Everest Base Camp Heli Trek - 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days   |  
  • Max Altitude: 5545 Meters
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekkers Hut
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 5545 Meters

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek Overview

The exclusive Himalayan fly-out trek to Everest base camp offers a unique opportunity to explore the Everest region while taking a thrilling helicopter ride. This trek combines the excitement of a helicopter ride with the thrill of a Himalayan trek, allowing you to experience the region in greater detail.

The trek starts with a flight to Lukla, a small village in the heart of the Everest region. From here, you will trek to Phakding and then continue to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. As you make your way through the beautiful villages of the Khumbu Valley, you will be able to experience the culture and hospitality of the local Sherpas firsthand.

After trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest, you will take a direct helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, giving you an opportunity to witness the breathtaking aerial views of the mountains and valley. You will also be able to fly close to the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse, offering an incredible opportunity to view the world’s highest mountain up close.

The Everest Base Camp Heli Fly Out Trek is the perfect way to experience a journey of a lifetime. In less than two weeks, you can make your dream a reality and explore the incredible beauty of the Everest region. You will get to visit some of the most iconic peaks in the world, camp at the Base Camp, and soar above the highest mountain on the planet.

What Can You Expect on EBC Heli Trek

Everest Heli Trek is a unique and luxurious trek offering trekkers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the Everest region while enjoying the comfort and style of a heli fly-out trek.

You will be able to witness the breathtaking landscape from a bird's eye view as you witness the Buddhist religion that is rooted in Sherpa culture, along with the majestic glaciers and ice lakes. As an added bonus, you will be able to explore ancient monasteries and architecture in the Himalayas that hold great significance for the locals.

The helicopter ride will start from Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Kathmandu airport, to Lukla, one of the gateways to the Khumbu region of Nepal. From there, you’ll be heading to Namche Bazaar, the area's bustling marketplace and trading center. The hike from Lukla to Namche covers some of the most stunning terrains in the world. As we walk along, we marvel at the incredible beauty of the snow-capped peaks, lush rhododendron forests, and terraced hillsides. 

You’ll also have the chance to meet and interact with the Sherpa people, spending time learning about their way of life and the Buddhist beliefs that are so important to them. The Sherpas have been living in the mountains for centuries, and their culture and hospitality will make you feel right at home. Suppose you’re interested in experiencing the local culture even further. In that case, you can also choose to take a Heli Trek during one of the Sherpa festivals, adding an extra dimension to your journey.

Once you arrive at Namche, you’ll be ready to begin the ascent toward Everest Base Camp. As the path rises, so does the excitement, and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the alpine scenery. Along the way, you’ll want to visit the Tengboche Monastery, where you’ll receive a blessing of good luck from the monks.

As you ascend, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast or meal at the Everest View Hotel, which offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. After that, you will be able to get an exquisite helicopter landing at the world’s highest mountain base camp, the Everest Base Camp. Reaching Everest Base Camp at 5,380 meters will be a major highlight of your trek.

The view from here is truly breathtaking, and you will be able to get a birds-eye view of the vibrant topography and farming fields. You will be mesmerized by the vast, snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, filling your heart with awe. But the best view is yet to come. 

The next morning, we will wake up early for a hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters) for a spectacular view of Mount Everest and other surrounding peaks. You’ll be able to see AmaDablam, Lhotse, Makalu, and other towering mountains in the distance, and you’ll be able to take in the beauty of the region in all its glory. This helicopter flight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you will get to experience the best of the Himalayan range. So, don’t wait and book your tickets today!

Best Time For Everest Heli Trek

Exploring the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain range in Nepal is an experience of a lifetime. But while the Himalayas are full of wonders, the Everest region is especially renowned for its stunning peaks, majestic glaciers, and colorful valleys. While this majestic region calls for a visit, the weather can be quite unpredictable due to its high altitude. This can be a major obstacle for a successful flight to the Everest region, especially if the goal is to catch a glimpse of the remarkable aerial scenery from a bird's eye view.

Fortunately, our trip to the Everest Region doesn't require too much time in the air, making our chances of a successful flight much higher. However, even a short flight won’t be successful if the weather conditions are still unfavorable. So, when it comes to planning a trip to the Himalayas, it's important to consider the weather conditions to ensure that the flight will be successful.

For the best chances of a successful flight, we recommend that you plan your trip during spring (March to May) or autumn season (September to November). The weather in these seasons is generally clear and sunny, providing good visibility and less probability of rain. If you cannot make it during these times, the winter season might be the alternative. Winter will bring a layer of snow to the mountains, increasing the beauty of the region. However, it may also bring some additional challenges.

Finally, the summer season is not favorable for a successful flight to the Everest region. The weather during this time is unpredictable and tends to rain heavily, making visibility poor. Therefore, we recommend that you avoid planning your trip during the summer season if possible.

No matter when you decide to go, taking a flight to the Everest region will be an unforgettable experience. With the right timing and planning, you can ensure that the weather won't stand in the way of you catching a glimpse of the spectacular aerial scenery of the majestic Himalayas.

Summary of Map & Routes To Everest Heli Trip

Everest Heli Trip combines the incredible alpine scenery of the Himalayas with the convenience of a helicopter ride. From Kathmandu to the Everest Base Camp, this trek will take you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world.

The most exciting of all treks, the Everest Heli Trek, gives you a chance to experience the stunning beauty of the Himalayas and the majestic Mount Everest. Starting from the vibrant capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, the trek begins at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. From here, the journey takes you to the jaw-dropping beauty of Phakding and Namche Bazaar.

As you traverse through Tyangboche, the spiritual capital of the Himalayas, you can experience the serenity of the mountains. As the journey progresses, you will pass through Dingboche, a remarkable village with stunning views of the nearby mountains. The trek, spanning over 12 days, will give you the opportunity to explore the mystical beauty of the Himalayas and the magnificent Mount Everest.

Highlights

  • ​​​​​​Thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
  • Experience the lively Namche bazaar & the Everest view hotel
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kongde, and Thamserku.
  • A visit to the grand Tengboche monastery
  • Visit Everest base camp (5,364m) & Kala Patthar (5,545m
  • An exciting helicopter ride back to Kathmandu
  • Experience the amazing landscape from the air.
  • Wonderful alpine zone, surprising Gokyo Lake
  • Excellent Himalayan glacier range of Khumbu region.
  • Easy Heli flight from the height of 5364m.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu - 45 minues and trek to Phakding - 3 hours trek.

    Early in the morning, we'll begin our journey with 45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight will be filled with breathtaking views of the Everest region, giving you a glimpse of the beauty that awaits you on this journey. Upon arriving in Lukla, you will take some time to arrange your baggage, then head to Phakding. On the way, you'll be astounded by the natural diversity of the Sherpa villages, jungles, glacial rivers, and suspension bridges. By the end of the day, you will have seen a wide variety of landscapes and have your first taste of the culture and hospitality of the Himalayas.

    • Max. Altitude: 2652m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Phakding
  • Day 02 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar - 6 hours.

    After our hearty breakfast, we will begin our trek following the banks of the Dudhkoshi River until we reach Jorsalle. After crossing the suspension bridge, we will then continue our journey through the lush jungle and all the way up to Namche. Namche is the gateway of Everest and the biggest bazaar of the region. Here, you will find a variety of shops and local eateries to explore. We can also soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges and take in the culture and vibrancy of the Namche Bazar

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 03 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

    Today we acclimatize at Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu region and gateway of Mt Everest. This modern city, perched high in the Himalayan Mountains, is the highest mountain city in the world. Here, you will find all the modern amenities you need such as pubs, banks, hospitals, and bars.

    We are going to do some side hiking today and head up to the Everest View Point Hotel, located 3880 meters above sea level. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many more. This will be an amazing opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and take in some of the world’s most iconic mountains. Don’t forget to bring your camera and capture some breathtaking shots of the majestic peaks!

    • Max. Altitude: 3440m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Day 04 Trek from Namche to Tyangboche about 6 hours.

    Today, after a hearty breakfast, we will start our trek with extra energy. The scenery of snow-capped mountains and alpine forests is sure to excite us! After three hours of walking, we will have lunch at Fungi Thanga and then head up to Tyangboche, crossing the beautiful rhododendron forest. Tyangboche is hundred years old monastery. Be sure to have your camera ready for some incredible photo opportunities!

    • Max. Altitude: 3867m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tyangboche
  • Day 05 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche about 6 hours.

    Our trail goes down to Deboche then by crossing the hanging bridge and up arrive Pangboche. From Pangboche gradually two hours arrive Dingboche a big human settlement at the end where we'll stay for the night.

    • Max. Altitude: 4410m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 06 Acclimatization at Dingboche

    Today, we are taking a rest day in Dingboche to help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We'll be taking a side trip, climbing as high as we can, with the highest point being Nagarjuna Hill, standing at an elevation of 5000m. From here, we can enjoy spectacular views of Mt Makalu and other surrounding mountains. It's going to be a day to remember!

    • Max. Altitude: 4410m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dingboche
  • Day 07 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche about 5 hours.

    Our trek today takes approximately 5 hours, beginning with a gradual climb that takes around 2 hours to reach Thukla. From there, you will then hike steeply up until you reach the memorial area, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives in Everest expeditions. After a short break, you will take an easy 1-hour walk to Lobuche. Along the way, you will be surrounded by majestic views of the Himalayan mountains, a stunning experience you will never forget!

    • Max. Altitude: 4928m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Lobuche
  • Day 08 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep with EBC (5364m) about 7 hours.

    After breakfast at Lobuche, we walk toward Gorakshep which is a mostly flat trail and will take about 2-3 hours where we stay overnight. After a quick lunch at Gorakshep, we do a day hike to Everest base camp for what you are coming. We take our cameras, water, and a small backpack to experience the Everest base camp. This will take 5-6 hours both ways including roaming time. 

    • Max. Altitude: 5160m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Gorakshep
  • Day 09 Early morning hike up to Kala Patter (5545m) and *Fly back to Kathmandu on helicopter*

    This morning we embark on an early hike to Kalapathar (5550m/18210ft) to witness the stunning beauty of a sunrise. The cold can be unbearable, so be sure to come prepared with proper clothing. Kalapathar is renowned to be one of the best places to view the sunrise with the closest Mountain above 8000m. Here, you can see the incredible Everest ranges with its beautiful snow-capped peaks. After the awe-inspiring sunrise, we will return to Gorakshep for breakfast before taking a Heli flight back to Kathmandu. This will be a mountain flight like no other, giving you an aerial view of the majestic mountains.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu

Inclusion

  • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available tea houses lodge during the trek including a private bathroom in Lukla. Phakding and Namche.
  • A highly Experienced professional trekking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 pax) with their food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag (to be returned).
  • Trekking map for a group and trekking achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical Kit.
  • All required permits for trekking.
  • Government tax/vat and office service charge.
  • Heli charge from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Major foods ( Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry visa fee 15 days 25$, 30 days 40$ and 90 days 100$.
  • Soft drinks, hard drinks and  water.
  • Entry fees of Kathmandu world heritage sites.
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wi-Fi during the trekking period.
  • Tips and gratitude for the staffs.
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