Short Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Return to Kathmandu is an incredible trekking adventure experience in style. The trip gives you the special treatment of being able to fly out of the Everet on a helicopter. To make your adventure trek experience completely unique from a regular Everest base camp trekking trip, the trip uses a helicopter to fly back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek. On the day when you return back to Kathmandu, you will have an opportunity of going for a short helicopter sightseeing tour of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. The opportunity of using a chopper as the means of transportation in this trip links you even more closely to the charm of Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks in the Himalayas.
Trekking to the base of the highest mountain in the world is certainly a wonderful experience. And the return back on a helicopter in style makes it even more interesting. Whilst you are on the trip, you will get to experience an amazing mixture of adventure and luxury of trekking to the famous Everest base camp in the Himalayas of Nepal.
The meditative sounds of the glacial river, the cultural charm of the Sherpa villages, breathtaking views of the mountains, etc. make the trip a wonderful experience.
Short Everest Base Camp Trek Heli Return to Kathmandu Itinerary
Here is the itinerary that this trek follows.
Fitness for Short Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return to Kathmandu
It is obvious that you will need to be fit and healthy to be able to walk for several days in the high elevation of the mountains. Even for a fit person, it is a challenge but surely an achievable one. Once you plan to go on the trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp, you should also start working on your fitness. Even if you are on a regular workout routine, making it a little more trekking friendly can help you a lot.
Doing more cardio exercises; taking small hikes around, walking or jogging outside and if possible, going on short treks around can be truly helpful. The gist is that you should certainly have a good level of physical fitness. Another important aspect is your mental fitness as well. Walking for several days in the mountains can be arduous but it is your determination and mental strength that takes you forward on the adventure. You ultimately get to enjoy the magnificence of Everest and other mountains in the region.
When to go and what to take
Whenever you think you are ready, you can embark on the adventure. Although the trip is doable most of the time throughout the year, March-May and September-November are the most favorable months. As the weather in the high mountain is unpredictable, it is wise to choose the time when the weather normally remains at its best.
Another important thing for the adventure is getting well equipped. A lack of necessary equipment for trekking can seriously affect the trip. So, knowing beforehand what you will require in the mountains is a must. You can ask us for the list of equipment that you will need for the Short Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return to Kathmandu.
You can also refer to our equipment list for the trek.
Self or Guided Trek
Although the trail to Everest base camp is well-trodden and you can traverse it on your own, it is always advisable to trek with a guide. Trekking with a guide ensures your safety. As you are a stranger in the region and maybe with the high-altitude wilderness, walking with a guide and in a group keeps you in comfort. You will know what to do and what not to do in the mountains so that you keep yourself on the safe side.
Altitude sickness is another matter of fact that this trek involves. Actually, any trekking adventure that goes above 3,000 meters from sea level involves the risk of altitude sickness. In addition to altitude sickness, there may come several other health issues as you walk in the mountains that need immediate attention and help. During these difficult times, a guide is the best solution.
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