Everest Base Camp horse riding with Helicopter flight is unique adventurous trekking to the base camp of Highest Mountain “Everest”. This trekking gives you a thrilling adventure experience to explore the Khumbu valley of the Everest Region. You can see the amazing panoramic view of the Mountain Peaks, Green lush forest, Green hills, ethnic groups, amazing cultural & traditions of the locals, beautiful glaciers & landscapes and the lifestyle in the Himalayan area.
Highlights of the EBC Horse Riding with Helicopter Flight
- A new experience in horse ride trekking
- Scary Lukla Airport
- The beautiful Namche Bazar
- Different ethnic groups
- Cultural & Traditions of the Region
- stunning view of the Himalayan ranges
- The magical view of the world highest mountain Mt.Everest
- The viewpoint Kalapatthar
- Mountain flight and the aerial view
- The unique culture of the sherpas
- Oldest Buddhist Monasteries & colorful prayers flags
- Beautiful glaciers & landscapes
Overview of the EBC Horse Riding with Helicopter Flight
Everest Base Camp Horse Riding trekking will give you another level of excitement. Horse riding is the best way to reach EBC for the weak knees & physically weak people. This trekking journey will give you a completely new experience to explore this amazing Khumbu Region. The horses you find in Himalayan areas also known as Tibetan Ponies which is a family and breed of the Tibetan small horse. They are the best to ride in high mountain and hills areas.
You will start your horse riding journey from Lukla. from there seeing the amazing views you will head towards the beautiful Namche Bazar. This is the place where you can buy any items you want. In Namche, you can eat delicious food, french bakery items, internet cafe & many other things. while riding along the Dudh Kosi river on your side. You will cross the Dudh Kosi River Valley and the beautiful gorge. You will ride through the beautiful lush forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks and the woodlands. You can visit the Sagarmatha National Park and can see some Himalayan animals like musk deer, blue sheep, yaks, horses, etc.
The horse riding trip will take you through the amazing places of the Khumbu Region. On the way, you can see the beautiful old Buddhist monastery in Tengboche & suspension bridges. and the way full of the colorful prayer flags & Chortens. The trekking offers you the amazing view of the ice cliffs, glaciers and the landscapes. You can see the amazing different ethnic groups in the Khumbu region and their amazing culture & tradition. You can celebrate their festival with them as well.
Best Time to do EBC Horse Riding with Helicopter Flight
Trekking to Everest Base Camp by horse is one of the amazing trekking to do in Nepal. But before you start the trek you need to know about the best time to trek Everest Base Camp and about the climate up there. you can get information from the live forecast for Everest Base Camp every day on the whole year but we can’t be 100% sure about that because of its nature and we can’t actually predict that so you have to be prepared for every challenge. But you can trek all day of the year.
March to May
March to May is considered as a perfect season to trek in the high altitude of the Himalayans because its spring and spring is a pleasant season. Weather in this month is magical not too much hot not freezing cold it’s just in between them. On the way of Everest Base Camp Horse Riding trekking on spring, the trekkers will get surrounded by the lust green forest of Rhododendron, Pine, oaks and all the blossom flowers with some beautiful flying creatures. In spring you can get a very clear view of the mountain peaks and other natural views. So it’s quite a great season to trek on the high.
September to November
September to November is another great season to do Everest Base Camp Trek. It’s an autumn season and its quite chilled season among all of the season. While trekking in this season can give you the perfect view of Himalayan ranges with the shine of the less snow on the top of the peaks. and also the green hills with some lush forest and the beautiful waterfalls and cascade. In Autumn you can trek not only Everest Base Camp but all other treks of Nepal.
December to February
While it a winter season and in winter the Himalayan areas are really freezing cold. The temperatures get very much low and that makes this season a little hard to do trekking. And in the Himalayans area, there are chances of heavy snowfalls and because of the trails will get block, ice clips can fall on you and that is really risky. But with the perfect mindset and the good preparation, you can do Everest Base Camp horse riding trekking in winter as well. The best part of the trekking in winter is the less crowded route, beautiful view of Himalayan ranges with the white shine snow on them, and easily get the night stays.
June to August
June to August come with the hot summer season. This season brings a hot, sunny day along with so many rains. Some days are being really warm and sunny to handle but wind can work for that but Trekking in this season on Everest not so difficult but trekkers need to be careful on the trails because of the rain it can be little sloppy, muddy and dirty as well. You need to get waterproof boots and jackets to be safe from rain and going with perfect preparation can help so much.
Trekking Elevation and Altitude Profile of EBC Horse Riding Trekking
Everest Base Camp Horse Riding (EBC) Trek start from the Lukla Airport with a height of 2800m then we trek in little lower height zone Phakding, 2652 and from Phakding the rise will just go up and up. Furthermore, the trek goes to the Monjo 2,840m and afterward Namche Bazar 3,440m the Kyangjung 3,570m and Tengboche with an elevation of 3,860m. From that point you will trek to Pheriche 4,280m and afterward Dinboche 4,360m then Dughla 4,600m then Lobuche 4,940m and afterward Gorakshep with the rise of 5,170m and from that point last to the Everest Base Camp with the height of 5,364m and from base camp a little climb to the Kala Patthar with 5,554m most elevated height of this trek and after that back on a similar course
Major Views from the EBC Horse Riding with Helicopter flight
The view of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Pumori (7,161m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), 5th highest mountain in the world Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Kusum Kanguru (6,373m), Kangtenga (6,782m), Thamserku (6,623m), island peaks Lobuje peak (6,119m), Imjatse peak (6,160m), etc. and there are many more other peaks to see from Everest Base Camp.
Tips to Avoid High Altitude Sickness During Everest Trek
Altitude sickness is the main problem in high altitude level areas of the Mountain and you will feel difficult to do trekking. AMS, HAPE & HACE are the sicknesses you can feel in the high-level area. The symptoms of Altitude Sickness are:-
- Difficulty in sleeping
- A headache
- Rapid heart rate
- Nausea and vomiting
- Shortness of breath
- Low appetite
Acute Mountain Sickness
AMS happens because of maladaptation in the region having more stature and less oxygen. It very well may be forestalled by acclimatization in a region having lower tallness. The symptoms of AMS are:
- Muscle aches
- Swelling of hands feet and face
- Difficulty in breathing
- Poor appetite
- Dizziness etc.
High Altitude Cerebral Edema
HACE is a disorder happening in high elevation zones that makes the cerebrum swell by shaping fluid inside the mind. The infection is hurtful enough to right away end the life of the unfortunate casualty as it straightforwardly influences the mind. The symptoms of HACE are:
- Psychotic behavior
- Mood swings
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss
- Lethargy etc.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
HAPE is another affliction happening because of an absence of oxygen in high height regions that makes the lungs swell with liquid in the lungs. The disorder can execute anyone right away. The symptoms of HAPE are:
- A persistent cough
- Frothy sputum
- A headache
- Blue skin coloration
- Rapid breathing etc.
Preventive Measures during the Trekking
- Drink Plenty of warm water (5 liters at least, no-exceptions)
- Proper Acclimatization and rest. Avoid rapid gains in elevation.
- Eat well, more, and often than normal.
- Avoid smoking & drinking
- Do not spend too much time at high altitudes pass.
- Use proper Medications for AMS.
- Listen to your body, know the early signs and symptoms of AMS and take action to prevent it from worsening.
Permits for the EBC Horse Riding Trekking
Every trekker needs some permits to do trekking in the Everest Region. You have got all of them before you start your trekking journey and some permits you can get on the way.
The permits you need to do Everest Trekking is given below:-
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit with NPR 2,000 per person.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit with NPR 3,000 per person
Accommodation & Food for EBC Trekking
During the trekking journey, you will stay at the lodges or at teahouse. All the rooms you will get on a twin sharing basis. Singles rooms will be provided in guest demand but you have to pay extra for that and maybe you cant find a single room in some places. The room will be clean & warm for you and the night stay offers you some hot shower as well.
While on the trekking you have to eat nicely to not get sick and weak your body. On the night stay, you will have the delicious Nepali Food or you can eat some international food like Indian, Continental, bakery items and different types of coffee. You can also have the Thakali food and some refreshment drinks like soft drinks, juice or hot chocolates, etc.