Haven Holidays

13 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter

Best Price
Price starting from $3,175
US $ 1,999 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $3,175
4 - 5 $1,999
6 - 8 $1,950
Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
Min 4-Max 16 (single supplement cost: US$,375)
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Air and land service as per the itinerary.
Best Season
Sept- Nov and March - May
Accommodation
3 star Hotel in Kathmandu or a similar and Guesthouse during the trek.
Meals
Bed And Breakfast
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla- Namche- Everest Base Camp- Lukla- Kathmandu.

Highlights

    • Enjoy the great adventure to Everest BasCam(5364m) and on top of high kalapathar(5545m)
    • Fabulous views of snow-capped peaks on daily walks with delightful scenery.

    • Explore the traditional lovely Sherpa villages adorned with colourful cultures.

    • Walk amidst Sagarmatha National Park designated as a World Heritage Site.
    • 
Enchanting views of Mt.Everest at its closest distance from Kalapathar top.
    • Thrilling views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Thamserkhu and alluring Mt. Everest, the top of the world
    • Explore exciting towns like Lukla, Namche Bazzer, Tengboche, Dingboche And Gorakhshep.
    • An Exhilarating Helicopter Flight from Kalapatthar to Lukla with an aerial view
    • An escape a tiresome walk from Kalapatthar to Lukla while returning unlike in other normal Everest Base Camp Trekking  

13-day EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK WITH HELICOPTER 
‘an ever-exciting adventure to Everest base camp within ten days’  Saving the energy from tiring walks ups and downhill on the return journey.


 13-day Everest Base Camp Trek ( 5364m) by Helicopter is an overwhelming adventure to experience amidst the world’s tallest mountain range. Normally the overall trek to Everest base camp and back to Lukla is about 12 days or more. Haven Holidays provides trekkers with easier ways, omitting a few days’ long walks, taking the comfort of swift Helicopter service. Making this marvellous adventure more exciting and interesting saving the energy from tiring walks ups and downhill on the return journey.

13-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter, a wonderful blend of high altitude walks visiting all the major highlights. Then take the smooth ways to complete the adventure to Lukla with aerial views of the dramatic and scenic landscapes.

The trek begins by taking a short panoramic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the door to various adventures around Khumbu. The walk follows a pleasant gradual path through several traditional villages, adorned with Buddhist prayer monuments. Trek continues crossing bridges to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, which is listed in World Heritage Sites. As the park treasures the world’s highest peaks with exotic rare flora and fauna, often seen en-route treks.

There are some other trekking trips to Ebc with helicopter flights. If you want to fly out by helicopter or if you want a full-day helicopter tour to Everest Base Camp, you can click:  Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour and Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter fly out. 
The first part of the journey leads to a beautiful cool forest of tall rhododendrons and pine trees. As well as observing the local immense cultures of the Highlanders the Sherpa tribes, interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism. The walk then leads to the famous Namche Bazaar the major hub of Khumbu villagers, and then on a scenic trail to the picturesque Tengboche Monastery. Enjoying refreshing and enjoyable moments, the trail leads towards sheer wilderness around mountainous terrain to Dingboche and Lobuche. 
From here onwards towards our dream destinations and a highlight of the adventure to reach Everest base camp. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of arctic zone landscapes, filled with moraine of ice, and glaciers close to the massive Khumbu Ice-fall. The base camp is quite crowded with mountaineer activities during the peak season of spring. From the base camp, the view of Mt. Everest is obstructed by the giant peaks of Lho La and Nuptse. For the closest look at Mt. Everest, the adventure takes you to the top of Kalapathar, a famous and popular viewpoint. The highest spot of the treks the top of Kalapathar Rocky Hill, rewards you with mind-blowing views of surrounding giant peaks.
Enjoy the glorious look of Mt. Everest at a stone's throw distance, after an amazing view and magnificent scenery. Then head back to Gorakshep for a return journey to Lukla on a small chopper, enjoying the views of beautiful terrains. From Lukla on a normal schedule short flight back to Kathmandu, after a great wonderful experience on Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Service.
Since you are walking up to Ebc and flying back with a helicopter from Kalapatthar/Everest Base Camp, you may have some challenges on the trail while ascending to Ebc. If you want to know about the challenges that you may have to encounter on the way to Ebc and back, you click the link: Challenges on Everest Base Camp Trek. 
13-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Elevation Ranges 
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular adventure in the Khumbu region of Nepal, allowing trekkers to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. One unique variation of this trek is the inclusion of a helicopter ride from Kalapatthar to Lukla, offering a thrilling aerial perspective of the region.
Starting from Lukla, situated at an elevation of approximately 2,800 meters (9,186 feet), trekkers gradually ascend through various picturesque villages and landscapes. Phakding, the first stop on the trek, lies at around 2,650 meters (8,694 feet) above sea level. Moving ahead, Namche Bazaar, the vibrant trading hub of the region, is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,440 meters (11,286 feet). Acclimatization is crucial here before venturing further.
Continuing the ascent, trekkers reach Tengboche at an altitude of around 3,870 meters (12,694 feet). It is renowned for its ancient monastery and stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks. Dingboche, the next stop, is located at approximately 4,410 meters (14,468 feet) and offers panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range.
Further up, Lobuche lies at an elevation of around 4,940 meters (16,207 feet) and serves as a popular resting point. Gorak Shep, the final village before Everest Base Camp, is situated at about 5,160 meters (16,929 feet) and offers trekkers a chance to hike to Kalapatthar, a famous viewpoint, at approximately 5,545meters (18,192 feet).
From Gorakshep, trekkers board a helicopter that takes them to Lukla, allowing them to enjoy a stunning aerial perspective of the region. The elevation of Lukla is the same as the starting point, around 2,800 meters (9,186 feet). This unique helicopter ride provides an exhilarating conclusion to the Everest Base Camp Trek, allowing trekkers to marvel at the majestic Himalayan peaks one last time before bidding farewell to this extraordinary adventure.
We Haven Holidays have designed our 13-day Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter technically so that the trekkers will have ample acclimatization for safety while ascending higher elevations above 5000m. 
Permit Required 

Trekking to Everest Base Camp, located in the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, is a dream adventure for many outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. However, before embarking on this awe-inspiring journey, it is essential to obtain the necessary permits to ensure a smooth and legal trekking experience. Three permits are required for the Everest Base Camp trekking: the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit.

The TIMS card is an important document that tracks trekkers' information for their safety and security. It is issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and is mandatory for all trekkers. The TIMS card helps to keep a record of trekkers' itineraries and ensures that necessary rescue and medical services can be provided in case of emergencies. It also helps to monitor the flow of tourists and collect data on trekking activities in the region. TIMS Card Costs $20 per person. You can collect it through the trekking/travel company you are using for your Everest Base Camp Trekking.

The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is required to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses the Everest region. The permit aims to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the area and funds various conservation and development projects. It is issued by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation and allows trekkers to explore the stunning landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and the unique Sherpa culture of the region. It costs $30 per person.

The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Area Entry Permit is another crucial permit required for the Everest Base Camp trek. It is issued by the local government of the Khumbu region and serves to manage and regulate trekking activities in the area. The permit fees contribute to local development projects, infrastructure improvements, and environmental conservation efforts. It has been in the implementation for the last 5 years. It costs $20 per person. 

To obtain these permits, trekkers can either apply individually or through a registered trekking agency in Nepal. The permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla, the starting point of the trek. It is important to carry these permits throughout the trek and present them at various checkpoints along the route.

In conclusion, trekking to Everest Base Camp requires three permits: the TIMS card, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and the Khumbu Area Entry Permit. These permits not only ensure a legal and organized trekking experience but also contribute to the preservation and sustainable development of the Everest region. Obtaining these permits allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and experience the rich culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people. Please, do not board on the trek until you collect these three different permits. If any inconveniences occur, please feel free to contact us. 

Why Helicopter Fly from Kalapatthar/Gorekhshep to Lukla in Everest Base Camp Trekking while returning? 

Trekking and Helicopter flight are two distinct dimensions during a trip. While ascending to Everest Base Camp, it takes a minimum of 8 days and you have to work very hard, at least 7 hours a day. And, walking 7 hours a day at higher elevations is not easy. While approaching Everest Base Camp and Gorekh Shep, we get an elevation of 5000m and above. Your legs are tired and you have no way to escape the same trail back to Lukla via Namche and Tengboche. Therefore, the helicopter flies from Kalapatthar to Lukla in Everest Base Camp Trek is to relief from tiredness, long walk along the same trail and let you experience magnificent aerial views of the mountain peaks including Mt. Everest from the Helicopter while returning from Kalapatthar/Gorekhshep/Everest Base Camp to Lukla.

You are benefitted in two ways while flying by helicopter to Lukla from Everest Base Camp/ Kalaptthar: one is you can save the time ( 4 days) which you spend walking down to Lukla and all the expenses and you will enjoy the exhilarating entire Khumbu region: lakes, avalanches, towering peaks, Sagarmatha National Park, glaciers and the local towns with an eagled-eye view. This helicopter flight from Gorekhshep/ Kalapatthar to Lukla while returning to Everest Base camp Trekking is for the sole comfort of the trekkers and offers them a new taste of travelling. Even, you can fly back directly to Kathmandu from Kalapatthar or Everest Base Camp if you want to skip the regular flights from Lukla to Kathmandu, which, sometimes, is disturbed by bad weather conditions and strong wind. Major Places to explore 

Lukla

Lukla is a small but beautiful town located in the lap of a mountain. Lukla has a tiny airport named Lukla Airport or Tenzing Hillary Airport. This airport is known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. There are several direct flights daily from Kathmandu. However, the flights are frequently disturbed due to bad weather conditions and air traffic in Kathmandu airport.  Therefore, nowadays these flights are also operated from Ramechhap airport as an alternative. Lukla has local shops, restaurants, lodges, teahouses, ATMS, banks and money changers too. The most interesting things to explore in Lukla are the local shops the people and the airport. The local people and the local food items are exciting to experience. Sherpa people inhabit here and they are best known as brave climbers. Lukla plays a vital role in Everest region trekking.

Namche Bazaar

Namche is now considered as a tourist hub. It is also popular as a gateway to the Everest region. Almost all trekking trips in the Everest region begin from here. Namche Bazaar is now modernized and has become advanced. It has ATMS, Banks, modern luxury restaurants and hotels, shops and money changers. You can also get trekking equipment here at Namche but much more expensive than in Kathmandu. There are a few things to explore in Namche. They are local shops, enjoying local food items in restaurants and visiting museums. If you go for half an hour hiking, you will get to Hotel Everest View which offers you Mt. Thamserkhus and the entire mountain panorama including Mt. Everest. If you want to undertake a bit longer walk, then you can go to explore Thame Monastery too, the oldest monetary in Everest Region. 

Tengboche 

Tengboche is a small town in the middle of Sagarmatha National Park. The town is surrounded by serene forest and it has a monastery named Tengboche. The town and the Monastery have the same name. The main attractions of Tengboche are a serene and cool place and the Tengboche Monastery. 

You can go around the city, taste good foods, meet good people and explore the holy Tengboche Monastery. People love this town very much during their Everest Base Camp Trekking since the city/town is astonishingly cool and refreshing. 
Dingbcohe
Dingboche is a relatively bigger town than other towns after Tengboche. It is the second biggest after Namche Bazaar. Dingboche is the town that paves the way to Island Peak Climbing. Dingboche like Namche can offer the trekkers some luxury accommodations since it has got nice hotels. We also can get several tea shops and other grocery shops there at Dingboche. Trekkers who are trekking Everest Base Camp and climbing Island Peak can have a very relaxing day.'
Lobuche
Lobuche is a little town before Gorekhshep. It has got very limited guesthouses, teashops and lodges for accommodation and meals. In fact, during the peak trekking season in Nepal, Autumn (Sep-Nov), trekkers don’t find accommodation for overnight stays and can not have the food items they want because of the high population during the months. People have to use even dormitories and tents in open meadows. Lobuche paves the way to Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Peak Climbing. 
Gorakh Shep
Gorekh Shep is the last settlement area in Everest Base Camp Trek. Gorekh Shep like Lobuche has got very few lodges and teahouses for accommodation.  Some people who are doing their Everest Base Camp Trek return to Lobuche or Dingbcohe for an overnight stay after they ascend to Kalapatthar because they don’t get the accommodation and food they want. But, our companies will arrange it for you. Gorekhshep is the point that paves the way to both Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. 
Kalapatthar
Kalapatthar (5545m) is the highest point of Everest Base Camp Trek and a popular viewpoint for mountain views and sunrise. It is believed and also the fact that Kalapatthar is a better viewpoint than Everest Base Camp. 
You can ascend to the climax of Kalapatthar early in the morning before sunrise and can witness and capture the majestic Mt. Everest with a stunning sunrise. Kalapatthar means black rock in Nepali. You can find several black rocks while ascending and descending. It is normally windy. 
Everest Base Camp 
The ultimate and most awaited/exciting destination in Everest Base Camp Trek (5364m) is blessed with magnificent views of mountain panorama and the giant Khumbu Glacier. The Everest Base Camp is beautified with rocks piles and colorful prayer flags. You can find some trekkers camping at Everest Base Camp to scale Mt. Everest and want some more adventures in the Khumbu region. 
There are two Everest Base Camps: one on the Nepal side and the other on the Tibetan side. However, the Everest Base Camp located on the Nepal side is more popular across the world and among the trekkers. 
Internet and Wi-fi facility in 13-day Everest Base Camp Trek  with helicopter 
Internet and Wi-fi facilities are available all around the trip in Everest Base Camp Trek. The local guesthouses and the lodges have Wi-fi facilities and you can have easy access on your smartphone or laptop/tab. Moreover, you can instantly talk to the person you like from the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail. You can share the photos and views simultaneously.  
For using Wi-fi or the internet, you have to pay some extra money ranging from Rs.200-500 per device installation. This service is unlimited however the network may work very slowly due to the mountain terrain and the crowd of people at the lodge sharing the same password and the  Wi-fi. 
But, for installing/accessing internet/Wi-fi in your device, you may have to pay some charge like RS. 200-500 depending on the places where you stay. If you want to escape this charge, then, you can buy a Nepali SIM Card and buy a datapack in Kathmandu for your Everest Base Camp Trek. The Network is not working everywhere.
If you want to know about Everest Base Camp Trek Cost details and various Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary, click the links: Everest Base Camp Trek Cost and Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. 

Important Note

Mode of Trekking:  On the best available lodge en-route trekking.

Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous due to high altitude.

Highest Point:  On top Kalapathar 5545 m /18,192 feet and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m / 17, 598 feet.

Local Culture / Religion:  Tibetan sect of Buddhism the Mahayana.

Trekking Duration:  09 Nights and 10 Days from Lukla to Lukla.

Total Trip in Nepal:  12 Nights and 13 Days from arrival to departure.
Major Highlights:   Lukla, Namche, Sagarmatha National Park, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Everest and Kalapatthar 
Best season: Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter can be done around the year, except for the wet monsoon times. From mid-June to August,  the best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, as well as the high seasons for trekking. As well as for various adventures around the Himalayas. About the weather in Nepal click: Weather in Nepal.
High Altitude Sickness
High altitude sickness is a condition that can occur when our body does not adapt well to having less atmospheric pressure and oxygen at high altitudes.
You need to know more about altitude sickness and learn here: altitude-sickness-information.
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Trip Itinerary

On your first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, Haven Holidays' Representative receives you. After being introduced to the staff, your baggage will be loaded in a car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the centre of Kathmandu city, where your hotel is located. On checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing where you will meet with other members of the Everest base camp trek.
The guide or group leader brief with related information regarding the trek, culture, accommodation and foods. Includes information about hours of walks and overnight stops and views along the treks.

You can enjoy the rest of the time as you wish.

Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Non

 Kathmandu sightseeing tour includes the visit to Swyombhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stuap. Kathmandu is steeped with historical and religious interesting places,  including many world heritage sites.
 preparation for the 13 day  Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter.

(In case the flight operates from Ramechap, Manthali airport, afternoon 4-5 hours’ drive to reach Manthali town to catch a flight to Lukla next early morning).

Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

As per flight time for Lukla, transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal as per the time given by our staff. On checking through security then board in a small aircraft of respective local airlines. An enchanting flight of 30-35 minutes overlooking grand views of the Himalayan range of peaks with Mt. Everest.

After a pleasant flight reaching Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport with a unique runway. At Lukla with time for refreshment, and then follow our guide on a pleasant easy trail to Phakding village for an overnight halt.

The walk leads down to Choplung village adorned with Buddhist prayer monuments. The trail follows along the Dudh Koshi River with a few short ups and downs to reach Phakding, a nice moderate village. Enjoy the lovely cozy comfort in one of its best lodges with time to explore the village and local culture.

Max. altitude

2840

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

Morning after breakfast, enjoy the pleasant walks on gradual trail and crossing a long suspension bridge, with slow climb to Monjo village. From Monjo enter the famous Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha name for Mt. Everest in Nepal, while the Sherpa call as Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language). Entering the park cross another bridge above Dudh Koshi River to Jorsalle village for lunch stop. The afternoon walk follows the river bed amidst a lovely cool forest of rhododendrons, oaks, pines and fir trees. Slowly the walk leads to climb then cross the last bridge to Namche Bazaar, from the bridge undulating winding ups till Namche Bazaar is reached for overnight halt. 

Namche Bazaar the major commercial hub of Khumbu villagers as well as trekkers, is a moderate size town. Where all good houses serve as guest-house, lodges and hotels stand lion  U-shaped Places. Great views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks, at Namche Bazaar check into a nice lodge for an overnight stay.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Namche Bazaar is a perfect place for a rest day, as well as the right altitude for acclimatization before heading to a higher elevation.

Things to do in Namche Bazaar on rest day: Enjoy a pleasant rest day with a short hike to the viewpoint above Namche Bazaar for the best look at Mt. Everest. Includes grand view of Ama Dablam, Tharmasarku and Kwangde peaks with aerial view of Namche Bazaar.

From a high viewpoint visit the nearby national park museum treasures all necessary information of the Khumbu region. The history, cultures of the Sherpa tribe, flora/fauna, and history of mountaineering around Khumbu and Mt. Everest.

Energetic people can hike up to Everest View Hotel for about 2 two-hour walks with a steep climb. Provides excellent views of Mt. Everest in the comfort of luxury Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m high.

Afternoon browses around the streets of Namche Bazaar lined with shops, stores, and banks, including fancy restaurants and café.

Max. altitude

3880

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

Adventure continues from Namche Bazaar, after an enjoyable rest day, the first part of the walk is gradual. From Namche Bazaar after a short steep climb, the trail leads with scenic views of Everest and an array of peaks. After a few hours of good walking, downhill to Imjatse River a favorite lunch spot at Phungi Tenga. The afternoon climb starts through dense beautiful woods of tall rhododendrons, pines and fir trees, and after a few hours reaches Tengboche.   

Tengboche is one of the most exciting picturesque and photogenic spots en route to Everest base camp with majestic colourful monasteries. Enjoy the sweeping panorama of Everest, Ama Dablam with a series of snow-capped peaks, located amidst beautiful forest surrounding. At Tengboche, several simple good lodges serve nice foods or enjoy a short walk further down to Deboche for an overnight halt. Staying in Tengboche or a little further downhill, but having time to visit the monastery interior of great cultural and religious interest. 

Max. altitude

3860

Accomodation

Guesthouse

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Staying overnight in Tengboche or at Deboche facing grand views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam. Morning walk heads down to cross a strong metal bridge, on leaving the tall trees behind for mountain wilderness. Crossing the Imjatse River a slow climb to Pangboche, the last permanent village en-route Everest base camp.

From Pangboche onwards with temporary settlements at Dingboche, Pheriche, Lobuche and Gorakshep. Walk heads higher with great close views of the majestic
peak of Ama Dablam. Slowly the walk heads to a small stream and then an hour climb to enter Imjatse valley. There is a lovely settlement of Dingboche located beneath the towering North Face of Ama Dablam facing views of the famous Island Peak.

Dingboche houses many nice lodges and restaurants within scenic Imjatse Valley from here onwards within the foothills of giant Himalayan peaks.

Max. altitude

4410

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

A great scenic spot Dingboche for another pleasant rest, enjoy the morning hike on top of Nagarjuna hill. Offers a grand panorama of snow-capped peaks that surround the beautiful Imjatse Valley. From the top ridge of Nakarjung facing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak with Mt. Makalu and other surrounding mountains

The trail to Nagarjuna Hill is steep and can be challenging due to the high altitude. The hike typically takes around 4 to 5 hours round trip, depending on your pace and acclimatization level. involves a significant ascent, reaching an elevation of around 5,080 meters (16,667 feet). This hike is important for acclimatization, helping trekkers adjust to the high altitude before proceeding to higher camps on the way to Everest Base Camp. It's important to be well-prepared with appropriate clothing, plenty of water, and snacks. The Nagarjuna hike is a fantastic opportunity to experience breathtaking Himalayan vistas while aiding your body’s adjustment to the high altitude. 

Rest of the afternoon relax and enjoy a short stroll around Dingboche amidst beautiful scenery.

Max. altitude

5080

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Adventure slowly leads us closer towards our main destination Everest base camp, a morning short climb to a high ridge. From the scenic ridge adorned with prayer monuments, a pleasant walk on a gradual up to Thugla. A small settlement with few huts serves as tea houses and restaurants, a possible lunch stop before the trek up to Lobuche. Thugla where the trail from Pheriche and Dingboche joins towards Lobuche and Everest base camp. From here a steep climb of less than an hour to Thugla Ridge, as the trail follows on gently up to Lobuche for an overnight stop. Lobuche is a small settlement with several fine good lodges with a grand view of Lobuche and Nuptse peaks. 



Max. altitude

4930

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Our main and final day of the adventure, as well as the longest high-altitude trek, to complete our major goal. Start the early morning with a slow walk for an hour and then climb over the rocky moraine above Khumbu glacier. Then down to a flat sandy glacial field at Gorakshep, the last settlement before Everest base camp.

Gorakshep is located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar's rocky scenic hilltop, as well as en route to Everest base camp. From Gorakshep few hours of good walk reach you at Everest base camp, after walking through a glaciated path.

At Everest base camp enjoy the dramatic arctic zone of icy landscapes with massif Khumbu Ice-Fall and glacier. An exciting place to experience standing on the foot of Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. During mountaineering expeditions, the base camp is flooded with various nationalities tented camps and commotion.

After achieving the goal of a lifetime, return walk to Gorakshep for the last overnight on the highest spot in the Everest region.

Max. altitude

5364

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

7hrs

Rise early morning for stunning sunrise views and clear views of surrounding towering snow-capped peaks. Start the climb towards Kalapathar's rocky hilltop, a strenuous haul for a few hours, once on top. Enjoy the glorious sunrise with the closest views of Mt. Everest with adjoining giant peaks, after a refreshing morning climb.

Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast, and then prepare for the final journey to Lukla, taking the service of a spacious helicopter. During the short Heli flight to Lukla, enjoy the views of beautiful landscapes and the trail that we walked earlier.

Finally after less than half an hour landing near Lukla airstrip, and then got transferred to a nice lodge. For the last overnight stop around the high Khumbu and Everest region.

Max. altitude

5545

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

Wake early for a quick breakfast at Lukla, then walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport, as the plane arrives from Kathmandu. After checking in then get abroad in a small aircraft for a smooth scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu airport transfer to a vehicle for a short exciting drive to your hotels.

Rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities or just relax and recall the wonderful moments of the Everest base camp trek with Helicopter service.

(If the plane lands at Ramechap-Manthali airport, our staff transfer you to a vehicle for a 4-5 hours interesting drive to Kathmandu).

Attend a beautiful Farewell Dinner with your guide and Haven Holidays Team member in the evening.

Max. altitude

2840

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Dinner

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, as time for your respective airlines flight departures. Our guide, staff transfers you to the airport, then bid farewell to Nepal till you return for another exciting adventure.


Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Non

Meals

Breakfast
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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure from airport to hotel and vice-versa, vehicles according to group size.  

    • Domestic airfare Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu.

    • 3 nights accommodation(twin sharing) at Kathmandu in a 3-star or similar category on a bed and breakfast basis.
    • Twin-sharing accommodation on the best available Guesthouse or lodges includes Breakfast.

    • Sharing Helicopter from Labuche to Lukla.
    • Service of guide, trekking staff as per size two each to one porter(It means Two Clients One Porter).

    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff, and porters. 

    • Applicable Trekking Permits TIMS, National Park and Local Government fees
    • Gift of Haven Holidays company t-shirt/Cap 
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.

    • Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu
    • Farewell, dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of a personal nature
    • Gratitude or tipping
 for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guides.
    • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.

    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including extra Helicopter Service.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal, domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
    • Lunch and Dinner all round the trip.
    • World Heritage Site Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.

Trip Info

Arrival 

You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

On Arrival, you will have the on-arrival visa instantly if you have not applied for Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centre or Nepal Embassies near you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all the required documents for the visa.

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. It’s a quick and not a delayed process.TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season (Autumn-Sep-Nov). If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. Actually, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click:https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 

Orientation 

As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand. 

We will introduce you to the trip crew and have a brief talk with them so that you can feel more comfortable during the trip. 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. Actually, those who approach for last minute booking with us; must pay a 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned on our website. 

You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. So, if you are late to book the trip you like to do with us, no worries, you still have the option and we will try our level best to make your trip as successful and grand as other normal trips. 

Don’t hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of the trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in the hotel in Thamel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. You can even exchange your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, and Namche You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency does work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

Haven Holidays  Team

Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well-trained, friendly and highly literate in their respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. 

The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

Luggage and Storage 

If you are hiring a porter for your trip in the mountains, you can pack no more than 10 kg. in the duffel bag or your backpack. We provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Because it is the labour rule that a porter can only maximum of 20kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuff in the duffel bag. Actually, two people one porter put 10kg of stuff by each individual. 

If you think you don’t need the stuff you have with you in the mountains, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu.  They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 

Meals

Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

Trek Start 

The trek commences from Kathmandu with a drive to Manthali during Spring and then flies to Lukla and Autumn( Mar-May and Sep-Nov) and in other off seasons like Winter and Rainy ( Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug) Kathmandu to Lukla. We drive to Ramechhap, Manthali for 4 hours from Kathmandu and take a short 20-minute flight and if we take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will fly for 35 minutes with astonishing mountain views. 

We need to leave Kathmandu at 2  am for the Ramechhap drive and then fly to Lukla. Hope you will consider this thing in your mind beforehand the trip begins. 

As you land at Lukla airport either from Ramechhap/ Manthali or Kathmandu, you will meet your porters, introduce them briefly and begin the formal walk towards Phakding, the very first town you are going to stay overnight on your trip. It takes around 3 hours to get Phakding from Lukla. 

Electricity

You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and the local lodges and guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  

Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.

Communication 

You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/ guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication wherever you go, even from the corner of the mountain.  You can make a call, access the internet over it and even make a video call instantly from the Everest Base Camp (5364m).

Trek Ends 

The trek ends at Lukla officially with a flight to Kathmandu. Normally, at Lukla, you can celebrate the last day of the trek with your entire trekking crew by offering them tips and heavy dinner because they have worked hard for you and your safety all around the trip. The last day's walk is from Namche to Lukla and you wait for the next day’s flight to Kathmandu or Ramechhap and then 4 hours drive to Kathmandu. The flight to Ramechhap is for 20 minutes and the flight to Kathmandu from Lukla is for 40 minutes. Optionally, you fly back to Kathmandu directly by helicopter as well. For this, you have to make a prior request to us to arrange your helicopter flight. 

Important Note

The Lukla weather keeps changing in 15 minutes so it cannot be 100% sure that the flight to Ramechhap or Kathmandu from Lukla can take place at a given time. It may get delayed postponed or even cancelled for a few days. In this case, don’t panic, don’t get agitated and don’t trouble your trekking leader for the delay, cancellation or postponement of flight. Be calm and talk to your trekking lead to find out the way to escape this situation.

You have two options in this case: the helicopter flight to Kathmandu and walk down to Surke and Paiya for 5 hours and get a jeep ride to Salleri and then to Kathmandu. You’d better approach the helicopter first and then go with a walk down to Surke and Paiya. The walk down to Surke and Paiya is very challenging to follow the trail used by mules; the trail is muddy and slippery. Be careful to follow this trail to Paiya via Surke from Lukla.

If you are doing your Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to have at least one/two spare days. This will help you make your Everest Trek less stressful and less panicked

Feedback

You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and to sharpen our services and facilities in the days to come.

If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/tea-house will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/tea-house and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

Why with Haven Holidays?   

  • Free Booking and Free Cancellation
  • Veteran Crew Members 
  • Enhancing Eco-Tourism 
  • Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
  • No hidden cost 
  • Flexible 
  • Cost Friendly 
  • Wider Networks 
  • Expert in risk management  
  • Booking, Cancellation and Refund
    If you want to book the trip featured by us, you require settling the 25 % payment of total trip cost. However, if you are in rush and instantly plan your trip to Nepal, then, you can make the trip payment by visiting our office in Nepal as well but we need a confirmation email prior to it.  

    In case you cannot do the booked trip in the time frame you wanted for some reasons, you have the right to postpone it. Even if you cannot do the trip after the postponement, you can transfer the same trip or other in exchange to your family, relatives and friends.

    But for Everest Base Camp Trek or other any trip in Everest region, the cancellation must be made 2 months prior as we have already booked the accommodation, transportation and domestic flights in order to make your trip more consistent and convenient.

    But, sorry to state that no refund will be made for the exchange of booked trip with us. We are ready to wait for months and years for your right time to do the booked trip in Nepal. Be confident that we won’t spoil your booked trip.

    Travel insurance
    Travel Insurance is a must thing to fix before the departure for a particular trip. In case you face sudden and unpleasant incident during the trip, you may need rescue evacuation and medical expenses. For that, you must have travel insurance. Actually, life is more important than your trip. As long as you have life, you have everything. So that, have a authentic travel insurance that covers all rescue evacuation and medication expenses in case you have got some nasty accidents during the trip.

    If you have got some idea about travel insurance and the companies who do travel insurance for you, you can go with them, otherwise, you can search on Google and will easily get the travel insurance companies who will help you doing insurance for your trip.

    Hot Shower
    Actually, a warm or hot shower makes you refresh and offers you new energy during the trip and it in very necessary. If you are traveling in the city area in Nepal, you will easily get the facility of hot shower. But, if you are making a trip in mountain, it may be difficult to get hot shower during the trip.  However, local lodge and guesthouse will offer you bucket shower with warm water or they will provide hot shower with cooking gas. If you want to do enjoy the hotel shower in the mountain, you can ask the local lodge owner to manage it for you and some place will charge some money like Rs. 300-500 per individual.

    Why Everest Base Camp Trek with Haven Holidays?
    Expert and professional local guides
    Flexible trekking crew
    Better understanding of weather condition and local culture
    Immediate Rescue in case of emergency
    Better Accommodation Food
    Eco- Friendly and Sustainability
    Expert in Communication 

    Departure
    After farewell dinner with our team and the important feedback session, we will comfortably drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport and to any other destination you want for your exit to your homeland or for the commencement of another trip. After we drop you to the destination you prefer, you can catch up your international flight and another trip you want. We wish you a very wonderful time ahead.
      
    13 day Everest base camp Trek with Helicopter, Trekking Packing List

When preparing for this trip it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Here’s a comprehensive list of items you should consider:

Please, Learn more about Everest Base Camp Trekking Packing: www.havenholidaysnepal.com/trekking-equipment-checklist

What can I expect from Haven Holidays during the trek?

Haven Holidays will provide fine-class accommodation with a beautiful breakfast, a sleeping bag (recommended own if you have one), Duffel bag.  Our porters are limited to carrying (20 kg) of your personal belongings which is also the weight restriction for flights to Lukla. Be selective in what you take. We will provide you with a very professional and experienced trekking leader throughout the trek. 

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Mesmerizing Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter

A Great Experience of Everest Base Camp Trekking with Helicopter !! I made my trip of Everest Base Camp in last April through Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. It was 2 weeks trek. I must say 'I really had a wonderful experiences of stepping onto Everest Base Camp, the highest base camp of the world'. My guide Mr. Ram was very helpful. Without his I couldn't have done this trek. Though I was a bit sick on the way back to Namche, Mr. Ram and the team took a good care of me and overall my trip was memorable. Thank you Ram and the Haven Holidays Team!! See you soon next time.

Haven Holidays
Jason Jason
Finland

The 13-day Everest Base Camp trekking with Helicopter through Haven Holidays was a life time experience.

I recently had an amazing opportunity to embark on the 13-day Everest Base Camp trekking with Helicopter package through Haven Holidays, accompanied by the knowledgeable guide Nava. It was an unforgettable adventure that surpassed all my expectations. From the moment we set foot on the trail, Nava's expertise and passion for the Himalayas shone through. His in-depth knowledge of the region, its culture, and its history added a fascinating dimension to the trek. Nava was always attentive to our needs, ensuring our safety and well-being throughout the journey. His friendly and approachable nature made him a joy to be around, and he effortlessly fostered a sense of camaraderie within our group. The trek itself was an awe-inspiring experience. The beauty of the Everest region is beyond words, and every step brought new vistas that took my breath away. The challenging terrain and high altitude added to the sense of achievement as we progressed towards Everest Base Camp. The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly the helicopter ride back, which provided a breathtaking aerial view of the majestic Himalayas. Haven Holidays organized the trek impeccably, ensuring comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and reliable transportation. The entire team was professional, friendly, and dedicated to making our journey memorable. In conclusion, the 13-day Everest Base Camp trekking with Helicopter through Haven Holidays, guided by Nava, was a life-changing experience. I highly recommend this package to anyone seeking adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion in the heart of the Himalayas. It's a journey that will forever hold a special place in my heart.

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Nathan Welton
Australia

The 13-day Everest Base Camp trekking with Helicopter through Haven Holidays

I recently embarked on a remarkable adventure with Haven Holidays, undertaking the 13-day Everest Base Camp trekking with a helicopter twist. Led by the highly knowledgeable and skilled guide, Raj, this journey exceeded all my expectations. The trek itself was awe-inspiring, taking us through breathtaking landscapes, charming Sherpa villages, and challenging terrains. Raj's expertise was instrumental in ensuring our safety and enjoyment throughout the journey. His extensive knowledge of the region, its history, and culture added a profound depth to the experience, allowing us to truly immerse ourselves in the surroundings. The highlight of the trek was undoubtedly the helicopter ride, which offered a unique perspective of the majestic Everest region. It provided a bird's-eye view of the towering peaks, cascading glaciers, and serene valleys, leaving us in absolute awe of nature's grandeur. This addition truly set Haven Holidays apart from other trekking companies, making it an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The accommodations provided by Haven Holidays were comfortable and well-maintained, offering a much-needed respite after a day of trekking. The staff's warmth and hospitality added a personal touch to our stay, making us feel welcome and cared for. Overall, the 13-day Everest Base Camp trekking with Helicopter through Haven Holidays, guided by Raj, was an extraordinary experience. It combined the thrill of trekking with the unique opportunity to witness the region's beauty from above. I would highly recommend this adventure to anyone seeking a memorable and well-organized trekking experience in the Everest region.

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Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents:
  • Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Divece
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport copies
  • 4 copies of Passport size photos
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in case  on the trip

  • Electronics:
    • Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
    Trekking Packing/Checklist:
    When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Comprehensive list of items:

     Clothing
    Headwear
    Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list  

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Approx. 62 k.m. or 38.5 miles, walking distance from Lukla to Everest base camp one way. Not counting the extra hike to Kalapathar or excursion on rest day at Namche and Dingboche. 

    
For Lukla and all mountainous airport around Nepal Himalayas, only smaller aircraft operates. The models are Twin Otter which is 18 seated aircraft, but due to load and heavy baggage, allows 15 to 16 passengers. The other similar type is 
Dornier which is faster than Twin Otter with same seating order like in Twin Otter.

    Sometimes, the airlines also operates Pilatus Porter, a small aircraft of maximum 6 seated with single pilot. All these STOL aircraft are meant for Short Landing and Take Off. The Helicopter that operates on mountainous region are is Euro copter AS 350 Squirrel. Including Ecureuil helicopters are certified to fly above 2,300 feet / 7,010 m high. AS Euro copter AS 350 and Ecureuil models are most efficient and reliable for mountainous region like in Nepal Himalayas. The helicopter normally accommodates a maximum number of 5 adult passengers only. Subjective to high altitude and temperature on the landing site.

    On booking with Haven Holidays Nepal, where most expenses are included in the trek cost. Like hotels in Kathmandu on B/B, sightseeing tour, as well domestic flights both ways with services of guide and porters. Included all meals and accommodation throughout the treks. The only extra money required for own individual expenses for extra snacks, drinks, and tipping for the guide and porters as well buying souvenirs.

    Trekkers needs to carry extra cash in local currency that is Nepali Rupees equivalent to US$ 300 to 500. For own personal expenses and tipping of the staff and porters at the end of trekking. People who enjoy drinking hard drinks or beer needs to carry extra US$ 100 to 200. As the drinks are expensive around Everest region, best to drink on the way down, drinking alcohol on the way up is not advisable can lead to serious circumstances. 

    All lodges do have facilities of electricity either run by local hydro plant or with solar power. At present nearly all overnight places in lodges do have internet and Wi-Fi services, in some places can be quite slow and disturbing depending upon the areas and weather wise. Where all clients’ needs to pay extra for charging each electronic items. As for internet services it’s free in some places, and other lodge might charge extra, where you can learn from your guide about the cost.

    
Trekkers will be surprised with comprehensive food list on the menu, all foods are served healthy and hygienic. One can choose from La Carte to Set Menu which is mainly the common and popular Nepali Dal / Bhat (Rice and lentil soup served with mild veg / meat curry). Trekkers can enjoy continental, Chines, Korean, Italian, and Indian, Tibetan or Sherpa foods also. Some places provides fresh bakery products also. The lodges of various class, from budget, standard to luxury depending upon the trip cost. Most lodges are of simple tourist standard with common toilet and bathrooms. Where one needs to pay extra for using hot showers.

    Normally our guide takes care of each clients and taking much precaution regarding the altitude and foods, drinks on treks. However, some might get mild sickness from high altitude or from spicy foods. In case of severe and bad situation the patient is brought down to safe altitude. For very sick people immediate evacuation by any means of fast transportation. The only quickest ways is taking a Helicopter Services to bring the victim back to Kathmandu for treatment in the best hospitals. For this types of incidence if occurs, where all trekkers are informed regarding the Travel and Medical Insurance to cover all the extra expenses incurred on this situation.   


    Actually, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter flight takes off from Kalapattahr and lands at either Lukla or directly at Kathmandu airport. So, if you want to fly back to only to Lukla and then take another normal regular flight to Kathmandu, the helicopter flight duration will be only for 20 minutes, on if you are directly flying to Kathmandu from Kalapattahr with EBC helicopter, then, it will take around an hour. you can directly land at Kathmandu airport wihtout troubling your legs walking all the same way down to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche bazar spending all 4-5 days. 


    If you really want, then, you even can fly to Everest Base Camp or Kalapattahr directly and fly back to Kathmandu via Lukla. This is called Everest Helicopter Tour or Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour or ebc Heli tour. 

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