Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

10 Days
  • Everest Region
  • 5,644m
  • Moderate
  • 2-5 PAX MAX

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche is an incredible adventure that rewards you with enchanting views of the awe-inspiring vistas of the Khumbu Region. Throughout the trek, you will get an opportunity to witness the grandeur of nature as you traverse through the pristine landscapes and scenic places of the beautiful Everest Region and return via helicopter, gazing upon the same from an aerial perspective.

The views of the snow mountains, such as Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Pumori (7161m), Thamserku (6608 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), and many other surrounding peaks, can be seen during the trek. The exhilarating 10-day journey starts with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and passes through beautiful places like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Chukhung Valley, and Lobuche. Exploring the Everest Base Camp and hiking to Kala Patthar are the special attractions of the trek. After covering the long distances by walking in diverse terrains of the Khumbu Region, you will take an exciting helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu, which provides you comfort as well as is time efficient.

The journey is special as it offers you a chance to witness the grandeur of the Everest Region on foot, initially followed by the adventurous helicopter flight on return. Trekking along the beautiful terrain of the Everest Region, you get a chance to experience the invigorating feeling of being in the high-altitude zones and the return flight makes the journey intriguing, providing unique aerial views of the beautiful Everest Region.

EBC Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche is a perfect package of scenic adventure and luxury which is designed to let you witness the sheer magnificence of the Himalayas in two ways; by trekking through the varied terrains and by comfortable helicopter flight on return.

Ideal Time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

Ideal Time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

The best time for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return is Autumn and Spring. In Autumn (September, October, and November), the weather is pleasant, and the temperature is moderate, which provides a pleasant walking experience. It is the most preferred time for trekking because of the stable weather and favorable walking conditions. The days are sunny, yet the air is cool and fresh, which allows the trekkers to have a delightful journey. There is minimal to no rainfall during autumn, especially after mid-September, so you will get to see the unobstructed views of the snow-covered peaks. The environment is clean, which is washed by the rainfall of the monsoon season which makes the whole atmosphere refreshing. The views of the mountains are crystal clear even from a distance, which makes it stand out as the perfect time for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Another ideal time for trekking to Everest Base Camp is the spring season (March, April, May). During the spring season the weather is mild and the trails are decorated with the vibrant blooming rhododendrons which makes the whole surrounding lively. The moderate temperature creates a pleasant ambiance and you can have an immersive trekking experience. Trekking in the Everest Region in spring also allows you to capture aesthetic shots of flowers blooming in the green forests with an amazing backdrop of the lush hills.

Trekking in Summer/ Monsoon (June, July, August) can be relatively challenging because of the muddy and slippery trails due to the downpours. So, you need to have rain gear with you for protection from the rain. In addition, you must be cautious about every step in the slippery pathways. It is also the time when bugs and leeches are present on the trail, which can cause discomfort, so it is important to carry insect repellent. While there are challenges of trekking in the summer/ monsoon season, there are also certain rewards the trails are quieter in this season as it is not the peak season, so you can trek while feeling the tranquility of nature. When the weather gets cleared after rainfall, you can witness the mesmerizing views of lush surroundings and clear views of the snow-covered mountains.

In the winter season (December, January, and February), the Everest Region gets very cold, especially in the higher zones. So, you must have the ability to handle the cold if you are planning to trek in winter. In addition, the weather might be foggy which may interrupt the views of the mountains. Similarly, when there is snowfall and paths are covered with thick layers of snow, navigation can be challenging and require more effort. However, there are also pros of trekking in the winter, like the trails are less crowded, and you can traverse through the serene paths, feeling the serenity of nature and enjoying the trek to the fullest. The snowy landscapes will be a visual treat to your eyes, uplifting your sightseeing experience. The views of the majestic mountains covered with a thick layer of snow are the most beautiful in winter. However, you must be dressed in layered and warm clothes to stay protected from cold weather and not catch a cold.

Every season offers something different with a distinct charm. However, it is important to select the season that provides you with the excellent views and pleasant walking environment and as autumn and spring provide both, they stand as the ideal time for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

  • Thrilling and Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Explore the beautiful Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery.
  • Spectacular views of the mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and many other surrounding peaks.
  • Trek through the protected Sagarmatha National Park.
  • A chance to witness the beautiful Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall
  • Explore Everest Base Camp and hike to Kala Patthar.
  • A chance to explore the charming sherpa villages and experience the warm hospitality of sherpa people.
  • Bird-eye view of beautiful landscapes and snowy mountains when returning via helicopter from Pheriche.

Itinerary

Kathmandu Elevation: 1400 m
Lukla Elevation: 2860 m
Phakding Elevation: 2610 m
Flight Duration: 35 minutes
Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

The first day of the journey is an exhilarating one as we take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We will receive you from your hotel and transfer you to the airport. The 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is thrilling and scenic, where you can see the mesmerizing view of the verdant hills, lush trees, hilly settlements, water streams, and snow-covered mountains. The beautiful scenery will keep you captivated throughout the flight. After the aircraft lands, you can take your time observing the beautiful surroundings around the airport, and soon afterward, the trek will start.

You will trek from Lukla to Phakding, witnessing the beautiful sight of the flowing Dudh Koshi River. Several traditional villages can be seen along the way, which will allow you to get glimpses of the way of life of the people living in the Himalayan villages. You will pass through the lush forests, feeling the calmness and peacefulness of the surroundings. Crossing the suspension bridges along the way with spectacular views of the surroundings is truly exhilarating. After walking through the trail, which is a mix of flat, uphills, and downhills sections you will finally arrive in Phakding for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Phakding Elevation: 2610 m
Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440m
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

After a wholesome breakfast at your teahouse in Phakding, you will make your way towards Namche Bazaar, walking through small villages and crossing many suspension bridges. You will see the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park as you arrive in Monjo village. The trail requires you to walk along the river and then ascend through the steep section. After making your way through the forests and climbing up through rocky terrains, you will finally reach Namche Bazaar. You can then head towards your teahouse and take a much needed rest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440 m

The third day is acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. You can spend your day exploring the beautiful nearby places. Namche Bazaar is a famous tourist hub of Everest Region. You will see many teahouses, shops, restaurants, and bakeries in Namche Bazaar. You have options to hike to several scenic nearby places of Namche Bazaar. You can hike to Khunde Hospital or visit Hotel Everest View. Similarly, you can also visit the Sherpa Museum where you can get insights into the history and culture of the locals. Hiking to Hotel Everest View, you will get rewarded with the beautiful views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other surrounding peaks. After exploring the beautiful places, you will return to Namche Bazaar for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3440 m

Tengboche Elevation: 3860 m

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Your destination for the fourth day of the journey is Tengboche. You will start the trek after having a warm and wholesome breakfast in your teahouse in Namche Bazaar. The trail requires you to walk uphills and downhills and also cross the suspension bridge over the DudhKoshi after which you will arrive in Phungi Thenga. Progressing further you will cross the suspension bridge and ascend through the steep paths. After walking through rugged terrains and climbing up through narrow trails, you will finally reach Tengboche.

Upon your arrival in Tengboche you will be presented with beautiful views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and other surrounding peaks. You can also visit Tengboche monastery, which will add a spiritual touch to your journey. Your overnight stay for the fourth day will be at a teahouse in Tengboche.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tengboche Elevation: 3860 m

Dingboche Elevation: 4410 m

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

On this day you will trek to Tengboche from Dingboche. After a fulfilling breakfast in Tengboche, you will head towards Dingboche. In the initial section of the trail, the paths are flat and then it descends through the lush forest. Progressing further, you need to cross the suspension bridge over Imja Khola, with a mesmerizing view of the hills and mountains in the background. The trail then takes you to the beautiful Pangboche village. Soon afterward, you will trek through the barren and rocky terrains. You can also see the small stone settlements along the trail. The beautiful stupa decorated with vibrant colorful flags can be seen as you arrive in Dingboche. You will stay overnight at a teahouse in Dingboche.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dingboche Elevation: 4410 m

Chukhung Valley Elevation: 4730 m

You will have your second acclimatization day on day 6 where you will explore Chukhung Valley. Acclimatization day is necessary for getting accustomed to the changing altitudes when you are up for high-altitude treks. Chukhung is a popular place where trekkers do a side trip for acclimatization and there are also many lodges. The trail passes through beautiful Imja Khola and beautiful fields. If you choose to hike to Chukhung Ri, the beautiful views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam are seen, making the whole journey memorable. You will spend the acclimatization day exploring the beautiful places of the Everest Region.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dingboche Elevation: 4410 m

Lobuche Elevation: 4940 m

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

After a rest day at Dingboche and exploration of the beautiful Chukhung Valley, you will trek to Lobuche on the 7th day of the trek. You will make it to Thukla after trekking along the glacier moraine and small charming villages.

You can see some tea houses where many trekkers take a short break and have lunch. Soon afterward, you will walk through the rugged and rocky path and ascend to reach Lobuche. After you reach Lobuche, you can head inside the teahouse, freshen up, and have a warm meal prepared by the hosts. Your overnight stay will be at a teahouse in Lobuche.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lobuche Elevation: 4940 m

Gorakshep Elevation: 5164 m

Everest Base Camp Elevation: 5364 m

Trek Duration: 8 to 9 hours

On this day, you will trek to Everest base camp. The trek will start early in the morning from Lobuche after breakfast at a teahouse. Firstly, you will trek to Gorak Shep and then explore the Everest Base Camp. Trekking can be quite challenging as the trail is mostly rocky and rugged.

However, the beautiful views of the snowy peaks will captivate your heart throughout the trek. After traversing through the rocky sections, you will reach Everest Base Camp and witness the mesmerizing beauty of Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. You can take your time to explore the beautiful base camp and capture beautiful pictures of this incredible moment that you will cherish in your heart forever. After exploring the beautiful base camp, you will then return back to Gorak shep enjoying the stunning views of Everest Region. You will stay overnight in Gorak Shep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gorakshep Elevation: 5164 m

Kala Patthar Elevation: 5644.5 m

Pheriche Elevation: 4371 m

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Day 9 is an interesting one as you will trek to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep. It is a famous vantage point that offers panoramic views of Mount Everest and many other surrounding peaks like Pumori, Lhotse, and Nuptse. Many climbers start the trek early to view the mesmerizing sunrise from the vantage point of Kala Patthar. The trail gets rocky as you advance, so it is advisable to take gradual ascents. When the sun rises and the mountains are hit by its golden rays, the most enchanting scenery can be seen, enhancing your sightseeing experience. You can also capture beautiful aesthetic photographs of the sun rays illuminating the beautiful mountains

After getting a chance to witness the grandeur of the snowy mountains and pristine landscapes of the Khumbu Region from Kala Patthar you will return back to Gorak Shep again for breakfast. The destination for today is Pheriche so after the hearty breakfast, you will trek to Pheriche. You will walk along the beautiful moraine of Khumbu Glacier and arrive in Lobuche. The trail then takes you to Thukla, treating you with mesmerizing views of the snowy mountains. Traversing through the varied terrains and traditional villages, you will finally arrive in Pheriche. You can see many tea houses and lodges in Pheriche. It is also the final day when you cover the long distances by walking as you will take a flight to Kathmandu from Pheriche. Your overnight stay on day 9 will be at one of the finest teahouses in Pheriche.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pheriche Elevation: 4371 m

Kathmandu Elevation: 1400 m

Flight Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

On this day you will be taking a helicopter flight from Pheriche to Kathmandu on a helicopter. The aerial adventure is exhilarating and scenic, rewarding you with incredible views of the pristine mountains and beautiful landscapes of the Khumbu Region. The trekking routes and spectacular village settlements are seen from the aerial perspective, making your journey filled with wonder and awe. The breathtaking vistas of the Everest Region from an aerial perspective are amazing to witness. The overall flight is scenic, as you will get a chance to gaze upon the breathtaking views of verdant hills, deep valleys, water streams, and snowy peaks throughout the journey. After the helicopter makes its landing at Kathmandu Airport, we will drop you to the hotel, which marks the completion of this incredible 10 day journey.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Transfers between the airport and hotel upon your arrival and departure.
  • An experienced, English-speaking guide throughout the trek.
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage for the guide.
  • All standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek, including a cup of tea or coffee with breakfast.
  • Accommodation in teahouses or lodges during the trek.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Helicopter return from Pheriche to Kathmandu after the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Coverage for trekking permits and government taxes.
  • Emergency helicopter service arrangement (pay first and claim later with your insurance if covered), for worst-case scenarios only.
  • Provision of trekking gear such as sleeping bags, walking sticks, down jackets, and duffle bags for porters (all to be returned after the trip).
  • Medical supplies and a first aid kit, including a pulse oximeter.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Porters available upon request, capable of carrying 18-20 kg each.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. Click here for more details.
  • Additional beverages such as tea, coffee, juice, and soups.
  • Personal expenses, including alcohol, smoking, tips, and donations.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Extra activities in Kathmandu.

What To Pack For Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return From Pheriche?

Clothes:

  • Down Jackets
  • Warm Thermal Wears
  • Trekking Shirts
  • Waterproof and Windproof Jacket
  • Comfortable Trekking Pants
  • Rain Coats
  • Gloves
  • Sweater
  • Sun Hats
  • Warm Caps
  • Scarf
  • Socks (Multiple Pairs)
  • Undergarments

Foot Wear:

  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking Sandals
  • A pair of Slippers

Hydration and Refreshment:

  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Water purification Tablets
  • High Energy Snacks (Dried Fruits)
  • High Energy Bars

Trekking Gears and Equipments

  • Trekking Poles
  • A backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamps
  • Flashlights

Others

  • First Aid Box with basic medicines (PainKillers and Paracetamols)
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet Paper and Wet Wipes
  • Towel
  • Soap
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Small Mirror
  • Insect Repellents
  • Sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Camera
  • Map
  • Identification Documents
  • Cash

Useful Info

What Makes Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche Special?

What Makes Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche Special

Sagarmatha National Park

You will trek through the Sagarmatha National Park which is a world heritage site established in 1976. The exceptional area is gifted with iconic snow-capped mountains, pristine glaciers, and deep valleys. The protected national park is home to several bird species like the impeyan pheasant, Tibetan snowcock, Himalayan griffon vulture, alpine chough, etc. Similarly, animals like red panda, musk deer, Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, and black bear can also be found in the national park.

Tengboche Monastery

During the Everest Base Camp trek, you will get a chance to visit many monasteries and also Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu Region. You can see the beautiful building of the monastery with a large courtyard and also many paintings. It is culturally significant to the locals, and the architecture represents Tibetan Buddhist designs. Visiting the Tengboche Monastery, you can get insight into the beliefs of the locals and add spiritual warmth to your journey.

Cultural Exploration

You can get many chances for cultural exploration during the Everest Base Camp Trek. You will be passing through many traditional villages and meeting many locals along the way. The locals are friendly and will always greet you with a smile. As you stay in the different tea houses throughout the trek, you will get numerous opportunities to interact with the owners of the teahouses and learn about the culture and traditions of the locals.

Similarly, if you trek to the Everest Region in the autumn season, then you can get a chance to observe the Mani Rimdu festival, which holds great importance to Sherpa People, and many shows are also held at the Tengboche monastery during the festival. The sherpas perform masked dances, pray, and organize a feast to celebrate the festival. Observing the festival will make the journey more rewarding and intriguing as you can witness the vibrant and joyful moments of the Himalayan Region.

Spectacular Sceneries

Everest Base Camp Trek is renowned for offering the beautiful sceneries of iconic snow-capped peaks. Throughout the trek, you will get a chance to visit many scenic places and witness the breathtaking beauty of the pristine Everest Region. The beautiful lush forests, rivers, hills, and mountains will captivate your heart and make the entire journey invigorating. Similarly, you will hike to Kala Patthar, from where you can see the beautiful Mount Everest, Nuptse, and Changtse.

Stunning Aerial Views

The trek to Everest Base Camp with Helicopter Return from Pheriche also provides you an opportunity to gaze upon the exhilarating vistas of the Everest Region. On the first day of the journey itself, you will get a chance to witness the aerial views of verdant hills, lush forests, and beautiful settlements on a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Furthermore, you will take a helicopter flight from Pheriche, which presents you with stunning views of the unique landscapes, charming villages, and alluring mountains of the Everest Region.

Preparation for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

Preparation for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

During the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche, you will walk in diverse, uneven, wavy, and rugged terrains. You will walk uphill and downhill in many sections of the trek, which requires a good level of physical and mental endurance. It is important to prepare well before embarking on the journey for the smooth completion of the trek. You can prepare for the trek by including physical exercises and going for hikes in the local places. It helps you to stay fit, develop stamina, and be well-prepared for the challenges that come along while trekking. It is highly recommended that you include strength training exercises and cardiovascular exercises into your routine to be well prepared for high-altitude adventures like Everest Base Camp Trek. The kinds of training and exercises that you can include in your routine are;

Strength Training Exercises : Push Ups, Pull Ups, Planks. Squats, Deadlift, Lunge, Calf Raises, Upright Rows, Bicep Curl, etc.

Cardiovascular Exercises: Walking, Swimming, Stair Climbing, Cycling, Jumping ropes etc.

Challenges

challenges of Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the key concerns while trekking in the high-altitude zones. During Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche, you will cover long distances, making ascents and descents in steep and narrow sections. The risk of getting altitude sickness is always there during high-altitude treks. Some symptoms of Altitude Sickness are:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Having difficulties to sleep
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath

There are some ways in which you can minimize the risk of altitude sickness. For the reduction of the risk, it is highly recommended to follow these methods:

  • Take gradual ascents.
  • Maintain proper hydration and have a balanced diet.
  • Be mindful of how your body is reacting in changing altitudes.
  • Descend to lower areas when you feel symptoms aren’t going away.
  • Incorporate acclimatization days during the journey.
  • Consult with your doctor before taking medications like Diamox, which helps in minimizing the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Ensure proper communication with your guides and follow their guidance properly and during the trek if you feel any discomfort at any moment then inform them immediately.

Exhaustion

As you will be covering long distances by walking through steep and narrow sections of the trail so, you may get weary or exhausted at some point in time. The uphills and narrow sections can make you feel tired, which is also one of the challenges that trekkers face during high-altitude treks. So, it is advisable to walk gradually and not over-exhaust yourself. Take small breaks, incorporate rest days for acclimatization and don’t hurry to reach the destination. If you feel exhausted during trekking, then you cannot enjoy the journey, and you may even fall ill, which may cause trip interruption. So, you must trek at a gradual pace to avoid exhaustion and for the successful completion of the trek.

Weather Fluctuations

One of the major challenges of high-altitude trekking is weather fluctuations. The weather changes rapidly in the mountain regions, which stands as one of the major challenges. The sunny weather can turn gloomy rapidly in a short period of time. So, it is crucial to be well prepared for the weather related challenges of the Himalayan Region and be equipped with the essentials that will help you to be protected from the adverse weather conditions.

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Research

The first and foremost thing one must do before embarking on a journey is research. You can conduct the research in many ways. You can look for information about the trek on the internet, watch informative videos or directly contact the trekking agencies. Research helps you learn about the nature of the trek and also helps you to make informed decisions for choosing the right time for the trek. With the proper research you can know about the cost, required level of fitness, terrain conditions, and essentials that are required for trekking. It also helps you do the proper planning and be well-prepared for the challenges that come with trekking. So, do research and determine if the trek is suitable for you.

Maintain Proper Hydration and Nutrition

Maintaining a good level of hydration and nutrition is important while trekking to Everest Base Camp. When you are properly hydrated and incorporate nutritious food into your diet, you can maintain your energy levels. You should make sure to drink enough water and not get dehydrated. Similarly, maintain a balanced diet as it helps you to develop the stamina that is required for trekking.So, hydration and nutrition is important for the successful completion of the trek.

Be well-informed about the routes.

When you are planning for any trek, it is crucial to be familiar with the routes. When you know your itinerary, it will help you know about the route, and you will trek through the designated paths only, which will reduce the possibility of getting lost. Similarly, when you know about the routes, you can manage your time properly and you can distribute your time effectively for rest stops and reach the teahouse in time. So, you should know to know about the routes. It is highly advisable to ask for information about the routes with the guides and also read the itinerary to stay well-informed about the routes.

Be Flexible with the Itinerary

When going for treks especially in the high altitude zones, it is important to be flexible with the itinerary. If during any particular day during your trek, a situation arises that may not be suitable for trekking then you may have to add an extra day to your schedule so, it is highly advisable to be flexible with your schedule and itinerary for any kind of modifications needed during the journey.

Pack All Essentials

Packing wisely is necessary for a convenient and enjoyable Trek. You need to be well-equipped with all the required items that are required during the journey. As you will walk in diverse terrains of the Khumbu Region for more than a week you will need important items that will help you have a comfortable journey. Buying all the essentials may not be possible when you are in remote areas, so do research about the required items and make sure to pack them for maintaining hygiene and comfort during the trek.

Accommodation and Meals

You will stay in teahouses and lodges during the EBC trek with helicopter return from Pheriche. It is among the popular trekking destinations and you will find many tea houses and lodges along the trail. As you advance in the remote zones, the facilities might be basic, but you will have a comfortable stay. The tea houses provide a cozy and warm room with a single bed, warm blankets, and a pillow. Many trekkers bring sleeping bags as blankets alone may not be sufficient to keep yourself warm.

Similarly there are a variety of options available in the food menu. The most common and popular dish that is served by many tea houses along the trail is Dal Bhat. It is a typical Nepali dish served warm and is very fulfilling. Other food items such as Bread, Fried, and Boiled Eggs, Noodles, Thukpa Soup, and Chapatis are also served in the teahouses, which you can order as per your preference.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is important when you partake in any high-altitude treks in Nepal. You must have travel insurance that provides financial protection against the possible risks that you may encounter during the journey. There are certain possible risks that may occur during the trekking, so to have a financially secure journey, it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance that provides coverage against risks like Medical expenses because of any illness or accidents during the trip, lost /stolen baggage and trip cancellation or delays. Similarly, there may be a situation of urgency that may need emergency evacuation through helicopter, and the trip can get interrupted because of any natural calamities so it is highly recommended that you select the plan that provides the financial protection against such risks. So, travel insurance is crucial for the Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return from Pheriche.

Permits Required For Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche

To trek to the Everest Base Camp, you must obtain permits. The revenue collected through the permits is important for the development of the local infrastructure conservation of the natural environment and There are two permits required for Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return from Pheriche, and they are:

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit costs Rs.2000 per person (USD 15).

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit

The cost of the Sagarmatha National Park permit is Rs. 3000 per person (USD 22.48) for foreigners and Rs.1500 (USD 11.24) for the citizens of SAARC countries.

Safety Guidelines For Helicopter Return from Pheriche

Some of the safety protocols that you should follow when returning to Kathmandu from Pheriche

  • Keep your phone in flight mode during the flight.
  • Fasten your seat belt.
  • Follow the instructions of the pilot and the crew.
  • Step in and out of the helicopter only after receiving the instructions of the pilot.
  • Be familiar with the luggage restrictions.
  • Know about all the emergency procedures.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Take advice from your doctor before the helicopter tour if you have any health issues.
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