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    Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

    5.00/5 from 8 reviews

    Set out on an awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp with Heli Return Trek with the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT). This allows travelers to enjoy a magnificent trekking experience as well as savor the breathtaking mountain views with a thrilling Heli ride.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      12 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Trekking and Heli Tours
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
      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

    This 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek with Heli Return is a breathtaking journey into the Khumbu Valley, which immerses you in giant peaks. This expedition is a combination of an exciting view of the Himalayas and the intriguing culture of the Sherpas. Moreover, this trek is a great way to make the memories of the mountains that stay in your memory forever.

    Like all the Everest Region Treks, this journey also starts with a dramatic flight to the world’s most exciting airport: Lukla Airport. From there, the walk continues through several villages like Phakding, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and many more. These villages are all part of the Sagarmatha Conservation Area; thus trekkers walk past flourishing alpines with wild vegetation of the Himalayan Park.

    As you move up the Khumbu Glaciers, you can feast your eyes on peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, and more. From the vantage point of Kala Patthar, you can witness the mesmerizing sunrise above the mighty mountains.

    After experiencing the stunning view of Everest ranges from land, you then hop on to a helicopter and relive the mountains from the sky. Enjoy the enormous mountains and Khumbu’s stunning scenery from the Helicopter. This brief but incredible sensation of excitement shall stay engraved in your memory.

    Overall, Everest Base Camp with Heli Shuttle Trek offers a unique way to view the stunning majestic mountains.

    Trip Highlight for Everest Base Camp with Heli Shuttle Trek

    • Get on a stunning mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla viewing the mountain ranges from the air.
    • Visit Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore diverse Himalayan flora and fauna in a pristine environment.
    • Explore the historical village of Namche Bazar and learn about the mountain lifestyle of the Sherpas.
    • Visit the Sherpa Museum to learn about the diverse culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpa Community.
    • View a 360-degree degree Mountain View from Hotel Everest View, the world's highest hotel.
    • Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery of the Khumbu Region and immerse yourself in its religious atmosphere.
    • Feel the proud achievement of reaching the Base of Mount Everest and get awe-struck by its serene beauty.
    • Hike up to Kala Patthar and take in the breathtaking sight of the sunrise amongst Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, etc.
    • Take a captivating helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla where travelers have a mesmerizing view of the Khumbu Valley and the Everest Region.

    Journey to the Base of Mount Everest

    Your Everest Base Camp with Heli Shuttle Trek will start when you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu (KTM). You’ll be received by the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) member. Then, you will be guided to a hotel in Kathmandu, which is centrally located near the tourist hub and perfect for exploring the surroundings on foot, doing some shopping, and discovering eateries & restaurants.

    After spending a night in Kathmandu, you will fly to Lukla from either Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport in Ramechhap, depending on the season. Your 'Everest Base Camp Trek' begins at Lukla Airport.

    Once you land at Lukla, the trek follows the Dudh Koshi River through Sagarmatha National Park. After spending a night in Phakding, the journey continues towards Namche Bazaar, where you stay for two nights to acclimatize. You can stroll to the Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel, and admire ancient stupas, Sherpa museums, and Memorial Stones.

    Then, continuing your walk-through of the trails to a monastery at Tengboche Village, you can take your time to adore the mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku. After arriving at Dingboche, you will be awed by the spectacular Ama Dablam and walk towards Nangkartshang Peak. After Dingoche, you’ll trek towards Nagarjun and then to Lobuche.

    Keep following the EBC route, you'll reach Gorak Shep after twists and turns along the Khumbu Glacier, and then finally, you will reach the Base of Mount Everest. You can witness how the Khumbu Icefalls mesmerize you as it unwind the timeless beauty of this region. After a few moments of admiration, you will descend to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

    The next day, you hike to Kala Pathhar to watch the sunrise rising from Everest and other peaks. After that, you’ll descend to Gorakshep, where a chopper will take you to Lukla and a flight will take you back to Kathmandu.

    Plan your Everest Base Camp with Heli Shuttle Trek with the Nepal Hiking Team. We offer fully customized itineraries and experienced Everest guides to ensure an unforgettable adventure.


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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.

    July, 2024

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