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Everest Trek and Fly back by Helicopter (13)

Basic Info ( ETH )

Duration 13
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionGround Transport & Domestic Flight
Altitude 5545m/18,192ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea House/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Autumn (October to December)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during trek

Basic Intro

Everest Base Camp trek and Fly by Helicopter is the luxury trek where you get the test of Everest trek from Lukla to Kalapatthar (5550m) and fly back to Lukla by Helicopter and see the Everest, Gokyo Lake and other landscape from eagle eyes.  13 Days Everest Trek start form Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport which is popularly known as Tensing Norgay Airport and walk to Namche Bazzar. Namche Bazzar is the popular center of Everest trek. Here you can have facility of government office, internet café, bakery, and markets. We also stay here for acclimatization. Then we trek to Tsengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorak shep, Everest base camp and we end our trek to our last stop and highest point in Kalapathar which is in the high of (5,550m/18,192ft). From Kalapatthar we fly back to Lukla by Helicopter (via Gokyo Lake). On the next day we fly back to Kathmandu. We also have one day Kathmandu city tour which is include in UNESCO world heritage site.(Pasupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Shyambhunath Stupa) We get the information about History of Nepal and our ancient art and heritage.

Day 01:- Arrival, Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02:- Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing.
Day 03
:- Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs  

Day 04:- Phakding -Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs  
Day 05:- Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day  
Day 06:- Namche Bazaar to Tsengboche (3,870m/12,694ft):  5 - 6 hrs  
Day 07
:- Tsengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft):5- 6 hrs  

Day 08:- Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Acclimatization Day 
Day 09:- Dingboche - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 2-4 hrs  
Day 10:- Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8-9 hrs  
Day 11:- Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft), Fly back to to Lukla by Helicopter (5545m/18,192ft) 
Day 12:- Fly to Kathmandu. 
Day 13:- Departure 


Includes


·         Airport pickup/drop.

·         Kathmandu Heritage Guided Sightseeing by private car/jeep

·         Three star Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Bliss International or similar catagory) with Breakfast.

·         Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner.

·         Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu by flight.

·         Kalapathar – Lukla by Helicopter.

·         Accommodation in local lodge or tea house during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). 

·         An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and professional insured porter (1 porter for 2 guets) their salary, meal, accommodation, domestic airfare & insurance.

·         Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and TIMS for trekking.

·         All Government taxes and official expenses.

·         Sleeping bag and Trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).


Not Includes


·         Nepal visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).

·         International Airfare

·         Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu

·         Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)

·         Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.

·         Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.

·         Tipping for related staffs

·         Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).

·         Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

·       Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above

·         Tips for Porter, Guide and Driver.


Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Everest Trek and fly back by heli. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and also less chance of flight. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.