Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 9 days
USD 2780/ per person
- Duration: 9 days
- Trip Code: -
- Best Time: -March to May and late September to early December
- Trek Start-End: - Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
- Group Size: -
- Trip Grade: -
- Max Elevation: -5,555 m/18,225 ft
- Accommodation: -
- Explore the culturally loaded UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the capital city of Nepal
- Aerial view from a flight to and from Lukla
- Trek in the ever famous Everest region
- Visit the popular Namche Bazaar, home to many sherpas
- Adventurous helicopter ride to Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp, and Khumbu Glacier.
- Witness the world’s highest, Mt Everest
- Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
- Day 2: Guided sightseeing around the valley
- Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
- Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar
- Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
- Day 6: Trek to Thame and then return to Namche Bazaar
- Day 7: Helicopter ride from Namche to Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar to Lukla
- Day 8: Flight to Kathmandu and Farewell dinner
- Day 9: Transfer to the Airport
Know a better way to see Mt Everest? This helicopter ride trek will offer you an opportunity to trek in the ever famous Everest region at lower altitude. The trek is not challenging and anyone can sign up for this trek destination. The highlight of this trip is the helicopter that will pick you up from Namche Bazaar and fly you to Everest above Kala Patthar, the Khumbu Valley and Khumbu Glacier, Everest Base Camp. The tiresome long day hikes to Everest will be substituted by a luxurious ride on a helicopter that will offer you a bird’s eye view of the Everest region and up-close view of the divine Himalayas.
Day 1Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
Firstly, on arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport. He/She will be holding up the signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be escorted to your hotel. You can visit our office to get more information about the trek. In case you happen to arrive after 4 pm, you will be briefed about the trip by our authorized guide. You will be provided with our trek duffel bag and cap. Please make sure to carry along your passport, 3 copies of passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Also, make sure to clear any due balance and then sign on the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer form. You can stroll around the city in the evening. Stay overnight at the Hotel. No meals are included.
Day 2Guided sightseeing around the valley
We will start our day with a satisfying breakfast and leave around 8.30 am on a private vehicle and an authorized tour guide at your company. We will visit the world heritage sites around the valley, some including Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a famous five-storey temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Dattatreya temple, Bhairavnath temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. Pashupatinath Temple is the sacred temple located on the bank of the holy Bagmati river. Although one cannot enter the main temple unless they are Hindus, you can see the temple and observe the activities performed from the eastern Bagmati river. Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest and holiest stupa built in the 5th century. You will find Buddhists pilgrims from all over the world especially Tibet, taking rounds of the stupa and spinning the prayer wheels. Then we can go for further exploration around the Thamel and shop for the next day’s trekking gears Stay overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 3Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
An early morning start with a warm breakfast takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arriving at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing, your porters will carry the bags. We will have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we will begin our trek by gravitating towards the Dudh Kosi River where we will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The trail is easy. After passing by the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a brief walk to Phakding. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast, we will recommence trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, and cross this majestic river many times on thrilling suspension bridges weighted with prayer flags. After accessing the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail escalates steeply with awe-inspiring views. Namche Bazaar, also known as the Gateway to Everest, is a dwelling to numerous quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, Internet cafes, and bakeries. Namche is the most populous village along the entire Everest trail. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 5Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to adjust to the thinning air and get acclimatized to the weather conditions. We will hike a short distance to a museum that is glorified for its displays of the folkloric customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see gratifying views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 6Trek to Thame and then return to Namche Bazaar
Since we have a day more to acclimatize before we fly to Everest Base Camp, we will hike to Thame, a traditional village. It will take us around 5 hours to go and return to Namche. Thame was the childhood home of Tenzing Norgay, one of the first climbers of Everest. Thame was a part of the old salt exchanging route between India, Tibet, and Nepal. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 7Helicopter ride from Namche to Everest Base Camp or Kalapatthar to Lukla
We will get in the helicopter which will fly over the beautiful Khumbu valley. It will be the most exciting part of this whole trip. This flight will allow you to have an aerial view of Kalapatthar, Khumbu Glacier and Everest base camp. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku are some of the peaks you will witness while on the trip. The flight ends at Lukla from where we will take another flight the next day. Note: In case of unfortunate weather conditions we will be helpless to fly the helicopter. We will refund the helicopter cost which is USD 250 pp. Also, in that case, we will trek down to Lukla which will take around 6 hours.
Day 8Flight to Kathmandu and Farewell dinner
Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight will take us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your starting hotel. And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances to make this day a memorable one for you. Stay overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner is included. If you are interested to extend the trip, there are several other options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking, and other activities.
Day 9Transfer to the Airport
We will provide you with the morning breakfast. Lastly, our representative will escort you to the International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Breakfast is included
✔️Arrival and departure by deluxe car
✔️3 nights deluxe accommodation at Hyatt Regency or similar
✔️Kathmandu guided city tour by private car
✔️Special welcome dinner with typical nepali music and dance
✔️Kathmandu to Lukla flight tickets with airport tax
✔️Syanboche-Everest base camp to Kathmandu by private helicopter
✔️Luxury lodge (Including Yeti Mountain Home & Hotel Everest View) during the trek
✔️Fresh fruits after dinner while on a trek
✔️Purified (medicated proof) safe drinking water while on a trek (if you want)
✔️Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
✔️Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
✔️Insurance of Guide and Porter
✔️All required local and government taxes
✔️Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
❌Nepal arrival visa
❌Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
❌Your travel insurance that covers trip cancelations or interruptions as well as medical and health
❌Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation
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