About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is the ultimate option for anyone with limited time on their hands yet wants to experience adventurous trekking to the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). No doubt, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek most popular and dream trekking destinations for travel enthusiasts. Trekking in Everest region will lead you miles away from your busy life into the lap of Himalayan nature where you will get to be part of a unique culture, religion, and language. The trail is moderate with a few steep ascends and descends that will surely help you test your own endurance and expand it beyond that.

During Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek, you will witness alpine forests of rhododendron & fir, cold rivers, fine valleys, picturesque villages, marvelous lakes, and high snow-capped mountains. You will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8, 516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Gaurishankar Himal (7,134 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), and numerous other snow-capped mountains.

The best thing about Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is that you can reach complete EBC Heli Trek in short period of time. Similarly, only a few people get a chance to experience an adventurous trail to EBC and a witness aerial view of Everest region at the same time. Our professionally designed Everest Base Camp Heli Trek will allow you to be part of the most amazing journey in the Khumbu region.

We assure you that, this trek will always hold a special place in your heart that cannot be replaced by any other treks. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is a little on the expensive side, however, the experience you will get during the heli tour is beyond the worth. Our Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek accommodates 2pax, 3 pax, 4 pax and up to 6 people with extensive window seats allowing you to enjoy remarkable views and scenery. For further information regarding Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek cost or any other information, feel free to contact us anytime.

Note-

*4 pax is maximum 400kg weight for Mt. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek – based on body weight.

* If we have 4-6 pax, we will run 2 shuttles flights by splitting body weight 200 kg on average.

Short Information About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek :
Accommodations on Everest Base Camp Heli Trek :

On Everest Base Camp Heli trek, you will spend overnight in lodge or guest house. The rooms will be on twin-sharing terms with little space and a few pieces of furniture. Likewise, washrooms will also be on sharing basis. In Kathmandu, you will stay in beautiful three-star hotel. Rooms will be big with private washrooms.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek difficulty:

Everest Base Camp Heli trek difficulty is marked moderate by experts. However, the trail can get a little exhausting and difficult in a few sections. You have to walk on average of 6 to 7 hours each day and day by day increasing altitude will also make the journey challenging. However, with a strong will power, good health, physical fitness, and our professionally designed Everest Base Camp Heli Trek itinerary, you will easily complete this trek.

Best Season to go on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trekking:

The best time to go on trekking in Everest Base Camp Heli trek is from Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). You can also go on Everest Base Camp Heli trek in January, however, the cold weather might not be the best fit for everyone. Similarly, during the monsoon the region receives rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Flight Information about Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek:

Nepal Government has announced flight schedule to Lukla from Kathmandu has shifted from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion traffic in Kathmandu airport. The Ramechhap airport is located 130KM far from Kathmandu and approximately 4 hours driving.

 If you avoid flight from/ to Ramechhap to Lukla to Ramechhap then another option is Helicopter Charter for 5 people. Generally Helicopter charge is USD500.00 per person for one way. Helicopter charter service is not guaranteed. After confirmation your Everest Three Passes Trek, we will coordinate with Helicopter company for charter for your easy transport.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight with stunning views of the Himalayas and gorgeous sceneries.
  • Aerial views of green alpine forests of pine, rhododendron, birch & moss along with striking glaciers.
  • Comfortable chopper with professional English speaking guide.
  • Namche Bazar, the most exotic tourist spot at 3,440 meters.
  • Feel the warmth of Sherpa culture.
  • Explore Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery of Khumbu region.
  • Stroll on Everest Base Camp, dream destination of thousands of travelers.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar for glorious sunrise along with a captivating view of Everest and surrounding mountains.
  • Witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cho Oyu along with stunning Khumbu Icefall and Ngozumpa Glacier.

Day to Day Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will be standing with a placard of your name / Himalayan Asia Treks. Please look for it! After a reception at the airport, we will transfer towards the hotel and complete our check-in formalities. We will have a short briefing about the tour program. 

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

According to your flight schedule, we will drive towards domestic airport for taking flight towards Lukla. Flight to Lukla is adventurous and can see many snow-capped mountains. After reaching in Lukla, we start our first-day trekking towards Phakding. We will follow the Dudh Koshi river. The trail passes suspension bridges and bank of Dudh Koshi river.

Overnight in Phakding. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Phakding.
  • Altitude: 2650m.

After breakfast, we will follow Dudh Koshi river bank where we pass pine and oak forests, crossing suspension bridges. The trail passes through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the junction point of the Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River. We get the most amazing splendid view of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam Taweche and other snow-capped mountains. 
Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440m

The Namche Bazar is also known as the gateway of Everest. Today is the first day of acclimatization in Everest Base camp Trek return by Helicopter. We will short hiking towards Everest View hotel/ Khumjung village. Acclimatization day is for trek high during days and sleep low during the nights.

Overnight in Namche Bazar. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440m.

After leaving Namche, we will follow Dudh Koshi River where we will experience the magnificent views of the mountain. The trail again ascends uphill towards Tengboche. We will walk through the lustrous Rhododendron forests. We will visit Tengboche monastery which is a sacred and biggest monastery in Everest Region where the Rimpoche (Lama Re-incarnation).

Overnight in Tengboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Tengboche.
  • Altitude: 3860m.

The trail of today is uphill and downhill through Imja Khola. We will pass exciting suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and small villages from where we can experience local people's culture and their lifestyle. We pass Deboche, Pangboche and reached Dingboche.

Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Dingboche.
  • Altitude: 4410m.

Today is the second day of acclimatization in the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek. We will explore Dingboche monastery. We will hike towards Nagerjun peak. From Dingboche, we can see a splendid view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawache, Nuptse, Kwangde.

Overnight in Dingboche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Dingboche.
  • Altitude: 5100m.

The trail follows frozen rivers with an icy wilderness of stunning beauty. We will walk uphill towards Dughla: a small village with garlands of prayer flags hung across the valley. From Dughla, we will descend towards Lobuche.

Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Lobuche.
  • Altitude: 4910m.

Today is the awaiting day of the Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter to reach the world’s highest peak base camp name Everest Base Camp. We will reach Everest Base Camp and take some snapshot through digital equipment for our memory and back to Gorakshep.

Overnight in Gorakshep.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge.
  • Location: Gorakhshep.
  • Altitude: 5180m.

At early morning, we will hike towards Kala Patthar for seeing a 360-degree aerial view of Mt. Everest. Today is the last day of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with keeping memories of Mt. Everest. After heading back from Kala Patthar to Gorakshep, we will fly back to Kathmandu by Helicopter.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

After taking breakfast, our guide will pick us up from our hotel and start the Kathmandu City Tour. During the tour, we will visit most of the World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. After finishing the city tour, we will drop at Thamel for shopping souvenir for your family and friends. In the evening, we will enjoy a cultural program with dinner.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

According to your flight schedule, Himalayan Asia Treks staff will drop you at the airport for your onward destination flight and bid a warm farewell to you. You will be flying back home with beautiful memories of the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with you. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu Five Star Hotel.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private).
  • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing place.
  • Flight ticket of Kathmandu/Ramechap – Lukla.
  • Kalapatthar- Kathmandu by Helicopter.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg.
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Meals in Kathmandu .
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Nepal Information:

Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.

Weather:

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four seasons:

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
  • Winter : (Dec-Feb) : This season is known as cold season so not best time for high altitude trekking in that time. 

Best Time to Go Trekking in Nepal:

The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek:

We provide to our client in City area best Five star (above three star is on client requested) and best lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

Meals Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek:

The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 14 kg .

Personal Expenses Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek:

Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Some do’s and do not’s Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking/ Packing list :

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket
  •  Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return.
  • -Trekking shoes or boots.
  • -A pair of sandals.