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Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – 13 Days

  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 13 Days

Introduction

The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek skillfully mixes walking with a thrilling helicopter flight over the Khumbu region. It’s a trip that will undoubtedly provide an unforgettable experience! A leisurely helicopter ride home follows the trip to the Everest base camp, the world’s tallest summit.

Enjoy the distinctive Sherpa culture of the area as well. An exciting helicopter flight is taken after trekking across the stunning Himalayan landscape. You will undoubtedly remember the breathtaking Himalayan panoramas and the diverse terrain below for a very long time. The experience is the most priceless one imaginable.

You can completely comprehend the renowned Sherpas and their culture by participating in the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. Traditional Sherpa villages and mountain areas along the route provide a glimpse into the locals’ way of life. There are mani stone walls and tiny chortens with bright prayer flags along the trekking trail. It is a beautiful hike that is both natural and culturally interesting.

Everest View Breakfast

A flight takes you to Lukla Airport, where you can climb to the base camp through several Sherpa-ethnic communities. Explore locations like Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Tengboche while strolling beneath the lush alpine trees. Enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a well-known national park in Nepal, to see the Khumbu region’s endangered species in extremely brief glimpses.

As you stroll down the rhododendron-lined route, take in the faraway vistas of the Everest Mountains. While hiking through river valleys, enjoy views of numerous notable mountain peaks, including Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, the Kongdi Ri, Thamserku, Mount Everest and many more. Visit Kalapatthar, a well-known lookout point from which you may enjoy breathtaking, spectacular panoramas of Mount Everest massif.

Helicopter view

You can board a helicopter and fly above the enormous peak with the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. It is impossible to adequately describe the stunning grandeur of the Khumbu region when viewed from a helicopter! It’s impossible to escape feeling complete exhilaration and amazement!

So if you want to experience the characteristics and features of the Khumbu with the excitement of a helicopter flight, the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is there for you. You are always assured of receiving the best services available. Get ready for one of your life’s most fantastic hiking adventures with us.

Our staff at Attractive Travels has the expertise to plan an unforgettable vacation to Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet in the Himalayan region, home of Mt. Everest. We will be happy to fulfil your dream of the ultimate Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. We have a team of devoted, knowledgeable, skilled tour directors, tour guides, trekking leaders, and field personnel.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does this flight touch down at Mount Everest’s base camp?
It does, indeed. From the Kalapatthar vantage point, you can see Mount Everest and other adjacent peaks the best. You will undoubtedly touch down at the 5545-meter-high Kalapatthar. Everyone wants to touch down at Kalapatthar and Base Camp, but Base Camp landing depends on how quickly the wind blows. Landslides can force the EBC landing location to disappear. You won’t be able to view Mount Everest from Base Camp so that you know. The pilots approach base camp and Everest as closely as they can in case they cannot land.

Q: How high does the Everest Base Camp Heli Tour travel?

Helicopter Trek Visit

The elevation of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is 1300 meters. The aircraft takes off from Kathmandu and land at the 2,830-meter-high Lukla Airport for refuelling. Once you reach Hotel Everest View (3800 meters), you can continue to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp, both located at 5545 and 5364 meters, respectively. Near Mt. Everest, the chopper performs a “rounding flight,” which could involve flying above 6300 meters.

Q: Is it possible to develop Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) when taking the heli tour to Everest Base Camp?
You are unlikely to have acute mountain sickness (AMS), also called altitude sickness, during this adventure because of the strict safety procedures in place.

First, assistance will be provided if you become ill due to being at a high altitude. You will either be transported to a lower altitude location or to Kathmandu if your illness worsens. After that, more treatment will be administered if necessary.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

An Attractive Tours and Travels representative will meet you at the airport and transport you there. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore and shop for hiking gear. This evening, there will be a pre-trek briefing. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour.

After breakfast the following morning, you will depart for a full day of sightseeing and visiting the Kathmandu Valley. You can visit the renowned Pashupatinath Temple and the historically significant Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square, all classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Following the city tour, you’ll be taken to a welcome dinner at one of the country’s characteristic restaurants. You can have a great Nepali meal while seeing a traditional dance and other performances. On the same day, you’ll meet your trekking guide.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

We leave early in the morning to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where we take a scenic flight for 35 minutes to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2,804 m). The guide will update you and introduce our porters when you arrive at the airport before we start our walk into Phakding (2,610 m).

Our Sherpa team will arrange and pack our trekking gear while we explore the area after landing. When we reach the Dudh Kosi River, we follow the main route to Namche Bazaar, situated just above Chaunrikharka, to begin our walk (2,713 m). Walking is simple. Phakding is reachable after passing via the little settlement of Ghat (2,550 m).

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar

We keep walking down the Dudh Koshi’s banks, crossing it numerous times on thrilling suspension bridges covered in prayer flags. The trail climbs sharply with beautiful vistas after entering Sagamartha National Park. You can find numerous fine dining establishments, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafés, and bakeries in Namche Bazaar, known as the “Gateway to Everest.” The largest town all along the Everest path is Namche.

Day 5: Namche Bazar Acclimatization

We’ll stay at Namche Bazaar for the day to get used to the thinner air and adjust. We will make a short journey to a museum that displays the Sherpa people’s ancient traditions. We have beautiful views of the Himalayas, especially Mt. Everest, from here.

Day 6: Trek to the Village of Debuche

With breathtaking mountain views, the trip continues along the Dudh Kosi’s raging glacial waters. By the time we get to Tengboche, we’ve hiked to an elevation of 3,860 m.

A 20-foot-tall statue of Buddha, extraordinarily beautiful wall hangings, and the Lamas’ musical gear and robes may all be found inside the monastery. Depending on how this day’s hiking goes, the party will be escorted to witness a prayer ceremony in the morning or the evening.

Day 7: Trek to the Village of Dingboche

The trail ascends to Pangboche through tens of thousands of mani stones after descending to Debuche from Tengboche and crossing another thrilling suspension bridge over the Imja Khola.

Our ascent continues as we go uphill to the charming, traditional Sherpa settlement of Dingboche, which offers stunning views of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Lhotse. We move slowly to avoid being impacted by the altitude.

Day 8: Dingboche Acclimatization

Day of acclimatization in Dingboche. Following our acclimatization strategy, we will stay at Dingboche a second time tonight. Dingboche (or Pheriche) serves as the second acclimatization stop for most trekkers.

On this day, we’ll climb to the Nangkartshang Viewpoint (5,060m) for breathtaking mountain views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, the Imja Valley, and the surrounding area. After that, we’ll return to Dingboche to relax and take advantage of the remaining time before moving toward Lobuche.

Day 9: Trek to the Village of Lobuche

The trail now follows the Khumbu Glacier’s lateral moraine and passes by stone monuments honoring climbers who have died on neighboring summits. We keep climbing as we make our way to the Lobuche town, which sits at the base of the enormous Lobuche summit. Due to the altitude, some breathing issues could develop today. We will hike in the direction of Lobuche village after passing the Sherpa Memorial in Thukla Pass.

Day 10: Travel to Everest Base Camp and Accommodation at Gorakshep

It is a lengthy and challenging hike up the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp, which is located at 5,365 meters and is the closest point to Mount Everest that can be reached without mountaineering gear. Expedition teams will probably be preparing to tackle the summit in the spring. The Khumbu Icefall can be seen in all its glory from Base Camp. For the night, we go back to Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and Back to Gorakshep Then Take a Helicopter Flight Back to Lukla

To enhance our chances of viewing Mount Everest clearly, we get up earlier in the morning. You can have the most incredible views of Everest by climbing Kalapatthar, often known as “Black Rock”!

A 360-degree panorama of several of the highest mountains in the world, including Mt. Pumori (7169 m), Mt. Everest (8848.86 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Changtse in Tibet, Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), and many other smaller peaks, is available once you reach the summit. Then hike back to Gorakshep.

It is also where our journey comes to an end. The helicopter will now take you to Lukla, where you can view the Himalayas above it.

Day 12: Return to Kathmandu by Plane

The beautiful 35-minute flight brings us back to Kathmandu while we take our final view of the Himalayas we have just recently explored. We are greeted upon arrival in Kathmandu and driven back to our accommodation. We will have a goodbye meal with cultural dance performances in the evening at a typical Nepalese restaurant.

Day 13: Day of Departure

Your final departure from Nepal will take place at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, where our airport agent will drop you off.

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup by private vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.
  • All the transportation is as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodation with breakfast on a B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal in the trek.
  • Hot soup in high places.
  • Two-way flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • A professional guide for treks and tours.
  • Gorekshep to Lukla  helicopter flight back.
  • An assistant guide for more than 10 pax.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guides and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Airport taxes of Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Necessary medical kit for staff.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Airport drop by private vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.

Exclusions

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fees in UNESCO Tour in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, bar bills, laundry service, and mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, except for the itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.

Equipments

You know before you ready for Nepal Trip 

  • When you are getting ready for Nepal, there are a few things which you must know before you arrive to Nepal.
  • Season and weather condition of Nepal
  • You necessary need to know types of the trip ( short trekking, long trekking, off-the-beaten trek, tours, adventure sports, religious tours, photography tours, etc )
  • The maximum elevation ( Height)  that you’ll be going to gain.
  • Tradition, Religion, Culture, practice, and traditions of the destination that you’ll be going to explore.
  • Morning, Day, and Night temperature of the place you’ll explore.
  • Situations of the trekking / hiking / tour trails

The above-mentioned factors are the most important things, which you must know before starting your packing. Your packing should be done under the guidelines of these things so that you can avoid unnecessary things and you’ll have an idea about what to bring and what not. Here are some of the important packing and equipment lists for trekking in Nepal.

Upper Part of  Body (Head, Face & Neck) 

  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf or Face Mask
  • Sunscreen ( any with SPF 50+)
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Moisturizers
  • Face towels
  • Neck gaiters

Middle Part of Body ( Chest, Stomach & Hands) 

  • Hand Towel
  • Cold Weather down jacket
  • Wind Stopper
  • Rain Coat/Umbrella ( whichever is convenient for you)
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirt ( both short & long sleeves)
  • Thermal tops ( especially for high mountain trekking)
  • Light and outdoor gloves ( during the day in the mountains)
  • Warm winter gloves, fleece/woolen gloves ( during the morning & evening time)

Lower Parts of Body ( Thigh, Legs & Feet) 

  • Fleece Trousers or Woolen Pants for the night
  • Trekking Pants (preferably stretchable, quick-dry, water-resistant)
  • Thermal bottom ( especially for high mountain trekking)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots.
  • Socks and under wears ( more than 5+ sets)
  • Floaters, Sandals
  • Crampons ( for the winter treks in mountains)
  • Snow Gaiter ( essential for the rainy season, snowfall, and crossing ice)

Essential Things for Trekking Time in Nepal 

  • Torchlight or headlight
  • Trekking bags ( one small 15-25 L for yourself & 50-60 L for your stuff which will be carried by a porter while trekking).
  • Duffel bag for trekking, for your stuff packing.
  • Water bottle
  • Torch light.
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping Bag

Essential Things/Documents that you need in Nepal 

  • Passport.
  • 2 copy of PP size photographs for trekking permits.
  • Your mobile phone, charger, headphone, and universal adapters.
  • Money for the trip ( especially US Dollar & Euro for Nepal)  / Credit/Debit Cards
  • Personal medicine and doctor’s precipitation if needed when you travel to a different country.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Round Trip flight tickets.

Other Optional Items

  • Spare batteries for the camera.
  • Playing cards and reading books
  • Cameras & Video Cameras
  • Laptop and Ipads ( if you are planning for a little longer in Nepal)
  • Sports watch, Earphone and Air pods

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Reviews

Great experience in life.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 28, 2023

It was great experience and memorable trip in my life. This agency is really professional agency and staff too. So highly recommnd to all.

Millar Roxy

Excellent Trek to EBC and Helicopter Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 25, 2022

It was our lifetime memorable trip to Everest Base Camp Trek and return by Helicopter 🚁. This company organise an excellent trip to Nepal.

Dori Laura

Lifetime memorable trip

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 25, 2022

It was great experiences with Attractive Travels and Tours. This is top hiking trail 👣 in the world. Highly recommend to all this trip with this agency.

Loris Raav

Trip Facts
PRICE: US $ 2050
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION: 13 Days
TREK TYPE: Hotel, Tea House and Lodge
BEST MONTH: March - May , September - November
ACCESSIBILITY: Flight and Land
MAX.Altitude: 5545 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
DEPARTURE: Granted
Group Size Group Price
20+ US $ 2050
11-20 US $ 2190
6-10 US $ 2290
2-5 US $ 2350
1 US $ 2490
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