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Trip Code: NHT4275
Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: 5545 Meters
Total Duration: 11 days
Best Time: March-May & Sept-Dec.
Group Size: Min. 2 Pax.
Imagine flying over the Everest Himalayas in a way that no other experience can match! The Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek presents this opportunity in the most amazing manner. Compiled with a helicopter ride over the ivory mountains of Everest, the trek is a journey that combines all the best features of Khumbu.
It presents trekkers with a chance to really take in the ambiance of the mountains in a luxurious setting. It is one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy the mountain peaks. If you want an unforgettable experience where the mountains are presented in grand scales via eagle’s eye-view, then you really don’t want to miss out on this experience of a lifetime! What’s more, the trek also presents the most luxurious accommodations during the journey.
As said, the Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is an adventure that takes trekkers to the heart of the Khumbu. Meandering along the Dudh Koshi and Imja River Valleys, trekkers follow the path to many ethnic villages of the region. Khumbu is well-known for its Sherpa settlements along with the Everest peaks. Due to this, the journey is a great way to enjoy authentic Sherpa culture of Nepal’s Himalayas. It is a journey that is carefully crafted to present trekkers with an experience that they will never forget.
The journey follows the river valleys into thick groves of Blue Pine and Rhododendron woodlands. Along the way, the natural beauty of Khumbu is presented in the landscape as it is painted like an open canvas of terrace farms, emerald pastures and beautiful baldachins of Himalayan woods all set against the backdrop of the Sagarmatha massif with ethnic settlements scattered throughout.
The Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Trek also has many highlights, like visiting the famous town of Namche Bazaar, the Tengboche Monastery, the vantage point of Kalapatthar and of course, the base camp of Mount Everest. In addition, another major hallmark of the trek is its helicopter ride back from Gorekshep to Kathmandu at the end of the trip. The Heli ride presents the chance to experience the mountain peaks from an aerial view, which is simply a breath-taking affair!
Thus, what are you waiting for! Join us in this marvelous adventure that will present to you an opportunity unlike anything else on Earth! It is one of the best Everest packages that we offer and you can accompany us in this trip of a lifetime!
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Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
You may arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives. He will welcome you and will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you may check into your hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel Dwarikas in Kathmandu.
Day 02 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Monjo (2,850m/9348ft) (Walking Distance: 10 Km) Duration: 5 Hours
Today, you will be transferred to the airport early in the morning for your Lukla flight. The short flight is quite amazing as it gives you good views of the mountain peaks. After landing at Lukla, you will make your way to Monjo, one of the famous settlements of Khumbu. The trekking path passes through amazing terrace farms of the valley and crosses the Cheplung village along the way. You will also get your first glimpse of Mount Khumbila as you pass by Cheplung to reach Phakding. This is where you will have your lunch and then continue on to Monjo. Overnights stay at Yeti Mountain Home in Monjo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 03 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Following the Dudh Koshi River, you will be ascending through the pine woods towards Namche Bazaar, one of the most famous Himalayan towns of the region. The trekking path crosses many suspension bridges along the way over the Dudh Koshi River to reach Namche. From the town, you can get amazing views of Everest peaks like Ama Dablam, the Lhotse, Nuptse and Changtse, the Thamserku, the Kongdi RI and many more. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home in Namche. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 04 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
This day is reserved for acclimatization. Today, you will be exploring the town. Namche has many sites to enjoy, like the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum. The town also hosts a local handicrafts market. You can also hike on over to the famous Everest View Hotel today. It is one of the highest-located Hotels in the world and presents views of Mount Everest and many of its peaks from all of its windows. On the way back, you can also visit the Syangboche Airstrip that is situated just above the town. It also presents quite marvelous views of the Himalayas and of Namche below as well. Overnight stay at Yeti Mountain Home in Namche. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 05 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
From Namche, you will be following the Imja River towards Tengboche, the spiritual hub of Khumbu. With a steady ascend-and-descend through the valley turfs and passing by thick bamboo woodlands, you will make your way to Pungki Thanka. From there, it is a relatively easy trek towards the Tengboche Monastery at the village. From Tengboche, you can catch amazing views of the Ama Dablam Peak and can enjoy a serene surrounding forest ambiance that is home to many Danphe birds. Overnights stay at Tasi Delek lodge in Tengboche. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 06 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Crossing the Imja River further away from Tengboche, you will descend through the marvelously beautiful Himalayan pine woods towards Pangboche. From there, the path finally serpentines through the valley ridges to reach Dingboche. Along the way, you can catch unforgettable views of Everest Peaks like the Lhotse and Nuptse Peaks. Overnights stay at Good Luck Lodge in Dingboche. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 07 - Another Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours
This is another day reserved for acclimatization. Today, you can enjoy the Dingboche village and its many wonderful attributes. Dingboche is famously known as “the summer valley” of Khumbu. The village has many Mani stones caved with prayers and Mani walls lined along the village end decorated with prayer flags. The village also has large numbers of adjacent farms where the villagers grow barley and wheat. You can also hike up to the Nagerjun Hill today. The climb to the vantage point of Nagerjun is rather difficult, but the effort is worth it because the vantage point from the top of the hill presents unforgettable views of peaks like the Lobuche East (6119m), the Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6856m). On clear days, you can even see Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including great views of the Pheriche Valley. Overnights stay at Good Luck Lodge in Dingboche. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance. 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours
Trekking to Dhugla, you will leave Dingboche behind and further traverse through beautiful Himalayan pastures. From Dhugla, the path branches further out towards Lobuche, one of the last overnight stop before the base camp. Overnights stay at the Eco Resort in Lobuche. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours
After a short climb through beautiful meadows, you can look down at the Khumbu glacier. Straight ahead from Lobuche is Kalapatthar– the best vantage point of the region. After a couple of hours of trekking uphill, we will get to Gorekshep, and continue our journey to the Everest base camp. There is not much elevation gain, but there are a lot of ups and downs and, combined with altitude, this can be an exhausting trek – but the journey is worth it. After approximately 3 hrs of hiking, you will arrive at the base camp. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and icefall from here; the base camp is where the Everest expedition begins. Overnight stay at Everest Inn in Gorekshep. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 10 - Gorekshep - Kalapatthar (5545m/18188ft), Heli Ride back to Kathmandu
The day starts with a hike up to Kalapatthar (5545m), the best viewpoint of the region. From Kalapatthar, you can enjoy panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif. The 360° view of Everest and its neighboring peaks amidst the morning rising sun is simply spectacular. After spending time at Kalapatthar taking in the views, we then trek back to Gorekshep for breakfast. Then, you will finally enjoy an aerial view of the entire Everest peaks from Helicopter as you ride one back to Kathmandu, bidding the Everest Peaks farewell one last time. After landing at the airport, you will be escorted back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel Dwarikas in Kathmandu.
Day 11 - Farewell/Departure
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
- 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
- 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
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
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