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

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.