Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Trip Code

TTN-489

Trip Type

Group

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Accommodation

Hotel and Tea House

Group Size

1-12

ALTITUDE

5,555 m / 18,225 ft

Trip Highlights

  • Hike in one of the world’s best trails of the Everest region.
  • Hike along the Everest trail in Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Indulge in the closest views of magnificent Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and associated peaks.
  • Pay a visit to Sagarmatha National Park Museum in Namche Bazaar.
  • Enjoy panoramic view of Mount Everest and associated peaks from Hotel Everest View, one of the highest placed hotels on the earth
  • Magnificent helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier and Kalapatthar from Namche and fly back to Lukla.
  • Behold the sights of aerial view of the Himalayas in the comfort of helicopter flight.
  • Indulge in the closest views of magnificent Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam and associated peaks.
  • Enjoy the spectacular mountain flights to and from Lukla.

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek offers you an amazing opportunity to trek along the beautiful trail up to Namche Bazaar and fly from Namche to the base of Mount Everest and Kalapathhar via luxury helicopter ride, and fly back to Lukla.

Many travellers dream about getting to Everest Base Camp, however there is a lack of possibilities for many of them due to limited time constraint.That’s why Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the best option available for short duration hiking. You will hike in one of the world’s best trails, get the closest aerial view of the mountains via helicopter flight and finally stand on the Everest Base Camp.

This short and luxurious trek begins with a spectacular flight to Lukla. Leaving Lukla, you gradually hike to Namche Bazaar passing through Phakding village en route. We spend our acclimatization day at Namche. We spend our rest day strolling around Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Hotel Everest View. This is one of the highest placed hotels on the earth from where you can enjoy stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and associated peaks. Next, we take a helicopter flight to reach Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and then fly back to Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 8 days is not difficult at all and anyone can sign up for this adventurous journey. The long hike you have to go through the trails is replaced by a comfortable helicopter ride along with stunning aerial views of the Khumbu region and the great Himalayas. Further, our experienced, professional trekking crew will guide in every step of your journey and make it a pleasant one. Come and be a part of this adventure with us.

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Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Our airport representative will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to the hotel. Catch a glimpse of Kathmandu on your way to the hotel. In the evening, we schedule a pre trip meeting in the office where we meet our trekking guide. You can ask any questions you have about the trip during this time.

    Note: For the meeting, please bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Also, make sure that you clear the due balance if any, and sign a legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

    Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

  • Day 02

    Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

    Duration: 3-4 Hours

    We take an early morning flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla. Lukla is a small mountain town, most popular for the airstrip and the starting point of Everest Base Camp Trek.

    As we reach Lukla, our trekking guide introduces you to porters who carry your luggage during the trek. Our Everest Base Camp 8 days commences from Lukla. We descend slowly towards the Dudh Koshi river and pass by Chaurikharka and Ghat village. Further ahead, we arrive in Phakding village where we spend a night there.

    Accomodation at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.

    Note: Kathmandu to Lukla flight has been rerouted to Manthali Airport in peak season (autumn and spring) due to increased congestion in Kathmandu airport during peak season. So, trekkers need to travel from Kathmandu to Manthali for Lukla flight. Manthali is 132 km away that can be reached within a 5.5 hour drive in SUVs vehicles.

  • Day 03

    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

    Duration: 5-6 Hours

    After having breakfast in the morning, we hike to Namche Bazar from Phakding. The trekking continues in the trails along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. Enroute, we hike above glacier rivers, pass by suspension bridges, and forests full of rhododendron and pine trees. The trail ascends slowly upwards to Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa town in the Everest region. From there, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and associated peaks.

    Overnight stay at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.

  • Day 04

    Acclimatization Hike around Namche Bazaar

    Today, we spend our day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. When getting to higher altitude, the density of oxygen gradually declines. Our body needs to develop a physical mechanism to cope with the changing environment and adapt in a higher altitude climate which is called acclimatization. So, we don’t climb further but rather take a short walk to visit Museum, Syangboche Airport and Hotel Everest View.

    Namche Bazaar is a popular trading hub of Sherpa people blended with rich natural and cultural beauty. Namche Bazar, also called gateway to Everest Base Camp is a great spot for mesmerizing views of some of the highest peaks on earth. We pay a visit to Sagarmatha National Park Museum. Then, we take a short walk to Syangboche airport and Hotel Everest view for panoramic view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and associated peaks.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.

  • Day 05

    Trek to Thame (3,800 m) and Return to Namche Bazaar

    Duration: 5-6 Hours

    We spend one more day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization before flying to Everest Base Camp. Today, we take a short hike to Thame village and return back to Namche Bazaar.

    Thame is a small Sherpa village that lies near the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is popular for ancient salt trading routes as well as home to many famous Sherpa climbers such as Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Apa Sherpa, Ang Rita Sherpa, to name a few. One of the oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region, Thame monastery is located in this village where the popular Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated every year. 

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.

  • Day 06

    Scenic Helicopter Flight from Namche to Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar and fly back to Lukla

    Prepare yourself for incredible vistas of the magnificent snow capped Himalayas as you fly to Everest Base Camp in a helicopter from Namche Bazar. You will enjoy the closest aerial views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks.

    Being on the base of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest, you will enjoy beautiful scenery of the Everest region. In peak seasons, you will meet many trekkers as well as mountaineers setting their camp for Everest expedition.

    Next, we fly to Kalapathar for the panoramic views of Mount Everest and indulge in the beauty of the Himalayas. From here, we fly back to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. Later, you can stroll around Lukla village or take a rest in the evening.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.

    Note: In case the helicopter can’t be operated due to extreme weather conditions or technical reasons, we will refund the helicopter flight cost (USD 250 per individual). 

  • Day 07

    Fly to Kathmandu

    The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek comes to close as we fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Behold the glimpse of scenic mountain views during your flight.

    If you want to explore Nepal more, we have several travel options for trekking and other adventurous activities in Nepal. Aslo, we offer trips to Bhutan, India and Tibet. For more information, visit our website or trip extension page.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

    Note: Lukla to Kathmandu flight has been shifted to Manthali Airport due to increased congestion in Kathmandu airport since March, 2019. So, trekkers need to travel from Manthali to Kathmandu in a SUV’s which can take about 4.5-5.5 hours especially during the months of March, April, May, October and November.

  • Day 08

    Final Departure

    The last day of our 8 days Trek. Our airport representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Hope you really enjoy this adventurous journey with us.

    Breakfast included.

    Note: Please understand that sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, change in government rules, ill health of participants etc; things that are beyond our control may slightly change the itinerary. In this situation,the leader trekking guide will decide the alternative for the best interests of the whole group. While we do our best efforts to minimize the effect, we will not be responsible for the effects of any delays or changes occurred.

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The price of this trip per person for the Small Group Journey is listed below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey which can be suitable for you, your family and friends. Discounts is also available which is directly subjected to the increase with the number of people in your group. Hence, bigger the group, better the discount. Therefore, group bookings are highly encouraged.

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Price Includes
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Includes breakfast.
  • Breakfasts during the trek.
  • Round Trip flights between Lukla and Kathmandu, that includes airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Helicopter tour in Khumbu region and drop off at Lukla
  • Airport and Hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
  • A dedicated, experienced, licensed English-speaking trekking guide to manage the entire trek.
  • Porter services to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter= 2 guests).
  • Everest Base Camp trekking permit (TIMS, Sagarmatha National Park).
  • Trekking to Nepal’s duffel/kit bag and sun hat are yours to take.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • Official expenses.
Price Doesn't Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and during the trek in the Everest region.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa. (You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15/30/90 days can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab).
  • Tips/gratuity for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section

FAQs

    Arrival and Visas

    • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

      Yes, our airport representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal, displaying “Trekking to Nepal” signboard. After meeting up, you will be taken to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.

    • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

      You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are electronic registration machines in Kathmandu airport which read your passport, take your photo and print out visa form for immigration purposes. Further, we suggest you bring 2 copies of passport size photos (not necessary at Kathmandu airport), but it might be needed for documentation.

      You can also apply online within 15 days of your date of arrival in Nepal. For that, you require a valid passport, your hotel address and a recent digital version of passport size photo (size 1.5”x 1.5”). You can print out the confirmation receipt and show it to the Immigration officer along with visa fee in Kathmandu airport.

      A 15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please read this link about Tourist Visa.

      Also, you can follow this link- Department of Immigration to fill up online Tourist Visa form.

    • Do I need special travel insurance for trekking in Nepal?

      Yes. Our company only covers insurance for our team members. We recommend you buy a travel insurance in your country. Make sure your travel insurance covers adventure activities over a certain altitude (4000 m) and covers emergency medical as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation.

      Most importantly, if you are trekking in the mountainous region of Nepal, then you should plan ahead about possible challenges, especially altitude sickness, ill related health issues, accidents, flight delays etc. In such cases, the only possible way out of the mountains is helicopter rescue. So, we recommend you to have a travel insurance policy that covers the helicopter evacuation cost and medical services in hospitals while trekking in Nepal.

    • Do I need any extra documents?

      All you need is a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 2 passport size photos while travelling in Nepal. You are required to bring photos for trek permits.

    Expenditures and Travel

    • How much spending money do I need for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      Well, our Everest Base Camp Heli Trek 8 days cost is all inclusive of your accommodation, breakfast, permits and other official expenses. (see price includes and not includes for more detail). Besides, other expenses depend on your spending habits. In general, you can spend USD 10-15 per person for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. A USD 15-25 is sufficient to buy bottled water, snacks, lunch and dinner meals, chocolate bars, hot and cold drinks, and showers during the trek. Please note: Everest region is comparatively more expensive than any other regions of Nepal. Everest region is a mountainous region of Nepal without access to road transport in many parts. Especially in higher altitude regions, consumer goods are transported by helicopter, airplanes, horses, mules and porters leading to high cost at these places.

    • Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later or do I have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?

      You are required to pay 30% deposit at the time of booking and rest of the amount prior to the trip departure date. For this trip, you need to complete an online booking form along with 30% non-refundable deposit. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card) upon your arrival in Kathmandu, at our office in Thamel. Note that a 3.5% levy will be added as card processing fee by banks. (We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee).

      Read more details in “terms and conditions”.

    • What is your Cancellation Policy?

      Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and a cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

      If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for unused accommodations.

      Moreover, you can postpone or transfer your booking to another person, if you have genuine reasons for not taking the trip. For instance: serious illness, death of a close relative or friend etc. In such cases, if all the requirements are met, you can postpone or change on another date, but an extra fee of $200 is required.

      For more details please read “terms and conditions”.

    • Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?

      Most places on the trekking route don't accept credit cards. Though there are few ATM booths in Namche Bazaar, they are highly unreliable. So we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu before going on a trek. Also, note that money exchangers do not accept credit cards in Nepal. Besides, few shops in Kathmandu accept credit cards for your purchases.

    Preparation and Fitness level

    • What should be my preparation and fitness level for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      You don’t need any special kind of technical skill or training for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. If you are fit, healthy and can walk upto 5-7 hours a day, then you can trek to the Everest region. So, we suggest you do regular physical exercise, running or jogging activities to enhance your fitness level and keep yourself in good health. During the trek, you hike in the trail up to Thame village at a higher elevation of 3800 m. Likewise, trekking in higher altitude is more strenuous than lower altitude due to lower oxygen level, decreased air pressure and density in these regions. Your body needs some time to adapt to the new climate and cope with decreased oxygen level at higher altitude, which is called acclimatization. For Everest Base Camp Heli trek, we spend two days at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. In addition, we fly to Everest Base Camp and fly back to Lukla in helicopter instead of trekking. This means this trek is comparatively easier than Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days. Furthermore, you can easily accomplish this trek even if your fitness level is average. Note: For aspiring trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease, we highly encourage you to inform us when booking or consult a doctor before the trip.

    Everest Base Camp Trek difficulty

    • How difficult is Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      It’s all relative. Depends on your preparation and fitness levels. If you frequently hike long distances and have prior experience of trekking in hills with backpacks, you will find Everest Base Camp Heli Trek easier. On the other side, if you are not used to trekking, any outdoor adventurous activities or physical exercises, then you will find this trek difficult. Trekking in the Everest Region is challenging, yet rewarding. Only when you accept and overcome challenges, you will find growth, build your strength and character in life. Depending on your route, usually the trek consists of 5- 8 hours of hiking each day with a professional guide. The main highlight of this trek is helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp from Namche and fly back to Lukla. This means you don’t need to trek the challenging trails at higher elevations. So, Everest Heli trek is not so difficult and can be achievable for most people of all ages but you need some preparation and obsession with the mountains.

    • Are there any age limits for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      There's no age limit for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. If you are physically and mentally fit, age is just a number. Until now, we have had a 7 year young kid with his family as well as an eldest trekker in his late 70’s who conquered this adventurous trek with us. If you are too young or elder or come with families, we highly recommend scheduling private trek with a few extra days and make necessary arrangements for your convenience.

    Accommodation and Communication

    • What kind of Hotel can I expect in Kathmandu?

      We use Nepali standard three star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu. You will be accommodated in standard room on a twin-sharing basis including breakfast during your stay.

      Furthermore, if you need to stay extra nights in the hotel or need upgraded to 4 stars and 5 star hotel accommodations, we can arrange it as you wish for a reasonable price.

    • What sort of accommodation conveniences is available during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      Enroute Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, we use tea houses/lodges for our meals and accommodation. Usually, local families run the teahouses of Everest region. The accommodation can be very basic, and functional. The rooms are clean, single/double rooms or a dormitory occasionally, that include mattress, quilt or blanket for your convenient stay. Having your own sleeping bag is a good alternative to sleep comfortably as well. Sleeping bags are available for renting ( USD 35) on a returnable basis in our office, Thamel.

    • Is camping allowed during Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      No, there is no need for camping as we can find many tea houses for food and lodging.

    • Are there any means of communication and internet access while trekking to Everest?

      Yes. There are telephone services and 3G coverage available in the Everest region. Most trekking routes have been equipped with internet access and telephone services. 

      However, being a remote mountainous region, there may be poor internet connection and uninterrupted coverage cannot be guaranteed. Likewise, our trekking guide has a cell phone from which you can make a phone call. Also, we recommend you to buy a local sim card, Ncell, in Kathmandu and use it for communication and internet access while trekking to Everest.

    • What type of toilet/bathroom facilities are available during the Everest Base Camp Heli trek?

      Mostly, you will find western style flushing toilet in the tea houses. At higher altitude regions, most tea houses have adjacent squat toilets.

    • Where do we go toilet along the trail?

      You can use the toilet facilities provided by guest houses along the trail. Otherwise, if you arrive in places without guesthouses or public toilet in those regions during the trek, then you need to find some privacy and experience outdoor toilet adventure.

    • Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

      Yes, we suggest you bring toilet paper along with hand sanitizer and towel for your conveniences. Indeed, toilet papers are available to buy on the guesthouses. So, no need to worry about it a lot.

    • Are hot showers/wash facilities available during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      Well, it depends on where you stay. Most tea houses in lower mountain regions such as Lukla, Phakding and Namche provide hot showers at considerable cost. Also, you can get bucket showers at a price USD 2-5 for each bucket.

    • Are there any laundry services available on Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      Some tea houses provide laundry services in the Everest region. There is a possibility that you can wash your clothes during acclimatization days in Namche at considerable cost. However, we recommend you to pack enough clothes for your Everest trek and wash them after returning back to Kathmandu.

    • Can I charge my electronic gadgets during the trek?

      Yes. There are tea houses and lodges that provide charging facility for electronic gadgets upon paying extra fee.

      Note: The power plugs and sockets used in Nepal are type C, D and M. The standard voltage and frequency of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and 50 Hz respectively. This means if your electronic appliances state ‘INPUT: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz’, you can used to recharge in every country all over the world. Otherwise, make sure you bring universal travel adapter that is compatible for all kinds of devices in the trek.

    Foods and Drinking Water

    • What kind of food can I expect during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      We provide breakfast during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. Most importantly, it is mandatory for all trekkers to take breakfast and dinner at the tea house where you stay overnight. In addition, lunch will be served at tea houses enroute where you can order food as per your choice. Usually, they provide you typical Nepali food: dal (lentils), bhat (rice) and tarkari (vegetable curry). These foods are highly nutritious and give you sufficient energy for the trek. Besides, other typical meals include delicious vegetarian foods such as pasta, noodles, french fries, boiled eggs, pancakes, omelets, toast, momo, garlic soup and many more dishes. In addition, you can have tea, coffee, hot lemon, hot chocolate and cold drinks too. Also, you can find meat dishes, but we suggest you choose vegetable dishes for health reasons.

    • Is the food in the mountain region prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

      Yes. The food provided at tea houses during the trek are very safe and hygienic. We recommend you to eat local food, vegetarian meal and avoid meat for your health reasons. Please follow the suggestions of our trekking guide when ordering food in the tea houses.

    • Is there any problem regarding foods for vegetarian/vegan during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      This is not a problem at all because mostly the mountain tea houses serve vegetarian/vegan meals. In addition, all the meals we serve during the trek include vegetarian and vegan dishes. Moreover, we highly suggest our trekkers to avoid meat dishes during the Everest trek as they take a long time to digest. Also, the meat in mountain regions are not hygienic and may cause you food poisoning or health problems.

    Transportation

    • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

      Yes. You should book your own international flights to and from Nepal.

    • What mode of transportation do you use?

      For Kathmandu airport pick up and drop off, we use our own private vehicle. Moreover, it depends on group size,and we mostly use cars, minibus, vans or 4WD SUV as means of transportation for reaching domestic airport and city sightseeing tours. In addition, we use domestic airways for round trip flights from Manthali or Kathmandu to Lukla Airport. Moreover, Everest Base Camp Heli Trek includes helicopter flight from Namche to Everest Base Camp and fly back to Lukla. In case the helicopter can’t be operated due to extreme weather conditions or technical reasons, we will refund the helicopter flight cost per individual and trek back to Lukla. Note: Since March 2019, the domestic flight has been shifted to nearby Manthali airport temporarily due to increased congestion in Kathmandu Airport. This means Lukla flight will operate from Manthali airport during peak trekking season, spring (March, April, May, October and November). Besides, peak trekking season, all the Lukla flights will operate from Kathmandu airport as usual.

    • What is the alternative option if my flight to and from Lukla is cancelled or delayed?

      The primary modes of air transport in the mountain region are Twin Otter and Dornier. Sometimes, due to bad weather conditions or other technical issues, flights may get cancelled or delayed to and from Lukla. In this case, we can re book your flight for the next day. We highly recommend you to prepare ahead for unforeseen circumstances (flight delay, bad weather) and schedule a couple of extra days for the trek.

      Another possible option is to charter a private helicopter to ensure you don’t miss the deadline for the trek or your international flight. This option is available only if the clients agree to share the cost of helicopter charter among each other. The helicopter takes 5 passengers at a time, and the cost of trekking guide should be shared by trekkers respectively. The helicopter charter from Kathmandu to Lukla costs you extra $2500 in addition to domestic airfare. Similarly, the helicopter charter flight from Manthali to Lukla costs you extra $1800 in addition to domestic airfare.

    • What is the weight limit for Lukla Flight?

      The weight limit is 15 kg/ 33 lbs for Lukla flight including both your duffel bag (10kg/22 lbs) and backpack (5kg/11lbs). For exceeding weight limit, you need to pay an additional $2-$5 per kg in the airport. So, we suggest you to pack your bag carefully considering the weight limits for Lukla flight.

    Season, Weather and Temperatures

    • What is the best time to do Everest Base Camp Heli Trek?

      The following months are the best time to do Everest Base Camp Heli Trek: February, March, April, May, June, October, November, and December.

    • What is the weather and temperature like in the Everest Region?

      One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything.
      Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Everest region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 C (77 F), only to dip down as low as -20 C (-4 F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

      Spring – March / April / May / June

      Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and many different species of flowers are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 20 C (68 F), with a maximum of 25 C (77 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 C (5 F) in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

      Monsoon – July/August Through Mid-September

      This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it’s rainy as well as dry, that’s why very few people travel during this season.
      There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. During springtime, the average temperature is 22 C (71.6 F), with a maximum of 30 C (86 F) during sunny days and a minimum of -5 C (23 F) in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

      Autumn – End of September / October / November

      Similar to springtime, autumn in the Everest region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible mountain views from every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 17 C (62.6 F), with a maximum temperature of 20 C (68 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 C (5 F) in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters altitude.

      Winter – December/ January/ February

      Winter starts from mid-December till mid-February. People still like to trek this month due to fewer crowds. View is still good but foggy so having extra days is highly recommended during this period. The average temperature during the winter is 10 C (50 F), with a maximum temperature of 17 C (62.6 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -20 C (-4 F) in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters altitude. The above temperature is based on the outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need to worry about the cold temperature as we provide sleeping bag and extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.

    • What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

      The temperature rating of the sleeping bags that we provide to trekkers are about -10 degree Celsius (14 degree Fahrenheit). Also, our guides can provide you liners or extra blankets if needed.

    Health and Safety

    • What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

      Our trekking guides are highly experienced, professional and well trained for higher altitude first aid training and related problems. They can measure your oxygen level in blood using oximeters and provide first aid if needed. Our guide carries medicine and a first aid kit during the trek. Besides, our guides carry a cell phone and keep on updating about the trek in our head office Kathmandu every day. If you deal with sickness or accidents, our guide will accompany you throughout the trek and ensure your safety and wellness. In case of emergency, our guide will manage helicopter rescue for your medical treatment in Kathmandu. However, the cost of helicopter charter is solely borne by trekkers.

      Make sure that your insurance policy covered medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescue in high altitude regions above 4,000 m; otherwise the cost is expensive in the mountain region. Only if you have purchased a valid travel insurance policy that covers helicopter charter and medical evacuation, then you can claim for reimbursement with your travel insurance company. In that case, we can help you with providing money receipts for your claim.

    • What immunizations will I need?

      Vaccinations are not mandatory for this trip. Still, we recommend you are vaccinated against diphtheria TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus for your safety. We suggest a dental check up prior to the trek and be aware of your blood group type. Likewise, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions we recommend you to inform us while booking the trip.

    • Do you guys have a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)?

      Yes, we do have PAC. Everest Base Camp trek is around 5000m level, so it may not always be required. Surely, we can provide PAC if necessary with additional fees on payment. Besides, you can hire oxygen cylinders from guest houses if needed. Please note: if you are using an oxygen cylinder in the Everest region, it can be expensive. So, make sure that you have travel insurance that covers your emergency medical expenses at higher altitude.

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    Trip Departure and Extension

    • All your departure is guaranteed to run?

      Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants. Also, we make arrangements for one person and a private trip as well. You can make inquiries while booking the trip.

    • I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

      Yes. There are so many options and choices available to extend your holiday before or after the trek. Please visit our website for more information about treks and tours in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet.

    • Can I add extra days to my Everest trekking trip?

      Certainly, you can add extra days during the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. You need to pay extra cost that includes additional cost to cover food, accommodation, guides and porters. This option is more convenient and feasible for an individual or a private trip. On the other hand, if you are in a group, this option is limited, and often should be arranged properly. So, we highly encourage you to ask us in advance or talk with your guide or trekking group members so that we will manage it accordingly.

Equipment Lists

You should be well prepared especially while trekking to Everest region as the weather keeps on changing at high altitude. You should be well equipped with proper clothing and trekking gear to make this trek a great and convenient one.

Packing Suggestions

  • We provide you a complimentary duffel bag in Kathmandu, where you should repack the essential trekking equipment. This bag is carried by porter during the trek.
  • You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily essential items. For instance: money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
  • You can store your luggage (non trekking items) at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
  • Total luggage allotment allows at Kathmandu-Lukla flight is 15 Kg/33 lbs combining both luggage (10 Kg/22 lbs) and backpack (5Kg/11 lbs).
  • You can rent 4-season sleeping bags and down jackets for USD 35 with us. (Down jacket with a hood is a must for altitudes above 4,ooom).

We advise you to bring the following items for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

Please Note: Our guide will bring the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring personal medical kit.

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)
  • Pee bottle for man and pee funnel for woman.

Terms and Conditions

Trekking to Nepal is owned and operated by Ace the Himalaya, a reputed trekking and tour company based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

These booking terms and conditions mentioned here establish a legally binding contract between Ace the Himalaya and you (Client) for our services. Please read our terms and conditions carefully prior to booking a trip with us.

Bookings (Nepal and India Trips)

You can process a booking via our website, our third-party websites or email us at info@trekkingtonepal.com.

Our trip prices are in USD. If you are booking the trip with us and making payment in your local currency, then the same day exchange rate set by Nepal’s Central Bank is applicable when converting your local currency into USD.

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 30% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 30% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • For Nepal trips, the remaining amount can be paid in USD/Credit card on your arrival day or pre-trip meeting at our office or hotel.
  • While for an India trip, the remaining balance should be paid in USD by bank transfer or Credit card at least 20 days prior to the trip departure date.

Bookings (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 50% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 50% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • The remaining balance should be paid in USD/Credit card a minimum of 20 days before the trip departure date.

Last Minute Booking

  • For Nepal and India trips, we accept the last minute booking 10 days prior to the trip departure date, only if we have space available for the trip and full payment is then required.
  • For Bhutan and Tibet trips, we will accept your last minute booking 20 days prior to the tour departure date; full payment is then required.

Payment Method (Applicable for all trips)

You can pay via wire transfer or credit card payment.

Swift/ Wire Transfer in USD
Account number:  01901576560029
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Swift/ Wire Transfer in NPR
Account number:  01901576560018
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Note: We are not liable for the bank transaction fee and should be paid by the customer.

Credit Card Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card, and a 3.5% levy will be added as a card processing fee. We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee and is not affiliated with the total cost of the trip.

For secure and quick payment by credit card, you can fill up our direct payment form.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Nepal and India Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 20 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 20 days prior to the trip departure date, then 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 20 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 30 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 30 days prior to the trip departure date, then 50% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 30 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Reschedule the Trip (Nepal, India and Bhutan)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 20 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 20 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 20 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

Reschedule the Trip (Tibet)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 30 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 30 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

INCOMPLETE TRIP

IN CASE OF ANY FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE TRIP, FOR WHATEVER REASON, BY THE CLIENTS, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS FOR ANY MEALS, ACCOMMODATION OR ANY SERVICES NOT USED DURING THE TRIP. FURTHER, IF YOU COMMIT ANY UNLAWFUL ACT DURING THE TRIP AND ARE COMPELLED TO LEAVE NEPAL, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS.

Passport and Visas (Nepal and India)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • A Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa costs are the sole responsibility of clients. For more details, please read this link about Nepalese Tourist Visa.
  • You can fill in the Nepalese Tourist Visa form online. Here is a link- Department of Immigration. The online form will be valid for 15 days, which means you must fill it in less than 15 days before your arrival date. You will receive a receipt by your email after filling in the form. You should print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the immigration authority.
  • For Indian visas and cost, please contact the Indian embassy in your home/resident country. There is no on arrival visa facility for Indian visas.

Passport and Visas (Bhutan and Tibet)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • As you are unable to obtain visas to Bhutan and Tibet directly, Bhutan as well as Tibet permit and visa will be organized by Ace the Himalaya. This cost is all included in the trip price.
  • To facilitate this, you need to send a clear, color scanned copy of your passport to us via email at the time of booking.

RISK AND LIABILITIES

ALL OUR NEPAL, INDIA, BHUTAN AND TIBET TOURS ARE CONDUCTED BY FOLLOWING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE TOURISM BOARD OF THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRY. ACE THE HIMALAYA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN ITINERARIES DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL. FOR INSTANCE: LAST MINUTE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT RULES, LOCAL POLITICS, GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION, BAD WEATHER, ILL HEALTH CONDITION OF TREKKERS, DEATH, ROAD BLOCKAGE, FLIGHT DELAY/CANCELLATION, NATURAL DISASTERS (EARTHQUAKE, LANDSLIDE, FLOOD, SNOWFALL, AVALANCHE, ETC) AND ANY OTHER THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES NECESSITATED BY SUCH AN EVENT WILL BE BORNE BY THE CLIENT/S. FURTHER, WE RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE WHILE TRAVELING IN NEPAL.

Travel Insurance

Having Travel Insurance is compulsory for all clients while traveling with us. The travel insurance must cover weather delays, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, trip cancellations, natural disasters, theft of baggage, loss of gear and equipment etc.

Domestic flight delay/Cancellation

Generally, due to bad weather conditions and poor visibility, flight delays or cancellation are likely to happen in mountain countries/regions. In such a case, we are not liable for any extra expenses or inconveniences. Since the weather of the mountain region is quite unpredictable, we suggest you arrange a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days (especially Everest region treks) so that you won’t miss your International flight. Further, we suggest you bring some extra cash to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Changes to your trip and price due to natural disasters, flight delay etc.

In the event of cancellations/changes of the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, flight delay etc., we will arrange another trip for you of the same price value. Also, you are free to reschedule the trip. While rescheduling the trip of either the same price value or higher value, you need to pay the amount of used services from your previously booked trip. Similarly, if the price increases for the rescheduled departure, you will pay the difference between new prices and old prices.

Most of our trip packages are based on twin-sharing accommodation. Furthermore, a single-room supplement charge will be imposed on the clients who don’t have another tour participant to share accommodation with.

Likewise, we reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material under any circumstances or on the pressure of various external factors like changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. which are far from our control.

Health and Fitness

You should be physically and mentally fit when trekking in high altitude regions. Therefore, we suggest you undergo a medical examination with a general practitioner (GP) regarding your health and fitness before traveling with us. If you have any preexisting medical conditions or disabilities, please notify us at the time of booking.

Children

A legal guardian/parent must accompany the participant below the age of sixteen.

Privacy

Ace the Himalaya is concerned to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. No private or personal information that you provided to us when booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.

PUBLICITY

YOU AGREE THAT ACE THE HIMALAYA MAY USE IMAGES OF YOU TAKEN DURING THE TRIP WITHOUT RECOURSE TO YOU AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU, FOR PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION PURPOSES THROUGH WHATEVER MEDIUM IT CHOOSES.

Complaints

Should you have a complaint about the trip, make it known to our staff at the earliest opportunity, so that s/he may take appropriate actions to resolve it. Your satisfaction is our top-notch priority.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions are valid only if you book the trip with us directly. If you book our trip through a third party or any agents, you are liable to their terms and conditions as well as our terms and conditions.

Applicable Law and Choice of Forum

Ace the Himalaya main office is located in Kathmandu, Nepal. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Nepal. Any dispute arising out of these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court located in Kathmandu, Nepal. There is no case in a foreign country, and the parties agree that the court of Nepal is the appropriate forum for any claim or proceeding commenced in relation to these terms and conditions.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking to Nepal is an online booking platform of Ace the Himalaya. Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of non-profit organization Sambhav Nepal.

Ace the Himalaya covers the administration cost of Sambhav Nepal as the staff working at Ace also help in admin work of Shambav Nepal. For instance: making proposals, collecting information for the related projects, visiting the project sites, coordinating the local governments/authorities etc. That’s why, Sambhav Nepal doesn't have their admin cost in the project it runs.

Furthermore, Sambhav Nepal  provides support to people with needs such as education and health in villages of Gorkha through the children sponsorship program. We sponsor children for school which are conducted successfully in full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

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