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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Autumn and spring are 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. Due to unconditional fluctuation in climatic condition, flights to/from Lukla might be delayed or cancelled. So, before travelling one must keep someday extra, probably 1-2 days as buffer days.
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 Trek, Budget 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.
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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