Our Everest base camp trek return back by Helicopter is design for The mixture for those trekkers who they have less time frame and enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest on foot as well as scenic Helicopter fight.
All adventure lovers know that why the Mount Everest base camp trek is so popular among the trekkers? and where Mt. Everest is located? so here we do not explain a lot about Mt. Everest trek. The mixture of luxury and an adventure related flying back by helicopter for close and stunning views for not only the world highest peak Mount Everest and it’s base camp but plenty of panoramic views as well hundreds of highest snowcapped peaks of Sherpa land called as a Khumbu Valley which is also known as the Everest region.
Everest base camp trek returns back by Helicopter suits impeccably for all adventure lovers who they are fantasizing to be in the Everest base camp but have limited time frame to do so by following footsteps. Everest base camp trek return back by Helicopter includes extra allied with flying in backward way below the Everest base camp from Pheriche rather than trek down as well as flying back by the same aircraft from Lukla to Kathmandu, so we must say Everest base camp trek return back by Helicopter is an extraordinary trip among other packages of Everest base camp trek. Instead of 12 days, we will finish this trip in 8 days from Kathmandu – Everest base camp –Kathmandu.
Everest base camp trek returns back by Helicopter trek provides you with an outstanding chance to accompanying with enjoying the atmosphere of tranquil snow-capped mountains including the world highest peak Mt. Everest, visit an ancient monastery from the Sherpa land, collect knowledge of the unique culture of Sherpa people, flora, fauna and many more.
Everest base camp trek returns back by Helicopter highlights.
-Fly to Lukla -A great scenic flight.
– An Outstanding trekking experience to the Mount Everest base camp.
-Panoramic views of highest Mt. Everest 8848m, World’s 5th highest Mt. Lhotse 8516m, world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu 8481m, world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m & many other neighbouring high snowcapped peaks.
-Flying back to by Helicopter an Amazing experience
-Learn the unique culture of the Sherpa people.
– Trek to the world-famous destination Mt. Everest base camp
Recommended Packing list for Everest base camp trek returns back by Helicopter
- 2 quick drying long base layer shirts.
- 2 trekking shirts short sleeve
- 2 Thermal underwear – base layer.
- 2 liner socks
- 3 pair woollen blend trekking socks.
- 2 pair trekking pants with zipping off bottoms
- 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier
- 1 wind/rain proof overlayer- jacket and pants
- 1 down jacket. ( -20 D.C )
- 1 down vest
- 1 warm winter hat
- 1 lightweight thermal layer hat
- 1 peak hat
- 1 pair of gloves
- 1 Pair trekking boots.
- 1, Head lamp with extra batteries,
- 1 sleeping bag heavy ( -20 D.C)
- 1 watch with alarm
- 1 Sun glasses ( UV protection )
- 1 camera with, extra batteries.
- 2-3 portable chargers.
- Diamox – for altitude
- Vicks vapour rub
- anti nauseant – you tend to feel just a bit nauseous a lot at altitude.
- immodium – diarrhoea is common at altitude.
- blister bandaids or moleskin
- eye drops
- advil cold and sinus
- nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
- tiger balm.
- Foot powder (for Deb’s stinky feet)
- Toilet paper
- microfibre towel
- Gold Bond – this just feels good all the time.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1300m)
Day 02: Free and arrangement day.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) Then trek to Monzo.(2804m), 10 KM Approx.
Day 04: Trek from Monzo to Namche Bazaar.(3445m), 4 KM Approx.
Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m), 9.5 KM Approx.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m) 11 KM Approx.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m). 11 KM Approx.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5160m). Trek to Everest Base camp 5,364 m and down to Ghorakshep. 15 KM Approx.
Day 10: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar (5554m). Trek down to Gorekshep, Pick up by Helicopter, Fly back to Kathmandu directly.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
We will pick up you from the airport, Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your respective hotel by our team.
Day 02: Free and arrangement day.
This day is trip arrangement day and we will introduce your guide for your Everest Base camp trek. Rest of the day is free, you can go for shopping or also can go for the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla then trek to Monzo. (2804m), 10 KM Approx.
Early this morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport to catch a flight to Lukla. The 35 minutes flight is a scenic and a perfect spot for mountain-seeing. The view from the flight is more like a trailer to the entire movie that lies ahead in your trek.
Once you reach Lukla, you will trek to Monzo. It will take you about 4hrs. You will spend the night in a local lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Monzo to Namche Bazaar,(3445m), 4 KM Approx.
You will trek to Namche Bazaar from Monzo. The route will lead you into Sagarmatha National Park. Its remarkable beauty has it enlisted under UNESCO world heritage site. The park is also home to several wildlife inhabitants.
Namche Bazaar lies at 11,270ft and is also an unofficial capital of the Khumbu Region. You will spend the night in a local lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar. ( Explore )
You will need to rest for a day in Namche Bazaar. The rest is a must for acclimatization. However, you will not be spending this day idle. You will be taken for sight-seeing and small hikes around Namche. You will spend the night in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. (3850m), 9.5 KM Approx.
The route to Tengboche is a spiritual one comprising of various monasteries and temples. You will be visiting Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual centre of Khumbu situated at an elevation of 12,700ft. The trail heads through Kayangjuma towards Sansa and a Pine Forest before entering into Tengboche. You will spend the night in a local lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche.(4350m) 11 KM Approx.
The hike to Dingboche is at an elevation of 14,000 ft. You will also be walking over a suspension bridge that gains its popularity from the spectacular view of the mountain, Ama Dablam. The valley will slowly begin to open up as you approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. A steep climb across the river will bring you to Dingboche. You will spend the night in a local lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche. (4950m). 11 KM Approx.
Lobuche lies at an elevation of 16,170ft. On the way to Lobuche, you will pass by a number of stone memorials to honour climbers who failed in their attempt to make it to the peak of Mt. Everest. This route will also offer you views of Nuptse, Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, you will gain the closest view of Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. You will spend the night in a local lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5160 meters.) and Trek to Explore Everest Base camp ( 5364 m) and down to Ghorakshep. 15 KM Approx.
This is probably the most thrilling day of the trek. After lunch at Gorak Shep, you will hike up the notorious Khumbu icefall. From here, you will walk to the Everest Base Camp. You will spend an hour or so explore the camp side which is affluently gifted with natural scenic beauty. You will trek back to Ghorakshep, and spend the night in a local lodge there.
Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapathar (5545m) and Trek down Gorekshep, Pick up by Helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu directly.
Kalapathar ( 5555M) is the highest height you can gain in this trek. It is an excellent viewpoint of Mount Everest. Along with Everest, innumerable spectacular peaks are also visible from Kalapthar. From Kalapthar, We will walk down to Gorekshep, Pick up by Helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu directly. Pick up from the Kathmandu airport and drop you at your Hotel in Kathmandu.
Trip Cost US$ 2850 Per person
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
- Two night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Your entire stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek, A Cup of Tea/ Coffe During the Breakfast.
- Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
- A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
- One way Trip flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla or member and Guide.
- Fly back to Kathmandu from Gorekshep by Helicopter.
- Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for Group and crews.
- Medical supplies, first aid kit box, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
- The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company). If in case.
- Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be returned after trip completed).
- Sagarmatha National Park permits.
- Trekking route map.
- TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
- All ground transportation.
- All our government taxes.
- Official expanse.
- Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Extra hotel night in Kathmandu.
- Activities in Kathmandu.
- Porter carrier if you want ( 200 USD )
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FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions
Trekking to a new place can always be the nerve-wracking disregard of the number of times you might have done it. Every place has its own culture, non-verbal norms and values, government policies and so on.
Having even the basic knowledge about the place can boost your confidence and give you a positive anticipation of the experience you can gain from the place.
If you are looking forward to trek in Nepal, this article will indeed be of great use to refer to. Answered below, are some of the most frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal.
1. Is trekking difficult?
The difficulty level of the trek entirely depends upon the trek you chose.
If you happen to be trekking for the first time, or your physical condition does not permit you to (because of age or other medical conditions) you can always look for easy treks.
Easy treks have the shorter number of days, less distance to be walked in a day, and relatively lower altitudes. You do not have to have prior experience or knowledge to trek to these places.
If you are the adventurer and are looking for some thrill, you have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have the longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.
Unlike other product, trekking is not about more for the better. The difficulty level has got nothing to do with the experience you can gain from a trek.
Go for what you want to and what your physical ability will allow you to. Do not push yourself too hard. Trekking is not a competition. It's relaxation.
2. Is trekking expensive?
This entirely depends upon how much you are willing to spend on your trek. You can trek luxuriously by spending lavishly or you can backpack. It all depends upon how much your bank balance allows you to.
You will get accommodation for as less as 3-4$ per night, or you can pay up to 60-1004 per night for luxury resorts. On an average, you will need not more than 10$ for a meal. If you are looking for economical places, you can eat 3 meals for 10$! But eating at such places come at a great cost of low hygiene rate.
Bottom line: Nepal is not an expensive place when it comes to tourism. It is probably one of the places you can have the most economical luxury trek comparing to what a luxury trek would otherwise cost in your country!
3. What preparations should I make before trekking?
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.
Start exercising at least a month before the trek. You can do cardio exercises like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym works out can be a good option too. Just don’t over-do it.
If you are going on an easy trek, you need not be very physically fit. But prior exercising is still a good option. You will only make your journey more comfortable.
4. What are the things I need to pack?
There is a long list of things you will need for trekking. The things you carry can affect the entire experience of your journey. So make sure that while purchasing any gear, make no compromisation on the quality or the brand of the equipment.
Some of the equipment are listed below:
- Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
- Waterproof jacket.
- Waterproof trousers.
- Fleece jacket.
- Best Down jacket
- Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
- Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
- Warm hiking trousers.
- Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
- Wide rimmed sun hat.
- A good quality Ultra-light Backpacking Sleeping Bags that is comfort temperature up to -15 degree Celsius.. It is not necessary to carry ultra-light backpacking sleeping bags but ultra-light will reduce the backpack weight.
- 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
- Warm gloves or mitts.
- Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 litres)
- Rucksack liner or the thick bin bag.
- Day sack. (25 to 40 litres)
- Dark sunglasses.
- High factor sun-cream.
- Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
- Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
- Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
- 1 litre 2 water bottle.
- Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 litres of fluids each day)
- Small hand towel. (Do not bring the large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
- Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)
5. Do I need special permission to trek?
You will not need trekking permits in any of the treks in the Everest region, the Annapurna region and also in the Langtang region. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park.
Trekking permits are a must for trekking in the restricted regions. The permits are available for purchase in the department of immigration located in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. For further information, refer to-
6. Is drinking water easily available?
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per litre.
An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you with boiled water for about 0.4-0.7$ per litre. They are completely safe for drinking.
Therefore, do not forget to take at least two water bottles with you.
7. What kind of food is available during trekking?
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.
Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. The best part- an extra helping will no cost you extra! The meal is highly nutritional. It will also keep you fueled for long walks.
8. What kind of accommodation should I expect?
Accommodation depends upon the type of trekking you are going for. There are two types of trekking
1. Teahouse trekking:
You will be spending your night in tea houses. Tea houses are local lodges and hotels. They are small and comfortable enough. Most rooms are shared with two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheets. If you need spare blankets, you can always ask for it. The rooms have attached bathroom, western flush designed and shower. You will have to pay for hot shower and electricity.
Dormitories are also available and a very low cost of about 3-4$ per night. These come with common toilets and bathrooms.
The cleanliness of the rooms may not live up to your expectations. Bring your own pillow if possible. Conjunctivitis is a common case you might fall sick of.
2. Camp treks
In this type, you will spend your nights in tented camps. Such treks mostly lie in the restricted regions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people.
9. What are the risks associated with trekking?
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are an avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.
You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
10. How to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your body for altitude sickness. But you can take few precautionary measures to avoid it. They are-
- Attain height gradually and slowly
- As you cross over 2000meters, reduce your number of walking hours and walk slow
- Drink plenty of water
- Take ample rest. Take more rest if you feel like your body is asking for it
- Eat high caloric food
- Avoid smoking or drinking
11. How to diagnose AMS?
In order to detect AMS, you need to be aware of the symptoms of them. They are-
- A headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Feeling unsteady
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
If you notice any of the symptoms, take immediate precautionary measures such as:
- Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
- Descend to a lower altitude if possible
- Take complete rest until you feel well
- Do not exercise
- Do not smoke
- Drink plenty of water
- Take external oxygen supply if necessary
- Take anti-sickness medicines
If you see no further improvement in your heath within the next 48 hours, you will have to be deported to Kathmandu in a helicopter. Therefore, do not forget to issue and insurance that will cover you helicopter reuse cost.
12. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot trek without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.
A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.
A porter is someone who will carry your load for you so that you can enjoy long walks.
In case you hire them, you are entirely responsible for providing them with trekking gears, food and accommodation and other medical facilities.
Guide/porter as also available these days. These are people who play the role of both a guide and a porter. Hiring them will save you from bearing an additional cost.
13. Can I trek solo?
In some places, yes. But trekking solo in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.
A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.
Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.
14. What is the difference between trekking independently and trekking with an agency?
Trekking independently means trekking without an agency. You can hire a guide or a porter if you want to. You may also have a trekking partner. But the entire journey depends upon the way you want to take it.
In treks organized by agencies, they will have a well-planned schedule designed for you which you will have to strictly follow. Most of the times, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.
15. Which is the best season to trek in Nepal?
Every season as its own charm. However, the best seasons are spring lasting from April to May and autumn lasting from September to November.
In this two season, Nepal sees the maximum number of tourists who come to trek. These are the busiest months of the year. The weather is highly pleasant and favourable for long walks. The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.
The above information covers up almost everything you need to know about trekking. If you happen to have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment below or inbox us at firstname.lastname@example.org