Everest base camp Heli Trek is a short trek to Everest Base Camp along with a hike to Kalapatthar. This trek by the Himalaya Land Treks allows you to trek on the same trail that goes to the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. You’ll get the experience of trekking above 5000 meters and this trek will develop you for the future. Everest Heli trek also offers you panoramic views of snowcapped mountains along the journey. You can also explore the local Sherpa villages and observe their culture and lifestyle.
Your journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flight to Lukla Airport is an adventure itself. We fly over the picturesque landscapes, touching down at one of the most thrilling airstrips around. As you land on Lukla, you’ll trek to Phakding which will be the first stop of your Everest Heli trek begins.
You’ll head to Namche Bazaar the gateway to Everest. Along the Dudh Koshi River, you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ascends gradually and has minimum difficulties. You can spot some endangered species moving through the national park with descent Himalayan views.
Further, you leave Namche Bazaar and head to Tengboche. You visit the ancient Tengboche monastery and spend a night there. The next day, you will head to Dingboche passing through pine forests and some villages. You’ll cross Debuche and Pangboche village to reach Dingboche. A day is spent for acclimatization and you visit Chhukung village or Nangkartshang peak (5616m). Furthermore, you’ll trek to Lobuche from Dingboche passing Dughla and Chupki. Finally, from Lobuche, you’ll hike to Everest Base camp along the Khumbu glacier via Gorakshep.
Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. It carries huge religious and spiritual importance. Many festivals celebrated by the Sherpa people are hosted by this monastery. Throughout your journey, you are showered with a warm gesture of Sherpa People. A unique ancestral Sherpa culture has increased the beauty of Himalayan.
You’ll explore the Mount Everest base camp. You Trek through the lap of Himalaya and then return to Gorakshep, enjoying the alluring beauty of Nature. On the final day, you’ll hike to Kalapatthar and enjoy the panoramic view of Everest and other snowy mountains. Everest summit that is not be viewed properly from Base Camp, it’s clearly seen from Kalapatthar View Point. After some time, you’ll return to Gorakshep and then a helicopter takes you to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Autumn and springare the best seasons for the Everest base camp Heli trek as the weather is neither hot nor cold and you can have clear views of the surrounding. Summer is not considered to be good as monsoon starts and can cause disturbances due to rainfall. Likewise, winter experiences heavy rainfall and fog. As a result, flights to/from Lukla are often delayed and canceled in these seasons.
If you want to spend more time and explore more destinations in the Everest region then you can go to the next package of Himalaya Land Trek through the following link Everest Base Camp Trek, Budget Everest Base Camp trek. If you want a more adventurous trek journey then you can go through the following link Everest Three Pass Trek, Gokyo and Renjo- La pass Trek, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek.
Himalaya Land Treks provides you with the facilities that you need during the trek. You’ll get good transportation and accommodation services during the trek. Also, we provide you expert guides and porters for your ease and safety.
Once you land on Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet a Himalaya Land Treks’ staff and you will be transferred to our hotel. The guide will be introduced to you and short information about the trek is given. You prepare your bags, gears and other stuff for the trek. You can go for short sightseeing around the valley is time remains. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Your journey starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You start after having breakfast early morning. On the flight, if the weather is clear, you'll get nice views of lush green hills and also some Himalayas from distant. After you reach Lukla, you start your trek towards Phakding. You’ll pass some small Buddhist stupas on the way and finally reach Phakding, a small village alongside Dudh Koshi River. Overnight stay in Phakding.
Next, you’ll start off to Namche Bazaar from Phakding. Trek to Namche Bazaar gains around 800 m of altitude which will not cause any difficulties. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and after some moments through the pine forests. As you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, you'll get a glimpse of Taboche (6367m) and the Mt. Everest (8848m). Further, after a couple of hours of trekking, you'll reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
This day you won’t trek to your next destination since you spend the day adjusting your body in the high altitude and climate. The trek will be difficult if you don’t take time for acclimatization. But, instead of resting in the hotel room, you can explore the markets, go sightseeing, visit the museum and observe the culture, tradition and the lifestyle of the local people. You can try the foods available in the hotels and restaurants in Namche Bazaar. Khumjung, Khunde, and Syangboche are also notable hiking destinations. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.
Further, you'll head to Tengboche after nice acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. The trail is easy and the ascent is gradual. You reach Phunki after crossing Dudh Koshi River and then ascend to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for Tengboche Monastery that is the biggest monastery in the region. You get nice views Himalayas like Nuptse (7861m), the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) and many more. Overnight stay in Tengboche.
Next, you’ll start your trek towards Dingboche from Tengboche. After a gradual ascend, you’ll reach Debuche from where you get the beautiful landscape of Tengboche. From Debuche, you’ll climb up to Pangboche crossing the Imja River. The trail goes through forests of pines and rhododendrons. On reaching Dingboche, you can see fields of potatoes and animals grazing around. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
You are above 4000 m of altitude, so you have to adjust your body to be fit and healthy during the trek. You can head to Nangkartshang peak (5616 m) or Chhukung valley. From the peak, you can have a magnificent view of Makalu (8475m), Lhotse (8156m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and other peaks whereas, from Chhukung valley, you can enjoy the view of glaciers that are coming down from the mountains. After the short trek, you rest ad prepare for the next day. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
After a rest day in Dingboche, you’ll kick start your journey towards Lobuche. The trail is steep and heads upwards ad you reach Khumbu glacier. You’ll rest at Dughla and ascend to Chupki Lahara where there are many prayer flags in memory of the Sherpas. The trail continues along the Khumbu glacier with nice views of Lingtren (6749m), Pumo Ri (7165m), Nuptse (7861m) and other snowcapped mountains. Overnight stay in Lobuche.
Finally, you head to Everest Base camp from Lobuche. First, you’ll trek to Gorakshep along the Khumbu glacier ascending gradually. Further, the trail becomes rocky and barren. After lunch at Gorakshep, you’ll start for EBC along the Khumbu glacier. You trek on rocks and gravels and in no time, you’ll reach the base camp. The Everest Base camp is an open field below the Khumbu icefall with prayer flags and a stack of stones. In the climbing season, the area is full of colorful tents in front of the grey background. You will explore the base camp and then retrace your way back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay in Gorakshep.
On the last day, you’ll trek to Kalapatthar and have a close view of the tallest mountain Mt. Everest. Kalapatthar is the most popular viewpoint of the Everest region and it offers 360-degree of Himalayas. You can see Pumo Ri (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), and the Mt. Everest (8848m). After spending some time in Kalapatthar, you'll return to Gorakshep where a helicopter will be waiting for you. From Gorakshep, you’ll fly to Lukla airport on the helicopter and then fly to Kathmandu. After you reach Kathmandu, you'll check-in at the hotel. You will also attend a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks to conclude the trip.
With a challenging geographical structure and unpredictable climate, internal flight delays are quite frequent, especially so in the Himalayan regions of the country. The flights are even canceled if the weather conditions worsen. As such, we advise you to travel to Nepal during autumn and spring seasons. These seasons offer the most stable of climatic conditions and see far fewer flight delays and cancellations. We also recommend the travelers to include a few extra days in their travel itineraries as contingencies. You should also be careful to get travel insurance to cover the additional expenses due to these conditions.
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