Everest Helicopter Trek is an easy way to enjoy Mt. Everest in a short time. Those who do not have the longer time for trekking, they can choose Everest Helicopter Trek. In the beginning, you will enjoy trekking. After that, the helicopter will take you around the Mt. Everest.
As you arrive at Kathmandu airport, one of the representatives of Go For Nepal will welcome you and transfer to your hotel. You will take rest there. The very next day, we move toward the airport, the same airport from where you came to Kathmandu and take the flight of Lukla. Within 35-45 minutes, we will reach Lukla. You will meet there other crew members of our team and head toward Phakding. We stay one night at Phakding and next day, we hope to Namche Bazaar and acclimatize high altitude. After spending 2 nights in the Namche, we start your helicopter tour of Everest Region. There will be only 5 members including a guide in the helicopter.
From the helicopter, you will enjoy the spectacular view of Khumbu region and you will be closer to several mountains Amadablam, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse including the Great Mt. Everest.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at 4 star Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m), 3 - 4 hrs. Overnight at Luxury Lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m), 5 - 6 hrs. Overnight at Luxury Lodge.
Day 04: Acclimatization Hike around Namche Bazaar, 3 hrs. Overnight at Luxury Lodge.
Day 05: Everest Heli Tour and Stay at Lukla. Overnight at Luxury Lodge.
Day 06: Fly to Kathmandu in the morning and rest for whole day. Overnight at 4 star Hotel.
Day 07: Depart from Kathmandu.
What's included !
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (4 nights)
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
- Licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (Should be returned after completing trip)
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
What's not included !
- Air travel to/from Nepal,
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
- Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.