Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Tour -6 Days

Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Tour -6 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration6 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude5,644 m/18,209 ft
  • ActivityTrekking & Heli tour
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May / September-November
Highlights
  • Begin your journey with an exhilarating helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas and lush valleys below.
  • Trek through picturesque Sherpa villages and dense forests, following the iconic trails of the Everest region.
  • Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp, soaring over rugged mountain terrain and towering peaks while landing at iconic Kalapatthar.
  • Capture stunning photographs and create lasting memories against the backdrop of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and many more.
  • Visit local markets, interact with Sherpa locals, and enjoy panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks from nearby viewpoints.

Introduction: Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Tour

The Everest Short Trekking with Helicopter Tour is one of Nepal's most exciting trekking routes and packages. Everest trekking takes individuals towards the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Solukhumbu district is home to the world's highest mountain peak, Mount Everest or Sagarmatha in the local language.

Similarly, the helicopter tour to Everest and the short Trek are fantastic adventures. This gives individuals an opportunity to view the landscapes of the Himalayan region of Nepal from an aerial point of view. Passengers can witness marvels of nature through a bird' s-eye view of snowcapped mountains, including Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m/29,031 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m /27,940 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m /25,791 ft), Pumori (7,161 m /23,494 ft), Toboche (6,495 m /21,309 ft), Lobuche (4,940 m/16,210 ft), Island Peak (6,165 m /20,226 ft), and many other prominent peaks.

The short Everest trek takes trekkers up to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. The walk to Namche allows walkers to view the area closely and personally, giving them a chance to interact with the local people. The lush rhododendron forests, wildlife, landscapes, statues, and landmarks with religious and spiritual significance can be seen.

While spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel to the Everest region, a helicopter tour to Everest can be done all year round by a wide range of age groups. The Everest short Trek with Helicopter Tour is mostly done by individuals or groups who do not have enough time to finish the lengthy or strenuous walk, thereby taking the helicopter for an amazing experience that will last a lifetime.

On the other hand, various permits are required to enter the Everest area as it is marked as a protected region by the Government of Nepal. The Sagarmatha National Park lies within the Solukhumbu district. Thus, explorers who embark on the Everest short trekking can see various exotic flora and fauna, including Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Himalayan Monal, Blue sheep, Himalayan Marmot, and many more. Similarly, the Golden Eagle, Grandala, Spotted Nutcracker, Tibetan Snowcock, Himalayan Griffon, Blood Pheasant, etc., are fantastic bird species seen on Everest.

Therefore, Customized Everest Short Trek with Helicopter tour is one of the most adventurous trekking packages provided by Holiday Tours Nepal. So, come together for the adventure of a lifetime, where people will immerse in the beauty of Everest Base Camp above the clouds with visuals of breathtaking landscapes and vistas.

How does the Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Tour begin and end?

The Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Return begins with a flight to Lukla from the bustling city of Kathmandu. The flight to Lukla, also known as the "Gateway of Khumbu region," takes about 25 minutes from the capital city and lands at Tenzing Hilary Airport of Lukla.

Upon landing, the Trek begins towards Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar. Namche, situated at 3,440 meters/11,290 feet, will be the most suitable place for acclimatization in the decreased oxygen level. For this reason, trekkers on the Everest Short trek will take a rest day at Namche, where they can explore prominent places in and around Namche.

After a good day's rest at Namche, the helicopter tour of Everest commences the following day. Individuals will fly over the clouds of Namche and towards Everest Base Camp. However, the helicopter landing will occur at Kalapatthar, as Kalapatthar has the best view of Mount Everest. The Everest Helicopter tour also provides breathtaking panoramic views of mountain peaks from Kalapatthar.

The helicopter tour lasts about half an hour, thus providing enough time to immerse oneself in the Himalayan region of Nepal. However, there is no provision for landing the helicopter at Everest Base Camp because of numerous protocols, such as thin air, limited space, and weather conditions.

Similarly, after spending some time in Kalapatthar and enjoying the view, visitors will return to Lukla, from where passengers will take a flight to Kathmandu, hereby ending the journey of the Everest helicopter tour with a short trek.

What makes the Short Trek with Helicopter Tour of Everest Special?

The Everest Helicopter Tour is a unique and special adventure that takes explorers through the Everest region of Nepal while landing at Kalapatthar, 5,364 meters/17,598 feet. This allows for exploring the highest location on the planet.

Similarly, the helicopter ride provides stunning views of the mountain peaks, including the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. The helicopter tour of Everest is best for those who do not have time or are physically unable to complete the strenuous hike but want to witness the majesty of the Himalayas.

The short Trek with a helicopter tour of Everest offers flexibility. A brief trek to Namche allows you to visit a local village, explore landmarks, and participate in various Nepalese customs and traditions of the area.

The exciting helicopter tour adds adventure to the journey, allowing flight in the Himalayan landscape while landing in the lap of mountain ranges at Kalapatthar, creating an everlasting memory.

In the comfort of a helicopter, you can view towering peaks, dramatic landscapes, the Khumbu icefall, and the Khumbu glacier. Click photographs and capture the surrounding beauty to mark the breathtaking moments of the journey.

Why select the Everest short trek with a helicopter tour?

Everest trek with a helicopter tour allows individuals to immerse in the mountain peaks of Nepal. While trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal is complex and can only be achieved by some, the Everest short trek with helicopter return allows one to explore the area without the physical exertion of trekking. Thus, for those who cannot reach Everest Base Camp on foot, the helicopter tour is a chance to visit this pristine location with minimum effort and first-hand experience.

Similarly, combining a short trek with a helicopter tour allows travelers to savor luxury and convenience. Travelers can enjoy the benefits of trekking while stopping at scenic viewpoints and soar above the mountains in a helicopter for a thrilling, adventurous ride.

On the other hand, Everest trekking with a helicopter tour also has a lower environmental impact than other tourism in the Everest region. It reduces the number of trekkers on the trails and limits the carbon footprint associated with long-distance travel.

Finally, as trekking in higher altitudes poses the threat of acute mountain sickness (AMS), extreme climatic conditions, and physical exhaustion, taking a helicopter ride will provide a controlled and secure environment for exploring the Everest region's beauty.

For whom is the Short Trekking Everest with a helicopter tour suitable?

The Short Everest Trek with Helicopter Tour is suitable for a varied range of age groups who have a basic level of physical fitness. As the trekking package includes walking from Lukla to Namche, it does require some physical fitness and can be completed only by those individuals or age groups who are capable of walking at least four hours per day. The following points summarize the suitability of the Trek in the Everest region with a Helicopter tour.

  • Individuals who wish to see Mount Everest with the minimum effort of walking in the trans-Himalayan and remote areas of Nepal.
  • Adventurers who wish to take a unique approach to exploring the Everest region of Nepal.
  • Wildlife enthusiasts who are on a search for exotic flora and fauna of the Solukhumbu region and Sagarmatha National Park.
  • People who are interested in acquiring information about the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people, their mountaineering history, and trekking culture.
  • Photographers, vloggers, cinematographers, and content creators who want to capture the spectacular scenery, iconic landmarks, cultural richness, exotic animals and birds, and natural beauty can take this trekking package.
  • The trek is for first-time trekkers who are new to trekking and have minimal experience trekking at higher altitudes.

Local culture and tradition in the Everest region

The Sherpa community inhabits the Everest region, renowned for its trekking and mountaineering expertise. Prominent villages like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche have sherpa people who live in these extreme climatic conditions and live their lives. The sherpa people's primary occupation is assisting climbers to the summit of the mountains.

Old Sherpa culture and tradition prevail in the Everest region. Along the routes to Everest Base Camp, mani walls encrypted with chants and mantras, surrounded by prayer flags and prayer wheels, can be seen. There are many Tibetan chortens, stupas, and temples in the area, which portray the Buddhist and Hindu culture of the community.

Similarly, the Sherpa people are primarily influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture, as evidenced by shrines, sculptures, gompas, and prayer wheels in the region. The presence of Tengboche and Pangboche monasteries in the Everest region is proof of the prevailing rich culture and tradition.

The main festival for the people of Everest is the Mani Rimdu festival, also known as a trekking festival. The festival, which lasts 19 days and is celebrated in Tengboche monastery, marks the founding of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. It includes masked dance, cultural performances, and tasting of local delicious cuisine.

On the other hand, the culture of the Sherpa people resembles the level of hospitality they provide to their guests. Tea houses, lodges, or any accommodation option warmly welcome trekkers with immense hospitality and respect. This provides an opportunity for community gatherings, ceremonies, and communal work, fostering a strong sense of togetherness among the community.

Thus, the local culture and tradition are rich and diverse, allowing tourists from all over the world to come here to witness the lively environment and savor the rich culture and tradition first-hand.

Which is the best season or time for a Short Everest Trek with a helicopter tour?

Everest trek with a helicopter tour can be done year-round. While the Trek should be done with ease and minimum challenge, the helicopter tour should be conducted in clear weather conditions. So, the best season for the Short Trek and Helicopter trip to Everest is spring and autumn, which is also known as trekking season in Nepal.

Spring, which lasts from March to May, is one of Nepal's best seasons for trekking and helicopter tours. Spring months in Everest are marked by blooming rhododendron forests, adding vibrant color to the atmosphere. Similarly, the spring days are longer, which provides more time for walking. On the other hand, the spring season comes with moderate temperatures, with average day temperatures ranging from 10-20 degrees Celsius. The night temperature is slightly lower, which can be below freezing.

Similarly, autumn is another best season to embark on the short Everest trek by helicopter. Autumn in Nepal lasts from September to November. Clear skies and comfortable weather conditions mark it. The average day temperature of the Everest region during autumn is 12 to 16 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature can be up to 5 to -14 degrees Celsius. The autumn season is also the festive season in Nepal, where trekkers can encounter celebrations like Dashain and Tihar, giving individuals an opportunity to experience local culture and tradition.

Why are spring and autumn the best seasons to trek in Nepal?

The spring and autumn seasons are the best seasons to trek in Nepal. This is because of the clear skies, which provide splendid views of the mountain peaks. The opportunity to see these magnificent peaks is the primary reason to go trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal. During the spring and autumn months, visibility is clear, with wonderful views of mountain peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m/29,031 ft), Pumori (7,161 m /23,494 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m /21,680 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/22,349 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m /25,791 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m /27,940 ft), and Cho Oyu (8,188 m /26,864 ft).

While spring and autumn are the best seasons for trekking, Nepal also faces summer and winter seasons, which are marked by extremely hot and cold temperatures, respectively. The summer season, also known as monsoon, is characterized by hot temperatures and heavy rainfall. Similarly, the winter season is characterized by cold temperatures and heavy snowfall. Due to this drastic climatic condition, walking on the Everest trekking route has become difficult. The harsh climatic condition makes the route slippery, which requires extra precaution and preparation.

Therefore, the monsoon and winter seasons are suitable for expert trekkers or for those who wish to undertake hardcore trekking challenges. It is not impossible to Trek in these seasons; however, if one intends to do so, Holiday Tours Nepal needs prior notice for the preparation of Trekking during summer and winter.

Permits required during Short Trek and Helicopter tour of Everest

The Everest region is marked as a protected area by the government of Nepal. Due to this, locals and foreigners are required to obtain various permits and documents to enter the Everest region. Some of the licenses required during the Everest trek with a helicopter tour are as follows:

Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit

For foreigners, including SAARC nationals, the cost of the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit is NPR 2,000 per person for the first four weeks. After the first four weeks, the cost is NPR 2,500 per person. To get the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit, please visit the Lukla or Monjo counter, as there are no alternative offices available in Kathmandu. A company guide from Holiday Planner Nepal will assist in purchasing this permit at Lukla or Monjo.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

  • For Foreigners: NPR 3,000 per person
  • For SAARC nationals: NPR 1,500 per person
  • For Nepalese: NPR 100 per person

The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit can be purchased in Monjo and Kathmandu. Holiday Tours Nepal will get this permit from Kathmandu once you submit the required document, making it hassle-free for you to get the permit.

Note: In addition to the above-mentioned price, 13% VAT is added to the permit purchase. Similarly, children under 10 do not require the permit.

Chances of altitude sickness in Everest short trek with helicopter tour

Namche, situated at 3,440 meters/11,290 feet, is the highest walking location in the Everest short trek, while the rest of the higher altitudes are covered by helicopter ride. Although the walking destination is not considered a higher elevation, there are chances of acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness while on the Everest short trek with helicopter tour.

AMS is caused by rapid ascent in decreased oxygen levels at higher altitudes without proper acclimatization.

Signs and symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness

  • Dizziness/headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Exhausted yet unable to sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anger and Stress
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of hands, face, and feet

Prevention of AMS

  • Ascend gradually and omit rapid ascent, allowing the body time to acclimatize to the decreased oxygen level.
  • Drink plenty of fluid to prevent dehydration. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and caffeinated beverages to avoid dehydration.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity and over-exhaustion. Take rest and gradually ascend at a higher elevation.
  • Besides drinking fluids, get yourself a balanced diet that provides the energy needed for altitude adaptation.
  • If symptoms of AMS develop, consult the guide immediately and descend to a lower altitude immediately.

Is Travel Insurance required for Helicopter tours and Short Treks to Everest?

Yes, travel insurance is required for a Helicopter tour and a Short Trek to Everest. Although not mandatory, getting travel insurance can safeguard against unforeseen circumstances. Holiday Planner Nepal does not provide travel insurance, so individuals should get their insurance from a registered insurance company themselves. Similarly, be sure to purchase the insurance which includes the following policies:

  • Trip cancellation and interruption
  • Medical emergency expenses
  • Lost, stolen, or delayed baggage coverage
  • Travel delays or missed connections
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Personal liability coverage
  • Assistance with legal costs and damages
  • Assurance against any unforeseen circumstances

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Lukla and Trek towards Phakding
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche  
Day 4: Rest and exploration day at Namche
Day 5: Helicopter tour of Everest and return to Lukla
Day 6: Fly back to Kathmandu

Itinerary
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As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Holiday Tours Nepal will be waiting for you in the arrival section. Upon meeting you, the representative will transfer your luggage into the trunk of the car and then take you on a scenic drive towards the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel.

Once you reach your hotel in Thamel, our representative will assist you with check-in; your luggage will be placed in your hotel room. After check-in, you will rest for a while in your room. Later in the evening, you will meet the company owner and your guide for the Trek. During the meeting, you will discuss the preparation and plan for the short Everest trek with a helicopter tour.

As the meeting comes to an end, you will head to an authentic Nepalese restaurant for a welcome dinner. There, you will savor Nepalese cuisine with traditional dance and music. After dinner, you will return to your hotel and rest for the night. Spend overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Today, you will wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. If you are not in the mood for breakfast, you can get it packed and save it for later. After that, you will pack all the necessary items for the Trek and wait in the hotel lobby. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the domestic section of Tribhuvan International Airport for a scenic flight to Lukla.

    Upon reaching the airport, the guide will help you with the boarding. The flight towards Lukla will take 30 minutes. During the flight, you can see a birds-eye view of the surrounding mountains of the Everest region. Upon landing, you will have a tea break for a while, during which you will meet your whole trekking team, including guide and porters.

    Now, the actual trekking begins. You will start the Trek towards Phakding from Lukla, which will take about three to four hours at an average pace. Walking towards Phakding, you will see amazing views of Mount Numbur, Kongde Peak, and many more. After an hour's walk from Lukla, you will reach Thadokoshi, which has a magnificent view of Mount Kusum Kanguru.

    Upon reaching Phakding, you will settle into an accommodation and have dinner. You will spend the night there.

      Today, you will wake up and have breakfast in the backdrop of a mountain range in the Everest region. After breakfast, you will begin your Trek with an initial uphill climb to reach Monjo. Monjo is a small settlement with a check post for the Sagarmatha National Park. Your permits and documents are checked here by the officials.

      After crossing Monjo, you will reach Jorsale, which can be a suitable place for lunch. After lunch, you will continue the trail alongside the Dudha Koshi River and cross the river at one point via a suspension bridge. Proceeding further from the suspension bridge, you will walk the zig-zag up and down the road to reach Namche. From here, you can see wonderful views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

      Upon reaching Namche, find your chosen accommodation and have dinner. After dinner, rest and stay overnight at Namche.

        Today is your first day of acclimatization, which means you will have a whole day to explore Namche and its surroundings. So, after waking up, you will have breakfast and head out to explore the vibrant Namche bazaar.

        You can begin your acclimatization by resting or hiking toward the Everest View Hotel. The hike will take about two hours uphill. The hotel is an excellent destination for gaining altitude and returning to a lower altitude for acclimatization.

        The Hotel Everest View provides excellent views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu. The green vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park can also be seen from the hotel. After exploring, you can return to Namche. If you are there on a Saturday, be sure to check the Saturday market. Other activities during the acclimatization day in and around Namche include the Sherpa Cultural Museum, Sagarmatha National Park Museum, Irish Pub, and many more.

        After a well-spent day in Namche Bazaar, you will get back to your hotel. Lunch and dinner can be at any place of interest in Namche. After dinner, you will get to your room and rest. Spend the night in Namche Bazaar.

          As you wake up with Namche's crisp and cool breeze, you will be served a delicious breakfast. However, the breakfast time depends upon the flight schedule. If it is early, there is a probable chance of a packed breakfast.

          After that, you will take a helicopter tour from Namche towards the Everest region with views of mountain peaks. The flight will take about 25 minutes, and you will fly across the higher altitude of the Everest region. Some prominent villages include Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. Similarly, you will fly above the base camp and land at Kalapatthar for a grand view of the Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. After exploring Kalapatthar, you will return to the helicopter and fly back to Lukla.

          After reaching Lukla, you will make the necessary preparations for the flight on the following day. As your preparations complete, you can explore Lukla further if you have time. If not, settle in an accommodation place and enjoy the rest of the night. This will be your last day in the Everest region, so have a delicious dinner and rest for the night in Lukla.

            You will wake up according to your flight schedule and prepare to leave the Everest region. You will have breakfast, depending on the flight time. You will then march towards the Tenzing Hillary Airport an hour ahead of your schedule. Guides from Holiday Tours Nepal will help you with the boarding. Afterward, you will take a 25-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, a representative from the company will pick you up in a private vehicle and drive you to your destination. Upon reaching the destination, your Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Tour with Holiday Planner Nepal ends.

              Useful Information

              Equipment and Gear List

              GeneralGeneral

              • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
              • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
              • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

              CatUpper Body

              • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
              • warm woolen hat
              • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
              • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
              • Polarized sunglasses

              TorsoTorso

              • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
              • Technical fabric t-shirts, sleeve sweaters or high-necks
              • Waterproof rain jacket
              • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
              • Fleece jacket or down jacket

              LowerLower Body

              • thermals inner
              • Hiking pants, at least 3
              • Comfortable pants for teahouses
              • Waterproof, windproof shell
              • Hiking shorts

              glovesHands

              • Woolen gloves for the tea house
              • Hard-shell, windproof outer gloves for the walk

              feetFeet

              • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
              • Hiking socks
              • Liner socks
              • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
              • Crampons (For passes)
              • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
              • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

              undergarmentUndergarments and Inner wear

              • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
              • Sports bras (women)
              • sleeping clothes as per comfortability

              FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

              Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

              • Sunscreen SPF- 50+

              • Lip balm or Vaseline
              • ointment cream
              • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
              • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

              Optional Other Essentials

              • Passport
              • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
              • Reusable water bottle
              • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
              • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
              • water bladder for the day bag
              • small towel for personal use
              • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
              • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
              • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
              • Power bank or extra batteries
              • Cameras and mobile phones
              • Cards/book
              • Pee bottle or pee funnel for women
              • Trekking poles
              • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
              • Thermos for hot water during the night
              • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
              • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
              • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
              • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
              • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
              • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
              • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
              • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

              Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

              Everest Short Trek with Helicopter Tour -6 Days FAQs

              • Yes, carrying cash is necessary at Everest, and trekkers must have at least 25 dollars per day for water, soup, and internet connection. The amount is average, so depending on your spending personality, you can carry cash according to your needs.

              • Trekkers can physically prepare for the Everest trek by not using lifts, getting engaged in cardiovascular exercises, hitting the gym, and trekking toward the nearby high altitudes, which can be good preparation for the trek.

              • We provide a sim card for free on arrival to all our trekkers for communication in Nepal.

              • Yes, there are cultural and environmental practices like walking through the left, not stepping on the inscribed Buddha mantras, and properly collecting and managing garbage and waste.

              • The average cost for lodging and food can range from $40 to $180 or even more, depending on the place of stay and the food chosen.

              • Internet facilities are available throughout the trek, and mobile coverage is very good at Phakding and Namche Bazaar so that communication will be seamless until Namche Bazaar from Lukla.

              • The average daily walking time to Namche Bazaar from Lukla per day is around 8-15 kilometers per day.

              • Yes, trekking gear, sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, crampons, and hiking shoes can be rented in Kathmandu. However, having your gear is always considered the best.

              • The luggage weight limit for domestic flights to Lukla is 15 kilos, of which 10 kilos can be taken in the main luggage and 5 kilos in the day bag pack.

              • The guides carry first aid kits and medicines like paracetamol, Rhinex, Flexon, and ibuprofen. In emergencies, our guides will help provide rescue service from the desired location.

              • Trekkers can pay 20-30 dollars per day for a guide per person and 15-20 dollars per person for porters during the Everest trek.

              • There is a variety of foods to select from. Every restaurant has its own menu, and dishes like dal bhat, chapati, burgers, pizza steaks, noodles, spring rolls, porridge, and others are available.

              • There are various types of accommodation, from average basic tea houses to lodges with attached bathrooms to luxury hotels with electric blankets and attached bathrooms.

              • The best time to attempt the Everest short trek with a helicopter tour is during the peak seasons of spring and autumn: March, April, May, September, October, and November.

              • Yes, there are various facilities to charge electronic devices. For example, suppose trekkers choose the electric blanket option. In that case, they can charge their devices in the room. Still, they must charge their electric devices at the counter or reception if they choose the classic basic package.

              • The helicopter tours in Everest are entirely safe. Oxygen cylinders are placed inside the helicopters, so there is very little chance of encountering altitude sickness during the trip.

              • Trekkers must pack essential and small items like toilet paper, face wipers, towels, sleeping bags, socks, warm hats, buffs, and down jackets. They must also remember power bank sanitizers, toothbrushes, and thermos.

              • The essential tips for acclimation are to go slow, don't rush, dress warm, have a good amount of food, drink a lot of water, and have an acclamation date after climbing 800-1000 meters of altitude.

              • The trek to Namche Bazaar is a bit difficult at the last section as it's a 2-3 hours climb after having lunch at Jorsale, which can be challenging, but going slow and steady can be the key.

              • Khumbu municipality permit and Sagarmatha national park permit are required to enter Nepal's Everest region.

              • Trekkers can stay updated with the weather by looking at the live weather forecast on YouTube, which is named like the weather in Lukla. There is a forecast for almost all the significant parts of the Everest region. Trekkers can also stay updated by monitoring the weather in the weather app.

              • There are safety protocols for landing, how many people can be inside the helicopter, and safety protocols for weights and other things according to civil aviation and local municipality rules.

              • Yes, diet restrictions can be accommodated during the Everest short trek, but trekkers have to pre-inform us about the things they are allergic to and the things that are restricted in the diet so we can arrange foods and diet supplements accordingly.

              • The typical group size is from a single traveler to a group of 30-40 people, which can be a typical group size for a guided trek in the Everest area.

              • It's simple:

                • Look at the reviews.
                • Talk with the clients who have gone on this trip.
                • Look at the testimonials from recent trekkers.
                • Consider the company's experience and the years it has been conducting business.
              • The cultural sites or experiences that trekkers should not miss at Kathmandu before or after the trek are the Kathmandu city tour of the UNESCO sites, Newari foods of Kathmandu, streets of Thamel, nightlife at Thamel are some of the things trekkers should not miss in Kathmandu before or after the trek.

              • Yes, there are restrictions. Drones and big cameras can only be taken inside the national park with permits, and there are fees for photography and documentaries at the national park. Drone permits are expensive, and the process is complicated for Everest and other treks around Nepal.

              • The locals of Everest manage waste disposal. Still, trekkers need to ensure they are throwing the waste in the correct spot so that the waste collection spots do not mess up the trail by trampling it. This can be a good environmental practice in the Everest region.

              • Nothing needs to be specifically packed, but a wind jacket is compulsory while riding in a helicopter, and dressing warmly can be a wise choice.

              • Solo trekkers have many options. They can go solo with their guide and porter and even select or join a group for the short Everest trek.

              • The best way to acclimate when flying to Lukla from Kathmandu is to stay a day or two in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla and then spend the night at Phakding, which is 200 meters below Lukla.

              • Travel insurance is not mandatory for trekking in Nepal. Still, it is required for restricted areas like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, Upper Dolpo, and Upper Mustang. For this region, a special permit is needed, which requires insurance.

              • Trekkers can encounter wildlife like Himalayan tahr, musk deer, mules, yak, horses, dogs, and rarely animals like snow leopards and bears. A variety of species of birds can be seen in the Everest region.

              • To overcome language barriers, trekkers must have a guide who can communicate with the locals and make the necessary arrangements in time according to the client's demands.

              • There is a helicopter service and medical facilities at the nearby health post, and even the guides are well-trained for rescue evacuation and medical facilities in typical cases. Our team in Kathmandu is always ready to assist in case of emergency services.

              • You can ensure that your Everest trek is environmentally friendly by bringing waste back down and properly disposing of it in the appropriate place. Trekkers can also support local communities by buying locally available things there.

              • The cancellation policy is trekkers will get the money back for the helicopter tour, and in case of bad weather, the flight will be shifted to the next day. There are some cancellation charges, which may be 10-25 percent.

              • No trekkers are required to have any specific vaccination for trekking in Nepal in 2024.

              • There are risks of altitude sickness, but trekkers can avoid them by going low, dressing correctly, consuming enough water, and having an acclamationamization day to resolve AMS issues.

              • Yes, trekkers can drink tap water during the trek by using water purification tablets or water filters, and bottled water is available throughout the trek.

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