Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Activities:
Trekking and Heli Tours
Duration
11 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax Required
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Explore the incredible mountain scenery and cultural vibrancy of Khumbu valley luxuriously by partaking on Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. It is a short yet fulfilling adventurous trekking journey that allows you to experience splendid views of Everest massif in the most remarkable way. Similarly, the journey perfectly intertwines a luxurious helicopter ride with an enthralling trekking journey. While walking up to Everest Base Camp, you go through fascinating Sherpa culture and its colorful town. And you finish off the trek with a captivating aerial view from the Helicopter.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • A fabulous helicopter ride from the beautiful Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Capture breathtaking 360 views of the world’s highest mountains in the world- Mt. Everest and also of Lhotse, Makalu, and Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and so on.
  • Meet the people of the Sherpa ethnic group and experience their infamous hospitality
  • Pass through Sagarmatha National Park, which is a UNESCO listed world heritage site of Nepal
  • Explore the markets of Namche Bazaar and the famous Tengboche monastery

Reaching the lap of the world’s highest peak- Mt Everest (8848m) is the dream of many mountain lovers. However, not all those enthusiasts have time and energy to spend multiple weeks hiking all through to Everest Base Camp. Thus, those looking to enjoy the galore of Everest massif now can superbly fulfill their dream with 11 days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. In this journey, you will reach the base camp by trekking through small rural settlements and enjoying the quintessence of those villages. Upon reaching Everest base camp, take into the breathtaking scenery and prepare for an excellent heli flight. During heli flight, savor the natural beauty in front and underneath you.

The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek starts the excursion from Kathmandu to Lukla with an exciting plane ride. On the flight, you will come across lovely perspectives of mountains and the scenes of the verdant slopes. From Lukla, the path proceeds through entrancing settings and different towns, such as Phakding, Kongde, and few others until you reach the ultimate destination- Everest Base Camp. Also, you will come across expansive acreages of snowcapped backwoods and forests; in between the journey, you also get to notice magnificent Everest View Hotel and Tengboche monasteries. Similarly, on the trip, heavenly sights of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and many more will be in your company.

After enjoying gorgeous Himalayan views from the base camp, get on the heli waiting for you and fly back to Kathmandu. The flight journey lets you appreciate the entirety of Khumbu valley while you are up in the air. On the whole, someone looking for a quick gateway would cherish their 11 days spent splendidly amid the white Himalayas. Therefore, join us for the spectacular Everest Base Camp trek combined with the most scenic and glamorous Heli trip amidst the breathtaking valleys and awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is available all year round. But there are mainly two seasons- Spring and autumn, which gets the most crowd out of four seasons. During spring, the trek can be done from March to May. While in autumn it can be done from September to November. Around spring, there is a good amount of snow on the trek and endless thin snowfields.

Similarly, the days are warm, and it gets chilly when the sun gets down. On the other hand, there is no snow and surroundings during autumn with green hills and colorful flower blooms surround you. Likewise, as the skies remain clear thus you will get to see stunning panoramic sights of mountains.

And as per winter and summer/monsoon, they are the least traveled season. Summer/Monsoon season is from June to August, and it is hot, humid, and wet in the lower regions. Whereas winter lasts from December to February, and it gets frequent snowfalls and weather gets freezing. However, the trail gets empty with no trekkers. Hence, anyone who loves exploring in solitude would love exploring the Himalayas during winter and summer/monsoon season.

Alternative Trips

We additionally have elective bundles for the Everest region. We have standard Everest Base Camp Trek, which promises the true essence of trekking in the Everest region. On the same note, we have Everest Panorama Trek that presents an excellent vista of the whole scope of Everest from an ideal vantage point. All in all, it is a fantastic trek that combines social and ecological embodiment. Similarly, we have the 12 days Everest Base Camp Heli Shuttle trek, which includes a stopover at Lukla. This trek is another excellent way to indulge the awe-inspiring ambiance of Everest massif in a short period.

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.
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.