Nepal

Bucket-List 12-Day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Ride

Experience the exhilaration of trekking to the famous Everest Base Camp and flying over its impressive landscape on a helicopter on this unforgettable 12-day trek. Encounter Nepal’s legendary natural beauty, with towering mountains, lush green valleys, picturesque farmlands, hilly trails and forests full of rare and exotic wildlife. Enjoy guided tours and get an insight into the Nepali life, together with a thrilling helicopter ride taking you from Pheriche to Lukla – allowing you to skip three days of trekking! Includes one night at the five-star Gokarna Forest Resort, stays in Nepalese lodges, internal flights and helicopter transfer, daily breakfast and more.

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12 Days
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
Inclusion highlights:
  • Valid for one person (twin share)
  • Nightly accommodation in Nepalese lodges and hotels
  • One night, luxury stay at the five-star Gorkana Forest Resort
  • Internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla

Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring scenery as you trek to Everest Base Camp through the heart of Sherpa country together with your knowledgeable guides, admiring panoramic views from as high as 5,545 meters. Stay in Nepalese lodges along the way before winding down in five-star style with a night at Gokarna Forest Resort, complete with a relaxing massage – the perfect way to chill out after your exhilarating trek.

This exciting adventure usually takes up to 16 days, with the last three days involving a trek back to Lukla, through the same trail of the ascent. With this exclusive 12-day tour, you will skip the trek back and take a seat in a helicopter from Gorekshep instead.

What You’ll Love...

The Trek – Admire spectacular snow-capped peaks and peaceful monasteries amid the Sherpa kingdom

Prepare for a sight you will never forget as you witness the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and more soaring into the clouds.

Your adventure starts in Nepal’s colorful capital city, Kathmandu, where you will enjoy a welcome dinner in true Nepalese style and discover more of the cultural heritage of this enchanting city.

Discover the market town of Namche Bazaar, the most beautiful of the Everest region, dramatically positioned on a hillside beneath the peak of Kongde Ri. Shops and restaurants are plentiful in this bustling area, where you can pick up Tibetan artefacts.

Get an insight into alpine flora and fauna at Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, located at the highest elevation in the world. Admire the beauty of musk deer, Derow, Ghoral and Himalayan Thar.

Admire the striking landscape of glaciers, pine forests and snow-covered peaks, as you reach the highest point of your trek at an altitude of over 5,500 meters: the world-famous Kala Pathar, offering the most outstanding views over Mt Everest.

After conquering the peak of Kala Pathar, you will head back to Pheriche, where you will board a helicopter taking you to Lukla. Take in unparalleled views over Mt Everest and beyond from a very privileged point of view, as you skip the trek and take a seat in a helicopter - for what will be one of the most unforgettable ride of your life.

The Accommodation – Authentic Nepalese lodges plus an indulgent stay at the five-star Gokarna Forest Resort

Wind down after your trek with a relaxing stay at the five-star Gokarna Forest Resort, complete with a rejuvenating massage. This premium resort voted one of the Top 10 Hotels in Nepal in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards, is nestled in 470 scenic acres of ancient Gokarna Forest – once the private royal hunting ground for the kings of Nepal.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nightly accommodation in Nepalese lodges and hotels
  • One night, luxury stay at the five-star Gokarna Forest Resort
  • Internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • A helicopter transfer from Pheriche to Lukla, allowing you to skip the trek back and soak up splendid views
  • Daily breakfast and select additional meals, including a welcome dinner with a Nepalese cultural show
  • A relaxing 30-minute massage at Gokarna Forest Resort
  • Return airport transfers from Kathmandu Airport
  • A city tour of Kathmandu with an English-speaking guide
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit & trekking entry fees
  • Lukla entry and trekking fees
  • Entrance fees for monuments in Kathmandu
  • Yoga classes in Gokarna Forest Resort with an expert Yoga Teacher
  • The services of highly-experienced, licensed, English-speaking guides and porters
  • Equipment such as first aid kit, sleeping bags, duffle bags as needed
  • Government taxes and costs for trekking crew
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