Everest Base Camp Trek and return by helicopter - EBC Helicopter Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous or Grade C (***)
  • DestinationEverest Region, Nepal
  • Meals & AccommodationLunch, Breakfast, Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrekking & Helicopter
  • Major AttractionLukla, Namche, Everest Base Camp, Kalapather
  • Maximum Altitude5545 Meters
  • Best TimeMarch- April-May, September-October-November

Highlights

  • Fabulous mountain views, including the world's highest peak.
  • Sherpa culture and traditional museum.
  • Local culture with the monument and friendly settlement in high elevation.
  • Incredible Himalayas views when you flew from Gorak Shap.

Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter is a unique tour option quite popular among tourists. It is a blend of two beautiful modes of touring the home of the world's tallest peak, Trek and Helicopter Tour. This unique voyage is a must for travelers for many reasons. That is why Mountain Rock Treks is delighted to share this way of Everest Base Camp Trek with you.

On Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter, you'll travel in two ways. First, you'll walk on the famous trail of Everest Base Camp. Then, later, reaching the base camp and witnessing the popular site, you'll return by helicopter to Lukla, enjoying the mouth-opening vision of the Khumbu Region and escaping all the hikes. We've been saying it is a complete way to explore Everest Base Camp and Everest Region.

It is a hand-knitted package for trekkers who want a complete Everest adventure. The doers of this itinerary will encounter what the region is all about via trekking and Helicopter touring. Travelers will explore the beauty both from the land and the air. 

Likewise, this plan saves at least 3 to 4 days and a lot of sweat which would instead require completing the whole trek on foot. For this reason, the program can be a good option for travelers with time constraints.

So Everest Base Camp Trek and Return By Helicopter Tour commences from Kathmandu. You will join a morning scenic flight to Lukla to join the trekking trail of Everest Base Camp. Walking on the picturesque route, you will pass Phakding and Monjo to reach Namche Bazaar. You will spend a full rest day in Namche Bazaar's pleasing vicinity. 

After the acclimatization, you will continue the trek via Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche to arrive in Gorakshep. Around here, you'll pass through the awe-inspiring villages of Sherpaa. And finally, the continuous trek of more than a week will lead you to the legendary landmark, Everest Base Camp(5,364m). Then the next day, you will trek towards Kala Patthar(5,545m), a must-visit site for Everest mountain vistas. 

Following the visit to Kala Patthar, you will join a helicopter to return to Lukla. You will fly straight to Lukla from Kala Patthar in one hour, dodging the trek of 3-4 days. While returning, the clear and vast views of the entire Khumbu Region will leave your mouth open. And from Lukla, you'll make a return flight to Kathmandu to conclude the tour.

In conclusion, Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter is a worthwhile experience. This expedition will give you all that the Everest Region has: the mountains, the Sherpas, the hanging bridges, the lush greenery, the iconic villages, the broad valleys, the ancient Buddhist shrines, the drove of mules, and more. Choosing this itinerary will allow you to experience all of that by saving several days and a lot of labor.      

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Route

Our most popular, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, is a nine-day program. The beautiful journey begins with a quick flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Then, it takes around half an hour to land at Lukla's Tenzing Norgay Airport, one of the most scenic airports in the world. 

We will do all the necessary paperwork and breakfast in Lukla after the arrival. Now, we will descend from Lukla to walk into a green trail leading to the riverbed of the Dudh Koshi River. And continuing along the river, we will reach Phakding, where we will spend the first night at Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. 

The next day, the route heads towards Namche Bazaar, a Himalayan town. While going to Namche, we'll cross Dudh Koshi River several times via swinging bridges, enter Sagarmatha National Park, and cross some Sherpa settlements. And finally, arriving in Namche, we'll enjoy the vibrant life around the town. 

Next, we'll spend an acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. That means we'll be around Namche Bazaar for another night. After a must acclimatization day in Namche, we'll leave Namche's happening ambiance. We will take an ascending trail to do that.

Out of Namche, we'll pass via a straight but rough trail to Tengboche, a beautiful hamlet with Tengboche Monastery. We'll settle in Tengboche's serene surroundings. We'll leave for Dingoche via a more rugged and higher trail the next day. We'll enjoy the walk full of beautiful mountains like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Pumori, Everest, and other peaks. And we'll end up in Dingboche. 

We'll have another acclimatization day in Dingboche to prepare for the higher parts of the trek. This day will happen around Dingboche, performing glorious mountain panoramas. And we'll spend another night in Dingboche. After that, we'll take a road towards Lobuche, where we'll cross several terminal moraines of Khumbu Glacier. After that, the path forward is rougher. On this day, we'll trek up to Lobuche, a breathtaking stop on the trail to Everest Base Camp. 

From Lobuche, we'll hike on the road to Gorakshep, the last human settlement before Everest Base Camp. We'll reach Gorakshep by enjoying the displays of mountains and grinding on a rough path. Then, we'll trek to Everest Base Camp to appreciate the milestone on the same day. After that, we'll return to Gorak Shep for the night. 

Early in the following day, we'll hike towards Kala Patthar, the vintage viewpoint of the region. We'll enjoy the mountains and scenery of the place. After enough of the views, we'll join a helicopter to fly back to Lukla. It will take roughly one hour to reach Lukla. And on the Next day, we'll fly back to Kathmandu. The given process is how We will do the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Route.  

A place to visit in Everest base camp trek return by Helicopter

  • Lukla airport:  Popular as most people start trekking to Everest Region from here, Gateway to Everest. Most dangerous airports in the world. Get a flight from Kathmandu. 

  • Namche Bazaar: Unofficial capital of the Khumbu region of Nepal. Famous as a tourist hub for trekkers and travelers. Get the first view of Mount Everest. Stay place for acclimatization before heading towards Everest Base CampShops promote local products like traditional handicrafts, including woolen, wooden and metallic products. 

  • Everest Viewpoint:  Few hundred feet above Bazaar, you can get the first glance of Mount Everest in the EBC trek and the stunning view of the Khumbu valley. A place blessed with the best idea. 

  •  Everest View Hotel: Offers mesmerizing views of peaks. From every room, guests can submerge in the hypnotizing scene of Mt. Everest. They are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel globally at 13000ft. An ideal spot from which we can appreciate the lovely scene loaded up with evergreen fir trees, bushes, and rhododendron timberlands.

  • Khumjung: One of the oldest villages in the Khumbu region, untouched by the modern world. It lies at an altitude of 3790m above sea level. Khumjung comprises mainly the Sherpa and Gurung ethnicity. Main attractions: Sacred Cave of Padmasambhava, Khumjung School, and Khumjung Monastery.

  • Tangboche Monastery: One of Nepal's most famous Tibetan- Buddhist monasteries. The most significant monasteries in the Everest region are at 3867m above sea level. Midway to the route to Everest. Ancient mani stones surround it, and a prayers flag. It attracts a large number of tourists every year. 

  • Khumbu Glacier: One of the largest glaciers in the Khumbu region, located between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. World's most enormous glacier with an elevation of 4900m. It flows between the two mountains. It has an enormous icefall, the Khumbu Icefall. It started to melt but not as fast as other glaciers because of its high altitude.

  • Kalapathar viewpoint: Known as a viewpoint to Everest within an elevation of 5644.5m. Extremely popular, especially during high season. Get a glimpse of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. Can reach Kalapathar within  2-3 hours from Base Camp. 

  • Helicopter View: You can watch the highest peaks and valleys near them from the top through Helicopter. You can get a close view of Mt. Everest and other pinnacles.

Everest Base Camp Heli Return Trek Packages 2023,2024

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is one of the most demanded treks in the Everest Region. Consequently, Trekkers take no time to decide on this itinerary for its particular highlights. Typically, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a nine days long trek. But we've been offering varied Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Packages. 

Mountain Rock Treks is one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter companies. For our clients, we customize EBC Heli Trek as per their preferences. Our best Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter return packages 2023 / 2024 are 7 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, 5 Days Everest Short Trek, and 12 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. 

We can tailor Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Packages from 5 to 12 days. We can manage that if you want to take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. All of our packages are made by our expert team. Tell us about your preferences, and we'll put the best deal for you on the table.   

Everest Base Camp trek Back by Heli Food and Accommodation.

  1. What kind of food do you want on the Everest base camp helicopter return trek?

You can have food items across several cuisines on the trail, like Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Local. 

Dal Bhat, a local Nepali dish, is the most popular food on the trek. Alongside, you can get meals such as pizza, spaghetti, noodles, momos, sandwiches, bakery items, eggs, porridges, etc. Beverage options like coffee and tea are also available throughout the trek. In addition, many teahouses, cafes, and restaurants are on the trail. From lavish to low-budget, we'll take you to places for meals as per your selection. 

Likewise, accommodation is not a problem on EBC Helicopter Trek. There are plenty of luxurious economic teahouses, hotels, and lodges along the trail. You will get the best accommodation facilities in great places and vice versa. Once again, it is your pick what kind of service you want. We'll find great places to sleep if you are a lavish lover. And if you are a budget-friendly traveler, we can get such accommodation. We have plenty of options out there on the trail. So no problem at all.      

EBC Heli Treks - Our Most Popular Packages

We have been running helicopter treks and tours in the Everest Region for some time. And we've guided many Everest admirers through our varied packages. 

Here are our most popular Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return Packages 2023, 2024:

  • 7 Days Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek Return By Helicopter,
  • 8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return,
  • 9 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek,
  • 10 Days EBC Heli Trek,
  • 13 Days Premium EBC Heli Trek. 

You can choose the itinerary that best suits your time and choices. Then, you can call us for detailed information about the above packages. Then, we'll talk you through it thoroughly.  

Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Helicopter Cost

The Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Helicopter 10 Days costs US$ 2850 per person. However, you can get good discounts on a group trek. 

A maximum of 5 people can join EBC Heli Trek. For anyone in a group of 2 to 5 people, the Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Helicopter costs US$ 2850. You will get a discount of US $ 250 if you are a group of 5 pax.

Nevertheless, the cost can differ due to several factors such as accommodation and food services, traveling season, mode of transportation, number of crew members, and extra services. These various determinants can make Everest Base Camp Trek Back by Helicopter Costs go up and down.      

In 2023 and 2024, we have daily Sharing  and Private flights available (if less than five pax, supplement cost will apply)

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NOTE:- WE ALSO HAVE FESTIVAL OFFER  FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK RETURN BY HELICOPTER TOUR FOR NEPALESE AND INDIAN PASSPORT OR CITIZEN HOLDERS. JUST YOU CAN CONTACT US.

Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter Difficulty. 

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. It is not one of the strenuous treks in Nepal and not the easiest one. This trek has a high altitude, steep uphills, rough terrains, daily trekking of 5-6 hours, and extreme weather. Trekkers on Everest Base Camp Trek have to face all these difficulties. If you are an experienced and skilled trekker, you'll have minor challenges on the trek. But if you are not, you will have a challenging hike. That is why we advise beginners to prepare and train before the tour. 

Or, beginners can reach Everest Base Camp with our famous Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The Helicopter will take you straight to the base camp and back to Kathmandu. No need for trekking at all.  

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Back from Gorakshep

You will join a helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar for nine days at Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter tour. However, you might want to fly back from Gorakshep, the nearest teahouse site from Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. In that case, Mt Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Back from Gorakshep are available.

 If you wish, you can join a helicopter from other sites like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. Or if you want to add a helicopter tour in other treks of the region like Gokyo Valley Trek and Everest Three High Passes Trek, that is also possible.  

Best Everest Base Camp trek and Return by Helicopter Companies

We proudly can say we are one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek and Return By helicopter companies. You can remember us if you ever want to do a helicopter trek or helicopter tour in the Everest Region. There are some excellent reasons you can count on us for the helicopter trek. 

Mountain Rock Treks is a team of skilled and enthusiastic people who've been working in the tourism field since 2011. It has affiliations with TAAN, the Nepal Tourism Board, the Government of Nepal, the Himalayan Rescue Association, and several other agencies. The employees experienced team and equipment for the treks and tours around Nepal.

Similarly, the authorized company believes in eco-travel, tourism for all, and responsible travel. Therefore, you will get the best price and good discounts from our team without compromising the travel experience.

Mountain Rock Treks is one of the best Everest Base Camp Trek and Return By Helicopter Companies. Our team organizes tours in a managed and responsible way. So you'll not regret choosing us. You can remember us in the Everest Region and other regions of Nepal.         

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter

Best Timing is a significant thing to consider before any tour and trek in Nepal. It gives you a good knowledge about the different seasons of the year. And you can choose the right one for your time. Luckily, you have us to tell you that. 

Regarding the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter, you have two seasons, Autumn and Spring.

March, April, and May is the Spring Season in Nepal. The three months are the high times for traveling in Nepal, including EBC Heli Trek. It is mainly due to the stable weather, warm temperature, and clear mountain vistas of the season. Therefore, doing a helicopter trek will be happening in Spring. During this time, you'll see colorful forests full of wildflowers.

Likewise, October to November is Autumn in Nepal. The three months of Autumn are another excellent time for the EBC trek or other treks in the Himalayas. Thanks to the clear skies, pleasant temperature, and stable weather of the season. Opting for Everest Base Camp Trek and Return by Helicopter during Autumn is good.

However, December to February(Winter) and June to August (Monsoon) are low times for traveling in the mountains of Nepal. In both seasons, the weather is quite unstable and unpredictable. There are high chances of snowfall and rainfall during these two seasons. 

Although the helicopter trek is doable throughout the year, it is better to go with stable weather. In that case, Autumn and Spring are the best times for any walk or tour you do in Nepal.              

Everest Base Camp Trek Chopper Flights Distance

Everest Base Camp Trek is around 130km long in both ways. The Everest Base Camp Trek Chopper Flights distance is approximately 65km(40miles). That means you will trek about 65km to reach Everest Base Camp. 

And after that, you will fly in a helicopter. The Helicopter will cover around 65 km from Kala Patthar to Lukla in just one hour. It will fly over the stops of Everest Base Camp Trek, such as Lobuche, Dingboche, Tengboche, Namche, and Phakding.    

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Itinerary

We will depart from the hotel for our Everest Base Camp Trek to the domestic airport terminal early in the morning. The early sunlight over the snow-covered mountains is spectacularly visible from the plane as it takes off towards Lukla. We arrive at Lukla's Tenzing-Hillary Airport, the entrance to the Himalayas, after 30 minutes of flight time. As this is the first day of the tour, the journey starts from the airport shortly after meeting our staff. Phakding is only a short walk away. The journey begins early in the morning and includes views of Mount Thamserku, the Dudh  Koshi River, and lovely pine trees. After crossing a few communities, we will arrive at the checkpoint, which serves as the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We continue walking past the meeting of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers before climbing steeply to Namche Bazaar.

It will be our acclimatization day. Here, there are a few trekking options:

  1. Trek to Khumjung to explore the nearby hospital, school, and gompa; hike to the village of Thame;
  2. Trek to Shyanboche  (3720 meters), where you can visit the Everest View Hotel and take in the view of Mount Everest while sipping tea or coffee. After all, do the overnight climb back to Namche market.

The next day, we will head toward Khangjuma. We'll eat lunch while listening to the Imja Khola and Bhote  Koshi rivers. Tengboche is another 1-2 hour climb away. Then our walk from Tengboche to  Dingboche begins the next day with a visit to the region's largest Buddhist monastery. The route then continues through alpine forests to Upper Pangboche, a big town, and then past the settlements of Shomare, Orsho, and TsuroWog. Dingboche is eventually reached by continuing on the trail through ImjaKhola. On a trip, it is a day of rest. A great area to explore is Dingboche. You can travel to Chukuing or Nagarjuna Hill to see the vista. The next day we will trek towards Lobuche. Further, it is the most important day of the Everest base camp trek. You may enjoy a  360-degree panorama of mountains covered in snow. The tour begins very early on the following day, towards the end of this journey, so that hikers can catch a sight of Mount Everest as dusk transforms into a brilliant morning with the light of the day. Regarding the perspective of Peaks  Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse. This is also where our journey comes to an end. You are in for a beautiful hour-long journey with multiple breathtaking vistas of the mighty Himalayan range. On the same day, fly to both Lukla and KTM. In the Khumbu area, it is the last day. Our crew will arrive at a hotel in Kathmandu once we take an early-morning flight there.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,610m) | 1-hour flight & 3-4hrs trek 

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,443m) | 5-4hrs

Day 03: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3,875m)| 5-6hrs

Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4,410m)| 5-6hrs

Day 06: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche(4,410m)

Day 07: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4,910m)| 5-6hrs

Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and hike to Everest Base Camp, and return to Gorak Shep| 7-8hrs 

Day 09: Morning Hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar(5,555m) and Fly to Lukla Via Helicopter 

Day 10: Early morning flight to Kathmandu.

 

Day to Day Info

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Early morning the drive from the hotel to the domestic airport terminal. The flight to Lukla gives outstanding views of the early sunrise on the snowcapped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after 30 minutes at Lukla, we reach the gateway to the Himalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakdhing is a short walk as this is the first day of the tour.

  • Yeti Mountain Home
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • 3-4 Hours
  • 2610 Meters

Starting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River, and views of Mount Thamserku. After passing a few settlements, we will be at the check-post, the entrance ofSagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River and take a steep ascent toNamche Bazaar, where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and the ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.

  • Yeti Mountain Home
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

Today is an acclimatization day. There are some hiking options here: 

1. Trek to Khumjung, where you can visit the local school, gompa, and hospital 

2. Trek to Thame village 

3. Trek at Shyanboche (3720 meters), above which you can visit the Everest View Hotel, a Place to see Everest with tea or coffee. 

After all, hike back to Namche bazaar overnight.

  • Yeti Mountain Home
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • Free day or hike for 4 Hours
  • 3443 Meters

Massive views of amadamblam, Everest, and Lotse bring you ahead to khangjuma. Hike down to the riverside into a green pine forest. We will have lunch with the sound of Imja Khola and Bhote Koshi river. Another 2-3 hrs hike to Tengboche.

  • Rivendell Lodge or similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 3875 Meters

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche starts the other day by visiting the biggest Buddist Monastry in the region. Then, the journey continues through alpine forests to a large village of Upper Pangboche and further through villages of Shomare, Orsho, and TsuroWog. Finally, one can view beautiful views of the soaring mountains of Taboche, Mount Thamserku, Mount AmaDablam, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse, and Mount Lhotse, along with others, while passing through the KhumbilaKhola valley to the ridge top. Eventually, Dingboche is reached by moving further through the trail through ImjaKhola.

  • Mountain Heritage Inn or similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 6-7 Hours
  • 4410 Meters

Today is a rest day on a trek. Dingboche is an excellent place to explore. Either you can go to Chukuing or Nagarjuna hill to see the viewpoint.

  • Mountain Heritage Inn or similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Free day
  • 4410 Meters

After walking up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier during the trek, the ascent to ChupkiLhara begins where one can find the slopes with boulders. One comes across the collection of stones with prayer flags used as memories of American mountaineer Scott Fischer and BabuChhiri Sherpa, the ten-time Everest Summiteer Nepalese citizen. Beautiful views of Khumbutse, Mount Lingtse, Mount Pumori, and Mount Mahalangur can be viewed as the trail crosses the Khumbu glacier, where We can experience minor symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Oxygen Altitude Home or Similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5-6 Hours
  • 4910 Meters

This is the most important day of the Everest Base Camp trek route. You can experience the 360-degree panoramic view of snowcapped mountains. Unfortunately, Mount Everest is not seen from here. However, Mount Nuptse, Mount Nuptse, and Mount Pumori can be viewed very well. 

  • Himalayan hotel or Similar
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 7-8 Hours
  • 5364 Meters

On the climax of this trip, the trek starts much early in the morning so that trekkers can witness a glimpse of Mount Everest when the dusk turns into a bright morning with the light of the day. On the way Peak s Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are viewed.
This is your great opportunity to get a 360-degree view of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Pumori (7169 meters), Mt. Everest (8848 meters) and Lhotse (8516 meters), the Tibetan peak Changtse, Mt. Nuptse (7861 meters) and countless other smaller peaks. 
This also marks the ending point of our journey. A fantastic hour flight awaits you, with several stunning views of the majestic Himalayan range. Fly to Lukla and Kathmandu on the same day.

  • Ramada Encore by Wyndham Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4 Hours
  • 5555 Meters to 2850 Meters

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek and return by helicopter - EBC Helicopter Trek map

Cost Details

Includes

  • Upon arrival and departure, the airport picks up and drops in Kathmandu (international and domestic).
  • Pre-trek briefing.
  • Provide sleeping bag and down jacket (Refundable)
  • Everest area trekking map.
  • One professional, licensed and English-speaking mountain guide.
  • Well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 7+ persons.
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • The helicopter flight out from Gorakhshep / Kala Patthar to Kathmandu.
  • Food during the trek (entire board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea/coffee).
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizing costs.

Excludes

 

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa cost.
  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Your international flight fare.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

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Essential Info

 Travel insurance

When going for a trek to the Everest region, you need to take all types of insurance. It would help if you took all the insurance for your safety. It includes medical insurance and accidental insurance. 

For the safety of our guests considering the Everest Base Camp Trek, we strongly advise them to get travel insurance. During Everest Base Camp Trekking, you will be experiencing a remote location. Therefore, we will be forced to deploy an airlift to provide you with immediate medical care in an accident or any unforeseen medical emergency (which seldom occurs).

Until travel insurance or the Passenger commits to pay the fee to pay the costs, rescue providers, particularly emergency evacuation service providers, do not get ready. As a result, travel insurance is essential when walking to Everest's base camp.

Packing List

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

Hat: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best. The primary reason for wearing a hat while trekking is to protect yourself from the sun while you're out on the trail.

Headlamp: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights that are worn on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff. At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.

Woolen Hat: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is suggested to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to take a woolen hat; it will be available with you if you need it. 

Sun Protecting Hat: Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

Sunglasses: As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

2. Body Part

  • Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.
  • T-shirt: It is suggested to wear light clothes during trekking to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 
  • Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. If you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.
  • Gloves: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

Lower Body Clothing

  • Thermal Inners: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.
  • Trousers: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. This allows you to travel calmly while trekking without the sound of rustling plants and enables you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.
  • Down Jacket: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. When you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, You must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

3. Footwears

  • Trekking Boots: Trekking boots are necessary as they are specifically designed to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.
  • Socks: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

4. Other Types of Equipment for Trekking 

  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.
  • First Aid Kids: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.
  • Sleeping Bags: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is recommended to take your sleeping bags with you.
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  • Personal Bags: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. A bag is fundamental if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Altitude sickness refers to symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a higher elevation for an extended length of time.

When traveling to higher altitudes, there is a maximum chance of suffering from AMS (Acute mountain sickness).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. The lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time for them to acclimate. Preventing altitude sickness also requires staying hydrated. During your climb, drink plenty of water. Climb at a comfortable speed for you. It's also crucial to remember that even if you're taking acetazolamide, you might still experience altitude sickness. The drug will not help you if you already have symptoms. The only effective cure is to descend to a lower altitude.

So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at the higher altitude but sleep in, the lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffered from acute mountain sickness, we would take rest immediately at the same place. We will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water, to energize. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

Passport and Visa

A passport is the most crucial need when we are out on our trip. We need to take at least one copy of our passport and visa. We will get the access before we arrive. A Nepal visa is required to visit the Everest region. You can receive a ticket on arrival at the main entry points, but if you like to be prepared, you may apply for a Nepal visa ahead of time. Most essential, you must have your passport and two passport-size pictures. You'll also need to obtain a Mountaineering License (Everest climbing permit) from the Tibet Mountaineering Association if you intend to go to the advanced base camp of Everest. 

Banking and ATM

Typically our package is enclosed with food and accommodation, so, for personal use, you might need cash. However, there is less chance of getting an ATM. Therefore, you will need to carry some money before heading out for the trek. We have two ATMs on the Everest route, but this might not always work because of the satellite. Lukla and Namche Bazaar are the only two stations on the Everest Base Camp route where ATMs are available.

Guides, Porters, And Tipping System in Nepal

Our Everest Base Camp trekking guide porters will be fully insured and knowledgeable about the Everest region journey, not only Everest Base Camp. We have been helping and promoting local people from the beginning of the Everest Region Trek. For your trekking trips in Nepal, we guarantee that we will offer you outstanding guides and skilled porters.

 Local Guides are English-speaking locals who will accompany you on the path for the duration. They won't carry your baggage, but they will be able to answer your questions and provide information about the location as you go. 

It is always suggested that you take a guide with you. Because when traveling at a high elevation, you might suffer from AMS if you are not much familiarised with treks guide will be very supportive to you. 

During the journey, porters will carry your luggage for you. They speak very little English and will be unable to comprehend any inquiries you may pose. To help you travel freely, you can take your porter with you to help you carry your things. 

As for Tipping, It will cost you 10 percent of the total cost. This ten percent is further distributed as 60 to the guide and forty to the porter.

Everest trek food and accommodation

Accommodation

The Everest Base Camp climb is a lodge hike. You will spend the night at a clean and pleasant lodge managed by a local family. A tiny room with two twin beds and a separate bathroom with a familiar washroom facility may be available in higher-elevation lodges. Carry a decent sleeping bag to remain warm because the lodge's blanket will not suffice. We have both luxury and basic accommodation.

 We can get luxury accommodations are Lukla, Phakding, Manjo, Namche, Everest view hotel, and Debuche. Rest at other places we can get better accommodation but not like these places.  

 Our Everest Base Camp trek package includes three meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) during the expedition. 

Food

All meals are prepared according to the lodge's menu. Usually, there is a multi-cuisine option on the menu. Pizza, burgers, fish & chips, freshly made coffee, bakery products, and other items are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazar and Lukla have several options for food, but mostly you can only find regular food. 

The Everest view hotel provides outstanding tea and food services to the trekkers. In addition, you may order a warm, and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or supper made using locally sourced organic ingredients. The menu ranges from western to Indian and regional cuisines.

 For breakfast, you must have traditional Tibetan bread and bread/ Chapati. There is also a large selection of hot soup alternatives. In addition, pancakes, oatmeal, muesli, and omelets are all available.

Similarly, hot drinking water is available for refilling your reusable water bottle in lodges and tea shops. (Nepali cuisine, freshly prepared and sanitary)

Booking terms and conditions

For booking we are flexible, but when you confirm you have to pay 25 percent and the rest, you can spend on arrival. We don't have any hidden charges. 

Note:- If you plan to join a group, we have different terms and conditions for this, and you can contact us.

Our reservations are made through Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. To reserve a package, fill out a Booking Form and send it to the Company with your deposits and insurance payment (if applicable). You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip fee at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu and before the tour departs.

The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. Tailor-made vacations with the Company may demand a larger deposit or full payment at booking. If a deposit is required in addition to that specified in this section, the firm will notify you at the time of booking. You can use a bank transfer or a credit card deposit to secure a reservation (Visa or MasterCard). Follow the instructions on the reservation form.

Last-minute booking for Everest Region Trek

We are flexible on booking. However, when it comes to last-minute cancellations, we are non-refundable. So if you want to join one of our Everest Base Camp Trek packages at the last minute, you must pay the total package price to secure your spot.

We'll do our best to get things in order at the last minute. Make sure you arrive in Kathmandu at least a day before the adventure begins. Further for information, please get in touch with us directly.

A Client's cancellation must be in writing and confirmed by the Company. The cancellation price will be determined by the date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request.

If you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it, you will forfeit the 25% payment. Likewise, if you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will lose the whole trip cost. Unfortunately, we don't provide refunds once you've started your journey.

It is strongly recommended that the Client purchase termination insurance at the time of booking.

Travel Tips ( Electricity, Internet, ATM, Luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

There is no electricity in all those places, so it's better to have your backup. As for backup, we can still use batteries and chargers, but you need to pay extra charges for that. In the lodges, there are charging kiosks where you may set up your gadgets. But, again, you might have to pay a small fee for the service. So bring extra chargers or a solar charger with you.

There might not be internet facilities in all places for the internet so that you can use data.

You might also need to pay additional charges to use the internet facility. The internet connectivity along the trekking path is spotty at best, and it only gets worse as you climb higher. Please don't get caught up in sharing the adventure; instead, try to enjoy it as much as possible. 

So it is recommended to have your cash for your expenses. You can use it for electricity, internet, and other additional costs like bakeries and pastries and money for tipping. Because there are no ATMs above Namche Bazar, bring extra cash to spend while walking. On the road, you may require some money to purchase more beverages, food, or amenities such as a hot shower, internet, etc. 

You ripped extra baggage for free in the hotel's locker room. Each trekker can bring up to 10 kilograms of hiking gear (carried by porters).

Tipping will not be included in the cost of our EBC trek package because it is required. However, the guide and porter anticipate some. 

Keep some cash on hand if you want to buy souvenirs, food, or beverages. Other costs, like travel insurance and foreign flight tickets, are not included in our package price. For further details, see our cost includes and exclusions section.

Lukla flight and cancellation

We have very unpredictable weather in the Himalayas, so our flight will be unscheduled some of the time. But sometimes, because of the weather, our flight will be delayed or canceled. We will have other options to take a helicopter or postpone for the next time, so better to have added one or two days after the trip to ensure your international flight wouldn't be disturbed. 

Due to inclement weather, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu may be delayed or canceled for a day. Even in the finest season, something may happen. As a result, Mountain rock treks and expeditions always recommend staying an extra night in Kathmandu. If your vacation goes well, you may be able to take a Kathmandu city tour and purchase souvenirs.

If you need to cancel your journey to Lukla, we will rebook you on the next available flight. Alternatively, if you prefer to rent a helicopter to Lukla, we can assist you with that as well.

How Tough/Difficult is the Everest Region Trek?

As for the treks done in the Everest region, We have various trek packages. Some are easy, and some are moderate and difficult as well. 

List of the treks done in the Everest region along with their nature. 

1. Everest view trek (EASY)

2. Gokyo valley trek (EASY)

3. Everest base camp trek (MODERATE)

4. Ranjo la pass trek (MODERATE)

5. Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri trek (MODERATE)

6. Three high passes trek (DIFFICULT)

7. Everest base camp luxury lodge trek (DIFFICULT)

8. Everest trek via Gokyo lake and Cho la pass trek (DIFFICULT)

FAQs

  • Q1. How many days trek in Everest base camp trek?

    We can do Everest Base Camp Trek in multiple durations. It depends on the itinerary you are choosing for Everest Base Camp Trek. If you select a complete Everest Base Camp Trek, you'll need 12 days. You can lengthen the same itinerary by adding more acclimatization days and places. For your information, you can visit Everest Base Camp by doing longer treks like Everest Three Passes Trek, Cho La Pass Trek, etc. 

    Similarly, you can shorten the duration of Everest Base Camp Trek by adding a helicopter tour. The Everest Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter is only a nine-day itinerary. So there are various Everest Base Camp Trek packages of different lengths. Communicate with us, and we shall put forward the right package for you.        

  • Yes, you need training for the Everest Base Camp Trek Packages 2022/2023. If you are a newbie with no prior trekking experience, it is a must. To train for Everest Base Camp Trek, you can do cardio activities like jogging, swimming, cycling, and hiking. Make sure you are consistent at these activities 2-3 months before the trek. If you have been doing gym, add cardio training to your gym plan. This will help you increase your physical endurance level. Also, build a strong mentality for the trek. 

       

  • Yes, you can take a helicopter to Everest Base Camp. We have various helicopter trek and tour packages to Everest Base Camp. But here is a twist.The helicopter tours' preferred landing spot in the Everest Base Camp area is Kala Patthar, not Everest Base Camp(5,364m). This is because the terrain of Everest Base Camp is not ideal for a smooth landing; it is rough and uneven. 

    Whereas Kala Patthar(5,450m) allows swift landing as it has perfect ground for a helicopter to land. Also, Kala Patthar provides clearer views of Mt Everest than the Everest Base Camp. For those reasons, helicopters land in Kala Patthar in most helicopter tours, and landing in Everest Base Camp is optional.

  • You can certainly fly from Kala Patthar to Kathamndu, as a helicopter can land there as well. During an Everest Base Camp helicopter trip, the aircraft will fly from Lukla or Everest View Hotel to Kala Patthar. A flight over Everest provides a more intriguing view of the Khumbu region than hiking the paths.

  • Depending on your pace, the hike should take between 3 and 5 hours.

  • Mid-February to mid-June and October to mid-December are the greatest times to go on this trek.

  • In the event of a tragedy, travel insurance will come in handy to recoup the costs. In the event of a helicopter rescue, your insurance may cover the cost of the helicopter charge. So it's a good idea to double-check your insurance's validity and policy to see if it covers rescue costs.

  • The Everest Base Camp has a moderate difficulty level. The journey usually takes two weeks. Although no prior trekking experience is required for the EBC Trek, the trekker should be determined and physically fit.

  • Improving cardio endurance, strength endurance, and being comfortable carrying a daypack uphill for long periods of time should all be part of your training for Everest Base Camp. You should start hiking or doing lengthy walks at least once a week at least 8-12 weeks before your adventure (focus on duration more than distance).

  • Yes, helicopter tour are safe in Nepal.

Client Reviews

  • Trek and Helicopter tour

    Let's dive into the explanation of the whole journey. As said at the start, Everest Base Camp Trek is an elite walk to the foothills of Mt Everest (8,848.86m), the highest mountain on the Earth. This journey takes you the closest to Mt Everest if you are not in the mood to climb it. Everest Base Camp high (5,364m), where Mt Everest's climb begins, will be the ultimate stop of the trek. Alongside, you will reach Kala Patthar(5,545m). These two points are just two of the highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek has much to offer.
    The voyage of the Mount Everest base camp trek will start with a flight out of Kathmandu for Lukla. Upon the landing in Lukla, the walk will begin by heading into the lush trails to Phakding. The first day of the tour has beautiful scenery.

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    BrainUnited StatesJuly 10, 2022
  • Little Hard but good to experience helicopter back experience

     We had a fantastic trip to Nepal that included a fantastic helicopter ride! Dipak, our guide,  helped us navigate a foreign culture, a difficult terrain, and an incredible journey since he was informed, kind, and amusing. The challenging walk culminated in a strenuous ascent to a stunning early-morning vista of Everest and a gorgeous ride down to Lukla.

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    DaniCanadaMay 16, 2022
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