10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Overview

Everest Base Camp trek is a delightful Himalayan adventure. This outstanding adventure takes you through some of the most challenging terrains of the region. This incredible 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return from "Nepal Eco Adventure" combines the taste of adventure with luxury.

This trek stands apart from other tours in the Everest region as helicopter travel is an opportunity. Hence, it is pretty popular among trekkers of all skill levels. You will trek through the stunning landscapes at the foot of the highest mountain peaks in the world. The natural diversities of the region are incredibly enchanting.

Acclimatization, rest, and exploration are essential aspects of these trails. Trekkers will pass through the area's local settlements, heritage sites, and religious landmarks. There are Tibetan Buddhism-inspired heritages, including monasteries, chortens, and gompas. You will also pass through the numerous mani walls, colorful prayer flags, prayer wheels, Tibetan scripture stones, etc.

Trekkers will stay in the teahouses, guesthouses, and lodges during this trek. These facilities provide you with meal and accommodation facilities in these trails. While these facilities are not the same as you find in the cities, you will get a satisfactory experience nonetheless. You might need to manage these aspects, but you will have a great time overall in these remote regions.

The change in topography from subtropical forests to rocky Himalayan terrains is quite exciting for trekkers. Along the journey, there are pristine rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, glacial lakes, rocky cliffs, alpine forests, etc. Hence, 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return is a lovely adventure. Contact us at Nepal Eco Adventure for more details on this trip, and book your trip now!

Note: Check our similar 9 days Everest base camp trek with Helicopter return package where you will get a direct helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Luxurious helicopter flight on the return trip from Kalapathar to Lukla
  • Incredible snow-clad mountain vista including Mount Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, etc. from the various viewpoints
  • Cultural exploration of the Sherpa community settlements
  • Passing through diverse natural landmarks, including waterfalls, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and others
  • Spiritual experience passing through the monasteries, gompas, temples, chortens, and others
  • Exploring the rich traditions, heritage, and culture of the region
  • Incredible trekking adventure through rugged and remote trails
  • Warm hospitality by the locals of the remote region

Itinerary

Day 1
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Phakding altitude: 2610m

Flight duration: 35 minutes

Walk duration: 3-4 hrs

Overnight: Phakding

Our 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return starts with a flight that will take you from Kathmandu to Lukla. The mountain flight takes around 35-40 minutes to complete. The travelers can observe the snow-clad mountains during this journey, which is quite exciting. From the arrival point in Lukla, you will travel to the next destination of Phakding.

This is the starting point of the trek, and you will trek as soon as you arrive at Lukla. Trekkers will arrive at Phakding after a few hours trek and then stay overnight. Phakding is a beautiful settlement where you come after passing through the forested trails. There are various suspension bridges that you need to pass through majestic rivers flowing straight from the mountains before arriving at the settlement.
Day 2
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
Namche Bazaar altitude: 3445m

Walk duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Namche Bazaar

The trail of this trekking day starts from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. The journey passes through some of the most challenging terrains during this trek. Trekkers will pass through the region's settlements to arrive at the natural heritage of Sagarmatha National Park.

The beautiful settlements, including Monjo and Jorsale, are on the way to the destination and provide you with cultural exploration opportunities. The tour is also famous for the various suspension bridges you need to cross before reaching Namche Bazaar. Namche Is a beautiful village settlement with an incredibly vibrant atmosphere.

Since it is the last stop with many facilities, you will find trekkers and climbers in the bustling atmosphere. You can also observe the locals engaged in their lifestyle. You can explore the various hotels, restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, bars, etc. After exploring the region, you will finally rest in guest houses.
Day 3
Acclimatization and Rest in Namche Bazaar (3445m)
The day is just for acclimatization, rest, and exploration around Namche Bazaar. The journey takes you through the region's beautiful landscapes, where you can observe the snowy mountains. The beautiful hiking journey to Khunde, Khumjung, and Syangboche airstrip is on the cards.

These hiking points in the region are famous for their outstanding views of the natural vista of the area. Various challenging trails will thrill trekkers taking this trek. There is also an opportunity for trekkers to go on a cultural exploration of the region. The Sherpa museum in the area includes the region's diverse cultural heritage.

There are various sherpa heritage sites in the museum, along with the skull of a Yeti. Multiple viewpoints in the area allow you to observe the beautiful snow-capped mountains of the Everest region, including Mount Everest. After exploring for some time, you will return to your accommodation in Namche, where you will rest for the night.
Day 4
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)
Tengboche altitude: 3860m

Walk duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Tengboche

The trail on this day takes you from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche. The course on this section of the track is unique as you will get to explore the religious and spiritual aspects. Trekkers will move to the monastery of Tengboche, which is quite a famous monastery with an ancient history. There you can find local nuns and monks busy in their prayers and rituals.

You can also participate in the evening prayers with Buddhist mantras and slokas. These religious and spiritual aspects will help you remain motivated even in the most challenging terrain. After a trek of almost four to five hours on uphill and downhill terrain, you will arrive at this place.

The uphill trek requires increased stamina and fitness, which you can gain by training ahead of the tour. Besides, you will also get to observe the snow-capped mountains while you are in this incredible region. Finally, after taking some time, you will arrive at your destination and explore the area before resting in the tea house for the night.
Day 5
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
Dingboche altitude: 4360m

Walk duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Dingboche

On this trekking day, you will continue your journey from Tengboche to Dingboche. We rise early to the enchanting bells of the monastery. After this spiritual experience, you will explore around the sanctuary for some time and then continue your journey after having breakfast. Crossing the suspension bridge, the trail passes alongside the Imja River.

The trekkers will pass through the settlements of the Tengboche before they arrive at Dingboche. Moreover, the trails give you an unlimited opportunity to explore the local accommodations and the rural lifestyle of the people. You will find a 1-kilometer long wall surrounding the village in the settlement.

This wall gets erected to protect the farmers' crops from the harsh winds blowing in the region. Thus, the walls save their early crops from getting ruined. This village of Dingboche is also known as the "Summer Valley" for this particular reason.

The majestic views of the snow-clad mountains Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, etc., is another prime attraction of this trek. Finally, you will rest for the night in the Dingboche teahouse.
Day 6
Acclimatization and rest in Dingboche (4360m)
Dingboche is a beautiful village settlement in the Everest region where you will acclimatize. On this trekking day, you will explore the majestic landscapes and surrounding hills of the village. There are numerous hiking points in the region, including the great Nagarjuna peak. The Chhukung valley hill takes around a couple of hours to reach the top but gives you the most rewarding views.

The Nagarjuna peak views include Lobuche East, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Lobuche West, Thamserku, Taboche Peak, etc. After taking beautiful pictures for memories, you will then return to Dingboche. The track then passes through paths that people can find busy in traditional activities. Finally, you can rest and socialize with fellow trekkers in the tea house. Trekkers will relax at Dingboche after a long day of trekking.
Day 7
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m)
Lobuche altitude: 4930m

Walk duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Lobuche

We will again wake up to the beautiful Himalayan sunrise and have breakfast before trekking. The track remains filled with an incredible adventure through rugged terrains that will challenge any trekkers to the core.

During this journey, the trekkers will pass through the village settlement of Dhungla and Pheriche (4210m). You can also find the health post run by the foreign volunteer doctors in Pheriche. They provide consultation services for trekkers and climbers and treat altitude sickness. This health post gets run by the Himalayan Rescue Association.

The beautiful Chupki Lara, a rock-strewn slope, is a landmark you will pass through during this trek. From there, you will get majestic views of the Khumbu Glacier, Mount Nuptse, and others. Trekkers can observe that the geography of the region changes as the greenery depletes for more stoney rocky boulders.

This trail also requires trekkers to be at their peak stamina and have the proper strength to complete this trek. After a strenuous tour of around 5 to 6 hours, you will arrive at the Lobuche tea house. Finally, you will keep your feet up and rest for the day.
Day 8
Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep to EBC(5360m), back to Gorak Shep
Everest Base Camp altitude: 5360m

Walk duration: 6-7 hrs

Overnight: Gorakshep

The trail from Lobuche will take you through the challenging landscapes of the Everest region. First, you'll wake up early in the morning to complete your daily rituals and then have breakfast. You will then start trekking from Lobuche to Gorak Shep.

Gorakshep is a beautiful settlement and the highest altitude settlement in the region before the base camp. The gentle hill climb will take you around two to three hours to reach Gorakshep, where you will keep your luggage and have lunch. After having lunch, we will continue our trip to Everest Base Camp.

Now the trek section gets quite challenging. But the achievement of arriving at the base camp of the highest mountain in the world is quite fascinating. Trekkers can experience the incredible atmosphere of Everest Base Camp, where you can find climbers. They remain busy in their training and camping in the journey of climbing Mount Everest.

There is a colorful environment everywhere which makes the journey even more exciting. Trekkers will get surrounded by the mountains that you can capture in your camera. After trekking for some time and exploring the region's majestic beauty, you will finally return to Gorakshep. This village settlement is the base camp in the first Mount Everest expedition.

Trekkers can observe the incredible landmarks of the Everest region. This includes Khumbu Icefall and glacier. Finally, we will return to Gorak Shep and rest in the tea house. In the evening, trekkers can socialize with their fellow trekkers, share stories, exchange pictures, and celebrate this incredible achievement. Finally, trekkers can rest for the night at the Gorakshep tea house.
Day 9
Hike to Kalapathar (5545m) early in the morning, flight to Lukla by Helicopter
Kalapathar altitude: 5545m

Walk duration: 4-5 hrs

Overnight: Lukla

We rise early in the morning to observe the Himalayan sunrise. After exploring the region, we will start our trek for the area. The tour begins early to watch the Himalayan sunrise from Kala Patthar. Kala Pathar has one of the best views of snow-clad mountain peaks, especially Mount Everest. Trekkers can observe the enticing views of the golden sun rays falling upon the mountains.

You will then fly back from Kalapathar to Lukla on a helicopter. This incredible helicopter tour is the highlight of this trek. It reduces the difficulty of this trek by a significant amount. You can experience the up-close views of the snow-clad mountains of the region. You will finally arrive at the Lukla, where you can find a guest house or lodge to stay the night.
Day 10
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Lukla altitude: 2610m

Flight duration: 35-40 minutes

You will finally take a mountain flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The trek ends in Kathmandu, where our representative will drop you off at your desired location.

What is Included

  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek.
  • Fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge(Tea house)accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits, Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Flight Kathmandu – Lukla -Kathmandu including airport transfer.
  • Helicopter from Gorekshep -Lukla.
  • English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment including his meals,accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, duffel and walking pole (if you don’t have your own, to be return after trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and Cap.
  • Government taxes, service charge and official expenses.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Airport pick up and drop for international flight.
  • Your meals and hotel whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $30 USD for 15 days visa on arrival.
  • International airfare.
  • Travel and medical insurance (recommended).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks.
  • All desserts and sweet things like,chocolate, cake, pie and pudding. ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
  • Hot shower and battery charging during the trekking.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

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What is the total duration of the trekking journey?

The Everest Base camp Trek with helicopter return trek is 10 days long.

What is the cost of the 10 days Everest Base camp Trek with helicopter return package?

The trekking package includes meals, trekking permits, accommodation, trekking guides, trekking porters, transportation, etc.

Is solo trekking ideal in this trek?

Yes, you can take this trek solo, but it is generally recommended to trek with a professional trekking guide or in a trekking group.

When is the best time and difficulty level for this trek?

Autumn and spring are the best time for the 10 days Everest Base Camp helicopter return trek. The seasons are incredible weather with a stable climate and less precipitation.

Can the helicopter land at the top of Mount Everest?

No, the helicopter cannot land at the top of Mount Everest. It will only land in Kalapathar with special permission.

How high can the helicopter fly?

The maximum height a helicopter can fly is around 25,000 feet.

Can you go to the top of Mount Everest and trek back?

The helicopter cannot take off from Mount Everest as it lies above 8000 m and has a thin atmosphere. The helicopters in the region require a particular lift to fly high and take off.

What is the duration of the helicopter flight from Kalapathar to Lukla?

The Kalapathar to Lukla helicopter flight is around 15-20 minutes.

What are safety protocols during this 10 days Everest Base camp Trek with helicopter return?

Our professional guides and porters have immense knowledge about the trails and follow safety protocols all the time. The helicopter pilots in this helicopter return tour are well trained and can handle any emergency conditions. They also know about first aid facilities and evacuation facilities if necessary.

How to tackle altitude sickness along the trail?

The primary way to tackle altitude sickness along the trail is through acclimatization. Acclimatization helps you adapt to high-altitude conditions in a short amount of time. Trekkers should also hydrate regularly to tackle altitude sickness.

What are the Food and accommodation facilities during this trek?

The food and accommodation facilities along the trail include tea houses, guest houses, and lodges. You can get a warm stay and a lovely meal in these accommodation facilities twice daily.

What are the trekking permits required for this trek?

The trekking permits required for this trek include Sagarmatha national park and Pasang Lhamu rural municipality permit.

Is the trek safe for women?

Yes, Nepal is a safe country for women. Hence, you can take this trek with ease. However, you should take precautions during the tour, like not staying out till dark, trekking with a guide, etc.

Are guides and porters necessary for the trek?

The trek then passes through some challenging terrains that make trekkers prone to getting lost or injured along the trail. Hence, guides and porters are essential for this trek.

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Best Time for 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

The best time for the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return is in Spring and Autumn. Read more about why they get considered as the peak season for the tour in detail:

Autumn

Autumn is ideal for the Everest region trek. The Autumn season has perfect weather and climate, making it suitable for these adventures. There are moderate temperatures that make it perfect in the daytime for a long duration trek.

It can get quite chilly in the nighttime, so you prepare accordingly. Moreover, the trekkers receive a unique opportunity for cultural exploration, as Autumn is a festive time. Thus, they can celebrate these festivals with the locals and get a unique insight into the people.

Spring

Spring is another perfect trekking season in the country. There is beautiful weather with temperatures that are ideal for trekking. Trekkers can observe the beautiful trails with colorful wildflowers in full bloom.

Clear blue skies with silver mountains are another highlight of this Spring season. Trekkers will get the best views of the mountains in this season. However, you should avoid trekking in late spring as there might be some monsoon clouds in the sky.

Off-season treks

You will need to tackle various challenging trails in these treks. Trekkers will need to face heavy rainfall, leading to landslides, avalanches, floods, and others. There are also the challenges of heavy snow and slippery trails in the winter season.

The summer monsoon and winter are generally considered the off-season in these terrains. Hence, it is best to avoid trekking in these seasons and choose either Spring or Autumn for your treks.

Trekking Route

The trekking journey starts with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After you arrive at the gateway of the Everest region, you will rest for some time and then continue your journey to Phakding.

This beautiful village settlement takes around three to four hours to arrive from Lukla. You will then spend the night at the teahouse. After resting for the night, you will wake up early in the morning and continue your journey to Namche. Namche Bazaar is a beautiful commercial town that was an important trading point between Nepal and China.

There are various exploration points in the region and high hills for hiking opportunities. After acclimatizing at Namche for the day, you will continue your track to Tengboche. The Tengboche is a religious settlement with an ancient monastery considered one of the oldest in the region.

After exploring the religious and spiritual aspects of the monastery premises, you will trek to Lobuche. Lobuche looks topographically different as compared to the lower parts of the region. From there, you will travel to Dingboche. Dingboche is another settlement where we will acclimatize and hike to the Nagarjuna peak.

From there, we will continue our trek to Gorak shep, which is the last settlement you can find before the EBC. You will then rest before making your way to the final destination of Everest Base Camp. Arriving at the base camp provides you with a sense of achievement. It also allows you to explore the extreme region up close. You can also take pictures of the vibrant atmosphere and capture it for memories.

Finally, you will track back to Gorak shep, where you will rest after an extended trekking day. The next day you will trek early in the morning to observe the incredible Himalayan Sunrise from Kala Patthar. The Kala Pathar viewpoint is probably the best to observe Mount Everest and other snow-clad mountains.

Finally, you will take a helicopter flight back to Lukla after exploring around. This way, you will skip around the returning trails, which reduces the trek's difficulty by a significant amount. Finally, you will trek back and fly to Kathmandu on the mountain flight as 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return comes to an end.

Why to Take this Trek?

This trek to Everest Base Camp is a beautiful adventure in the bliss of mother nature. There are different reasons why you should take this trek. Some of them are as follows:

Incredible adventure in the wild

The Himalayan region remains filled with opportunities for an incredible adventure. The foothills of the world have challenging trails that add to the adventure aspect. The trek required travelers to go through strenuous uphill and downhill terrains. You will pass through natural diversities, including green hills, vast meadows, water streams, grasslands, rocky boulders, and others.

Scenic views of the mountains

There are various scenic viewpoints to observe the outstanding mountain vista during this trek. Besides, you can observe these mountains in some form throughout the trails. Moreover, you can also watch incredible sunrises and sunsets scenery of golden lights falling upon the mountains. This stunning vista is one of this trek's most attractive and appealing aspects.

Wildlife exploration

The trek also offers you an opportunity to explore the region's wildlife. There are natural habitats of incredible wildlife, including red panda, Himalayan Tahr, wild boar, dance, etc., in these trails. This wildlife remains active in the peak seasons of Spring and Autumn. Hence, you will have an excellent time exploring these endangered wildlife species while trekking in the region.

Cultural exploration opportunities

The trek also allows you to go on a complete cultural exploration. The trails of this trek pass through the area's cultural landmarks, including religious temples, monasteries, and others. There are various settlements of the ethnic community that will make this trip quite worthwhile. Hence, you should take this Everest base camp trek for cultural exploration.

Safety and comfortability

We provide this spectacular trek with proper safety measures and protocols. Hence, a safe and comfortable trekking experience in the region is an important point to consider. Moreover, a professional trekking guide will accompany you along the tour to help you with navigation, logistics, and other facilities. They will assist you in any emergencies and provide first aid if necessary.

Things to Consider for the 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Acclimatization

Acclimatization will help you with tackling altitude sickness along the trail. The beautiful course provides you with the best time in the high-altitude region. However, trekkers will have to pass the challenging terrains and gain significant altitude in a short amount of time. Since there is less oxygen and air pressure in the atmosphere, the trekkers must undergo proper acclimatization. Hence, it must be the topmost priority of trekkers in the Everest region.

Trekking gears

Trekking gears is another essential aspect of this high-altitude trek in the region. You should get yourself the most proper trekking gear since you will be trekking in the most challenging terrains. These trekking gears will help you with tackling the trails. Trekking gears are also available for rent in various trekking shops around the Thamel area in Kathmandu. These trekking gears include crampons, trekking clothes, like pants, shoes, poles, etc.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is essential to get before you trek on this terrain. The beautiful trek has many challenges that will come with many risks. These risks include medical injuries, altitude sickness, property loss, theft, evacuation, and other emergencies. Hence, you will have to get the proper travel insurance that covers all the aspects of a high-altitude adventure.

Accommodations

The accommodations must get booked in advance, especially in the peak seasons, as they can get packed quite easily. There are various teahouses and lodges where you will get basic facilities for meals and accommodation. There you will stay in rooms with standard facilities like beds and blankets.

Carrying extra sleeping bags is a must as the blankets available in these teahouses are not enough. Meals generally include the Nepalese dish of “Dal Bhat” for lunch and dinner, along with tea, coffee, and other hot drinks for breakfast.

Trekking guide

Trekking guides in the high-altitude trek are also vital to help you navigate along the trail. There are confusing trails where you can get lost without the help of a professional guide. They have years of experience along the trails.

Besides that, they will keep you safe from various external factors that can cause harm to you along the routes. They will help you move away from danger in case of any emergencies. Hence, trekkers should hire a trekking guide after a proper background check. Porters are also vital if you have a large amount of luggage as they will help you take the weight of your back.

Physical fitness

Physical fitness required for this trek includes incredible strength and endurance needed for this trek. The courses are pretty challenging, and having the best physical fitness level will help you traverse along the trails with ease. Trekkers can get perfect physical fitness with diverse training regimes. Besides that, you should also have a positive attitude and mental stability to complete this trek.

Difficulty Level of this 10 days Everest Base camp Trek with Helicopter Return

This high-altitude trek will take you to the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayan region. However, this does not mean that you should overlook the challenges and difficulties you may face during this trek. The challenges and problems may range from various factors like high altitude rugged terrains and others. The challenges of the expedition get explained as follows:

Altitude sickness

Trekkers taking this high-altitude trek are prone to this acute mountain sickness. Low levels of oxygen in the atmosphere cause this sickness in high-altitude regions. It depends upon the trekker's ability to adapt to these conditions from low-level conditions in a short amount of time.

You will get to adjust to these high-altitude conditions, which can get achieved through acclimatization. Hence to tackle these conditions, you must hydrate well with proper rest and acclimatization.

Acclimatization is the essential aspect of any trekking adventure. However, you should avoid alcohol as it gets known to cause altitude sickness. During acclimatization days, you can explore around but not cover much altitude and instead explore around gradually.

Challenging Remote Terrains

The remote trails pose a tremendous challenge for the trekkers. The thrilling adventure will make even the most experienced trekkers work hard. The courses move uphill and downhill quite quickly in a short amount of time.

Trekkers will also have to trek for a long duration, around five to six hours. These conditions also get even more challenging in bad weather conditions with heavy rainfall, heavy snow, landslides, etc. Hence, proper fitness and stamina will help you through these terrains in the remote region.

Accommodations

The facilities for stay and meals in these terrains are pretty basic. You will not get anything fancy in these terrains regarding food and accommodation. Food ingredients in these high altitudes need to get transported with the help of either porters or yaks.

Hence, it is not feasible to get the best variety of foods on these terrains. Besides that, the place of stay in these terrains is in the teahouse. They offer a simple room with beds, pillows, and blankets. The services cannot compare to what you will get in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Hence, it is a difficulty along these trails.

Therefore, these are the various challenges you will need to tackle in this Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return.

Essential Tips for the 10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

  • Carry snacks to munch on and get energized in the trek
  • Eat well with more calorie intake as cold weather conditions burn your calories faster
  • Hydrate regularly during the tour as it helps you to tackle altitude sickness
  • Get yourself proper booking of meals and accommodations
  • Getting a travel insurance package that covers all aspects
  • Hire a trekking guide and porters for the trek
  • Trekking gears and equipment is necessary, and you can also hire them if you plan to use them only once
  • Trekking early is essential to arrive at your destination in time
  • Acclimatize and rest well to tackle altitude sickness
  • Pack well for the trip with trekking gear and warm clothing
  • Get yourself water purification tablets to purify water for drinking

Typical Day in the Trek

The day starts with the early morning rise in the teahouses, where you can observe the majestic Himalayan sunrise. The exciting view of the sun rising from the snow-clad mountains is exciting for all trekkers. We will then have our breakfast, which includes hot beverages like tea and coffee, boiled eggs, porridges, and bread toast.

At around 8 AM, we will start a trekking journey passing through various natural vistas. The track begins early to arrive at your destination before it gets dark. The trail takes you to different complex trains, navigated by a professional trekking guide. You can also take as many pictures as you want and explore the region as you trek.

At around 1 PM, you will stop to have your lunch at the tea house and rest there for an hour. You can then start again and continue your journey to reach your destination in the afternoon. After arriving at your tea house, you can rest for an hour or explore the beautiful village.

You can also snack along so that you will get charged after a long tiring trek. In the evening, you will get served dinner at the tea houses, which you will eat alongside fellow trekkers. You can socialize with them and talk about the trekking journey. You can also pass the time by reading a book or playing board games. Finally, you will sleep at around 9:00 PM as you will also have to trek early the next day.

Packing List

Clothing

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shirts
  • Trekking pants
  • Fleece jackets
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking boots
  • Thermal wears
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Woolen trekking socks
  • Woolen gloves
  • Windproof jacket
  • Raincoat

First Aid

  • Anti-nauseant medication
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Rehydration salts
  • Mosquito and insect repellent

Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sanitizer
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen

Others

  • Phone
  • Power Banks
  • Solar Charges
  • Extra Batteries
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Local SIM card
  • Trekking Map
  • Camera

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Trekking Permits
  • Travel insurance

Training Required

This high-altitude trek requires you to have the stamina and fitness of the highest level. Since the trails pass through taxing sections, it can get physically demanding. Hence, trekkers taking this 10 days Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return must train well.

Moreover, mental preparation and a positive attitude are essential for this trek. The exercises will include strength, stamina, and endurance-building training. Besides, the activities that will help you remain flexible along the trail are essential. Read on to know more about these training regimes in detail.

Physical training

The physical training part of the training regime includes exercises that will help you build strength and stamina along the trail. These training regimes allow you to trek through remote and rugged terrains comfortably.

Trekkers can also go to the gym and train with the help of a trainer. They will also help you lift weights to gain more muscles in the arms, shoulders, legs, etc.

Cardiovascular training

The trail of this trek goes uphill and downhill quite a bit which makes the trek challenging. Trekkers need to be at their best levels. Otherwise, there are high chances of getting injured along the trail. Hence, various aerobic exercises or cardiovascular exercises will help you remain flexible.

Trekkers are prone to cramps, injuries, and others in this high-altitude trail. These exercises will keep you safe, help you breathe well, and reduce fatigue. This is especially true in a low oxygen level atmosphere like high altitude conditions.

Mental training

Mental training is quite essential to complete this trek with ease. Trekkers trekking in this trek must have a positive attitude. A positive attitude will help you tackle even the most challenging terrains. Practice hikes and talking with veteran trekkers about the tour is also essential.

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  • Moderate
  • 2-14 person
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 5,645 m
  • Plane & Helicopter
  • 10 Days
  • 6-7 Hrs/Day

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