Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek

Activities:
Trekking & Heli Tours
Duration
12 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse

Trip Overview

Embark on an awe-inspiring Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek 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 rewarding heli flight Gorakshep to charming Lukla. Thus, this journey is the perfect combo that allows travelers to admire Nepal’s mountains from the ground and from 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, and Thamserku, and many more
  • Captivating helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla where passengers can have the spectacular aerial view of Khumbu valley and Everest range.

Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle 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 treks in the Everest region, this too 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, trekkers get to witness changing mountain scenery on foot, but they also can engage with the warm and hospitable Sherpa community.

These villages are all part of Sagarmatha National Park; thus, trekkers walk past verdant alpine forest acquitting with wild vegetation of the Himalayan Park. Feast your eyes with 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 Shuttle 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) season. However, during these months, 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 Heli Shuttle Trek is a fantastic trek; various other treks to choose from. For instance, standard Everest Base Camp Trek, that offers the essence of hiking in 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

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft), Duration: 3 hours

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft), Duration: 6 hours

Day 04: Namche Bazaar and Everest View Hotel

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft), Duration: 5 hours

Day 07: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return, Duration: 6 hours

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft), Duration: 5 hours

Day 09: Trek to EBC (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft), Duration: 8 hours

Day 10: Hiking to Kalapatthar (5545m/18188ft) – Gorakshep – Helicopter Ride to Lukla, Duration: 7 hours

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Farewell

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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.