Haven Holidays

Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return

Best Price
Price starting from $2,285
US $ 1,895 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $2,255
2 - 4 $1,895
5 - 8 $1,870
10 - 12 $1,845
Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
5545m
Group size
Min 2-Max 12 (single Supplementary USD 385)
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Jeep, helicopter, domestic flight 
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
Accommodation
3*** Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and best available lodge on the trek. 
Meals
Breakfast 
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Salleri- Paiya-Phakding-Namche- Lobuche-EBC- Kalapatthar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • A Thrilling and Exhilarating Jeep Ride to Paiya/Bupsa via Salleri from Kathmandu 
    • Sagarmatha National Park and its diverse species of flora and faunas 
    • Local foods, accommodation, culture and civilization 
    • A historical trek/ walk to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and add on an lifetime adventurous achievement 
    • Witness Mt. Everest, Pumori, Loa Tse, Nupse, Thamserkhu and Ama Dablam from Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar 
    • Enjoy passing through the local towns like Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Lobuche and Dingbcohe 
    • Celebrate majestic and exciting helicopter flight just above Mt. Everest and return back to Kathmandu 
Are you looking for an adventurous jeep ride to Everest Base Camp and helicopter return? We are here to offer this thrilling trip to you. 

Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return is fully furnished and blended trip to Everest Base Camp for those who are willing to step at Everest Base Camp with adventurous jeep ride from Kathmandu to Bupsa/Paiya (2730 m | 8,957 ft). and then trek to Everest Base Camp and fly or return back with exhilarating heli flight back to Lukla. 

This trip offers you three different flavors of adventure: jeep ride to Paiya/Bupsa through Salleri trek to EBC and helicopter ride while returning. 

Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return will be a massive trip for you to the highest mountain base camp of the world with adventurous jeep ride, trekking and helicopter flight. 
The trip takes you to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5545m) through Sagarmatha National Park, the national park located at the highest elevation of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Everest View Hotel (3880m) and offers you an opportunity to witness majestic and most thrilling Mt. Everest, Pumori, Loa Tse, Nupse, Thamserkhu and Ama Dablam. Along with them, you can also see massive Khumbu Glacier, religious and cultural sites, ancient civilization and enjoy the tremendous landscapes of grand Khumbu region. 

The trip is fully safe, flexible and convenient with veteran trekking crew who are expert in local culture, weather forecast, first-aid application and rescue evacuation in required during the trip. 

Important Note

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

Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous due to high altitude.

Highest Point: On top Kalapathar 5,545 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: 11 Nights and 12 Days from Surke to Lukla.

Total Trip in Nepal: 13 Nights and 14 Days from arrival to departure.

Major Places to Visit : Salleri, Surke, Paiyu, Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
Alternatives Ways: Helicopter Flight, Mountain Flight 

Best Seasons for Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return:
Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return  can be visited around the year except in the peak of the winter ( Jan). However, the best seasons are spring and autumn the peak time for trekking.

Springtime begins from March to May when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. The day is much longer full of sunshine, and sunny days for views and pleasant walks.

Autumn days are mostly clear with enough sunshine, and spectacular clear crystal views.

This trip can be done during winter times from December to February, most days are crystal clear for views and pleasant walks. But shorter sunlight hours, much cold morning, late afternoon, and nighttime. Can expect snowfall sometimes during wintertime.

If you want to know details about Please click the link: Weather in Nepal

High Altitude Sickness.
High altitude sickness is a condition that can occur when our body is not adapting well to having less atmospheric pressure and oxygen at high altitudes. It typically affects individuals not acclimatized to high altitudes and can be potentially dangerous if it progresses to more severe forms without treatment.

For more information about High Altitude Sickness click the link: altitude-sickness-information

Must Know things before travelling to Nepal 
People type and search for things to know before deciding on a trip to Nepal on Google and other social media platforms and find several posts about the topic. Though you are fed several pieces of information about things you should do before deciding on a trip to Nepal, you have to be very selective about the authentic ones. If you go haphazardly through the article and the information, you may be misled while travelling in Nepal and before deciding on a trip to Nepal. Ultimately, your vacation trip will be nasty. So, you must be very watchful about the must-know things to know before departing to Nepal from your country.

Various things are must-know things before deciding on a trip to Nepal but a few things are much more important things to know before departing from your country. There are 5 must-know things before deciding on a trip to Nepal. They are Weather Conditions, Geography and Culture, Currency, Food and Accommodation and Health and Securities. Now, let’s talk about these 5 must-know things about Nepal before deciding on a vacation trip in Nepal in detail. For detail: 5 must-know things before travelling to Nepal 

Final Note
Lukla Flights are, sometimes, disturbed due to bad weather conditions. Try to arrange 1-2 spare days for the Everest Base Camp Trek in case the Lukla flight from and to Kathmandu is postponed or cancelled.  

Trip Itinerary

On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, Haven Holidays' Representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. After getting introduced with the staff or the representative, your baggage will be loaded either in car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the center of Kathmandu city, where your hotels is located. On checking to your lovely rooms, getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing. Where you will meet with other members of Everest Base Camp Jeep Ride with Helicopter Return.
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. Rest of the time will be yours and can enjoy whatever way you like.


Optional Itinerary: If you arrive earlier on the day, you can do some sightseeing tour of Kathmandu including Swyombhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan.

Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Non

Hours

20 min drive to hotelhrs

You will ride on a sharing jeep from Kathmandu to Salleri today. This drive will last for 7-8 hours. 


Driving from Kathmandu to Salleri offers an alternative route for trekkers heading to the Everest region, providing a more scenic and cultural experience compared to flying directly to Lukla. This part of the journey is scenic, with terraced fields and river valleys.

 Leave the hotel with a packed breakfast, and head to Gaushala, Kathmandu, where the sharing jeep is available. Your guide will arrange it for you. 


You begin this jeep drive along Pasang Lhamu Highway until you reach Khurkot, The drive becomes more rugged as you ascend towards Okhaldhunga and finally reach Salleri. Salleri is the administrative centre of Solukhumbu District and serves as a gateway for trekkers heading to the Everest region.

This drive today as you pass through beautiful landscapes and local villages with winding rivers and waterfalls on the way to Salleri. Please, do not get scared to see the steep rocky roads and landslide areas on the way. The drive offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan foothills, lush green valleys, and local villages. You get to experience the local culture and lifestyle of the people living in these remote areas Starting your trek from Salleri can help with acclimatization as you gradually gain altitude.

This drive sets the stage for an adventurous and immersive trekking experience, providing a unique perspective on the journey to the Everest region.

Stay overnight at a local lodge. 

Max. altitude

2362

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

8hrs

You begin today's trip with a short jeep drive to either Thamdanda and begin your trek for either Paiyu or Surke. 

You again have an adventurous drive by sharing a jeep to either Thamdanda for 2-3 hours and you will enjoy the trek through awe-inspiring landscapes till you get to Surke. 

Surke is a beautiful settlement resided by Sherpa people just below Lukla airport and Lukla town. 

Arrive at Surke and stay overnight at the local lodge. 

Max. altitude

2535

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Today's walk will take you to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park which is Monjo. You will enjoy this section of today's walk via deep woods of fir, rhododendron, juniper, oak and pine forest. Also, you will celebrate this beautiful walk by crossing suspension bridges and passing through local Sherpa people's settlements, Chhheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Toktok and Banker. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the pine forests, waterfalls and surrounding mountains. Arrive at Monjo and stay overnight at the local lodge. 

Monjo is the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.



Max. altitude

2880

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Morning after breakfast, enjoy the pleasant walks on gradual trail and crossing a long suspension bridge, with slow climb after 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. Afternoon walk follows the river bed amidst lovely cool forest of rhododendron, 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 for trekkers, a moderate size town. Where all good houses serves as guest-house, lodges and hotels placed stands on an amphitheater U shaped. Great views of Kwangde and Tharmasarku peaks, at Namche Bazaar check into a nice lodge for two overnights stay.

Max. altitude

3440

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

5hrs

Namche Bazaar a perfect place for rest day, as well as right altitude for acclimatization before heading higher elevate.

Things to do in Namche Bazaar on rest day:

Enjoy the pleasant rest day with short hike to the view-point above Namche Bazaar for best look of Mt. Everest. Includes grand view of Ama Dablam(6,812 metres (22,349 ft), Tharmasarku and Kwangde peaks with aerial view of Namche Bazaar.

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

For energetic people, they can hike up to Everest View Hotel about 2 hours walks with steep climb. Provides excellent views of Mt. Everest in the comfort of luxury Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m high.

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

Max. altitude

3880

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

Adventure continues from Namche Bazaar, after an enjoyable and pleasant 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 a good walk, 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 the majestic colourful monastery. 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

3867

Accomodation

Lodge

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 suspension bridge, 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. Where the lovely settlement of Dingboche is 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 Nakarjung hill. Offers grand panorama of snow-capped peaks that surrounds the beautiful Imjatse valley. From the top ridge of Nakarjung facing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Island Peak with Mt. Makalu.

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

Max. altitude

5080

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

4hrs

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 where you're referring to a memorial dedicated to those who have lost their lives on Mount Everest and surrounding peaks, various memorials along the trekking routes to Everest Base Camp and the Everest region commemorating climbers and Sherpas have died on the mountain. These memorials serve as reminders of the risks and challenges associated with climbing Everest and pay tribute to those who have perished while pursuing their dreams. The trail follows on gently up to Lobuche for an overnight stop. Lobuche is a small settlement with several fine good lodges with grand views of Lobuche and Nuptse Peak.

Max. altitude

4960

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 the 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 rocky scenic peak as well 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 camp 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 up 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 on the trail downhill to Lobuche and then you will fly back to Lukla by helicopter. This helicopter fly will be absolutely mesmerizing to witness towering mountain summits in Khumbu region including Mt. Everest. 

Stay overnight at Lukla for the next day's regular flight to Kathmandu. 

Max. altitude

5545

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.

(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

2860

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

35 minuteshrs

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


Max. altitude

1320

Accomodation

Non

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

20 min drive to airporthrs
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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure from Airport to Airpot
    • 2 nights Hotel accommodation with (twin sharing room) at Kathmandu in a 3-star standard or similar category on a bed and breakfast basis. 
    • Domestic airfare Lukla / Kathmandu.
    • Kathmandu to Salleri and Thamdanda Jeep drive.
    • Helicopter flight from Lubuche to Lukla.
    • Twin-sharing accommodation in the mountain lodges includes Breakfast.

    • Service of guide,  2:1 porter ( It means Two Clients and One Porter).

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

    • Applicable Trekking Permits and National Park fees

    • Trekking Information Management System(TIMS) or Local Government entry fee  
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guide if required for minor wounds and sickness.

    • 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.
    • Lunch and Dinner all around the trip 
    • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.

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

Trip Info

Arrival and Transfer to Hotel 
You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive Nepal by air, you have to use the only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like Rupaidia, Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Chandani Dodhara, 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 Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centers or Nepal Embassies nearby you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all required documents for visa.

But, majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry points of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 20-30 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 Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” and 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 15-20 minutes drive. Don’t get scared with the chaos and heavy traffic on the way to the hotel from Airport. 

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

Check if everything is fine with the accommodation you are using tonight. 

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 from 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 the trip crew and have a brief talk to them so that you can feel more convenient during the trip. 

If you have any query, 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 little more costly that the regular departure dates trip packages. Actually, those who approach for last minute booking with us; they must pay 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned in our website. 

You can book the trip you like in our website even a day prior to the trip begin. 

 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 eleventh minute. So, if you are late to book the trip you really like to do with us, no worries, you still have option and we will try our level best to make your trip 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 really enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or to 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 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 in other several places of Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Lumbini or any trekking beginning points as well. You’d better exchange your currency with Nepali ones in Thamel as they give a good exchange rate.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. You can directly go there and can exchange your currency with Nepali ones. 

If you are in rush and you cannot do this, you can pay USD or AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay like for your accommodation, foods, trips costs, tipping etc. You can even get the exchange of your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, Namche, Pokhara, Besisahar, Manang etc. You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal ones with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency doest work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your own currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal. No worries guys!!

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

However, we kindly request not to exploit them and provoke them on the trip for your personal benefits. You can enjoy your trip with them at fullest but at the same time we humbly appeal not to try to change their mindset, perspectives, religion and culture that are following. 

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

Luggage and the Storage 
If you are hiring the porter for your trip in the mountain, you can pack no more than 9 kg. in the duffel bag or in your own backpack. We provide you a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuffs to be carried in the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by porter .Because it is the international labor rule that a porter can only maximum 18 kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuffs in the duffel bag. Actually, two people can share one duffel bag and one porter by putting 9k stuff by each individual.

If you think you don’t need the stuffs you have with you in the mountain, you can store at the hotel in Kathmandu or even in Pokhara if you are passing through it. The best way to keep your unnecessary stuffs is in Kathmandu hotel. They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuffs very safely till your return back. Ask you trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Don’t forget to 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 include like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if the if you have booked the trip package like including full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have 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 the 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 a good care of you thorough 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 Starts 
The trek commences from Kathmandu with a drive to Manthali during Spring and then fly 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 6 hours from Kathmandu and take a short 20 minutes flight and if we take direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will fly for 35 minutes with astonishing mountain views. 

Actually, we need to leave Kathmandu in the midnight like 12-1 am in the midnight for Rahechhap 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 with them briefly and begin the formal walk towards Phakding, the very first town you are going to stay overnight in your trip. It takes around 2-3 hours to get Phakding from Lukla. 

Electricity and Water
You will get good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip in Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to change your phones and backups for free. 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 like Rs. 100-200 to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote area trekking like upper Mustang Trekking, Upper Dolpo Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trekking and Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Otherwise, in Annapurna region trekking and Everest Region trekking, you don’t need to pay for battery, phone and backups charging on the trail. But, there won’t be electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  Unlike that, you can enjoy all kind of electricity heating system in the city tours like Kathmandu City Tour, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini Tour, Nagarkot and Namobouddha Tour. 

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. Majority of the people who make a trekking or adventure trips in the mountain 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 Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water costs between Rs.100-300 which is 1 liter in the mountain. 

Communication 
You can enjoy excellent facility of communication in Kathmandu and in other major cities like Chitwan, Pokhara, Nagarkot and Lumbini. However, in case of trekking trip in mountain, you may not be able to have such kind of facility like 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 like Rs.100-200 per device for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountain.

In the remote area trekking like Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Kanchenjungha Circuit Trek and Upper Mustang Trek, they charge certain amount like Rs.200-400 per device for the installation of Wi-fi at the local lodges. Otherwise, in Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek, they don’t charge you the money for the facility of Wi-fi, they will offer you for free.

The best way to access good communication over your smart phone is getting 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 the copy of your passport and a passport sized- photograph. You can buy datapack 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, you access internet over it and even make a video call instantly from the Everest Base Camp (5364m) and even from Larkya La Pass (5106m) in Manaslu Circuit Trek.

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 like offering them tips and heavy dinner because they have worked hard for you and your safety all round the trip. The last day walk is from Namche to Lukla and you wait for the next day’s flight to Kathmandu or Ramechhap and then 6 hours drive to Kathmandu. The flight to Ramechhap is for 20 minutes and the flight to Kahtmandu 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% that the flight to Ramechhap or Kathmandu from Lukla can take place on given time. It may get delayed or postponed or even cancelled for 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 got two options for you in this case: the one is helicopter flight to Kathmandu and walk down to Surke and Paiya for 5 hours and get jeep ride to Salleri and then to Kathmandu. You’d better make an approach to helicopter first and then go with walk down to Surke and Paiya. Actually, 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 day. This will help you make your Everest Trek less stressful and less panicked

 Feedback
You can give feed back of the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end in 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 really need it to grow up 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 feed back in trip advisor page that 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, and 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, at least some or little. 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/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for sometime if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you like to have 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 hotel/guesthouse/teahouse 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 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 Cancelation 
  • Veteran Crew Members 
  • Enhancing Eco- Tourism 
  • Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
  • No hidden cost 
  • Flexible 
  • Cost Friendly 
  • Wider Networks 
  • Expert in risks 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 timeframe 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 recue 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 travelling 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 they 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. 

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Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

I went on this trip with Haven Holiday trekking company, and it was amazing! The views of the mountains were breathtaking, and reaching Everest Base Camp was a dream come true. The helicopter ride back was a thrilling experience till to Lukla, giving us a different perspective of the stunning landscape. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, making the trek safe and enjoyable. We Highly recommend to everyone who would like to this trip go through Haven Holidays travel company in Nepal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Actually, the jeep goes up to Paiya or Thamdanda via Salleri from Kathmandu. Initially, you drive for Salleri from Kathmandu for more than 8 hours and then drive to Paiya or Thamdanda for your Everest Base Camp Trek. The local government of Khumbu region is planning to stretch the road up to Surke where helipad I located just below Lukla and in few years up to Chaurikharka.

Jeep trip up to Paiya or Thamdanda from Kathmandu via Salleri is the best way to escape irritating and upsetting Lukla flights from and to Kathmandu. Lukla flights from and to Kathmandu are upsetting in the sense that the flights are frequently disturbed by the bad weather conditions and consequently, the flights are either postponed or delayed and even cancelled. In this case, you have to hire helicopter which is very costly to fly back to Kathmandu to catch up your international flights and other emergency works. So, you’d better go with jeep ride to Paiya/Thamdanda via Salleri from Kathmandu and you can still od the same while returning or you can fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter.

The jeep trip to Everest Base Camp takes you only up to Thamdanda or Paiya via Salleri from Kathmandu and you need to walk up to Everest Base Camp via Namche, Tencgboche and Lobuche. However, you don’t need to wait for the Lukla flight to commence your Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Yes, you can do it. Actually, majority of trekkers who do Everest Base Camp do like this these days: trekking to Everest Base Cam and flying back with helicopter while returning.

You can also do the same. You begin your Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla or Paiya if you take a jeep drive from Kathmandu via Salleri an then climb Namche Bazaar, then, Dingboche and Lobuche and finally to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. After ascending to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, you can fly back to either Lukla or Kathmandu by helicopter which will be another exciting moment for you during your Everest Base Camp Trek.

It’s your choice whether you fly directly to Kathmandu from Everest Base Camp or only up to Lukla airport or Manthali airport. After you fly back to Manthali airport, you can easily get transportation service for Kathmandu. These days, most of the flights are operated from Manthali airport, Ramechhap. 

Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla to Lukla is 11 days and if you count the days of arrival and the number of days to go Lukla or Rmechhap, Manthali, it is 13-14 days. It means, 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary is the finest trek itinerary to be followed for Everest Base Camp Trek. Also, some people want to have some spare days in case of Lukla flights delayed, postponement or cancellation. This is very wise idea as well. If you count the spare days after the trek ends, it will be total 15-16 days for Everest Base Camp Trek. Here, if you really want a very relaxing and flexible Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary, you can go with either 15/16 days Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Yes, you can fly directly to Everest Base Camp by helicopter and even land there for the mountain views for maximum half an hour. It takes around 45 minutes to fly to Everest Base Camp and you will step at Everest Base Camp, make pictures and make history if stepping at the highest mountain base camp of the world and after half an hour, you will fly back to Everest View Hotel and have some snacks/lunch or breakfast and then finally fly back to Kathmandu.

You just need to have about 3 hours’ time frame with you and willing to go Everest Base Camp by helicopter. But, don’t try to stay longer at Everest Base Camp as the elevation is above 5000m and you may suffer from acute mountain sickness. 

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