Everest Trek With Helicopter Tour -4 Days

"Experience the Majestic Beauty and the view of the Himalayas like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, and others from the Ground and the Sky!"
Good to Know
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 5364
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking and Scenic mountain flight
  • Best Season Sept to May

Highlights

  • Magnificent views of Himalayas, including Pumori, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Tawache, Lobuche, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest.
  • The magnificent aerial circuit view of the Khumbu region and Sherpa culture.
  • Views of the lakes, rivers, glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and icefalls.
  • Trek towards the tourist hub of Everest the best place to ever be at Namche.
  • Trekking inside the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,one of the world's most famous and recognized national park.
  • Helicopters land at Kalapatthar, one of the highest point of the regular Everest base camp trek.
  • Views of a charming hamlet, a green valley, and a rhododendron and pine tree alpine forest.

Advantage of booking a short trek with a heli ride for a circuit of Everest with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.

  • First-aid kit box with oxygen cans.

  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Important Notice

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has implemented new rules for helicopter landing at Kalapatthar. In a shared helicopter, there are either 5 passengers or 2 passengers, and the cost is split, and in the case of 5 passengers, the helicopter doesn't land. The cost must be split among two passengers for landing at Kalapatthar.

In a private helicopter, if there are 2 passengers, the helicopter lands, and in the case of 5, it doesn't land. There must be either a single passenger or two passengers for the landing at Kalapatthar.

In both sharing and private helicopters the helicopter lands at the Everest View Hotel for breakfast.

Introduction:- Everest trek with a Helicopter tour of everest 2024/2025

Trekking planner has designed a trekking package of Everest trek with a helicopter tour of Everest for trekkers who are plannig to trek and have a Helicopter ride in the Everest region. Witness the beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Tobuche, Lobuche, Island Peak, and other stunning peaks in the Mahalangur Himalayan Range for diffrent angles during the trek and the helicopter ride. The best part of this helicopter ride is ascending above the clouds and admiring the hypnotic beauty of the majestic mountains from above. This trip is one of the most amazing ways to see and become lost in the beautiful Himalayan landscapes. For those who do not have enough time to finish the lengthy and hard walk through the Everest foothills, the Everest Stop over in Kalapatthar (near Everest Base Camp) is a great option.

How does the Everest trek with helicopter tour of the everest region begin and end?

Everest trek with a heli ride is an exhilarating and unforgettable journey that takes you to the heart of the Himalayas.The tour begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town at the gateway to the Everest Region. From here, you will start the journey towards Phakding, which would be around 5 hours of walk and is also considered the warm-up day where you spend your first night at 2600 meters or more of elevation.

The Second Day of the trip, we begin our day after breakfast by going all the way from Monjo to Jorsale, following the Dudh Koshi River and heading towards the Hillary Bridge, one of the highest bridges on the Everest base camp trek, and taking a steep walk across the bridge, going all the way up to Tobh Danda, and then reaching Namche Bazaar.

The Third Day of the tour includes a hike to Syangboche, where you will have the chance to visit the famous Everest Panorama Hotel and the Everest View Hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch with a view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, peak 38, Hilary Peak, Thamserku, and Kongde. After lunch and spending some time there, we will go back to the Sagarmatha National Museum.

On the Fourth Day of our Everest Trek with Helicopter Tour package, you will fly over the base camp of Mount Everest, where trekkers will have the opportunity to land at Kalapatthar and explore the area for about 10-15 minutes. Trekkers will see the preparations for climbing expeditions and get a sense of the unique atmosphere at the base of the world's highest peak while flying over the base camp. From Kalapatthar we fly back to Lukla and take our regular airplane flight back to Kathmandu. 

This helicopter tour and a trek package for Everest is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the thrill of flying close to Mount Everest, without any physical effort.

What makes Everest trekking with helicopter tour of everest special?

Everest Base Camp trek and helicopter tour with Landing at Kalapatthar is unique and special because it offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Mount Everest up close and personal. The tour typically includes a flight from Kathmandu to the base camp of the mountain, with a landing at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). The helicopter ride provides breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas, including a close-up of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Additionally, the landing at the base camp allows for a brief exploration of the area, providing a chance to feel the unique atmosphere of the base camp and to see the preparations for climbing expeditions. A tour is also a good option for those who might not have much time, resources, or physical ability to trek to the base camp on foot.

The aerial views of the mountain peaks become increasingly visible as you fly beyond the peaks. The harmony of the various terrains will attract you as you take to the skies and fly over the Khumbu vistas. The green Trans Himalayan woods look to have been painted onto glaciated summits by nature. It is a remarkable occasion that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Why to select Everest trekking with a helicopter tour at everest?

Everest trekking with a helicopter tour allows individuals to experience the beauty and grandeur of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan mountain range without the physical demands and risks associated with climbing the mountain. The tour typically includes aerial views of the mountain, stops at base camp, and visits to nearby villages and monasteries. It also allows people to see the mountain from different angles and in different weather conditions. Additionally, it is a great option for people who may not be able to climb the mountain due to physical limitations.
Furthermore, it can be a fascinating and one-of-a-kind way to discover the region.

For whom is the Everest Trek with a helicopter tour appropriate?

The Everest helicopter tour is appropriate for a wide range of people, including:

  • Adventurers looking for a unique approach to discovering the Himalayas.
  • People who want to go climbing but lack the physical ability or time to participate in a regular trek or climb.
  • People who want to see Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan Mountain range but don't want to spend a lot of time on the trek.
  • Those interested know about the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people, residing around the Everest region.
  • Tourists searching for a less strenuous option to a regular trek or climb.
  • Individuals seeking a Himalayas region experience.

It's important to note that this trekking and helicopter tour package will require some level of physical fitness. As we will be walking from Lukla to Namche and taking a helicopter circuit of the Everest region from there. The helicopter ride involves the flight towards the base camp of Everest from Namche and then landing at Kalapatthar and heading back to Lukla.

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What can trekkers expect during Helicopter Tour of Everest?

Soaring above the Khumbu region and Everest Base Camp, travellers get a clear view of the magnificent Himalayas specially during the landing at Kalapatthar, which is one of the best views in the entire Khumbu Region. There is also a panoramic view of the Everest massif and several of its neighboring summits. Aside from Everest, glimpses of the sacred Gokyo Lakes appear tranquil due to their natural beauty and majesty.

Everest Helicopter with Landing is a relaxed and pleasurable way to spend your time. Many characteristics of Mount Everest can be experienced without enduring long periods of arduous trekking. Instead, you'll get a short and straightforward tour that highlights all of Nepal's best qualities and moods.

How should trekkers prepare and pack for Everest trek with a heli tour?

Here are a few things to consider when preparing and packing for a four-day Everest helicopter tour:

Weather: Temperatures in the Everest region can be erratic, ranging from pleasant during the day to quite chilled at night. Layerable clothing, such as a fleece jacket, insulated pants, and a warm hat and gloves, should be packed.

Footwear: Comfortable hiking boots or shoes are required for the tour because some of the stops may involve light hiking. Packing a pair of lightweight sneakers or sandals for camp is also a smart idea.

Sun protection: Because the sun can be harsh at high altitudes, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.

First aid kit: Keep a compact first-aid kit on hand with essentials like pain medicines, band-aids, and any prescription prescriptions you may require.

Camera: Because the journey will take you to some of the most stunning and iconic locations in the Himalayas, carry a camera to capture the moments.

Cash and documents: Bring enough money to cover any personal expenses, such as souvenirs or refreshments. Bring a valid passport, travel insurance, and all relevant permits.

Pack a small towel, toiletries, and a change of clothes for personal hygiene.

Nepal Trekking Planner will supply an oxygen cylinder during the flight, but it's always a good idea to double-check with them ahead of time. It's also important to check with Trekking Planner Nepal for any specific packing requirements or recommendations. And try to pack light, as you will be traveling by helicopter and the space is limited.

Local culture and religion seen at Everest

Phakding and Namche Bazaar are two villages in northeastern Nepal's Solukhumbu region, on the famed trekking route to Mount Everest Base Camp. They are home to the Sherpa people, an ethnic group noted for their mountaineering skill and stamina.

Traditional Sherpa culture and religion are on exhibit in Phakding and Namche Bazaar. Colorful prayer flags and mani walls, which are stone structures etched with mantras and prayers, are examples of this. There are also many chortens, which are Tibetan-style stupas that are typically utilized as places of worship.

The Sherpa people are primarily Buddhist, and several monasteries (gompas) and stupas can be found in these communities. Their culture is greatly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, as evidenced by the number of shrines, sculptures, and prayer wheels decorated with prayer flags. The locals are extremely religious, as seen by their daily rituals and prayers.

Traditional Sherpa houses, made of stone and wood, with flat roofs and prayer flags swinging from the eaves, can also be found. Visitors may also be able to watch traditional Sherpa customs and activities such as the preparation of butter tea and traditional bread, as well as the spinning of prayer wheels.

Visitors can also purchase traditional Sherpa handicrafts, such as hand-woven textiles, jewelry, and other souvenirs, which are available in the local markets.

Which season or month is best for trekking to Everest with a helicopter tour?

Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour can be done through out the year. Autumn and spring are the best times to see the Himalayas and the surrounding regions. This trek is possible during the winter and monsoon seasons, but only if the weather forecast and climatic changes are taken into account. Except in unexpected and unforeseen circumstances, the flight may be canceled due to abrupt weather changes. As a result, because the weather is unpredictable, we usually prepare for one or two extra days.

Is Travel Insurance required for trekkiing with helicopter tour at everest?

Yes, insurance is required for any type of travel, including a four days Everest helicopter tour. The excursion takes place in a remote and mountainous area with restricted access to medical facilities and emergency services. Insurance can provide peace of mind as well as financial security in the event of an emergency.

When obtaining travel insurance for a Himalayan helicopter tour, seek coverage for emergency evacuation, medical expenditures, trip cancellation, and interruption, trip extension due to weather delays and lost or stolen baggage. It is also critical to ensure that the insurance covers any tour-related activities, such as helicopter flights.

It's also a good idea to check with your insurance company to see if they cover the activities you intend to undertake on the tour, and if not, to acquire additional coverage. It's also a good idea to read over the insurance specifics to ensure that you're covered in the region where you're going.

Can we get altitude sickness while trekking or during the heli ride at everest?

Altitude sickness is possible during a helicopter journey to Mount Everest. Altitude sickness, commonly known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), happens when a person rapidly ascends to a high altitude and their body is unable to fully acclimate. AMS symptoms include headache, nausea, tiredness, and difficulty sleeping. It can cause fluid collection in the lungs or brain, which can be catastrophic in severe cases.

While flying in a helicopter is generally seen as a safe means to reach high altitudes, some persons may still be prone to altitude sickness. A quick ascent, a high-altitude destination, and underlying health issues such as heart or lung disease can all raise the risk of AMS.

It's worth noting that tour operators frequently supply oxygen throughout the trip to help with altitude sickness. Furthermore, if you are having signs of altitude sickness, you should notify your guide or pilot as quickly as possible and descend if necessary.

It's also crucial to remember that if you plan to travel to a high altitude, you should consult with your doctor to ensure that you're in good health and don't have any medical disorders that might make flying at a high altitude unsafe.

    Outline itinerary for Everest trek with a helicopter ride.

    Day 01: Fly to Lukla, collect your luggage, and trek to Phakding (a 40-minute flight and a 4-hour walk).
    Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar from Phakding (about 5-6 hour's walk)
    Day 03: Rest and acclamation at Namche
    Day 04: Heli ride from Namche to kalapatthar for landing, fly over Base Camp and return to Lukla

    Everest Short Trek with Everest Base Camp Heli Tour
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    Important Notice

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has implemented new rules for helicopter landing at Kalapatthar. In a shared helicopter, there are either 5 passengers or 2 passengers, and the cost is split, and in the case of 5 passengers, the helicopter doesn't land. The cost must be split among two passengers for landing at Kalapatthar.

    In a private helicopter, if there are 2 passengers, the helicopter lands, and in the case of 5, it doesn't land. There must be either a single passenger or two passengers for the landing at Kalapatthar.

    In both sharing and private helicopters the helicopter lands at the Everest View Hotel for breakfast.

    • AccommodationLodge/ Guest House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft
    1. After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will meet you and take you to the airport for an exciting flight to Lukla.
    2. All flights from TIA to Lukla depart in the morning. It’s because the wind rises in the afternoon and makes flying difficult.
    3. The lush hills and surrounding mountains will meet you as soon as you leave Kathmandu.
    4. Tenzing Hillary Airport is one of the world's most severe high-altitude airports.
    5. Soaring between the towering green hills and landing on a small path at the foot of the mountains will undoubtedly make your heart skip a beat.
    6. Later, visit nearby villages or chill in the teahouse. We will have a long hiking day tomorrow. So, take enough rest.

    Today after breakfast, you will wait at the hotel lobby from where representative of Trekking Planner Nepal will pick you up. The representative will take you on a drive to Tribhuvan International Airport (domestic section) for your boarding flight to Lukla. The logistics will be handled by the representative and the flight will take about thirty-five minutes. During the flight you can see the aerial view of the Himalayan and hilly landscape of Nepal. Similarly, the Kathmandu- Lukla flight is considered one of the most thrilling flights of Nepal.

    Once you land at the Tenzing Hillary airstrip of Lukla you will have a tea break where all your trekking crew members including porters. After a brief discussion about how the trekking is going to be carried out you will then start the walk from Namche to Phakding. You will walk along the Dudh Koshi River and the alpine forest, listening to nature's noises. After that, you'll cross the suspension bridge to go to Phakding. The exhilaration of walking above the swinging bridge will enhance your journey.

    As you reach Phakding you can explore the area or settle in the accommodation place. Afterwards you can energize yourself with a filling dinner. After dinner you will spend the night in Phakding.

    • AccommodationLodge/ Guest House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft
    1. After breakfast, your Everest trekking trip to Namche Bazaar will begin.
    2. We'll make many stops along the way to see the surroundings.
    3. On your route to Monjo, you'll pass through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    4. You'll pass through some wonderful Sherpa settlements on the way to Namche, including Monjo and Jorsale. Namche Bazaar is a lovely town in Nepal's Khumbu region.

    As you wake up, a filling breakfast will be waiting for you and then you can continue on the trekking route. Today you will walk from Phakding to Namche bazaar which is a prominent sherpa settlement in the Everest region.

    As you begin the trek, you will walk from Phakding you will have to do some serious climbing uphill. Before Namche you will come across Monjo which known as the army checkpoint of Everest. Here your documents and permits are thoroughly checked. After all the regulations are met you will continue on the hike and enter the Sagarmatha National Park-a UNESCO world heritage site. After walking for twenty to thirty minutes you will reach your lunch place Jorsale where you can taste delicious cuisines. As you continue from Jorsale you will climb stairs and cross the famous Hillary bridge that is decorated with colorful prayer flags. As you cross the bridge you can feel the high velocity of wind that swings the bridge. Afterwards you can enter Namche and explore the area.

    Once you reach Namche settle in an accommodation place, and have a filling dinner. After dinner you can have rest and stay overnight in Namche.

    • AccommodationLodge/ Guest House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time5,644 m/18,373 ft
    1. Breakfast at the hotel then walk to Helipad
    2. Today we take a helicopter from Namche to Everest base camp overflight and landed near Kalapatthar, taking in the awesome scenery along the way.
    3. After arriving at Kalapatthar, we have some rest, take in the scenery, and live in the moment.
    4. Today after breakfast, you will take a helicopter flight from Namche to Everest Base Camp. So, after breakfast your guide will take you to the helipad where you can board the chopper and take the flight.
    5. Before you board the helicopter, the pilot will give you a brief instruction regarding the safety measure. Once the helicopter takes off you will get to see the mountains of Everest region with aerial view of Mount Everest and the Everest Base Camp.
    6. The flight will continue for half hour with an opportunity to land at Kalapatthar.

    Note: The total passengers for landing at Kalapatthar will be only two. While the helicopter can carry five passengers for the tour landing at Kalapatthar will not be done. So, for landing at Kalapatthar individuals can take a private helicopter or the cost can be shared between two individuals.

    As you land at Kalapatthar, you can see the grand view of Mount Everest, Khumbu icefall and Khumbu glacier. Be sure to capture your photographs and head back to the chopper to return to Lukla. Once you reach Lukla you can have some food to energize yourself and spend the night at Lukla.

    • MealsBreakfast

    An early morning rise is on the cards as we will be boarding the Lukla flight back to Kathmandu or Manthali.  Once in Kathmandu, we will get back to our hotel room and overnight in Kathmandu.

    Flights to Kathmandu.

    Our airport representative or guides will escort you towards the airport. The flight from Lukla takes about 35 to 45 minutes. After arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu via a shared tourist vehicle. This is relevant for the months outside the peak trekking months.

    Flight to Manthali.

    Our airport representative or guides will escort you towards the airport. The flight from Lukla to Manthali is a 20 to 25-minute flight. After that, it is about a 4 to 6-hour drive to Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu on a shared tourist vehicle. This is relevant for the peak trekking season from March to November.

    Helicopter option.

    You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for an extra charge of USD 400 per person and the ticket refund amount. This price is quoted on a per-person sharing basis. This is the best alternative to the long drive from Manthali Airport to Kathmandu during peak season or in times of bad weather when the flights are delayed or canceled. You can choose this option in March, April, May, September, October, and November.

    As you reach Kathmandu, a representative of Trekking Planner Nepal will be waiting for you at the arrival section who will transfer you to the hotel or your desired destination thereby ending your 4- Days Everest Trek with Helicopter Tour with Nepal Trekking Planner.

    Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

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    Inclusions
    What's Included
    • All airport pick-up drops are by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant.
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket.
    • Namche to Everest base camp over fly to Kala Phattar stop and fly back to Lukla 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.
    • Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
    • We provide an assistant to guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    • Twin/double shearing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • First add kit.
    • Trekking Planner’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).
    • Oxymeter 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 safe as possible.
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
    • The sharing bus ride from kathmandu to Ramechhap for lukla flight is included both way.
    • Fresh fruits after dinner every night as dessert during the trek.
    • Cookies and biscuits during the trek for cookie time after reaching the tea house.
    What's Excluded
    • Your Nepal Visa fees.
    • All the international air fare from and to Kathmandu.
    • all meals and accommodatoin in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    • In case of extra nights' accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary.
    • Your personal expenses such as laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter, etc.
    • Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
    • Taking a private jeep towards Ramechhap will cost extra, but it will be worth it.

     

    Departure Dates
    • Everest is a short trek, and a helicopter tour departs every day of the year on a private basis.
    • For a sharing basis, pre-booking is required, as there need to be arrangements for a sharing basis.
    • It is better to keep 2 days as a contingency in case the weather goes sideways.
    • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your needs.
    • This trip is available on a fixed departure and a private group basis.
    • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo, 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.
    • If the given date is not appropriate for you, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. 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.
    • (Call or email now for a private trip: [email protected], mobile +977-9851071767 (24 hours)—WeChat, WeChat, and Viber—so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
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    Departure DateDeparture DateJun 26, 2024 Jun 29, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$1299
    Essential Info

    If you want to customize the trip or custom hand-picked facilities instead of the whole package, we also have those services, for example.

    • Nepal Trekking Planner can provide customized tailored itineraries for our client’s Everest Short Trek with Everest Base Camp Heli Tour needs.
    • Trekking Planner Nepal can conduct the trip by providing guide and porters-only service for the Everest Short Trek with Everest Base Camp Heli Tour-4 Days.
    • Trekking Planner Nepal can provide accommodation-only facilities for the Everest Short Trek with Everest Base Camp Heli Tour if required.
    • Trekking Planner Nepal can provide flight tickets for Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Trekking planner Nepal can provide only flight service from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap.
    • Trekking Planner Nepal provides only vehicle service from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap to Kathmandu.

    Note that from April 2024, the flights will take place from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 hours of drive, depending on whether you are taking a private vehicle or want to join a group to share the cost of a coaster or a bus.

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has implemented new rules that prohibit helicopter landing at Kalapatthar as well as Everest Base Camp. The new rule permits only private helicopters with the number of passengers limited to fewer than two people to land at Kalapatthar. Similarly, sharing helicopters can fly over but cannot land at Kalapatthar.

    Driving to Ramechhap for Lukla Flight, don’t forget these things.

    • If you take a private vehicle, you can reach around a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, and the car will pick you up at the hotel or the place you choose.
    • If you’re taking a shared bus or coaster towards Ramechhap, then you have to go from your place towards the bus, and the bus will have other trekkers joining as well, As soon as everyone arrives, the bus or coaster will then move towards Ramechhap airport.

    Everest Base Camp Trekking Tips for Females.

    • Ladies and women need to keep track of their periods.
    • After tracking the periods, always keep two packs of sanitary pads with you.
    • In the mountains, during the cold, you can feel cramps, and bleeding can be a little more than normal, so feel free to let the guide know about the situation and consume painkillers in case of cramps.

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    Equipment and Gear List

    trekking iconGeneral

    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    HeadUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses

    TorsoTorso

    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    PantLower Body

    • thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts

    GlovesHands

    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

    FeetFeet

    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

    Other essentialsOther Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • water bladder for the day bag
    • small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

    FAQs
    • Training for the Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour will depend on your current fitness level, but some general tips include:

      • Begin by improving your cardiovascular fitness with sports like running, cycling, and swimming.
      • Include strength-training activities like squats, lunges, and deadlifts to strengthen your legs and core muscle.
      • Practice hiking and climbing with a backpack to imitate the trek's circumstances.
      • As the trek approaches, increase the intensity and duration of your training.
      • For expert direction and support, consider hiring a personal trainer or enrolling in a guided training program.
      • Before the hike, acclimate your body by undertaking some acclimatization hiking.
      • It also needs to be hydrated, fed and rested before and during the walk.

      It is always recommended to consult with your doctor before undergoing any energetic physical activity or if you have any health issues.
       

    • Here are some steps you can take to plan and confirm your Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

      • Research and read the reviews of the trip operator’s itineraries and costs.
      • Determine the best time to go based on your schedule and the weather. Spring and fall are thought to be the best seasons for trekking in the Everest Region.
      • Select a trustworthy tour operator and book your trek while paying close attention to the terms and restrictions.
      • Obtain all essential permissions and immunizations, as well as travel and medical insurance.
      • Create a vacation itinerary that includes flights, lodging, and transportation to and from the trekking starting point.
      • Pack the appropriate equipment and clothing, including enough warm layers, waterproof clothing, and high-quality hiking boots.
      • Ensure that you have all of the required documentation and information, such as your passport, visa, permits, and evidence of insurance.
      • Confirm your reservations with the tour operator, as well as your airline and lodging arrangements.
      • Prepare for your journey and enjoy the experience.
      • Due to conservation and safety concerns, the number of trekkers visiting the base camp is strictly limited. To minimize disappointment, it is best to schedule your excursion in advance.
         
    • It depends on your personal preference and the availability of gear in your home country.

      If you have the time and budget, buying your gear at home may be advantageous so that you have high-quality and appropriate gear for the walk. You can also try on the equipment before leaving to ensure that it is comfortable and fits properly.

      If you don't have access to the necessary equipment at home or prefer to wait until you get to Kathmandu, you can buy it there. Many outdoor gear shops in Kathmandu supply a wide range of trekking equipment at cheap prices. However, keep in mind that the quality of the equipment may vary, and it may be difficult to locate specific brands or models.

      You should also come prepared to negotiate over costs, as this is customary in Nepal. Before purchasing anything, it is a good idea to do some research and price comparisons. Also, make sure you have enough time in Kathmandu to buy supplies before your journey begins since you don't want to be racing about at the last minute.
      It is always preferable to bring extra clothing and equipment with you rather than rely on acquiring them in Kathmandu.

    • During the Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, cell service may be accessible at times, but it is intermittent and inconsistent. Cell service availability is determined by the service provider, location, and weather conditions. A signal may be available in some of the major cities and villages along the route, but it will most likely be limited or nonexistent in more remote places.

      It should be noted that the trekking trail to Everest Base Camp is located at a high altitude, therefore, service will be restricted or nonexistent. Even if there is a signal, it may be weak. It is always better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario and avoid relying on phone coverage while on the journey. In the event of an emergency, it is always preferable to have a backup plan in place, such as a satellite phone or a two-way radio.

      You might also notice your relatives or friends of your itinerary and estimated arrival date so that they can contact the tour operator if you don't respond. It can be difficult to make calls or send text messages.
       

    • During the 4-day Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, Wi-Fi access may be limited. Some of the larger towns and villages along the route may have internet cafés or other Wi-Fi hotspots, but service can be sporadic and unpredictable. It's vital to understand that the walk takes you through remote locations where internet access is limited.

      Some guesthouses and teahouses along the trail may provide Wi-Fi, although it may not be reliable or fast, and they may charge a price for access. It's also a good idea to plan for the worst-case scenario and avoid using Wi-Fi while traveling.

      It's a good idea to download any vital documents or apps that you might need offline, as well as to notify your friends and family of your itinerary and planned arrival date, so they can contact the tour operator if they don't hear from you.

      It's also a good idea to unplug from the internet and absorb the natural beauty of the journey, which is one of the main reasons for the trip.
       

    • Charging your mobile devices can be difficult during the Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Some guesthouses or teahouses along the walk may have power, but it is not always stable or reliable.

      It is recommended that you bring a portable charger or power bank with you to guarantee that you can charge your gadgets when there is access to energy. Solar-powered chargers are another viable option.

      Bring a small flashlight or headlamp with you for the evenings, as power outages are prevalent in the area.

      It is not necessary to carry a laptop because the main objective of the walk is to appreciate the natural beauty of the hike and also because the trek is not a place where a laptop can be used correctly. It is also hefty and cumbersome to transport on the hike. It's better to leave it at home and focus on the journey without interruptions.

      If you really must use your laptop throughout the trek, you can do so in Kathmandu or at the city's guesthouses before and after the trek, where the service is provided.

    • During the 4-day Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, showers and facilities are available, but they can be rudimentary and not always reliable. Showers and restrooms are available depending on the guesthouse or teahouse where you are staying.

      In general, most of the lodgings along the trail will provide modest amenities. The restrooms may be shared, and there may or may not be running water or electricity. They may also be some distance away from the hotel or teahouse.

      You should be prepared to go several days in a row without a shower. Bucket showers are available at some guesthouses or teahouses, although they may be cold and the water may not be very clean.

      Wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a tiny towel are advised for personal hygiene. Also, because it is a rural place, it is wise to have minimal expectations regarding the facilities during the walk.

      You should also be prepared to use pit toilets and be aware of the environmental impact of human waste. While hiking, it is critical to understand and adhere to the Leave No Trace guidelines.

    • The quality and selection of food on the 4 Days Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour can vary depending on which guesthouse or teahouse you stay in. There will be a range of traditional Nepali foods available, as well as some Western options such as pasta, pizza, and omelets.

      During the trip, you can have Dal Bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (Nepali dumplings), noodle soups, and other local cuisines. Vegetarian alternatives are also plentiful.
      It is critical to note that food supply may be limited at higher elevations, and food may not be as fresh as it is at lower elevations. Higher elevations may also have more expensive food.

      It is not necessary to bring your own food because the guesthouses and teahouses along the trail supply meals, and you may enjoy the local cuisine while trekking. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please notify your tour operator so that they can make the required accommodations.

      It's also critical to stay hydrated and fed during the trek, as high altitude can impair your appetite. It is recommended that you consume modest, frequent meals to maintain your energy levels.

    • Drinking water can be purchased along the 4-day Everest View Trek with the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour; however, availability and pricing may vary depending on location. Some guesthouses and teahouses offer free purified water, while others demand a fee.

      It is crucial to note that the water accessible on the walk may not have been treated, and drinking tap or stream water without first treating it is not recommended. To purify it, you can either boil it, filter it, or use iodine pills.

      It's also a good idea to bring a water bottle or hydration kit with you on the trek so you can readily acquire water when you need it.

      In terms of water, it's critical to stay hydrated throughout the walk because the high altitude might cause dehydration. Drink at least three liters of water per day or as much as you need to stay hydrated.

      It's also crucial to consider the environmental impact of plastic trash and to avoid purchasing single-use plastic water bottles. Bring a reusable water bottle and fill it with water from accessible sources.

    • The amount of money you should bring on the 4 Days Everest View Trek with Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour will be determined by your spending habits as well as the itinerary of your trip.

      In general, you should budget for food, lodging, permits, and any additional activities or services. It's also a good idea to have some extra cash on hand in case of an emergency or unexpected expense.

      Before your trek, you can exchange your money in Kathmandu, where there are many money exchange offices and banks with competitive exchange rates. ATMs in Kathmandu can also be used to withdraw money, but be aware that they are not always dependable and may charge large fees.

      You can also exchange money in some of the trail's major towns and villages; however, the exchange rate may not be as good. It's worth noting that most guesthouses and teahouses do not accept credit cards, so bring cash in the local currency (Nepalese rupee).

      It is usually a good idea to notify your bank and credit card company of your vacation plans in order to avoid having your card stopped due to suspicious behavior.
      As a general rule, you should budget $50 to $70 per day for food and lodging, $20 to $30 per person for permits, and $10 to $20 per person per day for additional activities.
       

    Client Reviews
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      It is must do experience

      It is must do experience,I was bit scared to go in helicopter but safely standard was perfect. Breathe taking view of Mount Everest and Himalaya ranges. It seems bit expensive priced but not once you done it feels like absolutely worth it. This is once in lifetime experience so definitely call them and make booking without hesitation

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      Krish ChudasamaIndia,May 22, 2024
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      Trekking planner is trustworthy company.

      Trekking planner is trustworthy company.
      Flight planning could be changing and dynamic however they managed well.
      Don't miss the heli trip to watch the EBC views with peaks around you in the air.
      It was amazing and fits the best to travellers who don't have time to climb up.
      My tour guide Anish Puri was carry person which i do convinced they do have the right guides to support you during trekking.

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      Jay YuBolivia,Jan 25, 2024
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