• Last Updated on Feb 1, 2023

If we have to pick one trek that is most likely to be on the bucket list of all avid travelers then it is no doubt the Everest base camp trek. Everest base camp trekking takes you to the eastern Himalayas of Nepal, Khumbu region. The trek goes above 5,000 meters twice. One at Everest base camp at 5,364 meters and another at Kala Patthar at 5,644 meters. 

The journey begins in the bustling city of Kathmandu (1,440 m), a city of temples and numerous historical sites. And from here, one takes a short thrilling flight to Lukla (2,860 m), which just set a perfect spirit before you hit the trail. 

The Khumbu region, aka the Everest region, is home to hundreds of peaks and giant mountains. There are various stunning river valleys, icefalls, alpine lakes, rhododendron forests, mountain passes, and glacier moraines. And amidst all these natural wonders are picturesque settlements of Sherpas, Bhotiyas, Lama, and other mountain communities.  

The lower part of the trail is rich in vegetation and picturesque villages, such as Phakdikng (2,610 m), Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), Tengboche (3,860 m), Pangboche (3,985 m), Pheriche (4,371 m), Dingboche (4,410 m), Lobuche (4,940 m), and Gorak Shep (5,164 m). Gorak Shep is the last settlement before EBC. Whereas the upper part of the region is home to some of the scariest ice walls, glaciers, and crevasses. 

The world's first (Everest- 8,849 m), fourth (Lhotse- 8,516 m), and sixth (Cho Oyu- 8,188 m) highest mountains are situated in the Khumbu region. Whereas from certain viewpoints, you also get to witness views of the third (Kanchenjunga- 8,586 m) and fifth (Makalu- 8,485) highest mountains in the world. 

The Everest base camp trek is an adventurous voyage to the base of the highest mountain in the world. It is not an easy trek but not difficult enough that one cannot do it at all. With proper preparation, itinerary, and the right support, even a beginner trekker can accomplish the Everest base camp trek. 

Now, if you are in search of the perfect Everest base camp trek package for yourself, then you may have come across several itineraries and packages that all promise a safe and smooth trekking experience. So, it may get a bit overwhelming to pick the right one, but we'll make it easy for you. To give you a little context, we are a very old and established local trekking company in Nepal. 

We have been leading individuals and groups to the Everest base camp for years. And given our experience, we have picked the top three Everest base camp trek packages that suit the majority of travelers, and don't forget you can always customize the services and itinerary as per your requirement with us.

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Everest base camp trek

The top three best Everest base camp trek packages 

Below we have mentioned the three best Everest base camp trek packages and highlights. The points will help you choose the right one for you and your loved ones (if you are trekking in a group).

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 

Facts

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Maximum altitude: 5,644 m
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
  • Mode of transportation: Lukla Flight and Trek 
  • National park: Sagarmatha National Park
  • Acclimatization hikes: Namche Bazaar (Hotel Everest View) and Dingboche (Nagarkshang hill)
  • Monasteries on the way: Tengboche  and Pangboche


The Everest base camp trek is an incredible and rewarding adventure that offers the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes in the world while also testing personal limits and building endurance and resilience. With proper preparation and care, it is an experience that will stay with you long after they return home.

It is one of the most popular and challenging treks in the Himalayas that takes travelers through the beautiful landscape of the Himalayas to the base camp of Mount Everest (8,849 m), the highest mountain in the world. The trek is known for its stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and opportunities for personal challenge and growth.

You will be trekking through the lush rhododendron forests and picturesque villages of the Sagarmatha National Park. Cross several hanging suspension bridges on the Dudh Koshi river along the way and walk past lovely terraces before ascending above the treeline and joining glacier moraines & steep, rocky slopes to Everest base camp (5,364 m). The final ascent is to Kala Patthar (5,644 m), and from here, you'll begin trekking back to Lukla (2,860 m). 

Overall, the Everest base camp trekking is a wonderful adventurous voyage in one of the most hostile environments on Earth. You will meet the Sherpas and get to see their lifestyle. Visit ancient monasteries along the way and get to witness surreal mountain panoramas of Everest (8,849 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Cholatse (6,440 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Thamserku (6,608 m), etc. 

Top five highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek trek

  • Follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary to the base of Mount Everest, Everest base camp
  • Trek within the Sagarmatha National Park through lush rhododendron forests, cross hanging bridges and spend overnights in Sherpa villages
  • Witness stunning mountain landscapes at every bend of the trail and come across some of the most beautiful mountains
  • Intimate interactions with the locals and getting to know them closely
  • Explore Everest base camp and Kala Patthar

Is this itinerary right for you?

  • You can travel to Nepal for two weeks
  • Your body can walk on the uneven trail 6 hours a day for 11 days straight
  • You are ready to push your limits and set a new bar for yourself
  • You want to spend a long time in the mountains, understanding the lifestyle of the locals and exploring the wonders of the Everest region
  • You are fine with sacrificing modern comfort

Everest base camp trek with helicopter return

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Facts

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Maximum altitude: 5,644 m
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
  • Mode of transportation: Lukla Flight, Trek, and Helicopter Flight
  • National park: Sagarmatha National Park
  • Acclimatization hikes: Namche Bazaar (Hotel Everest View) and Dingboche (Nagarkshang hill)
  • Monasteries on the way: Tengboche and Pangboche


The Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return is a popular option for travelers who want to experience the beauty and challenge of trekking to the base of the world's highest mountain but also want the convenience and safety of a helicopter ride back to the starting point.

The trek begins in the town of Lukla (2,860 m), which can be reached by a short flight from Kathmandu. From there, the route follows the Dudh Kosi River, passing through small villages and lush forests as it ascends toward the base camp. Along the way, trekkers will have the opportunity to visit local monasteries like Tengboche and Pangboche, meet the friendly Sherpa people, and get a close-up view of the towering peaks of the Himalayas.

One of the highlights of the Everest base camp trek with a helicopter return is reaching the Everest base camp itself, which is located at an elevation of around 5,364 meters. From here, trekkers can get a stunning view of Khumbu Icefall and the surrounding peaks. 

You will return to Gorak Shep (5,164 m) to spend a night and after a final ascent to Kala Patthar (5,644 m), take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu. The helicopter ride provides a unique perspective of the mountains and a chance to see the landscape from above. It also allows trekkers to avoid the physically demanding return journey on foot.

Top five highlights of the trek

  • Trek to Everest base camp and return in a helicopter from Kala Patthar, so no need to cover 65 km way back to Lukla
  • Relish the jaw-dropping aerial views of the mountains and villages
  • You can choose to end the helicopter flight in Lukla or Kathmandu as per your wish
  • A package that has everything- lets trekkers experience the scent of the alpine forests, walk through verdant hills and glaciers, rich cultural heritage of the locals, close interactions with Sherpas, mesmerizing landscapes, test their endurance and push their limits, and a lifetime helicopter flight
  • All the participants will get full window comfortable seats to enjoy the flight to the fullest

Is this itinerary right for you?

  • You don't want to retrace the trail back to Lukla from Kala Patthar
  • You have to save the 2-3 trekking back to Lukla time and do other activities instead
  • You want to take your Everest base camp trek experience to the next level
  • You want to experience a helicopter flight over the Himalayas

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Facts

  • Duration: 4-5 Hours
  • Maximum altitude: 5,550 Meters
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodation: Nul
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Mode of transportation: Helicopter Flight
  • National park: Sagarmatha National Park
  • Acclimatization hikes: Short walk to Hotel Everest View Hotel from the helipad
  • Monasteries on the way: No monastery visit


The Everest base camp helicopter tour is an easy and convenient way for travelers to experience the stunning beauty of the Himalayas and get a close-up view of Mount Everest but may not have the time or physical ability to undertake a trek to the Everest base camp.

The tour begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m), where you will stop for 15 minutes to refuel the helicopter. The helicopter flight then continues to Everest base camp. From Lukla, the helicopter takes a scenic route over the stunning landscape, offering breathtaking views of the towering peaks of the Himalayas. 

You do not land at Everest base camp (5,364 m) because of insufficient space. Upon reaching base camp, take a detour over it and Khumbu Icefall. Then proceed to Kala Patthar (5,644 m). At Kala Patthar, you will land for 5 to 10 minutes to enjoy the views and rejuvenate your soul. The last part of the Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing is breakfast at Hotel Everest View (3,962 m). 

We stop at Hotel Everest View, a luxury lodge in the Khumbu region to have a delicious breakfast, relishing the views of Mt. Everest (8,849 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m). We take a 30 to 40-minute break for breakfast and fly back to Lukla to refuel the chopper. The helicopter tour then continues to Kathmandu, where the venture ends. 

The Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing takes a total of 4 to 5 hours of your morning. You can do this tour with your family. There is no difficult walk or any risk of altitude sickness during the tour. 

Top five highlights of the trek

  • Perfect to do with your family, friends, colleagues, or solo
  • Multiple landings in different locations like Lukla, Kala Patthar & Hotel Everest View
  • Fly over Everest base camp and Khumbu glacier
  • Witness the surreal aerial panorama of the Himalayas that not many people get to see
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at one of the highest hotels in the world, Hotel Everest View

Is this itinerary right for you?

  • You do not have enough time to follow a classic itinerary and trek to Everest base camp
  • You have a free morning and want to do something adventurous
  • You cannot go on the trek because of health issues
  • You want to see the beauty of Everest but don't feel like trekking

Why travel to Everest base camp with Adventure White Mountain?

Here are a few reasons that make us one of the best trekking and tour partner in Nepal:

Expertise and experience:

Our company has a long history of leading successful treks and tours in the Himalayas and has a team of experienced and knowledgeable guides who are well-trained in the local area and culture.
Quality of equipment and safety: Our company takes safety seriously and uses only the best quality equipment to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all travelers.


Responsible tourism practices:

Our company is committed to responsible tourism practices, including supporting local communities and minimizing the impact on the environment.
Cultural immersion: Our treks and tours offer the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the local culture, whether through interactions with local people, visiting traditional villages, or participating in local customs and traditions.

Flexibility and customization:

Our company offers a range of treks and tours and is willing to work with travelers to create customized itineraries that meet their specific interests and needs.


Easy Booking and Safe Payment Gateway:

We have a very easy booking process. You can book any trip with us easily through our website. Likewise, we use a safe and secure payment gateway. You do not have to worry about your card information getting hacked. 


Privacy and Policy:

Our privacy and policy safeguard the personal information that you share with us for the purpose of booking a package. We only use your data (photos, videos, mail address) after informing you. 


No hidden cost and full transparency:

We do not have any hidden costs in our tour and trek packages. In case a guest has to bear any additional charge, we notify them in advance and explain the reason. Likewise, our terms and conditions are fully transparent. We do not have any hidden clauses.

Dipak Sapkota

Namaste This is me Dipak Sapkota Born in the mid-west part of Nepal called Dhading district Ganesh Himal region. I want to personally thank you for visiting my blog. My experience includes over 15 years of traveling and trekking in Nepal. I want to share my experience with you and help you to accomplish your goals. As an Adventure, I understand the stress and excitement that coincide with travel.

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