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EBC Trek with Helicopter Return

EBC Trek with Helicopter Return

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

EBC Trek Fly back by Heli

Best Month:

Sep - Dec, Mar - May

Activities:

Trekking / Sightseeing

Max Elevation:

5363 m

Trip Duration:

12 Days

Trip Starts/Ends:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House

Group Size:

+2

Destination:

Everest Region, Nepal

Experience the wonderful journey on your Everest Base Camp trek with our carefully designed itinerary, which offers an EBC trek with a helicopter return option.

Helicopter return from Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular option for those seeking a quicker and more comfortable way to conclude their Everest Base Camp journey as well as avoiding the trek back by foot, or simply for the breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas. It means, this journey refers those who do not have enough time for a complete the full Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.  

The Everest Base Camp Trek followed by a return via helicopter is an increasingly popular option for trekkers who want to experience the adventure of reaching Everest Base Camp but wish to return quickly for a different mode of trekking experience.

The Everest Base Camp Trek and return by helicopter package offer two different experiences. You can either hike to Everest Base Camp from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter from the base camp, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Alternatively, you can return by helicopter to Lukla from Everest Base Camp and take a plane to Kathmandu from Lukla. This trek itinerary provides significant benefits, such as saving time and energy, as it eliminates the 3/4-day return journey from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.

Prepare for a remarkable journey as you ascend high above the Himalayan wonders, making your EBC trek truly memorable. The Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return introduces you to the world’s highest mountain and other towering peaks, as well as the rich culture, traditions, wildlife, and high-altitude terrains of Nepal.

This trek is a combination of Everest Base Camp trek and Everest Base Camp Heli day Tour. So, you will trek from Lukla after a scenic flight from Kathmandu and fly back directly to Kathmandu from Everest Base Camp by Helicopter instead of trekking down to Lukla. 

The EBC trek with helicopter return begins and ends in Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, the trek commences, leading you through several Sherpa villages and forests within Sagarmatha National Park en route to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar, known as the main Sherpa village and gateway to the Everest region, serves as an acclimatization station for all trekkers.

While the trekking will be challenging, the magnificent scenery of verdant forests, hills, and mountains will inspire you to persevere. After a day of acclimatization in Namche, we continue our journey to Tengboche, where we can visit the famous Tengboche Monastery. From there, we trek to Dingboche, an ideal location for another acclimatization day, before proceeding to Lobuche. Along the hike, you'll witness breathtaking views of peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and more.

Continuing from Lobuche, we trek to Gorak Shep, and then hike to Everest Base Camp alongside the Khumbu Glacier. After reaching Everest Base Camp, we return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay. The following morning, we ascend Kala Patthar, where we can witness the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other peaks. After soaking in the scenery, we return to Gorak Shep for a Helicopter Flight from Gorakshep to Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter Return Trip Highlights

  • Kalapathar: stunning viewpoint of Mt. Everest and other snow Peak Mountain. 
  • Sagarmatha National Park: worthy about nature and culture with unique flora and fauna also a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scenic Helicopter Ride: providing breathtaking aerial views of the rugged terrain, picturesque villages, and towering mountains.
  • Iconic Everest Base Camp: The base camp offers spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding peaks.
  • Spectacular Landscapes: Throughout the trek, you'll traverse diverse landscapes, including lush forests, rocky trails, and high-altitude terrain. 
  • Cultural Immersion: Encounter the unique culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people as you visit traditional villages and Buddhist monasteries. Chance to learn about their rich heritage, customs, and way of life.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Lukla (2800 m) 30 minute and trek to Phakding (2610 m) 3 hours walk.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 03: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m) 4/5 hours walk.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) 5 hours walk.

Day 06: Rest Day at Dingboche (4410 m) for acclimatization

Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4900 m) 4/5 hours walk.

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (5180 m) and hike up to Everest Base Camp (5363 m) 7/8 hours walk.

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter after hike to Kalapathar for sunrise view of Snow-peak Mountains

Why Everest Base Camp Trek and Helicopter return with us 

Choosing High Pass Adventure for your Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return offers a comprehensive and rewarding trekking experience to Everest Base Camp with the added convenience of a helicopter return, making it an ideal choice for adventurers seeking an unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Expertise and Experience: High Pass Adventure is known for its expertise in organizing treks in the Everest region. With years of experience, knowledgeable guides, and a deep understanding of the local terrain and culture, we ensure a safe and memorable journey.

Customized Itineraries: High Pass Adventure always offers customizable itineraries tailored to your preferences and requirements. Whether you're looking for a shorter trek with a helicopter return or an extended adventure with additional side trips, we are always flexible to accommodate your needs.

Quality Services: From accommodations and meals to transportation and equipment, High Pass Adventure prioritizes quality and comfort. They work with trusted partners and maintain high values to ensure a seamless and enjoyable trekking experience.

Easily provide the Helicopter to Return: High Pass Adventure special easily organizing treks with helicopter returns, providing a suitable and well-organized way to conclude your Everest Base Camp Trek. This option will be saving your time and energy but still enjoying the scenic beauty of the Himalayas from the air.

Safety and Support: Safety is paramount with High Pass Adventure. Our experienced guides are trained in first aid and mountain rescue techniques, and they prioritize your well-being throughout the trek. Additionally, their support staff is always on hand to assist with any issues or concerns that may arise.

Positive Reviews and Reputation: High Pass Adventure has earned a reputation for excellence, with many satisfied trekkers praising their professionalism, reliability, and exceptional service. Reading reviews and testimonials from past clients can provide confidence and support for choosing your Everest Base Camp Trek.

Preparation for Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trip

Preparing for an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trip involves implementing important solutions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. By following the preparation tips below, you'll be well-equipped to embark on an unforgettable journey to Everest Base Camp, where you can soak in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Physical Fitness: The trek to Everest Base Camp involves hiking at high altitudes and challenging terrain. Keep in regular physical exercise, including cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and hiking to build endurance and stamina.

Packing Essentials: Pack appropriate clothing and gear for varying weather conditions during the EBC Trek and Helicopter Return, including layers for warmth, waterproof outerwear, sturdy hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and a first aid kit. Don't forget essential documents such as identification, bank cards and insurance information.

Training Hikes: Before planning the Everest Base Camp trek, you have to start training hikes to suggest the conditions you'll encounter on the trail. This helps determine your fitness level, break in hiking boots, and familiarize you with carrying a backpack. It makes you enjoyable trekking experience. 

Stay in Communicate: Always need to keep open communication with your tour operator (High Pass Adventure) about the trip information. Confirm all trip details, including dates, itinerary, inclusions, exclusions, and costs, with High Pass Adventure before finalizing your booking. After finalize your trip, Clarify any doubts or questions you may have about the itinerary, accommodations, transportation, and safety measures.

Insurance Coverage: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for trekking at high altitudes, medical emergencies, evacuation by helicopter if necessary, and trip cancellation or interruption. Do not forget to provide relevant medical information, such as allergies, pre-existing conditions, and medications, to ensure proper arrangements can be made.

Best Selling Trekking Package in Everest Region

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Three High Passes Trek
Everest View Trek

Important note for the trek:

It's important to consider several factors during the helicopter return trip from Everest Base Camp, so it's crucial to be responsive before starting the trek. firstly, you'll take a smaller aircraft for the flight to the highlands, which could be affected by bad weather conditions, potentially causing delays in flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Weather in the Himalayan and Hilly Regions can change quickly, but we will try to create the best itinerary possible. In the event of a flight delay or cancellation, you'll need to budget for extra days before and after the trekking days outlined in the itinerary. Therefore, it is highly recommended to follow our itinerary and terms during the trekking in the Himalayas. Our team, experienced and professional in trekking and problem-solving, minimizes the chances of mishandling situations.

EBC Trek with Helicopter Return Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal. One of our company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to your hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There is interesting tour for full of fascinating insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Our trekking guide will be transferred to you the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight from hotel. You will board in plane and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport). You will meet your trekking porter and introduce. They are waiting to you in Lukla airport. Treks starts from Lukla after the Pasang Lhamo memorial Gate, through the Lukla town. This trekking trail drops down to the Phakding Village through the Chheplung, Thadokosi, Ghat and somewhere forest as well. From the trail, you will see wonderful Mountain View of Kusum Kangru and kongde peak.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2655

From Phakding, Everest Base Camp Trek trail goes continue north. There are a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest of pine and rhododendron, suspension bridges and local Sherpa village will follow and take to you Monjo. Monjo is the gate way of the Sagarmatha Natrtional Park to Everest Base Camp Trek. Our trekking guide will manage the entrance fee of the Sagarmatha Notational Park. From the Manju Gate trail continue drops down to the Bridge of Dudh Koshi River and you will get the Jorsalle village.  Your trekking trail continues follow the north and cross another bridge of same river and following the riverbank trail until large Dovan. There is very high hanging bridge on this river, we have to cross, and we will climb into forest of pine tree on lot Zigzag trail until Namche Bazaar. Before getting the Namche Bazaar we can see and enjoying first view of Mt Everest and others lot mountain.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

Namche Bazaar is the beautiful town, elevation is 3440 m. We have to stay two nights in there about acclimatization day for further altitude. During the daytime we have to hike up somewhere for acclimatization. There are two places for hike, one is the Thame village, and another is Khumjung village. Your trekking guide decide to plan for the hiking area. After the breakfast you will visit either Thame Sherpa village or Khumjung Sherpa village. From both side you will enjoying panoramic Mountain View, pine forest, mani wall, Gompa (Buddhist monasteries) and Sherpa village. And remain to your time can spend visiting the National Park Head office and Museum or relax in hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

After having breakfast at Namche, you will follow the trail by Chhorkang. Trekking trails heading north side and pass a memorial Chortan of Tenzing Norgay. From there you can observe the beautiful panorama view of Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Khandega, Amadablam, Lotse, Everest, Nuptse and Tawaboche before getting kyanjuma. From kyanjuma trails drop down to the bridge of Phunki Thanga. You will cross the bridge and trail goes ascent to the Tengboche. If you are lucky, you can see deer and pheasant bird along the trail.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3865

After breakfast in Tengbuche, you will visit that popular monasteries in the morning and continue walk to the Everest Base Camp. Trail drops down 30 minutes through the green forest and reach the Bridge of Imja River. After cross the river, the trail is heading gently up until Denbuche. Along the trail you will enjoy wonderful Mountain View.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4400

Acclimatization is most important time for going up to get your way to the Everest Base Camp. After breakfast in there, your trekking guide makes a plan, either take to you full day hike for Nangkar Tsang Hill for view of MT. Makalu 8516 m, Lotse  8556m, barunche 7245 m and others popular mountain view or full day hike up to Chukung Valley.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4400

From Dingboche, the trekking trail leads slowly climb up to the long ridge through yak kharka to get Dhukla. From the ridge you can enjoying the view of Taboche, Cholatse,Lobuche, Amadblam and Khatega. Before getting Dhukla you will cross glacial stream. From Dhukla, the trail continues goes up to Dhukla pass, there are lot a number of memorials of lost climber and Sherpa during the climbing. After passed this memorial place, starting the easy trail to reach in the Lobuche. If you have extra time, you can either hiking up to ridge near a hotel for view of khumbu Glaciar or rest in hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4900

This is your mission day to complete your plan. So, you will definitely get Everest Base Camp on this day. After breakfast from there, you will hurry to leave without wasting any time, continues walk to Goreshep through Italian Pyramid side, beside khumbu glacier and terminal moraine. After lunch in Gorakshep you will enjoying view of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Chanhtse, Pumori, and Lingtren mountain and you will continue hike to Everest Base Camp. You will spend few minutes for enjoying your aim and take picture in Base Camp and get back to Gorakshep follow the same trekking trail.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
5363

From the base camp of Everest, Everest is not visible. So, you have to hike Kalapathar for best sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other mountain. It takes 2 hours to reach on top and 40 minutes get back. Your trekking guide creates yours plan and tell you about hike up and down. From the top, you will observe and enjoy the golden color 360-degree panoramic Mountain View. After enjoying the view, you will back down to Gorakshep and have breakfast, packed your stuff and then fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter. After arrival in Kathmandu airport, your guide will transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
5550

This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will transfer to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure has working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

  • Airport Pick up & drops 4 times domestic / International
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla and helicopter charter from Base camp (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 3 night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek 
  • All organizational requirements
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips for trekking staff

Route Map

route map

FAQs

The best time for the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek with a helicopter return trip is typically during the spring and autumn seasons in Nepal. Both of these seasons offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and warmer temperatures. The rhododendron forests bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape. The views are usually spectacular, and the trails are often busy with trekkers. So, you will have the best chance of enjoying views of the Himalayas and a smoother helicopter ride.

If the weather turns bad during the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek with a helicopter return, it’s important to keep communication with your local guides and trekking company. They will have experience dealing with changing weather conditions and can provide guidance on the best course of action based on the situation. If you have your flexibility itinerary you might be able to wait until conditions improve, that’s allowing for a safe helicopter flight back to Kathmandu.

The cost of completing the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek and returning by helicopter will be different depending on several factors, such as the helicopter company, the number of passengers, and the specific services included. If you are looking to book a helicopter return from EBC as part of your trip package, which includes trekking permits, a guide, accommodation, transport, and other services, the cost will be significantly higher than a regular Everest Base Camp Trek, normally starting from $2500 to $3500 per person.
 

For a helicopter return from the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek, the weight limit for baggage is typically around 10-15 kilograms (22-33 pounds) per person, including both carry-on and checked baggage. This allowance is usually sufficient for a 9 to 12-day trek. If you have extra belongings, you can store them at your hotel in Kathmandu.

The weight limit for a porter on the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is typically around 25-30 kilograms (55-66 pounds), as one porter usually carries for two trekkers. This weight includes the porter's personal belongings as well as the gear and supplies of the trekkers. If you have overweight or extra luggage beyond these limits, it will require an extra porter, incurring an additional charge.
 

If a member of your group becomes ill during the helicopter return trip from Everest Base Camp (EBC), your trekking guide will assess their condition and decide whether to continue the journey or descend to a lower altitude, depending on the severity of the illness. If the patient's health deteriorates, the guide will take them to the nearest suitable location for medical assistance or evacuate them to a medical facility by air ambulance, depending on the severity of the illness.

During an Everest Base Camp (EBC) helicopter return trip, various types of meals will be provided, including:

Breakfast: Usually includes items like toast, eggs (boiled, scrambled, or fried), porridge, muesli, and tea or coffee.

Lunch: Often includes packed lunches with items like sandwiches, fruits, energy bars, and juice as well as hot lunch like rice, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables. 

Dinner: Options may include rice, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, and meat or lentils (dal).

Snacks: During the trek or helicopter journey, snacks like nuts, biscuits, and chocolates will be provided.

Traveller Useful Information

How to reach Everest Region

If you are curious about how to get Everest Region, Here is good news to all with different ways to reach Everest Region from “Kathmandu” capital city of Nepal. Everest Region Trekking is located in the north-eastern part of Nepal and protected by Sagarmatha National Park. Most of the parts cover from snow due to its high altitude and Himalayan regions. There are many options to get in Everest Region such as direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu international airport or Jiri and Phaplu because there is not direct road connection. Most famous way is direct flight to Lukla and Jiri or Phaplu are alternatives destinations get into the Everest Region Trekking. If you take a bus to Jiri then takes 4/5 days trek to enter the region and from Phaplu takes 2/3 days. 

About Lukla Flight

Lukla is the small town and starting point of all trekking to Everest region in Nepal. There is not a connected road from Kathmandu in to the Lukla. So, trekkers to Lukla have to either fly in or trek from Phaplu or Jiri. There is small airstrip named Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla. There are regular flights of Tara Air, Summit Air, Sita Air from Kathmandu. 

About the weight of luggage: there is a limit luggage weight in a plane. So, you have to make sure 15 kg weight included your hand carry bag otherwise you have to pay extra. We suggest to you, better to make less weight than 15 kg. Some time overload in a plane, you can fly without your baggage and bag comes in nest flight. 

Please be the responsive that taking a smaller aircraft for flight to the mountains region, where located Everest Base camp Trek.  Sometime could be bad and critical weather might delay your journey to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable sometimes. But, we will try to make the best itinerary days as it is possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation situation arises, there you need to extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary. 

If you have not extra time before and after trekking itinerary, you need to take helicopter to fly near Lukla. (Couple of hours blew then Lukla) or shift the trekking route to other region. 

Food and Accommodation in Everest Region

Everest region is popular trekking destination in Nepal. There are many trekking routes and Everest Base Camp Trek is best one of them but others routes also popular for adventure lovers. Everest Region trekking trail is well managed and managed by the Sagarmatha National Park.

There are lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail because every year increasing new house and add the room for trekkers. So, you can have easy to finding comfortable accommodation in the Everest region. Almost all tea-houses are tried to give you best service for all traveler. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing indoor bathroom but if you need luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities and some places have limit lodges.  Every different place has different quality of the lodges so, you can choose best on your budget.

Every lodge have food menu and foods items are almost same. We strongly recommended typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but if you like, you can choose others food from food menu.  Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables on their garden and serve to costumer. Basically, the cooks are trained but food taste might be bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Everest Region trekking. 

You can buy all types of drink in every lodge but the prices goes high as you go higher. You can drink normal water with using a purification tablets. Avoid the alcoholic drinks when you go higher.  

Best Season for Everest Region Trekking

There are two main trekking season for trekking in Nepal. Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons. Even though, beginning of September to end of May are the very good times for the Everest region Trekking and all Himalayan treks in Nepal. The weather is perfect sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views clean air and not rain and snow compare with other trekking season. 

If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February) also could be an option.  The temperature during winter could be little bit cold for most trekkers but the visibility is not bad.  In the summer season (June to August) is raining but best time for nature lovers. That is why; you can choose your best season for Trekking in Nepal, depends on your Vacations.

Everest Region Trekking Difficulty

The difficulty level of the Everest Region is moderate and challenging. There is not a road access and it is difficult to reach beautiful area. The walking distances are 5 to 8 hours a day and there are many obstacles during the Everest region Trekking. Also there are various trekking routes some are easy level, some are moderate and some are challenging. Normally, Everest region trekking starts from Lukla (2820 m) and highest altitude is Kalapathar (5545 m).

This destination is difficulty for those who have not previous trekking experience and it is requires physical and mental strong and fitness to complete this trekking. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek and Everest View Trekking routes are Moderate Level but Everest Three High Passes Trek, Climbing to Gokyo Ri, Kalathar and Nagarkhang are Very difficult level. 

If you will do this trek on the peak season, you have to book a place for accommodation because there are not enough accommodations. If you want to do this trek on winter, you need to prepare warm clothes because weather can be extreme cold and bad. During the monsoon season, these region trekking trails are not easy because the trails can get slippery and tough.

Overall, Tea-House, resting place, acclimatization day, slow walk, and short easy steps will be helping to you for your difficulty trekking to Everest region 

Communication in the Everest Region

Everest Region is popular trekking destination In Nepal. There is good mobile network service around Everest base camp trekking area but not a Gokyo Valley and Chukkung Valley.  The internet service available whole Everest Region but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trek and your health condition.

Hence, travelling is important things in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. 

Tipping information

The Guide, porter, driver and all workers who are working in tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services. 

Hence, it is important to High Pass Adventure working team who take care to you all the time during the visiting in Nepal, motivated with outstanding service and offer inspiring trip in a lifetime experience.  

Trip extension

If you have extra time after complete the trek, you can do different activities or different short trek in Nepal. We have many short tour packages and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting tripin Trisuli River. 

Adventure activities are like paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump and Mountain Biking. These all package are extra activities as optional tours and not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange at a reasonable cost and we give to you good discount. 

Trekking Gear List

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.

Requirement Documents:

Passport and 4 passport size photos 

Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)

Boarding passes for flights

Driver’s license (if needed)

Cash USD

Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

Logistics Things

Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)

Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

Footwear Things:

Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight

Sandals for city and tea house footwear 

Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for body:

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking:

Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)

Fleece/Windproof jacket

Waterproof jacket

Down jacket for warmth

Travel clothes and City Wear

Underwear

Base-layer trousers (optional)

Waterproof trousers

Trekking trousers

Trekking shorts (Optional)

Gloves and wool hat

Bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

Others Necessary Things: 

Sunglasses and Sun cream 

Towel

Book (reading and writing materials)

MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.

Travel wash

Hand sanitizer, wet wipes

A day bag: 35 liters

A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)

Dry Liner or Dry Bag

Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries:

Toilet papers/ tissue 

Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Anti-bacterial hands wash

Others (Optional) Things

Trekking Poles 

Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 

Binoculars (for luxuries)

Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types of High Altitude Sickness

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): It is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause of High Altitude Sickness

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms of HIgh Altitude Sickness

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness 

Fatigue

Headache

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking

Confusion

Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention for High Altitude Sickness

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor

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