Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
Activity
Trekking and 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 - May & Sept - Dec 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $3,300USD

Trip Overview

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is more than just a dream for all adventure enthusiasts and mountain lovers. However, not everyone has time to hike for several weeks to tick off this adventure on their bucket list.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is an exclusive journey to one of the world’s most popular trekking destinations — the foothills of Mt.Everest. It is rigorously designed for trekkers who want to experience the remote wilderness of the Himalayas but only have limited time.

Not only does the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek ensure a fulfilling trekking adventure, but it also intertwines a luxurious helicopter ride to make your journey more enjoyable. It means you get to experience two different adventures in one single package!

This 11-day trek begins with an exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon landing, you begin your adventure on foot and head towards the riverside village of Phakding.

From there, you’ll walk past several mountain settlements, including Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep, to reach the Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you’ll come across beautiful mountain sceneries, dense forests, high valleys, and varied landscapes.

After enjoying some time at the base of the world’s highest peak, you’ll retrace your route to Gorak Shep. Early next morning, you’ll hike towards Kala Patthar to witness the glorious sunrise and the mountain panorama.

After spending some time at the top of the viewpoint, you’ll head back to Gorak Shep, where your helicopter will be standing by for you. Instead of retracing the route back to Lukla and catching a regular flight, you’ll hop on a helicopter at Gorak Shep and return to Kathmandu directly on this trek package. The heli ride from Gorak Shep to Kathmandu allows you to appreciate the mountains, valleys, and remote landscapes of Khumbu with a captivating aerial view.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Begin your adventure with a spine-chilling flight to Lukla.
  • Celebrate the triumph of standing at the base camp of Everest.
  • Enjoy the captivating scenery of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam.
  • Walk past the beautiful Sherpa settlements and witness their lifestyle and hospitality.
  • Explore the historical town of Namche Bazaar and visit the world’s highest luxury hotel, Everest View Hotel.
  • Visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery and witness the spiritual side of the Khumbu region.
  • Hike two Himlayan viewpoints — Kala Patthar and Nagerjun — and enjoy the mountain views from different perspectives.
  • Return to Kathmandu on a luxurious helicopter ride all the way from Gorak Shep.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a moderately challenging trek that you can do all year round. However, there are two specific seasons — spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

The weather is warm and moderate for long-hour treks during these seasons. Likewise, the sky tends to remain relatively clear and bright. Thus, you’ll get to enjoy the marvelous view of the Himalayas and surrounding landscapes.

Additionally, while returning to Kathmandu via a helicopter ride, you’ll get to relish the aerial view of the mountains.

Additional Trips

Apart from the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, we have elective bundles of treks in the Everest region. If you’ll looking to experience the true essence of trekking in the Everest region, you can go ahead with the standard 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a relatively short option but entirely on foot, we have Everest Panorama Trek. Although this short trek does not take you to the Everest Base Camp, it offers the perfect blend of culture and nature.

Similarly, if you want the ultimate Everest experience, you should check out the Everest High Passes Trek. It combines three of the world’s highest mountain passes with one of the world’s highest base camps.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) 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 Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) & back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours

Day 10: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) – Gorekshep – Kathmandu by Helicopter

Day 11: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle 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 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
  • Private helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek if require
  • 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
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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

Benjamin Vance, AUSTRALIA

The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek was suggested to me by Nepal Hiking Team and I am so glad that I went ahead with it. It was a very good experience and I loved the fact that the journey is a combination of trekking and a helicopter ride! For the initial part of the journey, I loved my trek through the villages and enjoyed the sights of the mountains from the trekking path. But the view of the Himalayas from the helicopter is something else entirely! It is one of the most awe-inspiring things in the entire trek; I didn’t wanted the helicopter ride to end! The transportation, the guesthouse arrangements, the meals and everything else were very effectively arranged and organized; I had no problem during the trek. I was able to enjoy the beauty of the mountains without having to worry about anything else thanks to the impeccable organization and planning of Nepal Hiking Team. Thanks to them, I had a good time and felt like I got my money’s worth. They are the best at what they do and it really shows in the work that they put out. Thank you Nepal Hiking Team for a beautiful vacation!

Venkataraman Mahadevan, 48 Jalan Pakis Chestnut Ville Singapore 678636, Mobile: +6598206118, Singapore

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.

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"