Nothing captures trekker interest more than the beauty of Everest, its gorgeous landscapes, and high cliffs. The trek makes them feel thrilled and nostalgic at same time, spilling picturesque views, sacred sites, and remote villages. For that, we have 9 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return package.
Everest Base Camp, amidst all hikes, is immensely popular for its adrenaline rush tracks and breathtaking scenery. The walk might be a bit stressful but comes with a big reward. It unrolls a picture-postcard charm and a heart-rending view that can’t be found anywhere else.
The classic trail of Everest Base Camp boasts luscious pastures and green hills which is kind of a treat to watch. The walk offers magnificent hillside views, chances of watching the full-blossom rhododendron forest, and gushing rivers.
The 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return kick starts with a 40-minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport. From, there, we’ll take a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left side of Dudh Koshi River. With a lovely view of rolling rivers, we’ll walk upward to reach Phakding.
From the village, we’ll follow a well-defined trail that runs along Rhododendron forest towards Namche. Our next stop is Tengboche which demands to ascend a steep hill and a couple of ups and downs.
Before traversing Gorakshep, we’ll take a toll of two beautiful villages Dingboche and Lobuche passing the old monastery and chortens. On the second last day of 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter, our trail ascends uphill on a rough stony route.
After hiking for nearly 2-3 hours, we’ll arrive at the base camp from where the view is astonishing. It’s the closest you can get to Mt Everest before scrambling Khumbu glaciers to reach the summit.
Highlights of 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
- Scenic tour of Lukla and its wilderness from the flight
- Well-preserved religious sites and century-old monasteries including Tengboche
- Quaint villages with genial locals who treat guest as god
- Strings of mountain view such as Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse
- Witness sweeping landscapes and glaciers from Kala Patthar
- Exploring wild animals and birds inside Sagarmatha National Park
Best Time for 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return
Everest Base Camp is an astounding destination year-round, however, the nicest weather only exists during spring and autumn. They have a warm and pleasant climate with breezy nights and sunny days. Autumn falls right after Monsoon and therefore has a clearer sky with no dust in the air.
Except for the last days of November, the temperature throughout the season ranges from 6 to 22 Degree Celsius. The same goes for spring whose maximum temperature soars up to 7 Degrees Celsius in daylight. Meanwhile, its nights and mornings are crisp with the temperature dropping up to -12 Degree Celsius or less at a higher elevation.
Highlights of the season have to be the spectacular view above hills, green foliage, and aromatic flowers that dazzle the whole forest. For obvious reasons, winter doesn’t have subtle weather but the crowd is way lesser and the trials, empty. But it does allow the hiker to traverse through the streets of Namche and steep hills without any interruption.
Food and Accommodation
Food and Accommodation in Nepal are up to standard, ranging anywhere from sophisticated five-star hotels to homestays. High-end cities like Kathmandu and Chitwan come with varied options including non-pricey guest houses. They’re available for a cost of as little as US$5 and a maximum of $35USD per night.
After Lukla, hotels shall not be as grand as that in the town with limited facilities. Due to the altitude and inconvenience of travel, services are slightly expensive. Tea houses are more common and used by most trekkers walking the trail.
They count on it for food as well as night stays, given affordable rooms and quality service. They’ve basic amenities with choices between single and double bedrooms. Don’t keep the hopes too high and be glad to get a bed to sleep on, a pillow to support the neck and a bedsheet.
Foods are really good on the trek and even in Kathmandu. They’re usually prepared off the fresh-produce vegetable from the farm and thus healthy. Can’t say the same about the street food in the city but they’re certainly delicious. Hence your 9 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter is going to be a lot of fun with the blend of great food and travel.