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
  • Trek through the Sagarmatha National Park
  • 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. 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. 

Major Attractions In Everest Base camp Heli Trek

Lukla Airport

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. 

Namche Bazaar

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.

Explore Sherpa Villages

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 and Unique Sherpa Culture

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. 

Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar

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. 

Best time for Everest Base Camp Heli trek

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.

Alternate Package

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.

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.

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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