Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
Heli Trek
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $3,300USD

Trip Overview

The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is an extraordinary tour of the world’s highest mountain for adventure enthusiasts. This Heli Trek is a moderate and time-saving trekking journey to one of the world’s most popular trekking destinations in the foothills of Everest. It is strictly designed for the UN agency trekkers who wish to explore the Khumbu region’s remote topographical region.

Everest Base Camp Trek is a time saver who wants to experience remote wilderness in the Himalayan region. It gives a complete opportunity to the trekkers to plunge into the natural beauty of the Khumbu region, which is best seen through the helicopter’s windows. As you get closer to the Everest region, the urban sprawl turns into beautiful green pastures and meadows. A spectacular view that doesn’t require strenuous hikes of several days will captivate your soul. The luxurious helicopter ride on your return to Kathmandu will ensure it’s worth a penny! Everest Base Camp Heli Trekking is a combo tour in a single package.

The 11-day Everest Base Camp Heli Trek begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla. Upon landing, you will embark on your hike towards Phakding, from where you will walk past several Himalayan settlements, which include Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. On the approach, you’ll stumble upon lovely mountain sceneries, dense forests, high valleys, and varied landscapes.

After spending a wonderful time at Everest Base Camp, you will retrace your route back to Gorakshep. The following day you’ll hike towards Kala Patthar to witness the glorious sunrise and the panoramic view of the mountains. After disbursal of your time, you will head back to Gorakshep, where your whirlybird will be standing for you to return to Kathmandu rather than taking the same route towards Lukla.

The aerial view of the Everest region will leave you mesmerized, so this Everest Base Camp Heli Trek will make your dream come true. A trek that many have been yearning for awaits you, so take off with us!

Highlights of Mount Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Take a spine-chilling flight to Lukla.
  • Stand at the world’s highest base camp to enjoy jaw-dropping views of the snow-capped mountains.
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the world’s highest peaks-Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam.
  • Discover and know the exquisite Asian Himalayan culture.
  • Visit the world’s highest luxury Mount Everest read edifice at Namche Bazaar, the historical Himalayan destination of Nepal.
  • 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 and Nagarjuna.
  • Take an exciting Heli tour back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.

Is This Right For You?

Everest Base Camp Heli Trekking is undeniably ideal for trekkers with limited days of travel, and this exclusive short trek offers a momentary worthwhile experience in the Everest region. The chance is perfect for seizing the opportunity to visit the unexplored part of the world in a short time with a fascinating Heli tour that you have been dreaming of for years. This trek allows you to enjoy the perks of hiking and a helicopter tour.

How hard is it to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp Trek is an opportunity for those who do not want to fulfill their wish of taking a luxurious Heli tour apart of trekking that flies through beautiful snow-capped mountains.

The trek is specially designed for all the trekkers who not only want to visit the Everest Base Camp but are also looking for moderate hikes. With the Heli tour, the trekking days are minimized, and it’s only eleven days of trekking from Lukla to reach the Everest Base Camp with halts at lush Himalayan settlements. The return journey is exciting as you fly through splendid views of mountains, meadows, glacial lakes, and rivers toward Kathmandu. Hence, this makes the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek a less strenuous trek.

Can beginners trek to Everest Base Camp? 

Then the answer is definitely “YES .”The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a less challenging trek for beginners willing to take moderate hikes and those who love strenuous hikes but have limited travel time. The Nepal Hiking Team is the best to consult to tailor your trekking package as per your needs, and with a great team of people working at the Nepal Hiking Team, your journey to the Everest Base Camp is best designed with a Heli tour.

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Best Time to go on a trek

This trip can be made all year round as it poses moderate challenges. However, the two specific seasons -Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) is the perfect time to take this Heli trek. Favorable moderate weather conditions make it less difficult for long hours of treks during these two seasons. With a relatively clearer bright sky, the views of the snow-capped Himalayas are just enthusing.

Moreover, the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu lets you relish the beautiful picturesque aerial view.

Route Overview

Start your trek with an early morning pickup from your hotel to board the flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. Enjoy the panoramic aerial mountain view on your flight. Upon arrival at Lukla airport, the local guide will assist you with your trekking journey from Gorakshep to the Everest Base Camp. You will trek for several hours during this trek and pass by beautiful Himalayan villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep.

From Gorakshep, you will hike up to Kala Patthar and return. After a few hours at these beautiful hiking points, you will take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu from Gorakshep.

Highlights Of The Route  

  • Fly through beautiful snow-capped mountains.
  • Get an aerial view of the beautiful ice glaciers, mountains, rhododendron forest, lush green pastures, dazzling blue lakes, and moraines.
  • Enjoy the perks of the moderate hike with a luxurious helicopter ride back to Kathmandu valley.
  • See the world’s highest hiking points- Kala Patthar and Nagarjuna.
  • Learn to practice self-care in the mountains.
  • Get insights about mountaineering skills.

Alternative Treks You Can Consider!

Besides the EBC Heli Trek, we have elective bundles of treks within the Everest region. If you are a trekking freak and want to experience the true essence of trekking in the Everest region, you can choose 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Similarly, we have a package of Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle Trek in which you take a helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla and then fly to Kathmandu as our regular packages.

And, if you’re looking for a comparatively shorter trekking option, we have Everest Panorama Trek. Although this short trek does not take you to the Everest Base Camp, it offers you an opportunity to enjoy the perfect blend of culture and scenic beauty of the Himalayan region.

Why consider the Nepal Hiking Team?

We encourage you to prioritize Nepal Hiking Team at the top when you think of trekking packages in Nepal because we provide an unforgettable alpine adventure to our trekkers.

Our guides will help you to gain exposure to mountaineering skills needed for rough terrain and diverse mountains, apart from other information about the Himalayan region. Nepal Hiking Team’s trekking packages are personalized per our customer’s needs.

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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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Benjamin VanceAUSTRALIA

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

Venkataraman Mahadevan48 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


We have just returned from an incredible two weeks in Nepal, and a lot of that praise goes to Nepal Hiking Team. It was our first time in Nepal (in fact, our first in Asia in general), so the experience was always going to be very novel and strange for

Patrick MerlAustria

Just returning from a very memorable 7-day Khopra Ridge circuit trek organized with Nepal Hiking Team which we took with our two teenage sons 17 and 19 years old. Summary - No need to look further for another trekking company!

In my opinion, a top

Naomi and PeterAustralia

We are just back (in Australia) from 3 weeks in Nepal. The itinerary was organized by The Nepal Hiking Team, a Nepal-based company recommended to us by friends in Brisbane. And what a good recommendation it was! The company is professional, efficient,