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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

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Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is the dream destination of many Travelers. Due to the time limit, they don’t get the chance to experience it. But now you don’t have to worry because we introduce you to the package called Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, which is designed for those who have less time to explore in Nepal. The kit combines the stunning Trekking experience with a luxurious helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek offers a blend of enjoyment and excitement. They are accompanied by the beautiful surroundings of snowcapped mountain peaks .along with the world’s highest peak Everest. Also, the trekkers will get an opportunity to experience the distinct culture of Sherpa. Visit Khumbu Valley as well as the ancient monastery in the Sherpa valley, Flora and fauna, and so forth.

Everest Base camp trekking is the most traveled and famous trekking route in Nepal. Everyone knows Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, so it is also known as the king of all Mountains, which offers you a spectacular view of all the Himalayan mountain ranges.  While penetrating through the flora and fauna biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park, the trail winds through the magnificent forests of rhododendron.

When you reach the Base Camp, you will have climbed up to a height of 5364 meters. In terms of terrain, there are no ropes needed, and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. Depending on the time of year, you can go there and also get to see snow and ice on the trails. If you are going to Everest Base Camp for your next trip, then it’s a good choice, but if not, then, well, you missed out on an excellent opportunity to create an unforgettable experience.

The Trek starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Next, we will trek up to Dudh Koshi, surrounded by the peaks, and head towards Namche Baazar. Similarly, the trek will lead us to Thyangboche Monastery (Largest gompa of Khumbu region). Villages of Pangboche and Pheriche, Lobuche, and at the Everest Base Camp. During the Trek, you will experience the excellent hospitality of Sherpa’s and their traditional lifestyle. With the panoramic view of Amadablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Lhotse Shar, etc.

Not only the mountain peaks, the area included natural heritage sites indexed by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of Rhododendron and endangered species of birds and animals. You will find the trek genuinely unique and memorable after all the majestic views and enjoyable experience. We will descend back from Gorakshep to Kathmandu on a helicopter flight making ourselves comfortable and relaxed.

We have short Everest luxury helicopter trekking also in the Everest region. You can choose any helicopter package as per your time frame.

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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek - Trip Info

  • Duration: 10  Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal
  • Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude: Kalapathar (5545m.)
  • Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be reduced due to rain.
  • Transportation:  Private Car/Van/ Plane/Helicopter
  • Activity: City tour, Trekking
  • Trip Snippets:10 days, two night’s hotels, nine nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu, three meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.
  • Total Distance: 75 Km. (Round Trip)
  • Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
  • Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
  • Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg, including hand, bring If you have any items not required on the trek can take in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion the next day morning after breakfast.

 

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and the rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

From Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m), and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri (6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for a beautiful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.

In the morning, views of mountains and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge, which spans a deep gorge in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward, the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thing beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascends, the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.

The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along with a windy and rocky path with the beautiful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp, with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp, the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore the base camp and its surroundings glacier and return to Gorakshep.

Mornings are usually sparkling and bright, and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks. From here, we will fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter, transfer to hotel, you will have a rest, shopping day.

Today is free or last minute you have a few hour personal shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  •  Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  •  Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket.
  • Gorakshep to Kathmandu Helicopter flight.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
YearStart DateTrip DurationCost/PersonGroup SizeJoin Group
2020 Jan 13 10 Days US$ 3260 2-16 PaxJoin Group
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    10 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-5

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel, lodge and tea houses

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    Maximum Altitude
    5500m

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Strenuous

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