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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 snow-capped 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 helicopter 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.

Enjoy the best Heli flight experience from Kalapathar

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.

Everest base camp helicopter 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 in Everest base camp helicopter trek.

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: 08  Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • 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: Trekking
  • Trip Snippets:8 days,7 nights at Lodge, three meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.
  • Total Distance: aprox 40 km Km
  • 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 2 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

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla flight is 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.

ltitude: 3440m/11290 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Getting insights to Khumjung Village

On the fourth day, Spend easy before. Day acclimatization day in NamcheBazzar by climbing 300 meters to the Khumjung town. There you will be visiting a Buddhist monastery and local schools.

Spend peaceful nights at Namche Bazar.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 3860m/12660ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Highlights: Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
After the long, arduous walk of 5 hr walking across the stone steps, you will reach to Mongla Pass (3975m). From the highest point of Mongla Pass, you will observe the stunning views of Mt. Ama. Dablam, Mt. Khnumbila, and Mt. Thamserku. These mountains are regarded as sacred mountains of the patron god of the Khumbu region.
Here you will get the chance to explore the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the
Khumbu region.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 4360m/14300ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Highlights: view Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse and many other peaks
On the sixth day of trekking, you will continue your trail walking between the lush alpine forests. Apart from these, you will get the opportunity to gaze at the Nepalese lifestyle going across the small villages at Dingboche.
You will view the eye-catching marvelous mountains such as Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, and many other peaks. At this place, you will be seeing the Drastically changing landscape.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: 4940m/16207 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
On the 8th day of the trek, you will head towards Lobuche by climbing the moraine and passing huge boulders that are displaced by the glacier. The steep climbing may be a little difficult; the jaw-dropping mountain will always motivate you. And the view you observe after reaching is worthy of the difficult journey.
Several peoples have lost their lives at the top of the hill, a long time before. You can remember them and commemorate their traveling decision.
Spend the night at Lobuche
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400 ft) and Gorakshep (5170m/16961 ft)
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Then You will be heading towards Gorakshep following the glacial Morane and rockery next to the highest glacier in the world, the Khumbu glacier from Labuche. Then you walk on the lap of Everest and accumulate the heavenly feeling for 2-3 hrs, and after walking 4hr walk, you will finally reach to Gorakshep.
Reaching there is the most awaited moment of the trekking journey.

After reaching the GorekShep, you will take some rest and pack your bag heading your journey towards EBC. You should walk at a slow pace to avoid the problem of altitude sickness.
From the top of the Khumbu Glacier, you can enjoy sparkling peeks, Khumbu Icefall, Pumori, and Lhotse. Descend to Gorekshep by walking down the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
Spend overnight at Gorekshep
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Highlights: closest view of Mt. Everest
After that, you climb up to Kala Patthar (2 hrs from Gorekhshep), which serves the most intimate view of Mount Everest, which will give soothing feeling by its marvelous beauty.
The view from the highest point is incredible.
Your breath is indeed taken away, after reaching the Kala Patthar and beauties of the
mountains will be beyond your expectations. We will not be trekking down the same way we will take a helicopter flight down to Lukla, take same day normal flight to Kathmandu or spend overnight at Lukla and take the next day early morning flight to Kathmandu.

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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
Year Start Date Trip Duration Cost/Person Group Size Join Group
2020 Jan 13 08 Days US$ 1980 2-16 Pax Join Group
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    08 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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