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    Thinking about experiencing the Helicopter Trek to Everest Base Camp to the Mighty Everest? Then this Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is just the right choice for you. It saves your time, is moderately difficult, and is mesmerizing.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      11 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Heli Trek
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5545m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek (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 is an Everest Base Camp Heli Trek in 11 days to the base of the mighty Everest. This trek comprises trekking to the Base of Mount Everest and returning to Kathmandu via Helicopter from Gorakshep. On this trip, you’ll land at one of the world’s Highest Airports, Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla at an elevation of 2860 Meters.

    The trekking trails snake through valleys, hills, forests, and suspension bridges. You’ll also be amazed by the exciting scenes through the traditional village of the Khumbu Valley. Get a glimpse of the wildlife in the forests, the panoramic landscape, and the breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Pumori, etc.

    Namche Bazar is the focal point of this trip and the whole Everest Base Camp Trek. You enter through the Sagarmatha National Park and witness nature in its true sense. Pass through the traditional Sherpa village and learn about their culture and lifestyle up in the mountains. Get on top of Kala Patthar and get a panoramic view of all the mountain ranges. One of the attractions of the Namche is the Everest View Hotel, the highest-placed hotel in the world with 360-degree views of Mt. Everest. Also, trek to one of the biggest trekking destinations: Mount Everest Base Camp. Feel the achievement of reaching the base of the world’s tallest peak and get awe-struck by the panoramic view.

    After your trekking concludes, hop in a helicopter and fly back to Kathmandu, with the last glimpse of the mountains behind you. The thrill and excitement of this entire journey are unmatched.

    Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

    • Commence an exciting and scenic flight to Lukla Airport.
    • Watch out for Himalayan wildlife and vegetation at the Sagarmatha National Park.
    • Visit the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar and look out for old artifacts.
    • Hike to the Everest View Hotel and relish the 360-degree views of the mountains.
    • Enjoy the panoramic view of the world's highest peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam.
    • Discover the lifestyle and culture of the ethnic group of Sherpas.
    • Take a stroll around Tengboche Monastery to witness the Buddhist religious culture of the Khumbu region.
    • Capture beautiful views of the peaks and the mesmerizing sunrise from the highest Himalayan sightseeing viewpoints at Kala Patthar.
    • Explore the Everest Base Camp and walk around the camps if you trek in the spring season.
    • Enjoy a helicopter journey back to Kathmandu and feel the thrill of the ride.

    Best time to go on a trek

    This Everest Base Camp Heli Trek can be made all year round as it is of moderate difficulty. However, why not choose the best time when we have everything planned out for the trip?

    The ideal seasons for the trek are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). In these seasons, the temperature is relatively moderate, and the skies are also clear. With these exceptionally clear views of the skies, you can enjoy the splendid sight of the highest peaks. You’ll also see stunning views once you get in the air returning to Kathmandu.

    Treks during the monsoon and winter seasons are also possible. However, the weather conditions during this time are not favorable. There is a high chance of flight cancellation, muddy trails, and extreme snowfall.

    Route Overview

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you’ll be transported to your hotel and briefed about your itinerary. The next day, your adventure starts with a thrilling flight to one of the most adventurous airports in the world- The Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. Your flight to Lukla departs from Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport, Ramechhap depending on the season. Once landing there, you’ll start your trekking and pass through the green forest, overlooked by the mountains to reach Phakding village.

    You’ll be allocated two days for acclimatization: One at Namche, and another at Dingboche. During your stay in Namche, you can visit the Museum of Sherpas or hike up to Hotel Everest View, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. Here you can enjoy the spectacular 360-degree view of peaks like Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, Everest, and so on.

    After leaving Namche, you’ll trek towards the villages of Tengboche and Dingboche. On your way to Tengboche, you’ll pass through Dush Koshi Valley and also the Tengboche Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the region. After Tengboche, you’ll trek towards Dingboche traveling through the Imja River and the Pangboche Village.

    On your second acclimatization day, you’ll take a hike up to Nagarjun Hill. The hill is on the edges of the Chhukung Valley, where the views of Lobuche East, Ama Dablam, and many more will be visible. After the second acclimatization day, you start your trek to Lobuche, passing through the Khumbu Glacier and reaching Gorakshep. From Gorakshep you then start walking towards your main destination: The Everest Base Camp. The view from the Everest Base Camp will enthrall you and leave you mesmerized with its serene beauty. After you spend some time there, you return to Gorakshep.

    The next day, from Gorakshep, you’ll hike your way up to Kala Patthar. Reaching the viewpoint, you’ll get a chance to witness a stunning sunrise highlighting the mighty peaks. After that, you’ll walk down towards Gorakshep again and have your breakfast. After breakfast, you take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. This 11 days Heli Trek to Everest Base Camp will leave you

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    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • Ground transportation in private vehicles, including airport transfers
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation throughout the trek, including attached bathrooms with hot showers in Lukla, Phakding, and Namche
    • Highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, including a porter (1 porter for two trekkers) includes their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance.
    • Airfare from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla, with transfers as per the itinerary (note: Lukla flights operate via Ramechhap Airport during peak season)
    • Shared helicopter flight from Gorak Shep to Lukla then Kathmandu as per itinerary.
    • Complimentary use of a duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Trekking map, and a trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit equipped with an oximeter to monitor oxygen levels and heartbeat
    • All necessary trekking permits
    • Government taxes and office service charges

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Cold Drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta, etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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

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