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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return - 11 Days

  • Everest Region , Nepal
  • 11 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • 4930m
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Overview And Highlights

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, even better known as Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter, is the ultimate luxury trek to the base camp of Everest, the world's highest altitude seated base camp. With the amalgamation of the high-altitude trek and return helicopter flight, you'll get the ultimate opportunity to experience the Everest region by foot and as a bird.

 

You'll hike to the base camp and Gorak Shep for the first eight days with luxury accommodations and other services. And on the 9th day, as you return to Gorak Shep from Kala Patthar early morning hike, you'll take breakfast and wait for the helicopter pickup.

 

In this way, you'll escape the three days of strenuous return hike to Lukla in luxurious style and the panorama, now from the sky, soaring like a bird in a helicopter. It is the appealing feature of the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Kala Patthar to Lukla or Kathmandu.

 

Everest Base Camp Luxury Heli Trek is an incredible opportunity to explore the Everest Base Camp (EBC) and return on a helicopter to Kathmandu embracing stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho You. Stay at the best luxury lodges in the Everest region and experience unparalleled services.

 

Everest base camp trek with helicopter return is a luxurious trekking package in the Everest Region that offers an exciting experience to the Everest Base Camp in 11 days. Everest luxury trek is an familiar 11 days comfortable trek to Everest base camp including the best accommodations in the Mountain. It is a one-way climb trek to the base camp of Everest.  Exciting 'Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return' 2023/2024 is a memorable adventure for those who live superior than life.

 

You will hike down through an attractive forest, cross the Imja Khola River, and hike through the village of Pangboche (3900m). The last part of the luxury Everest base camp trek with helicopter return involves trekking back to Gorak Shep from Everest Base Camp to spend the night. Helicopter Flights to Everest Base Camp. Private Departures from Kathmandu Nepal. Group Pricing. Outstanding Service & Economical Prices. A Once in a Lifetime Experience.

 

Here are some standout features of the Everest Base Helicopter Trek, which makes it a recent hotcake among backpackers in the Everest region.

 

Luxury Meals and Accommodation

 

 

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Gorak Shep is a luxurious style of Everest trek. Unlike regular tea house stay and meals, you'll get the best available tea house, elegant dinners, luxury accommodation, and other amenities for nine days. These are included at the most affordable rate with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks.

 

Healthy and nutritious meals with desserts, fruits, salads, good hot drinks, internet, hot water shower, hot drinking water, electricity for battery recharge, and the best available twin-sharing rooms make your EBC Trek trip memorable.

 

And all these are included in your luxurious package.And not to mention the luxurious return from Gorak Shep on the helicopter with a bird's eye view of Everest and other mountains.

 

Mountains of Everest Region (Mahalangur Range)

 

 

Everest region, in Mahalangur Mountain Range, in Sagarmatha National Park, spans over 1148 Km. Sq. is a wonder of mountains. World's first, fourth, fifth, and sixth highest mountains, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, make this region home.

 

These are the roofs of the world. And your luxury Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return take you to this heaven. You'll be in a surreal landscape encircled by mighty mountains and towering peaks.

 

While trekking to the base camp, you'll see Kongde Ri, Khumbila, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Cholatse, Khumbutse, Tawoche, Makalu, Thamserku, Pumori, Lobuche East, and Everest panorama that includes Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

 

And while flying back from Gorak Shep, you’ll witness the bird’s eye view of these mountains again.Besides these prominent peaks, you'll witness smaller mountains, glaciers, glacier moraines, lakes, and freshwater systems.

 

Opportunity to explore Everest Base Camp by foot and helicopter flight

 

Almost every traveler dreams of scaling EBC Trek on foot. And also, a considerable number of travelers only have a little time to hike EBC Base Camp Trek for two weeks. Some take a direct one-day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with land at Kala Patthar. And some first hike to the base camp of Everest and, while returning, fly by Helicopter to Lukla or directly to Kathmandu.

 

You'll begin this trek by flying from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla on an airplane with the option of taking Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight. And from Lukla, you'll hike to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep, with an optional hike to the Kala Patthar vantage point. During this hike, you'll also have two acclimatization stops at Namche and Dingboche.

 

With eight days of trekking on the classic EBC Trek Route, you'll conquer Everest's base camp. And during the hike, you'll hike through different climatic zones, meet other people, stay at different tea houses, and experience the essence of Everest trekking.

 

And while returning from Gorak Shep, you'll get a helicopter pickup and drop at Lukla from Gorak Shep. Instead of trekking on the same trail for 8 hours daily, you'll reach Lukla within 25-30 minutes.

 

And if you want to fly straight to Kathmandu instead of Lukla, you'll get a direct helicopter flight to Lukla. However, you must inform our tour manager when you purchase Best Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return in 2023.

 

Ultimate value trek for time-bound travelers

 

Instead of 12-14 days, you'll complete the luxury Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek in nine days and be in Kathmandu on the 9th. This style of trek and helicopter return from Gorak Shep saves you four to five days, excluding possible weather changes and flight delays at Lukla.

 

You'll stand at Everest's base camp, at 5,364 meters/17,598 ft, and Kala Patthar, at 5,645 meters/18,519 meters. It is what every trekker on standard Everest Base Camp does.

 

The aerial sightseeing of the world's tallest mountain alongside the world's fourth and fifth most elevated mountain, both from the ground and by Helicopter, is an ultimate value trip to Everest. And to do it in just nine days is what a time-bound trekker craves—an exquisite blend of the most adventurous EBC Trek and helicopter flight.

 

In this way, if you're a time-bound traveler, who wants to save four to five days of the trek, Adventure Nepal Eco Treks's best value nine days Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return from Gorak Shep to Lukla or Kathmandu fits you 100%

 

.Biodiversity in Everest Region

 

Biodiversity throughout the Everest trek route is what every trekker finds serene. Most of the vegetation on this trek is subalpine and alpine, including pine, birch, oak, hemlock, juniper, and rhododendron trees. Hence, the fresh greens and vivid rhododendron bloom in Spring or the clear outlook in Autumn in the luxury Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter return from Gorak Shep makes it an actual luxury trek with serene views.

 

Besides the vegetation, many wild animals make it an ideal home. Snow leopards, red pandas, and musk deer are the endangered animals in this region as major mammal species. While trekking, you'll see mountain goats, Yaks, Himalayan rats, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, and a few other species of birds and animals.

 

Sherpa culture

 

Tamang, Rai, Bishowkarma, and Sherpa are the major ethnic groups in the Sagarmatha National Park area. But, Sherpa is the largest among all of them and are pretty familiar ethnic people among foreign trekkers as well.

 

If you're on one day Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you'll fly above the Sherpa settlements and miss the Sherpa cultural experience. But with a luxury Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, you'll stop at Sherpa settlements and tea houses owned by Sherpa people while trekking to the base camp.

 

Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche are major Sherpa settlements en route to the EBC trek. But, Sherpa people owned tea houses till Gorak Shep.The internal design of tea houses here reflects how rich Sherpa culture is. The attire, language, religion, prayer wheels, flags, and other elements reflect the preserved Sherpa culture.

 

If you plan Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return in November, you'll witness some Sherpa traditions and rituals. Women gather in groups, sing their traditional songs, and ask for charity for social causes.

 

November is also the best time to visit Tengboche monastery, the largest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu valley, and witness the Mani Rimdu Festival. It's the most important festival among Buddhists in the Khumbu region.While trekking, you'll get the wholesome Sherpa cultural experience and fly over a helicopter above these beautiful settlements while returning from the base camp.

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu airport and hotel transfer

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Upon your arrival in Nepal, at Kathmandu airport, our representative will be at the airport to greet you. Our representative then transfers you to the hotel you'll stay in, Kathmandu

 

In the evening, our trek guide and tour manager organize a trek briefing session where you'll get briefings about the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek.

 

You'll also get chances for A during the information session After the session, you can purchase trekking gear and essentials if you still need to bring them. You can also ask our trek guide regarding the proper equipment to buy for this trek

Fly from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla (40/20 minutes/ 2,860 meters) and trek to Phakding (4 hours/2,650 meters)

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You'll fly from Kathmandu to Lukla or Ramechhap to Lukla to start your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. You'll land in Lukla after flying 40 minutes from Kathmandu, and if you take a flight from Ramechhap, it'll take 20 minutes. This flight is thrilling and scenic, with mountains and towering hills of the Everest region.

 

After landing at Lukla, you'll either stop for breakfast or lunch, depending on how early you'll reach Lukla.Phakding is 6.2 km from Lukla and takes a nearly four-hour, slow-paced hike. You'll hike past beautiful Sherpa villages en route.You'll stop for overnight accommodation and dinner at a tea house in Phakding.
 

Trek from Phakding (2,650 meters) to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) 5-6 hours

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You'll leave Phakding around 8 am after having breakfast at the tea house. For most of the day's hike, you'll hike along the cascading Dudh Koshi River. Namche Bazaar is 7.4 km from Phakding, and it takes nearly five hours for you to complete the hike.

 

From Phakding, you'll hike past ToTok, Monjo, and Jorsale before reaching Namche. You'll stop at Monjo trekker's checkpost to validate your Everest Base Camp Trek Permits and then stop at Jorsale for lunch. If you reach Jorsale early, you can hike to Namche and have lunch at the tea house.

 

You'll cross Hilary Bridge at Larcha Dovan and gradually climb to Namche for an hour. And en route, you'll get the first glimpses of Everest and Tawoche.Overnight at the tea house in Namche Bazaar.
 

Acclimatization stop at Namche Bazaar. Hike to Hotel Everest View (3,880 meters)

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Namche Bazaar is ideal for the first acclimatization stop to adapt well to high altitude.After breakfast, you'll hike to Sagarmatha National Park at Namche Bazaar, take some photographs, and hike up to Hotel Everest View, at Syangboche, at 3,880 meters.

 

While hiking to this hotel, you'll be around the altitude of the next day's hike, Tengobhce. You'll also get surreal views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Khumbila, Thamserku, and Kongde Ri.

 

If you want a further hike, you can also hike to Khumjung, Thame, or Hilary School for the rest of the day. Namche also offers various cafeterias and massage centers where you can refresh or relax your tired body.You'll have lunch, dinner, and overnight accommodation at Namche Bazaar.
 

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) to Tengboche (3,855 meters), 5 hours

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Tengboche from Namche Bazaar is nearly 10 km long and takes five hours to complete the hike. The hike for the day encompasses flat, downhill, and uphill trails, with loads of adventure and incredible scenery.

 

From Namche, you'll start the hike around 9 am and reach Punke Thenga in two hours. You'll stop at a tea house in Punge Thenka for lunch and resume the trek to Tengboche. After crossing a suspension bridge at Punge Thenka, you'll ascend for nearly two hours to Tengboche monastery.

 

Tengboche Monastery is the largest Buddhist Monastery in Tengboche that sits in a magical spot. Like a handcrafted viewpoint, Tengboche offers a dreamy glimpse of Everest region’s mountains, including the best view of Ama Dablam.

 

You'll stop for overnight accommodation and meals at a tea house in Tengboche or Deboche.
 

Trek from Tengboche (3,855 meters) to Tengboche (4,360 meters), 5-6 hours

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You'll hike nearly 12 km from Tengboche to Dingboche for five to six hours through beautiful villages like Pangboche and Somare. The close glimpse of Ama Dablam mountain throughout the route makes the hike engaging.

 

After you leave Tengboche, you'll cross a suspension bridge, hike to Pangboche, hike to Somare for three hours, and stop for lunch.

 

After lunch, you'll hike on reasonably flat terrain, descend to the Lobujya river, cross a bridge, and then gradually ascend to Dingboche village.The Yak farms or the mules carrying goods on the route to Dingboche and trekkers returning from Lobuche may make the trek route busy till mid-day. Overnight accommodation and dinner at the best available tea house at Dingboche.

Acclimatization stops at Dingboche. Hike to Nangkartshang Viewpoint (4,800 meters), 3 hours

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On the sixth day of the luxury Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, you'll stop at Dingboche for acclimatization. Even if you miss the acclimatization at Namche, one stop at Dingboche is crucial.

 

After breakfast, you'll hike to Nangkartshang Viewpoint and up to 4,800 meters with your trek guide. With this hike, you'll adapt to Lobuche's altitude.

 

Nangkartshang Viewpoint hike offers a glimpse of Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain, along Cholatese, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Island Peak. And if you go further 4,800 meters, you'll even see the glacier lake on the base of Cholatse and Ama Dablam.

 

Some trekkers often hike to Island Peak Base Camp, but it takes a whole day, which we don't recommend. You'll also need a proper rest for the rest of the day at Dingboche.

 

Lunch, dinner, and overnight accommodation at a tea house in Dingboche. The sunset at Dingboche is worth every freezing temperature you can withstand.

Trek from Dingboche (4,360 meters) to Lobuche (4,930 meters), 5 hours

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The trek distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is roughly 9 km long, and it takes almost six hours to complete the hike.The trek from Dingboche to Thugla is reasonably comfortable on flat terrain, and from Thugla to Lobuche Memorial is a significant ascend of one hour.

 

After leaving the tea house after breakfast, you'll hike adjacent to Tawoche and Cholatse. And after two and a half hours, you'll reach Thugla. You'll stop at Thugla for lunch before climbing to Lobuche.

 

From Lobuche Memorial, you'll hike for one hour to Lobuche, where you'll stop for overnight accommodation and dinner.An evening at Lobuche with sunset colors over Lhotse's face is worth the time and stay.

Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,185 meters) to Everest Base Camp (5,365 meters) and return to Gorak Shep, 8 hours

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You'll start an eight-hour trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp and hike nearly 15 km. It may be tiring, but every sweat and fatigue is worth it.

 

After breakfast, you'll leave Lobuche before 8 am. After some minutes, you'll start hiking on Khumbu Glacier Moraines. As you walk on glacier moraines, the trail can be challenging, but the mountain glimpses motivate you for the hike.

 

After reaching Gorak Shep, you'll leave your backpacks at the tea house, stop for lunch, or carry packed lunch to the base camp.

 

You'll hike for two hours to the base camp, do sightseeing for some time, take photographs, and return to the Gorak Shep.You'll be accommodated at a tea house in Gorak Shep.
 

Hike to Kala Patthar (5,644 meters), 3 hours. Return to Gorak Shep and fly to Lukla/Kathmandu on helicopter (2 hours)

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You'll hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint in the early morning from Gorak Shep for the best sunrise view over Everest and other mountains. The hike to Gorak Shep is optional, as it'll be cold in the early morning.

 

It takes two hours to hike up to Kala Patthar and view the sunrise. After spending some time at Kala Patthar, you'll return to Gorak Shep for breakfast and prepare for the return. Meanwhile, a helicopter pickup will go from Gorak Shep to Lukla or Kathmandu.

 

The helicopter pickup from Gorak Shep flies over Everest Base Camp and takes a turn to Lukla. You'll get surreal glimpses of mountains as you fly adjacent to them throughout this helicopter flight. Also, the helicopter flies at low altitudes, which gives you close glimpses of settlements and terrains below. And also, looking at towering peaks and mountains from the expansive helicopter's window elevates your flying experience.

 

You can fly to Lukla, stop here for a night, celebrate the successful Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, and take a flight back to Kathmandu the next day. Or, if you want to take a helicopter flight directly to Kathmandu, Adventure Nepal Eco Treks arranges the flight for you.

 

Flying to Kathmandu marks the end of your successful luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Gorak Shep.


 

Airport Transfer and Departure

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If you want to extend your Nepal stay further and go on some exciting trips, we'd be ready to be your local agency again. And if you want to end your Nepal visit, we'll wave you off for departure.

 

An Adventure Nepal Eco Treks representative will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the Kathmandu Airport in a private taxi on your departure.

 

Thank you for choosing us as your trusted local agency in Nepal for a luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car
  • Two night 5* Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed n breakfast
  • Three meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.  (Best hotel possible in the trekking roue)
  • All necessary paper works Everest National park entry permit
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla
  • Your both way Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Trekking route map
  • Domestic Airport tax
  • Emergency Rescue Helicopter arranges and it will pay by your travel insurance company.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport Kathmandu. You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu/Tips for Guide/Porter
  • Tea/coffee/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
  • Battery charge for camera during the trek

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FAQs

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring four passport size photos.

 

Yes. You'll get the best available tea house for meals, accommodation, and other amenities throughout this trek. And while returning to Lukla, you'll fly by helicopter, which is also a luxurious way of returning from Gorak Shep.

For these reasons, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is a luxury Everest Base Camp trek

To begin Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, you'll fly to Lukla and start the trek. You'll hike from Lukla for nine days, including a morning hike to Kala Patthar and two acclimatization stops at Namche and Dingboche.

 

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You  can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn through spring is the best time.

 

You may get altitude sickness on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, but with adequate preparations, you can dodge the altitude sickness.

You must prepare for a month or two before starting the hike. You must be in ideal physical conditions, rehydrate enough, and consume plenty of meals. If you want to take medication, you can take Diamox, which helps you to escape altitude sickness even at the base camp of Everest.


 

 

On average, you'll hike for 5 hours each day and cover a nearly 9 km trail. The longest hiking day on this trek is from Tengboche to Dingboche and Dingboche to Lobuche Hike, which is almost six hours.

 

Yes. You can return on a helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla or even to Kathmandu. But you have to inform us where you want to return, Kathmandu or Lukla, before booking this trip with us. Or even if you're on the trek, you must tell our tour manager a day prior about your preference of landing directly in Kathmandu.


 

 

Yes. ATMs are in Lukla and Namche, where you can withdraw Nepali currency for the trek. But, sometimes, the ATM remains closed or out of function due to technical errors.

Hence, it's best to carry Nepali currency from Kathmandu instead of withdrawing from Lukla or Namche. And even if you withdraw money from Lukla or Namche, you'll pay a few extra service charges.

 

Wifi in Everest Base Camp Trek is available till Gorak Shep. Till Namche, you'll get fast bandwidth internet and telephone networks. But past Namche, you'll have to purchase wifi cards, commonly known as Airlink and Everstlink, that remain valid for 20 hours, costing USD 5.

Since you're on the luxury Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, you'll get wifi and other services like hot drinking water and a hot water shower for free. Plus, you'll get solar-powered electricity to recharge your mobile phones and batteries.

 

tarting this trek from Lukla, at 2,860 meters/9,383 feet, you'll reach the base camp of Everest at 5,365 meters/17,598 feet and Kala Patthar, at 5,644 meters/18,519 feet.

 

Additional Information

Accommodation

You'll get the best available tea house for nine days on your luxury Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks. You'll get a twin sharing room with attached bathrooms till Dingboche.

 

You'll be accommodated in regularly cleaned rooms where you can expect thoroughly washed bed sheets and pillowcases. You'll get clean blankets and cozy spaces for overnight accommodations. Please carry a sleeping bag for additional comfort while sleeping. Upon request, Adventure Nepal Eco Treks also provides sleeping bags for the clients joining fixed departure Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return in 2023.

 

Other services like Airlink and Everest link wifi, hot water shower, hot drinking water, and electricity to recharge power banks and mobile phones cost USD 5 at most. Since this is a luxury trek with helicopter return, we provide these services for free so that you can also benefit from these all-inclusive services at every tea house.

 

Meals

 

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Helicopter Return from Gorak Shep to Lukla or Kathmandu offers you the best meals at every tea house. As a trekker on this trek, you'll enjoy luxury meals till Gorak Shep.Breakfast, lunch, and dinner include Nepali and western cuisines. 

 

You can have toast, bread, omelet, honey & butter, porridge, oatmeals, muesli, chapati, beans, tea, coffee, hot milk, lemon ginger tea, and more items for breakfast.

 

For lunch and dinner, you can order dumplings, fried rice, noodles with tuna or omelet, pizza, burgers, sandwiches & fries, Dal Bhat with cooked vegetables, spaghetti, Tenduk, Thukpa, Steaks, and much more.Our Meals on Everest Base Camp Trek Blog gives detailed information on meals you'd get till Gorak Shep from Lukla.

 

Trek difficulty

 

Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by Helicopter from Gorak Shep is a moderate-grade trek. Some trekkers even find it easy to trek to. But, the only issue you'd have throughout this trek is high altitude.

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most accessible treks, except for parts like Tengboche ascend, Thugla Pass, and from Lobuche to Gorak Shep on Khumbu Glacier moraines.

 

With our experienced guides and two acclimatization stops, you'll complete the hike to Gorak Shep with no issues. On top, you'll fly on a helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu while returning. It gives you the most lavish return one could ask on Everest Trek

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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Physical fitness and Preparation

Everest Base Camp Trek is doable by experienced and novice trekkers. However, if this is your first trek on high-altitude terrain, you must at least prepare for this for a few months before the EBC Base Camp Trek starts.

 

Physical fitness is crucial to hike significantly for multiple hours and keeping pace with groups. Your fitness level determines the success of your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek.

 

Cardio, mini-marathons, short and long hikes, and high altitude simulator checks are a few of the best training for this trek. Running on the treadmill, swimming, and doing gym workouts also helps you gain physical fitness.

 

The best physical shape, adequate preparations, and mentality make it easier for you to scale Everest Base Camp.

 

Everest Trek Permits

 

For a luxury trek to Everest Base Camp and Helicopter Return, you must have two Everest Trek Permits. One is Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit, and the second is Sagarmatha Conservation Area Permit.

 

These essential Everest Trek permits cost USD 50 together and are included in the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Package. Your trek guide verifies these two permits at two different trekker checkposts at Monjo and Lukla.

 

Trekker’s safety and security

 

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks commits 100% to our valued client's health, safety, and security throughout our every trekking in Nepal.

 

High-altitude trekking is often associated with various risk factors. Altitude sickness, minor injuries, fractures, food poisoning, and multiple factors may come up in some situations. Hence, to deal with such, we employ expert trekking guides with some high-altitude medicine and first aid knowledge.

 

You'll have a safe trek experience on the entire Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek. Your trekking gear and personal stuff will be 100% intact and secure with assistance from our trek porters.

 

Also, you'll get immediate helicopter evacuation at lower altitudes or even to Kathmandu during medical emergencies and other situations.

 

Travel Insurance on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

 

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks requests every client joining fixed departure Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return to purchase decent international travel insurance that covers your helicopter evacuation costs.

 

With travel insurance, you can worry less about the risks associated with hiking in the Everest region. And even if you fall sick during this trek, your insurance covers all the medical and hospital bills. And during the worst-case scenario, by any means, if you need a helicopter evacuation, with proof of travel insurance, a helicopter comes to pick you up right on time.

 

We only insure our trek guides and porters and not our clients. But upon request, we can also recommend some trusted travel insurance partners in Nepal. But we urge you to purchase one back home before flying to Nepal.

 

Trek guide’s and porter’s safety

 

We value our trek guides and porters, and hence, we commit 100% to their safety and security throughout our treks. We also provide industry standard salary, complements, health insurance, and other benefits.Our trek guides and porters do get helicopter rescue during emergencies.

 

Baggage and weight limits for airlines and porters

 

Since you'll take Kathmandu to Lukla or Ramechhap to Lukla to start the luxury Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, you can only carry a backpack of up to 15 kg.

 

The airlines allow passengers to carry 5 kg in a handbag and 10 kilograms in a backpack or 15 kg in a single bag. However, if your baggage weight crosses the limit, you need to pay the fare for extra weight. The trek cost doesn't include your baggage cost for being overweight.

 

Once you purchase Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Adventure Nepal Eco Treks, you'll get one trek porter for free. A porter carries your backpack and trek gear so you can hike with only essential items in a tiny bag.

 

You can share a trekking porter with another trekker, and the combined weight you can assign to a porter is 25-30 kg. If your backpack weight exceeds the limit, you need to hire the trekking porter and pay USD 15-20 daily, including the tip at the end.

 

Hence, we recommend you pack only the essential gear for nine days of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek.


Gears to pack

 

For nine days of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, you'll need decent trekking gear and gadgets. But you can still keep the backpack minimal by carrying only essentials.

One down jacket, a few fleece layers, a few Windstopper, gloves, woolen hats, neck buffs, face masks, and a thermostat can be good upper body wear.

 

You can carry two to three quick-drying hiking pants, trousers, underwear, socks, boots, and knee-support sleeves for the lower body. A sleeping bag is a must for warm and cozy sleep, as tea houses only provide one blanket for one trekker.

 

You can carry gadgets like power banks, mobile phones, cameras, additional batteries, chargers, headlamps, swiss knives, a kindle, and some notebooks and pens.

 

Sunglass, face creams and lotions, sunscreen, lip balms, moisturizers, and body spray are enough to keep your skin sound. Also, toiletries and wet wipers can be handy during loose motions and even at tea houses at higher altitudes.With these gears, you can complete Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek comfortably.

 

Flight delays and transportation

 

For Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return, you'll take flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu. And on the 9th day, from Gorak Shep, you'll fly on a helicopter to Lukla or Kathmandu.

 

Since Lukla's weather can change with no notice, there's no certainty for flights on time. But, in Autumn and Spring, you can expect stable temperatures at Lukla airport. Except for a few days, you can expect on-time flights to Lukla and Kathmandu.

 

The helicopter flight from Gorak Shep takes off even with a slight change in weather. However, the temperature remains stable throughout the day in Spring and Autumn, which is also ideal for helicopter takeoff.

 

Upon arrival and departure, you'll get a complimentary airport-to-hotel and hotel-to-airport pickup and drop service from us.

 

Respect to Sherpa culture and biodiversity

 

Everest region is rich in Sherpa culture as well as biodiversity. And as a trekker, you must respect and value these treasures of the Everest region.

 

The Buddhist Mani Wheels, prayer flags, Sherpa lifestyles, traditions, and their attires keep you engaged. And while trekking, you'll hike through the lush subalpine vegetation, including hemlock, birch, juniper, pine, and rhododendron.

 

Also, you'll hike on the shore of Dudh Koshi or follow the trekking route along the river to Namche. All these elements make your Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek serene and blessed.

 

Please pass a smile to the locals or even greet "Namaste" to them if you can. And in return, you'll also get a warmly welcoming gesture from these people.Don't tease wild animals and yaks while hiking. You may take photographs, but don't attempt to harm them.

 

Eco Trekking with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks

 

Our name indicates that we commit 100% to sustainable and eco-trekking in Nepal. Every trekking in Nepal has to be eco-friendly and do no harm to the environment and the local community. Our Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return impacts the environment and wild animals very little.

 

Instead of doing a two-way helicopter flight, we first hike up to the base camp and take the helicopter only during the return. In this way, there'll be less carbon emission from nature. While trekking for nine days, we'll also contribute some to local trek guides, porters, and tea houses that directly or indirectly give back to the community.

 

Weather, Temperature and Best time

 

Everest Base Camp Trek and flying back by Helicopter is ideal during Autumn and spring. This trek is also doable in winter if you can bear the cold at high altitudes.

 

Not only for trekking but for the magical helicopter flyout experience from Gorak Shep, it also elevates during the crisp weather with ideal weather conditions.

 

The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is the clear outlook, crystal clear viewing experience, rain-free days, vibrant landscapes, serene vegetation, and stable temperature and weather from March to May and September to November.

 

The temperature at the base camp during these months averages approximately 15 degrees during the daytime. And the temperature drops below freezing at nighttime at the base camp. Early Spring and late Autumn are pretty chilly, but the rest of the months remain warmer.

 

However, lower regions remain warmer during these months. Also, the wind speed during these months remains calmer and won't be that freezing during the hike.

 

Tip to Trek Guides and Porters

 

We encourage you to tip some money to our trek guides and porters at the end of the luxury Everest Base Camp Trek and fly back by helicopter. Once you reach Lukla with the trek crew, or if you pass on an aircraft before them, you must tip them some amount.

 

There's no standard amount you must tip to trek guides and porters, but almost every trekker practices the 10% tipping to trek crews. Please give a tip to our trek guides and porters at least 10% of the total Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return cost.

 

Trek guides and porters do their best to make your trip successful and bring you back safely to Lukla and Kathmandu. And they expect some tips from you as well. Your bonus motivates them further to keep up the excellent work in the Himalayas and guide the adventurous trekkers in the coming days.
 


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