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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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