Nepal is home of the mighty Himalayas, and Mount Everest is its showstopper. On this trip you’ll fly in to the Khumbu region, before starting the famous trek towards Everest Base Camp. You’ll follow the iconic trail alongside a white water river, before crossing a suspension bridge across the canyon and arriving at the capital of the region. Your final night on the trail is at the Everest View Hotel, before your private helicopter takes you as close as possible to Everest itself.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4264 ft)
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, where you’ll be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Evening at leisure to explore Kathmandu, or rest after the journey.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) - Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hrs
This morning you’ll take an early flight from Kathmandu to the world famousTenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. Perched precariously on the mountainside, the landing is in itself an exciting experience, and the views during the flight are nothing short of spectacular. After landing, you will start the Everest Trek, ultimately descending to Phakding for overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Phakding.
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hrs
Today’s hike follows the Dudh Koshi river through forest and along the steep valley floor. You’ll cross a dramatic footbridge, before taking the final steep switchback trail to Namche Bazaar. Known affectionatelyas the capital of the Everest region, this town is the largest in the Khumbu. Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home Namche Bazaar.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Syangboche via Khumjung.
Today is a short trek to Syangboche, but one that provides breathtaking views that stretch down the valley towards Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. You’ll stop for a rest on the way up to Khumjung Sherpa village, before finishing the day at the Everest View Hotel. Opening in 1971, Hotel Everest View has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel in the world at 13,000ft. It has 12 spacious rooms, all with Everest views.
Overnight Everest View Hotel.
Day 05: Take a Heli tour close to Mount Everest and fly back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast at the hotel, your private helicopter will arrive to start your heli-tour. Your pilot will fly you close to Mount Everest, where you can crane your neck skywards and absorb the majesty and ruggedness of the highest mountain on earth. After seeing Everest, your pilot will fly you back to Kathmandu to reflect on your adventure.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 06: Final Departure.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the international airport for final departure.
Best time to Travel
The best time to travel to the Everest region is from March - May when the weather is more stable.