- Helicopter tour
- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 10 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 35
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Explore the beauty and magnificence of the greatest mountain in the world.
- Check out the highest mountains in the world such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse & Ama Dablam
- Enjoy one of the top ten treks in the world.
Trekking Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is in itself a unique experience. You'll be trekking on some of the best mountain tails on earth, visiting monasteries, local villages, and of course, sipping some sherpa tea with the local sherpas, known for their incredible mountaineering skills.
After having completed the EBC trek and hiked Kala Patthar, boarding the helicopter and flying alongside some of the highest mountains of the world is a magical moment which will truly reveal how unique mother planet is. You will get to see fantastic mountain landscapes close-up and fly over and pass by several majestic Himalayan peaks. This is such an awesome experience and we dare say, it is likely to become the best trip of your life.
Please see the itinerary for further details about the day-to-day trekking programme.
· Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)
· Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D
· Service Sling : 23000 Ft
· Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm
· Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers
· Cruising Speed : 137 knots
· Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg
· Endurance : 3 Hours 20 Min
· Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
Day 1: Fly to Lukla and start trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (gateway to Mt. Everest)
Day 3: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 4: Trek to Tyangboche
Day 5: Trek to Dingboche
Day 6: Day Hike to Chhukung or Nangkartshang Peak
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche
Day 8: Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakhshep
Day 9: Trek to Kalapatthar and fly back to Lukla
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (international and domestic both).
- Pre-trek meeting.
- Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
- First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
- Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
- Full-board meals during the trek (Main course: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
- Helicopter fly out from Gorakhshep / Kala Patthar.
- All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- All organisational requirements.
- Deluxe EBC Trek Accommodation
- Tourist Standard Hotel in KTM
- 3 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 4 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- 5 * Hotel in Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa (USD 30 for 15 days or USD 50 for 30 days).
- Your international flight to and from Nepal.
- Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
- Hotels in Kathmandu.
- Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
- Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
- Tips for guide, porter, driver.
- Earn US$ 72+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationNOTE: 1. Urgent Notice for Domestic Flights (To/From Lukla) The Government of Nepal has announced the halt of all flight operations from Kathmandu to Lukla, tentatively. Flights to Lukla have now been re-directed to Manthali airport in the district of Ramechhap which is 132 Km east of Kathmandu until further notice, to avoid the heavy traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap physically sits in the Tamakoshi River Valley and is located 132 km from Kathmandu (an approximately 3-4 hours drive). However, the early morning flight which departs at 6 am in the morning from Kathmandu will be available throughout this period, subject to early bookings at least 6 months to 1 year in advance prior to all Everest trips, which can be tedious in the peak season periods of spring and autumn. This too, is not guaranteed due to inclement weather patterns in these climatic changing times. All other flights after 6 am to Lukla will only be available from the airport in Ramechhap. Other than this, optionally, helicopter arrangements can be made for 5 people on a sharing basis with an addition of USD 500 for a one way flight per person with an exclusive choice [only yours] to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate ways to form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but again, this too cannot be guaranteed, especially in peak season periods. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions. Travelers are requested to advise us on your preferred alternatives for flights to/from Lukla if/when possible delays or disruptions occur. We would truly appreciate your patience to bear with us in the mentioned circumstances above. Climate change and our, should we say, blessed geographical conditions; which can be a monster when least expected, has become the relevant cause for this, making us victims of unseen circumstances beyond our control. Thank you so much for your kind understanding. Recommended gear: Waterproof jackets Warm fleece jackets, jerseys, pullovers Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light leather boots Sleeping bags (preferably those rated -20 degree Celsius. You can rent them in Kathmandu) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband Fleece wind-stopper jackets (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets Down vests and/or jackets (optional) Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer Sun hats/scarfs Light balaclavas/warm fleece hats Sunglasses with UV protection T-shirts Underwear Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light, expedition-weight thermal bottoms Fleece or woollen pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: Headlamps (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag Basic first aid kits (We also provide a comprehensive first aid medical kit and oxymeter to the head guide) Large plastic bags to keep items dry inside your trekking bag Day packs (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) Toiletries Small wash towels COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?