Everest Base Camp Trek & Helicopter flight back

Karina Safari
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Apr 8 - 21, 2018
Group size: 10 - 14
Everest Base Camp Trek & Helicopter flight back

Karina Safari
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13 reviews

Deposit: $700
Apr 8 - 21, 2018
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip

Join the Epic trekking expedition in Nepal to the foot of Everest! 

This adventure will definitely be one of the most significant self-accomplishments and travel experiences of your life!

National Geographic traveler featured this route as, “the adventure of a lifetime,” and, “the world's best mountain scenery”

Trip highlights:

- Explore Nepal Everest region with its snow-capped Himalayan peaks, mountain rivers and valleys during 9-day trekking expedition.

- Reach Everest basecamp (5360m), the place where the most courageous climbers from all over the world begin their fearless journey to the summit. Get closer to the legend 

- Watch the Sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kalapathar summit (5545m), the highest point of the trek

- Take an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight on the way back , see Himalaya massif from above

- Experience a spiritual journey to the one of the most mystic and sacred places in the World

- The trail is marked with Buddhist prayers and sacred stones, you will visit ancient monasteries and learn about the local sherpa culture

- Support local communities in the remote areas of Nepal. We will hire porters from villages to carry our luggage, and stay in the basic, but clean and welcoming tea-houses (guest-houses) run by sherpa families. We will bring gifts and learning materials for the local kids

- Travel in a fun and supportive team of hiking buddies and assisted by professional team of Tour Leader (Nepali culture expert & climber), local mountain guide and porters to carry your luggage


This trip is for experienced hikers ONLY. This is not a technical trek, you don't need any professional climbing skills or equipment, but you will need stamina and being in the perfect physical shape. Good preparation before the trek is a MUST.

What’s included

-  1 local flight (Kathmandu - Lukla)

- Helicopter flight on the way back to Kathmandu
- Airport transfers
-  Accommodation: standard hotel in Kathmandu w/breakfast (4nights), basic lodges on trek (9 nights)
-  Trekking permits for Everest Region
-  Trekking staff: Guides, Porters (carry your luggage and gear)
-  Team-leader: experienced climber, expert in nepali culture
-  All trip arrangements, logistics and bookings

Not included

-  International flights (from SFO $650 round trip)
-  Pocket expenses (meals, water & drinks, hot shower during the trek, tips, wi-fi, admission to the sights in Kathmandu, rentals for the trek) – allow additional $400-450
-  Entry visa to Nepal $25
-  Travel Insurance (medical expenses and rescue) $80

Before You Go

After the rainy season is over, the month of April is considered the best time to go, allowing the best views, flowering meadows, blue sky and relatively warm weather during the day and not very cold at night.

The altitudes range from 2,840m/9300feet to 5,545m/18192feet. Day/night air temperatures vary significantly. Normally the mornings are warm, and walking in T-shirts is pleasant. But if the afternoon is cloudy, the temperature can drop to just above freezing with the possibility of snow. At night, up high, it will definitely drop below freezing.

You need to be fit – a hill-walker, someone who takes regular exercise. Expect hiking up and downhill 4-8 hours daily at the high altitudes. Trekking can be difficult in parts, but within the capabilities of any healthy person with an established level of walking fitness. Often endurance and the right positive mindset helps. Walk at your own pace – slow and steady is the way to go. Remember, this is not a competition or race. Being fit is not the primary control here, it is how you deal with altitude. Additional days of stay at the high altitudes are included to ensure the adequate acclimatization.

You carry only your personal daypack (25-28L) – a light backpack for the daily trekking needs (water flask, camera, energy bars, sunscreen, additional layer - jacket). Porters will carry your luggage in a duffel bag (total weight of your luggage up to 12Kg) 

Registered participants (those who RSVP with deposit paid) get a detailed travel info-session, packing checklist and other important info in preparation for the trek.

Available Packages

Early bird
Available until Dec 31, 20176 left
Deposit: $700
Count me in!
Available until Feb 15, 20188 left
Deposit: $700

Available options

Single supplement


Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu. Namaste, Nepal!

Arrival to Kathmandu. Altitude alt. 4265 feet/1500m. Meet and transfer to tibetan-style boutique-hotel. Relax and overnight.

Your Organizer

Karina Safari
13 reviews
- Experienced adventure travel organizer since 2006 - CEO at Safarika Travel Inc. Legally registered Seller of Travel in CA since 2013 - South American destinations expert. 4 years of living and working as a tour guide in Ecuador and Colombia. I live my passion... I create distinctive handcrafted trips to the most exciting and unique destinations on Earth. This trips are about a priceless life-changing experience (sometimes it's challenging), an inspiration, a recharge of the vital energy for new beginnings and traveling in a team of like-minded travel buddies. Join my tribe and let's make it epic!


Karina organized a really great agenda for the whole trip and leveraged a top notch travel agency in Cusco for the bulk of the trip. The quality of that team really made the difference imho - the guides were excellent, the organization was highly professional . When my son got sick for 3 days, Karina and Alpaca Expeditions were 100% available to help adjust the plan as needed to deal with the situation. Having someone like Karina organize the trip made a big difference: she knows the right people to work with in Peru.
Amazing experience! I totally recommend this for everyone!
What a great trip! Karina was the best! Even though we did not stay at the Four Seasons Hotels, but the service was far more superior than Four Seasons. Thank you, Karina!
This trip was an incredible experience. Hiking at high altitude was difficult for me but it was a worthwhile experience. We had two awesome guides with us who were very knowledgeable and kept us motivated every step of the way. Machu Picchu views felt way better after hiking there all the way. This was once in a lifetime opportunity and I highly recommend this trip. The food and lodging was amazing too. I am a vegetarian and they took care of it very well. Karina was always available to answer our questions. She provided us complete list of what we would need for the trip and that was pretty helpful. Thank you Karina!
That was an awesome trip. What I liked most: - everything is taken care of for you: tickets, accommodation, transport, schedule - food: amazing fresh food at campsites and hotels - guides: knowledgable and experienced local guides who know history and are always available for any question/issues - program: different hikes, city tours, bus tours (visiting important inkan sites and other historically important places) Also, thanks Karina for being available 24/7 and resolving all questions
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