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    Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

    5.00/5 from 4 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      11 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Heli Trek
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak trekking season (March-May and September-November ), all the Lukla flights will be held via Manthali Airport in Ramechhap due to the traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Trip Overview

    Do you want to trek in an extraordinary trekking destination in the world's highest region? If yes, we've got a trekking package that might interest you. It is the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - which is moderate, time-saving, and outstanding.

    It complies with an 11-day trek. The journey takes you to the world's most popular trekking destinations in the foothills of Everest. If you have limited time on your hand but want to get the most out of the Khumbu region, then the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the most suitable one for you.

    On this journey, you’ll get to immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Sagarmatha National Park, enjoy the views of Mt Everest from Kala Patthar, and also experience the feeling of accomplishment at the Everest Base Camp.

    A trek that many have been yearning for awaits you, so take off with us!

    Highlights of Mount Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

    • Hop on a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport.
    • Look out for Himalayan snowcock and yaks 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 walk to Tengboche Monastery to witness the Buddhist religious culture of the Khumbu region.
    • Capture beautiful views of the mountains from the highest Himalayan sightseeing viewpoints-Kala Patthar.
    • Relish in the beautiful sunrise at Kala Patthar and witness the beauty of Mt. Everest.
    • Explore the Everest Base Camp and walk around the camps if you trek in the spring season.

    Can beginners trek to Everest Base Camp?

    Yes, hikers with little to no experience in hiking can opt for the trek. We understand that many of you might think hiking to Everest Base Camp is challenging.

    But, with the help of our experienced guides, you can complete the trek. They'll guide you

    on your walking pace, breathing pattern, and acclimatization. Hence, beginners and experienced hikers can both prepare for the trek.

    Best time to go on a trek

    This trip can be made all year round as it poses moderate challenges. However, why don't we choose the best time when we got 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.

    Treks during the monsoon and winter seasons are also possible. However, the weather conditions during this time are not favorable. There'll be high chances of flight cancellation, muddy roads, and snowfall.

    Route Overview

    Firstly, upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be greeted by our staff and transferred to the hotel.

    You'll board an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport the following day. In this trekking journey, you'll be trekking for several hours and pass through several beautiful villages and towns like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche Lobuche, and Gorakshep.

    There will be two acclimatization days for the trek—one in Namche Bazaar and the other in Dingboche. In Namche Bazaar, you'll be hiking to Everest View Hotel, which is popular as the world's highest-placed hotel. Here, you can enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the peaks like Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and more.

    On your second acclimatization day, you'll be hiking to Nagerjun, a hill on the edges of the Chhukung Valley. The finest view of Lobuche East, Kangtega, Taboche Peak, and Ama Dablam will be visible upon reaching the point.

    After reaching Gorakshep, you'll be hiking to Everest Base Camp and returning to Gorakshep. Then, a hike is organized to Kala Patthar ( 5644m), the highest hiking point. After spending some time there, you'll return to Gorakshep and take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.

    Alternative Treks

    Besides the EBC Heli Trek, numerous other trekking packages may excite you. All the packages are in the Everest region and follow a slightly similar route.

    Here are some of our alternative trek recommendations.

    First of all, we suggest the Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek. On this 12-day package, we'll hike up to the Everest Base Camp and take a helicopter ride from Gorakshep to Lukla.

    Next, if you want to skip the helicopter ride and want to trek along, then you can choose our 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek package.

    Does it sound interesting? Contact us now to plan your next adventure.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicles, including airport transfers
    • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 5-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 a hot shower at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, a porter, and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Kathmandu to Lukla, including departure taxes
    • Helicopter flight from Gorakshpe - Lukla - Kathmandu as per itinerary.
    • Duffle bag, Down Jacket, and sleeping bag to use on the trek.
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit with an oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
    • All require trek permits
    • 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
    • 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

    December, 2023

      Travellers‘ reviews

      Review (s) Summary

      5.004 ratings
      • 100 percent satisfied with Nepal Hiking Team

        Our group of 3 booked an Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with Nepal Hiking Team. From the very first time I emailed the company, our experience was so positive. The team replies quickly to all emails and questions.

        It was easy to find our ride at the airport, where we were picked up and transferred to a very nice hotel. The team met with us in person the day before we started our trek to make sure we understood what to expect and to answer any questions.

        Our guide during the trek was phenomenal! So knowledgeable, patient, understanding, and helpful.

        After the trek, we also worked with Nepal Hiking Team to coordinate some lodging and transportation while we spent time in Kathmandu.

        Nepal Hiking Team will be my first choice for future travels to the area, and I will be highly recommending them to friends at home.
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        - Excellent
        Mrs. Nicole
        US   |   15th Sep 2023
      • Everest Base Camp - Small Group

        The trek itself is fantastic. So many amazing things: mountains, waterfalls, monasteries, yaks, eagles, mountain goats, suspension bridges, etc. The topography above and below the tree line is entirely different, and then further again when close to base camp. Every day requires enough effort that we greatly appreciated the hospitality of the tea houses each night. Sleeping the last few nights at higher altitudes was uncomfortable, which made the trek more satisfying.

        Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job handling all the logistics from Kathmandu to the trek and back. Our guide did a great job keeping us on track while allowing us to set a pace that we found comfortable. Will be reaching out to them for our next trek and highly recommend them.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Zachary
        US   |   15th Sep 2023
      • Perfect EBC trip with lots of good luck

        We embarked on our trek as a private group consisting of seven enthusiastic individuals. Upon our arrival at the airport, we were warmly greeted by Ganga, who guided us to a comfortable hotel in the city where we could prepare ourselves for the upcoming adventure. Soon after, our knowledgeable guide Hari joined us, equipping us with the necessary gear and providing a detailed explanation of the itinerary.

        Despite it not being the peak season, we were fortunate to experience perfect weather throughout our journey. The trip unfolded flawlessly, with every aspect going according to plan. Hari's dedication and attentiveness were evident as he consistently sought opportunities to enhance our accommodations whenever possible. Additionally, he graciously accommodated all of our requests, ensuring that we had a memorable and enjoyable experience.

        The trek was filled with unforgettable moments, captured beautifully in numerous group photos that will serve as cherished mementos of our time together.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Leonid Epstein
        IL   |   26th Jun 2023
      • Amazing Family Trekking

        We experienced Everest Base Camp trek, with our 11 year old son. Without any hesitation Nepal Hiking Team arranged amazing family trekking with a child and made the whole experience really memorable as well as easy. Everything was organized perfectly as we dealt with Ganga and his team who boosted our confidence day by day.

        During our planning and booking stages, we were really impressed by the timely and detailed contact from Ganga. Upon arrival in Nepal, we met him and his team and started our trek, we were really impressed by the experience, knowledge imparted, care as well as attention given by our guide- Bal Kumar demonstrated.

        The whole team was proactive and was much concerned about our every situation as well as needs and made us feel that we were trekking as a family. We are owed to trek with professional and a highly experienced team. I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team heartily and without hesitation.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Venkataraman Mahadevan
        SG   |   9th Mar 2014