Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 10 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Domestic Flight & Aerial Helicopter Ride.
  • Activity Hiking & Aerial Helicopter Excursion
  • Best Season Mar-May & Sept-Dec
  • Group Size 1 to 14 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,555m/18,225ft (Kala Patthar)

The highlight of Everest Base Camp Trek &Helicopter Return.

  • Mount Everest (8 848.86 m), & other Himalayan Giants.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas on your way to Lukla.
  • Namche Bazaar is the cultural and entrance hub of Everest Region.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight from Gorakshep, Nepal, to Kathmandu.
  • The serene atmosphere in the charming Tengboche Monastery.
  • Sagarmatha National Park is a wilderness experience.
  • Take a look at the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.
  • Beautiful trek to Kala Patthar (5555 m) and Nangkartsang Peak (5083 m).

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 10 Days is for those with limited time and who wish to visitEverest Base Camp. EBC Trek with Helicopter Return offers the opportunity to explore the Himalayas as well as take a Helicopter ride over Everest Base Camp. This popular and rewarding trek starts in Lukla and ends at Gorekshep with a return helicopter flight to Kathmandu. You'll see stunning Himalayan scenery, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and wildlife on the trip. You will need to be in good physical shape and have mental stamina to complete this journey.

Our uniquely designed EBC Trek itinerary will lead you to the highlights of the ancient path, starting from the exciting landing at Lukla to the busy towns of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche. You'll even get to enjoy a helicopter ride from Gorkhashep to Kathmandu, a unique experience that will surely become one of your favorite memories. It's no surprise that the Himalayas and the friendly people living there will leave you amazed. For many visitors to Nepal, completing the Everest Base Camp Trek is a truly life-changing experience.

We will hike early in the morning to Kalapatthar after visiting Everest Base Camp., the highest point on the trek. From here, you can see 360-degree views of some of the world’s highest mountains. Everest (8.848 m), Lhotse (Lhotse Nuptse), Pumori Ama Dablam Khumbuste Thamserku Island Peak, and other peaks. We then trek down to Gorakshep and take a scenic Helicopter back to Kathmandu. The spectacular Himalayan scenery and valleys will reward you. The Short Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Flight Back to Kathmandu is designed to account for flight cancellations or risks at Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Trek (10 Days) with Helicopter Return is an amazing and unique way to discover the Mount Everest Himalayan region. This trekking package includes a helicopter return and is ideal for those who wish to explore Mt. Everest (8.849 meters) in a short period. Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return offers a short but exciting trip that allows you to see the most beautiful mountain ranges and ends at the foothills of Everest. It is not as adventurous as the longer versions. The Everest Base Camp Trek is about 65 km. This means that the trekkers will cover around 130 km on the return route.

In the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, however, you are picked up from Gorakshep, which is 5,160 meters above sea level, cutting the duration of the expedition by nearly half. This is an excellent way to experience the Himalayas and reduce the stress of one of the most difficult treks on the planet. The helicopter's return flight offers a bird's eye view of the majestic massifs as they move across high-altitude cultures to deep valleys and lush green hills. It is the perfect way to end the high Himalayan adventure.

EBC Heli Return journey isn't just about the destination. It's also about the moments and experiences we have along the way. The Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return helps you to remember the victory over Mt. Everest. The memory of Everest flashes through your mind and brings you joy whenever you're in a reflective mood. This is a notable achievement that will make you the talk of your entire life. What are you still waiting for? Adventure Club Treks will allow you to experience the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return in its entirety and show the Himalayan wilderness.

When is the Best Time to trek to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return?

The best times to go hiking to Everest Base Camp with a helicopter ride back are in spring and autumn. These months, from March to May and September to November, have nice weather and amazing mountain views. Winter, from December to February, is cold with snow-covered slopes, but the mountain views are still stunning. Summer, from June to August, has rain in the lower part of the country, so it's not the best time for hiking. If you like less crowded places, it's a good idea to plan your vacation during the summer months.

How Difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

The EBC trek and helicopter return is a cool adventure to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. You walk up one way, but no need to walk back down! After reaching the base camp, you get a thrilling helicopter ride back to Lukla or Kathmandu. It's not too hard – more like a challenging hike than climbing. The Everest Base Camp trek is a moderate or demanding trek that does not require any technical expertise in mountaineering. Just be ready for a 7 to 9-day walk to 5,364m (17,599ft) up and enjoy different landscapes along the way. The best part? Helicopter ride back for a quick and exciting trip down!

How much does it cost to trek from Everest Basecamp with a helicopter return?

A 10-day Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return costs between $2579 and $2179 per person, and This is a shared helicopter. Contact us if you want a private Helicopter charter. This journey takes you through the Himalayas and offers stunning views of Mount Everest. This package includes a scenic flight back from Gorekshep. It is a convenient and unique way to end the trek. The 10-day itinerary is designed to allow for acclimatization as well as exploration of important landmarks such as Namche Bazaar and Dingbouche. Prices can vary based on tour operators, inclusions, and time of the year. Check with several providers to find out which option best suits your budget and preferences.

What kind of food can you get on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

For breakfast, you can have pancakes, cornflakes, local bread, chapatti, porridge, eggs in different styles (fried, scrambled, boiled, and omelet), toast, Muesli with milk, hash brown potatoes, and more. Lunch options include Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potatoes, Tibetan Bread, different soups, Sherpa Stew, steaks, sandwiches, momo (dumplings), macaroni meals, vegetables, salad, pizza, snacks, desserts, and more. The dinner menu offers the same as the lunch menu, featuring a variety of soups like tomato, chicken, mushroom, garlic, and others.

What is the place to stay during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

In Kathmandu, you'll stay in a three-star hotel overnight. During the helicopter return from Gorakshep on the Everest Base Camp Trek, your accommodation will mainly be teahouses. These teahouses in Nepal are affordable, comfortable, and designed specifically for tourists. Most of them have basic amenities like low-rise beds with foam mattresses, walls made of plaster or wood panels, and typically just one window. Some teahouses have individual room heaters, while others have a central burner that is lit at night. Unlike many hotels, some teahouses even provide hot showers. Most places offer electrical charging, but it may come with a fee. It's recommended to book double rooms, especially during the busiest season, as securing a single room might be challenging in our suggested itinerary.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your customs formalities (visa and so on), you will be transferred to your respective Hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting for some time at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    In the early morning, you will be driven to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla  (2,845m/9,333ft). 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 take a rest, go for a short hike to a nearby monastery, or 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. Altitude2,651m/ 8700ft

    After breakfast, we'll begin our journey through a pine forest. We'll follow a trail heading north through the Benkar Valley. Along the way, we'll cross the Dudh Koshi River and go through Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Once inside the park, we'll climb up a steep trail with amazing views. As we continue to ascend, we'll reach Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the Everest region. We'll spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

    • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude3,440m/11,285ft

    We reserve this day for acclimatization at Namche. All trekkers need to become accustomed to the weather and environment to ensure a successful Everest Base Camp Trek. To help you adjust quickly to the altitude, hike up to Syangboche, then continue to the Everest View Hotel. This is the highest point in the area. We can enjoy a magnificent view of the Himalayas from the hotel. Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are all visible, as well as Ama Dablam. Thamserku and Kongde. We will then descend slowly to Khumjung Sherpa village, where lunch is served. Visit the Khumjung Monastery. According to legend, the monastery is home to a Yeti scalp.

    When we return to Namche, we may choose to relax or enjoy roaming the colorful town. You may visit the Sherpa museum to learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering or nearby Thame, a historic village. It is worth visiting the school established by Sir Edmond Hillary, the first person to climb Mt Everest. Overnight stay in Namche Bazar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude3,440m/11,285ft

    This part of the trek is particularly exciting, as we’ll descend to the Dudh-Koshi River and then make an equally famous ascent along the rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche. As we descend to the Dudh Koshi River, we’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of some of the highest mountain peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and many more. Upon reaching Tengboche, we’ll visit the famous Tengboche Monastery, the largest and most revered monastery in the region. From here, we can take in the spectacular views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. We’ll spend the night in Tengboche, recharging our batteries for the next stage of our journey. Overnight in Tangbouche.

    • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude3,870m/12,696ft

    As we continue our trek, we will descend through lush forests filled with several trees, such as birch, rhododendrons, and conifers. The trail rewards us with breathtaking panoramic views of towering peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. While making our way to Pangboche, we will cross the Imja River and enjoy the picturesque pathway offering pristine vistas of the Himalayas and the Pangboche Monastery. Heading towards the Imja Valley and Lobuche River, we will observe beautiful fields lined by protective stone walls, growing barley, buckwheat, and potatoes that endure the cold winds and grazing mammals. Overnight in Tangbouche.

    • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude4,410 m/14,467ft

    To adapt to the higher altitude, we go for a day hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m), a hill located on the edge of Chhukung Valley. Getting there is quite a challenge as the trail is steep at some points. However, once you reach atop the hill, you will be awarded up-close views of Lobuche East (6,119m), Lobuche West (6,145m), Taboche Peak (6,367m), Thamserku (6,608m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Kangtega (6,685m). In clear weather conditions, we can also see Mt. Makalu (8,481m), the fifth-highest mountain in the world. Many trekkers carry packed food to enjoy their lunch in this pristine view that Nagarjun Hill offers while others prefer having their lunch back at Dingboche after making a tiring excursion. After a day of admiring the mountains, we return to Dingboche. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

    Alternatively, hike to Chhukung escorts to the gateway of the Island peak climbing point. The hiking becomes fruitful adjoined by the delighting Everest Himalayan peaks, returning to Dingboche and rest. 

    • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude4,410 m/14,467ft

    We start the day with a gradual ascent to Duglha, situated at the terminal moraine's end of the Khumbu Glacier. Next, we hike up a steep trail towards Chupki Lhara, where one can observe an array of stones with prayer flags that serve as memorials for Scott Fischer (an American mountaineer) and Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide). They both lost their lives while trying to climb the Everest peak. Moving forward, we approach the Khumbu Glacier moraine and witness spellbinding views of several great peaks, including Lingtren, Pumori, Mahalangur Himal, and Khumbutse. The route becomes smoother afterward, and we follow the valley until we reach Lobuche. Spend the night in Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

    • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude4,910m/16,108ft

    We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once-vast Gorak Shep Lake (5,185m /17,010ft), Continuing straight ahead, we come across the Indian Army mountaineers’ memorials. The path from here can be misleading; hence, we must follow our lead, Sherpa, diligently. The walk is strenuous due to the thin air at the high altitude. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers that stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. We get back to Gorak Shep for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

    • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthouse
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude5,364m/17,597ft

    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 get in touch with usfor 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.

    • AccommodationHotel
    • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Max. Altitude1300m/4264ft

    Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern while traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary. However, we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline, and illness or injury can occur. To avoid dangerous situations, we may occasionally change the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That being said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

    Cost Details

    Price Includes

    • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • The best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. 
    • All meals with A Cup of Tea/Coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Government-licensed, English-speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
    • One-way airfare From Kathmandu to Lukla, including airport departure tax
    • Shared Helicopter Ride in Gorekshep and drop-off at Kathmandu.
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the Itinerary
    • Welcome and farewell dinner.
    • Seasonal Fruits during the trek 
    • Everest National Park permits, and TIMS permits for trekking.
    • An assistant guide If the group size exceeds 4 people (1 assistant guide per 4 trekkers).
    • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • Staff costs include salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
    • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
    • TripT-shirt and trekking map
    • Duffel bag for trekking 
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • Travel and rescue arrangement
    • All government and local taxes.

    Price Excludes

    • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days 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 (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected but not mandatory).

    Date & Prices

         
    Start DateStart: MondayJune 24, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayJuly 03, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2359
    Start DateStart: ThursdayJune 27, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayJuly 06, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2359
    Start DateStart: SundayJune 30, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayJuly 09, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2359

    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.

    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.

    Experience Required

    Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter is a moderate hike for walkers with passion who are able to walk 5-6 hours per day. On some days, we may have to walk for 7 to 8 hours. The physical demands of walking at higher altitudes are greater than those at lower altitudes. However, with a positive attitude and a strong determination, we can complete the trek. Regular exercise and jogging will help us to improve our stability and strength. This trip does not require any technical skills, but previous hiking experience is an advantage. Participants with existing medical conditions, such as heart, lung, and blood diseases, should notify Adventure Club Trek before booking the trek. You should also consult with your doctor before you go.

    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 very handy, 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. The only two places offering free Wi-Fi are Starbucks Coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche. 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 10 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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