Premium Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best trek package which includes all the highlight of Everest Region and have high class services with helicopter return. A "premium" Everest Base Camp trek typically refers to a higher level of service, comfort, and amenities compared to standard or budget trekking options.
Premium treks often include higher-end accommodation options along the trekking route. This could mean staying in better quality lodges or even luxury teahouses, with amenities like private rooms, comfortable beds, hot showers, and better dining facilities.
You can expect a wider variety of food options and higher quality meals on a premium trek. The menu may include a broader range of international and local cuisines, and efforts may be made to cater to individual dietary preferences and restrictions. Premium treks usually come with experienced and knowledgeable guides who are well-versed in the region and can provide valuable insights into the local culture, geography, and history. The support staff will ensure a high level of service throughout the trek. In a premium trek, you may have the option of having your belongings carried by porters, allowing you to trek with a lighter load. This can significantly enhance your trekking experience and comfort.
Premium treks may offer more flexibility in terms of itinerary, allowing for adjustments based on the group's preferences, weather conditions, or unexpected events. In our premium packages may include extras like helicopter transfers, scenic mountain flights, or exclusive access to certain areas for photography or exploration. Safety is a priority on all treks, but premium treks often invest more in medical supplies, emergency evacuation plans, and trained staff to ensure the well-being of trekkers. Premium treks often limit the group size to ensure a more personalized and intimate experience for each participant.
Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is specially designed for the travelers having willingness to conquer Everest Base Camp but have very limited time. This EBC trek by helicopter saves much time than trekking to EBC.
This trek is also designed for those people willing to have a very unique and amazing lifetime experience. This trek is designed taking into considerations about safety and comfort of the travelers. If you don’t have enough time this can be the best package for you.
This special package includes both fly in and fly out to Lukla via chartered helicopter so that you don’t need to worry about the flight delays. The journey via chartered helicopter will be one of the most epic and outstanding journey of the life. Our 10 days trip begins from Kathmandu and we will fly to Lukla in our chartered helicopter which is the main entrance of our trek. Our trekking begins from there.
A side from the breath-taking scenery we also get to observe the legendry Sherpa culture, majestic features, and go through amazing mountain valleys of the Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp will give us an enthralling life time experience. It will provide us an opportunity to embark an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off to in 1953.Hiking on the legendary foothills just below the mighty Everest along with the hypnotizing views of master peaks can only be found in Everest Region. Our Sherpa will work as a mediator to the base camp of world's tallest mountains. The warm hospitality of Sherpa will add fragrance to our golden trip. An adventurous 10 days luxurious short trek by helicopter package to EBC includes stupendous walk through the world's desert like glaciers, and remarkable view from chartered helicopter.
Here are some of the major highlights of the trip.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Nepal, situated at an altitude of 1,345 meters (4,413 feet) above sea level, you will step into a new realm of adventure. The airport, often bustling with travelers from around the world, is your gateway to the beauty and challenges of the Everest Base Camp trek.
Immigration and Customs:
After disembarking from your flight, you'll proceed to the immigration counters to complete immigration formalities. Here, you will present your passport, visa, and any other required documentation. Following immigration, you'll collect your baggage and proceed to customs for inspection if necessary.
Reception and Greeting:
Once through customs, you'll be warmly welcomed by a representative from Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours. They will be holding a sign with your name or the name of the Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours for easy identification. The representative will provide an introduction to the upcoming adventure and guide you to the arranged transportation.
Transfer to Hotel:
You'll be escorted to a waiting vehicle, typically a comfortable private car or van, for your transfer to the hotel. The journey to your hotel will take you through the vibrant and bustling streets of Kathmandu, providing an initial glimpse of the city's charm and energy.
Arriving at your hotel, you'll check in and complete the necessary check-in formalities. The hotel staff will assist you during this process. You'll then be shown to your room where you can freshen up and rest after your journey.
Orientation and Trek Preparation:
Later in the day, there may be an orientation and trek preparation session organized by the Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours. During this session, you'll receive detailed information about the Everest Base Camp trek, including the itinerary, expected challenges, safety guidelines, and other essential aspects of the trek. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow trekkers if you're part of a group.
Simultaneously, the Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours will assist you in preparing and organizing the required documents and permits for the trek. This could include verifying and arranging your trekking permits, entry permits to the Sagarmatha National Park, and any additional paperwork necessary for the trek.
Free Time and Exploration:
Following the orientation and document preparation, you'll have some free time to explore the surroundings of your hotel or venture out into Kathmandu to get a taste of the local culture and cuisine.
Dinner and Overnight Stay:
In the evening, you may opt to have dinner at the hotel or venture out to experience authentic Nepali cuisine at a local restaurant. After dinner, you'll return to your hotel for a well-deserved night's rest, preparing for the exciting adventure that awaits you on the Everest Base Camp trek.
You'll start the day early, ensuring you have everything packed and ready for your adventure to Everest Base Camp. Double-check your trekking gear, clothing, and essential items, making sure you have all necessary documents, permits, and personal belongings.
Transfer to Airport:
After heartly breakfast at hotel, Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours will arrange transportation to take you to Tribhuvan International Airport. The drive will provide a glimpse of Kathmandu's bustling morning activities as you make your way to the airport.
Helicopter Flight to Lukla:
Upon reaching the airport, you'll board a chartered helicopter for an exhilarating flight to Lukla, a mountain town at an elevation of 2,860 meters (9,383 feet). The scenic 45-minute flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and gives you a taste of the adventure that awaits.
Arrival in Lukla:
As you touch down in Lukla, you'll be greeted by the majestic mountain scenery. Lukla serves as the starting point of your trek. Take some time to acclimate to the higher altitude and prepare for the trek to Phakding.
Trek to Phakding:
Embarking on your trek, you'll start with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River, passing through rhododendron and pine forests. The trail offers stunning views of the Khumbila and Kusum Kanguru peaks. After approximately 3-4 hours of trekking, you'll reach Phakding, a charming village at an altitude of 2,610 meters (8,563 feet).
Lunch in Phakding:
Upon arrival in Phakding, you'll check into your lodge and have lunch. This will be a chance to refuel and rest after the morning's journey.
Exploration and Acclimatization:
After lunch, you may choose to explore Phakding or take a short hike around the village to help with acclimatization. It's essential to stay active at a moderate pace to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.
Dinner and Overnight Stay:
In the evening, enjoy a hearty dinner at the lodge. You'll spend the night in Phakding, preparing for the upcoming trekking days and the gradual increase in altitude. Rest well to ensure you're energized for the exciting trekking experiences ahead.
Breakfast and Preparations:
Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast at your lodge in Phakding. This will provide the energy you need for the trek to Namche Bazaar. Double-check your trekking gear, fill up your water bottles, and ensure you have all necessary items packed in your backpack.
Start of Trek:
The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar is one of the scenic highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges and passing through picturesque villages, including Monjo.
After about 2-3 hours of trekking, you'll reach the Sagarmatha National Park entry point at Monjo. Here, your trekking permits and documents will be checked before you proceed further.
Ascending to Namche Bazaar:
The trail then ascends steeply, providing stunning views of Thamserku and Kongde Ri. As you continue, you'll pass through pine forests and alongside the rushing Dudh Koshi River. The path is a mix of ascents and descents, gradually gaining altitude.
Around midday, you'll stop at a teahouse for lunch. Take this opportunity to rest, refuel, and enjoy a hot meal while soaking in the scenic beauty surrounding you.
Final Stretch to Namche Bazaar:
After lunch, you'll trek uphill, and the trail may get steeper. As you approach Namche Bazaar, the first view of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks will come into sight, boosting your motivation.
Arrival in Namche Bazaar:
After 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll reach Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Khumbu region. Nestled within a natural amphitheater, Namche offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Check-In at Lodge:
Once in Namche Bazaar, you'll check into your lodge, settle into your room, and freshen up. The accommodation here is typically more comfortable than in earlier stops.
Exploration of Namche Bazaar:
After some rest, you may choose to explore Namche Bazaar. You can visit local markets, shops, bakeries, or the Sagarmatha National Park Museum to learn more about the region's flora, fauna, and mountaineering history.
Dinner and Acclimatization:
In the evening, enjoy a hearty dinner at the lodge. This day at an increased altitude is crucial for acclimatization. Drink plenty of fluids, get a good night's sleep, and prepare for the next day's trek.
Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Begin your acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar with a hearty breakfast to fuel your body for the day's activities.
Hike to Everest View Hotel:
Today, you'll embark on a hike to Everest View Hotel, located at a higher altitude. This hike helps in acclimatization by exposing you to higher elevations and then descending back to Namche Bazaar. The trail offers spectacular views of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) and other towering peaks.
Scenic Views and Photography:
As you hike, take breaks to capture the breathtaking mountain scenery. The viewpoint from Everest View Hotel provides an excellent vantage point to appreciate the grandeur of Everest and its neighboring peaks.
Explore Everest View Hotel:
Reach Everest View Hotel and spend some time exploring the surroundings. The hotel often serves as a vantage point for trekkers and mountaineers to admire the awe-inspiring Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and other peaks.
Take a break at the hotel, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and soak in the majestic Himalayan views.
Descent to Namche Bazaar:
After spending some time at Everest View Hotel, descend back to Namche Bazaar. The downhill hike allows your body to recover from the morning's ascent and continue the acclimatization process.
Lunch in Namche Bazaar:
Once back in Namche Bazaar, you will have lunch at a local teahouse or lodge. Refuel with a nutritious meal to replenish your energy.
Free Time and Relaxation:
The rest of the afternoon is free for you to rest and relax. You can explore the vibrant streets of Namche, visit local shops, or simply unwind at your lodge.
In the late afternoon, your trekking guide may conduct an acclimatization briefing, offering tips and information about the altitude and how to manage it effectively during the trek.
Dinner and Rest:
Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge and get a good night's sleep. Adequate rest is essential to ensure your body acclimatizes properly for the journey ahead.
Begin your day with a wholesome breakfast in Namche Bazaar. Ensure all your trekking gear is well-organized and packed, and you have everything you need for the trek to Tengboche.
Commence the Trek:
The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche is an exhilarating journey through the heart of the Khumbu region. The trail starts with a descent to the Dudh Koshi River, followed by a steep ascent to Tengboche. The trail offers stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. It winds through rhododendron forests and crosses suspension bridges over the rushing Dudh Koshi River.
Phungi Thenga - Lunch Stop:
After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach Phungi Thenga, a picturesque spot alongside the river, where you can rest and enjoy lunch.
Ascent to Tengboche:
Post lunch, the trail ascends through dense forests and opens up to reveal magnificent mountain views. As you approach Tengboche, the grand Tengboche Monastery comes into sight against the backdrop of towering peaks.
Tengboche Monastery Exploration:
Upon arrival in Tengboche, you'll visit the Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant monasteries in the Khumbu region. Take time to explore the monastery's intricate architecture, religious artifacts, and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred place.
Check-In at Lodge:
After exploring the monastery, check into your lodge in Tengboche and settle into your room. The lodges in this area offer cozy accommodation amidst the spectacular mountain scenery.
Free Time and Relaxation:
You'll have some free time to rest and relax after the day's trek. Take in the beauty of Tengboche and its surroundings.
Dinner with a View:
Enjoy dinner at the lodge, surrounded by the serenity of the mountains. The setting provides a perfect backdrop for a peaceful and enjoyable meal.
Stargazing and Acclimatization:
Tengboche's clear night skies offer excellent stargazing opportunities. Spend some time marveling at the starlit Himalayan sky. As you're now at a higher altitude, this will also aid in acclimatization.
Retire for the Night:
Rest well and prepare for the next day's trek, which will take you further into the Khumbu region, bringing you closer to the base of Mount Everest.
Breakfast and Preparation:
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your lodge in Tengboche. Ensure all your trekking gear is well-arranged and packed, and you have sufficient water and snacks for the trek to Dingboche.
Commence Trek to Dingboche:
The trek from Tengboche to Dingboche is both challenging and rewarding. The trail offers captivating views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and numerous other peaks.
Descend to Deboche:
The initial part of the trek involves a descent through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests, bringing you to Deboche.
Deboche Monastery Visit:
En route, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Deboche Monastery, a serene and culturally significant site. Take some time to explore and soak in the spiritual ambiance.
Cross the Imja River:
After the monastery visit, you'll cross the Imja River and ascend through lush forests, eventually reaching Pangboche.
Lunch Break in Pangboche:
Stop at Pangboche for lunch, a charming village with a backdrop of majestic mountains. Refuel and rest before continuing your trek.
Trek to Dingboche:
The trail from Pangboche to Dingboche involves a moderate to steep ascent. As you climb higher, the landscape transforms, and you'll start to notice the effects of altitude.
Arrival in Dingboche:
After about 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll reach Dingboche, a picturesque village situated at an altitude of 4,410 meters (14,469 feet). The views of the surrounding peaks from Dingboche are awe-inspiring.
Check-In at Lodge:
Check into your lodge in Dingboche and settle into your room. The lodges in this region are designed to provide warmth and comfort in the high-altitude environment.
Acclimatization and Leisure Time:
Given the increase in altitude, it's crucial to acclimate properly. Spend the afternoon at a leisurely pace, exploring the village, taking in the mountain scenery, or simply resting at the lodge.
Dinner and Rest:
Enjoy a nourishing dinner at the lodge. Rest well, knowing you're acclimatizing and preparing for the upcoming days of trekking, which will take you closer to Everest Base Camp.
Breakfast and Preparations:
Begin your day with a nutritious breakfast in Dingboche. Double-check your trekking gear, ensure you have enough water, snacks, and essential items packed for the trek to Lobuche.
Start Trek to Lobuche:
The trek from Dingboche to Lobuche is a challenging yet breathtaking journey. The trail offers awe-inspiring views of the Khumbu region and its towering peaks.
Ascend Toward Duglha:
The trail initially ascends gradually, allowing you to warm up for the day's trek. You'll pass through yak pastures and traverse a glacial stream.
Duglha - Lunch Stop:
After a couple of hours, you'll reach Duglha, a suitable spot for lunch. Take a break to rest and refuel with a hearty meal.
Steep Ascent to Thukla Pass:
Following lunch, the trail becomes steeper as you ascend towards Thukla Pass. The ascent can be physically demanding due to the higher altitude, so take it at a steady pace.
Thukla Pass Memorial:
Near the top of the pass, you'll come across the Thukla Pass Memorial. This poignant memorial honors climbers and mountaineers who lost their lives in the Himalayas. Take a moment to pay your respects and reflect on the sacrifices made in the pursuit of adventure.
Continuation to Lobuche:
From Thukla, the trail winds up towards Lobuche. The air becomes noticeably thinner as you climb higher, so remember to take slow and deliberate steps to allow your body to acclimate.
Arrival in Lobuche:
After 4-5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Lobuche, a remote mountain settlement at an altitude of 6,119 meters (20,075 feet). The views of the rugged landscape and surrounding peaks are simply mesmerizing.
Check-In at Lodge:
Check into your lodge in Lobuche and settle into your room. The accommodations here are basic but designed to provide warmth and comfort.
Rest and Acclimatization:
Given the significant increase in altitude, rest is crucial for acclimatization. Spend the afternoon acclimatizing, relaxing, and hydrating to prepare for the next day's trek to Everest Base Camp.
Dinner and Reflection:
Enjoy dinner at the lodge, and take some time to reflect on your journey so far. The realization that you're nearing the base of Mount Everest is both exciting and humbling.
Breakfast and Trek Preparation:
Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge in Lobuche. Double-check your trekking gear, pack essentials like water, snacks, and a camera, and prepare for the trek to Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp.
Start Trek to Gorakshep:
The trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep is a crucial leg of your journey, bringing you closer to Everest Base Camp. The trail is challenging, but the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas make it immensely rewarding.
Ascend to Gorakshep:
The initial part of the trek involves a steady ascent as you make your way through rocky terrain. The air gets thinner, and the temperature may drop, so ensure you're dressed in layers to stay warm.
After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you'll reach Gorakshep, a small settlement at an altitude of 5,164 meters (16,942 feet). Gorakshep is the last inhabited village on the Everest Base Camp route.
Lunch Break in Gorakshep:
Stop at Gorakshep for a well-deserved lunch to refuel and gather energy for the afternoon hike to Everest Base Camp.
Trek to Everest Base Camp:
From Gorakshep, embark on a thrilling 2-3 hour hike to Everest Base Camp. The trail is challenging, weaving through glacial moraines and rocky terrain. As you approach the base camp, the views become increasingly awe-inspiring.
Arrival at Everest Base Camp:
Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, you'll be greeted by the iconic Khumbu Icefall and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks. Take time to absorb the significance of being at the base of the world's highest mountain.
Explore Everest Base Camp:
Spend some time exploring the base camp area, interacting with fellow trekkers and climbers, and capturing memorable photographs. Enjoy the unique ambiance of this extraordinary location.
Return to Gorakshep:
After your visit to Everest Base Camp, trek back to Gorakshep, which typically takes about 1-1.5 hours. Rest and relax in Gorakshep, reflecting on the incredible experience of the day.
Dinner and Overnight Stay:
Enjoy a warm and hearty dinner at the lodge in Gorakshep. As you prepare for a night's rest at this high altitude, take in the sense of accomplishment for having reached Everest Base Camp.
Early Breakfast and Trek Preparation:
Start your day early with a nutritious breakfast at the lodge in Gorakshep. Prepare for an exciting hike to Kala Patthar, one of the best vantage points to witness Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
Begin the Hike to Kala Patthar:
The trek to Kala Patthar starts from Gorakshep. The trail is challenging and steep, but the effort is well worth the breathtaking views you'll experience at the summit.
Ascend to Kala Patthar:
The ascent usually takes 2-3 hours, depending on your pace and acclimatization. As you climb higher, the panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan giants unfold before you.
Arrival at Kala Patthar:
Upon reaching Kala Patthar, you'll be rewarded with an unforgettable vista of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks. The sight of the sun rising over Everest is particularly awe-inspiring.
Photography and Exploration:
Take your time to capture photographs and immerse yourself in the beauty of the highest mountains on Earth. The feeling of being at this vantage point is indescribable.
Descent to Gorakshep:
After spending a considerable amount of time at Kala Patthar, descend back to Gorakshep. The descent typically takes about 1-1.5 hours.
Lunch in Gorakshep:
Upon your return to Gorakshep, have a well-deserved lunch at the lodge to replenish your energy.
Helicopter Flight to Kathmandu:
Following lunch, you'll board a chartered helicopter for a spectacular flight back to Kathmandu. The flight provides an aerial perspective of the stunning Himalayan landscapes as you bid farewell to the mountains.
Arrival in Kathmandu:
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to rest, relax, or explore the vibrant city.
Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:
In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. After a fulfilling day of trekking and a scenic helicopter flight, you'll retire for the night at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Final Day in Kathmandu:
On this last day of your trip, you'll have some free time in Kathmandu. You might want to use this time to explore more of the city, do some souvenir shopping, or simply relax and reflect on your journey.
Depending on your departure time, you may opt to visit any remaining attractions in Kathmandu that you didn't have a chance to explore earlier in your trip. Popular options include Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), or Boudhanath Stupa.
Lunch in Kathmandu:
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant, sampling some traditional Nepali dishes or international cuisine.
Head back to your hotel and pack your belongings, ensuring you have all your souvenirs, trekking gear, and travel documents well organized.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport:
Everest Base Camp Trek and Tours will arrange a transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. The timing of the transfer will be coordinated based on your flight departure time.
Flight Check-In and Security:
Arrive at the airport with ample time before your flight departure. Complete check-in procedures, pass through security checks, and proceed to the appropriate gate for your flight.
Board your flight and bid farewell to the stunning landscapes and warm hospitality of Nepal. Your journey back home will likely include a connecting flight or flights, depending on your final destination.
Safe Arrival Home:
Arrive at your home destination, concluding your remarkable Everest Base Camp trek and journey through Nepal.
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The total cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the route you take, the length of the trek, the time of year, your level of comfort, and the travel arrangements you make and their services.
It's challenging to provide an exact total cost as it can vary greatly, but a rough estimate for a standard 12 to 14-day Everest Base Camp trek for an international traveler could range from $1,000 to $4,000 or more, depending on your choices and preferences. The luxurious trekking packaging and return by helicopter will cost a bit higher than the standard packages. Keep in mind that it's essential to research and plan carefully to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
The average age of individuals trekking to Everest Base Camp can vary, but it typically ranges from the late 10s to early 50s. However, it's important to note that age is not a strict limitation for this trek. People of different ages have successfully completed the journey, including those in their 60s and even 70s.
The physical fitness and overall health of the individual are more important factors than age alone. The trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging and requires a reasonable level of fitness and stamina. It involves walking long distances over varied terrain and ascending to high altitudes. Prior trekking experience and regular exercise can be beneficial in preparing for the trek, regardless of age.
It's advisable for individuals, especially those who are older or have any underlying health conditions, to consult with a medical professional before undertaking such a physically demanding trek. Additionally, it can be beneficial to choose a slower-paced itinerary, allowing for acclimatization and proper rest during the ascent.
Also you can do the helicoptor chopper as a Premium Everest Base Camp Trek.
The decision to take Diamox (acetazolamide) for the Everest Base Camp trek is a personal one and should be discussed with a medical professional. Diamox is a medication commonly used to prevent and treat altitude sickness, which can occur when ascending to high altitudes too quickly. It works by increasing the rate of breathing and helping the body acclimatize to the reduced oxygen levels at higher elevations.
If you choose to take Diamox, it's generally recommended to start the medication a day or two before ascending to higher altitudes and continue taking it for a few days after reaching the highest point of your trek. The dosage and duration will depend on your specific circumstances, so it's crucial to follow the advice of a medical professional.
Additionally, it's important to note that Diamox is not a substitute for proper acclimatization and other precautions during high-altitude treks. It's still important to ascend slowly, stay hydrated, listen to your body, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.
For an Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return, you will need several permits and documents to ensure a smooth and legal journey. Here are the main permits and documents required:
TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card:
The TIMS card is essential for all trekkers heading into the Everest region. It helps authorities keep track of trekkers and ensure their safety. The cost and process for obtaining a TIMS card may vary depending on the trekking season and your nationality.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit:
The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is mandatory for entering the Sagarmatha National Park, where Everest Base Camp is located. It is issued by the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or at the park entrance in Monjo.
Local Area Permit (LAP) - Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality:
In addition to the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, you will need a Local Area Permit issued by the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. This permit is usually obtained in Lukla before proceeding further.
Helicopter Flight Booking Details:
Ensure you have all the details of your helicopter flight booking, including the date, time, and flight company. This information is crucial for arranging the helicopter return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
Emergency Contact Information:
Provide emergency contact details to your trekking agency, including your embassy's contact information and any relevant medical contacts. This is a safety measure in case of emergencies during the trek.
Passport and Visa:
Carry a valid passport with at least six months' validity from the date of entry into Nepal. Ensure you have the appropriate tourist visa for Nepal, which you can obtain upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Flight Itinerary and Confirmation:
Have a copy of your flight itinerary and confirmation for both your arrival in Kathmandu and your return helicopter flight from Gorakshep. This includes flight numbers, dates, and times.
Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, helicopter evacuation, and other emergencies. Your insurance should also cover the entire duration of your stay in Nepal.
Hotel Reservation Details:
Carry proof of your hotel reservation in Kathmandu for the night of your return from the Everest Base Camp trek.
Trekkers' Information Form:
Fill out and submit the Trekkers' Information Form, typically provided by your trekking agency. This form contains essential information about your trek and emergency contacts.
While Everest Base Camp is situated below the death zone, it experiences extremely low air density, making helicopter access challenging. Furthermore, suitable landing sites are limited. As a result, helicopters can only take off from Gorakshep and Kalapatthar due to these constraints. If you find yourself at Everest Base Camp, your options are to descend to Gorakshep or hike back to Kalapatthar after returning from Everest Base Camp to catch a helicopter flight.
Helicopter landings at Everest Base Camp are not feasible due to low air density, challenging terrain, and the potential risk of engine problems.
In the event of an emergency, a helicopter may perform a rescue operation near Everest Base Camp but will not land there. If someone sustains severe injuries at Everest Base Camp, Sherpa guides will secure them onto a stretcher and hoist them into the helicopter using ropes. Alternatively, they may transport the injured individual to Gorakshep and arrange for further medical assistance at a hospital in Kathmandu.
In the interest of passenger safety and due to the absence of a permit for flying over the Base Camp, we are unable to conduct flights over Everest Base Camp.
For climbing mountain, you need to acclimatize for 4-5 days in Everest Base Camp before climb to Khumbu Icefall. After climbing the Khumbu icefall, you will come back to the Base Camp for rest. You will climb up to Camp 1 and stay at Camp 1 for two nights. You will then return to Base Camp.
Throughout the consecutive 6-7 hours of trekking each day on the way to Everest Base Camp, trekkers typically experience a weight loss of around 5-6 kg. However, the amount of weight lost is influenced by the food and water intake as well as adequate rest taken during the trek.
The 130 km distance is calculated using the typical itinerary that passes through Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Everest Base Camp. Although 127 km may seem like an extensive trek, fret not, as you will complete this distance within a span of 12 days. On average, you'll trek about 12 km each day, requiring 6-7 hours of walking
Nepalese visa can be obtained on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport which is the only international airport of Nepal and is situated in the capital Kathmandu. People of different nationalities flying to Nepal can get on arrival visa at Immigration office at TIA under department of immigration. The procedure is easy and simple but you might get queues on peak tourist season. If you want to skip those queues you can also get the visa from your nearest Nepalese embassy as well. If you are not flying to Nepal you can also get the visas on Nepal-India borders and Nepal-China border as well. The government of Nepal charges certain fees as per the length of stay of the tourists which are mentioned below.
On Arrival Visa Fee
15 Days – 25 USD
30 Days – 40 USD
90 Days – 100 USD
To get the Nepalese Tourist Visa you will have to fulfill certain procedures at (TIA) if you have not obtained the visa before your visit to Nepal as per the Department of Immigration of Government of Nepal.
The government of Nepal grants gratis visa (free visa) for the tourist under following categories as per Department of Immigration of Nepal.
o SAARC citizens except (Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time up to 30 days. Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
o Children below 10 years.
o Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
o Chinese Nationals
o Indian Citizens having valid government ID card do not need visa to enter and stay in Nepal.
Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa agreement. The tourist visa can be extended up to 150 days in a year and can be extended from Kathmandu and Pokhara immigration office or you can also apply online for visa extension. If you overstay your visa less than 7 days then you will be charged $2 per day and if you overstay longer then you might not be allowed to board your departing flight as per the law of Nepal government.
Packing List / Equipment Checklist
List Of Equipment For 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The following belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each).
· Headband or Beanie
· Neck Gaiter or Balaclava
· Hat for Sun Protection
· Inner Gloves
· Outer insulated gloves
· Base Layer
· Insulated Jacket
· Outer Layer
· Trekking Shirts/T-Shirt
· Fleece Jacket
· Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
· Base Layer
· Trekking trousers and shorts
· Rain and Windproof Trousers
· Hiking Boots
· Trekking shoes/sandals
· Hiking/Thermal Socks
· Gaiters (not necessary)
· Sleeping bag
Bags and Backpacks
· Duffle bag
Miscellaneous & Accessories
· Trekking Poles
· Head Torch
· Sunscreen/Lip balm/Wipes/Hand Sanitizer/Toiletries
· Reusable Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
· Small Locks
· Trekking Towel
· Waterproof Ziplock Bags
· Camera/Video Camera/Extra Batteries/ Extra Chargers
· Notebook/Journal and Pen (optional)
· Playing Cards/Book/Kindle (optional)
· Water Purification Tablets
· General Medications
· Basic First Aid Kit
· Blister Plasters
· Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport
· Favourite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities. However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during our 10 days trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability.
The 10 day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek.
The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 degree Celsius in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views.
Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC.
I don’t know where I should start from. From Landing and TIA to our Departure everything was awesome. Words fell short to describe what an incredible time we had in Nepal. We are very much thankful to the entire team of Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours and will recommend this company to everyone.
16th Jun, 2022
Thanks for the wonderful trek and fantastic helicopter ride. I really appreciate the kind service and everything of this company.
16th Jun, 2022
The views were breathtaking. How can something be so beautiful and attractive, I am speechless just want to thanks the entire team members of Everest Base Camp Treks and tours.
16th Jun, 2022
Trekking to Everest has been a dream for me since a very long time but I only had very short holiday so I did Everest Base camp Helicopter Trek. Kedar the CEO of the company and the team members managed everything perfectly. It was a complete package of fun and adventures. The views indeed were heavenly; people were very friendly and helpful. It was a beautiful experience and I heartily thanks to Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours.
16th Jun, 2022
I have had the most amazing experience in Nepal. It was my first helicopter ride and I enjoyed it to the fullest. I did EBC helicopter trek with Everest Base Camp Trekking tours and it was a trek of lifetime. The views were amazingly beautiful. Even at such altitude the services were very good and I think I’ve got the true value of my money and much more in return. Highly recommend this company.
16th Jun, 2022
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