Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter Return - 9 days

  • 9 Days
  • Everest Region , Nepal
  • 10 Reviews

Trip At Glance

Group Size: 15
Max-Altitude: 5545m
Fitness Level: Moderate
Destination: Nepal
Transport: Private Car/Plane/Helicopter
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Cost: 2800

Overview And Highlights

Everest base camp trek also known as Everest base camp luxury trek is the most prominent and well-liked trek in the world. More than a thousand people come every month for glimpsing the adorable view of Mount Everest (29,032) world's highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return is the perfect blend of a wonderful trekking experience in the Everest region along with a luxurious Everest helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. Returning by helicopter is a smart choice if you have a tight schedule or who cannot afford the long walk. During your return from the Everest base camp trek, you can glimpse the adorable view of Labuche, Kusum Kangaro, Nuptse, Cho yo, Khumbu glacier, and Lukla, and many more.

The Everest base camp helicopter originates as a safe service for travellers, where you can closely experience the angelic, divine view of Mount Everest. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.

This tour starts from the Kathmandu international airport and ends at Kala Patthar or Everest base camp. While travelling, you can see the panoramic view of Kathmandu city, Labuche, Kusum Kangaro, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Khumbu Glacier, Lukla, and so on. Moreover, It is the best option for those people who are unable to reach Everest due to their disabilities. It takes you very safely to the Everest camp in 4-5 hours only.

We fly to Everest base camp with a helicopter to save energy and time. The walk, which is one of the difficult hikes, also gets a little simpler. By adopting this route, one will reduce the expedition's difficulties by a dozen. And the plan stands out from other itineraries thanks to all of these distinctive elements.

The fact that you get to experience everything about the Everest Base Camp Trek and helicopter return is its best quality. Along with trekking through and exploring the Everest region, you will also get a bird's eye view of it. You will experience both flying over and travelling through traditional settlements like Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, and Phakding.

The Everest base camp trek starts from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International airport which lands at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. The Lukla airport is one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world, making it in and of itself an incredible life journey. After landing at Lukla our hiking starts towards Phakding. We will trek for a week till we reach our main goal of this trek, the Everest Base Camp, from Phakding, by taking the standard Everest Base Camp Trekking route via Namche Bazaar. During your trek, you can glimpse the view of Kathmandu city, Labuche, Kusum Kangaro (6,367m), Nuptse (7,861m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Khumbu Glacier (4900m), Lukla (2,860m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Kongde Ri (6,817m), and many more.  

Things to explore during the EBC trek with helicopter return

During the flight, you will not only glimpse mount Everest closely but also glimpse the more adorable magnificent view of Nepal including the unique culture and tradition of Sherpa, monuments, monastery, foods, clothes, and many more. Apart from this, during your hiking, you will go through the rhododendron forest, pine forest, flora, and fauna. Here you can see unique species which you may not ever see in any other country. 

Moreover, you will have the chance to delight in the magnificent mountain views, which cannot be seen from the foot track. We can definitely tell you that it will be the best journey of your life because of its truly amazing lifetime unforgettable experience. It goes without saying that the breathtaking views of Mount Everest, as well as other mountain peaks like Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Thamserku, and several more stunning peaks in the background, will make our walk to the Everest region an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

The Everest Base Camp Trekking path is made even more beautiful by the scenic villages, clean lakes, waterfalls, suspension bridges, prayer flags, monasteries, and other natural features. We instantly feel refreshed as we notice the beautiful surroundings after having been exhausted for hours after traveling down such an undiscovered path.  

Highlights of Everest Base Camp with helicopter fly out

  • Mount Everest (8,849m) 

  • Glimpse of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Pumori, and other mountains

  • High-altitude Kalapathhar (5,664m) 

  • Lukla Airport, also known as Hilary Tenzing Airport

  • Sherpa village

  • Sherpa tradition and culture

  • Sagarmatha National Park 

  • Khumbu Glacier 

  • Tengboche monastery

  • River, lake, suspension bridge, 

  • Rhododendron forest

  • Different flora and fauna 

Trek difficulty during Everest Base Camp Trek

Difficulties during the trek are common mainly it depends on the way how you are tackling the problem and how much is your ability. However, this trek is quite challenging and if you are a beginner then it may be more difficult for you compared to experienced trekkers. But if you are mentally, and physically fit then it is a very easy trek. All ages people are allowed and capable of this trek without any fear. This trek is nothing much just high hill steps that may take more than 10 days to complete. You do not need any mountaineering skills for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The more you go up the more it becomes tougher to climb.

Altitude sickness is a very common difficulty and riskier that every trekker have to face during their trek. So make sure before the trekking you are training your body with daily cardio exercises, running, uphill climbing, and short trekking which strengthen your leg and control your breathing. Moreover, it will be more good if you stop yourself at any place for acclimatization. 

The most important factor you have to be aware of is weather difficulties which are unpredictable. Always check the weather forecast because trekking in bad weather conditions will be risky. as the weather is unpredictable always carry thin and warm clothes to tackle any weather conditions without many difficulties.   

Everest base camp trek 14 days      

The Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days trek features short-distance hiking routes compared to other trekking routes like the Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Three Pass Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek and other treks in Nepal. Similar to that, there are no straight ups and downs on this trekking path.

The routes for the Everest Base Camp Trek begin following the daring flight to Lukla (2860m). The Himalayas, commonly known as the entrance to Mount Everest, surround Lukla. After the initial hike from Lukla to Phakding (2610m), which extends all the way to the Dudhkoshi River's bank, it takes about 3 hours to go from Lukla to Phakding, which is a fair amount of time to acclimate to the altitude. The second day's hike begins at Phakding and continues to Namche Bazar, going through a number of villages and ascending gradually to Jorsalle. The upper Khumbu's primary trading centre is Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, we will have a day to acclimate. We climb in the direction of Tengboche after taking a day off in Namche Bazar. After a two and a half hour trek from Namche Bazar, one hour downhill, and around three hours uphill, you can reach Tengboche. The 3860-meter-high Tengboche is located on a mountaintop surrounded by mountains.

We travel to Dingboche via Tengboche, through Debuche, crossing the Imja Khola, and heading uphill to Pangboche and the Samara Sherpa village. We will spend another acclimatization day in Dingboche (4410m), a small valley with a Sherpa settlement. We will have another acclimatization day in Dingboche. 

On the next we will descend our walk to Duglha. From here, we descend a difficult trail to Chupki Lhara, where we pass a collection of stones with prayer flags put in honor of Scott Fischer (an American mountaineer) and Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide), both of whom perished while attempting to scale Mount Everest. We encounter the ice giants Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal as we continue through the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The trial then proceeds to Lobuche on a simple path, which we can reach after 45 minutes of walking. 

Another day we continue our trek through the picturesque Gorak Shep Lake village to reach Everest Base Camp. The memorials for the Indian army mountaineers are crossed as we proceed straight ahead. It's crucial to carefully follow your trip guide's instructions because the path from here can be confusing. Due to the hard nature of the climb and the thin air at high altitudes, some hikers may experience breathing difficulties. So it's crucial to move gently and drink enough of water. Before arriving at the Everest Base Camp, we have to cross a number of rough hills, glaciers, and streams. During this journey we can glimpse a close view of Mt. Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori and other small-range mountains. 

After overnight in the Gorakshep, we go early in the morning towards Kalapatthar in the frigid darkness of the early hours (-10 degrees C to -14 degrees C). Snowy winds are a possibility at all times. Peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse enter the field of vision, and Everest begins to take shape. We receive a 360-degree view of Mount Everest and other peaks from Kalapatthar. We spend a little time in Kalapatthar before heading back to Pheriche for cozy nights. 

Next day we walk down the path that is lined with juniper and rhododendron plants. We go down the Dudh Koshi gorge, climbing down quickly through the pine forest, crossing the prayer flag-adorned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Keep an eye out for the mountain goats and beautiful pheasants. Before arriving at Namche Bazaar, we also traverse the zigzag path.

On the other day of our trek, we need to walk carefully as our worn-out legs continually struggle on the rocky terrain because the trail descends rapidly. When we get at Lukla, we extend our legs and spend the night sleeping.

Early in the morning, we will fly back to Kathmandu. We return to the hotel after arriving in Kathmandu and have a day off. We will get together one more that evening for a final meal at one of the greatest Nepalese restaurants in the area and let you share your trekking experience. We are always in wait for your feedback for our service. On the next morning, you will drive to the airport by our representative.  

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

We will pick you up from the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan international airport according to our package time. Before flying we will update you on all the information and safety rules that you have to follow during your flight. Afterwards, we will fly towards the Tenzing-Hillary Airport which is also known as Lukla airport. It takes 35-40 minutes to reach Lukla from where we start our hiking towards Phakding (2,610/8,563ft). After the 4-5 hours of walk, we will rest in the tea house or lodge and glimpse the magnificent view around us from the Phakding. Overnight and prepare ourselves for the next day's trip.  

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2650

Early in the morning after having our breakfast, we start our trek to Namche Bazaar. It is a 6-7 hour trek where we will go through the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Additionally, on our way, we also go through the rhododendron forest (the national flower of Nepal), flora and fauna, other high-range mountains, different species, and many more. After reaching the Namche bazaar you can glimpse the magnificent view of mountains from any corner of the valley. If we have time then we will also go out for a conversation with the local people of Namche. Overnight in the hotel or lodge including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

We will stay in Namche for adjusting to the high-altitude weather because our body can early respond to the lower density of oxygen molecules at a particular altitude. If we go too fast then it may cause altitude sickness, so we spend one more day in Namche. But it does not mean we are going to waste our whole time without doing anything. We will hike for 3-4 hours to reach Everest View Hotel (13,000ft.) the highest place hotel in the world. This place is famous for the 360-degree view of Mount Everest from anywhere even from the room of the hotel. We will enjoy our snacks along with the view of Mt. Everest and other mountains too and trek back to the Namche for the overnight. 

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

After having our breakfast we will start 5 hours trek to our destination to Tengboche. During this trek, we will explore the Tengboche monastery (3,860m) the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Moreover, from Tengboche, we can also glimpse the view of Mount Everest from afar which encourages us even more to reach our destination. Moreover, we will walk across the beautiful pine forest, flora and fauna, small rivers, and many more. Overnight in the local lodge or hotel in Tengboche.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

We will start our 5 hours trek early in the morning after having our breakfast in Dingboche. During this trek, you will go through the rhododendron forest and also cross the Imja Khola on your way. Then we move our feet towards the Pangboche(3900m) village. This day is probably the most interesting trekking day because you will not lose altitude like on other days along with this we will enjoy the views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse and other mountains too. After a steep climb across the river, we will reach to Dingboche at an altitude of 14000ft for an overnight stay. 

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4360

On this day we will rest in Dingboche and explore the near sights in Dingboche. We will communicate with the local people of Dingboche. Mostly it is the sherpa village so we have a great opportunity to understand the culture and traditions and to know more about them. Besides this, we will also explore the monasteries nearby the village. However, from Dingboche, we can glimpse the amazing astonishing view of Lobuche East(6119m), Lobuche west (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Ama Dablam, and other high peak mountains. Overnight in the hotel or lodge of Dingboche.   

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4360

After having our breakfast we will start our 5 hours trek to Lobuche. We will pass by a number of stone memorials to honour climbers who failed in their attempts to climb mount, Everest. During the trek, we will pass through the  Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m), which is maintained by western volunteers and supported by the Himalayan Rescue Association and provides medical care and advice to hikers. The route also offers outstanding views of Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. As the trials drop to Khumbu glacier moraine, we will have the closest view of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori, and Mahalangur Himal.   

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4930

Early in the morning, we start our 7 hours trek, this day's trek is different from other days' trek. On this day we will trek to reach our final destination the Everest base camp trek. It is probably the most thrilling day of the trek and reaching our ultimate destinations. After a few hours of walking, we will reach Gorakshep. We'll hike up to the notorious Khumbu icefall and continue our trek to Everest base camp trek. We will move towards the Gorakshep and continue our trek to the Everest base camp. After we reach Everest base camp we not only view the adorable beauty of Mount Everest but also other mountains including Mt. Khutse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Changtse, and many more. We will back to the Gorak shep after exploring Everest base camp overnight.  

Food
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545

Again early in the morning, we start our hike to Kalapathar, one of the closest viewpoints of Everest. This place is mostly famous for glimpsing the spectacular view of Mount Everest and other high rage mountains like Nuptse (7861m) and Changtse (7543m). Then we will return to Gorak Shep and have our breakfast. This is our last day of the trek we will fly back to Lukla and again to Kathmandu. It is the end of our adventurous and exciting EBC trek with Helicopter return.    

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel

What Is Included ?

  • Airport Pickup and Drop services
  • All the hotel and lodge accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Domestic air tickets and taxes
  • All nessary trekking Permit, Local Goverment entry permit and other goverment Taxs
  • Kalapather to Lukla by helicopter share  (5 people )
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader, assistant trek leaders, and guides as well as one porter per 2 people (2:1) (one Guide and one porter)
  • Salary and Allowance:  food , accommodation and insurance for crew member during the trek
  • Down jackets and other necessary equipment
  • All food costs (B, L, D) as included as per the itinerary
  • Emergency medical supplies and first aid kit carried by Trekking Guide 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal belonging expenses (Phone calls, extra food, showers, laundry, water, clothing and so on.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu and all meal
  • Extra food costs (B, L, D) outside of those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for drivers, guides, and porters
  • Trip cancellation charges accroding to agency roules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAQs

Yes, Lukla is one of the most dangerous airports in the world located in the Solu Khumbu District. Bad weather in this place also increases the chances of crashing planes. So if there are bad weather conditions the flight will be cancelled or return to Kathmandu for the traveller's safety. Moreover, the runway at Lukla Airport, which is only 527 meters long and carved into a steep hillside, has an upslope of 11.7%, which makes landings even more difficult. It is totally a hard task to land the flight in Lukla. So the pilots are strictly well trained and experienced because it is not an easy task to land the plane at the Lukla airport.

It is not compulsory that you have to hire a guide with you. But we always recommended hiring a guide when you are trekking to the Everest Base Camp Trek. Before you go to the Everest base camp trek you have to take permission and obviously, you are not aware of these things. You don't have any idea where you have to go, how you have to deal with which document you need. So a proper guide will arrange all these things for you during your trek. Moreover, they also guide you on the best route and explain the important places and their importance. The guide will also help you to communicate with the local people and make you understand their culture and traditions.

Yes, there is network coverage, internet, wifi are available at different stopping point during your journey to the Everest Base Camp trek. But the network will get disturbed if there is bad weather conditions. As you reach the high altitude the network coverage becomes slow. So we there is no guarantee for a good network coverage all the time.

Yes, you need a permit for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Your guide will help with all your document process because they are well experienced and have more knowledge than us. They are also aware of the permission we needed during our trek in different regions and arrange all the things for you to make your trek easier. Mostly you need two permits one entry permit for the Everest base camp trek and the other one Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. 

The itinerary is always flexible according to your time and comfort. An itinerary highly affects your whole trekking experience. If you are a beginner or an average trekker then it would be good if you choose a 12-13 day itinerary because it gives you more time to complete your trek. There will be no rush to complete your trek and you can also rest and explore the place more nicely without giving much pressure on your body and health. Along with this if you have a tight budget or you do have not much time then you can prefer an 11-12 days itinerary. However, it is also a good choice during your trek you can glimpse the adorable view of mountains, landscape, rhododendron forest, flora and fauna.

No, your way to Everest Base Camp is very safe however it is the safest high-altitude trek. There is no risk on your way only you will face difficulties in climbing uphill. You will get easily tired and faces breathing problems. But there is no rush you can reach your destination easily by taking some rest doing some stretches and hydrating your body. Moreover, there are many local villages and hotels where you can rest and stay for acclimatization. In this way, you can complete your trek easily and safely.

Additional Information

Our Nepal horizon Trek team makes every effort to keep our tourists totally safe and to offer a comfortable trip across the Himalayas. We carry years of experience in dealing with customers offering packages according to their time zone, and helping to make their trek successful. Our knowledgeable, friendly guides will make your trip feel more safer and descriptive like trekking with a friend. During the journey, we will provide you with all the important and additional information about the important place.     

Additionally, it is incredibly simple for travellers to arrange a trip with us because of our clear pricing and policy practices, flexible return policy, flexible booking options, and better guidance and descriptive explanation about the package.

Length

Despite the fact that the trek is 130 kilometres round trip, you are actually walking about 15 kilometres each day if you consider that on a typically guided trek, you will only be walking for 9 of the 12 days. When you consider that the average walking speed is 5 km/h, the statistic doesn't seem all that high. The daily 15 kilometres won't, however, be on a flat, paved path. Instead, the ground will be fairly rough and periodically covered in snow as you go. When you consider the terrain and the fact that you are often rising higher and gaining altitude, you can see how difficult the trek will be.

When you take into account the surroundings and the fact that you are normally moving upward and gaining altitude, you can see how the walk becomes a little more challenging. The bulk of tour operators, fortunately, will employ mules or porters to carry your gear, freeing you up to concentrate on hiking up the trail.

Altitude

The altitude, which is by far the most difficult part of the trip, makes it harder than a typical trek of the same length. Acute mountain sickness and other conditions associated with high altitude pose a significant risk at the kinds of altitudes encountered on the walk. The adventure starts with a harrowing flight to Lukla, which is situated at a little under 3,000 meters, and then climbs to Everest Base Camp, which is situated at roughly 5,400 meters. The highest point, Kala Pathar, is a little over 5,500 meters high and offers breathtaking views of the entire region.

Most guided tours will have a minimum of two days to allow for acclimatization. During these times, you have the opportunity to visit some of the neighbouring areas without trekking while giving your body time to adjust to the higher-than-usual altitude. Due to the acclimatization days and the slow ascent to higher elevations, the voyage should take 9 days on the outbound leg but only 3 days on the return.

Remember that lack of sleep, dehydration, and alcohol consumption are all contributing factors to this horrible disease in the mountains. You should be concerned if you have symptoms like a headache, dizziness, or mild nausea and immediately go to bed to recuperate. Instead of rushing or climbing quickly in an effort to finish the hike sooner, go at your own pace. Therefore, it is strongly urged that anyone with breathing difficulties avoid this walk at all costs. Hikers are urged to seek adequate medical advice and educate themselves on altitude sickness before to climbing at high altitudes.

Weather and climate 

Not every day is suitable for trekking in the Everest region due to the weather. The trail turns treacherous and muddy during summertime downpours in lower elevations. It can be riskier to go on trails when the air is hazy and foggy after it has rained. Similar to how the trail becomes slick from the continual snowfall, breathing becomes challenging for hikers at higher altitudes. Even those who fly may be seriously at risk due to low vision. Before beginning a hike, always do enough research on it and only ever utilize trained guides. The climate on Mt. Everest differs greatly during the day and night because of the mountain's constant snowfall.

There is a wide range of temperatures, from above zero to below zero. The best times to travel to Everest Base Camp are in the spring and fall seasons because of the favourable weather.

The temperature in different seasons

Seasonal spring ( April-May)

Time of day: 15 °C

Evening: -1°C

Wind speed: 11 mph Rainfall: 7 mm

Sunlight hours per day: nine

Rainy season ( June-September)

Day: 22 °C

evening: 4 °C

Wind speed: 10 km/h

sunlight hours per day : 7-8 hours

Fall season ( October- November)

Day: 17 °C

Evening: -8°C

Wind speed: 22 km/h

sunlight hours per day : 8 hours

Winter season ( December- April)

Time of day: -5°C

Evening: -15°C

Wind speed: 8 km/h

sunlight hours per day- 8 hours 

Training

While you don't have to hire a personal trainer or quit your day job to get in shape for the trek, some time in the gym and a few longer treks will undoubtedly help you get ready for the challenging climb up to Everest Base Camp. We suggest going on a few 4-6 hour hikes at home to get your body used to that level of training endurance. Beginning a few months before your trip, progressively increase the length of time and distance until your body can sustain six hours of walking. Spend some time working on your leg strength in the gym. Even though you won't be carrying a pack (unless you're travelling alone), you still need to carry yourself. Squats are a fantastic exercise because the hike will put a lot of strain on your quads. Exercise your cardiovascular system by jogging, sprinting, or swimming to help your body better circulate oxygen, which is more challenging at higher elevations.

Going on a hike is the best way to prepare for your ascent to Everest Base Camp. Get outside and explore your town on foot, on a hike, or by finding some trails close by. Learn to relish extended strolls. Analyze your body's limitations to see how far you can push it. You'll be surprised at how far you can go once you become used to overcoming the initial discomfort.

Overall, compared to other popular Nepalese hiking trails like the Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp trip, Manaslu Circuit trek, Langtang Valley trek, etc., the Everest Base Camp expedition is quite a bit more expensive. During this trek, you can glimpse the major highlight of the Everest camp trek. The most crucial choice you need to make in this scenario is whether to book a vacation in advance using an online agency or through a local agency once you get there. For more information, you can read our Everest base camp trek information and guide article. You still support the local economy even if a foreign firm arranges your trip because most local tour guides and porters work for both domestic and international companies. Just make sure the business you select compensates its employees properly and is ethical.

Nepal Horizon Treks is a respected and trusted travel agency in Nepal. Additionally, we adjust the price of the trek to fit your budget, and the route is planned around your timetable. Generally, the cost of an Everest base camp trek with a helicopter fly-out starts at USD 2900-3400. But we are offering the 9 days package for just USD 2800 per person. For more information, please send us an enquiry about Nepal Horizon treks. 

In addition, while some Kathmandu firms would arrange for you to meet your guide in Lukla, others would rather send a guide to travel with you directly from Kathmandu; in this case, you will be paying for the guide's air travel expenses. If you want a guide to carry your bags, you must pay for a porter. Porters can move up to 25 kg and normally charge $20 per day. Some porters charge $25 to move the bags of two individuals. You will be met in Lukla by a porter from Nepal Horizon Trek. If you start the walk without a porter and later decide you need one, you shouldn't have any trouble getting one.

  • Cancellation before one day of the tour 75% of the deposit will be refunded.

  • Cancellation before three days of the tour 85% of the deposit will be refunded.

  • Cancellation before one week of the tour 90% of the deposit will be refunded. 

  • Cancellation due to bad weather conditions 100% of the deposit will be refunded. 

  • Fix your seat belt on board your helicopter tour to Everest base camp.

  • Don't change or stand from your seat.

  • Don't throw anything outside from the helicopter.

  • Smoking is not allowed inside the helicopter.

Before starting any trek, you should know exactly what to pack and what not to. Here we discuss some of the basic and important hiking equipment that you need during your trek to Everest Base Camp trek. 

Clothing

Summer hat/ Winter hat 

Hiking skirt/ hiking trousers

Beanie 

Neckband

Light breathable trousers 

Full sleeve T-shirt or shirt

Woollen sweater 

Socks 2/3 pairs

Down jacket

Waterproof jackets and pants

Hiking boots or sports shoes. 

 

Hiking gear 

 

Hiking backpack 

Bottle 

Water purification pills

Trekking map

Trekking pole 

Compass

Sleeping bag

 

Camping equipment

 

Scissors 

lighters/matchsticks

Rope 

 

Personal equipment 

 

Soap

Shampoo

Tissue paper

Toilet paper

Towel 

Hanky

Nail cutter

Lip Guard  

Sunscreen 

Moisturiser 

Toothbrush

Toothpaste 

Deodorant/perfume 

 

Optional equipment

 

Watch 

Camera 

Phone 

Notebook 

Selfie stick

 

Documents 

 

Passport size photo

Photocopy of passport and passport

Visa

Permit

Citizenship

 

Medicine and first aid kit 

 

Diamox 250mg (altitude sickness)

Paracetamol (painkiller)

Imodium (diarrhoea)

Clotrimazole cream (skin infections)

Crocin (fever)

Zintac (acidity)

Disprin (Headache)

Bandages 

Handiplasts

Adhesive Tapes

Crocin

Dettol

Spring season ( March-May) 

Another peak time for island peak climbing is spring. The spring months of March, April, and May are when hundreds of trekkers and mountain climbers arrive in Nepal. For any expedition, springtime is unrivalled. Additionally, these are the busiest months for trekking in Nepal.

The season of blooming flowers and lush vegetation is spring. The paths that lead to the Island Peak are exquisitely embellished with a variety of vibrant plants and flowers. Springtime weather and temperatures are consistent and conducive to hiking and mountain climbing. Clear visibility of the surroundings is made possible by the dry, bright weather. The huge Rhododendron and Oak trees make for an amazing springtime landscape view.

Days in the springtime are pleasant and tolerable all through the season. Nine hours every day of the year are spent in the sun. Greater elevations, or those above 4000m, are colder, with daytime average temperatures of 17°C. Similar to how the minimum temperature is at night and in the morning, or -15°C, respectively, the maximum temperature is typically around 25°C on bright days. At the summit of Island Peak, the temperature never rises above freezing.


Monsoon season ( June- August)  

The environment of Nepal is encircled by rain clouds throughout the months of June, July, and August. Periodic rainfalls occur during the monsoon season, commonly referred to as the summer season. It is also a time when it is hot and humid. Views of the mountains are obscured by the rain clouds that cover the sky. However, the scene following the downpour may be seen with sharp vistas of mountains and washed-out landscapes.

Before rainfall, the monsoon's temperature is hot and muggy, and afterwards, it gets a little chilly. The minimum temperature in the lower section (below 4000m) is around 2°C, while the maximum temperature is close to 18°C. Similar to lower areas, the minimum temperature in higher areas (over 4000m) is around -2°C, and the highest temperature is close to 10°C. It's not advisable to climb Island Peak in the middle of a monsoon. Because July is the wettest month of the year, the mid-monsoon period. The trails are also muddy and dangerous to walk on as a result of the rain.

Autumn season ( September- November)

The ideal season to climb Island peak is autumn. The autumn months of September, October, and November are the busiest for trekking and mountain climbing in Nepal. These months see a lot of activity on the trails.

After the end of the monsoon season, September is the first month of the autumnal season. As the monsoon prepares to depart, light rain falls in early September. However, the monsoon season's rain washes away all of the dust from the landscape and the vegetation.

In the autumn, there is greenery everywhere. After the monsoon season, the streams, waterfalls, rivers, ponds, and lakes are restored. The major benefit of autumn is the perfect temperature. The ideal temperature for trekking is around 15°C, which is the typical temperature in regions above 4000m throughout the Autumn months. Similar to this, on sunny days the maximum temperature can reach 20°C. The coldest times of the day are early in the morning and late at night, when the minimum temperature is -10°C. The weather at the peak, Island Peak (6,189 meters), is very erratic and typically below freezing.

Winter season ( December- February)

Winter is the time of year when it snows and is very cold. The winter months in Nepal are December, January, and February. The warmth of the Island Peak region begins to decline as winter approaches. During the Winter, the summit of Island Peak experiences brisk winds and extremely low temperatures.

Wintertime temperatures are frigid and below freezing. Somewhat warmer than the higher parts are the lower ones. The lower sections (below 4000m) in the winter experience minimum temperatures of -5°C and high temperatures of about 12°C. The higher parts, or those over 4000m, have temperatures that range from a minimum of roughly -15°C to a maximum of about 8°C. The temperature in altitudes above 6000 meters is very erratic. Even colder than the lower elevations, where the brisk wind always blows, is the top.

Mount Everest is located in the Everest/Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its high mountain peaks, glaciers, deep valleys, and Sherpa people. Before beginning your trek to the Everest base camp, you need two permits: one from the Khumbu Rural Municipality and the other from the Sagarmatha National Park. These Everest permits have a slight negative customer reputation, yet everyone can use them. TIMS was significant during the time as well. Decentralization has resulted in the replacement of the previous Everest permit system with a new one. Nepal had to implement various measures to secure the preservation of this area because it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the world. Consequently, the area's required permits The Everest Base Camp Trek Permits are a practical way to monitor all activity in the area and a necessary safeguard for it.

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit

If you're flying to Lukla, you'll need to get this permit once you get there. Hikers heading from Jiri or Salleri to the Khumbu region can purchase this permission in Monjo at the Sagarmatha National Park Counter. A new permit, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, has just been created by the local authority in the Khumbu region. An Everest entry permit costs NPR 2000 for stays up to four weeks and NPR 2500 for stays longer than four weeks. 

The permit fees are not included in the VAT. Everyone residing outside of Nepal, including NRNs and SAARC nationals, must make the same payment. A permit from the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality is required. It may only be paid in Nepali rupees as well.

Sagarmatha National Park permit 

The Sagarmatha National Conservation Area is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal and has both cultural and natural significance. It is also a heritage site and is located at the highest elevation on the planet. The Himalayas, which include Mt. Everest, form the northern border of the 1,148 km2 area with Tibet.

Sagarmatha National Conservation Area, the first national park, was created in 1979 AD and is now a World Heritage Site. Under the guidance of the Nepali government, the national park committee directly issues licenses for the Sagarmatha National Park. This permit for the Everest Base Camp Trek comprises separate fees for foreigners, SAARC citizens, and Nepalese, in contrast to the previous one. Foreign nationals, including residents of SAARC (India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Pakistan), must pay NPR 2,000 per person for the first four weeks in order to receive a Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit. After four weeks, the permit goes up in price to Rs. 2,500 per person.

Nepal Horizon Treks is among Nepal's most reputable trekking and tour agencies. Adventure trips and trekking are two of our services. Local skills and people with tourism experience in Nepal operate the company. Because the safety of our clients is our priority, we are willing to be flexible with our activities to improve Nepal's tourist quality through Helicopter to Everest Base Camp.

We are a trekking and tour organization that specializes in helicopter trips to unique destinations around Nepal and beyond, featuring the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Nepal Horizon Treks is dedicated to offering the most incredible helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp experience possible while always keeping our clients' safety and pleasure in mind. Our staff have flown to practically every site in Nepal since the company's inception, allowing them to manoeuvre to varied destinations without difficulty.

 

The vacation packages offered by Nepal Horizon Treks are excellent value for money. Our tours are all reasonably priced. We are providing organizations to serve with the best possible hospitality in our required budget plans. Here we discussed some of the common and basic facilities that we provided to you 

  • Free pick and drop-off from the airport to your hotel

  • Own hotel service with clean and hygienic food and facilities 

  • Easy booking and reservation online

  • 24-hour availability for your concern 

  • Different social media Instagram, Viber, We chat, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter

  • Easy payment system through VISA, Mastercard, wire transfer and PayPal.   

  • Availability of Oximeter at the time of high altitude area

  • Medical kits in case of an emergency 

  • Provide sleeping bags and down jackets, if you don't have your own.

  • Duffle back

  • Nepal Horizon Trek T-shirts

Trip Reviews (10)

We are 8 persons from Thailand and our friend was with Dip for ABC trip. Dip is very friendly and helpful. We are happy to have him organises things for us. Just drop him a line if you plan to visit Himalaya region. Highly recommended!

Nutnikorn

16th Jul, 2022


I booked a flight To Lukla with Nepalorizontreks. It was cloudy and no flight but owner company arranged helicopter flight for me dit without paying extra charge. Great service and excellent company !
I recommand To use their service. 

Cathy L

16th Jul, 2022


I use to trek to ABC on 2 017 and on 2018 It time for EBC trek I didn't expect that it going to be hard or such a memorable like this time.

Our group (9 people) first impress is Hotel we didn't expect that it will be in the middle of Thamel very easy to go to eat or to buy something. (Thank you dip your hotel so great)

2nd impress is our Guide he so Professional he suggest us to go gokyo first it better way to warm you up and it such a amazing view there and on the way to trek he is very good taking care of us especially me who walk very slow lol.

3rd impress when 2 people of our group have to leave by Helicopter (AMS problem) This company (Dip) are very good manage fast respond he also come to visit his customer in hospital it show how he take care his customer very well.

on the way to trek it had so many thing happen so cold so tried but we still appreciate and enjoy all the moment there.

Thank you Nepal Horizon Trek for excellent management we will back again for sure.

Reyma

16th Jul, 2022


All inclusive, best deal for an EBC trek. Grateful for Dip & the crew for the great accommodation and trek experience. Dip makes sure all clients'needs are taken cared of. From arrival, homestays, actual trek, side trip and departure, can rely on Dip and his team to help and do necessary arrangements. All the staff are friendly and nice. My guide / hiking buddy, DB Dai is well experience and knowledgeable of the trail and the mountains. Will definitely be going with Nepal Horizon Treks and Expedition again for future adventures in Nepal. They also seem to have a number of repeat customers which affirms the quality of experience the team provides to their guests.

Threenuch

16th Jul, 2022


An incredible experience. It is my first time in Nepal and I was lucky to arrive at Khangsar Guest Hotel and meet Dip, his manager, who helped me organize all the trekking to Everest. His attention and help were constant, prior, during and post trekking. I was also fortunate that my guide was Raju Amgain, who with all his experience and knowledge of the sport, geography and culture of the place, made trekking to Everest Base Camp exceed my expectations. Both were always at my disposal, either to take care of the altitude sickness, to give me the best food and to sleep in the best places on the mountain.
If you come to Nepal and plan to do some trekking, do not hesitate to do it with Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition. It is quality guarantee.

Tomson

16th Jul, 2022


Nice trek, nice guide, good compagnie, i will comeback next Time. The hostel there is also really good 

Reyma

16th Jul, 2022


The trekking was how i imagine it.
Beautiful landscape and walk.

Dip the owner from the agency was really helpful from the start and always available.
He planned everything for me and I did not need to worry about anything.
I felt welcomed from the start to the end.
As I am a single woman travelling, he made sure I was comfortable with the guide and in the lodges.

The guide was serious and understood my needs.

Everything went well and I will keep good memories of this travel.

Thanks to Dip and his team

Thanapon

16th Jul, 2022


I did a few trips with Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition. Every time all was organised very well. All stuff are professional. I had all help I need from drivers and guides.  Atmosphere of  trekking  return  by helicopter is totally different from what you have in Kathmandu. Actually I can't tell that i like Kathmandu and Tamel. Tamel is very touristy as for my liking. So if you want to see more real Nepal go with this tour with Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition.

Victoria

16th Jul, 2022


What an amazing trip!
The Helicopter Flight has been on my To-Do list of the best thing to do in Nepal and finally, and trekking  EbC  I did it! Himalaya is beautiful but from the sky, it left me breathless!
The entire team has been very professional and the pilot very experienced and entertaining. Will recommend it to everyone coming to Nepal to use Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition service!

martha

16th Jul, 2022


Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition Helicopter Tour has a great service and approach to the client. Based on my previous experiences in Nepal I was prepared for some "surprises", however, nothing like that occurred! The trip itself is a must-do when you're in Nepal. I want to thank Mr.Dipendra from Nepal Horizon Treks for being a pro!
Do not hesitate to use that travel agency. You won't be disappointed!

Dabit T

16th Jul, 2022



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Gokyo Lake Trek
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Short Everest Base Camp Trek
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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
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Pikey Peak Trekking
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Gokyo Ri Trek
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Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
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Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter Return - 9 days
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8 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
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