Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return 9 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight & Helicopter Ride
  • Activity Trekking & Helocopter Ride
  • Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
  • Group Size Mini 2 ,Max 14 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,550m/18,208ft

Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return Highlights.

  • Begin the trip with an impressive flyover of Lukla.
  • Retrace the footsteps of thousands of mountaineers and trekkers on the exciting trail to Everest Base Camp.
  • The Everest Region is a raw, rural, and heavenly place.
  • Learn about the Sherpa culture, traditions, food, and lifestyle.
  • Explore the dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Take a walk over the famous suspension Bridges, which are covered with colorful prayer flags.
  • Enjoy evenings in famous villages such as Phakding Namche Bazaar Tengboche and others.
  • Experience the beauty of Everest Base Camp (5,545m), and Kala Patthar (5,645m).
  • See a variety of iconic mountains in the region, including Ama Dablam and Lhotse.
  • Take a helicopter straight to Kathmandu after visiting Kala Patthar to see the view of the area from above.
  • By choosing a helicopter flight, you can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek in nine days.

EBC with Helicopter Return Trek Best Package &Price 2024.

If you're looking for detailed information on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return. Here you will find all the information about the trip.

Everest Base Camp and Helicopter Trek-9 Day has become popular among people who want to reach the highest peaks of the Everest Region but are limited in time, need extra time to complete the normal itinerary, or require luxury while trekking. The experience of flying over the Himalayas and the Everest region is an amazing one. The Everest Base Camp Trek combines the luxury helicopter ride and the trekking experience in a 9-day trip. Each trekker has a dream of visiting the base camp of Mt. Everest (8.848m). Everest Base Camp, Heli Retuen Trek, provides this opportunity within a short period. You will have the chance to ascend to Kala Patthar for the ultimate view of the Everest area.

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return (Nine Days) offers a unique way to discover the Himalayan region. This package is ideal for those who wish to explore Mt. Everest (8.849 meters) in a short period. Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return, although a shorter expedition that ends at the foothills of Everest, is unique and offers a lot of adventure compared to the longer versions. The Everest Base Camp Trek covers approximately 65 km (40 mi). In the regular return trek, trekkers will cover approximately 130 km. The average trek in the Everest area lasts between 14 and 16 days.

In the Everest Base Camp trek with a helicopter return, you get picked up directly from Gorakshep at 5,160 meters. This cuts the trek time almost in half, making it easier. It's a great way to enjoy the Himalayas and reduce the difficulty of one of the toughest treks in the world. The helicopter ride back gives you a bird's-eye view of the beautiful mountains, high-altitude villages, deep valleys, and green hills—a perfect way to finish your high Himalayan adventure.

We offer a variety of other treks in the Everest area. If you're a trekker and would like to see the real essence of Everest trekking, then this package is for you. Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Day is also a good option for you if you are a trekking freak. If you are looking for a shorter option of trekking, Everest View Trekking is a good choice. This short trek will not take you to Everest Base Camp, but it will allow you to experience the perfect combination of culture and scenery in the mountain region.

Explore these recommended options:

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days
Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 12 Days
Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake -Cho La Pass Trek - 18 Days
Everest Gokyo Valley with Renjo-La Pass trek 15 Days

How much does the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek cost?

The Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days cost slightly more than the Everest Base Camp Trek. The services that are provided on the trip. The itinerary includes both helicopter flights and trekking. The cost will increase if you include the helicopter flight to Kathmandu from 5100m. The Everest Base Camp Trek 9 Days is also known as the Everest Helicopter Trek and costs between 2149 USD and 2579 USD. Plan according to your needs.

How difficult is the EBCTrek with a Helicopter Return?

Everest Base Camp is rated as moderately challenging, even though the segments do not require any mountaineering or technical expertise. The diverse landscapes, significant altitude gains, and rugged terrain can be too much for those not well prepared. Many people with previous experience in trekking refer to this expedition as a 'Trek up to base camp and not the summit of Mt. Everest is a great mountain, but if you are not prepared, the foothills can be a challenge. Respect the trails leading to the highest mountain on earth, and give yourself plenty of time to prepare. The foothills are not so far away if you have the determination and the right physical training.

Best time to do the EBC Trek with a helicopter return?

The best time to go on a helicopter tour to Everest is from March to May and from mid-September to December. During these months, the weather is usually clear, and you can see amazing views of the peaks and Mt. Everest. From March to May, it's spring to pre-summer, so the days are longer, giving you plenty of sunlight to enjoy the mountain scenery. However, the afternoons can be windy and cloudy, and there might be snow at higher elevations. During this time, the hills are colorful with wildflowers, especially the Rhododendron, Nepal's national flower. From mid-September to December is also a great time for the Base Camp Tour, with clear days and stunning views of the peak. But keep in mind that the temperature can drop quite low, sometimes reaching freezing point.

Meals on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided during the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you get healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, we will provide cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we can make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

During the trek, you will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and a guesthouse/teahouse. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Adventure Club Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also, note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower altitudes, but it might be complicated to find them at higher altitudes.

Drinking Water on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide drinking water. The best option is to treat the local water with chlorine/iodine tablets or a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets, make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower-elevation tea houses costs around USD 1, but at higher elevations, it can cost up to $4, so the cost can add up.

Itinerary

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In the early morning, you will be driven to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla. The 40-minute flight offers splendid views of mountains till landing at Lukla (2,800m) airport, the gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek. The air route is considered majestic as high peaks are a joy to behold from closer. In Lukla, you will have time for tea while our guide will engage himself in dividing a load of baggage to be carried by porters. Now the trekking starts through the pretty well-off Sherpa village. You will cross several tributaries down the trail. The splendid views would go on revealing the natural beauties as you make it to the small settlement of Phakding (2,650m). Here, you have options either to take a rest go for a short hike to a nearby monastery, or just stroll around to get a feel of the land. Overnight in Phakding.

Manthali to Lukla Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)

During peak seasons, such as March, April, May, October, and November, the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali due to air traffic expansion. The Manthali/Ramechhap airport is about a 4 hours drive from Kathmandu. On this day, we wake up at 2:30 a.m., take an escorted shuttle to Manthali airport on a shared tourist vehicle, and board a 20-minute flight to Lukla.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)

 The flight to Lukla is typically operated from Kathmandu during nonpeak seasons, which include January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month. On this day, we wake up at 5 to 6 a.m. Our staff will escort you to the domestic airport terminal in Kathmandu and board a 35-minute flight to Lukla.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,610m/8,563ft

We start our trek after breakfast. After crossing the Dudh Kashi River a couple of times, we enter Jorsale Park, where we stop for lunch. We then continue our trek. Namche Bazar, the village, will be visible ahead after we walk along the path lined with pines. Namche Bazar, which is surrounded by mountains on three sides and only opens up where it faces Duch Koshi, is the central hub of the area. Here you can buy food, Sundrie or even mountain climbing equipment. This village is the central hub for the region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar will be a necessity for anyone who wants to reach Everest Base Camp. Rest days like this help trekkers adjust to their new elevations. It is dangerous to trek beyond Namche Bazaar in Everest Base Camp Trek without proper acclimatization. You will spend this day to get comfortable with heights.

You will be taking a short walk around Namche to acclimatize. This hike will prepare your body for the adventures to come. On this day of acclimatization, you will have a variety of hiking options. You can hike up to Everest View Hotel, one of the hotels located at the highest altitude. You can also explore the large Sherpa settlements like Khumjung (3,780m) or Khunde (3,860m). You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Sagarmatha National Park Information Center.

It is a real blessing to be able to spend the day in Namche Bazaar. You can enjoy the stunning views of Ama Dablam and Nuptse as well as Mt Everest. It is also a great place to meet the locals and learn about their lifestyle. As you explore the area, your body will adjust to the altitude. End this wonderful day with a hangout in one of Namche's happening spots. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

Once we leave Namche Bazaar, we might see a lot of people going up the hill. The journey becomes easier as we walk on the flat terraced hillside and go down to a meeting point. We go through Kyanjuma and continue on a beautiful trail until we reach Phunki Tenga, where we stop for lunch. After resting a bit, we hike down to Riverside, cross it, and then start going uphill to Tengboche, a calm town. Tengboche has the biggest monastery around, at 3800 meters above sea level. If you want, we can visit the monastery during the evening prayers or relax at the Teahouse. We stay overnight in Tengboche.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,870m/12,697ft

After breakfast, we begin to climb through various hamlets like Deboche, Milingo, and Pangboche. Heading further, we stop for lunch at Somare. Then, we cross a small bridge towards Orsho and head continually towards Dingboche. The route is culturally impressive with the attractions like mani walls and chhortens. Dingboche is a high-altitude town, which has got a long wall that preserves the crops from strong wind and animals. Even the glistening views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks entice us. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,360m/14,305ft

To adjust to the higher altitude, we take a day hike to Nagarjun Hill, which is at 5,100 meters. This hill is on the edge of Chhukung Valley. It's not easy to get there because the path is steep in some places. But once you reach the top, you get a close-up view of mountains like Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Kangtega. If the weather is clear, you can also see Mt. Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain in the world.
Many hikers bring packed food to have lunch with this amazing view of Nagarjun Hill. However, some people prefer to have lunch back in Dingboche after a tiring hike. After spending a day enjoying the mountains, we return to Dingboche for the night.

Another option is to hike to Chhukung, which leads to the starting point for climbing Island Peak. This hike offers beautiful views of the Everest Himalayan peaks. After enjoying the hike, we return to Dingboche to rest.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,360m/14,305ft

After Dingboche, climb up to a hilltop with Buddhist prayer statues; from here, walk gradually uphill until you reach Thugla. This is a small village with shops and lodges. After lunch, the Khumbu Glacier melts and turns into a raging River near Thugla. Continue with a steep ascent for about an hour to reach Thugla Pass, where there are many memorials in stone of unfortunate climbers who died on Mount. Everest and other high mountain peaks in the high Khumbu area.
A slow hour-long walk will take you to Lobuche, where you can spend the night with views of Nuptse Peak and Lobuche Peak. This area has some nice lodges.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,940m/16,208ft

After eating breakfast at the lodge, we begin our trek to the Everest Base Camp. We follow a rocky path with moraines, and along the way, we see a frozen glacial pond and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier. After crossing the last rocky moraine hills, we walk downhill to Gorakshep, where we stop for lunch. This is the last place with lodges, so we leave our belongings there.
Exciting news! We start our journey to Everest Base Camp. Congratulations, your dream has come true! After spending some time exploring the Base Camp and its surroundings, we head back to Gorakshep.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5,364m/17,599ft

Early in the morning, you will trek to KalaPatthar (5,550m/18,2078ft). This is one of the most famous vantage points in Nepal's Everest region. The sunrises, expansive views of the Everest region mountains and Mt. Everest. From KalaPatthar, you can see Mount Everest as golden rays of the sun fall on the sparkling snow. KalaPatthar is where you will spend a few hours before heading down to Gorakshep. Flying above the Everest region, you will be picked up in Gorakshep by a helicopter and taken to Kathmandu. During the journey, you can enjoy incredible views of the Himalayas. You will also see the Khumbu Glaciers and Sagarmatha National Park. After arriving at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Note: The helicopter flight is on a sharing basis. It’s not a private charter flight. If you want a private ride, please Contact us for the price. Please note that in altitudes above 4,500 meters, the helicopters can land but can’t take off with more than 3 passengers. So, if there are more than 3 people, the helicopter will take 3 people in the first shuttle and drop them off at a designated point below 4,500 meters. The fact is usually the village of Pheriche. Then, in the second shuttle, the helicopter will transfer the remaining passengers from Gorakshep; it will stop at the designated point to pick up the first three passengers and take all of them to Lukla. The helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla takes about 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the weather and the number of passengers.

  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return 9 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • The best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. 
  • All meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • Shared Helicopter tour in Khumbu region and drop off at Lukla.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permits for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary.
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, Insurance, and medicine.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Trip T-shirt and trekking map
  • Duffel bag for trekking 
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days and US$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SaturdayFebruary 24, 2024End DateEnd: SundayMarch 03, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: TuesdayFebruary 27, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayMarch 06, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389
Start DateStart: ThursdayFebruary 29, 2024End DateEnd: FridayMarch 08, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2389

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Flight Delay Info:

The weather in mountain areas can be unpredictable, affecting flights to and from Lukla. When the weather is good, the Twin Otter planes are reliable. However, flights may be delayed or canceled due to bad weather or technical issues. We can arrange a helicopter to ensure you stay on schedule in case of flight cancellations or long delays. Helicopters can fly in lower visibility than Twin Otters, meeting the Nepal Civil Aviation rules. You can pay for the helicopter flight in US dollars, credit cards, or traveler’s cheques at our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for reimbursement from your travel insurance company. The cost for the helicopter flight is $500 per person, or you can opt for a Helicopter Charter at a rate of $3000. We recommend arriving in Kathmandu one day before the trek to allow time for purchasing trekking gear and adjusting to the time difference. Additionally, allocating extra days after the tour will help minimize the risk of missing your international flight in case of any trekking difficulties or flight cancellations caused by severe weather conditions in Lukla.

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS), which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, has Nausea, is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms, including shortness of breath, even while resting. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk, and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to a lower altitude immediately.

Advanced Cases Of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid accumulates in the body's tissues. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen, which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid accumulates in the lungs, which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing frothy pink sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are rare. All our Adventure Club Trek guides are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand, and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

 

First-Aid Kit

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. A comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory for expeditions that take on isolated and off-the-beaten trekking paths; the same goes for climbing expeditions.

  • A bandage in case of sprains
  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

Note: We can add medical supplies per the trekkers' unique needs to the first-aid kit given above.

EBC Trek With Helicopter Return Equipment Checklists

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is one of the most unique and amazing trips in the lap of the Himalayas. Even though it's a shorter trek than other options, you should still pack your luggage and equipment carefully.
We have compiled a list of essentials that you can use as a cross-reference for your checklist:

Important Documents And Items

  • Valid passport, two extra passport-size photos, and airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, paying for restaurants and hotels, gratuities, and snacks, and purchasing your drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc

  HEAD

  • A bandana or headscarf is also useful in dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • One pair of Hiking shorts
  • One pair of hiking trousers
  • One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • One pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • One pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, "broken-in")
  • One pair of trainers or running shoes and sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, "low" ankle high version

HANDS

  • One pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • One pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • One pair of mittens, consisting of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • One medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • One sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • One medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • One large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding.
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Two large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, Etc. Do not bring sleeping pills, as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses and contact lens supplies.
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Our Leader And Staff

It needs experienced, highly skilled, courteous, and helpful team members to make any trip successful. Our guides are experienced and licensed professionals chosen based on their knowledge, skills, and expertise in leading in the Himalayan region. All our guides can speak English fluently, while some have informal learning in additional foreign languages. Our team includes some supporting members, especially local Sherpas who have adequate knowledge about their cultural diversity, ecosystem, history, geography, and regional flora and fauna

Visa And Entry Procedures

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require a visa for 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visas on arrival. After arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks to assist with your visa processing. After taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you must stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for the online visa within 15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page, which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport, along with your passport and the required visa fee. 

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost is convenient so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate worldwide.

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90-day visa per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for 150 days a year, and these extensions are granted only at the Department of Immigration offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visas, visit our visa information page.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities you will undertake during your stay in Nepal, such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof that you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect your money once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism, or you may need help to settle a claim.

Electricity, WIFI, And Battery Recharge

During your trek on the Everest region, electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptops, and iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, there are no hotspots along the trekking trail after Namche. Starbucks Coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche are the only two places offering free Wi-Fi. At other places upwards, you need to pay for internet services, which increases gradually with the altitude.

Communication On Trek 

On the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Trekking for 11 Days in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitude, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once daily to ensure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly contact you for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to the network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local SIM card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size And Team Composition 

We always form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 16 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members does not apply. We always strive to form a team, ensuring members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is optional in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express gratitude, you are free to tip drivers and hotel staff. People usually welcome such generosity. When tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees' wages. However, you can use tipping to show appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

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