Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek
Activity
Trekking & Heli Tours
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $2,100USD
Group Booking Discount
No. of peoplePrice per person
12900
22100
3-41900
5-61750

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 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 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 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) seasons. 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

Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)  
Dave, USA Had a truly great time in the mountains with the Nepal Hiking Team. Arrived from the Pacific Northwest with my boomer mom to trek to Everest Base Camp. (Made it.) Our group included four other ladies who’d met in college and were reconnecting. Was tough going at times but the NHT crew led us well. Our guides and porters were professional, kind, generous, and attentive. Their work was difficult—carrying our extra stuff, monitoring our conditions as we gained altitude, maintaining morale if/when it flagged, teaching us about Nepali and Sherpa culture, and showing us the way—and they all performed legendarily. Ganga and Raj put a lot of thought into making our trek enjoyable. They took great care of my mom and were very proactive with those who faced any altitude-related issues. I’m no world traveler or experienced backpacker, but this trip felt particularly fun and special. It awakened in me a far greater curiosity for travel. The mountain experience—organized by Ganga and led by Raj and his team of guides and porters—will be a cherished memory. Our NHT crew were all good people. I enjoyed their company and guidance immensely. We fly home this evening from Kathmandu and I’m already excited to return with friends, family, or solo. I look forward to trekking with NHT, Ganga, and Raj again. Read this review on Tripadvisor.