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Syangboche Everest BC Helicopter Return Trek 10 Days

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Destination

Nepal

Region

Everest Syangboche EBC Heli Return

Max.Altitude

5,545m.

Grade

Easy

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Activity

Trekking & Heli Mountain Flight

Duration

10 Days

Route

Lukla-Namche-Syagboche-By Heli to EBC Tour

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day. By Heli 30m. Flight

Accommodation in Trekking

Lodge

Meal in Trekking

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Start/End

Kathmamdu/Kathmandu

Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu

By Air Plane

Group Size

5 Pax each Heli.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

3 Star Class Hotel

Transportation in Kathmandu

Car/Jeep/Hiace/Coaster/Sutlej
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Overview

ANA's Syangboche Panorama view with Everest Base Camp helicopter trek is a sophisticated package that bestows a memorial and luxurious experience of being "off the beaten path" as well as a Helicopter flight. The package provides an imperial opportunity to explore the Tenzing-Hillary trails, dazzling mountains, cerulean landscape, Sherpa culture, and traditional lifestyle.The most appealing and stunning aspect of the trek is the 360° vista of the Himalayan range, Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, Nuptse-Lhotse range from the world's highest peak's base camp, and Kala Patthar Summit.

The 6 Days Syangboche Panorama view with Everest Base Camp helicopter Trek  pampers trekkers from the moment they arrive until they depart. Throughout the trek, trekkers will be accommodated in luxury hotels in Kathmandu and the Everest region. Breakfast; hygienic food Lunch and dinner, flight tickets from KTM to Lukla, and helicopter airlift from Syangboche to EBC to Lukla are all extremely expensive.

On the second day of the trek, the trek begins with a humble welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), following a scenic mountain flight up to Lukla airport. From Lukla, trekkers follow the Tenzing-Hillary Trails through Sagarmatha National Park, passing through the Sherpa villages of Phakding, Ghat, Monjo, and Namche.Namche, the tourist hub of the Everest Region, welcomes travelers-trekkers with all modern amenities. Not only that, but during the rest day, Namche is well spotted by the expertise for the Khumjung valley Tour.

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Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. (1300m/4,265ft)

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.

Welcome Dinner Included. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 2
City Excursion and Trek Preparation. (1300m/4,265ft)

In one day, you will visit four UNESCO World Heritage sites on this private tour of the Kathmandu Valley: Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Explore these landmarks with your own personal guide who describes the religious, historical, and cultural significance of each location. A perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Nepal, this full-day trip offers a fantastic overview including round-trip hotel transport in the comfort of a private vehicle. Kathmandu Valley tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites Marvel at the royal palace and dozens of temples at Kathmandu Durbar Square See Boudhanath, Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa Visit Swayambhunath (aka Monkey Temple) and Pashupati Temple Private guide ensures personalized commentary Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Kathmandu.

Breakfast/Lunch Included. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 3
Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft) to Lukla(2,845m/9,333ft) to Phakding(2,610m/8,562ft); 8 km, 3-4hrs trek.

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport before 1.5 hours of your flight time for the flight about 35 minutes to Lukla by Air Plane. This flight follows the Langtang and Jugal ranges before entering the Eastern region where you pass Rolwaling Himal. Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before entering the Khumbu area. After your arrival at Lukla Airport, is also called Tenzin-Hillary Airport located at 2840 m. Once you arrive at Lukla airport you’ll be introduced to your crew Sub Guide and porters. Then from the airport, we walk for 5 minutes to the Lodge and have a cup of tea. Then we start trek to Phakding walking off three hours. This starts with a gentle downhill walk with beautiful scenery of the Sherpa homes. There will be plenty of hot lemon tea stops and a chance to meet the locals and take plenty of photographs. On the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River, with distant views of the peaks of Nupla (5,885 meters) and Kusumkang (6,367 meters). Following the left bank of the river, you reach Phakding, where you stop for lunch and for the evening. Phakding is located 2640 meters high from sea level.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight at Lodge.

DAY 4
Phakding(2,610m/8,562ft)- Namche (3440 m/11,285ft); 11km, 6-7hrs trek.

After breakfast at the lodge, we trek to Namche following the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. During follow the level path along the right bank from the resort, Thamserku 6623m. Looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, you arrive at Banker. Walking on the riverbed on the left bank, through a forest you arrive at Chumowa where you can visit the Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, crossing a stream you pass by a small village located at 2840m gaining 230m from Phakding. Then from Monjo, descending stone steps you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb, you reach Jorshale. This is the entrance to the National Park, and you must wait here while your guide pays the entrance fees. Walking beside the river, you reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, you ascend to Top Danda where you will get the first view of Mount Everest. From here you ascend gradually up to Namche Bazaar (The Sherpa capital).

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 5
Namche (3,440m/11,285ft)to Shyangboche(3,841m/12,598ft); 1.5km, 2hrs trek.

This day just 2 hours trek to Syangboche as day for exploration and acclimatization. Health expertise suggests acclimation is necessary in Everest region trek to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). On this day. After lunch the short trip heads towards the Everest view hotel, one of the world’s highest hotels in the world for tea break and also for panoramic view of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Ama Dablam (6,812m). The trail then downhill to Khumjung and Knude village with the physically fit trekkers. The trekkers with weak physical fitness can return to the lodge at Syangboche. The main climax of the trip is to visit Khumjung Gompa and Khumjung Hillary school which was established by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961. After inspecting Khumjung Gompa and school, drop down to another Sherpa village, Kunde which is renowned for ‘Hillary hospital’: the largest hospital of Khumjung region established in 1966. In Syangboche, there is a non-commercial airport and has unpaved narrow runway which is only used by helicopters to carry trekkers if they fall sick, injured or on special demand. Enjoy the breath-taking picturesque scenery of Namche village from the runway. Please: During acclimatization at Syangboche, try to avoid unhygienic food, beer, alcohol or other beverages. It may risk your health and increase chances of AMS.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 7
Morning Helicopter airlift to Everest Base Camp, return to Lukla

Early in the morning after breakfast, airlift by Helicopter toward Everest Base Camp (5,364m17,600ft) showcasing closet view of Everest Himalayan Ranges, Khumbu Glacier , magical view of Mount Everest from Kala Pathar (5,545m/18,192ft). There is even 1 time land either Everest Base Camp or Kala Pathar which gives a lifetime memory. Return to Lukla and relax.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included. Overnight in Lodge.

DAY 8
Lukla (2,845m/9,333ft) to Kathmandu (1300m/4,256ft) flight(30-40 minutes flight)

Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and then transferred to the hotel. You have a free afternoon to relax or explore. We will meet in the evening to go for a farewell dinner.

Break/Dinner Included. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 9
Flight Reserve Day. Free in Kathmandu

Spend your free day in Kathmandu exploring around and Shopping etc. Or we can arrange any kinds of short, hiking around the valley, Day return tour & Shopping at your request.

Break Included. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 10
Final Departure

We will drop you at to airport three hours prior to your flight time.

Breakfast Included.

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to the Everest Panorama Syangboche Heli Sightseeing trek or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f (ANA will Provide)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow


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What is Included

  • All airport transfers 
  • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast 
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu
  • Syangboche-Gokyo-Everest Valley Helicopter tour and drop to Lukla
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English/Japanese speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Supplementary snacks: energy  bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day 
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Accommodation:  Lodge (Twin room) 
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • Oxi-meter: To check , heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, walking poles, duffel bag, Hot Bag at Night, washing water in morning
  • Souvenir: T Shirts, Trekking Map, Trekking Success Certificate 

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu as per schedule
  • Hot shower while on the trek
  • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
  •  All drinks Bar bills( Beverage) and laundry.
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with extra cost).
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide and porter and Driver.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
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