Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private vehicles, Domestic Air, and Helicopter Ride
  • Activity Trekking and Helicopter Excursions
  • Best Season March - April and October-November
  • Group Size 1 -14 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude Kala Patthar at 5,555m/18,226ft

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Highlights. 

  • Lukla is a scenic 40-minute mountain flight.
  • Namche Bazaar is a city blessed with natural beauty.
  • Discover the amazing culture of Sherpas by visiting their museum.
  • Amazing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are just a few.
  • Trek on the Khumbu Glacier and witness the Khumbu Icefall
  • Within 10 days, you can reach Everest Base Camp and enjoy the 360° views of Everest (from arrival to departure).
  • Sunrise view of Mt Everest from Kalapathar, the best viewpoint in Nepal's North East Himalayan region.
  • Helicopter scenic flight from Kalapathar/Gorkashep, Nepal to Kathmandu. Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

Everest Base Camp & Helicopter Return Cost For 2024/2025.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Gorakshep to Kathmandu (8 days) is specially designed For those with limited time. EBCTrek with Helicopter Return allows adventurers to experience the beauty of trekking in the Himalayas and enjoy an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a shorter but still thrilling journey.

A journey to Everest Base Camp in Sherpa Land is an amazing adventure. This classic trek offers breathtaking views of the Everest Himalayan ranges, stunning sunrises over Everest, majestic landscapes, ancient historical monasteries, and a glimpse into the unique Sherpa culture. It's an opportunity to sign up now and explore the Nepal Himalayas, a trip that could be truly life-changing 

 Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return begins with a scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region Treks. From Lukla, the trail winds through Sherpa settlements, Sagarmatha National Park, and suspension bridges, leading to Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangbuche, and Labuche. The ultimate destination is Everest Base Camp, a moment worthy of celebration. The adventure continues as trekkers climb to Kalapatthar, the highest point of the trek, to witness 360-degree panoramic views of the world's highest mountains, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbuste,Thamserku, andIsland Peak. The descent follows, leading to Gorakshep, from where a scenic chartered helicopter flight takes trekkers back to Kathmandu.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with a Helicopter Return itinerary is carefully crafted to account for potential Lukla flight cancellations and risks. This ensures a smooth and secure journey, allowing participants to enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and scenic landscapes during the return helicopter flight. Joining this adventure means having the trip organized according to your time and requirements, with a strong focus on safety and security throughout the Journey. The day-to-day itinerary can be checked for details, and customization is welcomed to tailor the trip to individual preferences. 

Adventurer Club Trek ensures a fantastic experience without tiring you out. The Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is an ideal Himalayan adventure. Explore the mountains fully and return to Kathmandu via Lukla effortlessly by helicopter, saving yourself from a weary trek back. It's a great package for those who want a short but immersive Himalayan experience.

It's important to note that starting from April 2024, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal announced the suspension of flights from Kathmandu to Lukla during peak trekking seasons, specifically from April 1 through May 30 and October 1 through November 30 each year.

Other Choices to Consider

We offer different trekking packages in the Everest region. If you love trekking and want to experience it in the Everest area, you might be interested. One option is the EBC Heli Trek Return 9 days. There's also a 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek and a 12-day package with a helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla, then a flight to Kathmandu. If you prefer a shorter trek of 7 days, there's the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. Every journey allows you to savor the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of the mountain region.

The 8-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is just a suggested plan. If it doesn't fit your preferences, feel free to adjust it to suit your needs better. We're happy to customize it according to your wishes, and the itinerary can be amended. Contact us for any adjustments needed.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return?

The trek to Everest Base Camp, complemented by a return journey via helicopter, offers a stunning expedition to the foot of the world's highest mountain. Participants embark on a one-way trek to ascend to the base camp, where the need for descent on foot is eliminated. Instead, trekkers have the option to soar back in a helicopter, with the choice of returning to either Lukla or Kathmandu based on personal preferences. The Everest Base Camp Trek typically falls within the demanding to moderate category, requiring no specialized mountaineering skills. Spanning a considerable distance and reaching an elevation of 5,364m (17,599ft), this trek demands 6-7 days to navigate through diverse terrains on the ascent to the base camp.

When is the best time to trek Everest Base Camp with a helicopter return?

In Nepal, there are four seasons: Spring, Winter, Monsoon/Summer, and Autumn. Spring and Autumn are the most popular times for Everest Heli Trek. The spring is a season of new beginnings when hills and forests regain their greenery. Autumnis also a season of peak beauty in nature.

The weather is calm, and temperatures are mild in the Spring and Autumn. The climatic conditions during these seasons are neither too hot nor too cold. This is the perfect time to go on an Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.

Beautiful vegetation, including colorful flowers and rare plants, surrounds the routes. The mesmerizing mountain views accompany you on your journey. Aerial views are also spectacular under clear skies and sunny days. The Spring and Autumn seasons are less likely to be affected by cancellations and delays due to the low probability of snow or rain.

Food for the Trek to EBC and Helicopter Return

We will take care of your food during your trek. You'll enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning in Kathmandu. Our guests are treated to special welcome and goodbye dinners. The trek is a simple yet satisfying experience. The Teahouse will serve you a delicious dinner and a filling breakfast to start your day. You'll be able to enjoy a tasty lunch as you trek from one destination to another during the day. The Teahouses have a wide range of culinary options, including Nepalese, Tibetan, and continental cuisine. There are many options to suit your tastes and keep you energized during your trek.

Accommodation on EBC Trek with Helicopter Return.

You will be staying in a standard three-star hotel in Kathmandu and a teahouse or guesthouse on the trek. All accommodation is on a shared basis. On request, a single supplement is available at an additional cost. Adventure Club Trek can arrange for rooms that have attached bathrooms, but some teahouses only offer shared facilities. Single rooms are available in Kathmandu, the trekking areas, and at lower altitudes. However, they may be difficult to find at higher altitudes.

Drinking water on Trek to EBC and Helicopter Return.

Adventure Club will provide all meals for the trek, but you are responsible for providing water. It is best to use steripen or chlorine/iodine tablets to disinfect the water. You can get free, good-quality water at the tea houses and along the trail, but you'll need to treat it. Use the tablets only if they have dissolved completely (30 minutes). Mineral water is available along most trails. Mineral water costs USD 1 per liter at tea houses located in lower elevations. However, higher elevations may cost as much as $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 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/Guesthosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,444 m/11,286ft

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/Guesthosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,444 m/11,286ft

Today, we'll descend towards the Dudh-Koshi River, followed by a famous ascent along rhododendron forests to reach the beautiful Tengboche. The descent to the Dudh Koshi River gives us awe-inspiring views of world-renowned peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, and many more. After that, we'll explore the region's largest and most revered monastery - the famous Tengboche Monastery. We can take in the spectacular views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks from here. Spending the night in Tengboche will recharge our batteries for the next phase of our adventure. Overnight in Tangbouche.

  • AccommodationTeahouse/Guesthosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,855m / 12,850ft

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/Guesthosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,360m /14,290ft

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/Guesthosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,930m /16,175ft

We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once-vast Gorak Shep Lake. 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/Guesthosue
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,364m /17,598ft

Early in the morning, you will trek to KalaPatthar. 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, Farewell Dinner

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

  • Private tourist vehicles for arrival and departure transfers
  • The best available twin-sharing Teahosue for accommodation during the trek. 
  • All meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • English-speaking guides with government-licensed and trained in wilderness first-aid
  • One-way airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla, including airport departure tax
  • Helicopter/chopper from Gorakshep (sharing flight) to Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation in a private vehicle according to the itinerary
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Assisting trek guides walk with the group to support as needed (1 guide per 4 trekkers).
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Field staff salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, insurance and medicine.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Trip Tshirt and Trekking map
  • Duffel bag for trekking
  • Medical kit (carried with you by your leader)
  • All local and government 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 and medical bills.
  • 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: MondayJuly 01, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2359
Start DateStart: ThursdayJune 27, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayJuly 04, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2359
Start DateStart: SundayJune 30, 2024End DateEnd: SundayJuly 07, 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 know 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.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Packing List

We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that can make appropriate adjustments to reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. The items are marked with an asterisk (Adventure Club Trek will provide *) at no additional cost. You are welcome to use your articles if you already have them and prefer your own. You can buy many trekking items cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the imported items from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since our porters will carry your pack, please remember the weight limit is 20kg (40 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you still need to send me a gear list.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags, and duffle bags.

* Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

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.

 

Experience Required

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. We may need to walk for 7 to 8 hours on some days. Walking at higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, a positive attitude, and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek. Exercising and jogging regularly is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill is required for this trip. Before booking the trek, participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Adventure Club Trek. We also recommend you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

 

Best Time To Travel

Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March- May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

 

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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