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    Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

    5.00/5 from 5 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      12 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking and Heli Tours
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5545m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • BEST TIME
      March to May & Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    Embark on an awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return with Nepal Hiking Team. This journey allows travelers to enjoy the magnificent experience of trekking in the Nepal Himalayas and savoring the breathtaking mountain views with an exciting heli ride. It involves trekking up to Everest Base Camp and a rewarding heli flight from Gorakshep to charming Lukla. Thus, this journey is the perfect combo that allows travelers to admire Nepal’s mountains from the ground and the sky.

    Trek Highlights

    • Stunning mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport amidst the enormous cliffs and hills
    • Explore the historic trading spot between Nepalese and Tibetan – Namche Bazaar.
    • Incredible Tengboche monastery of the Khumbu Valley
    • The glorious feeling of being at the base camp of Mount Everest and hiking up to Kala Patthar for the breathtaking view of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many more
    • Captivating helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla where passengers can have a spectacular aerial view of Khumbu Valley and Everest range.

    Everest Base Camp Heli Return Trek is a spectacular 12-day journey in the Khumbu valley of Nepal, which lets travelers immerse in the giant peaks of Nepal. This excursion combines the exciting view of the Himalayas with the distinct and intriguing culture of Sherpa. Likewise, when the voyage goes beyond the path on the foothills of Everest, this expedition reveals a myriad of hidden treasures.

    Moreover, this trek is an excellent way to make memories of the mountains that live on forever. Like all the Everest region treks, this also starts with a dramatic flight to the world’s most exciting airport- Lukla Airport. From there onwards, the walk continues to several different villages such as Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and many more, until the base camp is reached. These days are one of the interesting sections of this journey. Because, not only do trekkers get to witness changing mountain scenery on foot, but they can also engage with the warm and hospitable Sherpa community.

    These villages are all part of Sagarmatha National Park; thus, trekkers walk past verdant alpine forests acquitting with the wild vegetation of the Himalayan Park. Feast your eyes on the sights of spectacular Khumbu peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and many more from the vantage point of Kala Patthar. After savoring the breathtaking views of Everest massif from the land, hop on the waiting helicopter and recapture the sights of mountains from the sky before landing at the bustling Lukla.

    Enjoy the view of the colossal mountain, Khumbu’s stunning scenery from the helicopter. This is a brief encounter, but it is an incredible sensation full of utter excitement and admiration that shall stay engraved forever. Overall, Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek offers a unique way to view the stunning scenery of the majestic Everest massif.

    Ideal Time for Everest Base Camp Heli Return Trek

    March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn) is the best time for Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek. This season offers fantastic weather for mountain views as well as for trekking. Likewise, it has fewer flight cancellations and delays; this is the ideal time for this trek. Besides these seasons, this trek is doable during the monsoon/summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons. However, during these months, the weather frequently changes, which creates uncertainty for trekkers. Thus, these months are the least desirable months for the Everest Base Camp Shuttle trek.

    Alternative Treks

    Nepal has countless hidden treasures which are pleasing to explore. Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter is a fantastic trek; various other treks to choose from. For instance, the standard Everest Base Camp Trek offers the essence of hiking on Everest. At the same time, NHT has an almost similar 11-day Everest Base Camp Heli Trek that directly flies you back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep. All in all, this is a superb excursion combining social and environmental characteristics.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Two nights (twin sharing beds) accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
    • Service of Heli shuttle from Gorakshep to Lukla.
    • Duffle bag for the trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Government taxes and office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta, etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek except for Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet during the trek
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and driver

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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