Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

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destination Everest
duration 9 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5364m
group size 2-5
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House
season Autumn/spring

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest base camp Heli trek in 9 days less than 2 weeks with a helicopter fly out is a short Everest express trip to EBC in the Himalayas.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek offers you a chance to trek in the famed Everest region but only for a few days in lower altitudes. 9 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a brief-term bundle that impeccably mixes the great trekking experience just as the rich helicopter ride from Gorakshep. Coming to the base of the most elevated top on the earth Mt Everest (8848m) is without a doubt each trekker dream. By the by, many trek aficionados don't find the opportunity to encounter The Everest Base Camp Trek because of time limitation. Be that as it may, the Everest Base Camp is a marvelous option for individuals to encounter the lofty magnificence of Mount Everest. They can generally select this short EBC Heli Trek which is of 9 days. 

At first, we will travel to Lukla encountering an amazing trip at the most emotional air terminal of the world. Afterward, we step by step advance toward Namche Bazaar through the trek to Phakding where we go through an intriguing setting as we move alongside the Himalayan pine and cedar trees until we arrive at the focal point of Everest Region, for example, Namche Bazaar. At that point, we will climb to the Everest View Hotel to watch an amazing display of the Everest, Tawache, Lhotse, Amadablam, and so forth. A visit to Tengboche Monastery (3860m) which rewards us with the capturing perspectives on Mt Amadablam, Mt. Everest and its neighboring pinnacles is the significant feature of the trek. 

Before arriving at the base camp we will step into Dingboche from where we will observe the dynamite perspectives on various pinnacles like Amadablam, Lhotse and some more. We climb from Dingboche towards Nagerjun so as to observe the fine perspectives on Lobuche East (6119m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and so on. In like manner, we will go for a stroll to Lobuche loaded up with tasty knolls until we get to Gorekshep. From Gorekshep, we advance towards the Everest Base Camp extraordinary and essential perspectives. We climb en route to base camp so as to see great and bewildering perspectives on the incredible Himalayan range, the Mount Everest itself. At long last, we take a helicopter voyage through the base camp and fly back to Kathmandu in a comfortable yet magnificent helicopter ride. 

The 9-days Everest Base Camp Heli trek planned by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will let you experience amazing Everest Base Camp trek mixed with generally beautiful and pictorial Heli ride in the midst of the shocking valleys and the dazzling Himalayas high pinnacles.


Key features of 9 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at 5,364m.
  • scenic flight from Gorak to Kathmandu
  • Exploring Sherpa's traditional villages enriched with Buddhist culture and customs.
  • Visiting old heritages and interesting monasteries in the backdrop of some of the world's most spectacular high peaks, beautiful alpine rhododendrons, and pine forests as well as the barren Khumbu icefall glaciers.
  • Experiencing panoramic views of high mountains while spending your nights in the warmth and comfort of clean scenic lodges - and of course, the well known Sherpa hospitality.

Alert: There will be a slight change in the itinerary, especially the days when you take the domestic flights. In April & May and October & November of 2019, the government shifted the operation base for flights to and from Lukla (This is the actual starting point of the trek) from Kathmandu to Manthali, a town 4 to 5 hours drive away from Kathmandu. As a result, anyone who signed up for any Everest trek or climb had to go to Manthali to catch their flight. They moved the base because of renovation and high air traffic for Kathmandu's airport which is also the only international airport in Nepal. This change in the airport will continue in 2020 as well. Though right now there have been direct flights, we expect from March the airport will be shifted.

ITINERARY

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From Kathmandu, we will travel to Lukla encountering great flight. The arrival field at Lukla is at high elevation and the contrast between the two parts of the bargains is around 60 meters in particular. From Lukla, we will trek to Phakding passing an interesting, green setting alongside the amazing sight of Kusum Kanguru. Overnight at Guesthouse.
On this day, we will trek to Namche Bazaar, we follow the Dudh Koshi moving from side to agree with Himalayan pine and cedar trees before arriving at the capital set and exchanging post of Everest Region-Namche Bazaar. Namche is really well known for a memorable exchanging post where Tibetans and Nepalese brokers trade dried meat, salt, and materials. Here, you can likewise visit neighborhood markets and purchase conventional specialties. The main sights of Everest and other connecting tops come into seeing. Overnight at Guesthouse.
In Namche Bazaar, on this day we will have an acclimatization day to get appropriately acclimated with high elevation. We can alternatively climb to Syangboche Airport lying 3700m high which is probably the most noteworthy air terminal on the earth. We will likewise climb to Everest View Hotel for watching the extraordinary scene of the Everest, Tawache, Lhotse, Amadablam, and so on. Before returning back to Namche Bazaar, we will investigate Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We will climb to Tengboche lying at the rise of 3860m in the wake of leaving Namche Bazaar. Encountering simple walk, we will observer the perspective on Mount Everest in transit. Likewise, we will dive profound to the Dudh Koshi Valley lying at Pungki Thanka. Pushing forward from right half of the Dudh Koshi valley we will at last arrive at Tengboche Monastery (3860m). Here the striking perspectives on Mt Amadablam, Mt. Everest and its adjoining pinnacles will totally appeal to you. overnight at Guesthouse.
We will trek to Dingboche lying 4410m high in the wake of diving completely through shocking woods and navigate Imja River withdrawing from Tengboche. Likewise, navigate the Imja River and trek entirely through the Pangboche town which is situated at the height of 3900m. The breathtaking perspectives on tops like Amadablam, Lhotse and a ton of different pinnacles will hypnotize you. Passing by pastures, we land at Dingboche which is likewise well known as the 'late spring valley'. Overnight at Guesthouse
This is another acclimatization day in Dingboche to become acclimated to the higher rise. We will likewise climb to Nagerjun (5100m), a slope arranged above Dingboche on the edges of the Chhukung valley. While strolling in transit the path gets steep on events making the walk testing. From Nagerjun, we will observer the fine perspectives on Lobuche East (6119m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and so on. You may likewise observe the world's fifth-most noteworthy mountain, Makalu on a sunny morning. We will at that point stroll back to Dingboche. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Pushing forward from Dingboche, we will stroll for around 5 hours to reach Lobuche. In transit, walk around a wide valley floor before coming to Dughla, Also, we will walk passing the Trekkers Aid Post arranged at Pheriche (4240 m) where western volunteer specialists offer treatment to trekkers. We will continue strolling to the valley, and the stroll down to the yak pastures before coming to Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse
This is the ninth day of the trek and is one of the most significant days of the trek. We will encounter a short far up through glades, and afterward, stroll down at the Khumbu ice sheet. Likewise, we can see the best vantage point Kala Pathar from where shocking sights of the whole southern face of Mt. Everest just as the abutting pinnacles can be seen. We will get to Gorekshep, stroll for certain hours from Lobuche from where we will clear a path to the Everest base camp. We should stroll on rising and falling ways to get to the base camp and witness a wonderful perspective on the Khumbu icefall. The perspectives from Everest Base Camp will absolutely enchant you Overnight at Guesthouse
This is another critical day of the trek. We will start climbing promptly toward the beginning of the day to observe shocking dawn sees from Kala Pathar (5545m). It is the best perspective for watching Mount Everest just as other grand Himalayan ranges. From that point forward, we will stroll back to Gorakshep. Completing our morning meal, we will encounter a comfortable helicopter ride to return back Kathmandu. While taking off above, you will encounter pure flying perspectives on the dazzling scene just as a tremendous Himalaya extend. Overnight at the hotel.

SERVICES

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation (3-star) in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla flight fare
  • Gorak Shep to Kathmandu return by Helicopter
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private car/jeep.
  • Everest base camp trekking route map.
  • Ox meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 8+ people.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your Personal Expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Excess baggage more than 10-kg for Lukla flight.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

General:

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  • Daypack
     

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes:

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand:

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body:

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body:

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet:

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines:

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable:

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things:

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodations:

You will be accommodating in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be using lodge/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and well- developed teahouses having attached bathroom until Namche as it is the most happening place where thousands of tourists love to spend their holiday. However, not all grade accommodation are available in higher elevation, normally rooms are basic with just a bed and blankets.

Meals during the trek:

You will be served BB plan in Kathmandu whereas all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of Khumbu region are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, Tibetan bread it is known that Sherpas’ started farming potato when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. That is why we have limited choices of food in higher elevation except the dishes made from potatoes.

Transportation:

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop. We don’t have to use public transportation or local bus during the trek. Only the flight takes place from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.

Physical fitness:

EBC is a challenging trek. You have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus point. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes completing the trek, the only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have in your body.

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FAQS

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Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Everest Base Camp into reality.
The month of March to May in Spring and September to December in autumn seasons are considered the best for the Everest Base Camp Trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Everest Base Camp trekking.
No, there is no age limit for the trek to Everest Base Camp but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include Tibetan, egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Everest Base Camp trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house(Local lodge) and have wholesome food and net and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Everest panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local's sherpa peoples.
Most of the teahouses on the Everest Base camp trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 4 to 15 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the EBC trek.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Everest Base Camp trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.
During the Everest Base Camp trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.
If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Everest Base Camp trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
It takes 6 to 14 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.
We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.
You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.
The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking charter a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for a trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will reschedule the flight.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs with your hand bag.
Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.
ATM services are available only in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 5,000
2 Pax USD 3,600
3 Pax USD 3,000
4 - 6 Pax USD 2,400
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,300
13 - 18 Pax USD 2,000
19 - 24 Pax USD 18,000
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