10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek by Heli

Everest Heli Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Everest Region, Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5450M
  • Total Duration:10 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax

About  10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

10 days Everest Base Camp Trek by Heli is no doubt an awesome package. This trek is suitable for those who want an awesome journey in short period of time. It’s amazing exploring the Tallest Mountain of the World Mount Everest. The trek offers you adventurous trekking in Khumbu Region and also Everest Base Camp. Then from Gorakshep, you will return to Lukla by Heli to catch another flight for Kathmandu.

The journey is full of adventure and requires the enormous amount of stamina and agility. The 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek by Heli is related to getting at the foothill of Everest in just about 10 days.This includes time in Kathmandu trekkers need to up their tempo while trekking on the trail with Bharal Adventure. Away from the luxury comfort of cars, soft mattresses, the hustle, and bustle of city life, We Bharal Adventure brought you this package for adventure lovers like you. 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek by Heli will bring you close to nature and the Himalayan arena in the land of the mighty Mount Everest. It is one of the perfect ways to stretch your personal endurance and cleanse your spirit.Before, you plan to get back to the everyday hassles of your regular life.

Our Journey starts with a warm delightful from Kathmandu to Lukla where we will be having fun in Phakding. Next day from Phakding we will head towards Namche Bazaar. There we can observe mystifying sights of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other enchanting snowcapped mountains. The next day we will acclimatize the Namche Bazaar. On the 5th day, we will be moving towards Tengboche for observing its natural beauty. From Tengboche, we will head to Dingboche to Lobuche so that another day we can have the Heli flight from Gorak Shep.Up to Lukla, we will have a luxurious journey through Helicopter which would be the best part of  10 days Everest Base Camp Trek (Heli Trek). From Lukla, we will again take another flight to Kathmandu for your Departure next Day.

Bharal Adventure offers you this wonderful journey just in 10 days. These 10 days are going be one of the best parts of your life. Let’s jump into the lap of Nature.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800m/9,184 ft] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700 ft]: 35min flight, 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]:5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche [4,900m/16,076 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 08: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs
  • Day 09: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar to Kathmandu by Helicopter[2,800m/9,184 ft](5 hrs)
  • Day 10: Farewell Friend

Additional Info

Accommodations

We will be staying at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 320. Bharal Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes this trek, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and the crew members with the ability of operating our days on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Bharal Adventure's leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Bharal Adventure only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity

Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

Porter Care

Though often overlooked, it's no exaggeration to say the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of hard-working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. Therefore, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group

Environmental Concerns

The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do.  Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Bharal Adventure employs a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Bharal Adventure, therefore, enforces a number of do's and don'ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Bharal Adventure's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.

Acclimatization

This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Experts agree that gaining elevation without proper consideration of AMS could be fatal. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. Therefore, our body needs time to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude thus resulting in a successful trip.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Bharal Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Equipments & Packing List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk  are provided by Bharal Adventure inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

At your arrival in Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), you will be received by a representative of Bharal Adventure who will escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be given the briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and in the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Bharal Adventure to introduce you to authentic Nepali cuisine.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800m/9,184 ft] – Phakding [2,652m/8,700 ft]: 35min flight, 3 – 4 hrs

An early morning flight from Kathmandu rewarded by breathtaking views of green and white mountains takes the team to the gateway destination, Lukla from where the trek begins. After assembling other crew members (your guide and porter) in Lukla, the convoy shall commemorate their trek through the prosperous village of Lukla to Phakding following the bank of Dudhkoshi River.

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

After breakfast, a pleasant walk through Dudh Koshi River rewarded with the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675 ft) at Benkar village begins. Passing through the villages, trails, and bridges take the team to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. Descending from there to Jorsale village, the team starts the climb to Namche Bazaar as they arrive at Hillary Suspension Bridge. The mystifying sights of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other enchanting snowcapped mountains compels the convoy to take a break at Chautara and admire the spectacle. An hour walks further and the team reaches Namche Bazaar, the colorful city and main trading center of the region.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day

Either a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde villages or exploration of Namche Bazaar could be made for acclimatization. It is the major trading center of the region that has restaurants, ATMs, a bakery and colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. A visit to Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters along with a side trip to Khumjung Valley shall be arranged. After sightseeing and having lunch, the team walks back down to Namche Bazaar. Another optional two-hour hike to Everest View Point is also available.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche [3,870m/12,694ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Enjoying the marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, the Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche comes to an end. The team treks towards Pangboche and then descends to Kayangjuma. After passing through Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp, the team disembarks at Phunki Thenga for lunch and rest. It requires a short tough climb from here to Tengboche. Lunch is provided at Phunki Thenga.

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche [4,360 m/14,300 ft]:5 – 6 hrs

The day begins with the flawless view of the monastery at Tengboche with the mountains at its backdrop. The team will take the upper trail to Pangboche village passing through a number of Chortens and Mani walls and small hamlets. The afternoon will be made blissful with a walk north to Pheriche or eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt. Ama Dablam. A moderate walk to Imja Valley, descending through the confluence of the Lobuche River followed by the steepest climb of the day takes the team to Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche [4,900m/16,076 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs

The trek becomes more challenging from this day forth because of the higher altitude. We come to Dungla passing through a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill and explore the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to the Everest over the years. From here, we move over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement that offers magnificent views of the Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori, and the Nuptse. Before you go to bed, be prepared for a chilling night.

Day 08: Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] – Gorak Shep: 8 – 9 hrs

This is the big day of the entire expedition, the day we will reach the base camp of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. The trail to Gorak Shep goes through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier conveyed with the revelation of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern and much more. A small ascend to Thangma Riju with the further steep climb through the torrent of Changri Glacier takes us to Gorak Shep. A quick lunch and rest enable us to trek along the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once immense Gorak Shep Lake.

Day 09: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar to Kathmandu by Helicopter[2,800m/9,184 ft](5 hrs)

The several hour's ascents to Kala Patthar set off before the first daylight breaks. Upon the return to Gorak Shep, breakfast is served. The team visiting Kalapatther on this day will have the early start to their hike and then have breakfast. After the return of both teams, lunch shall be served at Gorak Shep we will be traveling to Kathmandu by Helicopter.It would be fun. We will get the chance to watch amazing and beautiful views of the Himalayas and the hills and many other mountains while traveling by helicopter.

Day 10: Farewell Friend

The journey of a lifetime along the Himalayas comes to an end on this day. The guests are accompanied to the airport by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure approximately three hours before their scheduled flight takes off.

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Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights (twin sharing beds) accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek and seasonal Fruits.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Service of Heli shuttle from Gorakshep to Lukla.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek if require
  • Bharal Adventure T - shirt and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and driver

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I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

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Bharal Adventure does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment yo...

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Paris, France

An Amazing Trekking Company

I came to know Bharal Adventure (BA) by chance with my previous trekking to Everest Base Camp Short Trek at the end of last year and This was my second time with Sujan (Founder of BA) for organising such a wonderful trip to Everest base camp short with my friends and it was truly amazing, enjoyable trip, it leaves us a profound experience with spectacular view of some highest peak in the Himalayan range and beauty of vast wildness.

Trekking in Himalayan range can be strenuous, but with our guide, Nirajan help us every step of the way in which make the trip a complete hassle free, we are very thankful for his service and would recommend to anyone coming to Nepal for Trekking.

Once again, thank you for all to make our trekking trip an unforgettable event to us And we are definitely coming back to Nepal again.

Pierre Vidaillac,
Cahors, France