Every travel enthusiast wants to trek in the Everest Region at least once in their lifetime. This celebrated trail is well known for its diversity, locals, food, its alluring natural beauty and most of all, the glorious Himalayas. To watch the morning sunlight meet the high mountains as the first ray hits the earth is truly a wonderful experience to witness. Another advantage of this package is flying over Everest on a helicopter to observe it from above the clouds. All this can be done in a short trek where there is no hassle of walking all the way up to the Base Camp. From Kathmandu, we will fly to Lukla. The trekking starts from this trekkers hub of Khumbu Region as we walk towards Phadking, Monjo, Namche Bazar and finally to Syangboche. From here, we will charter the helicopter to fly us to Everest. We will spend some time here on the Base Camp amidst all the colorful tents and prayer flags. Later, we will fly back to Kathmandu making a trek combined with helicopter tour for a total of 8 days including Arrival and Departure.
*The Khumbu region opens its doors to all the trekkers and climbers to explore the Beautiful land of the Himalayas. On the other hand, we should respect the mountains and the culture prevailing in the Himalayas. Our guides are experienced and familiar to the Sagarmatha region. As your safety is our superior priority, we request you to communicate with your team leaders/guides and cooperate accordingly for a healthy, happy and sustainable trekking experience.
- Arrival and departure pickup
- 3 night accommodation at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu guided city tour by private car
- Special welcome and farewell dinner with local Nepali music and dance
- Kathmandu to Lukla flight tickets with airport tax
- Syangboche-Everest base camp to Kathmandu by private helicopter
- All accommodation and meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) during the trek
- Fresh fruits after dinner while on a trek
- Purified (medicated proof) safe drinking water while on a trek (if you want)
- Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local and government taxes
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Company T-shirt
- Everest Region Map
- Nepal arrival visa
- Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
- Your travel insurance that covers trip cancelations or interruptions as well as medical and health
- Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation
Upon your arrival, Desire Adventure team leader will be at the airport to greet you with your transportation. After reaching your hotel, you can either decide to rest or explore the area. We will also visit the main office of Desire Adventures to discuss further on the trek and meet with your correspondent. Here, you will also meet your trekking guide and you can ask him any queries. Later in the evening, the company will host a welcome dinner for you in a local cuisine restaurant with music and dance. This is also a great opportunity to get introduced to the diversified community of Nepal.
On the 2nd day of your trek, we will have a valley sightseeing tour. Kathmandu is famous for its monuments, stupa and shrines. Some monuments and temples are even listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture and its fascinating history. Following it, our first stop will be Pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath is a Hindu temple worshipping Lord Shiva. It is famous amidst the thousands of pilgrims who come to this sacred site every year. Next stop will be Boudhanath. Boudhanath is a Buddhist stupa encircled within a Tibetan community. The stupa lies on the ancient trade route to Tibet. Next stop, we will explore Swayambhunath, famously known as the Monkey Temple. Situated on top of a hill, this stupa is home to various monkeys transferring from the forests nearby; thus earning its name. Our last stop will be Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic area surrounded by palaces and monuments dating back to the Malla Dynasty. If time permits, we will also visit the Patan Durbar Square. After a fruitful day, we come back to our hotel for a good night’s rest and preparation for our trek tomorrow.
Today will be the day we will finally start our trek. Early morning, we will drive to the airport to fly to Lukla. Lukla is the center point for those who travel to the Khumbu Region since it has the only airport in operation. Thus, after breakfast in the hotel we fly to the small settlement in the Khumbu Region. Lukla originally means a place of goats and sheep. Nevertheless, rarely any sheep and goats are found in this area today. But we will come across various trekkers lodge, cafes and restaurants as this area has been heavily commercialized. Upon landing in Lukla, we officially start the trek by walking towards our destination for today. From Lukla, we walk along the stone and Mani walls until we reach Chheplung. Walking along the Dudh Koshi Nadi (River) we start witnessing the difference in culture and the society of the people prevailing in this region. We start getting the glance of mountains such as Kusum Kangru and enjoy the painted mani walls and prayer flags. From here, we will cross settlements such as Nurning and Chhuthuwa. The downhill walk now continues through dense forest, small Sherpa villages, and suspension bridge to Phakding. Overnight at Phadking.
After breakfast, we start walking to the Monjo valley today. Monjo is a small settlement that lies in the north of Phadking at 2835m. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River over a suspension bridge, we walk alongside the river on the west. Few more river crossing and we finally start walking along the rhododendron and magnolia forests until reaching Monjo. Upon reaching Monjo, we can either choose to rest or visit the nearby monasteries and settlements. Overnight at Monjo.
Our destination for today is Namche bazaar. Namche is also considered as the trekker’s hub since it is considered as the gateway to Everest. The settlement has various facilities like communication and clinics making it famous among the locals and the trekkers. From Monjo, we will cross the Sagarmatha National Park Entrance gate and walk towards Larja Dobhan. Crossing Larja Dobhan, we will finally get our first view of Mt. Everest. The magnificent glory stands tall in 8848m surrounded by various other mountain massifs. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River over suspension bridge we will walk on a steep trail upon finally reaching Namche. We will be welcomed by the hustle and bustle of the Sherpas and the trekkers as we finally feel like we have come to the foothills of the Himalayas to see its beauty. Overnight at Namche.
On the 6th day of our trek, we will finally reach Syangboche from where we take the helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp. Syangboche is a 2 hour trek from Namche. We take the west route towards Syangboche. Upon reaching the destination, we can either rest or walk around and explore the settlement. The location gives a great view of Everest and other mountains situated in the Khumbu Area. We have a final preparation for the flight tomorrow and we rest for the day. overnight at Khumjung
Day 7: Fly from Syangboche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and fly to Kathmandu (1,300/4,264ft)
Today is the most awaited day in the entire trek as we will fly to the Everest Base Camp. The notion of flying around the mountains itself is an appealing idea. Add the excitement of being in the foothill of the highest mountain in the world and you will get a complete package of mountain adventure. From Syangboche we will fly to Everest Base Camp. The flight will take us to the Everest Base Camp but we will only stop for few minutes due to altitude sickness threat. The Base Camp lies at an altitude of 5364m. Thus, we can be a victim of AMS. To avoid this, we enjoy the scenario and return back to the capital city. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner where we can take feedback and discuss on your experience. Overnight in Kathmandu.
On the departure day we will drop you off to the airport. Nonetheless, if your flight later in the day, you can also do some souvenir shopping. If you plan to extend your trip further or plan your next trip, we are happy to help you to plan and customize your trip. Namaste and have a safe journey.
Everest Base Camp is famous among the trekkers planning to trek the Himalayas as they get to explore the Khumbu region and experience the tallest mountain of the world. Nevertheless, one should always plan ahead of time on the technical difficulties, preparation, cultural shock and current events of the country. The Everest base Camp trek till Syangboche is a moderate technically difficult trek with only 3-4 hours of trek to the maximum per day. But prepping ahead of the trek is always recommended.
Due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalayas, there may be unforeseen schedule changes in domestic flights to Lukla and from Lukla. Thus, we would recommend you to cooperate with your trekking guide and not to come on a tight schedule but keep few days extra.
Best season to trek:
Spring: (March, April, May) and Autumn: (Mid September, October and November)
You should have travel insurance to ensure adequate protection in case of emergencies. A travel insurance policy covering cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure your insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. 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 that you can pay for it. A cash deposit is paid to the helicopter operator while the rest of the money is collected once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers emergency helicopter transportation.
Foods and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu we use a tourist-standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost for accommodation. We will provide all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner along with tea & coffee) from the teahouses menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking in Everest, the accommodation will be in tourist standard guesthouses or lodges with electricity and hot shower.
Passport and Visa Information:
It is very easy to obtain Nepal visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. However, nationals of SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan) and China do not require any visa to visit Nepal. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience or foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:
Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees:
Transit visa (3 days) Free of cost
Multiple entry (15 days) 25 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (30 days) 40 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (90 days) 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency
(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
Tel: 00977-1-00977-1 422199 / 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868.
Gear/ Clothing List:
Head; Sunglasses with UV protection, Sun Hat, Lip balm
Upper body: T- Shirts (2), Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover, Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Down vest and/ or jacket (Included)
Hands: Lightweight gloves, Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body: Underwear (4), Hiking shorts (2), Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks (4), Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals), Gaiters (only for winter)
Accessories: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included), Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock, Basic First Aid Kit, Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside your trekking bag, Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack), Water bottles (2), Hiking poles/ walking sticks.
Toiletries: Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.
Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:
Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.
Round the clock service:
Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.
Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:
Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.
Importance to Sustainable Tourism:
We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.
No exceptions with quality and equipments:
Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency. Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.
5:1 Client Guide Ratio
We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles.
Why Desire Adventures?
- Exceptional Product Knowledge
- Fair Price and Service Quality Guaranteed
- Guaranteed Departure on each booking
- Ultra-personalized itinerary and Unmatched Flexibility:
- We Maintain 1:5 Guides:clients Ratio