Everest Base Camp Short Trekking, Heli return 10 Days

Trip At Glance
  • Group Size2-15 Persons
  • Max Elevation5,364 m
  • GradeModerate to Adventurous
  • DestinationNepal
  • TransportationFlight/Bus/Helicopter
  • AccommodationHotel/Lodge
  • CostContact
  • Trip Length10 days
  • Best MonthNearly all months of the year except monsoon.
  • WIFIAvailable
  • RegionEverest Region
  • Trip ModeHotel – Lodge (Tea-House)
  • MealBreakfast/Luch/Dinner
  • Trekking StyleTea House
overview

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Short Trekking is probably the only trekking trip that provides both helicopter tour and trekking. Therefore, lots of people choose the itinerary to do trekking in Everest region of Nepal. We have reduced the redundant days and added the needed things only.

Everest Base Camp Short Trekking or Everest Heli Trek

Yes, Everest base Camp Short Trekking can also be termed as the Everest Heli Trek. Whichever name you wish to use, the trekking trip is undoubtedly the amalgamation of sumptuous helicopter ride and adventurous walking activity. Until trekkers reach the Everest Base Camp (5364 m), the trip follows the itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek. From Gorakshep, trekkers follow the reverse itinerary of Everest Helicopter Tour.

Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Short Trekking

Travelers start the trekking from Lukla after joyous mountain flight from Kathmandu. The flight route from Kathmandu to Lukla is considered as the most extreme experience. Therefore, the trip offers wilderness excitement immediately after you hop in the aircraft or helicopter from Kathmandu. The first day’s rest is at Manjo followed by the trip to Namche Bazaar. You can get the sight of the Mt. Everest for the first on this day. After walking uphill and about 800 m from Namche Bazaar, trekkers can enjoy the majestic vista of Mount Everest.

Once you have traversed around the Namche Bazaar, trekkers trek to Tengboche via Kyangjuma and Phungi Thanga. The usual acclimatization activity in Namche Bazaar is skipped for this tripl. The itinerary consists of Helicopter return back. Therefore, it is unnecessary to accommodate the Namche Acclimatization activities. The visit of the spiritual monastery of Tengboche offers the pristine spiritual awakening. The magnificent vista and soulful monastery prepare trekkers for an amazing trip ahead.

In fact, trekkers do the acclimatization hiking in Dingboche. If you perform the acclimatization hiking of Nagarshan Hill (5100 m), it helps in getting adjusted to the high altitude walking.

From Dingboche, trekkers trek to Lobuche via Thukla Pass. The place is famous for the memorials of those mountaineers who lost their lives during Everest expeditions. Trekkers can witness the grim reality of Everest expedition as well. The trail from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp is over the glacier and moraine. The air is thinner. Therefore, the place is high risk area for the altitude sickness. The major highlight activities to do from Gorakshep are EBC hiking and Kalapathar hiking. Witness the glorious sunrise from the top of the Kalapathar (5545 m) and leave your footprints on Everest Base Camp.

Everest Base Camp Short Trekking ends in Gorakshep. The trekkers don’t need to trek back to Lukla. They will use the helicopter ride back to Lukla and flight to Kathmandu. While traveling back to Lukla by a helicopter, travelers can get glorious view of Khumbu region from the bird eye perspective.

Trekking Difficulty

Most of the people might think that it would be strenuous to do the short trekking to Everest Base Camp. People misunderstand that the 14 days itinerary is possible in 10 days that can be arduous. However, it is not as such. Though the Everest Trekking is moderately difficult, it is not beyond impossible. Trekkers will be following the similar itinerary as the Everest Base Camp Trek. All they need is the sound physical fitness. In order to get in the proper shape, trekkers have to start doing light cardio exercises one month prior to the trekking. Eat healthy food and avoid bad eating habits.

During the trekking, trekkers need to follow instructions of the guide. You will have to eat soupy food and avoid drinking alcohol. The consumption of the alcohol increases dehydration. The major reason of the altitude sickness is dehydration. Therefore, stay hydrated. If you follow the proper trekking guidelines set by Tramping Himalaya Adventures, the Everest Base Camp Short Trekking is not difficult trekking route to walk on.

Is it Safe to do Everest Helicopter Trek?

Doing the Everest Helicopter Trek is the safest way to reach the Everest Base Camp (5364 m). The itinerary of Everest Base Camp Short Trekking helps to have the best confidence. In fact, lack of confidence is also the reason for the altitude sickness. However, having the itinerary that includes the helicopter ride offers trekkers the opportunity to use the helicopter at any time. People push harder and confidently while doing the high altitude trekking because of the itinerary.

Tramping Himalaya Adventures has the trekking crew members from the Khumbu region for any kinds of Khumbu trekking activities. Having local staffs helped us to provide authentic and updated information about the place. The chance of trip success is very high with us. Therefore, contact our travel planners and plan the Everest trekking now! At affordable rates, you can get the quintessential trekking holiday in Nepal. Explore the Everest region both from air and land! 

HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Short Trekking, Heli return 10 Days

  •  Everest Helicopter Tour Experiences
  • Scenic Flight to the world’s most extreme airport, The Lukla Airport
  • Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and Sunrise from Kalapathar (5545 m)
  • Over 2 Dozen Mountain Vista
  • Sherpa Villages
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Glaciers, Moraines, Rivers, and Suspension Bridges
  • Short Itinerary

Save your time and travel the sumptuous way. The Everest Base Camp Short Trekking in Nepal is both regal and adventure holiday activity to do in Nepal.

ITINERARY

Detailed Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome and greetings and then transfer to your hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, a quiet environment after getting refreshed join at main hall or in lobby where our guide will provide briefing on treks-hotels with necessary information. Evening includes group dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk culture program with various dances of Nepal while having your authentic Nepalese dinner with local entertainment.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for super short flight to land at Lukla, the gateway to many adventures around Khumbu region, where walk starts on gradual winding path past several Sherpa farm villages with views of Kongde and Kusum-Khanguru to reach overnight stop at Phakding, located by the glacial Dudh Kosi Rivers. After a refreshing stop at Phakding few hours walks following Dudh Kosi River and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance for overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
2820

Today walk leads to Namche Bazaar gaining altitude as walk progress, morning walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for overnight stop to get acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
3440

Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse River at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. From here climb into cool shade of forest to reach at Thyangboche Monastery offers grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour of monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. Thyangboche holds ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a religious festival which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
3867

Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp. Other places are temporary settlements with fine lodges to cater the needs of travelers and trekkers, as walk continues heading higher, from here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Walking uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching Dingboche with views of Imjatse or Island peaks towards east direction includes North Face of Amadablam.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
4410

A rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization, for short exercise take a walk around and climb up a hill for tremendous views of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
4410

From Dingboche our route leads closer to Everest as walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river. A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with many memorials of unfortunate climbers around peaks of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodge with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
4930

Today walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route. Gorakshep also an earlier Everest base camp since 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route further about 4-6 k.m. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
5180

Morning optional climb to Kalapatthar at above 5,545 m, the highest point of the trek offering incredible panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance. With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast where our trek ends taking an early ride on Helicopter to land at Lukla airstrip, and then transfer to connecting flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Last day in the country of high beautiful Himalayas as per your international flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to next port of call after a wonderful and mesmerizing adventure on Everest Base Camp Express trekking with great service of Tramping Himalaya Adventures.

Food
Breakfast
Cost Included
  • Airport Pick up & Drop with private transport ( International & Domestic )
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 2 Nights  3-star standard with B/B ( Twin Sharing Basis )
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight Tickets 
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flight Tickets for Guide 
  • Gorakshep to Lukla Helicopter Ride-Sharing 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek ( Twin Sharing Basis )
  • Meals, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek 
  • Well English Speaking government license holder guide 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide/Assistant guides and Porters their salary, Insurance, Equipment, and lodging & fooding
  • Tramping Himalaya Adventures Duffel bag & T-shirt
  • All the necessary paperwork, Trekking/permits
  • Carried by your guide Medical Kit
  • All government taxes
  • Down Jacket If you need it ( To be returned after the trip )
  • Oxi-meter to check the pulse, Oxygen saturation, and heart rate
  • Unlimited Chlorine-treated safe drinking water 
Cost Excluded
  • Nepalese visa fee ( Bring the right cash in USD and 2 passport-size photographs )
  • 15 Days USD 30, 30 Days USD 50, 90 Days USD 125, 
  • Airfare International
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, the cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu 
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, Internet, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of  Tramping Himalaya Adventures
  • Tips and gratuities
MAP

TREKKING MAP

Map of Everest Base Camp Short Trekking, Heli return  10 Days
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Some Additional Information

Correct Clothing & Equipments are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us. FOOTWEAR » RUNNING SHOES » : 1 pair for casual Comfortable support shoes wear on lighter walking days. » LIGHT HIKING BOOTS » : 1 pair of sturdy hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Sole should be flexible but still provide enough support for your feet. Boots should be very water repellent. » HIKING GAITERS (Optional) » : 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn. » WOOL SOCKS » : 3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots. » LINER SOCKS » : 3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks. CLOTHING » LIGHTWEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR » : 2 pair, tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility. » LIGHT TREKKING PANTS » : Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts. » T-SHIRTS » : Lightweight crew style t-shirt that wicks away moisture. Shirt can be made of any synthetic material. » BANDANA » : Bring bandanas for face masks and other tasks. » SYNTHETIC/SOFT SHELL JACKET » : A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover. » INSULTED DOWN-JACKET » : Medium to heavy weight with hood. » HARD SHELL JACKET WITH HOOD » : We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain. » HARD SHALL PANTS » : Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots. HANDWEAR » FLEECE/SOFT SHELL GLOVES » : 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene. » SHELL GLOVES WITH INSULATION » : 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient. HEADWEAR » HEADLAMP & SPARE BATTRIES » : A good quality climber’s headlamp. For use at night, bring extra batteries! » SUN HAT » : The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well. A Buff is recommended to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking and reduces the chance of infection. » NECK GAITER OR BUFF » : Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness. » GLACIER GLASSES » : 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses—it is a good idea to have these with “photo-gray” or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available. Regular sunglasses are not dark enough and do not provide any side protection from the sun. PERSONAL EQUIPMENT » SLEEPING BAG » : High quality with hood to at least - 10 Degree, Down is lighter and less bulky, but more expensive than synthetics. (Company provide you sleeping bag for this trek) » BACKPACK » : A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000cu.in. max » ADJUSTABLE 3 SECTION TREKKING POLES » : Optional » WATER TREATMENT TABLETS » : Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water » WATER BOTTLES » : 2 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Litre capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill. » PEE BOTTLE (Optional) » : but very useful. » PEE FUNNEL FOR WOMEN (Optional) » : Lightweight urinary director. (For minimal undressing for discreet use) » SUNSCREEN » : SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating. » HAND/FOOT WARMERS (Optional) » : Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs. » LIP SCREEN » : SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months. » MP3 PLAYER (Optional) » : Flash memory only players since hard drive players do not work at high altitude (above 13,000ft). Chargers can be used at several lodges along the way. TRAVELING » LARGE DUFFLE BAG WITH TRAVEL LOCKS » : 1 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are needed to transport your clothing. » PLASTIC BAGS (5) » : For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best. » TRAVEL CLOTHES » : You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu. » TOILETRY BAG » : Include toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush, Wet wipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: Hand moisturizer. FIRST AID » PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT (small and simple) » : Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. » DRUGS/MEDICATIONS/PRESCRIPTIONS » : Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained leader/guide who are responsible for all aspects of operation of the trek. We will make every effort to keep the treks as the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and health conditions of the member of the trekking team can be a factor compelling us to change the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs accordingly, but please be prepared to be flexible when if it is necessary. Please note that the flights to and from Lukla are heavily dependent on weather conditions and, delays can occur. So we always recommend you to have one/two additional nights in Kathmandu after your Everest base camp trek which would ensure you that there is no impact on your international flight even if your trip delays due to the flight problem. If everything runs smoothly as per the plan, you can use these days for city tours, Bunjee jumping or River rafting as per your interest.

Nepal has abundance of offers to establish it as a round the year travel destination. Based on this fact, many international tourists are indeed incorporating Nepal in their wishful travel itinerary. For this Everest Base Camp trek, in our trekking group there will be one trek leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers but we provide one assistant guide as per group size. Generally in our group the minimum number of tourist will be two and the maximum group size is ten. For single traveler, we organize the trip with single supplement. We saying 10 people are our maximum pax for the trek doesn't mean we are not operating more than 11 persons, we do it on request. However it is good to keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients during their trip with us.

Trekkers who are making their plan to travel in the Himalaya, most require three basic components of preparation - aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trekking in thin air, up to 50% less than at sea level. With good aerobic conditioning you will be able to minimizing the potential effects of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). Hiking for at least two hours per day with some weight on your back is the best way to prepare yourself for trekking. Running, cycling (outdoor or stationary), Nordic track, hill climbing, or any exercise that gets your heart rate into the aerobic range for sustained periods of time. Every day you will walk in the Himalaya around 4 to 7 hrs and reaches at highest place to 5550m/18204 feet. So, health is a most essential part for your adventure travel. Tramping Himalaya Adventures most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Before the trip booking with us we suggest to consult with your Medical Doctor and in his/her references go for your trip booking process. Trekking in the Himalayas is a relatively safe activity and mishaps or problems are usually minor. However, unpleasant things can occur on a long trek. You might have a bout of mild illness, not sleep as well as usual, find the trek pace too fast or slow - any number of things might be annoying or stressful during some part of your trek. Before you leave for Nepal, or for any foreign destination for that matter, think about the journey as more than just a quest to reach a destination. Try to imagine your trip as an opportunity to experience whatever happens as an essential part of the journey. It doesn't matter so much whether you actually reach Everest Base Camp. You should be prepared to find joy and fulfillment in all the moments of your trip, including the less pleasant ones that you hadn't expected. Preparing to keep a very positive frame of mind throughout your trip, along with good physical conditioning, will insure that you are ready to experience all the wonders of Nepal.

Your Trek Leader's role is to ensure all aspects of the trip run smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, advice on how to fill your free time and co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour - although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right. We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Tramping Himalaya trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

Tramping Himalaya has been operating in the Himalaya for over 15 years and specializes in responsible travel. We offer small group adventure expeditions to Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and the Indian Himalaya. Our unrivalled itineraries reflect our long experience in the region. All our treks are accompanied by a highly experienced local leader ensuring safe acclimatization at every stage. You can hike, mountaineer and climb your way through the homeland of the adventure holiday. Tramping Himalaya is one of the world's leading adventure travel company offering hundred of itineraries on this continent for small group active adventures and expeditions, walking tours and cultural journeys. The company has been operating trekking and adventure travel holidays and vacations since 1992. Each itinerary has several scheduled departure dates throughout the whole year. Our all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences.

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Diamox (Acetazolamide) allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. Since it takes a while for Diamox to have an effect, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg., but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. Contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in the hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Tramping Himalaya Adventures have an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters. Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.

All foreigners require a visa for entry into Nepal (except Indian nationals). It is your responsibility to obtain the entry visa.Visas can be obtained from the Nepalese embassy prior to travel or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and various international border crossings between Nepal and its neighbors.Make the visa process easier a passport-sized photograph for immigration and having the correct USD cash is required-please bring this in your hand luggage. In addition, trip in Nepal requires photos for the various permits. Please bring a total of 3 photographs. If you plan to obtain your visa in your country, you can download the application form from the website at:www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. Incase of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

In Kathmandu we use deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charge US$200. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses which are basic structures, generally with shared facilities but very comfortable. In some guesthouses, showers are available; where there are no showers; there are private facilities in which you can sponge bath.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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