EBC Trek and Flyback by Helicopter

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EBC Trek and Flyback by Helicopter


13 Days

Tour Type



Khumbu Region


 Trip Grade: Demanding
 Best Season: March to May September to November
 Altitude: 5545 m/18193 vft
 Activity: Luxury Tour
 Group Size: 2-15

On our Trek and Fly expedition, we embark on a 12-day adventure that commences in Kathmandu. The journey unfolds with a flight to Lukla, where our trek to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, begins the following day. Along the route, we explore Kala Patthar, a highly sought-after destination in the Everest region.

The highlight of our return journey involves chartering a helicopter from Gorak Shep back to Lukla, offering a unique and exhilarating perspective of the breathtaking landscapes below. Adding to the excitement, our Everest expedition includes a captivating helicopter tour over the pristine Gokyo Lake—a renowned destination among trekkers exploring the Everest region. This adds a distinct and memorable aerial dimension to our comprehensive Everest experience.


Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar

Day 04: Acclamatization Day

Day 05: Namche Bazar to Tengboche

Day 06: Tengobche to Dingboche

Day 07: Dingboche Acclamatization

Day 08: Dingboche to Duglha

Day 09: Duglha to Lobuche

Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep –Everest Base Camp –Gorak Shep

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar , Back to Gorak Shep , Fly to Lukla By Helicopter

Day 12: Fly Back to Kathmandu


Day 1

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our dedicated representative will warmly welcome us and provide comfortable transportation to our hotel. Following check-in, we'll have an opportunity to freshen up and unwind. Later in the evening, AAN will host a delightful welcome dinner. Enjoying the hospitality, we will spend the night in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1400m./4600 ft
Day 2

Embark on an exciting journey as we board an early morning regular flight to Lukla via a Twin Otter plane, the starting point for all Everest treks. Upon our arrival in Lukla, we rendezvous with the rest of our team and commence our trek. The trail leads us through the picturesque Cheplung village, offering us a breathtaking view of the sacred Mt. Khumbila, an unconquered peak. Descending gradually, we reach the charming village of Phakding. Tonight, we rest and recharge in Phakding for the adventures that lie ahead.

Elevation: 2,800m/9,187ft
Distance: 8 Km
Hiking: 3-4 Hrs
Driving: Flight: 40 Min
Day 3

Our route winds through a pine forest, progressing north through the Benkar valley. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River, we traverse Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Upon entering the park, we ascend a steep trail with stunning views. Continuing our ascent, we arrive at Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Elevation: 3,438m/11,280ft
Distance: 11Km
Hiking: 5-6 Hrs
Day 4

Extending our stay in Namche Bazaar aids acclimatization to the high altitude and thinning oxygen. We explore the main town of the Everest or Khumbu region, equipped with government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a vibrant market. Optional activities include a hike to Sagarmatha National Park for a mesmerizing sunrise over Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and more. For those interested in a day hike, Khumjung village is an option. Our itinerary also includes visits to the Hillary School and a monastery housing a notable yeti scalp. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Elevation: 3,870m/12,697ft
Day 5

This leg of the trek encompasses the renowned descent to the Dudh-Koshi River, followed by the equally renowned ascent through rhododendron forests to Tengboche. During the descent to the Dudh Koshi River, we relish panoramic views of towering peaks such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and more. Upon reaching Tengboche, we explore the largest monastery in the region—the Tengboche Monastery—and take in the breathtaking vistas of Everest, Ama Dablam, and surrounding peaks. Overnight in Tengboche.

Elevation: 3,870m/12,697ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking: 5-6 hrs
Day 6

Descending through rich forests adorned with birch, conifers, and rhododendrons, we are surrounded by a variety of lush trees. The path treats us to remarkable views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The scenic trail descends to Devuche, crosses the Imja River, and leads us to Pangboche. The higher Pangboche trails offer an even more pristine Himalayan view, including the Pangboche Monastery. The trek progresses through the Imja Valley, alongside the Lobuche River, and gradually ascends to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

Elevation: 4,360m/14,305ft
Distance: 9 km
Hiking: 5-6 hrs
Day 7

Dingboche serves as a favored resting point for trekkers and climbers en route to Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, or Imja Tse. The village's charm lies in its picturesque landscapes, featuring fields shielded by stone walls, safeguarding crops like barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the chilly winds and grazing animals. Taking a day for acclimatization in Dingboche, we embark on day hikes to either Nagarjun Hill or Chukkhung Valley, reveling in spectacular views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, and Ama Dablam.

Elevation: 4,360m/14,305ft
Day 8

The trek from Dinboche to Duglha is a short journey across a wide pass, offering a welcomed change from the straight path. The majestic Himalayas surround us at the beginning, and the valley narrows as we approach Dusa. Passing the 1953 Everest Expedition campsite, we catch sight of Mt. Pumori. Descending and curving, we say farewell to Mt. Pumori, cross a stream, and ascend to Duglha, a tiny village with a vast strand of prayer flags. After reaching Duglha, a 45-minute to an hour walk leads to the Memorial Shrine. Overnight stay in Duglha.

Elevation: 4,600m/15,093ft
Distance: 4 km
Hiking: 3-4 hrs
Day 9

Ascending Chupki Lhara, the trail winds through boulder-strewn slopes, offering striking mountain views. The ridge top, adorned with prayer flags and stone memorials, honors climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest. Descending to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, panoramic views of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal unfold. Crossing the Khumbu Glacier reveals the presence of Mt. Nuptse. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Lobuche.

Elevation: 4,940m/16,208ft
Distance: 4 km
Hiking: 3-4 hrs
Day 10

We navigate the trail to Everest Base Camp, crossing the once expansive Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing forward, we encounter the memorials of Indian army mountaineers. The path may be confusing, so it's crucial to follow our lead Sherpa closely. The trek is demanding due to the thin air at high altitudes. Passing through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams, we eventually reach Everest Base Camp. The brightly colored tents of mountaineers stand out against the gray surroundings, especially in the spring. Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are prominent mountains visible from the base camp. Afterward, we return to Gorak Shep for a restful night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

Elevation: 5,364m/17,599ftt
Distance: 13 km
Hiking: 6-7 hrs
Day 11

We gear up for an early morning departure in the pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures (-10 to -14 C), often accompanied by chilly winds. As we set out, familiar peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse come into view to the east, and Everest gradually unveils itself. The highlight, however, occurs at Kalapatthar (5,545m/18,192ft), where we witness a 360-degree, up-close, and imposing view of Mt. Everest. Capturing the moment with pictures, we revel in the magnificent mountain panorama before returning to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved night's rest.

For participants heading to Everest Base Camp on this day, an early breakfast kicks off the day as the base camp hike is longer than the Kalapatthar trek. After descending to Gorak Shep, we board a helicopter for a scenic ride to Lukla. The helicopter journey offers breathtaking views, including the serene waters of Gokyo Lake, holding deep cultural significance for the Nepalese. After admiring the lake's beauty, we continue our helicopter ride to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

Elevation: 5,545m/18,193ft
Distance: 3 Km
Hiking: 3-4 Hrs
Day 12

Commencing our day with an early morning flight to Kathmandu, we conclude our extensive mountain journey. Upon arrival, you have the option to rest, engage in souvenir shopping, or explore other areas of Kathmandu. Our guides are available to assist with both shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be hosted to commemorate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1,350m/4,429ft
Driving: Flight: 40 Min
Day 13

Conclude our memorable adventure in Nepal today. A representative from AAN will provide transportation to Tribhuwan International Airport, ensuring we arrive well on scheduled flight. Safe travels and farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Nepal !


 1. Accommodation:

           Accommodation as per booking on twin sharing basis.

2. Meals:

           Meals on BB Plan in city area.

3. Transportation:

          International and Domestic Airport transfers

          Domestic Tickets if mentioned in the Itinerary.

          All necessary ground transportation during the trek.

4. Professional Guide and Porter:

Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide.

Porter service for carrying trekking equipment, allowing travelers to focus on the journey.

5. Permits and Fees:

Arrangement of necessary Permits and Fees.

6. Safety Measures:

Comprehensive first aid kit and emergency medical evacuation arrangements.

7. Cultural Experience:

Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring cultural    and historical Landmarks.

Opportunities to interact with local communities and learn about their traditions.

 8. Scenic Route:

Tour through picturesque landscapes, including terraced fields, 

Lust forests, and traditional villages.

Panoramic views of different Mountain ranges.

9. Flexible Itinerary:

           Well-planned tour to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

            Flexibility to accommodate changes due to weather conditions or unexpected events.

10. Group Activities:

          Group activities and bonding opportunities during the tour.

          Group celebration upon reaching the destination.




1. International Flights:

International Flight cost is not included in the package.

2. Personal Expenses:

Expenses such as additional meals, beverages, snacks, and personal 


Tips for guides and porters.

3. Travel Insurance:

Travelers are responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance 

covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen 


4. Nepal Visa:

The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal is not included in the package.

5. Optional Activities:

Optional excursions or activities not specified in the itinerary.

6. Equipment Rental:

Rental costs for trekking gear, if needed, are not included.

7. Additional Accommodations:

 Accommodations in kathmandu before or after the scheduled itinerary 

are not included.

8. Charges for Extra Services:

Any additional services not mentioned in the itinerary may incur extra 


9. Medical Expenses

Expenses related to pre-existing medical conditions and medications are 

not covered.

10. Natural Calamities:

Unforeseen events such as natural disasters, political unrest, or any 

circumstances beyond the tour operator's control.



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