Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax. 
  • Meals
    Inclusive 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Teahouse 
  • Best Time
    March-May & Sept-Dec. 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $4,200USD

Trip Overview

Have you been longing to fly over the Himalayas in an unbeatable way? If yes, the Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is the way to turn that into a reality. Far from the rush of city life, this exclusive trek brings you the opportunity to explore the raw and remote beauty of the Everest region.

Highlights of Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Start your luxurious journey with a spine-chilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Celebrate the success of standing at the foothills of the mighty Everest.
  • Enjoy the fascinating vistas of the world’s highest peaks, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Thamserku, and Ama Dablam.
  • Hike to Khumbu’s most famous viewpoints — Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters.
  • Visit the centuries-old monastery of Tengboche.
  • Explore the colorful Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar.
  • Visit Everest View Hotel, the world’s highest-placed hotel.
  • Walk past the captivating Sherpa settlements and encounter their rustic lifestyle and hospitality.
  • Return to Kathmandu in style, hopping on a luxurious helicopter ride from Gorak Shep.

Unlike the standard EBC Trek, the Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek combines two different adventures into one — trekking and heli ride. First, you’ll be exploring the Khumbu region on foot, making your way to the base camp. Then you’ll fly back to Kathmandu from Gorak Shep via a helicopter ride enjoying the bird’s-eye view of the Himalayas.

The 11-day trek is specifically designed for avid trekkers looking for the Everest experience but only have limited time. However, this trek is not just a regular teahouse trek. As the name suggests, it is a luxurious trip to the Himalayas. Thus, you’ll be spending nights at the best hotels available. You’re guaranteed to taste the first-class service and regal hospitality of the Sherpa tribes.

Like other treks on Everest, the Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek starts with a thrilling 35-minute flight to Lukla. Upon landing, your journey to the Everest Base Camp on foot begins. You’ll walk past several beautiful villages, mountain sceneries, high alpine valleys, glacial rivers, and snowy terrains.

You’ll enter the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo and spend nights at popular Sherpa settlements like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorak Shep. Then, you’ll get to stand at the foothills of the mighty Everest and appreciate the glimpse of Khumbu Glacier, Khumbu Icefall, and the surrounding mountains.

After that, you’ll hike to the famous viewpoint of Kala Patthar early in the morning to catch a sight of the majestic sunrise over the Himalayas. This viewpoint offers a 360-degree panorama of some of the highest mountains, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse.

You’ll then hike back to Gorak Shep, where your helicopter ride will be waiting for you. Instead of walking back to Luka and catching a regular flight, you’ll conclude the Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with a heli ride back to Kathmandu. You’ll have the opportunity to bid the Himalayas goodbye in style and enjoy the aerial view of the Khumbu region’s remote terrains, valleys, and mountains.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Monjo (2,850m/9348ft) (Walking Distance: 10 Km) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 07: Another Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance. 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 09: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours

Day 10: Gorekshep - Kalapatthar (5545m/18188ft), Heli Ride back to Kathmandu

Day 11: Farewell/Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Dwarikas in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with full board meals at Yeti Mountain Home including at Phakding and Namche.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodges for accommodation after 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

  • Lunch and dinners whilst in Kathmandu
  • 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

Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

I was doing

LachlanAustralia

I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!