• Thrilling flight to Lukla.
  • Walk along the banks of the beautiful Dudh Koshi river through Sagarmatha National Park and reach Namche Bazar.
  • Get to experience ancient culture and tradition of Sherpas.
  • Get to see an aerial view of Himalayas.
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp.
  • Witness irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
  • Observe surreal views of snowy mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Bruntse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kongde, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
Trip Details

Everest Helicopter Trek takes you to the eastern part of Nepal in Khumbu region where some of the highest mountains in the world are situated. Everest Helicopter Trek is specially designed for those travelers who want to feel the venture of trekking in the Himalayan trails, yet do not have adequate time to go on long treks. Everest Heli Trek is a perfect blend of both trekking and flying up to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). In a span of 7 days, you will reach EBC and fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Helicopter Trek begins with a thrilling flight to Lukla. From here, you will descend through dense forests and follow the Dudh Koshi River to reach Phakding. The trail then goes through lush Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous flora and fauna. You will reach Namche Bazar. Following morning is a rest day for you to acclimate your body to the altitude. You will explore nearby areas and hike to Everest View Hotel where you will have a delicious breakfast. From here, you will fly to the Everest Base Camp looking up to the irresistible beauty of the Himalayan landscape and return to Lukla on the same day. Fly back to Kathmandu, and this brings the end of Everest Heli Trek.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m).
  • Day 02Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m); 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m); 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 04Acclimatization Hike around Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05Everest Heli Tour and Stay at Lukla Overnight at Luxury Lodge.
  • Day 06Fly to Kathmandu in the morning and rest for the whole day.
  • Day 07Depart from Kathmandu.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • 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) one item menu.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guide potter tips.

PRICES & DATES

Trip Dates Availability Price  
10 Dec, 2019 - 16 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed US$2699
15 Dec, 2019 - 21 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed US$2699
20 Dec, 2019 - 26 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed US$2699
30 Dec, 2019 - 05 Jan, 2020 Guaranteed US$2699

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek will present you captivating beauty of the Himalayan scenery, enchanting rivers, streams, picturesque villages, dense forests of rhododendron, fir, and conifer along with panoramic views of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Taboche Peak (6,501 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), Lobuche East (6,119 m), Lobuche West ( 4,940 m), Pumori (7,161 m), and numerous other mountains. You will get a chance to forget the daily hustle of your life and immerse yourself in the marvels of this Himalayas and create lifelong memories.

Everest Helicopter Trek landmark

Lukla Airport

A thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to one of the most extreme airports. It is a small village and starting point of Everest Heli Trek.

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is the main tourist hub of the Khumbu region. This place is also the main and the biggest residence area of Sherpas. Similarly, in Namche Bazar, you will find most of the conveniences like WiFi, nice cafes & restaurants, luxury lodges, etc.

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp in the lap of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). From here, you will get to witness a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde, Lobuche Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Likewise, you will also see a stunning view of Khub Icefall and other huge glaciers, moraines, and glacial lakes.

Culture

On Everest Helicopter Trek, you will get to experience the vibrant culture of the Sherpa people. Locals here are mostly followers of Buddhism. The region includes numerous chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags, monasteries, gumba, and mani stones. As you will spend the night in the villages, you will have a good opportunity to interact with locals and take a deep look into their unique lifestyle, beliefs, and values.

Ethnic Diversity

Khumbu region is mostly dominated by Sherpa people known as the great climbers. Besides them, you will also see Rais, Limbus, Sunwars, Manangis, and Lopas also lives in the Khumbu region. Every community has a distinct culture, major festivals, languages, dress, and delicacies.

Natural Aptitude

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to many wildlife including rare ones like the red panda, snow leopard, etc. Sagarmatha National Park is also part of UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites. The national park boasts several florae as well. Likewise, other parts of the trail also include beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, maple, cedar, juniper, etc. The entire region is extremely rich in vegetation. The vegetation ranges from subalpine to alpine zone.

Everest Helicopter Trek difficulty

Everest Helicopter Trek is an easy to moderate journey. As you will ascend from Phakding to Namche Bazar, the trail will get little challenging due to long steep climb. Even if you walk for a couple of days, you have to be in good shape and health. Prior trekking experience is not needed to go on EBC Heli Trek.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

There is relatively less chance of getting altitude sickness on Everest Helicopter Trek. However, high elevation journey always carries chances of altitude sickness with itself that can occur to anyone individual regardless of their age and health. Also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), it can be avoided by keeping yourself hydrated during the trek.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Everest Helicopter Trek begins with a breathtaking flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking towards Namche Bazar. Next day, you will fly to Everest Base Camp and return to Lukla on the same day.

Below is the list of things that you should carry during EBC Heli Trek:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm woolen Gloves
  • Sun hat/woolen hat
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Everest Helicopter Trek

During Everest Helicopter Trek, you will stay overnight in the most luxurious lodges available in the villages. Luxury does not mean, you will find grand interior and high buildings, however, you will have the privilege of more spacious rooms, comfortable beds, hot shower, electricity supply, and private washrooms. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a 4-star hotel.

For food, you will get a wide variety of food in the luxury lodges. You can find Indian Cuisine, Continental Cuisine, Tibetan Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine, and Nepali Cuisine along with bakeries, tea, coffee, etc. In Kathmandu, you will have huge options to dine in.

Best Season to go on Everest Helicopter Trek

Spring (March to April) and Autumn (late September to November) is considered the best time to go on Everest Helicopter Trekking. This is the best time of the year to travel in this region of Nepal as the views clear and fantastic. Moreover, the weather is neither too cold nor too hot, perfect to traverse.

Likewise, Monsoon (June to mid-September) is not a preferable time to go on trekking in the Everest region. The rainfall makes the views unclear and trail also become slippery & full of insects.

However, in Winter (December to February), people do go on trekking in this region, especially photographers as this is the best time to capture the excellent views of Himalayas. But, with excellent views comes harsh cold and heavy snowfall.

Everest Helicopter Trek Cost

Everest Helicopter Trek Cost differs with the company you are traveling with. EBC Heli Trek is a luxurious journey in the Khumbu region. With us, you will find the most genuine cost for this trek. The cost will include all necessary permits, food & accommodation during the trek, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part.

Miscellaneous

  • Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts
  • Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
  • Get yourself a nice map
  • Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
  • Walk slow and safely
  • Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss
  • Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
  • Pack light
  • Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature

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