Everest Base Camp Group Trek - Return by a Helicopter

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Everest Base Camp group trek with Helicopter return with new friends, join our affordable group trek to Everest Base camp for an epic experience at a low budget for 2022, 2023, or 2024.

No doubt, the group trek to Everest Base Camp is an epic journey and being on top of the world is a dream trip of most of the adventurers around the world. Most of these adventure seekers (especially young backpackers and student groups) prefer to travel on a low or limited budget. Keeping these people's needs in our mind, Alpine Eco Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. offers affordable prices for the Everest Base Camp Trek package to help interested trekkers fulfill their dream, on a limited budget. We would like to help trekkers explore the attractions of the Khumbu region (Mountain views, National park, Sherpa Culture, significant Monastery, and Sherpa settlements), all within their budget.

Our group trek to Everest Base Camp group joining price covers all the necessary transfers from and to your hotel for the Lukla flight, an English speaking licensed trekking guide and necessary porters and airfares to and from Lukla with necessary fees, permits for the trek including Everest National park entry fees and Village community fees. The Everest Base Camp group trek package cost does not include any services in Kathmandu. For the trek, our guide will find the best, neat, clean and budget accommodations and food from the restaurant of the guesthouse. Normally, in the mountain region, every guest house has a lovely restaurant. Moreover, the package can be customized to your needs and requirements, ensuring a flat rate, guaranteed departure, and a special group discount offer. 

EBC group trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with a small airport, where you will be introduced to our Sherpas and the porters. We begin our exciting trek from Lukla down to the Phakding village for the first-night halt of our journey, the next day to Namche where we have an extra day for acclimatization against Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS), day trip to Everest view hotel, the next two days hike to Dingboche, Lobuche, Everest Base Camp via Tengboche. Before reaching Dingboche, we also enjoy the hilltop settlement of Tengboche and the Buddhist Monastery, guarded by the awesome views of the peaks, including Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. Gorak Shep is the last village before the base camp. After base camp, we also hike up to Kala Patthar (5,545m), to enjoy the magnificent views of the Majestic Mount Everest, which is not seen from the base camp, and other breathtaking peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Cho Oyu. After summiting the Kala Patthar top, return to Kathmandu by Helicopter. Please contact us for 8 Days Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return cost, dates and itinerary

The best times and seasons to plan the 11 days EBC hiking holiday for fantastic weather are from March to May (spring) and September to December (autumn). The standard package offered by our team ensures proper acclimatization with an average of 4-6 hour walk in a day. No prior experience or technical knowledge is required to complete the Everest Base Camp group tour. Therefore, any reasonably fit person with strong mental determination can opt for the Everest Base Camp holidays.

Moreover, if you are looking for a private trek, we suggest you go for our 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek¸ or 10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek, or even 9 Days Everest View Trek packages which offer an epic experience.

Highlights

  • Join a Trek orientation in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla.
  • A trek bag (duffle bag of Alpine Eco Trek) ought to be received by every couple.
  • Receive a free sleeping bag that can be returned.
  • Enjoy a striking mountain flight to Lukla.
  • A walk through the colorful Sherpa villages and Everest National Park.
  • Exploration of vibrant Namche Bazaar also known as the capital town of Sherpa kingdom.
  • A day trip to Everest view hotel.
  • To get proper acclimatization against Acute Sickness (AMS), stay 2 nights in Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit the world's highest Buddhist monastery in Tengboche.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of majestic Mount Everest range from the famous viewpoint of Kalapatthar.
     

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Fly from KTM to Lukla (2,860m), trek to Phakding (2,640m - 8,700 Feet), 4 hours walking

Our guide and helpers will come to your hotel to pick you up and take you to the Kathmandu domestic airport for an early flight to Lukla, it is about 30 minutes mountain flight that takes you to Lukla airport, from here we trek to Phakding. 8km, 3  to 4 hours trekking. Overnight at a guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Phakding
  • Maximum Altitude:2,640m

After breakfast at Phakding, we trek to Namche Bazaar via Monjo and Hillary bridge 11km, 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at a hotel in Namche.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

Today is an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, after breakfast, we leisurely hike to Everest View hotel, enjoy the breathtaking Panorama of Mount Everest range and Ama Dablam range. Overnight at a hotel in Namche. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

After breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we trek to Tengboche, lunch will be somewhere between Namche and Tengboche. 10km, 5 to 6 hours walking. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tengboche
  • Maximum Altitude:3,870m

We further trek from Tengboche to Dingboche, 9km, 5 to 6 hours walking. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dingboche
  • Maximum Altitude:4,360m

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche 8km, 5- 6 hours walking. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lobuche
  • Maximum Altitude:4,940m

Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, and continue walking to the world's famous Everest Base Camp and hike back to Gorak Shep for the overnight, 13km, 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:5,170m - 5,364m

Early morning climb from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, enjoy the breathtaking Mount Everest range, back to lodge, have a hot breakfast and trek back to Pheriche. 16km, 7 to 8 hours walking. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kala Patthar - Pheriche
  • Maximum Altitude:5,545m - 4,288m

After breakfast, we start our way back to Namche Bazaar, a bit long day but it is doable. 20km, 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,440m

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 19km, 6 to 7 hours walking. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Mountain Lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla
  • Maximum Altitude:2,860m

We take an early flight from Lukla airport to Kathmandu, upon reaching the domestic airport, we will drop you off at your hotel. End service. 

  • Accommodation:On your own
  • Meals:On your own
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Inclusion

  • Airport transfer for the domestic flight.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • Everest National Park Entry Fees.
  • Trekkers Information Management System TIMS registration card.
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses.
  • Your Food, Guest Houses and 3 cups of Tea, Coffees a day.
  • Guide flights and Insurance.
  • Necessary Porters (1 porter for 2 clients) with their food, salary, insurance, equipment and shelter.
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes for the entire trip.
  • Our Service charge.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages.
  • Your travel insurance covers Helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for Guide and porters.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
25 May, 2022 - 04 Jun, 2022Guaranteed$1100 USD
30 May, 2022 - 09 Jun, 2022Guaranteed$1100 USD
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Useful Information

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FAQs

How difficult is the 11-day Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp is by far the most popular trek in Nepal. Over 30,000 tourists visit the pristine Everest Region every year. Among them, the majority of tourists embark on the trek to Everest Base Camp located at the sheer altitude of 5,210 meters. It traverses the historical expedition route that has seen the likes of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek remains popular for its challenging endeavours. As high altitude and its health-related problems remain the major issue during this trek, we ensure that the trekkers don’t need to climb over 600 meters in a day. The highest you’ll climb is 780 meters from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Above all, Alpine Eco Trek strictly follows the policy of one porter for one trekker for any trip over 4,000 meters. The porter carries the entire luggage making it easy for the trekkers to walk at their own pace.

How can I prepare for the 11 days EBC Trek?

EBC Trek is an arduous trek comprising of the high-altitude climb, which isn’t appropriate for trekkers with weak ankles, knee, or joint problems. Tourists with heart or lung problems should think twice before undertaking this trek. However, those who have cleared their physician's exam and are good to go can undertake this trek. The kids as young as ten and adults of over 70 have completed this trek before. This is a promising sign for every trekker. Alpine Eco Trek ensures that the itinerary is simple and doable for every age of trekkers. It is well accommodated with easy and short walks. The standard itinerary requires a six to seven-hour-long trek excluding lunch. With enough physical preparation, anyone can undertake this trek.

What type of Food and Accommodation do I get on the 11 Days EBC Trek? 

Alpine Eco Trek ensures that the trekkers get to eat quality meals at the best family-oriented lodges with twin bed sharing rooms and clean standard toilets.
The meal menu is as such:

Breakfast menu -Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam-Butter-Cheese- Honey, Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local tsampa porridge, Hashed-brown eggs, Varieties of egg items, Pancakes, Muesli, Bread, Fruits and Vegetables, Caffeinated drinks, Hot chocolate, etc.

Lunch Menu -Rice and lentils, Tibetan bread, Varieties of soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (Dumplings), Thenduk, Spaghetti/Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta and Macaroni, Vegetable curry, Varieties of potato items, Vegetable and salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad or Prawn), Desserts, etc.

Dinner menu - Rice and lentils, Tibetan bread, Varieties of soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (Dumplings), Thenduk, Spaghetti/Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta and Macaroni, Vegetable curry, Varieties of potato items, Vegetable and salad, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad or Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts, etc.

When it comes to accommodation, one can enjoy the quality and cozy rooms. Many lodges offer the attached bathroom while another offers a common and clean toilet. There are zero complaints when it comes to lodging and meals in the 11 days of EBC Trek. 

What if I am very slow in the group?

Alpine Eco Trek ensures that each member of the trek receives direct assistance from the guide. While each group is assigned a leader trek guide and assistants, the leader guide will segregate the group into sub-groups with an assistant guide. For ease, the group is generally divided into sub-groups according to the walking speed of the trekkers. The trek guide or leader accompanies the last group with the slowest members of the team.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness is a common medical condition in high-altitude regions. The lack of oxygen or thin air can often trigger altitude sickness in a person who isn’t used to traversing high altitudes. Although the 11 days EBC Trek comprises gradual ascents not reaching over 600 meters in a day, trekkers without enough acclimatization can become prone to AMS. Alpine Eco Trek ensures the availability of first-aid and emergency medical treatments at the go. The trek staff carries proper medications, oxygen cylinders, and oxygen chamber bags for any emergency.

What am I to bring or carry with me on the 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek?

The flight to/from Lukla restricts heavy luggage weights. A tourist can carry 15kg with them at most; hence we recommend keeping the luggage light by storing only necessary clothing, gear, and equipment. Each trekker receives a trip dossier with a specific detailed list of what or what-not to bring in the trek. As the porter carries most of the luggage, the trekker can keep a day pack or backpack with only valuables or essential items such as a camera, water bottle, cap, wallet, etc.

What are some of the common mountain ailments encountered on the EBC Trek?

Each year, thousands of trekkers come to Nepal and do Teahouse Trekking. Many trekkers hear horror stories regarding bad treks, food poisoning, stomach problems, and altitude sickness, most of which are true. Altitude sickness is the most common condition that trekkers face during the 11-day EBC trek. To prevent such a life-threatening situation, all trekkers need to acclimatize properly. The group leader updates each trekker with preventive measures for choosing the right food and maintaining a precise pace while walking.

How is the weather in Lukla?

The weather in Lukla often remains unstable. Lukla airport sits at 9,400 feet above sea level with 2,000 feet cliff. The unpredictable mountainous weather often postpones or cancels the flight. Hence, trekkers must prepare themselves to face such hurdles during this trek. Nepal’s aviation guidelines restrict small planes such as fixed-wing to fly when there is the slightest weather chaos or high winds, which is common in the Everest Region.

Do I need the travel insurance to join the 11 days Trek?

Trekkers are strongly suggested to obtain travel insurance before embarking on the trek to EBC. The arduous EBC trek can go as high as 5,600 meters. Fatigue, AMS, and other medical problems are common during this trek. The said travel insurance must cover emergency evacuation and rescue as well as medical support. Get insurance worth at least USD 100,000 that covers both evacuation and medical support. Although we assure you to undertake every possible precaution during the trek, it's always wise to have insurance as a backup.

What is the distance and walking hours on the 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek? 

The total distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is 62km (38.5miles). A trekker will traverse over 120km during this trek. The entire trek may last 8-9 days with six to seven hours of walk each day. A side trip during acclimatization day may cover an additional 20km. The standard itinerary offers two days of acclimatization during the trek.

Can I buy drinking water during the Trek? 

Drinkable and hygienic water is available throughout the trail. We strongly oppose using plastic water bottles in this trek for environmental concerns. The staff of Alpine Eco Trek carries kerosene to provide the trekkers with boiled water each morning and evening without any additional charge. Trekkers can easily fill their bottles at almost every stop and use water-purifying tablets or iodine tablets to sanitize the water. We suggest you carry at least two metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the day. Besides, you can always use the hot bottles at night to keep as a hot pack in your sleeping bag.

Why undertake 11 Days EBC walking tour with a Reputed Company?

Nepal Government recommends each trekker to book Everest Base Camp Trek with the local, licensed and reputed trek agencies. Joining the trip with a licensed agency makes the entire trip a hassle-free experience. You can obtain necessary permits, book hotels, and transportation at a go. Alpine Eco Trek is a reputed company that provides you with quality service at a very competitive price. Our experienced and licensed staff are always present to assist you with the necessary information throughout the trek.

When is the best time for the 11 Days short Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp trail is easily accessible during two different seasons, spring and autumn. April to mid-June months marks the spring season, and September to November months marks the autumn. During these two seasons, trekkers can easily access the trail and enjoy the best sceneries, including mountains and river valleys. The season of monsoon/summer isn't recommended for trekking, as the incessant rainfall can often affect the flight to/from Lukla. Winter is one of the beautiful seasons to visit EBC. The months of December until February experience serious wind chill and snowfall. However, the daytime offers crystal clear weather and exceptional mountain views. Alpine Eco Trek offers specialized and custom Christmas and New Year trips to Everest Base Camp.

Can we customize the 11 Days Everest Base Camp Holiday?

Yes, you can customize the trek at your convenience. You can choose to customize the trek according to your schedule, fitness level, and other preferences. At Alpine Eco Trek, our clients are always free to customize the itinerary as per their respective requirements.

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