8 Days Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Aeroplane + Helicopter
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5545m

Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter ReturnEverest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is a unique and exhilarating exploration of the Himalayas that takes you to the highest base camp in the world, Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). Unlike other trekking experiences in this mainstream route that explores the heart of the Khumbu region, this epic adventure ends on a high note with aerial views of the spectacular Himalayas as you fly back to Lukla in a private chartered helicopter. Without missing out on any entails, major or minor, this takes you on one of the most popular trekking routes in the world enjoying its scenic natural trails, relishing the religious and spiritual realms, exploring cultural and traditional prospects, and simply just getting lost in the tranquility of the white-clad gems of mother nature.

This unique and adventurous expedition designed by Marvel Adventures makes sure that you have an amazing and gratifying experience without the need to exert yourself during your trek back to Lukla for a return flight. Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is an ideal trekking package if you want to enjoy an immersive exploration of the Himalayas in a short time frame and travel all the way back to the starting point trudging your weary body.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

There are generally two seasons that suit really well for the Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return expedition, autumn (September- November), and spring (March- May). The stable weather during these seasons makes the helicopter flight of the Himalayas more plausible, it cannot be said the same for the off-seasons that have unstable and harsh weather-climactic conditions.

The spring season is best known for its blooming natural trails, the greenery, and colorful trails decorated with wildflowers make the adventure really exhilarating during this season. Ideal for nature lovers, there is a high probability of witnessing the Himalayan flora and fauna during the trekking expedition this season, the entire Himalayan region just simply dazzles you with its allurements in the peak season. The temperature of the Everest region is around 15° C on average during the daytime and can drop upto -5° C during nights and early mornings.

Similarly, the autumn season, one of the most popular seasons for high-altitude exploration in the Himalayan region of Nepal is another peak season that welcomes thousands of trekking enthusiasts from all over the world. The freshness brought by autumn after a heavy downpour of monsoon, the clear wide vistas, mild breezy temperature, and just simply bright and clear days, makes the adventures truly immersive during this season. The temperature of the region hovers around at an average of 14°C during days, whereas at the nighttime it can drop up to -10°C.

Trek Difficulty

The Everest Base Camp trek overall has been graded as a ‘moderatedifficulty level, trekkers with previous high-altitude trekking experience and good physical condition can easily complete this adventure. Although there are no technical segments that you need to overcome or demand for technical skills to overcome the trail, you will still need to good amount of preparation to complete this Himalayan exploration.

Here are some difficulty factors that contribute to the difficulty level of this epic quest in the Himalayas.

Altitude Gain

With the rise in altitude of this adventure, the risk of altitude sickness also relatively increases. You need to be wary of different types of altitude sickness like Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), and be on the lookout for the symptoms of altitude sickness like:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigues

As you start your adventure from Lukla (2,800 meters), you ascend to several high-elevation jump points like Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), Dingboche (4,400 meters), Gorakshep (5,180 meters) and the highest elevation point of this entire trek Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). Thus, altitude gain is a significant factor that determines the overall difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp trek.

Trekking Distance

Starting your adventure from Lukla, the total distance all the way upto base camp is approximately 65 km (40 miles), in a round trip, you will have to cover an overall distance of 130 km (80 miles). Thus, this beautiful Himlayane exploration is in no way a short hike, you will have to cover a walking distance of 5- 6 hours on average per day during the expedition. It might not be much of a big deal for those who have experience in high-altitude trekking adventures and are physically active.

But for beginners, who don’t have much of an exercising habit, the long hours of trekking can be pretty much exhausting. Further, the continuously rising elevation makes the long day of trekking even more weary, so if you haven’t prepared for the long day of walking, you might not enjoy this epic quest like you imagined.

Remoteness

You need to understand that Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is a remote exploration that dives into the heart of the Khumbu region, it is nothing like an exotic gateway vacation destination. So, you have to make peace with the remoteness of this trekking route, there isn’t a transportation mode available on this route, and the teahouses along the route import goods with the help of mules, yaks, and porters. Thus, the region also lacks when it comes to technological aspects, health facilities along the trail, and other basic amenities.

So, you will have to be mentally prepared for all these factors before trekking. Even though the services are moderate to basics, you will be able to enjoy the warm hospitality of the teahouses along the trail run by the natives, eat healthy nutritious cross-cultural meals with somewhat extensive western delicacies, and rest in comfortable warm rooms with bathroom/shower facilities. Wi-Fi and internet services are also available throughout the trekking route, but it might not be what you expect in an urban settlement.

Khumbu Cough

If you haven’t trekked in the Everest region, this might be a completely new term for you, in fact, it is one of the most challenging obstacles during the expedition of the Khumbu region. It is a very common condition among trekkers in the region after getting exposed to the cold harsh and dry air climate of the Himalayan region. That is why the trekkers are recommended to wear comfortable and warm clothes, stay hydrated, and acclimatize properly with the rising altitude. If by any chance you catch the Khumbu Cough, it can last several weeks and sometimes even months depending on the exposure and physical ability to cope with the condition.

Is This Trek Suitable for Me?

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Considering the difficulty factors it is natural for you to wonder whether Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is for you or not. Well, rest assured, unlike the mountain expedition of the tallest mountain in the world, this trekking expedition to its foothills is comparatively quite easy. As this trekking is considered a moderately difficult adventure, you will have to emphasize the difficult factors of the expedition and make the preparations accordingly.

You are recommended to have at least a basic level of fitness for this expedition for a more enjoyable and comfortable experience. In case, you are wondering about the age limit, there isn’t exactly an age limit for the Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return expedition, although this trek is not recommended for children below the age of 10. As for the elderly trekkers, you can consider this adventure depending on your confidence level and health conditions, in fact, trekkers over the age of 75 have successfully completed the base camp trek. As you will return to Lukla directly from Gorakshep via helicopter cutting off the need to trek back the distance of approx 65 km, this adventure will be a lot more convenient and comfortable for the elderly trekking enthusiasts.

Marvel Adventure will make sure you are having an enjoyable and comfortable experience frequently monitoring your physical and health status in this completely guided trekking expedition. You can also easily communicate with your expedition guide and crew members in case of any discomfort or inconvenience. So, join us for this epic Himalayan adventure and we will take every major and minor entails for you so you relish the best value experience.

Preparation and Training for Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

 Preparation and Training for Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

Even though you don’t have to partake in rigorous technical climbing on the slopes of the mountain, this trekking expedition is not like a hike in the backyard either. The physical preparation and training for this adventure to the highest base camp in the world is a must. With the right amount of preparation, this beautiful Himalayan exploration becomes a more enjoyable and comfortable experience rather than being a sour memory without adequate preparation and determination.

In general, it is recommended that you should start your preparation at least 6- 9 weeks before the adventure so that your body will get used to your workout routine. This way even the long draining hours of trek won't leave you exhausted and will boost your endurance level. Here are some exercises you could focus on during your preparation period:

Strength Training

There are several steep sections along this trek, you will be frequently climbing uphill and descending downhill frequently on the rugged terrains of the Himalayas. On top of that, you will be carrying your backpack and even simple trekking starts getting more challenging with the rise in elevation. Thus strength and endurance training will help you boost your physical prowess preparing you for a longer tiring adventure. You can include the following exercises in your strength training program.

  • Push up
  • Plank
  • Deadlift
  • Squat
  • Lunge
  • Pull up
  • Bicep curl
  • Bench press
  • Calf raises
  • Leg extension
  • Jump squat

Cardiovascular Training

Cardiovascular is a very helpful exercise when it comes to increasing your stamina level and overall improving your body’s flexibility and oxygen-inhaling capabilities. Including these exercises in your preparation will make it easy for you to acclimatize effectively with the increasing altitude. Here are some cardiovascular exercises you can include in your training program:

  • Cycling
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Lateral shuffle
  • Jumping jack
  • Cardio
  • Jumping rope
  • Rowing

Mental Preparation

Although a majority of trekkers focus on the physical training prospects which is of course the right way to train, however, many beginners overlook the mental preparation part. Determination and self-motivating factors also play a vital role when it comes to successfully completing any expeditions. Here are some mental preparations you could do to prepare for the difficulty factors of the trek:

  • Leave your comfort zone
  • Practicing controlled breathing
  • Identify your fears and work on it
  • Stay positive
  • Visualize your expectations
  • Stay focussed
  • Practice stress-reducing exercises

Note: It is recommended that you should also focus on practice in natural steep terrains. Carry a backpack with significant weight and hike in your boots, this will not only prepare you to get used to carrying your belongings during the actual but will also help you to check the comfort level of your boots.

Food and Accommodation

The food and accommodation facilities along the Everest Base Camp trekking can be moderate to luxurious as it is one of the mainstream trekking routes in Nepal. However, the route is still in a remote region of the country that lacks proper transportation modes, so the luxurious services may not be on par with what you would expect in an urban destination. For accommodation, you will lodge on the teahouses along the trail that will offer warm cozy rooms, mostly shared rooms (2 or 3 beds per room. You will be provided a nice comfortable mattress, blanket, and pillow (although carrying your sleeping bag is recommended). As for the bathroom, it will be also common and shared, private bathroom facilities are not available in all of the teahouses. You will also be able to enjoy the hot showers along the trail, however, the services are limited as you ascend to the higher altitudes.

On the aspects of the eatery services, you will be able to relish the wide range of delicacies from traditional Nepali dishes to Tibetan-influenced as well continental menus. Throughout your expedition in the Everest region, you can expect the following menu options at the teahouses:

For Breakfast

  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Pancake
  • Porridge
  • Sandwich
  • Soup
  • Corn flakes
  • Noodles
  • Pudding
  • Fruit
  • Salad
  • Pasta
  • Papad
  • Chapathi
  • Paratha

For Lunch and Dinner

  • Daal bhaat tarkari (boiled rice, lentils and vegetable)
  • Pizza
  • Momo
  • Macronis and pasta
  • Spaghetti
  • Steak
  • Pie
  • Thukpa
  • Shyakpa
  • Riki kur
  • Spring rolls
  • Noodle

Drink and Beverages:

As for the drinks and beverages, you can enjoy several ranges of delicacies from a warm cup of coffee, tea, and cappuccino to canned juices and alcoholic beverages. Although alcoholic beverages are not recommended as they hinder the acclimatization procedure, you will be able to find them throughout the teahouses along the route.

In the case of drinking water, which is very crucial as you are recommended to drink at least 3- 4 liters in a day, you can buy bottled mineral water at the teahouses. You will also find tap water all over the trekking route but it is not safe to drink, however, you will be able to purify the water using purification solutions or tablets. The best and safest way to drink the water is to use the boiled water at the teahouses and purify it before drinking.

Note: In the Everest Base Camp trekking route, you also can choose from vegan and vegetarian options, every teahouse along the trail prepares both veg and non-veg meals, so requesting your preference will not be a big deal.

What to Pack for Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return?

8 Days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

For a comfortable and exhilarating experience in this trekking adventure of the Himalayas, you need to make sure that you are packing right. Although it is recommended for you to pack, you don’t want to miss out on the most basic essentials. Here are some packing suggestions that you might want to include in your checklist.

Clothes

  • Brimmed hat or sun hat (sun protection)
  • Knit hat, wool hat (for cold regions)
  • Bandana/headscarf
  • Neck gaiter
  • Polypropylene sleeve shirts
  • Lightweight thermal
  • Down jacket (puffer)
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Insulated jacket
  • Gloves light and woolen
  • Hiking pants and shorts
  • Fleece pant
  • Thermal trouser
  • Woolen pants (heavy)
  • Several pairs of undergarments

Footwear

  • Hiking boots (bring spare less)
  • Waterproof gaiter (just in case)
  • Socks (several pairs of thin, light, and wool for every climatic zone)
  • Trainer or running shoes (for acclimatization day and short hikes)
  • Crocks or slippers (you definitely will love giving freedom to your feet after long day of trekking)

Toiletries

  • Small-sized mirror and nail clippers
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Lipbalm
  • Quick drying towel
  • Multi-purpose soaps
  • Deodrandts
  • Face and body moisturizers
  • Toilet paper
  • Face wipes
  • Foot power
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small first aid kit (with all basic medications for general health issues)
  • Personal medication (as prescribed and sufficient to last throughout the trek)

Accessories and Gadgets

  • Headlamp (bring extra pairs of batteries)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bags (fours season bags)
  • Trekking poles (collapsible)
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Dry bags and stuff sacks for organized packing
  • Portable batteries and solar charger
  • Entertainment sets
  • Board and card games
  • Books and pens (you might wanna jump right into your memoir)

Note: You can easily buy or rent equipment from the gear shops in Kathmandu, especially in the Thamel sure. Just make sure to check the built and brand quality of the products as cheap products often can be fake.

Related Treks of This Region:

Highlights

  • The highest base camp in the world, Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) at the foothills of the tallest mountain in the world Mt. Everest (8,849 meters)
  • Helicopter return to Lukla from Gorakshep after enjoying the aerial views of the Himalayas
  • Exploration of the diverse wild species of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan massifs like Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholaste, Kongde Peaks, Kwangde Ri, and Thamserku including Everest
  • Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier in the world,
  • Religious and spiritual trails decorated with mani walls, praying flags, praying wheels, and chortens
  • Exploration of several high Himalayan highlights like Namche Bazaar, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung Monastery, Tengboche Monastery, and Pangboche Monastery
  • Rich Tibetan influenced Sherpa culture, traditions, and hospitality

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Early morning flight to Lukla and trekking to Phakding

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters

    Elevation Gain: 1,400 meters

    Your Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return expedition will start after a scenic cross-valley flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flying over the lush green valley below you will move toward Tenzing Hillary Airport enjoying the aerial panoramic views of the Himalayas. After arriving at the gateway to the adventures in the Everest region, you will briefly enjoy the allurements of this beautiful Sherpa town as you meet the rest of your expedition crew here.

    Then moving ahead with the second part of this day’s adventure you will follow the trail on the mountainside as you make your way toward the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. After arriving at Ghat, your trail will follow several ascend and descend on the stone stairs as you make your way toward Phakding.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2,610 meters
  • Day 2 Trekking from Phadding to Namche Bazaar

    Phakding Elevation: 2,610 meters

    Elevation Gain: 830 meters

    Day 2 of your Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return expedition is another scenic day of adventure, following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River on the norther you will move along enjoying the remarkable natural allurements. After crossing several suspension bridges over the river, you will push for Monjo, the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park you will switch to the trail with dense rhododendron and pine forests. You will also traverse across the beautiful Sherpa settlements like Chumma, Benkar, and Jorsale on this day’s adventure as you finally arrive at the Shepea capital itself.

    From this vibrant Himalayan town, Namche Bazaar, you will be able to enjoy magnificent views of mountain ranges like Kongde Peaks, Kwangde Ri, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Everest.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 3 Acclimatization and excursion day at Namche Bazaar

    After ascending over an altitude of 3,000 meters, the third day of your Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return adventure will be an acclimatization day. You can use this day to explore this beautiful vibrant Sherpa town checking out numerous cafes, restaurants, and gear shops. As some physical activities are recommended for an effective acclimatization process, you also do have hiking options to Syanbouche (3,790 meters), Everest View Hotel (3,880 meters), or the Sherpa villages like Khumjung (Khumjung Monastery) and Khunde.

    From the highest vantage point of Namche Bazaar, you will be able to enjoy the clear spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges like Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Khumbila, Kwandge, and Thamserku.

    Note: There is a weekly market known as ‘Haat Bazaar’ that takes place in Namche Bazaar every Saturday. Traders from all over the Khumbu region gather at Namche to display their products.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
    • Altitude: 3,440 meters
  • Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3,440 meters

    Elevation Gain: 434 meters

    This day’s trekking route is referred to as the most scenic route of this entire expedition as you walk through the lush trail accompanied by the well-lit rhododendron and juniper forest. During the first part of the trek, you will climb for about 2 hours to reach Kyangjuma from where the trail splits to Gokyo Valley and base camp valley. Pushing further ahead you will arrive at Sansa and the trail stretches down to the Phunki Thenga, a beautiful break destination on this day’s adventure. You will have your lunch here enjoying the mesmerizing views of the Dudh Koshi River, and moving onward leaving Phungi Thenka, you will make your ascend on an uphill trail toward Tengboche. This uphill trail takes you all the way up to the spiritual epicenter of the Khumbu region, Tengboche.

    You will be able to enjoy the mesmerizing views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse as you move along the ascending trail on this day. After arriving at Tengboche, you will be able to see the biggest monastery in the entire Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery. If you are interested, you can also witness the ritual prayer that starts around 3 p.m. every day.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3,874 meters
  • Day 5 Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Tengboche Elevation: 3,874 meters

    Elevation Gain: 526 meters

    Day 5 of your Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return expedition takes you to the heart of the Khumbu region; the sunrise view over Mt. Ama Dablam is something really spectacular that you will cherish forever, so get up early to catch the magical view. During the first segment of this day’s adventure, you will descend down the Imja Khola and cross the steel bridge that leads to an ascending trail towards Pangboche Village, the last permanent village en route to Everest Base Camp Trekking.

    The trail further stretches upto Somare, the junction point between Dingboche and Pheriche trail; following the trail of ‘summer valley’ decorated with praying flags, praying wheels, mani walls, and stone wall-fenced farms, you will finally arrive at Dingboche. As you get closer to the Himalayan massifs, you will be able to relish the clear and stunning views of the snow-clad gems like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest.

    Note: As you gain a significant altitude on this day’s adventure, it is recommended that you stay hydrated throughout the adventure and enjoy a slow-paced trek. Our expedition crew will also check your physical condition to see how well you are adapting to the rising altitude.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4,400 meters
  • Day 6 Dingboche to Lobuche

    Dingboche Elevation: 4,400 meters

    Elevation Gain: 500 meters

    This day's adventure kick starts with a short ascending trail on the ridge above the Pheriche Village; the wide Himalayan vistas start to look really magical and out of this world as you move closer and closer to the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. Then switching to the glacial moraines of the Khumbu Glacier, you will follow the trails toward Dughla alsko known as ‘Thukla’. Dughla is a small settlement with few teahouses, you will have lunch here and continue your trail towards Thukla Pass, the memorial site for the lives lost on the slopes of Everest.

    Trekking on the glacial snow and ice segment you trail on this day’s trek is way above the tree line, the striking views of the Himalayas surrounding the teahouses will make this day’s adventure really mesmerizing. Resting at the teahouses with clear mountain views, you will prepare for the nog adventure tomorrow.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4,900 meters
  • Day 7 Trekking to Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

    Lobuche Elevation: 4,900 meters

    Everest Base Camp Elevation: 5,364 meters

    Elevation Gain: 464 meters

    Day 7 of your Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return is a big day’s adventure, you will finally push all the way upto to the Everest Base Camp at the foothills of the highest mountain in the world. During the first part of this day’s adventure, you will trek on the lateral moraines of the Khumbu region and arrive at Gorakshep Village. After resting for a bit here and dropping your luggage at the designated teahouse, you will hike upto to Everest Base Camp from here.

    You will see mountaineers preparing for the expedition as you reach the base camp, although it can be a physically exerting adventure, the magical views of the surrounding mountains like Pumori, Changtse, Chumbu, Lingtren and the highest glacier in the world, Khumbu Glacier will make up for the hard work. Relishing the Himalayan beauty to your heart’s content, you will trek down to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses/Lodges
    • Place: Gorakshep
    • Altitude: 5,180 meters
  • Day 8 Early morning hike to Kalapatthar then Gorakshep to Lukla helicopter flight and plane flight back to Kathmandu

    Gorakshep Elevation: 5,180 meters

    Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters

    Elevation Loss: 3,780 meters

    It is finally time to pull the curtain on your Himalayan exploration, Day 8 of your Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return will officially mark the end of your exploration. You will hike upto Kalapatthar early in the morning for the epic sunrise view then you will return to Gorakshep after relishing your time at the highest vantage point of the Everest Base Camp trekking. Then after breakfast, you will board a helicopter flight at Lukla that lets you enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan massifs. Then for the second part of this day’s adventure, you will fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep, switching to the airplane flight from here, you will fly back to Kathmandu.

    After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transported to your respective hotel; you can use the rest of the day for some detours and collecting souvenirs to remember this remarkable adventure.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,400 meters

What to Expect

  • Airport pick-up and drop service
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Helicopter from Gorakshep- Lukla
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government license holder guide
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

PRICES & DATES

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      FAQs Related to Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

      Can a beginner do Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return?

      Yes, with the right amount of preparation and training, even beginners can easily complete this trek. As in this expedition, you don’t have to trek all the way down to Lukla after completing the trek, the helicopter flight makes it more convenient for beginners.

      What is the cost of Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return?

      The Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return can cost somewhere between US$ 2,500 to US$ 5,000 depending upon the itinerary days and quality of the services.

      What is the difficulty level of the trek?

      The Everest Base Camp is ‘moderately difficult’ trekking expedition, the rugged terrains and the high altitude of this Himalayan adventure make it quite challenging.

      What percentage of people complete the Everest Base Camp trek?

      As this is a slow-paced Himalayan exploration with enough acclimatization the success rate of the Everest Base Camp trek is at 95% to 97%.

      How fit do you need to be for Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return?

      Although there isn’t a fitness level requirement to do this trek, it is recommended that you have a basic level of fitness with good health conditions for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

      Can I do a solo Everest Base Camp trek?

      No, as of April 2023, Nepal has banned any kind of solo trekking and high-altitude adventures, so you have to trek with a registered company and licensed guides for any kind of adventure.

      How long do you stay at the base camp on Everest?

      After hiking up from the Gorakshep, you can relish the magical scenery at the foothills of the base camp as much as you want, just be mindful about the return trip to Gorakshep for the night stay.

      Is there an age limit for the Everest Base Camp trek?

      No, there isn’t exactly an age limit for the Everest Base Camp trek but this high Himalayan exploration is not recommended for children below the age of 10.

      Can you sleep at Everest Base Camp?

      You will need a special permit to set up a tent at the Everest Base Camp trek where mountaineers are preparing for their expedition, in general, all of the base camp treks have an overnight stay at Gorakshep.

      Do you need oxygen for the Everest Base Camp trek?

      As you will ascend on the trekking trail enjoying a slow-paced adventure and acclimatizing properly to the rising altitude, you will not need supplementary oxygen for just the trek upto Everest Base Camp.

      Testimonials

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        Iyad Alhaj Hammad, Jordan

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        It was one of the amazing trip to the base camp, the weather was amazing and the trip was not easy as we imagen, but the guide (Phinjo), also the portal and the full team management was helpful, and they tried to make everything easier for us.they had Pulse Oximeter In Your First Aid Kit to keep monitoring our health situation, even if we didn't feel something bad.They gave us some time to reset and pushing us with baby steps word :)at the end we had an amazing view of Mt.Everest, early morning since they wakes us up every day with coffee personally which is not required from them, but they were helpfull more than we expected.At the end, the helicopter cam at the exact hour we were agreed one, and they gave us a space to enjoy the trip with the helicopter and the views.I can't imagine better trip that this one ever.Thanks for Phinjo and Marvel Adventure management team.

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