|Accomodation||"Yeti Mountain Home" during the trek|
|Start / End point||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Max. Altitude||5,555m at Kalapatthar|
|Meals Included||All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek|
|Nature of Trek||Lodge to Lodge Trekking|
|Best Season||Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec|
|Activity Per Day||Approximately 4-6 hrs walking|
|Transportation||Domestic flight (lukla-Ktm-Lukla), Helicopter Tour (from Namche to EBC, Kalapatthar & fly back to Lukla), and private vehicle (Transportation)|
About the Trip
One of the most popular trekking routes, the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour, is on the bucket list of everyone who loves wandering around snowcapped mountains. Sipping a warm cup of coffee in the chilly aura of the region, amidst the Himalayas, it is no wonder why it is a dream destination. Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains, including four of the world's highest peaks, this trek is a package of experience. We encounter the beauty of the mountains as we immerse in the tranquil aura of the Everest region. We also witness the enigmatic culture and tradition of the Sherpa people, and their warm hospitality is what makes the trip an unforgettable one. Bounded by loads of responsibilities, this trek package is a getaway, keeping in mind the time and effort to reach the base of Mount Everest. A short trip to Everest Base Camp, we fly to and back from the base camp with the helicopter. For them who want to enjoy the beauty of Everest base camp with minimal effort, this is simply the one. We do have a short hike till Phakding and Namche Bazaar because it impersonates the overall trek in the Everest region. Trekking this concise yet easy trail, we will also acclimatize as we experience the beauty of the mountains and the astounding landscape.
- The most exquisite yet beautiful flight to and from Lukla
- A light hike to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest
- A scenic and thrilling flight from a helicopter to Everest Base Camp
- Get acquainted with the culture and lifestyles of the Sherpa community
- The gracefulness of the few of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m)
- Contemplate the beauty of the highest glacier on Earth: Khumbu Glacier
- Savour the astounding beauty of the Khumbu Icefall(5,486m)
A crisp and refreshing journey to Everest Base Camp, this package is designed for those who dare to dream. Keeping aside all the stress and burden of daily life, we head to the base of the majestic Everest. On a comfortable trip to the base camp, we witness the spectacular mountains accompanied by the beauty of the Sherpa culture and tradition. We relish the blanket of mountains surrounding the mystifying valley. We experience the amazement of thrilling bridges, Stupas decorated with vibrant prayer flags, and the enchanting aura of the villages in the Everest region. We get the luxury of skipping all the walking part while we take pleasure from the Himalayas on our short trip to EBC; Everest base camp helicopter tour.
We fly in between the clouds and above the dazzling mountains to reach Lukla(2,850m). Followed by a short hike to Phakding(2,650m), we relish our short and enjoyable walk amidst the Himalayas. Traversing through the famous suspension bridge of the Everest region, over the swiftly flowing white river, we reach Namche Bazaar(3,440m). After an acclimatization day at Namche, we head to the Everest Base Camp from a helicopter. The flight is thrilling yet filled with an unquestionably beautiful view of the mountains and the villages. When the first rays of sunlight gently caress the snow-capped peaks the next morning, we’ll be there holding a cup of coffee surrounded by those pristine and pearly white mountains. We cannot see the majestic Mount Everest from the base camp, as of which we ascent further to Kala Patthar(5,550m).
We descend back to Gorak Shep(5,185m) where we hop in our helicopter for a flight back to Lukla. We return the next day to Kathmandu from Lukla and call it an end to one of our most memorable trips.
This trip is fit for everyone who wants to embrace the base of the world's highest mountain with minimal effort and fewer days. We introduce you with an offer to reach the base camp and experience a trailer of what it is like to walk in the trail. A blend of a short hike around and scenic flights, this is surely a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
In addition to this trek, we offer other exquisite trekking routes for our valuable clients. There are other thrilling trekking routes for trekkers looking for greater challenges - 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek or 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek, 15 Days Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking, 17 Days Everest High Three Passes Trekking and many more to choose from.
Discovery World Trekking will arrange a comfortable arrival and stay at a hotel in Kathmandu a day before our '5 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek’. Make sure to attend our official briefing a day before the trek. The primary motive for the meeting is to give you proper guidance and vital information about the trek. Secondarily, we recheck all the equipment for your comfortable journey. We ensure that you have all the supplies needed for the trek. This pre-meeting gives a clear idea about the necessary supplies and challenges you may face during the trek. It will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be outfitted and energized about the trek. Additionally, it is recommended to put a margin of 1 or 2 days extra. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu is unpredictable and might be canceled or delayed due to bad weather.
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Day to Day Itinerary
- day 1
Flight from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft )
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 6.2km/3.8 miles Flight Hours 40 Minutes Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft Trek Duration 3 hours
We commence our journey to the base of Everest by flying to Lukla. The 40 minutes of scenic flight, followed by a short hike to Phakding is very refreshing. We hike from Chaurikharka village to Phakding where we stop for our first night in the Khumbu region. The crisp and refreshing day is beneficial in acclimatizing with the elevation. We can seize a short excursion around the village with spare time on hand. Phakding is the starting point for this trek as which it has everything from gears and lodging to pool and restaurants. Moreover, there are few famous local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) that we will visit. A little bit of hike before heading to the base camp, it will enhance our excitement as we prepare ourselves for the high altitude.
- Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home
- Included standard meals ( Buffet/ Set Breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home + Lunch at Yeti Mountain Home + Dinner in Yeti Mountain )
- day 2
Trek from Phakding ( 2,650 m/ 8,562 ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 7.4 km/4.6 miles Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft Trek Duration 6 hours
We commence the hike as early as possible as we take it slow and steady to reach our destination, Namche Bazaar. We proceed along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River with a beguiling view surrounding us. The thrilling suspension bridges of the Everest region make this hike even more exciting. Ornamented beautifully with prayer flags, the bridges across the Dudh Koshi River adds to a spectacular illustration of the place. We reach Monjo village after a few hours of the walk, from where the Sagarmatha National Park begins. A challenging ascent awaits from here through the dense forest, where we slowly see the face of Mount Everest. As the view emphasizes, the enthusiasm assures us to make us forget all the steps that we’ve ascended. Through the woods and stone-paved way, we finally reach Namche Bazar. Namche Bazaar is one of the most happening places in the Everest region. The lively atmosphere and the heartwarming attitude of the Sherpa people make the stay very pleasant.
- Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home
- Included standard meals (Buffet/Set Breakfast at Yeti Mountain+ Lunch + Buffet/Set Dinner at Yeti Mountain)
- day 3
Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
We stay at Namche Bazar for another night to acclimatize with the altitude. We stroll around Namche Bazaar and immerse in the beauty of the place. We can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and including a hike to Khumjung(3,790m). We visit Hillary school and old monasteries on the way to Khumjung. We can also further hike to Khunde. Namche, without a doubt, offers a lot of hidden wonders. A must-not-miss place is the Syangboche airport(3,780m), the highest airport in the world, and hike to Everest View Hotel from where the view of Mount Everest is excellent. We conclude our day enjoying the exquisiteness of Namche Bazaar and eating the delicious and authentic Sherpa cuisine.
- Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home
- Included standard meals ( Buffet/Set Breakfast at Yeti Mountain Home + Lunch at Hotel Everest View + Buffet/Set Dinner at Yeti Mountain Home )
- day 4
Heli Flight from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)/Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft) and fly back to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)
We start the day as early as possible to savor the beauty of sun-rays kissing Mount Everest. We fly from Namche Bazaar over Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, and Kalapatthar with a helicopter. Furthermore, we hike till Kala Patthar(5,555m), the highest altitude point of our trip. It may be a little challenging as we climb uphill at a higher elevation. Despite the claim, it is recommended to take the ascent. Mount Everest(8,848m) hides behind Mount Lhotse(8,516m), which is why we hike to Kalapatthar to witness the mighty Everest along with other alluring Himalayan peaks. We spend quite a few times here and sip a nice cup of tea amidst the serenity of the world's highest mountains. As we descend down to Gorak Shep, we enjoy the enticing beauty of the trail. We fly back to Lukla and halt for a night. With spare time on hand, we can stroll around the Lukla village and embrace the beauty and the luxury of the place.
- Overnight at the Yeti Mountain Home
- Included Standard Meal (Breakfast + Buffet/ Set Lunch at Yeti Mountain Home + Buffet/Set Dinner at Yeti Mountain Home)
- day 5
Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) - 40 minutes.
Itinerary Facts Flight Hours 40 Mints
We have a pleasant breakfast as we enjoy the spectacle of the Himalayas before we fly back to Kathmandu. We conclude the journey to the Everest Base Camp as we enjoy the marvelous scenarios of the snow-capped mountains on our flight. We will escort you back to your hotel after reaching Kathmandu. We can manage a tour around the city as per your request. As beautiful as the mountains, the culture around the city is a must-see before you call it an end to your vacation
- Included Meal (Buffet/Set Breakfast)
What is Included?
- Pick up & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private vehicle
- Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu). Tickets and airport departure taxes
- Helicopter flight from Namche - Kala Patthar (Everest Base Camp) back to Lukla
- Accommodations: Four nights luxury accommodation ( "Yeti Mountain Home") at Lukla, Phakding and Namche.
- Meals: Four Buffet/Set Breakfast, Four Buffet/Set Dinner and Three Buffet/Set Lunch at "Yeti Mountain Home", One Lunch at "Hotel Everest View”.
- Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader Guide, (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers: 1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
- Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment like duffle bags, etc.
- Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
- Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
- Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
- Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
- Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own
- All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
- Full medical kit
- Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
- Provide pulse oximeter to monitor the blood oxygen saturation level at high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks
- Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
- Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
- Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
- International flight airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
- All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
- Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc.
- Personal clothing and gear
- Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
- Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
- Additional costs or delays caused by factors outside of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
- All costs and expenses not listed in "Cost Includes" will be counted as excluding costs
Equipment lists for Everest Base Camp Trek
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage, which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat
- Headlight with extra batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Light weight gloves
- Heavy weight winter gloves
- Hiking shirts
- Long sleeved shirt
- Hooded rain jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Light weight cotton pants
- T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
- Water proof jacket and pants
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
- Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
- Thermal bottle
- Water purification
- Trekking pole
- Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Tooth paste
- Deodorant floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Cell phone
- First aid kit
- Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
- Notebook and pen
Covid-19 updates & safety precaution for Everest Base Camp Helicopter - 5 Days
What can be better than flying over white snow-capped mountains where all you see in rock and iced peaks and nothing more? Discovery World Trekking has a very dynamic package where you’ll fly over the world's tallest mountains on a single trip with the sky and nothing else over you. With no doubt of safety or any precautions as you’ll be completely out of contact with most of the human contact expect you and your group which makes it a lot safer to wander in nature or in this case fly over nature’s mightiest creation.
You’ll be in the air for most of your trip to a Helicopter. The nearest city to you can see would be Namche Bazaar & Lukla where the population is less than 2000 at 3500 elevations, the best part is you’ll be doing social distancing naturally as you’ll be in the air for most of your journey, unlike the trekking or hiking. Furthermore, in the route, you won’t find many people as the long trails go for days long. The route consists of notable places like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lobuche, Gorak sheep, and so on where the combined population of Area is roughly 4 thousand. You’ll be completely wandering in the solace of nature along with our crew ( Trek leaders and porters) who will help you along the way. We understand, it’s been a hard time for everyone so we have made sure you’ll be surrounded by motivational and inspiring aura throughout the journey,
As per covid-19 safety concerns, here are the following measures we’ve taken to make travel as safe as possible.
- Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid
- Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
- We'll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the DWT team assisting you.
- Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks
- Food & Accommodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.
The beginning of the journey towards 5 days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour
You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon arrival which is not included in the package. Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.
Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in package!
Don't Worry; We'll Pick You Up!
We provide free airport pick up and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness, and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.
Accommodation Details During The Trek
5 days Everest Heli trek includes four nights luxury lodge "Yeti Mountain Home" at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.
Two nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.
Meals at Yeti Moutain Home provide buffet/set breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. One lunch at Everest View Hotel during the side trip from Namche.
All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in the cafe are excluded from Package.
Best Time for Everest base camp helicopter tour
The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to visit the Everest Base camp cause no one is beyond nature. The live forecast of Everest base camp can be gained here, yet it’s very hard to predict the weather. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there are ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.
Though during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, a cold temperature that’s what enthuses many trekkers.
January to February
This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountains and can result in extremely cold temperatures. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these months or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.
Temperature: Temperature ranges from 15°C to -15°C.
March to April
This is one of the best times of the season to hike in the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very favorable this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being the beginning of the spring season, the weather starts to warm up during these months. During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed in their expedition at this time.
Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.
May to June
This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June until mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.
Temperature- Around 25°C at daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.
July to August
The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get canceled at the beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those months trekking towards Everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favorable it's not highly recommended to trek in these months but the rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.
Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C
September to October
This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the daytime and falls down to 5 degrees during the night-time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended, as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to end. The main festival of Nepal: Dashain and Tihar also attracts tourists in this season.
Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees
November to December
As winter slowly begins, snowfalls begin in the Himalayas region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get colder. November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months, as it’s the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.
Please Note: The weather in the Himalayas is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day tonight.
Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health
Two days hiking duration involves 3 hrs from Lukla to Phakding, & 5 to 6 hrs from Phakding to Namche. We explore the surrounding area during the rest day in Namche. Even normal fit trekkers are recommended to join in this trek.
This trek is for private. We can organize any size of the group with your own paxes. But an individual who prefers group joining can not guarantee the trip. We do a solo trips too.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest base camp trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m) for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of an insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy.
Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help in arranging quick and effective rescue operations, transfer for emergency medical help. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say on their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Helicopter-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.
Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of the visa fee is US $50 for 30 days, which have to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
Nepali Rupees (NPR) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100-118 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having the security advantage of traveler's cheques, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.
If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about 4% or more depending upon the bank.
During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in the Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency
Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
How Much Luggage can I take during Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, two people will be assigned with one porter, and combined luggage should not exceed more than 18kg. We never overload our porters. But you should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.
We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.
Everest Base Camp Trek Safety
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client's safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue, as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.
We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides / Sherpa to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned to one porter. Combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We never overload our porters. We divide a proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide for a group of 12 or above members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staffs are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear and we also provided them with food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluent English speakers and other major languages as well
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Rock climbing
Most importantly, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, a tip is an accepted and honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service, and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.
Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company-registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10% of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
Last minute booking
Discovery World Trekking has offered the special provision of last-minute booking with regard to The Everest Base Camp trek. Under this condition, the last-minute booking with 100% trip payment within 24 hours is accepted
After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.
After completing the trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you a company t-shirt, a digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along a key ring. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliments, comment, or complain about the service provided and the team performances as we always strive to be better.
Group Discount Prices
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 4100|
|2 Paxes||US$ 2700|
|3 Paxes||US$ 2400|
|4 Paxes||US$ 2100|
Discovery World Trekking
Nepal during Covid -19 Once in a lifetime opportunity
Just back from an amazing experience trekking to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), Kala Patthar (5,643m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Gokyo Ri (5,360m) in November 2020. I had planned the trek for nearly a year but was interrupted by the pandemic. I caught a mild version of Covid in late September, and tested positive for antibodies right about the time Nepal re-opened for trekking and mountaineering mid-October and saw the opportunity of a lifetime; to trek nearly undisturbed in what could otherwise be a fairly crowded peak-season.
I came in contact with Paul and had long and detailed discussions about Nepal&rsquo's travel restrictions; visa, insurance, and PCR test requirements, etc. Paul and his team were extremely helpful and updated me on all the latest news, how to interpret the regulation while helping me apply for a visa. In the end, I had no trouble entering Nepal or continuing my journey towards Everest. I traveled to Kathmandu in early November, was met at the airport by my guide, Karan, who brought me to my hotel and helped me get the required PCR test to allow me to continue my journey to Lukla. Karan was very helpful throughout the trek; had updated knowledge of which villages were open or closed (all of the major hubs along the trail were open, although maybe only 1-2 lodges in each village),
he provided me with face masks and alcogel when needed and helped me set the right trekking pace depending on how strong or tired I felt. He carried a sizeable medical kit, tested my blood oxygen level (pulse oximeter) every night, and provided me with Diamox (voluntary) as a precaution when we got above 4,000m, to help prevent altitude sickness. In the end, I experienced only very mild symptoms. Trekking during the pandemic never felt like a concern; in part because I had antibodies (although you never know how long or well such protection lasts), but also because social distancing is rarely a problem on the Everest trail. Although we did meet a few very nice fellow trekkers at some lodges, half the nights we were the only guests in the lodge. When crossing Cho La Pass(5,420m) from Dzongla to Gokyo we trekked for nearly 8h without meeting a single soul (tourist or Nepali) on the trail.
The trek went from Lukla to EBC, Kala Patthar, Cho La, and Gokyo back to Lukla, covering 190km in at times very tough terrain. It was planned for 14 days but we did it in 12, at my own request. It was very demanding at times (I chose to carry my own 14kg backpack), but the views and the experience were amazing and clearly worth all the effort. The weather was optimal; clear skies all days except 1½. Very cold at night, particularly when 4,000m, but warm/mild in the daytime. Food was very good; avoid meat, aim mainly for boiled food and you will be fine. I experienced no stomach issues.
In the end, I am extremely pleased with my journey, very thankful to Paul and Karan for all their efforts, and hope that more people discover the advantages of visiting Nepal while the number of visitors remains far below the usual.
Experience of a lifetime!
I booked a 10 day hiking trip to Everest base camp with Discovery World Trekking. Paul, the owner of the company was incredibly resourceful in arranging everything for me. I had nothing to worry about but just take in the raw beauty of the Himalayas and enjoy my trek. From the time of landing at the airport to the departure, everything was taken care of in a concierge style with utmost punctuality and ease. I would not do it any other way. Nepal is not easy to navigate by yourself and I would strongly recommend Discovery World Trekking as they took care of everything. I had a guide and a porter with me the entire time which made this trip worry-free and very enjoyable. The personal touch that Paul and his company invests in their clients is priceless. He was also able to arrange for a helicopter tour of Everest base camp which was a life-changing experience! I can’t thank him enough for his hard work and diligence in making my dreams come true!
Amazing Journey of Many Steps
Our trek to Everest Base Camp was truly an amazing journey one step at a time. Discovery World Trekking guides and porters took care of every detail so we could concentrate on the incredible beauty of the Himalayas and daily hikes. They seemed to know when you needed help before you did. By the first evening, we felt like family telling stories, learning more about Nepal, and having lots of laughs.
mary is in Tengboche
Our guides were in contact with Paul Gurung in Kathmandu in anticipation of our return making sure every contingency was explored to get us back on time. This trek was more than a hike to Everest Base Camp. It was learning about the history, religion, and culture of the Nepalese people and the stories about Everest which were so grateful to have experienced. It was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you