Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour from Namche offers you the beautiful, panoramic views of many stunning Himalayas in Everest Region like: Mount Everest (8848m\29029ft.), Cho Oyu (8152m\26745ft.), Lhotse (8516m\27939ft.), and Makalu (8463m\27765ft.) with ancient monastries: Thyanbochey and Dingbochey. Explore the local culture of Himalayan region Sherpa people with their own different traditions, rituals, beliefs and norms. Ice falls and Khumbu glaciers provides you unforgettable moments of your life. Along with this, the trail also offers you a great chance to observe the amazing wildlife of this region like: musk deer, spotted deer, leopards, jackal etc with beautiful jungles of pine and bamboo.
Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour from Namche provides you an adventure for lifetime with best services and facilities during you Everest luxury tour. This trek is mainly organized to meet the luxurious satisfaction in quality and experience of the guest. Everest base camp trekking is one of the best trekking routes of the world, provides you the great chance to merge your soul with natural, cultural and historical surroundings of Khumbu region and the enchanting Himalayas. The trip is as same as other classic treks but one of the remarkable points; it provides you the finest luxury lodges, Sherpa cultures and their life style with your recognized meals in upper Himalayas as well.
Here, our trip starts from the Kathmandu airport, taking a 35 minutes flight to Lukla at Tenzing Hillary airport, observing the beautiful views of Namche Bazzar, passing through the suspension bridges and monasteries. Trek to one of the renown trails provides you very much stunning views of the great Himalayas ranges. Besides that you will enjoy with helicopter tour and see the mountains like: Everest (8848m\29029ft.), Cho Oyu ( 8152m\26745ft.), Lhotse( 8516m\27939ft.), Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam (6456m\21181ft.) etc. Along with distinct culture and traditions of Mongolian people and their customs is quite romantic.
During your helicopter tour you can see the beautiful aerial views of the Mount Everest, Kalapathar, ice falls, Everest base camp Khumbu glaciers etc. The warm hearted people of this region have their own beliefs and norms. Specially, Sherpas are considered as well reputed known as mountain leopard than others as they have their most preserved cultures and traditions and next always enchanting sensational views of the mountains touch you in your heart. After completion your helicopter tour finally you will back in Lukla and have lunch and overnight stay in Lukla and next day morning fly back to Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport our airport representatives pick you up and transfer to the hotel. You are shortly briefed about the trip and you can relax for rest of the evening or roam around Thamel to get familiar with new city.
After breakfast early in the morning, we take flight to Lukla. This is 35 minute of astounding flight offering marvelous views of Everest range. In Lukla, you meet our supportive team and start trek to Phakding. Trek follows downhill through bank of Dudh Koshi and past several potatoes and barley fields, we are in Phakding. – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included with tea or coffee
Today’s trekking is a bit difficult and uphill. After breakfast we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The park preserves the rare floras and faunas. Then we cross several bridges before ascending to the heart of Khumbu region, Namchhe Bazaar and explore the place. Namchhe is known as the Sherpa Capital where you are presented with striking views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Kongde Ri. – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included with tea or coffee
After breakfast visit around Namche bazaar than you will have Namche to Everest helicopter tour see the beautiful Khumbu glaciers and mountains like: Everest ( 8848m\29028ft.), Cho Oyu ( 8152m\26745ft.), Lhotse( 8516m\27939ft.), Makalu 8463m and Ama Dablam (6456m\21181ft.) etc– Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included with tea or coffee
We take scenic flight back to Kathmandu and sightseen tour in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath stupa, Swayambhunath stupa etc, maybe you can do shopping or buy souvenirs for your friends and family. Finally join last farewell dinner program – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included
After winding up a successful trip, our representative drops you off to the airport for your further journey. You are dropped to the airport around 3 hours before the departure so that there may not be any delays. Have a safe journey! – Breakfast included
- Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
- Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
- Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
- Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
- Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
- All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
- Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
- Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
- One cultural show and dinner program
- International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
- Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
- Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
- Tips to guide and porter and your insurance
We organize trekking in Everest region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Everest sanctuary trekking starts moderate followed up by moderate trek and strenuous too. The trek is suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Everest base camp. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Everest base camp trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Everest base camp trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Everest region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Everest region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.