Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Return

Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Return

Trip Cost

$ 1000

Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Return

Everest Base Camp Heli tour + trek combines the best of a helicopter tour to Mount Everest with 8-days of trekking in the region. Trek to EBC from Lukla and return…

Duration

12 Days

Country

Nepal

Grade

Easy to Moderate

Max altitude

>8000 m on air

Transportation

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Accommodation

3-Star Hotels and Lodges

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size

2-16

Overview

Luxury Everest Base Camp Heli Return


Everest Base Camp Heli tour + trek combines the best of a helicopter tour to Mount Everest with 8-days of trekking in the region. Trek to EBC from Lukla and return to Kathmandu via Helicopter from Gorakshep. The Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a balance between full trek and aerial journey. Everest base camp Heli trek is compatible for those who want to trek to Everest but want an easier return. The first half of the trip provides incredible trekking experience towards the Everest Base Camp. The second half flies you back to Kathmandu with spectacular bird eye view of the mountains and the hills.

Once you begin the journey to the Everest Base Camp, it will create never in one’s existence experience of the iconic excursion to the highest Himalayas in the world. Many people desire to trek to the Everest Base Camp and make a first-hand experience of witnessing the world’s highest peak with other several gigantic peaks and enjoy with the fullest. Hiking Adventure Treks will fulfill your desire of achieving the summit. The Everest Base Camp trekking trail will go through several ups and down close to the mountain and gaining elevation each day up towards the Everest Base Camp by following the wonderful several suspension bridges, ancient monasteries, Mani walls, prayer flags with the magnificent mountain views is really awe-inspiring. Interacting with the local Sherpa people and get involved with their unique cultures and traditions.

Apart from the striking scenery of mountains, trekkers will get an opportunity to experience interesting Sherpa culture by exploring century old monasteries and museum along the way. The trekking trails of the Everest region is filled with the colorful prayer’s wheels, and flags with beautiful landscapes. As you accommodated in the local guest house, you will be rewarded with the cultural hot foods in the evening. The heady fusion of natural beauty, the fascinating diverse culture of people, their warm hospitality and a personal sense of achievement will surely make this amazing Everest Base Camp trek one of the most world-famous treks in the beautiful country Nepal. the highest peak in the world with 8,848m high has become an achievable goal Mt. Everest Base Camp, for enthusiastic as well as an adventure outdoor lover throughout the world who are eager to explore a glimpse of the world’s highest Mountain.  

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel

    You will arrive at the capital city, Kathmandu. Our representatives will aid you in your transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu is a vibrant city with a large population and where the roots of culture and traditions still run deep. You can visit a few of the beautiful landmarks this city has to offer such as, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and the Basantapur Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included: Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 2

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing / Trek Preparation

    Kathmandu is famously known as the city of temples, as the valley is filled with historical and religious sites, 7 of which are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site. After Breakfast, we will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple and the Durbar Square, all of which have significant religious and historical importance. Later we will be meeting with HAT staff who will brief us and provide us necessary information about the trekking next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included: Breakfast

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    Day 03: Domestic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m) [45-Minutes], trek to Phakding (2640m) [4-Hours]

    We will take a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla Airport. The journey is itself an experience as Lukla Airport is deemed one of the most challenging airports in the world due to its topography. Fasten your seatbelts as you peek down from window to see the magnificence of the Himalayas from above. Once at the Airport, we will take some rest before the first hike. Once passing the village, we will follow the trail through another village called Ghat, Mane Stones (Buddhist stone inscriptions) and shrines until we reach the soulful village of Phakding, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Phakding.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) [5/6-Hours]

    It's about 7 and a half kilometres hike from Phakding to Namche. The trail will continue to steep climbs at times while we cross the Trekking permit checkpoint and enter the Sagarmatha National Park Area. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway to Everest. We will move into our hotel and spend the night in Namche.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    Day 05: Acclimatization Day. Hike to Hotel Everest View (3962m) and back to Namche [5/6-Hours]

    We will spend our fifth day in Namche Bazaar to adjust our body to the high altitude. We will spend the free time resting, strolling around the Namche Market, or spending time in one of the café/restaurant present there. Later, we will hike up towards Everest View Hotel, where we will spend the night.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m) [5/6-Hours]

    Our destination for the day is Tengboche which takes about 5-6 hours trek from Namche Bazaar. On this journey we will get a chance to observe the best views of the Himalayan Range. Tengboche monastery and school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in Khumjung Village are definite highlights to look out for. Overnight at a local tea-house in Tengboche.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 7

    Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4250m) [5/6-Hours]

    This day includes 5-6 hours long trek through villages Tengboche to Dingboche located alongside Imja River. This beautiful trail is so easy to fall in love with because of its extreme scenic beauty. Tengboche Monastery is the largest monastery of this region. The monastery opens at 3.00 pm so if we are lucky enough to reach there by time, we can also spend some time observing the Buddhist religious ceremony. Overnight in Dingboche.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    Day 08: Acclimatization / Rest Day at Dingboche

    This rest day is perfect for exploring one of the salient features of Dingboche village, kilometers of stone walls covering entire valley of Imja. The short trek along these mountain trails allows us to see more of massive Himalayan (snow-capped mountain) structures like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Lobuche East/West and the famous Khola Valley. All the while we will acclimatize for further ascend to our journey. Overnight at Dingboche.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 9

    Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4900m) [5/6-Hours]

    With our trek being 2-4 hours long, our route for the day is from Dingboche to Lobuche. This is a relatively short trek as the valley begins to narrow and we pass the historical 1993 Everest Expedition Camp. We will pass another village Duglha and ascend to moraine of Khumbu Glacier. We will be able to view peaks including Lingtren, Pumori and Khumbutse. Overnight in Lobuche.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 10

    Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and trek back to Gorakshep (5150m) [8-Hours]

    Our journey from Lobuche leads us to yet another Sherpa settlement, Gorak Shep after 6-7 hours trek. This is a popular stop for trekkers. Nuptse, Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumori overlook the Lobuche village as we visit the Everest Base Camp including Majestic Mount Everest. The Everest Base Camp provides a stunningly breath-taking view of the overlooking mountains. We will return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 11

    Day 11: Trek from Gorakhshep to Kala Patthar (5545m)[3-Hours], board a chopper back to Kathmandu [30-Minutes]

    Our next 7-8 hours trek leads us to Pheriche from Gorakshep with Kala Patthar along the way. Kala Patthar offers an amazing panoramic view of the summit of soaring high mountains. World's tallest mountain peaks back with full glory as we ascend up the hill to view Khumbutse and Changtse mountains.

    The helicopter tour back to Kathmandu will be a great delight as we ascend up for a bird eye view of the surrounding mountains. We will enjoy thrilling view of the rocky mountains as we cross the hill hills towards the low lands of Kathmandu.

    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 12

    Day 12: Transfer to Airport / Final Departure

    After breakfast, it will be time for us to bid you farewell. Your transportation will be arranged to the airport from where you will fly home. Or, if you are going for another adventure we will arrange it for you.

    Included: Breakfast

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure


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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Chartered Helicopter

    • All Permit Fees and government taxes

    • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.

    • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Arts in Kathmandu or similar) on a twin share bed/Single and breakfast basis as per the itinerary.

    • Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

    • Tea and coffee while on trek with Meals,

    • Accommodation in teahouse (Best Mountain Lodge )  or lodge while trekking.

    • Welcome / fare- well dinner as listed in the itinerary with Local Cultural Dance,

    • The sightseeing city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.

    • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.

    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.

    • Sleeping bag, duffel bag etc. for the use during the trip, Plastic garbage bags.

    • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.

    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.

    • Respective region (Everest) trekking map, TIMS Card.

    • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.

    • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.

    • Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.

    • The Trekking t-shirt

    • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers

Cost Excludes

    • National park entry permit

    • Airport tax

    • Any meals, accommodation or drinks

    • Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner (Tentative US$8-$12.00 per meal)

    • Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival,

    • Personal trekking equipment

    • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.

    • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected,)

    • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.

    • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency

    •  Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest,

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.