11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

"Great adventure in the heart of Mt. Everest with comfort of scenic Heli flight back to Kathmandu"
Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545 m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • Take to the gentle skies accompanied by dramatic views on a flight to and from Lukla.
  • Enjoy the great dramatic and scenic adventure in the heart of Mt. Everest.
  • A scenic and thrilling flight from a helicopter to Everest Base Camp.
  • Get to know the age-old culture of Sherpa highlanders unchanged for centuries.
  • Be on a hike to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest.
  • Pay a visit to the world heritage site of the Sagarmatha national park enriched with rare flora/fauna.
  • Visiting traditional villages and impress colorful monasteries of great interest.
  • Beautiful pines, rhododendron woodland to the arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
  • Bedazzled and savour the astonishing beauty of the  Khumbu Icefall.
  • Watch the gracefulness and flawless presence of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m).

 

An advantage of booking a trip with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, and duffle bags for porter, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek.

Trip Introduction: 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 2023/2024

"Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is unarguably one of the best aerial trek adventures that take place in Nepal. There is no other alternative and a better perspective to circumnavigate the iconic landmark than a Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return" 

What are 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 2023/2024 trips all about?

Did you ever dreamt or fantasize about having a faceoff with the mighty snow-fed mountain peaks?  It's now time to change this dream into a fulfilling reality. You get the privilege of sitting in the comfort of a helicopter to get a bird's eye view of the mighty Everest. Bask under the thrilling vistas and scenic views of Mount Everest and its adjoining 8 of the tallest mountain peaks in the world.

Our Electrifying 'Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return’ 2023/2024 is a memorable adventure for those who live larger than life. It is an aerial voyage to witness the spectacles of the mountains followed by the beauty of the Sherpa culture and tradition. We bask under the green rugged cover of the mountains that engulfs the mysterious valleys. This spectacular trip is a fulfilling experience of gazing at thrilling bridges, Stupas, colorful prayer flags, and the age-old villages in the Everest Region.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - How do we get there? What can we expect?

We fly into the clouds and above the overwhelming mountains during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek tour to reach Lukla.  Upon reaching here we take a short hike to Phakding we enjoy our short walk amidst the Himalayan abode. Taking on an array of the well-known suspension bridge of the Everest Region, crossing the white river, we reach Namche Bazaar (3,400m). Here we take an ideal rest and acclimatize for the whole day at Namche. It is from where we make our way to the Everest Base Camp from a helicopter. This much-awaited flight is a thrilling encounter with glorious views of the mountains and the villages. Watching the first glimmering rays of the morning sunlight gently kissing the snow-capped peaks is a phenomenal treat. The first sightings of sun-beamed peaks relishing with a cup of coffee is an unimaginable feeling to cherish. Despite this phenomenal experience we still are far from our actual moment of catching glimpse of the mighty Mount Everest from the base camp. We make a careful ascent further to the famous vantage point ideally known as Kala Patthar(5,550m).

We then descend back to Gorak Shep(5,185m) where we retire in our helicopter for a flight back to Lukla. We stay overnight at Lukla and in the morning fly back to Kathmandu. This marks the end of our elusive breathtaking Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in Nepal.

Are 11 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return trip for everyone?

This trip is perfect and ideal for everyone having minimal fitness levels who dare to dream of making it to the legendary Everest. Even young kids can accompany their guardians and do this with comparative ease and safety. This unique journey is an ideal mix of short hikes with scenic flights. This opportunity comes only once in a lifetime so why to wait come be a part of Trekking Planner Nepal's group and see the mountains like no one does?

If you are on the lookout for something more challenging and adventurous trekking journey we have it for you. You have the liberty of choosing various other options and routes for making it to the Everest Base Camp. We have 13 days of Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 days of Short Everest Base Camp Trek, 15 Days of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking, and many more to choose from.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.

This one element is always vital to watch out for before planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour. It decides the success or failure of the tour. More often than not it is nearly impossible to predict the weather and its moods. As this kind of journey is carried out throughout the year but there are ups and downs in every season. To avoid all these pros and cons the best suitable time for trekking is during the spring and autumn. These months are a guarantee almost for getting crystal clear skies from dusk till dawn. The aura of clear blue skies provides the most spectacular vistas and views. The temperature is bearable with plenty of warm sunlight and it is soothing and pleasant. On the other hand, during the winters and monsoons, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, or rain followed by cold temperatures. These entire factors discourage adventurers from trekking.

January to February - Extreme months only for adventure junkies.

This is perhaps the coldest time of all. This is when it experiences heavy snowfall in the mountains can result in extremely cold temperatures. Though the days are warm and bearable with clear skies, the night becomes extremely cold. Fret not if you are on a trek with Trekking Planner Nepal be assured of your safety at all times. However, if you are not a cold weather-friendly person then better not to be on this journey to this part of the world.

March to April - Best for all walks of life for trekking.

Undoubtedly this is one of the best times of the season to be at the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very comfortable providing splendid views of the Himalayas ranges and glaciers. It is the beginning of the spring season, and the weather starts to warm up during these months. There is an element of smile and bloom out into the wild as the hidden elusive beings come back to life in the sunny weather. Especially the mid of March is considered to be ideal with clear skies around the snow-fed mountains can be sighted their best. Hence the majority of them fulfill their dream trekking journey with success at this time of the year often succeed in their expedition at this time.

May to June – Pleasant and warm for trekking.

These are the months when the monsoon sets in gradually. However, it is also a suitable time for trekking right before the rain starts to pour in. Nepal experiences rainfall not until the end of June till mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more blissful.

July to August – Rainy yet doable for trekking.

These months are when the downpour hits hard. As a result of this occurrence Flights to Lukla more often than not gets canceled at the beginning or end of the trek. It does pose a challenge for trekkers and their trek journey but it’s not out of the question yet. If you want to trek in these particular months then Trekking Planner will take care of your safety and make your journey memorable and ably successful. Be reminded that though rainy it does provide spectacular views of the waterfall and it is less frequent too.

September to October – Festive months for trekking.

The months ranging between September to October happen to be another best season for doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. There is a huge influx of trekkers in Nepal due to its favorable weather conditions. The monsoon gradually comes to an end making it a pleasant time for trekking. Their skies remain clear offering an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended, as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek. Also because of Nepal's biggest festival, Dashain and Tihar falls between these months and are a crowd puller.

November to December – Chilly with clear mountain views for the trek.

This is probably one of the toughest months for trekking yet preferred by most. It’s time for the snowfall in the Himalayan region to impose difficulties for trekking. The nights are chilly but during the day the skies are clear providing exquisite glimpses of towering mountains.

Important Note.

  • This trip departure every day of the year
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept instant booking and online payment

Climate and Weather-Everest base camp region.

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and nighttime as well as in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of the Himalayas, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Local Culture and Religion-Everest Area.

Sherpas are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herdings like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.

In every Sherpa village, one can find a monastery, some are older by more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older and was destroyed by a huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.

As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (domes), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post to the present.

Travel Insurance-Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.

Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, where Travel & Medical Insurance should obtain through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.

Whilst all our hikes, trekking, and tour programs with itineraries where accommodations are all set in respective Hotels/lodges / Homestays, Guest houses, and Resorts even camping in some remote areas as per the set program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicles on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather, and roads or trail condition. Trekking Planner request Clients on booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance compulsory undertaking any tour and trek. It should include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and adequate cover for baggage.

In this situation, your selected and chosen tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political, riot, bad weather, broken road or trail condition, and porter's situation and condition. The company has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control including if the volume of travelers is less than expected as per the trips selected. In this case, please bear with us we will try our best to adjust the itinerary trips as best as possible for your convenience.

Altitude Sickness.

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitudes, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • tiredness/fatigue
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep
  • Loss of appetite

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.

Washing and Toilet facilities for the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.

All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian-style squat toilets. The toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a rubbish bin that is

Itinerary
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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is provided with standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner.

    On first arrival at Kathmandu international airport via various, respective airlines you will be received by Trekking Planner staff and guide with traditional with garland, and then transfers to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city around Thamel area.

    An interesting and exciting place to be steeped with shops, trekking stores, world-class restaurants, and hotels of international standard.

    On checking into your rooms with refreshing rest after a jet-leg, then join with other members of the groups for briefing on Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli, our guide provides important information regar

    ding trekking with other necessary details to make your adventure a great success with us.

    Evening includes a welcome dinner in a nice, authentic Nepalese restaurant with a Nepalese Folk Culture program to entertain while having dinner.
    Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

      Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, on a small aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier), seated for a maximum of 18 passengers, including two pilots and air attendants.

      Enjoy grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with views of Mt. Everest, as plane lands on unique airstrip and runways to park at Lukla ‘Tenzing & Hillary Airport’.

      On collecting your baggage, carried by our strong porters and pack animals as walk starts on a gradual downhill, after leaving interesting Lukla town, and then following Dudh Kosi River upstream through number of Sherpa farm villages to reach at Phakding village for first overnight of the adventure.
      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

        From Phakding, a pleasant walk in the morning around of pine and rhododendron woods to a long suspension bridge to cross above Dudh Kosi River, and the short ups to reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village.

        Sagarmatha, name for Mt. Everest in Nepal while Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, the park designated in World Heritage Sites. From the park entrance cross another bridge to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar.

        Probably, stop for lunch for an hour or more and then follow the river bed into the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest and then cross the last high bridge.

        After the bridge, a long uphill haul on a winding wide trail with views of high snow peaks with Mt. Everest on a clear day. As the walk progress slowly the climb ends on reaching at colorful Namche Bazaar for an overnight halt.

        The main hub of trekkers and mountaineers as well a perfect place for rest days to get acclimatized.
        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

          Full day in Namche Bazaar, for leisure hike to explore Namche Bazaar and its high view-point for excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and range of peaks. Visit the National Park museum for more information on Khumbu and Everest area, energetic people can taka hike uphill to Everest View Hotel which is about two hours hike above Namche Bazaar.

          Rest of the afternoon enjoy your day, relaxing and browsing around Namche nice café, well-stocked shops and stores with banks and ATM if you require local cash.
          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

            Enjoying time at Namche, adventure continues heading higher on a nice scenic path facing lovely mountain views with a deep river gorge, as walk head downhill to Imjatse River, a small spot called Phunge-Tenga for lunch stop within the shade of coniferous tree lines.

            Afternoon, start climb into the cool shade of pine, hemlock, fir, oaks, and rhododendron forest to reach at beautiful Thyangboche / Tengboche and its impressive monastery.

            Thyangboche, surrounded by green forest and snow-capped peaks with grand views of Mt. Everest with stunning close views of Ama Dablam with an array of peaks that encircles this wonderful spot.

            Thyangboche for overnight stop or little further down to Deboche, with time to visit the monastery and observe young monks and priests on daily religious routine, where climbers on major expeditions visit here to get blessed by head priest / Lama for safe climb and success.
            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

              Enjoy the morning views of Everest and beautiful Ama Dablam, along with the breakfast, then start our day with easy downhill into serene woodland for less than an hour, to reach a strong metal over raging Imjatse River deep gorge.

              From here with a slow climb with majestic view of Ama Dablam to reach the last permanent Pangboche village, the other places on route like Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep are temporary settlements to cater the travelers with lodges accommodation and restaurants.

              After Pangboche tree lines drop for wide-open country, with gradual climb with short descend to a small bridge to cross, and then steep climb for an hour to enter scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche for overnight stops.

              Dingboche with many good lodges for travelers, includes grand views of Ama Dablam North Face with famous Island Peak towards the east.
              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                Another well-deserved rest day at Dingboche allows you with proper acclimatization at this high altitude.

                To support acclimatization take a short hike up to Nakarjung hills for better views of surrounding peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east direction with array of peaks, walking high and sleeping or resting low helps you to overcome with altitude sickness or AMS.
                Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                  Enjoying wonderful rest at Dingboche, today a short distance walk to Lobuche but takes time due to dry air and high altitude. Morning starts with a short climb to a high ridge, offers grand views of Imjatse valley and Dingboche settlement with surrounding high snow peaks.

                  From here on a gradual scenic trail to Thugla for lunch, this is where the massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. Thugla a junction to Everest base camp where Dingboche and Pheriche valley trail joins.

                  After a lunch break, start the windy afternoon with a steep climb for an hour to Thugla pass, where you can notice many stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing on Mt. Everest, Lhotse, or other high mountains. From here a nice walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop.
                  Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                    Our Big Day! Adventure to Everest Base Camp, starts early morning on easy gradual path and then short climb to reach a near level ground.

                    Where trail to Gorakshep and Glass Pyramids (a metrological stations), separates interested people can make a short visit to glass pyramids and collect information of glacier movements and climate change of the area.

                    From here walk for few hours with a short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then short downhill to Gorakshep, located beneath lofty peak Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill. Gorakshep was an early base camp back in the 1950s to late 1970’s, a small settlement with few lodges where we will spend overnights after visiting base camp.

                    The walk continues for another 2-3 hours to reach our destination at Everest base camp, where you will be standing beneath towering Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse with close views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers.

                    Enjoying grand views of amazing experience retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for the last overnight stop around Everest and the high Khumbu area.
                    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                      Early morning start with strenuous steep climb to Kalapathar black rocky hill top, on the highest spot of the adventure. From the top and along mid-way enjoy a breathtaking panorama of giant mountains, with Mt. Everest at its closest distance. Enjoying grand glorious scenery descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast.

                      After a good morning high altitude breakfast with views of surrounding high peaks, get ready for a Helicopter flight to Kathmandu, the scenic swift flight on AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, made in France, which is popular all over the world and Ecureuil model or similar types.

                      The seats of maximum for 4-5 person, for larger group, requires two heli to ferry all passengers back to Kathmandu.

                      During your air journey, enjoy the dramatic scenery of the countryside with Central and Eastern Himalaya mountain range, as Heli makes a smooth landing at Kathmandu airport, transfer back to your hotel after a glorious adventure and experience on Everest base camp trek with Heli.
                      Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

                        Your last day in amazing Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time for homeward bound or to your next respective destinations. Trekking Planner staff and guide transfers you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing adventure on Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli.
                        Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

                        Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                        Inclusions
                        What's Included
                        •  All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                        •  Twin/double sharing accommodation on BB at 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
                        •  Kathmandu to Lukla by regular flight and Gorak Shep to Kathmandu by Helicopter
                        •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System ( TIMS card)
                        •  A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license-holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance
                        •  02 guests to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment
                        •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us
                        •  Best available twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the trek (we have private rooms with attached bathrooms except for Gorekshep)
                        •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking
                        •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek
                        •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                        •  First aid kit
                        •  Trekking Planner Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city, and trekking route maps – if necessary
                        •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                        •  Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the     safest hands possible
                        •  One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek        
                        •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                        What's Excluded
                        •  Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                        •  All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights)
                        •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                        •  Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                        •  In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from
                        •   mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given period of itinerary
                        •  Your expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                        •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                        •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions or any event out of our control
                        Departure Dates

                        If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

                        Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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                        Departure DateDeparture DateJan 29, 2023 Feb 08, 2023Trip StatusTrip StatusGuaranteedPriceStarting fromUS$2699
                        Essential Info

                        Suggested Equipment List 

                        • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                        • Day pack
                        • Trekking shoes
                        • Sports shoes or sandals
                        • Sun Hat/cap
                        • Warm woolen cap
                        • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                        • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                        • Pullover or warm sweeter
                        • Raincoat
                        • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                        • Hand gloves
                        • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                        • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                        • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred)
                        • Sunglasses
                        • Water bottle
                        • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                        •  Flash or Torch light
                        • Camera and batteries
                        FAQs
                        • Simple jogging, running, and walking for an hour or less every day before and after booking the trek with us. Exercise should include walking ups and down steps or one can enjoy swimming, aerobic, and Zumba class to stay fit and healthy for the trek to Everest base camp.

                        • There is WiFi available on route EBC Trek in most lodges that you spend overnights, sometimes with poor reception due to weather condition as well if you are staying in places enclosed by high hills and mountains or near river gorge.

                        • In every lodge to Gorakshep, with facilities to charge your electronic gadgets, from Thyangboche onward most lodges have their solar power, where you have to pay per hour for each gadget.

                        • Showers are available hot or cold in every lodge that you stay, at extra cost where your guide will advise you, the bathrooms are all right and clean but some places not to Western standard or of Kathmandu hotels. Depending upon the standard of the hotel, there are toilets and bathroom, available on route trek at lodges and restaurants. Further high up there are no attach bathrooms or toilets due to harsh weather and high altitude terrain, where most toilets are outside the lodge.

                        • You can leave at the hotel storage, or with Trekking Planner as well any valuable items and documents that are not required on treks, where you can store in a safety box at the hotel.

                        • You can buy or rent some good gear required for the trek in Kathmandu, if it is too much to carry from home, like sleeping bags, down jackets, snow gaiters, flash/torch including good metal water bottles and rucksacks.

                        • When booking the whole package with guide and porters, including all meals on treks with room accommodation. The only money you need is for your personal needs, like buying souvenirs, hot shower in lodge or for snacks and other refreshments. US$ 300 to 400 convertible to local currency should be enough, and carry extra emergency money about US$ 100 to 200 in case of flight delay and cancellation, or if you have to break the journey and have to leave earlier.

                          Other expenses for tipping the guide and porters, if you feel they deserve it after taking much care of you and the whole group.

                        • As long you take enough precaution you will be okay, walking slow and steady with some rest will help you from altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The other good things to fight with altitude is drinking enough water, light tea, or some hot drinks and soups, should consume at least a minimum of 2-3 liters of fluid every day.

                          We have flexible itinerary days to cope with altitude having rest days for acclimatization. Do not take sleeping pills or strong drugs at high altitudes can lead to critical situations. Ibuprofen is all right to take as per your doctor's advice or medical personal. As for Diamox, your doctor should advise you, normally some people take from the start of the trek to the end at Lukla or any final destination. Diamox can help but one will get a slight side effect like a nibbling feel on fingers and makes you pee a lot.

                        • It is best to join in a group departures date, as it is more fun and enjoyable with travelers of different nationalities and the cost of the trip comes slightly low than traveling alone with a guide and porter.

                          If your holiday and date do not coincide with group departure dates, we can organize a special private trek for you, as exact date provided by you, we will set the date accordingly.

                        • Guide will either accompany from Kathmandu, sometimes our local guide and field staff are stationed in Lukla also. All expert local guides provided with much knowledge of the area of trekking equipped with basic medical training and First-Aid including Responsible Tourism or Eco-Trekking to make our clients safe with enjoyable holidays.

                          The number of guide and field staff provided according to group size, larger the group with more guide, staff and porter for minimum of 2-4 person with a guide and couple of porters to accompany throughout the trek.

                        • Awesome panorama of world highest mountain range, which you can view four world highest peaks on Everest Base Camp Heli flight, from Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu. The difference is, you can enjoy the trek to Everest base camp in a short duration of time, than normal trekking days of more than 11-12 days.

                        • It varies on booking as per season size, normally we run the trek for a minimum of 2-3 person and maximum of 08 to 12 person in a group, but in special case we also organize for solo or individual travelers, although the cost comes much higher than in group.

                        • Once you book with us, no need to carry your stuff like bigger baggage which will be carried by our porters and pack animals, the only item that you should carry with you is your day items with small day pack or rucksack.

                        • Yes, Travel and medical insurance most important and necessary documents to have with you, which should cover emergency medical evacuation on health issues by any means of transport like a Helicopter.

                          Travel insurance should cover flight cancellation due to bad weather, or any unforeseen situation like roadblocks, due to landslides, political unrest that might hamper your travel in Nepal.

                        • Simple to standard room accommodation either you prefer single or twin sharing rooms with your partners, but higher up at Lobuche and Gorakshep single rooms might not be available in high trekking seasons.

                          Lodge room accommodation as per your budget, where one can find luxury to simple standard rooms up to Dingboche. From Lobuche and Gorakshep only simple rooms available. Most places till Thyangboche with attach bathrooms and toilets or common, with large warm dining hall.

                        • Spring and autumn/fall to pre-winter best seasons for Everest base camp Heli Trek, when most morning till mid-day with clear sky for views and pleasant Helicopter flight, as well for treks.

                        • Not at all, as long one take precautionary measures as advised by your doctor, guide, and group leader. High Altitude Symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is the main danger to be avoided, with enough rest days for acclimatization, drinking enough fluid (safe drinking water, green tea, or hot lemon and soups). As well walking slow with short rest will help you to make your trek enjoyable without any danger of high altitude.

                          The other part of the trek is walking over moraine and glaciers to Everest base camp for just one day, it can be dangerous if you do not know the right path with guide will be safe throughout the treks.

                        • A big yes, it can land depends upon landing space as base camp is full of rock, moraine and glaciers, the available Heli-Pad or level ground is hard to maintain due to rock falls, avalanches and movement of glaciers every season.

                          Which makes any type of chopper difficult to find space for a smooth and perfect landing. The only best available Heli-Pad with much level ground at Gorakshep or on the base of Kalapathar Hill.

                        • Not as hard as it looks, although much ups in the first part of the trek, return journey is easier on losing heights. The high altitude makes hard walks for some people, taking time with a slow walk makes you overcome the hard work, and feel great on achieving your goal.

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