Generally the months ranging from March to May and September to Novembers are the best times for doing this trek. Especially in the months of March to May wildflowers bloom in plenty making it a very refreshing environment for trekking. Also the morning stays clear with bright sunshine till afternoon and a bit overcast conditions tend to take place only late in the afternoons.
The months of October to early December are the second best time to be here for trekking. As the mountain views are clearer. However the temperatures drop down to minus degree Celsius in the morning and in the nights. Also there is every chance of snowfall on some high areas en route to Everest Base Camp. Despite this the temperatures during the daytime are still comfortable and are a good time for trekking in the Everest.
During trekking in the Everest Base Camp area you get to choose various kinds of foods from lodge/tea house menu. It consists of soups, steaks, sandwiches, Momo, macaroni dishes, pizzas and etc. The tea houses where you stay provides food menu where you can pick your choice and give the order to your guide. It is advisable to include light foods during lunchtime as it makes you feel lighter and easy while you walk.
For high altitudes we always recommended garlic soup which is a natural means of preventing altitude sickness along with Nepalese staple diet of Dal Bhat. Over the years it has been one of the nourishing light and healthily trekking foods and continues to be.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is not a strenuous trekking trail. You will be regularly hiking for around 3 to 4 hours on an average depending on the destination
A person having an average level of fitness can easily complete this trek. If you have any kind of previous trekking experience or regular exercise it will be an added advantaged but not compulsory.
However this trek is not recommended for individuals who are suffering from chronic ailments or have heart or lung diseases. If you suffer from such conditions, it is better to avoid this trip.
You will be arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The representative of Trekking Planer receives you displaying the signboard of Trekking Planner outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.
Later in the day you will get enough time to rest and relax or go for a short walk depending upon your interest. In the evening after a short brief about the trek with your guide you will be taking part in a welcome dinner held in your honor. You will then retire to you room for an overnight rest.
n the morning, today you will take 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After landing at the Lukla airport, you get to meet your guide and porters.
Soon you start a trek by following a descending downward trail that leads you towards the Dudh Kosi River. Walking at a gradual pace you will soon reach Phakding, passing through a village, called Ghat. Overnight at a hotel with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Your trek today continues all along the majestic and torrential Dudh Koshi River taking you to the ancient trading center of Namche Bazaar. As you move ahead you will be greeted by the first views of the Kongde Ri Peak. It then goes past some suspension bridges for a while and then the trail ahead bends towards the beautiful Benkar valleys. Further as you trek you will find beautiful waterfalls, ancient gompa and lush green forests that adorn the surroundings.
Once you are at Benkar you will be greeted by magnificent views of Thamserku (6623m) and the sacred Khumbila Peak (5765m). Observing these peaks you will halt for some time at Monjo. This place is also known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. Next you trek ahead through to the Jorsale village until you reach Larja Dobhan, for making a cross over a high suspension bridge. This is where the rivers of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi meet each other.
You then embark on the trail that goes steep till Namche Bazaar. On the way to Namche you get to see splendid views of the majestic peaks such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7879m). This gives you a sense of relief and satisfaction during the ascent on the steep section.
Namche Bazaar is a renowned buzzing town of the Sherpa highlanders. It is a perfect place for acclimatization and a center for day hikes. Namche Bazaar still retains its ancient culture, traditions, and heart-warming hospitality. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
The 4th day of your Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek is meant for acclimatization and rest. After taking a good rest you will trek a short distance to a museum. It showcases traditional customs of the Sherpa people.
Later you also get to hike up to Syangboche and continues walk to the Everest View Hotel. From this hotel, you can see a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including the Everest (8,848 m) with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the Khumbu peaks. Later in the afternoon hike down to Namche. Overnight stay at Namche
A day of exciting trek continues as usual. Today the trek takes you across the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. Trekking on further you will gain height until you reach the famous place Tengboche. Known for its age old monastery it is incredible.
A look inside the monastery lets you explore its ornate wall hangings, sculpture of Buddha, musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. Besides that in the evening you can take part in its evening or morning’s prayer ceremony but depends upon the scheduling of the trek. Overnight at Tengboche
You will leave Tengboche behind and follow the trail that drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola. From here the trail climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones.
From this point onwards it an uphill trek that continues, until you reach to the traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche. Here you will get exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Before we head for the trek further you take time to rest to avoid altitude sickness.
Today is the day for acclimatization and rest. After a good rest you will hike to Nangkartshang Peak which is located just above Dingboche. This is an excellent peak for getting splendid views of the charming Ama Dablam peak.
If the weather stays clear, you get to see the excellent view of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Img Valley, Mt Makalu quite nicely. You still have some time in the afternoon which you can spend either by strolling around the village or taking rest. Overnight at Dingboche
The morning trek starts with a gradual and an easy paced ascent from the settlement of Dingboche. You will be passing through the grazing areas of cattle and the beautiful mountains that gives you a pleasant trekking experience.
Ahead you will be trekking past the chortens, Mani walls and stupas. Moving forward from here you will get excellent views of the Tabuche Peak (6495m), Ama Dablam Mountain and many more. You will go past the glacial valleys and vast landscape before making a climb onto the valley of Dughla. This is perhaps the last human settlement before traveling further to the base camp.
Further as you go you will get to discover one of the most touching sections of this trek. A trek of almost an hour will lead you to the height of the high ground overlooking the Khumbu valley, called Chukpo Lari. A monumental place where you will find various tombs built in memory of the mountaineers who laid down their lives during their expedition to conquer Everest. From here the trail descends down taking you to the western side of the valley after walking over the glacial moraines of the majestic Khumbu Glacier. Stay overnight in Lobuche.
This is one of the most awaited and exciting days of your entire Everest Base Camp Trek.Today you will be heading straight for the Everest Base Camp. You need to be aware and take precautions against acute mountain sickness in this kind of altitude and trek sensibly. You will be leaving Lobuche after having an early morning's breakfast. Trekking forward from here reaches you to Gorakshep taking to the lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier past the Italian research centre. Overcoming the rocky paths, you cautiously walk avoiding the icy pinnacles and occasional crevasses in the Khumbu region.
Ahead the trail ascends over the Lobuche Pass and then reaches to the section squeezed by large glaciers of Changri Nup and Khumbu. In a very short time frame you will find yourself at gorakshep. An ideal place to make a halt for having your lunch and for an overnight stay.
After having a good rest and refreshing moments you will then move on to your final destination, which is the Everest Base Camp. You will be trekking on a rocky path and onto the New Moraine Route, until you reach the base camp. The moment you reach here the overwhelming sight of the number of tents and camps lined up by the climbers in the peak season, at the Everest Base Camp is phenomenal.
To be able to get here and observe the surroundings gives a delightful feeling that just cannot be expressed in words. Especially when you are in the lap of the world’s tallest peak. After cherishing the memories of these extraordinary moments, we retrace back to Gorakshep. Not only that You shall get completely lost in the beauty of the sunset visible from the base camp. Stay overnight in Gorakshep.
Today is both an enduring be and a rewarding days of your trek. The first part of the morning is spent in climbing Kala Patthar. The ascent is demanding yet its worth a climb as the panoramic views that you get of the magnificent Everest standing at 8,848 m is breathtaking.
From here wherever your eyes goes you get to see the splendor of giant peaks such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and many more. You will then make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hearty breakfast. Next you then fly down to Lukla on a helicopter. In a matter of few minutes you reach Lukla for an overnight stay.
This is perhaps the last day of your trek journey up into the mountains. For one last time you take a last look at the mountains and then board a flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be safely transferred to your hotel room by our guide safely. Overnight at a hotel
Today is the final day of your trek journey in Nepal. One of our airport representatives will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal. You will be taking back exciting memories of Everest Base camp with you to be cherished forever.
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Your Everest Base Camp trek and helicopter return trip starts from Kathmandu valley as we take off from the domestic terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport. It ends similarly as it had started off in Kathmandu.
The trek is not that difficult at all as you expect but better have some kind of hiking experience. You do not require any kind of technical expertise or mountaineering skills to trek to the Everest Base Camp. There are also no high passes to cross. The only thing you need to be aware of the altitude. If you do acclimatize properly, eat right food, drinks and rest enough, and trek with an experienced guide and porter than you need not worry.
It is practically impossible to take the helicopter to the top of the Everest. The air is just too thin for most helicopters to produce enough power to lift and remain airborne. Besides that the type of weather is strong enough to bring down any helicopter.
Any kind of intentional landing in those conditions is strongly not recommended. There are several factors that limit a pilot's ability to fly to the top of Mount Everest. For much of the year, the mountain is covered in hurricane-force winds and sub-freezing temperatures.
On Rapid Everest base camp trek the helicopter flies at an altitude ranging from 4,000 m to 5,500 meters high or above in some areas (18000 feet). Flying above 5,000m allows you to get close views of mountains of the region and beyond other peaks of Himalaya.
All our guides and pilots are expert and highly trained professionals in this field. They have decades of experience leading worldwide customers and have taken them to the Himalayas with great skill and safety. The guides have complete knowledge about the flora-fauna, local culture, history and the traditional life of the villagers up there in the mountains.
Besides that our pilots are well trained and flying experts. They have in-depth knowledge and you will be in good hands even at the times of emergencies if it arises.
You can choose the food whatever you want from the Lodge/Tea house menu and the test of food depends on the place and the altitude. You can also choose local dishes and continental dishes. However, food is cooked by the basic local trainers so the taste may not be the same as you have at your house.
There are few practical challenges that may or may not occur. It ranges from Lukla Flight Cancellation, getting altitude sickness on occasions, Khumbu cough, poor Wi-Fi signals, and getting hot showers.
Preparing before trekking to the Everest Base Camp is always a wise decision. You should include and improve your cardio endurance, build stamina, and be comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for long periods at a time. Ideally you should prepare on a regular basis for at least couple of weeks before your trek. Try and begin hiking or taking long walks at least 1 day per week. All your focus should be on duration rather than the distance.
It is always advisable to carry safe drinking water with you wherever you travel/trek. However you can buy a bottle of mineral water along the way from Lodge. Our guide also bring water purification tablet, if you need you can ask and take it from guide.
It all depends upon the areas and the season. In the months of April to May it is warmer during day time with cold wind blowing in the mornings and late afternoons. Generally the temperature drops down in the evening time. In the months of September to November it is warmer during the day time with cold wind blowing in the mornings and late afternoons. The temperature drop down to -5*C to -8*C in the evening.
However, we will suggest you to carry necessary warm gears to stay away from cold
Yes, we always have oxygen cylinders ready with us. It is very helpful in times of unexpected health issues or in case of unforeseen emergencies as well.
The number of passengers carried largely depends upon the maximum carrying capacity of the particular helicopter that is hired. It depends upon how you wish to travel, it will either be a group flight or it can be a private tour. The passengers on your flight are according to your booking preferences and confirmed orders
Yes, you can charge your batteries and mobile phones in every place by paying some extra amount. The price of charging may vary in different places. It is wise to bring your power bank which you can charge in Kathmandu and use it in the higher area as charging batteries in the higher area is quite costly.
Trekking up into the mountains is unpredictable and there might be health emergency situations. If such thing happens than you will need a quick helicopter ride back to Kathmandu for treatment. Hence, adequate insurance is an essential requirement. You need to make sure that the insurance that you have covers helicopter rescue & medical evacuation expenses at high altitudes.
Trekking Planner guarantees the safety, security, and satisfaction of its clients. Our reliable team members always carry all the necessary gear, and first aid kits to face any situation.
If a trekker falls sick, the guide has the authority to decide whether to continue the hike forward or to descend down immediately. In emergencies, we position and inform a helicopter to bring you back to safety. Trekking Planner also uses oximeter to monitor the oxygen level of trekkers at high altitudes.