Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

You may arrive at the airport at any time. Our airport representative from Visit View Nepal Treks will welcome you and escort you to reach your booked hotel. He also give brief information on further program. You can simply relax after checking into the hotel, as we will not have any planned activities for the day. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m), Duration: 3 hours

Early morning, we will fly to Lukla experiencing awesome flight. The Lukla airport is situated at high altitude and the difference between the two ends of the airstrip is approx. 60 meters only. We will trek to Phakding from Lukla. We will pass a fascinating, green setting along with the breathtaking sight of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), Duration: 6 hrs.

We follow the Dudh Koshi climbing from side to side with Himalayan pine and cedar trees. We then reach the capital set and trading post of Everest region – Namche Bazaar. Namche is famous for a historic trading post between Nepalese and Tibetan people. Nepalese and Tibetans traders exchange dried meat, salt, and textiles. Here, you can explore local markets and buy traditional crafts. From Namche you can have the first sights of Everest and other adjoining peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel

Today we will have an acclimatization day to get properly accustomed with high altitude. We can optionally hike to Syangboche airport. It is one of the highest airports on the earth which lies at an altitude of 3700m. We will also hike to Everest View Hotel. From here we can observe great panorama of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, etc. On the way return back to Namche Bazaar, we will visit Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche (3860m), Duration: 5 hrs.

We will ascend to Tengboche, lies at an altitude of 3860m. You can experience an easy walk, and witness the view of Mount Everest on the way. We then descend deep to the Dudh Koshi Valley lying at Pungki Thanka. To reach Tengboche Monastery (3860m), we move ahead from right side of the Dudh Koshi valley. Here the wonderful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and its adjacent peaks will completely amaze you. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche (4410m), Duration: 5 hrs.

We will trek to Dingboche which lies at an altitude of 4410m. We begin our walk by descending all the way through stunning woods and traverse Imja River departing from Tengboche. We trek all the way through the Pangboche village which is situated at the elevation of 3900m. The striking views of Mt. Amadablam, Lhotse and a lot of other peaks will amaze you. Passing by pastures, we arrive at Dingboche. Dingboche is also known as the ‘summer valley’. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m) and return, Duration: 6 hrs.

Today is your second acclimatization day to get used with the higher elevation. First, we will hike to Nagerjun (5100m). Nagerjun is a hill situated above Dingboche on the edges of the Chhukung valley. The trail to Nagerjun becomes steep on occasions which makes the walk challenging. From Nagerjun, you will witness the spectacular views of Thamserku (6608m), Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Taboche Peak (6367m), etc. On a clear day, you may also witness the world’s fifth highest mountain – Makalu. We will then return back to Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (4910m), Duration: 5 hrs.

We move ahead form Dingboche to Lobuce, and it takes approx. 5 hours to reach Lobuche. On the way, wander along a wide floor before reaching Dughla. We continue our journey and reach Pheriche where Trekkers Aid Post is situated. It is run by western volunteer doctors which offers treatment to trekkers. Before reaching Lobuche, we will carry on walking to the valley, and the walk down to the yak pastures. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) & back to Gorekshep (5181m), Duration: 8 hrs.

Today is the most important days of the trek. We will do a short climb through pasture, and then walk down at the Khumbu glacier. We can notice the best vantage point Kala Patthar too. Kala Patthar is a view point from where we can see the stunning southern face of Mt. Everest and the adjoining peaks. We will get to Gorekshep, walk for some hours from Lobuche from where we will make way to the Everest Base Camp. To get to the base camp we have to walk on rising and falling path. We can witness splendid view of the Khumbu icefall from the base camp. The best views from the base camp will totally amaze you. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Hiking to Kalapatthar (5545m) – Gorekshep – Kathmandu by Helicopter

This is another remarkable day of the trek. Early morning, we will hike to Kala Patthar(5545m) to witness stunning sunrise view. From the viewpoint you can observe Mount Everest as well as other wonderful Himalayan range. After capturing moment in camera we will return back to Gorakshep from Kala Patthar. After breakfast, we will experience comfy helicopter ride to return back Kathmandu. The ride offers an aerial views of the stunning landscapes as well as gigantic Himalayan range. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Farewell

After breakfast, we will help you drive to Tribhuwan International Airport approximately before 3 hours of the scheduled flight.

What's included

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, a porter and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Kathmandu to Lukla including departure taxes
  • Private helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek if require
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • First aid medical kit
  • Visit View Nepal Treks T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • Government taxes and office service charge

What's not included

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Nepal entry visa
  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta, etc.
  • Hot showers during the trek except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a remarkable tour of the world’s highest mountain for adventure lovers.  This Heli Trek is a moderate and time-saving trekking journey to the foothills of Everest. It is strictly designed for the UN agency trekkers who want to traverse the Khumbu region’s remote topographical region.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a time saver who wants to explore the remote wilderness in the Khumbu region. It gives a full chance to the trekkers to plunge into the natural beauty of the Himalayan region, through the helicopter’s windows. The urban sprawl turns into beautiful green pastures and meadows, as you get closer to the Everest region. A spectacular view of Giants Mountain will captivate your soul. The luxurious helicopter ride will ensure it’s worth a penny! Everest Base Camp Heli Trekking is a combo tour in a single package.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

The 11-day Everest Base Camp Heli Trek begins with an exciting flight to Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla. Upon landing, you will embark on your hike toward Phakding. You will walk past several Himalayan settlements, which include Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. On the trail, you’ll stumble upon lovely mountain sceneries, high valleys, dense forests, and varied landscapes.

You will retrace your route back to Gorakshep, after spending a wonderful time at Everest Base Camp. The following day you’ll hike towards Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, you can witness the glorious sunrise and the panoramic view of the mountains. After disbursal of your time, you will head back to Gorakshep. In Gorakshep, your helicopter will be standing for you to return to Kathmandu rather than taking the same route towards Lukla.

The aerial view of the Everest region will leave you spellbound. The 11-day Everest Base Camp Heli Trek can make your dream come true. A trek that many have been yearning for awaits you, so take off with us!

Highlights of Mount Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Take a frightening flight to Lukla.
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the world’s highest peaks including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.
  • Stand at the world’s highest base camp and enjoy the wonderful views of the giant snow-capped mountains.
  • Visit the world’s highest luxury Mount Everest read edifice at Namche Bazaar, the historical Himalayan destination of Nepal.
  • Discover and know the exquisite Asian Himalayan culture.
  • Visit the Tengboche Monastery to witness the Buddhist religious culture of the Khumbu region.
  • Observe the beautiful mountain views from the highest Himalayan sightseeing viewpoints – Nagarjuna and Kala Patthar.
  • Take an exciting Heli tour back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.

Is This Right For You?

Everest Base Camp Heli Trekking is undeniably perfect for trekkers with tight days of travel. This short trek offers a momentary valuable experience in the Everest region. The chance is perfect for taking the opportunity to visit the unexplored part of the world. You will visit this region in a short time with a fascinating Heli tour that you have been dreaming of for years. This trek allows you to enjoy the bonus of hiking and a helicopter tour.

How hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp Trek is an opportunity for those who do not want to fulfill their wish of taking a luxurious Heli tour apart of trekking that flies through beautiful snow-capped mountains.

The trek is specially designed for all the trekkers who also looking for moderate hikes. With the Heli tour, the trekking days are minimized. It’s only eleven days of trekking from Lukla to reach Everest Base Camp with stops at lush Himalayan settlements. On your returning flight you fly through splendid views of mountains, meadows, glacial lakes, and rivers which makes your journey exciting. Hence, this makes the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek a less strenuous trek.

Can beginners trek to Everest Base Camp?

The answer is definitely “YES”. The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a less challenging trek for beginners. This trek is suitable for those who are willing to take moderate hikes and those who love strenuous hikes but have limited travel time. The Visit View Nepal Treks is the best to consult to tailor your trekking package as per your needs. With a great team of people working at the Visit View Nepal Treks, your journey to the Everest Base Camp is best designed with a Heli tour.

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Best Time to go on a trek

This trip can be made all year round. However, the two specific seasons – spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) is the best time to take this Heli trek. In these seasons there will be favorable moderate weather which make it less difficult for long hours of treks. With a quite clearer bright sky, the views of the giant snow-capped mountains are just inspiring.

Moreover, the return helicopter tour lets you enjoy the wonderful picturesque aerial view.

Route Overview

Early morning you board the flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight is quite thrilling but offers a panoramic aerial mountain view. The local guide will assist you with your trekking journey from Gorakshep to the Everest Base Camp upon your arrival at Lukla airport. During the trek, you will trek for several hours, and pass by beautiful Himalayan villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.

From Gorakshep, you will hike up to Kala Patthar and return. After spending a wonderful moment at the beautiful hiking points, you will take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.

Highlights of the Route

  • Get an aerial view of the beautiful rhododendron forest, lush green pastures, dazzling blue lakes, ice glaciers, and moraines.
  • Fly through beautiful snow-capped mountains.
  • Observe the world’s highest hiking points – Kala Patthar and Nagarjuna.
  • Enjoy the perks of the moderate hike with a luxurious helicopter ride back to Kathmandu valley.
  • Get insights about mountaineering skills.
  • Learn to practice self-care in the mountains.

Why consider the Visit View Nepal Treks?

When you think of trekking packages in Nepal, we encourage you to prioritize Visit View Nepal Trek at the top because we provide an unforgettable alpine adventure to our trekkers.

Our guides will help you to gain exposure to mountaineering skills needed for rough terrain and diverse mountains, apart from other information about the Himalayan region. Visit View Nepal Trek’s trekking packages are personalized per our customer’s needs.

Visit View Nepal Treks offers a more rewarding way to travel with exciting trekking packages!

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