Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Trekking to Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu by Helicopter Flight

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Trip Type: Tea House Trek
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Season: Feb - May & Sept - Dece
  • Trek Start & End: Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Tea House
  • Transport: Car, Airlines & Helicopter
  • Max Elevation: 5,364m | 17,500ft

Highlights

  • Trekking to the world's highest peak base camp "Everest" 5364m
  • Hike through Sagarmatha National Park, seeing Khumbu flora-fauna
  • Super stunning views of high snow-capped peaks on daily walks
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and monasteries of immense Buddhist culture and custom
  • Lovely rhododendron-oaks and pine tree forest to ice and moraine zone at base camp
  • Sweeping scenic flights to Lukla and back on a chopper with an amazing range of mountain views
  • Walking into Everest Base Camp enclosed within world giant peaks and Khumbu Ice Falls
  • An experienced Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Kathmandu
  • Exploring the world's heritage site tour in Kathmandu meet with local people
  • The trek package inclusive: 10 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, and 8 Dinner

About Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Mount Everest Base Camp isn't only famous in Nepal, it's worldwide popular as a foothill walking destination in the Solukhumbu district into Sagarmatha National on the route of Highlander Sherpa Valley. There are several options to reach the world's highest peak base camp of Everest at 5,364m, Nepal Spirit Adventure has been organizing the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek which the trip itinerary provides Ten nights and Eleven days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The trek package is also called Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking Holiday.

The Trek offers an amazing lifetime experience adventure, walking through the native Sherpa Village and a completely Buddhist spiritual life similar to the Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture, you can feel it after visiting the Tengbuche Monastery is located on the route of Everest Base Camp, this trip is a unique ideal journey for travelers who are interested to visit Base Camp of Everest within a week over a time frame of  10 nights and 11 days trekking to Khumbu valley.

On the trek, we start a scenic mountain flight to Lukla at 2840m then trek to Everest Base Camp through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche offers the best amazing mountain views, Dingboche, Lobuche, reaching the final destination Everest Base Camp at 5364m and next day early in the morning climb up to Kalapatthar (5,545m) for sunrise, closer view of Mt. Everest 8,848m and magnificent views of many mountains of Khumbu Himalayan ranges, re-walk back to Gorak Shep for last high altitude breakfast before Helicopter pick up from there. Every tea house (lodge) is comfortable, and the facilities are beyond your expectations with the warm hospitality of Sherpa families in the Everest region.

The trek itinerary is designed by the experienced team of Nepal Spirit Adventure, where you can take delight in the world's highest mountain scenery along with the impressive Buddhist religion and get a permit to witness traditional culture as it was for hundreds of centuries. Besides mountain views, we will be trekking through the green woodland of tall rhododendrons, pines, magnolia, oaks, birch, and fir trees that are captivating in the shade of the giant peaks of Khumbu, you begin this fabulous adventure with a normal air scenic flight to Lukla the gateway town to Everest, walking past lovely farm villages to reach the famous colorful Namche Bazaar a rest day is worthwhile at Namche for acclimatization, before heading towards higher terrain.

After the Namche Bazaar, the walk continues to picturesque Tengboche with its famed Monastery encircled by giant peaks of Everest-Amadablam and a series of peaks, as the adventure progresses entering into wide barren and arid landscapes to reach our highlight and main destination at Everest Base Camp on the foot of world number mountain, with tremendous views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers and then a hike up to scenic rocky hilltop at Kalapatthar with an awesome panorama of the mountain with the closest view of Mt. Everest at a mere distance.

This trip concludes at Gorak Shep a former base camp in the early 1950s and 1960s, you can say goodbye to the camp staff who helped efficiently lots to make the trek a safe and successful tour this trek package makes you so appreciative that you don't require walking downhill to Lukla and also can safe your holiday for extra activities in Nepal for such as Chitwan wildlife safari. It must be your first and lifetime experience trekking into Mount Everest Base Camp and Helicopter flight out to Kathmandu.

Trekking into Everest Base Camp, Flying Out Kathmandu by Helicopter from Gorakh Shep

Wonder Exploration Kathmandu cultural heritage site, enjoy an adventurous flight to Lukla and start your journey to Mount Everest Base Camp through colorful Sherpa villages, visit special Tibetan Buddhist spiritual monastery and Gompas, walk into Sagarmatha National, will encounter such as wild animals, the best spectacular mountains views offers us from Syangboche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorakh Shep, and Kalapatthar (5,545m) is the highest peak along the trek. The major highlight of this trek, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Gorakh Shep by Helicopter, during the flight journey, you will see the best amazing scenery.

Trekking Tips: Customized trips are available according to your holiday plane to Nepal, for example, trek itinerary, hotel in Kathmandu, and accommodation along the trekking session.

Everest Trekking

Itinerary

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On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport received by Nepal Spirit's airport manager with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshments general manager provide you a briefing of the hotels, Kathmandu, a culture tour, and Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with folk and culture overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

In the morning session, enjoy a delicious breakfast then the tour guide and vehicle will pick you up from your hotel at 11:00 Am for the Kathmandu Cultural Heritage City sightseeing tour offers the most historical and world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek guide, other crew, and other participants of this trek. Nepal Spirit Adventure briefs us regarding our trek and provides the opportunity to ask any questions regarding our upcoming adventure overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching Phakding for an overnight stop in a nice Lodge of great comfort by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours
  • Transportation: By Air

After breakfast, morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for few hours to the last bridge leading with a steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office and banks overnight in the guest house with great views of snow-capped peaks.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

At Namche Bazaar for a rest day to support with acclimatization at this right altitude of above 3,000 m high, this day take a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the first Porsche hotel or resort of the Khumbu area. Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendrons and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at the Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse, and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

From Namche morning a short steep climb to reach a gradual scenic trail, where the walk leads on the winding path facing glorious views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam within a cool shade of the woodland. As the walk progresses downhill to reach a bridge over the Imjatse River to a small place at Phunge-Tenga Situated forest, a possible lunch stop here where the afternoon walk takes you to a climb into a cool shade forest of quaint woodlands of rhododendrons, pines, firs trees and then reaching a small plateau at Thyangboche with amazing panorama of mountains with Everest in views. At Thyangboche visit its colorful and impressive monastery and witness the priest-Lama and monks actives on prayer with the grand surroundings of tall trees and mountains. Thyangboche is a scenic and beautiful spot where once a year in the month of mid-October or November a festival is held called Mani-Rimdu, where you can observe monks adorned on different deity masks wading evil spirits.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Amadablam, walk leads downhill for a few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walks on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for a few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walking on the nice terrain with last climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in the Imjatse valley with a picturesque panorama of snow-capped mountains including North Face of Amadablam, overnight in a nice standard lodge, facing super view of mountains with the cozy and warm environment of the lodge and its lovely dining.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft

A full rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization to make sure that every member in the group is well and fit for the onward journey to Everest base camp, at Dingboche take a short hike to Nagurjung hill for a great panorama of Imjatse valley with Island, Taboche peaks includes views of world’s fifth-highest Mt. Makalu towards east direction.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

The morning walk starts with an uphill walk for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on the gentle track with a slow up most of the way to Thugla for lunch where the Khumbu glacier ends in a raging river and the route from Pheriche meets after a fine break here a steep up for an hour to Thulga pass where there are memorials of climbers died on mountaineering expeditions to Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for an overnight stop in a nice lodge that the place has to offer.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft

Today heading towards our main destination of this fantastic adventure Everest Base Camp, starting with a gentle uphill walk for a few hours, and then a short steep climb near Gorakshep walking on a glacier, and a moraine to reach Gorakshep with a few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as walk continues towards east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world's highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for an overnight halt.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5,140m | 16,863ft

Today is a very happy day that Gorakshep located beneath Kapapathar 5,545m and the lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into a rocky path with vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach on top the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapatthar, situated above 5,545m facing a sweeping panorama of high giant mountains with a view of Pumori and Everest 8848m at close distance. After a glorious scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for a hot breakfast then the mountain to Kathmandu by helicopter this trip will be you’re a lifetime experience at Everest base camp Helicopter trekking in Nepal.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: By Helicopter
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Cost Details

  • All arrival and departure transfers from airport to hotel to airport by private vehicle
  • Three night twin-sharing accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing tour inclusive entrance fees 
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by air as per the trip itinerary with departure airport taxes
  • Helicopter flight from Gorakhshep to Lukla to Kathmandu with departure taxes
  • Lodge accommodation (tea house-lodge) during the trekking
  • Trekking Food: We provide hygienic organic meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Trek Guide: English-speaking Nepali guide (Government certify) inclusive his daily wages, medical insurance, transportation allowance- meals, and accommodation along the trip
  • We provide 1: 2 trekkers inclusive his daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking
  • Applicable Everest trekking route permit
  • Warm sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag provided
  • Comprehensive medical kit along with the trekking of EBC helicopte trek
  • Nepal Visa: We can get a Nepal visa on arrival 
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess Baggage Charges: Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra Overnight Accommodation in Kathmandu: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Personal travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking insurance, phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Set departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays. The private trek can be organized at any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
23 Apr, 2024 - 03 May, 2024AvailableUS$3790Confirm
28 Apr, 2024 - 08 May, 2024AvailableUS$3790Confirm

Useful Information

Is airport pickup service included upon arrival in Nepal?

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer you to your respective hotel. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and include/exclude services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

What kind of hotel do you provide in Kathmandu?

In the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek package, we provide a four-star hotel in Kathmandu before and after the trek, the room is twin-sharing basis with a delicious hot breakfast is an inclusive. For the single room required to pay the single supplementary cost. 

What kind of accommodation is included in the trip package?

We provide a clean tea house (mountain lodge) and guest house along with the Everest base camp helicopter trek. At the Namache Bazaar, we provide you attached bathroom with a hot shower room. 

Do you provide hygienic food along the trekking?

We provide local hygienic meals for the Everest base camp helicopter trek full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves Western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Can we buy safe drinking water in Trek?

Safe drinking water is very important while we are on a trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from dehydration and altitude problems AMS). We provide filtered clean water and add purification pills to our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost. It will cost 2-4 dollars per letter.

Is health & fitness required?

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and participating in trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or months before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is a non-technical effort walks.

The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,545m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and downs, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces river side as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still require moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Is your trek guide experience & safety staff?

Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, you must be accompanied by experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our guide provides you with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and coordinate day-to-day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by the Nepal Government, and certified by TAAN and the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experiences and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books.

During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smoothly as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

Are Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items available on the trek?

We can recharge your batteries and devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal, 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effects of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

When is the best time for the Everest base camp helicopter trek?

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest base camp helicopter trek, as this trip is very adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November)
Autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with a triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February)
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May)
Spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Nepal Himalayas. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalayan regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers especially rhododendrons the, national flowers of Nepal, which come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August)
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadows areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo, and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, although morning is often clear for a few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, and a cloud hangs around mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.

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