10 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly Back - 10 days days

Overview

Introduction and Overview 

Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter fly back is one of the top selling packages in Nepal. This trek is the best option for the trekkers having less time in Nepal on the other hand it is also one of the great trekking packages for the trekkers who want to enjoy helicopter ride in their Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter fly back is a trek that combines both adventure and fun. This trek provides you chance to mark your foot steps in the lap of the world’s highest summit and gives you the privilege of walking in the legendary foothills of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. Moreover, you will get your soul filled with love by the warm and welcoming hospitality of the ever friendly Sherpa people of Everest Region. In this Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly back you will also get to know about the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the people living in the Himalayan regions.

Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter fly back can be one of the most amazing treks of your life.  This trek not just focuses on the destination but also offers you with numerous trekking attractions along the way.  You will be visiting several monasteries along the ways; you will also get to catch the rare glimpses of Khumbu’s endangered animals while walking through the lush green forests blanketed with rhododendron and juniper trees.  

The trek begins with a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight to Lukla provides an amazing aerial view of the Nepalese Himalayan ranges. After about 30 minutes flight you will land at Lukla airport and will meet rest of the team members there. The original trek begins from here. The trek passes through several Sherpa villages, a major financial hub Namche Bazaar, lush green forests and Sherpa Monasteries along the way.  

Helicopter Fly back from Everest Base Camp to Lukla.

In this Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter fly back have regular trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.  Kalapathhar is also known as the best view point on earth. The Mt.Everest looks absolutely stunning from here.  You will fly directly to Lukla after completing your trek to EBC and Kalapatthar. The enthralling helicopter ride over Everest Region gives an amazing picturesque of the landscapes, mountains and villages of Everest Region. You will fly to Kathmandu by flight from Lukla. It takes about 20 minutes from Kalapatthar to fly back to Lukla

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) & walk to GorakShep (5,180 m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10 : Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) fly back to Lukla (via helicopter) and fly back to Kathmandu by flight.

NOTE: The trekkers are recommend to arrive a day earlier at Kathmandu before the start of Trek. It is because arriving a day earlier gives you ample time for rest and also you can buy the necessary trekking gears in Kathmandu in case you haven’t brought it with you. Also it is better if you are prepared for the unforeseeable weather of Everest Region with some additional days besides the trip schedule so that you won’t miss your International flight even if the Lukla flight is delayed or cancelled. We will offer you welcome dinner in Kathmandu on your arrival day and due to any reasons if the welcome dinner cannot be provided the following day then we will offer you farewell dinner before your departure.

All our trekking packages are fully customizable. We can accommodate the trekking packages according to the preference and requirements of the customer. The above provided template is just a demonstration of what we offer. 

 

NOTE:   During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays.  

 Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

Since, the weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours, the Lukla flight often gets delayed or even cancelled. 

Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

Why Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly Back? 

Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter fly back is an amazing way to explore the Everest Region within short span of time. This trek provides you an astounding experience of trekking to the world’s most iconic trekking destination, Everest Base Camp. Along with the trekking experience to the legendary foothills, one can also enjoy the breathtaking helicopter ride to Lukla from Kalapatthar. On the other hand this trek saves a lot of energy and time. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You can pick up your luggage and see for the representative of Actual Adventure after the completion of your immigration process. Then Our Actual Adventure representative will welcome you in traditional way at the arrival gate. You will be taken to the exact hotel as you plan. You can meet trekking crew at Actual Adventure head office after check in your hotel or you can visit Kathmandu valley. At evening, you can enjoy a good traditional welcome Dinner (D) in a traditional restaurant, organized by Actual Adventure. As this will your first day in Nepal, We will never miss the opportunity to make you enjoyed and make you feel good. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner. 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

 Flight time: Could be any from 6:30 Am to 12:00 pm 

 Flight Duration: 35 Minutes.

Trek Duration: 3 hours.

Early in the morning after having breakfast or with packed breakfast we will drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla we will start a downhill walk and make our way through Chauri kharka village and we further descend to Ghat (2530m). Lukla is one of the most dangerous airstrips of the world.  From here you will trek to Phakding. Following the bank of Dudh Koshi River we finally arrive to Phakding for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3430m); 5-6hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 5 to 6 hours. 

Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River the trail takes us to Tok Tok. From here one can view the excellent vista of Thamserku peak. Further continuing the trail climbs to Monjoo(2840m) and then enters to Sagarmatha National Park. Walking some distance uphill you will arrive to Jhorsalle(2830m) and after this we will cross a bridge and witnessing the magical panorama of Everest and Nuptse we will ultimately arrive to Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

Day 04: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner at: Namche Bazaar.

After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing around Namche and then hike to Everest View Hotel for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Khongde and Khumbi yu La. later we will make our way to Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary school, ancient monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde hospital. After this we will retrace our path back to Namche bazaar for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3867m); 5-6hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 5 to 6 hours. 

After having breakfast we will continue the trek through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the village of Sanasa the trail descends to Phunki Tenga(3250m). Then again the trail climbs steeply through the forest to Tenboche monastery. From here we will witness the stimulating Himalayan panorama of Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4360 m)

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 6-7 hours. 

Leaving Tengboche behind us we will descend through the forest, cross Imja Khola and make a steadily uphill climb to the village of Pangboche. The village offers the extraordinary view of Ama Dablam along with the hodgepodge of many other peaks. A further two hours of walk from here takes us to Pheriche and further to Dingboche.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4252m) 

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner: Dingboche.

Due to the gaining altitude it is necessary for us to get acclimatized with the ongoing environmental circumstances. Dingboche is one of the best stop for acclimatization. Today you will hike to Nangkarsthang peak and roam around the last Sherpa village of Everest Region. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m); 5-6hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 5 to 6 hours. 

From Pheriche the trail gradually goes uphill to Duglha offering stunning view of Tawachee and Cholatse. From Duglha the trail goes towards Khumbu glacier for an hour and then turns to the village of Lobuche. Stay overnight in camp.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09: Trek to Gorkshep (5140) and Everest Base Camp (5364m) and retrace the path back to Gorakshep.

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch at: Everest Base Camp

Dinner: Lodge/Teahouse at Gorakshep.

After having breakfast the trail gradually goes uphill through the side of Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep. The path to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but offers the spectacular view of Mt Pumori and Everest Base Camp. Following the Khumbu glacier the trek continues. The path here can be confusing, so it is better to follow the Sherpa. Each year the trail changes due to the movement of glaciers. The walk is quite tiring as it goes through rocky dunes, moraine and streams till you reach the Base Camp. Due to high altitude and thin air you too may face some breathing problem. After having a grand time here we will retrace our path back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and fly back to Lukla (via Helicopter) and to Kathmandu (by flight)

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch at: Lukla or Kathmandu.

Early in the morning we will hike to Kalapathar to witness a 360degree panorama of regal mountain peaks. This rocky peak with the altitude of 5545m gives the joy and sense of self-satisfaction which is beyond imagination. From here the Everest looks amazing and the panoramic view of Khumbu glacier seen in the south sweeps you up. After exploring the magnificent views from Kalapatthar you will fly back to Lukla via Chartered helicopter. The 20 minutes helicopter ride gives you the most stunning views of lifetime. From Lukla you will fly back to Kathmandu by flight. 

FLYING TO LUKLA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Flying to Lukla.

The most adventures journey of the world has an adventurous gateway. Almost all of the treks in Everest Region begin with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary airport Lukla. The flight is short, scenic, exciting and adventurous. On the other hand this short flight takes your breath out, flying out from the TIA it directly lands on a small airstrip over an isolated mountain valley tucked in between the mountains of Khumbu region also known as world’s most dangerous airport in just 40 minutes approx.

Since, there is no road transportation; the Flight to Lukla is the sole vehicle approach to Everest Region. The market here can be possible only by Flight or several days of walking. Thus, Lukla Airport is a hub for all the local people and trekkers in the Everest Region.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla

Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla or Lukla Airport stands at an altitude of 2845m above the sea level. The Route to Lukla airport from Kathmandu is short but it is often it is interrupted by unpredictable weather conditions which causes delay and flight cancellation. The flight to Lukla offers you with most amazing view of the mountains and picturesque landscapes of Everest Region passing over interconnected mountain ranges of Nepal.

History of Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla

The Tenzing Hillary Airport was called Lukla Airport until 2008. The airport was meant to be built in the flat farmlands but the villagers refused to give their lands and thus, the airport was built at its current position in 1964 under the supervision of Edmund Hillary. Hillary bought the land from local Sherpa’s for US$2,650 and involved them in building the facilities. Because Hillary was unhappy with the runway's soil resistance, and he made a solution was to buy local liquor for the Sherpa’s and asked them to perform a foot-stomping dance to flatten the land that served as the runway. The runway was not paved until 2001.  The airport was renamed as Tenzing-Hillary Airport in January 2008 in the honor of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary to mark their efforts in the construction of airport and celebrate their victory of being the first people to successfully climb Mt.Everest.

Is the flight to Lukla Safe?

Having had a reputation of being the most dangerous airport in this could be injustice to say the flight to Lukla is completely safe. The Lukla airport is said the world’s most dangerous airport because of its difficult topography and small airstrips. However, it is one of the busiest domestic airports of Nepal and flying there is pretty safe. The aviation officials and airlines of Nepal have become stricter on the acceptable flight conditions and regulations for aircraft making the journey to Lukla. The airlines and officials have been more concise regarding passenger safety and safely landing of the aircrafts.

During peak tourist seasons about 20 or 30 aircraft land in Lukla every day and almost all of the trekkers who visit the Everest Region annually fly into Lukla. Due to the difficulties of successfully landing at the airport, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal sets high standards, for which only experienced pilots, who completed at least 100 short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) missions, have over one year of STOL experience in Nepal and completed ten missions into Lukla with a certified instructor pilot, are allowed to land at the airport.

Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has been organizing Everest Trekking since its starting. Each year several trekking groups trek to Everest Region from our company and we highly focus on giving either first or second flight to our guests. The first or second flight to Lukla is more stable, safer and has better visibility. For this, we request our customer to send their deposits and information as early as possible.

Planning for Delays at Lukla

Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

We request our customers to schedule some extra days at the end of the trip; this gives you flexibility with your trekking itinerary in case of any weather delays. It will be better if you have at least three extra days other than your trek schedule.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

What About Luggage Delays at Lukla?

Luggage Delays in Lukla are very rare .However it is not impossible and your luggage can be shifted to another flight or delayed by the airline. We suggest you to keep all your valuables and important things that you might need on an urgent basis like medicines or any other things to keep in your hand carry. Although, luggage misplaced or delays by the airlines are out of our control we will try our best to get your gears on the trial.

What are the options to get back to Kathmandu when the Lukla flights are canceled?

Since, flight delays are very common in Lukla the best idea is to have some extra days and wait for the flight. However, you can also look for the following options as well.

Flying to Lukla by helicopter can be the best alternatives to avoid the delay and cancel of the Lukla Flights by fixed wing. Lukla is the main gateway to the trekkers trekking in the Everest Region. Since, Lukla flight is the sloe vehicle in the Everest Region Lukla is the main hub for traders and trekkers in the Everest Region. Lukla airport gets super busy during the peak tourist seasons landing about 20 to 30 aircrafts every day in March to May and September to December. During seasons it is very difficult to get the flights in a short notice. You need to book the tickets before one month or earlier during peak seasons. To reach to Lukla on your scheduled time flying by Helicopters can be another option to flight.

Why fly by Helicopters to Lukla from Kathmandu?

Less Chance of Cancellation

Helicopters are the best alternative to Lukla flights. The helicopter flight can be booked easily and are less cancelled. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. However, if the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1500m helicopters cannot be operated.

Safer than the regular flights.

Flying to Lukla by helicopter is safer than the regular flights. Although there has not been any serious accidents in recent years the Lukla airport is regarded as one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world because of its difficult topography and short runway. Flying to Lukla by helicopter is safer because it can land anywhere and can fly in less visibility as well.

Don’t have to miss International Flights

Flying to Lukla by helicopters is the best option to complete your trek as per your itinerary without wasting any extra days waiting for the flight. Since, the Lukla weather is unpredictable and the flight can be delayed for several hours or several days. Flying to Lukla by helicopter reduces your risk of missing your international flight and helps you to complete the trek as planned.

No need to drive to Manthali

 

Helicopters Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Are you worried about the cancellation and delay of your Lukla Flight? Don’t worry we can arrange helicopter tour for you and you don’t have to miss your international flights.  If you miss your flight to Kathmandu by any reason or your flights get delayed for several hours or days then you can contact Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd. We can arrange helicopter for you and help you to get Kathmandu on time.

Helicopters Flight from Manthali to Lukla

The flights to Lukla are being operated by Manthali Airport because of the re-construction process going on in Tribhuvan International Airport. Manthali Airport is the closest airport from Kathmandu. It is located in Ramechaap District of Nepal in Province no.3. It takes about 4 hours to reach Manthali Airport from Kathmandu.  Since the condition of the road is not so good you may not reach there in exact time. The bus departs at early 2am from Kathmandu and since the accommodations are less in Manthali driving from Kathmandu is an only option. Since it is a long route there is possibility of missing the flight. In case you miss the flight or your flight gets cancelled you can contact Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd. We will help you to arrange helicopter flights and complete your trek in the scheduled time.

How many people can fly in a helicopter at a time?

The helicopter can carry up to 5 passengers at a time. The maximum weight that a helicopter can carry is up to 500kg. 

Group Joining Helicopter Flight

If you are travelling to Lukla alone and want to fly by helicopter then we can also arrange group joining helicopter flight to Lukla. Since there are regular helicopter flights to Lukla during peak tourist seasons we can book a flight for you from Kathmandu – Lukla or Lukla- Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Cost.

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Helicopter Flight Cost

Destination                       Private Helicopter Cost and Weight                        Sharing Helicopter Cost

Kathmandu – Lukla         USD 2500 (Maximum 5 people inclusive weight 500 kg)  USD 500 Per Person

Lukla – Kathmandu         USD 2500 (Maximum 5 people inclusive weight 500 kg)  USD 500 Per Person

How to Book a Helicopter to Lukla?

To book a helicopter flight to Lukla to Kathmandu or Kathmandu to Lukla from Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd you will need to pay 50 percent of the total amount as advance for the confirmation of booking. The remaining amount can be paid before the flight. It will be our first priority to provide immediate service to our customers. There are only limited helicopters in Nepal and the demand highly increases during peak tourist season. In such case, it may not be possible for your instant helicopter flight.

Cancellation Policy.

If you have to cancel your flight due to any reasons then please kindly inform us. The flight cancellation should be made before 48 hours. USD 100 is charged as cancellation charge and the remaining amount will be returned back.

 

Trekking from Jiri

One option to get back to Kathmandu if the flight gets delayed is to trek back via Jiri. The trek via Jiri is the original route used by Sir Edmund Hillary in his Everest Expedition and it was the only gate way to this region until the Tenzing Hillary Airport was built. You can reach to Kathmandu after trekking about 5 days and a long bus ride.

Hike out to Salleri

After trekking about two days from Lukla you will reach Salleri from here you can to get a jeep to Kathmandu. After a long drive of about 10 to 12 hours you will reach to Kathmandu.

Helicopter to Paphlu

Phaplu isan airstrip lower in the valley close to Salleri. If helicopters are limited in availability they may only be available to shuttle guests to Phaplu. You can also get a jeep from Phaplu. It takes about 2-3 days to reach to Phaplu from Lukla.

Helicopter to Surkhe

It takes about an hour or half from Lukla to reach Surkhe. It is a small village below Lukla where helicopters sometimes land as the visibility is better.

Will Travel Insurance Cover Flight Delays to Lukla?

Make sure your travel insurance covers “trip interruption” that is a result of a rescheduled or canceled flight and will reimburse you for missed international connections or extra travel expenses. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd can help you to provide the necessary documents for your insurance company to make a claim. It is better to see exactly what your policy covers before you arrive in Nepal.

What about Helicopters to Lukla?

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated.

We can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later.

How Much Does the Lukla Helicopter Cost?

The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

Why Travel to Lukla with Actual Adventure

With Several years of experience of organizing Everest Trekking we can assure the following things while travelling with us.

  1. We book the flights immediately after getting your deposits and passport copies. We prioritize on giving the early flights to our customers as far as possible. Since there is less chance of getting flight delay on the first or second flights to Lukla. We make sure the flights are booked before your arrival.
  2. As an established Travel Agency we have higher priority than independent trekkers or independent guides when it comes to re booking if your flight is delayed or canceled.
  3. We provide pick-up and drop facilitates and take care of our customers need during their stay in Nepal with us. So you will not need to worry about anything while you are travelling with us. We work on providing a better travel experience to our valuable customers. 

Cost & inclusive 

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Booking and Client Safety.

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

Booking process Conditions:


While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process


To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below. 

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us
Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price. 
Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.
Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)
 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek. 

Payment for Your Trip


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  • 30% of the total price is required at least a month in advance for confirmation of the tour booking. 
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  • Remaining payment can be made after your arrival.

Cancellation Policy.


If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken. 

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently cancelled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

Cancellation before 60 days of the trip, 10% cancellation will be charged.
Cancellation Before 30 days of the trip 25% cancellation will be charged.
Cancellation Before 15 days of the trip 50% cancellation will be charged.
Cancellation Before less than 14 days no refund will be provided.

Useful Matter 

Early Termination of a Trek.


Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members. 

Program Change/ Delay: 

The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

NOTE:  

 During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays.  

FAQ

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla?

Since, the weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours, the Lukla flight often gets delayed or even cancelled. 

Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

 

Why Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Fly Back?

Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter fly back is an amazing way to explore the Everest Region within short span of time. This trek provides you an astounding experience of trekking to the world’s most iconic trekking destination, Everest Base Camp. Along with the trekking experience to the legendary foothills, one can also enjoy the breathtaking helicopter ride to Lukla from Kalapatthar. On the other hand this trek saves a lot of energy and time.


Trip fact

Trip Duration: 10 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Destination: Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar (5545m)

Trip Grade: Strenuous

Activities: Trekking

Altitude: 5545mm

Best Seasons: Mid-September to November & mid-March to May)

Accommodations: Luxury hotels/lodges

Group Size: 2-15 pax

Meals: All meals during the trek.

Transportation: Private Vehicle/ Domestic flights/ Chartered helicopter

   

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