, we walk through green forests and various Sherpa villages and gradually hike to the world-famous monastery Tengboche and the picturesque upper Khumbu valley. As a highlight, you will visit the Mount Everest Base Camp and climb the 5550 m high Kala Pattar. From here you have an unbelievable view of the world's tallest peak Everest and many more snowy peaks! Finally, you will fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep by a scenic Helicopter ride. Experience one of the spectacular view of the Himalayas arriving straight to Lukla in 15 minutes. We spent our last night in Lukla from where you take our morning flight to Kathmandu.

7 Reason to Book Luxury Everest Base camp trek with Helicopter return to Lukla:

  1. Spectacular Scenery: The Everest Base Camp trek is known for its breathtaking scenery, and by choosing the luxury option with a helicopter return to Lukla, you'll have the opportunity to see even more of the stunning landscape from above.
  2. Time-Saving: The trek to Everest Base Camp can take total 11 days( both way), but with a helicopter return, you can save time and complete the journey in just 9 days. This is a great option for those who have limited time but still want to experience the trek.
  3. Comfortable Accommodations: The luxury option provides comfortable and spacious accommodations throughout the trek, including deluxe lodges and teahouses. You'll also have access to hot showers and western-style toilets.
  4. Professional Guides and Porters: You'll be accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable guides and porters who will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the trek.
  5. Helicopter Tour: The helicopter ride back to Lukla provides an incredible view of the mountains and valleys below. It's an unforgettable experience that you'll remember for years to come.
  6. Unique Experience: By choosing the luxury option with a helicopter return, you'll have a unique and exclusive experience that not everyone gets to enjoy. It's a great way to make your trek to Everest Base Camp even more special.
  7. Safety: The helicopter return option also provides an extra level of safety in case of any emergency situations that may arise during the trek. The helicopter can be used to transport you quickly and efficiently to a medical facility if needed.

Are you ready for the ultimate luxury trekking experience in Nepal, where adventure meets comfort and promises the most exhilarating holiday of your lifetime ? Don't wait any longer—start planning your dream trek right now ! Simply fill out our short form and send it to us. We'll promptly provide you with all the exciting details you need for an unforgettable journey. Get ready to embark on a luxurious adventure that exceeds all expectations!

Trip Facts
Arrival City
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure City
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
Trek Region
  • Everest, Nepal
Trip Style
  • Trekking & Hiking
Maximum Altitude
  • 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft)
  • Kala Patthar
Suitable For
  • Couple, families and friends
Accommodations
  • 5 Star Hotel in City
  • Best lodge on Trek
Meals
  • Buffet Breakfast in City
  • 3 meals daily on trek
Service Level
  • Reliable, Friendly & Authentic Sherpa Guide
Fitness Level
  • Physical & Mentally Fit
  • Walk, Run & Gym Work
Best Time to Travel
  • February-May
  • September- December
Temperature
  • Minimum -2 to -5
  • maximum 15-20
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As your flight approaches Kathmandu on a clear day, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks glistening below. This awe-inspiring sight sets the stage for an unforgettable journey that will leave a lasting impression on you. Once you've collected your luggage and completed the visa process, make your way outside the airport Terminal Gate where our friendly Sherpa guide and driver will be eagerly waiting for you. Look out for our Company Name display board to easily spot them.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our Airport Representative guide will greet you warmly in accordance with Sherpa customs, offering you silk scarves or garlands as a traditional welcome gesture. From there, a comfortable private vehicle will be waiting to transport you to the finest luxury 5-star hotel, ensuring a pleasant and relaxing start to your trip. As you check-in, you'll be treated to complimentary welcome drinks, including a choice of tea, coffee, or refreshing cold drinks/juices.

To acquaint you with the details of your upcoming adventure, our company manager will arrange a meeting at your convenience, providing a comprehensive briefing about the trip ahead. This ensures that you're well-prepared and informed for the exciting experiences that lie ahead.

In the evening, immerse yourself in Nepali culture and cuisine by joining us for a delightful welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. Here, you'll have the opportunity to savor the finest Nepali dishes while being entertained by a cultural show, creating a memorable and enjoyable evening.

We strive to make your arrival in Kathmandu a smooth and pleasant experience, ensuring that your journey begins with a sense of wonder and anticipation.

Accommodation
  • Hotel Marriott /Yak & Yeti
  • Luxury 5 Star Hotel
Service
  • Transfer To Hotel By Private Comfy Vehicle
Meals
  • Welcome Dinner

Approx. Time: 35 Minute flights Trekking Distance: 8km(3-4 hours) Highest Altitude: Lukla : 2,800m/9184 ft. & Phakding: 2,652m/8,698ft 

Today, we embark on an early morning adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This air route is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, featuring the highest peaks and lush green forests. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Lukla from Kathmandu.

Upon our arrival in Lukla, we will be warmly welcomed by our expert Sherpa team. From there, we will begin a 3-hour hike to Phakding, situated at an altitude of 2,652 meters (8,701 feet). During the hike, we will descend for about 1.5 hours to the Kusum River, located at 2,550 meters (8,366 feet), and then follow the Dudh Kosi (also known as the milk flow) on the east bank upstream for another 1.5 hours until we reach Phakding, which stands at an altitude of 2,650 meters (8,694 feet).

As we embark on our hike, it is crucial to maintain a slow pace to allow our bodies to adjust to the thin air. Our top priority is acclimatization, and walking slowly helps facilitate this process. Once we reach Phakding after approximately 3 hours, we will spend the rest of the day resting and benefiting from the acclimatization process.

Our accommodation for the night is a local Sherpa lodge, situated in a picturesque garden along a bend in the river. This cozy lodge provides the best comfort for our stay in Phakding.

Accommodation
  • NML Lodge
  • Best comfort lodge
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Approx. Walking: 6-7 hours trek. Approx. Distance7.6 km Highest Altitude: Namche Bazaar 3,440m/11,283ft

In the morning, we embark on a delightful walk along the Dudh Kosi, following the scenic trail that leads us over Benkar. This pleasant journey takes approximately one hour, guiding us through magnificent rhododendron forests adorned with majestic firs and elegant magnolias. After this serene stroll, we reach the village of Monjo.

Continuing our trek for another hour, we encounter the police check-post at the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park in Jorsale. This serves as a gateway to the protected area, ensuring the preservation of its natural wonders. Beyond Jorsale, the trail begins to gently ascend, leading us to the iconic Hillary suspension bridge that spans the Bhote Kosi river. Crossing this sturdy bridge, we then ascend further along a well-maintained yet steep path that takes us to the vibrant trade center of Namche Bazaar. Known as the heart of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar holds great significance.

In the afternoon, we have the opportunity to explore the bustling streets filled with businesses and souvenir shops. This delightful tour allows us to immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Namche Bazaar. Our luxurious lodge, situated on the upper slopes of this Sherpa capital, offers a truly exceptional experience. The lodge provides a mesmerizing view of the surrounding mountains, leaving us in awe of their grandeur. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, we make our way to the lodge where we will spend the night, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay.

Accommodation
  • MLN Lodge
  • Best Comfort Lodge
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Max. Height: 3,790 meters/ 12,435 feet ( Visit Khunde sherpa Village) Hiking Distance: Approx. 4 km (4-5 hours)

Namche Bazaar is a vibrant town located in the Khumbu region, nestled between two ridges amidst towering peaks. It sits at an altitude of approximately 3,440 meters (11,286 feet) above sea level. Despite its remote mountain setting, Namche Bazaar has developed to meet western standards, making it a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers.

Often referred to as the "Las Vegas of the Khumbu," Namche Bazaar provides an excellent opportunity for trekkers to acclimatize to the higher altitude before continuing their journey towards Tengboche.

Today, we have an important day hike planned as part of our acclimatization process, taking us through the captivating and picturesque villages of Khunde and Khumjung. This carefully designed itinerary allows us to gradually adapt to the increasing altitude, ensuring both our safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

After enjoying breakfast, our experienced Sherpa guide will lead us on an acclimatization hike up the slopes above the Everest Views Hotel, which was constructed by the Japanese. This hotel boasts a stunning location and offers delightful views of Everest and Ama Dablam, making it a perfect spot for a tea break and some relaxation.

During the hike, we will also visit the neighboring towns of Kunde and Khumjung, nestled below the sacred rocky peak of Khumbila, revered by all Sherpas. In Kunde, we will have the opportunity to visit the Edmund Hillary Hospital, which was established by Sir Edmund Hillary, the legendary mountaineer. If time allows, we will also visit the monastery in Khumjung, where you can see the only Yeti skull in the world by paying a small fee.

Afterward, we will return to our lodge for a tea break in the afternoon. You will have leisure time to explore the town and its beautiful surroundings. In the evening, your guide will provide a briefing about any necessary gear and discuss the anticipated itinerary for the following days. Take pleasure in a cozy second night at the Sherpa Lodge, immersing yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation
  • MLN Lodge
  • Best comfort lodge
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Max Height: (3,820m/ 12532 ft.) Trekking Distance: Approx. 7 km (5-6 hours) 

Continuing our journey, we traverse Mendaphu Hill, which treats us to breathtaking panoramic vistas. We then descend along a picturesque hillside path that leads us to the village of Sanasa. At this point, we have the option to choose a path that takes us down into the enchanting Imja Kosi gorge. After an invigorating hike of over 2.5 hours, we arrive at the charming hamlet of Phunki Thanga, nestled at an elevation of 3,250 meters (10,663 feet).

Following a 2-hour ascent, we reach the crest of Tengboche, situated at an elevation of 3,870 meters (12,694 feet). On clear days, we are rewarded with a magnificent view of the awe-inspiring ice giants that grace the Khumbu region, stretching across the horizon until sunset. Towering above us are majestic peaks like Kongde Ri, Taboche, Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kang Taiga, and Thamserku. If time permits, we may have the opportunity to visit the Tengboche monastery, renowned for its captivating gompa, which has been rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1989.

After a descent of approximately 20 minutes from Tengboche, we arrive in Deboche, where we will spend the night. The best available mountain lodge in the quaint hamlet of Deboche, situated near a small nunnery, awaits us for a comfortable and restful overnight stay.

Accommodation
  • Rivendell Lodge/ Similar
  • Clean and cozy room
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Height: 4,410 meters (14,469 feet) Trekking Distance: Approx. 7.7 km (5 hours)

Trekking from Deboche to Dingboche is a beautiful and challenging journey that takes you through the picturesque Khumbu region of Nepal. Dingboche is located at an altitude of 4,410 meters (14,469 feet) and offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Ama Dablam and Lhotse.

The trek from Deboche to Dingboche typically takes around 4 to 5 hours, depending on your pace.The trek begins from Deboche, where you'll start by crossing a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river. The trail then ascends gradually through rhododendron forests, passing through small Sherpa villages. After a couple of hours of trekking, you'll reach Pangboche, a charming Sherpa village known for its ancient monastery. From Pangboche, the trail continues to ascend as you make your way towards Somare. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks. Somare is a small settlement with a few lodges, where you can rest and enjoy the mountain atmosphere.

The final leg of the trek takes you from Somare to Dingboche. The trail gradually climbs uphill, and as you gain elevation, you'll notice the landscape transitioning from forests to alpine meadows. Dingboche is a popular stopover for trekkers on their way to Everest Base Camp or Island Peak. It's a beautiful village surrounded by towering peaks and offers a range of accommodations and facilities.

Throughout the trek, it's important to maintain a steady pace and stay hydrated. The altitude gain is significant, so it's crucial to acclimatize properly. Our Sherpa guide is knowledgeable about the region and experienced in high-altitude trekking in Everest. They can assess your physical condition, monitor your progress, and determine the appropriate pace and frequency of breaks during the trek.

This slow and steady approach allows your body to adjust to the changing altitude, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

Taking regular breaks is important as it gives your body time to rest, recover, and adapt to the changing conditions. During these breaks, you can hydrate, eat nourishing food, and relax, allowing your body to adjust more effectively.

Accommodation
  • Dingboche Resort Or Similar
  • Clean and cozy room
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Max. Height: 5,100M/16,733 feet high ( Hike to Nangkartshang Peak) Hiking Distance: Approx. 5.7 km ( Both way) (4-5 hours)

Today is a perfect day to rejuvenate and engage in meaningful activities without being idle. We will embark on a leisurely stroll through the village, where we will have the opportunity to interact and develop friendships with the local Sherpa people. These interactions will offer us profound insights into their customs and cultural practices, allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of the native Sherpa community in this region.

As we venture through the village, we can delight in the breathtaking landscapes that surround us, immersing ourselves in the natural beauty of the area. The picturesque views will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on us, and we can capture these moments through photography or simply relish in their splendor.

In addition to our cultural exploration, we have the privilege of being guided by an expert Sherpa who will lead us on an exciting day trip to Nagarjuna peak, situated approximately 5,100 meters (16,733 feet) above sea level. This excursion serves as an excellent opportunity for acclimatization, allowing us to gradually adapt to the high altitude.

We will commence our hike from the ridge located north of the village, steadily making our way towards the majestic Nagarjuna peak. Upon reaching the summit, we will be greeted by a panoramic vista of the world's tallest mountains. The awe-inspiring Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Yu will stand before us in all their grandeur. Additionally, we will have the privilege of witnessing the captivating Cholatse (6,440 meters/21,126 feet) and Taboche (6,542 meters/21,463 feet) mountains to the west.

During our expedition, a packed lunch will be provided to satiate our hunger while allowing us to relish the magnificent surroundings. We can find a serene spot on the peak to savor our meal, taking in the remarkable views and appreciating the serenity of the environment.

As we descend from the peak, we can reflect upon the invigorating experiences and beautiful memories we have created throughout the day. The deep insights gained from conversing with the Sherpa people, the stunning landscapes witnessed, and the valuable time spent engaging in cultural exploration and personal growth will make this day a truly remarkable and fulfilling experience.

Accommodation
  • Dingboche Resort Or Similar
  • Clean and cozy room
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Height: 4,900m/16,076ft Hiking Distance: 7.9 km (5-6 hours)

From this point onward, the trek becomes more exhilarating as we ascend to higher elevations. Our journey takes us up a steep path, leading us to the summit of a lofty hill. Along the way, we pass through Dughla (Thukla), a significant waypoint on our route. Prior to reaching Dughla, we traverse a broad pass, providing a welcome change from walking in a straight line.

Upon reaching Dughla, we embark on a challenging ascent along a steep trail that leads us to Chupki Lhara. This notable location is adorned with an assortment of stones adorned with prayer flags, serving as memorials to the legendary mountaineer Scott Fischer, an American, and Babu Chiri Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide who summited Everest an astounding 10 times. These courageous individuals tragically lost their lives during an Everest expedition.

Continuing our trek, we proceed towards the Khumbu Glacier moraine, where we are greeted by an awe-inspiring vista of several majestic peaks. Among them are Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal. Standing before these magnificent giants, we cannot help but be humbled by their grandeur.

As we press on, the trail gradually becomes less strenuous, allowing us to follow the valley as it meanders towards our destination, Lobuche. This serene village nestled in the heart of the Himalayas will be our overnight resting place.

Accommodation
  • EBC lodge or 8000 inn
  • Clean and cozy room
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Height: Gorakshep ( 5180m/16,994 ft.) & Everest Base Camp: 5364m/17598 ft. Trekking Distance: 12 Km both way (6-8 hours)

We ascend and descend several times over the end moraine of the Changri Nup glacier, conquering the challenging three-hour approach to the high alp Gorak Shep (5,160 m / 16,929 ft). Here, we spend the night in a lodge, mindful of the altitude's effects and the importance of gradual ascent and adequate hydration. Following a break, we continue through the valley, traversing the glacier strewn with rubble until we reach the base camp of Mt. Everest (5,364 m / 17,598 ft), approximately three hours later. During the expedition season, numerous groups settle in their respective camps here, eagerly anticipating their ascent of the world's highest mountain. We even have the opportunity to interact with some of them. The return journey from Everest Base Camp to Gorakshep takes around 2-3 hours. After capturing photographs and cherishing the moment, we make our way back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Accommodation
  • Everest inn or Similar
  • Clean and cozy room
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice
Service Quality
  • Reliable Sherpa Guide
  • Strong & honest Porter

Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) Heli Flight to Lukla: Approx. 15-20 Minute Lukla to Kathmandu Flight: 30 Minute

Today is the summit day to Kala Pattar, which is also known as "black mountain," you need to wake up early in the morning. From there, you will be able to see the route leading to the panoramic summit of Kala Pattar, which stands at an impressive height of 5,643 meters. It takes about two hours to reach the summit, and during this ascent, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Pyramid and the Nuptse ridge. Additionally, you'll be able to observe the vast expanse of the Changri and Khumbu glaciers, along with a distant view of the base camp.

Once you reach the top of Kala Pattar, you'll experience strong winds due to its elevated position. However, the incredible vistas of the Himalayas make it a worthwhile experience. After taking in the awe-inspiring scenery, you'll make your way back to Gorak Shep, where you'll have breakfast.

The descent from Kala Pattar is relatively easy, as it involves a straightforward walk downhill. You'll return to Gorak Shep for breakfast, and from there, you'll board a helicopter that will transport you back to Lukla. The helicopter journey takes approximately 15 minutes, providing you with a swift return to Lukla.

Upon reaching Lukla, you'll spend one night there before taking a regular flight back to Kathmandu. This allows you to rest and prepare for your journey back to the capital city.

Accommodation
  • MLN Lodge
Special Service
  • Helicopter ride to Lukla
Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we will be flying back to Kathmandu, marking the end of our long and rewarding mountain journey. The early morning flight will bring us back to Kathmandu, where we will be dropped off. For the rest of the day, we have the opportunity to rest and relax at our hotel.

If you're interested, this is a great chance to purchase some gifts from Nepal for your loved ones, friends, and relatives. You can either visit nearby shops or head to Thamel, known for its wide range of typical Nepalese goods. Mountain Sherpa's guides are available to assist with this short excursion, but you can also explore on your own if you prefer.

If there are any other areas in Kathmandu that you would like to explore, it's important to manage your time today accordingly. This is your chance to make the most of your stay in Kathmandu and see any attractions that you may have missed.

In the evening, we will gather for an exciting celebration dinner together, hosted by Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions, to commemorate the completion of our original Everest Base Camp trek. It will be a memorable event filled with joy and a sense of achievement. After the dinner, we will spend the night in Kathmandu, often referred to as the "valley of the gods."

Accommodation
  • Hotel Marriott /Yak & Yeti Luxury 5 Star Hotel
Meals Included
  • Healthy Breakfast

Consider this day as a backup plan in case your flight from Lukla to Kathmandu experiences delays, as it sometimes happens. However, if your flight proceeds smoothly without any delays, it is indeed a fortunate and positive outcome, making the day even more enjoyable.

This day is dedicated to your personal leisure and allows you the freedom to engage in activities that bring you happiness, at a pace that suits your convenience. You have the flexibility to choose how you spend your time. One option is to indulge in some souvenir shopping, exploring local markets and seeking out unique items that will serve as lasting mementos of your trip. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the luxurious amenities at your hotel and relax after the long trek. As a special service provided by Mountain Sherpa Trekking, you will receive a one-hour Ayurvedic massage, which can be extremely beneficial for rejuvenating your body after the challenging trek. Ultimately, the choice of how to spend this day is entirely up to you, allowing you to embrace your own preferences and fully enjoy the time available to you.

Accommodation
  • Hotel Marriott /Yak & Yeti Luxury 5 Star Hotel
Meals
  • Healthy Breakfast

After having breakfast, our representative and office vehicle will be waiting at our hotel to take you to the airport for your connecting flight back home. It has been an absolute pleasure serving you, and we, at Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions, will always cherish the bonds we've formed during your time with us. We sincerely thank you for choosing us as your travel partner and for visiting the beautiful country of Nepal.

We are confident that trekking in the stunning Sherpa land of the Khumbu region has provided you with lifelong memories of a well-enjoyed vacation. Goodbye, dear friends! Until we meet again.

Please keep in mind that while we strive to adhere to the provided itinerary, there may be occasional adjustments due to local trail conditions or weather. Additionally, the trekking itinerary might vary slightly depending on the acclimatization rates of our trekkers. This adventure takes you into untamed terrain above the treeline, so we kindly request your utmost flexibility when necessary to ensure the safety of your trip and your well-being. Thank you for your understanding.

Meals
  • Healthy breakfast is included
Service
  • Airport drop on time by private vehicle
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Transports & Accommodations

  • We provide on-time airport pickup and drop-off services using a private car, welcoming you with a warm smile.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round-trip flight, including airport drop-off and pickup service.
  • Three nights deluxe room at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • Among 9 nights of lodge accommodation in the mountains, we offer you 5 nights in the best comfort lodges and 4 nights in the best Sherpa lodges with authentic Sherpa hospitality.
  • Sharing a helicopter ride from GorakShep to Lukla is included, which will be one of the most stunning journeys.

Meals & Drinks Included As Per Below

  • Daily hygienic breakfasts in the city are included as per the itinerary.
  • Three meals per day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—will be provided throughout the entire trek, offering self-choice options for a delightful and nourishing trekking experience.
  • Unlimited warm beverages, such as tea, hot lemon, hot chocolate, or coffee of your choice, will be provided every day to keep you cozy throughout your journey.
  • We offer a warm welcome dinner with two options: you can either join dinner at our home with a Sherpa family, or you can choose to dine at a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dinner show.

Complimentary Gear & Equipment

  • Complimentary T-shirt, Water bottle, and Walking pole
  • Warm sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided if required.
  • A waterproof duffel bag, trek map, and a group medical kit will be provided.
  • Pulse oximeter for measuring oxygen saturation and heart rates.

Best Sherpa Guide & Porters Will Be Provided

  • Responsible, truthful, friendly, and flexible Sherpa guides will be provided for the entire trek, ensuring your safety and an enjoyable trekking experience.
  • Hardworking and trustworthy porters will be provided (1 porter for 2 people) who will carry your luggage and take care of it throughout the entire trek.

Staff Pay, Insurance & Required Permits

  • Pay and insurance for guide and support staff
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Enjoy a half-day cultural tour in Kathmandu, inclusive of a tour guide and driver. Immerse yourself in the local culture, gaining familiarity with the local environment before your trek.
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, temples and monuments

Value Added Service (VAS) By MSTE

  • One hour of free special Ayurvedic massage will be provided at the end of the trek.
  • We offer free storage service for any extra luggage and provide assistance in obtaining a SIM card, as well as renting or buying necessary gears.
  • We offer a complimentary Local Market Guiding Service for our valued clients interested in purchasing souvenirs at both wholesale and local prices.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance for emergency rescue and trip Cancellation
  • Lunch & Dinner in City ( approximately $ 5-10 Per Meal)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Sherpa Guide & Porter after end of trek

Extra Bills Not Included In Price

  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/cancellation
  • Your Personal Trekking Gears, which you also can buy in Kathmnadu at reasonable price
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James Alexander Mitchell
Nov 22, 2023

Mountain Sherpa Trekking: A Remarkable Everest Adventure with Helicopter Return and 5-Star Comfort

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We picked Mountain Sherpa Trekking for our Everest Base Camp Trek with a helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla. From the start, the Sherpa guide and team welcomed us warmly with marigold garlands, setting the stage for an exceptional journey. A comfy ride in a private van introduced us to the luxury of a 5-star hotel.

Our group of seven embarked on this unforgettable trek in late September and early October. Mr. Pasang Sherpa, the director of MSTE, gave us a thorough briefing before our flight to Lukla. Luckily, he arranged a direct flight from Kathmandu, saving us a 4-5 hour road trip to Ramechhap Manthali Airport for the Lukla flight.
Guided by the seasoned, honest, and friendly Sherpa guide, Migmar, and his team, our trek went smoothly. Throughout our Khumbu Valley adventure, we enjoyed the best comfort lodges. Rooms, equipped with electric blankets, provided a cozy haven, even at higher altitudes. The service was consistently exceptional, making each night's stay a highlight.
Our helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla treated us to breathtaking views, adding to an already extraordinary experience. Mountain Sherpa Trekking exceeded our expectations, leaving us eagerly looking forward to our return. Whether it's the Annapurna region or the Langtang regions of Nepal, we're already planning our next trek with this locally-owned Sherpa gem. Without hesitation, we highly recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to fellow adventurers seeking a perfect blend of professionalism and genuine warmth.

Why did you choose Mountain Sherpa Trekking?

We chose Mountain Sherpa Trekking because it's a local Sherpa company, offering a perfect itinerary and a compelling package with luxury hotels and comfortable lodges, coupled with the invaluable expertise of local Sherpa guides and their team.

Would you recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking to your friends?

Yes

What would you advice other travellers?

We highly recommend fellow travelers to embark on their Everest Base Camp trek with a local Sherpa expert company like Mountain Sherpa Trekking. The Sherpa people, known as elite mountaineers and experts in the Himalayas, call the Everest region home

Most memorable parts this Trip

The most most enjoyable or memorable parts of our trek was exploring the Sherpa capital of Namche bazzar and also visiting the beautiful Sherpa villages like Khunde and Khumjung. Also reaching Everest base camp-7,598 feet & Kala Patthar-8,192 feet

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FAQs

The Everest Base Camp trek, including the return by helicopter, is not a highly difficult trek. However, it is important to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to fully enjoy this experience. If you are relatively fit and comfortable with walking 5-6 hours a day, then you can trek to Everest Base Camp and then fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep.

The trek involves steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, rock steps, and some walking on moraines. Due to these factors, individuals with knee problems or weak ankles may find this trek unsuitable for them. Additionally, individuals with heart or lung problems should consult with their doctor before undertaking this trek.

We recommend engaging in physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, and hiking prior to embarking on your journey in order to prepare yourself physically.

We offer accommodation in deluxe rooms at the finest 5-star hotels in Kathmandu, including breakfast. Along the trekking routes, we provide you with the best available luxury Sherpa lodges for 5 nights. At these lodges, you can expect breathtaking mountain views, heated blankets, full bedding, ensuite bathrooms, and full board meals. Additionally, you will enjoy hot drinks during your stay. For the remaining 4 nights, you will be accommodated in the best available Sherpa lodges, which offer rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers. These lodges also provide healthy and hygienic meals.

Rest assured, the food provided during your Luxury Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return will be both healthy and hygienic. You can expect a variety of nutritious meals throughout your journey, including local and international cuisine. From breakfast options such as eggs, toast, porridge, and fruits, to energizing lunches and dinners featuring dishes like dal bhat (lentils and rice), pasta, soups, salads, vegetables, and meat, the meals will be carefully prepared to ensure your well-being and satisfaction. Hygiene standards will be maintained at all times to ensure your safety and enjoyment. You will have the option to choose between vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. Please let us know your preference, and we will ensure that your dietary requirements are met. Our team will provide you with a variety of delicious and nutritious options, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, to cater to your specific needs and preferences.

Yes, You will have the option to choose between vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. Please let us know your preference, and we will ensure that your dietary requirements are met. Our team will provide you with a variety of delicious and nutritious options, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, to cater to your specific needs and preferences.

Yes, it is possible to take hot showers during the luxury Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return to Lukla from Gorakshep. Along the route, you will be accommodated in luxury lodges that provide hot shower facilities. Therefore, you can definitely enjoy hot showers during your trek.

All our guides have successfully completed a comprehensive 45-day training program at the esteemed Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. This training equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide exceptional guidance and support to our valued clients.

Furthermore, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our guests, which is why our guides have also undergone rigorous high-altitude first aid training. This specialized training, provided by the renowned Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP), ensures that our guides are well-prepared to handle any medical emergencies or challenges that may arise during your expedition.

We take immense pride in the expertise and professionalism of our guides, as their extensive training and qualifications reflect our commitment to delivering a top-tier experience for our customers. You can rest assured knowing that our team is equipped with the necessary skills and certifications to make your journey safe, enjoyable, and memorable.

As a responsible Sherpa company, we prioritize the well-being of our staff members, which includes Sherpa guides, cooks, assistant guides, and porters. To ensure their protection and security, we provide comprehensive insurance coverage to all our employees. This reflects our commitment to their safety and serves as an assurance of our responsible practices within the company.

Before embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek, it is of utmost importance to thoroughly review the terms and conditions of your travel insurance. This is particularly crucial due to the high altitudes involved in this trek, exceeding 5000m, as many insurance companies do not provide coverage for such elevations. For detailed information and recommendations on insurance companies, please refer to the following link: Nepal Travel Insurance.

One key aspect to consider is having coverage for helicopter evacuation from the mountains in case of emergencies. Occasionally, adverse weather conditions may cause delays in flights from Lukla to Kathmandu. In such situations, arranging a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu becomes necessary to catch your international flight. Consequently, it is essential for your insurance policy to include coverage for the expenses incurred during a helicopter transfer from Lukla to Kathmandu, if required. We, as your service providers, always strive to provide assistance and support to our valued clients during emergencies.

We recommend keeping the weight of your trekking bag limited to a maximum of 15kgs. Each porter has the capacity to carry up to 30kgs. Our arrangement includes one porter assigned to carry the duffel bags of two clients. It's important to note that you are allowed a total luggage weight of 15 kgs, including your handbag, for the Lukla flight. Additional charges apply for any excess baggage that exceeds this limit.

We understand the importance of ensuring the safety of your belongings while you are away on the Everest Base Camp trek. To provide peace of mind, the hotel we partner with in Kathmandu offers a securely locked room where your extra belongings can be stored safely. You can trust that your possessions will be well-protected during your trek.

In addition to the hotel storage option, we also offer a safe storage facility at our office. You can confidently leave your belongings with us, knowing that we have taken appropriate measures to keep them secure until your return.

We prioritize the safety and security of our client's belongings and strive to provide reliable storage solutions while you embark on your adventure.

Yes, we do provide porters on the trek to assist you with carrying your gear. Our experienced and reliable porters are accustomed to the terrain and altitude, ensuring that your belongings are safely transported throughout the trek. They are trained to handle the physical demands of carrying heavy loads, allowing you to focus on enjoying your journey.

In addition to providing porters, we also offer duffle bags for your convenience. These durable and spacious bags are specifically designed for trekking purposes, allowing you to pack your gear efficiently. Our duffle bags are provided to ensure that your belongings are organized and protected during the trek.

By offering both porters and duffle bags, we aim to lighten your load and enhance your trekking experience, enabling you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Everest Base Camp trail.

Our highly skilled Local Sherpa guides have undergone rigorous training in mountain first aid and are well-versed in addressing altitude-related illnesses. In the event of severe altitude problems, our recommended solution is always to descend to a lower elevation. It is important to note that the vast majority of our clients successfully complete the Everest base camp hike each year without experiencing any major issues.

However, in the event that a participant falls ill or encounters an accident, we have a comprehensive evacuation plan in place. Our Sherpa guide will immediately contact us if someone falls sick or is injured, and we will arrange a helicopter as soon as possible.

To ensure the utmost care and support, we always maintain an adequate number of staff members within our crew. This allows us to assign a dedicated person to accompany and care for any sick or injured clients while the rest of the group can continue their trek or climb if they choose to do so.

Rest assured, the safety and well-being of our clients are our top priorities, and we are fully equipped to handle any unforeseen circumstances with efficiency and professionalism.

There are now cellphone masts installed at Gorakshep, enabling 3G connectivity throughout the Everest Base Camp trek. The best network above Lukla on the Everest Base Camp trek is NCell. Please note that in order to obtain a Nepal SIM card, you will need to provide a photocopy of the details page of your passport and one passport photo. Our guide will assist you in purchasing a SIM card. Additionally, all our guides are equipped with local mobile phones. You may choose to share the guide's number with your family for callbacks, or you can make international calls from the guide's mobile and reimburse him directly for the cost.

We guarantee the travel safety of all our trekking guests, irrespective of their gender. Nepal, as a whole, is an incredibly safe and welcoming country for foreign visitors. As a local responsible Sherpa company with over 25 years of experience, we have established longstanding and strong relationships with the Sherpa lodges we frequently utilize, ensuring their safety and reliability. Moreover, our Sherpa guides are highly reliable, trustworthy, and consistently vigilant in keeping track of all guests' whereabouts throughout the trek

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions is committed to the well-being of our porters, and we take careful consideration in calculating our trekking weights to avoid overloading them. We provide one porter for every two trekkers. Additionally, we assign one expert local Sherpa guide for every two people. In the case of five trekkers, we provide an extra assistance Sherpa guide. This arrangement ensures that even if someone in the group falls ill, the trip can proceed as planned.

While we can accommodate groups of any size, based on our extensive experience, we have found that a maximum of eight to twelve people is the ideal size for a successful trip. However, if you prefer a smaller group, a solo trek, or a private family trek, please let us know, and we will gladly arrange a private Luxury Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return to Lukla tailored to your specific requirements.

In the Everest Base Camp trek, most lodges and tea houses have electricity, allowing you to charge your iPod or camera batteries while on the trek. However, it's important to note that lodges and tea houses may charge a fee for the charging service, typically ranging from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

Tipping for the guides, driver, and porters is not included in the price of your tour. However, it is customary to provide something extra to your staff after completing a special trek. It's important to note that tipping is not mandatory, but rather a way of expressing gratitude for their services after a successful trip to Everest Base Camp. During the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek, you will be provided with the recommended tipping ratio for the guide and porter. As a general guideline, we suggest allocating a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.

For meals in Kathmandu, budget around USD $10 to $15 per lunch or dinner. This should cover your expenses at local eateries and restaurants.

During trekking, allocate about USD $10 to $15 per person per day. This budget can be used for water, snacks like chocolates, and a few drinks along the way.

This is a very practical matter regarding the return from Everest Base Camp trek by helicopter. However, many companies do not take it seriously. The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable, but if the weather is unfavorable, they can be canceled for the entire day. Our 12-night and 13-day itinerary includes an extra contingency day in case of delays. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu, we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter, this can cost an additional $150 to $500 or more, depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu will be provided when flights are delayed. If your flight is delayed in Lukla, we will cover the cost of accommodation and meals.

Once you have confirmed your booking, we require an advance deposit of 25% of the total trip package for 100% confirmation. You can make the deposit payment using either a credit card or through a bank wire transfer. The remaining balance for the trek needs to be paid in Kathmandu on your arrival day. After confirming your trek booking, we will provide you with detailed information on how to make the deposit payment.

For more information regrading payments options visit this link: Payment options

It's important to note that the trek deposit is non-refundable. However, if necessary, you can postpone your travel date within a period of 3 years. Your deposit will remain valid for this duration, allowing you to choose any date within that timeframe for your travel.

We take pride in our Everest base camp trek return by helicopter, which has achieved a 99% success rate to date. This remarkable success is primarily due to the expertise and experience of our local Sherpa guides and staff. As a 100% local Sherpa company in Nepal, all our guides and staff hail from the Everest region. Sherpas are highly respected as elite mountaineers and are renowned for their extensive knowledge of the local area. They have played an invaluable role in assisting early explorers in the Himalayan region, serving as guides for expeditions to climb Mount Everest, especially at extreme altitudes and challenging passes.

Another crucial factor contributing to our success is our specially designed itinerary that prioritizes proper acclimatization. We have incorporated two additional days during the critical acclimatization period to ensure the well-being and safety of our trekkers. We spend one night in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) and an additional night in Dingboche at (4,410m/14,465ft). This deliberate approach allows trekkers to gradually adapt to the increasing altitude, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses and enhancing their overall trekking experience.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. You can reach out to us via email, phone call, or message us anytime through WhatsApp. You can find the "Message Us" button on the lower-left corner of our website. Alternatively, you can send an email to the following address: info@mountainsherpatrekking.com

We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. For direct WhatsApp calls or messages, you can reach us at: 977-9849643731

Thank you for considering our services. We look forward to assisting you!

Here are the top 7 reasons why you should book your Everest Base Camp Trek with Mountain Sherpa Trekking:

01: Over 25 years of experience: With more than 25 years of experience in organizing treks and expeditions in the Everest region, Mountain Sherpa Trekking has gained extensive knowledge and expertise. Our team is well-equipped to handle the challenges and complexities of the trek, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for our clients.

02: Reliable and honest Local Sherpa guide: We take pride in providing you with reliable and honest Sherpa guides who have a deep understanding of the local culture, traditions, and terrain. They will accompany you throughout the trek, offering valuable insights and ensuring your safety at all times.

03: Expert Sherpa family-owned company: As a Sherpa family-owned company, we have a deep connection to the Himalayas and a profound respect for its natural beauty. Our experienced Sherpa team has an intimate knowledge of the region, enabling us to provide you with an authentic and immersive trekking experience.

04: Flexible itinerary with an all-inclusive package: We understand that each traveler has unique preferences and requirements. Therefore, we offer a flexible itinerary that can be tailored to suit your needs. Our all-inclusive package covers permits, accommodations, meals, transportation, and other necessary logistics, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you.

05:Clean accommodation and hygienic meals: Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We ensure that you stay in clean and comfortable accommodations throughout the trek, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking. Our experienced cooks prepare hygienic and nutritious meals to keep you energized during the journey.

06: Best Service and Price guarantee: We are committed to providing you with the best service possible. From the moment you inquire about our trek to the completion of your journey, our dedicated team will assist you at every step. Additionally, we offer competitive prices without compromising on the quality of our services.

07:Giving back to society: At Mountain Sherpa Trekking, we firmly believe in contributing to the communities we operate in. Through our social activities, we actively support local schools, health posts, and environmental initiatives. One of our notable initiatives includes providing scholarships to over 140 students from backward communities in the lower Everest region for a period of five years. By choosing Mountain Sherpa Trekking, you become a part of this noble cause, contributing to sustainable development in the region and making a positive impact on the lives of local communities.

We hope these reasons convince you to choose Mountain Sherpa Trekking for your Everest Base Camp Trek. We are dedicated to providing you with a memorable and fulfilling adventure in the Himalayas.

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