|Group Size||2 or more|
|Transportaion||Domestic flight to Lukla|
|Altitude||5,550 m / 18,200 ft|
|Best Seasons||Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May)|
|Meals||All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Farewell dinner at Kathmandu|
Everest Base Camp trek and Fly by Helicopter is the luxury trek where you get the taste of Everest trek from Lukla to Kalapatthar (5550m) and fly back to Lukla by Helicopter and see the Everest, Gokyo Lake and other landscape from eagle eyes. 13 Days Everest Trek starts from a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport and trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the popular center of Everest trek where trekkers usually stop for acclimatization purpose. Here you can have facility of government office, internet cafe, bakery, and markets. We also stay here for acclimatization. Then we trek to Tsengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak shep, Everest base camp and we end our trek at our last stop and the highest point in Kala Patthar which is at an altitude of (5,550m/18,192ft). From Kala Patthar, we fly back to Lukla by Helicopter (via Gokyo Lake). On the next day, we fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 01:- Arrival,
Transfer to Hotel.
Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4
Day 03:- Phakding - Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs
Day 04:- Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
Day 05:- Namche Bazaar to Tsengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 06:- Tsengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5- 6 hrs
Day 07:- Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 08:- Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2-4 hrs
Day 09:- Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs
Day 10:- Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft), Fly back to Lukla by Helicopter (5545m/18,192ft)
Day 11:- Fly
Day 12:- Departure
· Airport pickup/drop.
· Three star Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Bliss International or similar catagory) with Breakfast.
· Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner.
· Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu by flight.
· Kala Patthar – Lukla by Helicopter.
· Accommodation in local lodge or tea house during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
· An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and professional insured porter (1 porter for 2 guets) their salary, meal, accommodation, domestic airfare & insurance.
· Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and TIMS for trekking.
· All Government taxes and official expenses.
· Sleeping bag and Trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip
· Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).
· International Airfare
· Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
· Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
· Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
· Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
· Tipping for related staffs
· Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
· Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
· Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above
· Tips for Porter, Guide and Driver.
Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- 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)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Trek and fly back by heli. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and also less chance of flight. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
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