Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Facts of Trip

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 11

Trip Grade: Moderate

Altitude: 5,555 m/18,225 ft

Activity: : Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking

Trip Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Chhukung - Kala patthar - Everest Base Camp - Lobuche - Namche Bazaar - Lukla -Kathmandu

ACCOMODATION: Hotel/Teahouse

Trip Highlights

 Trek to the base of the world’s tallest peak, Everest Base Camp.

Have a spectacular flight to and from Lukla.

Hike through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Gain insight into diverse flora and fauna of Khumbu region.

Visit Sherpa Culture Museum in Namche Bazar.

Get to know the unique Sherpa culture and tradition.

Behold the sights of the Himalayas from Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel on the Earth.

Enjoyable Heli ride back to Kathmandu. Don’t miss to watch out for the Himalayan vistas from the helicopter too; its an amazing opportunity.

Pay a visit to the most famed Tengboche Monastery of Everest region.

Enjoy the stunning views of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu icefall.

Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m).

Revel in splendid sunrise and sunset views over the mountains.

Catch breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and associated peaks

Every adventure travelers and trekkers wish to stand at the Base Camp of mt. Everest, the world's top adventure destination. Unfortunately many can't afford more than two weeks. Accessible Adventure has specially designed 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Heli from arrival to departure ex. Kathmandu with Helicopter Out ensuring the safety and comfort on top priority. Having the chartered helicopter fly out to Kathmandu one does not need to worry about trekking out the same way to Lukla. Besides that not to worry about the Lukla flight cancellation due to the unpredictable Himalayan weather. Most Importantly our EBC Heli TREK itinerary is carefully designed to ensure enough time for proper acclimatization and exploration.
 
Everest base camp heli trek begins with a spectacular flight to Lukla. From here we will walk past the dense forest of pine and rhododendrons in Sagarmatha National Parkand pass through small ethnic villages to the Sherpa Land of Namche Bazaar. We have scheduled 2 nights at Namche Bazar and 2 nights at Dingboche for acclimatization purpose. On these days, we climb high and sleep low allowing our body to adapt to the increasing altitude. We will follow the classic Everest Base Camp trekking route to the Base Camp via Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep. We then move further to Kalapathar for the unobstructed view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and surrounding mountains. From Gorekshep, we will retrace to Pheriche for overnight and board a chartered helicopter to Kathmandu the next morning instead of walking all the way to Lukla to catch a flight back. The helicopter tour flight also allows us to witness the Himalayas from a closer view and high above the grounds. We offer Charter flight from Everest to Kathmandu for individuals, families, friends and corporate. We also have another trip which combines Everest and Gokyo Region with a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu, have a look at our Everest Base Camp Heli Trek.
 
Hiking to Everest base camp from Lukla and fly back via helicopter from Gorakshep would be ideal trip for those who have short time.The first part of trek, we walk through green forests and various Sherpa villages and gradually hike to world-famous monastery Tengboche and the picturesque upper Khumbu valley. As a highlight, you will visit the Mount Everest Base Camp and climb the 5550 m high Kala Pattar. From here you have in good and an incredible view of world tallest peak Mount Everest and many more snowy peaks!
 
You will fly back to Lukla from Gorakshep via a scenic Helicopter tour. Experience the one of the spectacular view of the Himalayas arriving straight to Lukla in 15 minutes. We spent our last night in Lukla from where you take our morning flight to Kathmandu. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)expand Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

Day 02: : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft)

Day 03: : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (10.5 km) trek

Day 04: : First Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (6 km) trek

Day 05: : Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek

Day 06: : Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft) via Pangbocheexpand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek

Day 07: : Second Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft) - Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m) expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek

Day 08: : Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16,105ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (8 km) trek

Day 09: : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,860ft) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594ft)expand Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Day 10: : Hike to Kala Patthar(5,550m/18,204ft) and board a helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla and onward to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)expand Duration: 1 hour flight, 2-3 hours (3 km) trek

Day 11: : Departure

Cost Include

         

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available local lodge accommodation (twin sharing) during the   trek; we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot showers at  Phakding and Namche
  • Two nights twin sharing accommodation in deluxe Kathmandu Suite  Home or similar hotel in Kathmandu
  • One professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking  trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Lukla including departure taxes
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • Helicopter flight from Kalapatthar to Kathmandu
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expense

Cost Exclude

Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and during the trek in the mountains
 
Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
 
International airfare and airport departure tax
 
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $50 and $ 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos)
 
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
 
Personal trekking equipment (You can hire sleeping bag and down jacket from us at USD 25 per item for the duration of the trek.)
 
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
 
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section
 

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)expand Transfer to Hotel and Trek PreparationAs you reach Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative from Nepal Accessible Adventure will welcome you and also give brief information on the further programs. As we will not have any planned activities for the day, you can simply relax after checking into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day 02:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,561ft) From Kathmandu, we will fly to Lukla experiencing an awesome flight. The landing field at Lukla is at high altitude and the difference between the two ends of the airstrip is approximately 60 meters only. From Lukla, we will trek to Phakding passing a fascinating, green setting along with the breathtaking sight of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 6-7 hours (10.5 km) trek After having breakfast in Phakding, we trek along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River crossing suspension bridges en route. Hereafter we hike through a beautiful pine forest towards the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check. Then, we continue trek in Namche trails, climbing steeply upward beholding the sights of sacred mani stones, colorful prayer flags, raging glacial rivers and beautiful mountains. The Everest Base Camp short trek for today comes to close as you reach Namche Bazaar, the beautiful sherpa town where we stay overnight at a guest house there. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04:First Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,284ft)expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (6 km) trek Namche Bazar is the first acclimatization spot en route to Everest Base Camp. This popular mountain town is a busy trading hub of native Sherpa people where you can shop mountain gears and clothes, buy local handicrafts, find hotels, guest houses, and visit museums and many more. We spend acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. We visit Sherpa Cultural Museum to explore the history and culture of the Sherpa people and their unique traditions and customs. Even more, we hike up to Syangboche Airport (the highest altitude airport of Nepal) and Hotel Everest View, the highest placed hotel in the world at 13,000 feet. This place offers astounding views of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and neighboring mountain peaks. Overnight at a guesthouse Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05:Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek We will ascend to Tengboche lying at the elevation of 3860m after departing from Namche Bazaar. Experiencing easy walk, we will witness the view of Mount Everest on the way. Also, we will descend deep to the Dudh Koshi Valley lying at Pungki Thanka. Moving ahead from right side of the Dudh Koshi valley we will ultimately reach Tengboche Monastery (3860m). Here the striking views of Mt Amadablam, Mt. Everest and its adjacent peaks will completely allure you. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06:Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft) via Pangbocheexpand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek Today we trek through trails through coniferous forest to Deboche. From there, we pass suspension bridge over Imja Khola river and climb uphill towards Pangboche village. From there, we follow the trails towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River and finally ascent to quaint traditional Sherpa village, Dingboche. En route, we come across colorful mani stones, prayer flags and breathtaking view of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Overnight at a guesthouse Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07:Second Acclimatization Day at Dingboche (4,410m/14,465ft) - Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m) expand Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek This is another acclimatization day in Dingboche to get used to with the higher elevation. We will also hike to Nagerjun (5100m), a hill situated above Dingboche on the edges of the Chhukung valley. While walking on the way the trail becomes steep on occasions making the walk challenging. From Nagerjun, we will witness the fine views of Lobuche East (6119m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Ama Dablam (6856m) etc. You may also witness the world’s fifth highest mountain, Makalu on a clear day. We will then walk back to Dingboche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08:Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16,105ft)expand Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (8 km) trek The trail gradually goes uphill to Dughla offering stunning view of Tawachee and Cholatse. As you pass through trail, we come across the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. En route, we observe the stone memorials with prayer flags built in the memory of perished climbers. Then, we trek towards Lobuche village; from here we observe a close view of mountain peaks like Nuptse, Lobuche and Pumori. Overnight at a guesthouse Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 09:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,860ft) and visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594ft)expand Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek This is the 9th day of the trek and is one of the most important days of the trek. We will experience a short way up through meadows, and then walk down at the Khumbu glacier. Also, we can notice the best vantage point Kala Pathar from where stunning sights of the entire southern face of Mt. Everest as well as the adjoining peaks can be seen. We will get to Gorekshep, walk for some hours from Lobuche from where we will make way to the Everest base camp. We will have to walk on a rising and falling path to get to the base camp and witness a splendid view of the Khumbu icefall. The views from Everest Base Camp will totally enthrall you overnight at Guesthouse, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10:Hike to Kala Patthar(5,550m/18,204ft) and board a helicopter from Gorak Shep to Lukla and onward to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)expand Duration: 1 hour flight, 2-3 hours (3 km) trek Wake up early and hike to Kala Patthar. One of the highest and most popular viewpoints in Everest Region, Kala Patthar offers 360-degree views of Himalayan Peaks including Mount Everest. The view is spectacular and not to be missed. Stand close to Pumori, Nuptse, Changtse and Mount Everest, some of the tallest peaks in the world, and watch this incredible spectacle. This sight is one of those precious views that will remain with you forever! Take pictures and head down to Gorak Shep again. From Gorak Shep, board a helicopter and fly to Lukla. You thank your support crew and bid farewell them. Once aboard, enjoy aerial views of some of the most beautiful sights in the planet. Hover above the mighty peaks and the rolling Khumbu and Nzogumpa glaciers. There will be a brief stopover at Lukla before you fly onward to Kathmandu. This is the final leg of your journey and you bid adieu to the beautiful Khumbu mountains. Before you land in Kathmandu you will be able to enjoy a bird's eye view of Kathmandu valley. From the airport you will be driven to your hotel. Check in and take rest or explore Thamel. Evening attend farewell dinner hosted by us. Celebrate the completion of your amazing luxury trip with good food and wine. Overnight in Kathmandu Accommodation: Hotel Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 11:Departure If you don't have other schedules fixed in Nepal, you might be leaving today. We will provide an airport drop for your scheduled flight back home and wish you a safe flight back home. We are sure the Everest Base Camp Heli trek has left you to determine to come to Nepal again to explore its more beautiful landscapes in the future.

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