Trip Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Difficult
  • Trip Profile:Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
  • Geography:Mountain/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Solukhumbhu
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Sherpa
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle/Helicopter
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  •  Picturesque flight to Lukla.
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp and enjoy the sights of the Everest ranges.
  • Visit Kalapatthar to relish the panoramic views of Everest with other snowy peaks.
  • Observe spontaneous beauty of Himalayan lakes and glaciers.
  • Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park.
  •  Experience unique Sherpa culture and ethnic Sherpa villages.
  • Explore life in the world’s highest altitude.
  • Return to Lukla on Helicopter and relish the beauty of the Everest Himalayas.
     
     

Overview

Everest base camp Heli Trek is a short trek to Everest Base Camp along with a hike to Kalapatthar. The trek journey follows the same trail to the world’s highest peak. Trekking to Everest Base Camp provides the alluring view of a cluster of mountains such as Ama Dablam (6,812m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse (7,861m), Lhotse (8,516m), along with Mount Everest (8848.86m). 

Everest Heli Trek offers you panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, blue deep freshwater lakes, an intact snowy jewel of the mountainous crown; Himalayan glaciers, precious natural vegetation at an extreme climate, some endangered and most valuable species, and many more throughout the journey.

Along with trekking for a whole path, this Heli trek to Everest takes back to Lukla in a helicopter flight watching the scenic beauty of Himalaya at a glance after making it over and a venturesome journey. Exploring the local Sherpa villages and observe their unique culture and lifestyle is also a part of this trek. Heli trek with Himalaya Land Treks provides you with the entire requirement to make the journey more cheerful and memorable. 

Major Attractions In Everest Base camp Heli Trek

Lukla Airport

Located at an altitude of 2845m Lukla airport also called Tenzing- Hillary airport is considered the most dangerous airport in the world. Short runways and the geography of the airport make it the most dangerous one.

Hence, flight to Lukla is an adventure in itself. Despite being at the top of the risk zone it is the easiest way to reach the Everest region. Flying over the picturesque landscapes, the journey touches down at one of the most thrilling airstrips around. The journey to the lap of the Himalaya begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar elevated at an altitude of 3500m is known as the gateway to Everest. It is the most popular trade hub of the Khumbu region with well-facilitated lodges, restaurants, and cafes. This popular tourist destination is intended for the service of visitors. Here, one can experience the human settlement at the world’s highest altitude. 

The way from Namche takes to UNESCO enlisted world heritage site ‘Sagarmatha National Park’. The trail ascends gradually and has minimum difficulties. Sagarmatha National park is home to a lot of valuable flora and fauna along with some endangered species like Musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, etc.

Explore Sherpa Villages

The Everest trek route takes through various Sherpa settlements. On the world’s highest altitude of human settlement, these villages lies like a cherry sprinkled on the top of vanilla cake. These ethnic villages are always concerned for the contentment and amusement of the visitors with their unique culture and tradition. Despite freezy cold heart is melted here by a bond with humanity. Trek route during Heli trek to EBC takes to many villages such as Tengboche, Dingboche, beautiful Chhukung valley, Lobuche, Dughla, Chupki, Gorakshep. The festive path through these villages teaches about unity and making a quality life in the utmost situation.

Tengboche Monastery and Unique Sherpa Culture

Tengboche Monastery lies at an altitude of 3870m in the Khumbu region. Influenced by Buddhism the region is an integer sign of spiritual essence. It is regarded as the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. Carrying a huge religious and spiritual importance, many festivals celebrated by the Sherpa people are hosted by this monastery. This sacred region is regarded as a place of peace. Surrounded by colourful rhododendron forest and freshwater rivers, nature has added fragrance to the beauty of the monastery.

Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar

Mixing all the ingredients of beauty and adventure, Everest Base Camp gives back a lifetime memory to make love for nature. Exploring scenic mountain views, trekking the adventurous rocky snowy trials, experiencing unique Sherpa culture; the journey sums up to the elegant full Everest Base Camp. In the context of more elegance to experience a closer and clear view of the world’s highest summit, Kalapatthar viewpoint calls the travellers with its integrity. The peak of the summit that is not properly viewed from the base camp region is visible from Kalapatthar. 

Best time for Everest Base Camp Heli trek

Autumn and spring are regarded as the best seasons for the Everest base camp Heli trek. As the weather is moderate, during these seasons, we can have clear views of the mountains. Summer is not considered to be good as monsoon starts and can cause disturbances due to rainfall. Likewise, winter experiences heavy fogs which don’t give a clear view of the scenario. Also, due to unconditional fluctuation in climatic conditions, the flights to/from Lukla might be delayed or cancelled. So, before travelling one must keep some extra days, probably 1-2 days as buffer days.

Alternate Package

Besides this Everest Heli trek, if you want to spend more time and explore more destinations in the Everest region then you can go to the following package of Himalaya Land Trek Everest Base Camp TrekBudget Everest Base Camp trek.

If you want a more adventurous trek journey then you can go through the following link Everest Three Pass TrekGokyo and Renjo- La pass TrekJiri 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 with expert guides and porters for your ease and safety.

Itinerary of Everest Base camp Heli Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu |1,300m/4265ft

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

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.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla|2,840m/9318ft|, Trek to Phakding| 2,610m/8563ft| 40 minutes flight |3 - 4 Hours trek

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar|3,440m/11286ft|5 - 6 Hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche |3,860m/12664ft| 5- 6 Hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche |4,410 m/14469ft| 5 - 6 Hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche |4910 m/16109ft| 2 - 4 Hours

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 9: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep |5140 m/16864fft| Visit Everest Base Camp|5364 m/17598ft| 6-7 Hours and back to Gorakshep

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

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.

Day 10: Hike from Gorakshep (5,140m/16,864ft) to Kalapatthar (5,545m) and back to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,864ft) , Helicopter fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft) | Farewell Dinner

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

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.

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Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights. 
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • The helicopter fly from Gorekshep to Lukla. 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation to Everest base camp and return.
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Hot and bottle drinks. 
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra Battery Charging, Hot shower, and wifi. 
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. 
  • Tipping to Staff. 

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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