EBC Trek with Heli Return


USD 2497

Trip Duration

12 days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude



Tea House, Hotel


Car, Van, Flight, Helicopter

Group Size


Best Season

All around the year Except winter(Jan-Feb )

EBC Trek with Heli Return Introduction

EBC Trek with Heli Return, The home of the Sherpa people (people born to be mountaineers) & the land of a most beautiful part of the Himalayas, a classic venture with a beautiful view of Everest & the Himalayan ranges, breathtaking sunrise over Everest, majestic sceneries, ancient historical monasteries, and unique Sherpa cultural heritage, do not miss this opportunity to explore the Nepal Himalayas which will be a life-changing journey for you.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return from Gorakshep is designed for trekkers who are running for a short period but would like to explore the Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best options for all adventure seekers to experience trekking in the Everest Himalayas.

The Everest Base Camp helicopter return trip begins with a 20-minute Scenic Flight to Lukla from Ramechhap Airport,  Lukla is a gateway to the Everest Region we will be walking from Lukla towards Sherpa settlements and enter the Sagarmatha National Park then trails that as we continually follow up the north side of Dudkosi valley and cross the few suspension bridges to reach Sherpa villages of Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangbuche, Labuche and finally we reach in our destination at Everest Base Camp. Yes, it’s a time to celebrate so what could be more than this being here at Everest Base Camp it’s absolutely an amazing trekking experience.

Next after returning from Base Camp, we climb towards Kalapatthar- the highest point of the trek to see the 360-degree panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbuste, Thamserku, Island Peak, and many other peaks. Then we trek descend towards Gorakshep and take a scenic Helicopter flight back to Lukla. During our flight back you are rewarded with amazing views of the Himalayas and spectacular scenarios of valleys, mountains, and hills. After landing at Lukla Airport you will go to the Airport to fly to Kathmandu (Ramechhap) and then Drive to Kathmandu


  • Reaching the Base Camp of Everest
  • Journey through Sherpa villages & its Unique Culture
  • Landing & Take off from Lukla Airport
  • Sunrise from Kalapatther (5545m)
  • The magnificent view of Everest & surrounding peaks
  • Helicopter Ride Experience
  • Explore the city of Temple & world heritage sites
  • Alpine climate & life experience

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 11:- Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary


We will come to pick you up at Kathmandu airport and then transfer you to your hotel. Rest & relax as Thamel is the place to wonder if you have spare time.  Evening 5 PM trip briefing & meeting with the guide.


Altitude: 2,840m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652 m/8,698 ft (Phakding) Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours). Flight time: 35m. Total accent 120m Total descent 335m 

After a short morning flight to Lukla seeing different mountain ranges like Langtang, Gaurishankar, & Everest. Lukla is the most adventurous airport in the world. Kick off your trek with an easy walk through Chiplung, Chaurikharka, Thadakosi & ghat villages and descend towards Dudhkoshi Valley (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding in a simple tea house, a popular stopping point


Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft Walking Distance: 10-12km (6-7 hours)  Total accent 1050m Total descent 250m. 

We’ll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest modern sherpa village in Nepal. Our trail takes us first over the Dudhkoshi River via a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours away. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River (spotting Mani stones along the way!) en route to Jorsale. Lunch will be served here, and then it’s uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It’s a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty. Staying in a simple tea house.



Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft  Total Accent 440m total descent 440m 

Today will be spent resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the high altitude. There’s an optional 2/3 hour hike to Everest View Point, an uphill walk that will help speed acclimatization. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar.

 Check out the Sherpa Museum for an overview of the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. On Fridays & Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.



Altitude: 3,876m/12,684ft Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)  Total accent 630m total descent 200m 

Breakfast in Namche Bazaar fuels us for another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, cholatse, Tabuche Kwangde, etc- are some of the highlights not to be missed. A short drop takes us to the riverside, then it’s across the Dudhkoshi River upwards through the forest pass.

 Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are legendary. We’ll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer with the resident Buddhist monks.


Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours) Total accent 610m total descents 40m 

Our trek today kicks off with a walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals! Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, cross the tree line deserted mountains and we hike towards Dingboche


Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft  total accent 250m total descent 250m 


This is your chance to rest up before the last leg of our adventure! Spend a full day exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Lapcha, and Makalu Barun National Park.

Taking an optional trek by hiking up to Ngarshyang hill (5150m) to see the valleys will pay off in rewarding views, but taking it easy is the most important thing today. You’ll need your rest for another day of ascent tomorrow.  


Altitude: 4,950m/16,076ft Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)  Total accent 560m total descent 10m 

From here the trek will move more gradually and be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dhugla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives in the Everest expedition over the years. The next part of our adventure brings over a little different mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari, and the Nuptse. Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly!



Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC) Distance of walking: 15km (6-8 hours) Total accent 550m total descent 350m 

This is it! Our big day kicks off with an initial, relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. The subsequent, straight trail to Everest Base Camp is harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and Icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest after a grueling and busy day.


Altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft (Kalapathar) Walking distance: 4km (3hours)

We’ll wake before dawn today to trek towards Kalapathar (which means “black rock”) for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. The day’s first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. This may be, of the whole journey, you’re most opportune moment to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterwards, it’s time to come back to Gorekshep for breakfast and you’ll be picked (by helicopter) up from Gorakshep taken down to Lukla then flown back to Kathmandu. Have a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu(Ramechhap), where your journey both begins and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon arriving in Kathmandu for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.

Day 11:- Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 

Today is the exploration of the city of temples, gods, culture, art, architecture, and traditional capital city of this Himalayan country. Out of the 10 World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city making the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage sites, As visiting all of these historic and religious landmarks in a single day is not possible, you will explore 3-4 of these magnificent marvels in this day. Visiting Swyambhunath Temple(Monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple & Bouddhanath Stupa.



Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft 

It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones. 



  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with 3 times of meals. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with a cup of tea each meal) 
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, insurance, accommodation & transportation. 
  • Necessary permits, TIMS card, National Park fee & Rural Municipality Fee
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu with Entrance fees
  • Fixed wings flight Kathmandu(Ramechhap)-Lukla-Kathmandu(Ramechhap) & Gorakshep to Lukla by Helicopter 
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis & simple lodges on the trek with full board meal.
  • All ground transportation like pick up drop (domestic/Intl both). 
  • A group medical kit with an oximeter 



  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide& porters. 
  • If the plan is changed by any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, or cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Gear Lists


  1. Trekking Trousers
  2. Trekking shirts
  3. Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)
  4. Breathable Underwear
  5. Fleece Jacket
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Dawn jacket
  8. Trekking Towel

Head Gears

  1. Sun Hat
  2. Head Band
  3. Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

  1. Inner Gloves
  2. Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Hiking shocks
  3. Thermal shocks
  4. Gaiters


  1. Duffle Bag*
  2. Backpack (rucksack for day pack)
  3. A few Ziploc/waterproof bags


  1. Sleeping Bag
  2. Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)
  3. Trekking Pole
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Water bottle or Hydration Bladder
  6. Headlamps
  7. Camera/video camera
  8. Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin
  9. Diamox/Dzolamode
  10. Sunscreens
  11. Toiletries
  12. If you take any Specific medicine

Everest Base Camp Trek Permit Information

The EBC & Gokyo Valley Trek permits are essential documents required for trekking in the Everest region of Nepal, including the Sagarmatha National Park. There are three main permits necessary for the Everest Base Camp trek:

  1. TIMS Card

(Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card: The TIMS card is a mandatory permit for all trekkers in Nepal. It helps authorities keep track of trekkers and ensures their safety. There are two types of TIMS cards: the green TIMS card for individual trekkers and the blue TIMS card for organized trekkers. You can obtain your TIMS card from the Nepal Tourism Board office or the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) office at Maligaun or Thamel counter. As you are doing the trip with a registered company they will be obtaining your trekking TIMS card.

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

This permit is specifically for entering the Sagarmatha National Park, which encompasses the Everest region. It supports conservation efforts and helps manage the flow of tourists in the area. Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: You can obtain this permit either in Kathmandu or in the town of Lukla, depending on your trekking route. In Kathmandu, you can acquire a permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office. In Lukla, you can obtain it at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance checkpoint. You’ll need to fill out an application form, provide a copy of your passport, and pay the permit fee

  1. Khumbu Pashanglamhu Rural Municipality Fee

This local Government entry Permit is Mandatory in Everest Base Camp trekking to enter the region. The local body of government of Nepal started collecting the fees at the start point which directly helps local to build the infrastructure development. You can obtain this Permit at Lukla just before starting your trekking. There is an office just right after the village where you can purchase your permits to start your trek.

As for the cost, the TIMS card fee varies depending on whether you’re trekking independently or with an organized group. The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit fee also varies based on nationality. As of 2024, the National Park permit fees are around $12 for SAARC nationality & $24 for those except SAARC nationality. TIMS card is around $16 for FIT & $9 for the people trekking through the company & Khumbu Pashang Lhamu municipality fees is about $16

These permits are typically valid for the duration of your trek and must be carried with you at all times. You may be required to show them at various checkpoints along the trekking route. It’s essential to check the latest permit requirements and fees before embarking on your Everest Base Camp trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek for Beginners

The EBC & Gokyo Valley Trek is considered challenging due to its high altitude, varying weather conditions, and demanding terrain. While it is a popular trek and achievable for many, it may not be the best choice for absolute beginners with no trekking or high-altitude experience. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Altitude

The trek takes you to high altitudes, and altitude sickness is a concern. It’s important to acclimatize properly, and individuals without previous experience at high elevations might find it more challenging.

  1. Duration

The trek usually takes around 12 to 14 days, covering a considerable distance and involving several hours of trekking each day. Beginners may find the duration and daily distances challenging.

  1. Terrain

The trail includes steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and suspension bridges. While it doesn’t require technical climbing skills, a reasonable level of physical fitness and endurance is necessary.

  1. Weather Conditions

Weather conditions in the Everest region can be unpredictable, with cold temperatures and the possibility of snow even during trekking seasons. Proper clothing and preparation are essential.

If you are a beginner but keen on trekking in Nepal, many other trekking options are more suitable for those with limited experience. The Annapurna region, for example, offers various trekking routes with diverse landscapes and less extreme altitudes, making it more accessible for beginners.

Before attempting any trek, especially in high-altitude regions like Everest, it’s crucial to:

  • Assess your fitness level.
  • Acquire basic trekking skills.
  • Spend time at higher altitudes gradually to acclimatize.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional regarding altitude-related health concerns.

If you’re determined to trek to Everest Base Camp and are a beginner, consider hiring an experienced guide and joining a trekking group for added support and safety.

Our Company Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd always gives first priority to ensure safety of our customers.

Comprehensive Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking Day

While you are Trekking to Everest Base Camp you will stay in Tea Houses (Basic Lodges that provide accommodation & Food), You will have a nice descent Tea House During the Trek to Everest Base Camp, before your departure to Trekking you will need to pack your trekking bag before your breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunchtime, some time in some places it takes even longer,  After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or more sometimes on the trail before reaching your Tea House (Overnight Stay Place). Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountain views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with the incredibly panoramic mountains of the Everest Region, Farmlands, Terraces, locals,  Rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, Stone Mani walls  & many different heard of Mules & Yaks. Etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you check in at your hotel & order your dinner around 5 pm so they will have some time to prepare your dinner as the tea houses are very busy during the peak seasons. You take some rest and Dinner is generally around 6- 7 pm. After your dinner, your Trip Leader will give you a briefing for tomorrow’s trip like what time you are starting, what time you are waking, breakfast, stops, temperatures & general insight into the day so you are prepared for the day after the commentary season your crew will take your breakfast order for tomorrow. Now your bedtime!

Day Pack

You need to carry your day pack for your essential items like a water bottle, wallet, medicine (if you have any), camera, sun scream, etc. Your guide will let you know every evening after dinner about any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack your load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable. You are carrying it because you may not see your porter during the trekking hours. After all, he is carrying the big loads & his pace might be different than the rest of the group.


During your stay In Kathmandu descent Breakfast will be provided in the Hotel you are staying but during the trek, you will have three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), Every Tea House has its menu so you can order menu food items but if you are traveling in a group we request you to select from few different options as it is difficult sometimes when 20 people order 20 different verity of food in the mountain as they are basic.


Your Accommodation in Kathmandu will be provided deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Basic Descent Tea House which is a basic (normal) standard.  Normally they have Clean Comfortable Twin sharing Rooms & can be arranged single supplement room for an additional cost. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to clients when they ask for a hot shower.

Bathrooms in the Everest region are pretty good most of the places & tea houses have clean western toilets. All the Toilets/bathrooms are built inside the same building but only very few are inside the room (Attached). To book the Attached ones we need prior bookings & also availability. Happy Mountain Nepal is always here to book the best accommodations in your Everest Base Camp Trekking.


Transportation in Kathmandu Valley will be with private transportation like Cars, vans, or buses depending upon the group size. In the trekking region, transportation means is hiking and in some cases, Yaks/horses and donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major means of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters.

On your journey to Everest Base Camp Trekking, Landing & taking off from the Lukla Airport are the most important attractions these days as lots of people want to experience this unique airport & you are also Landing & taking off from the Lukla airport on a short twin otter flight (Fixed Wings)

Trekking Staff

The Trip Leader/ Guide is in overall in charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns, and questions. All our guides are well-trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high-altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its people. We are hiring a local porter from Lukla as we empower the local community. Your field staff is extremely powerful to carry your bags & assist you on your journey to Everest Base Camp.

Grading of EBC

Everest Base Camp Trek is an Adventure Trekking in Nepal you must have well fitness level and be well prepared, before you come to Everest Base Camp Trekking it’s much better to go Swimming, Cycling, or walking every day 4 km or take the stairs instead of an elevator. Remember that no trek in the Himalayas is a stroll as all treks involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.


It is better to bring the USD to Nepal because you can change it everywhere easily. You can exchange enough money for Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and also get on trekking trails but they will take more commission. You have an option for withdrawing your cash on the ATMs in Kathmandu but they have limited transactions only & sometimes it may not work that easy as you have to get permission from your bank to use your card in a foreign land.


Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price, but those who will be working on this lifetime journey of EBC are expecting some tips as a measure of happiness/success to their Clint. You can directly reward them for their big support for your journey. Tipping has no limitation on specific rates so you can give tips as much as you like if they make you happy with your trip.


It is an important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide coverage against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation), and personal liability. It includes trekking crews and also against personal accidents the company will have field staff Insurance for emergencies.


There are no specific health-related requirements for travel to Nepal. However, for the trekking in the Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some parts of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment, limited health workers, and medication. (Himalayan Rescue Associations) Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses). Happy Mountain Nepal Field crew will also have a comprehensive first-aid kit through the EBC trek.

High Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 2,500 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the effects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300-500 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing, and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to a lower altitude and your guide’s decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walking faster. Walking slowly, drinking plenty of fluids, proper acclimatization is crucial. If you get altitude sickness or any health-related symptoms please consult with your guide/trip leader to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Important Note:

During the very Peak season, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has announced an air congestion issue in Kathmandu Airport for the flight operation to Lukla from Kathmandu. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap Airport until further notice. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km east of Kathmandu (approximately 4-5 hours drive).

Why EBC trek with Happy Mountain

Everest Base Camp Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal Pvt Ltd offers several benefits for adventurers seeking memorable experiences in the Himalayas:

  1. Expert Guidance: Happy Mountain Nepal employs experienced guides who are familiar with the local terrain, culture, and safety protocols. They can enhance your trekking experience by providing insights into the surroundings and ensuring your safety throughout the journey.
  2. Tailored Itineraries: The Company offers a variety of trekking routes and customizable itineraries to suit different preferences and fitness levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced trekker, Happy Mountain Nepal can design a trekking package that meets your specific needs and interests
  3. Cultural Immersion: Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal provides opportunities to immerse you in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. You can interact with local communities, visit traditional villages, and learn about the customs and traditions of the Himalayan people along the way.
  4. Stunning Scenery: Nepal is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and picturesque valleys. Trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal allows you to experience these stunning vistas up close and capture unforgettable moments in nature.
  5. Responsible Tourism: Happy Mountain Nepal is committed to promoting responsible tourism practices that minimize negative impacts on the environment and support local communities. By choosing to trek with them, you can contribute to sustainable development initiatives and conservation efforts in the region.

Overall, trekking with Happy Mountain Nepal offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and diversity of the Himalayas while enjoying personalized service, cultural immersion, and unforgettable adventures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Everest Base Camp trek?
The Everest Base Camp trek is a popular trekking route in the Himalayas that leads to the base camp of Mount Everest. Trekkers experience stunning landscapes, local culture, and breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks.
How long does the trek take?
The trek typically takes around 12-14 days, depending on the specific itinerary and acclimatization needs that you need. This duration includes both the ascent and descent.
What is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?
The best time is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods offer stable weather and clear views. But it can be done all around the year.
How difficult is the trek?
The trek is considered moderately challenging. Trekkers should be in good physical condition and prepared for high-altitude conditions. Proper acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness.
Do I need permits for the trek?
Yes, you do need a Sagarmatha National Park Permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card & Passang Lamhu Rural Municipality Fee. These can be obtained in Lukla at the starting point on the trek.
How do I get to Lukla, the starting point of the trek?
Most trekkers fly from Kathmandu (Ramechhap in Peak Season) to Lukla. Flights are available, but schedules can be weather-dependent. It's recommended to book flights in advance. You can also take the road trip to Jiri, salleri, Thamdanda than finally arrive at Chplung village just after Lukla by starting from Kathmandu it might take you 2-4 days depending on the road conditions.
What is the accommodation like on the trek?
Teahouses along the trail provide basic accommodation. Rooms may have twin beds with shared bathrooms. It's advisable to bring a sleeping bag. And these kinds of small tea houses also serves Nepali, Chinese & continental food as well.
What should I pack for the trek?
Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, a backpack, a water bottle, and personal medications. Checklists can vary, so plan according to your needs and the season.
Is altitude sickness a concern?
Yes, altitude sickness can be a serious issue. It's crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and recognize symptoms. If symptoms persist, it's important to descend to a lower elevation.
Are there emergency services on the trek?
There are basic medical facilities in some villages your crew is carrying first aid kit box with some basic Medicines. But for serious emergencies, evacuation by helicopter may be required. It's Mandatory to have travel insurance that covers evacuation with the help by your crew/company.
Can I trek independently or should I hire a guide and porter?
Both options are possible. Some trekkers choose to go independently, while others prefer the support of a guide and porter. Guides can provide valuable assistance and information, and porters can help with carrying heavy loads. We highly recommend having guide & porter to support them as well.
Is there an oxygen cylinder available in a helicopter if needed?
Yes, we always have an oxygen cylinder and first aid kit with us onboard while EBC Helicopter tours for emergency use.


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