Luxury short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla

Trip Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of the Everest region
  • Experience the exhilaration of trekking to Everest Base Camp
  • Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, and scores of other crests as seen from a peaked stance.
  • Informative professional guides to uncover the history behind stunning sights
  • Trek through the heart of Sherpa country
  • Trek up to 5545m through spectacular scenery
  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of market town Namche Bazaar
  • Experience of 5* stay in Kathmandu and best rated lodges  in Trekking
  • Sagarmatha National Park and its alpine flora and faunas

The Luxury short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla is the adventure of a lifetime, a journey for those whose dreams fly higher than even the clouds. Miles from cars, conveniences, and daily luxuries, you'll saturate your spirit in natural beauty and stretch your personal endurance beyond what you thought possible. The path begins in ancient Kathmandu, where you'll acclimate and explore the city at your leisure while anticipating your ascent. Next, we take a short flight to Lukla and hed to Phakding. We enter into Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo and trek to Namche. During our walk in Sagarmatha National Park, we experience alpine species of flora and faunas. We pass Tengboche, Periche and Lobuche and arrive at Gorekhshep. Our climb to Kalapatthar offers us mesmerizing mountain panorama including the top of the wolrd, Mt. Everest. We further head to Everest Base Camp, the wolrd highest base camp, and discover more about the entire region. On returning, we take a helicopter flight to Lukla to escape all the way back on the same trail. From Lukla, we again take a short flight to Kathmandu to end our Luxury Short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla. 

Your trek to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m (over 3.5 miles!) to the base of the world's tallest mountain will bring you over suspension bridges spanning chasms of thin air, through hidden Buddhist monasteries, and into the heart of the warm, rugged Sherpa culture. As you travel alongside thrill seekers and photographers from all over the globe, you'll spy Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu - three of Earth's 10 tallest peaks! You'll rest easy at night in cozy, traditional teahouses knowing that you experienced, knowledgeable guides and porters are there to ensure the safest, most enjoyable, most fascinating experience possible. You'll support local economies, discover hidden strengths in yourself, and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN87
  • Duration9 Days
  • Pricefrom US$2599 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

01 Days Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

  • Accommodation: The Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 meters/4265 ft

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu (The Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (We provide accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home, Everest Summit Lodge and Hotel Namche with attached toilet bathroom facilities. In two villages Lobuche and Gorakshep, none of the lodges have attached toilets and bathrooms. In these locations, we will keep you at the best available lodges.) in twin/double sharing bed basis.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private luxury vehicles
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Everest National Park permits, TIMS permit for trekking and Monument entrance fee.
  • Helicopter Flight from Everest base camp to Lukla.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket, T-shirt and trekking map-If necessary.
  • Welcome dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Half hour massage and dinner for last night at 5-star Hotel. 
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Trip Map

Luxury short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu (The Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (We provide accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home, Everest Summit Lodge and Hotel Namche with attached toilet bathroom facilities. In two villages Lobuche and Gorakshep, none of the lodges have attached toilets and bathrooms. In these locations, we will keep you at the best available lodges.) in twin/double sharing bed basis.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with private luxury vehicles
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Everest National Park permits, TIMS permit for trekking and Monument entrance fee.
  • Helicopter Flight from Everest base camp to Lukla.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket, T-shirt and trekking map-If necessary.
  • Welcome dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Half hour massage and dinner for last night at 5-star Hotel. 
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

Accommodation:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide you 5 star hotels in Kathmandu and highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (We provide accommodation at Yeti Mountain Home, Everest Summit Lodge and Hotel Namche with attached toilet bathroom facilities. In two villages Lobuche and Gorakshep, none of the lodges have attached toilets and bathrooms. In these locations, we will keep you at the best available lodges.) in twin/double sharing bed basis.

Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast included in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge.

Transportation on Journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private vehicle for airport transferal and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Helicopter flight from Everest Base Camp to Lukla.

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment link). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption). 

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at luxuryholidaysnepal@gmail.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Trip Extensions
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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Note:
1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.

In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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